Boston Sci on the Other Side of M & amp;A in Its Deal with Varian
Varian Medical Systems is set to acquire Boston Scientific’s portfolio of drug-loadable microsphere and bland embolic bead products for $90 million. The deal is set to close in August. This is a stark departure Marlborough, MA-based Boston Scientific, who went on an acquisitions spree for most of 2018. However, the divestiture of these products is necessary, so it can satisfy anti-trust laws connected to its $4 billion acquisition of BTG. Varian's planned acquisition of the portfolio of drug-loadable microsphere (Oncozene/Embozene Tandem) and bland embolic (Embozene) bead products will enable ...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Prince of Wales launches nursing ‘cadet scheme’ with RCN
The Prince of Wales and the Royal College of Nursing have launched a scheme to give young people in uniformed originations, such as the army cadets, an introduction to nursing and the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Blog: Respect Your Youth
I’m proud that UNISON has made 2019 the year of the young worker. All too often we hear that young people aren’t interested in trade unionism, yet our union has repeatedly shown that when we reach out to young workers, and take their concerns and their issues on board, they can become passionate trade unionists. That’s why it was so good to see UNISON Cymru Wales – who have a strong track record organising young workers, making good progress with their #RespectYourYouth Charter. UNISON young members were at the Senedd last week to witness Careers Wales and Cardiff Council signing up to become the fi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

The Base Deficit, International Normalized Ratio, and Glasgow Coma Scale (BIG) score, and functional outcome at hospital discharge in children with traumatic brain injury - Davis AL, Hochstadter E, Daya T, Kulkarni AV, Wales P, Stephens D, Schuh S.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of the base deficit, international normalized ratio, and Glasgow Coma Scale (BIG) score on emergency department arrival with functional dependence at hospital discharge (Pediatric Cerebral Performance Category ≥ 4) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Homeopathy worked for me...so why not offer it on the NHS 
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The Prince of Wales caused outrage among the scientific community for becoming patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florence and CryoTherapeutics secure funding, NHS Wales signs new deal with Microsoft, and more news briefs
Also: Belgian startup epihunter adds new functionality to app; Inhealthcare reveals three-year deal with NHS trust; mySugr receives award in Lausanne. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Warning of NHS Wales dentist crisis
Only one in six practices are taking on new adult NHS patients, the British Dental Association says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Giant wombat' fossil discovered by council workers in Australia
Fossilised jaw of baby diprotodon, a type of megafauna extinct for millennia, extracted in NSW by Australian MuseumA “giant wombat” fossil has been discovered by local council workers in the Monaro region of southern New South Wales.Two Snowy Monaro regional council employees found the fossilisedjaw of a baby diprotodonlast Friday at an undisclosed location that is known for such paleontological findings.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Luke Henriques-Gomes Tags: Fossils Australia news Biology Science World news Source Type: news

Care processes and treatment targets: national diabetes audit 2017-18 report
The national diabetes audit provides a comprehensive view of diabetes care in England and Wales. It measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE clinical guidelines and quality standards. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Only one in six dental practices accepting new NHS patients in Wales
‘Discredited target-driven system for NHS dentistry’ to blame, says British Dental Association Related items fromOnMedica Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised Children First Network of NHS gambling clinics will help children The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

End of Life Delivery Board welcomes RPS in Wales Palliative Care Policy presentation
The RPS in Wales presented key recommendations from our Palliative and End of Life care policy to the Welsh Government’s End of Life Delivery Board earlier this month, a vital step in the proces (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Another university signs up to living wage
UNISON workers in South Wales are celebrating the fact that the university has become an accredited living wage employer – so no-one who works on its campuses earns less than £9 an hour. Today’s announcement that the University of South Wales has been accredited by the Living Wage foundation marks the end of a six-year campaign. Workers who are directly employed by the university have been paid the living wage for the past four years, but now that has been extended to those who work for contractors. “This is good news for all support staff at the university,” commented UNISON branch secretary ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 26, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Cymru Wales education services he higher education higher education pay living wage Living Wage Foundation Source Type: news

'It's anti-science': Scientists attack Prince Charles for becoming the patron of a homeopathy group 
The Prince of Wales is a long-time supporter of homeopathy and has used his royal position to try to get it widely accepted. Despite some homeopaths operating in the UK claiming to cure autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child gambling is a form of self-harm – it’s too complex for a quick-fix clinic | Anouchka Grose
Simple therapies such as CBT can be only partly effective. We need to rein in an industry that unscrupulously targets vulnerable young peopleAlmost half a million children in England and Wales aregambling regularly, with about 55,000 estimated to have a serious problem. Suicide rates for gambling addicts are high, and gambling-related problems cause stress for individuals and families. In response, theNHS has opened its first children ’s gambling clinic, offering face-to-face treatment – mostly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Out-of-control gambling is linked to complex individual and social problems &ndash...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anouchka Grose Tags: Gambling Children Society Psychology Source Type: news

Making a difference: Housing and health: a case for investment
An extensive body of evidence now exists showing the critical importance that good housing has on health and well-being and its impact across the life-course. Poor housing is associated with poor physical and mental health and causes, or contributes to, many preventable diseases and injuries including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and cancer. More needs to be done to realise the type of population health improvement required to sustainably change the health and well-being outcomes of the people of Wales and pivotal to this is a truly integrated health, care and housing relationship. (Source: Current Awareness Ser...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bride-to-be told she had terminal stomach cancer claims an aerosol spray is keeping her alive
Amelia Page, from Wales, discovered she had aggressive stomach cancer in January, shortly after celebrating her 30th birthday. Doctors gave the former teaching assistant months to live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conference sets campaigning tasks on universal credit
Opening a debate on ending “social insecurity”, Angela Hamilton for the National Executive Council (NEC) said that she was “proud to see the donations for a local [Liverpool] food bank – but ashamed that such need occurs”. The UK is the sixth richest country in the world, she pointed out, “yet one where the UN has said poverty is a political choice”. On the last morning of national delegate conference, Ms Hamilton voiced her contempt of the Conservative politicians who “smile as they visit food banks ”– or cry – yet don’t understand or refuse to a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 National Delegate Conference foodbanks repeal two child limit Universal credit Source Type: news

Integrated Care Systems expand to cover one in three patients
Scheme sees more health agencies working together Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths Day surgery shake-up for Northern Ireland Latest NHS performance figures dubbed ‘shocking’ Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Enhanced understanding of risk assessment in police custody in England and Wales using statistical modelling - Stoneman MJ, Jackson L, Dunnett S, Cooke L.
The issue investigated in this paper is the risk assessment of detainees whilst they are booked into police custody in England and Wales. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people pass through police custody each year, with each detainee undergo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethnic variations in mental health among 10-15-year-olds living in England and Wales: the impact of neighbourhood characteristics and parental behaviour - Jonsson KR, Vartanova I, S ödergren M.
Several studies indicate that young people from certain ethnic minority groups in Britain have significant mental health advantages over their White majority counterparts, but the reasons for these differences have not been adequately explored. This work a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol's harms to others in Wales, United Kingdom: nature, magnitude and associations with mental well-being - Quigg Z, Bellis MA, Grey H, Webster J, Hughes K.
AIM: To explore the nature and magnitude of alcohol's harms to others (AHTOs), and associations with mental well-being. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey implemented amongst 891 randomly selected Welsh residents (aged 18+ years), via computer assiste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An unusual incident: carbon monoxide poisoning risk in 540 homes due to faulty wood burner installations - Cushen R, Brunt H, Jones S, Lewis H, Callow P, Kibble A.
This report describes the public health management of an unusual incident involving an increased risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure due to the installation of at least 541 wood burners in a local authority area in Wales. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Unfitness to plead in England and Wales: historical development and contemporary dilemmas - Brown P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Minimum alcohol price law in Wales delayed to 2020
Plans have been held up after an EU member state - Portugal - intervened. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridging the gender pay gap
Almost 50 years after the Ford machinists went on strike at Dagenham, the UK still has one of the worst gender pay gaps in Europe. Angie Roberts, of the National Executive Council (NEC) said: “We call on the government and employers to take urgent action. Reporting introduced in 2018 has exposed the true gap in gender pay. The fight for equality is far from over – in fact – the gap is getting wider.” Wendy Trueman, from Salford city branch, said: “It is scandalous that men are still paid more than women.  Whether you’re Billy ending with a ‘y’ or Billie with an ‘ie...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2019 National Delegate Conference Bridge the gap Cymru Wales equal pay gender pay gender pay gap Northern Ireland Scotland Source Type: news

Bursary extended until 2020 for student nurses in Wales
The NHS bursary for student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Wales will continue to be in place in 2020, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UNISON launches campaign to celebrate local government workers  
A new campaign highlighting the contribution council staff make to public life is being launched at UNISON’s local government conference in Liverpool. A new local services champions day – due to take place on 17 October – will be at the heart of the campaign and will provide a focus for the public to consider how much the actions of council staff touch their lives. A film illustrating local government’s importance to daily life highlights the contribution council workers make – from the registrar recording a birth, through workers supervising school mealtimes, to care&...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Alison Charlton Tags: News Press release dave prentis local government public services Source Type: news

The government needs to ‘sling their hook’
Time and again, in a series of motions at local government conference this week, a common theme emerged: as Wendy Aitchison from Scotland put it, borrowing from that great Liverpudlian thinker, Lily Savage: “the government needs to ‘sling their hook’.” Speaker and speaker told of the impact of a decade of funding cuts to local government. Nicky from the Northern region said that there was a prospect of more than 30% more funding cuts to local government in the air. She cited a foodbank in the North East that feeds 42,000 people a year – a fact reported by the UN, yet denied by the UK governmen...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2019 Local Government Conference austerity foodbanks poverty save our services Source Type: news

With you from the cradle to the grave
‘From birth, through childhood, adulthood, old age and even death – we are there.’ Photo: Marcus Rose   “We are an essential part of our communities. From birth, through childhood, adulthood, old age and even death – we are there. We are the true local service champions.” That was the rallying cry to UNISON’s local government conference from service group executive speaker Helen Gray as she introduced a debate on the union’s Local Service Champions campaign. “We know this, but do the public?” she asked delegates. Not as much as they should, conference agreed,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2019 Local Government Conference cuts to local services Local service champions Source Type: news

Welsh NHS boards set to be subject to ‘duty of candour’
A new health and social care bill, which would require NHS organisations to be “open and honest” when things go wrong, is being introduced to the Welsh parliament today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Neville Southall: ‘ being a union rep is the best thing you can do ’
“I think the best thing you can ever do is be a union rep … you fight for the person who hasn’t got a voice. You fight for the ‘little’ people – and all the ‘little’ people make the country great.” It’s Sunday afternoon at UNISON’s local government conference, taking place at the Liverpool Arena. At the rostrum as guest speaker is Neville Southall, the former Welsh international footballer, who became a legend less than four miles away at Goodison Park, playing for Everton. It’s a very different stage, but the goalkeeping giant seems every bit as comf...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Local Government Conference education services LGBT mental health Neville Southall social media Source Type: news

Abortions high 'shows need for contraception access'
There were more than 200,000 abortions in England and Wales last year - the highest ever recorded. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortions in England/Wales for Northern Irish women rise by 22%
Figures illustrate ‘significant unmet need,’ says British Pregnancy Advisory Service Related items fromOnMedica Patients face postcode lottery for IVF, new data shows Beefed up mental health care for new and expectant mums across England Midwives demand better mental health support for women Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth More progress needed to prevent stillbirths globally (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Outdoor Learning Benefits Teachers And Students
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study out of the United Kingdom finds that learning in the great outdoors for as little as an hour a week can do wonders both for children and teachers alike. Researchers interviewed teachers and engaged 9 to 11-year-olds in focus groups at three primary schools in Wales which taught classes for at least an hour a week outside of the building. The students said when they were learning outdoors, they felt they had more freedom, were more able to express themselves, and enjoyed being able to move around more. Teachers said their students were more engaged and they themselves reported greater job s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Education Source Type: news

New nursing post launched in Wales to keep children out of hospital
A national charity has launched a new nursing post in North East Wales to help seriously ill children get the care they need closer to their homes and families. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Education: Wales NHS bill will rise without PE lessons
The new curriculum for Wales does not specify a set amount of physical activity every week. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of alcohol-related emergency hospital admissions in children and adolescents: an e-cohort analysis in Wales in 2006-2011 - Trefan L, Gartner A, Alcock A, Farewell D, Morgan J, Fone D, Paranjothy S.
OBJECTIVE: Harmful levels of alcohol consumption in young people are prevalent and of increasing public concern in the western world. Rates of alcohol-related emergency hospital admissions in children and young people between 10 to 17 years were described,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fourteen-year trends in the criminal justice response to child sexual abuse reports in New South Wales - Cashmore J, Taylor A, Parkinson P.
This study of attrition compares the prosecution of child sexual offenses reported while the complainant was still a child with those in which the report was delayed into adulthood; it also compares matters involving adult and young (under 18 years) suspec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parental offending and children's emergency department presentations in New South Wales, Australia - Whitten T, Green MJ, Laurens KR, Tzoumakis S, Harrs F, Carr V, Dean K.
OBJECTIVES: Children whose parents have a history of criminal offending may be at risk of higher rates of emergency department (ED) presentation, along with other adverse health outcomes. We used data from a large, population-based record linkage project t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Facial recognition tech is arsenic in the water of democracy, says Liberty
Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spacesAutomated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from use in public spaces, according to the director of the campaign group Liberty.Martha Spurrier, a human rights lawyer, said the technology had such fundamental problems that, despite police enthusiasm for the equipment, its use on the streets should not be permitted.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Facial recognition Police Human rights Science Technology UK news Source Type: news

Focus: Divided Britain – Legislation on safe nurse staffing levels
What is the current situation regarding safe nurse staffing laws What lessons can be learnt from the experiences of Wales and Scotland Is legislation the only answer to ensuring protection from understaffing (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Focus: Your guide to staffing legislation in Wales and Scotland
Scotland flag Your guide to pioneering staffing legislation in Scotland (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for new GP recruitment target
GP leaders in Scotland seek 11% slice of NHS funding Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure GP out-of-hours service in Wales floundering Wealthy tech companies creating ‘digital divide’ in health GP shortage could triple to 7,000 without decisive action GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Union issues pension warning for university and college workers
Jon Richards: “The proposals could damage cash flow for a number of LGPS funds, affecting workers in local government and services far beyond further and higher education.”   UNISON is warning that government plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for new non-teaching staff would be bad for staff and a danger to the scheme itself. Current regulations require so-called post-1992 universities, further education colleges and sixth-form colleges to offer membership of the LGPS to all support staff. Further education and sixth form colleges, ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News colleges education services further education higher education LGPS local government local government pension scheme pensions universities Source Type: news

ANSTO nets funds for nuclear medicine project
The state government of New South Wales in Australia will invest 12.5 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Molybdenum-99 shortage may soon ease ANSTO offers virtual reality tours of OPAL reactor Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine Australia needs space for radioactive waste (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Two Regulatory Consultancy Firms Plan to Become One
Brandwood Biomedical and Capital K Consulting plan to merge into one consultancy firm as of July 1 to form Brandwood-CKC.  Brandwood is based in St. Leonards, Sydney, Australia and provides international regulatory, reimbursement, and product development consultancy for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. Capital K Consulting, based in Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia, provides regulatory services for corporations with Australia and New Zealand prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The combined firm will be based in St. Leonards, Sydney and also will have offices in Los A...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?
(University of Rochester) While genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are considered safe by an overwhelming majority of scientists, only about one third of consumers share that view. A team of psychologists and biologists from the University of Rochester, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Cardiff University in Wales, set out to discover if consumers' attitudes would change if the public understood the underlying science better. The short answer is 'yes.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male nurse chosen as face of Welsh recruitment campaign
A national recruitment campaign in Wales will this year be fronted by a nurse who is a man in a bid to encourage more men into the profession. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Have YOU ever been to this pub in Wales? Officials want you to get tested for TB
Health officials want anyone who has stepped foot in the Joiners Arms pub in Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire, between 2005 and 2018 to get tested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news