Coronavirus vs Spanish flu: How deadly is China outbreak? Vs flu that killed 50 MILLION
CORONAVIRUS fears have ignited in the UK as Scottish authorities revealed they are treating five people with suspected cases of the disease. How deadly is the Chinese outbreak compared to the deadly Spanish flu outbreak? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO urges global unity in fight against coronavirus outbreak
With 18 deaths in China, several countries introduce screening for arriving passengersThe World Health Organization has called on the global community to work together to fight the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic of viral pneumonia and deaths in China, but stopped short of declaring it a public health emergency of international concern.After the second day of meetings of the emergency committee, WHO ’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday that nobody should assume there was no risk that it would become a dangerous global epidemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Scotland Asia Pacific Science UK news World news Infectious diseases Edinburgh Glasgow Health Society Hong Kong Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Prehospital critical care is associated with increased survival in adult trauma patients in Scotland - Maddock A, Corfield AR, Donald MJ, Lyon RM, Sinclair N, Fitzpatrick D, Carr D, Hearns S.
BACKGROUND: Scotland has three prehospital critical care teams (PHCCTs) providing enhanced care support to a usually paramedic-delivered ambulance service. The effect of the PHCCTs on patient survival following trauma in Scotland is not currently known nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nurse Specialist vacancy in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Royal Infirmaryhave an opportunity for a Nurse Specialist in the Gender Identity Service. This is a brand new post in NHS Grampian, led by the Mental Health Service, but working between Mental Health and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and gives the successful applicant the opportunity to develop skills with the support of the specialist clinical teams.The closing date is 22 January 2020.Visitwww.apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk for more details and to apply. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How collaboration is propelling change in Croydon
If health and care leaders are agreed on one thing, it ’s that collaboration is far from easy. Here, Matthew Kershaw shares how organisations in Croydon have tackled the task and how the local health and care system, staff and residents are reaping the benefit Related items fromOnMedica Bold moves towards integrated care Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients New drive to reduce NHS computer login times Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Scotland issues UK ’s first integrated health and social care workforce plan (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scotland pressing to legislate non-surgical services
Practitioners will require licences under new plan Related items fromOnMedica Surgeons exiting early due to pension tax issues Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Rising number of operations cancelled for non-clinical reasons (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry
A new licensing scheme will target non-healthcare professionals who carry out work such as lip enhancements. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CRIMINALIZATION of journalism that exposed Planned Parenthood's baby body parts scheme to profit from murder
(Natural News) Planned Parenthood is once again getting off scot-free for its crimes against humanity, as a San Francisco judge has ruled that those who exposed the villainous acts of America’s largest abortion provider are somehow the “criminals.” Pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt will reportedly now have to stand trial on nine felony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCNs report overwhelming concern over meeting expectations
Without more time, support and investment in primary care, government ’s health pledges will be just a ‘pipedream’ Related items fromOnMedica Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Things to look forward to GP leaders raise concerns over “failings” by Capita Record number of practices in Scotland hand back contracts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish FA expected to ban children heading footballs within weeks
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can heading a football lead to dementia? The evidence is growing
Concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at riskThe death in 2002 of the former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle from degenerative brain disease placed the spotlight firmly on the possibility of a link between heading footballs and the risk of dementia. The coroner at the inquest ruled that Astle, 59, died from an “industrial disease” brought on by the repeated trauma of headers, and a later examination of Astle’s brain appeared to bear out this conclusion.At that time there was sparse scientific data on the issue, but since then the balance of evidence ha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Concussion in sport Health Scotland Medical research Football Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Cricketer Monty Panesar, sports presenter Chris Kamara and author Michael Rosen to help launch Show Racism the Red Card school competition
Big names from the worlds of sport and literature will gather in London next Wednesday (22 January) to launch the annual Show Racism the Red Card school competition – the country’s largest equalities-themed competition for young people. Children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, Chelsea FC Women midfielder Anita Asante, England cricketer Monty Panesar, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be among the special guests helping to kick-off the competition at UNISON’s Euston headquarters. The project, which has been running for more than two decades, support...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 16, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ged grebby show racism the red card Source Type: news

Stars to help launch Show Racism the Red Card school competition
Big names from the worlds of sport and literature will gather in London next Wednesday (22 January) to launch the annual Show Racism the Red Card school competition – the country’s largest equalities-themed competition for young people. Children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, Chelsea FC Women midfielder Anita Asante, England cricketer Monty Panesar, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be among the special guests helping to kick-off the competition at UNISON’s Euston headquarters. The project, which has been running for more than two decades, support...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ged grebby show racism the red card Source Type: news

Scottish FA to ban children heading balls 'within weeks'
The move follows a study which found that former players are three and half times more like to die of dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many mesh implants used by the NHS 'have no safety evidence'
An investigation found that hospitals in England and Scotland bought more than 100 different types of mesh since 2012. Many women, like Karen Preater (pictured) have been left crippled by the devices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less sugar in school-kids ’ packed lunches
But nutritional quality still low, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Government may ban sale of energy drinks to children Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Obesity levels in Year six children rise again Type 2 diabetes cases among children and young people soar Childhood deprivation may be linked to smaller brain size (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK study shows 29% drop in sugar in soft drinks
‘Public health gains compatible with business’ Related items fromOnMedica Children order fast food from schools, report shows Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Weight Watchers helped stave off type 2 diabetes Calorie labels in fast food outlets linked to small drop in calories purchased Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SAS and LE doctors face unfairness, rudeness and humiliation
One in six respondents had faced threatening or insulting comments or behaviour, some of it based on race Related items fromOnMedica Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’ Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services NHS Scotland pressures ‘need urgent action now’ Juniors ’ contract concerns about far more than pay Identity crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Here Are 50 of the Best Workout Songs to Get You Motivated
With the thrill of New Year’s resolutions behind us and a long winter ahead, it can be hard to keep going with workout goals. But sometimes, all you need is the right song to give you the push you need to keep at it — whether running, biking or weight lifting. TIME is here to help with an essential workout playlist: a mix of songs that are tried-and-tested crowd favorites and some deeper cuts worth your attention from recent years and beyond. Normani’s “Motivation,” Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” and Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” are just the beginning; from hip-hop t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters Music Source Type: news

Scottish project tackles 'environmental impact' of pills
Experts in the Highlands and Glasgow want to prevent lifesaving medicines harming the environment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK approach needed on rising drugs death cases
Scotland appeals to Westminster on UK-wide action Related items fromOnMedica Motorists to face roadside drugs test Tougher drug laws may not stop violence Learning and growing together Possible link between marijuana and poor blood sugar control Online access to meds without prescription on rise, warn pharmacists (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Childhood deprivation may be linked to smaller brain size
8.6% smaller brain in those who experienced severe deprivation Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Child nutrition shows little improvement as wealth grows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Record numbers wait more than 12 hours in Scottish A&Es
A total of 987 people faced lengthy waits in Scottish emergency departments last November. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bold moves towards integrated care
The chief officer for Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation and One Rochdale Health and Care reveals how local patients are benefiting from new partnerships Related items fromOnMedica GPs and NHS trusts to work together to champion integration Integration of health and social care in Scotland much too slow Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients From STP to ICS the South East London way Through the looking glass of integrated care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The influence of police training programmes on police officers participation in gender based violence prevention in Uganda - Fredrick S, Betty E, Scot WW.
This study sought to investigate the influence of police training programmes on police officers participation in gender based violence prevention in Uganda. The investigation was provoked by the reportedly deteriorating performance of police officers in ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Scotland 'could have helped hundreds avoid HIV'
A Scottish facility had spare capacity to produce safe blood products in the 1980s but risky supplies were still imported. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Branch resources review underway
A lay member-led review of resources available to help UNISON branches is underway. A working group of 24 members – 12 from regions and 12 from the NEC, has met twice to date and is examining branch organising, regions, national functions, the specifics of the union’s funding formula and the rules around branch funding. Josie Bird from the NEC and Lilian Macer from UNISON Scotland were elected, respectively, chair and vice chair of the working group. The review remit has been taken from motion 126 on branch resources adopted by the 2019 national delegate conference. It will look at what helps branches thrive an...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News activists branch resources review branches Source Type: news

'Porridge and lentil soup' diet aims to curb diabetes in Scotland
A total of 15,980 new diabetes patients were diagnosed in Scotland in 2018 - including 205 under the age of 30. Around 88 per cent of the nation's cases are type 2 (file photo) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duolingo sparks Gaelic boom as young Scots shrug off 'cringe' factor
More than 127,000 sign up to learn while Open University launches Scots language courseAlmost double the number of people in Scotland who already speak Scottish Gaelic have signed up to learn the language on the popular free platform Duolingo in over a month, concluding a proliferation in courses, prizes and performance in Gaelic andScots during 2019, as younger people in particular shrug off the “cultural cringe” associated with speaking indigenous languages.TheDuolingo course, which was launched just before St Andrew ’s Day on 30 November and looks likely to be the company’s fastest-growing course...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent Tags: Scotland Language Science Education UK news Poetry Source Type: news

Big rise in admissions for eating disorders
A quarter of all hospital admissions were for children aged under 18 Related items fromOnMedica Anorexia on the rise among younger children Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10-11 years, Scotland, UK - Macdonald L, McCrorie P, Nicholls N, Olsen JR.
OBJECTIVES: To study the extent to which home-to-school distance and neighbourhood walkability were associated with self-reported active travel to school (ATS) (eg, walking, cycling), and to explore how distance moderates the effect of walkability on ATS, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

From STP to ICS the South East London way
The chief operating officer of Our Healthier South East London, discusses the journey from Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to Integrated Care System Related items fromOnMedica Integration of health and social care in Scotland much too slow Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care GP numbers in England tumble by nearly 1000 in four years, analysis shows Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients Why we need to protect the 'engine rooms' of developing STP/ICS partnerships (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Year resolution quit smoking campaign axed
Public Health England say budget cuts mean funds must be redirected Related items fromOnMedica Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets It ’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Greater palliative care development and implementation is needed worldwide, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. David Clark, Ph.D., from University of Glasgow in Scotland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Domestic abuse link to men with alcohol problems
Dependent men more likely to be face arrest for abusing wives, girlfriends or ex-partners Related items fromOnMedica Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland Baby-boomers ’ substance misuse problems ignored for too long Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland 4% rise in numbers starting treatment for substance misuse in England Could a single dose of ketamine cut heavy drinking levels? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many heart patients miss out on recovery care
Half of heart patients did not access cardiac rehabilitation Related items fromOnMedica The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Less than half of patients accept NHS Health Check More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Libby Clegg health: Paralympian opens up about her rare condition - what is it?
LIBBY CLEGG, 29, is a distinguished athlete, having represented both Scotland and Great Britain at international event and two Paralympic games. Libby lives with a degenerative eye condition but she has refused to let it stand in the way of her goals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lucky strike? How lightning inspired builders of Callanish
New technology reveals a star-shaped burn mark hidden under peat that gives clues to the meaning of the standing stones on LewisFor thousands of years theCallanish standing stones erected on the remoteHebridean island of Lewis have remained a mystery. Why were they placed there? And for what purpose?Now archaeologists have uncovered dramatic new evidence that suggests our Neolithic ancestors were inspired to construct the megaliths as devotional monuments by the natural phenomenon of lightning strikes. A geophysical survey around one of the stones has astonished archaeologists by revealing a star-shaped pattern formed by o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Scotland Archaeology Science Stonehenge UK news Source Type: news

Moving TV advert encourages families to talk about organ donation this Christmas
A law change 'opt-out' system will occur in 2020 in England and Scotland. The advert symbolises giving away her heart to someone on the donor waiting list. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connecting communities: housing at the heart of integrated health and care in Scotland
This report outlines the findings of an action research project to understand how housing associations, staff and residents can work together and with local communities to help people live the lives they want. A series of case studies illustrates how this approach reduces isolation and loneliness, enhances wellbeing and creates better outcomes for people, communities and health and care systems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good sleep patterns can reduce susceptibility to heart disease and stroke
Risk of heart disease and stroke reduced even in people with genetic susceptibility to the conditions Related items fromOnMedica Physical activity might offset harms of time spent sitting Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Visiting theatres and museums linked to longer life
Everyone should have the chance to take part Related items fromOnMedica Social housing 'makes mental health worse' Rough sleeper numbers might be stabilising, figures for Wales and England show Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ Joined-up care in action (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland issues UK ’s first integrated health and social care workforce plan
Includes the creation of a new national thrombectomy service plus increases in student nurse places and MSK practitioners in primary care Related items fromOnMedica CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures GP waiting times: learning from the past Radiology networks won ’t resolve workforce shortages, warns Royal College Thousands of nurses have quit the NHS, new data shows Are PCNs what we all imagined? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Liberia: World Bank, SIDA Donates 42 Bikes to YOP County Facilitators
[Observer] Mrs. Grace Scotland Brima, Executive Director for W4Self displays the keys to the donated motorbikes after receiving them from Youth and Sports Minister, Zeogar Wilson. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physical activity labelling linked to healthier food choices
Labels stating level of physical activity needed to burn off foods and beverages may encourage healthier choices Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Calorie labels in fast food outlets linked to small drop in calories purchased Children order fast food from schools, report shows WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence More global deaths from poor diet than from smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop TB Partnership launches updated Global Plan to End TB
US $13 billion per year needed per year for TB care and prevention, and $2.6 billion for research and development Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients TB cases still on the rise across most of the UK More action needed to treat TB Tuberculosis cases continue to fall Scottish Bill passed to protect public from contamination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Current Health scaling its remote monitoring platform with $11.5M raise
The Scotland-grown startup is looking to hire, open a US headquarters and refine its AI algorithm. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Obesity inequality gap grows for Scottish children
Children in the poorest parts of the country face a bigger risk of being overweight or obese, new figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take your health seriously
A Somerset GP looks at the key principles of self-care and why the whole topic deserves our attention Related items fromOnMedica BMA urges Tory leader candidates to reform pensions provision Staff survey results ‘alarming’, say health leaders NHS staff report stress, violence and dissatisfaction with pay Nurses have no time to drink or take toilet breaks Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news