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A&E departments buckling as social care system nears 'tipping point' - watchdog

A&E departments buckling as social care system nears 'tipping point' - watchdog

However, CQC has also found too much acute care that has been "inadequate" - particularly urgent and emergency services and medical services. A&E departments in hospitals like Derriford are buckling under the pressure of a social care system that is reaching its "tipping point", a health watchdog has warned .



One girl under 15 forced to marry every seven seconds

They fall pregnant and are exposed to sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Sweden is the best country in the world to be a girl , according to an index of 144 countries by Save the Children , the worldwide advocacy group. The International Day of the Girl Child aims to raise awareness of child marriage and its potential to stand in the way of girls' development. "Becoming mothers while still children themselves profoundly affects the course that girls' lives take - often ...


Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

Ban Ki-moon said some towns and villages have just about been "wiped off the map". She added: " Haiti is a country that's wrought with these recurring disasters, they're a very resilient people, but right now they're in shock". It can take from 12 hours to five days for cholera symptoms to appear after ingesting contaminated food or water, according to the WHO. A door remains standing Monday amid the ruins of a home destroyed last week by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti .



Tax Soda 20 Percent, the World Health Organization Suggests

In 2014 almost 2 billion adults worldwide over the age of 18 were overweight, and 13 percent - 600 million - are considered clinically "obese". To help counter the trend, the United Nations agency is calling on governments to tax sugary drinks to lower consumption and reduce this worldwide health risks.


NHC downgrades Matthew to Category 1 hurricane

NHC downgrades Matthew to Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Matthew was leaving behind record-breaking flooding Saturday as the center of the storm moved out into the Atlantic Ocean, dragging bands of heavy rain with it across eastern North Carolina . "We are all blessed that Matthew stayed off our coast", Florida governor Rick Scott said. He predicted electricity would be restored to most homes by Sunday evening.



Dallas Cowboys: 3 Takeaways From Win Over Bengals

Jones did not indicate a possible return date for Romo, but the Week 8 game - following a bye week for the Cowboys - against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30 has been the target date. "I will be locked into the game plan, that defense, and what we have to do to win the game". There really are not even that many reasons to pin Romo to the sideline, except for the major one: Prescott is thriving.