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Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Ireland, 2010-2015 - Smith E, Fitzpatrick P, Murtagh J, Lyons F, Morris S, Synnott K.
BACKGROUND: The International Spinal Cord Society and World Health Organisation recommend the collection of epidemiological data on traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). A 1-year prospective study is ongoing in Ireland. While the results of this study are a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lead for Irish abortion reform narrows with eight days to go Lead for Irish abortion reform narrows with eight days to go
Irish voters who favor liberalizing abortion laws maintain a strong lead with eight days to go until a referendum, but the gap over those who oppose the change is narrowing, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Director Resigns as Irish Cervical Screening Scandal Escalates Director Resigns as Irish Cervical Screening Scandal Escalates
The cervical cancer screening debacle in Ireland, which involves US pathology labs, continues to escalate and has led to the resignation of a Health Service Executive chief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FutureNeuro and GreenLight Medicines partner to develop treatments for epilepsy
(RCSI) A new partnership between FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological diseases based at RCSI and GreenLight Medicines, an indigenous Irish biopharmaceutical company has been formed to develop new cannabis-based treatments for drug resistant epilepsies, and in particular, childhood epilepsies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

De Gruyter launches Sciendo
Publishing services division supports authors, societies and conference organizers The international independent scholarly publisher De Gruyter is increasing and expanding its publishing service offering and has launched a new division to do so:  Sciendo ([‘sjɛn|do] for the linguists). Sciendo provides specialized custom publishing services and solutions for third parties, especially academic and research institutions, societies, university presses, conference organizers and individual authors. In addition to services for journals and books – including open access – other allied services, such as se...
Source: News from STM - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Free children's visits increase care and workforce burden
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In July 2015, all children under six years of age gained free access to daytime and out-of-hours general practice services in the Republic of Ireland, resulting in a 25 percent increase in utilization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ireland's leader apologizes for cervical cancer scandal
Ireland's prime minister has apologized and pledged an investigation into the controversy over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US tech giants caught up in Irish abortion debate
Google and Facebook under scrutiny after adverts ban during referendum campaign (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Where are HIV diagnoses made?
(Wiley) In the first study to comprehensively describe where people are diagnosed with HIV in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, investigators found that an increasing proportion of HIV diagnoses are being made outside of sexual health clinics, which is in line with evolving HIV testing guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Irish Health Service director resigns amid cancer screening scandal
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The director general of Ireland's Health Service Executive has resigned in the midst of a controversy over a national cervical cancer screening program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "The extent of and factors associated with self-reported overdose and self-reported receipt of naloxone among people who inject drugs (PWID) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland" [Int. J. Drug Policy 46 (2017) 34-40] - O'Halloran C, Cullen K, Njoroge J, Jessop L, Smith J, Hope V, Ncube F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Church and religion take back seat as a secular Ireland votes on abortion
NENAGH/CORK, Ireland (Reuters) - Three decades after Ireland introduced one of the world's only constitutional bans on abortion, the Church that was so pivotal in securing the law's passage finds itself a minor player in the now mainly secular battle to repeal it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

£15m transformation funding for Northern Ireland primary care
NI government pledges £5m funding for roll-out of multidisciplinary teams in general practices Related items fromOnMedica Emergency care in Northern Ireland unsustainable, warn emergency doctors Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care Investment in primary care leads to secondary care savings Extra GP-targeted investment would benefit whole NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Type of Exercise May Help Relieve Depression
Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies. The paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance exercise training (RET), such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms. It also, of course, comes with physical benefits, like making bones stronger and preventing chronic conditions. Brett Gordon, the paper’s first author and a postgraduate researcher in the department of physical education and sports sciences at Ireland’s University of Limerick, s...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence and the indispensable human in diagnostics
AI is now essential for automation in radiology and pathology, but it provides a means to support the human, not replace, writes Chris Scarisbrick, Sectra UK& Ireland Related items fromOnMedica NHS 'could have prevented' WannaCry ransomware attack Lords slam government ’s delivery of Life Sciences Strategy Alarming delays in implementing WannaCry lessons, say MPs The rise of robotics and AI in surgery NHS to revamp new technology training (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increasing rates of self-harm among children, adolescents and young adults: a 10-year national registry study 2007-2016 - Griffin E, McMahon E, McNicholas F, Corcoran P, Perry IJ, Arensman E.
PURPOSE: Rates of hospital-treated self-harm are highest among young people. The current study examined trends in rates of self-harm among young people in Ireland over a 10-year period, as well as trends in self-harm methods. METHODS: Data from the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The incidence of injury in elite camogie, an in-season prospective study - Buckley CS, Blake C.
BACKGROUND: Camogie is a stickhandling, high-velocity, multidirectional field sport for females which is native to Ireland, but is also played internationally. AIM: To establish the incidence, nature and severity of injuries in elite camogie player... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Former nurse, 43, left paralysed by an agonising spinal stroke
Anne Marie Leonard, who lives in Perth, Australia after emigrating there, had the stroke after flying back to Ireland to surprise her mother for her 70th birthday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calorie-restricting diets don't work, claims Dr Jason McKeown
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Jason McKeown, an Irish neuroscientist based at the University of California, San Diego, argued brains have been 'programmed to feel comfortable' when weight increases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab
More than 200 women received false negative cytology results when they actually had cervical cancer. The scandal involves outsourcing of testing to the United States and withholding information from patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Save our nurseries: when the kids went to Westminster
Ryan, Daniel, Jacob, Sophia and Zach were probably some of the youngest campaigners at the Houses of Parliament last week. They were there (with their mums) to talk to MPs about keeping their nurseries open. The group of children, parents, UNISON organisers and staff from the nursery began the day at 5am, with a six-hour coach journey from Salford to London. When they arrived they were focused, placards in hand and ready for action Zoe Ireland and her daughter Alice queue up to enter the Houses of Parliament They were there because five council-run nurseries in Salford could be closed down. Two months ago the parents had r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article early years education nurseries Salford unison in schools Source Type: news

Bristol makes latest thinking on medieval Irish history accessible to all
The publication of a major new survey of Irish history will be celebrated at Dublin Castle today (Monday, April 30). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

"The Irish Conflict" and the experiences of female ex-combatants in the Irish Republican Army: power, resistance and subjectivity - Wahidin A, Powell J.
This paper explores the experiences of female ex-combatants in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish Conflict revealing the gendered nature of imprisonment and the role of power, resilience and resistance whilst in prison in Northern Ireland. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Ireland's National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020
Government of Ireland. 10/2017 This 114-page plan recognizes the urgent and growing problem of antimicrobial resistance for human health worldwide, and aims to implement policies and actions to prevent, monitor, and combat antimicrobial resistance across the health, agricultural, and environmental sectors. It provides a situational analysis overview for the health, agricultural, and environmental sectors, and presents key strategic interventions for tackling antimicrobial resistance in line with World Health Organization (WHO) requirements across the three sectors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster M...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Is treatment making it worse? DNA damage to brain cells can be caused by nanoparticles from medical treatments
(Natural News) Nanoparticles are seeing use in an increasingly large number of medical procedures and treatment methods. However, Irish researchers are concerned that their use might be doing far more harm than good. They report that metal nanoparticles could be damaging the DNA of developing brain cells like neurons, according to an article by NanoWerk.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Spring ’ 18
NEW MEMBERS: Spring ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Katherine Infantes-Cordova, a bilingual patient liaison passionate about improving the patient experience, is eager to take part in eliminating health inequities and empowering patients to be proactive in their health. Leah Jones has a background in consumer public relations and social media. Her company, Natiiv Facilitation, offers independent focus group moderation, event facilitation, and patient engagement projects. She advocates about fibroids and the challenges people struggling with their weight f...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Six-year review of traumatic brain injury in a regional trauma unit: demographics, contributing factors and service provision in Ireland - Owens PW, Lynch NP, O'Leary DP, Lowery AJ, Kerin MJ.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a significant burden of care for acute surgical services, particularly in the absence of on-site neurosurgical cover or sufficient post-acute rehabilitation facilities. We examine factors contributing to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opening up international opportunities for Irish researchers
EU-funded project INSPIRE supported 50 experienced researchers from Ireland who undertook projects at universities across the globe, advancing both scientific knowledge and their careers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 26, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Merit Medical Q1 earnings beat The Street, despite shrinking profits
Shares in Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) have risen slightly today in after hours trading after the medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that beat consensus on Wall Street but saw profits shrink over 50%. The South Jordan, Utah-based company posted profits of $5.3 million, or 10¢ per share, on sales of $203 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing profits shrink 64.4% while sales grew 18.7% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 31¢, ahead of the 29¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $192.6 ...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Shire accepts $64B takeover bid from Takeda
 Shire (NSDQ:SHPG) said late yesterday it agreed to Takeda Pharmaceutical‘s (TYO:4502) reworked acquisition bid, now worth approximately $64.2 billion (GBP £46 billion). The takeover offer will now go to Shire’s shareholders for approval, having received backing from Dublin, Ireland-based Shire’s board of directors, according to a press release. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Shire accepts $64B takeover bid from Takeda appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Shire Plc. Takeda Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Unaccompanied minors in Ireland: current law, policy and practice - Arnold S, N í Raghallaigh M.
Ireland, as a country on the periphery of Europe, has not been significantly impacted by the current refugee crisis. The number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) arriving in Ireland is very low. Perhaps precisely because of this Ireland has had the opportunity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Flying under the radar? Risks of social exclusion for older people in rural communities in Australia, Ireland and Northern Ireland - Warburton J, Scharf T, Walsh K.
Risk individualisation is increasingly apparent in policy and practice discourses on social exclusion. For older people who live in rural communities, potentially compounding risk factors associated with social exclusion emerge from the intersection of age... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ashfield Ireland hosts Contact Centre launch event
Following a welcome breakfast, the meeting included a tour of our new facilities, an overview of the 8 most popular contact centre services for pharma brands and a live e-detailing demonstration by our nurses and sales representatives. We were pleased to welcome attendees from a number of companies including Consilient, Solvotrin, GSK, Ferring, Lundbeck, Concordia, Sanofi, Menarini, AstraZeneca, Tillotts and Pfizer. The meeting was kicked off by our Managing Director in Ireland, Eoin McAtamney, who explained how Ashfield continues to evolve to stay ahead of the curve – we have a constant drive to innovate and invest...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Cocking Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Ireland wins EU OK to tax sugary drinks on health grounds
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland gained EU approval on Tuesday for a tax on sugary drinks after regulators said the levy would help the country tackle health and obesity issues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dear Royal Baby: Being the Youngest Child Comes With Some Surprising Advantages
Dear (Royal Baby Name to Be Determined): I was going to buy you a gift, I really was, something that would be waiting for you whenever you arrive. But when your biggest gift on your first day on Earth is going to be your own share of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Other Realms and Territories beyond the Seas, it’s pretty hard to move the needle with a Tickle-Me Elmo doll. So I’ll settle for offering advice instead. There’s no denying that you’re going to go through life feeling special (yes, that really is great-grandmum Queen Elizabeth II on the money). But from the mo...
Source: TIME: Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime royal baby Royal Family Source Type: news

Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions
Ireland's premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of the strictest abortion rules in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shire rejects £42.4bn Takeda offer as Allergan rules itself out
Shares in Irish drugmaker yo-yo as US group says it may also bid, then pulls out (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cumulative extremism: escalation of movement-countermovement dynamics in Northern Ireland between 1967 and 1972 - Carter AJ.
Over the last 10 years, the concept of cumulative extremism (CE) has gained currency amongst both academics and policy-makers. Despite this, there is a dearth of empirical research into the idea. Furthermore, the extant literature - which has focused prima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Shire says it rejected Takeda ’s first three takeover offers, including $60B bid
Shire plc, one of the largest drugmakers in Massachusetts, disclosed on Thursday that it rejected a $60 billion takeover offer from Takeda last week on the grounds that the bid was too low. Allergan, another large pharmaceutical company based in Ireland, separately announced that it was considering making an offer for Shire. Takeda first announced on March 28 that it was considering an acquisition of Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG), which is headquartered in Ireland but has its U.S. headquarte rs in Lexington,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Shire says it rejected Takeda ’s first three takeover offers, including $60B bid
Shire plc, one of the largest drugmakers in Massachusetts, disclosed on Thursday that it rejected a $60 billion takeover offer from Takeda last week on the grounds that the bid was too low. Allergan, another large pharmaceutical company based in Ireland, separately announced that it was considering making an offer for Shire. Takeda first announced on March 28 that it was considering an acquisition of Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG), which is headquartered in Ireland but has its U.S. headquarte rs in Lexington,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England to set up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. The practice is widely regarded as backdoor privatisation of health services – putting at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the bigg...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Jo Shields announced as Recruitment Business Manager for Ashfield Ireland
Jo has been a key member of the Ireland team since joining us in 2008, and her new role reflects her commitment and passion for finding the highest quality candidates for our clients. Eoin McAtamney, Managing Director of Ashfield Ireland, commented: “People are key to any businesses success, and Joanne’s new role will help ensure we continue to recruit the best people on behalf of our clients. Ashfield has provided recruitment services for a number of years, and we now offer a more thorough and defined proposition of direct headcount recruitment across all areas of pharmaceutical business. Perhaps more importan...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Cocking Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Conference addresses dementia in the UK -- and Far East
(University of Plymouth) The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall, UK, on May 4 this year with a full program covering everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse staffing framework launched for Irish health service
The Irish government has launched a new framework for establishing safe nurse staffing levels in hospitals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work
Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today. A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015/16, up 4% from the previous year. New figures to be revealed by UNISON and HSJ on Tuesday, for 2016/17, will give even more dramatic results. Similar levels of violence are reported in the devolved nations. These assaults can have a “catastrophic effect”, the motion states, not only due to the physical impa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health staff NHS violence at work Source Type: news

Shire sells oncology unit to France ’s Servier for $2.4bn
Shire has struck a deal to sell its oncology business for $2.4bn in cash to a French pharmaceutical group, complicating the position for Japan ’s Takeda Pharmaceutical which said last month that it was considering a bid for the Irish drugmaker. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cat Rutter Pooley Source Type: news

NHS pay consultation launched at health conference
UNISON has launched a consultation of health members at the health group conference in Brighton today. Members in England must decide whether to accept a three-year pay deal which comes with an extra £4.2bn worth of funding. Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other health staff across England are being offered long-overdue pay rises, in what would be a major shake-up of the NHS pay structure. Roz Norman (above), the chair of UNISON’s health service group executive, told delegates at conference that the hard work of activists in the Pay Up Now campaign...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care NHS nhs pay pay up now Source Type: news

Applications open for PhD poster competition for women in science
The L’Oréal-UNESCOFor Women In Science Programme’s PhD Poster Competition, is now open for applications.The For Women In Science Fellowship recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research. Get exposure for your work and an opportunity to network at the For Women In Science Ceremony, to which you will be invited should you win.How do I apply?Submit amaximum 300 word abstract, and be available to present your poster on the 24th May 2018 5-9pm at the Royal Society, London. Appl...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed
Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallaj ökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratoryAccording to legend, the Giant ’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect hexagonal columns were form ed.Geometric columns are seen in a variety of volcanic rocks across the Earth and are known to form as the rock cools and contracts, resulting in a regular array of polygonal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Geology Volcanoes Northern Ireland UK news Source Type: news