Nigeria: Nigerian Physiotherapist Offers Free Virtual On-Call Service
[This Day] A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist, Prof. Efe Useh, has announced plans to provide virtual on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prehab is the new rehab!  Why getting fit before an operation could speed-up your recovery
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is calling for prehabilitation to become routine in NHS hospitals. The 12-week programme includes physiotherapy and help to quit smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Christian Osadnik wins Monash University 2018 Faculty Early Career Research prize for Cochrane Review
RecentlyDr. Christian Osadnik from the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care won the Monash University Jenny Keating Early Career Researcher Publication Prize for Nursing and Allied Health. It was presented by Professor Ross Coppell,  Deputy Dean and Director of Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in recognition of Dr. Osadnik’s work on the Cochrane Review, ‘Non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbation of chronic ob structive pulmonary disease’. Dr. Osadnik is ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Back pain: Who should you see to help with pain in back and lower back pain?
BACK PAIN is a very common problem, which many people experience at some point in their lives. But treatment options can be confusing - how do you know if you should see a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: The best medical professionals to help with pain in back and lower back pain
BACK PAIN is a very common problem, which many people experience at some point in their lives. But treatment options can be confusing - how do you know if you should see a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of a vestibular physiotherapy protocol on adults with intellectual disability in the prevention of falls: A multi-centre clinical trial - Cort és-Amador S, Carrasco JJ, Sempere-Rubio N, Igual-Camacho C, Villaplana-Torres LA, Pérez-Alenda S.
BACKGROUND: Balance alterations are one of the main problems in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), increasing their risk of falls and impacting their life. AIMS: To describe a vestibular rehabilitation programme (VRP) and evaluate its effects on t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast
Four people with paraplegia were recently implanted with electrodes in their lower backs. They all regained movement below their injuries, and two walked again. This weekNicola Davis investigates this technique – epidural stimulation – and other approaches for treating spinal cord injuriesJeff Marquis was spending his day off work on his bike on a mountain trail in Montana. After he landed a jump badly, he realised he could no longer move his legs. He was eventually diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, and doctors told him that he would never walk again.Fast-forward to 2018, and Marquis is now taking steps for ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Geoff Marsh Tags: Science Medicine Stem cells Medical research Biology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Chantal Dumoulin andLicia P Cacciari fromCochrane Incontinence  wanted to find out if pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) helps women with urinary incontinence problems. They did this by comparing the effects of this training with no treatment, or with any inactive treatment (for example, advice on management with pads). We asked Chantal and Lucia questions a bout this recentCochrane Review.1.Please can you describe yourself and your Cochrane Group?Since 2012 I have held a Canada Research Chair in Urogyneacoogical health and Aging. Our research program's overarching goal is toImprove continence care in older Canadian ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria:Physiotherapists Make Case for Children With Special Needs
[Leadership] Some physiotherapists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on governments, at all levels, to assist in training and rehabilitation of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, as part of this year's World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day celebration, an occupational physiotherapist, Agbapuonwu Vivian, frowned that Nigeria government is not doing anything at the moment to assist in the training of children affected by cerebral (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effects of 12-month home-based physiotherapy on duration of living at home and functional capacity among older persons with signs of frailty or with a recent hip fracture - protocol of a randomized controlled trial (HIPFRA study) - Soukkio P, Suikkanen S, K ääriä S, Kautiainen H, Sipilä S, Kukkonen-Harjula K, Hupli M.
BACKGROUND: Health concerns, such as frailty and osteoporotic fractures decrease functional capacity and increase use of health and social care services in the aging population. The ability to continue living at home is dependent on functional capacity, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Knowledge about risk factors for falls and practice about fall prevention in older adults among physiotherapists in Nigeria - Kalu ME, Vlachantoni A, Norman KE.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Falling is a major health concern that has contributed significantly to older people's injury and loss of life worldwide, warranting the development of fall-prevention strategies, the success of which has been attributed to the le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Video game exercises ‘can help treat chronic lower back pain’
Home video-game exercises can reduce chronic lower back pain in older people by a level comparable to benefits gained under programmes supervised by a physiotherapist, a study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Look where I am now': Broncos bus crash survivor Straschnitzki on his push for independence
On the eve of the team's home opener, Ryan Straschnitzki is working hard in physiotherapy to adapt to the paralysis he suffered in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, saying he's determined to do things for himself. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts
July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was introduced. A lot has already been published about the impact on individuals but in this piece we’re going to look at the structure as a whole and how it benefits staff at different stages of their career. Beginnings, journeys and destinations To understand the changes we need to look at the old structure and why trade unions wanted to change it. It is over 13 years since Agenda for Change was introduced. It intro...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data agenda for change health NHS England nhs pay Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals
How effective are interventions designed to reduce falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals?Falls by older people in care facilities, such as nursing homes, and hospitals are common events that may cause further loss of independence, injuries, and sometimes death as a result of injury. Effective interventions to prevent falls are therefore important.Many types of interventions are in use. These include:exercisemedication interventions that include vitamin D supplementationmedication review of the drugs that people are takingenvironment or assistive technologies including bed or chair alarms or the use of spec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

A comparative survey of Nigerian physiotherapists' familiarity with, knowledge of and utilisation of standard outcome measures: 10 years after initial survey - Odole AC, Oyewole OO, Akinpelu AO.
BACKGROUND: The need for physiotherapists to use standardised outcome measures (SOMs) is recognised and recommended in clinical practice guidelines in many countries. AIM: To evaluate changes in physiotherapy practice in Nigeria on the utilisation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physiotherapy for injured workers in Canada: are insurers' and clinics' policies threatening good quality and equity of care? Results of a qualitative study - Hudon A, Hunt M, Ehrmann Feldman D.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, significant efforts have been made to improve the provision of care for compensated injured workers internationally. However, despite increasing efforts at implementing best practices in this field, some studies show that polic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Botswana:Lack of Physiotherapist Costs Team Medal
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The importance of physiotherapists in sport cannot be overemphasised, and www.focusphysiotherapy.com, says "they can bring dynamics to the warming up, conditioning, muscle activation as well as the recovery of players." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Timing of physiotherapy following fragility hip fracture: delays cost lives - Frenkel Rutenberg T, Vitenberg M, Haviv B, Velkes S.
This study aims to assess whether postponing initiation of PT effects patients' ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Physio-Control wins FDA PMA for Lifepak defibs
Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Physio-Control business said today it won FDA premarket approval for the continued marketing and distribution of its Lifepak professional defibrillators in the US. The clearance includes its Lifepak 1000, refurbished Lifepak 20 defibrillator and monitor, Lifepak 20e defibrillator and monitor and the Lifepak 15 defibrillator and monitor, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. “Physio-Control is excited to have reached this major milestone with our complete portfolio of devices in both the professional and public safety markets. This is the culmination of several years of significant work, su...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance physiocontrol Stryker Source Type: news

Effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review - Elnahhas AM, Elshennawy S, Aly MG.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of backward gait training on balance, gross motor function, and gait parameters in children with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Science Direct, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New possibilities for using ozonized erythrocyte mass explored by UNN scientists
(Lobachevsky University) Lobachevsky University (UNN) researchers focused their attention on ozone therapy as a medical technology that can be successfully applied in the field of physiotherapy of pathological conditions accompanied by tissue hypoxia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research into physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions
This review includes 30 physiotherapy-related published studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which have made a difference to musculoskeletal health and care. It highlights evidence on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, restoring musculoskeletal health and maintaining musculoskeletal wellbeing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

Better orgasms and no leaks
Physiotherapist and stand-up comedian Elaine teaches women how to sort out their pelvic floors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews June 2018
Improved Automated CPR For more than 15 years, LUCAS has automated CPR compressions and provided consistent rate, depth and release. The upgrades in version 3.1 of Stryker’s LUCAS chest compression system allow you to adjust setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi connectivity with a LIFENET system. Users can set up device readiness notifications, modify setup options and transmit device reports wirelessly. Adjustable parameters include compression rate (between 102 and 120 compressions per minute...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy
(University of Warwick) As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.The team led by the University of Warwick has analysed two treatments for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome which refers to a problem with the hip's ball and socket joint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Injured Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki off to U.S. for 'just better' spinal rehab
Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical flight Wednesday for Philadelphia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist
The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on walking and balance function after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Li Y, Fan J, Yang J, He C, Li S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on walking and balance function in patients with stroke. DESIGN: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and the Physiotherapy Evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the family doctor? Only half of us now see the same GP each time
ONE of the privileges of the very privileged is how often they can use the word "my". Ideally there is no provider of life's services for which they don't have a "my" - my solicitor, my architect, my physio, my banker, my psychotherapist, my chef, my personal shopper, my nutritionist, my personal trainer and, oh, most important of all, "my doctor". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain
For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anatomical distribution of musculoskeletal disorders following a road traffic collision in litigants presenting to physiotherapists within a private-clinic in North-East England - Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R, Stuart S.
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common following a road traffic collision (RTC) in England. Establishing the anatomical distribution of MSDs following RTC that present to physiotherapists may improve understanding and clinical practice. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sword Health lands $4.6M for digital physical therapy
Digital physiotherapy company Sword Health has brought in $4.6 million in a seed funding round led by Green Innovation, Vesalius Biocapital III, and other unnamed US and European investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Changing pain cognition and confronting movements patients fear bested standard physiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Five years post Nirbhaya: critical insights into the status of response to sexual assault - Bandewar SV, Pitre A, Lingam L.
It is five years since the fatal gang rape of Jyothi Singh (Nirbhaya), a physiotherapy student, on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, the capital of India. The legal and policy reforms triggered by the Nirbhaya case will remain a watershed moment in the hist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Kent physiotherapist contributes to guidelines for knee cartilage treatment
(University of Kent) A Kent physiotherapist contributes to international guidelines for knee cartilage treatment.Thousands of people worldwide with knee cartilage problems are expected to benefit from updated international guidelines on how to manage the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol research with transgender populations: a systematic review and recommendations to strengthen future studies - Gilbert PA, Pass LE, Keuroghlian AS, Greenfield TK, Reisner SL.
BACKGROUND: There is a recent and growing research literature on alcohol use and related harms among transgender and other gender minority populations; however, current definitions and measures of hazardous drinking do not consider the complexity of physio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Occupational hand injuries: a current review of the prevalence and proposed prevention strategies for physical therapists and similar healthcare professionals - Gyer G, Michael J, Inklebarger J.
Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Women Who Are in Shape Are 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia
Many factors contribute to dementia — some of which are within your control, and others that are not. In the latest study published in Neurology, researchers focused on one thing that people may be able to do to lower their risk of developing dementia later in life: staying fit. In the study, which involved nearly 1,500 women in Sweden who provided information on their physical activity levels and took cognitive tests for up to 44 years, scientists found that women with higher fitness levels were 88% less likely to develop dementia compared to women with average fitness. Women with lower fitness had a 41% higher risk...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news