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Too busy looking for ways to stay cool in this hot weather to follow Twitter? Here is our roundup of the health-related tweets you might have missed last week:

  • Our @EdMacs considers the lessons learnt from the first five years of ultra-rare disease medicines appraisal in England 
  • As the NHS turns 70, a video that celebrates its achievements since 1948  
  • A nice birthday present for the NHS, @IpsosMORI’s polling shows that public confidence in the NHS to deliver the best possible treatment is amongst the highest in the world  
  • Despite this positive outlook, concerns remain over capacity challenges for NHS services 
  • The @wef discusses the evolution of the Y chromosome and what it means for the future of men 
  • Numbers? Words? What is the best way to describe the level of pain you are experiencing? @pneighmond discusses
  • Who knew that microbes can be beautiful? Take a look at this award-winning artwork
  • With only 5% of the UK’s health research funding devoted to prevention, @TheLancet argues that a shift in life sciences funding priorities is needed 
  • Hearing your mother’s voice for the first time, this is what it looks like 
  • It’s important to plan for the difficult journey ahead – an overview of the different stages of the care pathway for people affected by dementia 
  • Figures by the @who show that 1bn people need assistive technology with the number expected to double by 2030 
  • What you need to know to get you through your first days of being a junior doctor, @martinkaminski reflects on his experience as a young doctor  
  • An international comparison by @saraevanslacko of how countries support employees with depression 
  • Enjoying the endless English summer? It’s not all sunshine, the new report by the Environmental Audit Committee outlines the dark sides of the heatwave  

And finally… 

  • Keeping it cool in the European Commission’s DG SANTE