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AMA urges federal government to fix ‘broken’ health system as NSW paramedics protest shortages

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The head of the Australian Medical Association says the federal government must “stop the blame game” and step in to relieve state and territory health systems buckling under high demand. The AMA president, Dr Omar Kh...

Overload risks footballers’ health, study finds, as Salah and Mané face game 70

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A culture of overload in elite men’s football is putting players’ health at risk, a new study has found, days before Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mané each play their 70th match of the season in the Champions League final...

Schools need urgent funding to tackle child mental health crisis

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As a secondary school teacher, sadly I am utterly unsurprised to read how many children are being treated for mental health problems in England (Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health pro...

‘I’m begging the government to listen’: Martin Lewis on getting political, mental health and the cost of living crisis

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Martin Lewis is in his happy place. The keen walker is sitting in an outdoor cafe in a London park he loves, and, a couple of days shy of his 50th birthday, is a contented family man who assiduously expunges any swear...

Military plane rushes baby formula to US health systems

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Store shelves across the US remain short of baby formula after a military plane carrying enough to fill half a million baby bottles arrived in the US on Sunday but its contents were rushed to health system outlets to ...

‘We can’t switch off’: MP’s staff member reveals mental health pressure

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A survey of nearly 200 staff working for various MPs, the first of its kind in the UK, has found that almost half met the medical threshold for psychological distress – more than twice the level in the general populat...

Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems

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More than 400,000 children and young people a month are being treated for mental health problems – the highest number on record – prompting warnings of an unprecedented crisis in the wellbeing of under-18s. Experts sa...

Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits?

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While Kamal Patel was probing through the reams of user data on examine.com – a website that calls itself “the internet’s largest database of nutrition and supplement research” – before a planned revamp later this yea...

Monkeypox could significantly disrupt UK sexual health services, expert says

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Monkeypox could have a “massive impact” on access to UK sexual health services, a leading doctor has warned. Dr Claire Dewsnap, the president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, has voiced concern ab...

UK universities urged to boost mental health support after student death

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Universities could face “immense difficulties” in adjusting their teaching and learning support for students with hidden or emerging disabilities, after a landmark ruling awarded £50,000 in damages to the estate of a ...

NSW government underspent on PPE and mental health, audit of $7.5bn Covid spending finds

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The New South Wales government underspent on personal protective equipment and mental health services and forked out close to $200m on faulty imported masks and ventilators as part of the state’s $7.5bn pandemic expen...

New Order singer criticises ‘ludicrous’ NHS mental health waiting lists

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The lead singer of New Order has attacked “ludicrous” NHS waiting lists for mental health support, as he spoke out about his anguish at being unable to help his former bandmate Ian Curtis in the days before he took hi...

Alarm as leak reveals Prevent ‘carrying the weight’ for mental health services

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Mental health campaigners have sounded the alarm over a leaked Home Office report into the anti-extremism programme Prevent, which suggests those without extremist views are being referred to the programme to access f...

Jeremy Hunt ‘ignored’ NHS staff shortages while health secretary

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Jeremy Hunt has been accused of ignoring serious NHS staff shortages for years and driving medics out of the profession while health secretary after he intervened this weekend to warn of a workforce crisis. Promoting ...

Two people diagnosed with monkeypox in London, health officials say

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Two more people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, health officials said. The pair live in the same household and are not linked to the previous confirmed case in England that was announced on 7 May, the UK...

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