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The nicotine generation: Nearly one in 10 children now vapes

Doctors fear young people are being targeted as disturbing NHS figures show 9pc of pupils aged between 11 and 15 are smoking e-cigarettes → Read More

Extra inches on the waistline ‘biggest risk for heart disease’

Too much fat around the belly is more dangerous to health than overall weight, Oxford University scientists find → Read More

NHS trialling 'smart goggles' so nurses can see more patients

A £400,000 pilot scheme aims to help nurses who spend over half their time filling out forms → Read More

Record numbers forced to endure 12-hour waits in A&E

Official figures show 29,317 people had to wait over 12 hours to be admitted in England in July, up one third from the previous month → Read More

Decriminalise abortions rather than prosecute women, doctors warn

Leading medical bodies combine to urge Director of Prosecutions to stop a wave of cases around abortions → Read More

‘Stalinist’ targets are stifling the NHS, warns Jeremy Hunt

Writing for The Telegraph, the former health secretary says the current system turns patients into numbers and should be scrapped → Read More

Mental health patients held in A&E for ‘up to three weeks’

People were kept in areas with no natural light as services at Royal Sussex County Hospital struggled to cope, Care Quality Commission finds → Read More

Just one in four GPs works full-time, new data reveals

The head of the Royal College GPs said the job is too stressful as the number of full-time GPs drops to the lowest level in five years → Read More

Long Covid sufferers promised: you’ll get a check within six weeks

Patients will be treated at 90 specialist clinics across the country as NHS leaders warn that services are already ‘swamped’ → Read More

NHS to cull up to 8,000 jobs after ‘explosion’ in central bureaucracy

Up to 40pc of roles in trio of health bodies are set to be abolished in ‘war on waste and wokery’ → Read More

Doctors threaten to join rail workers by going on strike as they demand 30pc pay rise

'Now is the time to fight,' say medics as they praise the RMT for industrial action that brought the country to a halt → Read More

DIY menopause testing on the rise as women struggle to see GPs

Experts say women are being targeted by online clickbait, encouraging them to buy menopause tests that will not help them → Read More

Junior doctors threaten strike action over pay

British Medical Association set for ballot on industrial action by early 2023 at the latest → Read More

Men, be warned. Running marathons could actually age you

Males over 40 could be putting themselves at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes by taking part in the gruelling events, say experts → Read More

Revealed: The worst areas for GP shortages in the UK

Data shows doctors in some parts of the country are saddled with more than 2,000 patients each, amid concerns people’s health is at risk → Read More

People with monkeypox symptoms told to isolate at home

UKHSA issues new guidance in bid to stem community transmission as cases almost double → Read More

Donna Ockenden to investigate latest NHS maternity scandal

Midwife who led inquiry into failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust will now head investigation into baby deaths in Nottingham → Read More

Migraines could be relieved by local anaesthetic, study suggests

Researchers found that an infusion of lidocaine combined with other treatments helped to ‘break the cycle of pain’ → Read More

Number of people waiting for NHS treatment may be ‘more than twice as long as official list’

Analysis seen by this paper shows that the current method of counting is vastly underestimating the true scale of the problem → Read More

Obese people will soon outnumber the ‘healthy’ in Britain

Startling statistics come as Government delays ban on buy-one-get-one-free deals and junk food ads for children → Read More