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 [...]
Study highlights inequalities across the nation
People who live in Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease than anywhere else in the UK, research has found.
The area of Tameside in the city is the UK’s ‘heart disease capital’, the report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests.
Younger people even less likely to consult GP for advice
Britons are more than twice as likely to consult the internet for health advice as they are to see their doctor, a survey has revealed.
A poll of 2,000 people found that half of respondents go online for lifestyle and nutritional tips, [...]
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 [...]
Late diagnosis could be influential factor
The UK’s one-year lung cancer survival rate lags behind that of other developed countries such as Australia and Norway, according to a new international study published this week.
Research carried out by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership found that the proportion of people who survived for [...]