‘I can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel’
“We want it to get better, we want some light,” says Alison Burns. Her family is feeling the financial pain caused by Covid and now the cost of living crisis. “But while the government keeps throwing everything at us, I can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. How is any of this going to be… (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia and Thailand sign landmark agreements on energy
BANGKOK: Saudi Arabia and Thailand on Friday signed landmark agreements on energy cooperation and renewable power during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Bangkok. The crown prince is a special guest of the Thai government at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting in the… (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA once again declines to rename the James Webb Space Telescope
NASA says an extensive review of historical records found no evidence that Webb ever led or supported purges of government employees who were gay. But some astronomers think that's a pretty low bar. (Image credit: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Do not adjust your clock: scientists call time on the leap second
Second added periodically to synchronise atomic time and Earth time can cause problems for GPS systems, software and telecomsScientists and government representatives meeting at a conference in France have voted to scrapleap seconds by 2035, the organisation responsible for global timekeeping has said.Similar to leap years, leap seconds have been periodically added to clocks over the last half century to make up for the difference between exact atomic time and the Earth ’s slower rotation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Paris Tags: World news Science France Source Type: news

Family physician sentenced to 4-year prison term for largest doctor billing fraud in Alberta history
Dr. Yifei Shi, 35, admits that in 2016 she defrauded the Alberta government of $827,077 through false billings. The family physician has been ordered to repay Alberta Health and serve a four-year prison term. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Brits face sharpest fall in living standards on record as government tightens its belt
As the U.K. government announces a £55 billion program of tax hikes and spending cuts, the country faces its sharpest fall in living standards since records began. #brits (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulation is not a dirty word: Local retailers' views of proposals for new tobacco laws
This study offers an independent account of retailers ' views, free from commercial influence. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powering the UK's approach to AMR: the future of AMR policy
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major challenge to the UK ' s health security, and is responsible for a significant burden of death, disability and prolonged illness globally. A Reform report published in 2020 highlighted the threat of AMR and made a number of key proposals for reform. This briefing paper draws on a roundtable to assess progress made against these proposals. It takes learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic to provide practical actions that the government could implement to drive change, with a focus on the role of rapid, accurate diagnostics in supporting surveillance and managing infections; creating AMR...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The state of the state 2021-22
This year ' s report from Reform and Deloitte on government and public services finds public attitudes deeply affected by the cost-of-living crisis, pessimistic for the future and passionate about climate change. The research points to a public sector that is finding a ' new normal ' as the UK ' s pandemic response becomes embedded into daily life. That doesn ' t mean a return to pre-pandemic times, but a new era in which the sector is dealing with both Covid-19 and its pervasive impact on society, government and public services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investing in public health is essential for the UK's economic recovery
Opinion piece suggests that when delivered at scale, evidence based prevention programmes, whether by NHS or by local authorities, improve health outcomes, saving lives and money, yet there have been worrying signals in recent weeks that government is wavering in this commitment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When trust matters: the case of gun control - Ryan JB, Andrews TM, Goodwin T, Krupnikov Y.
Declining trust in government is often cited as the cause of declining support for policies that require ideological sacrifices. Yet pivotal to the effect of trust is the broader political context, which can vary over time. In a context of deep partisan di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Government wants new NHS cyber security chief
Government is looking to hire a new cyber security chief for the NHS and Department of Health and Social Care, at a time of heigtened risk of cyber attacks against the health service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Biden administration says Mohammed bin Salman should be granted sovereign immunity in Khashoggi civil case
Court filing says Saudi crown prince’s promotion to the role of prime minister meant that he was ‘the sitting head of government and, accordingly, immune’ #mohammedbinsalman #khashoggi #crownprince #primeminister #saudi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support for vulnerable adolescents
This report sets out evidence on the complexity of challenges facing vulnerable adolescents, the cumulative impact of adverse outcomes for adolescents and society, and the challenges for the government to provide effective support and deliver value for money. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ZS PRIZE Jury member GV Prasad on Indian healthcare challenges, role of technology and government
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news