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At least four in five NHS employers in secondary care have postponed some non-urgent cases ahead of today's day of action, the BMA has confirmed.


Children younger than eight need to be targeted to make sure they lead more active lives to combat the obesity 'time bomb,' according to a study involving researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle.

Office workers in Wales are putting their mental and physical health at risk by working more than two hours extra each night at home, a new survey for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) reveals.


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The group, lead by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has been collecting and reviewing all available data including estimated rupture rates, data on clinical findings when implants are removed, and further examination of the chemical make up of PiP silicone gel.


Patients who attend bowel screening are more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage - when there is a better chance of survival - than those who wait until they have symptoms of the disease.


Recommendations on how to distribute funding for local authorities to spend on public health were published today by an independent group of experts - the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA)


The likelihood of diabetes patients having all nine essential checks that are recommended every year varies widely across England and Wales with a full battery of tests four times more common in some areas than in others, an audit has found


The General Medical Council (GMC) has welcomed support from the Patients Association for the introduction of the revalidation of doctors later this year.


A new report published today by WWF-UK, Selling sustainable diets? In search of the retail business case for sustainable diets, finds that retailers are ‘uniquely placed’ to promote more sustainable diets, but that there is an urgent need for the Government to develop a clear definition of sustainable diets, and convert this definition into specific dietary guidance


Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled according to research published today.


After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans , based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer


Public satisfaction in the NHS has fallen by the largest amount in nearly 30 years according to new research published by the King’s Fund


The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) is a new impartial adjudication function for doctors and a key part of the GMC’s fitness to practise reforms.


Games4Life, a new campaign to inspire the nation to get active during this year’s summer of sport was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley


NHS 111 has received over 1 million calls, Health Minister Simon Burns announced today, as latest figures show that 92% of callers were very or fairly satisfied with their NHS 111 experience


The first ever Office for National Statistics (ONS) population survey to include questions about national well-being has been published today, revealing sharp differences in well-being across the country. But there is a missing piece of the puzzle as income patterns have not been reported.


Draft guidance from NICE's Diagnostics Assessment Programme issued for consultation today recommends the use of the Bispectral Index (BIS) depth of anaesthesia monitor as an option for reducing adverse outcomes from anaesthesia.


The publication of GP practice data aims to provide the public with information on services they access on a regular basis, enabling individuals to make informed choices and decisions. GP practices are usually the main or first port of call for patients seeking health care advice or treatment within the NHS.


The Department of Health has announced that patient decided scores out of 10 will be published on the NHS Choices website for 8,000 GP practices across England. The measures will include scores for how easy it was to get an appointment and how well conditions were explained to patients.


Life expectancy in Scotland is markedly lower compared to other European nations and the UK as a whole. But what are the reasons for this higher mortality? An explanatory framework, synthesising the evidence is published this month in Public Health.


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