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Should there be a tax on red meat?

Image copyright Getty Images A “meat tax” could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers, but should politicians be telling people what they can and can’t eat? Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork […]

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Supermarket bakeries ‘unclear on allergies’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In-store supermarket bakeries are not required to label items made in-store, but they do need to provide information about potential allergens on request Three supermarket chains have given confusing or incorrect information on potentially lethal food allergens in their bakeries, the BBC has found. Branches of Asda, Sainsbury’s and […]

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GPs to prescribe medical cannabis in Jersey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deputy Montfort Tadier said GPs were already allowed to prescribe “much stronger, dangerous and addictive medicines” Patients in Jersey will be able to get medical cannabis from all doctors after politicians voted to change the law. Deputy Montfort Tadier, who proposed the move, said GPs should be allowed to […]

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Major home care provider future ‘at risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Vital home care services for the elderly and vulnerable could be disrupted, regulators say. The Care Quality Commission has issued a notice saying it has serious doubts about the future of Allied Healthcare. The CQC said it was concerned about its prospects from the end of this month, but the firm […]