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RAF scheme to improve recruits' mental health and wellbeing was a waste of time and money, study finds  The Telegraph

A Royal Air Force resilience programme designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing was a waste of time and money, according to a new study.

Mental health nurse appointed as ICS trust chief executive  Health Service Journal

A nurse has been appointed as the new chief executive of a community and mental health trust in one of England's most advanced health economies.

Health bosses back proposals to close Trimdon Village GP surgery  Chronicle Live

The Skerne Medical Group-run facility will close its doors for good.

Pinterest reveals most popular health and wellness trends for 2019  The Independent

If you'd just about got your head around understanding the benefits of buti yoga and the acronym CBD, you might want to take a deep breath because there are ...

Police officer sacked after lying about mental health patient's death

A police officer has been sacked for lying after a mental health patient from the Black Country suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in a psychiatric room.

Republicans' health care plan if Obamacare dies? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  CNN

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas added the latest chapter to the nearly decade-long legal and political fight over the Affordable Care Act by ruling that the ...

Ohio small businesses may get more access to employee health data  Dayton Daily News

A proposed Ohio law could help small businesses shop for affordable health insurance by letting them...

Amazon's vision for the future of health care is becoming clear  CNBC

Amazon has big plans in the health-care sector and it made some bold moves this year. Here's where we think the company is going next.

Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction launched for the first time in the UK  The Telegraph

Puppy therapy to help prisoners with mental health and addiction is being offered in the first scheme of its kind in the UK.

For Health Records, Possession Is Nine-Tenths Of The Law  Forbes

Health data ownership is easier to assert, control and maintain if one has possession of their medical records, and difficult to enforce if one does not.

We're hiring Research Associate covering Digital Health  Business Insider

We're hiring a Research Associate to join our Digital Health team at Business Insider Intelligence. At Business Insider Intelligence, we're passionate about ...

Hip replacements in a DAY: Scottish health board becomes the first to offer the procedure  Daily Mail

David McCallion (pictured), from Kirkcaldy near Edinburgh, was one of the first patients to have the trial operation on his right hip, and he was in and out of ...

One You health hub in Ashford to expand  Kent Online

Plans to expand a centre which offers health services, support and advice have been approved by councillors.

Amid Obamacare uncertainty, Dems divided on health care as 2020 approaches  CNN

Democratic fissures over how to save the Affordable Care Act will be exposed after the Texas ruling and the 2020 primary approaches.

Why Barbershops May Be Key to Improving Black Men's Health  TIME

Despite everything we know about how important it is to get regular health checkups, not many people like going to the doctor — so some physicians are coming ...

New multi-million pound mental health unit opens in Chorley - three years after former facility was moved to Blackpool  Lancashire Evening Post

A new multi-million pound mental health unit has opened in Chorley - just three years after its former facility was relocated to Blackpool.

These face-reading glasses track physical and mental health

Charles Nduka is a plastic surgeon who mends the bodies of his patients with a scalpel and rebuilds their minds with a combination of face-reading technology ...

Shuttered Magazine Editor Struggles With Collaboration Lesson Health Data Advocates Sadly Learned  Forbes

A conservative editor is mugged by reality; health data advocates would have been far less surprised.

Police chief backs brother’s plea for better mental health  The Courier

The brother of a Blairgowrie man whose body was recovered from a river two weeks after he disappeared from his home, has issued a plea for better mental ...

Mental health checks for new fathers  BBC News

Partners of new and expectant mothers who have depression or anxiety will be offered a mental health check in an initiative being launched by NHS England.

Michael Schumacher ‘being nursed back to health’ by ever-present wife Corinna Betsch  The Scottish Sun

THE much-loved sports star was critically injured when he fell while skiing with son Mick in Meribel in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. His wife, Corrina ...

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

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

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 ...

New Health director general is appointed  Jersey Evening Post

A FORMER hospital receptionist who rose up the ranks to hold a number of senior positions within several NHS trusts has been announced as the new States ...

Sports Personality of the Year 2018: Tyson Fury's message on mental health  BBC Sport

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring.

Tyson Fury urges more openness on mental health issues  BBC Sport

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has encouraged others athletes to speak about mental health issues after he confronted his own "terrible" problems.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reassures supporters her 'health is fine' after fall  The Independent

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is “almost repaired” after falling and fracturing three ribs in November. “[My health] is fine [and] my ribs ...

Analysis | The Health 202: More people are getting treatment for mental health and substance abuse  The Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS. Ten years ago, Congress passed a law requiring insurance companies to cover behavioral health conditions in the same way they covered ...

Migrants face problems when it comes to health care. Mainly myths  The Slovak Spectator

“Every country is responsible for its own citizens, but also for migrants,” said Eva Grey, head of the Social Work Institute of the College of Health Care and Social ...

Health-care sector is still a buy despite recent sell-off, says technician  CNBC

Here's why some market experts still think health-care stocks are worth buying.

Heart-Healthy Foods: 3 Of The Best Foods To Help Boost Heart Health  NDTV News

In order to lead a healthy life, it is imperative to have a diet that is balanced and nutrient-dense. A healthy diet helps in promoting overall health by keeping a ...

NHS to offer mature students £5k to become mental health nurses  The Guardian

The NHS will offer mature students a £5,000 bonus to become mental health or learning disability nurses as part of its forthcoming long term plan, the Guardian ...

Coronation Street: 'Paranoid' Carla Connor for mental health standalone episode  Mirror Online

Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has revealed that the episode will mirror Emmerdale's Ashley Thomas dementia episode and will unveil who the true ...

'Dire consequences' warning if Harrogate mental health unit closes  The Press, York

HEALTH campaigners have warned NHS bosses of dire consequences if approved proposals to close another mental health unit go ahead.

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.

EU’s health care tug of war

Politicians — and voters — are demanding the EU do more in health policy.

INTEROPen partners with Digital Health to promote interoperability  Digital Health

Digital Health and INTEROPen have formed a partnership to accelerate the adoption of interoperability in UK healthcare. The joint partnership brings together ...

Health Care Is Where the Jobs Are  U.S. News & World Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the health care industry adds thousands of jobs to the economy each month.

Health-technology firm Collective Health to open a Utah office  Salt Lake Tribune

The San Francisco-based health technology company Collective Health has announced it will locate an office in Salt Lake City early next year, bringing between ...

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 ...

Health effects of diesel 'cost European taxpayers billions'  The Guardian

Air pollution from roads causes at least €70bn (£62bn) in health damage every year in the European Union, according to a new report, with diesel fumes ...

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.

This Health Startup Won Big Government Deals—But Inside, Doctors Flagged Problems  Forbes

Babylon Health's software, pushed on millions of NHS patients as an alternative to calling the doctor's office, has a record of complaints about its chatbot and ...

Tributes as former health chief dies at 66  Belfast Telegraph

The former head of the Belfast Health Trust has been recalled as a "first class professional" following his death at the age of 66.

Pete Davidson applauds Kanye West’s “bravery” for addressing mental health, posts disturbing message  NME Live

Pete Davidson has expressed support of Kanye West's comments about mental health, praising the rapper's “bravery”. The comedian wrote in a since-deleted ...

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 ...

Kaiser Clinicians Say Kaiser's Mental Health Care Is Awful  Mother Jones

In the spring of 2012, Susan Futterman begged the clinicians at Kaiser Permanente in California to change her husband's treatment. Fred Paroutaud, who at 57 ...

Health notes: Gun violence, menopause and health ranking  Duluth News Tribune

His statement was an apparent response to a Nov. 21 tweet from the National Rifle Association that "someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay ...

Women 'risk health over trans NHS workers fear'  The Times

Campaigners have raised concerns that a new policy which allows male doctors to self-identify as female is deterring vulnerable women from visiting ...

North's 'poor health hurts economy' says report  BBC News

The government should improve health in the North as part of its industrial strategy, a report says.

Three Strategies For HR Leaders To Combat Rising Healthcare Costs  Forbes

The steadily advancing rise of healthcare costs is all but certain, but HR leaders today can take proactive steps to bend or flatten this cost curve.

If a child is in the grip of a mental health crisis, who is there for the parents?

One of the most useful bits of life advice is given out almost every minute of every day on airplanes, as pilots prepare to take off: in the unlikely event of an ...

UK Health Data Research Alliance aims to improve patient care  Digital Health

An alliance has been launched to explore how health data can be best collected and managed. The UK Health Data Research Alliance will look into the best ...

Anneli Roberts, aka Pigletish, on mental health help  BBC News

Anneli Roberts, aka Pigletish, started to write about her mental health journey two years ago when she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder ...

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.

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.

Many P.E.I. health services cancelled for the day due to weather  The Guardian

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the following additional health services have been impacted across P.E.I. for the remainder of the day: All ...

Man accused in scam that cost health insurance companies millions  CBS19 News

Federal authorities in New Jersey have charged a man with scamming health insurance companies out of more than $10 million.

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.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock accused of 'boasting' about 'no-deal' Brexit preparations  Sky News

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is criticised after saying he has "become the largest buyer of fridges in the world".

Schools paying for mental health support  BBC News

Many schools have to pay for urgent mental health support for pupils from their own budgets, according to new research. There is also growing concern among ...

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

There is a growing body of evidence that those who stay up late have an increased risk of ill health they have more erratic eating patterns and consume more ...

Vaping 'Epidemic" Among Youths Declared By US Surgeon General  NPR

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has ...

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.

Where you live in Canada may affect your ability to make healthy choices: study

Where a person lives in Canada may affect their ability to make healthy choices due to a significant difference in environmental factors such the price and ...

Benioffs’ $15 million gift to bolster children’s hospital mental health services  The Mercury News

OAKLAND — UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address a shortage of mental health ...

Cup of kindness from clinicians an elixir for better patient health, Western study says  The London Free Press

In a stressed health-care system with short appointments and time-crunched doctors and nurses, kindness and inclusivity by clinicians might be the best ...

Climate change already a health emergency, say experts  The Guardian

People's health is being damaged today by climate change through effects ranging from deadly heatwaves in Europe to rising dengue fever in the tropics, ...

Police 'picking up pieces of mental health system', says watchdog  The Guardian

Overstretched police forces are having to “pick up the pieces of a broken mental health system” on top of tackling crime, the emergency services watchdog has ...

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 ...

Why do more young people have mental health problems?  The Guardian

Statistics point to association with family adversity, mentally ill parents, social media, school exclusion and drugs.

UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health  The Guardian

Tens of thousands of young people in Britain who are struggling with their mental health are seeking help online for problems such as anxiety, self-harm and ...

Leamington juice bar that made bogus health claims has had its fine reduced  Leamington Courier

A judge has slashed the fines imposed on a Leamington juice bar and its owner for making bogus or unsubstantiated claims for the health benefits of its drinks.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

The Appointments Even Healthy People Should Make Once A Year  HuffPost

As we move closer to the end of the year, it's a good time to reflect on your health over the past 12 months. And part of this involves checking to see if you've had ...

Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn  The Guardian

Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK's permitted recycling process.

Millions awarded to help people with health conditions stay in work  GOV.UK

People with health conditions will receive further support to manage their health conditions at work, thanks to 19 innovative projects set to receive millions in ...

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 ...

'Mindful care' can improve health of marginalized patients  CTV News

Inclusive primary care improves people's health. That's the takeaway from a new study released in collaboration with Western University and the University of ...

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.

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it  Deseret News

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.

Dr. Robert Pearl: 5 biggest health stories of 2018  Becker's Hospital Review

Robert Pearl, MD, the former CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Permanente Medical Group, outlines five of the biggest healthcare issues of 2018 and explains why ...

$15M Benioff Gift Expands Children's Mental Health Services in East Bay  UCSF News Services

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has received a $15 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff to address the acute shortage of mental health services ...

Here’s a timely question for Republicans about health care  The Washington Post

The best comments and conversations at The Washington Post, delivered every Friday. Join the conversation. Thank You! You are now subscribed to Read ...

Climate change threatens public health and doctors’ ability to provide care  The Boston Globe

Health care professionals know that climate change has made providing care for our patients more difficult.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a leading Republican on health legislation, will not seek reelection  HealthLeaders Media

One of Washington's most influential health policymakers, Sen. Lamar Alexander, will not seek reelection in 2020, he announced Monday. The Tennessee ...

Japan's Princess Masako opens up on insecurities and health  BBC News

Crown Princess Masako, who is recovering from a stress-related disorder, will become empress next year.

Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'  BBC News

Banning sweets, chocolate and crisps at supermarket checkouts appears to stop unhealthy impulse buying by shoppers, a large UK study suggests.

Managed care companies push for privatization amid losses for public mental health authorities  Crain's Detroit Business

Michigan's managed-care companies are pushing to speed up the privatization of the state's $2.8 billion Medicaid behavioral health managed care system, ...

Most googled health symptoms in each state  Elko Daily Free Press

With such plentiful information on the internet about every topic imaginable, it's only natural that people would turn to Google for answers to health questions too.

Medway councillors call for health checks for 30-year-olds  Kent Online

Introducing health checks for people aged 30 would help improve life expectancy and save public money, according to two councillors.

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.

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.

$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 ...

Chris Kirkland on the launch of mental health app YAPA  Liverpool FC

Chris Kirkland hopes to help people suffering with mental health issues open up with the launch of YAPA, a brand new app which is available to download now.

Scientists say PFAS health limit for Michigan's drinking water may be too high

Michigan residents watched the statewide testing for PFAS chemicals in drinking water during 2018 while hearing messages that health risks were minimal if the ...