Despite Reopening, Britain Sees Six Straight Days of Declines in COVID-19 Cases
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social-distancing restrictions last week. The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 4 Finals Preview
After a 1-2 sweep of the 200 free, the British men have a chance to break the first super-suited long course men's relay world record in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite
Britain is easing coronavirus quarantine rules for essential workers including prison guards, veterinarians and garbage collectors in an attempt to end staff shortages that are hobbling parts of the economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Corneal Nerve Fiber Damage ID'd in Patients With Long COVID
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Patients with long COVID, especially those with neurological symptoms, have corneal small nerve fiber loss and increased dendritic cell (DC) density, according to a study published online July 26 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: SAGE expert says group left 'scratching head' over falling infections
Modelling released ahead of Freedom Day said it was realistic to expect six-figure cases in August and as many as 200,000 in a worst-case scenario. But there were just 29,000 across Britain yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying and harassment are rife in astronomy, poll suggests - Ball P.
Nearly half of researchers surveyed in the United Kingdom and elsewhere reported problems, with people from marginalized groups most likely to be mistreated. Bullying and harassment are rife in astronomy and geophysics in Britain and perhaps other regi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Application of viewshed analysis and probability mapping for search area determination based on the Moors murders on Saddleworth Moor, the United Kingdom - Lockwood E, Masters P.
Geographical Information System (GIS) is underutilized within the forensic discipline, especially concerning the discovery of clandestine graves. GIS, viewshed analysis, and probability maps are being introduced into desk-based research both for archaeolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Despite Reopening, Britain Sees 6 Straight Days of Declines in COVID Cases
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- COVID-19 cases in Britain have fallen for six days in a row, even though the government lifted all but a few social distancing restrictions last week. The shift has scientists scratching their heads, as many of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sociodemographic inequality in COVID-19 vaccination coverage among elderly adults in England: a national linked data study, BMJ Open
Study reported vaccination rates of 93.2%, 67.2%, 73.8%, 79.1% in white British, black African, Caribbean and Muslim groups, respectively. Lower rates associated with older age, deprived areas, low socioeconomic position, disability, or living alone/multigenerational households. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada dragging feet on approving magic mushrooms for therapeutic use, patients and advocates say
A group of patients question why their applications for an exemption to use psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in what are commonly called magic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes have gone unanswered by Health Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

UK government unleashes food police social credit score system modeled after communist China
(Natural News) The allegedly “conservative” government of the United Kingdom is introducing a new communist China-style social credit score app that will allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to police the eating habits of Brits and award those who consume the most government-approved food. By the end of the year, Brits will have their supermarket purchases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The guilt-free guide to enjoying red meat: Balance benefits and drawbacks of your favourite foods
Whether it's a tasty Sunday roast or a juicy BBQ banger, red meat has long been at the heart of the British diet - and for many people, it is the true star of any meal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The burden of proof is on Big Pharma to prove that covid "science" is legitimate rather than fraudulent
(Natural News) An article recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) asks the pertinent question, “Is it time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?” The answer, of course, is yes. The reason is that the quality of “medical science” today has declined to the point of becoming an almost parody... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tory MPs furious over Boris Johnson plan for 'Beijing-style' Covid passports in universities
Tory MP Tom Tugendhat railed against the scheme today saying it would turn Britain into a 'Beijing-style democracy'. Boris Johnson is considering the plan as a way to boost jab uptake in young Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Daughter, Lilibet Diana, Officially Added to the Royal Line of Succession
Lilibet Diana is eighth in line to the British throne (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senior NHS doctors could strike over 'bitterly disappointing' 3% pay rise
The British Medical Association - the UK's biggest trade union for doctors - has asked if medics want to strike over the 'bitterly disappointing' pay bump offered by the Government. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?
Visitors entering a code-locked central control room at Green Mountain Power (GMP)’s Colchester, Vt., headquarters instinctively lower their voices, whispering in deference to operators relaying orders from behind semicircular clusters of screens. It’s an intimidating space; one side of the black-walled room is taken up by a display showing a sprawling, yellow-lit maze of connections and symbols: a map of electricity flowing across the local grid. Technicians here have the daunting job of managing that vast, interconnected network; controlling hundreds of breaker switches; monitoring solar and hydroelectric ele...
Source: TIME: Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza/Panton, Vt. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SAGE modeller hails UK's falling infections as 'good news' but warns it could be fewer tests
Dr Mike Tildesley, an infectious disease modeller at the University of Warwick, said he was 'cautiously optimistic' about Britain's declining infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attitudes towards and experiences of the NHS during Covid-19: views from patients, professionals and the public, Richmond Group of Charities
This report is the third and final report from a collaboration with Britain Thinks to understand how the experiences and perceptions of patients, professionals and the public have shifted during the pandemic and what this might mean for the future of the NHS in England. It looks at the NHS across three areas: primary care; secondary care; and community care. It also examines four patient types: mental health; long-term health conditions; cancer patients; and surgery patients. Additionally, it looks into what patients and the public understand about the term'health inequalities'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reshaping spaces: building back better, Centre for Policy Studies
This report argues that we can turn the challenges of the pandemic into an opportunity to revive Britain's high streets, communities and commercial centres. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level - study
A British study last month showed similar results - an AstraZeneca shot followed by Pfizer produced the best T-cell responses, and a higher antibody response than Pfizer followed by AstraZeneca. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jim Rogers - US dollar will be replaced just like the peso, pound sterling and the French franc
(Natural News) SBTV spoke with Jim Rogers, global investor, and author, about whether gold and silver will once again be used as a monetary asset and what will replace the US dollar eventually as the world’s reserve currency. The dollar will go the way of the Spanish peso, British pound sterling, the French franc, and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who were these bike lanes built for? Social-spatial inequities in Vancouver's bikeways, 2001-2016 - Firth CL, Hosford K, Winters M.
Over the past 15  years, Vancouver, British Columbia, has made substantial investments to their bikeway network, adding over 150 km of protected bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and local street bikeways. This investment in bicycling infrastructure corresp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Why do British experts oppose jabbing under-18s against Covid-19
Christina Owusu, pictured left with her son Isaiah, contracted Covid-19 in December despite shielding since the start of the pandemic. She said she has no idea where she picked up the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samsung's athlete gift bag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is pretty awesome
A British athlete gives fans a look inside the goodie bag that Samsung is providing for all 2020 Tokyo Olympians and Paralympians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"PINGDEMIC" insanity: UK government commits nation to starvation suicide by commanding food sector workers to self-quarantine... supply chain "at risk of collapse"
(Natural News) After centuries of global rule, the United Kingdom is committing societal suicide by ordering millions of its workers across food, retail and medicine sectors to self-quarantine in their homes. Grocery store shelves are going bare across the nation, and industry leaders warn that the food supply chain is, “at risk of collapse.” How... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol academics elected as Fellows to The British Academy
Three University of Bristol academics have been elected to The British Academy as Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to social sciences, humanities and the arts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History of Art, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol Law School, Facu Source Type: news

England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages
The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Friday
The U.S. is stocking up on vaccines to prepare for children's shots, and the British government has exempted certain food workers from quarantine rules to deal with supply shortages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

England's contrived "Freedom Day" overshadowed by "Ping-Demic" food shortages and near-collapse of food infrastructure
(Natural News) An alleged “surge” in new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) has thrown a wet blanket over England’s “Freedom Day” celebrations, which were further blighted by looming food shortages throughout the United Kingdom. Reports indicate that just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted Great Britain’s last remaining Chinese Virus restrictions, the so-called “delta... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK seeks to avert shortages with COVID tests for food staff
The British government has announced plans for daily COVID-19 testing of critical food industry workers, allowing those who test negative to continue working even after they’ve been in close contact with people infected with the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to cool down: Four easy ways to cool down fast in a heatwave
A HEATWAVE is currently frying Britain - here are the easiest ways to keep cool during a heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spacing Pfizer COVID shots boosts antibody levels after initial drop -study
A longer gap between doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels than a shorter gap, a British study... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases are DOWN for the first time in two months
The Department of Health said 39,906 people tested positive across the UK in the past 24 hours, marking a 17.8 per cent drop on the number last Thursday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes ’ Mental Health First
Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders had spent the past three years as a student athlete. At its western end, Jackson splits into a T junction populated by a cluster of familiar American fast food restaurants and retail chains: a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, a Popeye’s, a Chick-Fil-A. Saunders, a senior at University of Mississippi and a star shot putter on the school’s track and field team, knew the intersection well. Turn right, and the road led home. Turn left, and the highway hugged a steep drop-off f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

Easement of COVID-19 Restrictions - Delivering Safe Eye Care, College of Optometrists (published 19th July 2021)
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The College of Optometrists advise the profession in all nations that you should continue to follow the College's Amber guidance, your national eye care standard operating procedures and the GOC supporting statements for the amber phase. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UK Deportees Whisked Away in Zupco Buses On Arrival
[New Zimbabwe] Government officials at the Robert Mugabe International Airport Thursday whisked away Zimbabwean citizens deported from the Britain to an undisclosed location. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK business secretary ‘very concerned’ about food shortages; two more Tokyo athletes test positive
Kwasi Kwarteng could not confirm if food supply chain workers would be exempt from isolation rules; now 87 positive cases,say Games officialsStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage7.59amBSTMore from theUK, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has elaborated slightly on the plans for a fully-vaccinated critical workers exemption list, saying it will be “very narrow”.He told BBC Breakfast: “The list, I think, will be quite n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Miranda Bryant (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Japan US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

After Covid, the climate crisis will be the next thing the right says we ‘just have to live with’ | Aditya Chakrabortty
The politics of this new, extreme individualism will make collective responses to social crises impossibleSoon, a few of the more shameless newspaper commentators will urge the rest of us to “learn to live” with climate breakdown. Soon, a couple of especially sharp-elbowed cabinet ministers will sigh to the Spectator that, yes, carbon emissions should ideally be slashed – but we must make a trade-off between “lives and livelihoods”. Soon, a little platoon of Tory backbenchers will respond to TV pictures of another devastating flash flood or deadly heatwave by complaining about “fearmonge...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aditya Chakrabortty Tags: Climate change Environment Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Boris Johnson World news Politics Conservatives UK news Source Type: news

An innovative multi-agency consultation model for harmful sexual behaviour displayed by children and young people: practice paper - Ibrahim J.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) has been regularly documented as a demanding area of practice within the United Kingdom (UK). The aim of this paper is to share a practice model developed in an under-resourced inner London borough. The HSB forum is formed of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Royal Family Released A New Picture Of Prince George For His Birthday
The picture of the young prince, who is third in line to the British throne, was taken by his mother, Kate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.K. Is Balking at the Northern Ireland Protocol. So, What Is That?
Britain has said that the Northern Ireland protocol could create so many problems that it might have to be scrapped. What exactly is it?... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The g...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Good practice in the treatment of mental illness | Letters
A lack of note-taking is not always a red flag in therapy, writesDr Helen Damon, and Ruth Medhurstsays thatthe terminology around illness is totally outdatedYour article (‘It was devastating’: what happens when therapy makes things worse?, 17 July) lists several “red flags” that indicate a therapist is unprofessional, including never taking notes in session. I am a counselling psychologist – a profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I am also a lecturer on a professional doctorate in couns elling psychology and I see clients in pri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Society Depression Psychology Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus and the social impacts of'long COVID' on people's lives in Great Britain: 7 April to 13 June 2021, ONS
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 7 April to 13 June 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people by their self-reported COVID-19 status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable, PHE/DHSC (updated 21st July 2021)
Information for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). 21 July 2021Added information about vaccinations for eligible children and young people. Updated section on socialising inside and outside the home. 20 July 2021Removed the audio and British Sign Language versions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attitudes towards and experiences of the NHS during Covid-19: views from patients, professionals and the public
This report is the third and final report from a collaboration with Britain Thinks to understand how the experiences and perceptions of patients, professionals and the public have shifted during the pandemic and what this might mean for the future of the NHS in England. It looks at the NHS across three areas: primary care; secondary care; and community care. It also examines four patient types: mental health; long term health conditions; cancer patients; and surgery patients. Additionally, it looks into what patients and the public understand about the term'health inequalities'.ReportThe Richmond Group of Charities...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Covid-19 Patient involvement, experience and feedback Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Risk for Psoriasis Increased for Cancer Survivors
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Cancer survivors, especially survivors of hematologic malignancies, have an increased risk for psoriasis, according to a research letter published online June 30 in the British Journal of Dermatology. Miri Kim, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is heatstroke an emergency? The key things to do and when to call 999
BRITAIN is in the grip of a heatwave, with blistering high temperatures being felt across much of the UK. Is heatstroke an emergency? When should I call 999? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news