How AI and advanced analytics could change the healthcare game

Debate is rife over the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will have on many spheres of life – and nowhere more so than in healthcare.Though doctor-patient relationship has been a tenet of medical practice for millennia, many commentators now wonder whether AI will disrupt healthcare, the way the web has disrupted businesses like retail and travel. Is a new age of...

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Widespread support for plastic packaging tax, new research reveals

More than half of consumers in the UK and a third in the US are in favour of a tax on all plastic packaging on food products, new research has shown. The survey of 1,000 consumers, commissioned by specialist PR consultancy Ingredient Communications, also finds that many people are more likely to shop in supermarkets that offer fruit and vegetables without plastic packaging. In excess of a third...

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Tobacco smuggler must repay almost half a million pounds

A jailed tobacco smuggler, who masterminded a plot to bring ten million illicit cigarettes into the UK and fled to Thailand to avoid capture, must pay back almost half a million pounds or face more time in prison. Paul Joyce, 43, of County Durham, was jailed for two years and eleven months for tobacco fraud in October 2015, after being extradited from Thailand by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)....

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Cigarette smuggling trio jailed

Three men have been jailed after they were caught with more than 1.5 million illegal cigarettes disguised as road surfacing material at a South Shields warehouse. Yiannakis Theodorou, 48, of Halford Close, Attleborough, Norfolk; Danut Nastasescu, 48, and Stanel Oprisan, 26, both of Romania; were found hiding inside the unit on Middlefields Industrial Estate when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

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Europe’s unsung cities are giving popular city break destinations a run their money!

Europe’s unsung cities are giving popular city break destinations a run their money! Internet search volumes reveal appetite for city breaks off the tourist track, where you can save up to 44% on better-known cities without compromising on culture Post Office analysis reveals prices in Porto are a third less than in Lisbon, Valencia costs 35% less than Barcelona and Belgrade is 12% cheaper than...

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