Grieving parents want NHS doctors to routinely test for common bug that killed their 19-day-old baby
A couple from St Martin in Cornwall suffered every parent's worst nightmare last month when their newborn baby Ezrah became very poorly without warning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Sleep Becomes a Nightmare: My Struggle With Narcolepsy
Left untreated, narcolepsy can hold you back both socially and professionally, to say nothing of wreaking havoc on your mental health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid lockdown dreams reflected our claustrophobia and lack of control
From the scary to the truly weird, our nights were full of apt visions in the early days of the pandemic, a study at University College London foundCoronavirus – latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageTrapped inside a house, stuck inside a vehicle that wouldn ’t move, unable to complete seemingly simple tasks: this was the stuff that dreams were made on during lockdown, according to new research from University College London.Analysis of more than 850 dreams and nightmares submitted online to theLockdown Dreams Project between March 2020 and March 2021 shows people oftendreamed about having frustrating and re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Mental health Psychology Sleep Source Type: news

Out-of-touch chancellor is sacrificing public services for personal popularity
Responding to comments by the chancellor today (Thursday) that two years of public spending ‘discipline’ will be needed to deliver his 1% tax cut in 2024, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The chancellor’s mask has slipped. A tax cut two years away ​​won’t help anyone struggling to make ends meet now. ​But it will mean cutting back essential public services and the wages of the hard-working people delivering them ​taking a pummelling. “Healthcare assistants, teaching assistants and refuse collectors will ​suffer financial hardship and real pay cuts so Rishi Sunak can inc...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 24, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release cost of living public sector pay Source Type: news

Bereaved mothers warn of rare category of 'sudden death' that affects children - symptoms
EVERY parent's worst nightmare is losing a child. But what makes this already terrible notion even worse is losing a child suddenly and for no particular reason. This is exactly what happens to around 40 children between the ages of one and 18 in the UK every year. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood describes the condition where an individual's death remains unexplained, even after thorough investigation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep warning: The foods that could be ‘hampering’ your sleep - ‘avoid’ warns expert
IF YOUR bedtime routine feels more like a nightmare full of tossing and turning, it might come as a surprise but the reason behind sleepless nights could be your diet. Although the dinner menu after a long day at work can bring much needed comfort, there are some foods you are best to "avoid", says an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching War Unfold on Social Media Affects Your Mental Health
Kristina Shalashenko, a therapist who lives in Odessa, Ukraine, lives through a nightmare each day, wondering if or when Russia’s invasion will force her to flee her home. “It’s very scary. Everybody’s terrified and in shock,” she says through a translator. “The world [we’re] used to, it’s not there anymore.” Thousands of miles away, Kero Lubkova, who was born in Odessa and now lives in Colorado, spends their days checking news sites and social media for updates. Lubkova doesn’t do it because the updates may influence their next move, but because they “canno...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Government must row back from reckless ditching of Covid rules, say education unions  
Chaos will reign in schools and millions of hours of learning will be lost unless the government rows back from the reckless decision to scrap all remaining Covid safety rules in England, three education unions are warning today (Monday). UNISON, Unite and GMB, which represent school support staff, are urging the Prime Minister to think again and keep in place free testing and the requirement to self-isolate, as an absolute minimum. The three unions say the government’s failure to provide clear, detailed guidance risks a super spreader free-for-all in schools and other workplaces. Throughout the pandemic, the governmen...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Life after lockdown: how do we best recover from the pandemic?
Two years of Covid have wreaked havoc with the nation ’s mental health. What can be learned from the survivors of other traumas and is there a way of thinking ourselves to a happier, healthier place?It was October 2020 when I realised I was going to have to ask for help. I ’ve always been anxious, but thanks to the pandemic, I developed debilitating health anxiety. A dire winter was coming and any respite we’d had over the summer felt like it was slipping away. I couldn’t get to sleep and when I finally did, I had nightmares. My stomach churned and my hands shoo k so badly I had to give up caffeine. I developed a c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Seal Tags: Mental health Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Society Medical research Source Type: news

11 Reasons for Nightmares and How to Deal With Them
Title: 11 Reasons for Nightmares and How to Deal With ThemCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - January 10, 2022 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

How to sleep: How to overcome the nightmare of a noisy environment keeping you awake
TOSSING and turning as the clock keeps on ticking by can drive anybody a bit bonkers. Wasting the twilight hours can be even more unnerving when you know you have to get up early in the morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The fears of five-year-olds: how young children cope with Covid anxiety
Older children had exams cancelled and their futures thrown into doubt. But what has been the toll on primary pupils who began school during the pandemic?Let me introduce you to a little girl called Miriam. She ’s five years old and attends a primary school in north-east London. The adults who know her describe her as a confident, outgoing child. “She has a hugely adventurous spirit; she wants to try everything,” said one. But the pandemic that continues to spread fear and uncertainty across all our lives has made her scared of the world around her.Getting to sleep is difficult for Miriam because she has nightmares. ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sally Weale Tags: Children Mental health Psychology Education Society Coronavirus Source Type: news

How to sleep: The drink triggering nightmares and severe breathing issues - expert advice
THE IMPORTANCE of good sleep for wellbeing cannot be overstated, yet shut-eye often evades those who need it the most. The connection between food intake and sleep is well established. But there is evidence that some drinks, too, could cause severe disturbances by triggering nightmares and breathing issues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can lucid dreaming help us understand consciousness?
The ability to control our dreams is a skill that more of us are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. But if taken seriously, scientists believe it could unlock new secrets of the mindMichelle Carr is frequently plagued by tidal waves in her dreams. What should be a terrifying nightmare, however, can quickly turn into a whimsical adventure – thanks to her ability to control her dreams. She can transform herself into a dolphin and swim into the water. Once, she transformed the wave itself, turning it into a giant snail with a huge shell. “It came right up to me – it was a really beautiful moment.”There ’s a thri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Robson Tags: Consciousness Science Neuroscience Sleep Source Type: news

Hiding from danger, not from fear: lockdown as a risk factor of probable PTSD among civilians after Strasbourg Christmas market terror attack - Mengin AC, Rolling JM, Palacio C, Mastelli D, Berna F, Schroder CM, Vidailhet P.
On December 11, 2018, five people were killed and 11 injured during a terrorist attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market. As the attacker was on the run during the night, part of the population was locked down for several hours. Our study aimed at assessing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news