HEALTH

Overweight people who suffered heart attack could live longer than healthy people, says study

Overweight people who have suffered a heart attack may live longer than healthy people because certain fats are programmed to guard the body against heart disease, new research has found. The University of Oxford study suggests that body fat can act as a last line of defence against a heart attack and strokes by releasing […]

#JustATampon: Women and men take selfies with sanitary products to help break down the taboos around periods

Tired of the embarrassment surrounding periods, women and men sharing are photos of themselves clutching sanitary products alongside #JustATampon to mark International Tampon Alert Day, and to raise awareness of worldwide gender inequality. International children’s charity Plan UK and news site VPoint  launched the campaign to stoke a conversation about menstruation and break down taboos. […]

Angry mothers staged a protest in Nottingham

Angry mothers staged a protest in Nottingham

Angry mothers staged a protest in Nottingham today as a large group breastfed their children at a branch of Sports Direct. Around 70 women met at the company’s Clumber Street store this afternoon and proceeded to peacefully protest against the treatment of a 25-year-old woman who claimed she was kicked out of the shop earlier […]

NHS staff shortages pose risk to patients, warns watchdog

NHS staff shortages pose risk to patients, warns watchdog

CQC inspectors visited 82 hospitals for its latest report, which said there was too much variation in the standard of care. Photograph: Frances Roberts / Alamy/Alamy Some A&E departments and maternity units are so short of doctors and nurses that they pose a danger to patients, the NHS care watchdog has warned. Despite the Mid […]

Decline in trials for Alzheimer’s disease

Decline in trials for Alzheimer’s disease

More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease during the past decade have failed, according to a study. There is an urgent need to increase the number of potential therapies being investigated, say US scientists. Only one new medicine has been approved since 2004, they report in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. The […]