Junior doctors in England have voted to strike for 24 hours after a row with the government over changes to contracts.Read the full story ›
The British Medical Association has balloted 45,000 junior doctors in England about proposed changes to their contracts.Read the full story ›
Junior doctors from across the West have cast their vote to decide if medics will go on strike over proposed changes to their contracts.Read the full story ›
A new study has shown that one in three people here in the West drink too much - but you might not know if you're one of them.Read the full story ›
One in three adults in the West Country drink above the Government's recommended alcohol guidelines.
The survey, by Public Health Action, found many of these drinkers were unaware of the risks alcohol poses to health, including increased rates of obesity, heart disease and dementia.
"This is about all of us really. This is about people in professional jobs, parents who are starting to see alcohol creep up on them and it's becoming a routine and regular part of their life and their day".
A pregnant woman from Portishead is risking her own life and delaying intensive cancer treatment so her baby can be safely delivered.Read the full story ›
A public health campaign is underway this week to alert people to the dangers of radon.
The naturally occurring gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
The Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and Cheltenham are radon hotspots - but homes can be protected.
After our exclusive report and secretly filmed footage revealed substandard care of a dementia patient at Warminster Hospital, we've put together a few useful links if you have concerns about a loved one, or are trying to choose care options:
- NHS guidelines about how to recognise neglect or abuse
- Review the Care Quality Commissions checks on care homes and hospices
- Age UK: Your rights explained and how to make a complaint
EXCLUSIVE: The husband of a dementia patient at Warminster Hospital secretly filmed his wife receiving substandard care.Read the full story ›
Workers in Bristol take more sick days than those in any other UK city according to a study.
Research from BrightHR found that Bristol is the city where people take the most time off work. However it is not clear whether or not workers in the city suffer worse health than in others.
Of the 2,000 people polled, most blamed stress as the main cause for calling in sick and two thirds said a fun work environment would encourage them to be more productive and take less time off.
The lead author of the study, Professor Cary Cooper, said business owners in Bristol should be concerned.
The fact that Bristol has most sickness absence and high levels of stress should be ringing warning bells.
Businesses in the region should try and inject some fun in the workplace so they can benefit from a harder working and more motivated and productive workforce.