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Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020. It follows Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement last month of funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges. Amika George, founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, called the latest move “fantastic news”. Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi […]

Food & Nutrition

How to Find the Weight-Loss Plan That Will Work for You

If a back-to-basics approach sounds appealing Elena Eryomenko/Shutterstock Consider: PaleoThe general principle behind the Paleo diet is that modern humans have strayed too far from the diet we evolved eating, and all these newfangled processed foods are making us sick and fat. The Paleo diet—aka Paleolithic diet, ancestral diet, caveman diet, Stone Age diet—entails eating […]

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Winners And Losers Under Trump’s Big Plan To Lower Drug Prices

By Jay Hancock Few consumers have heard of the secret, business-to-business payments that the Trump administration wants to ban in an attempt to control drug costs. But the administration’s plan for drug rebates, announced last week, would end the pharmaceutical business as usual, shift billions in revenue and cause far-reaching, unforeseen change, say health policy […]

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Federal Plan To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure Falls Short, Experts Say

Childhood lead experts across the country panned a federal action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure that the Trump administration unveiled on Wednesday, criticizing the strategy’s shortcomings, including its failure to commit to the elimination of lead poisoning, update federal standards and regulations with concrete timelines, and specify funding sources to implement its goals. Environmental […]