Statistics on Smoking, England 2020
These new statistics report that an estimated 506,100 hospital admissions attributed to smoking in 2019-20 and that there were an estimated 74,600 deaths attributable to smoking in 2019, a decrease of 3% from 2018 and a 9% decrease from 2009. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid has 'cut life expectancy in England and Wales by a year'
Exclusive: Life expectancy has regressed to 2010 levels, say scientists, with poor hardest hitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic has cut life expectancy in England and Wales by roughly a year, scientists have estimated, reversing gains made since 2010.A study, conducted by Oxford researchers, found that life expectancy at birth (LEB) had fallen by 0.9 and 1.2 years for females and males relative to 2019 levels respectively.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus Wales England Science Life expectancy Society UK news Poverty University of Oxford Office for National Statistics Social exclusion Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Sepsis in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019
The volume of data and studies on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease caused by the novel coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has grown at a pace as unprecedented as the pandemic itself. Statistics and findings change weekly. Although pediatric cases have thankfully remained a small minority (1.7 –2%) of overall worldwide COVID-19 cases (2), the potential for severe illness in children remains and grows. Rapidly published pediatric case series have identified severe critical COVID-19–related illnesses associated with primary SARS-CoV-2 infection and findings consiste...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How can Joe Biden be inaugurated if Democrats circumvented the state legislatures, defiled the Constitution, and forced the certification of a fraudulent popular vote?
(Natural News) Even though the Democrat Party and their media cohorts are pushing Joe Biden into the presidency as fast as possible and ignoring widespread evidence of election fraud, they will soon have to face reality. The electoral process is far from over because there is ample evidence of interference, software issues, statistical anomalies and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2020 Marks the Point When Human-Made Materials Outweigh All the Living Things on Earth, a New Study Finds
In a startling sign of the impact that humans are having on our planet, a study published Dec. 9 estimates that 2020 marks the point when human-made materials outweigh the total mass of Earth’s living biomass. Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science found that the total mass of human-made materials—such as concrete, steel and asphalt—has increased rapidly since 1900, when it made up the equivalent of just 3% of the mass of living biomass—plants, animals and microorganisms. As humans have constructed more buildings, roads, structures and objects over the last 120 years, the mass of...
Source: TIME: Science - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Environment Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Adult social care key issues and sources, House of Commons Library (updated 9th December 2020)
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of key issues facing the adult social care sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and provides links to some of the key official guidance for the sector. Section one of the briefing provides a high-level overview of policy in relation to adult social care since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, including the development of key UK Government guidance. The second section provides more detailed information on some key issues that have been raised during the course of the outbreak, including: • Statistics on deaths in care homes &b...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest statistics on smoking
NHS Digital has published new statistics on smoking in England, including the latest data on smoking related ill-health, smoking related deaths, prescription items to help people to stop smoking and the expenditure and affordability of tobacco. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

London's Covid infection rate is now HIGHER than 27 authorities stuck in Tier 3
Statistics show the city recorded 169.2 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people during the seven-day spell which ended December 2. For comparison, the rate was 15.16 before lockdown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Appendiceal Perforation Up During COVID-19 Pandemic
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 -- There was a statistically significant increased rate of appendiceal perforation in children presenting to the emergency department during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths FELL for the first time since September in England's last full week of lockdown
Today's Office for National Statistics report shows that 2,713 coronavirus deaths occurred in the week ending November 27, down from a high of 2,808 the week before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

La Ni ña Weather Phenomenon Could Endanger Colombia ’ s Food Security
Family in a flooded village on the banks of the Atrato River in Chocó, Colombia. Credit: Jesús Abad Colorado/IPSBy Carmen ArroyoNEW YORK, Dec 8 2020 (IPS) After ten years without a strong La Niña weather phenomenon in Colombia, the climate pattern, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, could create a vacuum in food production and supply. Multilateral organizations, along with the Colombian government, are trying to implement measures to reduce malnutrition risk. Still, the population is already overwhelmed by a year of struggles that have deepened socio-economic differences. Starting in March this year ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 30 November to 6 December 2020, DHSC (published 8th December 2020)
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) - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postdoc Employment at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Increased 12 % between 2017 and 2019
Federally funded research and development centers ( FFRDCs ) were created to help meet the research and analytic needs of federal agencies. FFRDCs also employ postdoctoral researchers, which helps to support the work of the FFRDCs and to train the country's next generation of scientists and engineers. In 2019, postdoctoral research programs existed at 24 of the nation's 42 FFRDCs, employing a total 3,335 postdocs. Since 2017, the number of postdocs working at FFRDCs has increased 12 % . (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 7, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Postdocs at Federally Funded R & D Centers : Fall 2019
The detailed tables in this report contain aggregate counts of postdocs at federally funded research and development centers ( FFRDCs ) , by citizenship, ethnicity, race, sex, source of financial support, and field of research. Data are from the Survey of Postdocs at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, which is the primary source of information on postdocs employed in FFRDCs in the United States. The survey is sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES ) within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Scie...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 7, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Janssen Presents First Data from the Phase 1 Study of the GPRC5DxCD3 Bispecific Talquetamab in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today initial data for the Phase 1 first-in-human dose escalation study of talquetamab (JNJ-64407564) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (NCT03399799). Talquetamab is a first-in-class, and the only investigational bispecific antibody that targets both GPRC5D, a novel multiple myeloma target, and CD3 on T-cells. Initial results for both the subcutaneous (SC) and intravenous (IV) formulations show encouraging clinical activity against the GPRC5D target, which is highly expressed on multip...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Updated Results from the Phase 1 Study of the BCMAxCD3 Bispecific Teclistamab Show Preliminary Efficacy in Patients with Heavily Pretreated Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
This study evaluated the ability of teclistamab to induce cytotoxicity and T-cell activation.About TeclistamabTeclistamab is an investigational bispecific antibody targeting both BCMA and CD3. BCMA, B-cell maturation antigen, is expressed at high levels on multiple myeloma cells.[3],[4],[5],[6],[7] Teclistamab redirects CD3-positive T-cells to BCMA-expressing myeloma cells to induce cytotoxicity of the targeted cells.5,6 Results from preclinical studies demonstrate that teclistamab kills myeloma cell lines and bone marrow-derived myeloma cells from heavily pretreated patients.6 Teclistamab is currently being evaluated in a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Early, Deep, Durable Responses of Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel (cilta-cel) Observed in Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 Study Show Potential of BCMA CAR-T in Treatment of Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today longer-term results from the combined Phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study (NCT03548207) evaluating the efficacy and safety of ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, for the treatment of patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. These data, presented as an oral presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2020 Annual Meeting (Abstract #177), continued to demonstrate a very hig...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

When is self-injury nonsuicidal? Reviewing the relationship between suicial and nonsuicidal self-injury - Horvath LO, Meszaros G, Balazs J.
BACKGROUND: The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has included nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) as a proposed independent diagnostic category, emphasizing the nonsuicidal nature of the phenomenon. Nevertheless, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Bitten or struck by dog: a rising number of fatalities in Europe, 1995-2016 - Sarenbo S, Svensson PA.
We analyzed fatal dog attacks in Europe 1995-2016 using official death cause data from Eurostat. The data comprised the number of fatalities assigned The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical utility of the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP) after pediatric traumatic brain injury - Wilson K, Lesica S, Donders J.
Sixty-one children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury completed the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP; Sherman& Brooks, 2015) within 1 to 12 months post injury. Most of the ChAMP index scores demonstrated statistically significant neg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Assessing the black spots focused policies for Indian national highways - Bisht LS, Tiwari G.
Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) is one of the leading causes of death across the globe. As per the Indian government statistics, 150,785 persons were killed and 494,624 injured in road traffic crashes in the year 2016. In the recent past Government of India h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis of lower limb injury mechanism of an average Chinese pedestrian lower limb FE model in lateral impact - Chen J, Cheng R, Lan F, Zhou Y.
According to the statistics, lower limb injuries are the second most frequent region of traffic injuries. For the in-depth study of the biomechanical response and injury mechanism of pedestrian lower limb, the pedestrian lower limb biomechanical Finite Ele... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A new approach in analyzing the accident severity of pedestrian crashes using structural equation modeling - Tavakoli Kashani A, Jafari M, Azizi Bondarabadi M.
BACKGROUND: According to official statistics in Iran, there were 17000 fatalities in road traffic crashes in 2018 that 25% of all crash fatalities belong to pedestrians. In most of the researches related to pedestrians' safety, one aspect of the traffic cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Do you feel lonely? Expert share her tips on how to reframe and embrace the feeling
LONELINESS affects more than 25 million people in the UK, reported the Office of National Statistics . As the pandemic has created a more socially distanced reality, how can you reframe - and even embrace - loneliness? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of 4% articaine in mandibular third-molar extraction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
 J Am Dent Assoc. 2020 Dec;151(12):912-923.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2020.08.016.AbstractBackground: The authors aimed to assess whether 4% articaine is a safe and effective local anesthetic (LA) for mandibular third-molar extractions.Types of studies reviewed: The authors searched MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science databases to identify randomized clinical trials that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Risk of bias was evaluated using the Cochrane risk-of-bias assessment tool. The authors performed a meta-analysis of safety and efficacy variables comparing 4% articaine ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rwanda: Stunting in Rwanda Drops to 33%
[New Times] The percentage of stunted children under the age of 5 dropped from 38 per cent to 33 per cent in the last five years, latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Compulsive internet and prevalence substance use among Spanish adolescents - Fern ández-Aliseda S, Belzunegui-Eraso A, Pastor-Gosálbez I, Valls-Fonayet F.
This paper analyses compulsive Internet use among Spanish adolescents as measured by the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) of the ESTUDES 2016 survey (national survey on drug use in secondary schools), which was recently added to the statistical prog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New statistics on cervical screening
The latest annual report on cervical screening coverage in England has been published by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA Seeking Approval of Amivantamab for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
RARITAN, N.J., December 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of amivantamab for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. The application marks the first-ever regulatory submission for the treatment of patients with NSCLC with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations.[1] The Company...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19 Deaths, Hospitalizations Again Set New Records COVID-19 Deaths, Hospitalizations Again Set New Records
The increasing toll on U.S. health from the coronavirus comes even before cases related to Thanksgiving travel and gatherings appear in the statistics.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 19 November to 25 November, DHSC
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 26 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of single and multiple unintentional non-fatal injuries among school-going adolescents in Liberia - Pengpid S, Hinneh JT, Peltzer K.
OBJECTIVE: This investigation aims to report on single and multiple unintentional nonfatal injuries among in-school adolescents in Liberia. METHODS: Nationally representative cross-sectional data were statistically analysed from 2,744 adolescents (medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria? - Recommendations for Improved Outcomes
[Nigeria Health Watch] We have heard the statistics countless times. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dementia deaths in England and Wales dropped by the largest amount in 20 YEARS in 2019
The Office for National Statistics report, the first of its kind, shows deaths dropped by 3,054 in 2019. They have only declined three times in the last 20 years, but are generally trending upwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination against tuberculosis can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ease its course
(St. Petersburg State University) St Petersburg University scientists have analysed about 100 academic papers and statistics on the incidence of COVID-19 in different countries of the world. Analysis of these data showed that the spread of the new coronavirus infection occurs more slowly where there is a large percentage of people vaccinated against tuberculosis with the BCG vaccine. Moreover, this vaccination itself, given in early childhood, changes the immune system in such a way that the new coronavirus disease course tends to be less severe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statistics at Public Health England
Public Health England (PHE) collects and publishes statistics on public health topics, including health protection and health improvement. The contents within this collection contain the following: Our official statistics publications Ad hoc statistical publications Find other PHE data and analysis publications What are official statistics? Our official statistics compliance documents (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Josh McDaniels ‘ Absolutely ’ Confident In Cam Newton, Despite Inconsistent Results
By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Any way you break it down, Cam Newton’s numbers as a passer in 2020 are flat-out ugly. The 10-year veteran ranks 23rd in passing yards, 28th in passer rating (among 32 qualified QBs), and 35th in passing touchdowns. His nine interceptions are also tied for seventh-most in the league. The one consistent part of Newton’s performance this year has come in his inconsistency. He has as many games (3) with a 51.6 passer rating or worse as he does games with a 100.0 rating or better. And his most recent output — a 9-for-18, 84-yard, 2-INT, 23.6 passer ratin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Sports Cam Newton Josh McDaniels New England Patriots Sports News Source Type: news

Britain records 13,430 Covid cases and 603 deaths as second wave continues to tail off
Department of Health statistics show Covid cases were slightly higher today than the 11,299 posted last Monday, which was considered a blip because it was unusually low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Media News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves Xolair ® (omalizumab) for adults with nasal polyps
             Basel, 01 December 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of nasal polyps in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids.1 Nasal polyps can lead to a loss of smell and nasal congestion, and frequently co-occur with other respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma. With this ap...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact of Increased Screening in Preventing Cancer Deaths Impact of Increased Screening in Preventing Cancer Deaths
Using statistical models, this study assessed the number of potential deaths that could be prevented by increasing screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities : 2019
This report summarizes trends in U.S. doctoral education by using data from the 2019 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of research doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. Important trends in this population are highlighted in this report, including the representation of women, minorities, and temporary visa holders ; fields that are attracting graduate students ; time to complete doctoral degree ; employment opportunities after graduation ; and educational pathways to the doctorate. A total of 72 data tables accompany the report. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 1, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities : 2019 Data Tables
This release provides detailed tabular statistics from the 2019 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of research doctorate recipients from U.S. universities. Tables show important trends in this population, including the representation of women, minorities, and foreign nationals ; emergence of new fields of study ; time to complete doctoral study ; and postgraduation plans. This annual report is published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 1, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Reality check: public sector pay freeze
Let’s unpack some of the chancellor’s statements and see how they stack up when they’re checked and given a bit more context. ‘Pay has been rising faster in the public sector than the private sector’ Pay rises have been higher on average in the public sector over the last year. However, they have been lower than the increases in the private sector for much of the last ten years.  Averages can be misleading – which was obviously the chancellor’s intention.  A recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) study that compared jobs on a like-for-like basis found tha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article budget chancellor spending review Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 23 November to 29 November 2020, DHSC (published 1st December 2020)
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) - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are slowing, official figures show
Office for National Statistics data show that the coronavirus death toll in England and Wales rose nine per cent in the week to November 20 after surging by 40 per cent in the last week of October. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance
A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy MaloletkaBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 (IPS) According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 COVID-19 cases, including 1,450,338 deaths. And according to the latest ILO reports, as job losses escalate due to lockdowns, nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing livelihoods, access to food and the ability to survive. The World Economic Forum states that ‘With some ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes risks lives and costs employers more than $20 billion each year: Here ’s how to fight back
Lately, we ’ve begun to see alarming statistics about Covid-19’s impact on people with Type 2 diabetes. The risk of dying from Covid-19 is up to 50 percent higher in patients with diabetes than in those who do not have the disease, according to new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent ion (CDC) and hospitals across the country. The unfortunate reality is that Covid-19 adds another potential complication to an already long list of health risks posed by Type 2 diabetes. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

One man ’s new perspective after losing six friends to COVID-19 and battling it personally
In the middle of June – around the time 71-year-old Zeb Starnes and his wife attended a funeral as COVID-19 was raging – 27 states reported a seven-day case average higher than the week before. At that time, more than 114,000 people in the United States had died of the virus, and nearly 2.1 million positive cases had been reported. But those grim statistics and others like them were not enough to persuade Starnes. Neither did it persuade his wife, Shirley, to stay home, but who did choose to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

One man ’s new perspective after losing six friends to COVID-19 and battling it personally
In the middle of June – around the time 71-year-old Zeb Starnes and his wife attended a funeral as COVID-19 was raging – 27 states reported a seven-day case average higher than the week before. At that time, more than 114,000 people in the United States had died of the virus, and nearly 2.1 million positive cases had been reported. But those grim statistics and others like them were not enough to persuade Starnes. Neither did it persuade his wife, Shirley, to stay home, but who did choose to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news