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How to navigate the December health minefield  Telegraph.co.uk

Whether it's office treats, Christmas puddings, or drinks at parties, there are plenty of easy ways to let our diets slip in the month of December.


I've tried logging my exercise and diet – but are health apps really a good idea?  The Guardian

There's an app for just about every aspect of wellbeing, from training to water consumption to menstruation. Do they help build good habits, or is there a darker ...


MPs demand action over region's failing mental health trust | Politics  Eastern Daily Press

MPs have called for swift and decisive action to improve mental health services in our region.


Health park ‘will boost Northern Ireland economy by £47m a year’  Belfast Telegraph

The new King's Hall Health and Wellbeing Park will boost Northern Ireland's economy by £47m a year and support 640 jobs, according to an economic impact ...


Stressed ex-serviceman smashed towel dispenser at Wrexham mental health unit  LeaderLive

AN ex-serviceman suffering from a stress disorder smashed a towel dispenser at Wrexham Maelor Hospital's mental health unit.


'Licence to swill' - James Bond declared 'severe' alcoholic by public health academics  The Telegraph

James Bond is a "severe" alcoholic and should have been provided with professional help by MI6, according to an academic study.


Can following every government health guideline really make me fitter?  Telegraph.co.uk

It's Day Two of my attempt to live according to the government's health advice and I think I may have overdosed on citrus.


Health and Social Care Secretary bans fax machines in NHS  GOV.UK

Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.


Japan's Princess Masako opens up on insecurities and health  BBC News

Japan's Crown Princess Masako says she feels "insecure" about becoming empress in April, but will do her best to serve the people of Japan. Masako Owada ...


Lack of mental health information could cost lives this Christmas  News & Star

Lives could be lost this Christmas if desperate people cannot access mental health services.


How Amazon will impact the $300 billion health-IT market  Business Insider

In November, Amazon announced a new *service* called Amazon Comprehend Medical, which aims to help hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies ...


Huawei chief financial officer seeks bail on health grounds  The Telegraph

A top executive of China's Huawei has argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for ...


Care viewers dismayed at portrayal of health care professionals  DigitalSpy.com

The BBC One TV film has caused a stir online following its cold characterisation of NHS workers.


New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation  The Register

Local health boards in New Zealand have been forced to write down losses running into the millions of Kiwi dollars as a result of a troubled Oracle ...


Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim 'terrified' about health  BBC News

Charlie Rowley says he is struggling to see and to walk properly since being poisoned.


Healthcare Predictions 2019: Venrock Investors Weigh In  Fortune

Venrock healthcare investor gurus Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts weigh in on the trends to watch in digital health and everything else in 2019.


Treating an issue the size of mental health shouldn’t be trial and error – but it’s going that way for GPs  The Independent

If you spend any time reading or watching the news, you will not be a stranger to the great work being done to break down the stigma around mental illness.


Ten North-East health trusts hit by halt in clinical waste collections  The Northern Echo

SEVERAL NHS trusts in the North-East have had their clinical waste collections stopped after a scandal-hit contractor ran into difficulties.


North-east farming company fined £40000 for health and safety failures after worker left severely injured following fall  Press and Journal

A north-east farming company has been fined £40,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation which led to an employee being hospitalised after he fell ...


Is a glass of red wine a day good for you? Health myth DEBUNKED  Express

RED WINE is believed by many to hold a host of health benefits. But is the popular tipple actually as good for you as people say it is, or is it in fact a health myth?


Why The ‘Patient-Centered Supply Chain’ Is Critical To The Future Of Healthcare  Forbes

By implementing patient-centered supply chains, US health organizations can effect much-needed improvements in their processes, procedures, and outcomes.


4 ways to enhance your health and wellness in Chicago this week  WLS-TV

From a health tech competition to a mental health symposium, there's plenty of educational events to enrich your week.


Mental health: The NHS patients who are 'abused and ignored'  BBC News

New rights should be given to severely ill mental health patients detained in hospital to stop abuse and neglect of this vulnerable group, a review says. The 1983 ...


Barbara Windsor health update: EastEnders star laughs with husband Scott on rare night out  Express

BARBARA WINDSOR, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years ago, appeared in great spirits as she attended a Christmas party in London with ...


My Christmas tree health-and-safety nightmare  Spectator.co.uk

My Christmas tree health-and-safety nightmare on The Spectator | Decorating a tree on the unfinished minstrels' gallery was an appealing idea if only for the…


Over 5000 jobs to be advertised in public health  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

The state has set itself an ambitious goal of creating more than 5000 jobs in public health from next month.


Norfolk cancer sufferer helped by Macmillan and npower bill scheme | Health  Eastern Daily Press

A single mum of five said the pressure of paying for heating while she underwent treatment for cancer made her mental health “fall to pieces”.


Is Prince Philip in Good Health?  The Cheat Sheet

Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and is the longest-serving royal consort in history but since he is in his late 90s now ...


President Obama Delivers an Important Message About Health Care with Exquisite Dad Joke  GQ Magazine

The Obama Affordable Care Act PSA for 2018 is the dorkiest possible bit of marketing for an important reminder about obtaining health insurance.


City announces $95M investment in mental health centers  Crain's New York Business

Two health diversion centers will open for individuals with mental health and substance-use needs who have been referred by law enforcement.


Health gains make actions to curb climate change cost neutral, says WHO  The BMJ

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5197 (Published 06 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5197. Article; Related *content*; Metrics ...


OLE Health south Napa campus wins Top Real Estate Projects in the North Bay for 2018  North Bay Business Journal

The new campus for nonprofit OLE Health will provide care to 15000 underserved patients in Napa County. It wins one of North Bay Business Journal's Top Real ...


Health on wheels: CDC will head to Austin to study scooter injuries  Dallas News

Federal authorities' latest health concern is roving cities across the country on two little wheels.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Allscripts to sell health tech company Netsmart to TA Associates and GI Partners  Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago-based health information technology company Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is selling its stake in Netsmart Technologies for net proceeds of about ...


Australia ranks well in global health, despite cancer and obesity alarm bells  The Guardian

Comparison with OECD countries shows Australia doing well for life expectancy and infant mortality, but worse on male obesity.


Mental health inquiry 'must cover Tawel Fan dementia ward'  BBC News

An assembly mental health inquiry needs to cover questions about Tawel Fan dementia ward, an AM says.


Further intervention on student mental health  GOV.UK

Higher education representatives have been told to take action on student mental health by the Education Secretary today (4 December). He has called on ...


Ames Library to Feature Exhibit on Native People's Health and Culture  Illinois Wesleyan University

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The winner of a competition sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association, Illinois Wesleyan ...


Health technology can help spot serious illness and prevent it  GOV.UK

Matt Hancock talks about the importance of personalisation, predictive prevention and personal responsibility around technology in health and social care.


Refugee policy changes a battle between asylum seeker health and national security consequences  ABC News

Can the Government reasonably argue, as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has, that the amended bill around medical evacuations from Manus Island and ...


Mental health crises to be treated within four hours in new NHS target  The Telegraph

People suffering a mental health crisis will receive help within four hours, under NHS plans to give such problems the same priority as physical health.


Government announces £8m to change health services in Hinckley  Leicestershire Live

But there are fears for the future of the Mount Road Hospital.


Bogus psychiatrist lied on her first day at mental health trust  BBC News

Misconduct papers show Zholia Alemi could have been stopped on her first day at a mental health trust.


Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar  The Guardian

A landmark inquiry has found New Zealand's mental health services are overwhelmed and geared towards crisis care rather than the wider population who are ...


SPLC: ADOC should be held in contempt for missing mental health staffing deadline  Montgomery Advertiser

Ten months after a federal judge ordered Alabama Department of Corrections to increase its mental health staff numbers, the department may be held in ...


Healthcare company sentenced after patient fatally injured  Health and Safety Executive

A healthcare company has been fined after a vulnerable patient suffered fatal injuries during a minibus journey. Nottingham Crown Court heard how, on 16 ...


County Durham facing worst health funding cuts in country  The Northern Echo

CONCERNS have been raised about public health services in County Durham as council bosses prepare to face the highest grant funding cuts in England.


Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals  World Health Organization

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest ...


Norfolk bridge closed due to health and safety concerns  Eastern Daily Press

A Norfolk bridge has been closed following health and safety concerns.


CMU hopes exercise will help with mental health  KKCO-TV

It is part of their new wellness center pilot program that started this semester. The goal is to help students combat mental health issues with working out, rather ...


Social Movements for Health  nesta

The Social Movements for Health Programme will support up to seven emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care.


Fishawack acquires creative marketing consultancy Blue Latitude Health - Agencies - MM&M  Medical Marketing and Media

Fishawack Group is building out its creative chops with the acquisition of Blue Latitude Health, it said on Monday. Blue Latitude Health is based in New York and ...


Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'  BBC News

A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.


Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health plans closes Saturday  The Times

Pennsylvanians are being reminded that open enrollment for 2019 individual insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act ends on Saturday.State Insurance ...


Kaiser Permanente mental health workers begin strike: 'Our patients are suffering'  USA TODAY

About 1500 Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians went on strike Monday, in a week-long protest about staffing and wait times for patients.


Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles  BBC News

The overwhelming majority of adults in England are so unhealthy they put their lives at risk, a survey suggests. The data from the Health Survey for England ...


Mothers band together to run mental health support group  BBC News

A peer support group run by mums helps others who developed mental health issues after giving birth.


Food as therapy: U of T health-care symposium tackles questions about diets, nutrition  News@UofT

Health professionals from across Canada attended a recent University of Toronto conference to hear research and practical advice on nutrition and aging, fats, ...


Officials warn of behavioral health care worker shortage  WSIL TV

CHICAGO -- Mental health advocates plead with lawmakers to increase funding for behavioral healthcare workers.


Dal Health researchers and partners launch ACCESS cancer study  Dal News

An innovative, new research study led by Drs. Melanie Keats and Scott Grandy (School of Health and Human Performance) in partnership with the Nova Scotia ...


The Health 202: The Trump administration removed a training guide for Latino outreach from an ACA website  The Washington Post

The change was made a little more than a month before open enrollment began.


Diary of a Badman star Humza explores mental health in Asian culture  Metro

Mental health is stigmatised in a lot of different communities, and men in particular can find it hard to open up. Thankfully, in the 21st-century people are carving ...


Jail suicide shows what can go wrong when mental-health cases mishandled, inquest told  Ottawa Citizen

Cleve “Cas” Geddes' suicide in the Ottawa jail could make other families dealing with mental illness afraid to call police for help, the lawyer representing the ...


Mental health: Five people called Met Police 8,655 times in 2017  BBC News

Five people racked up 8,655 calls to the Metropolitan Police in 2017 - costing £70,000 to answer. What did the top five repeat callers have in common? Mental ...


Fitness fan, 38, ‘poisoned’ by acne drug Roaccutane which he says ruined his health, sex drive, and left him a ‘physical wreck’  iNews

Tom Shearer believes his health was destroyed by prescription drug Roaccutane, given to thousands of people each year.


Health technology expert panel meets for the first time  GOV.UK

The Healthtech Advisory board will advise Matt Hancock on his technology vision for health and social care.


Health and Social Care Secretary commits £12 million to get South East Coast ambulances back on the road more quickly  GOV.UK

Patients in South East England will benefit from £12.28 million in new funding to support paramedics to get on the road faster, Matt Hancock confirmed today.


'Chaos' at health board means it doesn't even know how many patients it cares for, says AM  Daily Post

Llyr Gruffydd launched his criticism after a response to a Freedom of Information request about enhanced care at home.


Former Norwich City star shares struggles with depression at mental health awareness event  Eastern Daily Press

A former Norwich City star was among the guests sharing their stories at an event to raise awareness for men's mental health in memory of a Lowestoft ...


Discharged mental health patient 'stuck' in locked unit for a year  BBC News

A vulnerable patient who was stuck in a mental health hospital's secure unit for almost a year had her human rights breached, a watchdog said. Bureaucratic ...


Radiologist is suspended by High Court on fears about her mental health  Independent.ie

A temporary consultant radiologist whose work at University Hospital Kerry was the subject of a review after complaints were made has been temporarily ...


10 myths about your health busted – including cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis and eating late a  The Sun

EVERYONE'S mum warned them about going out with wet hair for fear of catching a cold, while teachers told us not to crack our knuckles to prevent arthritis.


Historic hospital site set for new lease of healthcare life  South Wales Argus

A FORMER hospital site that played a crucial role in the healthcare scheme that inspired Aneurin Bevan to pursue the setting up of the NHS, is set for a new ...


Seniors Who Exercise Regularly May Have Younger Hearts, Muscles : Shots - Health News  NPR

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact ...


Dr Cathy Stephenson: Mental health inquiry is a step forward but many more are needed  Stuff.co.nz

A GP at the frontline of dealing with mental illness offers her prescription for progress.


Sky Views: Leave or Remain, Brexit is bad for your health  Sky News

Brexit will be bad for your health and your health *service*. There will be no upside for the NHS or the wider health economy from any scenario the country faces in ...


Unilever used HUL buyback gains to secure GSK health deal  Economic Times

Unilever bought back HUL shares at Rs 600 apiece 5 years ago which has appreciated to Rs 1700 now. Unilever diluted 5.3% HUL stake in GSK deal.


YOUR HEALTH: Lightheaded? You may have been misdiagnosed  WQAD Moline

CTEPH is an often misdiagnosed lung clot that causes shortness of breath and can now be treated without surgery.


Youth mental health report in charts  BBC News

Nearly one in four young women has some form of mental illness, a new NHS report has found. LGBT teens are also much more at risk. The findings are based ...


Are teachers the key to their pupils' mental health?  BBC News

Why dozens of schools are giving students lessons in mindfulness to improve behaviour and health.


NHS Scotland publishes tech guide for health and care workers  Digital Health

NHS Education for Scotland has published a learning resource for health and social workers to help them get to grips with new digital health technologies.


Norfolk and Suffolk MPs demand answers over NSFT | Health  Eastern Daily Press

MPs will demand answers over the future of the region's mental health trust at a meeting with regulators.


How enzymes keep you healthy  Spectator.co.uk

How enzymes keep you healthy on Spectator Health | Digestive enzymes have been (figuratively) under the microscope recently, with fantastic claims that ...


Fired former Milwaukee health staffer loses bid to regain job over lead program failings  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Staffer who played a key role in city's program aimed at preventing lead poisoning among Milwaukee children lost his battle to get his job back.


£145m health boost for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire patients - including new children’s hospital  Peterborough Telegraph

Patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will benefit from an investment of £145 million in health and care facilities. Investment includes £25 million for ...


Kitchener rubber workers’ health claims to be reviewed by WSIB  Toronto Star

KITCHENER—The chair of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is ordering the provincial agency to review hundreds of denied claims from ...


Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say  TIME

Here's what to know about egg nutrition, including whether yolks will raise your cholesterol and the healthiest way to prepare eggs.


Man with mental health problems killed himself after being sent home by QE Hospital  Birmingham Live

Michael Wheeler was 'one of most poorly' mental health patients paramedic had ever seen.


Pete Davidson shares personal note about mental health and online bullying  The Independent

Pete Davidson shared a personal note broaching the topic of mental health on his Instagram account on Monday. The comedian, who has previously opened up ...


US grand jury in Oklahoma indicts 3 in alleged health care fraud scheme  KFOR Oklahoma City

TULSA, Okla. - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted three people, including two physicians, on charges that they engaged in a kickback scheme and ...


The CDC keeps warning people not to eat raw cookie dough — even though it’s delicious  The Washington Post

The Christmas cookies are in the oven; the mixing bowl, which is still coated with the sugary sweet dough, is calling your name. Don't listen to it, health experts ...


New fathers to be offered mental health treatment on NHS  The Independent

NHS England has announced that new fathers will be offered mental health screenings and treatment if their partners are suffering from illnesses such as ...


Baby boomers increasingly being admitted to hospital for drug-related mental health problems  The Telegraph

Baby boomers with a relaxed attitude to drugs are increasingly being admitted to hospital with mental health problems, new NHS figures have revealed.


Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge  BBC News

Bosses ask the PM to honour a pledge to give it the same status as physical health in the workplace.


Best supplements for the heart: This specific B vitamin can help boost heart health  Express

BEST supplements for the heart: The heart is the most important organ in the human bodily and measures to keep it in tip-top shape are very important.


Nauru in the grip of a mental health crisis, MSF report reveals  The Guardian

New data from Médecins Sans Frontières shows extremely high rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts on the island.


Vehicles will receive a HUD element for health in Fortnite v7.01  FortniteINTEL

Fortnite Patch v7.01 will bring a nice quality of life change to vehicles in its Battle Royale mode. A new HUD element will be added to display your current ...


Health benefits far outweigh the costs of climate change, WHO report says  AccuWeather.com

The health benefits of meeting climate change goals far outweigh the costs a World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Wednesday, Dec. 5, said.


The secret to good health may be a walk in a Twin Cities park  Star Tribune

Even though I was heading to a highly coveted job at the New York Times in 1965, I was heartbroken to leave Minneapolis, where I had begun my journalistic ...


New health ward named after Norfolk sea vegetable  Eastern Daily Press

A new ward being built as part of a £4m project to bring King's Lynn's specialist adult acute mental health services onto one central site is to be named after a ...