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Organ donors to be asked if they are religious2h Organ donors to be asked if they are religious
BBC
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.
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 Hawaii is named the healthiest state in America and Louisiana is the worst 2h Updated Hawaii is named the healthiest state in America and Louisiana is the worst
Daily Mail
A new report from the United Health Foundation has found that America's obesity rate has reached its highest level ever, increasing five percent in 2018 from the previous year.
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 Apple hires 50 doctors and sets its sights on serious diseases 2h Updated Apple hires 50 doctors and sets its sights on serious diseases
Daily Mail
The move to step up its approach internally could ingratiate some of its fiercest skeptics: the medical field. Apple has also hired specialists to work on apps for patients post-surgery.
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 Warning to those who live in the countryside: Rural dwellers are less likely to survive cancer 3h Warning to those who live in the countryside: Rural dwellers are less likely to survive cancer
Daily Mail
Aberdeen University scientists reviewed 39 studies carried out around the world to assess the impact of where a person lives on their cancer prognosis.
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 Fentanyl is now officially the deadliest drug in America, CDC declares 3h Fentanyl is now officially the deadliest drug in America, CDC declares
Daily Mail
New data released by the CDC show that between 2013 and 2016, overdoses from the drug - which can be 100 times stronger than heroin - rose 113 percent a year.
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 Later school times prove a success in Seattle: Kids are getting more sleep and higher grades 4h Later school times prove a success in Seattle: Kids are getting more sleep and higher grades
Daily Mail
The Seattle School District pushed back high school and middle school start times in 2017 from 7.50am to 8.45am. Students had fewer instances of late arrival and had an increase in grades.
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 Trainee doctors at top US hospitals do NOT get doctor-recommended paid leave, report reveals 5h Trainee doctors at top US hospitals do NOT get doctor-recommended paid leave, report reveals
Daily Mail
Only eight of the hospitals affiliated with America's top 12 medical schools have paid family or child leave for trainee doctors, but all of the schools have leave policies for faculty physicians, the study said.
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 Packaging at healthy supermarket Whole Foods in US contains chemicals which cause cancer 6h Updated Packaging at healthy supermarket Whole Foods in US contains chemicals which cause cancer
Daily Mail
Packaging in five major US grocery stores were tested for PFAS chemicals by environmental watchdogs. Two-thirds of takeout containers used for hot food and salad tested positive.
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 The global map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117% 6h Updated The global map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117%
Daily Mail
Scientists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow warn dementia rates may double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050.
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 Stress could be spotted by looking at your EYES 8h Updated Stress could be spotted by looking at your EYES
Daily Mail
Researchers from the University of Missouri, Columbia, found that the size of our pupils changes erratically when we are forced to multitask and faced with unexpected changes.
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 More effective than condoms? Couples test new birth control gel 9h Updated More effective than condoms? Couples test new birth control gel
Daily Mail
'The potential of this new gel is huge,' said Dr William Bremner, professor of medicine at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.
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 Women in Camden have the longest lives of anyone in the UK 10h Updated Women in Camden have the longest lives of anyone in the UK
Daily Mail
A report released today by the Office for National Statistics has revealed people in the UK live 81.5 years, on average, and their lives become shorter the further north they live, being worst in Scotland.
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Temporary clinical waste measures put in place10h Updated Temporary clinical waste measures put in place
BBC
Temporary storage is being put in place at sites across Scotland to prevent a potential backlog.
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 Find out why 20,000 have joined our Helpforce NHS volunteer campaign 10h Updated Find out why 20,000 have joined our Helpforce NHS volunteer campaign
Daily Mail
As we reported yesterday, the number of readers who’ve signed up has hit 20,000 in just over a week — they’ve pledged an extraordinary 1.1 million hours. Here's one woman's inspiring story.
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15h Instagram is clamping down on hashtags referencing eating disorders
The Independent
'We do not tolerate content that encourages eating disorders', an Instagram spokesperson said
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 Number of abortions in the UK rises to a 10-year high= 16h Updated Number of abortions in the UK rises to a 10-year high=
Daily Mail
Figures from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that 197,533 abortions were carried out in England and Wales in 2017, the highest level since 2007.
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17h LGBT+ youth four times more likely to self-harm than heterosexual peers
The Independent
Scientists believe that more role models are needed for sexual-minority youth
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24h LGBT+ young people more likely to experience depression symptoms from age of 10
The Independent
Scientists believe that more role models are needed for sexual-minority youth
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 Does this boy look overweight to you? Mother is told her four-year-old son is dangerously heavy 25h Updated Does this boy look overweight to you? Mother is told her four-year-old son is dangerously heavy
Daily Mail
Mica Pullen's four-year-old son Harley Gardner, of Preston, Lancashire, was weighed at school as part of the NHS National Child Measurement Programme. She was then sent a letter saying he is overweight.
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Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days25h Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days
BBC
A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures.
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