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Get rid of the stigma surrounding mental health

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Staff for these teams have been training since the beginning of the year, and build on important mental health support already in place, including training programmes that bring together the experience of NHS professionals and school and college staff, those that train senior mental health leads in schools and those that offer mental health first aid training to improve how young people are supported during the school day. Read More »

CDC starts monitoring cases of the flu for 2019-2020 season

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After a previous shipping delay, the Health Division now has an adequate vaccine supply. Free flu vaccines will be available to the public starting on Monday, October 21. The Maine CDC also is conducting a public education campaign to remind women who are pregnant to get their flu shot, Shah said. She also noted it's particularly important for young people. Read More »

Minot Police Department shows support for breast cancer

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Where did No Bra Day start? "All divisions of our Food and Beverage Department rise to the occasion for this annual fundraiser to make sure every guest who enters an eatery at the Chumash Casino Resort knows it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month", he said. Read More »

Prince Harry & Ed Sheeran come Together for World Mental Health Day

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Prince Harry spent World Mental Health Day in a town that has a special meaning to his wife Meghan Markle . However, taking a step away from the amusing footage at the end, Prince Harry concludes the video with an inspiring message saying: "Make sure you reach out to your friends, strangers, look out for anybody who may be suffering in silence". Read More »

Having a Dog Significantly Lowers Your Risk of Death, Scientists Say

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The clinician scientist noted that her team's analysis didn't account for variables that may explain the difference in health outcomes between dog owners and the rest of the population. While having a four-legged friend is good for all, the analysis found those who already suffered a heart attack or stroke may benefit the most from a companion animal. Read More »

North Carolina confirms 2nd death from Legionnaires' disease

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Meantime, State Health officials are still investigating the source, but say early findings show most confirmed cases entered the Davis Event Center and walked by hot tub displays. In a news release, the NC Department of Health and Human Services also said 88 people have been hospitalized as a result of the illness. The event center housed many vendors during the fair, including those for hot tubs. Read More »

CDC warns pet turtle related salmonella cases on the rise

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Of 17 people interviewed, 12 reported contact with pet turtles before becoming ill. Officials don't have any more details on the outbreak at this time, though the CDC says it will return with an update once more info is available. This takes an average of 2 to 4 weeks. " Epidemiologic and traceback evidence " indicate that contact with pet turtles is the likely source of the outbreak, according to the CDC. Read More »

United States vaping-related deaths rise to 29

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In the US, at least 12 people have died from a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Another 58% said they used nicotine-containing products with or without THC. However, the ISDH said some individuals have reported vaping only nicotine. Read More »

Massive Saddleridge fire threatening hundreds of homes: Here are the details

The blaze, which officials have named the Saddleridge Fire , ignited late Thursday in the city of Sylmar. Flames spread up a hillside near firefighters at the Blue Cut Fire on August 18, 2016, near Wrightwood, California. "SoCalGas officials said personnel at their gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon had been evacuated by fire authorities". A 30-acre location fire broke out west of Balboa Boulevard and used to be transferring west against Granada Hills, officers said. Read More »

Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Epidemic levels in California

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The CDC also reports STDs are on the rise in the United States, and cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia reached an all-time high nationally previous year. Contributing to raised risks of HIV infection and to increased healthcare costs, the numbers represent damaging impacts to public, as well as individual, health. Read More »

Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Says

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Lake County Public Health is offering seasonal flu vaccines for $2. In fact, the CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months and older. The flu poses a more serious danger to pregnant women and their developing babies than it does to other people and, ironically this fear coupled with misconceptions about the vaccine may have discouraged expecting mothers from getting the vaccination. Read More »

Ban eating on public transport, proposes leading health official

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She also called for a ban on eating and drinking on urban public transport with exceptions for drinking fresh water and eating and drinking for medical conditions. A greasy kebab eaten on London's tube could be under threat following a new proposal to ban eating and drinking on British public transport to help obese kids lose weight. Read More »

Pres Macron opens the Global Fund 6th Replenishment Conference

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Around $14 billion has been pledged by governments, businesses and philanthropists for the fight against AIDS , tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. "He pledged US$1 million towards the Global Fund". An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria at least $ 13. The US Congress approved to give $ 4. Read More »

Global Fund seeks $14 billion to fight aids, TB, malaria

But with the conference due to wind up Thursday afternoon, the French president indicated there was a race against the clock to reach the target. The fund, which is mainly backed by governments but also gets some private funding, recorded pledges of $12.9 billion in its last funding, held in Canada in 2016. Read More »

Red Deer firefighters show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In 1993, President Bill Clinton declared the third Friday in October to be National Mammography Day , and urged clinics to offer special discounts to encourage women to get screened. The organization also shared their impressive accomplishment on Facebook Wednesday, revealing that they "have sponsored well over 500 mammograms and have no plans of stopping". Read More »

Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran tease new project

Others were excited to see more of Ed and Harry's collaboration, which the clip revealed would land on Thursday (10.10.2019). The video goes on to encourage viewers to visit the Every Mind Matters website for "tips on coping with life's ups and downs". Read More »

Mental health education should start early in school, says Sadag

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Being a clinical psychologist, I meet many people with mild to major mental health issues . Over half (52 per cent) said it's been their largest health-care cost increase over the past five years. "We all have a role to play in mental health and addiction so we can strive towards a future where we no longer lose our loved ones to suicide", Peeni Henare said. Read More »

Flu vaccination extended to all primary school children in England

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Another aim of the UMass project is to improve communication of flu risk so that people will get used to reading flu forecasts the same way they use weather forecasts. The main goal of the health fair, Fisher said, is to inform students of all the health-related resources available to them both on and off campus. "When the flu shot first comes out, we do have a priority". Read More »

New York state receives first report of vaping-related death

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He passed away on October 4. Nevertheless, last month, Cuomo took emergency action with a little-known public health panel, and banned all flavored e-cigarettes in response to people getting sick. The federal government should act. "That really shows that people are absorbing this mindset", another teen added. Later Wednesday, Rep. Peter King will be the latest lawmaker to speak out on the issue, and First Lady Melania Trump will host a listening session with students at the White ... Read More »

Three STDs reach record high in US

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There were 188 cases of gonorrhea reported and 29 cases of early syphilis. "The subject of STD rates and why they remain so high is a discussion with much nuance and no single, simple answer", Wyand noted. "We have an STD crisis in the U.S. because prevention programs were sold short for years", David C. Harvey, executive director of the NCSD, said in a statement . Read More »

Johnson & Johnson told to pay $8bn to man over unwanted breast growth

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A man who said he grew breasts after taking a drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson will receive $8 billion in punitive damages from the company, a Philadelphia jury ruled this week. " This jury, as have other juries in other litigations, once again imposed punitive damages on a corporation that valued profits over safety and profits over patients ". Read More »

Owning a dog reduces your risk of dying early, study finds

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Dhruv S. Kazi of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston writes in an editorial accompanying the study . The study found that dog owners who live alone (compared to non-owners who live alone) had a 33% lower chance of dying from a heart attack post hospitalization. Read More »

The NHS has opened its first gaming addiction clinic

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People aged between 13 and 25 in England can ask for a referral to the service from their GP or other health professional. NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said: "Health needs are constantly changing, which is why the NHS must never stand still". Read More »

City Charges Trump $500K, Obama $20K For Rally Security

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The president said Tuesday he stands with the great police officers of Minneapolis, after they were banned from wearing their uniform at political rallies while off duty. But it takes place in a traditionally liberal city and the home turf of a frequent foil, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. Frey responded in a brief Tweet Tuesday morning, alluding to the campaign's past issues with paying cities security bills around campaign rallies: "Yawn". Read More »

Groundbreaking new platform launched to support mental health

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Gillian Anderson , Davina McCall, Nadiya Hussain , Glenn Close, and Will Young have all contributed voiceovers. People are encouraged to visit the Every Mind Matters website to create a free personalised action plan designed to help manage their anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping. Read More »

The Royal Fab Four Are Back Together For Mental Health PSA

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Every Mind Matters is backed by a coalition of mental health charities and champions, including Mind, Mental Health Foundation, MHFA England, Samaritans, Heads Together, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink, Time to Change, NSUN, What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Good Thinking. Read More »

Climate protesters douse famous Wall Street bull

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Protesters with Extinction Rebellion have blocked bridges and staged protests around the world today as part of a global effort to push for more urgent action on climate change . The arrests are in addition to those over the weekend, with eight people arrested on Saturday - seven on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance, and the eighth on suspicion of obstructing police. Read More »

Halifax police arrest 14 people at site of Macdonald Bridge protest

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Video of the raid, which shows police using a battering ram to break into a south London building, quickly went viral Saturday as activists and British lawmakers expressed alarm at the aggressive tactic. Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retired social worker from Oxford. In Amsterdam , police were lining up empty city buses to take the arrested demonstrators away as they tried to clear a major thoroughfare in the afternoon. Read More »

The GM strike is costing the company $90 million a day

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On Sept. 1, almost 50,000 workers went on halting work at 31 GM factories and 21 other facilities spread across nine states. Many workers have moved from Lordstown to other GM cities to keep working for the company, but the cuts have also bumped people with lower seniority out of their jobs. Read More »

Warren Clashes With Facebook Over Big Tech Proposal

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Warren believes big tech companies have too much power and hurt the US economy by putting small businesses out of business. In the audio, Zuckerberg rants that if Warren tried to disband his company, Facebook will put up a fight. "But look, at the end of the day, if someone's going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight". However, Facebook said it's confident it can defeat any attempt at breaking up the company. Read More »