Mental and physical health services equal by 2020

Mental and physical health services will be given equal priority by 2020 according to a new government policy announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The five-year plan sets new standards for mental health services including implementing maximum waiting times and will use a £40 million funding boost to kick-start...

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Is your horned frog a health hazard?

Worried what your monkey might pass on to you? Is you hyena hygienic? Exotic pets have now become so widespread, official health warnings have been issued by the Emergent Disease Foundation. Owning exotic animals, “most likely causes thousands of cases of human illness annually and occasional deaths,” according to the...

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Open Art Surgery

Hospitals have been major investors in public art for a long time but now evidence is emerging that art really does have a positive effect on patients and staff. The charities which sit alongside some of the NHS Trusts in London are  keen to highlight that they have been working...

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Children let down by mental health services

There are serious problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services, according to a review from the Health Committee. Disturbing findings include the fact that a shortage of beds results in children and young people being sent to distant parts of the country and even, at times, waiting in prison...

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Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Screening women for a wide range of known genetic risk factors could improve strategies for breast cancer prevention, a new analysis shows. Scientists used mathematical models to show that analysing genetic data, alongside a range of other risk factors, could substantially improve the ability to flag up women at highest...

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‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning. But the truth is, you can’t tell...

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SILVER VILLAGES TO COMBAT ISOLATION IN SENIORS

A new initiative that sees membership-based village communities for the over sixties is launching in Kensington and is aiming to combat isolation and a lack of quality social services support, and to empower seniors to live independent, confident lives, including those suffering from Dementia. With 50% of all people over...

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Battersea Cats and Dogs home urges pet owners to take bonfire night precautions

Battersea Cats and Dogs home urges pet owners to take bonfire night precautions

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is encouraging all pet owners to think ahead and prepare for the hundreds of fireworks set to light up the sky this Bonfire Night.   Anyone who owns animals knows how stressful fireworks can be for household pets, particularly on main celebration days like Bonfire...

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Public Health England urges Londoners to get flu jab

London’s most at-risk groups are being encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu as part of the Public Health England (PHE) seasonal flu campaign, which launches today. The campaign is targeting people of all ages with a health condition, pregnant women and parents of children aged 2 to 4, as...

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Re:Cognition Health: there is hope for Alzheimer’s

  There is a currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease but there is hope. Dr Emer MacSweeney, Consultant Neuroradiologist and Principal Investigator at Re:Cognition Health invites you to join her and colleagues on Wednesday 24th September at Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt 68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT from 7pm to 8pm, when...

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