Mental Health Unit At Llandough To Be Built For £88m

University Hospital Llandough

The new unit at the University Hospital Llandough will bring together services already on site with those currently at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff. It will aim to deliver improved specialist mental health support and physical healthcare. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board received a grant from the Welsh government to pay for the unit. Health Minister Mark Drakeford said: “This new unit will give patients who access mental health services a sense of dignity and safety and I am pleased the Welsh government funding has made it possible.” The unit will bring together all general adult mental health inpatient services and specialist services for clients requiring low-level secure, addiction, neuropsychiatry, intensive care and supportive recovery services along with associated therapy and support services. It will have single bedrooms with ensuite facilities and flexible ward design, including access to single-sex sitting rooms and bedroom areas, garden areas and therapeutic space.
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Mental health, guns are difficult issues

And reducing the number of patients who seek emergency care also has to be a high priority. Hector Colon, head of the county’s Health and Human Services, told us Tuesday the county’s initiatives include partnering with hospitals, the Medical College of Wisconsin and other agencies to improve case management and other services and to bring in more money for services. He also said the county was reducing the number of beds but not yet shutting any facility; no patients will be left out in the cold. And he called the investment the county was making “unprecedented.” As to security at the complex, that, too, will see improvement, not least through the addition of 45 security cameras, said Brendan Conway of Abele’s staff.
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Chris Abele putting mental health care on right path

As long as these two facts remain, the massacres will continue. Mark L. Reese Jr., Springfield Charles Krauthammer deftly pierced the scab of a long-standing social wound [ The real Navy Yard scandal , op-ed, Sept. 20]. Peel away the rhetoric and horror, and youre left with the reality that Aaron Alexis needed help and didnt get it.
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Nutrition Iniative To Curb Malnutrition

1161 crore program will be launched across 200 high burdened districts where child malnutrition rate area alarmingly high — in phases. During 2013-14, it will take off in 100 districts that have the worst maternal and child health track record. In the second phase it will be scaled up to include 100 more districts. Multi sectoral programs involving different ministries such as women & child development (WCD), health, rural development, panchayati raj, etc. will be introduced to address maternal and child nutrition. Specific nutrition action plan will be drawn up keeping in mind specific requirement of districts to ensure prevention and reduction in under-nutrition and anemia among children under three years, adolescent girls and lactating mothers.
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Nutrition and Brain Function

ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scores of vegetables vary from plant to plant: Click here for photo caption.

So far, however, there has been no review conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on health benefits from eating berries. Future studies at HNRCA will ideally include use of new diagnostic tools as well as human clinical trials. Neuroimaging equipment, for example, could be used to monitor the influence of various dietary factors on development of plaque within the human brain. Such studies aim to find the best dietary regimens to help adults preserve their mental capabilities while aging.By Rosalie Marion Bliss, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. This research is part of Human Nutrition, an ARS national program (#107) described on the World Wide Web at . James A.
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Breast Really Is Best: Mothers’ Milk Fills A Child’s Digestive System With Essential ‘good’ Bacteria

Decoding your digestive health

DNA tests were carried out on the breast milk of seven healthy mothers and their exclusively breast-fed babies who were up to one month old. The scientists tested faecal samples to identify bacteria in the guts of both infants and their mothers. Breast beats the bottle again: Previous research has shown breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies The researchers wrote: ‘This study shows that gut-associated anaerobes may be vertically transferred from mother to neonate (infant) via breastfeeding. ‘Our data supports the recently suggested hypothesis of a novel way of mother-neonate communication, in which maternal gut bacteria reach breast milk via an entero-mammary pathway to influence neonatal gut colonisation and maturation of the immune system.’ Japanese research published earlier this month found that breastfeeding can halve the risk of children being obese by the age of eight. The risk of children being overweight is also cut by around 15 per cent in those breastfed for six months, compared with those fed formula milk.
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Feed a healthy digestive system

Man brews beer in gut

Based on over 800 people, they can show how many are growing harmful organisms like E. coli as well as the beneficial microbe populations. It turns out the two most common bacterial phyla in our guts are Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes. The proportions vary widely depending on diet. Paleo eaters who avoid grains, processed foods, and dairy have over 75 percent Firmicutes. Those with celiac disease on gluten-free diets have less than 50 percent Firmicutes. Further study determined that age makes a bigger difference than diet, exercise or sex, with babies having the most diverse intestinal microbes.
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Ask the doctor: digestive system

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Before going on, there is a question that should be answered: Do dried herbs and spices have the same nutritional value as fresh? Although both fresh and dried do have varying degrees of nutritional value, the short answer is no. However, many do help you to maintain a healthy digestive system. Pros and Cons of FRESH Pros packed with nutrients, loaded with disease and germ fighting antioxidants, contains essential oils, excellent taste in foods, intense aroma, has texture, beautiful bright colors, easy to harvest only needed amount when home grown. Cons – has a rather short shelf life once picked from the plant, bunches sold in stores are usually too large and a lot goes to waste, easily molds if not stored properly.
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Using Herbs and Spices for Optimal Digestive Health

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Good bacteria from the milk of breast-feeding mums can protect the digestive and immune system health of her baby, say scientists

For some, theyre an occasional occurrence. For many, theyre a regular or even daily disruption that can be uncomfortable, bothersome and embarrassing. Digestive health plays a major role in achieving overall health and wellness, and according to digestive health expert and author, Dr. Steven Lamm, understanding how to manage digestive health issues is the best way to achieve long-lasting relief and overall health and wellness. Take care of your gut and it will take care of you The digestive system, also referred to as the gut, is a unique and perfectly created system that, when impaired, can increase risk of developing infectious, inflammatory and functional GI diseases, as well as immune-mediated and metabolic disorders. Good digestive health is also recognized by many as being a requirement for overall good health. “When we take care of our gut, we take a step toward achieving overall health and wellness,” says Dr.
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The Great Health Supplements Con: How Firms Like Seven Seas And Vitabiotics Exaggerate Benefits Of Pills Used By Millions Says Which?

Vitamins and Vitamin Supplements: Use Increases in America

Names such as Seven Seas and Vitabiotics tap into families health concerns, but many of their products fail to deliver the promises on the packaging, according to a study. The health supplement industry is growing rapidly and now makes some 385million a year in the UK. However, the study by experts at consumer group Which? entitled Dont Believe The Hype found many of the claims made for these products are not only exaggerated and misleading, but may even be unauthorised.
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“The pill is a nice idea, but we have no reason to think this one-size-fits-all dose makes any sense for each individual,” said Deen. Lead author Gahche said the report makes no recommendations on whether or not a person should or should not use dietary supplements. And if individuals are taking supplements, they should be sure to the tell their doctors what those are and why they’re taking them. “There probably is a perception among the population that taking a dietary supplement is an easy way to obtain necessary nutrients and improve health, but this isn’t necessarily true,” said Dr.
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Forest Mental Health Scheme To Be Expanded

The groups take on people with conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Ms Cathrine said: The first study we did showed that it helped people with physical activity, which is quite a big thing for mental health patients, because there is a link between mental health problems and physical problems like obesity. So getting people out and about was very good for that. We had great comments from people about how it had changed their lives and helped them move on. But she said the latest study helped to show the financial benefits, which was essential for getting funding from the NHS and other organisations. To help make the projects sustainable and cut costs, the Forestry Commission is training NHS staff in environmental skills so they can help lead the groups. The project has received funding from the Scottish Government, with additional cash from the NHS, charities and the Forestry Commission.
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Health insurance for women: How to pick the best plan

Unlike conventional smokes, the federal government does not yet regulate e-cigarettes, although more than 20 states have banned store sales to minors. The devices began to appear in the United States in late 2006, but marketing has exploded in the last couple of years. The new study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on a questionnaire filled out by nearly 19,000 students in grades 6 through 12 in 2011 and another 25,000 in 2012. In 2011, about 3 percent said theyd tried an e-cigarette at least once. That rose to 7 percent last year and translates to nearly 1.8 million students. In contrast, 6 percent of adults have tried e-cigarettes, according to a different CDC survey done in 2011. Children still are more likely to light up regular cigarettes, though teen smoking rates have dropped in the past decade.
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Kids’ use of e-cigarettes increasing ; health officials worry it will lead to regular smoking

Children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage and adult children ages 19 to 26 will be able to remain on their parents’ plans. Under the ACA, most plans will offer 26 preventative services for children at no additional cost, including immunizations, behavioral assessments, and certain screenings ( a full list is here ). Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, insurance policies must also cover children’s vision and dental services without cost-sharing.
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Hair Loss

See also: Female pattern baldness Common Causes A sudden physical or emotional stress may cause one-half to three-quarters of the hair throughout your scalp to shed (called Telogen effluvium). You will notice hair coming out in handfuls while you shampoo, comb, or run your hands through your hair. You may not notice this for weeks to months after the episode of stress. The hair shedding will decrease over 6 – 8 months. Cause of this type of hair loss are: High fever or severe infection Childbirth Major surgery, major illness, sudden blood loss Severe emotional stress Crash diets, especially those that do not contain enough protein A number of medications, including retinoids, birth control pills, beta-blockers, certain antidepressants, NSAIDs (including iburpofen) and calcium channel blockers Some women ages 30 – 60 may notice a thinning of the hair that affects the entire scalp.
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Hair Loss Cause: 10 Reasons Why You’re Going Bald

Getting the right treatment to control either of these thyroid conditions will get hormones under control, stop hair loss, and allow your hair to starting grow back. Thinning Hair Following Pregnancy Other hormonal imbalances can also lead to hair loss, especially the wildly fluctuating hormones that occur following pregnancy and childbirth. It takes time after pregnancy for hormone levels to return to normal, so it’s not at all uncommon for post-partum moms to notice thinning hair or even patches of baldness. This often occurs about three months after babys arrival. Don’t worry as the rest of your body recovers, so will your hair follicles. The hair loss is only temporary your hair will grow back. Hair Loss Due to Medications Hair loss is a side effect of a number of medications taken for common health problems.
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Hair Loss Myths Debunked

So chill out — the hair will usually grow back. As you get older, the number of hair follicles will reduce but that doesnt necessarily mean youre going to end up as bald as a coot (especially if youre smart enough to take preventative action — see this months roundup for suggestions). The bad news is that the state of your shower floor might be a sign of male pattern baldness, a hereditary hormone imbalance that causes hair follicles to start shutting completely down. In cases of MPB, testosterone (your BFF since adolescence) is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. DHT is your follicles enemy, as it slows down hair production and sometimes stops it completely. Its important to distinguish between normal/chronic thinning and MPB (also known as androgenic alopecia). In MPB, your hair usually starts to recede at the hairline before thinning at the crown, and the process can start surprisingly early for some guys.
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Gestational Diabetes On The Rise

How does it affect the mother and baby? If undetected or uncontrolled, diabetes can affect the foetus in many ways: – The commonest problems of high blood sugars is overgrowth of the foetus, also known as macrosomia (large baby). These mothers often have a difficult vaginal birth or may need to be delivered by caesarean section. – One peculiar problem of vaginal delivery associated with these large babies is ‘shoulder dystocia’, wherein, after the birth of the babys’ head, the shoulder ‘gets stuck’. These babies need to be delivered by special manoeuvres or may result in injury to the baby’s hand, shoulder, neck or nerves; or injury to the mother. – Both mother-to-be and foetus are at an increased risk of infections. – Some expectant mothers may also develop high blood pressure or excessive fluid in the womb, which increases the risk of prematurity and caesarean delivery.
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Pregnancy Miracle Review: Lisa Olson’ System for Overcoming Infertility Problems

Pregnancy Miracle Book

In its 250 pages, the book focuses on all natural methods of getting pregnant, including adequate diets, vitamins, herbs and the perfect environment, balance and harmony. The methods presented in Pregnancy Miracle are completely safe and natural. There are no drugs, surgical methods or any other complicated therapies.Any woman can use this program to fix infertility issues, regardless of their type. In fact, this program is a total health rejuvenation one. This means that your general health will be much improved, while you will experience many other benefits. Conditions such as digestive problems, hormonal disorders, acne and allergies will be cured immediately after starting the therapy.
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