Person: Health Secretary
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Panic buying in Australia, the United States and Britain saw leaders appeal for calm over the virus that has infected over 138,000 people globally and killed more than 5,000.
Sun, 15 Mar, 2020
A push for Irish reunification and Scottish independence are "real threats" of a no-deal Brexit, UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri has said the social media platform is "not yet where it needs to be" on its handling of content around self-harm and suicide.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2019
Most pregnant women and new mothers feel inadequately informed about an infection that kills one baby every week in the UK, data suggests.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has dismissed reports of splits in the Cabinet over Brexit, saying senior ministers are united on delivering a global Britain after its departure from the European Union.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which has left 2,400 people dead is to be launched.
Tue, 11 Jul, 2017
The worldwide "ransomware" cyber attack has spread to thousands more computers as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life.
Mon, 15 May, 2017
Theresa May faced claims that the British Government offered a "sweetheart deal" to a Tory-led council in order to scrap an embarrassing 15% tax hike.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2017
A British American Tobacco spokeswoman said: "Governments should also take note that the World Trade Organisation dispute on plain packaging is still ongoing."
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
Quitting the European Union must not mean Britain “turning our backs on Europe”, David Cameron has said.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Axa, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, will stop investing in the tobacco industry, it has announced.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
The charity Save the Children said yesterday it would leave no stone unturned to find out how a British nurse contracted ebola at a facility in Sierra Leone.
Tue, 06 Jan, 2015
A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn’t expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33kg (nearly 73lb) of cocaine.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2014
The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were “relieved” and “tired” as they left a Spanish prison and prepared to be reunited “as soon as possible” with their five-year-old son.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King are being released in Spain, according to family members.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
GPs in the UK face being named and shamed if they repeatedly fail to spot signs of cancer in their patients, it has been reported.
Sun, 29 Jun, 2014
Health officials should set targets for the reduction of sugar in fizzy drinks, experts have said after new research highlighted the “shockingly high and unnecessary” levels of sugar in cans of fizzy drinks.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2014
Buckfast in a can. It's a thing. Or it will be soon, anyway.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
An NHS whistleblower in England could be sacked for raising concerns that a hospital was fiddling its death rates – bringing into question promises made by ministers to protect those who speak out in the public interest.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014
Victims of Jimmy Savile have called for a single judge-led inquiry into how the former DJ was able to evade justice for so long.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2014
Britain's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to the British Government’s senior law officer for “urgent clarification” why two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of an unborn baby will not face prosecution.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
Measures to control migration are at the heart of the British government’s legislative agenda for the coming year, laid out by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament today.
Wed, 08 May, 2013
The UK's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed he will consider introducing new laws to limit the amount of sugar, salt and fat in processed foods to curb childhood obesity.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013
More than 400 people were injured by powerful firecrackers and gunfire at New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Philippines — down 17% on a year earlier but still high enough to make it one of Asia’s most violent parties to welcome 2013.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013
More than 400 people were injured by powerful firecrackers and gunfire at New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Philippines – down 17% on a year earlier but still high enough to make it one of Asia’s most violent parties to welcome 2013.
Tue, 01 Jan, 2013
Claims are being investigated that three doctors were involved in a network of child abusers connected with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2012
Further deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease cannot be ruled out, doctors in Scotland warned, as people from further afield fell ill.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012
Cigarette packets in the UK could be stripped of all logos and feature just one huge health warning, according to new plans.
Mon, 16 Apr, 2012
A ban on tobacco promotion comes into force today in a bid to cut down on the number of people smoking.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
The British government is expected today to advise women affected by the PIP breast implant scandal whether they should have them removed.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
CANCER rates are increasing at such a pace that four in ten people in Britain will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during their life, a health charity has warned.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2011
David Cameron admitted today the British Government had been “charging ahead” with controversial reforms of the NHS and must now pause to address concerns.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
A bid to relax the law on home abortions was rejected by the High Court in the UK today.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
THE number of people in critical care with confirmed or suspected flu in England has risen to 738.
Sat, 01 Jan, 2011
BRITISH Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was yesterday accused of a U-turn after announcing the relaunch of a flu-busting ad campaign — as 39 people were confirmed dead from the virus.
Fri, 31 Dec, 2010
Gordon Brown will attempt to lift himself for the third and final prime ministerial debate today after offering a grovelling apology for branding a pensioner “bigoted”.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2010
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described himself as a “penitent sinner” today after personally apologising to a voter he described as a “bigoted woman”.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
Electoral reform was today shaping up as the key issue in determining what sort of government would emerge if the May 6 UK general election results in a hung parliament.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
The British government today said it was cutting its swine flu vaccine deal with GlaxoSmithKline in a move that will see it pay two thirds of the original value, but receive just over a third of the doses.
Tue, 06 Apr, 2010
Hundreds of people were injured by fireworks and gunfire as they celebrated New Year in the Philippines despite a graphic government warning campaign.
Thu, 31 Dec, 2009
A PREGNANT teenage girl has died after contracting swine flu, it was confirmed yesterday.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2009