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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 ...


Superdrug to run mental health checks for patients seeking Botox and lip fillers  The Independent

Superdrug will offer mental health screening to customers who come in for cosmetic procedures such as lip fillers and Botox, in a move NHS officials hope will ...


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 ...


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.


Here's how to get everyone to adopt the planetary health diet  Wired.co.uk

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 ...


Is your New Year health kick damaging your teeth?  Telegraph.co.uk

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 ...


Health and military personnel must work together in conflict and disasters  The Telegraph

The military has a key role to play in helping to avert outbreaks of infectious diseases during conflicts and humanitarian disasters, the former surgeon-general of ...


7 out of 10 people in Caithness support redesigning the region's health services  Press and Journal

Seven out of 10 people in Caithness are in favour of proposals to redesign health and social care services, a three-month survey has concluded. The £30million ...


Dementia: Five expert tips to keep the brain healthy and dementia at bay  Express

DEMENTIA is on the rise as more and more people are diagnosed with the disease each year. There is no cure, but some simple lifestyle interventions could ...


Tax, ban, regulate: the radical 'planetary health diet' explained  Spectator.co.uk

One of the secrets of the success of the nanny state campaign over the years has been the refusal of its advocates to describe their final destination.


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 ...


Health and safety would have a field day in these building sites where an accident is waiting to happen  The Sun

A gallery of photos from around the world shows workers seemingly cheating death.


Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health  WebMD

Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example.


Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers  CNN

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is continuing unabated in the new year. Probable patients topped 650 and deaths surpassed 400, the ...


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.


Malaysia to focus on health not criminality in new drug policy  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's new strategy to combat drugs will focus on health and social support for users rather than enforcing criminal laws.


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.


Man shot by police detained indefinitely in mental health hospital  The Northern Echo

A MAN shot by police after refusing to put down the air weapon he was carrying has been placed in a secure hospital unit indefinitely, under the…


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale  Wired.co.uk

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 ...


Why living in a detached house could be better for health  Telegraph.co.uk

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


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 ...


We must take a proactive approach to mental health  Boston Herald

A new bill would bring together numerous experts to address mental health and find effective treatments for PTSD, according to MacDonald. He said he wants to ...


Health service gets additional £3m to mitigate winter pressures  BBC News

The Department of Health has announced an additional £3m to help health and social care services deal with ongoing winter pressures. It is to be targeted at ...


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 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 ...


Is portion size the simple solution to better health?  Telegraph.co.uk

We have never been more clued up about the food we eat.


Alphabet’s Verily health watch gets limited ECG clearance from FDA  CNET

Verily, part of Google's parent company, is using the watch in studies on cardiovascular health.


How This Doctor Uses Instagram For Mental Health Awareness  Forbes

Psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Clemons is using social media to normalize the conversation about mental health. She hosts live Q&A sessions about topics like anxiety ...


Health systems fire up business incubators  ModernHealthcare.com

It wasn't too long ago that executives for healthcare startup Aiva were coming off a stint in Cedars-Sinai's business accelerator program, in which they received ...


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.


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 ...


Redbridge health trust must consult public before closing cancer unit permanently, councillors say  Ilford Recorder

A hospital trust has been accused of closing a chemotherapy unit too quickly following a staff exodus.


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.


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.


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.


Oak Furnitureland parent company due in court over alleged health and safety breaches  Swindon Advertiser

OAK FurnitureLand parent company JB Global has been accused of failing to protect employees from exposure to hazardous substances.


Don’t ignore the signs! I looked the picture of health in days and weeks before cancer struck  The Sun

In all these photos cancer was growing inside me but I had no clue! Don't take any chances, get checked - even if you don't look sick.


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 ...


Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'  BBC News

A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' leaders say.


Barbara Windsor health: Adam Woodyatt opens up on EastEnders co-star  Express

BARBARA WINDSOR was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years ago and today her EastEnders co-star, Adam Woodyatt, was on Lorraine where he ...


Ruth Langsford: This Morning star reveals ‘difficult times’ amid friend's health battle  Express

RUTH LANGSFORD, who presents This Morning alongside husband Eammon Holmes, has opened up about her friend's health battle on Instagram and asked ...


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 ...


Bid to build major health hub in city  News & Star

A MAJOR new health hub, combining Carlisle's so-called super surgery with other NHS services, could be built in the city.


Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines  BBC News

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines including painkillers and anti-depressants. This is leaving patients complaining of delays ...


3 health benefits of spinach you must know - Improves vision, prevents cancer and more  Times Now

New Delhi: Spinach is a seasonal leafy vegetable available in abundance in the winters and has various health benefits. It is rich in a lot of nutrients – vitamins ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


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 ...


Paris Jackson: ‘It can be too much’ Michael Jackson’s daughter addresses health reports  Express

PARIS JACKSON, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has spoken out about reports she had checked herself into a treatment facility for her mental and emotional ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Mental health sufferers like me will only thrive once employers step up and support us  Metro.co.uk

By changing the law, employers will be required to make provisions for mental health first aid, just as they do for physical first aid.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here's What the Science Says  TIME

The everyday spice has been linked to some potential benefits—and risks. Here's what to know about black pepper.


Mental capacity changes give care homes too much power, critics say  The Guardian

Changes to mental capacity safeguards – intended to protect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people – will hand care home managers and private ...


Scarborough bakery Cooplands fined for health and safety breach over 14 years  Scarborough Today

Cooplands has been fined £159080 and ordered to pay £4594 in costs after magistrates heard that employees at the Eastfield factory were consistently exposed ...


Redesign patient care to treat the ills of the health system  Financial Times

Defuse the politics and leave doctors and managers to bridge divides in the medical *service*.


In pursuit of better health care for less money, Minnesota hospitals show uneven results  Star Tribune

A federal experiment meant to reward hospitals for saving money on Medicare patients ended with two of the three Twin Cities participants dropping out when ...


School gets active in charity challenge to improve mental health  NW Evening Mail

A SCHOOL is getting active as part of a national campaign to combat mental health difficulties.


Senate health committee leaders introduce key funding bill  ModernHealthcare.com

This year's healthcare package started taking shape Friday as the leaders of the Senate health committee introduced a bill that includes five years of funding for ...


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.


Coursera expands online courses for health-care professionals  Inside Higher Ed

The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded ...


Wendy Williams takes break from talk show for health reasons.  Today Show

Wendy Williams is taking another break from her talk show to focus on her health. Her family released a statement Friday explaining that she continues to deal ...


Health standards falling at Angus pools and spas  The Courier

Figures released by Angus Council detailing environmental health checks at public and private swimming pools have revealed standards are consistently ...


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.


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 ...


Dr Hillary tells Lorraine viewers exactly when you start to feel health benefits of Dry January  Liverpool Echo

Dr Hillary Jones has revealed exactly when people are likely to feel the health benefits of Dry January. He told Lorraine on her ITV show that people who take ...


Health care, other income issues combine to complicate life for retirees  Kearney Hub

Not long ago, the news site ProPublica published an important story about employers who, in their quest for a younger and cheaper workforce, were pushing out ...


Success At Cleveland Clinic And The Future Of Healthcare  Forbes

Health care is unique in that it impacts every person and is a major cost and health component for every CEO. In this article I interview the CEO of Cleveland ...


Drinking green tea for its health benefits? Stop using tap water and use bottled water only  Daily Mail

Made with bottled water, the tea had double antioxidants, according to a study by researchers at Cornell University. But when made with tap water, participants ...


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.


Seven dietary changes to protect your health – and the planet  The Globe and Mail

Consider a diet that can prolong your life and, at the same time, feed a growing global population without causing further damage to the environment. That's just ...


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 ...


PHE Health Harms campaign encourages smokers to quit  GOV.UK

Public Health England ( PHE ) has released a new film showing the devastating harms that come from smoking, and how this can be avoided by switching to an ...


The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of  BBC News

If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes ...


Healthy Diet Tips: 5 Things To Keep In Mind For Healthy Weight Loss  NDTV News

Eating healthy is not just a one-time thing; for instance, you eat one healthy meal in a day and then follow it up with a week of indulgence - that's not going to ...


Ban recycling boxes to protect binmen, say occupational health experts  Telegraph.co.uk

The rise of recycling has led to an increase in back problems for binmen, researchers have said, as they called for boxes to be banned. The University of ...


‘People are dying’: Campaigners want gambling classed a public health issue  The Guardian

Campaigners for stronger government regulation of gambling have called for it to be classed as a public health concern and for betting companies to be required ...


Healthy takeaway recipes: 7 ideas to try to help you lose weight  Chronicle Live

Former Team GB runner Stacey Smith, now a qualified nutritionist, has provided you with some 'takeaway' inspiration to help get in shape.


Government Shutdown Brings Higher Health Bills To Some Families : Shots - Health News  NPR

An air traffic controller is just one employee locked into the terms of a health plan because of the ongoing federal shutdown. It's meant his child's hospital bills are ...


Parade to commemorate military hero has been cancelled due to 'health and safety concerns'  South Wales Argus

AN ANNUAL parade to commemorate the bravery of a Cwmbran hero, who defended helpless patients from Zulus, has been cancelled because Gwent Police…


Public Health warning issued as Cold Weather Alert triggered in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire by severe forecast  Peterborough Telegraph

Health experts are urging people to look out for others, to keep warm indoors and to take care when out and about as the Met Office has forecast severe wintry ...


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 ...


YOUR HEALTH: Perhaps your best medical treatment is in the kitchen cabinet  WQAD Moline

Could items in your kitchen cabinet replace those in your medicine cabinet? Let's start with sesame oil...


UK weather warning: URGENT health alert issued as temperatures set to hit -10C  Express.co.uk

HEALTH officials have warned Britain's elderly and vulnerable to take care over the coming days with temperatures set to hit -10C (14F). Numbing Arctic winds ...


How the government shutdown could affect your health  The Guardian

Key government services like food inspections, health exposure assessments and cash assistance for groceries have been frayed.


Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.  Vox.com

Health care creates a tenth of US greenhouse gas emissions.


Carbohydrates, fibre and a healthy diet  The Guardian

Low-carb does not mean no-carb, nor does it mean low-fibre (Blow to the low-carb diet as WHO report says fibre cuts early deaths, 11 January). Your article ...


Slug & Lettuce in Colchester High Street health and safety breaches | Suffolk and Essex Business News  East Anglian Daily Times

Colchester Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, for health and safety ...


Residents share their views on health campus and park-and-ride scheme in Nursling  Daily Echo

RESIDENTS shared their views on plans for a new park-and-ride and health campus near Romsey.


High levels of radon in southwest Minnesota lead public health...  Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — Staying cooped up inside during the winter months may not be good for your health — in more ways than one. As winter weather forces ...