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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.

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 ...

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 ...

Brainstorm Health: ACA Enrollment Drop, OxyContin Court Order, Digital Health Report  Fortune

Happy Friday, readers! Back in 2016, Congress passed a major health care overhaul called the 21st Century Cures Act. Championed by drug developers but ...

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.

'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 ...

Bringing harmony to public health debates about food  The BMJ

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5028 (Published 12 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5028. Article; Related *content*; Metrics ...

How to navigate the December health minefield  Telegraph.co.uk

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.

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.

Health care enrollment deadline is Saturday  8News

People needing to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace need to enroll by Saturday. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central ...

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

Amazon's secretive special projects group has considered products for consumers to conduct medical tests in the home, which could take the company into the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Medicare-for-all: company health insurance at risk under single-payer  Vox.com

Passing single-payer means disrupting health insurance for 160 million people who get coverage through their jobs.

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.

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 ...

Iowa's mental health region leaders want more flexibility with funding for programs  KGAN TV

Leaders in Iowa's mental health system told state lawmakers Friday that they need more flexibility with their funding in order to provide new services.

Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans  Vox.com

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 ...

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.

Cassidy: Sweeping health care reform troubled, but tweaks are coming  FOX 8 Live WVUE

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Louisiana senator at the forefront of healthcare reform in the United States says change is on the way. Though his comprehensive ...

Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records  HBR.org Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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.

1 Cleveland McDonald’s plagued with health violations  Cleveland 19 News

The report states the restaurant has been voluntarily shut down at least twice, including a three-day shutdown to trap and clean up a rodent infestation.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Deep in the troubled heart of Texas, health care suffers  NBCNews.com

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 ...

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.

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.

US Stocks Are Plunging, Health and Tech Shares Hit the Hardest  Crain's Chicago Business

Mounting concern over the global economy overshadowed positive trade developments and signs of strength from the American consumer.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

Meet Hal: A robot that helps train health workers for a crisis  Star Tribune

Increasingly sophisticated simulators are on the front lines of health care workers' training.

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 ...

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 an ongoing effort to address deficiencies in community ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sisolak urges sign ups for health coverage as last call for open enrollment arrives  News3LV

Uninsured Nevadans now have less than 48 hours to get insured. Open enrollment ends Saturday, Dec. 15, at midnight. On Friday, Gov. -elect Steve Sisolak ...

Rep. Ed Perlmutter Wants To Make Health Care Pricing Available Up Front  CBS Denver

By Shaun Boyd. LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– Shopping for health care could become as easy as shopping for a car. A bill introduced by Colorado Congressman ...

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.

‘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 ...

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.

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.

The Health 202: House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing  The Washington Post

One expert witness disputed that alternatives can replace fetal tissue in medical research.

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.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

When staying healthy depends on whether you can get a ride  PBS NewsHour

COAL RUN VILLAGE, Kentucky -- Two hours before sunrise, Mike Steele locked the front door of his tan brick house and shuffled past the red rose bushes he ...

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.

How enzymes keep you healthy  Spectator.co.uk

How enzymes keep you healthy on Spectator Health | Digestive enzymes have been (figuratively) under the microscope recently, with fantastic claims that ...

Health warning issued across Derbyshire as cold weather hits the county  Derbyshire Live

After the hot summer and a fairly mild winter so far, a drop in temperatures will be a shock to all of us. And the weather is set to become colder soon. The Met ...

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 ...

Feds accuse 14 home health care workers and clients of $1.3 million fraud  STLtoday.com

Prosecutors say theywere out of the country when they either claimed to have provided or received home health care.

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 ...

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.

New integrated health center opens in Detroit  Crain's Detroit Business

Northeast Guidance Center and Detroit Community Health Connection have opened a new integrated primary care health center at the new Dr. Peter Slaughter ...

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…

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.

Fewer Pennsylvanians get health coverage as deadline nears  PennLive

Consumers have until Saturday to sign up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace at HealthCare.gov. So far, the numbers of those signing up have ...

Ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor dismissed as defendant from mental health hold lawsuit  Star Tribune

A federal judge has dismissed former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor and two of his police colleagues as defendants in a lawsuit accusing them of ...

Enrollment In HealthCare.gov 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 ...

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 ...

Health district reports whooping cough outbreak in Blaine County schools  Twin Falls Times-News

HAILEY — Several students in the Blaine County School District have been diagnosed with whooping cough, the public health district confirmed Friday.

Coconut oil is still not healthy, dietitians say  USA TODAY

There still isn't any solid research on health benefits of coconut oil, experts say. Dietitians say avoid more than a tablespoon a day.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?  Spectator.co.uk

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 ...

AHS refutes data showing concerning health violations at Saddledome, Rogers Place  Global News

Alberta Health Services is calling the methodology and data of a recent ESPN report on NHL arenas into question.

Pediatric researcher named CEO of UNC Health  WRAL.com

The UNC Board of Governors on Friday named Dr. A. Wesley Burks as chief executive of UNC Health Care, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice ...

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.

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 ...

CBD health trend spreads to alcohol  KCRG

As interest in CBD products as a health trend has been on the rise, the substance has made its way into cocktails and beers at a Madison brewery.

5 Ways to Create a Productive and Healthy Work from Home Experience  Healthline

It's easy to romanticize the concept of working from home. Yet as Alex Ashback of Veggin in the City quickly realized, there's a lot more to remote working than ...

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 ...

Jefferson Parish landfill blamed in fifth lawsuit by 70 plaintiffs for health issues  NOLA.com

Coughing, nausea, burning eyes, dizziness and lethargy are among the ailments that 70 plaintiffs in a new lawsuit blame on toxic releases from the Jefferson ...

Billie the penguin bounces back to health thanks to fish smoothie and anchovies  The Press

​Billie the penguin has been nursed back to health with a fish smoothie. The young little blue penguin was discovered on the slipway at Moncks Bay, near ...

NI health staff can get pay rises of more than 1%  BBC News

Health *service* staff in NI will be able to receive pay rises of more than 1% after extra money was allocated to the Department of Health. Staff in other departments ...

H&M slammed for mocking mental health with 'sarcastic' new jumper  Metro

High street fashion chain H&M has been accused of mocking a mental health awareness campaign with a 'sarcastic' new jumper. One shopper said the grey ...

Juice bar owners feel persecuted by probe into drinks' health benefits claims  Daily Post

Couple behind Raw Juice say they feel they are being 'treated like criminals' by Trading Standards probe.