Infections still responsible for one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales
Infections remain a common cause of death despite new vaccination programmes and a fall in overall child deaths Related items fromOnMedica Prime minister issues call to action on MMR Measles programme must be stepped-up Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall European countries losing fight against measles (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh Government support for pharmacy now critical says RPS in Wales
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has called on the Welsh Health Minister to take further action to support pharmacy teams amid growing pressures from the COVID-19 virus. The calls to action (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Covid-19: RPS Wales write to Welsh Health Minister
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has called on the Welsh Health Minister to take further action to support pharmacy teams amid growing pressures from the COVID-19 virus. The calls to action (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

While you ’ re helping the nation, UNISON is working for you
UNISON nationally and regionally is working hard to ensure that the union is supporting members to the best of its ability during the coronavirus crisis. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times – and we are acting accordingly. Amongst the union’s key aims has been to negotiate around the impact of the pandemic on members at work. Christina McAnea, assistant general secretary responsible for bargaining, negotiations and equalities said today: “Giving advice and support to our members during this time of crisis has been of paramount importance to our bargaining teams. “We are well aware that t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article News coronavirus pay negotiating and bargaining Source Type: news

UK coronavirus death toll jumps to 289 as Wales and Scotland each announce four more fatalities
The deaths in Wales bring the country's total to 16, the second highest in the UK behind England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Updated information for Community Pharmacies in Wales
The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales has issued a letter with updated information for community pharmacies. The letter can be accessed here and on our novel coronavirus hub page. If you have a (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Johnson threatens stricter measures if people flout social distancing rules as deaths reach 281 - as it happened
Boris Johnson holds daily briefing; shops under pressure to close; rough sleepers race against time to self-isolateThis live blog is closed.Follow our global coronavirus coverage liveNo 10 denies claim Dominic Cummings argued to ‘let old people die’Shop and factory closures ‘will push UK into deep recession’Rishi Sunak under pressure to bail out self-employedSee all our coronavirus coverage6.22pmGMTThat ’s it for today’s UK live blog. We will be following more reactions to Johnson’s press conference and global developmentshere.6.16pmGMTHere ’s a summary of the latest coronavi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti and Jessica Murray Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Source Type: news

Bondi Beach closes after crowds ignore coronavirus warnings
"This is not something we are doing because we are the fun police," New South Wales state police minister David Elliott said. "This is about saving lives." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bondi Beach is closing after crowds ignore coronavirus warnings
"This is not something we are doing because we are the fun police," New South Wales state police minister David Elliott said. "This is about saving lives." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shane Williams health scare: Rugby pro's condition - what his brain scan revealed
SHANE WILLIAMS is a retired Welsh rugby player. Having suffered from a concussion from the contact sport, he underwent a brain scan to find out exactly how the injury affected his brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS shares advice for the public on how they can support pharmacies
RPS has adapted advice from the Welsh Governmenton ways the public can support their local pharmacies. Pharmacy teams are going above and beyond to ensure patients receive care and medicines, but they (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Coronavirus testing rolled out to Wales NHS staff
Frontline health service workers will be screened as capacity for testing is increased. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

History of childhood maltreatment: associations with aggression and college outcomes - Moore SM, Welsh MC, Peterson E.
We examined the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

RPS Wales welcomes Welsh Government Covid-19 community pharmacy response
Responding to a letter sent to all community pharmacies in Wales that details the Welsh Government’s initial response to Covid-19, Chair of the RPS in Wales Suzanne Scott Thomas said:“We (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pupils are joking that they're 'dying to learn'. Why aren't England's schools closing? | Lola Okolosie
The government urges us to avoid gatherings to contain Covid-19, yet does nothing about classrooms. The situation is fast becoming untenable•Coronavirus – latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageSchools are to remain open in England. So says a government that, seemingly, worked out later than Twitter that herd immunity would cost a quarter of a million people their lives. It is the same government that is unable to clearly explain the logic behind not testing doctors and nurses on the frontline of fighting this virus. Teachers, therefore, can be forgiven for thinking that our leaders are, again, wron...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lola Okolosie Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Schools Education Teachers' workload Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global infections near 200,000 as WHO urges aggressive action in south-east Asia
EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state; Australian PM declares ‘human biosecurity emergency’. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUK: £330bn of guaranteed loans to be made available for businessesNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prisonHow to look after yourself and others in self-isolationShare your experiences7.40amGMTThe National Trust in the UK has said it is aiming to open as many of its gardens and parks throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland so give people a space to “refresh and relax” during th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Europe US news Africa Middle East and North Africa Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

UK diagnoses 407 new coronavirus cases in a day to total of 1,950
The Department of Health has confirmed 1,557 tests in England have come back positive, along with 136 in Wales, 195 in Scotland and 62 in Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British Museum says metal detectorists found 1,311 treasures last year
‘Rare’ 1,100-year-old brooch from Norfolk among treasures foundAn astonishingly well-preserved medieval brooch featuring what could be dragon and dog decorations is among a record number of objects discovered last year by the nation ’s army of metal detectorists.The British Museum on Tuesday announced that 1,311 finds which are defined as treasure had been found by members of the public across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2019.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown, Arts correspondent Tags: Roman Britain British Museum Archaeology Heritage Hobbies UK news Culture Life and style Science Source Type: news

NPS confirms it cannot pay probation staff 2020 increment on time
Probation unions in England and Wales have demanded talks with the National Probation Service (NPS) today, after it confirmed that it will not be able to pay its staff their expected 2020 increment in April. UNISON national officer Ben Priestley said: “The failure of the NPS to pay its staff their 2020 increments on time in April sends all the wrong messages to members. “Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of probation told the service it has got to raise its game on staffing matters, so this is a setback which it could ill-afford. “UNISON will work with the NPS on the improvement programme which everyone ag...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 16, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News national probation service NPS police and justice probation pay Source Type: news

RPS launches manifesto for pharmacy in Wales
An investment in the growth and sustainability of pharmacy is being called for by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales ahead of the 2021 Welsh election. A Manifesto for Pharmacy in Wales outline (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Association of injury related hospital admissions with commuting by bicycle in the UK: prospective population based study - Welsh C, Celis-Morales CA, Ho F, Lyall DM, Mackay D, Ferguson L, Sattar N, Gray SR, Gill JMR, Pell JP, Welsh P.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether bicycle commuting is associated with risk of injury. DESIGN: Prospective population based study. SETTING: UK Biobank. PARTICIPANTS: 230  390 commuters (52.1% women; mean age 52.4 years) recruited from 22 sites acros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Routine surgery in Wales cancelled due to coronavirus
Beds need to be freed up for coronavirus cases in Wales, the health minister says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Updated advice for the NHS in Wales
There has been an update to previous advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Wales. The letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales can be accessed on our novel coronavirus hub page. If you have an (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: NHS staff put on 'war-footing' amid outbreak
The chief medical officers for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to doctors warning that coronavirus will put healthcare under 'extreme pressure'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget: ‘Chancellor must keep his Covid-19 funding promises’
Government told it must let clinicians decide where £5bn emergency investment goes Related items fromOnMedica Wales records worst ever A&E waits NHS figures paint ‘bleak picture’ for staff and patients Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Experts urge radical action on mental health crises CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Is Starting to Spread Across Britain. Here ’s What to Know
A man in his 80s became the sixth person infected with the new coronavirus to die in the U.K. on March 10, as the country announced 373 cases have been confirmed. COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed more than 4,300 people and sickened more than 121,000 globally. It has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization. Here’s what to know about the situation in the U.K., and how the government is responding to the outbreak. How many COVID-19 cases does the U.K. have now? According to data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Syste...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime United Kingdom Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the market meltdown: a wake-up call for Westminster | Editorial
Panic in the City and on Wall Street underlines the need for governments to do (and spend) whatever it takes in dealing with the coronavirus crisisAs coronavirus has spread globally since February, a tenuous balancing act has been attempted in Britain and much of the rest of the world. Governments have assured populations that necessary precautions and preparations are being undertaken to deal with the potential pandemic. The media has, by and large, resisted the temptation to sensationalise and overdramatise the crisis. Most of the rites of early spring have been observed: at the weekend, London train stations thronged wi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news Money Stock markets Business Oil Commodities Rishi Sunak Politics Budget 2020 UK news Source Type: news

Natural contaminant threat to drinking water from groundwater
(University of New South Wales) Climate change and urbanisation are set to threaten groundwater drinking water quality, new research from UNSW Sydney shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Yotam Ottolenghi miracle in wildest Suffolk | Brief letters
The Pale Blue Dot | Misheard interview question | Breakdown coach | Marmalade gin | Tahini chicken schnitzelYourreport (6 March) suggests that astronauts have seen the Earth “as a pale blue dot”. The Earth will have appeared large to any human spacefarers, as none have travelled beyond the moon. The famous image known as Pale Blue Dot was taken, at the instigation of Carl Sagan, by one of the Voyager probes, looking back through rings of Saturn. No one was on that s pacecraft at the time.Robin MorrisOxford• Several years ago my sister’s friend was attending a civil service interview and was asked: &l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Food Space Science Books Life and style Chicken Wales rugby league team Source Type: news

Report: Radiology seminar linked to COVID-19 spread
Public health authorities in New South Wales, Australia, believe that a radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ABR cancels April exams amid coronavirus outbreak SIR cancels 2020 conference due to coronavirus More vendors pull out of HIMSS 2020 Coronavirus fears prompt rescheduling of ECR 2020 to July Vendor cancellations imperil March trade shows (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

We can ’t wait until 2024 to tackle the climate crisis – let’s fight for a green new deal now | Keir Starmer
Labour may have lost the election but we are still a movement that can fight for change, and that starts at Cop26We are on the threshold of an extraordinary decade. Before now the effects of climate and environmental breakdown were mapped on to the future, but today we can see them all around us.Across England and Wales, towns and villages are under floodwater; fires have raged from Australia to the Amazon; and globally we ’re in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, in which we stand to lose up to a million species. According to theUN ’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tackling this crisis will re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Keir Starmer Tags: Climate change Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2020 Science Labour Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Updated advice for the NHS in Wales
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has issued an updated message for all clinical staff encountering patients with respiratory infections who have arrived from overseas. The letter and guidance can (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 6, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Legacy of government austerity cuts is a hygiene nightmare during coronavirus crisis
Government cuts have heightened public hygiene problems with the closure of more than a fifth of public toilets in Britain during the past decade, according to UNISON figures published today (Wednesday). People across the country are being urged to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly in an information campaign aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19. But these efforts will be made harder because of the government’s council funding cuts that have led to widespread closures of almost a thousand public toilets since the decade of austerity began in 2010. New freedom of information (FoI) figures gathered by UNI...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 4, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus Jon Richards local government cuts public health public toilets Source Type: news

Addiction psychiatry can reduce homelessness – and yet it’s at risk | Letters
Without urgent government funding and an increase in the number of doctors specialising in addictions, the numbers of people sleeping on the streets will only rise, writesDr Jenny DrifeWhile discussions about the accuracy of the latest government figures for numbers of rough sleepers in England and Wales will no doubt continue (Homelessness: Ministry accused of under-reporting issue, 27 February), it ’s important not to lose sight of the fact that even this estimate is an increase of 141% since 2010.We need to remain focused on interventions that will prevent people ending up on the streets, or help them back into st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Homelessness Drugs Alcohol Social exclusion Housing Poverty Society Psychology UK news Drugs policy Science Education Source Type: news

Coronavirus Q & A
As the coronavirus has spread and dominated the news, UNISON has received an increasing number of enquiries on what employers – and members – should do to minimise the risk of infection at this worrying time. The issues and risks will vary depending on the sector you are working in, so UNISON has been proactive in negotiating jointly agreed advice in a number of sectors. General advice on what coronavirus (COVID-19) is, how it is spread, and basic hygiene to minimise the spread of the disease is available from the Public Health England (PHE) Website Basic hygiene includes: Washing your hands regularly, particu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 3, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article health health and safety Source Type: news

Why do men -- and other male animals -- tend to die younger? It's all in the Y chromosome
(University of New South Wales) Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news