Utah governor asks state’s health department to take the sexual innuendos off of free condoms

(CNN)The state of Utah is hoping to distribute condoms, just not the innuendos that were printed on them. The Department of Health apologized and said that the designs did not go through necessary approval channels and that they have asked their partners to stop distributing immediately. “We remain committed to running a campaign to help in the prevention of HIV and intend to do so in a manner that better respects taxpayer dollars, and our role as a government agency,” the department said in a release. The condoms were supposed to be distributed for free through local health departments, the Utah AIDS foundation, bars and other places in the community along with a larger “H is for Human” campaign that …

GP criticises Mller’s gin-flavoured yoghurts

“I welcome public discussion and debate around our use of alcohol, which clearly can be enjoyed sensibly, but in light of the Dry January campaign and the health benefits it brings I question whether this product is really necessary.” Image Copyright @selbygp @selbygp Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

‘Treatment gap’ in youth mental health services

The NHS accused the report of using misleading measurements – arguing that it was wrong to assume that young people not given treatment by NHS mental health services were “left to fend for themselves”, rather than being directed to get support elsewhere. Improving child mental health is ‘years off’, say MPs Child mental health referrals up 26% ‘Black hole’ in youth mental health support The EPI report, based on Freedom of Information responses from mental health service providers in England, warned of “patchy” provision for children and young people and a system “under great strain”. “There is a vast treatment gap, meaning the needs of hundreds of thousands of young people in England are not being met,” said report author …

Care firm’s leadership criticised by commission

Higher rates of self-harm were also noted by inspectors who quizzed managers and analysed records at the company’s headquarters. Cygnet runs more than 100 services for vulnerable adults and children, caring for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and eating disorders. What else did inspectors find? The regulator found a lack of clear lines of accountability between the executive team and its services. It said directors’ identity and disclosure and barring service checks had been carried out. But it said that required checks had not been made to ensure that directors and board members met the “fit and proper” person test for their roles. Systems used to manage risk were also criticised, while training for intermediate life support was …