Category - health

  • October 5, 2011

    Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese Christian doctor who has carved out a reputation as an expert on healthy aging, marked his 100th birthday on 4 October 2011 by contemplating the potential for celebrating his 110th.

  • April 6, 2011

    Tens of thousands of people are signing a 'Save the NHS' petition, as the government launches a campaign to defend its health changes.

  • April 5, 2011

    "Keep your hands of our health service," Margaret Roberts from Trafford told the government yesterday, speaking at a UNISON health conference in Liverpool.

  • April 3, 2011

    The UK government is planning a propaganda campaign to try to defend health reforms critics say will destroy key aspects of the NHS.

  • November 1, 2010

    An international dementia conference in Scotland has addressed topical issues including palliative care and the quality of life in care homes.

  • September 17, 2010

    A new inter-religious partnership for health will be kick-started at the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Review Summit in New York.

  • August 17, 2010

    Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my happiness is tinged with very personal sadness.

  • July 20, 2010

    If corporate power groups are permitted to get their hands on our most important and humane social institution, the National Health Service, it will be all but impossible for a future government to restore it, says Jill Segger. The so-called Big Society will have got quite a lot smaller.

  • June 25, 2010

    Severe cuts in social welfare spending by governments intent on reducing budget deficits can cost lives as well as cause economic pain, says a new Oxford University study.

  • April 14, 2010

    The 'Faiths Act' Fellows programme is organising an event to inform people about malaria and inspire them to action against a disease that kills nearly nearly one million people a year.