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Leaked NHS documents reveal a large backlog of unreported scans
The NHS Benchmarking report, leaked to the Health Service Journal , looked at data from 95 anonymised NHS trusts across England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales
There are calls for Welsh infected blood scandal victims to get the same payments as those in Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children of youngest and oldest mothers at increased risk of developmental vulnerabilities
(University of New South Wales) Children born to teenage mothers have the highest risk of developmental vulnerabilities at age 5, largely due to social and economic disadvantage, a UNSW Sydney-led study of almost 100,000 school children has found. The risk declines steadily with every additional year of a mother's age up to 30 years, then increases slightly after 35 years and older -- to a level similar to the risk for children born to mothers in their early 20s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How rape myths are used and challenged in rape and sexual assault trials - Smith O, Skinner T.
Court responses to rape and sexual assault have been repeatedly criticized in England and Wales (Brown et al., 2010). In particular, research has identified prevalent stereotypes about rape in both the criminal justice system and wider society, with these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

See how Tampa area hospitals fared in annual safety survey
While nearly 39 percent of Tampa Bay area hospitals received an “A” grade in a major spring 2018 safety ratings survey, three area hospitals fared poorly with a “D” grade. Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Lake Wales Medical Center and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg received the lowest grades among local hospitals. The three hospitals didn't immediately retur n calls for comment. Tampa General Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital, which both received “D” grades last year, each moved up to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

See how Tampa area hospitals fared in annual safety survey
While nearly 39 percent of Tampa Bay area hospitals received an “A” grade in a major spring 2018 safety ratings survey, three area hospitals fared poorly with a “D” grade. Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Lake Wales Medical Center and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg received the lowest grades among local hospitals. The three hospitals didn't immediately retur n calls for comment. Tampa General Hospital and Manatee Memorial Hospital, which both received “D” grades last year, each moved up to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Humana to acquire national hospice provider for $1.B
Humana Inc. and its private-equity partners in the Kindred Healthcare Inc. acquisition plan to spend $1.4 billion to acquire Curo Health Services LLC, a national hospice provider. The consortium of Humana (NYSE: HUM), San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe announced in a news release Monday that Mooresville, N.C.,-based Curo Health Services will be merged with Kindred At Home to create the nation's largest hospice provider. Curo Health Services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Presentations to NSW emergency departments with self-harm, suicidal ideation, or intentional poisoning, 2010-2014 - Perera J, Wand T, Bein KJ, Chalkley D, Ivers R, Steinbeck KS, Shields R, Dinh MM.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate population trends in presentations for mental health problems presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in New South Wales during 2010-2014, particularly patients presenting with suicidal ideation, self-harm, or intentional poisoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fall Prevention in Central Coast community pharmacies - Stuart GM, Kale HL.
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Fall injuries among people aged 65 years and over (older people) cause substantial health decline and cost to the health system. In 2009 in New South Wales 25.6% of older people fell in the previous year, and 10.7% (32,000) were hospitalis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Humana To Buy Stake In Hospice Provider Amid Walmart Speculation
Humana said it is buying a 40% stake in hospice provider Curo Health Services with private equity firms TPG and Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe amid speculation the health insurer is a buyout target of retail giant Walmart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Welsh ministers pledge student bursary will continue during 2019
Student nurses and midwives in Wales will continue to receive a bursary in 2019, the country ’s health secretary has confirmed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Humana, PE firms to acquire national hospice provider for $1.4 billion
Humana Inc. and its private-equity partners in the Kindred Healthcare Inc. acquisition plan to spend $1.4 billion to acquire Curo Health Services LLC, a national hospice provider. The consortium of Humana (NYSE: HUM), San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe announced in a news release Monday that Mooresville, N.C.-based Curo Health Services will be merged with Kindred At Home to create the nation's largest hospice provider. Curo Health Services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Emergency admissions data briefing
Marie Curie has published a report on emergency admissions for people in their last year of life. It finds that these admissions (using NHS data) are: substantial and often avoidable In 2016, there were over 1.6 million emergency admissions for people in the last year of their life the average number of admissions per person is nearly twice as high as in Scotland or Wales (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘My treatment could be faster’ Pensioner takes seven medications a day for multi-illnesses
PHILIP Bell, 73, takes at least seven medications a day for illnesses which could kill him at any moment. The married former healthcare worker from Anglesey, North Wales, has atrial fibrillation, osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes, an enlarged prostate, sleep apnoea and hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the Malaria No More Summit, London
[Prince of Wales] London -Presidents, Prime Ministers, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Developing the political citizen: how teachers are navigating the statutory demands of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 205 and the Prevent Duty - Bryan H.
The 'Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales' presents statutory guidance under section 29 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. This guidance states that 'Schools should be safe spaces in which children and young people can understan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England to set up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. The practice is widely regarded as backdoor privatisation of health services – putting at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the bigg...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Can estimates from forensic handwriting experts be trusted in court?
(Springer) Forensic handwriting specialists are often called on to testify in court about the origins of a few lines of writing, or to determine whether a specific person has written a sentence. Following a new study, researchers are now advising courts to take a cautionary approach when using experience-based likelihood ratios as evidence. The research, led by Kristy Martire of the University of New South Wales in Australia, is published in Springer's Psychonomic Bulletin& Review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle
(Swansea University) Welsh scientists piecing together the giant jigsaw puzzle of plant pollination are a step closer to knowing how it all fits thanks to a new paper by Swansea University Ph.D. researcher Andrew Lucas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Welsh general practice most underfunded in UK
General practice in Wales receives lowest proportion of total NHS spend of all UK nations Related items fromOnMedica GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care One in five patients in Wales struggled to get GP appointment last year Share of NHS funding for GPs falls to 7.1% Government reforms will open up yawning gap for adult social care funding Broad welcome for NHS long-term funding plan (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales is set to allow abortion pills to be taken at home
The Welsh Government looks set to follow Scotland in changing its laws to allow those up to nine weeks pregnant to have an unsupervised medical abortion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plantwatch: Planning loophole threatens ancient woodlands
Ancient woods are being destroyed for development. A consultation is their only hopeMany of Britain ’s ancient woodlands are being threatened by a loophole in national planning policy.Ancient woodlands cover less than 3% of the UK, and have existed since 1600 in England and Wales, and 1750 in Scotland. These are our richest places for wildlife on land, home to more threatened species than any other land habitat, and once destroyed can never be replaced. As the Woodland Trust points out, listed buildings have far more protection from development than ancient woodlands.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Plants Trees and forests Housing Fracking Environment Science Source Type: news

Health conference agrees to back pay proposal
UNISON’s health conference delegates today voted in support of the proposed three-year pay deal that is currently out to consultation with the union’s health members. George Barron, vice-chair of the health service group executive, told conference: “What we have done is actually quite remarkable. We have come so far.” During a lively debate, delegates discussed the proposed framework, which comes with an extra £4.2bn funding. The motion in support for the NHS pay deal and Agenda for Change reform noted the work the union has done to “change the story on NHS pay” and offer members a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference agenda for change health care health pay nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work
Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today. A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015/16, up 4% from the previous year. New figures to be revealed by UNISON and HSJ on Tuesday, for 2016/17, will give even more dramatic results. Similar levels of violence are reported in the devolved nations. These assaults can have a “catastrophic effect”, the motion states, not only due to the physical impa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health staff NHS violence at work Source Type: news

Apitope Announces Positive Results with Novel Treatment for Graves' Disease
Phase I data show early efficacy in the majority of patients and a very favourable safety profile HASSELT, Belgium and CHEPSTOW, Wales, April 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apitope, a clinical stage biotech company developing pot... Biopharmaceuticals Apitope, Graves' Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RCN in Wales launches annual call for awards nominations
Nominations are now open for the Royal College of Nursing ’s annual awards for nurses in Wales, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Drug misuse at heart of strategy to reduce violent crime - Slawther E.
A “multiple strand approach involving a range of partners across different sectors” is needed to tackle violent crime in England and Wales, says the first strategy aimed at reducing serious violence. Amber Rudd, the home secretary, said that the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NHS pay consultation launched at health conference
UNISON has launched a consultation of health members at the health group conference in Brighton today. Members in England must decide whether to accept a three-year pay deal which comes with an extra £4.2bn worth of funding. Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other health staff across England are being offered long-overdue pay rises, in what would be a major shake-up of the NHS pay structure. Roz Norman (above), the chair of UNISON’s health service group executive, told delegates at conference that the hard work of activists in the Pay Up Now campaign...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care NHS nhs pay pay up now Source Type: news

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading rapidly in Australia
Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O ’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of Buruli ulcer were on the rise but researchers were baffled as to why Victoria was being particularly affected. There have be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Victoria Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Tissue-destroying ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia
Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O ’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of Buruli ulcer were on the rise but researchers were baffled as to why Victoria was being particularly affected. There have be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Victoria Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Welsh CNO declares support for campaign to ‘end PJ paralysis’
A major campaign to get NHS staff to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas into clothes and get up and moving around is being supported by the most senior nurse in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Opioid Trials to Begin in 2019 as Settlement is Also Pushed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued an order Wednesday scheduling three Ohio trials for 2019 — a shift from his earlier plan to try to work out settlements. In his order, the judge says the parties have made "good progress" and notes that lawyer in the case were asking for a litigation track in addition to settlement talks. The hope is that holding some trials can hel...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Welsh Huggins and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Opioid Trials to Begin in 2019 as Settlement is Also Pushed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued an order Wednesday scheduling three Ohio trials for 2019 — a shift from his earlier plan to try to work out settlements. In his order, the judge says the parties have made "good progress" and notes that lawyer in the case were asking for a litigation track in addition to settlement talks. The hope is that holding some trials can hel...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Welsh Huggins and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

How can eating frozen fruit cause hepatitis A?
Seven people in New South Wales have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating imported frozen pomegranate seeds from Coles, it was reported last week. Two Australian researchers explain how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales
Heart surgery patients in Wales see the average waiting time rise from 43 days to 79. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mentally disordered young offenders in transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services across England and Wales - Livanou MI, Furtado V, Singh SP.
PURPOSE This paper provides an overview of transitions across forensic child and adolescent mental health services in England and Wales. The purpose of this paper is to delineate the national secure services system for young people in contact with t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patients with epilepsy at ‘increased risk of unnatural death’
Patients diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Enhancing violence surveillance: the contribution of paediatric emergency department and paramedic assault incidents to police administrative data (Abstract 30) - Hernandez-Meier J, Xu Z, Kohlbeck S, Levas M, Hargarten S.
We describe initial results of combining mu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

England's Scarlet Fever Cases Highest in 36 Years England's Scarlet Fever Cases Highest in 36 Years
An outbreak of scarlet fever in England and Wales has seen the highest number of cases reported in the first quarter of a year since Public Health England began collecting data in 1982.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Exercise Could Lower Your Chances of Getting Heart Disease Even if You ’re Genetically at Risk
About one in four deaths in the United States are due to heart disease. But a new study suggests that even if you have a genetic risk for heart disease, there’s a simple way to combat it: Exercise. In the study, researchers looked at data from nearly 500,000 people from England, Scotland and Wales who were participating in a trial called the U.K. Biobank Study. At the start of the trial, the men and women allowed researchers to assess their genetic predispositions for heart disease. They also self-reported their exercise, wore accelerometers to subjectively measure their daily physical activity, wore hand dynamometer...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise family history of heart disease genetic risk for heart disease onetime Source Type: news

Welsh Government cracks down on zero-hour contracts in homecare
UNISON has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to curb the use of zero-hours contracts for thousands of homecare workers. Care providers are now required to give homecare workers a choice of contract after a three-month period of employment. New regulations also oblige those providers to ensure that time allocated for travel and care is ‘clearly and transparently set out’ – with the aim of tackling ‘call-clipping’ and preventing care time being cut short by travel time between visits. The move follows Welsh Government research that found a “substantial number” of Wales&r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News care workers: your rights ethical care charter homecare workers residential care charter UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

Killer robots: pressure builds for ban as governments meet
Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weaponsThey will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against civilian populations. Unlike human soldiers, they will follow any orders however evil,” says Toby Walsh, professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales, Australia.“These will be weapons of mass destruction. One programmer and a 3D printer can do what previously took an army of people. They will industrialise war, changing the speed and duration of how we can fight. They will be able to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Robots Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Weapons technology Science Computing Arms trade World news Military UK news Source Type: news

Increased risk of unnatural death to people with epilepsy found
(University of Manchester) A new study has shown that people diagnosed with epilepsy in England and Wales are at increased risk of dying from suicide and accidents.Though the risks of unnatural death for people with epilepsy are still low, they are significantly higher than the general population says Dr. Hayley Gorton from The University of Manchester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatal and non-fatal overdose among opiate users in South Wales: a qualitative study of peer responses - Holloway K, Hills R, May T.
This study applies Rhodes' concept of the 'risk environment' to examine how witness... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

'Now they're extraordinary powers': firearms prohibition orders and warrantless search powers in New South Wales - McElhone M.
In November 2013, the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) was amended to provide police in New South Wales with new powers to allow them to search for firearms, firearm parts and ammunition without obtaining a warrant. The New South Wales Government's ostensible aim i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The effect of sample heterogeneity and risk categorization on area under the curve predictive validity metrics - Howard PD.
Forensic researchers often assume that the widely used area under the curve (AUC) predictive validity statistic can be readily compared across risk assessment instruments and between studies. From risk distributions for 224,771 convicted English and Welsh ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

External trigger factors for violent offending: findings from the U.K. Prisoner Cohort Study - Freestone MC, Ullrich S, Coid JW.
The role of "triggers" for violence is seldom considered when assessing risk of violence in prisoners and forensic patients. A sample of 494 cases from a two-phase study of violent prisoners in England and Wales were rated for presence of acute risk factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

TPG Capital among group of buyers approved to purchase Kindred Healthcare
The $4.1 billion deal between Kindred Healthcare Inc., Humana Inc. and two private-equity firms just cleared a major hurdle. Shareholders of Kindred (NYSE: KND), a Louisville, Kentucky-based post-acute health and home-health provider, approved the sale of the company to Humana (NYSE: HUM) and private equity firms TPG Capital, based in Fort Worth, and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe, according to a news release. The official results for the shareholder vote were not disclosed.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine
Erin Morgan-Ring is the third Welsh child to go abroad for the operation which is not available on the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news