New figures reveal smoking in pregnancy rates at all-time low in Greater Manchester

New NHS data published shows the number of people smoking during pregnancy in Greater Manchester has dropped to the lowest on record. Smoking at the...

Cut down on social media says sleep expert

A sleep doctor is calling for Brits to cut down on the time they spend on social media this new year after a study...

Plastercast sculptures give Gremlins greetings this Christmas

Stepping Hill Hospital’s outpatient reception is giving out Gremlins greetings this Christmas thanks to an amazing sculpture made out of casting and splinting materials. ...

Children’s mental health report warns ‘chasm’ remains between what services are available and what...

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published her third annual children’s mental health briefing, ‘The state of children’s mental health services’. The report...

Having a bad job can be worse for your health than being unemployed, Manchester...

A new study by The University of Manchester has found that people employed in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better...

New technology helping parents and carers in Greater Manchester access support during COVID-19 launched

Parents and carers in Bury and Rochdale can now benefit from a new application digitising early years assessments, allowing them to have more control...

Loss of smell a ‘highly reliable’ indicator of Covid-19 infection

Four out of five people with sudden loss of smell or taste tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies, finds a new study. Scientists say the findings,...

Surge in smoking among young adults during lockdown

The number of 18- to 34-year-olds who smoke increased by 25% in England during the first lockdown, according to a new study This means that...

COVID-19 vaccine may not need to be fully effective to benefit public health

Even an imperfect, partially effective vaccine against COVID-19 could have a substantial public health benefit if rolled out in 2021, a report says. Researchers from...

Altrincham’s Surgeon sentence to be revised

An Altirincham breast cancer surgeon who 'butchered' vulnerable patients to boost his earnings could face a longer prison term. Ian Paterson has been hauled back...