September 2022 | £3.99

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IN THIS ISSUE

News

Therese Coffey appointed Health Secretary

Therese Coffey has been named as the new Health Secretary, replacing Steve Barclay p4

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Schoolchildren ‘targetted’ by e-cigarette firms

There has been a drop in numbers of children taking drugs and smoking but a rise in vaping p4

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Malariavaccinehas world-changing potential

A new vaccine provides as much as 80% protection against malaria p5

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Ad campaign demands change from new PM

RCN pay campaign adverts were targeted around Westminster as Liz Truss faced her first Prime Minister’s Questions p5

Adipose in Candyland: the rise and rise of the new diet pills

Sensible eating and physical activity are the regular prescription for obesity, but is it enough? Mark Greener looks at the latest research into the controversial topic of weight loss drugs p24

Caring for refugee families in the UK - The nurse’s role p6

Encouraging uptake of the HPV vaccine: A guide for nurses p16

Managing food allergies in children and young people p20