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Veterans' charity Combat Stress stops new referrals over funding crisis

A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support. The charity had been receiving around 2,000 referrals for treatment a year. The NHS said new specialist services for ex-soldiers have helped more than 10,000 people ... Full story

Healthy benefits of why you ought to eat the Kiwi fruit

People are attracted to kiwi because of its brilliant green color and exotic taste. But the real uniqueness of kiwi comes from its health benefits. Read below kiwi’s health benefits, interesting facts and how to use this amazing nutritious fruit. 1. Helps Your Digestion with Enzymes. Raw kiwi contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple. Kiwi has both kinds ... Full story

Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67 – TechCrunch

Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring the best-selling business book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail,” passed away last night. The Desert News reported earlier today that the cause tied to complications from leukemia treatments that Christensen was receiving in Boston. He was 67 years old. Clayton had suffered from ill health ... Full story

China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption What's life like in quarantined Wuhan? Health officials in China say a coronavirus has killed 15 more people in the province of Hubei, where the outbreak first started. There are currently 1,287 confirmed cases in China, 41 of whom have died. It comes as China is begins celebrations of the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar. Many events have been cancelled ... Full story

Homeless shelter to allow dogs to stay with owners

Image caption The guidance highlights the positive role dogs can play in people's lives. A homeless shelter in Glasgow has announced it will allow dogs to stay with their owners, following advice from housing providers. The Glasgow City Mission will supply items such as food, bedding and treats for pets from 24 January. In November Simon Community Scotland issued guidance with Dogs Trust on the matter, highlighting how dogs could provide ... Full story

Coronavirus: Anxiety rises as Chinese city goes into lockdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The BBC's online health editor talks us through what we know about the virus. A sense of anxiety is growing in Wuhan as the Chinese city goes into lockdown in an effort to control the spread of a deadly virus which has left 17 dead. The authorities have suspended outbound planes and trains into the city, as well as buses, subways and ferries. Residents have been told not to leave the ... Full story

Road, dam projects fuelling HIV in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui

- "HIV positivity rates in health facilities serving the highway and towns with major infrastructural projects is high compared to towns or centers with no ongoing projects," said Catherine Wanza, the National Aids Control Council Regional HIV coordinator. - Influx of migrant workers working on county and national government projects a factor in increased sex work and HIV infections in those areas. - Limited knowledge on existing HIV prevention ... Full story

14 people in UK tested for new strain - BBC News

Image caption A health team are available at Heathrow Airport for travellers from China. More than a dozen people in the UK have been tested for the new strain of coronavirus, Public Health England has said. Five people have tested negative while nine others are waiting for results. In Scotland, where five people were tested, an incident team has been set up to deal with the health threat. Globally, there are more than 800 confirmed cases of ... Full story

Newspaper headlines: 'Global push' to halt coronavirus and Taylor Swift tells of eating disorder

Image caption The i's weekend edition leads on concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, which Public Health England says is "highly likely" to reach the UK, with NHS staff on "heightened alert". However the level of risk to the public remains low, the paper says in its main headline on the subject. Image caption The Financial Times has a dramatic picture from Beijing of a mask-wearing passenger walking through a specially constructed quarantine ... Full story

Care of 217 Spire patients reviewed amid surgeon probe News

Image caption A review of patient care relates to a consultant's work at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull. A private healthcare provider is reviewing the care of more than 200 patients after stopping a surgeon from practising. Spire Healthcare said it had contacted 217 people whose shoulder operations were carried out by orthopaedic consultant Habib Rahman. They have been offered consultation with an independent surgeon to assess their ... Full story

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