Monday, 27 March 2017


01/09/2017 - 05:34

The NHS is facing a "humanitarian crisis" this winter the Red Cross says, and a third of English hospital trusts warned they needed action to cope with patient numbers last month.

01/09/2017 - 05:29

Plans to "transform" attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people, have been announced by Theresa May. Additional training for teachers, an extra £15m for community care, and improved support in the workplace were among measures announced by the PM.

Mental health experts said more funding was needed to improve services.

01/07/2017 - 04:57

There is a "humanitarian crisis" in NHS hospitals in England, the British Red Cross has said. The charity said volunteers and staff had been helping patients get home from hospital and called for more government money to stabilise the situation.

01/07/2017 - 04:55

Babies should be given peanut early - some at four months old - in order to reduce the risk of allergy, according to new US guidance. Studies have shown the risk of peanut allergy can be cut by more than 80% by early exposure.

01/05/2017 - 00:52

France has acted to suspend the sale of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a newborn baby who suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby had been given a dose of Uvesterol D, widely given to French children under the age of five to prevent vitamin D deficiency.

01/05/2017 - 00:50

It's rare in life to have your cake and eat it. But are low-calorie sweeteners the guilt-free way to be naughty?

Nobody is going to claim that regularly drinking full-sugar pop is good for you with a 500ml bottle of cola containing around 200 calories.

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