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Mental health patients detained in hospital wards for up to 21 years

 Library image. One patient at Birmingham and Solihull mental health NHS foundation trust spent 7,914 days – more than 21 years – in one of the wards. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian A patient locked in a secure ward for more than 21 years is among hundreds of people with mental health problems being kept in what one MP has called “old-style asylums” in NHS hospitals, an investigation can reveal. Keeping people in so-called “locked rehabilitation wards” has been condemned as “outdated and sometimes institutionalised care”, by the NHS watchdog, with many patients…

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Delta Reveals New Business Class Seats For Boeing 767-400s

Since it unveiled its all-suite business-class concept back in August 2016, Delta has been hard at work revamping the premium cabins across its fleet. The first Delta One Suites with closing doors went into service aboard the airline’s Airbus A350s back in October 2017, and the airline currently has 12 of those aircraft in its fleet. Delta is also in the process of retrofitting its Boeing 777s with the new suites, and fliers can already find them aboard the aircraft on routes such as those from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Sydney. The…

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Manisha Mehta shares incredible ways for a healthy lifestyle change

Thursday saw Mumbai’s glitterati and popular fitness and lifestyle coaches along with renowned doctors of Mumbai gather for nutritionist Manisha Mehta’s book launch at a popular bookstore situated in Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Titled (B)eat another bite, the book was launched by Bollwyood actress and anchor Tara Sharma. It was also a reason for Mumbai’s renowned gastroenterologist Dr Sharad Shah, an occasion to feel proud because it was his daughter who debuted as an author. Dr Shah said, “Fitness is important but how you bring a lifestyle change with your eating habits is…

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Doctor App Babylon Health Offers Quick Appointments, But Grapples With Follow-Up Care For Mental Health

Babylon Health founder and CEO, Ali ParsaPHOTO BY LEVON BLISS FOR FORBES On a winter day in February 2018, a British woman with a history of depression had one of her first ever video chats with a doctor. At first the call was a revelation. She couldn’t afford private healthcare and was used to waiting weeks to see a doctor through Britain’s free National Health Service (NHS). Now she could see an NHS doctor within hours. Since November 2017 the NHS has paid Babylon Health to replace local doctor visits for…

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Tech Mahindra aims for 50% revenue share from digital business

Pune: IT services firm Tech Mahindra said that it was targeting a 50 per cent revenue share from digital business, even as it has trained 70 per cent of its IT workforce in digital skills. The company has partnered with FutureSkills, an initiative by industry body NASSCOM, to drive this reskilling program for employees. Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, said, “We, at Tech Mahindra believe that successful digital transformation lies in ‘disrupting one’s own business before others do’. As part of our TechMNxt charter, we are investing…

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From inspiration to influence: how to harness storytelling for business success

The 11 chapters are spread across 270 pages, and make for an informative read. There is also a five-page story index which effectively illustrates the principles of story tagging and taxonomy. Shawn Callahan is a storytelling author, trainer, and coach. Based in Melbourne, he has worked with companies ranging from Danone and Allianz to SAP and Tesco. He is the founder of Anecdote, whose consulting programmes are delivered in eight languages. Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and archaeology from the Australian National University. “Smart organisations are investing in helping…

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