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Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’ A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”, …

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Doctors 'not told about full risk of vaginal mesh implants'

BBC Panorama investigation also found pharmaceutical giant Ethicon launched a product having only tested it on 31 women and a sheep One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies failed to update doctors on the full extent of risks posed by vaginal mesh implants, an investigation by Panorama has found. Known …

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Offer cash incentives to mothers to promote breastfeeding – study

Trial offering shopping vouchers to 10,000 mothers in northern England resulted in significant rise in breastfeeding levels Cash incentives should be given to mothers to encourage breastfeeding, according to a “pioneering” pilot study. More than 10,000 new mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire were involved in the trial, …

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Theresa May puts tackling climate change back on Tory agenda

Prime minister says there is a ‘moral imperative’ to help vulnerable countries as she prepares for summit in Paris Theresa May has declared that tackling climate change and reducing its effects on poorer countries is a “moral imperative”, as the Conservative party renewed its push to portray itself as environmentally …

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Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards

Daniel Taylor, Carole Cadwalladr and Aditya Chakrabortty scoop prizes for sports, technology and comment respectively on Monday night The Guardian and the Observer have won three British Journalism Awards, including sports journalism of the year for Daniel Taylor for exposing sexual abuse in football. The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr won the …

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