Vaping could be as restrictive to lung function as cigarette smoking, Manchester study suggests

New research suggests that vaping could affect the performance of people’s lungs just as much as smoking cigarettes. Generally, vaping is considered a healthy alternative...

Manchester Royal Infirmary unveils £40million A&E transformation project

Ambitious new plans to transform the Emergency Department (ED) at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) have been given planning approval by Manchester City Council. The redevelopment...

End of lockdown? Not for M.E., says Wigan’s Olivia

Imagine the isolation you’ve been living with became your new normal. You’re unable to meet a friend for coffee, go to your favourite restaurant...

Breast cancer breakthrough as new treatment requires one shot of radiotherapy instead of multiple...

A pioneering breast cancer therapy which requires just one shot of radiotherapy rather than conventional weeks-long treatment, has proven to be as effective for...

Join Prostate Cancer UK in saying: ‘Men, we are with you’ and sign up...

Men, we are with you.’ This is the message from leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, as their March for Men fundraising event returns to...

Research reveals devastating and lasting impact of the pandemic on those asked to shield

New research by the Health Foundation’s Networked Data Lab (NDL) reveals the extent to which the pandemic has had a devastating and lasting impact...

Sitting down less is the key to stronger bones, Manchester research shows

Older people who keep regularly moving are more likely to have better bone health than those who carry out just one bout of high-intensity...

Seven-day hospital policy has not reduced weekend mortality, Manchester reveals study

The first study to test whether access to consultants and diagnostics at weekends reduces mortality has found no association with weekend death rates. The four...

Covid-19 could widen mental health inequalities for a generation

The Covid-19 pandemic could entrench and exacerbate inequalities in mental health for a generation unless concerted action is taken to close the gap, according...

First coronavirus food parcels for most vulnerable leave a bad taste in the mouth

Rochdale council are taking steps to improve the quality of the government food parcels for people most at risk from coronavirus after the first...