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HEALTH: The sweet lowdown

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
Q Can you explain the glycaemic index and how it relates to the sugar in drinks and foods? Also, what are the best alternatives? A 'The glycaemic index (or GI ) is a ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods, based on the overall effect they have on ...
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Live like an Italian to combat major health problems, say experts - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Doctors should prescribe nuts, olive oil and vegetables instead of statins or beta-blockers and encourage patients to live like an Italian to combat major health problems, experts have said. In a new film entitled 'The Big Fat Fix' British cardiologist ...

Widnes Vikings launch summer 2016 NHS health checks

Liverpool Echo - ‎16 hours ago‎
Cllr Marie Wright, Halton Council's executive board member for health and wellbeing, said: “The NHS Health Check community programme in Halton has proved a great success over the past year and this ongoing partnership with the Vikings plays an ...

Pokemon Go 'bad for your health', leading psychologist says - ‎9 hours ago‎
A LEADING psychologist has called on parents to limit the length of time they allow their children to play Pokemon Go on mobile phones.

Health chiefs back plans to close three community hospitals

Bournemouth Echo - ‎4 hours ago‎
However, she did say that she was "disappointed" to learn that the review of mental health services currently being carried out would not definitely be included in the same consultation process as the plans for the Clinical Services Review looking at ...

Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

Scientific American - ‎21 hours ago‎
The federal patient privacy law known as HIPAA has not kept pace with wearable fitness trackers, mobile health apps and online patient communities, leaving a gaping hole in regulations that needs to be filled, according to a much-delayed government report.

Former Wakefield nightclub set to become mental health treatment centre

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Mental health patients to benefit from live music on wards

Leicester Mercury - ‎13 hours ago‎
Mental health patients are to benefit from live music on their wards, in a unique scheme created by Leicester band Refuge with the help of The Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss.

Why Pokémon Go really is a national health service

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
If parenting is one long process of discovering that it doesn't really happen like they say in the books, then school holidays are proof positive that Swallows and Amazons was fiction.

Manchester's first yoga supper club is here as the 'luxury health' stretches into the city

Manchester Evening News - ‎21 hours ago‎
The chrome tables of the second floor Harvey Nichols dining room have been swept to one side, making way for a sea of yoga mats filled with health food fans. The view over Exchange Square adds to the ambience as around 40 women (and one lone guy) ...
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Detroit mental health patient committed after saying he wanted to 'do something like Dallas'

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Cops say that the unidentified man said in a mental health discussion group in an area near Detroit that he wanted to 'do something big like Dallas' in an apparent reference to the five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on July 7 by Micah ...
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Health Minister Michelle O'Neill says Bengoa Report will be 'a foundation for my vision'

BBC News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The health minister says she believes there is both political and clinical will to change how local health and social care services are delivered.

Frimley Health Trust is Best Organisation for patient safety in the country

getreading - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tracey Coulson, head of patient safety at Frimley Health, said: "We are delighted to be named Best Organisation in the Patient Safety Awards 2016.
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Justice department files lawsuits to block health insurance mergers

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Obama administration filed two separate lawsuits in hopes of blocking further mergers within the US health insurance market on Thursday.
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Health budget rise 'less than was promised'

BBC News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Ministers in England have given the wrong impression about how much extra they are spending on health, MPs say. The government made big play of the extra £8.4bn on top of inflation it was giving the NHS this parliament when it unveiled its spending ...
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Counter-terrorism: Turnbull defends plan that may increase access to mental health records

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Malcolm Turnbull and the attorney general, George Brandis, have defended a counter-terrorism review that will consider giving security agencies greater access to mental health records. The prime minister has asked the counter-terrorism coordinator ...
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Health trusts agree new management structure in "alliance" plan

Shields Gazette - ‎16 hours ago‎
A controversial alliance between two hospital trusts has taken a step forward with an agreement to have a joint management structure.
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Government urged to ban energy drink sales for under-16s over health concerns

The Guardian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The paper, written by Dr Shelina Visram from Durham University and Kawther Hashem from the health charity Action on Sugar, says consumption among children globally is growing, with the 10- to 14-year-old group expected to increase its intake by 11% ...

Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Jamaica Observer - ‎3 hours ago‎
Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in ...

Don't Give Up On Helping Employees Live Health Lives

Forbes - ‎20 hours ago‎
A large study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management recently found that employers are cutting back on wellness benefits, including flu-shots, nurse hot-lines, health coaching, and financial incentives for weight loss. This appears to ...