TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE

Professional development is key to advancing your career

Future-proofing your career is a tough call, but continuous learning and professional development is a good, if not essential, place to start

BUSINESS TRAVEL

Tech platforms are revolutionising business travel

There was a time when a well-used eye mask and worn neck pillow identified a business traveller as a seasoned globetrotter – now it’s a smartphone and apps

GAMIFICATION

Gamification can engage staff and help professional development

A useful way of engaging staff and measuring results in a workplace learning programme, gamification may be entering a new wave

Dispatches

ENERGY

UK Fracking payouts miss the point

The UK government is set to offer payouts to communities to try to head off opposition to controversial shale gas developments

SOUTH AFRICA

Mandela’s party feels the heat from anti-elite voters

Local elections in South Africa have become a vote of no confidence in the African National Congress and its scandal-prone leader, Jacob Zuma

BREXIT

Brexit: we need to talk about migration

The UK government has to try to negotiate a way out of the European Union’s freedom of movement agreements and a place in the single market against a toxic backdrop

DEFENCE

Dismantling Trident: the price of peace

The UK parliament is voting on whether to renew Trident, but the cost of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear arsenal would be a tiny fraction of the cost of renewing it.

AFRICA

Nigeria’s new ‘Avengers’ threaten oil supplies

Militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have the ability to move oil markets, and a new group has risen up to attack pipelines and disrupt production

AMERICAS

Strongman politics persist in the shadow of Operation Condor

A court in Argentina may have convicted former South American dictators for their role in a coordinated assault on freedom of expression, but the continent’s fascination for strongman politics is far from over

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A surgical innovation is helping a generation back on their feet and leading to reduced hospital stays for the growing population of heart valve disease patients

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One-stop centre of excellence

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care aims to provide a world-renowned diagnostic centre

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Saving lives and money

A medical device developed by Norwegian firm Medistim reduces the risk of graft failure in coronary bypass operations and can save the NHS money

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Now you can care for your heart

According to the World Heart Federation, more than 17 million deaths a year are attributed to cardiovascular diseases, the world’s most common cause of death – but many CVDs are preventable by addressing behavioural risk factors

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Keeping a close eye on your health

The eyes aren’t just a window to the soul, as Shakespeare once said – increasingly they are a porthole into the state of our overall health

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Raising awareness of heart failure

Greater awareness and understanding is needed to help the UK combat the impact of heart failure, new research has revealed

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Power your life on World Health Day

The message on World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, is it’s easy to give your heart the care it deserves

OPINION

National Eye Health Week brings visibility to eyesight problems

From September 19 to 25, National Eye Health Week looks at the eye health challenges facing the UK and aims to help people see and feel better, writes David Cartwright, Chairman of National Eye Health Week

TECHNOLOGY

Developments in retinal implants give hope to those with sight loss

Clinical trials are underway in the UK for a new “bionic” vision system with the potential to restore vision in patients with sight loss, writes Nicky Collinson.

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