Conference ends with urgent call for fairer workplaces
When the pandemic is finally over, workplaces need to be made a lot more fairer for the people who have helped the country through the crisis, UNISON delegates heard today. Lilian Macer opened a debate on a composite motion made up of submissions from her own Scotland region and the Newcastle Hospitals branch, each addressing the need to create fairer workplaces. She said that it was UNISON members who had kept communities safe “in the eye of the COVID storm”. And yet the crisis of the last 15 months had shown more clearly than ever the unfairness that exists for so many of those workers. For instance, accordin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Josie Bird social care Source Type: news

Integrated care systems: design framework
These documents set out how NHS leaders and organisations will operate with their partners in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) from April 2022 and guidance in respect of what the employment commitment is, its application in practice and how it affects people (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Invest in vital  public services and learn pandemic lessons, says UNISON
Addressing the UNISON annual conference earlier today (Wednesday) general secretary Christina McAnea urged the government to bring forward the start of the Covid public inquiry, ditch plans to compel nervous care workers to be jabbed and invest in the public services that have kept the UK running during the pandemic. Christina McAnea said: “I’m incredibly proud to be speaking to you as the first woman general secretary in the history of our union. I must first pay tribute to my predecessor Dave Prentis. Under his leadership UNISON became the biggest union in the country. “So much has happen...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 16, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release 2021 virtual special national delegate conference public inquiry Source Type: news

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty
Since COVID - 19, faculty more likely to consider leaving, reducing employment, especially female faculty members (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Child learners of parents in employment sojourn: their lived experiences in separation - Jaure R, Makura AH.
This study explored the lived experiences of adolescent learners of work sojourn parents. We interviewed six left-behind Zimbabwean learners (three boys and three girls; age range = 15 to 18 years) about their lived experiences with parental absence due to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developing Country Health Professionals Sidelined in Canadian Healthcare
Shafi Bhuiyan. Credit : ITMDs file photoBy Shafi BhuiyanTORONTO, Canada, Jun 15 2021 (IPS) In Canada, we are fortunate to have many talented newcomers eager to contribute to the country, including thousands of doctors from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who meet Canadian standards but are blocked from becoming practicing physicians. These doctors are Canadian citizens and permanent residents with recognized training and experience. Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMDs), also known as International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are individuals who obtain their medical license outside of Canada. ITMDs face significan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shafi Bhuiyan Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Road safety analysis of high-risk roads: case study in Baja California, M éxico - Montoya-Alcaraz M, Mungaray-Moctezuma A, Calderón-Ramírez J, García L, Martinez-Lazcano C.
The objective of this research is to develop a useful procedure to assess and identify risks that promote accidents by road users, with the vision of improving safety through the implementation and technical employment of operative strategies. The relevanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Putting migrant voices at the heart of our organisation
This Refugee Week, Doctors of the World are introducing the members of its National Health Advisors, an advisory group of people with lived experience of migration and healthcare exclusion, to ensure migrants have a greater influence over healthcare policy and practice.     Migrants with lived experience of healthcare exclusion know best the impact of policies and services that affect and are available to them. Their voices and insights should be at the centre of changing attitudes among the general public, making well-informed decisions, ensuring services are inclusive,...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dominic Stevenson Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

South Africa: Employment and Labour On New Direction With Regard to Vaccination in the Workplace
[Govt of SA] Employers should find a reasonable resolution that accommodates all parties where employees refuse to be vaccinated for medical and constitutional grounds. This is contained in the new consolidated direction on occupational health and safety measures in certain workplaces which was gazetted by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Troubling trade-offs between women's work and intimate partner violence: evidence from 19 developing countries - Zafar S, Saima Zia MS, Amir-Ud-Din R.
The empirical link between women's employment status and their experience of different types of intimate partner violence (IPV) is not very apparent. Using Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data from 19 developing countries in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Employment law update, including Covid-19 considerations
This workshop supports managers in understanding current employment law including considerations relevant to Covid-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

After last year's cuts, Minnesota's health care sector now facing major talent crunch
Other industries like restaurants and hospitality have gotten more attention, but the talent shortage in Minnesota's health care industry is the largest in the state, according to new data from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of India ’s Women Crucial to Nation’s Full Recovery
Participants in UN Women India’s Second Chance Educational and Vocational Learning Programme. Credit: UN WomenBy Susan FergusonNEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them. Just as with the first wave and as with countless disasters before them, women have taken on the heavy burden of caring for the sick and finding ways to meet their family’s basic needs. The combination of illness, unpaid care, economic slowdown, lack of access to financing for female entrepreneurs, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Susan Ferguson Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Maryland hospitals to require Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees
Each hospital and health system in Maryland will set a date after which Covid-19 vaccinations will be a condition of employment. UMMS has already set its deadline. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

The Great American Reopening, in 5 Charts
Even a moderately observant UFO monitoring the United States would have noticed, in late March of 2020, that something was seriously amiss. Why are there suddenly so many fewer planes to dodge? What happened to all the cars? Why is it so dark at night? The COVID-19 pandemic has affected just about every meter of culture and industry except, possibly, the weather. The charts below demonstrate its multifaceted impact, shown against the backdrop of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S., scaled to fit the range of values in whatever is being graphed. Let’s start with travel, which, while not yet fully back to normal, is cl...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Employment status after traumatic brain injury and the effect of concomitant injuries on return to work - Thor JA, Mazlan M, Waran V.
This study aims to describe the employment status and pattern among survivors of traumatic brain injury after motor vehicle accidents, and to explore the effects of demographic, injury variables and concomitant injuries on the employment status.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of ...
8 June 2021 – In the context of collective efforts to address challenges of international mobility of health professionals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO Regional Directors for the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and South-east Asia, Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Dr Hans Kluge and Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh today initiated a virtual tri-regional policy dialogue to review trends and policy responses in the area. They are being joined by representatives of ministries, health professional regulatory bodies, United Nations agencies, development partners, technical experts from the 3 WHO regions and participants f...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 8, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The Finnish Basic Income experiment failed to produce short-term employment effects
(VATT Institute for Economic Research) Finland carried out the first nationwide randomized experiment on basic income. A study by the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Labour Institute for Economic Research shows that replacing minimum unemployment benefits with a basic income of equal size has minor employment effects at best. Additionally, participation in reemployment services remained high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN ’s Battle Against Climate Hazards Undermined by a Devastating Pandemic
Restoring natural habitats as pictured here in Cuba will help to slow down climate change. A new UN-backed study released May 27 says annual investments in nature-based solutions will have to triple by 2030, and increase four-fold by 2050, if the world is to successfully tackle the triple threat of climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations has been in the forefront of an ongoing battle against the growing hazards of climate change, including the destruction of different species of plants and animals, the danger of rising sea-levels threa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Environment Day 2021 Source Type: news

nTIDE May 2021 Jobs Report: Slow improvement as economy strives for recovery
(Kessler Foundation) " The modest gains in the employment-to-population ratios over the last three months seem to be signaling a trend back to pre-COVID employment levels for people with and without disabilities, " said John O'Neill, PhD, at Kessler Foundation. " The lack of change in labor force participation shows the resilience of people with disabilities, who have stayed engaged in the labor market and strived to work throughout the pandemic. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effectiveness and impact of driver licensing programs on licensing and employment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: a systematic review - Porykali B, Hunter K, Davies A, Young N, Sullivan E, Ivers R.
Introduction Access to a valid driver licence for most Australians can be essential for employment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples however are under-represented as driver licence holders. As such driver licensing programs have been establis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ex-director wins £70k payout over trust’s ‘inappropriate’ interview panel
A trust must pay out nearly £70,000 to its former director of medical education after an employment tribunal ruled she had been constructively dismissed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Employers can no longer mistreat staff who take part in industrial action, says UNISON
Employers will no longer be able to get away with mistreating any employees who take part in union-organised workplace disputes following an important legal decision today (Wednesday), says UNISON. UK law had previously prevented employers from sacking staff involved in strike action or other workplace disputes, but not from disciplining or making life difficult for them, says UNISON. But now, disciplinary action against workers who go on strike will be unlawful. This follows today’s judgment at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT) over a case taken by care worker Fiona Mercer against the Alternative Futures Group (A...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 2, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release AFG Fiona Mercer Source Type: news

Why Investing in Women Is Key to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Credit: iFarmerBy Kaveh ZahediBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 1 2021 (IPS) Last year, the Asia-Pacific region recorded its worst economic performance in decades. With the pandemic far from over, the region’s recovery is slow, fragile and highly uneven both across and within countries. As the region struggles to recover, how can countries rebuild their economies and revive their development? The answer can be found in the flea market of Suva, the Facebook commerce online stores of Bangladesh, and the digital learning centers across Viet Nam. In these and so many other spots across the Asia-Pacific region, it is clear that wom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Under-the-radar OP firm aims to quadruple local employment, prepares for new HQ
The pandemic has meant huge growth for a 40-year-old Overland Park-based company, but also a huge increase in local employment from 150 employees (pre-pandemic) to 500 as of March. Now, it's gearing up for even more growth and a new HQ. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Under-the-radar OP firm aims to quadruple local employment, prepares for new HQ
The pandemic has meant huge growth for a 40-year-old Overland Park-based company, but also a huge increase in local employment from 150 employees (pre-pandemic) to 500 as of March. Now, it's gearing up for even more growth and a new HQ. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Companies CAN offer incentives for workers to get vaccinated including cash, gift cards and time off
In updated guidance posted on Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that employers can offer incentives for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can employers require a COVID vaccine? Federal agency says yes, and they can offer incentives, too
Businesses can require employees to get a COVID vaccine and can offer incentives for them to do so, the Equal Employment Opportunity... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. agency says employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccination
U.S. companies can mandate that employees in a workplace must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employees Who Are Not Covered By Social Security
Are some kinds of employees not covered by Social Security? ... According to Social Security Administration (SSA) data, 89 percent of U.S. workers ages 21 to 64 are in "covered" employment, meaning... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More and More Doctors Abandoning Private Practice
A new AMA report on practice patterns finds younger physicians more likely to seek employment and also tracks for the first time the market share of private equity firms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the Impact of Motherhood on Women & #039;s Employment and Wages Differ for Women Who Plan Their Transition Into Motherhood?
AbstractWomen's ability to control their fertility through contraception and abortion has been shown to contribute to improvements in education and employment. At the same time, their employment and wages decline substantially when they transition to motherhood. About one-third of births are unintended, and it is unknown whether the impact of motherhood on employment, hours, and wages is smaller for women who planned their transition into motherhood compared with those who did not. To explore this, we examine fixed-effects models that estimate labor market outcomes using panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of ...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Network spillovers and neighborhood crime: a computational statistics analysis of employment-based networks of neighborhoods - Graif C, Freelin BN, Kuo YH, Wang H, Li Z, Kifer D.
Research on communities and crime has predominantly focused on social conditions within an area or in its immediate proximity. However, a growing body of research shows that people often travel to areas away from home, contributing to connections between p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Death on the job: the Great Recession and work-related traffic fatalities - French MT, Gumus G.
In light of recent discussions about shifting employees from traditional workplaces to virtual employment, we are motivated by the question of whether this phenomenon will end up saving lives even in the absence of an infectious disease outbreak. Motor veh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessing the effectiveness of workplace accommodations in facilitating return to work after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol - Shafi R, Colantonio A.
INTRODUCTION: Returning to work and sustaining employment can be a significant challenge for traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. Within the literature, there is recurring support for the role of workplace accommodations in effective and early return-to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The U.S. CDC ’s Mask Guidance Ignores the Risks Workers Face Every Day
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) announcement last week that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks or socially distance came as a great relief to millions of people who have been vaccinated. But it has also led to confusion and chaos in workplaces and other locations where vaccinated and unvaccinated people mix. Public health agencies like CDC are charged with protecting the health of populations, not just individuals. With its recent masking recommendation, the CDC is forgetting its basic public health mission, holding back our efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, and incr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Barab and David Michaels Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Generation Covid: the economic impact of Covid-19 on young people in the United Kingdom, YMCA
This report finds that young people have had their financial, emotional and vocational wellbeing inordinately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and that a holistic approach is needed in order to aid their recovery. In addition to job losses, educational disruption and financial pressures, young people have also experienced increased family strain, heightened anxiety and exacerbated mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. The APPG on Youth Affairs inquiry found these areas to be inexorably interlinked, and further compounded by the overall uncertainty of employment prospects for young people in the future. (Sourc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well-being and mental stress in the population study of women in Gothenburg, Sweden: cohort comparisons from 1980 to 2016 of 36-year trends and socioeconomic disparities in 38-and 50-year old women - Waller M, Lissner L, Hange D, Sundh V, Blomstrand A, Bj örkelund C.
BACKGROUND: Women's lives have dramatically changed in recent decades as evidenced by trends in educational attainment, employment outside the home, income, and other socioeconomic factors. Self-reported health in 18-70  year old women has been reported t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tunisia: Tunisia Receives €20-Million Grant From Germany to Support Private Sector
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia received a ?20 million grant from the German government, through the German Investment for Employment (IFE) on behalf of the German Development Bank (KFW), to support employment in the private sector in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust ordered to pay £20,000 in case where CEO ‘misled’ tribunal
A major acute trust has been ordered to pay £20,000 in costs amid a long-running employment dispute with a whistleblower. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust ordered to pay £20,000 in case where there were ‘significant issues’ with CEO’s evidence
A major acute trust has been ordered to pay £20,000 in costs amid a long-running employment dispute with a whistleblower. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19-Hit SMEs Bitter Over Lack of Govt Support
[New Zimbabwe] Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) players in Kwekwe have told parliamentarians that despite being one of the key employment sectors in the country, the sector was not benefiting from government programmes to sustain their growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Occupation, work-related stress, and personal characteristics among suicide deaths with occupation-related compensation claims in Korea - Jang J, Kim Y, Song J, Kim I.
This study compared differences in age-standardized suicide mortality rates, personal characteristics (demographics, employment conditions, and details of suicide), and work-related stress by gender and occupation among workers who had committe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds
Issues of access and fears of employment and immigration consequences have kept their Covid vaccination rates low, the findings suggest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Hispanic-Americans Vaccination and Immunization Polls and Public Opinion Kaiser Family Foundation your-feed-healthcare Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Interim finance chief’s row with CCG over ‘warm words’ revealed
An interim finance director who was embroiled in a row with his former employer over whether he should be permanently appointed has lost his employment tribunal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A study co-authored by MIT economist Alp Simsek shows that increases in stock market wealth do translate into more consumer spending and employment in areas where portfolios have increased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

J & J jab linked to more blood clots; double vaccine production, says UN – as it happened
MRNA vaccines appear to neutralise Indian variant; CDC says there is‘plausible causal association’ between vaccine and dangerous clottingNorway ends use of AstraZeneca vaccine and delays decision on J&JCovid pandemic was preventable, says WHO-commissioned reportSpain aims to receive British tourists without Covid tests from 20 MayScores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian riversChina has used pandemic to boost global image, report says12.48amBSTThis blog is closing down now. Thanks for reading and here are some of the main developments in the pandemic in the past 24 hours. You can also ke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Tobi Thomas, Martin Belam ,Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus India UK news US news Brazil Science Americas World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the Blitz compared: mental health outcomes in the UK, Lancet Psychiatry
The Blitz narrative of resilience stands in contrast to the mental health risks identified as consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although evidence from then-classified studies of World War 2 showed that most people managed the stress of bombing, those vulnerable and exposed to substantial trauma had lasting or severe mental illness. Studies of different towns and occupational groups identified the proportion of people killed and wounded, the percentage of housing destroyed, and the loss of paid employment as risk factors for psychological breakdown. Mothers and children suffered not only with evacuation, but also from ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Livinguard AG donates antiviral masks worth Rs 15 crores to India
Livinguard AG has always aimed to protect the health and well-being of people and the planet with their hygiene solutions. As part of this mission, they are working towards expanding their operations and manufacturing capabilities in India to not only ensure employment opportunities locally, but also cater to the growing demand for the best protection against ever persistent threats of infectious diseases, pollution, water shortage, inadequate menstrual hygiene. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levelling up won ’t mean anything without decent public services
Commenting on the Queen’s Speech today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: Levelling up “Hope and prosperity won’t come to forgotten communities without proper investment in public services. Years of scant resources have made it much harder for local councils to provide support to vulnerable families. “The government must mend the damage from a decade of cuts. Otherwise, its levelling-up agenda will mean nothing to those in need. That means scrapping the pay freeze too.” NHS “Limiting the impact of privatisation will improve treatment for NHS patients and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 11, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release adult social care FE colleges NHS pandemic Queen's Speech Source Type: news