Northumbria Police sign Dying to Work charter to protect terminally ill staff
Northumbria Police and the Northumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have signed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, on behalf of 5,092 police officers and police staff. The Dying to Work campaign aims to protect the rights of individuals at work with a terminal illness. The charter sets out an agreed way in which an employee should be treated and supported in the event of a terminal diagnosis. The emphasis is on choice, ensuring an individual has help and support however they decide to proceed – whether continuing at work in some way, spending their remaining time with family and friends, or some ot...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Northern police and justice workers rights Source Type: news

As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health
As wildfires continue blazing a deadly path through Australia, leaving destroyed homes and landscapes in their wake, people and countries around the world are coming together to offer financial and firefighting assistance. But with months of burning likely still to go, and 18 million acres of destruction already recorded, along with 24 lives lost, it’s clear that reconstruction will be a long process—both in terms of physical rebuilding, and psychological recovery. “Their national psyche will change,” says California-based psychotherapist Diane Ross-Glazer, who has counseled disaster survivors and l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Australia ’s Wildfires and Climate Change Are Making One Another Worse in a Vicious, Devastating Circle
The hot, dry conditions that primed southeastern Australia’s forest and fields for the bushfires that have been ravaging the country since September are likely to continue, scientists warn — and climate change has likely made the situation much worse. Over the past few months, the bushfires have already scorched millions of acres, killed two dozen people, and slaughtered an estimated half a billion animals in the country, where it is currently summer. But scientists say that the risk of additional fires remains high. Southeastern Australia has been “abnormally dry” since September, which means that ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Australia climate change onetime Wildfires Source Type: news

Rugby player infected by parasites after falling on dog poo on the pitch
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dan Colbridge, 33, from Wales, was kept in hospital for nine days over Christmas after his leg broke out in sore blisters and left him struggling to walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are women being pushed into childbirth too soon?
A certain amount of anxiety is to be expected for any first-time mother. But shortly after Lea Teahan's daughter Ivy was born in South Wales, those natural worries spiralled into something darker. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh hospitals: Pest control called for rats and ants
Rats and ants top the pest control issues experienced by hospitals, freedom of information requests reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perception and recollection of fire hazards in dwelling fires - Hulse LM, Galea ER, Thompson OF, Wales D.
Current understanding of dwelling fire injury outcomes is impacted by data limitations, confounds, and failures to adequately examine occupant behaviour. For instance, research rarely considers: occupant perception of fire hazard properties (e.g. size of f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

2019 Reviewed – Part Two
July The month opened with a living wage win in Cheshire, after the union successfully negotiated a deal with Edsential for school caterers and cleaners to be paid at least £9 an hour. Other school support staff would also get a pay rise in the deal. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a week-long drama about the problems of 15-minute care visits, based on the experiences of UNISON member Caroline Firmin, whose campaigning saw Southwark Council become one of the first councils in the UK to adopt our Ethical Care Charter. A period of busy summer strike action saw members take to the picket lines over pay in Birmingham and Blackpool...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

‘Stay away from A & E ’ warning for New Year’s Eve
Welsh Ambulance Service appeals to the public over a period of peak demand Related items fromOnMedica NMC responded inadequately to midwife failings in Furness Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis A&E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh paramedics providing prescriptions
Some paramedics are treating minor illnesses, allowing doctors to address more complex medical cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh Assembly boosts funds for tackling domestic abuse
It commits an additional £2.4m to deal with sexual violence against women Related items fromOnMedica Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Government launches new measures to prevent FGM UK lagging behind peers on child health Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Contaminated blood scandal: Welsh frustration at payments wait
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal worry they may die before payment parity issues are resolved. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differential mental health impact six months after extensive river flooding in rural Australia: a cross-sectional analysis through an equity lens - Matthews V, Longman J, Berry HL, Passey M, Bennett-Levy J, Morgan GG, Pit S, Rolfe M, Bailie RS.
Background: Northern New South Wales in Australia is a "hotspot" for natural disaster declarations with recent extensive flooding in early 2017. With limited knowledge about how climate change affects mental health and resilience, robust local asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Single Parents Wellbeing: an evaluation of five Wellbeing Workshops in South Wales created and facilitated by Single Parents Wellbeing for single parents
This report provides an evaluation of five Wellbeing Workshops to promote the health and wellbeing of single parents and their families. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A year in UNISON: 2019 reviewed – part one
January How better to start a new year than by thinking about the future of the planet? We joined fellow energy unions GMB, Prospect and Unite –representing 200,000 workers in the sector – in calling for a “just transition” to the low-carbon economy needed to deal with climate change. The unions’ launched a template, which involved four key demands: a balanced low carbon energy mix; investment in skills and infrastructure; protecting and creating high-quality jobs and employment;  making sure no community is left behind. Closer to home – but still thinking of future generations &nda...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

HbA1c Minimally Adds to CVD Risk Prediction in Prediabetes
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- For individuals with prediabetes, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) minimally adds to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Diabetes Care. Claire Welsh, Ph.D., from the Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Half of heart patients in the UK miss out on vital recovery care
A British Heart Foundation report published today found 68,000 people eligible for 'heart rehab' in England, Wales and Northern Ireland missed out on the programme last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists fear surge in supersized bushfires that create their own violent thunderstorms
Pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCB) storms are feared due to the violent and unpredictable conditions they create on the groundNSW and Qld fires: South Australia also faces catastrophic bushfires risk as PM apologises for holiday – liveScientists fear climate change will drive a surge in the number of supersized and dangerous bushfires that become coupled with the atmosphere and create their own violent thunderstorms.Guardian Australia can reveal 2019 is likely to be a “standout year” for the number of bushfires that generate giant thunderstorm clouds known as pyrocumulonimbus, or pyroCBs.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Environment Bushfires Climate change Australia news Natural disasters and extreme weather New South Wales Victoria Source Type: news

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2019
This report describes the care received by patients diagnosed with oesophago-gastric cancer in England and Wales between April 2016 and March 2018 and their outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visiting theatres and museums linked to longer life
Everyone should have the chance to take part Related items fromOnMedica Social housing 'makes mental health worse' Rough sleeper numbers might be stabilising, figures for Wales and England show Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ Joined-up care in action (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Backyard experiment shows how much smoke REALLY ends up in your lungs during a bushfire
As bushfires continue to burn around the state of New South Wales, experts revealed the air quality was equivalent to smoking 34 cigarettes a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Significant safety issues for children on long-term ventilation at home, say researchers
In nearly half of officially reported incidents in England and Wales, child came to harm, analysis shows Related items fromOnMedica Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Billionaires ’ Existential Threats to Humanity?
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) The social utility of billionaires’ existence has come under increased scrutiny, especially during the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 US Presidential election. Leading newspapers, such as The New York Times, published opinion pieces arguing to abolish billionaires and reflecting on why billionaires engage in illegal insider trading. The arguments for abolishing billionaires range from moral grounds to dubious, or outright illegal/criminal sources of their wealth. The billionaires own more than what is needed even for a most lavish life style, and far more than what...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Young suicides in Wales due to 'complex' reasons, says study
There was rarely a single reason why young people took their own lives in Wales, a major research study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite views New South Wales fires raging on
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over the New South Wales fires in Australia on December 16, 2019 and found devastation from the ongoing fires. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ruth van Heyningen obituary
Biochemist and ophthalmologist whose research concentrated on the formation of cataractsRuth van Heyningen, who has died aged 101, was a pioneering explorer of ophthalmic biochemistry, a field to which she made major contributions after she joined the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, at Oxford University, in 1951.Her research, much of which was carried out in collaboration with the laboratory ’s then director,Antoinette (Tony) Pirie, was focused on the lens, in particular the biochemical pathways involved in the formation of cataracts. Tony and Ruth wrote a key book together, Biochemistry of the Eye (1956), whic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gillian Morriss-Kay Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Cataracts People in science University of Oxford Diabetes Wales Source Type: news

Porno-funded Wikipedia begs for money from its readers to keep from going bankrupt
(Natural News) Yes, Jimmy Wales used proceeds from the sale of dot-com pornography to start Wikipedia. Targeting men who were looking for erotic trash online, “Bomis” was launched as a soft porn website, featuring sports cars and sleazy women as enticements, and that slowly morphed into “Nupedia,” then finally warped into the pharma-controlled fake encyclopedia we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating multisite pain as a predictor of self-reported falls and falls requiring health care use in an older population: a prospective cohort study - Welsh VK, Mallen CD, Ogollah R, Wilkie R, McBeth J.
This study hypothesises that: (1) an increasing number of pain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exploring the police support volunteer experience: findings from a national survey - Callender M, Pepper M, Cahalin K, Britton I.
There are an estimated 8000 Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) in England and Wales, contributing around 650,000 hours each year to an expanding variety of tasks to support their local constabularies. Despite this, the evidence base around the experiences of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Scrutinising the appeal of volunteer Community Speedwatch to policing leaders in England and Wales: resources, responsivity and responsibilisation - Wells H, Millings M.
This article focuses on 'Community Speedwatch' (CSW) - a particular volunteering approach that has apparently attracted the attention of senior police decision-makers in England and Wales over recent years. It considers the significance of decisions by man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Elevating the scientific and public policy discourse on crime prevention: taking stock of the 'What Works' report's influence 20 years on - Welsh BC, Wexler AB.
In 1997, the Office of Justice Programs published Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising (Sherman, L. W., Gottfredson, D. C., MacKenzie, D. L., Eck, J. E., Reuter, P., and Bushway, S. D. (1997). Preventing Crime: What Works, What Does... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The experience of interactional justice for victims of 'honour'-based violence and abuse reporting to the police in England and Wales - Mulvihill N, Gangoli G, Gill AK, Hester M.
Interactional justice is concerned with how far victims feel (i) respected by justice officials ('interpersonal justice') and (ii) informed about the progress of their case and the justice process overall ('informational justice') [Laxminarayan, M., Henric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patterns of injury on duty and perceptions of support amongst serving police personnel in England and Wales - Fielding NG, Bullock K, Fielding JL, Hieke G.
This article reports the findings of a large-scale survey (N = 10,897) which sought to reveal patterns of injury on duty (IoD) and perceptions of organisational and other support amongst serving police personnel in England and Wales. We found that IoD is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Single crewing in English and Welsh policing: frequency and associations with violence towards and injuries in officers - Houdmont J, Elliott-Davies M, Donnelly J.
There is limited contemporary evidence concerning whether single crewing - the deployment of unaccompanied police officers - presents a risk to officer safety. This exploratory self-report study examined the frequency of single crewing in England and Wales... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Thinking about crime prevention - Gilling D.
On the basis of a brief historical sweep of developments in crime prevention in England and Wales, and of an examination of some specific examples of contestation, this article presents the argument that crime prevention is in essence a political matter, n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Parents of one-year-old with a terminal brain tumour turn down chemo in favour of cannabis oil
William Horne, from Treherbert in Rhondda, Wales, has been given a year to live after doctors discovered a cancerous mass 'larger than a tennis ball' wrapped around his brain stem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 220 people died on Britain's hottest EVER day of July 25
Statistics show there were 1,404 deaths registered on July 25 in England and Wales this year. That is 222 people, almost a fifth, more than the 1182 average for the previous five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight hundred more people dying each week in England and Wales this winter on average
Figures show 10,958 deaths were recorded in England and Wales during the last full week of November. In comparison, this is 794 more than the 10,164 average for the previous five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevention of suicide and reduction of self-harm among people with substance use disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials - Padmanathan P, Hall K, Moran P, Jones HE, Gunnell D, Carlisle V, Lingford-Hughes A, Hickman M.
BACKGROUND: People with substance use disorder (SUD) are at significantly greater risk of suicide compared with the general population. In recent years the number of suicides resulting from drug poisoning in England and Wales has increased. We sought to id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended
A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever strikes UK: Hundreds of children report rash - what are the symptoms?
SCARLET FEVER appears to be on the rise, with hundreds of cases recorded across England and Wales over recent weeks. So what are the symptoms of scarlet fever? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever outbreak: Hundreds of cases reported across England and Wales - the symptoms
SCARLET FEVER has been causing havoc across the UK, with hundreds of cases reported across England and Wales in recent weeks - almost double the amount of new infections in one week than numbers recorded six weeks ago. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeated police Mental Health Act detentions in England and Wales: trauma and recurrent suicidality - Warrington C.
Most police Mental Health Act (Section 136) detentions in England and Wales relate to suicide prevention. Despite attempts to reduce detention rates, numbers have risen almost continually. Although Section 136 has been subject to much academic and public p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON
The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today (Friday), showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom of information (FoI) requests across England, Scotland and Wales examined the changes in local services between 2010 and 2019 for several key council services, including youth centres, public toilets, libraries and subsidised bus routes. Central government cuts have led to a 17% fall in council spending on local services in England since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Betwe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Article News Press release children's centres council cuts dave prentis libraries Source Type: news

Cuts … not just Brexit
Just weeks ago, as the general election campaign started to pick up speed, NHS England released some interesting data: accident and emergency waiting times were the worst on record. It didn’t get that much traction in a media concentrating on the run-up to the political theatre of the first party leaders’ debate. But as fullfact.org spelled out: “In October 2019, 83.6% of patients attending all types of A&E departments (including things like dental A&E and urgent care centres) in England were admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.” A year ago, 89.1% were seen within the four-...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 6, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data activists ge19 general election 2019 Source Type: news

Impact of legislative reform on benefit access and disability duration in workers' compensation: an interrupted time series study - Collie A, Beck D, Gray SE, Lane TJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of legislative changes to the New South Wales (NSW) workers' compensation scheme on injured workers access to benefits, insurer claim processing and work disability duration. METHODS: Population-based interrupted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Almost HALF of women are childless by the time they turn 30, official figures show
Office of National Statistics data released today revealed 48 per cent of the female population in England and Wales were childless by their 30th birthday last year - the highest on record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The first delinquency prevention experiment: a socio-historical review of the origins of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study's research design - Welsh BC, Dill NE, Zane SN.
OBJECTIVEsBegun in 1939, the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study (CSYS) is recognized as the first delinquency prevention experiment and the earliest example of a longitudinal-experimental study with criminological outcomes. This paper aims to develop a histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

De-constructing risk, therapeutic needs and the dangerous personality disordered subject - O ’Loughlin A.
The focus of this article is on the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme and its successor, the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway: two initiatives in England and Wales with the aim of protecting the public from dangerous offenders throug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

TB outbreak: Children urged to be tested for tuberculosis - symptoms to look out for
A TUBERCULOSIS outbreak has been reported in Carmarthenshire, Wales and parents are now being urged to have their children screened for the infection. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news