Health

Snickers maker criticizes industry-funded paper on sugar

Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles and M&M's, is breaking ranks with other food companies and denouncing an industry-funded paper that says global recommendations on limiting sugar are based on weak evidence.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Public disclosure of antibiotic harms cuts prescription rates

(HealthDay)—Public disclosure of the potential harms of antibiotic use is associated with a reduction in antibiotic prescription rates for upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), according to a research letter published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US park service was warned about Yosemite rodents

(AP)—The National Park Service was warned in 2010 to increase inspections for rodents in one of its most popular parks and prevent them from entering areas where people sleep, a report obtained Thursday states.

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Culture change to encourage whistleblowing needed, says expert

Greater statutory protection, support from regulatory bodies and, above all, a culture change to encourage whistleblowing are required to protect patients and clinicians, according to an editorial published on bmj.com today.