The courage of compassion: Supporting nurses and midwives to deliver high-quality care, King's Fund
This report explores the causes and consequences of poor mental health and wellbeing among nurses and midwives, and seeks to identify solutions to these issues and examples of good practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency in your poo - how often do you use the toilet?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of the deficiency if you develop a subtle change to your toilet routine. How often do you poo, and should you consider adding more vitamin B12 foods to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: What's going wrong with testing in the UK?, BMJ
This article examines key questions around the current lack of access to tests in the community, looking at the scale of the problem, whether demand has increased, if people are getting tested when they don't need to, laboratory capacity, and how UK compares to other countries. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: New restrictions to curb rising infection rate are set throughout UK, BMJ
New national measures designed to halt the rise in Covid-19 cases have been announced by the Prime Minister, following the announcement that the UK's alert level was being raised from level 3 to level 4 (the virus level is “high or rising exponentially”). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American consumption of sugary drinks declines, study finds
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in the United States declined significantly between 2003 and 2016, according to a report published Thursday by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Once-Weekly'Centennial Insulin': Will It Live Up to the Promise? Once-Weekly'Centennial Insulin': Will It Live Up to the Promise?
One hundred years after the discovery of insulin, we are approaching a new frontier in diabetes management, says Dr Harpreet Bajaj.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

NIH Expands Clinical Trials on Convalescent Plasma NIH Expands Clinical Trials on Convalescent Plasma
"The evidence on convalescent plasma as a treatment for severe cases of COVID-19 is promising but incomplete," said Francis S. Collins, MD, director of the National Institutes of Health.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NHS Covid-19 app: How to install and use it
This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 Social Study: Results Release 21, Nuffield Foundation
This UCL study focuses on psychological responses to the first twenty-six weeks since just before the UK lockdown was first announced (21/03 to 20/09). They present simple descriptive results on the experiences of adults in the UK. Measures include:1. Reported compliance with government guidelines and confidence in the government 2. Mental health including depression, anxiety and stress 3. Harm including thoughts of death or self-harm, self-harm and both psychological& physical abuse 4. Psychological and social wellbeing including life satisfaction, loneliness and happiness 5. ***New in this report*** Vaccine attitude...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular adverse events associated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine: A comprehensive pharmacovigilance analysis of preCOVID19 reports
This analysis of the FAERS database found use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine was associated with a higher reporting rate of major CV adverse events, including cardiomyopathy (reporting OR 29.0), QT prolongation (4.5), cardiac arrhythmias (2.2) and heart failure (2.2). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to create an NHS QR code for your business
QR CODES are making comeback with the NHS contact-tracing app arriving today. Here is how to create an NHS QR code for your business. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenge trial volunteer reveals he'll be cooped up for two weeks to test trial Covid-19 jabs
Alastair Fraser-Urquhart, 18, (left) said he would be in the clinic for at least two weeks, or until his symptoms of the virus disappear. He signed up to 'save thousands of lives'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Dad lost weight to attend daughter's birth
Gavin Jackson was warned to lose weight or miss the birth of his daughter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU warns of slim window to avoid repeat of prior virus peak
European Union health officials are urging member nations to move quickly to slow the latest wave of COVID-19 infections to avoid a repeat of the broad lockdowns that paralyzed the continent’s economy in the spring (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The code: How genetic science helped expose a secret coronavirus outbreak
Workers at an Agri Star meatpacking plant in Iowa were left clueless as the coronavirus spread in their ranks. Genetic data held the answers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kaplan Source Type: news

Test and Trace gets worse AGAIN: Just 1.8% taking home tests get Covid-19 results back in 24 hours
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged 100 per cent of people would get their Covid-19 test result back within 24 hours. But almost 100 per cent of tests in England take more than a day to come back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills
Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In some areas, COVID-19 lockdowns are triggering huge spikes in food prices
(Natural News) Even though the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic would seem to be petering out, many Americans are still paying higher-than-normal prices for staple food items. C+R Research launched a study to check the pulse on prices throughout the country, determining that upwards of 85 percent of Americans are paying more now for grocery items... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D offers significant protection from covid-19, but states won’t dare impose Vitamin D mandates
(Natural News) Public health edicts coming from the state, county and corporate levels have focused strictly on controlling human interaction, with mandates for people to cover their mouth and nose. What if these same authorities decided to empower the people with solutions that halt infection, instead of holding human movement, behavior and breath captive indefinitely?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma abandons all remaining traces of reputable science with mad rush to release COVID-19 vaccines
(Natural News) Describing the approach of Pfizer in getting its “warp speed” Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to market before anyone else, Eric Topol, the editor-in-chief of Medscape, used the words “Olympic record” to suggest that the process is being rushed with little regard for sound science. As the company competes with other drug giants like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even if Amy Barrett is confirmed to SCOTUS, she's still a statist who promotes forced vaccinations and indefinite lockdowns
(Natural News) Conservatives are clamoring online, hoping that President Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. As conservatives rush to nominate a Supreme Court Justice before the 2020 election, they may get the opposite of what they really want. Republicans are on the verge of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bombshell Senate report implicates Hunter Biden in shady dealings with foreign actors and firms as Obama admin looked the other way
(Natural News) A long-awaited report by two GOP-led Senate committees lays waste to the Democrat impeachment narrative of last year that Trump administration assertions that Joe and Hunter Biden may be dirty was just a ‘Russian misinformation campaign.’ The year-long probe by the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee contains... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Orange County show the nation how to safely reopen schools? A major test is underway
About 200,000 Orange County students are back to school amid celebrations and safety concerns, a major test of school districts' ability to reopen campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Lai, Howard Blume Source Type: news

In a major test, Orange County schools reopen to joy, anxiety and gallons of hand sanitizer
Thousands of Orange County students are headed back to school this week amid both celebrations and deep safety concerns among teachers, parents and students. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

Remote learning has created a new audience for an old ritual: Crying in school
Crying has been part of school life from time immemorial. But never has it had such a vast and motley audience, as young kids' emotional literacy is tested by COVID-19 and virtual class. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandra Reyes-Velarde Source Type: news

10,000 unexpected deaths have occurred in private homes since mid-June despite Covid-19 slump
Seven-hundred 'excess deaths' in private homes have been registered each week in England and Wales alone since the pandemic began to die down in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breonna Taylor verdict sparks arson, property destruction and shooting of police officers in Louisville
(Natural News) The verdict in the Breonna Taylor case is in, and it is not what Black Lives Matter (BLM) wanted to hear. Only one of the three police officers involved in the fatal shooting was indicted, we have learned, and the charge is first-degree “wanton endangerment” – not enough, apparently, for the BLM mob.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OBSTRUCTION: FBI agent who found Hillary Clinton’s emails on Weiner laptop was told by bosses to erase his findings
(Natural News) Some new details about the 2016 “October Surprise” involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails on New York Representative Anthony Weiner’s laptop have recently come to light, and they indicate there was a lot more to the story than the public knows. The FBI agent who discovered Hillary Clinton’s emails on Anthony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. DeSantis proposes new law introducing harsh punishments for rioters, riot organizers and their financiers
(Natural News) On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled new legislation that would strengthen punishments against rioters, looters and other violent demonstrators. The bill, known as the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act, will push for harsh penalties against individuals who are found guilty of rioting and looting, as well as for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Empty shelves, empty gun racks: Ammo and gun sales up 139%, stores having difficulty keeping up with surging demand
(Natural News) Joe Bartozzi, president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), said ammunition sales for the first six months of 2020 were up 139 percent when compared to sales during the same time in 2019. Bartozzi remarked upon this while speaking at the 2020 Gun Rights Policy Conference, which was held online from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Provinces across Canada are reconciling with how to limit the spread of spiking COVID-19 infections while also trying to keep the economy functioning and open to deter further economic downturns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Hancock: 'Upgrade' may be needed to access NHS Covid app
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood "the challenges" around downloading the NHS Covid-19 app. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotify, Epic, Tile, Match, and more are rallying developers against Apple ’s App Store policies
Apple’s biggest critics are joining forces (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic ’s Outsized Effect on Women’s Mental Health Around the World
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Four of the most common early warning signs of vascular dementia
VASCULAR dementia symptoms may be difficult to spot in its early stages, and they may vary from person to person. These are the most common warning signs of the brain condition, including mild memory loss and confusion. Should you speak to a doctor about vascular dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preserving the Proximal Lower Leg Even in Total Necrosis Preserving the Proximal Lower Leg Even in Total Necrosis
This case demonstrates the benefits of preserving the proximal lower-leg region even when the muscles are necrotic.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Punch Grafting in Arteriolopathy Ulcers in the Elderly Early Punch Grafting in Arteriolopathy Ulcers in the Elderly
This case describes a posttraumatic ulcer in an elderly patient that was successfully treated with early punch grafting combined with NPWT and compression therapy.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Airway and Lung Microbiome Importance in the Critically Ill Airway and Lung Microbiome Importance in the Critically Ill
Learn more about the role of the lung microbiome in critical illness, and find out how changes in the microbiome may impact clinical outcomes.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Effects of Basal Insulin on Lipid Profile in T2D Patients Effects of Basal Insulin on Lipid Profile in T2D Patients
How does basal insulin impact lipid levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, and how does this effect differ from that of non-insulin agents?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Droperidol and QT Prolongation and Torsades des Pointes Droperidol and QT Prolongation and Torsades des Pointes
The use of droperidol has been potentially associated with QT prolongation and torsades des pointes. What is the incidence among ED patients receiving this drug?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Variability in Hospital Costs of Adult Spinal Deformity Care Variability in Hospital Costs of Adult Spinal Deformity Care
A new analysis finds variability in the total hospital costs associated with the care of adult spinal deformity. What factors may account for these differences?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Specific patient groups and settings, RCGP (updated 24th September 2020)
Information on dealing with specific patient groups throughout the COVID-19 period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP wellbeing, RCGP (updated 23rd September 2020)
This section of RCGP Learning's COVID-19 resource hub provides support for GPs during this challenging time, including wellbeing, resilience and mental health resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safeguarding children and families during the COVID-19 crisis, SCIE (updated September 2020)
This quick guide is for practitioners working to safeguard children and families during the COVID-19 outbreak, including social workers and those working in social care settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis, SCIE (updated September 2020)
Those most at risk from COVID-19 – older people, and people with existing long-term health conditions – are likely to be over-represented in the group of people whose rights and freedoms are protected by the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. This guidance sets out what protections the MCA gives them, both during the crisis and in more typical times. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best interests decisions: A COVID-19 quick guide, SCIE (updated September 2020)
The Mental Capacity Act is at the heart of good, empowering practice in health and social care. This quick guide aims to help people across social care and health settings to apply its provisions about making best interests decisions for or on behalf of people who lack the relevant capacity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, PHE (updated 23rd September 2020)
Update in this version (published 23rd September) - updated to include new legal requirements for self-isolation due to come into effect on 28th September 2020. Update in version published 10th September - updated link on support bubbles in guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: 200,000 coronavirus deaths are a sad reflection of America's character
During World War II, Americans sacrificed their food, their travel and much more. Today, many of us cannot even be bothered to wear a mask. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day
The 54-year-old construction worker ate a bag-and-a-half of black liquorice every day, doctors say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news