Health

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Health and care minister Helen Whately defended the government over testing pupils and teachers as schools prepare to reopen in September.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

Government care home approach ‘negligent’, says Commons report

The Public Accounts Committee said discharging 25,000 patients to care homes showed a “slow, inconsistent and at times negligent” approach.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes to be made available on NHS in Boris Johnson’s obesity plan

Bikes are set to become an NHS prescription under Boris Johnson’s active travel initiative to encourage Brits to lead healthier lifestyles.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

PHE said the new blood test was “highly specific” and had an accuracy of 100 per cent in detecting people who had ever had Covid-19.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

Coronavirus: ‘Trust the government’, says Lord Falconer

The Labour peer has said he has "faith" in the government's action on Covid-19, as opinion among politicians and experts continues to vary.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

Coronavirus: Public have been ‘treated like children’

The former president of the Faculty of Public Health has accused the government of wasting time in its response to coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

Lord Falconer ‘impressed’ by government coronavirus response

The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe showing ‘all the symptoms’ of coronavirus

Richard Ratcliffe has said his wife is "desperate" to get tested for the Covid-19 virus but claims Iranian authorities will not allow it.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Footballer apologises for video mocking coronavirus

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli said he had let himself and his club down after he appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak on Snapchat.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Third of hospitals increase 'exorbitant' parking charges

Third of hospitals increase 'exorbitant' parking charges

One in three hospitals in England put up the cost of parking last year, making £254 million from the charge in 2018/19.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Four-year-old Jack Williment was pictured sleeping on the floor as he waited for a bed at Leeds General Infirmary.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Paramedics found a note on their ambulance calling them a "dumbass" for blocking the driveway of a house as they attended an emergency.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

Mothers and babies suffered avoidable death due to major failings stretching back 40 years at an NHS trust, according to a leaked report.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

From today, GPs are able to refer computer game-addicted youngsters to a specialist clinic.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Cricketers accused of becoming ‘vending machines for junk food’

Cricketers accused of becoming ‘vending machines for junk food’

The Hundred tournament has faced criticism from health campaigners for offering KP Snacks prime advertising space.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Matt Hancock has promised to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years in the "biggest programme in a generation".

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bacteria disguise themselves to hide from antibiotics, study finds

Bacteria disguise themselves to hide from antibiotics, study finds

A study has found that some bacteria are able to change form to avoid antibiotics, providing a potential explanation for resistance.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

New data has shown that 621 patients suffered NHS mistakes so serious they were classed as "never events", meaning they should never happen.

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

Gareth Thomas to work with Prince Harry to tackle HIV stigma

The 45-year-old revealed he was suffering from the virus at the weekend after blackmailers threatened to expose his positive status.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

A network of Female Genital Mutilation clinics are to open in England to help survivors and prevent more girls being mutilated.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

PM: Anti-vaccine 'mumbo jumbo' to blame for measles rise

The number of cases of measles has risen in the UK and the Prime Minister is seeking urgent action to boost vaccinations.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Calorie tax would be 'self-flagellation'

The talkRADIO host got in a heated debate with a campaigner calling on the government to introduce a tax on companies that produce high-calorie food.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

A grandfather has received a £20,000 pay out after he was mistakenly circumcised instead of receiving routine bladder treatment.

Barbara Windsor urges Boris Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

Barbara Windsor urges Boris Johnson to 'sort out' dementia care

The British TV icon, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, has penned an open letter urging the PM to "fix dementia care".

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

Birth rate in England and Wales at 80 year low

The birth rate is the lowest it has been since records began in 1938.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Julia and health chief clash over ‘state-controlled supermarkets’

Julia and health chief clash over ‘state-controlled supermarkets’

talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer accused Shirley Cramer of "communist Russia stuff" for calling for more control over supermarket layouts.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Damian Hinds has said technology companies have a big responsibility to curb the spread of health misinformation on the internet.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Researchers have called for improved cleaning processes after finding surgical gowns can retain superbugs even after being treated.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Professor Robert Winston has raised concerns over a partnership between Amazon’s Alexa device and the NHS.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

National Obesity Forum 'cross' about Boris's ‘sin tax’ pledge

The group criticised the leadership frontrunner for his promise to stop increasing taxes on junk food if elected Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

Boris Johnson pledges end to tax hikes on sugar

The leadership frontrunner promised to halt hikes on so-called “sin taxes”, which include levies on tobacco, alcohol and sugar.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Food company goes into liquidation over sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Good Food Chain has gone into liquidation after being investigated over a listeria outbreak at a number of UK hospitals.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Medical appointments costing UK more than £10bn in lost work

Medical appointments may be costing UK more than £10bn in lost work

Medical appointments may be costing UK more than £10bn in lost work

Medical appointments could be costing the UK economy more than £10bn in lost working hours each year, according to research.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Britons' beauty regimes taking up weeks of their lives

Britons' beauty regimes taking up weeks of their lives

Britons spend around six weeks of their lives applying moisturiser, according to a new study.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers are striking over health concerns at a school where blue water has been reported coming from taps.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Tiny traces’ of listeria in food unlikely to affect people

‘Tiny traces’ of listeria in food unlikely to affect people

The British Sandwich Association said it is unlikely sandwich suppliers are to blame for the listeria deaths of five patients across the UK.

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from communal garden

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from shared garden

Mum of child with M.E. told to remove swing set from shared garden

The mum of a child with M.E has criticised her housing association after they demanded she remove a swing set from a communal garden.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt abortion views ‘staggering’ to health experts

Jeremy Hunt’s belief that the legal limit for abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12 is “staggering”, according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three hospital patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches linked to a listeria outbreak.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Millions of Brits happy to take risks on out of date food

Millions of Brits happy to take risks on out of date food

Britons are willing to ignore best before dates on supermarket staples for over a week, according to a study.

Over 23,000 people hospitalised for dog bites since 2015

Over 23,000 people hospitalised for dog bites since 2015

More than 23,000 people have been admitted to hospital because of dog attacks during the past three years, new figures show.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Doctors call for compulsory measles jabs in schools

Doctors call for compulsory measles jabs in schools

Schools should ban children who have not received their measles vaccination, according to some UK doctors.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in England

The number of sexually transmitted infections has risen by five per cent in England in a year.

Cartoons on junk food ‘manipulating’ parents and children

Cartoons on junk food ‘manipulating’ parents and children

Over half of food and drink products featuring popular cartoon characters are high in fats, saturated sugar and salt, new figures show.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marnie Simpson

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Instagram posts by Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson have been banned for encouraging the unsafe buying of coloured contact lenses.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five Britons cannot swim, study finds

One in five adults cannot swim, a study has found.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers at risk of ‘serious’ hand injuries, surgeons warn

Dog walkers could be putting themselves at risk of serious hand injuries by controlling their pets incorrectly, surgeons have warned.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

Grenfell residents: 'Our skin has changed colour'

People living near Grenfell tower have told talkRADIO they have experienced cancer complications and breathing difficulties after the fire.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne ‘causing a great deal of disability’

Acne is “causing a great deal of disability” for many people who have it, Dr Clare Gerada MBE has said.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

The Vamps’ James McVey shares his struggles with body image

James McVey from The Vamps has described how he struggled with his body image after coming out the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Prolonged screen time can increase eye problems, say researchers

Prolonged screen time can increase eye problems, says researchers

Eye problems experienced by millions of Britons could be due to a lack of blinking when looking at screens, research has revealed.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dehydration and bad habits can lead to poor work performance

Dehydration and bad habits can lead to poor work performance

A survey revealed dehydration and bad habits have left the British public feeling they only perform at their ‘very best’ for one third of the day.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Not vaccinating children should be 'criminal offence', says MP

Not vaccinating children should be 'criminal offence', says MP

A Labour MP has claimed the government should make it a criminal offence not to vaccinate children.

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is bad for their health

Two-thirds of Britons think their workload is having a negative effect on their health, a study has found.

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