Education

University of East Anglia: ‘Mental health improvements needed’

[ad_1] Image copyright N Chadwick/Geograph Image caption The UEA's Students' Union said it was "really concerned" about the deaths on the campus Students at a campus where four people died suddenly in less than a year have called on university bosses to lobby for better mental health services.The University of East Anglia Students' Union (UEASU) has highlighted concerns about NHS services, course workloads and waiting times in a new manifesto.Four
Science/Nature

Schools should have ‘no idling zones’, Public Health England chief says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Public health chiefs have proposed a ban on cars idling outside school gates in a bid to cut air pollution. The measure is among a series of UK-wide recommendations put forward by Public Health England.PHE medical director Paul Cosford told the BBC: "We should stop idling outside schools and we should make sure that children can walk or cycle to school."PHE said 28,000 to 36,000
US & World

Tunisian health minister resigns over 11 baby deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tunisia's public healthcare had a reputation as one of the best in North Africa Tunisia's Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital, Tunis. All of the babies died of septic shock at the Rabta maternity hospital between 7-8 March.Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said investigations have been launched into the state-run facility's
Health

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The NHS has told Superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips.The High Street chain started offering Botox and dermal fillers last year.But the NHS said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance - and it was being left to pick up the pieces. Superdrug said it was "fully committed"
Health

Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

[ad_1] Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.The images - from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had
Health

Mental health patients missing GP appointments ‘at risk’

[ad_1] Image copyright sturti Image caption Deprived patients in affluent areas can find themselves excluded when they miss GP appointments Mental health patients who miss two or more GP appointments within the space of a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months than those who miss none, a study suggests.The University of Glasgow study looked at 274,547 patients with long-term mental health conditions, at
Entertainment

Britney Spears takes work break to focus on father’s health

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spears was due to begin a new Las Vegas residency next month Pop star Britney Spears has announced that she is taking an "indefinite" break from work.Spears made the decision in order to focus on her father's Jamie's health, as he recovers from a recent life-threatening illness.Her new Park Theater Las Vegas residency, which was due to start in February, has been put
Health

Minority take up ‘life-saving’ free health check

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Monitoring blood pressure is part of the free health check Fewer than half of people eligible for a NHS health check in England have taken up the offer, despite it being free to everyone over 40.The routine check can pick up heart problems early and help to prevent dementia, plus highlight the need to stop smoking, NHS England said.The check-up takes 20
Health

Child health record ‘red book’ to go online

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The personal child health record - or red book - is given to parents at a child's birth The 'red book', containing a child's medical records, is to be made available to parents online as part of government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies.Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also promised more specialist neonatal staff and intensive care cots
Health

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. Twenty states argued the whole law was invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance. President Donald Trump said the ruling was great news for America. The law's