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FT Health: Migration myths and misconceptions  Financial Times

Helga Fogstad on maternal and child health, the world's dirtiest country, calorie counting.

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.

Contagious virus threatening children's health this Christmas - signs to look out for and how to prevent it  Chronicle Live

RSV is a common infection but medical bosses are telling parents to learn to prevent it so your Christmas is not ruined.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Anneli Roberts started to write about her mental health journey two years ago when she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Breast cancer screening error 'overstated'  BBC News

There was no major incident, just confusion, and the scale of the problem was overstated, a report finds.

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.

Retiring? What about your health?  Harvard Health

It's important to consider future health needs when it's time to select a community for living out the golden years. Look for destinations with…

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.

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.

Oxford Health to increase size of Littlemore Mental Health Centre  Oxford Mail

PLANS for a new low security inpatient unit at an Oxford mental health centre can now get underway after securing more than £8m in Government funding.

What You Need to Know About CBD Products and Your Health  Next Avenue

Many people have found CBD products, from the cannabis plant, help with a variety of medical problems. But it's important to know basics before trying.

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 ...

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.

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.

Uhuru announces reforms to anchor free health project  The Standard

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

$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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Hundreds of N.W.T. health records found at Fort Simpson dump

An N.W.T man says he found hundreds of confidential medical records at the Fort Simpson dump. The documents contain detailed information about patients' ...

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.

Dorset health reorganisation gets £15.2m funding  BBC News

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

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.

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 ...

I’m healthy. I’m young. Do I really need to purchase health insurance?

The 2019 open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 15, is quickly coming to a close, and like many, I found myself faced with the complicated decision of whether ...

Heart health steps also help ward off peripheral artery disease  Harvard Health

Lifestyle changes designed to improve cardiovascular health may substantially lower a person's risk of peripheral artery disease. About 8.5 million Americans…

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.

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 ...

Healthcare deals hit an all-time record in 2018. See the 7 biggest tie-ups that could change how we buy drugs and treat diseases.  INSIDER

A record $421 billion in healthcare deals have been announced this year. A global pharma deal and a US insurance merger are among the largest.

This map shows states with extended deadlines to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act  CNBC

Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they ...

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 ...

Coming soon: a tiny robot you swallow to help you stay healthy  Health24

According to researchers, an ingestible capsule could someday become 'a personalised diagnostic and treatment that is widely accessible'.

The 12 largest health data breaches of 2018  Health Data Management

This past year, healthcare organizations were hit by rising challenges to data security. A variety of industry companies were victimized and reported significant ...

Penguin poo provides clues to Antarctica's health  Astronomy Magazine

Monitoring the well-being of Antarctica's delicate ecosystem just got a little bit easier thanks to a very unlikely source: penguin poop. By looking at the scat stains ...

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 ...

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.

Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.

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, ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

How personalized medicine is transforming your health care  National Geographic

Stunning advances in gene research and data mining will predict diseases and devise treatments tailored to each of us.

Health and Human Services department shuts down HIV research  Salon

The Trump administration has quietly shuttered a government-run study seeking a cure for HIV because Christian conservatives object to research using human ...

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 ...

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, ...

McLean County to open mental health triage center  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County will open a taxpayer-funded mental health triage center as part of the County Board's ongoing efforts to address deficiencies ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

What's Wrong With Tivity Health's Nutrisystem Purchase?  The Motley Fool

The market's response indicates that the buyer is not getting such a good deal.

If The Cannabis Industry Is Serious About Health Care, It Must Learn From The Opioid Crisis  Benzinga

America is in pain. Opioids, once thought to be a “wonder drug” for curing pain, are now the driving force behind America's most pressing health concern: ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

‘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 ...

Our health: Don't forget low-functioning autistic people, please  The Age

To submit a letter to The Age, email Please include your home address and telephone number. Congratulations, Clem Bastow. Finally ...

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.

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 ...

Kid Cudi Admits He Felt Ashamed to Discuss His Mental Health  XXLMAG.COM

In a preview of Jada Pinkett Smith's new Red Table Talk interview series, Kid Cudi is the latest guest to take the hot seat. In the 40-second preview clip posted ...

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.

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?

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.

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 ...

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.

Wright-Patt classes encourage healthy decisions during th  WHIO

With the holiday season in full swing it can be difficult to remember to take time for yourself. Bet.

Ottawa to let cities, local groups apply directly to Health Canada for supervised drug consumption sites  The Globe and Mail

New arrangement would allow harm-reduction proponents to cut through red tape recently put in place by the Ford government in Ontario.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

If you needed a life-changing surgery, would your health insurance help? It didn't for this woman. - WISC-TV3

EVANSVILLE, Wis. - If you were diagnosed with a serious illness that required a potentially life-changing surgery, would your health insurance company have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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…

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 ...

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.

Wyoming Department of Health promotes HIV prevention medication  KGWN

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is launching a new effort to promote an effective tool that can help prevent new HIV infections among those at risk.

Moving Work On Social Determinants Of Health From Health Funders To Health Funder Partnerships  Health Affairs

Health philanthropy's attention has shifted over the past two decades from a reliance on health care access work to a deeper look at the factors affecting ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Husband of murdered attorney was battling mental health issues  Jamaica Gleaner

The husband of 34-year-old attorney-at-law, Nordraka Williams-Burnett has reportedly been battling mental health issues for some time now. But at least one ...

'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.

Chiles takes year-long look at health care possibilities  Albany Democrat Herald

Thanks to a year-long Senior Executive Leadership program, Lisa Chiles, vice president of operations at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, was opened to the ...

Should health care be treated as a human right?  The Washington Post

In recent midterm election exit polls, 41 percent of American voters cited health care as the most important issue facing the country. But beyond agreeing on its ...

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 ...

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 ...

Poverty and ill health: the ugly bedfellows blighting millions of lives  The Guardian

Poorer people get sicker 10 years earlier than their better-off neighbours. Ending this disparity requires urgent action.

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.

Health care law is alive despite Trump's 2-year drive to kill it. So sign up for insurance.  USA TODAY

The Affordable Care Act is down but not out under Trump, and sorely needed given new realities of more chronic conditions and less employer insurance.

10 Health Care Predictions for 2019 From a Pair of Venture Gurus  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.