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Too busy marvelling at the Maybot to keep up with Twitter this week? Here’s our round-up of what you might have missed…

  • In America, Leon Lederman, the 1988 Nobel Prize-winning physicist, sold his Nobel medal for $765,000 to pay for medical expenses. He died this week at 96
  • Liam Fox MP was shown his ideal Cabinet on a trade mission to South Korea
  • The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo this week, for their discovery of the science underlying immunotherapy treatments
  • A new @TheKingsFund report examines some of the different approaches hospitals are taking to improve the value of their services
  • Could LEGO be the future of pain assessment?
  • The World Economic Forum (@WEF) are researching how countries can transform to support ageing populations to age healthily
  • CVS, the online drugstore and pharmacy, seem to follow a ‘the longer the better’ rule when it comes to receipts
  • At the European Health Forum Gastein, @WHO released a video showing some ways that health systems can prove their value when talking to Finance ministers to make ‘an additional funding request’
  • Life expectancy has doubled in the USA and Italy compared to the relatively recent past, but the impact of Great Flu Epidemic in 1918 – when 100 million people died globally – shows how vigilant we need to be

And finally…