Regional healthcare to return in biggest restructuring of HSE in 15 years

The Government will give the go-ahead this week for the biggest restructuring of the Health Service Executive (HSE) since it was established almost 15 years ago. Minister for Health Simon Harris is to bring proposals to Cabinet on Wednesday to re-establish six regional healthcare structures around the State, which will have high levels of autonomy. The change will essentially result in a partial return to the old health board system that was in place before the HSE came into being on January 1st, 2005. The move towards such a fundamental…

Facebook to reduce ‘miracle cure’ or misleading health transformation from Feed

San Francisco: Facebook has begun addressing sensational and misleading nutrition, health and fitness claims on its platform by lowering them in your News Feed. The social networking platform said has made two ranking updates to reduce posts with exaggerated or sensational health claims and posts attempting to sell products or services based on health-related claims. “For the first update, we consider if a post about health exaggerates or misleads — for example, making a sensational claim about a miracle cure,” Facebook said in a blog post late Tuesday. “For the…

From Pokemon Go to… Pokemon Sleep?—Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers! The Pokemon Go phenomenon (if anyone needs a refresher course on just what the mobile gaming app sensation is, and just how much money its brought in since its initial heyday in 2016, here’s some assistance) is headed into the digital wellness space. Pokemon Company executives announced the new Pokemon Sleep product as part of a suite of new apps and devices. Much in the same way that the original Pokemon Go game, which encouraged users to walk around their neighborhoods in a quest to catch Pokemon, led…