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Call for mental health 'champions' to help 999 workers - BBC News


BBC News

Call for mental health 'champions' to help 999 workers
BBC News
Calls have been made for more emergency service workers to take on a role offering mental health support to colleagues. Mental health charity Mind Cymru is reaching out to staff to become "Blue Light champions". More than 50 people have signed up to ...

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Las Vegas job fair bridges gap between residents, health centers - Las Vegas Review-Journal


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas job fair bridges gap between residents, health centers
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada health officials say it's all about who you know when it comes to ending the state's doctor shortage. At the fourth annual Clark County Medical Society job fair Thursday evening at the Golden Nugget, about 50 residents from three valley graduate ...

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Hamilton County Minority Health Fair to be held this weekend - Chattanooga Times Free Press


Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Minority Health Fair to be held this weekend
Chattanooga Times Free Press
SRNA student Joe Herrin takes blood for a cholesterol reading from Annie Ashley at the Hamilton County Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The fair offered free health screenings and wellness ...

Sutter will shift 10000 Anthem Medi-Cal enrollees to community health centers - Sacramento Bee


Sutter will shift 10000 Anthem Medi-Cal enrollees to community health centers
Sacramento Bee
In Sacramento and Placer counties, roughly 10,000 adult Medi-Cal enrollees with Anthem Blue Cross are learning this summer that Sutter's primary-care doctors will no longer see them. Instead, those patients are being shifted to primary-care doctors at ...

Editor with digital background to head Time's Health magazine - New York Post


New York Post

Editor with digital background to head Time's Health magazine
New York Post
Time Inc. installed Lori Leibovich, an editor with a deep digital background, to oversee Health magazine and steer a new digital health vertical the company is unveiling. She replaces Editor-in-Chief Clare McHugh, who also carried the corporate title ...

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits - Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
Salt Lake Tribune
The field also gained a new entrant in July, when a company called Helix launched an online marketplace for DNA tests, including some for genetic health risk. Helix decodes a consumer's DNA and passes the results along to another company for analysis.

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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials - BBC News


BBC News

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
BBC News
Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government's drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day.

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Why a pill with barely any health benefits could be the 'most important' new supplement in 20 years - Business Insider


Business Insider

Why a pill with barely any health benefits could be the 'most important' new supplement in 20 years
Business Insider
Probiotics — pricey supplements designed to support the trillions of bacteria blossoming in our guts — have become a big business, with a market that is projected to exceed $57 billion in the next five years. "Probiotics are probably the single most ...

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Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies - Ars Technica


Ars Technica

Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
Ars Technica
Poor air quality is a tricky beast in public health, since it's not obvious when someone dies as a result of air pollution. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution leads to around 7 million premature deaths globally each year—people ...

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth - NPR


NPR

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth
NPR
The respondents, of whom nearly one-third had master's or doctoral degrees, were members of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the leading professional organization for nurses specializing in maternal and infant care.

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