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From long, painful erections to paralysis, a list of some weird effects of bug bites and stings
(Natural News) Insect bites and stings tend to be nothing more than minor annoyances. There may be itching or swelling, but that’s usually it. However, there are some cases where an insect bite can lead to complications that toe the line between fascinating and horrifying. Some of these include: Meat allergies: Some people who get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson
My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andy Dawson Tags: Sleep Health Science Television & radio wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Scorpion bite-induced unilateral pulmonary oedema - Bompelli N, Reddy C R, Deshpande A.
A 24-year-old woman came to the emergency room of our hospital, 6 hours after a sting to the pulp of her middle finger of her left upper limb by an Indian red scorpion. On examination, she had tachycardia, tachypnoea, hypotension and low oxygen saturation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Megalopyge opercularis Caterpillar Stings Reported to Texas Poison Centers - Forrester MB.
INTRODUCTION: The Megalopyge opercularis caterpillar is covered with spines that break off and release venom on contact, resulting in severe pain, erythema, rash, and other adverse effects. In Texas, these caterpillars are abundant and of potential health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Avoid insect bites this outdoor season without resorting to nerve gas sprays
(Natural News) The outdoor season is upon us, and the joys of getting outside are literally on our doorstep. What a wonderful time to bask in the glory that is mother nature, and revel in her relentless beauty and ability to nurture the body and mind. That is, until the insects show up, then the beauty of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea has a sting in the tail for drinkers who mix wasps and soju
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans who enjoy a rare flavor of soju, the country's most beloved alcohol, have been discouraged from mixing wasps into their drinks as a tonic after a health warning from the food ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Certain Meds May Raise Babies' Odds for Allergies
Infant antacid exposure was linked to a doubling of the risk for developing food allergies, and a 50 percent increase in the risk for developing drug allergies and a hypersensitive immune reaction to foreign toxins, such as a bee sting (anaphylaxis). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bat's STING is less potent
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Article Display Updates
In collaboration withEurope PMC, PMC has rolled out several updates to our article display in order to enhance the transparency and readability of the content.Navigating from the PMC record to the PubMed record has been made easier by the addition of hyperlinked PubMed IDs (PMIDs) in the upper right-hand corner of article records. Clicking the PMID link will take you to the corresponding citation record in PubMed.The PMC Disclaimer link has also been moved out of the Copyright and License information section for easier discovery and access. This page describes what content is included in PMC as well...
Source: PubMed Central News - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Dies From Bee Sting Acupuncture
Title: Woman Dies From Bee Sting AcupunctureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 22, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bee Venom Acupuncture: A Therapy That Could Kill You
Researchers report the recent case of a 55-year-old Spanish woman who died after having an alternative procedure known as bee venom acupuncture, in which live bee stings were used, as opposed to standard acupuncture needles. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Spanish woman dies from bee sting acupuncture
The unnamed patient suffered an anaphylactic shock to the venom, which led to a coma and multiple organ failure.  She passed away weeks later in a Madrid hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$12,000 For A Bee Sting? Emergency Room Visits Get Even Pricier
(CNN Money) — Sylvia Rosas decided to go to the emergency room after getting stung by a bee in her yard in Valrico, Florida. She had experienced allergic reactions in the past, but didn’t have an EpiPen on hand. However, what really hurt was the $12,000 bill she received for the visit to the ER. The 53-year-old said she was seen by several doctors, who ordered thousands of dollars in blood tests and an EKG during the 2015 visit that lasted less than two hours. Since the hospital was out of network, her insurer wouldn’t cover the visit, and she ended up having to pay the entire bill. “Never did I thi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Buzz Continues Over STING Inhibitors
STING (stimulator of interferon genes) inhibitors have been shown to help T cells thrive and work synergistically with other cancer therapies, so new trials are underway to test whether they can be used to improve response in certain patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Immuno Oncology News Source Type: news

Dynamic variations in platelet counts may reflect the severity and prognosis of stingray injuries in the early phase - Liang PC, Zhang YL, Liu Y, Wang YQ, Xia LL, Ren BL, Wang CR, Cao Y.
We present 3 cases of stings and discuss the Poisoning Severity Score (PSS) and a simple tool to assess the severity of such injuries. A 34-year-old man, who worked as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Fertility warning: Antihistamines linked to fertility problems in men
COMMON allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings, and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antihistamines linked to fertility problems in men
Animal studies suggest the anti-allergy drugs may affect the production of male sexual hormonesCommon allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies Tags: Fertility problems Allergies Medical research Drugs Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday's Time Change
WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 -- Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that lost hour of sleep. " Setting the clock ahead in the spring is harder than sleeping an extra hour in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Could SCORPION VENOM provide surprise relief?
THE misery of rheumatoid arthritis could be relieved - by scorpion venom. A chemical found in the arachnid's killer sting at the end of its tail reduces symptoms without any side effects, say scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific prices $1B debt offering
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said last week that it expects to close a $1 billion debt offering today that’s earmarked for buying back some of its other debt. Proceeds from the offering, of 4.0% senior notes due March 2028, are slated for the redemption of the remaining $600 million worth of the Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device company’s 2.65% notes due in October; the balance is pegged for repaying short-term debt and any expenses from the transactions, the company said. Boston said earlier this month that an $861 million tax charge pushed it into the red during the fourth quarter and slashed ...
Source: Mass Device - February 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

How bats carry viruses without getting sick
(Cell Press) Bats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host& Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against illness without triggering a heightened immune reaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

BAK/BAX macropores facilitate mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA efflux during apoptosis
Mitochondrial apoptosis is mediated by BAK and BAX, two proteins that induce mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization, leading to cytochrome c release and activation of apoptotic caspases. In the absence of active caspases, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) triggers the innate immune cGAS/STING pathway, causing dying cells to secrete type I interferon. How cGAS gains access to mtDNA remains unclear. We used live-cell lattice light-sheet microscopy to examine the mitochondrial network in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. We found that after BAK/BAX activation and cytochrome c loss, the mitochondrial network broke down and large BAK...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: McArthur, K., Whitehead, L. W., Heddleston, J. M., Li, L., Padman, B. S., Oorschot, V., Geoghegan, N. D., Chappaz, S., Davidson, S., San Chin, H., Lane, R. M., Dramicanin, M., Saunders, T. L., Sugiana, C., Lessene, R., Osellame, L. D., Chew, T.-L., Dewson Tags: Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do mosquito bites itch and swell up?
In this article we look at why mosquito bites itch, evidence-backed ways to reduce itching and swelling, and discuss when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Expanding Leg Ulcer in a Young Woman
Self-treatment has done nothing to slow the progress of this lesion which the patient thought might be an insect bite at first. Your Dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alisen Huang, MS3 and Eve J. Lowenstein, MD, PhD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Strange Rash Surfaces
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 20-year-old man went to the doctor complaining of a fever. He had been hiking recently with friends and had gotten a significant number of insect bites, which he had been scratching non-stop - particularly one on his hand, which had become quite red. An erythematous rash in a linear configuration had spread up his arm. Upon exam, the doctor noted regional lymphadenopathy. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - February 14, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Harrow woman reveals insect bite left her wheelchair-bound
Juliet Rose, from Harrow, can no longer eat solid food because of her Lyme disease. She believes she has harboured the infection, spread by infected ticks, since childhood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocular manifestations of isolated corneal bee sting injury, management strategies, and clinical outcomes - Gudiseva H, Uddaraju M, Pradhan S, Das M, Mascarenhas J, Srinivasan M, Prajna NV.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the presenting features, management strategies, and clinical outcome following bee sting injury to the cornea. METHODS: Retrospective case series involving 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal bee st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes of bee sting injury: comparison of hornet and paper wasp - Ono T, Iida M, Mori Y, Nejima R, Iwasaki T, Amano S, Miyata K.
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of ocular injuries of hornets and paper wasps' stings. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with ocular injuries sustained by bee stings at Miyata Eye Hospital (Miyazaki, Japan) betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boston Scientific confirms Lotus valve off the market until 2019
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) CEO Mike Mahoney yesterday confirmed that the company’s entry into the transcatheter aortic valve market, Lotus, will remain off the market for the rest of the year. Last November news of another Lotus delay pared  $3 billion from Boston’s market capitalization. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company, which recalled the Lotus transcatheter aortic heart valve in February 2017 over issues with its locking mechanism, said it no longer expected the ensuing manufacturing and design specification changes to get the valve back on the market in Europe or allow th...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific slides to Q4 red on $861m tax charge
An estimated $861 million tax charge pushed Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) into the red during the fourth quarter and slashed full-year profits by 70%, but the medical device maker still managed to meet or beat Wall Street’s expectations. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific posted losses of -$615 million, or -45¢ per share, on sales of $2.41 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, compared with Q4 profits of $124 million, or 9¢ per share on sales growth of 9.9%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items including the tax sting, earnings per share were 34¢, dead in line with The Street, whe...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

No fly zone: A look at bug repellant clothing
(Natural News) Insect bites and stings affect thousand of people across the United States each year, according to an article posted on the Medscape website. The article cited a report released by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which revealed that up to 28,087 people have had single exposure to insects in 2015 alone.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geographical distribution of scorpion Odontobuthus doriae in Isfahan Province, Central Iran - Dehghani R, Kassiri H.
BACKGROUND: Scorpions are among the world's venomous arthropods, they sting humans every year, suffering painful symptoms or losing their lives because of the venom. Odontobuthus doriae Thorell 1876 (Arachnida: Scorpionida: Buthidae) is a scorpion of medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

BUSTED: Undercover media sting reveals Twitter targeting conservatives and independent media for censorship via “shadow bans”
(Natural News) For some time now conservatives, along with supporters of President Donald J. Trump, have suspected they were being targeted for censorship by the social media giants such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Thanks to James O’Keefe and his undercover media sting operation Project Veritas, we learned this week that for certain Twitter engineers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secret sting operation by the GAO blows away the liberal myth that claims people can "buy guns online"
(Natural News) As part of their radical, anti-gun agenda, the liberals are always looking for new ways to strike fear into uneducated Americans about the “horrible dangers” of firearms, and how “easy” it is for people to get their hands on these “uncontrollable killing machines.” But each and every time, these scare tactics just don’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Envenomation seizures - Kharal GA, Darby RR, Cohen AB.
We present a patient with confusion and seizures that began 24 hours after a yellow jacket (wasp) sting. Given the rapid onset and resolution of symptoms, as well as accompanying dermatological an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme
A radiologist from Beverly Hills, CA, was convicted last week on charges that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Imaging firm pays $647K to settle fraud charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify papular urticaria
Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mechanisms involving myocardial injury in tropical stings and bites - Kumanan T, Guruparan M, Vithiya R, Gawarammana I.
It is known that a number of toxic substances produce myocardial injury by several mechanisms involving interruption of coronary blood flow due to stimulation of clotting mechanism and coronary vasospasm. Number of toxic substances may cause direct myocard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Sudan:Two Children Die of Scorpion Sting in Sudan's River Nile
[Radio Dabanga] El Manaseer -Two children died of scorpion stings in El Manaseer in River Nile state. Local community leaders pointed out that there have been more scorpions to the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How the New Senate Tax Bill Could Affect You
by Gary Strauss, AARP, November 28, 2017|Comments: 0. Senate tax bill will sting seniors. Getty Images. Here's how the Senate tax bill proposal would affect older Americans. It's a big week in Washington, with Senate Republicans aiming to push through their massive tax overhaul plan. The Senate plan diverges in a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Frazier-backed Mavupharma secures $20M in Series A financing to fund STING program
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 29, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mavupharma (Mavu) announced today that it has secured $20 million in a Series A financing led by Frazier Healthcare Partners and joined by Alpine BioVentures. Mavu is developing o... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Mavupharma, stimulator of interferon genes, STING pathway (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs
Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
Commenting on the announcement in the Budget today (Wednesday) that there is to be extra money to see the NHS through the winter, and to fund an as yet unspecified wage rise for health employees, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government may have shifted its position on NHS pay, but health staff are many months away from any extra money in their pay packets. And a long way off a firm commitment to the level of pay rise they all need and have earned. “But the NHS doesn’t exist in isolation, and rather than pick out one group of workers today, the government should be championing a d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nhs pay public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

The NHS is not out of the woods yet
Commenting on the announcement in the Budget today (Wednesday) that there is to be extra money to see the NHS through the winter, and to fund an as yet unspecified wage rise for health employees, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government may have shifted its position on NHS pay, but health staff are many months away from any extra money in their pay packets. And a long way off a firm commitment to the level of pay rise they all need and have earned. “But the NHS doesn’t exist in isolation, and rather than pick out one group of workers today, the government should be championing a d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nhs pay public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news