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Trump science adviser casts doubt on links between pollution and health problems  The Guardian

Comments by science review board chairman add weight to fears that Trump administration is aiming to discredit research to justify scrapping regulations.

Being detained under the Mental Health Act drove me to improve care  The Guardian

I was awoken by the sound of gasps and bangs coming from the bedroom next door. It was 4am on a medium-secure psychiatric unit where it's always noisy, but ...

A surge in the number of vegans is storing up health problems for the wealthy West  The Independent

The phenomenon of "hidden hunger" affects more than two billion people globally. It has been centered on developing countries, but is becoming a growing ...

Can Psychology Apps Help the Health System?  Psychology Today

With greater pressure placed on public health systems—due to increased life expectancy and poor life-style choices—governments are turning to technology to ...

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola  BBC News

A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have ...

12 Health Benefits and Uses of Sage  Healthline

Sage is a staple cooking herb as well as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide and ritual object. This article provides 12 surprising health benefits of sage.

5 remarkable health benefits of a plant-based diet  Treehugger

Aside from being so much better for the planet, a plant-based diet may be best for human health as well. The importance of eating less meat and dairy from an ...

Bringing harmony to public health debates about food  The BMJ

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 12 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5028. Article; Related *content*; Metrics ...

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.

Costs Of A Good Health Plan Can Feel Crushing Without Subsidies : Shots - Health News  NPR

Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive ...

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.

Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics — testing for disease at home  CNBC

Amazon's secretive special projects group has considered products for consumers to conduct medical tests in the home, which could take the company into the ...

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.

Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone  CNN

A gluten-free diet is designed specifically for those with celiac disease and related conditions. Adopting the popular dietary restriction when you don't have a ...

I had postnatal depression as a new father. Mental health checks for dads should be expanded  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.

Healthcare to get $100bn boost as India aims to cut maternal deaths  The Guardian

Spending on health will double by 2025, with India intent on improving its record on mortality of mothers and infants.

$14.5m Gates Foundation grant to help improve global healthcare | Imperial News  Imperial College London

GLOBAL HEALTHCARE - A $14.5m grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help an Imperial group improve and expand healthcare access in ...

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 ...

Pension Plan Improving Mental Health in China  Yale News

A new social pension program in rural China isn't just providing older adults with more financial security, Yale School of Public Health researchers say, it's also ...

Medicare-for-all: company health insurance at risk under single-payer

Passing single-payer means disrupting health insurance for 160 million people who get coverage through their jobs.

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 ...

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.

Uhuru announces reforms to anchor free health project  The Standard

Many Kenyans still do not know the link between the UHC and NHIF.

Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans

Sure, Democrats are lining up behind Medicare-for-all. But what exactly does that mean? This year, dozens of Democratic candidates ran — and won — on a ...

Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being  Live Science

Greenhouse gases will affect the health and welfare of people everywhere, a comprehensive review finds.

Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

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

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.

Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.

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 ...

Christian health sharing provides alternative  CT Post

It's not insurance, but it's increasingly becoming an option for families struggling to pay their monthly insurance premiums with traditional insurance plans.

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.

CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman is amassing a doctor army to disrupt health care

After 12 years of practicing family medicine in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Ronda Rockett was losing faith in her ability to help the majority of her patients.

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 ...

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.

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis  Star Tribune

Increasingly sophisticated simulators are on the front lines of health care workers' training.

What is happening with children’s mental health?  The Guardian

As the first official statistics since 2004 are released, we look at the state of services and demand for them.

Health chief calls for drastic intervention to cut salt intake  The Guardian

England's head of public health has urged ministers to force food firms to prominently display the salt *content* of their products in a bid to reduce deaths from ...

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 ...

Deep in the troubled heart of Texas, health care suffers

Texas is an economic powerhouse, yet it fails to take care of its residents' health, statistics show, and is home to some of the most extreme entrepreneurial ...

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 ...

Cassidy:Sweeping Health Care Reform Troubled, but Tweaks on way  FOX 8 Live WVUE

cassidy says he's confident, there will be more transparency in medical pricing.

US Stocks Are Plunging, Health and Tech Shares Hit the Hardest  Crain's Chicago Business

Mounting concern over the global economy overshadowed positive trade developments and signs of strength from the American consumer.

The changing landscape of veteran healthcare | Comment  Health Service Journal

The last 15 years have seen increased survivability of military casualties but veterans and healthcare professionals are sometimes unsure what support is ...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health. But It Could Also Help  WIRED

Into that amalgam, two approaches to using the internet to save our minds have emerged: using targeted ads make people aware of services that already exist, ...

Ministers urged to act over Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust  The Guardian

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, is facing mounting calls to intervene in England's worst performing mental health trust after it was rated inadequate for a ...

Make mental health as important as first aid, say business leaders  The Guardian

Open letter signed by unions and big employers calls on PM to prioritise manifesto pledges.

Toy slime WARNING - putty and slime OFF SHELVES ahead of Christmas over diarrhoea claims  Express

Some toy slime products have been taken off the shelves of Hamleys on the high-street, and off Amazon's website, over health fears. Slime made by Jexybox, ...

Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts  BBC News

A major UK home care provider, offering support to 13,000 older and disabled people, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers.

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 ...

State requests more info from Ballad Health on plan to consolidate NICU services  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The state of Tennessee wants to know more about Ballad Health's plans. The Department of Health says they'll delay their decision on whether or not to approve ...

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.

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.

The Trump administration against healthy eating  The Economist

THIS ISN'T like putting a man on the moon or inventing the internet,” said Michelle Obama in 2010 as she launched Let's Move!, a campaign to fight childhood ...

Police taking calls on mental health issues every two minutes, watchdog warns  The Telegraph

Police handle a call every two minutes from someone who is mentally ill as they are forced to “pick up the pieces” from a “broken” NHS system, the police ...

Sisolak urges sign ups for health coverage as last call for open enrollment arrives  News3LV

Uninsured Nevadans now have less than 48 hours to get insured. Open enrollment ends Saturday, Dec. 15, at midnight. On Friday, Gov. -elect Steve Sisolak ...

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.

James Bond, fictional British secret agent, is a ‘severe’ alcoholic: 5 health benefits and risks of alcohol  Times Now

A study says James Bond, the British Secret *Service*, is a severe alcoholic. Take a look at how alcohol use can affect your health.

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.

Mother’s death at NHS mental health unit was third in 15 months, sparking calls for reform  The Independent

The death of a young mother at an NHS mental health unit where three patients died in a 15 month period has ignited calls for a national watchdog to ensure ...

Idaho extends prison health contract for 2 years

Idaho's state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.

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 ...

The Health 202: House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing  The Washington Post

One expert witness disputed that alternatives can replace fetal tissue in medical research.

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.

‘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 ...

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.

My nightmare before Christmas in three words: ‘health insurance renewal’  The Guardian

For Americans, tis the season to conduct a grim survey of booby-trapped rip-offs masquerading as insurance 'options', says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes.

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.

Mental health patients have been thrown down the Brexit rabbit-hole  The Guardian

Normal government has effectively ceased, leaving a crucial health review on hold, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

7-year-old in good health, border agents said; then she died  Star Tribune

Just 7 years old, Jackeline Caal was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert.

Feds accuse 14 home health care workers and clients of $1.3 million fraud

Prosecutors say theywere out of the country when they either claimed to have provided or received home health care.

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.

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 ...

Senator wants to strip prenatal health care for low-income women

A state senator wants to strip prenatal health care from undocumented mothers, even though the unborn child will become a U.S. citizen. Elimination of the ...

Health warning issued across Derbyshire as cold weather hits the county  Derbyshire Live

After the hot summer and a fairly mild winter so far, a drop in temperatures will be a shock to all of us. And the weather is set to become colder soon. The Met ...

Exclusive: Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement  The Telegraph

The true scale of rugby's mental health crisis can be exposed today as shocking new figures reveal that 62 per cent of retired players have suffered problems ...

New integrated health center opens in Detroit  Crain's Detroit Business

Northeast Guidance Center and Detroit Community Health Connection have opened a new integrated primary care health center at the new Dr. Peter Slaughter ...

How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD  The Independent

The comforting padding of feet across the otherwise silent house, the welcoming nudge of wet nose on arm and the soothing sense of unconditional love can ...

Fewer Pennsylvanians get health coverage as deadline nears  PennLive

Consumers have until Saturday to sign up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace at So far, the numbers of those signing up have ...

Brazil replaces leaving Cuban doctors - health ministry  BBC News

Most vacancies left by departing Cuban doctors have now been filled, Brazil's health ministry says.

Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre says he is ‘fully recovered’ from health issues, but unsure if he will ever…  MMA Fighting

Georges St-Pierre questions whether he wants to return to fighting despite overcoming his health issues.

Ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor dismissed as defendant from mental health hold lawsuit  Star Tribune

A federal judge has dismissed former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor and two of his police colleagues as defendants in a lawsuit accusing them of ...

Enrollment In Plans May Be Down For 2019 : Shots - Health News  NPR

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people ...

Coconut oil is still not healthy, dietitians say  USA TODAY

There still isn't any solid research on health benefits of coconut oil, experts say. Dietitians say avoid more than a tablespoon a day.

Medicaid expansion means health care, and jobs  Chillicothe Gazette

Here in Ross County, Medicaid expansion helps 5509 people access the care they need.

Dems to reframe gun violence as public health issue | TheHill  The Hill

House Democrats are planning to vote next year on bills that address gun violence as a public health concern, marking the party's first steps back into a divisive ...

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 ...

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…

Parents' fear over plans for mental health patients to live by Cheltenham schools  Gloucestershire Live

The facility would be within 100 metres of infant and junior schools.

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 ...

Possible rabies in Buncombe County cat, says health officials  FOX Carolina

Officials reported a possible rabid cat in Buncombe County, N.C..

People file into Greensburg health department office for free doses of overdose reversal drug  Tribune-Review

A steady stream of visitors left the state health department's Greensburg office on Thursday with an item that could help save a life. Beverly Lancaster of ...

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

Apple has dozens of medical doctors working across its various teams, say two people familiar with the company's hiring, showing how serious it is about health ...

5 Ways to Create a Productive and Healthy Work from Home Experience  Healthline

It's easy to romanticize the concept of working from home. Yet as Alex Ashback of Veggin in the City quickly realized, there's a lot more to remote working than ...