A study published in the journal of Diabetes Care has warned that tests for diabetes in pregnant women are taking place too late, leading to an increase in the risk of further pregnancy related complications.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a rise in the number of deaths in England and Wales in 2015 was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseased such as flu among older generations.

The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a consultation on how changes to student funding for nurse, midwife and allied health profession degree places can be implemented.

The BBC has reported that the government has ruled out talks to negotiate on its plans to impose the new junior doctor contract.

According to Pulse, health education bosses are considering allowing trained GPs from India to come and work in the UK, in a bid to alleviate the GP training crisis.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has called for ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling, allowing food packaging to display how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed in the product.

A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that cases of diabetes have nearly quadrupled to 422 million in 2014, from 108 million in 1980.

An inquiry led by the BBC has collated data from 41 mental health trusts and has found that the average waiting times for mental health treatment for eating disorders in England varies from 20-180 days, depending on the trust.

Junior doctors in England are commencing the fourth strike in their campaign against the government’s move to impose the new junior doctor contract.

A new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood has suggested that too many children are being incorrectly diagnosed with asthma, leading to the illness becoming trivialised in healthcare.

NHS England and pharmacy leaders are discussing the possibility of renewing the national pharmacy flu vaccination contract for a second season, despite concerns the programme has contributed to a fall in uptake of the vaccinations.

A second legal challenge has been submitted by NHS staff campaign Just Health over the government’s decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors in England.

Draft guidance published by NHS England directs that all GP practices must appoint a whistleblower by April 2017.

A study published in The Lancet has found that more adults in the world are classified as obese than underweight.

Official figures have shown an increase of 152 filled GP training places compared to the same time last year after the first round of recruitment.

Greater Manchester is set to become the first English region to gain control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.

A national review of end-of-life care by the Royal College Physicians found that most hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock.

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change has urged ministers to ensure the NHS is prepared for extreme weather events.


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