19/06/2013Government launches improved labelling system to tackle obesity
A colour-coded nutritional labelling system is being launched by the Department of Health to make it easier for consumers to choose healthier foods.
Two thirds of UK adults are overweight or obese
...18/06/2013Men three times more at risk of oesophageal cancer
Men are three times more likely to develop oesophageal cancer than women creating one of the biggest gender gaps in cancer rates, according to Cancer Research UK .
Men who drink are far morelikely to...17/06/2013Nearly 50% of GPs cannot "guarantee safe care"
Almost one on two (47%) general practitioners have said they can "no longer guarantee safe care" for their patients, a recent poll has shown.
General practices recieve less than 10% of the NHS budget
...14/06/2013Number of NHS patients waiting over 36 weeks on the rise
The number of Wales NHS patients who have to wait more than 36 weeks to start treatment has seen a steep incline.
Waiting list times on the NHS are rising
Statistics from Wales show that in April...13/06/2013E-cigarettes set for new regulation
Electronic cigarettes will be classed as a medicine and regulated as a smoking aid in the UK by 2016, following a decision by The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Cigarettes...12/06/2013Cardiac risk increase from obstructive sleep apnea
Sufferers of mild obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, according to an American cardiology study.
Many sleep apnea patients are undiagnosed
Obstructive sleep apnea...10/06/2013Feeling sad affects our ability to taste fat in food
Our emotions can cause us to taste food differently and make us less able to acknowledge how much fat we are eating, a new study suggests.
Obesity is widely commonplace in the developed world
...10/06/2013Super foods proven to help fight prostate cancer
Super foods broccoli, turmeric, pomegranate and green tea have been scientifically proven to fight prostate cancer, according to British researchers.
Scientists argue on the benefits of green tea
For...07/06/2013UK cancer rate will hit 47% by 2020
By the year 2020 almost one in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime but survival rates will increase, according to Macmillan Cancer Support .
Figures were analysed by Macmillan Cancer...05/06/2013Biscuits contain more salt than chicken nuggets and popcorn
High levels of salt have been found in biscuits in local supermarkets in the UK following a survey carried out by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) .
Each UK household buys around 103 packets...