Arconic refuses to release documents to Grenfell Tower public enquiry

Arconic, a $13bn US metals group has refused to release documents about the flammable cladding on Grenfell Tower to the public enquiry into the fire  and a US lawsuit brought by survivors and victims’ families, citing a French law limiting disclosures. The company formerly known as Alcoa, has invoked the 1968 “ French blocking Statute”…

GPs can now prescribe cannabis on the NHS

Two cannabis-based medicines have been recommended for use on the NHS for the first time. Epidyolex has been approved for two rare types of epilepsy, Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes  while Sativex has been recommended for muscle spasms in multiple scierosis. The drug will not be used to treat chronic pain under new guidance from…

HIV rates go up five folds among older women

Several women aged between 45 and 56 being treated for HIV has increased five-fold in the UK over the past ten years – due to them not practising safe sex. According to a worldwide study of HIV and ageing in the female population , it is partly because women are living longer with the infection…

International Stress Day

The first Wednesday in November each year is International stress awareness day. Stress can be a real killer both in the workplace and in our day to day lives. Stress is excessive pressure which is not good for us. Focus and appreciate what is happening today. One person may not sleep at night, so know…

Downside of vaping illness

  Nearly 3 million people in UK uses Vaping and e-cigarettes, which is inhailing a mix of nicotine and heated oil which is often seen as an alternative to smoking which can help you quite but its safety is still very much in the dark.  In the US however, the potential risks are in the…

Sovereign wealth fund to invest £1bn

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in advanced talks to invest £1bn in UK’s Babylon Health, a digital health start-up used by the National Health Service. The investment is part of a new funding round for the start-up that will give Babylon “unicorn” status. London-based Babylon founded in 2013 by Ali Parsa, a British-Iranian entrepreneur…

NHS introduces UK’s first ever Cannabis treatment clinic

The National Health Service opened the UK’s first ever cannabis treatment clinic in response to alarming levels of “skunk” induced psychosis, as tens and thousands of people are affected. Users of skunk, in the potent form of cannabis, are displaying symptoms of psychosis according to the psychiatrist leading the pilot clinic based in King’s College…

Mammoothy introduces Pappu Zebra mascot

Kerala Superstar actor Mammooty introduced the new Pappu Zebra, the mascot of Kerala Police’s road safety awareness campaign in 3D animation through his Facebook page. The mascot created by Nandan Pillai was initially launched on June 3, 2009, and was so successful it won the International Media Safety Award for the best Road Safety awareness…

Tencent and Medopad conducts AI medical trials in London

    Tencent’s Artificial Intelligence program clinical trial in London, aims to diagnose patients with Parkinson’s disease, in partnership with a British start-up Medopad, who are planning to target not only Parkinson’s but also multiple sclerosis and psoriasis. Fan Wei head of Tencent’s Medical AI Lab said “We find our path is coming closer and…