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  1. Response to 'escalation of advice' from Healthwatch England gender identity servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Health Management

    This collated correspondence between Healthwatch and NHS England details the concerns raised by Healthwatch regarding the delays being faced by some people seeking gender reassignment surgery.


  2. Get active in TruroRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Cornish Guardian

    ... es to see and try, take place from 10am to 4pm each day, and will include hockey, Swamp Circus, BMXing, archery, Healthwatch, cricket, rounders, Run Cornwall and a charity netball tournament.


  3. Cornish home care in need of 'urgent' improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Western morning News

    Inadequate training, staff resignations and financial mishaps are among the issues in need of "urgent improvement" to avoid putting Cornish home care users at risk, a health watchdog has found. The Cornwall branch of the national organisation Healthwatch also warned that care providers felt the system was "stretched beyond its capacity", as they struggle to adapt to the council's new Care at Home Framework.


  4. Share your experiences of East Kent Hospitals with HealthwatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Kent Online

    Healthwatch in Kent is asking residents in Deal and Dover to tell them about their experiences at East Kent Hospitals. The new, independent consumer champion for health and social care users has organised nine listening events throughout May, all over East Kent.


  5. Healthwatch: Friday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 |

    A new survey finds many older men are not taking steps to prevent or screen for osteoporosis. New York researchers say there is a perception that osteoporosis is a women's problem, and they point out the consequences can be more deadly in men.


  6. Healthwatch: Thursday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 |

    Long term depression may double the risk of stroke in middle age. A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association followed 16,000 patients over the age of 50. It found that even after symptoms of depression improve, the risk of stroke remains elevated.


  7. Healthwatch: Wednesday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 |

    A new discovery about the brains of boys and girls with autism. Have you had your teeth checked lately? Why you should quit smoking after angioplasty.


  8. Healthwatch: Tuesday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 |

    Today's medical news answers why some obese people have a tougher time losing weight, and what high estrogen levels could mean for some men. New research finds men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.


  9. Healthwatch: Monday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 |

    So what's really brewing in that cup of coffee you make everyday? Whooping cough has re-emerged in developed countries. Young cancer patients who undergo radiation have a greater chance of becoming obese, and having a concussion during childhood may affect children's learning habits throughout the rest of their lives.


  10. Healthwatch: New Heart for Mother's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 |

    This Mother's Day is special for a woman who was fighting for her life just months ago. She received a gift that is enabling her to enjoy being a grandmother.


  11. Vote 2015: See who's standing as a parliamentary candidate for Mid Dorset and North PooleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Bournemouth Echo

    A long-standing member of the Labour Party and a candidate in the 2010 general election, Patrick Canavan is a former regional officer with the Unite trade union and has been involved in developing Healthwatch, the consumer watchdog. Green candidate Mark Chivers is a qualified engineer and has spent the majority of his career to date in financial services.


  12. Healthwatch: Tuesday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 |

    Ovarian cancer is traditionally difficult to detect, but that may be about to change. People who have type 2 diabetes, but who are not obese may live longer than others.


  13. Live in Portsmouth? You're likely to die earlierRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Portsmouth Today

    ... 'To improve health in the city the council works with family doctors, the NHS, and the social care user group Healthwatch, to form the health and wellbeing board and set a joint health and wellbeing strategy. 'This strategy focuses on five priority ...


  14. Healthwatch: Friday's Medical NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 |

    An easy way to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and new data on the benefits of walking even a few extra minutes. A new study suggests even casual walking for an extra two minutes per hour may help prolong life.


  15. Technology & HealthWatch: Fish and Crops Help Each OtherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    At the Agritech 2015 conference in Tel Aviv, we ran into an interesting technology combining greenhouses and fishery. The closed, eco-friendly system, sees fish being grown in regular water and their manure being used to fertilize green leaves, which in turn clean the fish's water.


  16. Healthwatch: Hard Jobs Better for MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 |

    A new study finds people with challenging jobs have better memory in their golden years. The study in the journal Neurology also suggests that critical thinking is more significant than education when it comes to brain health.


  17. Technology & HealthWatch: Arutz Sheva Visits Agritech 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    "This is an international exhibition and conference for agriculture technologies, where we showcase solutions for fighting hunger, increasing food production, and decreasing food losses," explained Prema Zilberman, General Manager at Kenes Exhibitions.


  18. Healthwatch: BrogaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 |

    Yoga isn't just for women. Guys can do it too. In fact, the new fitness trend called "Broga" is catching on across the country. These are classes specifically geared towards the "bros" out there. The "broga" focuses on core strengthening, muscle toning, cardio, and stress reducing postures.


  19. Healthwatch: Apple Watches Used in HospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 |

    People who pre-ordered the new Apple watches started receiving them last week. Some consider them the new must-have accessory, but not necessarily for the reason you might think.


  20. Healthwatch: Monday's Health NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 |

    New research shows it doesn't take much for kids to become couch potatoes. Electronic cigarette use is increasing amongst teenagers, and do women know the symptoms of an oncoming stroke? Five and six-year olds who watch just an hour of TV a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese compared to kids who watch less.