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  1. Healthwatch: Pet Diseases That Affect Your FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago |

    Owning a dog or cat has many health benefits, but a new study shows pets can also transmit diseases, putting some members of the family at higher risk of getting sick. Amanda Irvin gets plenty of love from "Little Woof."


  2. Healthwatch to hold primary care focus eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Warrington Guardian

    Anyone who uses health or care services in the borough is invited to come along to discuss their care and how changes will affect them with Healthwatch Warrington and Warrington Voluntary Action's voluntary, statutory, and private sector partners. The Quarterly Focus Upon Health and Social Care event will focus on primary care which is often a patients first point of contact for care such as GP surgeries, dental surgeries, community pharmacies and high street opticians.


  3. Patients' views key to shaping future of healthcareRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | This Is Grimsby

    ... "All we hear is how badly the NHS are doing and that they are in crisis. We want to work for the positive." Healthwatch a national consumer champion in health, which operates local branches across the country aimed at ensuring patients' voices are ...


  4. Healthwatch: New Allergy MedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 |

    It's the season of sneezing again for about one in five Americans, but this spring, new guidelines may offer hay fever sufferers more effective and convenient remedies. Allergy patient, Kathryn Baker, says, "I would never go back to shots."


  5. Healthwatch: Wednesday's Health NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 |

    Are you someone who likes to put off doing things? Procrastination could lead to a heart disease diagnosis. Researches at Bishops University in Quebec found that there is a link between those who like to procrastinate and those who develop heart disease.


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

    Tuesday Apr 14 |

    Are you feeling a little extra tired today? Was it hard to get up this morning? Try cracking a window for fresh air while you sleep! Research shows that daydreaming, in regards to your significant other, can help improve your relationship.


  7. Healthwatch: Cancer ScreeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 |

    More and more people are being screened for lung cancer these days. After Medicare announced that it would pay for lung screenings, doctors are worried that lung screenings are doing more harm than good.


  8. New group for carers going from strength to strengthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 |

    ... Museum in Bournemouth. Guest speaker at the next meeting on Monday, April 20 will be Louise Bate from Healthwatch, the champion organisation for health and social care. Louise will be talking about how it works with others to ensure people's health ...


  9. Hospital food is on the menu at talksRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Halifax Courier

    ... CHFT is one of the first hospital's in the country to launch the campaign with partners Food for Life and Healthwatch. Matron Chris Bentley, who liaises between the wards and catering services, said: "There has been a huge review of the food, the ...


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

    Friday Apr 10 | 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.


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

    Friday Apr 10 |

    Blue Bell Creameries has recalled more than twenty five of its products over the last month over Listeria concerns. Now Sabra is recalling its classic hummus because of possible Listeria contamination. Researchers have found a new HIV treatment.


  12. Health watchdog happy with home care improvements in HartlepoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Hartlepool Mail

    ... of different carers people saw. A progress report on action was put together by the council and presented to Healthwatch members at an Adult Services Committee meeting. Healthwatch recommended that service users' time allocations should be regularly ...


  13. Healthwatch: Medicine for ADHD Becomes Less EffectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 |

    For some kids with Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, medication can be essential to focusing and doing well in school. But last November, the food and drug administration announced two generics of a drug to treat the disorder may not be as effective.


  14. Healthwatch Gloucestershire team cut the cakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Stroudnewsand Journal

    HEALTHWATCH Gloucestershire is celebrating its second birthday today as part of the national network of 148 Healthwatch organisations across England. Healthwatch now has over 800 members and has gathered in excess of 4,000 views and experiences from patients and the public on health and social care locally.


  15. Boccia enthusiast Carla Woods champions the sport in BoltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 |

    ... the club," added Carla, who also helps with a Brownie pack, a food bank and is on local health watchdog Healthwatch. "I would love to see more disabled people playing. I think they're just not aware of what boccia is, but it's a great sport for ...


  16. Healthwatch: Sibling StudiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 |

    If you have an older brother or sister who seemed to have all the brains growing up and left you feeling overshadowed, a new study finds you may have reason to thank them. There may be a "spill-over effect" that could have your children passing along their smarts to the young ones.


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

    Thursday Apr 2 |

    Staying up late may increase your chances of developing health problems. The sleep cycles of night owls and early risers getting the same amount of sleep each night were studied.


  18. Healthwatch: When Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Food?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 |

    You can't always assume all the mold's gone just by getting rid of the problem zone. So if there is that little nasty spot on your soft cheese or bread? Don't even try to cut away the bad part, just throw that entire loaf away.


  19. Big Issue: Care Act brings more support for carersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | This Is Staffordshire

    ... because they've been busy caring for a loved one. "Awareness sessions on the Care Act have been organised by Healthwatch and we have been promoting those among our carers. "It is early days and this is a huge raft of legislation, so it is difficult ...


  20. Healthwatch: Diabetes and NutritionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 |

    Almost 1 in 10 Americans have a form of diabetes. Regardless of the type, there is one thing that all of those with diabetes can do to help manage the disease: eat a healthy diet.