Black and Asian people may be more likely to die of Covid-19 because of POLLUTION
A report by the Office for National Statistics, looking at links between pollution and Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales, admitted it was 'inconclusive' and the link could work either way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical examiners 'will review the deaths' of more than 600 health and care workers
Ministers have asked medical examiners to review the deaths of all frontline health and social care staff who died while bravely fighting the first wave of the epidemic in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South Wales
A recent study, led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England and Wales, 7 August 2020, ONS
Latest data (from 27th July to 2nd August 2020) estimates there were 0.68 (95% credible interval 0.38-1.17) new Covid-19 infections for every 10,000 people in the community in England, with evidence that the increase in rate (lowest estimate in June) may be levelling off. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating too much rice increases your risk of dying from heart disease
Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Salford studied rice consumption in England and Wales and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases caused by arsenic exposure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ONS Registered Deaths in England and Wales Week ending 27th July, CEBM
In the week ending the 24th of July, 8,891 deaths were registered in England and Wales (161 fewer than the five-year average). This is the 6th week in a row that we have observed fewer deaths (1,413 fewer deaths than expected over these six weeks). The number of excess deaths involving COVID-19 continued to decrease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catholic bishops in UK say congregants must get vaccinated, even when jabs are made with aborted babies
(Natural News) A full 15 years after the Vatican issued a statement questioning the morality of getting vaccinated with vaccines made from aborted human fetal tissue, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales (CBCEW) has issued its own statement suggesting that Catholics have a “prima facie duty to be vaccinated,” regardless of the contents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Biobank COVID-19 antibody study: round 1 results, DHSC
UK Biobank, commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care, has produced its first tranche of results after testing over 20,000 people for coronavirus antibodies. The study is tracking the spread of the virus across England, Scotland and Wales over 6 months. Overall in the study, 7.1% of the participants had been infected previously. 30 July. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS test hope for children with suspected genetic illness
Critically ill children with suspected genetic illnesses in Wales are to be offered a new NHS test in UK first. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome test for rare illnesses offered by NHS Wales
The test will deliver much faster diagnosis of babies and children with a suspected genetic illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dingoes have gotten bigger over the last 80 years - and pesticides might be to blame
(University of New South Wales) The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Victoria reports 397 new coronavirus cases as Australian Covid-19 death toll climbs above 200
Daniel Andrews says total includes 49 ‘mystery cases’ as NSW reports 17 new infections and a death linked to Crossroads hotel clusterCoronavirus live news: England rocked by easing u-turn as Australia cases mountKatharine Murphy: ‘Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews are locked in an Argentinian tango on coronavirus’Comment: ‘Fear hangs over Melbourne and nothing is like the first wave’The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has warned of “growing concern” over dozens of “mystery cases” of coronavirus that cannot be traced by authorities, as the state recorded 397 new...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matilda Boseley and Luke Henriques-Gomes Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Science Daniel Andrews New South Wales Victorian politics South Australia Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia Australian Capital Territory Source Type: news

Wales to ease Covid-19 lockdown restrictions despite England 'pause'
First minister allows families to be reunited and says there are no plans to close borderCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther lockdown restrictions are being lifted in Wales to allow families and friends to be reunited, though the government admitted the new regime in northern England had given it pause for thought.The Labour-led government said it had no plans to close the border between England and Wales but said it was ready to reimpose “stay local” restrictions if there were fresh Welsh outbreaks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Wales Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Tiny plants crucial for sustaining dwindling water supplies: Global analysis
(University of New South Wales) Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, UNSW researchers have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study
Addressing 12 factors such as excessive drinking and air pollution exposure may have significant effect, experts sayExcessive drinking, exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts say in a report revealing that up to 40% of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors.Around 50 million people around the world live with dementia, including about850,000 people in the UK. By 2040, it has been estimated there will be more than 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales. There is currently no cure.Continue reading... (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dementia Medical research Health Science Alcohol Smoking Air pollution UK news Source Type: news

Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation: deaths occurring between 1 March and 30 June 2020, ONS
Provisional counts of the number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) between 1 March and 30 June 2020 in England and Wales. Figures are provided by age, sex, geographies down to local authority level and deprivation indices. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreaks highlight disparities in UK test and trace regimes
A regionally run service in Wales has proved agile, while central control has hampered English efforts (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Cardiff scientists helping crack virus DNA code
The genetic code from thousands of positive tests in Wales is analysed to track the coronavirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Cardiff scientists helping crack virus genetic code
The genetic code from thousands of positive tests in Wales is analysed to track the coronavirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 deaths in England and Wales: resolving discrepancies in deaths outside of hospital, CEBM
We note two potentially important issues about data collected in England and Wales. Both of these suggest potential areas of concern in non-hospital settings. First, many more individuals, compared to a baseline of the weekly five-year average, appear to be dying at home. Second, a large discrepancy is apparent in COVID-19 deaths according to whether these are measured using a death certificate-based method or a positive test-based method. Explaining these issues has implications for public policy regarding COVID-19 mitigation and public health more broadly. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology, DHSC (updated 29th July 2020)
Information on the data sources and methodology used to provide the daily statistics on coronavirus testing. 29 July 2020 Updated to include the latest methodology on how positive cases are counted in Wales and Northern Ireland. 4 July 2020 Updates have been made throughout the methodology note, including adding new sections to'methodology'and'positive cases'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOTW calls for UK Government to produce and maintain translated COVID-19 guidance
Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) and over 20 local authorities, public health bodies and non-profit organisations have written to the UK Government to express concern at the lack of COVID-19 public health guidance in languages other than English. This is preventing people in England who do not speak or read English well from accessing essential public health information and limiting their ability to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe, the group warns. The Greater London Authority and Faculty of Public Health are among 29 signatories to the letter spearheaded by DOTW and sent to Secretary of State for...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised coronavirus letter pandemic public health translated guidance UK government Source Type: news

How climate change impacts prescribed burning days
(University of New South Wales) Climate change in eastern Australia will shift when hazard reduction burning occurs but for most areas the number of suitable days remains unchanged. In some places, there will even be increases. Queensland is the only exception where the window for hazard reduction burning declines. However, climate change also increases the frequency and intensity of inversion layers, meaning it is more likely atmospheric conditions will concentrate smoke and particulate matter close to the ground. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on a new normal: holidays abroad, quarantine at home | Editorial
Covid-19 is lingering such that the public believes things are getting better, long after they are going wrongAnother day, another sadly predictable U-turn from the government of Boris Johnson. A few weeks ago ministers were encouraging the public to go abroad for their holidays. They did so without a comprehensive airport testing regime for passengers, unlike in many parts of the world. As restrictions have been lifted across Europe, countries have reportedrises in Covid-19 cases. People returning from Spain, which has seen a spike in infections,now face mandatory quarantine. The farce means that the transport secretary w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Spain Boris Johnson Politics Conservatives Travel Air transport Infectious diseases Europe Science NHS UK news Wales Scotland Universal credit Health Source Type: news

When it Comes to Homemade Masks, the Number of Layers Matters, Study Says
With medical grade masks still in short supply and badly needed at hospitals and other care centers, many Americans have turned to a variety of other options to help slow the spread of COVID-19, from hand-sewn facial coverings to bandanas and everything in between. But it turns out that when it comes to preventing viral transmission, not all masks are created equal, according to a new study. In the study, published Thursday in the journal Thorax, researchers pitted three kinds of facial coverings against one another: a single-layer “no sew” mask, a two-layer variety made to specifications from the U.S. Centers ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Perceived parental knowledge and adolescent substance use outcomes - Fay H, LoParo D, Shentu Y, Vasquez D, Welsh JW.
BACKGROUND: Whether parental permission of alcohol and other drug use in a home environment is protective against substance-related negative outcomes remains controversial. We investigated substance use at home, with or without parental knowledge, and its ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK announces 53 more coronavirus deaths taking the UK total to 45,554
There are zero new victims in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland , the countries' own health agencies said, suggesting today's fatalities reported by the Department of Health were all in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We need our union to be stronger than ever’ Dave Prentis tells NEC
As the health crisis turns into an economic crisis, UNISON needs to be stronger and more united than ever, so it can be in a better position to look after all its members, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s NEC on Thursday. Mr Prentis told the online meeting: “The economic outlook is grim. My meetings with other general secretaries is a salutary reminder of the huge scale of job losses already happening in retail, aviation, hospitality and manufacturing. “We are already seeing the effects. In many councils, in the charity sector, across higher education, we are seeing redundancies, cuts, chan...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News austerity Covid-19 dave prentis general secretary election NEC Source Type: news

Blog: Will the elderly be expected to pay for COVID-19?
We all know the disastrous impact that COVID-19 has had on older people. Data from outbreaks of the new coronavirus around the world show that older people – and those with certain underlying health conditions – are at greater risk of the serious effects of COVID-19. Of the excess deaths registered during the pandemic in England and Wales up to the end of May, the Office For National Statistics (ONS) reports that more than four in five were of people aged 70 or over. When we look at the number of deaths from coronavirus for each 1,000 people, there is an even more stark relationship to age. In age groups ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 retired members Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: 79 new fatalities in daily death toll
Statistics show another 10 deaths have happened in NHS England hospitals, with one more in Wales and none in either Scotland or Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bovine TB vaccine trials get go-ahead in England and Wales
Scientific breakthrough could lead to phasing out of badger culling to tackle diseaseField trials of a cattle vaccine for bovine tuberculosis have been given the go-ahead as part of moves to phase out badger culling to tackle the disease.The trials are due to get under way in England and Wales to accelerate deployment of a cattle vaccine for TB by 2025, the government announced on Wednesday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Bovine tuberculosis Animal welfare Animals Environment Farming Rural affairs UK news Badgers Science Source Type: news

Homicide in eight countries from 1980 to 2000: the flow from crimes committed to time served in prison - Farrington DP.
This article summarizes national data on completed homicides for eight countries in three time periods: around 1980, 1990, and 2000. The eight countries are England/Wales, the United States, Sweden, Australia, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus England: Family visitors allowed in care homes
The much-anticipated move brings England in line with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which have been allowing visits in care homes for weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do, Cabinet Office (updated 22nd July 2020)
This is national guidance that applies to England only – people in 2 External 0 0 0 Scotland false https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-individuals-and-businesses-in-scotland true false%>, 2 External 0 0 0 Wales false https://gov.wales/coronavirus true false%> and 2 External 0 0 0 Northern Ireland false https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19 true false%> should follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK. If you live in an area that is experiencing a local COVID-19 outbreak and where local lockdown measures have been imposed, different guidance and leg...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International analysis narrows range of climate's sensitivity to CO2
(University of New South Wales) The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of climate sensitivity yet undertaken has revealed with more confidence than ever before how sensitive the Earth's climate is to carbon dioxide. The new research, revealed in a 165 page, peer-reviewed journal article finds that the true climate sensitivity is unlikely to be in the lowest part of the 1.5-4.5 ° C range. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths drop to their lowest levels since BEFORE lockdown
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that 283 people died of Covid-19 in the week ending July 10 in England and Wales, which is the lowest weekly total since March 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health and return to work in the first two years following road traffic injury: a comparison of outcomes between compensation claimants in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia - Giummarra MJ, Murgatroyd D, Tran Y, Adie S, Mittal R, Ponsford J, Cameron P, Gabbe B, Harris IA, Cameron ID.
BACKGROUND: People who sustain road traffic injuries often have poor health outcomes. While outcomes are often worse in people with a compensation claim, especially in fault-based schemes versus no-fault schemes, few studies have directly compared outcomes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why no-one can ever recover from COVID-19 in England a statistical anomaly, CEBM
People living in England have become increasingly concerned in the face of Public Health England's (PHE) figures demonstrating a relentless daily toll of more than a hundred COVID-associated deaths several days a week. This is in stark contrast to the more reassuring recovery in neighbouring regions (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), where there are days with no COVID-associated deaths whatsoever. One reason for this due is a statistical flaw in the way 2 External 0 0 0 that PHE compiles false https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/about#covid-19-associated-deaths true false%>' out of hospital'deaths data, rather than an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK infection rate flat, says ONS head – as it happened
South Africa fatalities pass 5,000;Sport stars attack NFL over lack of Covid plan; France toissue fines for breaches of mask rules. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereFace masks mandatory in Melbourne; worldwide deaths pass 600,00012.47amBSTWe ’ve launched a new global coronavirus liveblog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Trump says Fauci 'alarmist'; Hong Kong makes masks mandatory indoors12.22amBSTBritain ’s housing market is enjoying a post-lockdown mini-boom fuelled by this month’s stamp duty cut, pushing asking pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Aaron Walawalkar , Ben Quinn Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Victoria Melbourne Greg Hunt Daniel Andrews Sydney New South Wales Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Wales 'could have done' to prepare for Covid-19 crisis
Wales should have been better prepared for coronavirus, the Senedd health committee's chair says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: cases spreading out of control in Hong Kong; UK infection rate flat, says ONS head
Record100 new daily cases confirmed in Hong Kong; UK ’s head of Office for National Statisticscalls for scaling up of testing;South Africa ’s cases become fifth-highest worldwideFace masks mandatory in Melbourne; worldwide deaths pass 600,000Boris Johnson insists he can avoid second England-wide lockdownWhat happens when flu meets Covid-19?See all our coronavirus coverage11.31amBSTIranian health officials have been seeking to play down their president ’s estimate that 25 million people have been infected with coronavirus, saying it was based on serological blood tests that measure exposure to the illness ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn (now), and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Victoria Melbourne Greg Hunt Daniel Andrews Sydney New South Wales Source Type: news

When Scott Morrison muses about crossroads, he's really pondering his own prime ministership
With close to a million Australians unemployed, the government ’s next run of decisions will need to be right, or at least right enoughScott Morrison has been musing out loud about crossroads. The brief foray into symbolism was prompted by thecluster of coronavirus infections at the Crossroads hotel in Casula in New South Wales. So far, state authorities seem to be on top of that outbreak. Victoriacontinues to battle its second wave.Morrison touched on the crossroads to contrastsuccess (touch wood) in NSW andstruggle in Victoria– a delicate exercise for a prime minister who wants that contrast squarely in the p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Katharine Murphy Tags: Australian politics Scott Morrison Coronavirus outbreak Australian universities Australian education Australian economy Health Coalition Anthony Albanese Canberra Australia news Science Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the government ’s coronavirus gamble: winter will come | Editorial
Boris Johnson suggested that England could see something like normality by Christmas. Don ’t count on itCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn Aesop ’s fable, the ant uses summer to prepare for the bleak months to come, while the grasshopper idles its time away, only to regret it as temperatures plummet. England must hope Boris Johnson remembers the tale, since as of Wednesday hehad not managed more immediately relevant reading: the report commissioned by his chief scientific adviser, warning that a second wave of coronavirus this winter could kill up to 120,000 people in the worst...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health policy Infectious diseases Politics Boris Johnson Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Conservatives Science Society Source Type: news

Covid-19 was still the third most common cause of death in June
Covid-19 was written on 2,525 death certificates in June, official statistics show. It was the underlying cause of 7.1% of all deaths in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows how traumatic experiences can leave their mark on a person's eyes
(Swansea University) New research by Welsh academics shows that a patient's pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past. The study examined how an individual's eyes responded when shown threatening images. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

England's £20,000 golden hello scheme could poach GP partners from other UK countries
GPs partners in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could be poached by the English NHS under the £20,000 golden hello scheme rolled out under the 2020/21 GP contract. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Rate of decline in Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales slows in latest ONS data
Separate study shows rate of Covid-19 infection halved every eight to nine days during MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 deaths in England and Wales have dropped steadily for the past seven weeks, but the rate of decline slowed in the most recent week of data.The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed 532 deaths related to Covid-19 in the week ending 3 July. This was the lowest death toll since the week ending 27 March. Lockdowns were introduced in England, Wales and Scotland on 26 March.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niamh McIntyre and PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology UK news Source Type: news

Ruby Princess inquiry: NSW Health made ‘serious mistake’ when assessing travel history of passengers
Authorities distributed an arrival form with outdated questions about coronavirus hotspot countries, inquiry toldNew South Wales Health made a “serious mistake” in using an out-of-date arrival form template for the Ruby Princess when it docked in Sydney, the special inquiry into the cruise ship that resulted in a Covid-19 cluster has heard.Commissioner Bret Walker SC on Wednesday heard the first of two days of closing submissions that come after more than a dozen days of hearings since April.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Ruby Princess Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Sydney Australia news New South Wales New South Wales politics Source Type: news

Renewable energy transition makes dollars and sense
(University of New South Wales) New UNSW research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two new species of parasite discovered in crabs -- discovery will help prevent infection of other marine species
(Swansea University) Two new species of parasite, previously unknown to science, have been discovered in crabs in Swansea Bay, Wales, during a study on disease in the Celtic and Irish Seas.Both species are emerging pathogens, and were discovered infecting the common shore crab, so they could potentially have damaging effects on fisheries and other marine species. The researchers' discovery will help inform measures to reduce this risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news