Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Gene Mutations
And not only does her DNA allow Jo Cameron, a former school teacher from Scotland, to avoid physical pain, it also keeps her largely anxiety-free, too. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who feels no pain has genetic mutation, scientists discover
A 71-year-old Scottish woman has a rare genetic mutation that means she feels less pain, heals faster and experiences less anxiety than most people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

At 71, She ’ s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.
Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Anxiety and Stress University College London Scotland Jo Cameron The British Journal of Anaesthesia Source Type: news

Scottish man could only speak MALAY for a day when he woke from a coma
Fraser, now 60, from Edinburgh, spoke Malay and Chinese as a child due to growing up in Borneo because of his civil engineer father's line of work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who feels no pain could help scientists develop new painkillers
Jo Cameron, a 71-year-old Scottish woman, has never needed to take painkillers after seeing the dentist and can eat spicy Scotch Bonnet chillies without any discomfort. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Age 71, She Has Never Felt Pain or Anxiety
Scientists discovered a previously unidentified genetic mutation in a Scottish woman. They hope it could lead to the development of new pain treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Genetics and Heredity Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Anxiety and Stress University College London Scotland Jo Cameron The British Journal of Anaesthesia Source Type: news

How a Scottish Woman Endured Burns, Broken Bones, Childbirth and Surgeries Without Ever Feeling Pain
A newly discovered genetic mutation caused a Scottish woman to endure cuts, burns, broken bones, childbirth and surgery without feeling any pain, according to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. About five years ago, Joanne Cameron, now 71, had what should have been a painful hand surgery at Scotland’s Raigmore Hospital, says Dr. Devjit Srivastava, a consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine at the hospital. “She mentioned that she does not feel pain and she did not need any anesthesia, which was not a usual day in the office for me,” Srivastava tells TIME. “I disregarded ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

Woman Feels No Pain, Thanks to Her Genes
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- Jo Cameron, 71, has lived a life without pain. The Scottish woman has experienced childbirth, broken limbs, cuts, burns and surgeries with little or no discomfort. She's leaned on her own hot stove and not realized... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CQC raises concerns over independent slimming clinics and doctors
Inspectors say just under half of those inspected were not providing safe care Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Government moves to cap rising clinical negligence costs Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Obesity top public health priority NHS says social media firms should ban celebrity health product ads (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nationalised drug companies could tackle antibiotic resistance
Influential economist says he is 'shocked' by pharmaceutical industry's lack of investment Related items fromOnMedica Drugmakers 'on track' to produce swine flu vaccine Scottish Bill passed to protect public from contamination Doctors move clinics to carparks in wake of measles Doctors promise 'flu vaccine is on its way' Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk
They say a bottle of wine a week raises cancer risk equal to 10 cigarettes a week Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Global cancer burden set to soar Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Scotland launches its ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows
NHS faces a staff retention crisis, warns Labour Party Related items fromOnMedica Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland Doctors believe patient care has worsened Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Ageing medical workforce - a growing trend (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Good nurse leadership linked to safer outcomes
Patient harm associated with understaffing Related items fromOnMedica Patient care at risk due to understaffing Healthcare should be made a ‘safety critical industry’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient care at risk due to understaffing
Nine out of 10 nurses are worried Related items fromOnMedica Good nurse leadership linked to safer outcomes Healthcare should be made a ‘safety critical industry’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Child mental health linked to families who struggle
Parental mental health a risk factor for children Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland urged to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2030
A charity says a drug and other advances mean Scotland is at a point where new HIV transmissions are preventable. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much sitting time linked to thousands of deaths
Sedentary behaviour costs NHS £0.7 billion a year Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland publishes Maternity Care statistics
Most women rated their care positively Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Has austerity reversed decline in infant mortality? Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former nurse to lead Scottish health and social care partnership
A former nurse who specialised in treating people with alcohol and drug addictions has been given a key leadership appointment by a scheme to integrate health and social care. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

3D imaging detects foetal abnormalities before birth
Scientists say new detectors can be used by any hospital Related items fromOnMedica Child heart health may be determined by size of fetus in early pregnancy Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Link found between birth size and heart function Scotland launches worldwide search for radiologists Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Disaggregating violence: understanding the decline - Skott S.
This study therefore aims to identify subtypes of violence in Scotland, where violence levels have decrease... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Medicinal Cannabis Pharmacy Alert
Change in legislation from 1st November 2018 widens access to cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans in England, Scotland and Wales. We have summarised the existing guidance relating to c (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Review included countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

The woman who can SMELL Parkinson's
Joy Milne (pictured), of Perth, Scotland, discovered she can smell Parkinson's when she noticed a change in her late husband Les's scent a decade before he was diagnosed in 1985. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish university launches 'men are nurses too' campaign
Nursing lecturers in Scotland have embarked on a new campaign to get more men to consider a career as a nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lanarkshire college earns living wage accreditation
New College Lanarkshire has officially been named an accredited living wage employer by Living Wage Scotland. Last week’s announcement means that everyone working at the college – regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff – receive a minimum hourly wage of £9. This rate is significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over-25s of £7.83 per hour introduced in April 2018 and calculated by the Living Wage Foundation to more realistically reflect the cost of living. UNISON reps at the college, Moira Jarvie and Collette Bradley, told the Daily Record: &ld...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education living wage Source Type: news

Podcast: Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more." A ‘scale and polish’, or ‘professional mechanical plaque removal’, is done with specially designed dental instruments or ultrasonic scalers, followed by polishing with special pastes. It’s intended as a supplementary form of plaque rem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban
Government consultation sets out plans to ban unhealthy food advertising before 9pm Related items fromOnMedica Childhood obesity plan Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department: an investigation of current practice in scotland - McClatchey K, Murray J, Chouliara Z, Rowat A, Hauge SR.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding their death. The aim of this study was to investigate current suicide risk assessme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Teenager gets a kidney transplant from his MOTHER after 'waiting since he was five weeks old'
Stephen Gallacher, 15, who has been ill since birth, was the 100th person in Scotland to have a living donor transplant from his mother, Cheryl. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environment Agency staff vote on strike action over pay
The threat of industrial action is looming at the Environment Agency after it decided to force a below inflation pay rise on its 10,000 staff earlier this year, says UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON is asking Environment Agency staff whether they would be prepared take industrial action to try to win a better wage rise than the 1.3% that’s been imposed on them. Since 2010 staff have faced a 20% real-terms pay cut. UNISON says staff working for the agency are understandably angry, especially as the increase is way below that given to other public sector workers. For example, colleagues doing the same job at the Sc...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 14, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release andrew dobbie environment agency Industrial action pay Source Type: news

Blog: Why we ’ re balloting Environment Agency members on industrial action
In all of our communities, UNISON members work tirelessly to provide public services. Often unseen, it’s our people who keep our country going. That’s certainly the case for the vital workers in the Environment Agency. They have the vital roles of protecting towns and villages up and down the country from flooding, and preventing environmental pollution. Yet since 2010, they’ve faced 20% real terms pay cuts as a result of the government’s disastrous pay policy – similar to so many others across the public sector. Now, despite lofty claims from the government that “austerity is over&rdquo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 14, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News environment agency Source Type: news

UK nurses unite over 'punishing' pay deal in Northern Ireland
Nurses from England, Wales and Scotland are standing up in “solidarity” with their colleagues in Northern Ireland as tensions rise over pay.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Predicted life expectancy falls by around six months in a year
Pension industries ’ briefing paper describes fall as a 'trend rather than a blip' Related items fromOnMedica Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Seaside towns top heroin deaths league table for England and Wales Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Experts warn of growing nutrition and hunger problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call for specialist mental health midwives in every Scottish board
Specialist perinatal mental health midwives should be appointed across all health boards in Scotland to help “improve the situation” for other maternity staff who are forced to provide mental health support without the right education, according to a union chief.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

British public's satisfaction with the NHS falls to just 53% - the lowest level since 2007
The survey, which polled almost 3,000 people in England, Wales and Scotland, showed difficulties in accessing GP or hospital appointments topped the list of concerns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes, study suggests
A third of people put on low-calorie diet in trial stayed in remission after two yearsA third of people who went on a low-calorie diet to lose substantial amounts of weight reversed their type 2 diabetes and were still in remission two years later, a study on the long-term implications has found.The number of people with type 2 diabetes has been soaring on the back of the obesity epidemic sweeping the world. Two-thirds of adults in the UK are now overweight or obese.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Diabetes Health Obesity Society UK news Scotland Science Source Type: news

Better support and development for SAS doctors
Proper support and development of SAS will also have benefits for patient safety and employers Related items fromOnMedica GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly nine in 10 tooth extractions are for decay in 0-5s
Royal Colleges demand national and local action to tackle postcode lottery in children ’s oral health Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Texting can improve flu jab uptake NHS investment in child health will reap rewards (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish nurse workforce hits record high – but so do vacancies
Nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland have reached a record high despite more staff then ever before being in post, latest figures reveal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Forced marriage, coercive control, and conducive contexts: the experiences of women in Scotland - Chantler K, McCarry M.
This article is based on the first Scottish study of survivor perspectives of forced marriage. In-depth interviews were conducted with eight survivors. Our thematic analysis identified five key themes: understandings of forced marriage, the "grooming" proc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Factors associated with adverse childhood experiences in Scottish children: a prospective cohort study - Marryat L, Frank J.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been associated with a range of poorer health and social outcomes throughout the life course; however, to date they have primarily been conducted retrospectively in adulthood. This paper ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Man, 24, is left unable to smile after fluid-filled cyst PARALYSED his face
Atholl Mills, 24, from Scotland, was diagnosed with cystic hygroma at birth - a fluid-filled sac that results from a blockage in the lymphatic system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK weather: February temperature jump was incredible, says climate expert
Meteorologists look at extent to which unseasonably warm weather is due to carbon emissionsThis week ’s record winter heat in the UK was so far above normal trends that scientists have been forced to reconsider their statistical models, with one expert calling the temperature jump “incredible”.UK temperature records have tumbled in the past 10 days. Last Thursday, Scotland experienced its highest winter warmth of 18.3C in Aboyne, in Aberdeenshire. On Tuesday, Wales set a new UK high for the season for 20.8 in Porthmadog. This was beaten on Wednesday, when Kew registered 21.2C.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: UK weather UK news Climate change Environment Wales Scotland Activism Science World news Source Type: news

A GP is seeing less patients 'feeling rotten' after encouraging vegetables and yoga on her blog
Dr Laura Coia believes patients are looking at medication as an 'easy answer'. Her top patients in Scotland have fatigue, anxiety, depression and extra weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal Cannabis Pharmacy Alert
Change in legislation from 1st November 2018 widens access to cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans in England, Scotland and Wales. We have summarised the existing guidance relating to c (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ageing medical workforce - a growing trend
More support needed for older doctors Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier. Here ’s What Else Being Outside Can Do for Your Health
Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate, while encouraging physical activity and buoying mood and mental health. Some research even suggests that green space is associated with a lower risk of developing psychiatric disorders — all findings that doctors are increasingly taking seriously and relaying to their patients. Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research adds to the evidence and shows just how little time it takes to get...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news