Health

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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital was ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has said that there was “an extraordinary establishment cover up” at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, as police begin a criminal investigation.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New investigation launched into Gosport hospital deaths

New investigation launched into Gosport hospital deaths

New investigation launched into Gosport hospital deaths

A new criminal investigation into the Gosport hospital scandal - in which hundreds of patients died after being given powerful painkillers - has been launched.

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband will soon be present in all hospitals and GP surgeries, according to the health secretary.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Fake news' a contributor to vaccine refusal

Matt Hancock: 'Fake news' a contributor to vaccine refusal

The health secretary has warned that "fake news" about vaccinations on social media is leading to increased vaccine rejection.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Advert

Women hit out at 'unnerving' cervical screening campaign

Women hit out at 'unnerving' cervical screening campaign

A Public Health England campaign featuring a texting cervix has been branded "unnerving" by women online.

One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

One in four NHS wards routinely operate at unsafe staffing levels that threaten patient safety, experts have warned.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hospital

AI predicts which patients will skip hospital appointments

AI predicts which patients will skip hospital appointments

A hospital has developed artificial intelligence which can predict the patients who are likely to miss appointments.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Six-year-old girl donates bone marrow to save baby brother

Six-year-old girl donates bone marrow to save baby brother

Six-year-old girl donates bone marrow to save baby brother

A six-year-old girl has saved the life of her baby brother after becoming his bone marrow donor.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NHS cannot deliver long term-plan without more staff, MP warn

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

The NHS will not be able to deliver its long-term plan without recruiting more staff, an MP has warned. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wine

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

Bottle of wine per week equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes, study finds

Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pregnancy

New powers to investigate stillbirth proposed

New powers to investigate stillbirth proposed

Coroners could be given new powers to investigate the deaths of stillborn babies under proposed government plans.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo'

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”.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Nimco Ali

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

FGM is about 'patriarchy not culture', says campaigner

Female Genital Mutilation should not be singled out as a cultural issue, according to the director of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.

HIV

London patient cleared of HIV after stem cell transplant

London patient cleared of HIV after stem cell transplant

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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

‘If smoking was invented today, it would be banned’

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”.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MP claims father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at London care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

GP surgery

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

A new study has found that one in four people are currently on a waiting list for a medical appointment.

Junk Food

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

Sadiq Khan's ban on junk food adverts comes into force

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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sepsis test

New sepsis test could save 'thousands of lives'

New sepsis test could save 'thousands of lives'

A new rapid test for sepsis which can give a result within three minutes has been developed by scientists.

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began in England

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since records began, data shows.

Fizzy Drink

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, new research suggests.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits are ‘married to their job’, study finds

More than a quarter of working Brits admit they are ‘married to their job’, a study has found.

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