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Global health research money reaches 'record high'  BBC News

An annual survey has found money invested in this area reached its highest level yet in 2017.

Mental health trust appoints new CEO  Health Service Journal

A mental health trust in the West Midlands has appointed a new chief executive, the provider has announced.

Western lifestyles pose risk to migrants' health, says WHO report  The Guardian

Western culture and society pose more health risks to migrants and refugees than they do to host nations, according to a World Health Organization study.

Hacienda Healthcare nurse charged with sexually assaulting woman in vegetative state who gave birth  CNN

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating woman in a vegetative state who gave birth last month at a Phoenix health care facility, ...

Prince William says celebrities shunned mental health charity  BBC News

Prince William has said that every celebrity he asked to back his Heads Together mental health initiative three years ago refused. The Duke of Cambridge told ...

Norfolk mental health mother and baby unit ends 'postcode lottery'  BBC News

A new £4m unit where women with serious mental health problems will be able to keep their babies with them ends a "postcode lottery", a doctor has said.

Thames Water staff offering mental health support to colleagues  BBC News

Some companies are offering help and support to employees with mental health issues.

Anti-vaccination 'hotspot' near Portland leads officials to public health emergency over measles  Daily Mail

Health officials have declared a public health emergency in Clark County after confirming 23 cases of measles. Experts are citing an anti-vaccine movement that ...

Wearable health technology: Best gadgets and smart fitness tech to help you look and feel your best in 2019  Evening Standard

January is a tough month. The excitement of Christmas is now a distant memory and a whole month of helping ourselves to the extra glass of wine “because it's ...

Is milk healthy? Canada's new food guide says not necessarily  BBC News

Canada's new food guide urges people to cut back on juice and milk in favour of plain old water.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats  CNN

From climate change to a flu pandemic, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get ...

Jamie Dimon says Americans have 'some of the worst outcomes' in health care despite the best system  CNBC

Dimon has been a vocal critic of how much the nation, and especially employers, pay for health care. He last year teamed up with Berkshire Hathaway CEO ...

Rising debts affected woman's mental health issues  BBC News

Rayna Davies says the debts began to build up after the death of her partners.

Chief exec of top mental health trust retiring  Health Service Journal

The chief executive of one of England's top mental health trusts is retiring this summer.

How The Stigma Against Obesity Harms People's Health  FiveThirtyEight

If you're one of the nearly 40 percent of Americans who are obese, you don't need anyone to explain the associated stigma; you've probably experienced it in ...

Glentress hosts mountain biking mental health pilot scheme  BBC News

The mental health benefits of mountain biking are being examined thanks to the world renowned trails of the Borders. A six-week pilot programme used the sport ...

Wagamama staff boost mental health cause  Hereford Times

STAFF at Hereford's Wagamama restaurant are on a mission to spread good feeling, not just on Blue Monday, but through the year.

New 'planetary health diet' can save lives and the planet, major review suggests  CNN

Scientists have developed a diet to boost health but also ensuring we live sustainably -- without depleting the earth's natural resources - to improve global health ...

Can Mental Health Clinic at Walmart Fill a Void?  WebMD

As the need for mental health services grows, providers are looking 'outside the box' to find ways to deliver.

Altior visit amazing says mental health sufferer and racing fan Debbie Matthews | Horse Racing News  Racing Post

Meeting jumps superstar Altior was all that it promised to be and more for Debbie Matthews, whose love affair with horses, and in particular Nicky Henderson's ...

Mistake causes woman with MS to go without health care  WILX-TV

A local woman with MS is forced to go without health insurance after a mistake.

Travelodge digger rampage driver 'tried to get mental health help for weeks'

A man alleged to have destroyed a Travelodge hotel in Liverpool had attempted to get mental health treatment for weeks.

How to sleep - the one sleep position that’s ‘bad for practically everything’  Express

HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. But your sleep position could ...

Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale

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 ...

Kalgoorlie Hospital labelled unfit to treat mental health patients  ABC Local

An independent mental health advocate asks the WA Government to consider banning involuntary patients from Kalgoorlie Hospital's mental health ward in a ...

Here's how smart toilets of the future could protect your health

Smart toilets could monitor the health of the people who use them, by tracking abnormalities in urine and waste and detecting early signs of disease.

Music is good for our health, so why are musicians suffering so much?  The Independent

From Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to Charli XCX and Stormzy, some of the world's biggest artists have struggled with mental health. Roisin O'Connor wants to ...

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.

Remote health monitoring of people in custody: apply for funding  GOV.UK

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150000 to develop a remote health monitoring and viewing platform for the police.

Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown.

HPB tracking health data of 2000 adults in real time  The Straits Times

Nearly every day, Ms Geeta Khandelwal wears a smart watch linked to an app that sends the Health Promotion Board (HPB) real-time data about her health ...

Facebook is to democracy what smoking is to health, say tech experts — who think the cure is breaking up the social network  Business Insider

At the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, some tech experts are embracing Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's comparison of Facebook to smoking.

Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor  BBC News

The recruitment of health workers and supply of medicines are key concerns for Wales after Brexit, a report says. Public Health Wales (PHW) highlighted how the ...

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 ...

'Only a death will result in more mental health beds for Derby'  Derbyshire Live

It will take a death to get more vitally-needed mental health beds in Derby, says a hospital trust governor. The shock statement about the *service* came out at a ...

Is your New Year health kick damaging your teeth?

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 ...

Wolves in good health thanks to injury record

There are many things that spring to mind when discussing what's made the season so far a success for Wolves.

UK FLU CRISIS: Health warning as flu cases SOAR – snow and SUBZERO temperatures forecast

BRITAIN is facing another winter flu crisis as infection rates rise putting thousands at risk of the deadly illness as cold weather sets in.

‘Substantial turnaround’ in mental health of man accused of severing Dundee woman’s hand  The Courier

A Dundee man detained in a psychiatric hospital after allegedly severing a disabled woman's hand has had a “substantial turnaround” in his mental health, ...

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 ...

Instagram Image of Shannon Beador From 'RHOC' Shows She's Crushing Her Health Goals  The Cheat Sheet

If anyone should be hashtagging their Instagram image with “goals” it is Shannon Beador from The Real Housewives of Orange County. The mother of three has ...

Doctor says resources lacking to provide health care in Cape Breton  Cape Breton Post

Dr. Jeanne Ferguson describes health care in Cape Breton as having fallen off a cliff. The geriatric psychiatrist said the deterioration of health care in Cape ...

Health experts shares tips to give you your dream figure at any age or stage  Daily Mail

Australian health and fitness experts, dietitian Leanne Ward and personal trainer Ben Lucas, share their top tips on achieving your best figure, no matter what ...

Superdrug to give mental health checks to anyone wanting Botox  Express

SUPERDRUG will today introduce mental health checks for customers who want to undergo Botox treatment.

Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia  The Guardian

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problems.

Setback for the high street as health and beauty store Superdrug withdraws from Gloucestershire town  Gloucestershire Live

Superdrug in Tewkesbury will close following speculation about its future.

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.

The invisible workload of modern mothers, damaging their mental health  Daily Mail

A study of hundreds of mothers found most carry the bulk of responsibility for the house, even if they are employed and share many chores with their husbands.

Health spending increase  Royal Gazette

A $20 million increase in health spending was recorded in 2016-17, figures revealed today.The Bermuda Health Council published its 2018 National.

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 ...

The health implications Northumberland's housing boom is having on the people that live there  Chronicle Live

Healthcare services need to match the amount of new housing and growth in population among some areas of Northumberland.

Anti-Vaxxers Are One Of The Biggest Health Threats To The Planet, World Health Organization Say  UNILAD

The World Health Organization has published a list of the biggest threats to global health in 2019, and anti-vaxxers are up there with some of Earth's deadliest ...

Here's how to get everyone to adopt the planetary health diet

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 ...

Why living in a detached house could be better for health

Homeowners living in detached houses may be protected from suffering heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests. The first study to examine the biological ...

More Americans Lack Health Insurance, New Survey Finds  The Wall Street Journal

The number of Americans without health insurance jumped to its highest level in four years, new figures show, a trend that pits Democrats who say the White ...

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?

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 ...

Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency  Scientific American

Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns ...

Five resolutions to improve our health care system  Toronto Star

To be clear, none of these ideas are new and in some cases they are already happening in some part of our system on a small scale. However, just like our ...

The case against private, for-profit health care in Ontario  TVO

OPINION: The Tories may be looking to introduce a two-tiered health-care system in the province. That's not the way to solve the problem of "hallway medicine."

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 ...

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.

KFF Health Tracking Poll – January 2019: The Public On Next Steps For The ACA And Proposals To Expand Coverage  Kaiser Family Foundation

Half of the public disapproves of the recent decision in Texas v. United States, in which a federal judge ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ...

Shutdown Poses Risk to Health Care  The Wall Street Journal

Some consumers could risk losing tax credits to help pay for their ACA coverage, an Indian agency can't continue paying clinics and insurers are scrambling to ...

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 ...

P.E.I. health-care unions fight vaccinate-or-mask policy

Unions that represent health-care staff on P.E.I. have filed a grievance with Health PEI over the new flu shot policy.

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 ...

Parents' break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14  The Guardian

Parental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children if they are aged at least seven when the split occurs, but appears to have no effect on the ...

Why this landmark inquiry into mental health will be different  The Sydney Morning Herald

Almost half of Australian adults have experienced some sort of anxiety or mood disorder, and a new inquiry will examine how best to help them.

Marquette announces new inner-city mental health clinic as winner of Lovell's grant contest  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Marquette's Mike Lovell announced a new mental health clinic tailored to the needs of one of Milwaukee's most severely de-industrialized neighborhoods.

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care  Truthout

The US's "dental refugees" flock to Mexico in the thousands every day, seeking affordable care.

New mental health van to help Redding law enforcement  KRCRTV.COM

Redding police officers are getting a little help when it comes to responding to mental health calls. Hill Country Health and Wellness Center introduced a mobile ...

Watch: Hawk nursed back to health after rescue by troopers along SR-16  KOMO News

PURDY, Wash. -- A hawk that was found stunned alongside SR-16 near Purdy is being nursed back to health at a local wildlife center. Troopers found the hawk ...

Roman Reigns: Braun Strowman delivers update on WWE star's health amid leukaemia battle  Express

BRAUN STROWMAN said that Roman Reigns is doing really well amid his battle with leukaemia.

Cumbria health trust hit by 147 cyber attacks in five years  BBC News

The NHS in Cumbria has been hit by more than 150 cyber attacks in five years, the BBC can reveal. Of these, 147 were directed at University Hospitals of ...

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 ...

Governor Polis creates office to reduce health care costs  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order creating an office to coordinate his administration's efforts to reduce health care costs.

Infographic: Electronic Health Records as a GPS for Healthcare  Visual Capitalist

In a chaotic healthcare system, the $23.6 billion electronic health records (EHR) industry offers a route towards streamlined patient-doctor interactions.

Taoiseach defends Watt’s refusal to attend health committee  The Irish Times

No capital projects stopped because of overruns but some may be 'deferred' - Varadkar.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg And The Murky History of Supreme Court Justices' Health  NPR

For the first time in her 25-year career on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench to start the new year. After the 85-year-old ...

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?

Digital Health's Review of 2018 Part One: January to June  Digital Health

It's been another bumper year for health IT, here is part one of our news review of all things in the world of digital health.

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.

Teenager sent to a health is now caged with killers and rapists  Daily Mail

When Kyle Gibbon left school, the local authority suggested the 18-year-old with autism and mild learning disabilities should spend six weeks in an assessment ...

New $3.5 million program will pair up CMPD officers and mental health experts  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and trained mental health experts will respond to people struggling with mental health issues under a new program, Chief Kerr ...

Tom Jones health: The Voice UK coach makes ‘very special’ announcement after illness  Express

TOM JONES, a coach on The Voice UK 2019, delighted fans when he confirmed he would be performing at a “world famous” festival later this year.

Health chiefs ‘warned of roosting pigeons’ at hospital before deaths linked to bird droppings  Daily Mail

Health bosses were aware of problems with roosting pigeons at a flagship hospital two years before the death of two patients who contracted a fungal infection ...

Peter Kay appears in good health as he's spotted for first time in NINE months  Mirror Online

The Bolton-born funnyman was last seen at a charity showing of Car Share in April.

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 ...

Marcus Rashford: Sam Allardyce reveals long-term fears over Man Utd star's health  Express

MANCHESTER UNITED striker Marcus Rashford will suffer from mental and physical fatigue and could call his career quits by the time he reaches the age of 30.

Analysis | The Health 202: Health-care industry preps offense against Medicare-for-All  The Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS. Close. What is single-payer health care? Here's what you need to know. Skip. With support growing for universal health coverage, just what ...

Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking  The Guardian

The government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK's smokers that vaping is not as harmful as smoking and a good way to quit, in a bid to ...

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 ...

Fortune's 4 Most Admired health companies  Becker's Hospital Review

Fortune released its 2019 list of the world's Most Admired Companies Jan. 23.

Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health?  BBC News

Will is a serial swiper, Alvin says he's addicted, and Meggy is about to give up. Dating apps are everywhere, but how do they affect our mental health?

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.

Brits with mental health problems TWICE as likely to lose up to £140 a week in benefits  The Sun

Research showed that people who had issues such as depression, anxiety or ADHD are at a greater risk of having their help cut than those with physical ...

Council ceases NHS-provided smoking cessation service  Health Service Journal

The third largest London borough will discontinue its NHS-provided stop smoking *service* to save money.

Temperature-stable experimental tuberculosis vaccine enters clinical testing  National Institutes of Health

Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine ...

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 ...