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Act now to reduce health inequalities  The Guardian

Letters: Thirty senior public health experts from the north of England say cuts to public health grants should be reversed.

Good sports: 14 health, sports and fitness Christmas gifts  The Guardian

Give good New Year intentions a sporting chance with top gifts for every kind of fitness fanatic – from cyclists, sprinters and skiers to climbers, yogis and football ...

Swindon Borough Council to launch campaign to tackle poor mental health among town's men  Swindon Advertiser

PUBLIC health chiefs at the council are planning a campaign to encourage more men to speak about their mental health.

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.

Strathclyde researcher in Scottish Health Award-winning team  University of Strathclyde

A University of Strathclyde researcher is a partner in a project promoting physical activity in hospital patients, which has been named the winner of a national ...

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 ...

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.

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.

BMI may be a better measure of health than previously thought  INSIDER

A new study from the University of Bristol suggests the controversial measure of body mass index can predict a person's health level properly.

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 ...

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.

7 of the Most Bizarre Health Stories From 2018

These are the 7 most bizarre health stories of 2018, including brain fluid leaking out of a woman's nose and a live worm wriggling around in another.

In their own words: how solo travel transformed the mental health of these teenagers  The Telegraph

While some see travel as a means of escape, others see it as a way to heal wounds. Working on projects and meeting people overseas certainly proved to be ...

Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

I'm a Celebrity's Harry Redknapp reveals wife Sandra's secret health battle  HELLO! Magazine

I'm a Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp has revealed he almost quit the jungle after his wife Sandra suffered a secret health battle.

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.

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on  Star Tribune

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and ...

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.

Michigan moves up one spot to No. 34 in national health ranking  Crain's Detroit Business

Michigan improved one notch to 34th best in national health rankings for 2018 that surveyed 35 measurements ranging from drug deaths to the number of ...

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.

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 ...

Man Tasered at gates of Parliament detained under Mental Health Act  ITV News

A 29-year-old man who was arrested by armed police near an entrance to the Houses of Parliament has been detained under the Mental Health Act. About a ...

Deadline to enroll in health insurance via is December 15

ACA open enrollment for 2019 ends on December 15. There isn't much time to close the gap.

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming  Star Tribune

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

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

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

Health myths that were debunked in 2018  INSIDER

From going gluten-free to the benefits of blue light glasses, these are the top health-related myths that were busted in 2018.

Unlocking the potential of digital health care  American Medical Association

Ever-evolving health care technologies are a classic example of a double-edged sword. On one side, they hold the promise of simultaneously improving patient ...

Connie Britton Opens Up About How Her Diet and Body Have Changed After 50

Connie Britton gets real about being a single mom, aging, and finding self-worth.

Apple now has dozens of doctors on staff, showing it's serious about health tech  CNBC

Apple has dozens of medical doctors working across its various teams, say two people familiar with the company's hiring, showing how serious it is about health ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Deadline Looming For Oregonians To Sign Up For Health Care  OPB News

The window for Oregonians to enroll in new health insurance closes Saturday night. So far more than 73,000 people have signed up. Last year 156,105 ...

The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019  Forbes

As the year draws to a close, I've been thinking about what's in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few ...

'Behavioral Care Pavillion' aims to improve access to mental health care  69News WFMZ-TV

A proposed hospital that initially sparked concerns among neighbors in part of Berks County is one step closer to reality.

Accessing mental health care in Australia: Most unsure where to go

It looks like your standard Instagram shot of a pretty, young woman enjoying a sunny day at the beach.

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.

Can following every government health guideline really make me fitter?

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.

My Christmas tree health-and-safety nightmare

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…

Nurses struggle with burnout, harassment and mental health issues, study finds  Healthcare Finance News

Burnout, overwork and harassment continuing to affect nurses and impact patient care in 2018, due in large part to the national nurse shortage, finds a new ...

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 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?

Associations between sex work laws and sex workers' health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies  PLoS Blogs

Sex workers are at disproportionate risk of violence and sexual and emotional ill health, harms that have been linked to the criminalisation of sex work.

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.

10 surefire gifts for the health fanatic on your Christmas list

Being healthy isn't always easy, but it certainly becomes simpler when healthy choices come in the form of holiday gifts. If you have a special someone in your ...

Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs

Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures.

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 ...

‘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 ...

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.

Health exchange enrollment may be dipping  CT Post

HARTFORD — As the deadline for enrollment in health insurance plans for 2019 approaches, it looks as if Connecticut's enrollment has dipped slightly since the ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Analysis | The Health 202: PhRMA's top priority pushed to sidelines by border wall fight  Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS. President Trump debates with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during a meeting in the ...

Why a lousy dispute between two health-care giants could cost Americans  The Washington Post

Bloomberg News reported Friday that UnitedHealthcare, the country's biggest health insurer, is in a contract dispute with Envision Healthcare, which employs ...

Kaiser cancels surgeries during mental health therapists' strike  CBS News

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday over staffing levels and pay.

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

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

South Lake Hospital sold to Orlando Health — what does the community get in exchange?  Orlando Sentinel

The remaining 50 percent of South Lake Hospital that was owned by the community recently was “sold” to Orlando Health, the nonprofit Central Florida hospital ...

Aetna pays penalty, takes steps to improve access to mental health care in Massachusetts

Aetna agreed to pay $75000 and take steps to make it easier for members to access behavioral health care under a settlement reached with Massachusetts ...

Ventnor firefighter pleads guilty in health benefits fraud scheme  Press of Atlantic City

CAMDEN — A Ventnor firefighter joined a long list of local residents who have pleaded guilty to a massive fraud scheme that cost the state more than $25 million ...

Signups slow for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - There are just a few days left to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Local officials from the Democratic ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Signs of Via Christi Health’s transition to Ascension Via Christi begin to appear  The Wichita Eagle

It's been more than a year since Via Christi Health announced it would rebrand to include the Ascension name, and now it's finally happening. “It's a very ...

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 ...

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 ...

Staff wanted for new Swindon out-of-hours mental health service The Junction  Swindon Advertiser

STAFF are being recruited for a new mental health *service* in Swindon, dubbed a calming café by NHS commissioners.

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.

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.

PM Modi Says Public Health Spending To Increase To 2.5 Percent Of GDP  NDTV News

India is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, asserting ...

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.

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 ...

Inslee proposes plans to fix mental health  KOMO News

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled on Tuesday his budget and policy plans for fixing the state's struggling mental health system in the ...

Tech firms enter the business of campus mental health care  The Boston Globe

At many college counseling centers therapists are overwhelmed and students are forced to wait weeks for an appointment, even as more of them seek help for ...

Updated Health Spending Explorer Features the Latest National Data  Kaiser Family Foundation

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print. The latest data on U.S. health spending are now available on the Health Spending Explorer, an interactive tool that ...

The impossibility of bipartisan health-care compromise  The Week Magazine

If there's one thing political centrists claim to value, it's compromise. It's "the way Washington is supposed to work," writes Third Way's Bill Schneider. "Centrists ...

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 ...

Fewer sign-ups for Nevada health insurance as deadline nears  Charlotte Observer

Trump administration changes and Nevada's lower unemployment rate may be the cause of lagging enrollment this year in Nevada's online health insurance ...

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.

Scott Morrison tries to ward off electoral health scare with $1.25bn sweetener  The Guardian

Prime minister offers greater funding to community groups, hospital services and research institutions.

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 ...

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

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

Moving back in with your parents is ruining young adults' mental health  ABC News

If you've had to move back in with your parents after living out of home, you're likely to experience a few downfalls. Maybe you've got a lost sense of ...

Norfolk bridge closed due to health and safety concerns  Norwich Evening News

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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.

Exclusive: Ministry of Health changes travel policy after blowout Las Vegas trip  Newshub

The Ministry of Health has been forced to change its travel policy after Newshub pointed out a $10,000 trip to Las Vegas that didn't appear to have any clear ...

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 ...

Health approach to be taken for users of synthetic drugs, harsher penalties for suppliers  New Zealand Herald

Harsher penalties for peddlers of deadly synthetics but more help for users.