+That's Interesting

+That's Interesting

Frome in Somerset has seen a dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions since it began a collective project to combat isolation. There are lessons for the rest of the country

 

You see them in small groups, often two or three, walking along Blenheim's roadsides to the big supermarkets. Young men from the Pacific Island archipelago of Vanuatu, they stand out in a New Zealand region not known for its multi-culturalism. But here in grape country, Marlborough, ni-Vanuatu are the driving force behind New Zealand's growing wine industry.
 

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health Organisation

Business incubator Zinc gathers 55 people from 19 countries to rethink the world’s approach to treating mental illness

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes

US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples

Graduate registered nurses in the Bay of Plenty have been quick to be offered employment, the local institute of technology says

The health boss who spent $31,000 attending a nine-day course at a Silicon Valley university flew people associated with that educator back to New Zealand as part of a quarter million dollar spend on technology workshops

Vaping should be widely encouraged as a way to help people quit smoking, and e-cigarettes should even be offered for sale in hospital shops, the government’s public health body has said
 

The government’s health advisers are urging the NHS to do more to help terminally ill patients achieve their wish of dying at home