Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

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Stephen Hawking says he is worried about the future of the NHS, attacking the impact of government policies and the health secretary in person. In a speech on Saturday, the... Read More

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

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The longest-serving chief executive in the NHS has been sacked for gross misconduct. Sir Leonard Fenwick joined what later became Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 1977, and has been... Read More

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

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Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the... Read More

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

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An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut protein, daily for... Read More

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

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School-leavers are putting themselves at risk of deadly meningitis if they do not take up the offer to be vaccinated against the disease, nurses are warning. People living in England... Read More

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

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Maternity services at a health trust at the centre of a baby deaths inquiry must improve, inspectors have said. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into the Shrewsbury and... Read More

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

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The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests. The Newcastle University study found... Read More

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

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More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed. Hospitals are on the lookout for further... Read More

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

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People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning. The work, in the European Heart Journal, is... Read More

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

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People are happier if they are able to feel emotions they desire – even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger and hatred, a study suggests. The results of... Read More