Concerns about ADHD medication for children

An 'alarming' number of children are being prescribed drugs to treat hyperactivity, against medical advice, because hospitals are so overstretched.

A new study claims staff are too quick to offer medication to the under sixes, when guidelines say they should be given psychological help first. We speak to GP Dr Sarah Jarvis.

Get more health from Good Morning Britain

Catch up on Good Morning Britain with ITV Player

Superbugs could kill 10 million people by 2050

It's something we need to address very urgently

– Dr Hilary Jones

Drug-resistant superbugs will kill an extra 10 million people a year by 2050 unless action is taken, according to a new study.

It says E. coli, malaria and TB would have the biggest impact.

Economists have warned super-bugs could cost £63tn to tackle.

Dr Hilary Jones joins us to discuss the worrying subject.

Catch up on Good Morning Britain with ITV Player

Jamie Oliver says urgent action needed with obesity

Ben and Jamie Oliver

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says we need to take urgent action to stop the rising obesity rate in children. He says the message is simple - you can add more than ten years to your child's life by cutting out much of the fat and sugar they eat.

We spoke to one family who decided to take control of their eating - mum Sharon, and daughters Natanya and Naomi and child obesity expert Dr Paul Sacher.

Get more health from Good Morning Britain

Catch up on Good Morning Britain with ITV Player

The doctor will see you now...

He's been awake for almost 24 hours and live on TV the whole way through - but how is Phillip Schofield's health?!

Dr Hilary Jones gives him a live check up in the studio to see how he's getting on!

It's a #TextSanta24 Schofe-a-thon!

Find out more about Text Santa

Catch up on Good Morning Britain with ITV Player

Most asthma patients 'not getting enough care'

Eight out of 10 asthma patients are not getting the basic clinical care they need, a survey from experts has revealed.

Asthma UK's care survey revealed 80% of asthma sufferers dealt with inadequate care of what is a potentially deadly condition. Asthma is caused when small tubes which carry air in and out of the lungs become inflamed.

The common condition causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and breathlessness and costs the NHS more than £1billion in medicines, GP visits and hospital admissions every year. Care varies up and down the country, Asthma UK found, with Londoners most likely to be neglected.

Parents urged to vaccinate toddlers against flu

Children under five need to have a flu jab to protect them from severe illness this winter, the government's Chief Medical Officer has warned.

The benefits of vaccinating a toddler from the flu are twofold, according to Dame Sally Davies, as it protected their health and stopped them from spreading the disease. Children aged two, three and four are known as superspreaders because they are more likely to infect lots of people.

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, expressed concern that fewer parents were using a nasal spray, which offers the same protection as the jab, compared to this time last year.

Read more on this story with ITV News

Catch up on Good Morning Britain with ITV Player