Global strategy published for development of HIV/AIDS vaccine--The Global HIV/AIDS Vaccine Enterprise, an international alliance of organisations researching a vaccine for HIV, has published a strategic plan for overcoming the most important obstacles in the development of an effective vaccine. See the PLoS Medicine's website (www.plosmedicine.org).
Designer cannabis is harming young people--Increasing availability of high strength cannabis is harming the physical and mental health of young people, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Clare Gerada, head of the college's drugs misuse unit, said that relaxed attitudes and greater availability were leading to rising rates of depression and psychosis in young people. A year ago, the drug's legal status was downgraded from class B to class C.
Independent UK medical school to open--A private doctor in London is to set up an independent medical school that operates mainly outside the NHS. Dr Paul MacLouglin said that the Hunter