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DonâEUR(TM)t Worry, Our Cats WonâEUR(TM)t Turn Us Into Psychopaths
Offbeat  (tags: felines, toxoplasma gondi, health care )

Barb
- 132 days ago - care2.com
A 2012 article by the Independent shines a light on the already known, but still tentative, link between the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii and a potential for psychological disturbances in those humans it infects.
Texas Bill Would Fine Men $100 Each Time They Masturbate
Offbeat  (tags: bills, health care, reproductive rights, sexism, humor )

Freya
- 420 days ago - cnn.com
A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would fine a man $100 each time he masturbates. The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period if a guy wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or if he's in the market for some Viagra.
Watching Birds Is Like Medicine for Depression and Stress
Offbeat  (tags: depression, Stress Relief, bird watching, calm down, positivity, prevention, health care )


- 489 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
For many of us, the daily grind can be stressful, leaving us feeling exhausted and even anxious. While it's tempting to shut the blinds and hide inside in your favourite PJs, a new study offers a surprising alternative: bird watching.
These Doctors Want To Take Jeremy Hunt To Court To Prevent The "Americanisation Of The NHS"
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Legal Action, Doctors, Professor, NHS, British Government, UK )


- 526 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Professor Stephen Hawking has joined campaigners calling for parliamentary scrutiny of plans to change the way NHS services are run. A group of doctors and academics, including Professor Stephen Hawking,
BBC One Ambulance Stars on Dealing With Life and Death
Offbeat  (tags: Paramedics, Health Care, Ambulance, On the Frontline, Life or Death, BBC, UK )


- 585 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For eight weeks, BBC One series Ambulance has shone a light on the day-to-day work of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Here, some of the show's most recognisable faces talk about life on the front line.
Girl's Donated Organs Help a Record Eight People
Offbeat  (tags: Donated Organs, NHS, Health Care, Gift of Life, UK )


- 616 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A 13-year-old girl who died from a brain aneurysm has helped a record eight different people, including five children, through organ donation.
Under Pressure: One Hospital's Bed Dilemma
Offbeat  (tags: Under Pressure, Health Care, NHS, UK )


- 831 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The BBC's Ed Thomas reports from the Royal Blackburn Hospital - where staff struggle daily to find available patient beds.
EU Referendum: Would My EHIC Card Be Valid Post-Brexit?
Offbeat  (tags: Referendum, Health Care, EU, UK, Europe )


- 1076 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For many Brits heading off on European holidays, a European Health Insurance Card - or EHIC - is an essential part of the packing
Victoria Derbyshire's Breast Cancer Treatment Ends
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Breast Cancer. Treatment Ended, BBC UK )


- 1089 days ago - bbc.co.uk
BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has completed six weeks of radiotherapy - her last major treatment for breast cancer.
I-Wonder: How Did Britain Build the NHS?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Birth of the NHS, UK )


- 1148 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The National Health Service was born from a truly ground-breaking postwar policy. It was founded on the fundamental principle that healthcare would be free at the point of access.
I-Wonder: Heart Disease: The Forgotten Killer?
Offbeat  (tags: Heart disease, forgotten killer, Health Care, illness, warning, risks, prevention )


- 1216 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is still the UKâEUR(TM)s number one killer, yet it is only 10th on a recent poll of health concerns. Are we in danger of squandering widespread health gains through complacency over lifestyle and medical treatments?
NHS V Ministers: A Case of Deja Vu?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Conflict, British Government, UK )


- 1285 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The timing is uncanny. Some 67 days after the 2010 election the then health secretary, Andrew Lansley, unveiled a set of plans that came to define the approach of David Cameron's first government to health.
Alarm' as Patients Shun Flu Jab
Offbeat  (tags: flu-jab, Medication, health care, doctors )


- 1285 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors have expressed alarm at a seemingly sharp fall in the number of people having the seasonal flu jab.
What Might Life Be Like in 2035?
Offbeat  (tags: Life 2035, Health Care, Future, Life, Radio 5 Live )


- 1286 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Fast-forward to the year 2035: what could be dominating the news and sport headlines? In this four-part fictionalised series, Afternoon Edition shares scenarios that may be affecting our lives in 20 years time.
How Much Money for Health?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Costing, Government, NHS England, UK )


- 1288 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The head of NHS England Simon Stevens has warned that "the rubber will really hit the road" for the NHS in England in the next financial year 2016/17 and the year after.
 

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