Dr Laurence Gerlis has dismissed the NHS push to use more ‘user-friendly’ language on its website, saying that he does not want medical terms to be replaced with words “like poo and pee”.
Female Genital Mutilation should not be singled out as a cultural issue, according to the director of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve.
The chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs has said that the UK does not “spend enough” on the NHS, after a survey revealed that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to the lowest level in more than a decade.
The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.
A UK man has become the second person in the world to be cleared of the Aids virus after receiving a stem cell transplant, doctors have reported.
Chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said that the legal age of smoking should be raised to 21, adding “if smoking was invented today, it would be banned”.
An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.
A new study has found that one in four people are currently on a waiting list for a medical appointment.
Adverts for products high in fat, salt or sugar are now banned across the London Underground and Overground as well as buses and bus shelters.
A new rapid test for sepsis which can give a result within three minutes has been developed by scientists.
Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.
A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since records began, data shows.
Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, new research suggests.
More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, a study has found.
Residents of Stirling, Carlisle and Manchester are most likely to have low levels of vitamin D this February, according to scientists.
Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate Change at WWF, has said that “extreme weather” is posing a threat to the British classic of a portion of chips.
Love Island’s Sam Bird has said that celebrities who post on social media selling fad diet products are giving their followers “false hope” because the products do not always work.
The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first to be found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, after a failed bid to "shut up" her accusers with witchcraft.
Gerard Lambe, a leading cosmetic and plastic surgeon has described the new Channel 4 reality show, which sees a panel voting on whether young people get plastic surgery, as “despicable”.
Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.
British men admit a health concern would need to be “severe” before they sought help, with men admitting they would rather shop on the dark web before seeking medical help, a study finds.
The average Brit consumes around 13,000 calories each year while watching films at the cinema, according to a survey.
UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.
The chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office doubling the charge for migrants using the NHS is “double taxation” because many immigrants are also paying tax.
Harriet Minter of the Badass Women's Hour clashed with a nutritionist over their views on obesity
A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said, adding the patient has been isolated.
Hospitals are being forced to spend millions of pounds each year replacing unreturned, broken or missing crutches, an investigation has found.
A senior food scientist and top NHS doctor have joined politicians from across Parliament to demand action on the cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham.
A disposal company facing a probe over a pile-up of waste from the health service has ceased operations.
More than four in 10 NHS hospitals have increased their prices for car parking in the last year, an investigation has found.
talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has described drinking in excess as “idiocy” and suggested that those who become so intoxicated should be charged to use the NHS’s new ‘drunk tanks’.
Dr Laurence Gerlis has said that people having no “self-control” and the availability of food contribute to type-2 diabetes, after latest figures show 169 amputations are happening every week due to diabetes.
Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.
Dr Mike Smith has said that GPs are being “bogged down” by administrative work, as new figures suggest some patients are waiting three weeks for GP appointments.
Dr Chris van Tulleken has claimed that babies are wrongly being diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry on medical professionals.
The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.
Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.
The UK has made no progress - or is worsening - when it comes to obesity, a global report on nutrition has found.
The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.
Roy Lilley, a former NHS Trust chairman has said that everyone knows the NHS is “under pressure” but encouraging volunteers to help out is not about “amateurs doing bypass surgery”.
The UK is set to face a social care crisis as the sector is estimated to be 400,000 workers short by 2028, due to low pay and poor working conditions.
The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health has said it is “unreasonable” to stop people from smoking in their own homes, but more has to be done to reduce smoking in social housing and privately-rented properties.
Campaigner Dan White from Department of Ability has said that disabled children always end up at the “bottom of the greasy pole of priorities” and a Minister for Disabled Children is a “necessity” to change this.
Coca-Cola has reduced the number of stops on its annual Christmas truck tour as a charity claimed resistance was growing to the company giving out free sugary drinks.
Children should be taught the meaning of terms such as gay, lesbian and bisexual in primary schools, leading medics have said.
Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.
A Briton who died after being bitten by a rabid cat while abroad in Morocco "did not receive the vaccine until it was too late", it has emerged.
Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.
Louise Meincke has said that the ‘meat tax’, which would increase the cost of processed meat by 79% was not about “punishing individuals”, but about encouraging governments to improve the affordability of healthy foods.
Women who are at their best early in the morning are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a study has found.
Professor Tom Marshall has said that “nothing terrible is going to happen” if children do not get their tonsils removed, after a report found that thousands of children are having “unnecessary” surgery.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.
Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.