Plan and manage children ’s screen time, urge US experts
Directional link between excessive screen time and lower scores in developmental tests Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Put families at heart of helping obese children Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy Texting can improve flu jab uptake CCGs ’ duties for children with disabilities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths
Price rise in imported fruit and vegetables will cut consumption, especially in event of ‘no-deal’ Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Fewer people dying of heart disease since NSF introduced Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cycling and treadmill workstations better for health
Treadmill and cycling workstations greater short-term physiological benefit than standing ones Related items fromOnMedica Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Way For Chickens To Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Killing Drugs
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Scotland say they have found a way to have chickens lay eggs filled with medicine. It’s a method that could make some drugs much more affordable. Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have genetically modified the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Now, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs. Researchers in Scotland have genetically modified chickens to produce human proteins in their eggs (WBZ-TV) “In the past, making these transgenic animals has been very inefficient very expensive and difficult,” says...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Health service staffing is compromising patient health, says UNISON
Almost half of NHS workers on the front line of patient care say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure patients are treated safely and with compassion, a new survey published today (Friday) by UNISON reveals. The study illustrates the effect of chronic understaffing in the health service, with unfilled posts and uncertainty about the future status of many workers having an impact on patients, says UNISON. The snapshot survey Just Another Day examined attitudes and experiences for staff across the UK during one working day – the 24 hours of Tuesday 18 September 2018. The aim is to paint a picture of how ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release NHS patient safety Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Cancer clich és leave people disempowered, says charity
Charity warns against terms like ‘victim’ and ‘brave’ Related items fromOnMedica Scotland launches its ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Is the NHS ready for ‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gay male couple to be offered IVF treatment by the NHS for first time in Britain
The NHS has until recently refused to give gay male couples IVF because of a blanket ban on using surrogate mothers. But the Scottish Government changed that policy two years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish nurses urged to read foetal alcohol syndrome guidance
Healthcare professionals are being urged to read the UK ’s first guideline on diagnosing foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in order to become better acquainted with how to identify it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GPs invited to become new diabetes clinical champions
Diabetes UK seeks next generation of champions Related items fromOnMedica Quarter rise in diabetes claims against doctors Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Poor state of diabetes care costs money and lives Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Easy access to healthy foods ‘nudges’ clinicians to better diets
Low-cost changes in hospital canteens could lead to healthier staff Related items fromOnMedica Experts attack government ’s “nudge” policy on obesity We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Survey indicates lack of nurse awareness of new ‘superbug’
A third of nurses in Scotland are unaware of the growing threat of a new superbug and think the best screening method will be “unacceptable” to patients, according to a survey by researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospital design under review after pigeon dropping infections
An investigation into the design of a flagship hospital in Scotland has been launched after the death of a child who had caught an infection from pigeon droppings while being treated there. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee
EU nationals wishing to remain in the UK post-Brexit has been told to pay £65 fee to apply for settled status Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Doctors believe patient care has worsened ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Study shows why GPs quit patient care Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infection prevention and control in care homes
Information packs for care homes on management of norovirus and flu produced by NHS Scotland have also been approved for use in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pigeon infection: How dangerous is an infection from pigeon droppings? Two dead in Glasgow
PIGEON droppings have been blamed in part for two deaths in a Glasgow hospital, and health officials in Scotland have now called for a safety review. How dangerous is an infection from pigeon droppings? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Scotland Uses Mountain Biking's Buzz For Mental Health Program
Mountain biking is being used to help those suffering from mental ill health in Scotland. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carlton Reid, Contributor Source Type: news

'Ancient' Scottish stone circle was built in 1990s
Archaeologists were studying site until former farm owner came forwardA stone circle thought to be thousands of years old has turned out to be a lot more modern after a former farm owner admitted building it in the 1990s.The “recumbent stone circle” in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current farm and was considered unusual for its small diameter and relatively small stones.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Scotland UK news Archaeology Science Source Type: news

The lifetime prevalence of hospitalised head injury in Scottish prisons: A population study - McMillan TM, Graham L, Pell JP, McConnachie A, Mackay DF.
BACKGROUND: There is mounting evidence that associates brain injury and offending behaviour, and there is a need to understand the epidemiology of head injury in prisoners in order to plan interventions to reduce associated disability and risk of reoffendi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Threefold rise in homeless people visiting A & E
GPs also report rise in homeless patients Related items fromOnMedica Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows GPs urged to prescribe ‘social activities’ to combat loneliness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness
Consultation launched to make framework more relevant Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows Experts urge radical action on mental health crises UK child health near bottom in Europe Health decisions based on ‘politics’ not ‘evidence’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No benefit to contraception pill intervals — according to guidance
Women can ‘safely’ take fewer or no hormone-free breaks Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teenager sent to a health is now caged with killers and rapists
Kyle Gibbon, 18, was sectioned under mental health laws – and 13 years later he is still locked up in an infamous maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Scotland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural History Museum dinosaur Dippy lands in Glasgow
Specialists put 21.3-metre skeleton back together in Kelvingrove MuseumExperts have been piecing together Dippy the dinosaur before he goes on public display on the only Scottish stop of his UK tour.The Natural History Museum London ’s 21.3-metre replica diplodocus skeleton arrived at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow this month after sailing across the Irish Sea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Dinosaurs Museums Glasgow Scotland UK news Natural History Museum Culture Science Source Type: news

Still too few people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in senior NHS roles
And reports of discrimination on the up, latest annual report shows Related items fromOnMedica Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations New regulations promise better protection for whistleblowers GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

St Andrews find may be oldest surviving wall chart of periodic table
Chart appears to date from 1885, and was found under lecture hall during clean-outA crumbling roll of canvas-backed paper discovered underneath a lecture theatre in Scotland may be the world ’s oldest surviving periodic table chart, experts have said.The chart was found during a clean-out at the University of St Andrews in 2014 and appears to date from 1885 – 16 years after the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published his method of showing the relationships between the elements in 1869.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Periodic table University of St Andrews Scotland Chemistry UK news Science Education Higher education Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people
Deprivation has a significant impact on cancer incidence and survival rates across the country Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Social media could help raise breast screening take-up (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Commonest genetic mutation causes much morbidity
HFE p.C282Y homozygosity to blame for more haemochromatosis and other illness than was realised Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regulator set to double capacity to test overseas doctors for work in UK
GMC will open new centre in Manchester this summer, taking capacity up to 11,000 a year Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts Doctors believe patient care has worsened ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland to toughen up drug driving offences
Legal limits and roadside testing set to come into force from October this year Related items fromOnMedica Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade ‘Hard-hitting’ approach to tackling addiction set to be dropped Learning and growing together Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Extra annual £3.2bn needed to reverse impact of cuts to public health grant (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two more diabetes drugs approved for use by NHS in Scotland
Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want
We need more GPs – current model of NHS care too focused on hospitals, and is unsustainable Related items fromOnMedica GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CRP levels higher among private renters than home owners
Housing type and tenure linked to levels of C-reactive protein, perhaps down to insecurity Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors UK women ’s health lags behind much of Europe Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Northern Ireland faces dearth in medical students
Lead doctors call for parity of pay with rest of UK Related items fromOnMedica Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told Over half of junior doctors have taken time out Women underrepresented in senior roles in NHS Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New strategy launched to tackle air pollution
UK ’s clean air strategy, applauded by WHO Related items fromOnMedica A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Worsening death rates ‘must be investigated’ UK lagging behind peers on child health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetic, 30, claims she was 'just days from death' at 5st after cutting back on insulin
Becky Rudkin, of Aberdeen, Scotland, battled with eating disorder diabulimia for five years. She was hospitalised for six weeks when her body began to feel numb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor provision on mental health is failing young people
Only a third of children with mental health issues get NHS treatment Related items fromOnMedica New drive to improve mental health in schools Regulator to lead major review of children ’s and teens mental health services Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland Experts urge radical action on mental health crises World ’s first Ministerial Mental Health Summit announced (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fibre in diet significantly cuts risk of heart disease
Up to 30% reduction in mortality for those with high fibre diets Related items fromOnMedica Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease ‘Health warnings needed on ready meals and Chinese takeaways’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes growth will cause surge in cardiovascular disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu hits Britain: Official figures reveal cases of influenza have DOUBLED in the space of a week
Figures released by Public Health England revealed nearly two million people claimed to be suffering from flu-like illnesses last week as cases of the virus soar in England, Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How missing appointments increases the risk of death
(Lancaster University) Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk.In the largest study of its kind, the team examined over 500,000 patients' appointment histories in Scotland, tracked for three years between 2013 and 2016. Patients with mental-health conditions had an eight times greater risk of death and those with physical conditions a threefold increase in all cause mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland welcomes Minor Ailment Service report
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland has welcomed the release of the Minor Ailment Service report published today by Community Pharmacy Scotland. Alex MacKinnon, Director for Scotland, (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Assessing antibiotic stewardship using the surgical site infection prevention bundle
Antibiotic prophylaxis is crucial in head and neck surgery to prevent infection from clean contaminated wounds. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidance, the gold standard of practice, recommends that administration of broad spectrum antibiotics is discontinued after 24 hours post-operation. A three-audit cycle quality improvement project was conducted to assess clinical practice against SIGN guidance at a large London teaching hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workforce toughest issue NHS faces over long-term, say employers
Planning and talent management must be priorities, says NHS Employers in this year ’s submission to Pay Review Body Related items fromOnMedica Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Steep rise in early retirement for hospital doctors GP contract – a step in the right direction? Staff survey results ‘alarming’, say health leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RWE: The Missing Link
This article is from our latest'Trends in Real-World Evidence'magazine.  Download for free.Data linkage challenges Linking data is not an easy process; not only does it require the right technological tools and knowhow, it raises a range of concerns, from patient anonymity and data ownership, to how to transcend geographical barriers.Anonymizing data is a fundamental challenge, says Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director at Janssen Clinical Innovation – Patient Data for Research. “Data linkage requires, via an underlying consent model, linking different data together – with the patient being the common l...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

Mark Thomas gives the NHS a comedy check-up
Photo: Steve Ullathorn Political comedian Mark Thomas is about to go on the road with his award-winning show about the NHS. Check Up: Our NHS at 70, which Thomas first performed last year, is based on a series of interviews with leading experts on the NHS, and a month of residencies in hospitals during which he shadowed doctors, nurses and clinicians. And among the questions he raises: what’s going wrong in our NHS, how can it improve, and what will the future hold for generations of future patients? A Guardian review of the show when it first aired at the Edinburgh Fringe observed that many of the establishment figu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health NHS birthday NHS in crisis Source Type: news

NHS patient has been waiting 849 DAYS for hospital treatment
The unnamed patient has been waiting for treatment from NHS Tayside, which covers the Scottish cities of Dundee and Perth, despite the country's Government introducing a 12-week time limit in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop prioritising cars in transport plans, urges NICE
Means of boosting physical activity levels and saving £900 million for NHS Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Obesity could bankrupt NHS, says its chief executive Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news