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Aussie flu: Has the deadly virus reached its peak? Nine signs and symptoms to watch for
AUSSIE flu has caused havoc in the UK this winter and the deadly virus has now ravaged the US. But has the illness reached its peak in Britain? These are the signs and symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Therapies for Acne Light Therapies for Acne
How effective are light-based interventions for acne vulgaris?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Vaginal Mesh Implant Material Could Reduce Complications, Accelerate Healing
Vaginal mesh implants made of polypropylene have caused severe medical complications in millions of women across the world, and medical manufacturers from Johnson & Johnson to Bard, acquired by BD last year, have been mired in lawsuits as a result. Now, scientists at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom have developed an alternative polyurethane material to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence that is better suited for use in the pelvic floor. Moreover, they have embedded the material with estrogen, which is released into the surrounding pelvic tissue to form new blood vessels and accelerate the he...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer
A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. However, only about half of American adults actually meet those recommendations, and for older adults, they may seem hard to achieve. But a new report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that there’s a way to tweak guidelines to make them more feasible for older people, while still maintaining health. In the report, researchers looked at about 1,180 men — av...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Rotating Night Shifts a Path to Diabetes, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Working the night shift may play havoc with your blood sugar levels, a new study contends. For the study, researchers looked at data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those who worked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Light physical activity may lower risk of death for older men
Older men who participate in moderate physical exercise have a lower risk of death, according to researchers in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

98 Killed in Syria Attack
BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. A day after Monday's government barrage, retaliatory shells rained down on the capital Damascus, killing at least one person on Tuesday. The targeted suburbs — scattered across an area known as eastern Ghouta — have been subjected to weeks-long bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people. Opposition activists say government forces have brought in more reinforcements i...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bassem Mroue, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Scientists race to explore Antarctic marine life revealed by giant iceberg
British Antarctic Survey is trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelfA team of international scientists is due to set off for the world ’s biggest iceberg on Wednesday, fighting huge waves and the encroaching Antarctic winter, in a mission aiming to answer fundamental questions about the impact of climate change in the polar regions.The scientists, led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), are trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula.Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor in Antarctica Tags: Polar regions Climate change Antarctica Environment Science World news Source Type: news

'We are unable to conduct safe obstetric care': Pregnant women urged to leave town to deliver
The closure of maternity wards in rural communities across Canada has forced some women to travel hundreds of kilometres and pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Numerous Sisu vitamins recalled because of glass fragments
Vitamins produced by a B.C. company are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of glass. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease risk may increase with excess calcium in brain cells
Excess levels of calcium in the brain might lead to Parkinson's disease, according to new research in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall
Leather bands dating from AD120 are thought to be only known surviving examplesRoman boxing gloves have been discovered near Hadrian ’s Wall, thought to be the only known surviving examples, even though the sport was well- documented on Roman wall paintings, mosaics and sculptures.With a protective guard designed to fit snugly over the knuckles, the gloves were packed with natural material which acted as shock absorbers. They date from around AD120 and were certainly made to last: they still fit comfortably on a modern hand. One of them even retains the impression of the knuckles of its ancient wearer.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Roman Britain Archaeology Northumberland Boxing UK news Hadrian Source Type: news

The direct and indirect effect of loneliness on the development of adolescent alcohol use in the United Kingdom - McKay MT, Konowalczyk S, Andretta JR, Cole JC.
Alcohol use among adolescents in the United Kingdom (UK) remains relatively high compared to those in other European countries. The present study sought to examine both the direct and indirect effect of loneliness on drinking behavior. Participants were sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The positive effects of increased foot patrols on the incidence of liquor infractions and assaults in the Granville Street Entertainment Area of Vancouver British Columbia Canada - Fitterer JL, Nelson TA, Stockwell T.
Entertainment districts have high crime rates. Offences peak on the weekend during the operating hours of on-premises drinking establishments. To determine if proactive policing from May 1st to August 31st reduced the spatial density (kernel) or annual fre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Correction: Hospitalizations due to unintentional transport injuries among Aboriginal population of British Columbia, Canada: incidence, changes over time and ecological analysis of risk markers - Brussoni M, George MA, Jin A, Amram O, McCormick R, Lalonde CE.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191384.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Brian Sissons obituary
Brian Sissons, who has died aged 91, mapped and interpreted the effects of the Ice Age on the Scottish landscape. From the late 1950s until his retirement in 1982, Brian transformed the understanding of the evolution of Scotland ’s scenery.As a fieldworker, Brian surveyed the ways in which the landscape had evolved under glacial and post-glacial conditions. His two books, The Evolution of Scotland ’s Scenery (1967) andThe Geomorphology of the British Isles: Scotland (1976), provided a synthesis of the current knowledge. He also inspired scores of researchers, including 30 of his own PhD students, of whom I was ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Murray Gray Tags: Science Geology Geography Scotland University of Edinburgh Source Type: news

Help the campaign to save 500 lives a year
UNISON is backing a Daily Mirror campaign that could make history – and save up to 500 lives a year – and we’re asking you to help us. This Friday, 23 February, Geoffrey Robinson MP will present a private members’ bill in the House of Commons to change England’s laws on organ donation. In the last decade, 4,712 people have died while waiting for an organ donor. As you read this, there are 500 people on the transplant list. MPs now have an opportunity to slash these numbers. But do so needs 100 members in the House on Friday morning. At present, 64 MPs have confirmed their attendance, including...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News organ donation Source Type: news

New blood, urine tests can determine autism in children
British researchers believe they have developed the first blood and urine tests that can confirm autism spectrum disorders in children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customer service, retail and warehouse jobs to be obsolete: Experts predict 1 in 5 jobs will be lost to robots in the next decade
(Natural News) Robots could replace humans in one out of five jobs in British cities within the next 12 years, or 2030, a new report from independent think-tank Centre for Cities showed. Retail, customer service, and warehouse jobs are the ones most at risk of being infiltrated by artificially intelligent beings, with struggling cities in the North... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We've got a problem here': B.C. civil liberties group concerned doctor fingerprinted to prove his identity
A civil liberties association and doctors group in B.C. are raising concerns after a doctor whose name is similar to a sex offender's was ordered to be fingerprinted to prove his identity. The doctor predicts all doctors and nurses will be required to be fingerprinted down the road — a suspicion the RCMP appears to confirm in an email to CBC News. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Electrical implant reduces 'invisible' symptoms of man's spinal cord injury
(University of British Columbia) An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved 'invisible' yet debilitating side effects for a Canadian man with a spinal cord injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise linked to lower death risk in older men
(BMJ) Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New test can detect autism in children, scientists say
Blood and urine test, believed to be first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disordersScientists in Britain say they have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children.Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children who could then be given appropriate treatment much earlier in their lives.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Autism Medical research Genetics Biology Science Society UK news Source Type: news

New source of world’s deadliest neurotoxin discovered... cosmetic surgeons rejoice
(Natural News) The newest source of the deadliest toxin in the world will certainly shock you. According to an AlphaGalileo article, British researchers have found a new type of botulinum neurotoxin (better known as Botox) from bacteria found in the guts of a cow. The last time scientists reported a new botulinum toxin was 40 years... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is anything being done about blood-eating hospital bug?
A killer ‘blood-eating’ bacterial infection that may have affected thousands of British heart patients has claimed seven more lives in the past year. Carol Inkpen's husband Michael, 71, died of the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pioneering contraceptive ball that could replace coils
A pioneering contraceptive ball is being hailed as a safe and comfortable alternative to metal coils for thousands of British women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health research investment woefully low
BRITAIN is spending only £8 per affected person in researching the causes of mental health illness, compared with £178 currently spent on cancer, the UK’s only mental health research charity wanted last night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Memorialization laws in the United Kingdom: a response to fear or an increased occurrence?" - Zgoba KM.
Issues of sexual abuse, predation and rape have received an increased degree of attention over the last decade and as a result have overshadowed similarly offensive crimes. Various highly publicized cases of sexual violence against women and children have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

RAT POISON USE has resulted in new "super rodent" rats that are immune to chemical poisons
(Natural News) No one wants to have rats in their home, but it turns out that using rat poison to deal with the pests could ultimately have the opposite effect. British households are being warned that rats are growing resistant to poison because of a genetic mutation known as L120Q. This mutation essentially renders the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental Ills
Although furry companions won't replace medications or therapy for mental health concerns, they can provide significant benefits, according to British researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sibling Bullying Could Have Mental Health Effects
FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 -- People who, as young kids, either bullied their siblings or were bullied themselves by siblings face an increased risk for psychotic disorders, a new British study suggests. By age 18, those who'd been either the victim or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Grandfather is the first in Britain to have a 3D ribcage
Peter Maggs, 71, from Abergavenny, lost ribs and half his breastbone after having a tennis ball-sized tumour removed from his chest. He now has a bespoke chest wall made of titanium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skyrocketing cancer rates driven by processed food, warn researchers
(Natural News) If you’re still eating processed foods, the latest study in the British Medical Journal should be enough to steer you away from this dangerous habit. That’s because French researchers have found that the skyrocketing rates of cancer deaths can be pinned on the popularity of processed foods like sodas, sugary cereals, and ready-made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, new research out of Britain hints -- but cannot prove -- that the drugs might... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

This season ’ s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it
This season’s flu vaccine offers limited protection against the viruses sweeping the country, with its overall effectiveness of 36 percent falling to 25 percent against the most virulent and predominant strain, according to a government report released Thursday. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the vaccine’s midseason effectiveness confirms what […]Related:Nine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programsAn American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a str...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs
Planned Parenthood has joined forces with eight other local government, health care, and advocacy organizations to take the Trump administration to court over the defunding of a national teen pregnancy program. On Thursday, the groups filed four separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Washington, in Maryland and the District of Columbia, arguing that approximately $220 million in grants […]Related:An American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Indivior bets on $1 billion anti-addiction shot as legal bill weighs
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior is launching a new weapon to fight the U.S. opioid crisis this month, but high hopes for its once-monthly injection were offset on Thursday by the need to set aside more cash for legal disputes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indivior legal costs rise, new anti-addiction drug ready
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior, which makes drugs to treat opioid addiction and plans to launch a key new product this month, said on Thursday it had increased provisions for investigative and antitrust litigation matters to $438 million. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oxford BioMedica wins second $100 million gene therapy contract
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oxford BioMedica has won a second $100 million contract to supply gene therapy material, this time from Bioverativ, which agreed last month to be acquired by Sanofi for $11.6 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Countries with greater gender equality have lower percentage of female STEM graduates
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Although women currently are well represented in life sciences, they continue to be underrepresented in inorganic sciences, such as computer science and physics. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri and Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom have found that as societies become wealthier and more gender equal, women are less likely to obtain degrees in STEM. The researchers call this a 'gender-equality paradox.' Researchers also discovered a near-universal sex difference in academic strengths and weaknesses that contributes to the STEM gap. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-sampling identifies twice as many women at risk of cervical cancer
(Uppsala University) Using self-sampling followed by HPV testing, more than twice as many women at risk of developing cervical cancer could be identified and offered preventive treatment. This is shown by researchers at Uppsala University in the first randomised study in the world comparing two ways of identifying cervical cancer, published today in the British Journal of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A mom turned to a controversial ‘treatment’ for her daughter’s autism — feeding her bleach
A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism — something his wife had read about in a Facebook group. Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks. The potentially dangerous chemical combination, which […]Related:How a transgender woman breast-fed her babyAn American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye wor...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a transgender woman breast-fed her baby
She told doctors that she wanted to breast-feed her baby. She explained that her partner was pregnant but was not planning to breast-feed when the child was born, so she wanted to take it on herself. The 30-year-old, who is transgender, was willing to accept the risks. Following months of hormone therapy last year, doctors say she might be the first reported transgender woman in […]Related:An American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.Here’s what yo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall issued after Vancouver teen's allergic reaction to cookies with undeclared peanuts
Canada's food regulator has issued a recall for two products after a Vancouver teenager had a severe allergic reaction to cookies containing peanuts not listed as an ingredient on the label. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Drug Might Be Safer For Dementia Psychosis
British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease symptoms of agitation in dementia patients, but in a much safer way. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marine scientists urge protection for endangered shellfish reefs
Shellfish reefs, formed by oysters or mussels in or near estuaries, have declined by up 99% since British colonisationMarine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia ’s most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem.Shellfish reefs, formed by millions of oysters or mussels clustering together in or near the mouths of estuaries, have declined by up 99% since British colonisation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Marine life Environment Wildlife Australia news Science Source Type: news

Practices fail to offer dementia care plan review
Patients with dementia are not receiving the right care they are entitled to, as one out of three does not get their care plans reviewed regularly. The findings come from an analysis of NHS Digital Recorded Dementia Diagnoses monthly publication in November 2017 by the British charity Age UK.  The charity looked at 7,185 GP practices and found that out of the 458,461 patients that had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in November 2017, only 282,573 received a care plan review or a new care plan in the last year.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

A third of dementia patients do not have an individual care plan, charity warns
Patients with dementia are not receiving the right care they are entitled to, as one out of three does not get their care plans reviewed regularly. The findings come from an analysis of NHS Digital Recorded Dementia Diagnoses monthly publication in November 2017 by the British charity Age UK.  The charity looked at 7,185 GP practices and found that out of the 458,461 patients that had a recorded diagnosis of dementia in November 2017, only 282,573 received a care plan review or a new care plan in the last year.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news