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...

Next week is viral meningitis week

THE UK’s leading meningitis charity is calling for those who have suffered from the viral form of the disease to ‘Make Viral Visible’ to...

Record measles cases across Manchester as parents urged to vaccinate their children

More measles cases have been confirmed in Greater Manchester so far this year than in the whole of the previous two years combined. Figures from...

NHS England to fund pioneering new brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available,...

Former takeaway owner fined after allergy warning was ignored

A former Rochdake takeaway owner has been prosecuted over food safety offences after selling products containing milk to a customer who reported being allergic...

Dog owners more likely to meet weekly exercise targets

Dog owners are estimated to be four times more likely than non-dog owning adults to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to new University...