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NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

More than 3,000 places on midwifery training courses are to be created over the next four years in England as part of plans to meet NHS staffing demands. The government has announced a 25% boost in training places, which it said amounted to the “largest ever” increase in NHS midwives …

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Shorter treatment ‘will help tackle’ drug-resistant TB

New international guidelines aim to halve the cost and time for treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) should reduce treatment to around nine months. Currently, it can take as long as two years – and many patients fail to complete what can be …

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Facebook boss apologises in UK and US newspaper ads

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page adverts in several UK and US Sunday newspapers to apologise for the firm’s recent data privacy scandal. He said Facebook could have done more to stop millions of users having their data exploited by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in 2014. “This was …

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How a poorly puppy inspired a pet food success story

There were times when Henrietta Morrison felt like giving up when trying to get her pet food idea off the ground. She knew the type of products she wanted to sell, but finding a factory prepared to make them her way proved far more difficult than expected. Unlike most mass-produced …

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