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Abuse of NHS mental health patients ‘endemic’

Investigations into abuse of mental health patients in the NHS have nearly doubled in three years, according to new figures. An analysis of NHS figures found abuse cases recorded by mental health trusts had risen from 106 in 2013/14 to 199 in 2015/16. Investigations into alleged abuse of child patients …

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Free health fair in Round Lake

A free health fair is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, at Round Lake High School, 800 Panther Blvd., Round Lake. Health screenings, physical examinations, and information on a range of health-related topics will be available. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield, the event will run from noon to …

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Fears for Val Kilmer’s health intensify Yahoo7 Be

  There are fears for the heth of actor Val Kilmer after he pulled out of a series of events at the last minute by posting vague excuses to his Twitter account. The 57-year-old former Batman star missed two appearances in Tampa, Flordia last month citing ‘family reasons’. Images of …

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Inhofe urges HHS officials to release Agricultural Health Study

The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is asking two federal health and human services officials to make the Agricultural Health Study or AHS on the effects of glyphosate and other pesticides public. The AHS is a multi-year, real world medical survey of farmers who use agricultural …

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Helmets for mental health staff

Helmets were issued to mental health staff after a nurse was kicked and punched in the head, an Official Information Act response from the Southern District Health Board shows. In April, a nurse was concussed after being kicked and punched in the head and mid-body area. In another case that …

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Albany Area Primary Health Care hosts bike drive | Local News

Deborah Jones, principal at Turner Elementary School, stands by donations generated from the “Back to School Bikes” campaign for Albany Area Primary Health Care’s School-Based Health Centers. The AAPHC team will give donated bikes to students at upcoming health fairs and events. The campaign started July 26, and the goal …

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