A charity that was formed to improve the care provided to parents who suffer a stillbirth has launched a film to help education NHS workers.
A regional breakdown of response times for ambulances across England.
One of the biggest problems is that hospitals can't take the patients ambulances bring to A&E fast enough as they are already chockablock.
Consistently following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a 60% drop in the chance a man has of developing dementia, a 35-year-long study into the disease found.
Researchers at Cardiff University found male non-smokers who exercised regularly, stuck to a healthy diet, limited their alcohol intake and kept their bodyweight low reduced their risk.The report also said:
- Those who stuck to at least four out of five points of a healthy lifestyle reduced their chance of cognitive decline by 60%.
- There were also 70% drop in the cases of diabetes, heart disease and stroke by those who lived healthily.
Men who regularly exercise could see their chances of developing dementia significantly reduce, new research suggests.
The research, completed by Cardiff University, monitored the lifestyle habits of 2,235 men over a 35-year period and found that exercise reduced the risk of dementia.
The study identified healthy behaviours including regular exercise, non-smoking, a low bodyweight, a healthy diet and a low alcohol intake as being integral to having the best chance of leading a disease-free lifestyle.
The study comes ahead of a G8 summit on Wednesday to look at the funding and research into dementia.
Patients are being forced to wait in ambulances outside hospitals for up to six hours because accident and emergency departments are too busy to take them, according to research.
In two of the most extreme cases, a patient in Wales was made to wait more than six hours before being admitted, while another in England was delayed for more than five hours, the BBC found.
NHS guidance recommends that patients should wait in ambulances for no longer than 15 minutes and delays of more than 30 minutes in England can lead to fines.
The figures were released to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act after it asked all UK ambulance services for their longest waits for the 12 weeks from August to October.
According to Dr Foster's Hospital Guide the amount of patients admitted for health problems caused by substance abuse between 2010-13 were:
- 15% were between 30-34-year-olds
- 18% were 35-39-year-olds
- 16% were aged 50-54-year-olds
- Teenagers - 24,101 out of the 533,302 people admitted for drink-drug health issues were between 15-19-year-olds
- Another 3,013 were aged between 10-14-years-old.
Over one fifth of people hospitalised because of problems caused by alcohol and drugs are in their 40s, new figures have revealed.
A little over half a million, 533,302, people were admitted to hospital with serious health problems because of their drink or drug consumption, experts Dr Foster said in their latest annual Hospital Guide.
Of those, 60,738 were aged 40 to 44 and another 60,083 were 45 to 49 – together, more than a fifth of the total. Some were admitted a number of times between 2010 and 2013.
According to Dr Foster's hospital admissions data, health problems stemming from substance abuse now cost the NHS £607m every year.
Keeping one patient in overnight owing to long-term alcohol abuse dwarfs the £22m spent annually on treating people after they have been binge drinking.
The amount of exercise adults take part in every week could drop by a further 35% by the end of the decade if current trends continue, a charity has warned.
Health director for sustainable transport charity Sustrans, Philip Insall warned adults needed to buck the trend in order to avoid health risks like diabetes.
– Health Director Philip Insall
From 1961 to 2005, levels of physical activity in the UK dropped by 20% and if current trends continue, will reduce by more than 35% by 2030.
As a direct result, obesity, diabetes and many more health disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Getting a healthy amount of physical activity doesn't have to mean slogging away in the gym - it can be achieved by building activity into your daily routine by choosing to walk or cycle your everyday journeys.
Two in five adults are not getting enough exercise to stay healthy as they underestimate the amount needed to keep fit, new data has shown.
Adults under 65 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as cycling or swimming, every week, according to sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
Activities to strengthen muscles, like yoga, should also be practiced twice-a-week in order to stay fit.
Of the 2,000 people quizzed as part of the poll, women emerged as more aware of the health benefits of a robust exercise regime.
In around half of the practices in the sample, fewer than 50 per cent of cancer patients were seen through the two-week system. Not all patients with cancer visit their GP with symptoms.
Some are diagnosed in A&E, while others have cancer detected during routine tests, or are referred straight to A&E by their GPs because their symptoms are so bad.
The new data has been published by NHS England as part of a raft of information to help patients work out how well their GP practice is performing.
The target for the NHS says 95 per cent of patients with suspected cancer referred by their GP must be seen by a specialist within two weeks.
The data suggests many are not seen on this basis and are eventually diagnosed another way. While some GP practices show 100 per cent of patients with cancer making it through the fast-track system, others fall far behind.