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Health system failed to protect staff from bullying, report

Health system failed to protect staff from bullying, report

According to a new report, the health system in the country has failed to protect its doctors and nurses from widespread bullying, harassment and discrimination.

The Auditor-General's report also said that a lack of leadership has allowed a culture of abuse and bullying to flourish in the system. The Auditor-General has made 12 recommendations aiming to protect the health workers, including paramedics from abusive workplace behaviour. The report also outlined the urgent need for stronger leadership and support to help agencies deliver on their obligation as employers.

Jamie Oliver joins the breastfeeding debate

Jamie Oliver joins the breastfeeding debate

Jamie Oliver has openly questioned why more women are opting against breastfeeding and backed the practice with a strong opinion.

Jamie Oliver said that he does not understand why some mothers are not ready to breastfeed. The celebrity chef said that he is trying to look for more information onbreastfeeding. He said breastfeeding is "easy", "convenient", "better" and "free" and expressed frustration that more women are not ready for breastfeeding.

UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks sparks fierce debate

UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks sparks fierce debate

A surprise announcement as part of George Osborne'sbudget has sparked a fierce debate in the country involving a host of parties including fizzy-drink producers, health experts, economists and think-tanks as well as the general public on the social media.

Experts say that there is strong evidence from around 15 countries that have already introduced similar taxes, which shows that a tax on sugary drinks reduces consumption of heavily sugared products.

UK’s official guide recommends reducing dairy consumption

UK’s official guide recommends reducing dairy consumption

The official guide of the UK Government for healthy diet has recommended a reduction in consumption of dairy products.

The dairy farmers have expressed anger over the new recommendations. The latest Eatwell Guide recommends nearly halving the proportion of dairy products in the diet to eight per cent, compared to 15 per cent recommended earlier. The guide, which was published yesterday, recommends people to consume "some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) choosing lower-fat and lower-sugar options".

Cancer campaigner behind "Remission possible" blog dies

Cancer campaigner behind "Remission possible" blog dies

Emily Clark, an 18 year old campaigner against cancer who started a blog called "Remission possible", died due to the disease.

Emily, who is from Cwmbran, near Newport, South Wales, raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities after launching the blog. She also posted a picture of herself with a sign saying, "one year cancer free". She was an inspiration to several others. Her mother, Donna said that she was "in control until the end".

Reportedly Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to appoint Three New Directors to Its Board

Reportedly Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to appoint Three New Direct

People with knowledge of the matter say that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is planning to appoint three new members to its board, as soon as Wednesday.

The company facing controversies related to its accounting practices and its relation to a mail-order pharmacy. Its stock price has dropped 38 percent this year.

According to sources, Stephen Fraidin, vice chairman at Pershing Square is expected to join the board of Valeant.

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