How to use social care to rebuild the economy
General secretary Christina McAnea and UNISON members appeared at a special event in Westminster yesterday that examined how both the economy and gender equality can be boosted through investment in the social care sector. ‘Time to Care’ looked at the key components that make up the economic case for social care investment and reform – and why social care should be as important to our economic infrastructure as the roads and railways. For example, more people work in social care than for the NHS – a huge workforce who spend their wages in local economies. Local job creation also reduces the need for travelling, mak...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 14, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News care social care Source Type: news

UMD explores nettle as a functional food for obesity, diabetes, and immune health
(University of Maryland) Obesity, diabetes, and immune system health are issues that are all top-of-mind right now. To examine how your diet can help, the University of Maryland (UMD) was recently awarded a grant to explore nettle as a functional food. Including this plant in your diet may provide protection against excessive weight gain, insulin resistance, and even promote positive changes to your gut bacteria that can bolster your immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why do inequality and deprivation produce high crime and low trust? - De Courson B, Nettle D.
Humans sometimes cooperate to mutual advantage, and sometimes exploit one another. In industrialised societies, the prevalence of exploitation, in the form of crime, is related to the distribution of economic resources: more unequal societies tend to have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Plantwatch: Australia's giant stinging trees – 35m tall with a poison that can last for months
Scientists are hoping that research intoDendrocnide excelsa could lead to new painkillersIt sounds like something out of The Day of the Triffids: a stinging nettle the size of a large tree, with a sting so vicious it inflicts excruciating pain that can last for days, weeks or even months. But this is no science fiction, these are the stinging trees of Australia.Dendrocnide excelsa can grow up to 35 metres tall in tropical rainforests in Queensland, one of a gang of six Dendrocnide tree or shrub species found in Australia. These thugs of the plant world belong to the same family as common stinging nettles, with leaves cover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Trees and forests Environment Science Australia news World news Source Type: news

The Guardian view on calls for a second lockdown: yes, prime minister | Editorial
It is impossible to have confidence in the government ’s decision to overrule scientific adviceIn the weeks after Boris Johnson made his lockdown television address on 23 March, and as the UK ’s infection and death rates rose shockingly higher, it was widely recognised that ministers had acted too slowly, and that the pandemic’s severity might have been lessened had they grasped the nettle sooner. Many ordinary people – perhaps especially those predisposed, like their prime ministe r, to look on the bright side – felt they had learned a hard lesson in the spring. Sometimes it pays to expect the worst.Yet here we ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Politics Boris Johnson Keir Starmer Science NHS Conservatives Labour Local government Local politics North of England Source Type: news

NHS faces a 'triple whammy' this winter, report warns 
The NHS Confederation has urged the Government to 'grasp the nettle' and raise its £20.5billion-a-year healthcare bill to ensure hospital trusts can deliver effective services across the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen
April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up with a blog post each month that challenge you to get your thinking hats on and try something new out. Sometimes ideas come crashing into our heads and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about. When I’m stuck I turn to prompts. Each April NaPoRhiMoNet (http://www.napowrimo.net) sends out daily prompts and starters. I tried the first one today. I must admit, I found it hard to ge...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing hysteria 2020 writer in residence Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?
Stinging nettle is a popular home remedy for arthritis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions. Learn about the benefits, side effects, and research around stinging nettle here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Highland Marketing Welcomes Chair and New Members to its Advisory Board
Highland Marketing has revitalised its advisory board of respected health tech professionals with the election of a chair and the appointment of two new members. Jeremy Nettle, a past chair of the tech UK healthcare group and former European director for Oracle Corporation Healthcare, has become chair. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Scientist explains the 'excruciating' sensation of being stung by the world's worst stinging nettle
Dr Marina Hurley, a professor at the University of New South Wales, says the feeling of being stung by the Australian 'Gympie-Gympie stinging tree' is 'the worst kind of pain you can imagine'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Inside Rwanda's Growing Herbal Medicine Industry
[New Times] When the stinging nettle (Igisura) healed her father of liver disease (hepatitis) a while back, Janvi ère Ingabire picked interest in the magic herb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Hay fever: This herbal remedy could reduce ‘hayfever hell’ symptoms - Dr Hilary explains
HAY FEVER symptoms include runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes, and it ’s caused by a pollen allergy. After the Met Office warned of ‘very high’ pollen counts this week, ITV Lorraine’s Dr Hilary revealed you could relieve signs by adding a stinging nettle tea to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever: How stinging nettles could reduce ‘hayfever hell’ symptoms - Dr Hilary explains
HAY FEVER symptoms include runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes, and it ’s caused by a pollen allergy. After the Met Office warned of ‘very high’ pollen counts this week, ITV Lorraine’s Dr Hilary revealed you could relieve signs by adding a stinging nettle tea to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news