Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Posted in Medicine on 18th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

A quarter of adults, up from 15% 20 years ago, and one in five schoolchildren are obese, figures show.

NHS cancer services struggling, says charity

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

NHS cancer services in England are at a "tipping point" in the wake of years of efficiency savings and the recent NHS reforms, warns Cancer Research UK.

Mobile phone child health risk investigation

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2014
by Alex Muller

A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Green spaces 'can save NHS billions'

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

The Woodland Trust's chief executive has said increasing people's access to green spaces could cut billions of pounds from the NHS healthcare bill.