U.K. biopharma buys Homology Medicines' gene therapy manufacturing business
British gene and cell therapy firm Oxford Biomedica plc is buying Homology Medicines' gene therapy manufacturing business for $130 million up front to establish a new business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 28, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

British scientist finds new species of rare leafhopper in Uganda
The last recorded sighting of a leafhopper from the same genus as Phlogis kibalensis was in 1969A new species of insect has been found in the Ugandan rainforest that belongs to a group of insects so rare that its closest known relative was last seen more than 50 years ago.The species of leafhopper, namedPhlogis kibalensis, was discovered by a British scientist doing field work in a national park in western Uganda.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Hibaq Farah Tags: Insects Science Uganda Wildlife UK news World news Anglia Ruskin University Animals Africa Environment National parks Source Type: news

Blog: We can ’t let the government take away crucial legal safety nets
It’s dangerous when any government thinks it can decide who deserves access to human rights and who doesn’t. The UK’s Human Rights Act (HRA) is a safety net and a crucial source of legal protection for people across all UK nations who have been mistreated or failed by the system.   But the government has just launched a consultation on its plan to replace it with a weaker bill of rights. The new bill from the Ministry of Justice would distance UK courts from case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Human rights legislation is all about people, power, and how they a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea Human Rights Act Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Treating very youn...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Treating very youn...
Source: Roche Media News - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

It ’ s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise, say health unions
The mounting NHS staffing crisis and long waiting times will become permanent unless the government brings in a game-changing retention package, with an inflation-busting pay rise at its heart, say health unions today (Monday). In evidence to the independent NHS pay review body (NHSPRB), the 14 unions – representing 1.2 million health staff in England – are calling on ministers to act urgently with a significant wage boost. They say this would help halt the growing exodus of exhausted staff from the NHS. The unions warn that without a decent pay rise this year, the NHS will continue to lose staff at alarming rates,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 24, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release healthcare nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Britain Pursues More Muscular Role in Standoff With Russia Over Ukraine
With a late-night announcement about Russian meddling in Ukraine, the U.K. signaled its aim to be a player in Europe’s security crisis — even as scandals besiege Prime Minister Boris Johnson. #securitycrisis #borisjohnson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK warns Russia will face severe sanctions if it installs Ukraine 'puppet regime'
Russia will face severe economic sanctions if it installs a puppet regime in Ukraine, a senior UK minister said on Sunday after Britain accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian... #kremlin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain Says Moscow Is Plotting to Install a Pro-Russian Leader in Ukraine
In a highly unusual public statement, backed by U.S. officials, London named the putative head of a potential puppet government but few other details. #puppetgovernment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take 2 steps and call me in the morning: Exercise as a prescription for depression
The pandemic and revolving lockdowns have sharpened public health focus on treating mood disorders such as depression with relatively simple but effective exercise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Suicide by clinic-referred transgender adolescents in the United Kingdom - Biggs M.
Surveys show that adolescents who identify as transgender are vulnerable to suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors (dickey& Budge, 2020; Hatchel et al., 2021; Mann et al., 2019). Little is known about death by suicide. This Letter presents data from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Guardian view on dropping Covid restrictions: follow the scandal | Editorial
The scrapping of plan B is driven by the prime minister ’s political panic, not scientific guidanceNo one is under the illusion that theending of Covid restrictions in England from next week is driven by science. The prime minister ’s announcement on Wednesday was prompted by political desperation, not data. The daily death rate on Wednesday was reported as 359.Scientists warn that infections arelikely to resurge. While the level of infection across the population and health staff absences arefalling sharply, the chair of the British Medical Associationwarned that hospitalisations are double the level that they were wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Politics Science Infectious diseases UK news Boris Johnson Health policy Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical compani...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The common drink which can lower your risk - how to slash levels
HIGH blood pressure, also called hypertension, increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. As many as five million adults in the UK have undiagnosed high blood pressure, so will not know that they are at risk, according to the British Heart Foundation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: What a lung cancer cough sounds like
LUNG CANCER is the third most common cancer in the UK, with almost 50 thousand people being diagnosed in Britain every year. What are the symptoms to watch out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news