- The Latest Health News and Information
Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia  The Guardian

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problems.

Music is good for our health, so why are musicians suffering so much?  The Independent

From Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to Charli XCX and Stormzy, some of the world's biggest artists have struggled with mental health. Roisin O'Connor wants to ...

Anti-Vaxxers Are One Of The Biggest Health Threats To The Planet, World Health Organization Say  UNILAD

The World Health Organization has published a list of the biggest threats to global health in 2019 and anti-vaxxers are up there with some of Earth's deadliest ...

Star appeal: woman beset by mental health issues finds solace in awesome Altior | Horse Racing News  Racing Post

It is easy to look at Saturday's three-runner Clarence House procession and declare it disappointing more horses did not take on Altior, but it is also important to ...

The Biotech VC View: What Does 2019 Hold For European Health Startups?  Forbes

This is the third in a series of interviews with deep tech investors, taking the temperature of their particular fields at the start of 2019, and reflecting on the year ...

Women urged to put mental health on pre–conception checklist  Medical Xpress

Women who are depressed before conception are more likely to have children with poor psychosocial outcomes, University of Queensland researchers have ...

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats  CNN

From climate change to a flu pandemic, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get ...

Mental health scandal: My seven year battle to free my autistic son  Express

A MOTHER of an autistic man has won a seven-year battle for him to be released after he was locked up in a mental health unit.

HEALTH: The disorder that’s easy to miss  Daily Mail

Boisterous, impulsive, fidgety and constantly on the go, a whirlwind of sound and fury – this is what you might expect in a child with ADHD. I can often identify ...

Imams offered free mental health training in bid to smash stigma  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A BRADFORD-based mental health organisation is to provide free training for Imams in a bid to help them advise those in need - with the addition of…

Anger as NHS England accused of public health 'land grab'  Health Service Journal

NHS England has been accused of a “crude” attempt to engineer a “land grab” after its NHS long-term plan suggested a diminished role for local government in ...

New 'planetary health diet' can save lives and the planet, major review suggests  CNN

Scientists have developed a diet to boost health but also ensuring we live sustainably -- without depleting the earth's natural resources - to improve global health ...

Cannvas signs definitive contract with Advica Health as exclusive cannabis education provider  The GrowthOp

Cannvas MedTech Inc. and Advica Health have entered into a definitive contract whereby Cannvas.Me will be the exclusive provider of cannabis education and ...

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox  BBC News

High street retailer Superdrug is to introduce tougher mental health checks before performing cosmetic procedures, following criticism by the NHS. Prof Stephen ...

Air pollution is a health emergency  GOV.UK

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock launches the Clean Air Strategy 2019.

Healthy body, healthy mind: experts answer our readers' wellbeing questions  The Telegraph

Healthy body, healthy mind – or so the saying goes. As is often the case with age old adages, there's plenty of truth in the notion that how we think or feel affects ...

5 ways Trump is changing health care  CNN

President Donald Trump hasn't fulfilled his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare outright, but he's fundamentally reshaped the debate over health care in ...

Here's how to get everyone to adopt the planetary health diet

The scientists behind the planetary health diet admit that the changes required are radical. Here's what governments and food producers can do to change how ...

Cumbria health trust hit by 147 cyber attacks in five years  BBC News

The NHS in Cumbria has been hit by more than 150 cyber attacks in five years, the BBC can reveal. Of these, 147 were directed at University Hospitals of ...

Forgiving and Not Forgiving Can Both Affect Your Health  Psychology Today

Most of us have been hurt in big and small ways. How do you decide whether or not to forgive the other person? And how do you forgive yourself?

Kent County Council could step in to run mental health services amid claims not enough young people are getting the treatment they need  Kent Online

A council could take over running mental health services for young people after becoming worried the current NHS *service* is not up to scratch.

Is your New Year health kick damaging your teeth?

January has always been a time for *fresh* chapters, “new yous” and, most of all, diets. But nowadays one almost feels under siege by the army of new year ...

Peter Kay appears in good health as he's spotted for first time in NINE months  Mirror Online

The Bolton-born funnyman was last seen at a charity showing of Car Share in April.

Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale

Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the healthcare industry. If the two can join forces on a ...

SAS Who Dares Wins’ Nathaniel withdrawn from show on mental health grounds one week after he was forced to b  The Sun

Viewers were left shocked last week when Nathaniel was tasked with punching his female rival in a brutal attack.

Anti-vaxxers are among the top 'threats to global health' in 2019, WHO declares  Daily Mail

The World Health Organization named 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to global health as recent outbreaks of diseases not seen in years have ...

5 Ways To Boost Your Mental Health (Exercise Not Included)

Is your resolution this year to improve your mental health? Here are a few tips on how to accomplish that.

Magpie reared back to health turns on children after being released to wild  The Telegraph

A magpie nursed back to health by a father and daughter has repaid its rescuers by reportedly attacking children after returning to the wild.

Gut health is responsible for your happiness. We investigate the major organ  British GQ

Gut health affects your whole body, it drives our digestion, immune system, energy metabolism and more, so here's why you need to give it some love this year.

Teenager sent to a health is now caged with killers and rapists  Daily Mail

When Kyle Gibbon left school, the local authority suggested the 18-year-old with autism and mild learning disabilities should spend six weeks in an assessment ...

The simple tips to improve your health  BBC News

The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.

Mental health trust chief retires  Health Service Journal

The chief executive of a mental health trust in the South West has announced her retirement after 13 years at the trust.

Health secretary asked to halt £1bn community services tender  Health Service Journal

An MP has asked health secretary Matt Hancock to halt the “potentially disastrous” procurement of community services worth more than £1bn, after claiming the ...

3 smart ways Trump can disrupt health care and drive down costs  MarketWatch

Since his winning presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been repeatedly billed as a disrupter. From trade and foreign policy to immigration, Trump has ...

For Your Health Jan. 21  Martinsburg Journal

Blood drives. to be held in area. MARTINSBURG — The following blood drives have been scheduled: • Today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fellowship Bible Church, ...

Forget weight loss, here's why muscle mass is the key to your health and fitness goals  Netdoctor

Muscle mass can impact a person's strength, energy, mobility, and overall health at all stages of life. So, while weight loss may feel rewarding, here's why it's ...

Health care: Kansas teen pregnancy rates dropping  Leavenworth Times

Kansas saw another year of improvement in teen pregnancy rates, which have fallen dramatically since 2008, according to a report released in December.

Tom Jones health: The Voice UK coach makes ‘very special’ announcement after illness  Express

TOM JONES, a coach on The Voice UK 2019, delighted fans when he confirmed he would be performing at a “world famous” festival later this year.

HEALTH NOTES: Headset tweaks brain nerve to help struggling dieters  Daily Mail

A trial is under way at the University of Ulster to see if wearing the new £350 device called Modius for an hour a day can help volunteers to slim.

Another Chinese health product firm under probe after allegations its products damaged toddler's heart  The Straits Times

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The authorities in China have launched an investigation into a branch of Infinitus, a multi-billion-yuan health ...

Why living in a detached house could be better for health

Homeowners living in detached houses may be protected from suffering heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests.

Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'  BBC News

Mental health patients who miss two or more GP appointments within the space of a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months than ...

A young girl had to leave Maine for mental health care. It's been 6 months.  Bangor Daily News

The girl is among an increasing number of children with mental health and behavioral needs that Maine is sending to facilities out of state.. Maine news, sports ...

Generation Z most likely generation to report poor mental health, report says | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

Generation Z is more likely to report mental health issues, like stress, anxiety and depression, than other generations, according to a new report.

Cigarette advertising before smoking was officially bad for your health

It's difficult to believe that there was a time, not so long ago, when people were led to believe smoking was safe — it could even be 'refreshing' for your lungs.

Radcliff gets healthy at community expo | Local News  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Amy Pool wants to get healthier and she used a Saturday health and wellness expo at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff as a starting point.

Health time bomb on remote British island where 75 per cent of population are overweight  The Telegraph

The remote British island of St Helena is facing a health time bomb with seven in 10 adults now overweight or obese while half of its young people still smoke ...

Health warning: not reviewing insurance policy is costing you  Irish Times

With many renewals due at end of the month, now is time to act to avoid wasting hundreds of euro.

Mental health: waiting times to be capped under 10-year NHS plan  The Guardian

New waiting-time targets for mental health treatment and stronger support for young adults with difficulties will be an important part of the government's ...

Six things to look out for in health in 2019  BBC News

The past year saw the NHS's birthday celebrations. But what beckons for health in 2019?

Dorset Mind to launch new mental health group  Bournemouth Echo

MENTAL health charity Dorset Mind has won a £4500 grant to help provide a new support group for women and girls.

Emergency mental health targets introduced by 2020  Health Service Journal

A suite of new mental health access targets is set out by the NHS long term plan.

Alphabet’s health watch monitors your heart health, is approved by the FDA  Digital Trends

A health monitoring watch being developed by Alphabet, Google's parent company, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

No evidence of sugar substitutes' health benefits, finds study  The Guardian

Low-calorie and artificial sweeteners, increasingly added to drinks and food as the industry responds to pressure to cut sugar, may not help people lose weight ...

The invisible warning signs that predict your future health  BBC News

Artificial intelligence is proving it can spot the warning signs of disease before we even know we are ill ourselves. Could it lead to a new era of healthcare?

Mental health budget worth £1.9bn 'to be devolved'  Health Service Journal

Mental health specialised commissioning will be fully devolved to providers within the next three years, according to the chief executive of a major mental health ...

Review into discharge of mental health patients in Adelaide after incidents following release  ABC Local

An interstate psychiatrist will examine whether mistakes were made during the discharge of four mental health patients in Adelaide who had a significant ...

Health Ministry warns of dengue fever during rainy season - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

People should be extra mindful of the spread of dengue fever amid the rainy season, when dengue-bearing mosquitos are most active, the Health Ministry said ...

Lack of NHS mental health services puts under-18s at risk, say GPs  The Guardian

Nearly all GPs worry that young people with mental health problems will come to harm because of difficulties in accessing treatment on the NHS, according to a ...

HMP Woodhill's mental health team was 'fire-fighting', inquest told  BBC News

Mental health staff at a prison where eight inmates took their own lives in two years were "fire-fighting", an inquest hears.

Florida Suspends Health-Care Licenses for Borrowers in Default  Inside Higher Ed

Florida's Board of Health in the last two years has suspended licenses to work for roughly 100 health-care employees, including nurses, nursing assistants and ...

Ex-boss of care home later shut down by health bosses to manage renamed facility  Belfast Telegraph

The former manager of Ashbrooke Care Home has been appointed to run the replacement facility.

Kangana Ranaut Says Reports About Manikarnika Producer's Health Are 'Misleading'  NDTV News

Actress Kangana Ranaut has dismissed 'misleading' reports stating that Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi producer Kamal Jain 'is critical after suffering a ...

Boots to pilot selling Microsoft healthcare devices in some pharmacies  Chemist+Druggist

Boots will pilot selling healthcare-related devices powered by Microsoft in a number of stores as part of a deal by its parent company.

Karl Henry: Top 10 simple swaps to help improve your health and sleep better

Congratulations on surviving the first few weeks of January. But beware, this is when things start to get tough. Those resolutions begin to get harder, the ...

Stuck and Stressed: The Health Costs of Traffic  The New York Times

The physical and psychological toll of brutal commutes can be considerable.

Universities can learn from schools when it comes to mental health  The Times

Suicide rates at UK universities are reaching new records — 134 students took their own lives in 2015. The number also dropping out of university with mental ...

Ground-level ozone is still damaging your health  CityMetric

Ground-level ozone is one of six major pollutants regulated nationally under the U.S. Clean Air Act. It is not directly emitted, but instead forms in the atmosphere ...

Mental health crisis home treatment team cases up 17%  BBC News

The number of referrals to mental health crisis teams in Wales has risen by 17% in the last three years. Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams help ...

Researchers examine how being in nature improves health through DIGnity program  ABC News

Scientists know that nature keeps people healthy, now a team of researchers from a diverse range faculties at the University of Tasmania are trying to figure out ...

Barrow Sixth Form to raise money for mental health charity in memory of Jake  NW Evening Mail

SIXTH formers will raise money for a mental health support charity after a student was found dead two days after Christmas.

How scented candles could be harming the environment and your health  The Independent

They are an essential part of any #selfcare routine, but experts say your love of scented candles could be harming the environment and causing you to breathe ...

Two major healthcare systems partner together to help feed premature babies  ABC 4

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - A health alert concerning newborns...Utah's two major health care systems are partnering together to feed tiny premature ...

These Are The Possible Causes Of Cancer And Prevention Tips: Health Expert Luke Coutinho Tells Us More  NDTV News

Cancer has now become an epidemic. Every now and then we hear the sad news of someone diagnosed with this deadly disease. But have we ever determined ...

Prince Philip health: What will happen when the Queen's husband dies?  Express

PRINCE Philip was involved in a serious car accident on Thursday afternoon but fortunately escaped unharmed. So what will happen when the Queen's ...

'Getting too hot is a serious risk' - New guidelines address health impact of climate change  TVNZ

New Zealand needs to plan for increasingly hotter weather, with the threat of climate change likely to impact Kiwis' health, says Associate Health Minister Julie ...

Ten threats to global health in 2019  World Health Organization

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of ...

Why supermarket bargains may be damaging your health

More than a third of products on special offer in Irish supermarkets are high in fat, sugar or salt according to new research.

Mental health patients in rural Australia feel 'forgotten', despite billions in funding  ABC News

Grief, suicide, loss of income — a rural psychologist sees it all, and fears that people in the bush are going under the radar, despite billions of dollars in mental ...

East Lancs health bosses welcome junk food checkout deals clampdown  Lancashire Telegraph

CURBING the sale of junk food at checkouts in a bid to tackle childhood obesity has been welcomed by health chiefs in East Lancashire.

Shoebox Theatre moves from Theatre Square to Health Hydro  Swindon Advertiser

VOLUNTEERS heave-ho'ed heavy boxes into a van to help the Shoebox Theatre complete its big move to a new home.

Placenta helps keep baby healthy during pregnancy complications: Study  Times Now

According to the team of researchers, the aim of the study was to understand what is required for a healthy placenta to perform its vital functions during ...

Warning that Universal Credit is 'damaging health of Gateshead residents'  Chronicle Live

Central Gateshead and Blaydon were moved onto Universal Credit in October and November 2017 respectively.

Three health benefits of CHEESE and why you SHOULD include it in your diet  Express

Overindulging in cheese every day is not a healthy diet to follow, especially if you want to cut down on saturated fat. But, the dairy product does contain essential ...

Phillip Schofield health news: This Morning star reveals health secret after six years  Express

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD has opened up on his health secret after keeping it quiet for six years as the This Morning favourite revealed all to fans in an Instagram ...

Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories  Health Service Journal

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs ...

Muckamore: Health chief Richard Pengelly 'shocked and appalled'  BBC News

The Department of Health's most senior civil servant has said he was "shocked and appalled" by CCTV footage recorded at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Richard ...

Cairngorm tows closed due to health and safety concerns  Press and Journal

The beleaguered Cairngorm mountain resort has been hit by a health and safety headache that will likely leave tows out of action as the first snow of the season ...

Is Cannabis Good or Bad for Mental Health?  Scientific American

The physicist Richard Feynman has been popularly quoted as stating that if you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don't. It is perhaps not a ...

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show  WSMV Nashville

Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.

Assuta to raise $150m VC health fund  Globes

million has already been raised and the Israeli fund, which will invest in medical devices and digital helath startups, will reach $50 million by the end of the first ...

Vaping by young people remains a burning issue among health experts  The Guardian

Despite much debate in UK and US there is still little agreement over how safe e-cigarettes are.

A simple trick to stay healthy at work: Stair snacking  Economic Times

Stair climbing at short intervals between work can improve heart health.

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?  BBC News

British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

Intermittent fasting boosts health by strengthening daily rhythms  Medical News Today

A new study explores the impact of fasting on our daily rhythms. The authors conclude that fasting may protect health by boosting cyclic gene expression.

NHS England's chief digital officer goes full digital, ditches health service for GP app biz  The Register

NHS England's chief digital officer has reportedly told staff she is leaving the organisation just days after the government launched its tech-focused long-term ...

Staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital  BBC News

Concerns were raised about the techniques used by healthcare workers to move patients at the unit.

Democratizing artificial intelligence in health care  MIT News

Hackathons promote doctor-data scientist collaboration and expanded access to electronic medical-records to improve patient care.

Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking  The Guardian

The government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK's smokers that vaping is not as harmful as smoking and a good way to quit, in a bid to ...

WebMD Honors Health Heroes Fighting Cancer  WebMD

WebMD's 2018 Health Heroes have left their mark on the fight against cancer in ways large and small.