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Cuts to subsidies will force 1,600 rural pharmacies to shut

More than 1,600 pharmacies in rural areas face closure because they will not benefit from a promised government financial package, leaked documents indicate.<p>Ministers are expected to unveil a large cut in the annual subsidy for community chemists in the next few days.<p>The cuts have proved highly …

Health Care

Discover why this village has been deemed the most beautiful in Switzerland

With snow-sprinkled mountains, acres and acres of wildflower meadows and ice-glistening alpine lakes, Switzerland knows a thing or two about beauty. So when the nation voted to honour Morcote as its most beautiful village, the winner was always going to be a stunner.<p>Located in a bend on Lago di …

European Travel

How Big Data Is Transforming Medicine

When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that …

Digital Health

This simple device could vastly improve the lives of 29 million people

Imagine having to poke yourself with a needle and draw blood. Now imagine having to do that up to eight times a day.<p>That can be what it's like for many people with diabetes, a disease that causes our bodies to either resist the effects of insulin — the main hormone responsible for breaking down the …


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I Heart My City: Erin’s Madrid

More than eight years ago, a 15-minute conversation in a <b>Madrid</b> bar changed <b>Erin Ridley’s</b> life forever. The San Francisco, California, native took a chance on love and the gamble paid off. Now she’s living in the Spanish capital with her Madrileño husband and their toddling baby boy.<p>Always ready to …

My Crazy Travel Job: the Official Sommelier for Qatar Airways

The airline’s Master of Wine James Cluer makes sure your vino tastes great at cruising altitude.<p>What does it take to design a wine menu for one of …