Blog: Ten years of the Equality Act and still fighting
This October is the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act in Great Britain, and COVID-19 has shown why it is still so needed. As a UNISON activist in a voluntary sector branch, I rely on the Equality Act when representing members – including disabled members discriminated against and facing dismissal because of sickness levels, lack of disability leave or reasonable adjustments. I have also used it to prevent discrimination happening in the first place, working with employers to introduce accessibility passports for disabled workers. The Equality Act was a fantastic achievement. Years of trade union campaigning and a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 30, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 equalities equality act Source Type: news

Kenya: Grassroots Entities Give Critical Lifeline to Fight Covid-19 Spread
[East African] Deep in the heart of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu's informal settlements, staff of a grassroots community organisation move from house to house distributing face masks and food items, comforting distressed community members, and offering a myriad of other direct community services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive Hypertension Center at West Penn Hospital receives certification from American Heart Association
The American Heart Association awarded certification to the Comprehensive Hypertension Center at West Penn Hospital making it just one of three centers in Pennsylvania to receive such a designation. According to the American Heart Association, such a distinction recognizes the center's commitment to follow certain guidelines that care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. “Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure, and many of tho se… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

Vulnerable Plaques and Patients: State-of-the-art Vulnerable Plaques and Patients: State-of-the-art
This paper aims to present and critically appraise the latest evidence and future perspectives in detection, prevention, and treatment of high-risk coronary plaques occurring in vulnerable patients.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Namibia: Virtual Fitness Event to Get Hearts Beating
[Namibian] The Namibia Heart Foundation is set to host a virtual fitness event over the next weekend to raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Pledges to Policy and Practice: Moving Nature to the Heart of Decision-Making
By Ana María Hernández SalgarBOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 30 2020 (IPS) This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people by 2030. Advancing from powerful pledges to concrete policy and action, however, means that nature must be moved to the heart of global, national and local decision-making. It’s time for nature to be reintegrated into everything we do. Ana María Hernández SalgarThe Leaders’ Pledge for Nature is an explicit declaration of a planetary emergenc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ana Maria Hernandez Salgar Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke's heart transplant program regains Medicare compliance
The heart transplant program is credited with performing some of the earliest human heart transplants in the United States. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke's heart transplant program regains Medicare compliance
The heart transplant program is credited with performing some of the earliest human heart transplants in the United States. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Professorship in Housing and Health
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Best supplements for men: The herbal extract proven to boost libido and control diabetes
BEST supplements for men: As men get older, their sex drive and heart health can both come under attack. Fortunately, you can support these areas by taking a particular herbal extract. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valvular AFib Heightens Risk in TAVR Valvular AFib Heightens Risk in TAVR
Atrial fibrillation confers an increased risk for poor outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but it is not clear how the etiology of AFib influences post-TAVR outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women With AMI - Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively
Coronary angiography, PCI, mechanical circulatory support used less often; mortality higher (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
Women aged 18 to 55 are less likely to receive the tests and aggressive treatment that men routinely receive, and are more likely to die in the hospital, the researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Cuts Diabetes Death Risk by a Third Exercise Cuts Diabetes Death Risk by a Third
The new data further supports the health benefits of being active in patients with type 2 diabetes, says and expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Higher'Time in Range' May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients Higher'Time in Range' May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Patients who stayed in a target blood glucose range had lower rates of major adverse coronary events, severe hypoglycemic episodes, and microvascular events in a post hoc analysis of DEVOTE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cardiac Dimensions Announces $17.5 Million Series C Financing to Accelerate Sales Expansion of The Carillon Mitral Contour System(R)
Funds to be Used for Commercial Expansion in Europe and Australia KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cardiac Dimensions®, a leader in the development of innovative, minimally invasive treatments for functio... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Venture Capital Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour, functional mitral regurgitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: After Working Late, Teacher Woke Up in ICU Four Days Later
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Teacher Zach Nelson spent most of his Sunday preparing for the week ahead, working deep into the evening. He put his 5-year-old son to bed, then returned to his laptop to continue with his... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women With AMI-Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Among young adults with acute myocardial infarction-cardiogenic shock (AMI-CS), women are treated less aggressively and have higher in-hospital mortality than men, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Young women who suffer a particularly deadly condition after a heart attack are 11% more likely to die from it than men, a new study finds. Not only that, women aged 18 to 55 are less likely to receive the tests and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patients Rarely Survive Cardiac Arrest: Study
Title: COVID-19 Patients Rarely Survive Cardiac Arrest: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack
Title: Women Get Worse Care for Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Raise Lifelong Heart Risks for Children
Title: Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Raise Lifelong Heart Risks for ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/28/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - September 29, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Africa: How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for One Billion Africans
[IPS] Addis Ababa -- One of the biggest revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people with pre-existing, diet-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are more at risk of suffering severe forms of the disease leading to a need for intensive hospitalization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SphingoTec, BHR Pharmaceuticals ink agreement for distribution of SphingoTec's acute care portfolio in the UK and Ireland
(sphingotec GmbH) The collaboration in particular focuses on the UK market introduction of SphingoTec's point-of-care tests for novel and proprietary biomarkers in critical care targeting diagnostically underserved conditions such as sepsis, acute heart failure, acute kidney injury, and recently severe COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breast cancer medication risk
(Flinders University) New research led by Flinders University has found a link between beta-blockers and survival outcomes in some breast cancer patients. Beta-blockers, commonly used to manage cardiovascular disease, were negatively associated with survival outcomes in patients with HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) positive advanced breast cancer, according to a new paper in the Frontiers In Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Research in pigs shows that using the exosomes naturally produced from a mixture of heart muscle cells, endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells -- which were all derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells -- yields regenerative benefits equivalent to the injected human induced pluripotent stem cell-cardiac cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Childhood chemo alters heart's caretaker cells
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Why do 20% of children who receive cancer chemotherapy go on to develop heart failure later in life? UT Health San Antonio researchers led by Gregory Aune, MD, PhD, are studying this question and report a clue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why absence could make your heart go longer
Britain is seeing a gradual shift towards so-called remote medicine, where patients are supervised round the clock by high-tech implants or devices while at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Look at Safety With Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 A New Look at Safety With Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19
While a precipitous drop in use may make it almost moot, new data show only'modest'increases in QT prolongation and no arrhythmic deaths directly attributable to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

TTG Imaging Solutions to distribute MiE PET system
Diagnostic imaging equipment firm TTG Imaging Solutions has received exclusive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Groups ask NRC to allow virtual radiotracer training TTG Imaging acquires NIS ASNC, ASE win CMS recognition for ImageGuide Registry PET shows meditating increases blood flow in heart disease patients ASNC releases directive on cardiac amyloidosis imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs
SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists should be considered in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease to protect against heart disease and kidney disease progression, the AHA says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Poor in COVID-19 Patients
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- None of 54 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 with in-hospital cardiac arrest who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) survived to discharge, according to a research letter published online Sept. 28 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apple Watch's abnormal pulse feature driving many unnecessary healthcare visits, Mayo Clinic researchers say
It takes roughly seven patients presenting after an  abnormal pulse alert to establish one clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnosis, according to the researchers'chart review. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Saving the lives of the workers who are saving our lives
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, there was a rush to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers. But in the urgency to stay safe, nobody stopped to question who was making the PPE, and whether they were safe too. With billions of pounds spent on PPE and other life-saving equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the extent to which the public purse is contributing to, or is complicit in, human rights violations globally has worsened. In June 2020, a Channel 4 news investigation revealed the shocking exploitation of migrant workers at Top Glove factories in Malaysia who churn out Personal Protective Equipmen...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Could Menopause Symptoms Be Bad For Your Heart? New Study Points To A Link
Link identified between two or more moderate to severe menopause symptoms and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

CVD Prevention: Time for a Course Correction CVD Prevention: Time for a Course Correction
In this commentary, the authors argue that we must change the model for CVD prevention in younger persons, applying a strategy based on longer term risk.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Propofol Target-controlled Infusion for Endoscopic Procedures Propofol Target-controlled Infusion for Endoscopic Procedures
This study examined the incidence of significant adverse cardiovascular and respiratory events when using propofol target-controlled infusion for sedation in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Lower the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events SGLT2 Inhibitors May Lower the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events
SGLT2 inhibitors may lower the risk of major cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes more effectively than DPP-4 inhibitors , a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Poll Finds 1 In 3 Parents Won ’ t Get Children Vaccinated For The Flu This Year
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patients Rarely Survive Cardiac Arrest: Study
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Folks whose hearts stop due to a severe case of COVID-19 are very unlikely to leave the hospital alive, a new study shows. Out of 54 patients at a Michigan hospital who suffered cardiac arrest while battling COVID-19, none... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The popular cooking oil proven to lower blood cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol does not have any visible signs but it is a precursor to heart disease. Making healthy dietary swaps is a surefire way to lower high cholesterol. Evidence suggests choosing this popular cooking oil to lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Launches ACURATE neo2(TM) Aortic Valve System in Europe
Next-generation Valve Designed to Reduce Paravalvular Leaking, Improve Procedural Efficiency and Treat More Patients with Expanded Indication over Prior Version MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 28, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scie... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Product Launch Boston Scientific, ACURATE neo2, Aortic Valve System, transcatheter aortic valve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Heart Day - Wella Health Offers Free Blood Pressure Test to 100,000 Nigerians
[This Day] In celebration of this year's World Heart Day, Wella Health, a leading African health tech startup, is carrying out free blood pressure tests for over 100,000 Nigerians across its 600 partner pharmacies from Tuesday September 29 to October 29 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Tied to Higher CVD Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Intrauterine exposure to maternal gestational diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk and risk factors in offspring up to age 35 years, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Raise Lifelong Heart Risks for Children
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- The foundation for early heart disease might begin not during childhood or in the years that follow, but in the womb. Researchers studying nearly 30 years of data from families in Manitoba, Canada, found a strong... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Metabolic surgery on patients with morbid obesity and pharmacologically treated hypertension is associated with lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and all-cause mortality versus individuals with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Having two or more moderate or severe menopausal symptoms (MS) is associated with an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the North American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Puerto Rico School Relies on Holistic Methods to Teach, Inspire
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Justo Méndez Arámburu's idea to start a nonprofit alternative school in Puerto Rico came to him in a dream. His 15-year-old daughter, Ana Mercedes, who had died in a car... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news