Asthma matters

Dr Andy Whittamore from Asthma UK reveals the need-to-know facts about the common lung condition, and how you can help people take it more seriously – and save lives.

Art as medicine

How can the creative arts help our NHS? Nicky Goulder from charity Create explains.

Air pollution harms unborn babies

Air pollution from road traffic is linked to an increased risk of low birthweight babies, says a study led by Imperial College London.

Researchers find strange patterns of type 1 diabetes and asthma in children

Children with asthma are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes; but asthma develops less frequently in children with existing type 1 diabetes, suggesting a complex link between the diseases.

England: new campaign to cut unhealthy snacking

‘Take control of your children’s snacking’: this is the message of the new Change4Life campaign from Public Health England (PHE).

Time to digest

Digestive disorders are more of an issue than we like to admit, and can also be confusing. So how can you help families tell IBD from IBS, and when’s the right time to see a GP? Journalist John Windell reports.

Healthy living made easy

Your at-a-glance guide to helping everyone have a healthier 2018 and beyond.

Smartphone use linked to teenage sleeplessness

Teenagers now sleep fewer hours than older generations, possibly because of time spent on smartphones and tablets, says a new study, led by Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and published in Sleep Medicine.

School nurses say pain has complex causes

School nurses interpret chronic pain in adolescents as a social, physical and psychological phenomenon, a Norwegian study, published in BMC Nursing, has found.

Scotland: new plans to tackle obesity crisis by helping children

Giving children a healthy start is key to the Scottish Government’s plans to tackle the country’s obesity epidemic.

England: new antibiotics awareness campaign

A major new campaign to ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ has been launched by Public Health England in the face of the antibiotic resistance crisis.