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Justice Ginsburg: Health is 'fine' after fall  CNN

More than a month after falling and fracturing three ribs, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she is "almost repaired."

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.

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 ...

Kanye West flashes a smile after disclosing mental health struggles amid Pete Davidson drama  Daily Mail

After disclosing his ongoing struggles with mental health online over the past few days, Kanye West looked to be in better spirits on Saturday, when he stepped ...

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.

I've tried logging my exercise and diet – but are health apps really a good idea?  The Guardian

There's an app for just about every aspect of wellbeing, from training to water consumption to menstruation. Do they help build good habits, or is there a darker ...

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.

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.

Weight loss: Healthy egg recipes to lose belly fat  Times Now

Eating an egg on a weight loss diet means losing weight without making the body weak or depriving it of the required nutrition.

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

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

Eat This Type Of Nut For Better Skin Health & Sleep

For those of you who needed an excuse to whip up some healthy Nutella—and then slather it on anything from bananas to pancakes to your morning oatmeal—I ...

Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health | World Health Organization

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.

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 ...

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 ...

When it comes to mental health, you need to trust your gut  The National

New research points to a two-way relationship between our digestive systems and our psychological wellbeing.

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.

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.

Psychiatrist on standby as Emily Atack reveals mental health struggle  Entertainment Daily

Emily Atack has battled depression and had a psychiatrist on standby while she competed in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.More here.

Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what's holding us back?  The Guardian

A slew of studies are confirming that America can afford real universal healthcare, but some call it economically infeasible.

Could two Norfolk health trusts merge? | Health  Eastern Daily Press

One of the county's worst performing healthcare trusts could merge with Norfolk's best in a bid to bring together care in the community.

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 ...

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.

Fears for patients in York over planned mental health cuts  The Press, York

PROPOSALS to shut mental health inpatient care in Harrogate have led to fears that some patients in York will be treated further from home,…

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.

Boys need better access to mental health care. Why aren't they getting it?

Mental health has become a crisis among America's youth, and experts say the unique challenges and needs of young men are not receiving enough attention.

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 ...

Challenges to health equality go beyond having insurance  Arizona Daily Star

As open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act comes to a close this year, access to quality health care is a topic of much debate.

Underfunded, understaffed and overflowing with patients - shocking state of mental health services  ITV News

By Katie Barnfield. Shocking figures reveal just how serious the crisis in London's mental health trusts has become. A freedom of information request by ITV ...

Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling  The New York Times

Legal scholars on opposite sides of previous Obamacare court decisions find the legal argument in this one shaky.

'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 ...

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 ...

President Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling  WABC-TV

After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was "invalid," President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

$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 ...

NHS to look into deaths of 100,000 mental health patients a year  The Guardian

The NHS is to start investigating the deaths of more than 100,0000 mental health patients a year in a drive to cut the number of fatalities linked to poor care.

Beaumont to outsource home health, hospice business in joint venture deal  Crain's Detroit Business

Beaumont Health plans to sell as much as 90 percent of its seven-county home health and hospice business and has created a joint venture called Beaumont ...

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 ...

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 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.

Police now have private health files found in N.W.T. dump, says health authority  CBC News

Hundreds of patients' health records found at a dump in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., are now with the RCMP and will soon be en route to Yellowknife. Once there, the ...

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, ...

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.

Ruling Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down all of the Affordable Care Act has thrust the volatile debate over health care onto ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Amazon looked at buying Confer, a start-up developing at-home health tests prior to its acquisition of PillPack.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Stevia leaves: Health benefits and uses for diabetes  Times Now

New Delhi: Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from a plant species called Stevia Rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The use of Stevia as a food ...

CBD oil UK: How cannaboids became healthy  British GQ

CBD oil UK: Thanks to a brand reimagining and increased medical research, cannabinoids have gone from dangerous to desirable.

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 ...

Poliolike illness AFM tests an overstretched public health system  Washington Post

The mysterious, poliolike disease that has struck more than 480 people — mostly young children — across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Living alone is devastating for over-65s' health  Express

THE impact of isolation is laid bare in research showing that older people who live alone are 50 per cent more likely to end up in A&E than those living with ...

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, ...

I know smoking ban at open-air eateries is unpopular, but health comes first, says Dr Dzulkefly - Nation  The Star Online

IPOH: Despite being "unpopular" for the move to ban smoking at open-air eateries, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad says the health of the people was more ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

N.W.T. privacy commissioner to investigate 'major breach' of health data found at dump  CBC News

The N.W.T.'s privacy commissioner says she will investigate after a man found hundreds of confidential medical records at a dump in Fort Simpson.

Health and Social Care Secretary commits £12 million to get South East Coast ambulances back on the road more quickly  GOV.UK

Patients in South East England will benefit from £12.28 million in new funding to support paramedics to get on the road faster, Matt Hancock confirmed today.

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 ...

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

Glassman calls his program the "elegant solution" that can end chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes.

Father says girl who died at border was previously in good health

Father says 7-year-old girl, Jakelin Caal, who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody, didn't lack food, water and had been healthy before they were detained.

‘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 ...

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 Secretary branded 'cowardly' after scrapping public right to quiz her on NHS  HeraldScotland

HEALTH Secretary Jeane Freeman has been accused of “cowardly” behaviour after it emerged that the public will no longer be able to ask her…

Melania Trump Fears For Donald’s Health — He’s Under ‘Immense Stress’ From Investigations  Hollywood Life

Melania Trump is worrying about the stress Donald Trump is 'under' from the ongoing Mueller investigation! A source close to Melania told HL EXCLUSIVELY ...

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.

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.

'I lost everything going through this': Kaiser mental health patients speak out about long wait for therapy  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mental health patients who said they experienced lengthy waits to see a therapist and were unsatisfied with their treatment at Kaiser are sharing their stories, ...

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.

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.

Michael Buble son cancer update: Michael Buble’s son Noah health latest  Express

MICHAEL Buble pulled at the heartstrings of his millions of fans after announcing his son Noah was battling liver cancer - but what is the latest on his ...

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.

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 ...

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?

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.

Young people in North East 'not given mental health help'  BBC News

Young people in the North East are not receiving help to tackle their mental health problems, a commission has concluded. Tyne and Wear Citizens Commission ...

Child health fears: Young kids at most danger with too much screen time  PerthNow

WA kids aged two to five-years-old are most at risk of screen-time overexposure, a new snapshot of the health and lifestyle of the State's children shows.

'A champion of mental health': Tributes paid to father-of-three killed in Cork hit-and-run  Irish Examiner

Update: A file has been sent to the DPP after a man in his sixties was arrested in connection with the death of a psychiatrist in a hit and run incident in Cork in the ...

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.

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.