Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'
20/01/2020 | news | health | 136
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.
'Hidden sugar' in pre-mixed gin and cocktail drinks
20/01/2020 | news | health | 41
Some cans of spirits and cocktails sold in shops and supermarkets contain eight teaspoons of sugar.
NHS criticises betting firms' 'damaging tactics'
15/01/2020 | news | health | 64
Free bets and other incentives should be banned to make gambling safer, a letter to companies says.
Pensions row 'making bad situation worse in NHS'
13/01/2020 | news | health | 405
Doctors are still refusing overtime despite NHS bosses promising to cover tax bills, hospitals say.
Fatty tongues 'main factor in disrupted sleep'
09/01/2020 | news | health | 150
Fat lost from the tongue was the reason for improvements in a sleep apnoea weight loss study.
Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade'
08/01/2020 | news | health | 466
Women and men can ward off cancer, heart problems and diabetes, a US study finds.
NHS pressures 'put medical breakthroughs at risk'
07/01/2020 | news | health | 15
The proportion of senior doctors involved in leading research programmes is falling, say academics.
Running marathon cuts years off 'artery age'
06/01/2020 | news | health | 107
Training for a first marathon delivers more elastic arteries and lower blood pressure, experts say.
GPs 'shun full-time work as pressures take toll'
17/12/2019 | news | health | 100
Nearly half of GPs now work part-time with a drive to increase numbers under threat, regulators warn.
Many at risk of flu this Christmas, experts say
16/12/2019 | news | health | 273
They predict a peak in cases and want people to get immunised now, before visiting friends and family.
Every major A&E misses wait target for first time
13/12/2019 | news | health | 539
Hospitals in England endure their worst-ever performance against waiting times.
A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 190
Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.
Exercise calorie labels 'make food less tempting'
09/12/2019 | news | health | 802
Consumers should be told it takes four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza, researchers say.
'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks
02/12/2019 | news | health | 293
Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds.
Morning-after pill 'should be sold off the shelf'
29/11/2019 | news | health | 140
A report says accessing contraceptives and abortion pills in the UK should be easier for girls and women.
Living near busy road 'can stunt children's lungs'
18/11/2019 | news | health | 62
A King's College London study finds children's lung development can be reduced by up to 14%.
'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity
18/11/2019 | news | health | 114
Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills.
Herbal pills for cancer 'do more harm than good'
13/11/2019 | news | health | 149
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid veg
12/11/2019 | news | health | 126
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
Two cannabis medicines approved for NHS
08/11/2019 | news | health | 245
The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.
Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
28/10/2019 | news | health | 457
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.
Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy
28/10/2019 | news | health | 332
The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say.
Heavy social media use linked to poor sleep
22/10/2019 | news | health | 41
Teenagers spending more than three hours on their phones are more likely to sleep badly, a study suggests.
Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'
21/10/2019 | news | health | 199
Evening doses gives more protection against heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.
Pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks'
21/10/2019 | news | health | 84
People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say.
Scientists seek clues to 'birth of cancer'
17/10/2019 | news | health | 37
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.
NHS screening 'needs to fit with busy lives'
15/10/2019 | news | health | 77
Mobile clinics and evening and weekend opening could help increase uptake of NHS screening programmes.
England sees 'worst summer on record' for A&E waits
10/10/2019 | news | health | 48
Thousands of patients wait more than four hours, as doctors warn of a difficult winter ahead.
'Ban snacking on public transport'
09/10/2019 | news | health | 1,136
England's top doctor also wants to see extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity.
Biggest NHS flu campaign under way
02/10/2019 | news | health | 101
Nearly half the UK population is being offered a winter flu vaccine - with all primary school pupils eligible for the first time.
Drug exports restricted 'to protect NHS patients'
02/10/2019 | news | health | 148
Hormone replacement therapy, contraceptives and adrenaline pens are all on the government's list.
Is red meat back on the menu?
30/09/2019 | news | health | 700
A controversial study says the evidence of health risks is so poor, people should keep on eating it.
No-deal Brexit 'still risk to NHS and care sector'
26/09/2019 | news | health | 147
Transport routes, support for care homes and medicine stockpiles are raised as concerns in a new report.
Minimum price 'cuts weekly drinking by half pint'
25/09/2019 | news | health | 825
Research shows the amount of alcohol bought by Scots falls 7.6% after new drink laws are introduced.
'Half as many Britons' vape as smoke
23/09/2019 | news | health | 77
The number of vapers reaches 3.6 million in the UK, as the health consequences come under international scrutiny.
Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy
23/09/2019 | news | health | 58
Epidyolex is an oral solution of cannabidiol that comes from the cannabis plant.
Efforts to cut sugar out of food way off target
20/09/2019 | news | health | 321
Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.
Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'
16/09/2019 | news | health | 307
Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.
Cancer survival in the UK 'lagging behind'
11/09/2019 | news | health | 115
The UK is the worst of seven high-income countries for key cancers including lung, colon and pancreas.
Many hospital patients get no visitors
09/09/2019 | news | health | 29
As well as being socially isolating, having no visitor to help with the "small" things can delay recovery, say NHS nurses.
Too many 'hooked' on prescription drugs
09/09/2019 | news | health | 304
Half of those taking drugs including strong painkillers and sleeping pills are on them for more than a year.
Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk
04/09/2019 | news | health | 805
However, the benefits to the heart seem to outweigh the risks to the brain.
Call for HPV vaccine to be offered to older boys
30/08/2019 | news | health | 139
The Teenage Cancer Trust says boys and young men who want to have the HPV jab should not have to pay.
Measles returns to four European nations, WHO says
29/08/2019 | news | health | 250
The World Health Organization blames misinformation for the global resurgence of the disease.
Why red wine could be good for your gut
27/08/2019 | news | health | 153
One glass a fortnight may be enough to encourage beneficial changes to gut bacteria, research suggests.
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems
22/08/2019 | news | health | 160
The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.
'No apparent risk’ from microplastics in water
22/08/2019 | news | health | 143
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.
Fish oil pills 'no benefit' for type 2 diabetes
21/08/2019 | news | health | 114
People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say.
More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'
19/08/2019 | news | health | 49
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
Johnson orders action to stop measles spread
19/08/2019 | news | health | 916
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.
Dental surgeons call for sugar-free schools
14/08/2019 | news | health | 108
They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority.
Social-media use 'disrupts teen sleep and exercise'
13/08/2019 | news | health | 58
Checking sites multiple times a day means less time is spent on healthy activities, a UK study suggests.
'Lack of evidence' holding back cannabis medicines
08/08/2019 | news | health | 73
An official NHS review says the health service should support studies to get better quality evidence.
Record numbers waiting for ops in England
08/08/2019 | news | health | 213
Top surgeons are calling for more hospital beds across the country to clear the backlog.
NHS to set up national artificial intelligence lab
07/08/2019 | news | health | 153
Ministers pledge £250m for AI, saying it has enormous power to improve England's health service.
Ministers act to end NHS pensions row
06/08/2019 | news | health | 2
Overhaul plan comes after the rules were linked to a waiting list rise - and is backed by doctors' union.
20 NHS building projects given green light
05/08/2019 | news | health | 2,060
New wards, intensive care units and diagnostic centres will be built, says new PM.