Health

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.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunlight

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Carlisle set to be city with lowest vitamin D levels in UK in February

Residents of Stirling, Carlisle and Manchester are most likely to have low levels of vitamin D this February, according to scientists.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says climate change expert

‘Extreme weather’ could cause portions of chips to ‘disappear’, says WWF expert

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.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling diet products give fans ‘false hope'

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.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

Mother becomes first person found guilty of female genital mutilation in UK

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.

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show described as ‘despicable’ by leading cosmetic surgeon

Channel 4’s new plastic surgery reality show is ‘despicable’, says surgeon

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”.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates confidential medical files to charity shop

Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather 'shop the dark web' than seek help for erectile dysfunction, study finds

Men would rather shop 'dark web' than seek medical help, study finds

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. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cinema

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema, survey finds

Brits consume 13,000 calories each year at the cinema

The average Brit consumes around 13,000 calories each year while watching films at the cinema, according to a survey.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Harriet Minter of the Badass Women's Hour clashed with a nutritionist over their views on obesity

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

University Hospital

Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case

Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case

A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said, adding the patient has been isolated.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

Hospitals are being forced to spend millions of pounds each year replacing unreturned, broken or missing crutches, an investigation has found.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

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.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

A disposal company facing a probe over a pile-up of waste from the health service has ceased operations.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in 10 NHS hospitals have increased their prices for car parking in the last year, an investigation has found.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

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’.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

‘Lack of self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

People's lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

Lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

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.

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.

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