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Obesity and alcohol use in Australia

Increasing numbers of Australians are suffering from the adverse effects of weight gain, obesity and excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks. Leading public health experts blame such ill-health o...

05 Apr '16 | Obesity | Australia

Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety

Research has shown that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than CBT alone for long-term improvement in managing severe anxiety. Mo...

23 Mar '16 | Mental Health | Canada

Yellow fever mosquito larvae found in New Zealand

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) have been found at Auckland airport, New Zealand. This species of mosquito is of considerable public health concern because it has been known to ...

08 Mar '16 | Aedes aegypti | New Zealand

Public health nursing in the UK

Nursing services are a vital part of the suite of professional skills used to provide and support public health initiatives in the UK. Although the importance of public health nursing is widely rec...

03 Mar '16 | Public Health Nursing | UK

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA)

The 2015 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award has been awarded to a book about aromatherapy. The recipient is Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3rd edition, by ...

19 Feb '16 | Aromatherapy | USA

Lassa Fever outbreak in Benin, West Africa

Benin is the latest country in West Africa to be affected by Lassa Fever. Since this recent outbreak there have been four confirmed and 52 suspected cases and 17 people have died. The authorities a...

11 Feb '16 | Lassa Fever | Benin

Horses respond to human facial expressions

Horses respond to human facial expressions according to recent research in psychology (Sussex Univ, UK). Although showing photographs to horses while monitoring the horse's heart rate might be a re...

11 Feb '16 | Animal News | England

No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children

According to a recent MSF study, routine use of antibiotics to treat severe acute malnutrition has only a very small effect on the prospect of recovery. This research, which was conducted in Niger,...

08 Feb '16 | Antibiotics and Malnutrition | Niger

AMA endorses 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (USA)

The AMA welcomes 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, a report detailing recent nutritional advice for Americans. Described on health.gov as an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers...

08 Jan '16 | Nutrition | USA

Recent assessment of British wildlife causes concern

Decline in native British biodiversity since the 1970s has left some species groups particularly threatened. This recent study included 4,424 individual species and much data from 100s volunteer ob...

10 Dec '15 | Animals & Wildlife | UK

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness

What are the benefits of yoga ? According to the 2012 NHIS survey of 34,525 American adults, yoga practitioners reported more positive health benefits than the people who used other alternative hea...

05 Nov '15 | Yoga | USA

New ultrasonic device to improve medical instrument hygiene

Starstream, a new ultrasonic device, has been found to improve the cleaning of medical instruments and so reduce contamination and risk of infection. It works by increasing the efficiency with whic...

16 Sep '15 | Technology | England

Apple Watch - Set-up and First Impressions

Is the new Apple watch easy to use? How to set it up and operate the main apps. Many people appreciate personal timely information about their health - such as heart rate, and exercise - such as ho...

24 Apr '15 | Technology | International

Vet charity warning about pet obesity

Pet obesity is a major animal health issue. Almost half of adults surveyed recently were not aware of the risks to and adverse effects on their pets health posed by obesity, which can include the r...

25 Mar '15 | Pet Health | UK

Medics plea to UK politicians: No More Games with A&E

The recent BMA plea to politicians uses the slogan: No More Games with A&E. Just weeks ahead of the UK general election on 7 May is perhaps one of the best opportunities to try to extract promises ...

25 Mar '15 | Emergency Medicine | UK

Schizophrenia - Aerobic exercise found to improve cognitive functioning

Schizophrenia patients experienced improvements in cognitive functioning when they participated in an aerobic exercise training programme. In a proof-of-concept, single-blind, randomized clinical ...

23 Mar '15 | Schizophrenia | USA

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