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GKR launches support initiative for Mental Health & Wellbeing

GKR launches support initiative for Mental Health & Wellbeing

Rosana Rategh, from the Leeds Mind charity, has spent several years working with people with mental health issues and said that staff having the confidence to seek help often depended on the availability of what is on offer support-wise. Nine out of 10 people (94%) felt that organisations should have a mental health policy, yet, less than a fifth (19%) of the organisations where they worked actually had mental health policies in place. Consulte Mais Informação

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

AMs Haley told the press that her time at the United Nations had been "the honour of a lifetime", but that it was important for government officials to know when the right time was to leave. Update: Weirder and weirder. Haley gave no specific reason for leaving, saying she didn't have "anything set, ' adding that she believed in 'term limits" and letting someone else take on the challenging post . Consulte Mais Informação

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GP surgeries to see 15 patients at a time

GP surgeries to see 15 patients at a time

Group consultations of up to 15 patients are likely to be made "the default" for the NHS in its ten-year plan to tackle waiting times, it was claimed last night. "Some patients have even said they have benefited from the support they receive from their fellow patients and practices". She insisted there was "no pressure on patients to participate if they would prefer to continue seeing their GP in a one-to-one consultation". Consulte Mais Informação

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India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

So far, there is nothing to panic, and even the Bihar case had come from Jaipur", said a senior health ministry official. An official of state health department claimed that the central surveillance unit of the ministry of health notified the state government on Sunday that the youth Pankaj Chourasia was recently tested positive for Zika in Jaipur and had visited Siwan from August 28 to September 12. Consulte Mais Informação

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Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study

Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study

There was reliable evidence that vitamin D does not reduce total fractures , hip fractures, or falls by 15% - a clinically meaningful threshold. The authors conclude that there is therefore little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, except for the prevention of rare conditions such as rickets and osteomalacia in high risk groups, which can occur due to vitamin D deficiency after a prolonged lack of exposure to sunshine. Consulte Mais Informação

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Waste crisis as NHS body parts pile up

Waste crisis as NHS body parts pile up

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is monitoring two sites where enforcement notices have been issued. NHS England memos obtained by the Health Service Journal show that Healthcare Environment Services Ltd - attached to up to 50 NHS trusts - has allowed amputated limbs, infectious liquids, refuse linked to cancer treatment and other hazardous materials to build up at its five waste handling sites. Consulte Mais Informação

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More evidence suggests that even light drinking may be bad for us

More evidence suggests that even light drinking may be bad for us

The recommended weekly alcohol consumption levels for men and women in the United Kingdom is now 14 units, the equivalent of six pints of beer or seven medium-sized glasses of wine a week. But following her study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research , Professor Hartz believes 14 units is too high. This rose to seven percent for people who consume two drinks per day and spiked to 37 percent for those who down five drinks. Consulte Mais Informação

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Marquette County Health Department announces flu clinics October 5-12

Marquette County Health Department announces flu clinics October 5-12

Marielle Fricchione, medical director of the city's immunizations program. Among these groups, a single bout of flu could result in severe health problems, or even death. What ages are more at risk for further complications from the flu? While the AFLURIA vaccine is administered by a jet injector, which is a medical device that uses a high-pressure, narrow stream of fluid to penetrate the skin instead of a needle. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hugs Can Boost Your Mood, Say Researchers

Hugs Can Boost Your Mood, Say Researchers

The feel-good effects also appeared to linger into the following day. Those engaging in more frequent interpersonal touch have been found to enjoy better physical and psychological health as well as improved relationships. Those who did share hugs or hold hands were questioned further about those intimate moments: how often do they normally hug, do they often hug after a fight, and how does it make them feel? "Results indicated that there was an interaction between hug receipt and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

Secondly, pre-exposure prophylaxis [medication to protect at-risk individuals from contracting the HI virus] in the child who received the organ may have prevented the transmission of HIV. The doctors in South Africa had to consider that with today's improved HIV medications, the child could "lead a relatively normal life" with one pill a day even if he or she did become infected, according to Dr. Consulte Mais Informação

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