Briefing

first_imgBriefingOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsHeart disease link Hormonal irregularities, possibly sparked by stress, may be linked to heartdisease in young women. Research published by the US National Heart, Lung andBlood Institute shows that women under 50 are more than twice as likely to dieafter a heart attack than men of the same age. Nursing Times, 12 February Nurses attacked Five nurses at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital needed emergencytreatment after being attacked by a patient. Hospital staff were left injuredand shaken when a patient with a kidney disorder became aggressive. Nursing Times, 11 February Digital hearing aids Digital hearing aids are to be made available on theNHS as part of a £94m government programme to improve services for the deaf andhard of hearing. The hearing aids have already been issued to 20 NHS sites andnow the scheme will be extended throughout the NHS. From April 2003, almost athird of NHS audiology departments will be providing digital hearing aids.Nursing Times, 2 February Whiplash training A training pack for A&E staff in spotting and treating whiplash injuryhas been issued by the British Association for A&E Medicine. Sponsored bythe Association of British Insurers, it is avail-able free of charge to A&Edepartments. Whiplash injuries cost insurers an estimated £700m a year Nursing Standard, 11 February Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

CDC: H1N1 spreads about as readily as seasonal flu

first_img Early in Mexico’s H1N1 epidemic, some studies suggested that each person sick with the new virus was spreading it to many others, Jernigan said. Transcript of May 20 CDC news briefinghttp://www.cdc.gov/media/transcripts/2009/t090520.htm However, “The more we look at it here in the United States, what we’re seeing is the attack rates really coming in at about what we would see with seasonal influenza,” Jernigan said. At a news briefing, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, deputy director of the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it appears that the new virus has about the same attack rate as seasonal flu. The attack rate is the proportion of people who come down with the illness after being exposed to someone who has it. See also: May 20, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A federal influenza expert said today that the novel H1N1 flu virus seems to spread at about the same rate as seasonal flu viruses do, even though much of the population is believed to have little or no immunity to the virus. From the studies so far, the transmission both within households and within communities seems to be about the same as with seasonal flu, he said. In other comments, Jernigan said the production of this year’s seasonal flu vaccine is nearly complete. He added that the CDC still hopes to have candidate H1N1 viruses ready to send to manufacturers at the end of this month for use in the possible production of H1N1 vaccines. He said older people most likely were exposed to H1N1 viruses—distant cousins of the new virus—before 1957, “and there’s a possibility that having exposure to that virus many years ago may allow you to have some reaction to the new H1N1 that’s now circulating.” Jernigan said it’s not yet known just how much protection older people may have. He added that the CDC will be reporting in more detail on the topic in an upcoming issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. May 6 CIDRAP News story “Fewer senior swine flu cases may hint at protection” Jernigan also commented on the possibility that older people have some protection against the new virus because of exposure to H1N1 viruses decades ago. In a report earlier this week, a World Health Organization advisory group said older adults were shown to have neutralizing antibodies to the new virus. Jernigan said this statement in the report was probably based in part on CDC serology studies. “From a policy standpoint, we expect this to be spreading the same as we would see with seasonal influenza, but again, remember that a larger portion of the population may have absolutely no immunity or any protection for this one, which is different than what would happen through normal seasonal influenza,” Jernigan added.last_img read more

Breaking: FIFA U17 World Cup: Australia stuns Eaglets

first_imgRelatedPosts NAFDAC warns Nigerians against apple, blackcurrant from Australia Ex-Falcons, Golden Eaglets coach dies in Osun Google to pay some publishers for content Australia edged Nigeria 2-1 in the final Group B tie at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 at the Estadio Bezerrão in Brasilia. Noah Botic continued his fine form in the tournament by netting a brace, scoring a goal in each half in what was an intense match with both sides enterprising in their attacking play. This was a significant result for Australia, not only for its immediate value in potentially securing their qualification to the Round of 16 as one of the best third-place sides, but also for its historical value. This was the first win for Australia against Nigeria at their seventh attempt in the U-17 world finals. Australia coach Trevor Morgan will be delighted by the form of Botic. The forward has scored four of Australia’s five goals at Brazil 2019, and if they secure qualification to the knockout stage, he will be a player Morgan will know he can rely on to deliver. Already qualified for the last 16, Nigeria showed the quality and talent they have in their side despite the result. They were thwarted by an inspired Australian defence led by goalkeeper Adam Pavlesic, who made multiple saves on the evening. Nigeria head coach Manu Garba will be pleased with his team’s response after going down early when Peter Olawale, who was making his debut, equalised in the 21st minute with a terrific curled, left-footed shot from the edge of the box. However, the Golden Eaglets are going to want to improve on their finishing in the knockout stage as they failed to be clinical in front of goal in a game when they registered 34 shots in total.Tags: Adam PaylesicAustraliaFIFA Under 17 Women World CupGolden Eagletslast_img read more

Rugby America North Finals

first_imgGreen Machine pumped up for Mexico“WE do this all the time, we always bring it home and we are going to bring this one home.”Those were the words of the Guyana Rugby 15s team vice-captain Avery Corbin as the team departed for Mexico to battle the home side for the Rugby America North (RAN) 15s trophy.The players, who departed yesterday afternoon for Mexico City, are pumped ahead of the encounter set for Saturday, with Corbin noting that his side will be expecting a battle.He was quick, however, to praise the management and coaches of the team, specifically highlighting the work done by head coach Lawrence Adonis and his Argentine counterpart Deiego Giannantonio.“For the last two months, preparations have been good, great, especially with the Argentine coach. We will definitely be using some of what he has taught us in preparation for the game,” Corbin said.He continued, “The mood is good so far, everyone is great; everyone is bonding and we are one. It took us a while but it’s going good so far.”Meanwhile Corbin was reserved on their plan.“We plan to play tight, stay focused, keep the communication and don’t get complacent. Stick to the coach’s game plan. I’ve never played them (Mexico) in the 15s. We’ve played them in the 7s. They come running hard but once you keep tackling them, they start to break.”President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union, Peter Green, had less to say. “We are going to win,” said the president who disclosed nothing about his team’s agenda in the North American state.The team will spend the next few days getting acclimatised in the Mexican capital before Saturday’s game.last_img read more