UK Covid: virus prevalence in England increases from last week – ONS – as it happened
One in 340 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settingstest positive in week ending 3 April in England. This live blog is now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesWhat are the new Covid rules in England from 12 April?People in England told they can ‘start to think’ about holidays abroadCovid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MayPublish figures to show ‘untold suffering’ of long Covid, MPs urge4.59pmBSTHere is a recap of the main Covid-related events from theUK:Related:Coronavirus live: EMA reviewing AstraZeneca and Johnso...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe and Rhi Storer(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Politics Infectious diseases UK news NHS Grant Shapps Boris Johnson Health Medical research House of Commons Source Type: news

GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse
GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection RinseEnhanced Visualization of Dental Caries is the First Commercial Application of Startup Venture's Nanotechnology PlatformEast Lansing& Ann Arbor, MI, April 8, 2021–GreenMark Biomedical Inc. announced that the company has secured regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse as a 510(k) Class II Medical Device. " Gaining FDA clearance for our LumiCare ™ device at this particular time is especially gratifying given the significant pandemic challenges of t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: Scott Morrison announces 20m more Pfizer vaccine doses after problems with AstraZeneca-led rollout
Vaccine rollout faces delays as authorities scramble to secure alternatives to AstraZeneca such as Pfizer for under-50s over blood clot fears. Follow updates liveAustralia issues blood clot warning for AstraZeneca vaccine for under-50sAged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubsFollow our global coronavirus live blog6.37amBSTA drunk and drugged driver who killed four children after mowing them down on a Sydney footpath has been jailed for at least 21 years.Samuel William Davidson was driving erratically and speeding when he struck Veronique Sakr, 11, and her cousins, Sienna Abdall...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elias Visontay (now), Amy Remeikis (earlier) and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Australian politics Medical research Scott Morrison Vaccines and immunisation Health AstraZeneca New South Wales Liberal party Coalition Victoria New South Wales politics Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study
CONCLUSIONS: There is high confidence in managing simple traumatic dental injuries but less for complex injuries. A lack of sufficient financial remuneration associated with the long-term management of dental trauma was the main barrier for dentists to manage these cases.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Hero Among Us: Maine, Navy Veteran Saves A Life
Originally published on the American Red Cross Northern New England Region blog.  No one ever expects to need a hero. But when emergencies strike, we’re glad they’re out there. On September ... The... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Health & Safety american red cross cpr first aid Lifesaving Awards training services Source Type: news

Hidden Grief by Kathleen M. Cleaver
Article by Kathleen M. Cleaver, the parent of Tricia who has multiple disabilities caused by hypoxia during the birth process (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 8, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Blogs - Writings - Stories Source Type: news

UK Covid: Van-Tam says AstraZeneca vaccine ’s risk v benefit is finely balanced for younger people – as it happened
Deputy chief medical officersays benefits for older age groups clear, but adults under 30should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca jab. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for coronavirus updatesUnder-30s in UK should be offered alternative to AstraZeneca jabUnder-30s may have ‘small delay’ in getting Covid jab, says Van-TamRisks v benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine by age groupRare blood clot risk after AZ jab about four cases per million, says MHRAThird of severe Covid survivors diagnosed with mental health conditionOnly 3% of SNP supporters would back Alba party, poll s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Vaccines and immunisation Health Boris Johnson Medical research NHS Jeremy Hunt Keir Starmer Scotland Alex Salmond Scottish National party (SNP) Alba Science Scottish politics Source Type: news

Generate Buzz with the Announcement of this New X-ray Generator from Carestream Dental
New Portable X-Ray Generator is Battery Free, Frees Up Wall SpaceATLANTA —Carestream Dental has introduced the CS 2400P,* a portable generator that offers practices the powerful X-ray beam needed for exceptional diagnostic images yet is small enough to be handheld. It features an innovative battery-free recharging system that ’s fast and convenient so it’s always ready to capture high-quality images. In a busy practice where chair time is valuable, team members need to work fast without sacrificing image quality. Efficiency is even more important post-COIVD as practices work to move patients quickly ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Long Covid has destroyed me but I am fighting back'
A former health coach is blogging about her experience with the condition to help others get diagnosed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study
Alkhader M, Hudieb M, Kheirallah K. Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study. Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:883-7   ABSTRACTObjectives: The aim of this study was to assess the visibility of mandibular canal (MC) on cone beam CT (CBCT) images using a medical review monitor under two different calibration modes. The effect of age, gender, and location of the dental implant site was also assessed. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 428 dental implant sites were selected for the study. Images were displayed twice on ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would bepossible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEngland ’s Covid vaccine programme could slow sharply, Sage warnsNo 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports being needed to enter shopsUK ’s long Covid patients facing postcode lottery for supportWhat are Covid-status certificates and how might they work?5.32pmBSTMAIL: Call this freedom?#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/NUI1LWWTiYTELEGRAPH: No end in sight as ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ says normal is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Labour Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases NHS Keir Starmer House of Commons Health Science Medical research Byelections Opinion polls Travel & leisure Cannabis Dru Source Type: news

How London is reaching diverse communities with vital COVID-19 information, PHE
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to communicate information to the general public clearly and through trusted sources has been paramount to saving lives. This blog looks at the Keep London Safe campaign. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of splinting mobile mandibular incisors on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life - Preliminary observations from a randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: The results show a positive impact of non-surgical periodontal treatment on OHRQoL and a possible tendency for further improvement by splinting mobile mandibular inci  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

US sets new record with 4m Covid jabs in day – as it happened
Number fully vaccinated in UK passes 5m milestone; Argentina ’s leader tests positive. This blog has now closed. Follow our coronavirus news below:See all our coronavirus coverage1.18amBSTThis blog has now closed. Stay up to date on all our coronavirus news below:12.34amBSTHere the latest key developments at a glance:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Harry Taylor, Molly Blackall and Sarah Marsh (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Source Type: news

Empathy, compassion, personality, attitudes: can people change?
There is plenty of evidence that empathy can be taught in childhood, but it gets more complicated when it comes to adults, especially when it is forcedCan people change?That ’s the question behind the multibillion-dollarself-help industry, the proliferation of blogs and podcasts that promise to make you a better human, and the ubiquitous and vacuous “inspo” memes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tory Shepherd Tags: Health & wellbeing Psychology Neuroscience Mental health Source Type: news

Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Amazon acknowledges issue of drivers urinating in bottles in apology to congressman
In a blog post, the company said it knows "that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO of Google's self-driving car spinoff steps down from job
John Krafcik announced his departure as CEO of Waymo, a company spun out from Google, in a Friday blog post that cited his desire to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid live: Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened
Country has registeredmore than 12.9 million cases;10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe ’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates12.24amBSTThat ’s it from the global blog team for now. Thanks for following our coverag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Yohannes Lowe; Rhi Storer and Jedidajah Otte (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Boris Johnson Politics NHS Asia Pacific Africa Source Type: news

Health Workers Are Essential, During the Pandemic and Beyond
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 05, 2021We’ve all heard the term“health worker heroes.” But really, they’re health workerhumans.Health workers are just people, like us. They’ve been working in incredibly challenging situations, especially during the past year. They’re not magic. They don’t have superpowers that let them never sleep or make them invincible against disease. They’re real people. They’re people who have families and hobbies and needs—inside and outside of work.If 2020 taught us anything, it&rsq...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint World Health Worker Week 2021 Year of the Health and Care Worker Global health security Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Monitoring of Erosive Tooth Wear with Intraoral Scanners In vitro
 Caries ResearchCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514666AbstractIntraoral scanners (IOS) have been used to quantify tooth wear, but so far they have not been systematically validated for monitoring of tissue loss. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate whether progression of tissue loss can be detected with an IOS and whether IOS values agree with those obtained with noncontacting profilometry (PRO) serving as a standard method. Model jaws were mounted in a phantom head positioned in a dental chair. Flattened areas were prepared on the non-load-bearing cusps of the first molars (model teeth;n = 16) in or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Internet-based treatment for adolescents with symptomatic temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction. A randomized controlled clinical trial
Conclusion: The internet-delivered JE/IC program showed a better outcome compared to IC alone. The former is thus a feasible and cost-effective treatment for adolescents with symptomatic disc displacement with reduction.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Public service workers aren ’t fooled by this April’s pay rise
The government has today increased its national living wage to £8.91 an hour – an increase that UNISON welcomes, but says is a far cry from what workers need to earn in order to get by and have a decent living standard. According to the Living Wage Foundation, five years on from its introduction, national living wage earners have fallen a total of £10 billion short of what they would have earned if they had been paid the real living wage. This includes millions of key workers, who have collectively earned £1.6 billion less than they would have if they had been paid at least the real l...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health pay pay in education social care Source Type: news

Blog: Fair pay for low-paid workers
Today, on 1 April, some of you will be getting a pay rise. But don’t be fooled – for some UNISON members working for outsourced contractors or private companies, any modest increase in your pay is not from an employer who is choosing to pay staff decent wages that they can afford to live on. It may well be because the rate of pay you receive from your employer is the national living wage rate – previously known at the national minimum wage, and the lowest rate of pay across the UK – or the real living wage. The rates for both are going up from today. If your employer has registered with the Liv...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea low pay Source Type: news

Blog Post » One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New Challenges
In this jointly written Director ’ s Message, leadership from across NIH describes one year of progress made through the RADx initiative and anticipates new challenges in the fight against COVID-19. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Do Radiographic Assessments of Periodontal Bone Loss Improve with Deep Learning Methods for Enhanced Image Resolution?
This article belongs to the Special IssueSensing and Imaging Technology in Dentistry)View Full-TextDownload PDFBrowse FiguresCitation ExportAbstractResolution plays an essential role in oral imaging for periodontal disease assessment. Nevertheless, due to limitations in acquisition tools, a considerable number of oral examinations have low resolution, making the evaluation of this kind of lesion difficult. Recently, the use of deep-learning methods for image resolution improvement has seen an increase in the literature. In this work, we performed two studies to evaluate the effects of using different resolution improvement...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 31, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Self-love or self-hate? The surprising truth about narcissists
They may seem grandiose, but some narcissists are just compensating for their deep-set insecurities. Others are out-and-out psychopathsName: Narcissism.Age:It was the Greeks who named it, withthe myth of Narcissus– the beautiful youth so in love with his own reflection that it killed him. The Roman poet Ovid producedthe Technicolor version of this cautionary tale of self-love.Appearance: Gorgeous, of course.And why, pray, is it in the news? Something to do with Boris Johnson? I do hope you are not suggesting our esteemed PM is a narcissist. No, it is something far more surprising: a newacademic study suggests narciss...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Psychology Science Source Type: news

Lula Owl Gloyne: A Beloved Woman Serving Her People
By the time Lula Owl Gloyne became a Red Cross Nurse during World War I, she had been a practicing registered nurse for a year. In fact, Lula holds the ... The post Lula Owl Gloyne: A Beloved Woman... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: History american red cross first aid From the Archives Lula Owl Gloyne Red Cross history Red Cross Nurse training services Source Type: news

Analysis of the influence of the facial scanning method on the transfer accuracy of a maxillary digital scan to a 3D face scan for a virtual facebow technique: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 12 March 2021AbstractStatement of problemWith the emergence of virtualarticulators, virtual facebow techniques have been developed for mounting maxillary digital scans to virtual articulators. Different scanning methods can be used to obtain 3D face scans, but the influence that these methods have on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D face scan is unknown.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to analyze the influence of the facial scanning method on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D fa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Behind the Lifesavers: Meet Red Cross Instructor Natasha Benitez
This March for #RedCrossMonth, we’re sharing inspiring stories of Red Crossers who continue to make a difference in their local community—even during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have adapted to new... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Health & Safety american red cross cpr first aid Instructor training services Source Type: news

A systematic review of population-based gingival health studies among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
The Saudi Dental JournalAvailable online 14 March 2021AbstractThe prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is close to 1% in the United States of America and other countries. Special attention should be given to oral health in individuals with ASD as they are often affected by oral diseases. However, gingival health in children with ASD and adolescents is controversial in terms of the severity of disease and number of people affected.AimTo conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the gingival health status of children and adolescents with ASD.MethodsThe search was conducted using eight databases for arti...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Modeling the Human Lung with Organoids
A new specialized cell culture media system generates induced pluripotent stem cell-derived lung organoids that more closely resemble the diversity of cell types found in the human lung. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

Simplifying Nucleic Acid Extraction and Cutting Down Waste
A new approach to nucleic acid extraction efficiently frees RNA and DNA in just three steps, giving scientists back their precious time. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

Clinical Effect of Two Fluoride Varnishes in Caries-Active Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Caries Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514168 AbstractThe prevention of dental caries in preschool children is a priority for dental services. The aim of the study was to investigate the caries-preventive effect of 2 fluoride varnishes in caries-active preschool children, and then compare the outcome with a non-varnish control group. After screening, 180 preschool children aged 36 –71 months, with at least 1 noncavitated lesion, were enrolled and randomly allocated into 3 parallel groups, namely A: 1.5% ammonium fluoride varnish (Fluor Protector S), B: 5% NaF varnish (Duraphat), and C: professional tooth-clea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Maquila Female Workers in Their Own Words: Fighting COVID and Labor Abuse
To Enrique González Rojo (1928-2021), friend, comrade in many struggles, admirable poet, and Marxist thinkerBy Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Mar 26 2021 (IPS) A compilation of testimonies collected by Blanca Velázquez Díaz and published by the Ebert Foundation (available at: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/mexiko/17328.pdf) offers an account of the harsh reality by which some workers of the maquila industry in the Mexican state of Morelos have gone through over these last twelve months. Their words reflect, undoubtedly, similar experiences of millions of workers in different parts of the count...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

High-level laser therapy versus scalpel surgery in the treatment of oral lichen planus: a randomized control trial
ConclusionHLLT yields a superior clinical outcome compared to the scalpel excision for the surgical treatment of oral lichen planus, whereby the Er:YAG has been proposed as the most effective laser type at the end of the first postoperative month.Clinical relevanceFor the surgical treatment of erosive OLP the Er:YAG laser may be a preferable treatment option compared to Nd:YAG and scalpel surgery.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK Covid: MPs vote to extend emergency powers for six months; NHS alert level in England to be cut to three – as it happened
MPsvote to renew Coronavirus Act by 484 votes to 76; NHS England chief says decisiondue to lower infections and vaccine impact. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEU leaders told bloc has sent 21m Covid vaccine doses to the UKJean-Claude Juncker criticises EU over Covid spat with UKPub and restaurant Covid checks unworkable, says industry6.45pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: EU vaccine campaign suffers new blow with Novavax delay; Italy to miss jabs target6.29pmGMTAnd here is the breakdown, by party, of the 76 MPs who voted against extending the Coronavirus Act.Conserv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson House of Commons Infectious diseases NHS Medical research Microbiology Matt Hancock Pubs Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Conservatives Labour Scottish National party (SNP) Scottish politi Source Type: news

England's pubs may be allowed to ditch social distancing – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.11amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca to publish full vaccine trial results; US cases pass 30m12.08amGMTReuters reports that the “No Zoom” policy for this year’sOscars ceremony is proving a headache for multiple nominees who live outside the US and who are still under pandemic restrictions, according to Hollywood publications.Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported on Wednesday that publicists and some s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Clea Skopeliti, Tobi Thomas and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson confirms France may go on 'red list' for border controls - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestKeir Starmer pushes Boris Johnson for Covid public inquiryGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.31pmGMTI think there is a hierarchy between mandating something and permitting it or forbidding it. I think in some areas, in particular sectors where vulnerable elderly people are being cared for, there may be some need for mandation, [in others] some need for a more permissive approach. All that will be set ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Boris Johnson Coronavirus UK news Keir Starmer PMQs Science House of Commons Conservatives Infectious diseases NHS Priti Patel Immigration and asylum Scotland Scottish politics Nicola Sturgeon Ruth Davidson Liver Source Type: news

Help Can ’t Wait for Families in Need – Join us for Red Cross Giving Day, March 24!
When families’ lives are upended by a disaster, help can’t wait. That’s why many families across the country rely on the American Red Cross every day to provide the hope ... The post Help Can’t Wait... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster #HelpCantWait american red cross Disaster Response give Giving Day Source Type: news

New onDiem Paid Time Off Benefit Another “Game Changer” for Temporary Dental Professionals
  PORTLAND, Oregon – There are a lot of benefits to be gained from a career in dentistry, though for many dental team members, paid time off (PTO) is not one of them. onDiem, a national dental staffing company who provides temporary, permanent, and flexible staffing options, now offers PTO —in addition to a comprehensive benefits package—to dental professionals who work through their platform. This “no strings attached” benefit has no cap, begins accruing immediately, and can be used at the professional’s discretion. “Benefits like access to affordable healthcar...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They ’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online
Last March, friends and neighbors began stopping Emily Smith in her town outside of Waco, Texas, with questions about the coronavirus. An epidemiologist at Baylor University, Smith knows all too well how viruses are transmitted. But as the wife of a pastor and as a woman of faith, she also holds a trusted position in her community, and she would speak to those who asked about why she personally thought social distancing was a moral choice. As the weeks wore on, the questions kept coming: “What does flatten the curve mean?” “Is it safe for my child to kick a soccer ball outside with a friend?” So she...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

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ConclusionsRegarding patient general satisfaction, it was not possible to determine differences between the ball system and another types of attachment system for overdenture. The ball-type system was statistically superior only to the magnet system.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK Covid: Boris Johnson says country will be dealing with fallout for rest of his life - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogPregnant nurse who died of Covid ‘unhappy’ to be sent home from A&E‘Difficult year’: minute’s silence held for those lost to CovidGreece and Spain to ease restrictions on flights from UKEU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine bansGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.45pmGMTMuch of what ’s happened in lockdown has the risk of making people who are on the borderlines of deprivation in more difficult economic and other circumstances and we all know that has a massive impact ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Scottish National party (SNP) Infectious diseases Alex Salmond Medical research Office for National Statistics Chris Whitty Source Type: news

NGS Library QC: Two Steps, One Instrument
A combination spectrophotometer/fluorometer simplifies nucleic acid concentration and purity measurements. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

Preventing COVID-19 infections in care homes, Public Health Matters, Public Health England
Care home residents can now be visited indoors by a single, named individual. This blog sets out how visiting in care homes is being enabled through use of testing, the right use of PPE and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotlight on maternal mental health: a prepandemic and postpandemic priority, EBN
Annually in May, there is a spotlight on maternal mental health (MMH) globally. In the UK, MMH awareness week is coordinated by the perinatal mental health partnership (@PMHPUK) (3 May 2021 to 9 May 2021)1; while in the USA,'The Blue Dot Project'2 uses a blue dot as a symbol for unity and awareness for those living with mental health (MH) conditions.2 This annual focus enables professionals, stakeholders and individuals to raise awareness and influence policy on this critical issue. Evidenced based nursing will be supporting MMH Awareness week by publishing a series of blogs representing a range of views during May 2021. (...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier
SchedulingWithoutthe Back and ForthPhone CallsYAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier. Patients can now conveniently book appointments through your website, SMS text, or email, eliminating the need for them to call or email you.“YAPI lets us focus on the patient experience.”“I couldn’t believe it, every patient confirmation text synced in real- time with our PMS (Dentrix). This consolidated a lot of work, saving us time and letting us focus on the patient experience. I was very impressed.”Brenda MoodyRegional Manager at VA SmilesBook New Patients80% of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Blog: The fight goes on for fairness in social care pay
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling failed to establish that care workers should be paid the national minimum wage for every hour of their sleep-in shifts. The judgement was extremely hard for all of us at UNISON – but especially for the care workers affected. It is now clearer than ever that major reform can be delayed no longer. UNISON has fought a six-year legal battle to win full pay for sleep-ins. Our member Clare Tomlinson Blake had argued, with the support of our award-winning legal team, that every hour of her sleep-in shifts should be paid at the rate of the national minimum wage. Unfortunately, the Supre...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog care Christina McAnea Source Type: news

Rapid Shape ’s D30+ Ortho Latest Printer to Be Validated for Use with CS Model+
ATLANTA —Practices can now conveniently design and print clear aligners in-office when they combine CS Model+ v5 software and Rapid Shape ’s D30+ ortho, the latest printer to be validated by Carestream Dental. “We continue to see rising demand for in-house clear aligners so this partnership with Rapid Shape will help us expand the digital ecosystem for our mutual customers,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. A recent report* found that that standalone practices gained the most share in 2019 in providing clear aligners to patients. This is due in part to te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news