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Health inequalities

‘Alarming’ rise in type 2 diabetes among under 40s

Almost 168,000 people under 40 are living with the condition in the UK, reflecting a ‘troubling growing trend’ of serious health conditions in young people

HPV school vaccination programme ‘huge success’ in deprived groups

The NHS HPV vaccine programme prevented three times as many cases in the most deprived groups than in the least, but Cancer Research UK warns more work is needed to improve health inequalities

Female breast cancer survivors from deprived areas at a 35% higher risk of second cancers

A study found ‘alarming inequalities’ among women at risk for second cancers based on their socioeconomic status. Experts have called for an ‘urgent dedicated plan’ to tackle this

New prostate cancer screening trial to be a ‘pivotal moment in history’

The Transform trial is said to have the potential to reduce deaths from the disease by 40%, saving thousands of lives a year in the UK

Common type-2 diabetes test may underestimate risk for thousands of South Asian people in the UK

Researchers at Queen Mary University found that the HbA1c test may give falsely lower blood sugar levels in South Asian people, leading to delayed diagnosis

UK government promises £200m in funding for NHS Dental Recovery Plan.

A £200m budget has been promised which the Government claims will cover costs for NHS patients who have not visited a dentist for two years

Major disparities in access to mental health services for BME patients, report finds

Data from The Ethnic Inequalities in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) review revealed notable disparities between white British people and minoritised ethnic groups accessing mental...

The suffocating cost of poverty

Alina Khan looks at how socioeconomic factors are still affecting the nation’s respiratory health

RCM calls for more targeted investment into maternity services to narrow health inequalities

This comes after a report by the Women and Equalities Committee found that Black women are almost four times more likely to die from childbirth than White women.

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