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Ambitious Plans in Place for a Smoke-Free UK

Wednesday 19th July 2017

The government have recently set some ambitious goals to make the U...

 

South Western Ambulance Service Consultation

Tuesday 1st September 2009

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) is seeking your opinions on its plans to become an NHS Foundation Trust, in a public consultation which runs until Sunday 6 December 2009...

 


National news archive

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

Thursday 20th July 2017

It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

 

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

Thursday 20th July 2017

England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.

 

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt'

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

 

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

 

Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

Monday 17th July 2017

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

 

Chatbot docs

Monday 17th July 2017

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

 

Many Scottish GPs failing to provide online bookings

Monday 17th July 2017

Research finds just four health boards will meet a target for appointment bookings and prescriptions.

 

'Mannequins made it hard to recover from anorexia'

Friday 14th July 2017

Shannon is campaigning for shops to use mannequins that reflect a healthy weight.

 

NHS ranked 'number one' health system

Friday 14th July 2017

But study of 11 nations raises concerns about quality of care in UK despite praising efficiency and affordability.

 

Measles 'tragedy' kills 35 across Europe

Tuesday 11th July 2017

World Health Organization calls for "urgent measures" to stop measles spreading.

 

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

Monday 10th July 2017

The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping "super-gonorrhoea".

 

£6.8m genetic medicine plan for targeted treatment

Thursday 6th July 2017

Targeted treatment could be developed as human DNA and its effects on health are better understood.

 

Mental health care 'risks being over-run'

Thursday 6th July 2017

Survey of mental health leaders suggests rising demand and staff shortages are major problems.

 

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

Thursday 6th July 2017

If you get gonorrhoea, you might not be able to get rid of it, world health experts warn.

 

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

Thursday 6th July 2017

If you get gonorrhoea, you might not be able to get rid of it, world health experts warn.

 

Question of colour

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Statistics suggest black people are four times more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

 

Post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal urged by ministers

Tuesday 4th July 2017

The move would be "in the interests of public health and safety," say Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt.

 

Senior MPs urge post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal

Monday 3rd July 2017

The move would be "in the interests of public health and safety," say Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt.

 

The 'Babypod'

Monday 3rd July 2017

F1 tech has influenced sectors from aeronautics to public transport - now healthcare is benefiting.

 

Suntans on children 'are not healthy'

Tuesday 27th June 2017

A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office remind parents.

 

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Friday 23rd June 2017

South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

 

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Monday 19th June 2017

Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool finds.

 

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Sunday 18th June 2017

Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool (PHL) finds.

 

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

Friday 16th June 2017

It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts.

 

Pregnant women smoking rates 'concern' in England

Thursday 15th June 2017

Health charities say poorer women need more help to quit the damaging habit.

 

Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay - Hunt

Thursday 15th June 2017

Health secretary has "sympathy" for pay claims as he praises "remarkable" response to recent tragedies.

 

Air pollution plan 'unfair' on local authorities

Thursday 15th June 2017

Solving air pollution is a national not a local issue, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

 

Can a mile a day improve your health?

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Come rain or shine these pupils from Lancashire run a daily mile, and doctors say it's making a difference to their school work and health.

 

Call for drug safety testing at summer music festivals

Thursday 8th June 2017

The risk of serious harm from illegal drug use can be reduced, public health experts say.

 

Being married 'protects your health'

Wednesday 7th June 2017

It might lessen the impact of big heart disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, researchers claim.

 

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Parisian Clotilde Nonnez has lived in the capital for 30 years and has seen her health deteriorate.

 

Health check

Monday 5th June 2017

Reality Check: The Conservative manifesto said NHS spending would increase - but by how much?

 

Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

Thursday 1st June 2017

Mental health concerns raised in survey of 12,000 workers from across the UK.

 

Seven dialysis patients die in Vietnam hospital

Tuesday 30th May 2017

One woman remains in intensive care and the health ministry has begun a criminal investigation.

 

Vietnam dialysis: Seven patients die in hospital

Tuesday 30th May 2017

One woman remains in intensive care and the health ministry begins a criminal investigation.

 

Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts

Friday 26th May 2017

They eat lots of fat and cheese yet they don't get heart attacks or strokes.

 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

 

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Monday 22nd May 2017

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

 

Doctor in the house

Monday 22nd May 2017

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

 

Food for thought

Monday 22nd May 2017

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

 

Top doc

Sunday 21st May 2017

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss...

 

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Thursday 18th May 2017

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

 

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Royal College of Nursing voices concern over drops in school nurse and health visitor numbers.

 

US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says

Tuesday 16th May 2017

A coroner says the healthy 16-year-old drank several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly.

 

Jeremy Hunt: 'Lessons will be learnt' from NHS cyber-attack

Monday 15th May 2017

The Health Secretary told the BBC that some parts of the NHS IT network were vulnerable.

 

Gene genie

Monday 15th May 2017

DNA-testing kits for health and fitness are growing in popularity, but is it all hype?

 

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Friday 12th May 2017

The World Health Organization says at least one person is confirmed to have died from the virus.

 

Daughter treated for mental health 200 miles from home

Friday 12th May 2017

Chloe Hodge from Cornwall received treatment in Pontypridd, 200 miles away.

 

'Avocado hand' health warning

Thursday 11th May 2017

It's a real thing- if you live in Chelsea.

 

Teenagers ill after taking prescription drug Xanax

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Young people have been "deliberately risking their health", Wiltshire Police says.