Half a million women at higher risk should be screened aged 30, says study
Half a million women in the UK who are deemed to be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer should be screened for the disease early, according to a new study.
From the age of 50, all women are invited for a [...]
Office workers who sit next to the window as they work are often more productive than colleagues who spend the day further away from daylight.
Scientists say that sitting next to the office window could in fact double workers’ alertness and make them happier.
Speaking at the at Cheltenham Science Festival this week, Oxford [...]
Weekend and evening appointments could also be scaled back
A limit on the number of times patients can visit their GP in a year is being considered by the Conservative Party, reports suggest.
A Tory consultation document on local health provision asks activists whether evening and weekend appointments are a “luxury” [...]
Type 2 diabetes can now be considered ‘common’ among the under 40s, according to a leading researcher, as a new study reveals a sharp rise in the number of people with the condition in the UK.
Research by Cardiff University shows that in 1991 there were some 150 cases of the condition per [...]
Group risk provider Canada Life is warning employers to be alive to the risks associated with presenteeism, as a survey by the insurer shows more than nine in 10 employees have gone to work while ill.
A number of experts have warned in recent months that presenteeism – where employees come to work [...]
Widespread dissatisfaction with standard of service
Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP service is safe, a report warns today.
A survey by the Patients Association reveals that nearly half of those who had to use their local service within the last two years were unhappy with the standard of care.
Select Committee raises concerns over efficiency savings
The NHS is rationing patients’ access to certain treatments in a bid to meet its efficiency savings targets, MPs have warned.
The Public Accounts Committee has today published its latest report on the NHS’s progress in meeting its requirement of £20bn in efficiency savings by 2014-15.
It said that [...]
Work found to be most stressful factor in people’s lives
Work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, above debt and health, a survey by a leading mental health charity has found.
A poll of more than 2,000 Britons commissioned by Mind shows that 34% of people describe their work life as [...]
Sixty five per cent of men are now classed as obese – and only one in three is now a ‘normal’ weight, new figures show.
The statistics, from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show a ‘marked increase’ in obesity over the last 20 years, with 58% of women now [...]