Allergic reaction hospital admissions double

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArchie can go into anaphylactic shock if touched by someone who has been eating peanuts The number of people admitted to hospital for allergic reactions has doubled across Wales in eight years. In 2010, 801 people sought treatment – up to 1,628, in 2018, figures from the health boards in Wales have shown. Charlotte Murphy, the mother of Archie, seven, who has an egg and nut allergy, is campaigning for a change in how schools deal with allergies. The Welsh Government said schools were given guidance and adrenaline auto-injectors could be kept on site. But Ms Murphy, from Cardiff, said since September 2019 her son Archie has left school more than 60 …

How 4 Chinese Hackers Allegedly Took Down Equifax

In September 2017, credit reporting giant Equifax came clean: It had been hacked, and the sensitive personal information of 143 million US citizens had been compromised—a number the company later revised up to 147.9 million. Names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, all gone in an unprecedented heist. On Monday, the Department of Justice identified the alleged culprit: China. In a sweeping nine-count indictment, the DOJ alleged that four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army were behind the Equifax hack, the culmination of a years-long investigation. In terms of the number of US citizens affected, it’s one of the biggest state-sponsored thefts of personally identifiable information on record. It also further escalates already tense relations with China on multiple fronts. “This …

How many frozen eggs result in babies?

Eggs which were previously frozen and stored are thawed The ones that survive the thawing will be fertilised with sperm Eggs that are successfully fertilised start to develop into embryos Of the embryos that survive, usually one or two (up to a maximum of three for women over 40) will be transferred to the womb Lord Winston’s 1% figure was referring to the proportion of all frozen eggs thawed for use in fertility treatment which result in a pregnancy and subsequent live birth. Data from the HFEA from 2016, given to him in response to a question in the House of Lords, puts the pregnancy rate at 1.8%. There was no data on live births available for 2016 at the …

Fashion Week events in China postponed amid coronavirus fears

Productions for Shanghai Fashion Week and China Fashion Week in Beijing have been temporarily halted as the number of coronavirus cases in China continues to rise. (Visual China Group via Getty Images) Both Fashion Weeks were slated to begin on March 26, and have been deferred for the foreseeable future, the South China Morning Post reports. No information has yet been released regarding when events might be rescheduled, as “designers, trade show owners, fashion week committees and the local governments have not yet been able to agree on a time slot” that is both viable for brands and be deemed “safe” by the government, reports Women’s Wear Daily. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER In partnership with Beijing’s Central Committee, State …

It’s been 2 years since the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida

(CNN)On February 14, 2018, a 19-year-old gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire, killing 17 students and faculty members. “This tragedy will forever be with us,” Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie told reporters outside the school Friday morning, “but as a community, I can tell you, the students have expressed a tremendous amount of courage, resiliency.” The community is still healing. Gina Hoyer, the mother of one of the victims, 15-year-old Luke Hoyer, told CNN affiliate WSVN that she dreams of her son. “You wake up,” she said, “and it’s like, ugh, it’s just so hard to believe still.” Fred Guttenberg lost his daughter, 14-year-old Jaime, in the shooting. “I still wake …

Do voters need therapy?

This suggests that our emotions are caused by our thoughts. Dr David Burns, one of the founders of cognitive therapy, says: “Your moods are 100% caused by your thoughts. “For example, when you’re depressed you’ll be telling yourself things like ‘I’m no good. I’m a loser. Things will never change. I shouldn’t have screwed up’. “Or when you’re angry with someone you’re telling yourself, ‘He’s a jerk. He just cares about himself. He has no right to say that he shouldn’t be that way’.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat makes you angry? Distorted political thinking These thoughts are often wrong according to Dr Burns. “It’s not only that your thoughts create all of your moods. But …

Maxine Waters says California deserves more clout in Dem primaries: We are supplying tremendous dollars

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 18, 2019. (Associated Press) “More say” was said to be the intention behind the bill that Brown signed in 2017. “Candidates will not be able to ignore the largest, most diverse state in the nation as they seek our country’s highest office,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said at the time, according to NPR. “California has been a leader time and time again on the most important issues facing our country — including immigration, education, and the environment.” He added that the date change would “help ensure that issues important to Californians are prioritized by presidential candidates from all political parties.” Last year, state Democratic Party …

Cervical Cancer Could Possibly Be Eliminated In The US Within 20 Years

A modeling study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has predicted that at current levels of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and screening, cervical cancer could be eliminated (i.e. have cases reduced to fewer than four per 100,000 women) by 2038-2043 in the US. However, the researchers found that this process could be expedited by 10-13 years if screening coverage was increased to 90 percent. This scenario would avert over 1,000 additional cervical cancer cases every year. Reporting in The Lancet Public Health, the team used two independent disease modeling platforms to compare nine different combinations of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening coverage with the “status quo” (current levels) of the practices. Although a rise in …

New Study Shows How Long Coronaviruses Can Live On Inanimate Objects And Surfaces

After weeks of speculation, scientists have some sense of how long the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, now officially called SARS-CoV-2, might survive on surfaces and inanimate objects waiting to infect an unsuspecting host. A new review suggests that SARS-CoV-2 – not to be confused with the newly-named COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus – could survive on surfaces and remain infectious at room temperature for up to nine days. Promisingly, the research also suggests that disinfecting agents such as ethanol (alcohol), hydrogen peroxide (bleach), and sodium hypochlorite (another bleaching agent) are generally very effective against coronaviruses. Reporting in the Journal of Hospital Infection, virologists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany reached these conclusions by evaluating 22 previous studies on other members of the coronavirus family, which …

Coronavirus: quarantined evacuees in California issue demands for better oversight

After a patient who tested positive was mistakenly released from isolation at the San Diego military base, residents want more testing Coronavirus evacuees being held in a southern California quarantine have released a petition of demands calling for better oversight in the center where they are staying, after an infected patient was mistakenly released from isolation and back into the general quarantine population. Hundreds of American evacuees from China continues to spread, infecting more than 43,000 people worldwide and killing more than 1,100 people in China so far. A female patient at the military base who had tested positive for coronavirus was mistakenly released from isolation into the general quarantine population, causing panic among the other residents, one patient told …

60 Clever Solutions To Problems That Small Space Owners Have

reply View More Replies… Bored Panda spoke to three certified tidying experts who follow in the footsteps of the renowned organizing guru Marie Kondo. The mantra for putting things in order like a pro sounds simple—things should spark joy and if they don’t, you’re better off without them. Helen Youn, a platinum level KonMari consultant, explains “the first step to start is to think about why you want to tidy and the life that will bring you the most joy. Often when people decide it’s time to change, they just want to have an organized and clutter-free space, but you need to also think about how that will actually impact your life, but you need to also think about how …

Half Of America’s Lethal Air Pollution Comes From Other States

If you’re an American made sick by air pollution, pushing your state to clean up its act seems the logical response. However, this will only take you so far because half the early deaths caused by unclean air are the result of toxins that blew across state borders, according to new research, creating a co-ordination problem of the sort the world is generally bad at solving. The cost of air pollution in human lives and damaged health is as eye-watering as living downwind of a power station. An estimated 3 million to 4.5 million people die each year as a result. On an economic basis alone, clean air legislation pays for itself many times over. Yet so much damage is tolerated because those who benefit the most …

Residents of Cancer Town urge tougher measures to monitor toxins

The town at the center of a Guardian series, where the cancer risk is 50 times the national average, is critical of a planned monitoring system Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday pleaded with community members in Reserve, Louisiana, to back a new air monitoring system being installed by the agency, which they claim will better measure pollutants from a nearby chemical plant emitting the likely human carcinogen chloroprene. Reserve, the subject of a year-long Guardian series, challenged on this claim by the Louisiana department of environmental quality (LDEQ).

Flu season. Coronavirus. How managers can handle sickness and paranoia at the office

The threat of a virus spreading at work raises a perennial issue: What can a manager ask employees to do when they’re showing signs of being sick? Or when their employees are worried about being exposed to a contagious illness? Employers are legally obligated to provide employees with a healthy, safe work environment and several are opting to err on the side of caution.Cisco,Amazon, Ericsson and Sony just announced they will not be participating in the Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month over coronavirus fears. If, however, an employee tells his manager he doesn’t want to go on a scheduled business trip for fear of catching something, in many circumstances the company can still insist he go — …

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Doctors and nurses deserve all the credit for the work they do. After all, they’re the ones who save our lives and nurse us back to health. However, that’s not always the case and hospice workers are aware that their patient’s stay won’t end in a full recovery. While most people see such work as demanding and harrowing, this nurse created a blog to not only express her thoughts and feelings but also familiarize people with her work and experiences. Recently, Gabrielle Elise Jimenez, the woman behind the blog “The Hospice Heart”, shared a heartwarming exchange she had with one of her patients and the story went viral. The conversation between the two detailed the patient’s experiences and loss. Bored …

Coronavirus ‘could infect 60% of global population if unchecked’

Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the worlds population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kongs leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the he warned in a paper in the Lancet that outbreaks were likely to be growing exponentially in cities in China, lagging just one to two weeks behind Wuhan. Elsewhere, independent self-sustaining outbreaks in major cities globally could become inevitable because of the substantial movement of people who were infected but had not yet developed symptoms, and …