Dieting and weight worries on rise in teens

Significantly higher numbers of Generation Z boys and girls in the UK are dieting to lose weight, and are likely to overestimate their own...

Excess death toll in care homes from Covid-19 ‘hugely underestimated’ says Manchester study

An early draft of a study by University of Manchester health economists and data scientists calculates that up to 10,000 more people may have...

19 million dental treatments missed during pandemic say dentists

Dentists estimate that during the lockdown, 14 and a half million treatments were missed, a figure they say has now risen to 19 million. The...

Labour calls for emergency legislation to “stamp out dangerous anti-vax content”

Ahead of the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine, Labour has today called on the Government to urgently bring forward legislation that would include financial...

Lessons must be learnt from this pandemic, BMA says, as UK Covid death toll...

Responding to news that the number of deaths from Covid-19 has exceeded 50,000 in the UK, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “This is...

A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research...

Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk of developing...

Majority have ‘long Covid’ symptoms seven weeks after discharge

More than two-thirds of patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged, according to...

Vaccine hesitancy threatens to undermine pandemic response

An 80% take up of a COVID-19 vaccine could be necessary to protect the community but, given the scale and complexity of the task,...

Pfizer Covid vaccine is 90 per cent effective says developer

A coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is ninety per cent effective’ in preventing Covid-19, the companies have announced. The UK has advance orders...

Lockdown reports and seizures expose illegal tobacco market in Greater Manchester

A public campaign in Greater Manchester has led to a dramatic increase in reports of illegal sales, enabling Trading Standards to make a number...