Health Resources and Services Administration's National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Programs
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) opened applications for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. Applications close May 6, 2021. Includes information on NHSC webinars to help with the application process. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 6, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Update to Learning Disability Mortality Review - NHS
National Health Service (NHS) announces autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR program (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 27, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: European Disability News Source Type: news

Apply Now! Loan Repayment and Scholarship Opportunities
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) opened loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students. Includes information on National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Programs and the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They ’re Left With Ringing Ears
Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman ’s suicide has lent urgency to the research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Segal Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Ears and Hearing Tinnitus Depression (Mental) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Texas Roadhouse Inc National Health Service Taylor, Kent (1955- ) Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Extended coronavirus lockdowns having severe negative effect on mental health of children – report
(Natural News) According to a report by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, mental health problems in children are on the rise due to the devastating toll of extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. The “Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2020” is a report produced by NHS Digital in cooperation with the Office for National Statistics, a statistics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neil Ferguson: ‘One year ago, I first realised how serious coronavirus was. Then it got worse…’
Prof Neil Ferguson is ‘80% sure’ British Covid cases will stay low until autumn, but warns of need for booster jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExactly one year ago, the epidemiologist Neil Ferguson first realised the full extent of the threat that Covid-19 posed to the UK. Calculations by his team at Imperial College London had already revealed that the National Health Service faced being inundated by people suffering from the newly emerged respiratory ailment. Worse news was to follow.“We knew things were serious in February but around 10 March we began to get really...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research NHS Imperial College London Science UK news Source Type: news

NHS worker dies after receiving first dose of Pfizer vaccine
(Natural News) A father of four from County Durham in North East England died after receiving the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. Chris Moore was in lockdown for months before returning to his job as an administrator at the National Health Service (NHS) late last year. He received the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Daddy, I am so proud of you.' 100-year-old UK fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore honored at funeral
Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions for a British charity supporting the National Health Service by walking laps of his garden ahead... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of demand for drugs for COVID-19 treatment, other drugs early in pandemic in Italy
This study evaluated changes in drug demand during the early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy compared with the period before the outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK government plan changes to National Health Service, scaling back private company involvement
The plans, revealed in a leaked document, would reverse controversial changes made by David Cameron. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Could Game Theory Help In Tackling PPE Shortages Among Health Care Workers?
In a new study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers designed a game theory-based model to enhance stock management of PPE supply in the hospitals of the English National Health Service (NHS). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

NHS England requires use of HeartFlow's FFRct software
The National Health Service (NHS) England and NHS Improvement have mandated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HeartFlow touts PROMISE study findings Will Medicare reimbursement propel radiology AI market? FDA clears HeartFlow's virtual modeling software HeartFlow hires new president and CEO HeartFlow highlights FFR-CT trial at ACC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19 - Armitage R.
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment and prescribing activity in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122  250 549, a 16·51% ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19, Lancet Psychiatry
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment1 and prescribing activity2 in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122 250 549, a 16 · 51% decrease from the corresponding period in 2019 (146 432 604). This period in 2020 comprises all the data available to date following the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, which began on March 23, 2020. The number of antidepressant prescriptions made in general practice between April 1, 2020, and Sept 30, 2020, was 38 609 032, 3 · 94% higher than the corresponding p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps
Announcement of public meetings of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The NACNHSC provides recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and HRSA Administration on matters related to the National Health Service Corps program. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

U.K. rolls out AstraZeneca shots, touts taking lead in global vaccine race
England's National Health Service says a retired maintenance manager has received the first injection of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and drug giant AstraZeneca. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.K. health service pushes back interval for delivering second Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to a duration company says is untested
The U.K. National Health Service has pushed back the window for people to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine made by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

Guidance on the National Health Service (Charges and Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
This guidance sets out the changes, and the implications for contractors and their staff, and staff working in NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams and the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) market entry team. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK to deploy "resuscitation facilities" in coronavirus vaccination centers to treat wave of allergic reactions caused by vaccines
(Natural News) The United Kingdom has confirmed that it will deploy “resuscitation facilities” in coronavirus vaccination centers. The National Health Service (NHS) confirmed the move Dec. 9 after two healthcare workers suffered allergic reactions, following their immunization with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the first day of its distribution the day before. Pfizer’s BNT162b2 vaccine made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.K. Blood Donation Rules for Gay and Bisexual Men Will Be Eased
The new policy, which will take effect next summer, was described by Britain ’s health secretary as a landmark and by an activist as “a fundamental shift toward recognizing people are individuals.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Great Britain Blood Donation Discrimination Homosexuality and Bisexuality Men and Boys National Health Service Source Type: news

U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men
The new policy, which will take effect next summer, was described by Britain ’s health secretary as a landmark and by an activist as “a fundamental shift toward recognizing people are individuals.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Great Britain Blood Donation Discrimination Homosexuality and Bisexuality Men and Boys National Health Service Source Type: news

Berliner on trial for threat to blow up British hospital
A 33-year-old Italian man is on trial in Berlin on allegations he threatened to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dental charges increase
The government has announced that the National Health Service dental patient charges in England will increase from 14 December 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK's National Health Service issues precautionary advice on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine after two allergic reactions
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NHS England Starts Pilot Trial of Blood Test for Many Cancers NHS England Starts Pilot Trial of Blood Test for Many Cancers
Patients with head and neck, pancreatic, and other hard-to-spot cancers could soon have their disease picked up early with a simple blood test if a pilot by National Health Service (NHS) England is a success.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The UK Just Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. What Happens Next?
When early results from the final trials began to roll in, scientists were well prepared. Now, they face the logistical challenge of putting the vaccine to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing Homes BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc National Health Service Belgium Great Britain European Medicines Agency Source Type: news

How the U.K. Approved Pfizer ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Faster Than the U.S. and Europe
The U.K. became the first western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 1, when its medicines regulator gave the greenlight to the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave the authorization at record speed, just three weeks after Pfizer published the first data from the final stage of its clinical trial. Later results showed the vaccine to be 95% effective in preventing illness from COVID-19. The announcement raises expectations for the impending decisions by regulators in the U.S. and the E.U., who are still poring over ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management - Killingback C, Thompson MA, Chipperfield S, Clark C, Williams J.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to understand the views of falls service practitioners regarding: their role in supporting self-management of falls prevention; and a transition pathway from National Health Service (NHS) exercise-based falls intervention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The clinical need for new diagnostics in the identification and management of patients with suspected sepsis in UK NHS hospitals: A survey of healthcare professionals
Development of a new diagnostic is ideally driven by an understanding of the clinical need that the test addresses and the optimal role the test will have within a care pathway. This survey aimed to understand the clinical need for new sepsis diagnostics and to identify specific clinical scenarios that could be improved by testing. An electronic, cross-sectional survey was circulated to UK National Health Service (NHS) doctors and nurses who care for patients with suspected sepsis in hospitals. Two hundred and sixty-five participants completed the survey, representing 64 NHS Trusts in England. Sixty-seven percent of respon...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIRD study finds that COVID-19 antibodies fade "very, very quickly," rendering vaccine useless
(Natural News) The third such study in recent days to make this suggestion, a new paper published by researchers from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London has determined that the antibodies developed after infection with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) only last a very short time, meaning any future vaccine for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions
Latest updates:further restrictions loom in Portugal;Belgium ’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of‘difficult months ahead’China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage10.45pmGMTProtests are continuing across Italy against a new round of government coronavirus restrictions, with violence reported in at least two major northern cities, Milan and Turin.Witnesses said a number of luxury stores, including ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray(now); Damien Gayle, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (before) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Try
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Find Out
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

HHS Awards Nearly $500 million to Support Primary Health Care Workforce Nationwide
The Health Resources and Services Administration (NRSA) announced $500 million in awards to support, recruit, and retain health professionals and students through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps, and other workforce development programs. Includes a list of HRSA programs and the funding awarded in fiscal year 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care
Although women make up 77 per cent of the workforce in the U.K.'s National Health Service, many of them have had to contend with a pay gap, a lack of respect and improper equipment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
The National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) will hold a virtual meeting on November 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The agenda and connection instructions to join the meeting will be posted to theNACNHSC website prior to the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news