May 30, 2024
Health

‘I’ve had hallucinations of my dead cats and bump into doors’

Eventually, my GP relented and I was referred to the elderly care unit. That name really upset me – to be called “elderly” when I was barely 60 – but after a series of scans and MRIs, I was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Part of me was relieved there was a name for what was

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Effects of vitamin D in pregnancy on maternal and offspring health-related outcomes: An umbrella review of systematic review and meta-analyses

IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN). Nomenclature of vitamin D. Recommendations 1981. Eur J Biochem. 1982;124:223–7. Christakos S, Dhawan P, Verstuyf A, Verlinden L, Carmeliet G. Vitamin D: Metabolism, Molecular Mechanism of Action, and Pleiotropic Effects. Physiol Rev. 2016;96:365–408. Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar  Jolliffe DA, Camargo CA Jr, Sluyter JD, Aglipay M, Aloia

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Joint Statement for 77th World Health Assembly

I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of 48 countries: Australia Brazil Canada Chile EU27 MS Japan Mexico Moldova Monaco New Zealand Norway North Macedonia Panama Peru Philippines Republic of Korea South Africa Switzerland Thailand Ukraine United Kingdom United States We commend the advances WHO has made to strengthen its systems, policies,

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Public Health Situation Analysis: Greater Horn of Africa

Overview The Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA) region faces severe challenges at the start of 2024, with an estimated 50.1 million people experiencing food insecurity crises. Of particular concern are 11.4 million children under five years old expected to suffer from acute malnutrition, with 2.9 million severely malnourished by June 2024. Disease outbreaks including cholera,

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Big Give raises record £2.1m for mental health charities

BIG Give’s Kind²Mind campaign has achieved a remarkable milestone by raising over £2 million (including Gift Aid) to support 160 vital mental health charities. This achievement marks a 33% increase in funds raised compared to 2023 and underscores the critical importance of the work these charities do. Running from May 14th to May 28th, and

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Leicestershire mental health services ‘need further improvement’

Image source, Getty Images Image caption, The trust was inspected by the CQC in January Article information Author, Sonia Kataria Role, BBC News, Leicester 11 minutes ago An NHS trust has been told its mental health services for adults require further improvement. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected services run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Telstra Health to fully own pharma tech provider Fred IT

Telstra Health is set to fully acquire pharmacy IT solutions provider Fred IT Group.  The company, which has been holding 50% interest in Fred IT since 2013, disclosed in a media release that it will be purchasing the remaining half of equity from the Victoria branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Paul Naismith,

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Heart-healthy habits keep you biologically young, study shows

The benefit of better heart health may be associated with the positive impact of heart-healthy lifestyle factors on biological aging (the age of the body and its cells), according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. Study: Epigenetic Age Mediates

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Jackie O gives update on her ’25 year’ health condition… and even co-host Kyle Sandilands is left shocked

By Matt Demarco For Daily Mail Australia 01:18 30 May 2024, updated 01:26 30 May 2024 Share or comment on this article: Jackie O Henderson has opened up about her struggles with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). On Thursday’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show, co-host Kyle Sandilands asked Jackie, 49, about her long history with the

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Tax online giants to help kids’ mental health, say Lib Dems

Image source, Getty Images Article information Author, Kate McGough Role, Education producer 47 minutes ago The Liberal Democrats have said they would increase taxes on social media giants and companies like Amazon and Google to fund mental health professionals for all England’s state schools, if they win the general election. The new workforce would be

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