COVID-19 Weekly Deaths Report for Newark and Sherwood, LGA
This report shows the weekly number of registered deaths from COVID-19 for Newark and Sherwood and All local authority districts in East Midlands (by date of registration, not date of occurrence): · These figures are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as part of the 2 External 0 0 0Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales false https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/weekending17april2020 false false%> publication. · These figures are released every Tuesday at 9:30am and rela...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested, DHSC (updated 1st July 2020)
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. 1 July 2020 Updated 2 attachments to reflect changes to the registration system for these testing kits:'guidance on Randox testing'and'how to use Randox test kits'. 26 June 2020 Replaced all non-Randox guidance documents in'Documents for care homes using the online application'section to include the updated prelabelled instructions for England, Scotland and Wales. 25 June 2020 Replaced the following attachments with updated registration link:'guidance on Randox testing'and'how to use Randox test...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia and mild cognitive impairment in prisoners aged over 50 years in England and Wales: a mixed-methods study
The objectives were to establish the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in prisoners in England and Wales and their health and social care needs; validate the six-item cognitive impairment test for routine use in prisons to aid early and consistent identification of older prisoners with possible dementia or mild cognitive impairment; identify gaps in current service provision; understand the first-hand experiences of prisoners living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment; develop a care pathway for prisoners with dementia and mild cognitive impairment; develop dementia and mild cognitive impairment ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising coronavirus infections in pockets of UK raise fears of further local lockdowns
Leicester is unlikely to be the only place to return to tight restrictions, say scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParts of Kent, London, north Wales and Scotland are still battling significant Covid-19 outbreaks, sparking fears from scientists and public health directors thatLeicester ’s return to lockdown is set to be repeated.Bars and restaurants are preparing to reopen on Saturday in what the prime minister, Boris Johnson, has dubbed “Independence Day”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth, Ian Sample, Ashley Kirk and Anna Leach Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Leicester Wales UK news Scotland London Science Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Number of people dying in England and Wales drops BELOW average for the first time since March
Department of Health chiefs have yet to confirm the final daily figure, which is often much higher because it takes into account lab-confirmed fatalities in all settings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths in England and Wales fall below average for first time since lockdown
ONS data shows number of deaths below five-year average for first time since MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of deaths registered in England and Wales over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since before lockdown was imposed, but concerns remain over the high number of deaths in peoples ’ homes.In the week ending 19 June, deaths were 0.7% below average, according todata published by the Office for National Statistics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Pamela Duncan and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Wales Health Society Source Type: news

The other side of late-life intimacy? Sexual violence in later life - Bows H.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence in later life. METHODS: Data were obtained from all police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on rape and sexual assault by penetration (Sexual Offences Act 2003) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Deaths in England and Wales fall below average for first time since coronavirus lockdown
ONS data shows number of deaths below five-year average for first time since MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of deaths registered in England and Wales over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since before lockdown was imposed, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.The overall number of weekly registered deaths fell below the five-year average for the first time since the week ending 13 March.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Wales Source Type: news

Meat workers put at risk by safety check failures, says UNISON
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has failed to carry out basic on-site Covid-19 safety assessments, which put ​hundreds of workers at risk of coronavirus infection in the meat slaughter and processing industry in England and Wales, says UNISON ​today (Monday). The union has written about its concerns to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is now investigating whether there have been breaches of safety regulations over the failure to carry out proper workplace risk assessments. It comes as a number of sizeable outbreaks have been reported recently involving dozens of ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 29, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus environmental health food safety paul bell Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria nurse tests positive to Covid-19 as state reports jump of 41 cases
New South Wales makes Covid-19 tests mandatory for returned travellers and reports six new casesFollow the global liveblogAndrews considers suburban lockdowns as Victoria confirms 49 new casesDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria ’s fight against Covid-19 has intensified after an emergency department nurse tested positive to the virus and health workers descended on two Melbourne suburbs to control community transmission.The state reported 41 new cases on Saturday, amid fears the state was experiencing a potential second wave of coronavirus.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Victoria New South Wales Queensland Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Melbourne Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports jump of 41 cases and sends emergency alerts to hotspots
New South Wales makes Covid-19 tests mandatory for returned travellers and reports six new casesCoronavirus live blog: India passes 500,000 cases as Victoria reports surgeSign up for Guardian Australia ’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has reported another Covid-19 jump with 41 new cases reported on Saturday as the Australian state was experiencing a potential second wave of the virus.Victoria ’s deputy chief health officer, Dr Annaliese van Diemen, said the state had tested almost 22,000 people across several outbreak clusters in the previou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn and agencies Tags: Health Coronavirus outbreak Victoria New South Wales Queensland Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Febrile Neutropenia Patient Group Direction: Improving treatment and sepsis management in paediatric oncology patients in Wales
A PGD was developed allowing registered nursing staff to administer the first dose of IV antibiotics to febrile neutropenic patients. Post audit results showed improvements in number of patients receiving recommended IV antibiotic treatment within 1 hour of arrival to the unit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Risk of infection from eating meat is 'very low'
Fears over meat were raised again today after Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething today confirmed a Covid-19 outbreak had broken out at a meat processing plant in Merthyr Tydfil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Victoria: Woolworths reintroduces purchase limits as military called in to help
Defence force to assist as spike in Covid-19 cases puts pressure on testing facilities and sparks a rush on supermarketsCoronavirus Australia live blog: follow the latest news and updatesSign up for Guardian Australia ’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has reintroduced limits on purchases in supermarkets and has called in the military as a spike in Covid-19 cases over the past week has placed renewed pressure on testing facilities and sparked a rush on supermarkets for supplies.A Victorian government spokeswoman confirmed state officials had asked t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey and Katharine Murphy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Science Victoria Victorian politics New South Wales New South Wales politics Gladys Berejiklian Melbourne Health Source Type: news

Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2020, PHE (updated 23rd June 2020)
Monthly reports on laboratory confirmed respiratory infections in England and Wales. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) monthly report (weeks 20 to 23). 27 May 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(10) monthly report (weeks 16 to 19). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicological analysis of serious drug-related harm among electronic dance music festival attendees in New South Wales, Australia: a consecutive case series - Black E, Govindasamy L, Auld R, McArdle K, Sharpe C, Dawson A, Vazquez S, Brett J, Friend C, Shaw V, Tyner S, McDonald C, Koop D, Tall G, Welsby D, Habig K, Madeddu D, Cretikos M.
BACKGROUND: A substantial increase in drug-related harm was observed during the 2018-2019 music festival season in New South Wales, Australia, including the deaths of five young people. As part of a rapid public health response, the New South Wales Ministr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Systems modelling and simulation to inform strategic decision making for suicide prevention in rural New South Wales (Australia) - Atkinson JA, Skinner A, Hackney S, Mason L, Heffernan M, Currier D, King K, Pirkis J.
BACKGROUND: The need to understand and respond to the unique characteristics and drivers of suicidal behaviour in rural areas has been enabled through the Australian Government's 2015 mental health reforms facilitating a move to an evidence-based, regional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

'A peek into the future': how worst-case scenario coronavirus modelling saved Australia from catastrophe
Although early Covid-19 modelling was inaccurate, experts say it did make us see what could happen if we did nothingWhen Covid-19 shifted from a disease in returned travellers to a virus that was spreading throughout the Australian community, dire predictions of deaths proliferated on social media and in the news.In March, the deputy chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said modelling revealed the federal government was preparing for 50,000 deaths in a best-case scenario and 150,000 deaths in the worst-case scenario. In the same month, Prof Raina MacIntyre, the head of the biosecurity program at the University of New So...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Scam warning over NHS test and trace
Councils in England and Wales warn people to watch out for fraudsters posing as NHS contact tracers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson – as it happened
News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage6.43pmBSTThat ’s it from me today. Thank you all for reading along and getting in touch throughout the day, your contributions and messages are greatly appreciated.Related:Coronavirus live news: virus present in two big Italian...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now) and Ben Quinn (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Education Politics UK news Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Gavin Williamson NHS Health Society Medical research Source Type: news

UNISON calls on government to act on ‘systemic racism’
UNISON is calling on the UK government to take action on the “systemic structural racism” that has been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from general secretary Dave Prentis, which also comes against the background of global Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police in the US, specifically calls on the government to: implement the recommendations from the Windrush Lessons Learned review by Wendy Williams from March this year; implement the Lammy Review of the criminal justice system from 2017; bring into force in England section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News black lives matter coronavirus Covid-19 dave prentis unison black members Source Type: news

Adolescents from disadvantaged neighborhoods show gene regulation differences
(Duke University) An 18-year study of 2,000 children born in England and Wales found that young adults raised in communities marked by more economic deprivation, physical dilapidation, social disconnection, and danger display differences in the epigenome -- the proteins and chemical compounds that regulate the activity of their genes. The findings suggest that gene regulation may be one biological pathway through which neighborhood disadvantage 'gets under the skin' to engender long-term health disparities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overconsumption and growth economy key drivers of environmental crises
(University of New South Wales) If we want to mitigate and solve the many global environmental issues the world is facing, we can't rely on technology alone, scientists have warned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Thousands of women miss cervical screening
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust warned only one in seven women said they would feel safe going for a smear test. The appointments have all been cancelled in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Florence Nightingale Diagram's of UK Deaths, CEBM (updated 17th June 2020)
Updated to include death data in England and Wales up to 5th June 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police in England and Wales far more likely to fine BAME people in lockdown
One senior police chief says bias and lack of trust may have contributed to figuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice enforcing the coronavirus lockdown in England and Wales were almost up to seven times more likely to issue fines to black, Asian and minority ethnic people than white people, figures show.Data from police forces shows 17 were more likely to issue a penalty notice to BAME people than to white people. Two forces, Northumbria and Merseyside, were not.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vikram Dodd and Mirren Gidda Tags: Race Police Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Understanding and quantifying the scale-up penalty: a systematic review of early developmental preventive interventions with criminological outcomes - Yohros A, Welsh BC.
This article reviews the process of scaling up early developmental preventive interventions with criminological outcomes over the life-course, with a focus on quantifying the scale-up penalty. The scale-up penalty is an empirically based quantif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fish evolution in action: Land fish forced to adapt after leap out of water
(University of New South Wales) Many blennies - a remarkable family of fishes - evolved from an aquatic 'jack of all trades' to a 'master of one' upon the invasion of land, a new study led by UNSW scientists has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences: a retrospective study to understand their associations with lifetime mental health diagnosis, self-harm or suicide attempt, and current low mental wellbeing in a male Welsh prison population - Ford K, Bellis MA, Hughes K, Barton ER, Newbury A.
BACKGROUND: Prisoners are at increased risk of poor mental health and self-harming behaviours, with suicide being the leading cause of death in custody. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as child maltreatment are strong predictors of poor mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U.K. Researchers Say They Have Found First Drug that Improves COVID-19 Survival
Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to get the drug and compared them with 4,321 patients getting only usual care. The drug was given either orally or through an IV. It reduced deaths by 35% in patients who needed treatment with breathing machines and by 20% in those only needing supplemental oxygen. It did ...
Source: TIME: Science - June 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE /AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Aiming high to be there for our members
UNISON’s COVID-19 response fund was set up to provide a safety net for our members during this crisis. Thanks to the generous donations of the 69 UNISON branches listed below, our dedicated charity, There for You, has been able to give emergency grants to over 900 members. But that need isn’t going away any time soon. That’s why we’ve set a target of £250,000 for branch donations to the COVID-19 response fund – and we want to reach it by the end of June. Sincere thanks to the 69 branches who have very kindly donated from their general funds and/or their industrial action funds. Wil...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 there for you welfare Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity, DHSC (updated 15th June 2020)
Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity. 15 June 2020 Added Welsh translations of main guidance document, annex A and annex B. 10 June 2020 Added a new section to the attachment'The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance'. The new section is called'The right to appeal if someone is subject to emergency health powers and lacks the relevant mental capacity'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Married Britons report higher anxiety levels during lockdown
Survey finds people married or in civil partnerships feeling more anxious than single peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMarried people and those in civil partnerships have reported the highest rise in anxiety levels during lockdown, according to a study by the Office of National Statistics.Figures from the ONS, based on a survey of 6,430 adults in England, Scotland and Wales found that the percentage of people who are married or in a civil partnership who reported high levels of anxiety increased from 19% in 2019 to 39%. This compares with 36% of single people, up from 23%, and 32% of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news Source Type: news

Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation: May 2020, ONS
This document provides provisional counts of the number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) 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) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's largest state reports first local coronavirus case in weeks
Australia's largest state of New South Wales on Saturday reported its first locally transmitted COVID-19 case since late May, a sign the threat from the pandemic is far from over as social distancing restrictions continue to be eased. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Matt Hancock not ruling out compulsory cooperation with test and trace system – as it happened
UK death toll risesby 151 to 41,279; urgent cancer referrals in Englandfell by 60% in first month of lockdownNHS unable to trace contacts of 33% of people with coronavirusWho does coronavirus kill in England and Wales?How successful is test and trace? - AnalysisCoronavirus – latest updates7.15pmBSTThat ’s it from us today on the UK side. If you would like to continue to follow the Guardian’s coverage of the pandemic, head over to theglobal live blog for the worldwide picture.Related:Coronavirus live news: Bahrain says 44% of asymptomatic cases are infectious6.42pmBSTThe government of the Isle of Man has a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow, Lucy Campbell and Sarah Marsh Tags: Politics UK news Coronavirus outbreak Health Matt Hancock Iain Duncan Smith Universal basic income Society Jeremy Hunt Science Source Type: news

Mapping evidence of young people's experiences of sexual aggression in the United Kingdom: a systematic scoping review protocol - Mulqueeny DM, Roberts J, Nkabini SM.
BACKGROUND: According to the UK's Office for National Statistics, England and Wales reported a 2.9% increase in sexual aggression cases (3.4 million females and 631,000 males) between 2009 and 2019. In Scotland, sexual aggression cases increased by 66%, wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Place managers for crime prevention: the theoretical and empirical status of a neglected situational crime prevention technique - Douglas S, Welsh BC.
Place managers are individuals who are physically and legally able to prevent crime in proprietary places, in addition to their designated functions within these places. They can be apartment complex owners, store managers, bar owners, parking lot attendan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual behaviour evidence and evidence of bad character in sexual offence proceedings: proposing a combined admissibility framework - Brewis B, Jackson A.
This article critically evaluates whether the 'rape shield' legislation in England and Wales, as currently contained in s 41 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (YJ&CEA) 1999, is fit for purpose. The article addresses the impact of the case of R v Evan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How has Covid-19 affected your hometown?
An interactive graphic created by researchers at the University of Cambridge shows how coronavirus deaths in each area of England and Wales break down by date and place of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS and UKBPA call for BAME workforce support
The RPS and UK Black Pharmacists Association have written jointly to ministers in England, Scotland and Wales calling for support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pharmacists and team membe (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Step up, stand up and speak out against racism
The murder of George Floyd in the US and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in the UK have focused attention on the everyday inequalities faced by Black people. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills provides some context on racism in the UK and explains how the union is at the forefront of the fight against it. Gloria, do you feel that systemic racism has never meaningfully gone away? Systemic racism is present in our institutions, both public and private. It has never meaningfully gone away, but it has taken different forms. In the past, Black people experienced overt racism by being cal...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article black members Covid-19 Gloria Mills Source Type: news

Engineers find neat way to turn waste carbon dioxide into useful material
(University of New South Wales) Making catalysts to convert waste carbon dioxide into useful industrial products has been expensive and complicated -- until now. UNSW engineers show it's as easy as playing with Lego. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

10million patients could be stuck on NHS surgery waiting lists by Christmas due to coronavirus
The NHS predicts at least 10million people in England and Wales will be on waiting lists for routine surgery if there is a second wave of coronavirus this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's REAL coronavirus death toll is at least 10,000 too low
Office for National Statistics data shows 46,421 people died of Covid-19 in England and Wales by May 29. The official figure for the same day was just 35,967. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LGPS survey: local authorities adapting slowly to COVID-19
A survey of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), taken in mid-May, shows how local authorities are adapting to COVID-19. Run on behalf of the England and Wales Scheme Advisory Board, 83 local authorities took part. It found that 27% of schemes are having virtual pension committee meetings, yet 61% have not reached the stage of going beyond the planning of meetings. Only 51% of local authorities have reviewed their registers. There were changes to 42 councils, which indicated they were dealing with member contributions and changes to investment returns. Overall, UNISON hopes to see the process improve as the response...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article LGPS Source Type: news

Analysis of death registrations not involving coronavirus (COVID-19), England and Wales: 28 December 2019 to 1 May 2020
Between 7 March and 1 May 2020, there were an excess of 46,380 death registrations compared to the 5-year average, 27.8% of which did not involve coronavirus. The largest increases in non-Covid-19 deaths were in those due to dementia and Alzheimer disease (5,404 excess deaths). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research shows how complex chemistry may be relevant to origins of life on Earth
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists would like to understand how life began on Earth. One popular model suggests life began when simple RNA molecules capable of copying themselves formed spontaneously in primitive environment. How this happened remains a vexing problem. New research by scientists from Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of New South Wales suggests that simple organic compounds exposed to high energy radiation may be predisposed to form molecules like RNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news