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Too many hooked on prescription drugs – health chiefs

Too many hooked on prescription drugs – health chiefs

Health
Hundreds of thousands of people in England are getting hooked on prescription drugs, health chiefs fear.A Public Health England review looked at the use of strong painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping tablets - used by a quarter of adults every year.It found that at the end of March 2018 half of people using these drugs had been on them for at least 12 months.Officials said long-term use on such a scale could not be justified and was a sign of patients becoming dependent.PHE medical director Prof Paul Cosford said he was worried."These medicines have many vital clinical uses and can make a big difference to people's quality of life."But he added there were too many cases where patients were using them for longer than "clinically" appropriate - where t...
Pinterest teams up with health bodies to tackle false vaccine info

Pinterest teams up with health bodies to tackle false vaccine info

Technology
Pinterest users searching for help and advice about vaccines will be directed to public health bodies as part of the social media site's attempt to tackle the spread of misinformation.The platform, which is built on the idea of people sharing images associated with different topics to foster dedicated communities around them, has rolled out the feature on its website and mobile apps. It means that when people search for terms such as "measles" or "vaccine safety", they will be shown results from the likes of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres For Disease Control (CDC). Image: The information will be provided by several recognised health bodies. Pic: Pinterest "Last year, we made the decision to stop showing resu...
Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus ‘health and happiness’ after split

Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus ‘health and happiness’ after split

Entertainment
Liam Hemsworth has spoken out for the first time since his split from wife Miley Cyrus, saying he wishes her "nothing but health and happiness".The Australian actor posted a message on social media on Tuesday, three days after the couple's split was confirmed by a representative for Cyrus.The shock announcement came just eight months after the pair shared pictures of their wedding day in December 2018. "Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward," Hemsworth, 29, wrote on his Instagram page, next to a picture of a beach."This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love."Cyrus, ...