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The Lancet Psychiatry: Locked door policy in mental health hospitals is no better than open doors at preventing patient suicide

Treating people with mental ill health in hospitals with locked wards, as opposed to hospitals without locked wards, does not reduce their risk of suicide attempts or of unauthorised absence from hospital, also known as 'absconding',...Show More Summary

Patients Deserve Their Doctor's Best Medical Judgment, But Texas Bureaucrats Think They Know Better

State health officials are adding medically inaccurate information to a booklet designed to deter women seeking an abortion. This blog post originally appeared at the ACLU of Texas.  The doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of medical practice, and the foundation of that relationship is trust. Show More Summary

3 Resets For Better Health And Wellness

"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset." ? Richie Norton In a world obsessed with getting more done. achieving more and chasing success we often lose sight of the importance of taking time to refresh and recharge. This is where regular resets come in. Resets are, as the name suggests, time for us to reset ourselves in some way. Show More Summary

Smartphone App Helps Patients Prepare for and Recover From Surgery

A new smartphone app is helping University of Virginia Health System surgery patients follow a treatment program to better prepare them for surgery and speed their recovery.

This map shows where the tallest people live

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

New research on trends in adult human height over the last century confirm that, no surprise, humans are getting taller overall due to better nutrition and disease control. However according to the health science group Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), the gain in adult height varies dramatically by country. Show More Summary

How Cooking Can Benefit Your Mental Health

We spoke to Julie Ohana, a culinary therapist based in Michigan, to get a better understanding of how cooking can help patients combat depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Engie wants to open up the auto-repair industry with diagnostics tech and mechanic marketplace

Israeli startup Engie wants to crack open the auto-repair industry with a combination of hardware and software to enable you to better understand the health of your car, tied to a more transparent marketplace for local mechanics. Read More

Demi Lovato on mental health at DNC: 'We can do better'

The 'Confident' singer spoke about her bipolar diagnosis.        

43 States Fail To Make Health Price Information Available

Just six states earn a passing grade of a C or better and a seventh state gets a D when it comes to health price transparency, according to the latest analysis from the nonprofit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform.

Ugly fruits and vegetables have hidden health benefits

Don't judge a fruit by its surface! Those not-so-pretty scabs and bumps are actually battle wounds and the sign of a stronger, better, more antioxidant-packed food.

19 Die In Knife Attack At Care Facility West Of Tokyo

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The accused former employee of the mental health facility told police, "It's better that the disabled disappear," Japanese media report.

Does More Technology Bring Us Better Health Care?

It is a common misperception that the U. S. has the best health care in the world, another example of "American exceptionalism." By constant repetition over many years, this myth has become a meme, a part of our language without regard to its merit. Show More Summary

The One Habit For Better Sleep You Might Have Overlooked

(Photo: Guille Faingold/Stocksy) You know that sleep is essential for good health, and you've tried everything: munching on sleep-enhancing superfoods, banning screens from the bedroom, and getting sleep tips from Arianna HuffingtonShow More Summary

50 Years Ago This Month, a New Era in Health Care Dawned

July 1966 holds a special historical significance for those who work to study and improve health care. The landmark event was quiet, but its impact lasts to this day, in the form of better care for Americans of all ages.

The Community Cure for Health Care

Large health care systems are beginning to invest core operating dollars in connecting their patients to community resources, in service of the ultimate solution to better costs and outcomes: keeping patients healthy.

Walgreens Pharmacy Is On Point With Its Treament Of LGBT Customers

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Walgreens made a pledge to provide better care for its LGBTQ patients this week, launching a resource guide for its 70,000 health care professionals nationwide that “helps pharmacists better understand the needs of LGBTQ customers and patients.” The pharmacy chain, which is the second-largest in the U.S. with more than 8,100 locations in all 50... Read more »

Boring May Be Better: Why Routine May Be Best for Certain Health Goals

Let me first point out that I’m not arguing for a routine life. This isn’t about settling for spending the rest of your days without variability. Going Primal should never mean checking your sense of adventure or love of novelty at the door. If anything, it calls for us to grow our lives beyond the socially […]

5 Expert-Recommended Ways To Sleep Better -- Even As You Age

Tossing and turning more than usual lately? You’re not alone. As we get older, changes to our sleep patterns can be expected with different health conditions, menopause and even medications. “These changes can result in lighter, more...Show More Summary

Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression

Researchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience.

Quality of care in VA health system compares well to other settings, study finds

The Veterans Affairs health care system generally performs better than or similar to other health care systems on providing safe and effective care to patients, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Analyzing a decade of research...Show More Summary

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