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
Education

Are teachers the key to their pupils’ mental health?

[ad_1] Dozens of schools are giving students lessons in mindfulness to improve behaviour and health.Academics say the new curriculum in personal, social and health education could have a positive impact.The government is being urged to incorporate life skills into the curriculum of English secondary schools, after a pilot study found it substantially improved teenagers’ mental and physical health. [ad_2] Source link
Technology

Health secretary Matt Hancock accused of breaking ethics rules

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Matt Hancock says he was unaware of the sponsorship Matt Hancock has been accused of breaking the ministerial code after appearing to endorse a smartphone app.Labour MP Justin Madders is demanding an investigation after the health secretary backed the use of "GP at Hand" in an Evening Standard interview.Mr Hancock - who has his own smartphone app - has spoken positively about the
UK News

The real model army helping veterans with mental health issues

[ad_1] Servicemen and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rebuilding their lives with a new therapy.More than 100 are enrolled with the Hampshire charity Models for Heroes that runs classes in how to make intricate scale models of a variety of military, civilian and science fiction aircraft and vehicles.The charity relies on donations from modellers who've got a surplus of unmade kits, known as their "stash".The therapy works
Health

Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

[ad_1] Getty ImagesThe number of boys being treated in hospital for eating disorders is at a record high.In the last seven years, the number of boys going into hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales has nearly doubled from 235 in 2010 to 466 in 2018. The figures are from the statistics agency NHS Digital.Eating disorders are one of the biggest mental health issues for young people in the UK and
Entertainment

Gary Lightbody angry at politicians on mental health

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe singer has previously spoken about his own battles with depressionSnow Patrol star Gary Lightbody says he feels "angry" that Northern Ireland has no devolved government while mental health issues remain a problem.Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate in the UK.The singer has previously spoken about his own battles with depression.In an interview with BBC News NI, he said: "I
Health

Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

[ad_1] Image copyright iStock Some of Britain's biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation.That would mean employers would have to provide appropriate training for staff to deal with mental ill-health.
Health

The London choir for people affected by mental health

[ad_1] BBC Radio 5 Live has been to meet a London-based community choir for people affected by mental health issues.'More than just a choir' director, David Phelops, said the choir's purpose is to gather people who have "not just suffered mental illness" but also for those "affected by it, either carers, friends or family".He said you "don't have to be anything [you're not]" at the choir, as there are "no