Friday Five

The rise of the “super bug” 

Antibiotic resistance has repeatedly entered our news feeds over the last few years, with more and more people becoming aware to just how huge this threat could be for the human population. To highlight just how much coverage antibiotic resistance is receiving, we have decided to dedicate our Friday Five to news stories published this…

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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…