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Fewer People Die In Hospital At Weekends, Study Finds

Weekend death rate problem, used by Jeremy Hunt to justify imposing new doctors’ contract, ‘does not exist’.

Obesity Endangers Health Of Women And Babies, Warns UK’s Chief Medical Officer

Sally Davies’ report says children of obese women may develop health problems, and warns pregnancy is not a time to eat for two.

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor Areas Fell Under Labour – Study

Difference in average lifespans had shrunk to four years by 2010 – but wider social and economic factors made bigger impact than direct policies.




Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".