HEALTH FILE: Wales leads way with cannabis-based MS drug on NHS - but medicines postcode lottery remains
4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
APPROVAL of cannabis-based drug Sativex is good news for people living with multiple sclerosis in Wales whose symptoms will be relieved by it - but its go-ahead highlights once again the issue of a postcode lottery for treatments.
5:49pm Wednesday 25th June 2014
A QUICK glance at the Nuffield Trust's report into the funding pressures facing the NHS in Wales to 2025/26 might be enough to trigger shivers at the thought of what type of service we will have left by then.
6:02pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
6:04pm Wednesday 30th April 2014
VIRAL Meningitis Week seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of this type of the disease - but the bacterial form also continues to pose a devastating and occasionally fatal threat. A vaccine is on the way for the ‘B’ strain, but knowing what the warning signs are is still vital.
6:26pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
7:22pm Wednesday 5th February 2014
6:29pm Wednesday 8th January 2014
SEVERAL days into the New Year, and the chances are that many well-intentioned resolutions regarding getter healthier and fitter will have already fallen by the wayside. But not everyone sees starting January 1 as the key to beginning to change their lifestyle - and when you are right and ready, there's plenty of advice and support to be had.
6:12pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
5:12pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
A DECISION on whether or not Gwent gets its long-awaited Specialist and Critical Care Centre is now unlikely until late in the year - but the Welsh Government must act quickly once proposals for the reorganisation of key hospital services across South Wales are agreed.
2:50pm Thursday 11th July 2013
3:40pm Wednesday 12th June 2013
5:10pm Wednesday 17th April 2013
HUNDREDS of people in Gwent took advantage of weekend clinics to get their children or themselves vaccinated against measles. But only time will tell if the rush to get an MMR jab will be enough to contain the ongoing Swansea outbreak.
4:10pm Wednesday 19th December 2012
FOR most of us, Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, with thoughts of improving one's lifestyle and health postponed until the New Year. But an NHS Wales programme is urging people to think healthy around Christmas too, without sacrificing any of the fun.
5:10pm Wednesday 24th October 2012
AROUND 36,000 people in the UK, most of whom are women, have secondary breast cancer. Piano teacher Anne Shingler is among them, and is involved in a campaign to raise awareness and knowledge of the disease.
4:00pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012
2:20pm Wednesday 1st August 2012
1:40pm Wednesday 4th July 2012