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Google ads, the male pill and secretive NHS data analysis

Google criticised for providing false hope to dementia patients Google has been running and profiting from adverts that advertise unproven dementia supplements. These adverts give patients false hope and experts have stressed their concerns that these adverts appeared above those providing information from reputable charities. Read more from the The Times. Is there a link…

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Cervical screenings, cannabis and Matt Hancock – this week’s Friday Five

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study Researchers from King’s College London looked at cannabis use by people in 11 EU towns and cities, including London, as well as one region of Brazil. They found that smoking potent ‘skunk-like’ cannabis increases your risk of serious mental illness, estimating that around one in…

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The health news that you might have missed this week – Friday Five

Not sure about you, but we were bombarded with plenty of big health stories this week, like the first ever smear test campaign as attendance hits 20 year low, the second person ever to be cured of HIV and the four-hour target is set to be scrapped. Sure, it’s interesting stuff, but this week we…