• Published on 4 Mar 2017 Sections UK

    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate their support for the NHS. Organisers described the national protest as a rallying call to save the health service from further austerity, with the chancellor under pressure to find more money for social care in next week’s budget.

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Ministers have angrily denied reports that a chronic lack of funds for the NHS and social care is linked to an unprecedented increase in “excess deaths”. Two research papers published today say “relentless cuts” could be behind thirty thousand deaths in England and Wales in 2015, claims which the Government called a “triumph of personal…

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, Somalia, UK

    Somalis don’t have a word for autism. Indeed the lack of understanding, and the stigma which surrounds the condition means many people in the Somali community are turning to unorthodox methods in an effort to cope. We’ve been to find out more – and we should warn you – there are images which some people…

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections UK

    Interview with vocal coach and TV presenter Carrie Grant, who has two daughters diagnosed with autism and Asperger syndrome.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, UK

    Conventional thinking suggests autism mainly affects boys. But more and more girls – and adult women – are being diagnosed with the condition. And up to 100,000 could be still undiagnosed. Keme Nzerem has been to visit the only school in the UK that’s exclusively for autistic girls.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, Politics, UK

    More than a million elderly people across the country are left without the care they need, according to Age UK. That’s a steep rise over the last year and, says the charity, evidence that a combination of spending cuts and rising demand have left social care “in a state of collapse”.

  • Published on 15 Feb 2017 Sections

    One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, 85 per cent of those in the first 12 weeks.

  • Published on 12 Feb 2017 Sections

    He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan – but Richard Cottrell can’t escape the trauma of war. Neither can his wife – who lives with a daily reminder of his post traumatic stress disorder – and has spoken out powerfully about life under the shadow of PTSD.

  • Published on 3 Feb 2017 Sections UK

    Cancer rates are set to rise six times faster in women than men over the next 20 years, as data from Cancer Research UK shows cases of ovarian, cervical and oral cancer could increase the most.

  • Published on 31 Jan 2017 Sections Science

    It’s the most commonly-used drug to treat malaria victims in Britain. But, for the first time, the combination drug known as AL has failed to be effective in its treatment of four patients, who’d all recently returned from Africa.

  • Published on 31 Jan 2017 Sections Culture, UK

    The Government’s Care Minister, David Mowat, has told MPs that we all have as much of a responsibility to care for our elderly parents as we do for our children.

  • Published on 27 Jan 2017 Sections UK

    The number of urgent operations which get cancelled has hit a record high. NHS England figures show more than 4,000 urgent procedures were cancelled last year – a 27 per cent rise over the last two years.

  • Published on 18 Jan 2017 Sections UK

    “Absolutely delighted”: that’s how Doug Paulley feels after winning a partial victory against a bus company at the Supreme Court in a battle over wheelchair spaces.

  • Published on 16 Jan 2017 Sections UK

    An inquest into the death of Frances Cappuccini has concluded that “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment” by the hospital that was supposed to be caring for her caused her death.

  • Published on 14 Jan 2017 Sections Politics

    Doctors have responded with fury to the prime minister’s demands to open seven days a week – with some claiming they’ll quit the health service altogether.