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One in five hospital admissions could be due to drinking, new research suggests. Image: Thinkstock

2 million hospital admissions a year due to alcohol

One in five hospital admissions could be due to drinking, new research suggests.

NHS satisfaction remains at its third highest level since the survey began. Image:Thinkstock

Public increasingly unhappy with NHS

Could government cuts be the reason for the public’s dissatisfaction with the NHS?

A new advert warning pregnant mums the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle will run alongside a Hollywood blockbuster. Image: Thinkstock

NHS to premiere health advert for mums-to-be

A new advert warning pregnant mums the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle will run alongside a Hollywood blockbuster.

The NHS Information Service for Parents will give mums and dads advice they can trust by phone or via the computer. Image: Thinkstock

Parenting advice delivered via emails and texts

Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a parenting advice text and email service.

Mums are to get one midwife to see them through pregnancy and birth, in a new government pledge to improve NHS care. Image: Thinkstock

Mums to get better help for postnatal depression

Mums are to get one midwife to see them through pregnancy and birth, in a new government pledge to improve NHS care.

The government wants businesses to enter a competition to come up with ideas to improve the alcohol and obesity treatments. Image: Thinkstock

‘Dragon’s Den’ ideas wanted for NHS

The government wants businesses to enter a competition to come up with ideas to improve the NHS – with the winner scooping a £2m jackpot.

The government is spending £13m on research into how to improve safety of patients in the NHS.

£13m cash injection ‘to make NHS safer’

The government is spending £13m on research into how to improve safety of patients in the NHS.

The UK government is warning that 7,000 more women may be at risk of faulty breast implants than previously thought. Image: Thinkstock

7,000 more women in UK could be victims of breast scandal

The UK government is warning that 7,000 more women may be at risk of faulty breast implants than previously thought.

Women with PiP implants, whose private clinics have refused to help, are being referred to NHS specialists by GPs to discuss removal. Image: Thinkstock

Over 2,800 women with PiP implants seek NHS help

Women with PiP implants, whose private clinics have refused to help, are being referred to NHS specialists by GPs to discuss removal.

New statistics show that the number of unplanned attendances to A&E are increasing, and so are waiting times. Image: Thinkstock

A&E patients increase - and so do waiting times

New statistics show that the number of unplanned attendances to A&E are increasing, and so are waiting times.

Less people are having heart attacks in England and less are dying from heart attacks, thanks to the NHS. Image: Thinkstock

Deaths from heart attacks halve in decade

Less people are having heart attacks in England and less are dying from heart attacks, thanks to the NHS.

A new stop smoking kit is available, as NHS research finds that smokers underestimate damage to their health. Image: Thinkstock

Smokers unaware of damage to their health, finds study

A new stop smoking kit is available, as NHS research finds that smokers underestimate damage to their health.

The number of smokers looking to quit have trebled in the last decade, but the success rate is still just under half, according to NHS. Image: Thinskstock

Smokers trying to quit treble in last decade

The NHS spent £84.3 million helping smokers to quit last year, with figures showing a third more were successful than a decade ago.

By 2025, if we lead healthier lives, individuals across the UK could save a total of £22bn a year.

Unhealthy Brits cost country £17.7 billion a year

Unhealthy Brits need to quit smoking, drinking and eating fatty foods, as our bad habits cost the NHS billions of pounds a year.

'We all need to drink less' says expert. Image: Thinkstock

Too much alcohol has 'devastating' effects

Alcohol consumption is related to 60 different diseases, claims expert.

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