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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.

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.

How will Brexit affect health & safety  Business MattersBusiness Matters

With only weeks to go until we leave the EU, it's important to understand just how Brexit will affect health & safety.

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.

Harnessing the power of place to drive better health  Health Service Journal

We need to consider alternative models of health delivery that focus on addressing the place based social determinants of poor health aided by the development ...

Many factors contribute to suicide risk and mental health problems among farmers, says YANA charity | Farming  Eastern Daily Press

Isolation, uncertainty and financial pressures are among the factors contributing to mental health issues among our farming communities, says Norfolk-based ...

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.

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.

Brainstorm Health: Fentanyl Overdoses, J&J Clinical Win  Fortune

Happy hump day, readers. It's a busy week, but I wanted to highlight a piece from my colleague Erin Corbett on the latest, disconcerting data regarding 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 ...

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 ...

'I'm a father who suffered from postnatal depression. New dads need mental health checks too'  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.

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 ...

Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Health insurance sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline looms  PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, even though premiums are stable, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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

The hires could help Apple win over doctors and suggest it will build applications that can help people with serious medical problems.

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.

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 ...

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…

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.

Mental health campaigners hit out at rising number of children treated alongside criminals and other adults  The Courier

Mental health campaigners have hit out at the rising number of children in crisis being treated in non-specialist wards, alongside criminals and other adults.

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.

Best supplements for eyes: Take this vitamin to boost vision and keep eyes healthy  Express

BEST supplements for eyes: Regular eye tests are key to maintaining good vision and healthy eyes, but what many people may not know is the positive impact ...

Health care law is alive despite Trump's 2-year drive to kill it. So sign up for insurance.  USA TODAY

The Affordable Care Act is down but not out under Trump, and sorely needed given new realities of more chronic conditions and less employer insurance.

Economic outlook: Investing in health  Crain's New York Business

Health benefit costs for employees of metro-area midsize and large companies increased 3.6% this year, to an average of $15,975 per employee. Although the ...

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'The government must stop treating public health as the poor relation in the health system'  indy100

Public health is the epitome of common sense. It is all about preventing people getting ill. It's about promoting good health and supporting us all to stay as ...

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.

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 ...

Medical Schemes Amendment Bill waiting for outcome of health inquiry  Business Day

The health department is waiting for the Competition Commission's health market inquiry to be completed before it finalises the Medical Schemes Amendment ...

Planned Parenthood provides health care for millions of women in the US — we can't defund them | TheHill  The Hill

As a doctor, public health leader and the president of Planned Parenthood, I am driven by the belief that health care is a fundamental human right. This belief is ...

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.

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?

Great Plains Health Board wants to reassure community members about changes  Kotatv

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board held a presentation Wednesday at the Journey Museum to answer questions from the community about the ...

Q-C public health projects receive grants  Quad City Times

Two Quad-City area organizations are among the recipients of the 2019 Community Grant Program from the University of Iowa College of Public Health and its ...

'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.

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…

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 ...

'They are the employer and the employee': Mental health for founders under spotlight  The Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government and small business leaders are doubling down on mental health support for entrepreneurs amid warnings the next six weeks can ...

Thousands of retired first responders may not have health care because of pension changes

Drastic health care changes are on the way for retired police officers and firefighters all over the state of Ohio, and a deadline is looming that they might not even ...

Christmas Eve Comes With a Potentially Deadly Health Risk, Says Study  ScienceAlert

For some, Christmas can be a time of stress instead of peace and goodwill – and a new Swedish study shows that 10 pm on Christmas Eve is the annual peak ...

Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Appoints Bohemia Health CEO Henry Loubet to Board of Directors  Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF), whose mission is to enshrine the great athletes of the region and to help ...

‘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 ...

Home health care founder gives $20M to thousands of employees  Springfield News-Leader

BAYADA's Home Health Care Founder Mark Baiada is distributing $20 million to its thousands of employees across the United States.

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.

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.

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 ...

Official health guidelines - can anyone live up to them? I tried it for 7 days.  The Australian Financial Review

London | It's day two of my attempt to live according to the UK government's health advice and I think I have overdosed on citrus. My tongue is tingling and the ...

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

LoonZorg: Are you ready to switch health insurance packages?

Looking for an expat-friendly Dutch health insurance policy? Would you rather not pay the 385 euros compulsory excess costs (eigen risico) in addition to your ...

5 December 2018 News Release 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 ...

$5M donation helps HSC deliver hi-tech health care  Winnipeg Free Press

New equipment at Health Sciences Centre will provide state of the art stroke care, more targeted che... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.

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 ...

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 ...

Illegal meat business called “public health hazard  WOWT

The Washington County Attorney has filed an injunction against a Fort Calhoun couple for what it deemed a “public health hazard.” The two are accused of ...

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.

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 exchange enrollment may be dipping  Greenwich Time

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 ...

Settlement approved in Washington state mental health case | KIRO-TV  KIRO Seattle

After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating her order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal ...

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 ...

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.

Ilona Kickbusch and Andrew Cassels: Disruptions that shape global health - The BMJ  The BMJ

Ilona Kickbusch and Andrew Cassels introduce a collection of articles on global health disruptors. With global governance and global health at a turning point, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Moving to N.L. from another province? You might not get health care  CBC News

At least three Canadians say they're struggling to access medical care, even though they're here to stay.

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 ...

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.

Rotary Club donates health equipment worth over Nu 10M  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

The Rotary Club (RC) of Thimphu in collaboration with the RC of Taichung East, Taiwan through the global grant handed over a high-tech laser and associated ...

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.

Five staff assaulted at Taranaki Base Hospital mental health ward  Taranaki Daily News

Five staff members at Taranaki's mental health ward have been assaulted.

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.

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

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

'90 Day Fiancé': Ashley Martson Hospitalized Amid Health Issues  In Touch Weekly

'90 Day Fiancé' star Ashley Martson took to Instagram with an update about her health on Dec. 12, revealing she's "very sick" in the hospital.

Eat These Superfoods To Stay Warm And Healthy During Winter Season  NDTV News

While winter fruits and veggies like carrots, beetroots, radishes and pomegranates etc. provide us with ample of nutrition, try these healthy alternatives too that ...

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.

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 ...