Coronavirus: How England lags behind other UK nations on testing
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 6,227 after jump of 854 in a day
NHS England confirmed the deaths of a further 758 COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, while the devolved authorities announced 28 fatalities across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying safety culture and safety climate variables that predict reported risk-taking among Australian coal miners: an exploratory longitudinal study - Rubin M, Giacomini A, Allen R, Turner R, Kelly B.
The present study undertook an exploratory investigation of the causes of risk-taking among Australian coal miners. A range of safety culture and climate variables were measured in a survey of open-cut and underground coal miners from New South Wales and Q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The effectiveness of the KiVa Bullying Prevention Program in Wales, UK: results from a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial - Axford N, Bjornstad G, Clarkson S, Ukoumunne OC, Wrigley Z, Matthews J, Berry V, Hutchings J.
The study evaluated the implementation fidelity and effectiveness of KiVa, an evidence-based program that aims to prevent and address bullying in schools, with a particular emphasis on changing the role of bystanders. The study was a two-arm waitlist contr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Australia sees more signs of coronavirus spread stabilising
Australia on Saturday reported more signs that the spread of the novel coronavirus has been stabilising, as New South Wales (NSW) health authorities defended the disembarking in mid-March of a virus-hit cruise ship. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should Healthy People Wear Masks to Prevent Coronavirus? The Answer May Be Changing
If you have no symptoms of the coronavirus, should you wear a mask? It’s one of the most-asked questions during this pandemic, and until recently, one of the most easily answered—if you follow the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s answer, up until April 3? No. According to its initial guidelines, outside of health care settings, face masks should only be worn by people who are sick or who are caring for someone who is sick (when the person who is sick can’t wear a mask). A mask helps capture some of an ill person’s cough particles that might otherwise s...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Australian news: stories you may have missed during the coronavirus crisis
High court to hand down George Pell verdict, water flows into the Menindee Lakes and Victoria renews loggingAs Australia ’s coronavirus outbreak continues – but with the cautious optimism ofa slowing rate of infection– a lot of important news has slipped under the radar.Here arethe stories you may have missed over the past week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: ICYMI Australia news Environment Science George Pell Victoria New South Wales Queensland Indigenous Australians Christchurch shooting Welfare Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news

Coronavirus: How does testing compare across the UK nations?
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family surprises mom after nurse shift every day
Every day, this family from the Welsh village of Ewloe surprises their mom when she walks through the front door after her shift as a nurse. They've welcomed her with balloons, confetti, flowers – and hand sanitizer. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza Season 2019-20: Updated advice for the NHS in Wales
There has been an update to advice on the Influenza Season 2019-20 for Wales. The letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales can be accessed here (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The World ’s Sports Stadiums Are Being Converted Into Hospitals to Fight the Coronavirus Outbreak
Around 10 days ago, Danny Zausner, chief operating officer of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City — home of the U.S. Open — received a call that would be considered inconceivable not that long ago. Local government officials wanted to know whether the sprawling 42-acre tennis complex could house a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. The City’s health care system was already taxed, and the crisis was only worsening. Zausner said officials asked about utilizing Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest tennis stadium in the world and site of some of the sport’s most memorabl...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Prince Charles speaks about 'distressing time'
The 71-year-old Prince of Wales paid tribute to emergency services workers and shop staff in a video message released by Clarence House - and stressed the importance of living with hope. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP surgery sends out letter asking terminally ill patients to sign DNR notices
Llynfi Surgery, in Maesteg, South Wales, sent the letter to patients with serious health conditions such as incurable cancer, motor neurone disease, and untreatable heart and lung conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First complete German shepherd DNA offers new tool to fight disease
(University of New South Wales) The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd offers scientists new insight into the evolution of the domestic dog while also enabling dogs to be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COPD care bundles not cost effective in England and Wales
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 1,798 as more than 22,000 test positive
Statistics revealed today by governments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland mark the darkest day so far in the UK's coronavirus crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus death toll higher than published UK daily figures, data indicate
New data for England and Wales from ONS include those who died outside hospitals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh town
They, at least, are enjoying lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 1,415 with more than 20,000 cases
Wales recorded 14 more deaths overnight, while Scotland reported six more. It means they have suffered 62 and 47 deaths, respectively. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For people with an abusive partner, lockdown means captivity | Sian Norris
Social isolation from coronavirus is fuelling a rise in domestic abuse cases - and leading charities to shift their support onlineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlison* is glad the sun came out at the same time the coronavirus lockdown arrived. “I’m spending all day on the balcony to keep away,” she explains. “I’m lucky I have one.”Alison ’s balcony offers her a small degree of distance from her partner, whose behaviour has become increasingly erratic since the coronavirus crisis began. For the estimated1.6 million women who experienced domestic a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sian Norris Tags: Domestic violence UK news Coronavirus outbreak Charities Society World news Voluntary sector Science Source Type: news

England's ravaged public health system just can't cope with the coronavirus | Gabriel Scally
On top of huge cuts, regional bodies have also been decimated in the past 10 years. It ’s left us ill-prepared for a crisis like thisGabriel Scally is a former regional director of public health• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageAbout 20 years ago I was sitting with my family in a small cafe in the village of Trefin in west Wales. Apart from a small number of family groups, there was a large table with eight elderly women sitting around it. They were chatting and I was paying no attention until my ears pricked up on hearing the term“Spanishflu ”. Fortunately th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gabriel Scally Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science World news NHS Health Society Infectious diseases Austerity Source Type: news

Obsessively consuming every morsel of information about coronavirus? Or trying to avoid the news completely? | First Dog on the Moon
You ’ve probably missed everything else going on!Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and printsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: First Dog on the Moon Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australian politics New South Wales Australia news Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rate
Findings of new report raise concerns about how effective new facilities will beCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mortality rate for patients put in intensive care after being infected with Covid-19 is running at close to 50%, a reporthas revealed.Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) showed that of 165 patients treated in critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the end of February, 79 died, while 86 survived and were discharged. The figures were taken from an audit of 775 people who have been or are in critical care with the disease,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell and Toby Helm Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Society UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

In a national crisis, people are desperate to believe in their leaders
Boris Johnson is seeing a boost in his approval ratings. That may have little to do with how his government is performingIn the early stages of the crisis, one of those at the heart of government decision-making told me: “We are all going to get it.” You wouldn’t wish a positive test for the coronavirus on anyone, but there is this to be said for the news that the prime minister, the Prince of Wales, and the health secretary now number among the infected, while the chief medical officer is self-isolating. Ther e couldn’t be a more vivid illustration that this is an equal-opportunity virus that could...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Rawnsley Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Health Politics UK news Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Covid-19 patients in UK intensive care have 50% survival rate
Findings of new report raise concerns about how effective new facilities will beCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mortality rate for patients put in intensive care after being infected with Covid-19 is running at close to 50%, a reporthas revealed.Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) showed that of 165 patients treated in critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since the end of February, 79 died, while 86 survived and were discharged. The figures were taken from an audit of 775 people who have been or are in critical care with the disease,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell and Toby Helm Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Society UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Alternatives to custodial remand for women in the criminal justice system: a multi-sector approach - Forrester A, Hopkin G, Bryant L, Slade K, Samele C.
Throughout the world, women involved in criminal justice systems often present with substantial needs and vulnerabilities. Diverting vulnerable people away from prison is government policy in England and Wales, but full psychiatric and social assessments a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Rescued Hatchlings
Ten endangered Manning River turtles were saved from flooding in New South Wales, Australia, following devastating fires on the country's east coast. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance
(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ this week, in a publication in Nature Scientific Reports. This Monday, Welsh will defend her thesis at the Free University of Amsterdam, through an online connection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Implementing the National Early Warning Score 2 into pre-registration nurse education
This article explores the benefits and challenges of using NEWS2 as an educational tool in pre-registration nursing programmes to support nursing students in recognising and responding to deteriorating health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Prince Charles tests positive, Camilla is clear
The Prince of Wales, 71, has a 'mild' form of the illness and is with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative and is without any symptoms of the virus, which has killed 435. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II, is displaying "mild" coronavirus symptoms but remains in good health, according to a statement from Clarence House. The 71-year-old Prince of Wales is self-isolating with his wife, who tested negative, in Scotland. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'
The Prince of Wales, 71, has mild symptoms but "otherwise remains in good health," Clarence House says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Woman who caught the virus in Italy reveals unusual first sign
CORONAVIRUS death toll has now risen to 437 in the UK, with new fatalities confirmed in Scotland and Wales. The best hope the world currently has in tackling the virus is knowledge, and patient-reported symptoms is helping to advance this effort. With this in mind, a young patient has put forward an unusual symptom to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll sees biggest daily jump of 87 to 422
Eighty-three more patients died overnight in England, including 21 at the one NHS trust in London. Scotland also announced two fatalities, while Wales confirmed another death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 25, 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