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UNISON health delegates have passed a series of motions on serious but sometimes little discussed issues that affect their daily working lives. These included bullying, the menopause, mandatory flu vaccinations and hospital food. Bullying. Conference heard that bullying in the NHS is “endemic”, “institutionalised” and can be seen at every level – by ministers towards civil servants, to organisations like NHS Improvement and NHS England making unreasonable demands on trusts, down through every layer of management until it hits frontline staff. The 2017 NHS staff survey found that one in four NHS staff had experienced bullying, harassment or abuse from colleagues in the previous 12 months. At the same time, staff frequently report issues of racism, aggressive and abusive language and even physical violence from patients. Delegates charged the health service group executive (SGE) to: work in partnership with the Department of Health &Social Care to develop a strategy to identify and tackle institutional bullying at all levels in the health system; continue to support branches and stewards who are tackling bullying and harassment in their workplace; remind employers of their duty of care toward employees with regard to patient-on-staff bullying. Menopause. The NHS and the wider healthcare system are the largest employers of women in the UK. But conference heard that there is “disappointingly little support” offered to women struggli...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Article 2019 Health Conference Source Type: news

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Discussion A preventative strategy aimed at protecting against HIV infection must block several steps during the earliest stages of infection, avoiding not only the productive infection of primary target cells, but also the viral dissemination toward distal tissues. In both scenarios, antigen-presenting cells residing in different compartments of the female genital mucosa may play a prominent role (7, 9, 24, 35). DC-T cell conjugates represent an optimal milieu for productive HIV infection, which may boost initial viral replication of CD4+ T cells (10, 36). Moreover, uninfected DCs could promote HIV dissemination to drain...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report a case of misdiagnosed endometrial cancer by D&C, but with a positive cytopathological finding. Following that, a meta-analysis including 4,179 patients of endometrial diseases with cyto-histopathological results was performed to assess the value of the endometrial cytological method in endometrial cancer diagnosis. The pooled sensitivity and specificity of the cytological method in detecting endometrial atypical hyperplasia or cancer was 0.91[95% confidence interval (CI) 0.74–0.97] and 0.96 (95% CI 0.90–0.99), respectively. The pooled positive likelihood ratio and negative likelihood ratio was 25.4 (...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions Decrease in cholesterol efflux, increase in uptake, and excess esterification of cholesterol compounded by the action of lipid peroxidation products generated by inflammatory processes contribute to foam cell formation in atherosclerosis. Since these are critical events in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, they have been extensively studied. On the contrary, although a role for host lipid metabolism in mycobacterial pathogenesis has been established, research in the different components that contribute to the alteration in host lipid metabolism and cholesterol homeostasis is still in the nascent stages. The...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions In conclusion, articles in this Research Topic made a very significant contribution to our understanding of the role played by environmental factors, dysbiotic conditions, and infections in triggering diseases. Since this is a rapidly expanding area of research, many other factors contributing to the onset of these diseases are not covered here. We are confident, however, that further studies will expand the list as well as bring a better understanding of mechanisms involved in the onset of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Author Contributions All authors listed have made a substantial, direct and i...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Abstract About half of all inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are women. It is important that physicians are aware of gender-specific needs women with IBD may have. This review covers general and specific women's health issues related to their IBD. It is intended to be practical and give a brief overview of topics including body image, menstruation, contraception, cervical cancer screening, preconception counseling, anxiety, depression, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, skin exams, vaccines, laboratory monitoring and bone health. PMID: 30286817 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research
Investigators who studied nearly 200,000 young women said they found no elevated risk of premature menopause after recommended vaccinations, including for the human papillomavirus.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Adolescents who receive HPV vaccinations do not have an increased risk of premature menopause, according to a study.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Kaiser Permanente) Adolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Pediatrics.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study does have limitations. For one, it relied on women to accurately remember what they ate in the past, and didn’t prove that the dietary differences actually caused the shifts in menopausal age. In addition, it included only 900 women — the ones who began menopause — in its final analysis, and used a relatively short four-year follow-up period, says Dr. Ley. That said, the findings are still worth noting, she says. They add to the ongoing discussion about the role of diet in menopause. They also seem to back up data from the Nurses’ Health Study II, which suggested that dietary factors &mda...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthy Eating Menopause Vaccines Source Type: blogs
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