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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Care viewers dismayed at portrayal of health care professionals

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Standing up for the right to health  World Health Organization

More people can access essential health services today than ever before, but at least half of the world's population still go without. Those living in the poorest ...

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.

10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year  INSIDER

In 2018, researchers worked tirelessly to combat a range of mental health issues. Here are 10 of the most important things they learned.

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.

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 ...

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.

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?

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 ...

Coroner issues 'exceptional' warning over lack of resources for mental health services  Birmingham Live

Birmingham's coroners *service* has warned of more suicide tragedies unless extra money is found for mental health services. All eight coroners - senior coroner ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Saintvicious resigns as FlyQuest coach following damaging comments about mental health  The Rift Herald

Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco, former NA LCS jungler and longtime coach, has stepped down from his coaching position with FlyQuest, the team announced ...

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...

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”.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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…

Report: 30 Percent of Healthcare Databases Exposed Online  Healthcare Informatics

Hackers are using the Dark Web to buy and sell personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from healthcare organizations, and exposed databases are a ...

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 ...

Norte Offers Free Shovels to Promote Health, Keep Sidewalks Safe  9&10 News

A little shoveling may not be on the top of your list of favorite winter activities, but it feels a little better when the shovel is free. It's the third year of the Clear Path to ...

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 ...

Is a cheek swab the way to better health, success?  Chicago Tribune

Your meal plan for success and health may be one based on your DNA. Neil Grimmer would like you to give it a try. In 2007, Grimmer founded children's food ...

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.

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.

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.

St. Luke's expands behavioral health services  69News WFMZ-TV

The increase in inpatient beds makes it the largest provider of psychiatric services in the region, according to the news release.

Augusta Health offers Medicaid for adults information session  Staunton News Leader

Eligible adults include those who work but do not have insurance and those who previously did not qualify for coverage.

Officer denies using excessive force against mental health patient

A police officer alleged to have used excessive force before a mental health patient went into cardiac arrest has claimed he felt in 'immediate danger'.

New EPPD unit part of novel approach to mental health calls  KVIA El Paso

In order to provide a specialized response to mental health issues in the community, the El Paso City Council approved a three-year agreement with the ...

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.

Seattle's public health enemy #1? Climate change  KUOW News and Information

Climate change is the number-one threat to the health of the Seattle area, according to the region's top public health officer. Serious local impacts are expected ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Going once, going twice for open enrollment and getting the right health plan for 2019  CNBC

Under the Affordable Care Act, you can change your health care plan once a year during open enrollment. That period is about to end, and if you don't have ...

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.

What impact does migration have on the health of societies? | TheHill  The Hill

Globally, most migrants are labor migrants, and the movement primarily occurs within low- and middle-income countries.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

Mental Health Matters: Data dump delving | Expert Briefing | Health Service Journal  Health Service Journal

HSJ's fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector. Mental Health Matters is now written by HSJ's new ...

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.

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 ...

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.

'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.

£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 ...

Reid earns health award from Special Olympics  The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Special Olympics International awarded Dr. Joanne Reid its Golisano Health Leadership Award for her work with Special Olympics ...

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.

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…

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Health centre bosses hit out at plans for former clinic to be used as luxury tobacco shop  Great Yarmouth Mercury

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely ...

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

WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer says she's 'very concerned' after stories published by the Waterloo Region Record exposed the health legacy of Kitchener's rubber ...

Get active by age three, new health guidelines urge Americans  BBC News

Americans as young as age three have been encouraged to engage in physical activity, according to new federal exercise guidelines. The guidelines, last ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

4,000 Kaiser mental health clinic workers launch 5-day strike in California  Becker's Hospital Review

Four thousand California mental health clinicians began a five-day strike Dec. 10 to protest what they call understaffing issues that lead to long wait times for ...

Diabetes Patients Pressure Drugmakers Over High Price Of Insulin : Shots - Health News  NPR

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for ...

Inquest rules uni student took own life after being failed by mental health team  Gazette

An aristocrat's son took his own life after a mental health team failed to give him proper care in the days before his death, a coroner has ruled.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

They were covered by health insurance, but their newborn son wasn't  Salon

A loophole allowed their medical insurance provider to refuse coverage for the birth of their son.

CCGs object to demand for GP at Hand payment  Health Service Journal

London commissioners have contested demands that they help pay for the escalating cost associated with GP at Hand, according to committee papers.

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 ...

Children's development being 'stifled' by nursery bosses' fear of health and safety laws, Ofsted warns  The Telegraph

Children's physical development is being "stifled" by health and safety as teachers are too scared to let them play outside, Ofsted has warned. Nursery bosses ...