Health

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

A new study suggests GPs should check the pulse rate of elderly patients.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

TV icon Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

TV icon Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

The Carry On and Eastenders legend was diagnosed with the illness four years ago.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Under pressure: health secretary Jeremy Hunt

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home, say campaigners

Health secretary should allow women to take abortion pill at home - campaigners

'Simple measure would improve the wellbeing of women', they argue

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

March statistics 'the clearest indication yet of the eternal winter we now face in the NHS'

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

Long, cold winter and high rates of flu and norovirus have contributed to hospitals’ problems

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Pollen is a major trigger for asthma attacks, with more pollen released on warmer, sunnier days

Warmer weather raises risk of asthma attacks, charity warns

Warmer weather raises risk of asthma attacks, charity warns

Hay fever and asthma closely linked, says Asthma UK, as charity offers advice for those affected

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Jamie Oliver says that learning more about nutrition has made him "spiritual"

Jamie Oliver: learning about nutrition has made me spiritual

Jamie Oliver: learning about nutrition has made me spiritual

Learning more about nutrition has made him "spiritual", the chef, writer and restaurateur says

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Lung cancer drug could be used in targeted therapy for breast cancer

Institute of Cancer Research scientists found lung cancer drug crizotinib can kill breast cancer cells that have a particular genetic defect

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

The British Medical Association warned levels of demands and activity this summer could mirror winters of two or three years ago

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer, it's poisoning us', says Eamonn Holmes

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer, it's poisoning us', says Eamonn Holmes

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer', says Eamonn Holmes

A survey by Action on Salt found some Chinese ready meals contain more than half an adult's daily allowance for salt

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Man treats himself after realising he's having a heart attack

Male nurse treats himself after realising he's having a heart attack

Male nurse treats himself after realising he's having a heart attack

The man was working alone in a remote health clinic in Australia

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Labour warns patient safety could be at risk after Brexit

Labour warns patient safety could be at risk after Brexit

Labour warns patient safety could be at risk after Brexit

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth is to say it's unacceptable to put the safety of patients at risk because of Brexit

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

'It's not rocket science' - Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan in fiery debate with Aaron Bastani over tax

'It's not rocket science' - Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan in fiery debate with Corbynista Aaron Bastani

Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan in fiery debate with Aaron Bastani over tax

Aaron Bastani claims his idea to fund education, social care and infrastructure is so simple 'it's not rocket science'

Baby boomers must pay higher taxes to fund health and welfare services, says Lord Willetts

Baby boomers must pay higher taxes to fund health and welfare services, says Lord Willetts

Lord Willetts says baby boomers must pay higher taxes to fund healthcare

Lord Willetts is to say we are now at a 'tipping point' due to the ageing population

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

The Home Office says it is exploring 'every option' for the child who has a rare form of epilepsy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Public satisfaction with GP services drop to lowest level since 1980s

Public satisfaction with GP services drops to lowest level since 1980s

Public satisfaction with GP services drops to lowest level since 1980s

The latest British Social Attitudes survey found that satisfaction with GPs has fallen to its lowest level in 35 years

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'Watching someone you love suffer cancer is harder than having it yourself'

Tory MP James Brokenshire on his harrowing battle with lung cancer

James Brokenshire on his harrowing battle with lung cancer

James Whale and MP James Brokenshire believe cancer is harder on the loved ones around you

Breast cancer patients face a postcode lottery for care

Breast cancer patients face a 'postcode lottery for care'

Breast cancer patients face a 'postcode lottery for care'

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer found 'stark differences' in services even within the same towns

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry said he's had surgery to have his prostate removed

More than 200 million NHS medication errors take place each year, research shows

More than 200 million NHS medication mistakes take place each year, research shows

'More than 200 million NHS medication mistakes take place each year'

It is thought the errors cost the NHS £1.6 billion every year

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down', says author

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down', says author

'Anti-depressants are serious pills for serious illness, not just feeling down'

Author Mark Rice-Oxley thinks men don't always have the 'emotional vocabulary to be able to confront' mental health problems

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Italian doctor travelling to patients on a horse

The Italian doctor travelling to patients on a horse

The Italian doctor travelling to patients on a horse

Roberto Anfosso has been riding a horse to visit patients for 10 years

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ring-fenced NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP Norman Lamb

Lib Dems call for 'ring-fenced' NHS tax: 'People would be confident their money was going in the right direction', says MP

Call for new NHS tax: 'People would be confident about where their money went'

MP Norman Lamb says the cost for the average earner would be a couple of cups of coffee a week extra in tax

Hospitals in Manchester cancel operations after burst water main

Hospitals in Manchester cancel operations after burst water main

Hospitals in Manchester cancel operations after burst water main

Despite the problems cancer operations and urgent procedures will take place as planned

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

NHS being massively overcharged by suppliers, a newspaper investigation reveals

£1,500 for a £2 pot of moisturiser! NHS being massively overcharged by suppliers, investigation reveals

NHS being massively overcharged by suppliers, investigation reveals

An investigation has revealed NHS suppliers can set their own prices for 'special' products

Prostate cancer now the biggest cancer killer in UK

Prostate cancer now the third biggest cancer killer in UK

Prostate cancer becomes third biggest cancer killer in UK

Nearly 12,000 men die from the disease in the UK every year, charity says

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over', says Jamie East

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over', says Jamie East

'Donald Trump is a vain idiot and his medical has been smoothed over'

Jamie East spoke to US political commentator Bill Barnard about Donald Trump's medical assessment

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Surgeon uses virtual reality to assist in operation thousands of miles away

Chief doctor Ye Zhewei was 2,300 miles away from the operation he was conducting

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller Ken spoke to James Whale and Ash to warn them to look after their health

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

'NHS Trust bosses are treated like football managers and take all the flack', says shadow health minister

Jeremy Hunt treats NHS Trust bosses like football managers, says Corbyn's health spokesman

Jeremy Hunt treats NHS bosses like football managers, says Corbyn's health chief

Justin Madders says the NHS needs more funding to help relieve pressure

Thousands of NHS operations delayed due to severe winter pressure

Thousands of NHS operations delayed due to severe winter pressure

Thousands of NHS operations delayed due to severe winter pressure

Officials claim there could be up to 55,000 deferred operations

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about Kim Jong-un

State media in North Korea has recently appeared to say Kim Jong-un can control the weather, but it's not the first outlandish claim

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

What could the NHS spend £39 billion on instead of the Brexit 'divorce bill?'

Brexit: Here's what £39 billion would buy the NHS

Brexit: Here's what £39 billion would buy the NHS

The EU could be getting £39 billion from the UK for Brexit, but it's a rather large sum to comprehend on its own

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

Doctor to appear in court for 'advertising abortion' in Germany

The 61-year-old allegedly posted online to say patients should bring money or proof of health insurance to appointments

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mother criticised online for slamming doctors letter as 'sexist'

Mother criticised online for slamming doctor's letter as 'sexist'

Mother criticised online for slamming doctors letter as 'sexist'

Jo Martin made a complaint after a consultant praised her husband for 'manfully' offering to take care of their ill daughter

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Brexit: 'NHS problems caused by Theresa May failing to make guarantees for health staff from EU'

Brexit: 'NHS problems caused by Theresa May failing to make guarantees for health staff from EU'

'NHS problems caused by Theresa May failing to make guarantees for health staff'

Research claims one in five doctors working in the NHS who are from the European Union are making plans to leave Britain

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Four in 10 cases of bloodstream E. coli infections cannot now be treated with first-choice antibiotics

Antibiotics overuse creating drug-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic resistant infections killing thousands per year

Patients should rest rather than take antibiotics, say health officials.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

'MEP Sion Simon's kidney donation is phenomenal and I can never repay him', says MP Khalid Mahmood

'MEP Sion Simon's kidney donation is phenomenal and I can never repay him', says MP Khalid Mahmood

'I can never repay MEP Sion Simon for donating a kidney to me, its phenomenal'

MP Khalid Mahmood has finally revealed who donated a kidney to him in 2014 as he was suffering from chronic kidney failure

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Spinning molecules which can kill cancer cells in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Spinning molecules which can kill cancer cells in 60 seconds developed by scientists

New spinning molecules can kill cancer cells in just 60 seconds

Scientists say the tiny spinning molecules can get through cell linings due to their speed

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug testing

Researchers replaced rat cells in the hearts with human cells and hope to now conduct more accurate research

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

World physical activity day: The most ridiculous fitness crazes

World physical activity day: The most ridiculous fitness fads

World physical activity day: The most ridiculous fitness fads

As many people celebrate world physical activity day, we take a look at the slightly stranger ways to exercise

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

'Decriminalising abortion shows a callous disregard for unborn children', says Life organisation

'Decriminalising abortion shows callous disregard for unborn babies', says pro-life campaigner

'Decriminalising abortion shows a callous disregard for unborn children'

The education director at Life has told Paul Ross that decriminalising abortion would put women's safety at risk

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cigarette smoking robot created by researchers at Harvard

Cigarette-smoking robot created by researchers at Harvard

Cigarette-smoking robot created by researchers at Harvard

The robot is designed to understand more about the effects of smoking on the human body and uses living human bronchiolar epithelium to increase its accuracy

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sam Delaney goes head to head with campaigner who compares obesity to HIV

Sam Delaney clashes with campaigner comparing obesity to HIV

During a discussion on NHS spending

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fitness trackers: 'It distracts them from the other things that are important to control their weight', says leading professor

Fitness trackers could stop you losing weight, says leading professor

Fitness trackers could stop you losing weight, says leading professor

A new study of slimmers has found those who used fitness trackers lost less weight than those who didn't.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bagpipe Society vs Highland Pipers... It's Bagpipegeddon

Things get heated as Sam Delaney discusses "bagpipe lung"

"Don't eat your bag"

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Owen Smith accusation: We need to 'focus of the quality' of healthcare, not whether it's private, says MP Norman Lamb

MP Norman Lamb responds to Owen Smith by saying it doesn’t matter whether NHS is private

Lamb says we need to ‘focus on the quality’ of the healthcare

Owen Smith has accused the government of secretly planning to privatise the NHS

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Olympics sponsors: 'The obsession with calories has camouflaged the good work companies have done', says marketing expert

Olympics sponsors: "Obsession with calories camouflages the good work companies have done", says marketing expert

Olympic sponsors: "Calorie obsession camouflages companies' good work"

Firms such as Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Kellogg's have come under fire for their sponsorship of the Olympic Games. Marketing expert Andy Sutherden tells talkRADIO that we should be careful what we wish for…

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sitting in your office chair all day causes as many deaths as smoking, and is deadlier than obesity, a new study from Cambridge University claims

Is your office KILLING you? Sedentary work as bad as smoking and obesity, experts say

Is your office KILLING you?

New research has revealed that working in a sedentary job can increase the risk of early death. Doctor Iqbal Malik and exercise gurus UK Active discuss the findings…