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New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people — and the planet

The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change… Read More »

Millions of at-risk patients have yet to get their flu jab this winter because of delivery problems

Millions of at-risk patients have yet to get their flu jab this winter ‘because of delivery problems to GP practices’, which has led to pharmacies and doctor clinics being asked to share stocks Just 33.8% of over 65s have been vaccinated compared to 53.7% last year Virus puts elderly people at risk of life-threatening pneumonia… Read More »

Medical crowdfunding steers millions in donations to dangerous snake oil

October 24, 2018 Posted By Categories Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. We’ve written extensively about the dark side of medical crowdfunding — how donations meant to help desperate patients may perversely promote useless and dangerous interventions. We’ve also looked at the news industry’s complicity with these misguided campaigns… Read More »