Farmer, 26, loses her senses of smell and taste after cracking her skull in a horror quad bike crash
Beca Glyn, 26, fell of the bike on her family farm in North Wales in March 2018. Her sense of taste and smell was damaged as a result of the head injury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restraint factors and child passenger deaths in New South Wales, Australia - Whyte T, Albanese B, Elkington J, Bilston L, Brown J.
This study examined the role of restraint factors in child passenger deaths and the effect of legislation requiring appropriate restraint systems up to 7 years old. Data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says
Study found differences compared with those who did not offend or who only transgressed as adolescentsParents should not worry about their teenagers ’ delinquent behaviour provided they were well behaved in their earlier childhood, according to researchers behind a study that suggests those who offend throughout their life showed antisocial behaviour from a young age and have a markedly different brain structure as adults.According tofigures from the Ministry of Justice, 24% of males in England and Wales aged 10 –52 in 2006 had a conviction, compared with 6% of females. Previous work has shown that crime rises ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Science Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

Safeguarding culture in the Catholic Church of England and Wales in the twenty-first century: an examination of progress - Rashid F, Barron I.
In the wake of reported scandals of child sexual abuse by Roman catholic priests in mainstream media in the 1980s/1990s and conviction of Catholic priests on similar charges in England and Wales, Lord Nolan was invited by the Archbishop of Westminster in 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Think multidisciplinary team working for high-quality care, GPs urged
GPs in Wales are being urged to transform care by forging partnerships with other primary care professionals for the benefit of patients Related items fromOnMedica Primary care networks: lifeboats launched on stormy seas Public must debate true scale of NHS challenges GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Huge hospital waits add to GPs ’ workload, warns top GP Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

Pregnant and breastfeeding women urged to avoid CBD by 'concerned' regulator
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised vulnerable people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to steer clear of CBD products, which have boomed in popularity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If the UK cares about justice, it must fund forensic services properly | Angela Gallop
Budget cuts in England and Wales have reduced independent oversight – and could lead to serious miscarriages of justiceIn a case involving a knife attack in 2015 by a group of young people, one of the three victims who were stabbed was carrying a bag containing some of his clothes, which was discovered at the scene. When examined, the bag was found to have some blood on it that contained DNA matching one of the alleged attackers. To the prosecution – and potentially to a jury when the case went to court – the DNA evidence put the defendant squarely in the frame. Fortunately though, the prosecution’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Gallop Tags: Forensic science Crime Law UK news Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Public Health Alert - Coronavirus (2019n-CoV) Updated guidance from Public Health Wales and Chief Medical Officer for Wales (Wales only)
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued an update guidance for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infections arrived from overseas. Public Health Wales (PHW) has issued (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New report aims to transform general practice in Wales
Transforming patient care in general practice settings is the aim of a new resource being launched today at the National Assembly for Wales. The resource, developed in partnership by the Royal Colleg (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rethink hospital eye care to protect patients ’ eyesight, urge experts
Call follows report highlighting ‘serious inadequacies’ in provision amid mounting pressure on ophthalmology departments in England Related items fromOnMedica Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Day surgery shake-up for Northern Ireland Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Questions on Health Economics and commissioning Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The economic impact of violence perpetration in severe mental illness: a retrospective, prevalence-based analysis in England and Wales - Senior M, Fazel S, Tsiachristas A.
BACKGROUND: Calls for increased funding for mental health services require many lines of evidence in support, including estimates of economic impact. One understudied source of cost is violence perpetrated by individuals with severe mental illness. Estimat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wales has the UK ’s highest prevalence of diabetes
Total for UK now over 4.8 million including undiagnosed cases – predicted to reach 5.3 million by 2025, warns Diabetes UK Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh NHS help for sepsis survivors 'non-existent'
More than 10,000 people get sepsis each year in Wales and about 2,000 die, according to a charity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

This is the age of the megafire – and it’s being fuelled by our leaders | Tim Flannery
In the face of the climate disaster it helped create, the Australian government has given us only lies and denialUnprecedented wildfires have recently devastated California, the Amazon, southern Europe, Siberia and Australia. It ’s safe to say that we’ve entered the era of the climate-fuelled megafire. But because fire conditions depend on local vegetation, topography and climate, each of these great conflagrations is different.Australia ’s bushfires of the last four months have been true megafires, creating their own weather and becoming so vast in their impact thatmore than half of all Australians have ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Flannery Tags: Australia news Bushfires World news Natural disasters and extreme weather Climate change Science Scott Morrison Fossil fuels Australia weather Health Energy Environment Source Type: news

UNISON calls for safe, decent and affordable homes for all
More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, says UNISON, as it publishes a new housing manifesto to see in the new decade. But despite the housing crisis highlighted by that statistic, fewer than 6,500 low-cost social rented homes were built in England in 2017/18. More than 60% of the housing budget goes towards supporting home-ownership. That, says the union, is unsustainable. Hence the manifesto – Safe, Decent and Affordable Homes for All: UNISON’s vision for Housing – which examines the crisis and outlines solutions. The crisis in England has ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News community housing housing associations housing crisis local government social housing Source Type: news

Addiction is a brain disease, and it doesn't matter: prior choice in drug use blocks leniency in criminal punishment - Sinclair-House N, Child JJ, Crombag HS.
Our aim was to explore how (neuro)scientific understanding of addiction as a brain-disease impacts criminal sentencing decisions in courts in England and Wales, where legal rules concerning intoxication, prior-fault and mental disease conflict, and sentenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Unions reject ‘disappointing’ council pay offer
The three unions representing council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) rejected the 2% initial pay offer made by the local government employers. Last summer UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members – submitted the pay claim for 2020/21. If accepted, this would mean that £10 an hour would be the lowest rate for council staff from this April. Everyone else would receive a 10% wage rise. The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay claim Source Type: news

Coroner 'postcode lottery' leaves doctors facing unfair investigations
Medico-legal experts have called for a national coroner service for England and Wales, warning that wide variations in policy between the current network of local services has left doctors facing unnecessary investigations. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Professional regulation Source Type: news

Wales tax rises considered to pay for growing care costs
Ministers want a "grown-up debate" on paying for social care, with the idea of tax rises on the table. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humana And Welsh Carson To Spend $600M On Medicare Clinics
Humana and private equity giant Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe are launching a $600 million joint venture to develop primary care centers to treat seniors insured by private Medicare Advantage plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

The effect of breast size and bra type on comfort for UK female police officers wearing body armour - Malbon C, Knock DC, Critchley DR, Debra J Carr P.
Within the Police service of England and Wales the wearing of ballistic and stab resistant body armour is common, with most police forces mandating its usage when away from the police station. Of all the serving police officers in England and Wales 29.1% a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Wuhan novel coronavirus: Updated advice for the NHS in Wales
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued an updated alert for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infections who have arrived from overseas. Public Health Wales has issued (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 31, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change
Credit: WaterAid/ DRIK/ Habibul HaqueBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) There was only one topic on everyone’s lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Forum itself updated its manifesto for responsible business – with climate right at its core. Among those calling for urgent action was WaterAid’s own president, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. It’s more than 30 years since he last...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Heart attack, stroke and burns victims wait up to FIVE HOURS for an ambulance
One in 16 seriously ill patients in England and Wales wait more than an hour for emergency services to arrive - 4,000 per week, a BBC investigation found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substance use among college students - Welsh JW, Shentu Y, Sarvey DB.
U.S. college campuses have witnessed a national increase of cannabis, stimulant, and illicit drug use among students over the past decade. Substance use among college students is associated with numerous negative outcomes including lower academic performan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sydney schools ask students returning from China to stay away amid coronavirus fears
Several private schools are demanding medical certificates for children who have been to coronavirus-affected areas of ChinaSeveral Sydney private schools have banned students who have recently visited China from returning to school without medical certificates, as concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus.Pymble Ladies College in Sydney ’s north has told parents in a text message they should not send their daughters to school for at least 14 days after returning to Australia from an affected area of China, or after contact with someone who had visited an affected area.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Else Kennedy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Science New South Wales Schools Education Australian education Australian universities Source Type: news

'Cinderella subject' of Sport & Exercise Science vital to keeping Wales healthy & wealthy
(The Physiological Society) Sport and Exercise Science has been described as the 'Cinderella' subject of Wales and a key part of the Welsh economy, according to new labour market data being released at an event in the Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deaths in prison: a national scandal
A report from charity Inquest analyses 61 prison inquests in England and Wales in 2018 and 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS could free hospital beds using AI which tells doctors when patients are stable to go home
Researchers tried the system on 790 patients in an NHS hospital in Wales, and say it could 'easily be rolled out' nationwide. AI by a patients' bedside collects data on their vitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence screening and response in New South Wales emergency departments: a multi-site feasibility study - Spangaro J, Vajda J, Klineberg E, Lin S, Griffiths C, Saberi E, Field E, Miller A, McNamara L.
OBJECTIVE: To test feasibility of a systematic approach to routine screening and response for intimate partner violence among women presenting to three New South Wales EDs. METHODS: This prospective feasibility study was conducted over 6  months i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wuhan novel coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in Wales
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, most reported cases are at the mild end of the spectrum, with no confirmed cases in the UK. The Chief (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Flights from Wuhan to Australia to be screened for Coronavirus
Staff from New South Wales Health will help federal biosecurity staff to monitor travellers following an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus which is believed to have spread from Wuhan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh minister criticises London over NHS pension measure
Anger that decision to cover doctors’ tax bills in England forced Wales to follow suit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The same but different? Exploring the links between gender, trauma, sexual exploitation and harmful sexual behaviours - Hallett S, Deerfield K, Hudson K.
This article presents data on 1550 children and young people with experiences of child sexual exploitation or who are displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Data were collected from two recently merged services operating across Wales: one working with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence of combined burns and major trauma in England and Wales - Battaloglu E, Iniguez MF, Lecky F, Porter K.
Introduction Within the United Kingdom's major trauma networks, limited consideration is given to the management of concomitant burns and trauma injuries, prominently highlighted in the arrangement of specialist services for major trauma and burns care. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

From hoping to help: identifying and responding to suicidality amongst victims of domestic abuse - Munro VE, Aitken R.
This article analyses findings from a large-scale study conducted in England and Wales into the prevalence of, and mediators and moderators of risk in relation to, suicidality amongst victims of domestic abuse. The authors tracked (disclosed) experiences o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Positive Voices: The National Survey of People Living with HIV: findings from the 2017 survey
Positive Voices is a nationally representative survey of patients attending HIV specialist care in England and Wales. The survey includes patient-reported outcome data on satisfaction with HIV specialist services and GP services, met and unmet health and social care needs, health-related quality of life and well-being, prevalence of comorbidities and lifestyle risk behaviours, stigma and discrimination, and housing, employment and finances. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patel ’s terrorism plans mean more resources needed for probation
Probation in England and Wales needs “significant additional investment” if the government is serious about its plans for tougher monitoring of prisoners convicted of terrorism related offences when they are released, says UNISON. Speaking after home secretary Priti Patel said she wanted a tougher regime and would look to produce a new anti-terrorism bill in the spring, national officer Ben Priestley said that investment needs to feature in this year’s budget and comprehensive spending review. He warned that “the home secretary’s amitions to reform the management of those convicted of terroris...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News let's fix probation national probation service police and justice Source Type: news

Wales records worst ever A & E waits
Only 72.1% of patients waited less than four hours in A&E departments in Wales in December Related items fromOnMedica A&E departments had worst month on record in December Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics NHS figures paint ‘bleak picture’ for staff and patients Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years A&E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local government employers accused of creating “unnecessary” pay delay
The three unions representing council workers have today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the local government employers’ failure to make them a pay offer – more than six months after they submitted this year’s wages claim. UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – are critical of what they see as unnecessary delays to the process. The unions want the employers to hurry up and make an offer, and have already written to Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to ensure that local authorities have th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Flights screened for horror SARS-like virus from Wuhan from tomorrow
Staff from New South Wales Health will help federal biosecurity staff to monitor travellers following an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus which is believed to have spread from Wuhan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Responding to harm: the challenge of children's perspectives - Haines K, Charles A.
This article draws upon research undertaken in South Wales to understand children's views concerning what it means to be a 'victim' of crime and their experiences, in that context, of engaging with the criminal justice system. Significantly, and moving bey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news