PPE deliveries (England): 25 January to 31 January 2021, DHSC (published 2nd February 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England and Wales recorded second deadliest week of pandemic in mid-January with 8,422 Covid victims
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows deaths from coronavirus were only higher in the week to April 17, when England and Wales were in the grip of the first wave. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Sore throat, fatigue, and myalgia are more common with new UK variant, BMJ
Data from the Office National Statistics also show that people with the new variant are less likely to experience a loss of sense of smell or taste. These findings have prompted some doctors to call for the official covid-19 symptom list to be reviewed and potentially expanded. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan ’s economy outgrows China’s for the first time in 30 years, as chips demand soars
Taiwan's economy grew 2.98% in 2020 compared to a year ago, advance estimates by the island's statistics office showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVD Remains Leading Killer, but COVID's Impact Still Unclear CVD Remains Leading Killer, but COVID's Impact Still Unclear
CVD is still the leading cause of death in the US, according to the American Heart Association's annual statistical update, but COVID-19 is on track to be one of the top three to five causes in 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dean Tracy Johnson seeks to diversify the pipeline of future scientists and doctors
When Tracy Johnson was an undergraduate working in a lab at UC San Diego, she found herself suddenly jolted. Conducting research on gene function using fruit flies, she realized she was involved in something deeper and more fulfilling than a traditional classroom experience.“The idea that I was learning things that nobody else knew, that I could make some contribution,” says the dean of the division of life sciences in the UCLA College, “that was a game-changer.”Johnson, who holds the Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair in Life Sciences, joined the faculty of UCLA ’s Departme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Serious injuries and dental trauma in the line of police duty and their long-term consequences - Roubaty A, Ahmed Z, Connert T, K ühl S, Filippi A.
Confrontations between police officers and citizens have become almost commonplace in today's world. The propensity for violence towards police officers is an ongoing topic. Statistics show a clear increase in violent crimes of this nature. The aim of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Death Cases Rise By 34% in Two Months
[This Day] The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 complication rose from 1173 on November 29, 2020 to 1578 on January 31, 2021, official statistics analysed by THISDAY have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus new strain symptoms: Have you been infected? The top four signs
CORONAVIRUS variant B117 is the dominant strain circulating in the UK. More contagious, how do you know if you've been infected by this mutation? The Office for National Statistics has identified the top four symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Four signs of an infection with the highly contagious strain
CORONAVIRUS variant B117 is the dominant strain circulating in the UK. More contagious, how do you know if you've been infected by this mutation? The Office for National Statistics has identified the top four symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selected gene mRNA expression is not predictive of improved overall survival
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) )-- A phase III study examining whether messenger (m)RNA expression correlated with sensitivity or resistance to chemotherapy did not confer a statistically significant advantage in overall survival for patients with resected stage II-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Universities Report 5.7 % Growth in R & D Spending in FY 2019, Reaching $ 84 Billion
Total R&D expenditures at U.S. academic institutions reached $ 83.7 billion in FY 2019, an increase of almost $ 4.5 billion ( 5.7 % ) from FY 2018, according to the Higher Education Research and Development Survey by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. Federally funded R&D at universities increased 6.3 % to $ 44.5 billion in FY 2019, the largest percentage increase since FYs 2010 – 11. The share of higher education R&D supported by the federal government remained about 53 % . (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - January 29, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Higher Education Research and Development : Fiscal Year 2019
This publication releases detailed tables for the FY 2019 Higher Education Research and Development ( HERD ) Survey, from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES ) within the National Science Foundation. The tables present data on R&D expenditures at higher education institutions across all academic disciplines and include R&D expenditures by institution, R&D field, geographic area, source of funds, type of R&D ( basic research, applied research, and experimental development ) , cost categories ( salaries, software, equipment, and indirect costs ) , and trends over time. (Source: ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - January 29, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Covid England: R-rate may be just 0.7 with daily death toll at 1,245
An Office for National Statistics report published today estimated that 1.01million people were carrying the disease in England at any given time in the week ending January 23, or one in 55. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid infections remain high but stable
The Office for National Statistics found infections had hardly shifted compared with the previous week. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Amivantamab Data from CHRYSALIS Study Show Robust Clinical Activity and Durable Responses in Patients with Metastatic or Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
January 28, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study, which evaluated amivantamab in patients with metastatic or unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.1 These data were presented for the first time in an oral presentation at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore. The key findings sho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion in New York has improved maternal health, study finds
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new Columbia University study has found that Medicaid expansion in 2014 in New York State was associated with a statistically significant reduction in severe maternal morbidity in low-income women during delivery hospitalizations compared with high-income women. The decrease was even more pronounced in racial and ethnic minority women than in White women. Until now there was little research on the link between ACA Medicaid expansion and maternal health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Since Spain rolled in its new gender violence laws in the mid-2000s, Spain has Convicted 500,000 Men for Gender Violence over 15 Years....
THE GENDER violence problem plaguing Spain has been laid bare by new statistics revealing that 500,000 men have been convicted of crimes... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent migration of tropical cyclones toward coasts
Poleward migrations of tropical cyclones have been observed globally, but their impact on coastal areas remains unclear. We investigated the change in global tropical cyclone activity in coastal regions over the period 1982–2018. We found that the distance of tropical cyclone maximum intensity to land has decreased by about 30 kilometers per decade, and that the annual frequency of global tropical cyclones increases with proximity to land by about two additional cyclones per decade. Trend analysis reveals a robust migration of tropical cyclone activity toward coasts, concurrent with poleward migration of cyclone loca...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Wang, S., Toumi, R. Tags: Atmospheric Science reports Source Type: news

Cough and sore throat more common with UK Covid variant  – study
ONS survey finds people more likely to have cough compared with old variants, though loss of taste or smell less likelyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoughs, sore throats and fatigue are more common in people who test positive for the new variant of coronavirus, but a loss of taste or smell is less likely, a study has found.Thehighly transmissible variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK last year and spread around the world appears to make familiar symptoms of Covid more common.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Office for National Statistics UK news Science Source Type: news

AHA News: Statistics Report Puts Spotlight on Pregnancy and Heart Health
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Complications during pregnancy are widespread, becoming more common and often overlooked as warning signs about a woman's heart health. Which is why for the first time, in an effort to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Madrid suspends vaccinations after running out of doses; Cyprus eases lockdown
Madrid health authorities announce two-week pause after supply issues; Cyprus welcomesfall in number of new infectionsAstraZeneca denies pulling out of EU vaccine meetingGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areasNew Zealand: two new cases emerge in people who had left quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live4.56pmGMTDeaths inMexico jumped nearly 37% between January and August as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, with over 184,000 more deaths than during the same period in 2019, Mexico ’s statistics institute (INEGI)...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rachel Hall , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

The Increasing Role of Community Colleges among Bachelor's Degree Recipients : Findings from the 2019 National Survey of College Graduates
Among the 44.7 million employed college graduates with a first bachelor's earned in the United States, a large and increasing number reported having attended community college. For example, of the 14.8 million graduates who earned their first bachelor's degree between 2008 and 2017, more than half ( 52 % ) had previously attended a community college and 25 % had earned an associate's degree. In contrast, among the 29.8 million college graduates who earned their first bachelor's degree before 2008, only 48 % had attended a community college and only 19 % had earned an associate's degree. Data are from the National Survey of...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - January 27, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 in Britain. Why Is the Fatality Rate So High?
The United Kingdom passed the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, only the fifth country to record a six-figure death toll, and by far the smallest. With the entire country still under a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday it was “hard to compute the sorrow” of the statistic in a national address, and offered his “deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one.” Half of the more than 100,000 deaths in the U.K. have come since November, when the virus, which reached low levels in the population over the summer, began s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Cameroon: Maternal, Newborn, Child Health - Mortality Rates Curbed, Hospital Delivery Figures Raised
[Cameroon Tribune] Statistics from Doume Health District in the East Region show that greater awareness and the offer of motorbike ambulances by UNICEF have enabled more rural women to be promptly transported to health facilities for safe delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar
The UK needs to learn from the lessons of the past year and come up with a concrete plan to avert a disastrous third waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests the total number will now be nearer 120,000. In a briefing, Boris Johnson has said his government did everything it could to minimise the loss of life, but these deaths were far from inevitable. While the number of UK deaths has entered the hundr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Conservatives Politics Vaccines and immunisation Health Eat out to help out Infectious diseases Society Science UK news World news Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics; Notice of Charter Renewal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the renewal of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) charter. The charter is effective for a 2-year period through January 19, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Heart disease #1 cause of death rank likely to be impacted by COVID-19 for years to come
(American Heart Association) Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death worldwide in the latest annual Statistical Update from the American Heart AssociationExperts say the effects of COVID-19 are likely to influence cardiovascular health and mortality rates for many years, directly and as a result of increased lifestyle-related risks during and after the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Germany pushes back on AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy reports
Health ministry suggests media muddled statistics in concluding efficacy rates were as low as 8% in over 65s (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid UK: Death toll hits 100k as care home fatalities TRIPLE
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today revealed that, as of January 15, there had been 103,704 Covid fatalities across Britain since the pandemic began. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Moratoria on utility shutoffs and evictions reduced COVID-19 infection rates
(Duke University) An analysis of local statistics and policies for 3,141 US counties finds that moratoriums on eviction reduced the number of COVID-19 cases by 3.8 percent and COVID-related deaths by 11 percent. Utility disconnection moratoria reduced cases by 4.4 percent and deaths by 7.4 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Celebrities Who Support Lung Cancer Charities
Lung cancer is the second most common form of the disease in the United States for both men and women. But stars of movies, television, music, and comedy are lending their power to the organizations that are determined to change that statistic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID deaths  show those with caring jobs are still at highest risk, says UNISON  
Responding to figures released today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics showing death rates continue to be highest among those who deliver the most hands-on care, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “It’s shocking to see that care and NHS staff are paying such a tragic price for doing their jobs. “They can’t look after people without hands-on contact. Keeping the rest of us safe is putting these workers at greater risk. “The new Covid strain, more infected patients in hospitals and the community, and sheer exhaustion all increase the d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Press release care Covid-19 Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England) Methodology, DHSC (Updated 21st January)
DHSC publishes weekly statistics on coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing dating from when the NHS Test and Trace service started on 28 May 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing data in prediction research: a five step approach for multiple imputation, illustrated in the CENTER-TBI study - Gravesteijn B, Sewalt C, Venema E, Nieboer D, Steyerberg EW.
In medical research, missing data is common. In acute diseases such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), even well conducted prospective studies may suffer from missing data in baseline characteristics and outcomes. Statistical models may simply drop patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Landslide susceptibility mapping using the statistical method of information value: a study case in Ribeir ão dos Macacos basin, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Rosa ML, Sobreira FG, Barella CF.
This research study was developed in the Ribeir ão dos Macacos basin at the district of Nova Lima, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The information value statistical method was applied in the construction of the landslide susceptibility map at the 1:25,000 scal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Firearm deaths are increasing and endemic in the USA: it is a problem of suicides and not homicides - Rhee P, Prabhakaran K, Joseph B, Smiley A, Okumura K, Klein J, Policastro A, Lombardo G, Latifi R.
BACKGROUND: To analyze and report on the changes in epidemiology traumatic causes of death in the USA. METHODS: Data were extracted from the annual National Vital Statistics Reports (2008-2017) from Center for Disease Control and analyzed for trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Israel finds single dose gives high resistance
Statistics show more than 90 per cent of recipients had major response to first jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information, DHSC (updated 22nd January 2021)
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. 22 January 2021In'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', added Office of National Statistics (ONS) to the list of data processors. 20 January 2021In'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read'and'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', under'What personal data we collect', added:'recent travel history (for example, whether you travelled overseas in the last 14 days and the country you spent most time in)'. Added new laboratories (5 to 12) and Royal Mail to'Annex 6: list of data processors'of'Testing for c...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why so few black skiers and ballet dancers?
(University of Vermont) A new book, The Color of Culture, is the first to show with statistical rigor the much lower participation rates of Black vs. white Americans in a range of recreational and cultural activities, from golf and hiking to painting and classical music. It uses advanced statistical techniques to show that systemic racism explains the discrepancy. The author is a sociologist at the University of Vermont. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A retrospective cohort study of how alveolar ridge preservation affects the need of alveolar ridge augmentation at posterior tooth implant sites
ConclusionsThe study results suggested that ARP is more likely to lead to the treatment modality of implant alone and reduce the need for staged GBR before implantation.Clinical relevanceThis study describes ARP capable of minimizing the need for staged GBR before implantation and shortening the treatment duration. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID
Bamlanivimab and etesevimab together were associated with a statistically significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2. Bamlanivimab alone, however, showed no significant reduction in a phase 2/3 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Emergency Department Visit Rates for Motor Vehicle Crashes, by Age Group - United States, 2018
This report describes emergency department visit rates for motor vehicle crashes in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Emergency Department Use Emergency Department Visits Injury Statistics MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 7 January to 13 January 2021, DHSC (published 21st January 2021)
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 33 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) for unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 21 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Esbriet® (pirfenidone) for the treatment of unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (UILD). The FDA is expected to make a decision on approval by May 2021.“Since its US approval, Esbriet has become a standard of care for people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, significant unmet need remains in fibrotic lung diseases, including unclassifiable interstitial lung disease ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neuronal recycling: This is how our brain allows us to read
(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) Is there an area and cognitive mechanism in our brain specifically devoted to reading? Probably not. According to new research, underlying reading there is evolutionarily ancient function more generally used to process many other visual stimuli. We process letters and words similarly to how we do with any visual stimulus: we identify basic features as shape, size, structure. On the basis of the statistical frequency of specific symbols, we can recognise orthography, understand it and immerse ourselves in the pleasure of reading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff
Statistics from the Department of Education (DfE) have revealed that the rate of COVID-19 infection among school staff in England is noticeably higher than the rate of infection in the general population – and even higher than it is for teachers. One report has suggested that rates for school staff could be three times higher in primary schools and almost seven times higher in special schools than in the general population. There are estimates that, in the current lockdown, although the government has said that everyone should work from home where possible, 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Covid-19 school staff schools Source Type: news

Covid responsible for one in THREE deaths in England in a week
The Office for National Statistics found 6,057 people died from the disease in England in the week up to January 8, which was 93 per cent more than the 3,144 the previous seven days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: Cancer death rate continues decline due to advances in treatment
For the second year in a row, The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports a record single-year decline in cancer death rates in the United States. Each year, ACS estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States. For nearly 30 years, the trend towards fewer cancer deaths has been moving in a positive direction with fewer deaths year after year. In their latest report,Cancer Statistics 2021, data demonstrates cancer mortality decreased 2.4% from 2017 to 2018, surpassing the record single-year decline reported in the previous year. Overall, cancer death rates have fallen 31% since peaking...
Source: The Catalyst - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development Cancer & D Focus Source Type: news