Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM

Media captionTheresa May says taxpayers will have to help fund the NHS funding boost Tax rises will be needed to pay for the boost in NHS funding announced by the government, the prime minister says. Theresa May conceded the public would pay more, but promised this would be done in a “fair and balanced” way. […]

WHO: Gaming addiction ‘a mental health condition’

For most people gaming is an enjoyable hobby and a way to spend time with friends. But for some it can become more than that. Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization. For information designed to help children with their online lives, visit […]

Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Media captionCannabis oil row: Mother calls for drug to be legalised A boy with severe epilepsy, who was admitted to hospital after his medical cannabis oil was confiscated, has been discharged. Billy Caldwell, 12, was treated with the drug in hospital after the Home Office granted a 20-day licence for the use of the banned […]

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

Image copyright jarun011 Image caption The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2008 There has been a significant fall in the number of cases of HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, following the introduction of a vaccine for young women, a new study says. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine fights high-risk infections which cause the […]

Hundreds of breast cancer patients ‘denied reconstruction’

Hundreds of breast cancer patients ‘denied reconstruction’

Image caption Jo is one of hundreds of women who have had their options restricted after breast cancer One in five NHS bodies in England is limiting the number of reconstruction surgeries breast cancer patients are allowed, potentially affecting hundreds of women, a charity report suggests. Breast Cancer Now says the restrictions are “arbitrary” and […]

Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned

Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned

Media captionCharlotte Caldwell says “history has been made” after the Home Office allowed her son to use cannabis oil A boy with severe epilepsy has been given back medicinal cannabis oil that was confiscated from his mother at customs, the home secretary has said. Billy Caldwell, 12, received the oil after doctors made clear it […]

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Over 40s health check to include dementia advice

Image copyright Getty Images People over 40 in England will be given advice on dementia as part of their free NHS health check. Guidance on how to reduce the risk of dementia will be given to patients at GP surgeries and through community health programmes. Public Health England (PHE) said up to one-third of dementia […]

Teenager’s cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors

Teenager’s cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors

Image copyright Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundations Trust Image caption Distinctive cowpox lesions appeared on the boy’s hands, arms and feet A 15-year-old boy has surprised doctors by contracting cowpox, a historical disease now so rare it has not been seen in Wales for more than a decade. The teenager, who lives on the […]

Children in England consuming ‘twice as much sugar as recommended’

Children in England consuming ‘twice as much sugar as recommended’

Image copyright Getty Images Children in England have already consumed more than their recommended sugar intake for 2018, according to Public Health England survey – and we’re only halfway through June. Four to 10-year-olds are eating more than twice as much sugar as they should per day, equivalent to 13 sugar cubes. That amounts to […]

Children in England consuming ‘twice as much sugar as recommended’

Children in England consuming ‘twice as much sugar as recommended’

Image copyright Getty Images Children in England have already consumed more than their recommended sugar intake for 2018, according to Public Health England survey – and we’re only halfway through June. Four to 10-year-olds are eating more than twice as much sugar as they should per day, equivalent to 13 sugar cubes. That amounts to […]

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