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Health and care bill: What threat does it pose to the NHS?
NHS

Health and care bill: What threat does it pose to the NHS?

Critics argue the bill will pave the way for the NHS to be replaced by a profit-driven, American-style system.

Doctors and MPs join ‘save the NHS’ protest outside parliament
NHS

Doctors and MPs join ‘save the NHS’ protest outside parliament

The demonstration against the health and care bill was organised by union Unite, which says this is the “last chance to save the NHS” from the “privatisation bill.”

Scurvy and malnutrition in the UK have doubled since 2010
Poverty

Scurvy and malnutrition in the UK have doubled since 2010

Cases of malnutrition have tripled since David Cameron entered Number 10, as opposition MPs took aim at Tory austerity and growing poverty

Virtual healthcare is discriminatory and breaches Equality Act, say charities
Social Justice

Virtual healthcare is discriminatory and breaches Equality Act, say charities

Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?
Social Justice

Health inequalities: How does your area of England compare to others?

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Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing
Opinion

Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing

Universal credit cut will leave ‘long-term scars’ on health of poorest people
Social Justice

Universal credit cut will leave ‘long-term scars’ on health of poorest people

Sure Start centres kept 13,000 teens from hospital before cuts
Social Justice

Sure Start centres kept 13,000 teens from hospital before cuts

Health inequality: Most people are wrong about Covid impact
Opinion

Health inequality: Most people are wrong about Covid impact

Feeling good: How music helps us heal
Music

Feeling good: How music helps us heal

Racism is stopping ethnic minorities getting the healthcare they need
News

Racism is stopping ethnic minorities getting the healthcare they need

‘Rocket boost’ needed to fight lockdown impact on child mental health
News

‘Rocket boost’ needed to fight lockdown impact on child mental health

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Mr Motivator shares his essential winter workout
Health

Mr Motivator shares his essential winter workout

The NHS can’t do everything. We need a homegrown approach to health
Opinion

The NHS can’t do everything. We need a homegrown approach to health

Florence Nightingale: More than just the lady with the lamp
Health

Florence Nightingale: More than just the lady with the lamp

Dr Ranj: “The NHS is still open for business”
Health

Dr Ranj: “The NHS is still open for business”

How do you get through social isolation when you’re an alcoholic?
Health

How do you get through social isolation when you’re an alcoholic?

Joe Wicks eyes morning workouts for kids beyond the coronavirus lockdown
Health

Joe Wicks eyes morning workouts for kids beyond the coronavirus lockdown

Mr Motivator is giving Big Issue readers a weekly self-isolation workout
Health

Mr Motivator is giving Big Issue readers a weekly self-isolation workout

Even in these pandemic times, Florence Nightingale’s legacy is clear
Health

Even in these pandemic times, Florence Nightingale’s legacy is clear

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MPs must take action for thousands of kids missing school through illness
Health

MPs must take action for thousands of kids missing school through illness

Could honey get humanity out of a sticky situation?
Health

Could honey get humanity out of a sticky situation?

Poor children lose out as a result of Sure Start centre closures, study shows
News

Poor children lose out as a result of Sure Start centre closures, study shows

Diagnosing with data
Health

Diagnosing with data

People in 2,000 UK locations are breathing dangerously polluted air
Environment

People in 2,000 UK locations are breathing dangerously polluted air

Derry Girls actors march on Westminster for NI abortion rights
News

Derry Girls actors march on Westminster for NI abortion rights

The NHS’s long-term plan is focusing on prevention, just like The Big Issue
News

The NHS’s long-term plan is focusing on prevention, just like The Big Issue

John Bird: We’re living in a low-health economy
Opinion

John Bird: We’re living in a low-health economy

Organ donation: The light within the darkness
Health

Organ donation: The light within the darkness

Royal College of Nursing: “Poor health is a cause and effect of homelessness”
Opinion

Royal College of Nursing: “Poor health is a cause and effect of homelessness”

Tramadol: some facts and reason | Dr Stuart Flanagan
Opinion

Tramadol: some facts and reason | Dr Stuart Flanagan

Joe Wicks: “You don’t need a gym membership to be healthy”
Health

Joe Wicks: “You don’t need a gym membership to be healthy”