World TB Day - March 24, 2020
World TB Day is observed each year on March 24, providing an opportunity to increase awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and the actions needed to find, treat, and prevent this devastating disease. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health TB and HIV Coinfection TB Data Statistics Tuberculosis (TB) Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Thirty years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: progress and challenges in building statistical evidence on violence against children - Cappa C, Petrowski N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Latitudinal effect of vegetation on erosion rates identified along western South America
Vegetation influences erosion by stabilizing hillslopes and accelerating weathering, thereby providing a link between the biosphere and Earth’s surface. Previous studies investigating vegetation effects on erosion have proved challenging owing to poorly understood interactions between vegetation and other factors, such as precipitation and surface processes. We address these complexities along 3500 kilometers of the extreme climate and vegetation gradient of the Andean Western Cordillera (6°S to 36°S latitude) using 86 cosmogenic radionuclide–derived, millennial time scale erosion rates and multivariate...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Starke, J., Ehlers, T. A., Schaller, M. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Childhood immunisation statistics CCG/GP practice level coverage dashboard 2018/19
This interactive resource reports annual childhood vaccination data for England in 2018/19 and relates to routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of five years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UN agriculture agency staff continue to strive for a better world amid Italy COVID-19 lockdown
Italy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, with nearly 28,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 2,503 deaths, according to latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).  While a national quarantine has the country in lockdown, it has not halted the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), based in the capital, Rome.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study: National monuments can boost the economy in the American West
(Resources for the Future (RFF)) A groundbreaking study by Resources for the Future researchers, published in Science Advances, shows that national monuments have had mostly positive effects on local economies in the American West. Using a unique set of data and state-of-the-art statistical methods, the authors determined how 14 monument designations in the Mountain West states affected nearby jobs, wage income, businesses, and industries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gender “ Could be Coronavirus Key ”
By External SourceMar 17 2020 (IPS) Analysing how coronavirus impacts genders differently could be key in fighting the disease, say public health experts. Women are on the coronavirus frontlines as healthcare workers, primary caregivers and migrant workers, but policy responses often fail to consider how gender and epidemics interact. The Ebola and Zika outbreaks underline the urgent need for gendered analyses, says Clare Wenham, assistant professor in global health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Globally, women make up about 70 per cent of the health workforce and are primarily responsible...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK and US: Cases spiral in London and New York
Statistics compiled by UK health authorities show 480 patients have been infected in England's capital, home to 8.8million people. In comparison, 463 cases have been confirmed in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cytel champions precision oncology master protocol trial designs
A new paper authored by statistical experts at Cytel has been published in the world-renowned journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Doctorate Recipients in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences ( SBE ) : 2017
This report presents data on U.S.-trained doctorate recipients in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences ( SBE ) as they move from doctoral award to employment. This report is the first in a series that highlights key trends for doctorate recipients who receive degrees in the fields of science and engineering that are funded by the National Science Foundation ( NSF ) . Data are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates ( SED ) and the Survey of Doctorate Recipients ( SDR ) , both collected by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, within NSF. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 16, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Characteristic analysis of occupational confined space accidents in Taiwan and its prevention strategy - Chiu CC, Chang YM, Wan TJ.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 882 people were killed or injured due to confined space accidents in 2011-2017. Occupational accident statistics published in 2008-2018 by the Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Experience of Sars a key factor in countries ’ response to coronavirus
Plans of action to combat the Covid-19 outbreak around the world show huge differences• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageThere has been a huge difference in how the coronavirus pandemic has evolved in different countries. Some have gone nearly two months with just a few dozen cases; others have seen an outbreak explode in weeks.The statistics about the early evolution of cases can be confusing, because some countries were slow to test or late to announce results. Italy ’s first case was at the end of January, but the disease is thought to have been circulating there from t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 Death Rate by Percentage, Sex, Pre-existing Condition
Facts and statistics tables regarding the current mortality rate from contracting the COVID-19 Coronavirus (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 15, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Coronaviruses Source Type: news

Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus
Experts look at role of psychology in public responses to idea of quarantineCoronavirus – latest newsAs epidemiologists work round the clock to calculate the mortality rate of Covid-19, its ease of transmission and other vital statistics, a different group of experts are interrogating the role that human psychology could play in the unfolding pandemic.The government ’s new measures, its experts said, took into account these behavioural factors, such as the potential for “fatigue” – the idea that public adherence to quarantines might wane over time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Psychology Science Infectious diseases UK news Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Fatality rates for those with prior health conditions
Scientists have crunched coronavirus statistics to reveal the fatality rate for infected patients with underlying health problems after studying more than 72,000 COVID-19 patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How many will die of coronavirus in the UK? A closer look at the numbers
What the statistics from the outbreak so far can tell us about infection and mortality ratesCoronavirus – latest updatesThe startling spread of the coronavirus across the globe is causing understandable alarm. But though it is still too early to draw definitive conclusions about how many deaths may occur, the statistics do point to general trends that can get lost in the drama.At present, one thing that does seem clear is that the vast majority of people who get the disease will survive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Attitudes towards asylum seekers: understanding differences between rural and urban areas - Crawley H, Drinkwater S, Kausar R.
This paper examines spatial differences in the attitudes of the public towards asylum seekers using data from the British Social Attitudes Survey. Initial analysis reveals some statistically significant variations across geographical areas, with people liv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Data Note: How might Coronavirus Affect Residents in Nursing Facilities?
Discusses potential implications of COVID-19 on nursing facility residents and overall operations, as these facilities provide care to those with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems, and of old age. Includes statistics on the share of nursing home residents currently receiving respiratory treatment, experiencing depression, and share of nursing homes with deficiencies in infection control. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Oncotarget: DNA methylation of MMPs and TIMPs in atherothrombosis process in carotid plaques
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 10 reported that the statistically associated Cp G sites were analyzed in blood samples from two separate atherothrombotic stroke cohorts, ischemic stroke-cohort 1: 37 atherothrombotic patients and 6 controls, ischemic stroke-cohort 2: 80 atherothrombotic patients and 184 controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

India Is the World ’s Second-Most Populous Country. Can It Handle the Coronavirus Outbreak?
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts say India — a country of more than 1.3 billion people — likely has many more cases than the conservative numbers currently being reported. The outbreak of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, began in China and has since infected more than 124,000 people across more than 110 countries and territories around the world. More than 4,500 people worldwide have died after being infected with COVID-19. India has conducted nearly 5,000 COVID-19 tests so far, according to the World Health Organization, which says that the “country is responding ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Forensic feature-comparison expertise: statistical learning facilitates visual comparison performance - Growns B, Martire KA.
This article examines a key cognitive mechanism that may contribute to this superior visual comparison performance: the ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA faculty share expertise about COVID-19 with Los Angeles city health officials
Two professors from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  shared their expertise on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the Los Angeles City Health Commission on March 9, opening an important dialogue between leading health officials and city leaders.Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, addressed the commission, which advises and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council.Rimoin outlined the recent history of similar outbreaks, the origin of COVID-19 and what scientists and health experts know about how this new virus manifests and spreads. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is It Allergies, The Flu Or The Coronavirus? How To Tell The Difference
(CNN) — The coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide. With all of the news of event cancellations, empty flights and health precautions (wash your hands!), it’s natural that people may get a little anxious every time they feel a tickle in their throat or the beginnings of a bad cough. While the coronavirus is certainly something to take seriously, the chances of any individual person getting it are still low. But if you’re wondering whether that stuffy nose could end up being a worst case scenario, CNN talked to Dr. Greg Poland, a professor of medicine and Infectious diseases at the May...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results of Phase 3 Study Demonstrating the Safety and Efficacy of Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Regimen of Rilpivirine And Cabotegravir through 96 Weeks
CORK, IRELAND, March 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson presented new data from the global Phase 3 trial today for the novel, investigational, long-acting (LA), two-drug injectable regimen – a combination of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir. The study – First Long-Acting Injectable Regimen (FLAIR) trial – demonstrated positive 96-week results in long-term safety and efficacy of rilpivirine and cabotegravir. These data were presented at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)“In our quest to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

FDA Suspends Inspections Outside of the US Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
FDA is suspending its inspections outside of the US through April in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Inspections outside of the U.S. would be deemed “mission-critical” and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. The measure would be effective immediately. In a release, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD said, “We are aware of how this action may impact other FDA responsibilities, including product application reviews. We will be vigilant and monitor the situation very closely and will try to mitigate potential impacts from this outbreak in lockstep ...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for JNJ-6372 for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, March 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for JNJ-61186372 (JNJ-6372) 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. JNJ-6372 is an EGFR-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET) bispecific antibody that targets activating and resistant EGFR and MET mutations and amplifications.[1...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

General ophthalmic services workforce statistics
NHS Digital has published details of the workforce providing high-street optician services under the NHS general ophthalmic services contract. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Being Encouraged to Work From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak. For Millions, That ’s Impossible
Ever since the coronavirus began spreading in her home state of Washington, Azia Jenkins has spent hours cleaning her workplace: a 2017 Jeep Patriot. Jenkins, who escorts children for supervised visits on behalf of Child Protective Services, fears that her vehicle is becoming a petri dish, putting herself, the children she supervises, and her own two daughters at risk. Her new cleansing ritual, which she performs before and after dropping off any children, involves wiping down the compact SUV’s handles, seats, and steering wheel with Clorox wipes. She’s also trying to teach her children how important it is to w...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

A comparison of self-harm presentations to emergency services - Chartrand H, Tefft B, Sareen J, Hiebert-Murphy D, Katz LY, Kim H, Bolton JM.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Going beyond rate changes as the sole indicator for dynamic triggering of earthquakes - Pankow KL, Kilb D.
Remote earthquake triggering is a well-established phenomenon. Triggering is commonly identified from statistically significant increases in earthquake rate coincident with the passage of seismic energy. In establishing rate changes, short duration earthqu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus: the outbreak in numbers
We review the grim statistics from the week that infections passed the 100,000 markThe coronavirus outbreak continued its remorseless spread around the globe with authorities reporting major variations in the disease ’s impact in different countries. The figures revealed by doctors included:•105,820 The total number of people infected by the coronavirus passed a grim milestone last week when it reached six figures. From these there have been 3,558 deaths.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news UK news Source Type: news

Study Finds Earlier Age for Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses
Half of all new diagnoses of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States are now in people 66 or younger, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). ... That statistic, according to ACS, illu... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 8, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Four of Britain’s oldest residents reveal secret to long life
THE OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS puts UK life expectancy at 79 years old for men, and 82 years old for women. But four British residents smash that statistic out of the park, with the youngest being 96 years old. So what's their secret? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The domestic violence as factor of disorder of social and mental health - Borisov SN, Volkova OA, Besschetnova OV, Dolya RY.
The article considers domestic violence as a factor of derangement of social and mental health of family members. There is no open access to statistical indices of cases of domestic violence. The data of population mental health is rather conditional. Ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Class-imbalanced crash prediction based on real-time traffic and weather data: a driving simulator study - Elamrani Abou Elassad Z, Mousannif H, Al Moatassime H.
Objective: Crash occurrence prediction has been of major importance in proactively improving traffic safety and reducing potential inconveniences to road users. Conventional statistical crash prediction models frequently suffer from severe data qual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Digital Heart Model will Help Predict Future Heart Health
In recent times, researchers have increasing found that the power of computers and artificial intelligence is enabling more accurate diagnosis of a patient's current heart health and can provide an accurate projection of future heart health, potential treatments and disease prevention. Now in a paper published in European Heart Journal, researchers from King's College London, leading the Personalised In-Silico Cardiology consortium, show how linking computer and statistical models can improve clinical decisions relating to the heart. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Don't blame the messenger -- unless it's all stats and no story
(University at Buffalo) In some cases of ineffective messaging, it might be appropriate, despite the aphorism to the contrary, to blame the messenger. " Our findings suggest that telling stories when communicating can make the speaker appear more warm and trustworthy, as opposed to... providing only statistics and figures, " says UB researcher (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Doomed from the Start.’ Experts Say the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response Was Never Going to Work
The Trump Administration’s strategy to combat COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, began with a relatively simple focus: keep it out of the United States. In service of that goal, the White House issued drastic travel restrictions, imposed mandatory quarantines, and repeatedly told the public that these steps were working. “We have contained this. I won’t say airtight but pretty close to airtight,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a television interview on Feb. 25, echoing Trump’s tweeted declaration that the virus was “very much under control” in the United States. ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vera Bergengruen and W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 White House Source Type: news

Digital impressions in dentistry —accuracy of impression digitalisation by desktop scanners
Clinical Oral Investigationsvolume 24, pages1249–1257(2020)AbstractObjectivesTo test if the partially digital workflow by digitalisation of the impression reveals a comparable accuracy as the indirect digitalisation of the gypsum cast for 4-unit fixed dental prostheses (FDPs).Materials and methodsA titanium model with a tapered full veneer preparation of a molar and premolar was used as analysis model. To receive a virtual three-dimensional reference dataset (REF), it was digitised by industrial computed tomography. Three impression materials were used with individual impression trays (N = 36,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'We have a youth vaping crisis': 1 in 3 teens have tried vaping, Statistics Canada finds
More than one-third of teenagers 15 to 19 have tried vaping at some point in their lives, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, the first of its kind to provide detailed information about vaping. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of dynamical quantities related to running safety and ride comfort of a railway vehicle - Kardas-Cinal E.
This paper inveThis paper investigates the variation of track geometrical parameters that lead to a local increase of specific dynamical quantities of a railway vehicle, possibly beyond their acceptable values. In particular, the changes of track geometry ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Effect of Influenza Vaccination for the Elderly on Hospitalization and Mortality: An Observational Study With a Regression Discontinuity Design
Data from UK vaccination administration records and hospital episodes statistics suggests that although a sharp increase in influenza vaccination rates at age 65 years is noted, it is not matched with a decrease in hospitalisation or mortality rates in this age group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe Staffing Forum 2020: ‘ You ’re mad trying to be a nurse now ’
Sixty UNISON delegates from across the nursing family gathered in Warwick this week for the Safe Staffing Forum. UNISON has been leading on safe staffing in the health sector for the past decade. UNISON national officer for nursing Stuart Tuckwood opened the day of talks and working groups, by stating: “We’re only going to be able to achieve victories if we work together.” Delegates heard research on safe staffing ratios from Peter Griffiths of the University of Southampton, which found that anything less than a nurse to patient ratio of 1:8 has increased negative outcomes for patient safety. Latest figu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 5, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News mental health mental health nurse NHS nurses nursing safe staffing safe staffing 2020 Source Type: news

Safe Staffing Forum 2020: ‘ A collective voice that you ’re a part of ’
Sixty UNISON delegates from across the nursing family gathered in Warwick this week for the Safe Staffing Forum. UNISON has been leading on safe staffing in the health sector for the past decade. UNISON national officer for nursing Stuart Tuckwood opened the day of talks and working groups, by stating: “We’re only going to be able to achieve victories if we work together.” Delegates heard research on safe staffing ratios from Peter Griffiths of the University of Southampton, which found that anything less than a nurse to patient ratio of 1:8 has increased negative outcomes for patient safety. Latest figur...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News mental health mental health nurse NHS nurses nursing safe staffing safe staffing 2020 Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Census Scientific Advisory Committee
The Census Scientific Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting on March 26-27 to discuss policy, research, and technical issues for all Census Bureau activities, including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics. Participation is available in person or via webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer burden shifting to younger individuals
(American Cancer Society) The burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups, according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a publication of the American Cancer Society. A sign of the shift: the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72 in the late 1980s to 66 during 2015-2016; in other words, half of all new diagnoses are now in people 66 or younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘If We Don’t Work, We Don’t Get Paid.’ How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Inequality Among America’s Workers
There are many things that worry Fina Kao about working in a busy donut shop in an age of fear about a spreading virus. The elderly customer who shuffles across the brown linoleum floor of the shop, orders a glazed donut, and then coughs. The parents sitting at a table sharing a breakfast sandwich as their small child touches the tables and the floor and the drinks fridge with her dirty fingers. The regulars who come in speaking Mandarin, who Kao knows travel annually to China—one of whom proceeds to sit at the window and cut his fingernails. The fact that California now has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus, more th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Semuels Tags: Uncategorized coronavirus COVID-19 Income Inequality paid sick leave Source Type: news