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Being detained under the Mental Health Act drove me to improve care  The Guardian

I was awoken by the sound of gasps and bangs coming from the bedroom next door. It was 4am on a medium-secure psychiatric unit where it's always noisy, but ...

Home cooking for better heart health - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

Eating more plant-based foods has many advantages, especially for your heart. But even with the best of intentions, many people find the transition to ...

Living alone is devastating for over-65s' health  Express

THE impact of isolation is laid bare in research showing that older people who live alone are 50 per cent more likely to end up in A&E than those living with ...

Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone  CNN

A gluten-free diet is designed specifically for those with celiac disease and related conditions. Adopting the popular dietary restriction when you don't have a ...

Deep in the troubled heart of Texas, health care suffers

Texas is an economic powerhouse, yet it fails to take care of its residents' health, statistics show, and is home to some of the most extreme entrepreneurial ...

Call to sanction ‘incompetent’ health bosses behind former NHS Tayside chief’s ‘film star’ pay-out  The Courier

Sanctions should be considered for health chiefs displaying the “total incompetence” witnessed in a Tayside executive's bungled pay-out, says a former minister.

Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'  BBC News

The calorie *content* of meals in UK restaurants is "excessive" and sit-down restaurants are unhealthier than fast-food chains, BMJ research suggests.

Tragic Jade's mum makes mental health plea  Inverness Courier

THE mother of troubled teenager Jade McGrath, whose body was found in woodland on the outskirts of Inverness, has called for an overhaul of mental health ...

GP takes over top Horsham health post amid cash ‘challenge’  West Sussex County Times

A local GP is to take over the lead role in the official body that plans and pays for local health services.

NI farmer killed by bull: Health and Safety Executive investigating  Belfast Newsletter

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is investigating the death of a man on a farm in Co Antrim.

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

With just days left to enroll, fewer people are signing up for the Affordable Care Act, even though premiums are stable and more plans are available.

Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what's holding us back?  The Guardian

A slew of studies are confirming that America can afford real universal healthcare, but some call it economically infeasible.

How to navigate the December health minefield

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.

CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman is amassing a doctor army to disrupt health care

After 12 years of practicing family medicine in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Ronda Rockett was losing faith in her ability to help the majority of her patients.

HSJ100: How it was judged  Health Service Journal

The HSJ100 seeks to measure power and influence in the English NHS and health policy until November 2019.

$14.5m Gates Foundation grant to help improve global healthcare | Imperial News  Imperial College London

GLOBAL HEALTHCARE - A $14.5m grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help an Imperial group improve and expand healthcare access in ...

Carlisle's Gareth Presch, founder of the World Health Innovation Summit, speaks at Parliament  News & Star

A well-known Carlisle health innovator travelled to London to speak at an event at the Houses of Parliament.

Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans

Sure, Democrats are lining up behind Medicare-for-all. But what exactly does that mean? This year, dozens of Democratic candidates ran — and won — on a ...

I had postnatal depression as a new father. Mental health checks for dads should be expanded  The Independent

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health assessments if their partner is suffering from depression or anxiety, NHS England recently announced.

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.

The Trump administration against healthy eating  The Economist

THIS ISN'T like putting a man on the moon or inventing the internet,” said Michelle Obama in 2010 as she launched Let's Move!, a campaign to fight childhood ...

Norman Lamb asks Matt Hancock to meet people 'let down' by NSFT | Politics  Eastern Daily Press

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has asked the health secretary, Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, to meet with his constituents who “felt they have been let down” by the ...

Cold weather health warnings issued by PHE  GOV.UK

With many parts of England forecast to receive their first bout of cold this winter, Public Health England ( PHE ) is today (12 December 2018) issuing weather ...

Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.

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 ...

Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

The money will go towards changes to mental health, pathology and GP services in Dorset.

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 ...

Haverfordwest mental health care facility gets go-ahead  Western Telegraph

A new facility aiming to support people with mental health issues back to independent living will be developed in Haverfordwest.

Missing mental health patient last seen in Southampton is found  Daily Echo

The 38-year-old was on an escorted visit from a mental health when he left his carers. READ: Search for missing Qamran Mirza >>>. He was last seen near ...

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.

Dyan Aretakis, advocate for teen health care, dies at 63  The Daily Progress

Dyan Aretakis, who founded the Teen Health Center at the University of Virginia, died Sunday in Crozet at age 63 after a yearlong battle with glioblastoma.

Health care democratization underway, according to 2nd annual Stanford Medicine Health Trends Report  Stanford Medical Center Report

An explosion in data is driving increased democratization in health care, according to the second annual Health Trends Report published today by Stanford ...

How personalized medicine is transforming your health care  National Geographic

Stunning advances in gene research and data mining will predict diseases and devise treatments tailored to each of us.

Toy slime WARNING - putty and slime OFF SHELVES ahead of Christmas over diarrhoea claims  Express

Some toy slime products have been taken off the shelves of Hamleys on the high-street, and off Amazon's website, over health fears. Slime made by Jexybox, ...

Religious leaders voice disapproval on state treasurer's proposed health care plan  WNCT

Local religious leaders expressed their disapproval against North Carolina state treasurer Dale Folwell's health plan reimbursement proposal at a roundtable ...

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 ...

The Health 202: There's one bright spot amid dismal Obamacare enrollment results  The Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS. The website. (Patrick Sison/AP). The holidays aren't looking so merry for Obamacare enrollment. Three days remain to sign ...

Dobbs named new State Health Officer  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Interim State Health Officer and former State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas E. Dobbs has been appointed Mississippi's new State Health Officer, the Mississippi ...

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

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

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 ...

Barnardo's slammed for children's mental health service waiting times  St Helens Star

BARNARDO'S has been slammed by councillors after it was revealed youngsters have had to wait months on end to access mental health services.

Prince Charles' favourite hunt the Beaufort banned from land over health and safety fears  Gloucestershire Live

Tetbury Town Council voted against the New Year meet being held.

Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job  Gizmodo

The case of water contamination in Flint, Michigan, is a textbook example of government failure. So much so that the state's attorney general office launched a ...

Bromsgrove Sporting & ex-Worcester ace opens up on mental health  Worcester News

BRAVE Nathan Hayward feels “like a new man” after reaching out over his mental health problems — now he is keen to help others do the same.

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.

People Everywhere Are Drinking Collagen—Here's Why

Can liquid collagen or collagen peptide powders give you younger-looking skin? We asked experts to weigh in about collagen benefits and side effects,

CVS takes on Amazon, Walgreens and health-care industry in pivotal shift  CNBC

Four years after adding "Health" to its name, CVS is more than just a drugstore chain. Now, its vision is becoming clearer as CVS Health enters perhaps the most ...

Group created to improve health-system experience for Alberta LGBTQ patients  Global News

Alberta Health Services is creating an advisory panel that will focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and the experience of LGBTQ ...

Should health care be treated as a human right?  The Washington Post

In recent midterm election exit polls, 41 percent of American voters cited health care as the most important issue facing the country. But beyond agreeing on its ...

Georgia Sees Last-Minute Health Care Enrollment Surge, But Trails Last Year's Total | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Just a few days are left before the deadline for sign-ups in the 2019 health insurance exchange. Yet as of Dec. 8, the number of Georgians who had enrolled in ...

'Unacceptable': $1 billion needed to fix health crisis  The Sydney Morning Herald

Up to half a million Australians are unable to access treatment that could permanently change their lives, leading to a drag on the health and justice systems.

New Health Policy Brief Examines The Impact Of Cash Flow On Use Of Care  Health Affairs

Health Affairs released today the next Health Policy Brief in its ongoing series focused on the social determinants of health. Written by Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig, ...

Mental health treatment order for Norwich man who made bomb hoax  Eastern Daily Press

A man “desperate” to get medical help for his mental health problems called police to say there was a bomb at his Norwich home, a court has heard.

St Ann’s Hospital to get £6m upgrade as part of £15m boost for Dorset health projects  Bournemouth Echo

A £15 MILLION boost will fund three Dorset health projects in 2019 transforming accommodation for older people, pathology communication upgrades…

New chair appointed to major teaching trust | News | Health Service Journal  Health Service Journal

A major teaching trust has appointed a new chair to take over when its current chair, the National Data Guardian, steps down next year.

Louisiana needs to strengthen mental health services

Joy Smith describes what happened earlier this year when her son died in a fire that heavily damaged her home in New Orleans. Photographed Oct. 11, 2018.

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 ...

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 ...

Mental Health, Sleep Deprivation and Career Stress in EMS and Fire

An overview of early data obtained through EMS self-reporting of mental health through the CrewCare app gives us insight into many aspects of the mental ...

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?

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.

‘Myths’ of immigrants putting pressure on NHS with health issues and high birth rates debunked in report  The Independent

Populist claims that migrants heap pressure on the NHS and swamp schools by having more children have been debunked in a major international review ...

Massachusetts small business health insurance premiums 2nd highest in US, study finds

Massachusetts small business owners buying health insurance for their employees are spending more than businesses in most other states and are getting less ...

Be health-care prepared for holidays: LHIN  The London Free Press

Officials with the region's health-care oversight body are urging people to get ready for increased wait times in hospitals later this month.

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

System neglects 'missing middle' of the population who face common problems.

Chronicle Investigation: SF health official played a role in shipyard home sales  San Francisco Chronicle

A key San Francisco public health official helped Hunters Point shipyard developer Lennar assure homebuyers that questions about the toxic site's safety were ...

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.

68% of patients face social determinants of health challenges, 3 other survey findings  Becker's Hospital Review

Most patients face challenges related to social determinants of health, but many have not sought help in identifying and addressing their risks, according to a ...

Slimming World weight loss Watton | Health  Eastern Daily Press

A Norfolk woman lost more than four stone ahead of her wedding after being told she would have serious health issues if she did not lose weight.

Read the bottom line: Eye doctors, Independent Health clash over drug costs  Buffalo News

Retina specialists are seeing red after a major health insurer told them they could be penalized next year if they too often use $2000-a-dose brand name drugs ...

Board of Health won't play chicken  Lowell Sun

CHELMSFORD -- The Board of Health voted unanimously Monday to impose new regulations on the keeping of chickens and other domestic animals.

Kid Cudi Admits He Felt Ashamed to Discuss His Mental Health  XXLMAG.COM

In a preview of Jada Pinkett Smith's new Red Table Talk interview series, Kid Cudi is the latest guest to take the hot seat. In the 40-second preview clip posted ...

Exclusive: Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement  The Telegraph

The true scale of rugby's mental health crisis can be exposed today as shocking new figures reveal that 62 per cent of retired players have suffered problems ...

What is happening with children’s mental health?  The Guardian

As the first official statistics since 2004 are released, we look at the state of services and demand for them.

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 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 ...

Health chief's concern over getting more young folk active  Shetland News

THE CHIEF executive of NHS Shetland has suggested more needs to be done to encourage young people to be more active after a report revealed that less ...

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 ...

Health inspection reports find violations at NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB stadiums that could cause foodborne illness - 2018 ESPN Outside the Lines  ESPN

An Outside the Lines analysis of 16000 routine food-safety inspection reports covering 111 pro sports venues found that, at about 28 percent of the venues, half ...

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 ...

MLB rumors: How J.A. Happ’s future with Yankees hinges on health

The third-year vesting option in lefty starting pitcher J.A. Happ's almost-finished deal with the Yankees depends on is he can stay healthy, according to a report.

Paleo diet: New health warning over Pete Evans-pushed diet

The controversial paleo diet has been dealt another blow by health researchers, who've discovered a link between the so-called 'caveman food lifestyle' and ...

'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.

How enzymes keep you healthy

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

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.

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 ...

Why Health Insurance Innovations Soared Today  Motley Fool

Shares of Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) had soared 19.1% as of market close on Thursday. The health insurance platform company disclosed in ...

Juice bar owners feel persecuted by probe into drinks' health benefits claims  Daily Post

Couple behind Raw Juice say they feel they are being 'treated like criminals' by Trading Standards probe.

H&M slammed for mocking mental health with 'sarcastic' new jumper  Metro

High street fashion chain H&M has been accused of mocking a mental health awareness campaign with a 'sarcastic' new jumper. One shopper said the grey ...

10 Health Care Predictions for 2019 From a Pair of Venture Gurus  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.

Gov.-elect Bill Lee popular; health care remains top issue in Tennessee, new Vanderbilt poll finds  The Tennessean

A majority of Tennesseans have a favorable view of Gov.-elect Bill Lee as he heads into office while health care remains a key issue among registered voters, ...

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 ...

Ministry of Health advises that Mercury detected in Fish  Breaking Belize News

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL), has completed another ...

Opinion: Kaiser mental health workers explain why they’re striking  The Mercury News

Opinion: Kaiser mental health workers explain current strike. At times, it seems we spend nearly as much time apologizing to patients as we do caring for them.

Illegal meat business called “public health hazard"  1011now

An injunction has been filed against a Nebraska couple who are accused of illegally running a meat business on their property.

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.

I want to go on holiday in France. Will my European Health Card still be valid after Brexit?  This is Money

I am planning a holiday to France next summer and have previously relied on my European Health Insurance Card as a backstop in case I get ill in Europe.

Full statement from Health and Safety Executive confirming cause of Birstall explosion  Leicestershire Live

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed the cause of the explosion that damaged a number of homes in Birstall. The blast, which happened a year ago ...

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.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

There is a growing body of evidence that those who stay up late have an increased risk of ill health they have more erratic eating patterns and consume more ...