Antibody levels remained high in adults across the UK, ONS
In the UK, the proportion of adults with antibodies at or above the 179ng/ml level remains high. An estimated 96.3% of the adult population in England, 96.1% in Wales, 95.5% in Northern Ireland and 95.9% in Scotland had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 at or above the 179ng/ml level in the most recent week (beginning 11 July 2022). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS will now include 'women' and 'girls' in guidance about periods
This week MailOnline revealed how the NHS Wales-backed guidance omitted women and girls, in favour of woke gender-neutral terms. NHS Wales confirmed the language would be changed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2021 registrations, ONS
In England& Wales, 4,859 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in 2021, equivalent to 84.4 deaths/million people; 6.2% higher than rate in 2020 (79.5 deaths/million), of which 3,060 were identified as drug misuse, accounting for 53.2 deaths per million people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy group-based interventions for men with intellectual disabilities and sexual offending histories: a meta-analysis - Heppell S, Jones C, Rose J.
BACKGROUND: Data from sex offender treatment programmes (SOTP) on the re-offending of convicted sex offenders from the prison service in England and Wales was recently reviewed and found to be associated with no change in sexual reoffending. While this res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 app: user guide, UKHSA (updated 9th August 2022)
How to use the free NHS COVID-19 app on iPhone and Android smartphones. 9 August 2022Updated How to use the app in another country section in How to use the app. 30 May 2022Updated How to input symptoms section in How to use the app (English and Welsh). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Girls' and 'women' omitted from NHS guidance on periods
A website set up by NHS Wales to give advice about menstruation refers to females as 'people who bleed' and 'half of the population'. It has reignited a row about women being erased from health advice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Help us fight back against the government ’ s ‘ Rights Removal Bill ’
Your basic right to justice could be taken away, but at UNISON we’re doing everything we can to stop the #RightsRemovalBill. This is another ambush from the Westminster government on our basic rights, and it’ll hit the most vulnerable hardest. Our human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that we all rely on every day, even when we don’t realise it. They belong to us and are protected in law by the Human Rights Act. But the proposed Bill of Rights – we’re calling it the Rights Removal Bill – is being forced through Parliament against all advice, and with no rationale except to prove the government can domi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 8, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News human rights Source Type: news

NHS is sending POLICE officers to heart attack callouts due to paramedic shortage
It emerged today that police officers in England and Wales are being forced to pick up the health service's workload, with armed officers showing up to treat cardiac arrest patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual risk of falls resulting in emergency department and hospital attendances for older people: an observational study of 781,081 individuals living in Wales (United Kingdom) including deprivation, frailty and dementia diagnoses between 2010 and 2020 - Hollinghurst R, Williams N, Pedrick-Case R, North L, Long S, Fry R, Hollinghurst J.
BACKGROUND: falls are common in older people, but associations between falls, dementia and frailty are relatively unknown. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on falls admissions has not been studied. AIM: to investigate the impact of dementia, fra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Anorexia: Welsh patient treated hundreds of miles from home
Molly Leonard says she often spends months far from her family because Wales has no specialist unit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Wales: App helping keep heart patients out of hospital
Experts believe similar technology can improve care, reassure patients and cut waiting lists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug deaths: Record number of fatalities in Wales
A record number of drug misuse deaths are reported in Wales for 2021, with a 41% rise. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SW England and South Wales to become the UK ’ s first Hydrogen Ecosystem
The Western Gateway partnership and the GW4 Alliance, of which the University of Bristol is a member, have unveiled a vision for South West England and South Wales to become the UK ’ s first Hydrogen Ecosystem, to lead development of low carbon energy and meet goals to slow climate change. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements, International, Research, Sustainability; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engin Source Type: news

Part of SpaceX capsule confirmed as source of debris that landed on Australian farm
Astrophysicist expects more debris to be found in area ‘over the years’ from SpaceX capsule from rocket launched in 2020Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing anddaily news podcastThe Australian Space Agency has confirmed thespace debris found in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales belongs to a craft built by Elon Musk ’s SpaceX company.Technical experts from the agency visited the remote location on Saturday where sheep farmers Mick Miners and Jock Wallace each discovered a piece of space debris on their respective farms.Continue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Natasha May Tags: Australia news SpaceX New South Wales Source Type: news

RCM union ballots maternity nurses over potential walkout after 'insulting' £1,400 pay rise 
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is consulting its members in England and Wales over possible strike action after reacting angrily to a proposed £1,400 pay rise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news