Scientists claim England proved tougher policies weren't needed to fight Omicron...
But experts told MailOnline they could not see 'much difference' in death rates between Scotland and Wales and England since March 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart surgery Wales: Calls for child operations to resume
Children have had to travel across the border for heart surgery since 1998. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Will NHS jab refuseniks get new jobs in Wales?
Vaccines are not compulsory for NHS staff in Wales because a 'vast majority' of workers have taken up the 'protections that vaccination offers', Mark Drakeford said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Wales could recruit non-jabbed English NHS staff
Covid vaccines are not compulsory for NHS staff in Wales but are being mandated in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid was still fourth biggest killer in England in December, official data reveals
The Office for National Statistics' monthly report found there were 2,856 Covid deaths registered in England and Wales last month, down 18.1 per cent from the 3,487 the previous month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
England is scrapping "Plan B" as Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also ease rules. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humana To Expand Welsh Carson-Backed Primary Care Senior Clinics To 12 States
Humana is expanding primary care senior clinics into three more states, increasing to more than 240 the number of such centers by the end of this year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

NHS Wales: 'I spent four nights in A&E waiting for a bed'
John Evans had to sleep in a chair until a bed became available. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: New screenings will save lives - top doctor
Many were worried after lifesaving tests dropped from every three years to every five in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: New screenings will save lives, says top doctor
Many were worried after lifesaving tests dropped from every three years to every five in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A QUARTER of all Covid 'deaths' are now patients who died WITH the virus
The Office for National Statistics found 210 people died 'with' the virus rather than from it in England and Wales over the first week of January, compared to 128 the previous week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: “Busy, demanding, and unpredictable – I wouldn ’ t have it any other way ”
This Saturday marks one year since I took office as your new General Secretary, and I still feel the same immense pride as I did on that first day. It was, and is, a huge responsibility, in turbulent times. Your continued achievements and resilience in navigating the health crisis, at work and in your personal lives, have given me constant inspiration to take on the challenges of my role. UNISON has succeeded for over 25 years because of the work of millions of trade unionists and it will be millions more who’ll keep our union alive for the next 25 years and beyond. The world of work has changed drastically since UNI...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog Source Type: news

Could Face Masks Make You Better-Looking?
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 -- Want to look more alluring? Wear a mask. Really. That's the takeaway from Welsh researchers who found that masking up may make men look more attractive to the opposite sex and that some kinds of masks do a better job of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid in Wales: Restrictions to ease after Omicron peak
Restrictions to lift gradually, with sports fans returning, followed by hospitality back to normal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An English Soccer Team's Existential Crisis: Is It Really in Wales?
The English soccer club Chester F.C. postponed a game after Welsh health officials claimed authority over its home. In an era when once loose British borders are stratifying, a curiosity may... #chesterfc #healthofficials #existentialcrisis #englishsoccerteam #soccerclub (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Wales could be turning corner on Covid says minister
Eluned Morgan's comments come as the Welsh government reviews restrictions imposed in December. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: workplace testing terms and conditions, UKHSA
The latest terms and conditions plus standard operating procedure for coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace testing. 13 January 2022Updated'Workplace testing: standard operating procedure for England, Northern Ireland and Wales'. 15 December 2021Updated LFD testing agreement for England, Northern Ireland and Wales; added LFD testing agreement for Scotland and standard operating practice for England, Northern Ireland and Wales. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Hundreds in Wales take antiviral tablets
It is hoped the pills will reduce the number of people put in hospital by the virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Seth Burke, 13, returns home after weeks in hospital
Seth Burke tested positive days after becoming the first wheelchair user sworn into the Welsh Youth Parliament. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's New South Wales sets new high for COVID deaths
Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, has made the reporting of rapid antigen test results mandatory as it experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctor reveals every critically ill Covid patient being treated at his hospital is unvaccinated
Dr David Hepburn said there are now no vaccinated Covid patients in critical care at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales. All patients are unvaccinated, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investment to tackle NHS pressures in Wales
Welsh patients are to benefit from an additional£2.5 million investment in community pharmacy services this winter, the Welsh Government has revealed. The funding announced today will be part (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 11, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Breakthrough in Device Therapy for Patients with Late-Stage Heart Disease
Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. and Leviticus-Cardio Ltd. announce the joint Development and Testing of a Wireless, Fully Implantable, Long-Term Blood Pump. SWANSEA, Wales and TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 10, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Se... Devices, Cardiology Calon Cardio-Technology, Leviticus-Cardio, Calon Cardio MiniVAD, FiVAD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Australia's New South Wales sees deadliest day of pandemic
Australia’s New South Wales state has reported 16 deaths in its deadliest day of the pandemic, even as it relaxed rules to allow essential workers in isolation to return to work if they are asymptomatic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shopping is RISKIEST activity for getting Covid
SAGE 's Virus Watch Study examined the day-to-day activities of more than 10,000 people in England and Wales between September and November 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘A Rosetta Stone’: Australian fossil site is a vivid window into 15m-year-old rainforest
Likely to contain dozens of undiscovered species, the site is so well-preserved that the contents of fish stomachs and breathing apparatus of spiders can be seenThe Australian paleontologist Matthew McCurry was digging for Jurassic fossils when a farmer dropped by with news of something he ’d seen in his paddock – a fossilised leaf in a piece of hard brown rock.Fossil leaves are not usually anything to write home about, but the spot was close, so McCurry and his colleague Michael Frese went to take a look.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Fossils Science Australia news New South Wales Source Type: news

Remarkable fossil discovery offers a peek into Australia ’s ancient past – video
Palaeontologists from the Australian Museum have made a remarkable discovery outside of a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Encased in the hard brown rocks of McGrath's Flat are the inhabitants of a rainforest that existed about 15 million years ago. Thousands of fossils have been revealed – from flowering plants to fruits and seeds, insects, spiders, pollen and fishContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Fossils Australia news Environment Source Type: news

No Singing Or Dancing At Public Venues: Australian State Reinstates Pandemic Restrictions As Omicron Upends ‘Living With Covid’ Approach
New South Wales ’ new pandemic rules will ban dancing and singing in nightclubs and pubs and delay all non-urgent surgeries until mid-February. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Siladitya Ray, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 24 December 2021, ONS (updated 5th January 2022)
Main points:In the week ending 24 December 2021 (Week 51), 13,010 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 610 more deaths than the previous week (Week 50) and 12.7% above the five-year average (1,462 more deaths). The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 24 December 2021 (Week 51) was 12,155; this was 532 more deaths than the previous week (Week 50) and 12.5% above the five-year average (1,351 more deaths). The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 24 December 2021 (Week 51) was 827; this was 69 more deaths than the previous week (Week 50) and 15.2% above the five-ye...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons from London: a contemporary examination of the factors affecting attrition among rape complaints - Murphy A, Hine B, Yesberg JA, W ünsch D, Charleton B.
Severe levels of attrition in rape cases within the criminal justice system are widely recognised. Previous reviews (e.g. Hohl& Stanko, 2015. Complaints of rape and the criminal justice system: Fresh evidence on the attrition problem in England and Wales.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Violence against women and girls has long term health consequences - Lawn RB, Koenen KC.
The association between violence and poor physical health is often overlooked England and Wales are experiencing an epidemic of violence against women and girls, according to a recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prime Minister Morrison upbeat amid Australia virus surge
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his country’s health system can cope with the new wave of coronavirus infections as Victoria state reported a record number of new cases and hospitalizations surged in New South Wales (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands of migraine sufferers set to qualify for 'life-changing' monthly jab
Doctors in England and Wales have been given the thumbs-up to increase the use of fremanezumab - a monthly jab into the arm, tummy or leg, branded by one doctor as 'life-changing'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 31 December 2021, ONS
This study is jointly led by the ONS and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse laboratory to collect and test samples. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Wales' self isolation period cut from 10 days to seven
It will drop from 10 days to seven, providing people have two negative lateral flow tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthony Hopkins health: Actor, 83, 'ignorant' about diagnosis- 'I don't believe in it'
SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is soon turning 84 years of age. Specifically on the 31st December, the Welsh star will turn another year older. Having enjoyed a tremendous career both on stage and screen, off-screen the ageing star received an Asperger's diagnosis, one that he says he doesn't believe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psycho' squirrel's 48-hour Christmas rampage terrorizes town, injures 18
It went completely nuts. UK residents were left reeling after a crazed gray squirrel went on a wild Christmas rampage in Buckley, Wales, injuring a staggering 18 people in two days. Facebook... #buckley #nicolacrowther (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constructing fatality review: a policy analysis of the emergence of domestic homicide reviews in England and Wales - Rowlands J.
In England and Wales, Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) examine domestic abuse-related deaths to identify lessons to be learned. However, their emergence as a policy initiative has been little considered. To address this gap, a thematic discourse analysis o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

UK PM Boris Johnson to assess latest omicron data before deciding on new Covid curbs
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already started new curbs to help stop the spread of the omicron variant. #northernireland #borisjohnson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's most populous state reports 1st omicron death
Australia’s New South Wales state has reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases and confirmed its first death from the omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Australia's New South Wales sets new daily COVID case record
Australia’s most populous state has reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases and a sharp jump in hospitalizations while thousands of people isolated at home after contracting the virus or coming into contact with someone who has (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Daily COVID cases in Australia's New South Wales top 6,000
Australia’s most populous state has recorded more than 6,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time, adding a somber note to Christmas celebrations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Live updates: Australia state has 2nd day of high caseload
Australia’s New South Wales state is reporting more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the second straight day as the state and federal governments roll out measures meant to curb the spread of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Omicron Variant Appears Less Likely to Cause Severe COVID-19 Illness Than Delta
Preliminary data suggest that people with the omicron variant of the coronavirus are between 50% and 70% less likely to need hospitalization than those with the delta strain, Britain’s public health agency said Thursday. The U.K. Health Security Agency findings add to emerging evidence that omicron produces milder illness than other variants—but also spreads faster and better evades vaccines. The agency said that based on cases in the U.K., an individual with omicron is estimated to be between 31% and 45% less likely to attend a hospital emergency department compared to one with delta, “and 50 to 70% less...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JILL LAWLESS / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Covid in Wales: No early release from self-isolation
Wales will not follow England in reducing the time in self-isolation by providing negative tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid live: one in 45 people in England had coronavirus last week, rising to one in 30 in London
Office of National Statistics says rates are up on previous week, with one in 55 positive in Wales, one in 70 in Scotland and one in 50 in Northern IrelandNo new announcements on England rules before Christmas, says JavidSome people in UK may need four jabs to stay protected, expert saysUK loses appetite for pre-Christmas dining out because of OmicronGlobal coronavirus updates – liveWait times for patients arriving by ambulances at hospital A&Es in England fell slightly last week, according to the latest figures.One in five patients waited at least half an hour to be handed over from ambulance teams to hospital s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tom Ambrose (now) and Matthew Weaver (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Politics Medical research Boris Johnson NHS Source Type: news

COVID-19 contacts: guidance for health and social care staff- Wales Only
Guidance for health and social care staff in Wales has now been amended to include changes to self-isolation which includes the introduction of Daily Contact Testing (DCT). Changes to the regular asym (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 23, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news