Report reveals £2.7bn cost of smokingSubscription
Smoking costs the English NHS £2.7 billion a year and more should be done to reduce the number of smokers, according to a report.
The flu inoculation may not reduce hospital admissions or physician visits in young children, as the vaccine may not match circulating strains of the virus, according to a study.
Fans reduce risk of sudden infant deathSubscription
The use of a fan in badly ventilated rooms can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), an American study has found.
New technique avoids penile urinary catheter useSubscription
A new technique, which eliminates the use of a penile urinary catheter, reduces the pain of prostate cancer surgery according to a study.
Government hails addiction treatment successSubscription
The number of drug addicts in treatment is surpassing targets set by the government but almost half still fail to complete rehabilitation programmes.
Campaign highlights diabetes health riskSubscription
Diabetes UK has launched a campaign to highlight the serious challenges that diabetes poses to the health of the nation.
GPs meeting QOF targetsSubscription
Most GPs in England are meeting targets for quality and providing improved care for patients, figures published today demonstrate.
Specialist nursing care improves the quality of treatment for heart failure patients and saves a significant amount of money, an independent review published by the BHF has revealed.
Conservatives pledge to abolish mixed-sex wardsSubscription
The Conservatives have pledged to scrap mixed-sex wards and allow nurses more time with patients, should they win the next general election.
Eyes hold clue to early signs of autismSubscription
The extent to which toddlers focus on mouths rather than on eyes is an indicator of autism severity, according to US researchers.