Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'
Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford ’sJenner Institute closely. AustralianJosh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.Why did you get involved?It was a mix of selfishness and benevolence. This was in March, everything was kicking off in the UK and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: As told to Alexandra Spring Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus outbreak Australia news University of Oxford Australian media Science Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump pledges vaccine for all by April as Melbourne faces more protests
Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures5.31amBSTThe Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has put out some more information on the latest case numbers today.The 21 cases is the lowest number of new cases since 24 June.Of the 834 current active cases in Victoria:5.12amBSTThe Australian minis...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now) and Lisa Cox (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere
Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia ’s $7bn investment in space technologiesA small commercial rocket has been launched from Australia to the edge of space for the first time.The Dart rocket, carrying an air force radio prototype, was launched from the Koonibba rocket range in South Australia on Saturday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: South Australia Australia news Space Australian politics Science Source Type: news

Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community
State ’s chief health officer says it was ‘inappropriate’ to single out migrant community in CaseyVictoria ’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey.Sutton made the apology as the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced 21 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the state on Saturday. It was the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in the state since 24 June.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Victoria Infectious diseases Science Daniel Andrews Australian politics Victorian politics Queensland Queensland politics Source Type: news

Neurotoxic peptides from the venom of the giant Australian stinging tree - Gilding EK, Jami S, Deuis JR, Israel MR, Harvey PJ, Poth AG, Rehm FBH, Stow JL, Robinson SD, Yap K, Brown DL, Hamilton BR, Andersson D, Craik DJ, Vetter I, Durek T.
Stinging trees from Australasia produce remarkably persistent and painful stings upon contact of their stiff epidermal hairs, called trichomes, with mammalian skin. Dendrocnide-induced acute pain typically lasts for several hours, and intermittent painful ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Queensland to reopen border to ACT
NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’10.03amBSTThat ’s it for our live coverage of the coronavirus and other big ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now), and Naaman Zhou and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Australia's stinging trees: if the snakes and spiders don't get you, the plants might | Irina Vetter, Edward Kalani Gilding and Thomas Durek
Noxious nettles with venom similar to that of scorpions are helping scientists understand pain and how to control itAustralia is home to some of the world ’s most dangerous wildlife. Anyone who spends time outdoors in eastern Australia is wise to keep an eye out for snakes, spiders, swooping birds, crocodiles, deadly cone snails and tiny toxic jellyfish.But what not everybody knows is that even some of the trees will get you.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Irina Vetter, Edward Kalani Gilding and Thomas Durek for the Conversation Tags: Trees and forests Australia news Environment Medical research Science Source Type: news

Melbourne life during coronavirus: share your photos of the highs and lows of 2020
Lopsided sourdough, cupboards full of toilet paper, or matching trackpants. What does your Australia 2020 scrapbook look like?There will be, for most of us living in Melbourne, no holiday snaps to memorialise this year. No big weddings. No gathering of old friends at the comedy festival. Instead our lives, for much of the past six months, have been spent inside our homes and nodding politely to our neighbours on the same daily walk.Our scrapbook of the year would contain recipes for sourdough, reminders to never make sourdough again, homemade mask patterns and, for a few glorious weeks in May and June, an awkward photo of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Microbiology Melbourne Victoria Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news
Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’12.55amBSTA few more details on the increase of mutual obligation requirements for jobseeker recipients.From 28 September, people on income support payments outside of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

WHO warns of 'alarming' transmission across Europe – as it happened
Cases inFrance hit 10,593 in 24 hours; WHO warnsagainst shortening quarantine in Europe. This blog has now closed. Follow our new blog belowCoronavirus – live news11.35pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases on brink of 30m as France reports record new infections11.28pmBSTAs Australia wakes up, here are the key developments from the last few hours;Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Archie Bland, Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Decreased Influenza Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, Australia, Chile, and South Africa, 2020
This report describes the global decline in influenza virus circulation during the COVID-19 pandemic and possible contributing factors. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: infections surge in Czech Republic; India reports 97,894 new cases
Czech Republicrecords 2,139 new cases; India reportsworld record one-day cases; Trump appointee to take leaveafter rant likening CDC scientists to ‘resistance’CDC director says vaccine won ’t be widely available until late 2021‘Off the charts’: Ireland’s contact tracers face return of sleepless nightsChinese border city enters ‘wartime’ mode to tackle Covid outbreakUK coronavirus – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.35amBSTThe global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic may take as much as five years, theWorld Bank’s chief economist Carmen Reinhart h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

A trial of Criminal Infringement Notices as an alternative to criminal penalties for illicit drug offences in New South Wales, Australia: estimated savings - Sutherland R, Weatherburn D, Degenhardt L.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: In 2019, legislation was introduced allowing New South Wales police to issue Criminal Infringement Notices (CIN) instead of criminal charges for prohibited drug possession offences, excluding cannabis leaf. This initiative was triall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The impact of transitions from employment to retirement on suicidal behaviour among older aged Australians - Page A, Sperandei S, Spittal MJ, Milner A, Pirkis J.
This study investigated the association between employment and retirement status and suicidal behaviour among older aged Australi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The contribution of methamphetamine use to crime: evidence from Australian longitudinal data - McKetin R, Boden JM, Foulds JA, Najman JM, Ali R, Degenhardt L, Baker AL, Ross J, Farrell M, Weatherburn D.
BACKGROUND: To quantify the extent to which methamphetamine use is associated with increases in crime net of any premorbid risk of criminality among people who use the drug. METHODS: Four one-month data panels from 469 participants dependent on methamp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Characteristics of drowning deaths in an inner city river - Stephenson L, Stockham P, van den Heuvel C, Byard RW.
A study was undertaken of all drowning deaths that occurred over a 30-year period from 1988 to 2017 in the urban section of the River Torrens, Adelaide, South Australia, an augmented waterway that runs through the central business district. Autopsy records... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

"Don't … break down on Tuesday because the mental health services are only in town on Thursday": a qualitative study of service provision related barriers to, and facilitators of farmers' mental health help-seeking - Vayro C, Brownlow C, Ireland M, March S.
The suicide rate of farmers is approximately double that of the general Australian population, yet farmers employ fewer help-seeking behaviours (Arnautovska et al. in Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:593-599, 2014; Brew et al. in BMC Public Health 16:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Australian Injury Comorbidity Indices (AICIs) to predict in-hospital complications: a population-based data linkage study - Fernando DT, Berecki-Gisolf J, Newstead S, Ansari Z.
BACKGROUND: Hospital-admitted patients are at risk of experiencing certain adverse outcomes during their hospital-stay. Patients may need to be admitted to the intensive care unit or be placed on the ventilator while there is also a possibility for complic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Covid restrictions in north-east England – as it happened
Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert;third-highest new caseload in France;local lockdowns in Madrid. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.39pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO warns Latin America opening up too early11.36pmBSTAs Australia wakes up, here are some of the key developments from the last few hours.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Haroon Siddique, Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO; 9,784 new cases in France
Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert;third-highest new caseload in France;local lockdowns in Madrid‘It’s getting worse by the day’: India’s Covid battle rages onWhy Covid may have already peaked in many African countriesSweden spared European surge as infections stay low‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live7.28pmBST Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, theWorld Health Organization regi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Haroon Siddique, Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change | Tim Flannery
If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is nowThis is part of aseries of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020I was in Melbourne in late January, watching as more and more people donned face masks to protect themselves against the bushfire smoke that had thickened the air for weeks and that was causing hundreds of deaths. Turning on the news, I was surprised to see footage of crowds in China similarly masked, but for a very different reason. Hundreds were then dying in Wuhan, Hubei province, from a novel virus.When I asked Australia ’s chief medical...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Flannery Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Bushfires Climate change Greenhouse gas emissions Climate science denial Coalition Environment Australian politics Fossil fuels Scott Morrison Energy Wildfires Australian economy Extreme weat Source Type: news

Australia ’s field force: evolving on fast forward
The pandemic has, it will surprise no one, upended traditional ways of working for pharma ’s Australian field force. “I don't think that we will ever go back to working the way we did pre-COVID, ” says David Grolman, Medical Director at Pfizer Australia and New Zealand.”   But arguably this is less of a revolution than it might first seem. The havoc and disruption it has wreaked has merely accelerated change that was happening anyway, much of it positive, says Matthew Britland, VP of the Australian Pharmaceutical medical and scientific Professionals Association (APPA). “It’s c...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Media News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says Covid-19 will 'go away' because of 'herd mentality'
‘It would go away without the vaccine,’ Trump says on ABC town hall.Half of world ’s schoolchildren unable to attend classrooms;Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7; Follow the latest updatesWorld still at the beginning of the pandemic, WHO expert warnsSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage5.01amBSTIndia ’s coronavirus cases have passed 5 million, testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Devi mangiare! Why culture may be contributing to disordered eating among women
(University of South Australia) 'You have to eat!' It's a sentiment that illustrates how central food is to Italian culture, but the woman who uttered these words also happens to be struggling with bulimia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Irish minister tests negative; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO – as it happened
Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns ofschool closures ’ effect on children. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.35pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: World still at 'beginning' of pandemic, WHO Covid-19 envoy warns11.32pmBSTBritain ’s testing crisis could take weeks to resolve, the health secretary has admitted as it emerged that Covid tests from hospitals are being deployed for use in the community to plug holes in the system.P...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Amy Walker, Jessica Murray, Amelia Hall and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Netherlands hits record of new daily cases; Denmark's R number at 1.5
Dutch infections riseby 1,379 in 24 hours;rise in cases in Denmark; global deaths pass 925,000 as cases near 30mCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage2.05pmBSTAs cases continue to rise in theNetherlands, the Dutch government has said it will maintain heavy public spending in an effort to counter the losses from the pandemic despite its finances worsening.In his annual speech outlining the government ’s new budget on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Mylan and Pfizer Receive European Commission Approval for Proposed Combination of Mylan and Upjohn
The Companies Have Also Received Approvals in Australia and New Zealand; Combination on Track to Close in Fourth Quarter 2020 HERTFORDSHIRE, England, PITTSBURGH and NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan (NASDAQ: M... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Mylan, Pfizer, Upjohn (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Application of a hurdle model with random effects to explore the relationship between operational characteristics and safety performance - Qiu J, Logan DB, Oxley J, Lowe C.
This study used the bus incident data in Victoria, Australia to establish the relationship between operational characteristics and the safety performance of bus operators. A series of count models were investigated to account for methodological challenges,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Effective communication in the context of safe design decision making - Pirzadeh P, Lingard H, Blismas N.
The proactive practice of anticipating and 'designing out' health and safety (H&S) risks at the early stage of a construction project, known as safety in design, is a legislative requirement in Australia, as in many other countries. Effective communication... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Are foreign-born workers more likely to make multiple injury claims than native-born workers? - Xiang J, Mittinty M, Liu Z, Tong MX, Du M, Pisaniello D, Bi P.
Several studies have explored the factors associated with repeat workers' compensation claims, however, none investigated the impact of migration status on repeat claims among injured workers. Using South Australian workers' compensation claims data from 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

On the durability of terrorist networks: revealing the hidden connections between jihadist cells - Bright D, Whelan C, Harris-Hogan S.
This article conducts a social network analysis (SNA) on discrete groups of Australian-based jihadists across three time periods and then compares these groups to an aggregated network. The aim of this analysis is to potentially reveal hidden connections b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

The Latest: Australian state to relax pandemic measures
Australia’s virus hot spot Victoria state says it will relax pandemic restrictions in most areas from Wednesday night (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Decoding the genetics that drive disease
(University of South Australia) From Alzheimer's to obesity, life can change dramatically if you discover you have a genetic risk of disease. Now, a new study from the Australian Centre for Precision Health, University of South Australia is challenging these predispositions, showing that some of the genes traditionally labelled as 'bad' are not always what they seem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 - as it happened
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.03amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could die of loneliness': how Covid policies impact care h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Pregnancy delays the onset of multiple sclerosis by more than THREE YEARS
A study on 3,600 women living in the Czech Republic and Australia revealed women who were pregnant developed the condition on average 3.3 years later than their counterparts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Trial to Test Cancer Vaccine with Immunotherapy
A research team at Oslo University Hospital in Norway has opened a mesothelioma clinical trial using the novel UV1 cancer vaccine alongside a promising immunotherapy combination. UV1 is a peptide-based vaccine designed to induce a specific T-cell response and increase the effectiveness of the immunotherapy drugs. This is the first time UV1 will be studied with mesothelioma cancer, but it already has shown safety and signs of efficacy when used on malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and lung cancer in studies worldwide. It will be used with the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, also known by brand names...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Australian official under police guard over virus measures
An Australian health official says she has been under police guard because of death threats and growing public anger over pandemic border restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel first country to reimpose national lockdown
WHO records more than 307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Victoria, Australia sees lowest case rise in nearly 3 monthsIsrael becomes first country to reimpose national lockdownOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizensSee all our coronavirus coverage9.15amBSTAlso in Italy, children in Codogno have gone back to school for the first time since 21 February. The northern town gained notoriety as the first place in Europe to record local transmission of the coronavirus.The Assoc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Matthew Weaver, Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

If you love it, let it go: the role of home attachment in wildfire evacuation decisions - Walpole HD, Wilson RS, McCaffrey SM.
Evacuation is the preferred method in the U.S. for preserving public safety in wildfire. However, alternatives such as staying and defending are used both in North America and Australia. Dangerous delays in the decision to evacuate are also common. One con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Regulating urban development around major accident hazard pipelines: a systems comparison of governance frameworks in Australia and the UK - Sandri O, Hayes J, Holdsworth S.
Buried high-pressure natural gas pipelines crisscross both urban and rural areas transporting fuel gas from where it is produced to where we use it. The general public is mostly unaware of their existence, but the consequences of failure are significant. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Female perpetrated domestic violence: prevalence of self-defensive and retaliatory violence - Boxall H, Dowling C, Morgan A.
Domestic violence is a gendered crime, with women being much more likely than men to be the victims of violence (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017; Hulme, Morgan& Boxall 2019) and to experience a range of associated harms such as homelessness, assault-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world
India reports more than 94,000 new cases; Israel the first to reimpose national lockdown; encouraging signs in Australian state of VictoriaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.The biggest increases were fromIndia, theUnited States andBrazil, according to the agency ’s website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases India US news Brazil Source Type: news

Global study reveals time running out for many soils - but conservation measures can help
(Lancaster University) Researchers found more than 90 per cent of the conventionally farmed soils in their global study were thinning, and 16 per cent had lifespans of less than a century. These rapidly thinning soils were found all over the world, including countries such as Australia, China, the UK, and the USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia  to partially lift suspension of international flights – as it happened
More than307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Israel imposes second national lockdown;Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.51pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel becomes first country to reimpose lockdown11.49pmBSTThe UK government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy andGermany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte ,Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK reports 3,330 new cases as European outbreaks worsen
Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic;Austria ‘experiencing start of second wave’;74 people at an anti-lockdown protest in MelbourneOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizens7.01pmBSTAround 4,000 health workers demonstrated inBrussels on Sunday, calling for more spending on the healthcare system in a country that was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.With political parties inBelgium still struggling to form a permanent government more than a year after a ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news