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Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

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


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  Telegraph.co.uk

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.


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.


Can following every government health guideline really make me fitter?  Telegraph.co.uk

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.


61% of Americans Are Worried About Rising Health Care Premiums  Fortune

Rising health insurance premiums is a concern among a majority of Americans. According to a recent poll from Gallup, 61% of U.S. adults are concerned that ...


Jersey States backtrack on health staff pay rise  ITV News

Jersey's health and community services department is revoking a pay rise given to 126 health professionals and social workers, after a report said their pay ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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

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


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.


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.


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.


Local Health Care Partnerships Are Strongly Associated With Successful Enhanced Community Pharmacy Services  Pharmacy Times

Incorporating community pharmacists into team-based care models is recommended as a strategy for improving health care access and quality while reducing ...


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.


Fears grow over the spread of Ebola as health vaccinations are given in neighbouring countries  Daily Mail

Hundreds of health workers in South Sudan will be given Ebola vaccinations amid fears the virus will spread from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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.


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 ...


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

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


Accessing mental health care in Australia: Most unsure where to go  NEWS.com.au

It looks like your standard Instagram shot of a pretty, young woman enjoying a sunny day at the beach. But when journalist and author Jill Stark shared this ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Muckamore Abbey: Health trust's 'deep regrets'  BBC News

The Belfast Trust says it deeply regrets not having acted sooner over abuse allegations at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. The comments follow a damning review ...


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 ...


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 ...


Tivity Health: Nutrisystem A Healthy Deal?  Seeking Alpha

Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem in a rather large deal, at a pretty sizeable premium. I see the strategic reason behind the deal, yet a steep premium is paid for.


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?


Aurora Health to pay $12 million settlement | Local News  Kenosha News

Aurora Health Care Inc. will pay $12 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of ...


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.


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.


Seven regional directors named by NHSE and Improvement  Health Service Journal

The joint directors of the new NHS England and Improvement regional teams have been confirmed by the system managers. They include three former hospital ...


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 ...


My Christmas tree health-and-safety nightmare  Spectator.co.uk

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…


Minister seeks assurance from Google over NHS patient data  Health Service Journal

The government has sought a “full explanation” for why an app developed using NHS patient data has been transferred to tech giant Google, where it will ...


Morrison brings extra money for health to first COAG, with $1.2 billion for health across the country  ABC News

The Prime Minister is bringing his chequebook along to his first meeting of state and territory leaders in Adelaide, promising extra money for doctors, nurses and ...


5 ways the midterms shook up the US health care agenda for 2019  American Medical Association

Polls said health care was the top issue on voters' minds, but whether a divided Congress can work with President Donald Trump to address the public's ...


Health marketplace plans nearing deadline  Buffalo News

NY State of Health, the official health insurance Marketplace plan, announced that more than 930000 consumers have enrolled or renewed coverage in a ...


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.


Norfolk and Waveney mental health: Dissatisfaction with care  BBC News

An NHS body aims to tackle "inadequate, poor and shocking" mental health provision.


Ministry of Health issues poisoning management guidelines  Times of Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance and Control (DGDSC), the Environmental and ...


Health industry fills James' campaign coffers  Crain's New York Business

The long-term care industry tended to Attorney General-elect Letitia James in the final days of her campaign, recently released records show. The final ...


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”.


Health care signup deadline 11:59 p.m. Saturday for state exchange | KIRO-TV  KIRO Seattle

The deadline to sign up for health insurance for 2019 is quickly approaching. To be covered in the state health exchange through the Affordable Care Act, you ...


Health spend helps Morrison shut down a dangerous Labor attack  The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor proved its tactical edge on health policy five months ago when it used community fears about hospital funding to demolish the Coalition. Voters in ...


'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.


‘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 ...


Better mental-health support needed for released inmates, inquest hears  Montreal Gazette

'We wouldn't send someone into the street with bandages and a drain attached to their leg. It's the same thing to me.'


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 ...


MS Dept. of Health visits home daycare where toddler was reportedly attacked at  WLOX

The Mississippi State Department of Health visited a home daycare in Pascagoula, where a 18-month-old boy was reportedly attacked by another child on ...


Is social media bad for your mental health? These latest figures suggest it is  Chronicle Live

It is the first time the NHS has revealed the figures for hypochondria as a separate mental health illness.


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 ...


What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health  UW Today

Research in recent years has linked a person's physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune ...


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.


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.


Facing disciplinary action, Health Department head resigns  The News Herald

Administrator Doug Kent resigned from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. Why he faced disciplinary action was still unclear on Tuesday, but the ...


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

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


CO Architects creates highly transparent Health Education Building in Kansas  Dezeen

A glazed box revealing floors wrapped in a terracotta screen forms part of an academic facility, designed by CO Architects for a university in Kansas City.


The mental health problem that transformed Weymouth  Dorset Echo

WITH Christmas creeping ever closer, we are being spoilt with the array of newly published books about our local area.


Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health  Miami Herald

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled on Tuesday his budget and policy plans for fixing the state's struggling mental health system in the coming years.


Fulton proposes $1.1 billion budget, spending on health and security  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton County's proposed $1.1 billion budget includes more money for behavioral health and security.


Military units to reunite for mental health support in new VA pilot to prevent suicide  Military Times

WASHINGTON — Mental health professionals in the past have touted the benefits of veterans meeting with peers for counseling sessions to discuss trauma and ...


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.


Some Americans are being denied 'life-saving' health care. It's because they are transgender  USA TODAY

Transgender patients face barriers to accessing health care, including doctors who deny services and lack training, as well as distance to competent care.


Louisiana's top health official pivots to stress, housing, diets for 'year of public health'  The Advocate

Louisiana's top health official said 2019 will be the “year of public health,” with the state agency shifting its focus to “social determinants” like stress, housing, diet ...


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 ...


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

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


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.


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.


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

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


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 ...


Is Prince Philip in Good Health?  The Cheat Sheet

Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and is the longest-serving royal consort in history but since he is in his late 90s now ...


Police putting more emphasis on mental health  41 Action News Kansas City

Kansas City area police departments are starting peer support programs to help one another deal with mental health issues.


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

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


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 ...


Free flu shots available Thursday at Louisiana’s parish health units  NOLA.com

The Louisiana Department Health is making free flu vaccines available at locations statewide on Thursday (Dec. 13).


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 ...


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.


Sarah Hyland Is ‘Focused on Her Mental Health’ After Second Kidney Transplant  PEOPLE.com

Sarah Hyland is “doing great” after her second kidney transplant, a source tells PEOPLE, and is “focused on her mental health” after contemplating suicide.


Massachusetts residents struggle to access mental health care, study finds  MassLive.com

Audrey Shelto is president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The foundation released a new study on access to mental health care.


Former Gauteng's health leaders Mahlangu, Hlongwa to 's...  Daily Maverick

Former Gauteng health MECs Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa have been instructed to step down from the ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC) ...


A Healthcare Wake-Up Call: Prepare For The Patient Experience Of The Future  Forbes

There's no pleasant way to say it: most patients aren't satisfied with their healthcare experience. They're tired of feeling like just a number instead of an actual ...


The pros and cons of apple cider vinegar  WXYZ Detroit

The so-called “Apple Cider Vinegar Diet” is sweeping social media, but does it work? The hashtag #applecidervinegar has 280,000+ posts on Instagram ...


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.


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 ...


Health Care Doesn’t Kill  National Review

Everyone knows that abortion -- the deliberate killing of an unborn human being -- isn't health care. That's why Planned Parenthood president Lean Wen has to ...


Aspire Health says stolen emails never opened, abandons hunt for hacker  The Tennessean

Aspire Health, a Nashville-based healthcare company, says emails that were stolen by a hacker in September were never opened before they were deleted.


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 ...


Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care  Gothamist

For proponents of single-payer healthcare in New York, these are heady times. After a decade out of power, Democrats are set to take control of the state senate, ...


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.


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 ...


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.


How enzymes keep you healthy  Spectator.co.uk

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


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Beware! Overeating These Super Healthy Foods Can Make You Gain Weight  NDTV News

We all have heard the common phrase, excess of everything is bad. The phrase goes for some super nutritious foods as well. Overeating in general might be ...