COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders, NICE guideline [NG167], NICE
On 31 March 2021, NICE integrated content from the NHS England specialty guide on rheumatology during the coronavirus pandemic into this guideline. This includes information on making treatment decisions based on the person's condition and their medicines, advice on shielding and self-isolation, and recommendations on organising services based on COVID-19 prevalence. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response [NG169], NICE (updated 9th April 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. 9 April 2021, Recommendations on treatment considerations for patients not known to have COVID-19 were updated to take into account COVID-19 vaccination status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response [NG172], NICE (updated 9th April 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have gastrointestinal or liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID 19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. 9 April 2021, the recommendations on treatment considerations for patients not known to have COVID-19 were updated to take into account COVID-19 vaccination status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (updated 8th April 2021)
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together existing recommendations on managing COVID-19 so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily. The guideline includes new recommendations on therapeutics, and we will update the guideline further as new evidence emerges. 8 April 2021, Recommendations for using corticosteroids, tocilizumab and sarilumab to treat COVID-19 were added (including the evidence and rationale for making the recommendations). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia and OPMH: Guidance for Primary Care Networks and Care Homes
This document aims to equip staff working in care homes and primary care with understanding of dementia and mental health conditions. It includes structured medication review information as approved by NICE to optimise medication use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Calls Covid-19 Vaccine The ‘Trumpcine,’ Mocks Fauci Again
Trump also suggested that Fauci was full of something and that something wasn't very nice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 business pharma Source Type: news

Why covid arm and other post-vaccine rashes might actually be a ‘good thing’
Such skin reactions “are not severe or long-lasting, and show us that your body likely is developing a nice strong immune response to the vaccine,” one health expert says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

NICE recommendation for chronic primary pain
People with chronic primary pain should be offered a range of treatments to help them manage their condition, NICE has said in its guideline on the assessment and management of chronic pain published this week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing COVID symptoms (including at the end of life) in a prison setting. Implementing NG163, NICE Shared Learning Database
The purpose of NICE guideline NG163 is to provide recommendations for managing COVID ‑19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life. The aim of this work was to apply this to the secure healthcare setting to ensure rapid and effective triaging of COVID-19 positive patients and to support appropriate stratification to implement effective management plans. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic pain sufferers should take exercise, not analgesics, says Nice
Medicines watchdog recommends physical and psychological therapies when treating pain with no known causePeople suffering from chronic pain that has no known cause should not be prescribed painkillers, the medicines watchdog has announced, recommending such patients be offered exercise, talking therapies and acupuncture instead.In a major change of pain treatment policy, the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (Nice) say that in future, doctors should advise sufferers to use physical and psychological therapies rather than analgesics to manage their pain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence GPs Medical research Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders [NG167], NICE (updated 31st March 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults with rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It also enables services to make the best use of NHS resources. On 31 March 2021, we integrated content from the NHS England specialty guide on rheumatology during the coronavirus pandemic into this guideline. This includes information on making treatment decisions based on the person's condition and their medicines, advice on shielding and self-isolation, and recommendations on organising services bas...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimising Risks of COVID-19 across Maternity Services: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), NICE
Pregnancy alters body's immune system and pregnant women are considered clinically vulnerable. This project aims to share challenges and learning in developing local strategies to minimise the risks of COVID-19 across Maternity Services in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

Evidence for puberty blockers use very low, says NICE
The assessment of the drugs is part of a review into gender identity services for young people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE recommendations: March 2021
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness
Humans evolved to be nice — at least sometimes. The trait has helped us succeed as a species. But how did it happen? A look at some peace-loving apes in Democratic Republic of the Congo offers clues. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development
(University of Georgia) New research led by a University of Georgia faculty member in collaboration with a University of Southern California research group has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed that changes in the bacteria in the gut may be the key to the sugar-induced memory impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NICE publishes guideline for managing COVID-19
NICE has published a single guideline for the management of COVID-19 in children and adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Details emerge on rocky relationship between Jared Goff, Sean McVay
They may have played nice in the media, but it sounded like things were pretty toxic by Goff’s last days in LA. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine uptake in the general population -- Call for evidence, NICE (updated 24th March 2021)
NICE is calling for qualitative evidence focusing on barriers and facilitators to COVID- 19 vaccination uptake and quantitative evidence about effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccine for it guideline on vaccine uptake in the general population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (published 23rd March 2021)
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 so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily. The guideline includes new recommendations on therapeutics, and we will update the guideline further as new evidence emerges. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sirtex launches study to assess SIR-Spheres for HCC
Radiation oncology firm Sirtex Medical said it has received U.S. Food and Dru...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K.'s NICE recommends Sirtex's microsphere for liver cancer Sirtex invests in BlackSwan Vascular Sirtex signs new executive VP of international sales Sirtex invests in Nanospectra Biosciences Sirtex hits milestone in China for yttrium-90 microspheres (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Supreme Court sleep-in  appeal decision is blow for ​everyone in social care, says UNISON        
  The judgment today (Friday) by the Supreme Court that social care staff are not entitled to the national minimum wage for every hour they work​, including sleep-in shifts​, is a huge blow for thousands across the country, says UNISON. The union says the ruling is a major disappointment​, but that it increases pressure on the government to bring forward ​much needed reform of the crisis-ridden sector. Today’s ruling marks the end of a long-running UNISON-backed case taken on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake against her now forme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

Psychologists report an error in the NICE guidelines for autism
(University of Bath) New research from psychologists at the University of Bath suggests a widely used autism screening approach is being misused. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secondary bacterial infection of eczema and other common skin conditions: antimicrobial prescribing, NICE guideline [NG190] (published 2nd March 2021)
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for secondary bacterial infection of eczema and covers infection of other common skin conditions. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. The recommendations are for adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over. They do not cover diagnosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consultation on advocacy services
NICE is consulting on draft guidance about advocacy services for adults with health and social care needs. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scams Await Many Americans Desperate to Get COVID Vaccine
THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 -- One woman chatting on the Bumble dating app recently struck up a conversation with a seemingly nice guy that led to them swapping texts. " He told her that he was going to get the COVID vaccine. She expressed her... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy debunking the myths using a community engagement approach underpinned by NICE guidance, Black Women in Health
This example describes how GP's from Black Women in Health reduced COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst the BAME population by debunking the myths about COVID-19 vaccines through webinars, virtual group talks, podcasts, videos in other languages and dialects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Colbert Celebrates the Passing of the Stimulus Bill
“There you go, baby. You’re rich! Buy yourself something nice, like rent or medicine,” Colbert said on Wednesday’s “Late Show.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project CARE: Supporting people with a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 and reaching out to those in vulnerable groups, NICE
This example describes how GP practice supported patients who had received a positive test result for COVID-19 and were classed as being in vulnerable categories. Further support to these patients was provided through the setup and use of virtual clinics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Reveals Why Tea Is Good for Your Heart
TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 -- If a nice hot cup of tea sounds good to you, there's even more reason to enjoy one now. Scientists have gained new insight into how tea helps lower blood pressure, perhaps pointing the way to new types of blood pressure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare
NICE is consulting on draft guidance to support better communication with and about healthcare for babies, children and young people and shared decision-making. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE guidance on safeguarding adults in care homes
This guideline covers keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fewer butterflies seen by community scientists across the warming and drying landscapes of the American West
Uncertainty remains regarding the role of anthropogenic climate change in declining insect populations, partly because our understanding of biotic response to climate is often complicated by habitat loss and degradation among other compounding stressors. We addressed this challenge by integrating expert and community scientist datasets that include decades of monitoring across more than 70 locations spanning the western United States. We found a 1.6% annual reduction in the number of individual butterflies observed over the past four decades, associated in particular with warming during fall months. The pervasive declines ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Forister, M. L., Halsch, C. A., Nice, C. C., Fordyce, J. A., Dilts, T. E., Oliver, J. C., Prudic, K. L., Shapiro, A. M., Wilson, J. K., Glassberg, J. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Network seeks Cochrane Systematic Review Fellow - London, UK
Location of position: London, UKHours: Full TimeSalary: (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annumClosing date: 2 April 2021Cochrane's eight  Review Group Networks are responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Network  is seeking a  Cochrane Systematic Review Fellow (Network Support Fellow) to support the aims and objectives of the Network. Duties and Responsibilities:  Systematic review support for NICE and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FemBeat: Oula Launches Its First Prenatal Clinic, Creating A Hybrid Model Of Care For Pregnant Women
Today, the Brooklyn-based startup announced that it is opening its first prenatal clinic — a 2,000 square-foot facility in the New York borough that will be home to a full range of pregnancy care services. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Tags: Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: Tocilizumab for COVID-19, NICE (updated 24th February 2021)
Evidence summary updated at the request of NHS England because new evidence was identified: prepublication study results from the nationally prioritised platform study (Horby et al. 2021; the RECOVERY study), and a published randomised controlled trial (Veiga et al. 2021). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE approval of selective internal radiation therapy for advanced HCC
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE draft guidance recommends sapropterin for PKU in children
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE recommends Zolgensma for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.K.'s NICE recommends Sirtex's microsphere for liver cancer
The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) gave radiatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sirtex invests in BlackSwan Vascular Sirtex signs new executive VP of international sales Sirtex invests in Nanospectra Biosciences Sirtex hits milestone in China for yttrium-90 microspheres Sirtex debuts resin microspheres delivery system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hundreds of millions on the line if huge merger for Raleigh CRO falls through
Two huge contract research organizations — one based in Raleigh — could see hundreds of millions of dollars leave their coffers if respective boards and shareholders are not able to play nice. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Justin Trudeau says US leadership has been 'sorely missed' during first meeting with Biden
Canadian PM congratulates US president on rejoining Paris accord, saying ‘it’s nice when the Americans are not pulling out all the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments [NG161], NICE (updated 12th February 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cancer and make the best use of NHS resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for cancer treatment to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: : Sarilumab for COVID-19 [ES34] NICE (published 20th January 2021)
Preliminary evidence from the REMAP ‑CAP study has suggested that sarilumab is beneficial in adults with severe COVID‑19 who are critically ill and receiving respiratory or cardiovascular organ support in an intensive care setting. Sarilumab was given within about 24 hours of starting organ support.It is possible that any benefit from sarilumab is seen only in the most severely ill patients given sarilumab soon after organ support is started, when any developing organ dysfunction may be more reversible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reviewing our process for health technology evaluation
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has launched a public consultation on proposals for changes to the processes it uses to develop its guidance on medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and digital health technologies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Providing care near the end of life, yet still undervalued and underpaid
Care workers are among those continuing to keep the country running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicola Hollingsworth is one of the UK’s 1.6 million care workers. A support worker in Thanet, specialising in end-of-life care, Nicola spends her days visiting people’s homes and supporting them to live their final days with independence and dignity. “End of life care looks different for different people,” she explains. “Some people are already bed-bound by the time we get involved and some are still quite able. Part of the skill of the job is knowing how to constantly switch gears betwee...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 17, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News care work care worker social care Source Type: news

NICE recommends treatment options for severe pregnancy sickness
Nausea and vomiting, often referred to as morning sickness, is common in pregnancy. Close to 80% of pregnant women experience these symptoms, with most conditions improving or stopping completely by around 16 to 20 weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE updates COVID-19 rapid guideline on delivery of systemic anticancer treatments (NG161), following review of evidence of their effects on risk of severe illness or death [NG161], NICE (updated 12th February 2021)
New recommendations include the addition of Covid-19 vaccination status as a factor to be considered when assessing risk (recommendation 3.3) and the importance of reaching a shared decision on risks and benefits of treatment changes/breaks (recommendation 4.5). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news