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Singapore health promotion still meeting resistance  Financial Times

The city state is rewarding employers for ingenious schemes but many remain sceptical.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


6 Morning Health Hacks to Boost Productivity and Keep You Energized All Day  Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs and business professionals are very busy people and with that, often comes burnout. The day-to-day grind of trying to accomplish a laundry list of ...


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 ...


Mental health sufferers like me will only thrive once employers step up and support us  Metro.co.uk

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


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


Why living in a detached house could be better for health  Telegraph.co.uk

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 ...


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 ...


Our Evolving Relationship With Artificial Intelligence And Health Care  Forbes

We have created a world where our need to perform certain tasks has been greatly alleviated. But for a society enamored with technology and the need for the ...


Fear of Vaccines Is Officially One of The Most Dire Global Health Threats in 2019  ScienceAlert

This year, one of the biggest threats to humankind could be humanity itself. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially named the reluctance or ...


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 ...


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 ...


Is portion size the simple solution to better health?  Telegraph.co.uk

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Penang to be entirely smoke-free in 5 years: Health committee chairman  Channel NewsAsia

BUTTERWORTH: Penang plans to gazette the entire state as a smoke-free area in the next five years, health official Dr Afif Bahardin said on ...


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

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 ...


Times Letters: Air pollution and the threat to human health  The Times

Sir, The message from high-quality scientific studies is unambiguous: exposure to sooty particles and nitrogen dioxide has major adverse effects on people's ...


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 ...


Commentary: Why snacking could be damaging your health  Channel NewsAsia

People are eating more frequently outside of meal times than they ever have before, warns one immunologist.


The Electronics Industry Sees Money In Your Health  Kaiser Health News

Although many device makers at the annual Consumer Electronics Show targeted real health issues, some are looking to solve problems that people didn't ...


Lactobacillus acidophilus: Health benefits and sources  Medical News Today

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common probiotic that is available as a dietary supplement and is an ingredient in yogurts and other fermented foods. Research ...


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.


‘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 ...


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 ...


Will Health Care Policy Tilt To The Left Under Colorado's Democratic Trifecta?  Colorado Public Radio

Unlike previous sessions, Democrats can now propose and pass their own health care agenda.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Doug Ford can end ‘hallway medicine’ by letting health-care providers actually compete  Financial Post

Ontario Premier Doug Ford uses the term “hallway medicine” to describe the overcrowding in hospitals, with patients languishing outside for want of beds.


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.


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.


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…


Cape Breton health-care plan hailed for grassroots approach  Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — A grassroots community health plan is being hailed as an important step in better understanding the health-care needs of Cape Breton ...


Gawande will no longer give keynote at major health conference  STAT

Dr. Atul Gawande canceled a keynote that had been scheduled before he joined the health venture formed by Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire ...


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.


Blue states' ambitious health care plans risk industry backlash  Axios

As blue states roll out ambitious plans to expand public health care coverage, they'll have to walk a fine line to keep the health care industry — with its lobbying ...


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

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 ...


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 ...


Parade in memory of Battle of Rorke's Drift hero cancelled over health and safety fears  Daily Mail

A parade has been held annually for more than a quarter of a century to commemorate John Williams bravery at the Battle of Rorke's Drift in his hometown of ...


MEP Brian Crowley says he will step down on health grounds  The Irish Times

'I never tried to hide the difficulties that might arise,' Fianna Fail politician for Ireland South says.


Health bosses confirm Peterborough surgery’s closure - but make no comment on crime concerns raised by doctor  Peterborough Telegraph

The organisation which runs the Burghley Road GP surgery has said they are closing the site because of heating problems - but have not addressed comments ...


Too many children 'not being treated for mental health problems'  BBC News

Only a third of children and young people with mental health conditions receive the treatment they need from the NHS, a committee of MPs says. Many are ...


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 ...


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.


Barbara Windsor health update: Living with Alzheimer's is frightening, says star's husband  Express

BARBARA WINDSOR's spouse, Scott Mitchell, opened up about his wife's condition and the difficulties of being a carer to an Alzheimer's sufferer when he ...


New mental health service to be launched after patients were turned away  Chronicle Live

Health Watch North Tyneside say some patients were turned away from receiving care because they did not meet the threshold.


Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale  Wired.co.uk

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 ...


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 ...


Invest in health for global security and growth, Gates urges donors  ABS-CBN News

LONDON- Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and ...


Heart-Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk Of Diabetes, Says Study: Top 5 Heart-Healthy Foods  NDTV News

A new study, conducted by the researchers at Ohio State University College in the US, has indicated that heart healthy lifestyle and habits can lower your risk of ...


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.


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

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


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...


Screens Might Be as Bad for Mental Health as … Potatoes  WIRED

The science of how technology affects happiness needs a huge statistical upgrade. A new paper charts a path toward better research.


Health: Four ways to improve your dental hygiene  NEWS.com.au

We all know the advice for healthy teeth — brush twice daily and don't eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes ...


‘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 ...


Health chiefs ‘treat Brits like idiots’ telling them to turn the heating up in cold snap  The Sun

HEALTH chiefs are treating Brits “like idiots” by telling them to turn on the heating in a cold snap, say critics. They blasted Public Health England for stating the ...


Chris Pratt Is Doing the Daniel Fast Diet. But Is It Healthy?  TIME

Chris Pratt is doing the Daniel Fast, a 21-day diet that involves fasting and prayer. Here's what the Daniel Fast is and if it's healthy.


'Every Brilliant Thing' hopes to open mental health conversation in PH  ABS-CBN News

An upcoming play hopes to stir conversations about mental well-being in the Philippines.


Health chiefs 'treat Britons like idiots' with their advice on how to cope with cold snap:  Daily Mail

Public Health England chiefs were slammed for stating the obvious in winter guidance published on the organisation's website yesterday.


How wood-burning fireplaces may threaten your health  AccuWeather.com

Frigid winter weather may prompt you to fire up that warm, cozy fireplace. However, a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause a number of health ...


Young people 'turned away' from NHS mental health support left to hit crisis point, MPs warn  The Independent

The NHS is “failing” children and young people with mental health conditions by rejecting them for not having “severe enough” symptoms and then leaving them ...


Piers Morgan health UPDATE: GMB host’s return to ITV show ‘revealed’ amid hospital shock  Express

Piers Morgan, 53, who is a host on Good Morning Britain, shocked fans when he uploaded a photo to Instagram wearing a hospital gown and a nasal cannula in ...


Learning to deal with mental health issues  The Guardian

Letters: Readers respond to research suggesting that the link between social media use and depressive symptoms is stronger for girls than boys.


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 ...


Quiz reveals the subtle signs your child could have a mental health problem  The Sun

Don't dismiss your teen's mood swings as being "normal" until you've answered these questions.


Premier Health hospitals get nursing recognition  Dayton Daily News

Premier Health has earned Magnet status for its entire system, which is a recognition given by a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Staff at Upper ...


Winter health warning issued to Burnham-On-Sea residents as pressure mounts on NHS  Burnham-On-Sea

Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents have this week been urged to stay healthy as cold weather arrives and pressure mounts on local NHS services.


The feds promised meaningful health care changes, but they keep bowing to industry pressure  CBC.ca

A pattern is emerging: the government studies an issue for more than a year, finds a solution that will improve access to medicines and lower costs, then cancels ...


Health department warns of measles exposure in Denver area  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- A Denver adult has been diagnosed as having the measles after having traveled internationally, Denver Public Health said Wednesday. The person ...


The National Museum of Health and Medicine is a fascinating nightmare  The Washington Post

A collection of medical specimens dating back to the Civil War, this museum is not for the squeamish.


The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of  BBC News

If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes ...


Carroll hospital determined to continue serving mentally ill, bucking tide of closures  Des Moines Register

A rural Iowa hospital is determined not to close its inpatient mental health unit. “If we don't do it, who's going to?” St. Anthony Regional Hospital's CEO asks.


No evidence of sugar substitutes' health benefits, finds study  The Guardian

Low-calorie and artificial sweeteners, increasingly added to drinks and food as the industry responds to pressure to cut sugar, may not help people lose weight ...


Daydream Daycare cited for 16 health violations  NBC4i.com

The Franklin County Public Health Departments has told a west side Columbus daycare center to clean up its act.


NC attorney general does not object to Mission Health - HCA Healthcare merger  HealthLeaders Media

North Carolina's attorney general said Wednesday he does not object to the acquisition of Mission Health by HCA. Mission announced in August 2018 that the ...


Health and safety fears over York Post Office move  The Press, York

EMPLOYEES' health and safety could be at risk if the York Crown Post Office moves from Lendal into WH Smith on Coney Street, York MP Rachael Maskell…