Pioneering home care service keeping hundreds out of hospital

A visionary new care service is ensuring hundreds of elderly and vulnerable residents receive care and support in their own homes rather than hospital...

UK Government scraps parking charges for NHS staff after 400,000 sign petition

NHS staff will not have to pay hospital car parking charges during the coronavirus crisis, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. The announcement...

Lockdown is changing the way that the UK drinks at both ends of the...

More than one in three of the 1,555 drinkers surveyed told us that they have either stopped drinking or reduced how often they drink, since...

Facemasks risk social isolation for hard of hearing, warns Manchester Professor

The use of facemasks to limit the spread of COVID-19 could replace social distancing with social isolation for people with hearing difficulties, a University...

Inactivity caused by COVID-19 lockdowns risks chronic disease spike

Disproportionate numbers of adults with chronic diseases, such as obesity, hypertension and lung disease, reduced their physical activity levels during the first weeks of...

Patients recovering from COVID-19 could suffer significant long-term effects

Patients recovering from COVID-19 could suffer significant long-term effects, according to research into the experiences of people hospitalised by previous coronavirus outbreaks. Researchers at the...

Manchester study finds early signs of hearing damage found in young clubbers and gig-goers

Hearing damage which isn’t yet severe enough to be diagnosed as hearing loss is common in young adults who regularly attend loud music events,...

One in 10 people aren’t getting vaccinated due to COVID-19, global survey shows

Around 1 in 10 individuals are missing or delaying their vaccinations due to COVID-19, according to a new Imperial College London report. Survey responses from...

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19

Robust strategies are needed to prevent in-household transmission, particularly within large, multi-generational households and this should now be a core part of government strategy...

Hospital waiting lists at highest level for 12 years

Some 83,203 people were waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in July, the highest number for any month since November 2008...