Friday, 24 March 2017

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

The president demands a make-or-break vote on Friday on a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Is most cancer just random bad luck? No, lifestyle matters a lot

Many cancers are still preventable despite more research highlighting the role of unavoidable random DNA damage, says biologist Darren Saunders via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

British scientists say they now isolate different strains and so diagnose sufferers within days. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'

Lab-made blood could solve the shortage of some blood types. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Major pancreatic cancer study launched

A new pancreatic cancer project is to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent. via WHO news Read More Here..

Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

Mice had more stamina, hair and improved organ function with the drug. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Chronic pain and depression are linked by brain gene changes

At least 40 per cent of people with severe chronic pain develop depression. A mouse study has found changes in brain gene activity that may explain the link via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking it

It’s hard to tell whether hypnotism is real. Now researchers have used a trick of the mind to show that hypnotised people’s actions really do feel involuntary via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Experts recommend anastrozole for postmenopausal women with family history of breast cancer

Doctors should offer it to women at moderate risk of breast cancer

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'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor

A woman who survived cancer as a girl has been inspired to take up nursing. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Global tobacco treaty cuts smoking rates by 2.5%

Only fifth of countries have begun most effective tobacco reduction measure

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Moderate drinking may be heart healthy but exercise is safer

Another study has found that drinking 14 units or less a week is linked to better cardiovascular health. But drinking alcohol for health is a risky strategy via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions

Alcohol produces different patterns of risk, says large study

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Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years

Large study shows long-term benefits from taking the pill

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New child care standards could cut hospital admissions

Standards stress good links with GPs

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UK child health near bottom in Europe
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Overhaul children’s unscheduled care to protect their health, NHS told
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Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs
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Moderate drinking may be heart healthy but exercise is safer

Another study has found that drinking 14 units or less a week is linked to better cardiovascular health. But drinking alcohol for health is a risky strategy via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind via WHO news Read More Here..

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power? via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

How to be happier at your workplace: from employee, and from employer, perspective

Robert Steven Kaplan has addressed these 2 topics in 2 Google talks and 2 books, they are linked below. I developed 2 sheets based on the ideas from the talks, embedded below.

How to be happier at your workplace: from employee perspective:

Robert Steven Kaplan: "What You're Really Meant to Do" | Talks at Google:







How to be happier at your workplace: from employer perspective:

Robert Steven Kaplan | What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential:









Kaplan was vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, he worked there for 23 years, then he had a change of heart, and became a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He wrote the 3 books above in his second role, but that was not the end of road for him. In 2015, Kaplan was appointed as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

References:

Robert Steven Kaplan - Wikipedia http://buff.ly/2nzCsWH
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas http://buff.ly/2mOcCd8
Who Is Robert Steven Kaplan? The Next Dallas Fed President at a Glance http://buff.ly/2nzKWgs
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NHS trusts under rising pressure to make savings

Providers face worries in moving towards ever-greater financial collaboration within STPs

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Leaders warn NHS cannot deliver on its 2017-18 commitments
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Aggressive efficiency targets added to NHS finance woes
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NHS set to miss target deficit cuts by over £300m
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China’s workers need help to factories’ fight toxic practices

Cancer-sticken Chinese workers show the shocking price of making smartphones and modern electronics in a new documentary film via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Three quarters of CCGs miss child mental health target

Huge variation across England in CCGs’ performance, planning and funding for CAMHS

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Prenatal DHA supplements don’t improve children’s IQ

Evidence shows it fails to bring benefits for children’s IQ by age 4 or age 7

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Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy don’t boost babies’ bone strength
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Iodine supplements in pregnancy ‘would save NHS cash’
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Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter

Dentists demand action on ‘scourge of sugar on children’s teeth’ and preventable decay

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Quarter of 5-year-olds have tooth decay
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Get tough on curbing children’s poor dental health, government urged
UK soft drinks industry levy will have significant health benefits for children, study suggests
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Studies aid choice of therapy for localised prostate cancer

Radical prostatectomy associated with worse sexual function and incontinence than EBRT

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation

Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

How a life model uses nudity to explain his disability

Kevin French poses as a nude life model to explain more about his disability. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Down's syndrome teenager addresses the UN in Geneva

A teenager with Down's syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva asking them "why all this testing?" via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure

People with lung failure usually have to stay connected to unwieldy machines. Now a set of portable mechanical lungs could restore mobility and keep them healthier via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Pressure increases on CCGs to meet GP access targets

Patients 75+ must get same-day appointments, and 40% of people evening/weekend access

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Diagnose cauda equina promptly, MDU warns GPs

MDU pays £12.5m in compensation and legal fees – delays cause serious long-term harm

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Online care home bed booking system aims to cut hospital bed blocking

The system is aiming to reduce hospital bed blocking with real time bookings of care home beds. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Down's syndrome mum: 'Don't feel sorry for us'

A mother who has two children with Down's syndrome says she wants the world to know she's proud of them. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

'Wide awake drunk' on energy drinks and alcohol mix

Mixing caffeine-laden energy drinks with alcohol is a risky combination on a night out, scientists warn. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Monday, 20 March 2017

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

A first look at a top secret report shows that Moscow scientists studied the impacts of nuclear bomb tests on civilians, but the results were never made public via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

It beats Denmark to the top spot as the UN ranks countries to mark international happiness day. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..