Study finds functional medicine model is associated with improvements in health-related QOL
In the first retrospective cohort study of the functional medicine model, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that functional medicine was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.
NHS treating 5,000 diabetics a day as one in 10 patients now suffer with illness, figures reveal
Hospitals are being deluged by 5,000 type 2 diabetics a day, new figures reveal as one in 10 patients are now suffering from a form of the illness linked to being overweight and inactive.
More than 1.7million people with type 2 diabetes were admitted to hospitals last year, costing the NHS an estimated £22million a day.
European Health Leadership Award 2019
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath, directed by Professor Anna Gilmore, is an internationally renowned team of academics and professionals.
Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves
A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick klins, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and Kashmir. A new study says financiers in Wall Street, the City of London and other banking centres should play a bigger role in freeing the millions of people who endure slave-like working conditions globally.
Financing Health Promoting Services
An Information Guide
The 2019 Finnish EU Presidency chose to focus on the economy of wellbeing. The aim is to engage in open discussion and reflect on the interdependency of the economy and welfare policy. Finland wants to bring a broader understanding into EU decision-making that wellbeing policy and economic policy should go hand in hand.
One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report
Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates.
A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?
While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety that has prevailed across the country this year will require more work.
The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings
To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.
Yet to truly power progress, we can’t stop at celebrating their efforts – we must also push for the support and investment women humanitarians need to continue their vital work.
Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women?
Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, new research suggests.
Unexplained infant death rate falls to record low, says ONS
England and Wales had 183 cases in 2017, though rate far higher than in other countries
The unexplained infant death rate in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level on record, official figures show.
Statement on World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Human trafficking is a crime and violation that should have no place in our world. Yet 225,000 trafficking victims were detected between 2003 and 2016, and there are many, many more hidden victims who need our help.
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading across Southeast Asia, study warns
Drug-resistant strains of malaria are spreading across Southeast Asia, raising fears of a "potential global health emergency," two new studies have found.
Vaccine Fast Facts
(CNN) Here's a look at information and statistics concerning vaccines in the United States.
Livongo will work with Apple Watch and other wearables to nudge you into healthy habits
Livongo, a company that focuses on using technology to help people manage chronic conditions, announced on Wednesday that it will connect to wearables including the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Samsung’s Gear smartwatch to provide health-related reminders and nudges to its customers.
The NHS App: a platform for innovation
You might have thought that my first blog as CEO of NHSX should be about something general - NHSX's objectives, or our plans, or even our values. But it's going to be about my approach to the NHS App. Partly because it’s important, but mostly because it says a lot about what NHSX is trying to achieve and how we intend to operate.
Fix My Fatigue: Your Daily Multivitamin To The Rescue!
When it comes to getting the most out of life, good health is foundational. We know what to do: Eat nutritious foods, get 30-plus minutes of heart-pumping exercise most days, sleep well and be attentive to mental health. These seem like simple steps, yet vitality alludes millions of Americans due to a lifestyle that can derail personal wellbeing.
Chemsex: Brits more likely to combine drugs with sex, survey finds
People in the UK are more likely to combine drugs with sex than those in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, according to a survey.
Sleep myths 'damaging your health'
Widely held myths about sleep are damaging our health and our mood, as well as shortening our lives, researchers say.
A team at New York University trawled the internet to find the most common claims about a good night's kip. Then, in a study published in the journal Sleep Health, they matched the claims to the best scientific evidence. They hope that dispelling sleep myths will improve people's physical and mental health and well-being. So, how many are you guilty of?
When done right, the internet can be a useful alternative to seeing a doctor
Google may be a convenient way to get answers on your symptoms, but it is often misinformation, write Christopher Kelly and Marc Eisenberg
Everyone occasionally experiences new symptoms that can’t be readily explained or ignored. In most cases, people seek initial medical guidance from the one source they consider authoritative, available, trustworthy and non-judgemental. We are, of course, talking about Google – which, for many adults, has become a de facto primary care doctor.
CRA shortage is worsening while demand grows – a vicious circle which opens masses of job opportunities
Are you interested in roles like Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) and looking for interesting job opportunities and career perspectives?
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training.
Junior hospital doctors
“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
90–90–90 Treatment for All
An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
Incident Management System
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization
California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?
An Economy for the 99%
It´s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers.
European Virus Archive goes global
EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.
Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).