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Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge.

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...

Exclusive: universal credit linked to suicide risk, says study.

Research for Gateshead council finds system increases depression and anxiety. Patrick Butler Social policy editor Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.46 GMT. Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of...

NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’.

Thinktanks say the the the crisis in health service will mean some of its £20.5bn boosts never gets spent. Denis Campbell Health policy. The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health...

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’.

By Alex Therrien Health reporter, BBC News. Health A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Scientists used ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of more than 3,000 people and...

County lines drug trade puts rural hospitals on knife crime frontline.

Sarah Marsh  @sloumarsh Rural hospitals need more support to deal with the growing number of young people arriving at major trauma units and A&Es owing to violence linked to the drug trade, charities and doctors have said. County lines drug dealing involves urban...
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