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British agency tried to charge care homes £2,700 per shift for workers
One of UK’s biggest providers of agency health workers has been accused of ‘profiteering’ after trying to charge care homes up to £2,700 to supply a staff member for a single shift.
Japan takes lead in universal health care push at UN
Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho on Friday kicked off the first multinational meeting aimed at drumming up support and laying the groundwork for a high-level push later this year towards achieving universal health care coverage.
Long-term elderly care insurance program benefits 186,000 in Shanghai
About 186,000 elderly people in Shanghai, on China’s central coast, have benefitted from the city's long-term care insurance pilot program, according to the Office of the China National Working Commission on Aging.
Number of male care workers in UK increasing
Kieran Wilding never imagined he’d have a career in care, despite helping out at the residential home where his mum worked when he was younger.
UK’s numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035
The number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care in the UK is set to double, said a new study, as an expert warned the care system is ‘at breaking point’.
A third of European cities still don’t care about climate change
Nearly 75 percent of Europeans live in cities, and they emit about the same proportion of the continent’s greenhouse gases. And, yet, more than a third of the cities don’t have a plan to cut emissions and mitigate climate change, according to a new study.
How social media can make life better for young people in care
When young people are ‘looked after’ by the state, they can live in a variety of care placements including children’s homes, foster parents or with friends or birth family relatives. These young people are known to be especially vulnerable to poor mental health. Many share too much with people who may do them harm — and too little with carers who are trying to help.
Poverty linked to children in care
The more deprived the area a child lives in, the greater their chances of being taken into care, with poverty and domestic abuse ‘key drivers’ of demand for child protection services.
Women in developing nations get less eye care than men
Women in developing nations suffer from eye disease, but often for different reasons than those in the developed world.
Ninety children taken into care each day
Ninety children are being taken into care every day in England and Wales and it's claimed social workers are ‘firefighting’ the most serious cases late into the night.
Gene testing revolution for cancer care
Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's chief medical officer.
Eye care facts you must know
We live in an age when you cannot do with staring at the computer screen, or your smartphone.
Obese people may get less end-of-life care
Obese people in the US may not receive the same kind of care at the end of their lives as people who are thin or normal weight, suggested a new study.
Heart, lung problems may not always need ICU care
The intensive care unit (ICU) may not improve the chances of survival for all patients with serious heart problems, a new study suggested.
Sleep 'prioritizes memories we care about'
A study has found that during sleep, the experiences you care about are more likely to enter your long-term memory.

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