Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Image copyright Getty Images Women who are overweight or obese but otherwise healthy are still at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large study suggests. The analysis tracked the health of 90,257 women in the US for up to 30 years. Those with excess weight were likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, […]

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Image copyright PA NHS trusts in England have reported a combined financial deficit that was nearly twice the amount planned. There was a deficit of £960m in the last financial year compared with the £496m they had planned for, the regulator NHS Improvement said. Acute hospitals were largely responsible, mainly because of increased patient demand, […]

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Image copyright PA NHS trusts in England have reported a combined financial deficit that was nearly twice the amount planned. There was a deficit of £960m in the last financial year compared with the £496m they had planned for, the regulator NHS Improvement said. Acute hospitals were largely responsible, mainly because of increased patient demand, […]

‘Ban cartoon characters’ on unhealthy food, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Cartoon or fictional characters, like Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid, should no longer be used to promote unhealthy food, a group of MPs says. The proposed ban would also mean that film or TV characters like superheroes could no longer appear on such foods. But characters like the […]

‘Ban cartoon characters’ on unhealthy food, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Cartoon or fictional characters, like Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid, should no longer be used to promote unhealthy food, a group of MPs says. The proposed ban would also mean that film or TV characters like superheroes could no longer appear on such foods. But characters like the […]

‘Ban cartoon characters’ on unhealthy food, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Cartoon or fictional characters, like Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid, should no longer be used to promote unhealthy food, a group of MPs says. The proposed ban would also mean that film or TV characters like superheroes could no longer appear on such foods. But characters like the […]

New motor neurone brace makes ‘substantial difference’

Media captionPhilip Brindle says his quality of life has improved A new neck brace for people with motor neurone disease (MND) makes a “substantial difference” to their quality of life, a patient has said. The disease causes muscle wasting, eventually leaving people with the condition unable to support their head. MND patient Philip Brindle said […]

New motor neurone brace makes ‘substantial difference’

Media captionPhilip Brindle says his quality of life has improved A new neck brace for people with motor neurone disease (MND) makes a “substantial difference” to their quality of life, a patient has said. The disease causes muscle wasting, eventually leaving people with the condition unable to support their head. MND patient Philip Brindle said […]

New motor neurone brace makes ‘substantial difference’

Media captionPhilip Brindle says his quality of life has improved A new neck brace for people with motor neurone disease (MND) makes a “substantial difference” to their quality of life, a patient has said. The disease causes muscle wasting, eventually leaving people with the condition unable to support their head. MND patient Philip Brindle said […]

‘Ban cartoon characters’ on unhealthy food, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Cartoon or fictional characters, like Tony the Tiger and the Milky Bar Kid, should no longer be used to promote unhealthy food, a group of MPs says. The proposed ban would also mean that film or TV characters like superheroes could no longer appear on such foods. But characters like the […]

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