Best supplements for the colder months ahead: Three pills you need to take
BEST supplements for the colder months ahead: Have you noticed the sudden cold snap in British weather? As we head towards winter, what are the supplements your body craves? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Britain's coronavirus outbreak taking off again? Infections are up 48% in a week
EXCLUSIVE: Today saw another 6,874 Covid-19 cases recorded, meaning the seven-day rolling average (5,329) is 54 per cent higher than it was a week ago, when it stood at 3,466. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Kingdom warning shoppers not to stock up and prepare as the country mulls "circuit breaker" lock down
(Natural News) The United Kingdom is gearing up for another series of lock downs. Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, is warning that covid-19 poses a “very serious” threat over the next six months. UK Health secretary Matt Hancock warns that the UK “now faces a tipping point in its response.” Prime Minister... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson to boost WHO backing with £571m vaccine pledge
Prime minister wants Britain to take bigger role in global fight against pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK's Integumen Unveils Prototype COVID-19 Breath Test UK's Integumen Unveils Prototype COVID-19 Breath Test
Integumen, a British company that developed a system to detect the COVID-19 virus in waste water, said the same technology could be deployed in a personalized breath test.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recalled Mushrooms, Possibly Served At Mass. Restaurants, Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
(CNN) — At least 41 people are sick in 10 different states after a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The cases started between January 21 to August 26, the agency reported Thursday. Of the 41 infected, four hospitalizations were reported. The infected people range in age from two to 74 years old. The mushrooms, distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. in Sante Fe Springs, California, were sold only to restaurants and not directly to consumers. The recalled mushrooms (Image credit: CDC via CNN) The company voluntarily recalled t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Recall Source Type: news

Exclusive: Stevens accuses drugs firm of ‘using cover of coronavirus to price-gouge taxpayers’
The NHS England chief executive has publicly accused a pharma company of ”using the cover of coronavirus to try and price-gouge British taxpayers” — a claim the firm has strongly denied. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

British Protocol Allows Insulin-Treated Pilots to Fly Safely British Protocol Allows Insulin-Treated Pilots to Fly Safely
In a large study of commercial and private pilots with diabetes who followed strict rules, 98% of glucose levels were in target range and no pilot was incapacitated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Dermatology Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Dermatology
Review the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning and their applicability to improving diagnosis in dermatology.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blasts from the past: how ice age ponds are coming back to life
Once watering holes for mammoth and elk, Herefordshire ’s neglected ancient ponds are being restoredEcologistWill Watson is hunting for Britain ’s largest blood-sucking leech in a 14,000-year-old pond in Herefordshire. The elusive medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), grows up to 20cm long and has only officially been recorded three times in the county in the past two decades. In the ice age pond in Moccas Park national nature reserve it was last found in 2000.Watson shakes his net in the water. Most creatures shy away from such disturbance but this leech – the only one in Britain that sucks human blood &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston Tags: Environment Animals Wildlife Plants Biology Science Conservation UK news Source Type: news

Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK
U.S.-based pharmaceutical company Novavax says it has begun a late stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom because the high-level of the coronavirus circulating in the country is likely to produce quick results (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Grieving family frustrated over lack of information on inmate's apparent overdose death
Taylor John Brazier died in custody on Sept. 11. His family was told that the 26-year-old was found in his cell at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C., around 10:30 a.m. That's about all they know. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials
The Maryland company, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has started its Phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom, with plans to begin in the United States in October. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas and Carl Zimmer Tags: Novavax Inc Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Johnson & Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Research Influenza Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Great Britain United States Source Type: news

UK may take part in COVID-19 vaccine 'challenge studies'
The British government says it may take part in a study that tries to deliberately infect volunteers who have been given an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus in an effort to more quickly determine if the vaccine works (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK announces new plan to help workers hit by pandemic
Britain’s treasury chief has announced a new income support program for workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic as the government races to prevent widespread layoffs when earlier employer subsidies end next month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Boots suspends booking for flu jabs amid 'unprecedented demand'
The high-street British chemist is now limiting its flu vaccines for the most vulnerable in society, including the over-65s and people with serious underlying health woes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK to announce plans to help workers hit by pandemic
Britain’s top treasury official is preparing to announce a new program to help workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, responding to pressure from businesses and labor unions to step in with more direct support for people in precarious work situations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Camera traps show impact of recreational activity on wildlife
(University of British Columbia) The COVID-19 pandemic has fired up interest in outdoor activities in our parks and forests. Now a new UBC study highlights the need to be mindful of how these activities may affect wildlife living in protected areas. All wildlife tended to avoid places that were recently visited by recreational users. And they avoided mountain bikers and motorized vehicles significantly more than they did hikers and horseback riders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ontario considers shortening list of possible COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school
Ontario’s education minister says he’s considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school — shortly after British Columbia announced it's doing the same.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

RPS and BPSA call for clarity on exam date from GPhC
In collaboration with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), we have written a joint letter to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) calling for the regulator to announce t (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Britain will 'host world's first Covid-19 vaccine challenge trial', reports
The controversial trials - which could rapidly speed up vaccine development - are said to be set to begin in January at a quarantine facility in east London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical
The British government is defending its strategy for combating a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop an exponential spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

British Medical Association calls for government to make masks compulsory INSIDE offices 
The BMA said the latest suite of lockdown restrictions in England were not tough enough to prevent a devastating second wave and is now calling for masks in all indoor work spaces. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma Moving Forward
This study will compare the effectiveness of the drug against a control group receiving only the gemcitabine and celecoxib. Patients have a one-in-two chance of being randomly assigned to either the adenovirus treatment or the control group. Adenovirus-delivered interferon Alpha-2b is designed as a second- or third-line treatment for patients who have failed in earlier regimens. Patients who previously had aggressive mesothelioma surgery but whose tumors have since progressed would be eligible to enroll. Success at the phase III level would mark the culmination of 20 years of researching and fine tuning gene therapy for us...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Britain hasn't learnt from March and is about to make another 'mistake', SAGE members warn
Professor John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a SAGE member (left) said the outbreak will be allowed to 'double and double and double again'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Raise a toast to public track and trace
As the country faces new restrictions because of COVID-19, campaign group We Own It is urging people to help reinforce the message to MPs that we need a proper, public test and trace system, instead of the ‘privatised shambles that the government seems intent on’. The group – which campaigns for public services to be run for people, not profit – wants you to invite your MP to a quick online meeting this Friday, 25 September, where they can join you in raising a toast to the NHS and public health teams, showing support for public test and trace. After last week’s announcement by Prime Minister ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 privatisation We Own It Source Type: news

Dead reckoning: unraveling how "homicide" cases travel from crime scene to court using qualitative research methods - Brookman F, Jones H, Williams R, Fraser J.
Drawing upon data gathered during a 4-year ethnographic study of homicide investigation in Britain, we document the movement of 44 (suspected) homicide cases through the criminal justice process before drawing upon two case studies to unravel in detail how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

RPS and BPSA call for clarity from GPhC
In collaboration with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), we have written a joint letter to the GPhC calling for the regulator to announce the date of the postponed 2020 reg (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Analysis reveals heart-related side effects of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine
(Wiley) As the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have drawn attention as potential therapies for COVID-19 and are being widely used off-label, it's now more important than ever to have a thorough assessment of the safety of these medications. A recent analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology provides new insights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK's Johnson slams brakes on reopening as COVID cases surge
British PM Johnson slammed the brakes on the country’s return to offices. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Professor Lockdown stands by doomsday forecast that sent Britain into lockdown
Professor Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London, said hospitals in the capital city were close to getting overloaded during the peak of Britain's coronavirus crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence
UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Projection versus reality: Experts say Britain could fall well short of Prof Vallance's warning
Sir Patrick Vallance yesterday said he believed the epidemic in the UK was doubling every seven days, which would lead to 200 deaths a day by mid-November. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prentis urges Labour to commit to a ‘new deal’ for public services
This year’s Labour conference – online, as befits the times – marked two very special speeches: the last by Dave Prentis as UNISON general secretary, and the first by Keir Starmer as Labour leader. Both men paid powerful tribute to the public sector workers who have kept the UK on its feet during the COVID-19 pandemic. And Mr Starmer said it was time for Labour “to get serious about winning” and repair the damage done to public services by a decade of Tory government. The first of this year’s very different, COVID-affected party conferences started on Saturday, under the branding of Labo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article affiliated political fund Covid-19 dave prentis Keir Starmer Labour Party no going back to normal social care UNISON Labour Link Source Type: news

Now more than ever we need a future-focused Labour government
Commenting on Keir Starmer’s keynote leader’s speech at the Labour Conference today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today Keir Starmer showed Labour’s new leadership is focused on the future, on the challenges our country faces at this unprecedented time and, crucially, on winning the next election. “UNISON members have faced a decade of austerity and pay cuts – they need a Labour Party that can, and will, win the next election. In Keir Starmer, Labour has a leader who can do just that. “Keir understands our members – including some of the lowest paid ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Keir Starmer Labour Party Source Type: news

Blog: A union with plenty to shout about
After over 20 years of leading this union as general secretary, you’d have thought that I’d have seen it all. I couldn’t be surprised any more by our incredible members and the amazing work they do running our public services. You’d be forgiven for thinking my immense pride at what we achieve together could increase no more. But you’d be wrong. Obviously COVID-19 and our members’ collective and individual responses have left me feeling even more proud of our union and its members and their hard work than ever before. And luckily, this time of year gives us plenty of time to shout about t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News adult social care Covid-19 Source Type: news

Britain records 11 more coronavirus deaths and 4,368 cases
Department of Health figures show slightly fewer than 4,000 new infections are now being recorded each day, on average - up from 2,998 last Monday and 2,032 the week before that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain could still get a vaccine by CHRISTMAS, Sir Patrick Vallance says
Sir Patrick Vallance said it is 'possible' one of the dozens of experimental jabs being trialed on humans could be ready before 2021, insisting 'good progress' was being made. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British Gas forces its entire workforce into a ‘ fire and rehire ’ process
British Gas workers have been critical in keeping everyone’s homes warm and stoves lit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet now, the company has served notice on its entire workforce and is pushing employees to accept significantly worse terms and conditions of employment. UNISON national officer for energy Matthew Lay said: “It’s important that we stand up to the attempts by British Gas to bully staff into accepting greatly reduced terms and conditions. “We are negotiating hard to find a solution, one that recognises the business’s challenges ahead but also reflects the needs of members. “...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 21, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article British Gas Source Type: news

Britain needs to live with coronavirus, not in fear of it | Simon Jenkins
Vallance and Whitty spoke reasonably and sincerely in their press conference. But their data was selective, and they seem determined to cause alarmThank goodness for scientists talking about coronavirus rather than politicians. They speak English and sound sincere.Today ’s presentation by Whitehall ’s Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty was devoid of slogan and cliche. They just wanted to say that the virus was back, Covid-19 numbers were rising and we all should be worried. So far so reasonable.What they did not do was take questions on their alarming thesis or indicate how it should affect government policy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Jenkins Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Infectious diseases UK news Medical research Politics Source Type: news

Portfolio seismic loss estimation and risk-based critical scenarios for residential wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada - Goda K, Zhang L, Tesfamariam S.
This study presents a city-wide seismic risk assessment of single-family wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada. The novelty and uniqueness of this study include considerations of detailed building-by-building exposure model for residentia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

"You want to catch the biggest thing going in the ocean": a qualitative analysis of intimate partner stalking - Flowers C, Winder B, Slade K.
This study employs a qualitative phenomenological exploration of the "lived" experiences of male intimate partner stalking (IPS) perpetrators serving a custodial sentence in the United Kingdom for an offense related to intimate partner violence (IPV). The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Individuals with autism have increased health risks even when considering lifestyle factors, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Autism. Elizabeth Weir, from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK medical advisor: COVID cases could rise exponentially
Britain’s top medical adviser says the country has, in a “very bad sense,” turned a corner on COVID-19 infection rates, with figures suggesting there will be an exponential growth in the disease unless action is taken (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Towards resilience: redesigning our systems for a better future, New Local Government Network
From both a public health and an economic perspective, Britain performed poorly during the Covid-19 crisis in comparison with similar countries. When put to the test, many of Britain's core systems were revealed to be incapable of withstanding extra stress and demand. Written in partnership with Local Trust, this paper intends to start a conversation about how the country can move towards resilience for a more prepared and better future. It identifies five pillars that need to form the centrepiece of any approach: economic resilience; public sector resilience; community resilience; environmental resilience; and workforce r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK at 'critical point' in pandemic as US nears 200,000 deaths
England ’s chief medical officer to warn of a ‘very challenging winter’; more than one in five Covid-19 deaths globally is in US; Lebanon sees record case rise. Follow the latest updatesTrump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 deathsUK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell publicMarathon man: Victorian premier briefs media for 77 days running – videoMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changingSee all our coronavirus coverage12.18amBSTHeather Stewart andJosh Halliday report:Britain ’s most seni...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Abbey service, flypast mark 80 years since Battle of Britain
Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promisingIt remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealedthey had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning, acid-drenched atmosphere of Venus.Related:If we don't find life on planets like Venus, doesn't it make us that bit more special? | Charles CockellContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Alien life Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Space Science Astronomy Source Type: news