Articles Tagged with the word ‘health’

 

Government changes stance on Care Bill

 
 

/ Health, Wellbeing

20 Jun 2014

 

A government U-turn means those receiving state-funded care at home will receive extra protection under the Human Rights Act

 
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/ Community, Health

10 Jun 2014

 

Dementia-focused project is one of six awarded £20m government funding

 

A&E data shows drop in violent crime

 
 

/ Wellbeing

23 May 2014

 

Injuries sustained through violence are falling year-on-year in England and Wales, but critics claim the statistics are misleading

 
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/ Health

14 Apr 2014

 

As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world

 
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/ Good Business

04 Mar 2014

 

Nicola Slawson talks to Tamsin Chislett, partnerships manager of Living Goods, a company giving away its successful ‘Avon Lady’-style business model in a bid to bolster healthcare in developing countries

 
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/ Health

07 Feb 2014

 

People experiencing mental health problems should be provided with therapy in the great outdoors, according to a new report from mental health charity Mind, which included findings from the University of Essex

 
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/ Health

05 Feb 2014

 

India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia

 

Record number of adults leave drug treatment free of dependency

 
 

/ Health

14 Jan 2014

 

A “record” number of adults in England are leaving drug treatment programmes free of dependency, according to Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne

 

Heart disease cases have halved since 1980s

 
 

/ Health

30 Aug 2013

 

The UK is among a group of European countries that has seen a large decrease in heart disease mortality over the last three decades

 

Latest asthma figures are a breath of fresh air for hospitals

 
 

/ Health

22 Aug 2013

 

Asthma-related hospital admissions have dropped by almost 5% since the introduction of the smoking ban, say researchers.

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing

27 Jun 2013

 

A new report reveals that the number of young people dying from cancer has dropped significantly since the 70s, thanks to new treatment approaches and medical research breakthroughs

 
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/ Positive News blog

19 Jun 2013

 

Editorial: Eventually the media's current narrative for society will become obsolete. For 20 years now, Positive News has been building a new one

 
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/ Health

10 Jun 2013

 

New technology, which involves patients simply spitting into a cup, could vastly reduce waiting times for TB diagnosis

 

New food think tank addresses world’s ‘broken food system’

 
 

/ Environment, Food

05 Jun 2013

 

People around the world are dying of starvation while others are killed by obesity. This broken model needs fixing, says new organisation Food Tank

 

‘Solidarity tax’ on airline tickets boosts healthcare in developing countries

 
 

/ Economics & Innovation

03 Jun 2013

 

Mozambique has become the latest country to join UNITAID, a scheme that funds healthcare through innovative financing initiatives

 

Cell therapy shows promise for acute leukaemia

 
 

/ Health

29 May 2013

 

A new type of ‘living drug’ has produced encouraging remission results in adults with aggressive leukaemia

 
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/ Science

17 May 2013

 

A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking microchip that could help millions of visually impaired people regain their vision

 

Government pledge to reduce child mortality

 
 

/ Wellbeing

08 May 2013

 

As UK child mortality rates rise to among the highest in Europe, a new pledge aims to turn young people into more active and valued participants in their care

 

Over one hundred countries agree to cut mercury pollution

 
 

/ Environment

25 Apr 2013

 

Health threats from mercury are set to be reduced thanks to the Minamata Convention, a treaty regulating the toxic metal

 
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/ Wellbeing

20 Apr 2013

 

Billed a "social phenomenon" by its leading advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is changing the face of health and humanity. Naomi Tolley reports from London