Understanding iatrogenic effects for evidence-based policy: a review of crime and violence prevention programs - Welsh BC, Yohros A, Zane SN.
This article has two main objectives. The first is to advance primary research on intervention studies that report iatrogenic effects. In short, we need to know a great deal more about why interventions cause harm. The second objective is to make the case ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rugby players plan negligence claim for chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Dyer C.
Eight former rugby players with early onset dementia are planning to launch negligence claims against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union, and the Welsh Rugby Union over the effects of concussion and repeated blows to the head. All of the players, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mutated form of Covid has also been found in Wales, Scotland, Denmark and Australia
Public Health England confirmed that people were found to be carrying an identical virus in Denmark and Australia, and researchers confirmed there have been cases in Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: First care home residents in Wales get vaccine
A care home pilot for the Covid jab will begin later ahead of a possible rollout before Christmas. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise for low back pain beneficial but no one agrees on why
(University of New South Wales) A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients - despite decades of studies on the topic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus strain behind a fifth of cases in Norfolk, data shows
UK should boost vaccine programme to tackle Covid variant, says leading scientistCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA new strain of coronavirus is behind a fifth of all cases in Norfolk, fresh data has suggested, as a leading scientist called for the Covid vaccination programme to be ramped up to contain its spread.The variant was picked up by Public Health England surveillance in London and Kent but has spread to other regions, accounting for 20% of viruses sequenced in Norfolk – mostly around Norwich – 10% in Essex, and 3% in Suffolk. Other cases have been reported in Scotland a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Science Genetics Microbiology University of Cambridge Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Germany to tighten restrictions as US nears 300,000 deaths after another record day
Trump hails start of immunisation programme; Italy overtakes UK for Europe ’s highest death toll; Germany expected to close shops before ChristmasHow Covid revealed the truth about our worldFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UKCalifornia ’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage12.50amGMTSouth Korea reported a record daily increase in novel coronavirus cases for a second straight day with 1,030 new infections, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Sunday.Of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Australia news Europe Asia Pacific Africa Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Self-isolation period to be cut from two weeks to 10 DAYS for at-risk contacts
The Department of Health announced it will follow in the footsteps of Wales and cut the self-isolation period from next Monday, December 14, as only around one in 100 people are infectious after day 10. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK officials warn vaccination will do little to reduce winter coronavirus cases
(Natural News) British health officials warn of additional burden on healthcare services over the holiday season as it is predicted that the coronavirus vaccines will have little effect on reducing hospital admissions over the next three months. In a letter sent Nov. 4 to the U.K.’s healthcare staff, chief medical officers for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland said that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on treasure laws: time for reform | Editorial
Lockdown saw a surge in artefacts dug up by gardeners. How should such finds be handled?Reading, listening to birdsong: these were among the small pleasures that were snatched by some from the jaws of the pandemic this spring. So, it turns out, was accidental, domestic archaeology – a result of energetic lockdown gardening. ThePortable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), which is run by the British Museum and National Museum Wales, this week announced that 50 South African gold coins dating from the 1970s were dug up in a garden in Milton Keynes. A bout of weeding in Hampshire revealed astash of gold and silver coins from the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Archaeology Heritage Culture Science Source Type: news

Increased risk of domestic violence over Christmas
Domestic violence and health experts from the University of Bristol are urging men in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gwent (South Wales) to get in touch if they are worried about being abusive or controlling in their relationships with women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Covid-19 app adds self-isolation payments
Users of the app in England and Wales can now apply for £500 if eligible. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid has 'cut life expectancy in England and Wales by a year'
Exclusive: Life expectancy has regressed to 2010 levels, say scientists, with poor hardest hitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic has cut life expectancy in England and Wales by roughly a year, scientists have estimated, reversing gains made since 2010.A study, conducted by Oxford researchers, found that life expectancy at birth (LEB) had fallen by 0.9 and 1.2 years for females and males relative to 2019 levels respectively.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus Wales England Science Life expectancy Society UK news Poverty University of Oxford Office for National Statistics Social exclusion Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information, DHSC (updated 9th December 2020)
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. 9 December 2020 Updated'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'and its quick read version to reflect the additions of cohort pooling and lateral flow testing methods. 1 December 2020 Updated'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read'and'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'to include information on the process of self-reporting. 24 November 2020 Updated'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read'and'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'to clarify h...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital technology and health inequalities
This report, published jointly by Public Health Wales and The King ’s Fund, explores how a lack of access, skills and motivation for using digital technologies could contribute to inequalities in health and other outcomes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic
LONDON (AP) — A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertical integration of GP practices with acute hospitals in England and Wales
In several locations across England and Wales, NHS organisations responsible for managing acute hospitals have also taken over the running of primary care medical practices. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shining a light on the weird world of dihydrogen phosphate anions
(University of New South Wales) UNSW scientists show that dihydrogen phosphate anions actually bind to one another when their negative charges suggest they shouldn't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Connecting with social and emotional well-being in rural Australia: an evaluation of 'We-Yarn', an Aboriginal gatekeeper suicide prevention workshop - Davies K, Read DMY, Booth A, Turner N, Gottschall K, Perkins D.
OBJECTIVE: This evaluation considered the potential of We-Yarn, a suicide prevention gatekeeper training workshop, to contribute to Aboriginal suicide prevention in rural New South Wales. DESIGN: A mixed methods approach included surveys, in-depth inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

A strategic approach to social care data in Wales: report on the discovery phase
This report, following a rapid review of the existing data landscape, ambitions, challenges and opportunities, outlines a suggested approach to developing a national data strategy for social care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertical integration of GP practices with acute hospitals in England and Wales: rapid evaluation
This report, commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research and undertaken together with the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and the Health Services Research Group at the University of Cambridge, evaluates what has led to this kind of vertical integration in England and Wales, how it has been implemented, and with what consequences. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia deaths in England and Wales dropped by the largest amount in 20 YEARS in 2019
The Office for National Statistics report, the first of its kind, shows deaths dropped by 3,054 in 2019. They have only declined three times in the last 20 years, but are generally trending upwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Push for free hospital parking continues
UNISON is continuing to push for the reinstatement of free parking for all NHS staff at hospitals at least during COVID-19 ­– and for free parking for staff permanently – as it becomes clear that some hospitals are starting to charge staff yet again. Parking was made free for all staff in the early part of the pandemic and remains free in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In Wales, parking has been free for staff since before the pandemic. UNISON believes that parking should be free for all staff on a permanent basis. This initiative has helped keep staff and patients safe, reducing infection risks by staff tr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Covid-19 hospital parking Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are slowing, official figures show
Office for National Statistics data show that the coronavirus death toll in England and Wales rose nine per cent in the week to November 20 after surging by 40 per cent in the last week of October. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highlights: Stars in Our Schools 2020
Every year UNISON’s Stars in Our Schools campaign celebrates school support staff and everything they do to keep schools running smoothly, helping pupils learn and keeping them safe and healthy. It’s been the toughest year of many people’s careers in education, and with the virus looming over everyone, this year’s celebrations on Friday 27 November felt very different. But UNISON members worked to make the stars in our schools feel special in spite of it all, with special ceremonies and school visits replaced by class assemblies and video messages. Our theme this year was ‘working togethe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Article education stars in our schools Source Type: news

UK records 479 more deaths - as it happened
Coronavirus live news: Brazil records nearly 600 deaths; Victoria goes 30 days without new cases12.50amGMTWe are closing this liveblog down but you can continue to follow our live coverage onour new liveblog here. Thanks for reading.12.20amGMTNew South Wales recorded no new cases of locally acquired Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, meaning the state has now gone 22 days without any local transmission.Four cases were reported in overseas travellers. This brings the total number of cases in NSW to 4,379 since the start of the pandemic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe (now), Yohannes Lowe (earlier), Molly Blackall and Matilda Boseley Tags: World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Excess winter deaths in England and Wales increased by a fifth last year before Covid hit
A report by the Office for National Statistics found that there were 28,300 more deaths than expected in England and Wales last winter, which was higher than in 2018-19 but lower than 2017-18. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Branch resources review releases survey results
The first findings from the UNISON branch resources review have now been released, giving a clearer picture of just what branches and activists need to be able to do their jobs as well as possible. The review was triggered by a motion at the 2019 national delegate conference, and will examine the branch funding regime and how resources are allocated to branches. The review, which is being led by 24 lay members of the union, will present proposals to national delegate conference in 2021. In February 2020, an online survey was issued to branch secretaries of all branches, with the questions both reflecting the existing UNISO...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News branch resources review Source Type: news

Covid: Woman left blind after treatment delayed in pandemic
Thousands of people in Wales are at "risk of going blind" because of delays, a charity warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent behavioral characteristics mediate familial effects on alcohol use and problems in college-bound students - Brown AL, Espa ña RA, Benca-Bachman CE, Welsh JW, Palmer RH.
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest a broad spectrum of behaviors associated with drinking. Consequently, it is unclear whether patterns of familial risk for psychopathology are directly or indirectly related to patterns of alcohol use and problems in late adolesc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Covid: What are the new tiers and lockdown rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
England will move to a tougher version of tiered coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends next week. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Press release: Doctors call for closure of military barracks housing asylum seekers amid health concerns
Housing asylum seekers and survivors of torture and modern slavery in military barracks during a global pandemic is clinically inappropriate and puts migrant lives and public health at risk, warn UK healthcare professionals. They have written to the Secretary of State for the Home Office and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to urge them to close barracks housing asylum seekers in England and Wales amid growing concern about conditions in the camps, residents’ complex health needs and poor access to healthcare, and the lack of COVID-19 measures in place. The joint letter has been coordinated by Doct...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Coronavirus England: Deaths rise 28% in one week to 2,466
The weekly report from the Office for National Statistics showed that the numbers of people dying of any cause is higher than average in all regions of England and Wales, driven up by Covid fatalities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aerosol generation during airway management, Difficult Airway Society
The precautionary principle should be adhered to and while there is uncertainty HCW safety should be prioritised. Public Health bodies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and NERVTAG may update their guidance in the light of the evolving evidence base, but until then, our recommendation is to maintain current standards of protection against aerosol transmission during airway management. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barriers to police investigations into widespread financial crime unveiled
(University of Portsmouth) A majority of police detectives in England and Wales investigating financial crime do not have sufficient knowledge to build a successful case. That's the finding of new research from the University of Portsmouth, looking into why results of such investigations vary so widely, especially when the crimes account for half of all criminal activity in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cycles of violence in England and Wales: the contribution of childhood abuse to risk of violence revictimisation in adulthood - Butler N, Quigg Z, Bellis MA.
BACKGROUND: Interpersonal violence is a leading cause of death and disability globally, has immediate and long-term impacts on individuals' health and wellbeing, and impacts global health care expenditures and national economies. A public health approach t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How do parole board members in England and Wales construct decisions about whether to release perpetrators of intimate partner violence from prison? - Dyke C, Schucan Bird K, Rivas C.
BACKGROUND: Existing research explores Parole Board decision-making, but not specifically for perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV), a special case due to the gendered and secretive nature of IPV and the role of control in predicting reoffending.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 13 November 2020, ONS
Positivity rates in England have increased in recent weeks, but the rate of increase is slower than previous weeks; during the most recent week (31 October to 6 November 2020), we estimate 654,000 people (95% credible interval: 619,400 to 689,800) within the community population in England had the coronavirus (COVID-19), equating to around 1 in 85 people (95% credible interval: 1 in 90 to 1 in 80). Over the last week, positivity has increased in the South East, South West, East Midlands and the North East, whereas some other regions appear to have levelled off during this time period; the highest COVID-19 infection rates...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh ‘firebreak’ restrictions reduce Covid infections
Lower rate offers hope that England’s lockdown will have similar effect (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus England and Wales: Deaths rose 40% at start of November
The Office for National Statistics report shows that deaths from Covid-19 made up one in every six fatalities in England and Wales in the first week of November, up from one in eight the week before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnic minorities face rising disparity in homicide risk across England and Wales
(University of Cambridge) Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage - cases per 100,000 people - applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time. So far this century, Black Britons have been over five and a half times more likely to become murder victims than White British people. Researchers call on ONS and police forces to calculate and present more 'meaningful' crime data to aid prevention and public understanding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers in England and Wales are now older than EVER
The Office for National Statistics' records show the average age of parents in England and Wales have been rising consistently since the 1970s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review of post-licence motorcycle rider training in New South Wales - Blackman R, Haworth N, Biggs H, Wishart D.
Fully licensed motorcyclists represented over two thirds of riders killed on New South Wales (NSW) roads from 2010 - 2014. An ongoing need to address crash risks among this cohort is recognised and there is strong support for postlicence rider training (PL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Practices lack time and money to deliver extra vaccination campaigns, LMCs to warn
Practices do not have ‘the time or financial resources’ to deliver large-scale vaccination campaigns over and above those they already carry out, GPs will argue at the Welsh LMCs conference this month. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Wales Source Type: news

How well do police specialists risk assess registered sexual offenders? - Kewley S, Osman S, McGuinness.
This study examined 91 Active Risk Management System (ARMS) assessments from four police areas across England and Wales. ARMS is a tool that guides criminal justice practitioners to assess and develop formal risk management plans based on the risks and str... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dominic Cummings to leave No 10 with immediate effect – as it happened
Prime minister ’s controversial chief adviserleaves Downing Street after infighting at heart of governmentFull story: Johnson boots out top adviser CummingsEnd of macho era: what to expect now Cummings has goneGoing of Cummings seems not to be the triumph he expectedDowning Street denies internal crisis has harmed Brexit talksWhat has Dominic Cummings actually achieved in No 10?12.18amGMTAfter an exciting evening we are now closing the blog, thank you for following developments with us.11.44pmGMTBBC ’s Newsnight’s take on the reported acrimony between Boris Johnson and his advisers.The PM ’s top adv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Boris Johnson Politics Coronavirus UK news Dominic Cummings Conservatives Grant Shapps Brexit Wales Science Schools Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: England returning to 3-tier system post-lockdown risks infection rise, warns Sage
Post-lockdown rules in England will need to be stricter than before it started,scientists warn; R number nowbetween 1 and 1.2 for UKCovid infection rate in England appears to be slowing, data suggestsUK vaccines: who is in charge, and what ’s the plan?Sunak urges Hindus to stick to lockdown rules at DiwaliDominic Cummings to leave No 10 role by ChristmasGlobal coronavirus updates – live3.18pmGMT3.15pmGMTNHS Englandhas recorded 246 further coronavirus hospital deaths. The details arehere.That is down from 317 yesterday, but up from 218 a week ago.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Dominic Cummings Boris Johnson Conservatives Grant Shapps Brexit Wales Science Schools Source Type: news

Celebrating festivals and occasions during the COVID-19 restrictions, MHF
With varying levels of lockdown restrictions in place across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, it is safe to assume that this year's celebrations will be very different to those in years gone by. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liverpool, Leeds and Wigan are suffering the most fatalities in the second Covid-19 wave
A total of 49 fatalities were recorded in Liverpool in the seven days to October 30 - the first week deaths in England and Wales had tipped 1,000 in one week since June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management of complex co-occurring psychiatric disorders and high-risk behaviors in adolescence - Welsh JW, Mataczynski M, Sarvey DB, Zoltani JE.
Adolescents often present to treatment with multiple psychiatric diagnoses. The presence of certain co-occurring mental health conditions can significantly affect an individual's treatment course. Adolescence is also a time of developmentally appropriate r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news