BBC Radio Manchester launch “Mad for It” event to get Manchester’s lads talking

As part of the BBC’s major series for Mental Health Awareness Week, BBC Radio Manchester and presenter, Mike Sweeney will be turning Salford Lad’s Club...

Half a million people in North West England are living with undiagnosed high blood...

Up to 500,000 people in the North West of England are unaware they are living with high blood pressure, according to new estimates from...

Government “losing grip” on health screening

A committee of MP's have reported that more than a quarter of eligible women missed out on vital cancer screening as ministers and the...

Manchester University NHS Foundation becomes first NHS Trust to launch Green Rewards

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have become the first NHS Trust in the UK to launch Green Rewards, a behaviour change programme aimed at...

Andy Burnham announces new campaign to get Greater Manchester moving more

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has announced plans for That Counts!, an ambitious campaign that aims to get 2 million people in Greater Manchester...

Chatterbox parents may boost tots’ intelligence

Researchers have found that young children who are exposed to large amounts of adult speech tend to have better cognitive skills. The major new study,...

‘Shining a Light on Suicide’ campaign launches in Greater Manchester

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people in Greater Manchester to talk about suicide, the biggest killer of men under 49 and...

Sex drug effective as heart failure treatment according to Manchester researchers

A drug used to treat erectile dysfunction has been found by University of Manchester scientists to slow or even reverse the progression of heart...

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists. The study,...

Hike National Insurance on over-50s to fix social care crisis

People over the age of 50 should be made to pay at least £300-a-year more in National Insurance to help solve Britain's "pressing" social...