Health

World to help battle against mental illness

A new international alliance will also campaign for the issue to be recognised in the same way as physical illness. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that mental ill health was “fast becoming one of the defining global health challenges of the 21st century”. But Mr Hunt warned that until recently it had not had the profile it deserved. He said: ...

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Spiritual healing ‘works’

It involved 200 patients with hard-to-treat gut problems including irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and colitis. Half were treated with conventional medicine only and half with non-faith healing therapy alongside their usual conventional treatment for the first three months. Then the group that had only received conventional medicine received a series of spiritual healing sessions. During the six-month trial, the ...

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USAID Donates $1 Million To Fight Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo

The U.S. is sending $ 1 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development to fight the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a USAID spokesman told HuffPost Friday. The U.S. funding will join the less than $ 9 million contributed so far by the World Health Organization’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies, The Wellcome Trust, the U.K., the United ...

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Hospice Overdosed Patients To 'Hasten Their Deaths,' Former Health Care Executive Admits

A former health care executive in Texas has admitted to playing a role in an alleged $ 60 million Medicare fraud scheme that included disturbing practices such as overdosing hospice patients to “hasten their deaths” and maximize company profits. Melanie Murphey, a 36-year-old former executive for Novus Health Services in Frisco, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspira… Health

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Melania Trump Returns To White House After Kidney Procedure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said. The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical center since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney conditio… Health

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WHO Decides Not To Declare International Health Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak

Tedros said more than 7,000 doses of an experimental vaccine are being sent, and some should be available beginning Sunday. WHO officials cited the vaccine as a key aid in tracing contacts, as it encourages people to be honest about possible Ebola exposure. WHO advises other countries against imposing travel or trade restrictions on the Democratic Republic of Congo, which “needs ...

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