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High-Protein Bircher Bowl Recipe

written by Lee Holmes ,April 20, 2021 Image: Lee Holmes A delicious breakfast you can make the night before. Use muesli or rolled oats, which is the standard Bircher base, and add grated apple or pear if you prefer. There are other crafty switches you can make too: the apple juice gives a light sweet…

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Mastering the art of stillness through yoga and mindfulness

written by Jane Hone ,April 20, 2021 Image: Mikita Karasiou | Unsplash We explore the benefits of finding stillness in a world that won’t stop moving. We live in a culture that is very much obsessed with the idea of movement: with growth, with progress, with advancing in a forward direction. In our work lives,…

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    HIMSS offers recommendations on the role of digital health in vaccine distribution

    HIMSS and its community of digital health professionals have offered recommendations focused on two areas: immediate actions and longer-term plans on how to maximise the role of digital health in vaccine distribution and administration. The digital health experts behind the COVID-19 policy recommendations include those working in public health, primary and secondary healthcare delivery, health…

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      Amazon-powered Data Fusion Center could shed light on who isn’t using telehealth – and why

      The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved, a nonprofit organization geared toward advancing health equity and economic viability, recently launched a new platform aimed at building actionable insights from social determinants of health data.   The Data Fusion Center uses de-identified data, along with publicly available information, to allow greater understanding of the ways…

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        Better skin each birthday: Your DIY beauty guide to ageing gracefully

        written by Caroline Robertson ,April 19, 2021 Image: Park Street | Unsplash With a plethora of anti-ageing beauty products available, it’s hard to know what’s the most helpful and the least harmful. The good news is that by taking consistent care of your skin with healthy habits, nourishing foods and a few smart tricks, you…

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          Think tank urges healthcare providers to invest more in AI and tech post-pandemic

          European network of health innovators, EIT Health has today launched an AI report from its Think Tank, outlining the need for a post-pandemic technological transformation to strengthen EU health systems over the next decade. The ‘Healthcare Workforce and Organisational Transformation with AI’ report identifies key focus areas that need to be addressed at an EU and…

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            Geisinger lowers click rate on phishing emails by more than 50%

            As an art of cyber subterfuge, phishing keeps getting more crafty. Bad actors continue to create malicious emails that are convincing innocent workers at healthcare and other organizations the messages are authentic. And many workers click on them, starting a stream of problems. This is why it's up to CISOs and other cybersecurity professionals to…

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              Cacao Protein Smoothie Recipe

              written by Lisa Guy ,April 16, 2021 Image: Lisa Guy This healthy smoothie is chock-full of quality vegan protein to help balance your blood sugar levels and keep you feeling satisfied until lunch. Bananas are a brilliant way to boost the immune system and protect the body from illness and disease as they’re high in…

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                  India upgrades disease surveillance platform

                  India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare last week unveiled an upgraded version of its Integrated Health Information Platform that will track more diseases and collect near real-time disease incidences across the country. The IHIP will produce analysed reports from real-time information to track potential disease outbreaks as they happen instantaneously. These reports, which will be…

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                    Roundup: eHealth support for African lower income countries, HIMSS hosts first CMx and more briefs

                    TELEMEDICINE CLINIC UK JOINS NHS LUNG HEALTH CHECK PROGRAMME   European provider of teleradiology services, Telemedicine Clinic, in partnership with Alliance Medical and Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has started providing reporting services for low dose CT scans. As part of the UK NHS's Targeted National Lunch Health Check programme, the Doncaster-based project is part…

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                      At MemorialCare, digital health program enables turnaround for depression patients

                      MemorialCare Health System, based in Fountain Valley, California, is always looking for ways to help its community by providing meaningful health-and-wellness services. THE PROBLEM With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent isolating effects of lockdowns and social distancing, MemorialCare began seeing an influx of mental health and substance use disorder patients within the…

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                        How COVID-19 opened a new chapter for population and public health

                        (Photo by Morsa Images/Getty Images)COVID-19, against a background of growing awareness of health inequities, has expanded how we define population health. New laws, policies and funding have helped spur solutions. The Black Lives Matter movement, begun in 2013 to highlight the deaths of Black men and women by law enforcement, has swelled to include an…

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                        3 delicious dishes for your dinner party menu

                        ,April 15, 2021 Image: Supplied Use  as a dipping sauce with your favourite Asian snacks, or add it to stir-fries and marinades for an extra flavour infusion. It’s so versatile! Available at Coles. Recipe / Pearl River Bridge Serves: 1 Ingredients Method 1 spring onion ¼ cayenne pepper 200g fresh salmon fillet ¼ tsp salt…

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                        VA will halt EHR rollout at second site until after strategic review

                        The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pause the rollout of its Cerner electronic health record until it reviews the program and shares the results with Congress.   Agency officials told the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization at a Wednesday hearing that they would not go live with the EHR at a second site before a strategic…

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                        Denmark launches COVID-19 passport ‘Coronapas’

                        Denmark has become one of the first in Europe to launch a COVID-19 pass scheme to help non-essential businesses reopen. This follows news earlier this year that Denmark's acting finance minister Morten Bødskov together with Lars Sandahl Sørensen, the CEO of Danish Industry and Brian Mikkelsen, the CEO of the Danish Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that…

                        Vitamin D benefits for moods, fatigue, depression and immunity

                        written by Jenetta Haim | WELLBEING COMMUNITY BLOGGER ,April 12, 2021 Vitamin D deficiency can cause major issues. Due to our limited exposure to sunlight for those of us spending too much time indoors or going to work before sun up and coming home late at night it is often easy to become deficient in…

                        What’s next your you in 2021? Let your April horoscope guide you

                        written by Christine Broadbent ,April 12, 2021 Image: Jordan Steranka | Unsplash Now that we’re through the first few months of 2021, things seem to be settling into a comfortable routine. But what do the stars have in store for you in the coming months? Behold, your April horoscope. Crabs seek a safe hidden spot…

                        Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses

                        media captionIndia Covid vaccination: ‘Everybody should get jabs as cases are rising’India says it has become the “fastest country in the world” to administer more than 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, amid a deadly second wave of infections.It achieved the feat in 85 days, whereas the US took 89 days and China 102 days,…

                        Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation

                        By Jack Goodman and Flora CarmichaelBBC Reality Checkimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionFalse claims about chemical contents of Covid tests have spread onlinePosts spreading unverified theories about the pandemic continue to spread on social media platforms.We’ve examined the latest wave of false information covering subjects including Covid testing kits and vaccines. Test swabs don’t contain cancer-causing chemicalLateral…

                        Secrets to being happy & healthy for life from Cheeki

                        ,April 10, 2021 We chat with Simon Karlik, Director of Cheeki Bottles, about supporting the planet and its people with stainless steel food and beverage containers that are made for life. Q: What inspired you to launch Cheeki Bottles more than 10 years ago? A: Back in 2009 I had just come back home from…

                        My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

                        How do you know if your spouse is depressed, and what can you do to help? There are some healthy ways to encourage your partner to seek therapy, open up about their emotions, and work together to help them deal with depression.Signs Your Spouse Is DepressedSudden changes in your spouse’s everyday habits or behavior may…

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                        There’s no cure for dementia-related psychosis. But there are steps you can take to help you and your loved one live with the disease and its symptoms.“Delusions are notoriously hard to treat, whether they’re dementia-related or not,” says Carolyn Fredericks, MD, a neurologist who treats people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders at Yale…

                        Meeting of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update and consolidation of guidelines for safe abortion care

                        WHO has released new details regarding membership of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update and consolidation of the following guidelines: Safe Abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems, 2012 Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception, 2015) and Medical Management of Abortion, 2019 The meeting of the GDG will be…

                        Jamaican Eggplant Jerk & Watermelon Salad Recipe

                        written by Adam Guthrie ,April 9, 2021 Image: Adam Guthrie This vegan recipe uses classic Jamaican flavours that balance the sweet with the spicy. The perfect meal for family sharing or entertaining with friends. Makes: 8 pieces GF, VG Ingredients Method Eggplant Jerk 2 large eggplants ½ onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp…

                        How To Get Rid Of This Tickle In My Throat?

                        Home Questions Asked Medicines and Remedies  A tickle in the throatmay seem to be a small problem, but it can be extremely irritating when it becomes very frequent. You may feel like scratching your throat because it tickles and itches from inside but no matter how many times you swallow or how much you…

                        How Should I Treat A Tongue Injury?

                        If you have bitten your tongue so badly that it hasn’t healed in three days, it must be a serious wound. It would be best to consult a doctor about this, as the wound could get infected. There are some easy home remedies you can use to help speed up the healing process. Among the…

                        Overseas health workers to get free UK visa extension, says Home Office

                        image copyrightGetty ImagesFrontline health workers from overseas will be given a free one-year UK visa extension, the Home Office says.The move applies to eligible workers whose visas are due to run out before 1 October 2021 and their dependants.The list of professions covered includes doctors, nurses, paramedics and midwives, with 14,000 people expected to benefit.…

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