Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Mental Health News and More

According to the NHS regulator, the number of people being held under the Mental Health Act has risen 12% in the last five years. 
Last year, the act was used over 50, 000 times, the highest ever number. 
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has also criticised the bans on activities such as internet use, phone use and access to outdoor space. Read more on this story at

In other latest news, it's said that pesticide may be linked to alzheimer's. Exposure to the once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase chance of developing alzheimer's disease. A study published in JAMA Neurology has showed that people with alzheimer's, had four-times the level of DDT in the body than healthy people. 
Alzheimer's Research UK has said there needs to be more evidence to prove DDT was linked to dementia. 

Hong Kong has began culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China. 
The Government is said to have banned the import of live chickens from the mainland for 3-weeks.

Please check back soon very more news, tips, advice. 

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