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BBC News - Health

Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas

Winter pressures are beginning to bite as hospitals report too many patients are on wards and ambulances face delays at A&E.

Lack of evidence for teething gels, medicines regulator says

Parents are advised to massage their child's gums or use a teething ring before trying the gels.

Sit-down meals 'less healthy than fast-food'

Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.

News from UK Parliament

Senior judges discuss use of forensic science

Lords Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 18 December at 4.25pm

Lords debates reconciliation in British foreign policy

Peers consider British strategies

Human Rights in International Agreements inquiry launched

Joint Committee on Human Rights launches inquiry scrutinising how human rights laws will work internationally after Brexit

BigHospitality News

Michelin awards Bib Gourmands to 27 restaurants

Adam Handlingâs The Frog E1 and the Galvin brothersâ Essex pub are among the 27 winners of Michelin Bib Gourmands 2018.

Friday Five: the week's top news

From the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners to a new strategy to tackling the chef shortage, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

Outlaw’s head chef Tom Brown to open debut solo restaurant

Outlawâs at The Capital head chef Tom Brown has moved on to set up his own restaurant

National Geographic Photo of the Day

Neon Nights

With raindrops no longer falling, this street in Beijing, China, hums back to life under the glow of neon signs. Your Shot photographer Caue Ferraz took this photo in the neighborhood around Jingshan Park, a 57-acre green space with views into the Forbidd

Sandy Oasis

Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is a nation of tranquility, but Sandy Island takes it to another level. This speck of sand in the bright blue waters is constantly reshaped by the ocean and weather, and visitors to the cay are encouraged to

Golden Hills

Your Shot photographer Hannah Overeem captured this shot of her dog, Badger, an Australian cattle dog, in Chino Hills, California. She writes that the contrast of the golden field and blue-and-white sky give this image a “surreal” look. This photo was su

New Scientist - Home

Incredible shrinking 3D printer can make really tiny objects

A method for 3D printing minuscule objects produces them at a larger size and then shrinks them to one thousandth of the original volume

Can a Green New Deal boost the US economy and save the planet?

Politicians like the newly-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are now taking climate change seriously, but even an ambitious plan to remake the economy may not be enough

Virgin Galactic claims its first successful flight to edge of space

Richard Branson's space tourism firm says it has finally made a flight to the edge of space - though the craft did not reach the currently accepted definition of 100 kilometres up

Social care | The Guardian

Clare in the community: closeted away

Meryl hides from a fearsome family Continue reading...

Andrea Sutcliffe: Nursing body urgently needs torediscover its humanity | David Brindle

The new head of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on how to regain trust and the need to call out poor care Would you be happy for your mum to use this service? That’s the basic test that Andrea Sutcliffe has instilled in England’s social care inspection

'We're expected to fail': the care leavers trying to challenge stigma

Project Positive aims to counter the assumptions that can hold back care leavers Does society value care? Jemima, Kelly and Tory – the determined, capable and articulate care leavers I posed this question to – don’t think it does. They believe that we do