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YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal mouthwash, which can cost £93. Walgreens Boots Alliance said its businesses complied with the law. […]

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Tens of thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert. Earlier this month, the health secretary […]

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Image copyright NIHR Image caption Cathy Perkins was given only months to live before starting a NHS trial A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life. Professional viola player Cathy Perkins, 63, who has melanoma in her finger, was […]

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Tens of thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert. Earlier this month, the health secretary […]

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Image copyright NIHR Image caption Cathy Perkins was given only months to live before starting a NHS trial A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life. Professional viola player Cathy Perkins, 63, who has melanoma in her finger, was […]

BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable

BBC Radio 5 live presenter Rachael Bland talks about the moment when she took ‘the call’ from her doctor. Rachael was out with her son Freddie and some friends when she found out her cancer was metastatic and, therefore, incurable. She said she always asks the doctor to phone her with any news. This clip […]

Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ban would be enforced from next summer A ban on smoking in outdoor grounds of hospitals, schools and playgrounds in Wales has moved a step closer. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has launched a consultation with the ban planned for summer 2019 and those who break it could face […]

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say experts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a […]

Tax rises needed ‘to prevent NHS misery’

Image copyright Getty Images Taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS if the UK is to avoid “a decade of misery” in which the old, sick and vulnerable are let down, say experts. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a […]