How to look after your health this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year but Christmas can be difficult for those of us with mental and physical health issues. Here are some of our top tips for looking after yourself and making sure you have a merry Christmas this year. Check your GP surgery’s Christmas opening hours Christmas opening hours tend to vary...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Law Severely Restricting Flavored Tobacco, Vape Products

Enlarge this image The newly signed law is set to take effect on June 1, 2020. A temporary blanket ban on all vaping products will remain in place until Dec. 11. Steven Senne/AP hide caption toggle caption Steven Senne/AP Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed sweeping legislation to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products,...

Don't Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools and Cities

Enlarge this image A box of vaping products confiscated from students or thrown away at Boulder High School. The school's assistant principal collects items for later delivery to the county's hazardous waste facility. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption toggle caption John Daley/Colorado Public Radio In her office at Boulder High School, the assistant principal has a large...

Key findings of the Health Profile for England report

The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and evidence contained with this plan will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS...

Where the Nurse Prescribes Heroin

LONDON — Homeless drug users in Scotland will be allowed to inject pharmaceutical-grade heroin twice a day under the supervision of medical officials as part of a new program intended to reduce drug deaths and H.I.V. infection.From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, a $1.5 million facility in Glasgow that opened...

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

In late September, a woman in her 70s arrived at a skilled nursing facility in suburban Houston after several weeks in the hospital. Her leg had been amputated after a long-ago knee replacement became infected; she also suffered from diabetes, depression, anxiety and general muscular weakness.An occupational therapist named Susan Nielson began working with...

What Happens to Your Body After Quitting Drinking

Regardless of the amount of alcohol you consume, your body will undergo many changes when you quit drinking. Alcohol plays a significant role in many cases of accidents, trauma injuries, and even deaths from homicides, drowning, and burns. Drinking is involved in 4 out of 10 traffic crashes, fatal falls, and suicides. To be...

What to Consider Before Trading Your Health Data for Cash

After I signed up for my insurance plan, I got an email with a link to a “wellness program” that, if I traded some health data — such as steps from a pedometer or smartwatch exercise data — could earn me a small monthly payout and some gift cards. But the second I logged...

Plating Memory

I grew up an immigrant child, spending my formative years in three countries, England, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In a time before keeping in touch was an internet call away, I’d have to say goodbye forever to bedrooms, to classrooms, to friends. I learned to rely for continuity on two constant companions: books and...

How To Reduce The Side Effects of Finasteride

Finasteride is a drug taken to slow down or prevent hair loss. In some cases it has been known to promote hair regrowth, although this is not the ultimate aim for those taking this particular drug. It works by preventing testosterone being turned into DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss), thus reducing the...