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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 ...

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk  BBC News

Obesity is overtaking smoking as the biggest risk to health in Wales, experts have warned. The "stark" problem with overweight children could also mean this ...

Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health  WebMD

Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example.

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.

Anti-vaccine movement 'a top threat to global health in 2019' says WHO  The Independent

The anti-vaccine movement is one of the worst health threats facing humanity in 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Reluctance or refusal ...

Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers  CNN

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is continuing unabated in the new year. Probable patients topped 650 and deaths surpassed 400, the ...

Security and public health: the interface  The Lancet

Security and health sectors are often interconnected in their attempt to resolve public or global health issues; however, military involvement can have contrasting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Climate change already hurting human health, review shows  Health24

"The science is clear" that for each unit increase in global warming, there is an increase in those broad health risks - if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse ...

Screen time given too much blame for its effect on young people's mental health, study finds  ABC News

According to the experts, screen time has only a tiny sway on the mental health of adolescents. We'd be much better off changing our approach to their ...

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?

Cairngorm tows closed due to health and safety concerns  Press and Journal

The beleaguered Cairngorm mountain resort has been hit by a health and safety headache that will likely leave tows out of action as the first snow of the season ...

Is Cannabis Good or Bad for Mental Health?  Scientific American

The physicist Richard Feynman has been popularly quoted as stating that if you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don't. It is perhaps not a ...

A Global Diet May Help Improve Health And Save Planet, Says Study  NDTV News

According to a recent study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, an international team of scientists are developing a global diet that may help improve ...

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.

Mental health has haunted my political life, says Labour's election guru Andrew Gwynne  Evening Standard

He was once England's youngest councillor and for a time the youngest sitting MP. But Andrew Gwynne's political ambition was plagued by periods of damaging ...

Apple Has Just Ushered In The Era Of Digital Health  Forbes

From consumer engagement to insurance reimbursement, Apple may have just unleashed the flood gates for health technology.

Muckamore: Health chief Richard Pengelly 'shocked and appalled'  BBC News

The Department of Health's most senior civil servant has said he was "shocked and appalled" by CCTV footage recorded at Muckamore Abbey Hospital. Richard ...

Is portion size the simple solution to better health?

We have never been more clued up about the food we eat.

Oak Furnitureland parent company due in court over alleged health and safety breaches  Swindon Advertiser

OAK FurnitureLand parent company JB Global has been accused of failing to protect employees from exposure to hazardous substances.

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 ...

Paris Jackson: ‘It can be too much’ Michael Jackson’s daughter addresses health reports  Express

PARIS JACKSON, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has spoken out about reports she had checked herself into a treatment facility for her mental and emotional ...

Mental health sufferers like me will only thrive once employers step up and support us

By changing the law, employers will be required to make provisions for mental health first aid, just as they do for physical first aid.

Coursera expands online courses for health-care professionals  Inside Higher Ed

The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Disabled woman impregnated at Florida health care facility, family suing  WVLT.TV

A 23-year-old 'non-verbal, immobile' woman was sexually assaulted and impregnated while in a health care facility, according to a lawsuit.

WebMD Honors Health Heroes Fighting Cancer  WebMD

WebMD's 2018 Health Heroes have left their mark on the fight against cancer in ways large and small.

HMP Woodhill's mental health team was 'fire-fighting', inquest told  BBC News

Mental health staff at a prison where eight inmates took their own lives in two years were "fire-fighting", an inquest hears.

Bonuses at NHS PropCo top national health agencies  Health Service Journal

Four executive directors at NHS Property Services were paid around £180000 in bonuses in 2017-18, which is significantly higher than nearly every other ...

What bank results tell us about the health of Uncle Sam  Sky News

Sky's Ian King says it is clear that US banks are looking to the White House to help reverse economic damage of 2018.

Barbara Windsor health: Adam Woodyatt opens up on EastEnders co-star  Express

BARBARA WINDSOR was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease four years ago and today her EastEnders co-star, Adam Woodyatt, was on Lorraine where he ...

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 ...

Expert reveals how to give your life a 24 hour healthy overhaul  Daily Mail

Australian life coach and nutritionist Fiona Kane has revealed how its possible to give your life a healthy overhaul in just 24 hours. She reveals the routines, ...

Warning that Universal Credit is 'damaging health of Gateshead residents'  Chronicle Live

Central Gateshead and Blaydon were moved onto Universal Credit in October and November 2017 respectively.

Phillip Schofield health news: This Morning star reveals health secret after six years  Express

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD has opened up on his health secret after keeping it quiet for six years as the This Morning favourite revealed all to fans in an Instagram ...

Scarborough bakery Cooplands fined for health and safety breach over 14 years  Scarborough Today

Cooplands has been fined £159080 and ordered to pay £4594 in costs after magistrates heard that employees at the Eastfield factory were consistently exposed ...

Dr Hillary tells Lorraine viewers exactly when you start to feel health benefits of Dry January  Liverpool Echo

Dr Hillary Jones has revealed exactly when people are likely to feel the health benefits of Dry January. He told Lorraine on her ITV show that people who take ...

How Irish universities are involved in their students’ health  The Irish Times

The international healthy campuses initiative encourages healthy lifestyles for those at third level.

Bid to build major health hub in city  News & Star

A MAJOR new health hub, combining Carlisle's so-called super surgery with other NHS services, could be built in the city.

6 surprising ways dairy affects your heart health - Reduces risk of attacks, strokes and hypertension  Times Now

Dairy was initially believed to be bad for the heart but recent studies have busted such myths. Turns out, dairy helps in preventing attacks and strokes and some ...

World Health Organisation investigates claims it is rife with sexism, corruption and racism  Daily Mail

The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and ...

7 Ways To Stand Up For Your Mental Health In A Difficult Work Environment  Bustle

Mental health issues affect many people, especially in the workplace. While we may not realize the negative impact our work environment may be having on our ...

Three health benefits of CHEESE and why you SHOULD include it in your diet  Express

Overindulging in cheese every day is not a healthy diet to follow, especially if you want to cut down on saturated fat. But, the dairy product does contain essential ...

Fitbit users can share data with the National Institutes of Health  Engadget

Fitbit is following a stellar 2018, which saw it bounce back to profit thanks in part to its Versa smartwatch, by diving even further into healthcare. As part of a new ...

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 ...

Copying claims against Woolworths over health bars  Fin24

Another small business has complained of Woolworths copying its product - this time it's a nutrition bar. The retailer has, however, denied the claims outright, ...

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?

Residents share their views on health campus and park-and-ride scheme in Nursling  Daily Echo

RESIDENTS shared their views on plans for a new park-and-ride and health campus near Romsey.

Mental health crisis home treatment team cases up 17%  BBC News

The number of referrals to mental health crisis teams in Wales has risen by 17% in the last three years. Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams help ...

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

Health care creates a tenth of US greenhouse gas emissions.

‘Blame culture’ Oxfordshire health services 'improving'  BBC News

Health and care organisations in Oxfordshire criticised for a "blame culture" have improved how they work together, a watchdog has found. In February the Care ...

First ever Mental Health Mile kicks off in Barrow this January  NW Evening Mail

AS RED January draws to a close Mind in Furness will be making sure it goes out with a bang by joining the first ever Mental Health Mile in Barrow.

Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines  BBC News

Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.

Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories  Health Service Journal

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs ...

USD 501, KU Health partner for clinic at Topeka High  WIBW

The University of Kansas Health System will open a clinic inside Topeka High School later this semester exclusively for students.

Health standards falling at Angus pools and spas  The Courier

Figures released by Angus Council detailing environmental health checks at public and private swimming pools have revealed standards are consistently ...

Former Push Doctor adviser appointed health minister for innovation  Pulse

A former advisor to online private GP provider Push Doctor has been appointed as health minister for innovation, a title which includes digital health.

Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees  TechCrunch

Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data ...

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?  BBC News

British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

Drinking green tea for its health benefits? Stop using tap water and use bottled water only  Daily Mail

Made with bottled water, the tea had double antioxidants, according to a study by researchers at Cornell University. But when made with tap water, participants ...

Digital Health's 2018 Review: Top 10 most read news stories  Digital Health

It has been busy year at Digital Health News, here is the top 10 most read stories that got everyone reading and commenting in 2018.

Local nonprofit offers music therapy to address mental health issues  KOLO

Music therapy is a research-based and therapeutic use of music to help people gain greater physical and emotional health. For more information, visit ...

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here's What the Science Says  TIME

The everyday spice has been linked to some potential benefits—and risks. Here's what to know about black pepper.

Government makes women's mental health a top priority  GOV.UK

A new government report outlines better care principles for women experiencing mental ill health, which consider individual and gender-specific needs.

Alone, restrained and drugged: calls for mental health system reform  The Age

Victorian mental health patients are far more likely than those in other states to be forcibly restrained during treatment, and a new research paper has urged that ...

Public Health warning issued as Cold Weather Alert triggered in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire by severe forecast  Peterborough Telegraph

Health experts are urging people to look out for others, to keep warm indoors and to take care when out and about as the Met Office has forecast severe wintry ...

Warning to parents as Bristol measles cases reported to Public Health England break record  Bristol Post

Anyone who has not received two doses of the MMR vaccine is at risk, and scarlet fever is also at record levels.

Peter Andre opens up about terrifying secret health battle  HELLO! Magazine

Peter Andre has opened up about his secret health battle with panic attacks and anxiety. The dad-of-four was hospitalised when it got really bad, and his parents ...

NHS England's chief digital officer goes full digital, ditches health service for GP app biz  The Register

NHS England's chief digital officer has reportedly told staff she is leaving the organisation just days after the government launched its tech-focused long-term ...

Leading health care organizations declare physician burnout as 'public health crisis'  HSPH News

For immediate release: January 17, 2019. Boston, MA – Burnout among the nation's physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published today by ...

Mental health care center for moms opens in Alachua  The Independent Florida Alligator

The center has the first program of its kind in the southeast.

Mental health: waiting times to be capped under 10-year NHS plan  The Guardian

New waiting-time targets for mental health treatment and stronger support for young adults with difficulties will be an important part of the government's ...

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 ...

Parade to commemorate military hero has been cancelled due to 'health and safety concerns'  South Wales Argus

AN ANNUAL parade to commemorate the bravery of a Cwmbran hero, who defended helpless patients from Zulus, has been cancelled because Gwent Police…

Lawmakers push repeal of health care fees | Local News  Gloucester Daily Times

BOSTON — Republican lawmakers are pushing for a repeal of fees charged to companies that aren't providing health insurance to a majority of their workers.

Healthy takeaway recipes: 7 ideas to try to help you lose weight  Chronicle Live

Former Team GB runner Stacey Smith, now a qualified nutritionist, has provided you with some 'takeaway' inspiration to help get in shape.

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.

How the government shutdown could affect your health  The Guardian

Key government services like food inspections, health exposure assessments and cash assistance for groceries have been frayed.

Are “healthy” snacks like veggie chips actually good for you?  Vox

Vegetable-themed snacks like cauliflower puffs and Peatos aren't traditional potato chips, but they're not not chips, either.

The Apple Watch's next three health features  Fast Company

The company has hired numerous clinicians and engineers to work on health features. The big ones are not yet public.

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef  TIME

Red meat is hard on the planet and human health, according to two global studies about diet. Here are other types of protein to eat instead.

New mental health 'safe haven' opens in East Oxford  Oxford Mail

A NEW support *service* providing a late-night safe space for people experiencing mental health crisis has opened in East Oxford.

Wife's desperate struggle to get mental health support for her husband

A Nelson woman struggling to get help for her husband, who has mental health and addiction issues, was told he needed to make "bigger mistakes" before he ...

Staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital  BBC News

Concerns were raised about the techniques used by healthcare workers to move patients at the unit.

Nipple Problems: What Changes In Your Nipples Can Mean About Your Health  Glamour UK

Nipples feeling sore? Perhaps noticed a change in colour or size? Dr Clare answers all your nipple questions and what your symptoms could mean...

Oxfordshire County Council revises £1m mental health cut plan  BBC News

Oxfordshire County Council has reduced a planned cut following public consultation.

Murfreesboro dentist pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud

A Murfreesboro dentist pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in federal court on Wednesday.

Slug & Lettuce in Colchester High Street health and safety breaches | Suffolk and Essex Business News  East Anglian Daily Times

Colchester Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, for health and safety ...

Health care center where woman in vegetative state gave birth ordered to hire outside manager

Two Arizona state agencies are ordering a long-term care company to pay for a third-party manager to oversee the center where a patient in a vegetative state ...

Top 8 Health Benefits of Artichokes and Artichoke Extract  Healthline

Although often considered a vegetable, artichokes (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) are a type of thistle. This plant originated in the Mediterranean and has ...

‘People are dying’: Campaigners want gambling classed a public health issue  The Guardian

Campaigners for stronger government regulation of gambling have called for it to be classed as a public health concern and for betting companies to be required ...

PHE Health Harms campaign encourages smokers to quit  GOV.UK

Public Health England ( PHE ) has released a new film showing the devastating harms that come from smoking, and how this can be avoided by switching to an ...

School gets active in charity challenge to improve mental health  NW Evening Mail

A SCHOOL is getting active as part of a national campaign to combat mental health difficulties.

UK weather warning: URGENT health alert issued as temperatures set to hit -10C

HEALTH officials have warned Britain's elderly and vulnerable to take care over the coming days with temperatures set to hit -10C (14F). Numbing Arctic winds ...

Carbohydrates, fibre and a healthy diet  The Guardian

Low-carb does not mean no-carb, nor does it mean low-fibre (Blow to the low-carb diet as WHO report says fibre cuts early deaths, 11 January). Your article ...