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A fork in the road: Next steps for social care funding reform
This report suggests a funding gap of £ 6bn for social care by 2030/31 and concludes that reforming the current system will be expensive. There is a choice between a better means-tested system and one that is more like the NHS; free at the point of use for those who need it (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social care funding options: How much and where from?
This report details that additional funding required for social care is large. It suggests several options to raise the funds in a sustainable way, but that it would be better to aim for a sufficiently large increase in taxation to be able to provide a better model of care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health: RCN report on the impact of funding and service changes in England
This report outlines the findings of a survey of nurses working in sexual and reproductive health. It provides clarification and evidence following increasing concerns reported from those working in England on the impact of service provision following the changes to commissioning after the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revaluing parks and green spaces: measuring their economic and wellbeing value to individuals
This report demonstrates that parks and green spaces across the UK provide people with over £ 34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits and generates savings to the NHS of at least £ 111 million per year. It calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £ 30 per year and that this is higher for individuals from lower socio-economic groups and also from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What works: successful health and wellbeing community businesses
Power to Change is launching a community of practice to support community businesses working in the health and wellbeing sector. This short report highlights their key enablers for community businesses to deliver better and more sustainable health and social care services (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of women raise concerns about Essure birth control device
Tens of thousands of women say they suffered painful and serious side-effects from a medical device meant as a permanent birth control option. The device known as Essure is the subject of nearly 27,000 complaints to the FDA since its approval in 2002. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Major advance' sees a French surgeon rebuild windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor HEARTS
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nabriva's pneumonia drug succeeds in late-stage study
(Reuters) - Nabriva Therapeutics Plc's pneumonia drug for adults met the main goal of a late-stage study, the company said on Monday, putting it on track to file a marketing application with U.S. regulators later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AstraZeneca potassium drug finally approved, threatening Vifor
LONDON (Reuters) - The decision by U.S. regulators to finally approve AstraZeneca's much-delayed excess potassium drug Lokelma gives the group another new medicine launch, boosting its portfolio as it strives to offset declining sales of older products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman, 21, has NEVER worn shoes because elephantiasis left her with feet the size of footballs
Tawheeda Jan, 21, from Soi-Pathri in Kashmir, India, had her toes removed in an operation to try and stop a condition which caused her feet to swell so large she must always walk barefoot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising for two hours per week can slow ageing of the heart
Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, found that people in their 60s who had consistently exercised throughout their life had healthier arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What you can eat if you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts
Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NSW mother said her baby saved twin brother before she was stillborn
At 12 weeks pregnant, doting mother Yana Williams, from NSW, was given the heartbreaking news that one of her twins was not going to survive. Here, she shares her heartbreaking story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak
Officials say a deadly virus has killed at least three people in south India, and medical teams have been dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died and others are badly ill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola preparedness much better now than for 2014 outbreak: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suicide-related hospital visits for children and teens up sharply
Suicide-related hospital visits for children and teens are up sharply, particularly for 15- to 17-year-olds. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation.
This guide is intended to further the integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes (PCHs) to improve patients'health and support them to manage their conditions. It looks at ways local pharmaceutical committees, community pharmacies and PCHs can make greater use of pharmacists'skills as part of a whole population health approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missed opportunities: advance care planning report
This report warns that reluctance to talk honestly about death is preventing people with cancer from dying'well'. It calls for Governments across the UK to honour their commitments to ensuring Advance Care Planning is used as an important part of a person-centred health service, so that people approaching the end of their lives receive the best care possible and their wishes for death and dying are fulfilled (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding: A Mother's Gift for Every Child
This report provides new analysis on breastfeeding practices around the world and sets out key recommendations for governments, the private sector, civil society and communities in low-, middle- and high-income countries to increase breastfeeding rates (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising for two hours per week can slow ageing of the heart and reduce the risk of deadly disease
Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, found that people in their 60s who had consistently exercised throughout their life had healthier arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-tech war plan on cancer
AN artificial intelligence revolution to prevent 22,000 cancer deaths by 2033 was being unveiled today. Theresa May is challenging the NHS to transform healthcare. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO says Ebola preparedness much better now than in 2014
GENEVA (Reuters) - The spread of Ebola to a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo is worrying but the outlook is much more optimistic than when a major outbreak was reported in West Africa in 2014, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother Yana Williams said her baby Halo saved her twin brother before she was stillborn at 33 weeks
At 12 weeks pregnant, doting mother Yana Williams, from NSW, was given the heartbreaking news that one of her twins was not going to survive. Here, she shares her heartbreaking story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients lose hip replacement court case
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who clinically died TWICE defies doctors to become a professional bodybuilder
Samantha Gallier,  27, from the Isle of Wight, has congenital disease and was born with three holes in her heart. Competing as a bodybuilder carries huge risks if she pushes herself too far. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking your shoes off when you come home could help you slim down
Environmental chemicals carried into the house on your footwear meddle with your hormones and promote the build up of fat, according to a study from the University of Aveiro in Portugal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Label food risks say experts as diabetes soars
ALL food products and restaurant menus should carry compulsory traffic-light labelling to combat Type 2 diabetes, experts say. It would assist the public in making healthier choices and arrest an epidemic that threatens to cripple the NHS, says Diabetes UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New interactive map shows a wide range of projects preventing delayed discharges from hospital due to a housing issue
Housing LIN and Foundations have developed an interactive map showing projects preventing delayed discharges from hospital due to a housing issue. This map also displays NHS England-reported data showing the number of delayed discharges of care from hospital arising from housing issues (showing the period between January – December 2017). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The current landscape of obesity services.
This report presents the findings of an inquiry which sought to gather a body of evidence highlighting the current provision of obesity services, identify the barriers to better provision and sought to establish a consensus around potential solutions. The report makes a number of recommendations which includes the development of a national obesity strategy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide prevention and reduction
NHS England has announced additional funding to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes in eight STPs with a high level of need. The funding is intended to ensure people are aware of high quality confidential help within their community. Details on plans from each STP are provided (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social care funding options: how much and where from?
This report models the future pressures that the current system of publicly funded adult social care will face, then estimates the additional public cost of improving access under this system and two alternative systems (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with large waistlines have lower levels of vitamin D, study finds
Researchers from the VU University, Amsterdam, found obese people who carry excess fat around their midriffs have lower vitamin D levels. Liver fat is associated with low vitamin D in obese men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945
Conspiracy theories have abounded for years about the fate of the Führer, ranging from his escape to Argentina aboard a German U-boat to living out his days at a secret Nazi moon base.(Image credit: Anonymous/Associated Press) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Dump this from your diet to prevent condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms include increased thirst and hunger, fatigue and unexplained weight loss. The condition develops later in life, often due to risk factors including being overweight, not exercising regularly or having a poor diet. Dropping this from your diet could reduce your risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Giving this up could cut your risk of developing condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms include increased thirst and hunger, fatigue and unexplained weight loss. The condition develops later in life, often due to risk factors including being overweight, not exercising regularly or having a poor diet. Dropping this from your diet could reduce your risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
Don ’ t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person ’ s home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Elderly Nursing Homes Falls Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Orderliness and Clutter Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

More 11-year-olds in England are now obese than in the US
Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top four teas to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate the skin  
Here, with the help of food author and holistic chef, Lee Holmes, FEMAIL looks at the top four brews to cleanse your liver, calm the gut and rejuvenate your complexion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Making this childhood treat could help reduce symptoms
BACK pain can occur in the lower or upper areas of the back. Treatment for the condition includes stretching and taking medications to relieve the symptoms. Making this treat could help reduce your symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat
Health officials combine surveillance of human cases, dogs and ticks in the field to track the spread of the disease across the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%
Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche drug dramatically reduces bleeds in key hemophilia tests
LONDON (Reuters) - Roche's new hemophilia drug Hemlibra dramatically reduced bleeding in a broad population of hemophilia patients, results from two clinical trials showed on Monday, setting it up to take a dominant market position. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters
If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: How to fight the disease in rural areas and help sufferers in your community
DEMENTIA care can be given by a community, if everyone works together. Dementia signs and symptoms include being confused in familiar places, memory loss and problems keeping track of items. Local communities in rural areas may be able to care for sufferers by following this simple plan, recommended by the Alzheimer ’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is a huge and growing problem in the United States. A recent study finds a link between abdominal fat and low levels of vitamin D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Do this to fight dementia in your community
DEMENTIA care can be given by a community, if everyone works together. Dementia signs and symptoms include being confused in familiar places, memory loss and problems keeping track of items. Local communities in rural areas may be able to care for sufferers by following this simple plan, recommended by the Alzheimer ’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news