Budget pledges on health and social care dismissed as ‘sticking plaster’

eter Byrne/PA Health experts have said the chancellor’s £20.5bn boost for the NHS in England by 2023 will leave the service still struggling to cope with rising demand for treatment. The pressure on already overloaded A&E and GP services will continue because Philip Hammond only gave an extra £650m to prop up crumbling social care services, it was claimed. Theresa May has promised the £20.5bn increase in NHS funding over the next five years will yield major improvements in cancer and mental health care. But doubts were raised about how…

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Delays in NHS mental health treatment ‘ruining lives’

People with mental health problems are waiting so long for NHS care they are ending up jobless, divorced or in financial distress because of the delay, according to a report. A Royal College of Psychiatrists survey of the experience of 500 diagnosed mental health patients found that some had waited up to 13 years to get the treatment they needed. “It is a scandal that patients are waiting so long for treatment”, said Prof Wendy Burn, the college’s president. “The failure to give people with mental illnesses the prompt help they need…

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Diet tips, avoid these 5 foods for weight loss, good health

National Nutrition Weekis celebrated from September 1 to 7 to generate awareness about eating right for good health. Diet and exercise are important for weight loss and good health. But you can harm your fitness routine by eating some unhealthy foods. Here are 5 foods that you need to cut from your diet to see the results: * Protein bars:  Protein bars are often processed and filled with artificial ingredients and sugar. They can actually make your calorie count go high, and you will end up having to work harder to lose the excess kilos. *…

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Gut health diet, 5 best foods to increase good bacteria in the gut

Your gut health is extremely important as the bacteria in the gut helps digest and absorb food. And it also impacts your weight loss plans. While some foods are good for gut and boost the good bacteria, certain food items like pizzas and burgers can harm the gut balance and cause discomfort. Here are 5 foods that you need to eat for good gut health: * Yoghurt:  Dairy products like yoghurt, probiotics and yakult boost your gut and promote the growth of healthy lacto bacillus bacteria. Other fermented foods like kefir and kombucha are also recommended. * Banana:  Bananas are…

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Best superfoods for your diet, eat these 5 foods daily for good health

National Nutrition Week is held every year from September 1 to 7 to generate awareness about eating right for good health. The first such week was held in 1982 and aimed to highlight the causes of malnutrition and how to reduce it. A healthy diet lies at the core of good health and weight loss. And ‘superfoods’ define food that is nutritionally dense and good for your health. Here are 5 superfoods that you need to add to your diet: * Eggs: Eggs are a great source of high quality protein, and are also rich in vitamin…

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Strawberry Nutrition: Amazing Strawberry Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

One of the most vibrant and beautiful-looking fruits found in nature, strawberry is not only immensely delicious, but also loaded with various health benefiting properties. Its plump red appearance makes it appetising and the black dots on it add to its nutritional value. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing, strawberries have heart-healthy properties, benefit digestive system, and are the only fruit to have seeds – a source of small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – on the exterior. On the nutrition front, strawberries are loaded with a…

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Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health

Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body’s large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles. Published today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable to do load-bearing exercises…

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The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

People who eat socially are more likely to feel better about themselves. Photograph: PeopleImages/Getty Images For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a spoon, the unbridled pleasure of walking home from the chippie alone on a cold night. But regularly eating meals in isolation is a different story. This one factor is more strongly associated with unhappiness than any other apart from (unsurprisingly) having a mental illness. This is according to a new study by Oxford Economics that…

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WHO raises Ebola health risk to ‘very high’ in DR Congo, not yet international emergency

Prior to the meeting, WHO raised the DRC’s Ebola health assessment risk to “very high.” Dr. Robert Steffen, the chairman of WHO’s Emergency Committee, said that 25 deaths have occurred and 45 cases have been reported, including three in health care personnel. Among the 45 cases, 14 have been confirmed, mostly in the remote Bikoro health zone, although there’s one confirmed case in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million. “The risk of international spread is particularly high since the city of Mbandaka is in proximity to the Congo river, which…

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This Company Thinks Fresh Food is The Key To Your Pet’s Health

When Alex Jarrell founded fresh dog and cat food delivery service NomNomNow, she and her co-founders – Wenzhe Gao and brothers Nate and Zach Phillips – personally handled every aspect of the business. As the only full-time employees, they cooked fresh meals in their kitchens, packaged the meals themselves and personally made deliveries to San Francisco Bay-area pet owners. Credit: NomNomNow, Inc. Alex Jarrell, Wenzhe Gao, Nate Phillips, Zach Phillips. Now, NomNomNow has more than 60 full-time employees, with an office in San Francisco and a kitchen in the East Bay. NomNomNow…

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