Ontario Doctors Seek to Ease Strain on Healthcare System Ontario Doctors Seek to Ease Strain on Healthcare System
The Ontario Medical Association proposes to work with the government to create a centralized referral system so patients can be distributed among available doctors, regardless of where they live.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Union leaders call on PM to rule out ‘ crippling cuts ’ to public services
Union leaders have today called on the prime minister and chancellor  to provide a “cast-iron assurance” that they will not make further spending cuts to public services. In a joint, open letter to Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, the TUC and 18 trade unions – representing millions of public sector workers – are seeking an urgent meeting, amid fears of another crippling round of austerity this November. Commenting on the move, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Government departments have been tasked with finding efficiency savings. After 12 years of cutting services to the bone, there is nothing left t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News cost of living cuts to local services Source Type: news

Government must take 'urgent action' on GP retention, says RCGP
GPs are being driven out of the profession by high levels of stress and burnout, pension rules, family and caring responsibilities and workforce shortages, with 42% likely to leave general practice in the next five years, a new report by the RCGP has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 29, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Government must stop the chaos and abandon its disastrous financial experiment, says UNISON
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s defence of the mini-budget and the news that public services may face ‘efficiency savings’, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The government needs to take its head out of the sand. Ministers must listen to the world’s economic experts urging them to junk this disastrous financial experiment. “​Borrowing to fund huge tax cuts for the super wealthy has taken the UK economy to the brink and ​is in danger of risking much that we hold dear. “Suggestions that benefits won’t rise with soaring inflation and beleaguered public services are...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea economy public services Source Type: news

Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox in Early U.S. Data
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 – The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data shows. The potency of the vaccine in a real-world setting was impressive:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trump objects to verifying list of property seized from Florida estate - court filing
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are resisting a federal judge's instruction to submit a sworn declaration on whether they believe the government's list of property taken from Trump's... #florida #estatecourtfiling #estate #lawyers #declaration (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violent conflict in Myanmar linked to boom in fossil amber research, study claims
For the past decade, paleontologists have increasingly been using a unique window to peer into the past: amber—blobs of hardened tree resin—that preserves in exquisite detail insects, plants, tiny lizards, and bits of larger organisms, such as the feathered tail from a dinosaur . Recent papers have analyzed samples taken from one of the world’s richest amber deposits, dating to 99 million years ago during the height of the Cretaceous and located in what is today Myanmar. But that country is riven by political conflict. Now, a new study suggests paleontological research has directly benefited from the ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 29, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uganda: Parliament Gets Serious About Mental Health, Funding Plan Mooted
[Nile Post] MPs have adopted a motion, urging government to increase funding for mental and psychiatric care services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The US Probably Won ’t Contain Them.
The coronavirus revealed flaws in the nation ’s pandemic plans. The spread of monkeypox shows that the problems remain deeply entrenched. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Monkeypox Disease Rates Medicine and Health States (US) Tests (Medical) Vaccination and Immunization United States Politics and Government Security and Warning Systems Hospitals Centers for D Source Type: news

CDC Says Early Data Offers Positive Signs About Monkeypox Vaccine
The agency said people who received a single dose of the vaccine were substantially less likely to get infected than those who did not, but the analysis came with major limitations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland Tags: Monkeypox Vaccination and Immunization Walensky, Rochelle Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

‘Terrorist activity’ concerns trump patient confidentiality, NHS staff told
Health professionals should not let fears about sharing personal data “stand in the way” of reporting patients at risk of “being groomed into terrorist activity”, new government guidance has stressed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective
We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted preliminary data from 32 jurisdictions in the U.S. that reported monkeypox case rates and rates of vaccination with Jynneos, the vaccine currently being used against monkeypox. By comparing the two, researchers were able to preliminarily quantify how effective the vaccine is, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a briefing. People who had received the first dose of the two-dose Jynneos vaccine were 14 times less likely t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

What massive NIOSH facility will look like as City Council sells needed property
Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to sell Avondale property so the federal government can develop a major National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 28, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Wetterich Source Type: news

The U.K. Economy Is Having a Meltdown. The Bank of England Had to Intervene
The spectacular fall in the British pound and U.K. government bonds over the past month was sparked by a dramatic policy decision to borrow billions to cut taxes to supercharge growth. #bankofengland #meltdown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Changed Paid Sick Leave Policies, But Not For Everyone
Starting next week, Starbucks workers will no longer have access to expanded paid sick leave that the company rolled out for COVID-19 illness, isolation, and vaccination. Going forward, employees will have to use whatever accrued sick time and vacation time they have to cover missed days should they fall sick with the virus—unless the state or city in which they work requires COVID-19 pay. The coffee chain may be the latest large U.S. company to scrap its more generous sick-leave policies, but it’s hardly the first. When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its quarantine and isola...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news