Recent News Headlines : Health

OLDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD IN SARDINIA, ITALY


Researchers studying centenarians in Sardinia's remote mountain areas have a different explanation... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 3775

THERESA MAY TELLS NHS BOSS HE WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR WINTER PERFORMANCE


That crisis has prompted unprecedented efforts by NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England to ensure the scenes of chaos are not repeated this winter... READ MORE

11th November, 2017 5347

HEALTH SERVICE CANNOT CONTINUE IN RED ZONE PROVIDERS LEADER WARNS


Chris Hopson, speaking at the NHS Providers annual conference, said UK health spending was ?900 less per person than Germany... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 136

OTTAWA'S TOP DOCTOR LEAVING POST


Levy joined Ottawa Public Health in 2006 as associate medical officer of health... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 32

BERNIE SANDERS PRAISES CANADA'S HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM


Bernie Sanders praised Canada's health-care system during a visit to three Toronto hospitals... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 11

UK CHILDREN WHO NEED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FACE 'POSTCODE LOTTERY'


The charity's own research found 30,000 children being turned away from mental health services every year and not receiving any support or treatment... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 1434

POLLUTANTS FROM FRACKING COULD POSE HEALTH RISK TO CHILDREN, WARN RESEARCHERS


Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to researchers studying chemicals involved in shale gas operations... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 5243

GEORGIA POLITICIAN BETTY PRICE ASKS IF PEOPLE WITH HIV CAN BE QUARANTINED


Project Q Atlanta, a website serving the city's gay community, was the first to report Price's comments... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 5550

MUGABE NAMED AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR BY WHO


The World Health Organization WHO has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a goodwill ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 38195

WILL A SUGAR TAX WORK? WELL, IT DID AT JAMIE OLIVER'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTS


Jamie Oliver's 10p tax on sugary drinks sold in his Italian restaurants has resulted in a significant drop in sales, a study has found... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 2763

STI WARNING AS CLINICS CLOSE IN LONDON AND SELF-TESTING IS DELAYED


Six long-established sexual health clinics around London have shut in recent months as part of a planned switch from face-to-face consultations to online services... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 783

CHILDRENS TSAR SAVAGES NHS OVER PAUCITY OF MENTAL HEALTHCARE


Longfield's report made difficult reading for the government at a time when concerns over the health service have reached a critical level... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1985

CHINESE ARTIST EXPLODES ONTO MADRID ART SCENE


A Chinese artist with an explosive style is preparing to exhibit at Madrid's Prado Museum. By exploding gunpowder on canvas, Cai Guo-Qiang creates his images... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 9

NSW TEEN NATHAN BROWN DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS DURING HORROR FLU SEASON


As of September 15, 288 influenza-associated deaths have been registered or reported to state public health units, a spokesman for NSW Health told AAP... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 788

E-CIGARETTES LESS HARMFUL THAN SMOKING TOBACCO, HEALTH EXPERTS SAY


However, they stressed that using e-cigarettes while still smoking tobacco does not benefit people's health... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 36

WHY REJECTING THE MODERN WORLD IS A PRIVILEGED FANTASY


Dean Burnett The idea that a primitive lifestyle is healthier could only exist in the modern world... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 1441

READERS ON STATES HAVING CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM


Does every state government have a secret health care plan like President Trump did?... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 20

THE 'MIRACLE PILL': HOW CYCLING COULD SAVE THE NHS


Cycling can make people healthy and live longer, and cut public health costs, so why can't it be prescribed to the nation?... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 9951

STUDY FINDS ONE-FIFTH OF GLOBAL DEATHS LAST YEAR WERE LINKED TO POOR DIETS


Less than 1 percent of national health care budgets in China and India is allocated to mental health... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 3

CHILDREN DEATHS AT RAM MANOHAR LOHIA HOSPITAL PROBED


Successive governments have faced criticism for not reforming the overburdened public health system which is still plagued with a shortage of doctors and dilapidated infrastructure... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 851

HURRICANE HARVEY SURVIVORS WILL FACE HEALTH RISKS EVEN AFTER EMERGENCY IS OVER


For now, health officials are more concerned about drownings, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators and hygiene at shelters... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 173

PUBLIC HEALTH DANGERS LOOM IN HARVEY-HIT AREAS


For now, health officials are more concerned about drownings, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators and hygiene at shelters... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 0

MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM 'IN TOTAL CRISIS,' CRITIC WARNS


More young people will end up taking their lives if more money isn't pumped into the mental health care system, an NDP critic says... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 3757

PRESIDENT XI URGES ACCELERATED BUILDING OF MEDICAL SYSTEM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS


The CPC and the central government have attached great importance to the development of the medical and healthcare sector and improvement of public health, Xi said... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 2

Trending News Headlines : Health

MEXICO'S SUGAR TAX LEADS TO FALL IN CONSUMPTION FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING


Mexico has high rates of obesity - more than 70 percent of the population is overweight or obese - and sugar consumption... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 14287

ONCE TIME'S 'PERSON OF THE YEAR,' AN EBOLA FIGHTER DIES IN CHILDBIRTH DUE TO STIGMA OF VIRUS


More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak, although 17,000 who contracted the virus survived... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 13998

HEALTH CANADA ASSESSING WIRE-BRISTLE BBQ BRUSH RISKS AFTER 9 INJURY REPORTS


Schellenberg said it's about time that Health Canada undertakes a risk assessment... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 13788

MORE THAN 600 HEALTH QUANGO CHIEFS ON SIX FIGURE SALARIES AMID CASH CRISIS


NHS England spent ?3.25m on communications in 2015 16, with 52 employees working in the role, compared with 36 in 2013 14, the figures show... READ MORE

5th March, 2017 8400

RURAL HOSPITALS IN CRITICAL CONDITION


The closings threaten to decimate a network of rural hospitals the federal government first established beginning in the late 1940s to ensure that no one would be without health care... READ MORE

14th November, 2014 8210

THERESA MAY'S CLAIM ON NHS FUNDING NOT TRUE, SAY MPS


Andrew Lansley, the health secretary in the coalition government, recently called for the NHS to be given ?5bn more than the money already planned... READ MORE

31st October, 2016 6152

LOOKING FOR THE BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD? HEAD TO NORTHERN QUEBEC


Seven Inuit runners from Salluit ran the Big Island Half-Marathon in Hawaii last month... READ MORE

12th March, 2017 4576

COUNSELLOR OVERBILLS $360K FOR CARE OF FIRST NATIONS PATIENTS


Health canada investigation of ontario counsellor treating indigenous patients finds massive overbilling... READ MORE

25th November, 2016 3898

ACT ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL ILL HEALTH OR RISK NATIONAL CRISIS, WARNS EXPERT


I describe mental health services as a car crash waiting to happen, Bailey said... READ MORE

2nd October, 2016 3842

NHS 'NEEDS EXTRA CASH AND OVERHAUL'


Nhs needs extra cash and overhaul say health bosses... READ MORE

23rd October, 2014 2896

CARLETON PLACE HOSPITAL FACING OUTBREAK OF NOROVIRUS


An outbreak of norovirus has forced the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital to close a section of its inpatient unit, the hospital says... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 2860

NEW IMMIGRATION RULES WILL COST THE NHS MILLIONS, WARNS NURSING UNION


The UK will be sending away nurses who have contributed to the health service for six years... READ MORE

22nd June, 2015 2453

AIR POLLUTION LEADS TO MORE DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA, STUDY FINDS


Our research could initiate an entirely new understanding of how air pollution affects human health... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 2446

NO MORE SIESTAS? SPAIN TRIES TO SPEED UP WORKDAY


Compared to Americas 9-to-5 workday and hurried desk lunches, Spains later and more leisurely schedule might seem relaxing, the picture of healthy Mediterranean life... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 2319

GOVERNMENT SCOLDED BY WATCHDOG OVER NHS FUNDING CLAIMS


In 2015, then chancellor George Osborne said the NHS in England would receive ?8bn more between 2016-17 and 2020-21... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 2255

REVEALED: DOZENS OF CHILDREN STILL TREATED ON ADULT PSYCHIATRIC WARDS


Revealed dozens of children still treated on adult psychiatric wards... READ MORE

13th November, 2016 2124

APPLE'S HEALTH TECH TAKES EARLY LEAD AMONG TOP HOSPITALS


"TIMING RIGHT" Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans has been working with Apple and Epic Systems, Ochsner's medical records vendor, to roll out a pilot program for high-risk patients... READ MORE

5th February, 2015 1994

SHOCK FIGURES TO REVEAL DEADLY TOLL OF GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION


We have a public health emergency in many countries from pollution... READ MORE

17th January, 2016 1991

'UNTRAINED' HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS 'PUT PATIENTS AT RISK'


Comments from healthcare assistants There's not enough training, and no time to train even if we wanted to... READ MORE

23rd March, 2015 1740

38,000 PEOPLE A YEAR DIE EARLY BECAUSE OF DIESEL EMISSIONS TESTING FAILURES


Global inventory of nitrogen oxide emissions shows highly polluting diesel cars are 'urgent public health issue'... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 1711

JEREMY HUNT SAYS CHILD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE NHS'S BIGGEST FAILING


Hunt has pledged to improve the diagnosis and treatment of troubled children by NHS children and adolescent mental health services CAMHS ... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 1598

NURSING 457S ON THE DECLINE AS HEALTH SECTOR CHASES WORKFORCE RENEWAL


Hospitals have slashed the recruitment of nurses on 457 visas over the past three years, as the health sector ramps up its workforce renewal... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 1586

TRUMP NOMINATES IND DOCTOR FOR SURGEON GENERAL


President Trump on Thursday nominated Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams to serve as the next surgeon general... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1569

HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS POTENTIALLY HARMED BY UNDELIVERED NHS MAIL


Of the 1,788 patients who may have been harmed as a result, 333 have since died... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 1519

CASH TO BOOST CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH NOT GETTING THROUGH, SAYS CHARITY


Money to improve struggling children's mental health services is often not reaching the NHS frontline despite soaring rates of self-harm among young people, new figures reveal... READ MORE

21st December, 2016 1391

AMERICANS DIE WHEN THEY HAVE TO WORK AT BEING HEALTHY


Access to quality healthcare, the study shows definitively, is often the difference between life or death... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 1277

AS THE NHS BURSARY ENDS, WOULD YOU STILL TRAIN TO BE A NURSE OR MIDWIFE TODAY?


From Tuesday, new nursing, midwifery and other health students such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists will no longer receive NHS bursaries to cover their tuition fees... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 1214

MEDITERRANEAN DIET 'AS EFFECTIVE AS STATINS' IN REDUCING HEART ATTACK RISK


Leading doctors call on medical bodies such as Nice to do more to promote healthy lifestyles rather than relying on cardiovascular drugs... READ MORE

6th September, 2015 1158

NHS ANNUAL BUDGET RISES UNDER TORIES ARE FRACTION OF PAST INCREASES IFS


Current government plans are consistent with David Cameron's pledge at the 2015 election to increase NHS spending by ?8bn... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 1148

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS RESOURCES, NOT TINKERING WITH THE LAW


Letters Replacing current mental health legislation may not be the best thing for Britain's mental wellbeing, readers suggest... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 1025


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