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.
It's something we need to address very urgently
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.
Sugar is worse than salt for pushing up our blood pressure according to new research.
Scientists in America say high-frustose syrup used to sweeten many fruit-flavoured and fizzy drinks can increase the risk of high blood pressure by almost a third.
They fear that teenagers here and in the US may be consuming up to 16 times the recommended limit.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Doctors are warning texting could be harmful for your spine.
Researchers from the New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine clinic revealed mobile phone users were putting extra pressure weighing more than 60lb on their back when sending a message.
Dr Hilary joined us to discuss the issue.