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In recent years, the phrase ‘fake news’ has become part of the common lexicon. From false accusations to hoax stories, these tales have enough shock value to make people click the share button and send it on to many more…

Blackpool had the highest number of hospital admissions attributed to smoking at 2,990 per 100,000 of the local population in 2017/18  Half the locations (Sunderland, South Tyneside, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne) in the top 10 with the greatest number…

Cannabis legalisation receives an endorsement from a cross-party trio of Members of Parliament as they arrive back from Canada. Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific – Britain’s leading CBD testing service –  provides his thoughts on what the legalisation of Cannabis…

Treasury says No University College London Hospital Foundation Trust thinks it can save £30 million a year by terminating its PFI bill at a cost of £550 million. The Trust would need to borrow this sum from the Department of…

 We have outstanding infrastructure for medical innovation. Our world leading universities play a huge role in this but we could definitely be doing more to help those outside of this. The UK does have a growing innovative culture. We are a…

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee today asks for contributions for its new inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age. Life span has increased over recent decades, but health span, the period…

This conceptual review looked at studies published worldwide since 1945 and found 144 qualitative sources conceptualising loneliness across the adult lifecourse (16+). The included studies conceptualised loneliness in different ways and for diverse populations groups including old people, young people,…

Executive summary 1. Opportunities The 2020s will be the decade of proactive, predictive, and personalised prevention. This means: targeted support tailored lifestyle advice personalised care greater protection against future threats New technologies such as genomics and artificial intelligence will help…

LEADING health experts across the North have today joined together as a response to worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England showing over half of the North has a lower life expectancy than the worst area…

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Leading dementia figures from universities, pharmaceutical companies and charities have today identified six gaps in dementia research that present new opportunities to speed up the search for the first life-changing treatment for the condition. The work, funded by Alzheimer’s Research…