Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Skin cancer now kills more Britons a year than Australians
Cases of malignant melanoma have increased sevenfold for Britons since the mid-1970s. Skin cancer killed 26,807 British people between 2007 and 2016 compared to just 19,839 Australians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years
A British woman assumed that her rigid contact lens was lost decades ago during a badminton injury, but it was found embedded in her eyelid. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian father fractures his PENIS after child 'fell over' his erection
The tale was published in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. The patient, from Uttar Pradesh, admitted to taking 100mg of sildenafil - branded as Viagra - the night before the injury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian father, 36, fractures his PENIS after his child 'fell over' his erection
The tale was published in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. The patient, from Uttar Pradesh, admitted to taking 100mg of sildenafil - branded as Viagra - the night before the injury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British hens' eggs slash risk of premature births and depression
Packed with iron, iodine, vitamin B12, vitamin D, folate and choline, the rich nutritional composition of eggs means that they can supply most of the key nutrients required during pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How my experience in the RAF helps me as a practice manager
In an interview with Valeria Fiore, practice manager Delyth Moylan tells Management in Practice how she made the switch from working in the RAF to a London-based GP practice in Harley Street  After spending more than 10 years of her life in the Royal Air Force (RAF), Delyth Moylan decided to switch back to civilian life. She left the RAF in May 2014 and moved to London, where she joined NHS 111 as a clinical advisor and later went on to managing three clinics for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business
A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Long-acting injection boosts hopes for GSK's HIV business
A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Millennia of human activity': heatwave reveals lost UK archaeological sites
Ancient farms, burial mounds and neolithic monuments among fascinating finds in Britain and IrelandRediscovered archaeological sites – in picturesThe scorching weeks of the summer of 2018 left crops shrivelled and gardens scorched. It has also revealed the lines of scores of archaeological sites across the UK landscape, tracing millennia of human activity, from neolithic cursus monuments laid out more than 5,000 years ago to the outline of a long-demolished Tudor hall and its intended replacement.Lost sites have been turning up all over Britain and Ireland, ploughed flat at ground level but showing up as parch marks ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology UK news Ireland Weather Wales Scotland Environment Source Type: news

Inconsolable crying is normal: B.C. program reduces shaken baby syndrome by 35 per cent
An inconsolable crying baby can be very frustrating, but new research shows that helping parents understand why infants cry so much has reduced cases of shaken baby syndrome in the province by more than a third. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Terror Attack Near London ’s Houses of Parliament
LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. A rooftop camera recorded the car driving past Parliament and suddenly veering sharply to the left, striking cyclists waiting at a set of lights before crossing the road and crashing into a barrier outside Parliament. Armed police surrounded the car within seconds, pulling a man from the vehicle. JEMS: Preparing for Vehicle Attacks: Lessons Learn...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biogen's pricey muscle drug Spinraza too costly for Britain
Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What should universal pharmacare look like? Advisory council turns to B.C. citizens for answers
A collaborative study by UBC and Statistics Canada, published earlier this year, found more than 700,000 Canadians skipped food purchases in 2016 to pay for prescription medications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Powerful sleeping pills boost the risk of Alzheimer ’s, study warns
Figures suggest there are at least 260,000 people in Britain and nearly 100 million in the US who take benzodiazepines and Z-drugs for at least a month - the maximum recommended time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful sleeping pills boost the risk of Alzheimer ’s, major study warns
Figures suggest there are at least 260,000 people in Britain and nearly 100 million in the US who take benzodiazepines and Z-drugs for at least a month - the maximum recommended time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your practice ready for the flu season?
NHS England has issued new guidance to help GP practices plan for the 2018/19 flu vaccination season.  In a letter to GP practices sentearlier this year, NHS England, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) said appropriate planning is necessary in order to offer patients protection before the beginning of the flu season– which usually starts in December. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018Year: 2019Location: International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UKContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
This study provided proof of concept for the presence of ctDNA in blood of treatment-naive MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma] patients by the detection of somatic variants that were identified by analysis of a tumor sample,” the authors wrote. “This opens perspective towards its use in MPM.” The post Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a newBJS (British Journal of Surgery) study.Of 509,179 patients studied, 16% received preoperative oral care from a dentist. When a surgeon requested that a dentist provide preoperative oral care to a patient with cancer, the dentist checked the patient's oral condition, provided professional tooth cleaning, taught the patient self-cleaning methods for the teeth, and provided any treatment needed. In the study, 15,724 patients (3.09%) developed postoperative pneumonia and 1734 (0.34%) died wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is an illness and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Don ’t be in any doubt – ADHD is a condition and it must be treated | Ann Robinson
Britain is right to take a more cautious approach than the US, but we should be prepared to fund a range of treatmentsImagine a neurological condition that affects one in 20 under-18s. It starts early, causes significant distress and pain to the child, damages families and limits the chances of leading a fulfilled life as an adult. One in 20 children are affected but only half of these will get a diagnosis and a fifth will receive treatment. If those stats related to a familiar and well-understood illness, such as asthma, there would be little debate about the need to improve intervention rates. But this is attention ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Children NHS Health Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Exposed: The great teeth whitening scandal on Britain ’s High Streets
A Mail on Sunday reporter was charged £60 for teeth-whitening at Essex Smiles, in Ruislip. The company claims they merely provide safe teeth-whitening products for the customer to self-administer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study
Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harmThe word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into invasive treatments they do not need, Australian and US researchers say.An analysis published by the British Medical Journal on Monday described “cancer” as particularly problematic when used to describe some thyroid cancers less than 1cm in size, some low and intermediate grade breast cancers, andlocalised prostate cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Australia news Science Medical research Society World news Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment predicts poor economic and educational outcomes in the transition to adulthood - Jaffee SR, Ambler A, Merrick M, Goldman-Mellor S, Odgers CL, Fisher HL, Danese A, Arseneault L.
OBJECTIVES: To test whether childhood maltreatment was a predictor of (1) having low educational qualifications and (2) not being in education, employment, or training among young adults in the United Kingdom today. METHODS: Participants were from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Andy Murray serves up ace way to end agony of NHS hip-pain patients
The operation that rebuilt tennis ace Andy Murray ’s hip could become a new ‘gold standard’ NHS operation for British joint pain patients, thanks to results of a landmark trial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British Scientists Identify Kidney Cancer's Cellular Origin
Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the University of Newcastle discovered that adult renal carcinoma cells are a version of a specific rare subtype of healthy adult kidney cell, called PT1. They found that despite genetic differences, all the renal carcinoma cells studied had developed the same PT1 characteristics. These results could provide the basis of a new method for treating cancer by targeting the PT1 cell specifically.08/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID'd on Screens
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- Among adolescent soccer players in the United Kingdom, the incidence of sudden cardiac death is 6.8 per 100,000 athletes, and most of the deaths were due to cardiomyopathies not identified on cardiac screening, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early type 1 diabetes shortens women's lives by 18 years
(University of Gothenburg) Women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do not have diabetes. Men in the corresponding situation lose almost 14 years of life. The lives of patients diagnosed at age 26-30 years are shortened by an average of 10 years, according to research published in the British medical journal the Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How smallpox claimed its final victim
How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UBC study: Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives
(University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business) New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Aggressive' Screening Fails to Prevent Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
(MedPage Today) -- British program for young footballers missed some who went on to have events (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDRZEJ LUKOWSKI Tags: Actors and Actresses Mental Health and Disorders Theater Edinburgh Festival Fringe Underwood, Josie A Clown Show About Rain (Play) Freeman (Play) Mental Health Foundation (United Kingdom) Fake It Til You Make It (Play) Source Type: news

Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
(Wiley) Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can medical marijuana help treat intractable epilepsy?
(Wiley) A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the potential of medicinal cannabis -- or medical marijuana -- for helping patients with intractable epilepsy, in which seizures fail to come under control with standard anticonvulsant treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK appoints HSBC finance director as CFO
Iain Mackay plans to depart the global bank at year's end to join the British drugmaker on January 14, 2019. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Soaring cocaine use in Britain could lead to rise in cases of sepsis
EXCLUSIVE: The Royal College of Emergency Medicine alert follows an inquest last month into the death of 39-year-old Darren Vernon, from Manchester, who died after using cocaine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ian Wootton obituary
My father, Ian Wootton, who has died aged 97, was professor of chemical pathology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London and part of a golden age in the development of the discipline of clinical biochemistry, which concentrates on the analysis of bodily fluids.He began as a research assistant at Hammersmith hospital, west London, to Earl King, the founding father of clinical biochemistry in Britain, and eventually took over as chair of chemical pathology on King ’s death. King had written various editions of the textbook Microanalysis in Medical Biochemistry from 1946 onwards, and Ian co-authored the thir...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Wootton Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Doctors Medical research Health Source Type: news

Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus
An Australian state has reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Royal Fort Garden named among the best in Britain
Public gardens at the University of Bristol have been awarded a Green Flag Award – an accolade which officially makes it one of the best green spaces in the country. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

How people view crime depends on the politics of when they were growing up
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the British Journal of Criminology indicates that the different political periods in which people 'came of age' has an important influence on their perception of crime, even decades later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Britain's most popular garden spray be killing more than your weeds?   
Roundup is the UK ’s most widely used weedkiller and globally the most popular in history. But its use is effectively being challenged in a landmark legal case in America.So it it safe? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctors plot a fresh strike in a new pay row weeks after being offered a 1 per cent pay rise
The British Medical Association has been polling members to assess their 'strength of feeling' for industrial action. More than 80 per cent of the doctors polled said they were willing to strike. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased risk of cancer from breast implants? Woman barely survives rare blood cancer linked to her implants
(Natural News) A 48-year-old British woman survived a rare blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), this type of cancer is said to be a result of a reaction between the white blood cells and the new generation of rough surfaced breast implants introduced a decade... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rick Turner obituary
Archaeologist who recovered Lindow Man, the best preserved bog body in BritainRick Turner, who has died aged 66 of cancer, made the archaeological discovery of the 1980s when he recovered Lindow Man, the best preserved bog body in Britain. The find, in 1984, helped to pioneer new techniques of investigation and analysis, and provided fresh insight into how our ancestors lived.As county archaeologist for Cheshire, Rick was called out to the Lindow Moss peat bog near Wilmslow by the police when a human foot was found by a worker at a commercial peat cutting site. An incomplete and decomposing female head had been discovered ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Berry Tags: Archaeology British Museum Science Wales Conservation Source Type: news

Researchers detail variation in costs of child vaccination program in Indian states
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) Researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) have completed a study which outlines the cost of delivering routine childhood vaccines in seven Indian states. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Global Health, provide useful information to India's Universal Immunization Program (UIP), where the data collected can be used to accurately plan and budget. The UIP is the largest public vaccination program in the world, yet its budget is prepared based on historical expenditure data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives
Britain plans to increase the number of organ donors by changing the rules of consent and presuming that people have agreed to transplants unless they have specifically opted out. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We need less waste, not more food | Letters
The key to UK food security is not to grow more but to ensure our supplies and to cut out profligacyThis year ’s heatwave and climate change in general highlight growing risks to food supplies and not just in this country (“To feed the world, we must exploit science, not spurn its advances”). Assuming that Britain will always be able to import food is folly. In 2010, Russia banned grain exports after a drought, while Trump’s reaction to a poor US harvest can be imagined. A falling pound and lack of trade agreements post-Brexit mean that European supplies are hardly guaranteed. Ot her countries might...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Food waste Food security Food science & drink Environment Society Global development UK news Source Type: news