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‘Ban parents from leaving engines on’, says guidance

‘Ban parents from leaving engines on’, says guidance

Image copyright Getty Images Parents should be banned from leaving the car running while waiting outside school gates, to cut air pollution, according to official health guidance. The guidance also calls for councils to set up clean-air zones that could ban the most polluting vehicles or introduce charges. The authors have called for “clean air” […]

No-show women at cervical screening ‘unaware of test’

No-show women at cervical screening ‘unaware of test’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption There was a lack of awareness of cervical screening among younger women Nearly a quarter of women who don’t make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey. University College London researchers said more creative ways of reaching them were needed, […]

Call for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Call for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Image copyright Getty Images Prescriptions in England should be free to everyone with a long-term medical condition, the Prescription Charges Coalition campaign group says. Some people end up needing hospital treatment because they cannot afford their medication, it says. It wants conditions such as Parkinson’s to be added to the list of specific illnesses that […]

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Image copyright 22kay22 Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the population – could be affected by proposed cuts to A&E departments, doctors are warning. The analysis of NHS plans by the British Medical Association also warned the changes were being rushed through without the evidence they will work. The proposals […]

Vulnerable told to expect cuts to council care

Vulnerable told to expect cuts to council care

Image copyright Getty Images The elderly and disabled in England are being told to expect cuts to care services and rises in charges after council chiefs unveiled spending plans. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services said £20.8bn was expected to be spent on care this year, a cash rise of 5% since last […]

NHS hernia mesh repairs ‘leaving patients in chronic pain’

NHS hernia mesh repairs ‘leaving patients in chronic pain’

Media captionNHS hernia mesh felt like ‘scratching from inside’ NHS England is using mesh to repair hernias which leaves many patients in chronic pain, surgeons have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. The concerns come after it emerged that more than 800 women are taking legal action against the NHS over the use of vaginal […]

Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak – UN

Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak – UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption No part of Yemen has been spared from the cholera outbreak, the UN says Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, the United Nations has warned. A statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn […]

UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

UK’s first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

Image caption Researchers have suggested heart pumps could help solve the shortage of heart donors The UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to […]

‘Asthma is a killer – it took away my miracle daughter’

‘Asthma is a killer – it took away my miracle daughter’

Image copyright Mr and Mrs Dennis Image caption Olivia Dennis was 10 when she died from an asthma attack Lisa Dennis is looking at photos of her daughter Olivia – a blonde girl with a radiant smile. These are special moments, frozen in time. Olivia died four years ago, aged 10, after having an asthma […]

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Image copyright EcoHealthAlliance South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world’s health, according to “danger maps”. The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked at mammals, the viruses they harbour and how they come into contact with people. It revealed bats carry more potential threats than […]