Psychology & Psychiatry

Arts 'crucial' to reducing poor health and inequality

Engaging in artistic activities such as singing and dancing from a young age can reduce social inequalities and encourage healthy behaviours, according to a new report from UCL and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Health

Clarity needed on vaping

Since August 2019, the number of reported cases of severe pulmonary disease due to vaping has exploded. 1600+ possible cases in 49 states and 34 deaths have brought this issue to the forefront, but what can physicians and ...

Health

ER focus on immediate medical issues can miss the bigger picture

Frequent visitors to emergency departments often have complex social needs, such as homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness, yet both medical providers and policy makers tend to focus on their immediate ...

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Health care system

Health care systems are designed to meet the health care needs of target populations. There are a wide variety of health care systems around the world. In some countries, the health care system has evolved and has not been planned, whereas in others a concerted effort has been made by governments, trade unions, charities, religious, or other co-ordinated bodies to deliver planned health care services targeted to the populations they serve. However, health care planning has often been evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

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