Varian to acquire cancer treatment provider
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems said it has entered into a definitive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian completes ProBeam cyclotron install in Singapore Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium Varian installs cyclotron for 1st ProBeam in China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young
Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid crisis spreads beyond Canada and U.S. to Europe, OECD says
Deaths linked to opioid also rising sharply in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and England and Wales. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Association of household income with life expectancy and cause-specific mortality in Norway, 2005-2015 - Kinge JM, Modalsli JH, Øverland S, Gjessing HK, Tollånes MC, Knudsen AK, Skirbekk V, Strand BH, Håberg SE, Vollset SE.
IMPORTANCE: Examining causes of death and making comparisons across countries may increase understanding of the income-related differences in life expectancy. OBJECTIVES: To describe income-related differences in life expectancy and causes of death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public employees in South-Western Norway using an e-bike or a regular bike for commuting - a cross-sectional comparison on sociodemographic factors, commuting frequency and commuting distance - Jahre AB, Bere E, Nordengen S, Solbraa A, Andersen LB, Riiser A, Bj ørnarå HB.
Large-scale analyses on the travel behavior of e-bikes are scarce, and current knowledge regarding who the e-bike owners are is inconsistent. Also, commuters represent a relevant user group with an unexploited potential. Therefore, the purpose of the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Passion trumps love for sex in relationships
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) When women distinguish between sex and the relational and emotional aspects of a relationship, this determines how often couples in long-term relationships have sex. Passion plays a significant role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden celebrates its 2nd anniversary
Cochrane Sweden is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. The Centre was established on the 16th May 2017 and is located in the city of Lund. It is affiliated with the Department of Research& Development / Section for HTA Analysis, Sk åne University Hospital, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and with the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen led by Karsten Juhl Jørgensen.Over the last two years, Cochrane Sweden has been busy promoting-evidence based decision making in healthcare in Sweden. Some accomplishments, so far, have been providing learning tools on how to conduct, edit an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

An analysis of factors influencing accidents on road bridges in Norway - Elvik R, Sagberg F, Langeland PA.
Factors explaining systematic variation in the number of injury accidents on road bridges in Norway during 2010-2016 have been identified by means of negative binomial regression models. A total of 6824 bridges recording in total 1368 accidents were includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Increased risk of fatal paediatric injuries in rural Northern Norway - Holter JA, Wisborg T.
BACKGROUND: Finnmark, Northern Norway, had a mortality rate for paediatric injury in 1998-2007 that was more than twice the national average. We investigated whether this rate had decreased in 2008-2015 after improvements in emergency care. We also compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The rich are outliving the poor in both Norway and USA
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Inequalities in life expectancy by income in Norway were substantial, and increased between 2005 and 2015, according to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in collaboration with the Institute For Health Metrics And Evaluation (IHME). Although considerable differences in life expectancy by income levels were found in both Norway and the USA, the shape of the association differed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Farage calls for private health firms to 'relieve burden on NHS'
Brexit party leader also defends anti-immigrant posters and says UK should limit efforts to curb global warmingNigel Farage has said private health firms should “relieve the burden” of the NHS, that the UK should limit efforts to curb global warming, and defended anti-immigrant posters, as the rapid rise of his Brexit party led to his personal beliefs placed under scrutiny.In an often testy BBC interview, Farage also justified his decision to shift from praising Norway-type deals before the Brexit referendum to advocating a no-deal departure, saying this was needed because Theresa May had botched the process.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker Political correspondent Tags: Nigel Farage NHS Health Politics Society UK news Brexit Immigration and asylum European Union Climate change Science Source Type: news

Danger- and non-danger-based stressors and their relations to posttraumatic deprecation or growth in Norwegian veterans deployed to Afghanistan - Nordstrand AE, B øe HJ, Holen A, Reichelt JG, Gjerstad CL, Hjemdal O.
This study aimed to explore how exposure to danger-based and non-danger-based stressors may influence personal changes in veterans (N =  4053) after deployment to Afghanistan. Method: Twelve war zone related traumatic events... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoke, Drink and Eat What You Want, Norway ’ s Public Health Minister Says
The new minister, from a right-wing, anti-immigration party, told an interviewer that people knew what was healthy and she would not be the “ moral police. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: Norway Smoking and Tobacco Diet and Nutrition Meat Medicine and Health Cancer Source Type: news

Testing unmanned aircraft for roadside snow avalanche monitoring - McCormack E, Vaa T.
An important part of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's (NPRA's) mission is to monitor and react to snow avalanche hazards in steep areas above their roads. Small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are increasing capable and commercially available. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Varian buys CyberHeart, wins Norwegian ProBeam contract
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has purchased the privately held...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian brings Bravos afterloader to Africa Varian launches adaptive therapy research consortium Qfix validates couch top on Varian radiotherapy systems Varian installs cyclotron for 1st ProBeam in China Varian opens South Africa office (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Africa: World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world's poorest women, children and adolescents
[World Bank] Washington, DC -- Ten new investors--Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Qatar and an anonymous donor--have joined since the launch of the Global Financing Facility replenishment. They join existing funders the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, MSD for Mothers, Norway, and the United Kingdom to fund the GFF to improve the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents. - US$1 billion pledged to the GFF T (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norway's health minister says people should be allowed to smoke and drink 'as much as they want'
Sylvi Listhaug, who was also elected first vice-chair of Norway's right-wing Progress Party, claims she does not want to take up the role of the 'moral police', adding people 'know what healthy is'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of transport priorities, transport attitudes and situational factors for sustainable transport mode use in wintertime - Egset KS, Nordfj ærn T.
The aim of this study was to investigate transport priorities as a predictor over and above transport attitudes and situational factors, for the use of active and public transport (PT) to and from university among Norwegian university students in wintertim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Self-reported deterrence effects of the Norwegian driver's licence penalty point system - Sagberg F, Sundf ør HB.
Norway's penalty point system implies that traffic infractions are penalised with two or three points for full-licence drivers and four or six points for probationary-licence drivers, and when a total of eight points is reached within a three-year period t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender differences in acute recreational drug toxicity: a case series from Oslo, Norway - Syse VL, Brekke M, Grimsrud MM, Persett PS, Heyerdahl F, Hovda KE, Vallersnes OM.
We describe female and male patients treated for acute recreational drug toxicity, and look for gender differences in clinical state, treatment, and toxic agents t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast
Wildlife recordist Chris Watson is joined by award-winning sound artist Jana Winderen on a voyage around Norway ’s Austevoll islands, aboard a research vessel recording the grunting of spawning codContrary to popular belief, or the writings of Jacques Cousteau, life under the ocean surface is not a silent world but in fact a dense and rich sonic environment where sound plays a fundamental role to all known life.In episode two, the pioneering nature sound recordistChris Watson and sound artistJana Winderen meet a team from Norway ’sInstitute of Marine Research and climb aboard a research vessel setting sail arou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chris Watson, David Waters, Pascal Wyse, Shanida Scotland, Katherine Godfrey and Tracy McVeigh Tags: Oceans Science Pollution Environment Marine life Wildlife Source Type: news

Why are Norwegians so happy? In a word: 'koselig'
Go to your happy place. Go on, close your eyes and picture it. Take a deep breath and hold it in your mind's eye for a long, joyful moment. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persons injured in the 2011 terror attacks in Norway - relationship between post-traumatic stress symptoms, emotional distress, fatigue, sleep, and pain outcomes, and medical and psychosocial factors - L øvstad M, Månum G, Wisløff-Aase K, Hafstad GS, Ræder J, Larsen I, Stanghelle JK, Schanke AK.
PURPOSE: The main aim was to assess long-term post-traumatic stress symptoms, emotional distress, fatigue, sleep disturbances and pain in individuals hospitalized with physical injuries after two terror attacks in Oslo in 2011, approximately three years af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The higher a person's BMI, the greater the chance of getting psoriasis. But researchers are still uncertain as to why. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Girls More Socially Affected Than Boys By Time Spent Gaming
BOSTON (CBS) – The effect of video games on social development in children may depend on their gender. A new study out of Norway finds that time spent gaming may have more of a detrimental effect on girls than boys. Researchers followed more than 870 kids from age 6 to age 12. They found that while gaming did not appear to harm the social skills of boys, 10-year-old girls who spent more time gaming had weaker social skills and were less likely to make friends two years later than girls who spent less time gaming. For many boys, playing video games is an integral part of how they socialize with one another. But fewer ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Video Games Source Type: news

Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Under a two-year pilot agreement, articles published by Norwegian academics will be free to read in almost all of the publisher's journals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 24, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Establishing a national police emergency response center: how urgency led to delay - Tom C, L ægreid P, Rykkja LH.
This article describes and analyzes the decision-making process related to the establishment of Norway's National Police Emergency Response Center (NPERC). Following the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks, Norway's Inquiry Commission recommended the establish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Video Games Don't Hamper Boys' Social Skills, Study Finds
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- Does playing a lot of video games really jeopardize a boy's ability to make and keep friends? Maybe not, reports a team of Norwegian and American researchers. Investigators spent six years tracking the gaming habits and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boys can play video games without suffering harm - but girls can't
Experts from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology studied more than 870 youngsters aged six to 12, as well as their parents and teachers, to make the finding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Playing video games generally not harmful to boys' social development
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study conducted in Norway looked at how playing video games affects the social skills of 6- to 12-year-olds. It found that playing the games affected youth differently by age and gender, but that generally speaking, gaming was not associated with social development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with alcohol consumption and prescribed drugs with addiction potential among older women and men - the Nord-Tr øndelag health study (HUNT2 and HUNT3), Norway, a population-based longitudinal study - Tevik K, Selbæk G, Engedal K, Seim A, Krokstad S, Helvik AS.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about factors associated with alcohol consumption and use of drugs with addiction potential in older adults. The aim of this study was to explore the association between socio-demographic variables, physical and mental health an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mortality in older adults with frequent alcohol consumption and use of drugs with addiction potential - the Nord Tr øndelag Health Study 2006-2008 (HUNT3), Norway, a population-based study - Tevik K, Selbæk G, Engedal K, Seim A, Krokstad S, Helvik AS.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether frequent drinking, use of drugs with addiction potential and the possible combination of frequent drinking and use of prescribed drugs with addiction potential were associated with all-cause mort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

How anchoring a ship to an ice floe will help fight climate change
Mosaic, a year-long Arctic mission aims to answer fundamental questions about global warmingIn September, the giant German polar research vessel Polarstern will set off from Troms ø in Norway on a remarkable voyage. It will sail across the Arctic Ocean and after a few weeks reach a point off the Siberian coast, around 85 deg N 120 deg E, where it will attach itself to the biggest, strongest-looking ice floe its crew can find. And then, for the next year, the Polarstern will remain moored to this giant slab of frozen water as it slides, with other polar pack ice, round the Arctic Ocean.For a year, teams of researcher...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Climate change Arctic Science Environment World news Source Type: news

Chronic pain among the hospitalized patients after the 22 July 2011 terror attacks in Oslo and at Ut øya Island - Wisløff-Aase K, Raeder J, Månum G, Løvstad M, Schanke AK, Dyb G, Ekeberg Ø, Stanghelle JK.
In this study, we have investigated the occurrence of chronic pain, the severity and consequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Men sometimes act less interested in sex -- in order to get it
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) In a new study, women said they acted a little more interested in sex than they really were. Men are the ones who apparently play cool most often. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika Virus Transmission Worldwide
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/9/2019. This 21-page rapid risk assessment addresses the evolution of the Zika virus disease epidemic since 2016. It was triggered by the recent update of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus, recent identification of three Zika travel-associated cases in travelers from Denmark and Norway returning from Thailand, and case of sexual transmission from one returning traveler. The report assesses the risk for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) travelers, risk...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of prescription medication prior to suicide in Norway - Reneflot A, Kaspersen SL, Hauge LJ, Kalseth J.
BACKGROUND: The use of psychotropic medications in relation to mental disorders is considered central to preventing suicide. However, few studies have addressed prescription patterns at different time points within the last year prior to suicide and compar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Teacher authority in long-lasting cases of bullying: a qualitative study from Norway and Ireland - Sjurs ø IR, Fandrem H, Norman JO, Roland E.
A growing body of research shows a correlation between an authoritative school climate and lower levels of bullying. One objective of this study is to conceptualize authoritative intervention in bullying cases. A second goal is to explore whether, and how,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Any Brexit deal should be put to the country
Commenting on the meeting today (Wednesday) between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May should have been reaching out across Westminster to find a Brexit solution a long time ago, not just at the tail end of her premiership when she’s little else to lose. “With just nine days to go every effort must be made to avoid a catastrophic no-deal Brexit and protect public services, jobs, wages, the economy and peace in Northern Ireland. “A general election is our preferred option, but until that time, the so-called Norway+ plan, allowin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis government Source Type: news

A Mysterious, Paralyzing Illness in Kids Is Worrying U.S. Health Officials: New Report
(NEW YORK) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed to find a cause. Doctors worried he was about to lose the ability to breathe. “It’s devastating,” said his father, Jeremy Wilcox, of Herndon, Virginia. “Your healthy child can catch a cold — and then become paralyzed.” Joey, who survived but still suffers some of the effects, was one of 228...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized illness medical onetime Source Type: news

Differences in intimate partner homicides perpetrated by men and women: evidence from a Norwegian National 22-year cohort - Vatnar SKB, Friestad C, Bj ørkly S.
Most of our knowledge about intimate partner homicide (IPH) is based on studies of men, as they outnumber women as perpetrators. From a total cohort of IPHs in Norway from 1990 to 2012 (N = 177), we investigated differences between male (n = 157) and femal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Imminent Cholera Outbreak Looms in North-East - Group Warns
[Vanguard] Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, has raised the alarm over the overcrowded displacement camps coupled with a lack of basic sanitation facilities and hygiene in the North East of the country, warning that the condition will cause another cholera outbreak if action is not taken now to prevent it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
A group of scientists in northern Norway are using the technique to measure biodiversity's response to past and present climate change. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Liquefied natural gas as a new hazard; learning processes in Norwegian fire brigades - Metallinou MM.
The innovation and utilization of new products leads to technological changes in contemporary societies and a need for the Fire Brigades (FBs) to update their expertise regarding the challenges these new products may represent. The present study examines l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Norway's Kon-Tiki museum to return thousands of Easter Island artefacts
Explorer Thor Heyerdahl collected many items in his effort to prove South American migration theoryNorway has agreed to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s.An agreement was signed by representatives of Oslo ’s Kon-Tiki Museum and officials of Chile’s culture ministry at a ceremony in Santiago as part of a state visit by Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Agence France Presse Tags: Chile Norway Anthropology Americas Europe World news Science Museums Culture Source Type: news

Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
(Uppsala University) There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population -- a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated from the Nordic region or adjacent parts of Northern Europe, new genetic research from Uppsala University shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How do species adapt to their surroundings?
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Several fish species can change sex as needed. Other species adapt to their surroundings by living long lives -- or by living shorter lives and having lots of offspring. The greater the ability of an average individual to change, the longer that individual will live, researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

David Attenborough Isn ’t Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He’s Not Giving Up Trying
It’s the voice you notice first. In person, David Attenborough speaks in the same awestruck hush he has used in dozens of nature documentaries, a crisp half whisper that is often mimicked but seldom matched. Ninety-two years of use may have softened its edges, but still it carries the command of authority. Sitting in his home in the Richmond neighborhood of west London for one in a series of conversations, I feel compelled to drink a second cup of tea when he offers. It somehow seems wrong to say no. In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty. Over decades–first ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Change the record, not just the DJ
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s address to the 1922 Committee, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May can leave Downing Street, but the country won’t notice a difference while the Conservative Party remains in power. “The UK doesn’t need to change the DJ, it needs to change the record. The people must now be given a say on who runs the country in a general election. “In the meantime, MPs must find a way to protect jobs, wages, public services, rights at work and peace in Northern Ireland. Theresa May’s flawed deal fails all these vital tests. “A...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 28, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis government theresa may UNISON Source Type: news

Cruise Passengers Recall Helicopter Rescues
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a dream pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland when the luxury cruise quickly turned into a nightmare. The Viking Sky was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew, going from Norway's Arctic north to the southern city of Stavanger when it had engine trouble along Norway's rough, frigid western coast. Struggling in heavy seas to avoid being dashed on the rocky coast, th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news