WHO declare Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency

WHO declare Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency

The outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared an international health…
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Why blueberries are heart healthy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian tells us why blueberrie…
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Ebola epidemic declared as global health emergency after deadly virus kills 1600 in Congo

A DEADLY Ebola epidemic in Congo that’s killed more than 1,600 people was last night declared …
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Global Health Emergency Declared Over Ebola Outbreak In Congo

Global Health Emergency Declared Over Ebola Outbreak In Congo

A woman gets her temperature measured at an Ebola screening station as she enters Rwanda from the D…
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Health insurance idea could help millions of Americans spend less

Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services th…
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Mental health: Primary school head teachers speak out about lack of support

Some primary school pupils are being repeatedly rejected for mental health support, BBC News has le…
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World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency

World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency

An Ebola victim was laid to rest Sunday in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World …
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WHO Says Ebola Is Now A ‘Public Health Emergency Of International Concern’

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WHO Declares Ebola in Congo a Public-Health Emergency Nearly a Year After Outbreak

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Reuters Health News Summary

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. FDA finds ‘significant violations’ at India’s…
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Startups offer wider health access to people

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page.   Indonesian-born Jonathan Sudharta felt proud of his country when a top Health Ministry official defended his then untested idea of health technology (healthtech) startup HaloDoc. This was back in 2015, when Jonathan and his friend Doddy Lukito pitched their startup to the ministry’s then director general for pharmaceuticals and health equipment, Maura Linda Sitanggang, in her office in Jakarta. The two friends explained they would develop a medical service e-marketplace where users could – with a single app – buy medicine, book consultations, find nearby medical facilities and video-call doctors. Their aim was to improve medical access to Indonesia’s most remote regions. “One of her staff said to her: ‘What creature is this? We don’t know how to regulate it. Better not endorse this now’,” Jonathan recalled. …
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Global Health Histories Seminar Mental Health

Global Health Histories Seminar: Mental Health. Monday 2 September 2019, 11.00AM to 13:00. Speaker(s): Dr Soumitra Pathare (Director, Centre for …
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Power of attorney system leaves mental health sufferers open to abuse

Power of attorney system leaves mental health sufferers open to abuse

T he current power of attorney system designed to protect the elderly and the vulnerable is exposing people with mental health issues to financial abuse and is not fit for purpose, a charity has said.  The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, founded by money-saving guru Martin Lewis in 2016, has called on the Government to reform the regime and make mental health a priority in its much-anticipated social care green paper.   The news comes as mental health issues increasingly move from the margins to the mainstream of public discourse, spearheaded by celebrity-endorsed campaigns.  The report found mental health sufferers were resorting to “risky quick-fixes” when dealing with their financial…
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Joe Biden’s health care plan, explained

Joe Biden has a health care plan that, while not going nearly as far as “Medicare for all” in i…
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Dealing with these two simple health issues in early adulthood can help prevent heart disease …

Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels in young adulthood may lead to an increased risk of …
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People with mental health issues 'more likely' to have their savings raided

People with mental health issues ‘more likely’ to have their savings raided

Two-fifths of people with mental health problems have let someone else use their credit or debit ca…
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The Guardian view on policing youth violence: knives are a public health issue

The launch of a violence reduction unit modelled on a public health approach pioneered in Chicago, and then applied in Glasgow, was a welcome, …
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Top strategist says it’s time to buy health care, the worst-performing sector this year

Investors should look to buy stocks in the underperforming health-care sector because concerns abou…
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Murder Trial Shows Our Mental Health System's Limitations

Murder Trial Shows Our Mental Health System’s Limitations

Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here’s how to inoculate ou…
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Biden argues ‘Medicare for All’ supporters want to get rid of Obamacare

Medicare for All as proposed by Sanders would eliminate the private insurance market, a core piece …
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How The Gig Economy Can Boost The Mental Health Of Workers

The gig economy is one of the more polarizing trends in modern working life, with some regarding gi…
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We can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go

We can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go

I t is one of the most fascinating and consoling features of the life of Sir Winston Churchill that, for all his giant strengths of courage and resilience, he was also prone to bouts of depression. He called it his “Black Dog”. And there was only one means by which he really succeeded in chasing that Black Dog away. It certainly wasn’t alcohol. It was the same therapy that lifts the spirits of hundreds of millions if not billions of people around the world – and that cure is work. In Churchill’s case that meant the almost superhuman production of books, speeches and articles. He wrote more words than Dickens and Shakespeare combined – and that is before we have even considered his epic memoranda,… We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.
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The importance of self care for mental health

Nobody can fail to notice that mental health is high on the agenda for companies, employers have in…
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Post antibiotic apocalypse: New superbug star warns ‘return to the dark ages’

“We have made tangible progress but we must keep up the momentum.” Dame Sally’s n…
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New book on women's reproductive health has one simple message: Talk more. Period.

New book on women’s reproductive health has one simple message: Talk more. Period.

Whether it’s a sudden outburst of anger towards the self-scan check-out or weeping quietly on the…
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Local health departments reduce gaps for rural populations

SIH Community Benefits, SIH Population Health, and the Jackson County Health Department are “putting their money where their mouths are” to …
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New trans guidelines issued for health providers

DANVERS, Mass. — Medical providers must be aware of the needs of patients who are transgender, wo…
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David Gardner: Let your health savings account grow

David Gardner: Let your health savings account grow

Many of us choose health savings accounts, HSAs, along with high-deductible health insurance becaus…
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Caregiving For A Loved One? How To Get The Help You Need

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Health care systems to get $5.5M to prepare for emergencies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded $5.5 million in federal funding to ensu…
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