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  • Wealth-health gap is growing wider


    PEOPLE living in the poorest parts of England can expect 16 more years of bad health than those in the richest, it was revealed yesterday.

    The average difference between those living in the most and least deprived parts of England was 16.7 years for men and 16.8 years for women.

    ...

    Saturday 21st Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Best dementia drugs go to the rich


    POORER dementia sufferers in England are “less likely to get key drugs,” according to research published yesterday.

    The University College London study found stark differences in patient access to key “cholinesterase” neurotransmitter inhibitors, which are the...

    Thursday 19th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Lansley lands three jobs in private healthcare sector


    THE architect of the biggest NHS privatisation drive since the service was founded has now got three jobs in the private health sector, it was revealed yesterday.

    Former health secretary Andrew Lansley, who was behind the Health and Social Care Act that handed multibillion-pound...

    Tuesday 17th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Number of diabetes sufferers soars 65%


    THE number of adults suffering from diabetes has grown more than 65 per cent in the last decade, research released today shows.

    Nearly 3.5 million people in Britain currently live with diabetes according to the British Heart Foundation — up from two million in 2004-5.

    A...

    Saturday 14th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Women ‘not regularly checking breasts for cancer signs’


    A THIRD of women do not get their breasts checked often enough to prevent cancer, a new poll by Breast Cancer Care revealed yesterday.

    The charity’s survey also found out that many do not know any other signs of cancer other than lumps.

    While almost all women interviewed...

    Saturday 14th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Experts back WHO claim that bacon is a killer


    BRITAIN’S leading cancer charity yesterday backed a decision by the World Health Organisation to brand processed meat products carcinogenic.

    Cancer Research UK’s professor Tim Key said there was “substantial evidence” for a link between meat-eating and bowel...

    Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cancer patients turn to charity


    by Our News Desk

    RECORD numbers of cancer patients are relying on charity grants for essentials such as clothing and heating.

    More than 33,000 cancer patients were forced to rely on handouts from the charity in 2014 — a record high, Macmillan Cancer Support said...

    Friday 23rd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • PM vetoes sugar tax but doesn’t read report


    DAVID CAMERON vetoed taxing sugary drinks and food yesterday despite not reading a report detailing the evidence.

    A No 10 spokesman said he was not in favour of a tax, believing there were other measures to drive down childhood obesity.

    “The Prime Minister’s view...

    Friday 23rd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Toxic mix makes for bleak winter


    THE NHS is facing a “toxic mix” of high deficits, rising waiting times and low staff morale as winter approaches, the King’s Fund think tank warned yesterday.

    Social care cuts are also creating beds shortages that have not been seen for a decade, said the fund.

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    Thursday 22nd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hunt’s done nothing over kids’ anti-obesity report


    HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt is putting children’s health at risk by suppressing an expert report on obesity, MPs were told yesterday.

    Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Action on Sugar and an expert in cardiovascular medicine, told the Commons health committee Mr Hunt had...

    Wednesday 14th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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