Sleepio becomes first digital therapeutic to receive NICE guidance
The app has been recommended as an effective alternative to sleeping pills in the UK.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (updated 19th May 2022)
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily. We are continually monitoring the evidence and updating the guideline as new information emerges. On 19 May 2022, we replaced 2 recommendations about advice to give to people with COVID-19 with a single recommendation linking to the UK Health Security Agency ' s guidance for people with symptoms of a resp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE guidance on insomnia backs app to replace sleeping pills
Hundreds of thousands of people with insomnia could be offered treatment via a mobile phone app instead of prescriptions for sleeping pills under updated guidance from NICE. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: NICE Guidelines Source Type: news

Vaccine uptake in under 19s updated quality standard [QS145], NICE (updated 17th May 2022)
Changes have been made to align it with the updated NICE guideline on vaccine uptake in the general population. Statements 1 and 5 have been updated, with minor changes made to statement 2. Links, definitions and source guidance sections have also been updated throughout. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine uptake in the general population [NG218], NICE (published 17th May 2022)
This guideline aims to increase the uptake of all vaccines provided on the NHS routine UK immunisation schedule by everyone who is eligible. It supports the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan, which includes actions to improve immunisation coverage by GPs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Establish whether breast cancer has spread
A magnetic marker liquid injected into people with invasive breast cancer will help surgeons discover if the cancer has spread, after the technology was recommended in draft NICE guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE traffic light tool that helps GPs spot seriously ill under-5s 'unreliable'
NICE's 'traffic light' system - intended to help GPs indentify risk of serious illness in children aged under five - is unreliable, researchers have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable
Every year, 570 million tons of food are wasted at the household level people. Global food waste accounts for 8–10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, May 13 2022 (IPS) Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries– waste about 35% of the food they buy, throwing it in the garbage. Poverty, armed con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

NICE outlines steps needed to put ME/CFS guideline into practice
On International ME Awareness Day, NICE has published its implementation statement which sets out the practical steps needed to put its recent guideline on diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) into practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE ME/CFS guideline into practice
NICE has published its implementation statement which sets out the practical steps needed to put its recent guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) into practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Are 'Climate-Friendly' Options on Restaurant Menus Coming Soon?
A new study finds many people are ready to consider the climate crisis in their everyday decisions, even when they just want to have a nice meal. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avatar 2 trailer: prepare to be swept away by boredom
Viewing the teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water on my laptop felt like being forced to look at someone’s holiday photos. Let’s hope James Cameron’s 3D sequel has more depth to it than just nice... #3dsequel #holidayphotos #jamescameron (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (updated 6th May 2022)
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily. We are continually monitoring the evidence and updating the guideline as new information emerges. On 6 May 2022, we added new recommendations on baricitinib. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tim Kaine Refuses to Let Long COVID Be an Afterthought
When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine came down with a “blizzard” of allergy-like symptoms in March 2020, he blamed the layer of pollen coating his car. “It was Washington, D.C., in late March,” he says. I thought, “‘Okay, well, this is hay fever gone wild.’” Only when his wife, Anne Holton, developed “textbook” COVID-19 symptoms did Kaine start to wonder if he might have the new virus, the subject of the massive economic assistance bill—the CARES Act—that he and other lawmakers were then working to pass. Testing at that time was hard to come by, even for Hill...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

The Man With a Penis on His Arm review – TV that makes you proud to be British
This fascinating, touching look at phalloplasty (and the ways having an arm-penis can make life tricky) has many moments of levity – and thankfully a happy endingIf, when you saw the title of this documentary, The Man With a Penis on His Arm (Channel 4), your first thought was: “Wait – like the mouse with the ear on its back? But a man and a penis and an arm?” the answer is ineluctably: yes. Just like that.Malcolm, now 45, lost his penis 12 years ago and has had a replacement growing on his arm and awaiting transplant for the past six. As he put it, he was “an ordinary man doing everything a normal man does”. H...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Mangan Tags: Television & radio Culture Medical research Medicine Science Anatomy and physiology Source Type: news