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Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health?

Will is a serial swiper, Alvin says he’s addicted, and Meggy is about to give up. Dating apps are everywhere, but how do they affect our mental health? Follow three people on their dating journeys, find out what these apps might be doing to us, and learn how to use to them better. UK users can watch more films from the BBC Like Minds series on iPlayer . Produced by Lara Ingram, Alvaro Alvarez and Camila Ruz Source link

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Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland. NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.…

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Accenture CEO steps down due to health reasons

FILE PHOTO: Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme leaves after the “Tech for Good” Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (Reuters) – Accenture Plc’s Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme is stepping down due to health reasons, the consulting and outsourcing company said on Friday. Chief Financial Officer David Rowland will serve as the interim CEO, Accenture said in a statement. Nanterme, who took the helm in January 2011, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. Rowland will be replaced by KC McClure, who currently heads…

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Israel health fund aMoon II gets $600 million in investor commitments

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel-based healthcare fund aMoon II has received commitments of $600 million from investors and aims to raise up to $750 million by its close in February, according to an investor document obtained by Reuters. This is up from an original $500 million target set by the fund, which is investing in mid- to late-stage companies in digital health, medical devices and biopharma in Israel, the United States and Europe. Launched in 2018, aMoon II said in May it had secured a $250 million investment commitment from…

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Britney Spears takes work break to focus on father’s health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spears was due to begin a new Las Vegas residency next month Pop star Britney Spears has announced that she is taking an “indefinite” break from work. Spears made the decision in order to focus on her father’s Jamie’s health, as he recovers from a recent life-threatening illness. Her new Park Theater Las Vegas residency, which was due to start in February, has been put on hold. “I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family,” she said, adding they have…

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Manchester stabbings suspect detained under mental health laws

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManchester stabbing: Police restrain suspect A man arrested over the Manchester terrorist attack in which three people were stabbed has been detained under mental health laws, police say. The 25-year-old was being held on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack on New Year’s Eve at the city’s Victoria railway station. Police said there was “nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack”. A property in the Cheetham Hill area of the city continues to be searched. In a…

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Minority take up ‘life-saving’ free health check

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Monitoring blood pressure is part of the free health check Fewer than half of people eligible for a NHS health check in England have taken up the offer, despite it being free to everyone over 40. The routine check can pick up heart problems early and help to prevent dementia, plus highlight the need to stop smoking, NHS England said. The check-up takes 20 minutes and is carried out by a GP or nurse. It involves tests on blood pressure, weight and height,…

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Child health record ‘red book’ to go online

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The personal child health record – or red book – is given to parents at a child’s birth The ‘red book’, containing a child’s medical records, is to be made available to parents online as part of government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also promised more specialist neonatal staff and intensive care cots for newborns. The measures are designed to make maternity care safer while cutting stillbirths and infant deaths. England still lags…

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The simple tips to improve your health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Building self-awareness, through things like meditation, can boost our mental and physical wellbeing If you are contemplating a new year’s health kick, you could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. Do yoga, run, lift weights, cut the carbs, or the fat (depending on the particular diet that’s in vogue), ditch the booze, reduce your stress. It is easy to feel like your life needs to be overhauled in order to be a healthy, happy human being. But what if you were to make…

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Steve Smith: Ex-Australia captain appears in TV advert about mental health

Steve Smith Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were all banned for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal Ex-Australia captain Steve Smith has appeared in a Vodafone Australia advert in a bid to “spread awareness about mental health for young Australians”. Smith is serving a 12-month ban from playing state or international cricket for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March. He is also banned from the Big Bash, sponsored by Vodafone Australia. “Everything I dreamed of, everything I was a part of was just falling…

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