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Girl with EB blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Wales father-of-two given just one year left to live
Leo Jones, from Porthcawl, South Wales, repeatedly sought help for his headaches which left him banging his head against the wall in agony. Doctors repeatedly missed the signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 1, blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The goalie fighting to save dreams
There can’t be many young people whose daily educational experience includes encountering a bona fide national hero. But for those at the Canolfan yr Afon Pupil Referral Unit, in Ebbw Vale, that’s been the case for the last four years as they’ve been ably assisted by former Everton football icon Neville Southall MBE. Not that the record cap holder – he played 92 times between the sticks for the Welsh national football team – cares if his reputation precedes him. His sole vocation these days is to play at least some part in helping these complex-needs youngsters live a life that can give them t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine cymru/wales education services unison in schools Source Type: news

Sick premature babies face a care 'postcode lottery'
Researchers compared neonatal care across England, Scotland and Wales and found significant variations by area. The findings are from the latest NNAP report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Staggering' number of women seeking abortion pills online
A study showed some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning the NHS and using drugs from the internet despite abortion being legal in these countries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression
Conclusion This large cohort study highlights high levels of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. It is however important to note that these are symptoms – we don't know how many of the children would be diagnosed with depression. When parents complete the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, it is estimated that it will accurately identify 75% of children with depression and 73% of children without depression. But it is less accurate when children complete it. Recent research suggests that it can identify 60% of children with depression and 61% of children without depression. Despite these limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Record number of joint replacements
A record number of joint replacement procedures were performed last year, according to the latest annual report of the orthopaedic joint replacement register for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Detail needed’ on new Wales nurse staffing law accountability
Employers have said they want more information from the Welsh government about how senior nurses in charge of calculating staffing levels will be held accountable under new laws in Wales, as well as further details on the sanctions that could be applied to health boards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh woman left unable to walk or feel emotion after fall
Zalehka Price-Davies, from Penarth, Wales, was on a break in Dublin when she tripped down caf é steps. The 29-year-old woke up in hospital unable to walk or talk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman left unable to walk, talk or feel emotion after fall
Zalehka Price-Davies, from Penarth, Wales, was on a break in Dublin when she tripped down caf é steps. The 29-year-old woke up in hospital unable to walk or talk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
(PLOS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Arrhythmia nurses to teach CPR technique on mountain top
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

5 Tips for Raising a Modern-Day Teen
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at Amazon. Parenting an adolescent into adulthood can be difficult, frustrating, and always unpredictable. But if you can make it through the moody teenage years, while avoiding some common parenting pitfalls, a compassionate, functioning human will be waiting for you on the other side. Here are five rules of the road. Let them sleep in It’s not just a cliché. Teenagers really do sleep differently than the rest of us; they have a harder time going to bed early and a m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized how do i raise a teenager how to give a sex talk how to raise a teen how to raise a teenager Mental Health/Psychology Parenting parenting tips parenting tips teenagers Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh expert: Lack of robust response in Wales
An expert who has advised the English government joins calls to ban the mesh for some procedures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandma who lost 17 stone is denied excess skin removal
EXCLUSIVE: Gillian Jenkins, 57, from Penarth, south Wales, dropped from 27 stone to 9 stone 10 lbs after taking up Zumba, but is not eligible for NHS surgery to remove the excess skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny fighters in sediments determine success of invasive marine plants
(University of New South Wales) Armies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory and replace native species, UNSW Sydney-led research shows. The genetic study, which compared microbial communities in sediments associated with an invasive alga and a native seagrass, is the first to test the idea that marine microbes play a critical role in the establishment of invasive marine species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Welsh mother's body began shaking due to rare brain tumour
Nicola Davies, 45, from Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, had been unknowingly living with the growth inside her brain for around 10 years before her symptoms, including headache, started to show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's body began shaking due to a rare brain tumour  
Nicola Davies, 45, from Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, had been unknowingly living with the growth inside her brain for around 10 years before her symptoms, including headache, started to show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lift the pay cap now, says Dave Prentis
The government must bring to an end the damaging era of public sector job losses and squeezed services – and scrap the punishing pay cap for everyone once and for all, says UNISON today (Sunday). At the start of the annual Trades Union Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is out of step with the mood of the nation on public sector pay. Over recent months there have been warm words and gratitude for public sector workers, but that won’t pay the bills, buy their children’s school uniform or put petrol in their cars. “Back in June there was a vote in t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

How adolescents perceive that community-based exercise improves their well-being - Rourke K, Wilson CJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine if adolescents perceive community-based exercise as beneficial to their well-being and in what ways. METHODS: A New South Wales Police Citizens Youth Club ran a four-week fitness course. The classes involved: 1) sports incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ZOLL Announces Call for Presentations for Summit 2018
CHELMSFORD, MASS.— ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced the call for presentations for SUMMIT 2018, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, May 8-10, 2018. Fire and EMS professionals who are interested in speaking should visit the Summit Presenter Page to review the guidelines and submit their presentation proposals. Submissions must be received by September 30, 2017 to be considered. This three-day conference offers opportunities to learn from and network with like-minded fire and EMS professionals from across the ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ZOLL Medical Corporation Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

ZOLL Announces Call for Presentations for Summit 2018
CHELMSFORD, MASS.— ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced the call for presentations for SUMMIT 2018, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, May 8-10, 2018. Fire and EMS professionals who are interested in speaking should visit the Summit Presenter Page to review the guidelines and submit their presentation proposals. Submissions must be received by September 30, 2017 to be considered. This three-day conference offers opportunities to learn from and network with like-minded fire and EMS professionals from across the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ZOLL Medical Corporation Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Mayoress died after surgeon tried to fix medical device
At the close of a hearing at Ruthin, Nicola Jones, assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, said she was considering issuing a warning to all boards in England and Wales about Peter Sullivan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study offers a new mindset in the search for stroke therapies
(University of New South Wales) UNSW researchers have identified a promising new avenue to explore in the search for stroke treatments, after translating findings from Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shortage of community child health doctors threatens child safety and health
And is leading to postcode lottery of care for some of country ’s most vulnerable children Related items fromOnMedica Outmoded workforce planning poses risk to child health Severe staff shortages threaten care of sick newborns in Wales Paediatrician shortfall jeopardising child health services Soaring child abuse concerns, helpline data reveal Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Famous friends of the NHS
“The crisis in the NHS has been caused by political decisions.” Words not from a Labour politician or even a trade unionist, but from (probably) the most intelligent person of our era. Stephen Hawking, renowned 75-year-old physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, recently made a passionate speech condemning the Conservatives for slashing funding and weakening our NHS. “The more profit is extracted from the system, the more private monopolies grow and the more expensive healthcare becomes. The NHS must be preserved from commercial interests and protected from those who want to privatise it,” ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Source Type: news

New school year, new materials, new challenges
The new school year is beginning and UNISON in schools has been working hard over the summer to produce new materials and updating existing guidance and materials in time for it. We have also updated the schools pages on the website and included information on the learning and training opportunities for school staff members. It’s important for activists to remember that only UNISON has the knowledge, expertise and experience to represent school support staff. And our intention is to make it clear to members and potential members what UNISON has to offer. ‎ Recruitment materials from new teaching union the NE...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 4, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jon Richards Tags: Article Blogs UNISON voices Source Type: news

Hundreds of organ donations missed due to ignorance
460 potential organ transplants missed every year, says NHSBT Related items fromOnMedica Three people die every day due to organ donor shortage Hundreds of families overrule deceased ’ wishes to donate organs Deemed consent for organ donation increases transplants in Wales Two out of three people back ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation Organ donation numbers reach record high (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Princess Diana ’s very real role in fighting the stigma of Aids | Letters
Olivia Laing,Philip Chklar,Dr Gerald Smith andAlison Hackett write in response to Hilary Mantel ’s essay The princess myth. Plus letters fromVivian Cook,Edward Thomas andChris BirchI ’d like to take issue with the statements about Aids in Hilary Mantel’s otherwise wonderful Princess Diana essay (The princess myth, Review, 26 August). It is not right to say that in 1987 only the ignorant or bigoted thought that casual contact would infect them – or perhaps it’s more true to say that the ignorant and bigoted made up the majority of the population.In 1987 the US banned HIV-infected...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Diana, Princess of Wales Aids and HIV Hilary Mantel Monarchy UK news Books Society Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

Nasal spray effective at protecting vaccinated children from flu
Data published by Public Health England (PHE) has shown that the flu vaccine nasal spray reduced the risk of vaccinated children getting flu by 65.8% in the 2016 to 2017 season in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh student proves how to get an hourglass figure
Paige Gowland, 20, from Wales, was 8 stone and only ate 1,000 calories a day. She now eats 2,000 calories and weighs a healthy 9st 5lbs, which she achieved by switching to weight lifting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use
Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure, making users more susceptible to a hemorrhagic stroke, found a study by the University of New South Wales in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where the swallows skitter – a bypass and space travel?
Llanbedr, Gwynedd With sadness I realised a proposed road, improving access to the planned spaceport, would cut across the floodplain I had just exploredThe train along the Cambrian coast route stops at Llanbedr only by request, and on this occasion I was the only passenger to alight. To the west fields of wet grassland, divided by drainage channels brimming with rushes, spread towards the sea.Related:Snowdonia fears impact of UK spaceport decisionContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Gilbey Tags: Urbanisation Aeronautics Road transport Rivers Communities Wildlife Space Wales Environment Rural affairs UK news Source Type: news

Pre-crash scenarios at road junctions: a clustering method for car crash data - Nitsche P, Thomas P, Stuetz R, Welsh R.
Given the recent advancements in autonomous driving functions, one of the main challenges is safe and efficient operation in complex traffic situations such as road junctions. There is a need for comprehensive testing, either in virtual simulation environm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

RPS working together with health professions in Wales
As part of RPS Wales' programme of ongoing engagement withkey decision makers in Wales,Head of External Relations Ross Gregory joined forces with representatives from other health professions on 3 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Wales sees 400% increase in surgical waiting times
Waiting times stressful for staff and patients Related items fromOnMedica 18-week waits for surgery predicted to double by 2019 NHS waiting times hit five-year high, report shows More than 4 million patients now waiting for treatment Shortage of critical beds and surgeons cause cancelled ops NHS pressures could cause staff ‘burnout’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health board criticised for ‘failing to respect dignity of patient’
A Welsh health board has been strongly criticised for its failure to consider the dignity and human rights of a patient, who died on a trolley while waiting for a bed at Gwynedd Hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Long surgery waits up 400% in Wales
A steep rise in patients waiting more than a year for surgery in Wales is called "very worrying". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing lecturer fosters links between South Wales and Cambodia
A nursing lecturer from the University of South Wales experienced Cambodia ’s healthcare system first hand in July, describing it as “like nothing she had ever experienced before”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The effect of reduced street-lighting on road collisions in England and Wales 2000-2013 (Safety-2016 abstract #243) - Steinbach R, Perkins C, Armstrong B, Edwards P.
BACKGROUND Many local authorities in England and Wales have reduced street lighting at night to save money and reduce carbon emissions. Reductions in street-lighting, however, have attracted considerable public concern about road safety. While there is evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Children with obesity need NHS help in Wales, doctor says
More than a quarter of four to five year olds are overweight and some face health problems, a doctor says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Babylonian clay tablet discovered to be a trigonometry reference sheet for building temples and canals
(Natural News) The 70-year old mystery behind an ancient clay tablet may have finally been solved. Two mathematicians from the University of New South Wales, Australia claim that the tablet known as Plimpton 322 contains the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table. Its purpose, they surmise, was as an aid in the construction of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could adding lithium to tap water reduce dementia levels?
Conclusion The study is intriguing because we already know that lithium affects how the brain and nervous system work through many different pathways. However, the results are difficult to interpret. The study seemed to suggest that lithium levels of more than 15 micrograms per litre could be protective against dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. However, that doesn't explain why levels of 5 to 10 micrograms per litre seemed to increase the risk of dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. It's possible that some other factors – linked to where people live but not necessarily...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

GPs to play key role in new Welsh gender identity service
GPs with a special interest in gender identity healthcare will play a key role in a new service that is being set up in Wales to improve the care received by transgender patients. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

'Safer and more accurate' Down's test for Wales
Non-invasive prenatal testing will become standard following introduction in England Related items fromOnMedica Leading the way with NHS Screening Programmes Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies New NHS screening for Down's expected soon CMO sets out plans to achieve ‘genomic dream’ The next generation of prenatal testing: let ’s proceed with caution (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Down ’s test should see fewer miscarriages in Wales
Welsh hospitals are to introduce a safer and more accurate test for Down ’s syndrome for pregnant women, the Welsh government announced today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How to view today's solar eclipse from the UK
UK stargazers in the south-west, Wales and Shetland have the best chance of glimpsing a partial eclipse. Here ’s a guide to getting a good viewSolar eclipse – liveHow to see the solar eclipse – with mapsWith moon about to pass in front of the sun, blocking its rays from falling on the US in a total solar eclipse, it is not only stargazers in America who might want to reach for their protective glasses – a partial eclipse is expected to be visible elsewhere, including the UK.While viewers in Hopkinsville, Kentucky will see the surface of the sun fully blocked for 2min 40sec this afternoon, those in t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Solar eclipses Science Space The sun Astronomy US news UK news Met Office Source Type: news

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales
The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and early developmental vulnerabilities at age 5  years - Green MJ, Tzoumakis S, McIntyre B, Kariuki M, Laurens KR, Dean K, Chilvers M, Harris F, Butler M, Brinkman SA, Carr VJ.
This study examined associations between maltreatment and early developmental vulnerabilities in a population sample of 68,459 children (Mage  = 5.62 years, SD = .37) drawn from the Australian state of New South Wales, using linked administrative data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news