UNISON pay ballot of Care Quality Commission staff opens
Staff at the Care Quality Commission in England will today (Friday) begin to vote in a strike ballot after being denied a pay rise this year, says UNISON. CQC ​employees – who ​inspect, monitor and regulate hospitals, care homes, GP ​practices and dental surgeries, as well as ambulance and mental health services – have endured years without a significant pay rise, ​says the union. ​Since the start of 2010, the value of their wages has fallen by almost 20%. ​A 5% pay claim ​was submitted last June. Since then, inflation ​has risen to 5.4%, the highest level in nearly 30 years and the cost-of-living...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release care quality commission Matt Egan pay Source Type: news

Depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behaviors among dental students of Neo-state capital region in India - Pavani NPM, Anirudh G, Kothia NR, Shaik PS, Priya KK, Yaddanapalli SC.
BACKGROUND: The challenges of dental education place students at high risk of stress. Because dental education is a highly demanding and challenging course, placing heavy demands on the mental resources of the students, making them vulnerable to high level... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Transgender college students' mental health: comparing transgender students to their cisgender peers - Pascale AB, DeVita JM.
OBJECTIVE: Although researchers in higher education have focused more attention on transgender individuals, gaps remain, particularly related to aspects of health and wellness. Participants: Participants were a nationally representative sample of college s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Enhancing parental knowledge of childhood and adolescence safety: an interventional educational campaign - Temsah MH, Aljamaan F, Alhaboob A, Almosned B, Alsebail R, Temsah R, Senjab A, Alarfaj A, Aljudi T, Jamal A, Habash A, Alsohime F, Almazyad M, Alabdulhafid M, Hasan G, Assiri RA, Alqahtani WMA, Alherbish A, Alhasan K, Al-Eyadhy A.
BACKGROUND: Safeguarding children and adolescents from unintentional injuries is a significant concern for parents and caregivers. With them staying more at home during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, more educational tools and valid educational pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression from cybervictimization in adolescents: a metaanalysis and meta-regression study - Molero MM, Martos, Barrag án AB, Pérez-Fuentes MC, Gazquez JJ.
Background/Objective: Cyberbullying is one of the social problems of most concern in educational spheres, especially in adolescence, where victimization experiences have been associated with episodes of anxiety and depression. The aim of this work was to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UAMS Gets $1.5M Gift for Regional Campus in El Dorado
It will help expand medical access in the region and create an educational and training pipeline. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 27, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals; Changes to Medicare Graduate Medical Education Payments for Teaching Hospitals; Changes to Organ Acquisition Payment Policies
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making typographical corrections to theDecember 27, 2021, final rule. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Government must ensure pay in key services is high enough to halt staff exodus, says UNISON
Commenting on analysis from the TUC today (Wednesday) that shows key public services workers face another year of ‘wages gloom’ without government action, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Health, council, care, school and police staff have been at the heart of the pandemic. Those same essential workers are being hit hard as living costs soar. “Frontline services, already struggling with a crushing number of vacancies, are losing employees at alarming rates. “Unless ministers ensure pay is high enough to halt the exodus, the public will lose much-needed services.” Notes to ed...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea cost of living public sector pay Source Type: news

Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, it is reported that many new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded ch...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Giving Cash to Low-Income Mothers Linked to Increased Brain Activity in Their Babies, Study Suggests
New research suggests giving extra cash to low-income mothers can change their infants’ brain development. Brain measurements at age 1 showed faster activity in key brain regions in infants whose low-income families received $300-plus monthly for a year, compared with those who got $20 each month, U.S. researchers reported Monday. The same type of brain activity has been linked in older children to learning skills and other development, although it’s unclear whether the differences found will persist or influence the infants’ future. The researchers are investigating whether the payments led to better nut...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lindsey Tanner/AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Research wire Source Type: news

Community Organization and Solidarity in Peru Tackle Hunger in Pandemic
Fortunata Palomino is an experienced community organizer from Carabayllo and general coordinator of the Network of Soup Kitchens of Metropolitan Lima, which includes 2,247 soup kitchens. She is critical of the neglect by the authorities and hopes that women will be trained, certified and incorporated into the labor market with respect for their rights. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Jan 24 2022 (IPS) It’s nine o’clock in the morning and Mauricia Rodríguez is already peeling garlic to season the day’s lunch at the Network of Organized Women of Villa Torreblanca, one of more than 2,400 solida...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy NGOs Source Type: news

A New Referral System Connects More Women and Girls in Eastern Uganda to Family Planning
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International ; Christine Lodungokol, Family health technical officer ; Jessica Naluyima, Monitoring evaluation& learning officer A client talks to a health worker at Nakaloke Health Center III in Mbale, Uganda. Photo by Esther Ruth Mbabazi for IntraHealth International.January 24, 2022In Uganda, the total fertility, maternal mortality, and teenage pregnancy rates remain among the highest in the world. UNICEF reports that18 mothers die every day in pregnancy or during and after childbirth in the country.That’s why Uganda is renewing its commitm...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Source Type: news

UCLA food studies institute to tackle global food challenges
Increasingly, scholars are studying food — its production, preparation, sharing, consumption and disposal — to better understand and tackle global challenges such as climate change, health and social disparities and labor conditions, and to improve access to information.Already a leader in the emerging field offood studies, UCLA has created an interdisciplinary institute devoted to research, teaching and policy about food, made possible by an anonymous $13.5 million gift.The UCLA Rothman Family Institute for Food Studies will bring together faculty, staff, students, chefs and members of the community and house UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can you solve it? The viral maths video that will have you in stitches
Are you smarter than Google Assistant?UPDATE: Read the solution here.“Hey Google, what’s the factorial of 100?”There are several clips doing the rounds of what happens when you ask Google Assistant this question. The response is both hilarious and terrifying.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Google Assistant Education Science Technology Arithmetic puzzles Source Type: news

What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news