Health

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

GPs are being ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait 3 weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Baby

Doctors can take money from cigarette companies and don't have to tell anyone about it, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

Doctors 'not legally obliged' to declare conflicts of interest

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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Labour MP tells House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals to House of Commons he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty' ahead of World AIDS Day

Labour MP reveals he is HIV positive because he felt 'a duty'

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to the House of Commons that he is HIV positive ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Burger

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

UK has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds

The UK has made no progress - or is worsening - when it comes to obesity, a global report on nutrition has found.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

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.

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’, says former NHS Trust chairman

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing surgery’, says ex-NHS chair

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”.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

UK faces social care crisis as 400,000 workers are set to quit

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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their own homes is ‘unreasonable’, says CEO of health charity

Stopping people from smoking in their homes is ‘unreasonable’, says charity CEO

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom' of priorities, says campaigner

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Child medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for Primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as lesbian and gay

Medics call for primary schools to teach the meaning of words such as gay

Children should be taught the meaning of terms such as gay, lesbian and bisexual in primary schools, leading medics have said.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed'

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.

Cat

British traveller dies from rabies after being bitten by a cat in Morocco

British traveller dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Insulin pen

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

 The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

The ‘meat tax’ is not about ‘punishing individuals’, says cancer policy expert

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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

Early risers are less likely to develop breast cancer, study claims

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.

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t remove tonsils, says professor

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.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

NHS

Matt Hancock: People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

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.

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear cameras to prevent violence against NHS staff

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NHS ripped off by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

The National Health Service is being “ripped off” by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Contact lens

Contact lens wearers urged to be vigilant after outbreak of blindness-causing eye infection

Contact lens users urged to be vigilant after outbreak of rare infection

Contact lens wearers have been urged to look after their eyes following an outbreak of a rare infection which can cause blindness.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Monster Energy drinks

Junior Health Minister: UK energy drinks consumption '50% higher' than Europe

Junior Health Minister: UK energy drinks consumption '50% higher' than Europe

Steve Brine joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss government plans to ban energy drinks for children.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christopher Snowden tells Jamie East that childhood obesity figures are ‘made up’

Christopher Snowden tells Jamie East that child obesity figures are ‘made up’

The comments come after Public Health England posted figures on Monday that one in 25 10 to 11 year olds were leaving primary school acutely or severely obese.

The singer said more work is needed to bring young men "into the fold" as a solution to end the scourge of the HIV virus

Sir Elton John launches ambitious global Aids project

Sir Elton John launches ambitious global Aids project

The singer said more work is needed to bring young men "into the fold" as a solution to end the scourge of the HIV virus

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hancock's sister was in a coma after a riding accident in 2017

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

In his first speech since being appointed to the role, Matt Hancock said his commitment to the health service was not just professional but "deeply personal"

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

17.8% of 18 to 24 year-olds now smoke – a significantly reduced figure

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

Report: Young adults rejecting smoking

New Office for National Statistics data shows that the largest reduction in smoking prevalence since 2011 has been noted among 18 to 24-year-olds

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Gosport hospital deaths need criminal investigation, says MP

Stephen Lloyd MP, who's advocated for families who lost relatives at Gosport War Memorial Hospital for ten years, says police action is needed

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

E-cigarettes and 'opt-out' smoking cessation advice were some of the recommendations from the Royal College of Physicians

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

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