Ten years since the smoking ban,333,000 fewer smokers in the NW

TEN years after cigarettes were banished from all UK pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, new figures from Cancer Research UK today reveal there are...

One in four say mental health worsened after receiving NHS treatment remotely

Mental health charity Mind’s survey of almost 2,000 people reveals that more than one in three (35 per cent) found support from NHS mental...

Going to Covid Plan B would cost £18 billion and health gains would be...

A leaked report this morning says that the implementation of the so called Plan B to control rising Covid cases would cost the economy...

New Stockport service brings rapid access to mental health support

A new mental health crisis centre for Stockport that was unable to open due to social distancing guidance has announced the launch of an...

Antibody tests may help detect COVID-19 infection – if used at right time.

Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19, and have shown that the timing of...

Numbers of GPs wanting to leave already high before COVID, finds Manchester researchers survey

The number of GPs who say they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years was 37%, even before the coronavirus pandemic,...

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...

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...

Eat your greens-Study shows children who eat fruit and veg have better mental health

Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing – according to new research from the University of...

CORONAVIRUS LATEST Slight fall in the R rate in the last seven days

The reproduction “R” number of the COVID-19 epidemic in Britain has fallen slightly and there might have been a slowdown in the daily growth...