The campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) has stated that it will not be easy to achieve further reductions in salt in foods.
In a report, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) say that despite the fact that salt content needs to be cut down in most of the foods, there are not much chances of a significant cut down of salt as only small changes to individual products are expected.
A report after investigating two hospitals has stated that safety of patients has been compromised to a great extent.
There have been instances of patients being taken care by security guards, equipment was very old and was damaged, in A&E patients due to pain were seen fainting and this happened due to a wait of about seven hours and all this was happening at a NHS trust that was stated to be safe less than two years earlier.
According to federal officials, patients’ health might be at risk as a shortage of properly packaged drugs is there and this could be doing this. It has been stated that vials meant for just one person might be given to more than one patient at clinics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there were some serious infections found among 10 patients in Arizona and Delaware and they were hospitalized for this as well. These infections took place due to clinic staff injecting people with drugs taken from vials meant for one-time use.
An inquest has heard that after Kane Gorny was denied vital hydrocortisone medication he became increasingly agitated as this medication was needed by him to retain his fluids.
The coroner Shirley Radcliffe delivered a damning assessment of the way he was taken care of at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, and he accused the medical and nursing staff for doing something that ultimately took his life away.
With an NHS trust being put into administration because it went broke made the critical condition of the country’s cash-strapped health service known to all.
It was stated by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley that the Department of Health will take care of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust and it was losing £1million every week.
Serious financial problems are being experienced by about 22 more NHS trusts; campaigners have warned and out of these emergency funds are wanted by about six trusts.
Last night ministers were charged with betraying people as it was seen that despite all their promises pensioners can still end up paying a six-figure bill for residential care.
Last year there was a figure recommended by experts about the care costs for elderly and it was indicated by the Government that it may set a cap on these costs as high as £100,000 and this figure is three times than what experts recommended.
An average person will have to do away with about 60 per cent of his assets for this. According to critics, seeing this figure makes capping the costs totally meaningless.
In a summit that took place on Wednesday, a help of about 2.6 billion dollars was extended by rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for family planning towards countries are developing.
By 2020 it is being aimed that about 120 million women and girls will be provided with contraceptive methods and for this new funding pledges will be secured.
For the year 2011 and this year, a huge spending increase on frontline services has been stated by the Department of Health. The government on the other hand was accused of losing financial grip on the NHS following revelations that there was a dip in the overall expenditure by Labour Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.
As compared to 2011, there has been a 3.5 per cent rise in spending on frontline NHS services in cash terms, the DH stated.
Research has stated that once smokers drop the habit they tend to gain about five kilos of weight.
It was seen by researchers from the UK and France that an average of about 4.67kg of weight was put on by former smokers after they dumped the habit in about a year's time.
They also saw that it was during the first three months that most of the weight was put on.
An average of about 2.85kg of weight was put on by smokers in the first three months after leaving smoking and this was seen after analysing the results from 62 studies.
The reason for a once-promising class of drugs for being unable to help people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis has been found out.
This is due to a genetic variant that has been linked to MS and according to an Oxford University team, due to this the drugs which work for patients with other autoimmune diseases will not work for them.
The team also added that things can become worse with this drug.
The response to treatment is affected by a person's genetic make-up, experts said.
Doctors will now be helped by new guidelines that will enable them to protect children from abuse and offer support to those not willing of reporting any concerns.
According to the General Medical Council, GMC, there were worries in many doctors regarding cases that were high-profile and fearing complaints from parents that stopped doctors from being active in this field. This was also not allowing other doctors from raising child protection concerns.
The idea of plain packaging of tobacco products has been delayed as of now as the Department of Health has put back the deadline for responses to its consultation on the matter.
It is still under consideration whether tobacco manufacturers should go in for wrapping their products in packaging that does not have any fancy fonts and images.
According to public health minister Anne Milton, August 10th will be the closing date for the consultation this year and this is being done just to ensure that everyone who wants to contribute can do so.
It has been reported that a man died after being admitted to the Accident and Emergency unit of the Manor Hospital in Walsall, West Midlands.
It is being stated that the man was allowed to grab some fresh air despite his condition and he collapsed shortly afterwards.
His plight was however ignored as he lay on the ground just yards from the hospital entrance as the medical staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics refused to pay any heed to him.
The postcode lottery system of social care is all set to be ended by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley from 2015 in England as he pledges to impose a national minimum eligibility threshold.
For ensuring that people who shift their place of stay continue to receive care, around £12.5 million a year will be made available. Reassessment by their new local authority is also awaited.
A study has stated that millions of working people in England are going to work with drugs in their system.
According to a drug-testing firm, narcotics were taken by about one in 30 employees who were tested at work last year. The most commonly used drugs found were cocaine, cannabis and opiates.
From 2007, the use of drugs among employees was up 43 per cent rising to 3.23 per cent of the workforce last year.
Earlier in 2012, it was stated by the country's most senior police officer that to stem UK's cocaine trade, drug-testing middle-class professionals should help.