Policing on my own ‘left me with PTSD’

The survey also found: 79% of officers have experienced feelings of stress and anxiety in the previous 12 months, with 94% of those saying their job made it worse Almost every officer has been exposed to at least one traumatic experience in their career, with 61.7% suffering at least one in the last 12 months 43.9% reported they viewed their job as very or extremely stressful, up from 38.6% in 2016 PC Johnson’s confrontation with that knifeman two years ago utterly changed him as a person. “I was off [work] for only three weeks, but later suffered from mood swings, short temper and lack of sleep,” he said. “I eventually sought help and was diagnosed with PTSD. I have received …

FDA Vows To Strengthen Oversight Of Multibillion-Dollar Dietary Supplement Industry

Describing the move as “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years,” the agency said this week that it’s rolling out a multi-prong plan aimed at protecting the public from potentially “unsafe and unlawful products.” with little federal supervision.  not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and efficacy before they are marketed. The agency only has the authority to stop the sale of a supplement if it can prove the product is dangerous. But with tens of thousands of products on the market today, many of which are sold online, the agency has conceded just how challenging this task can be.  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday, announcing the agency’s …

Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ blindness

The treatment was carried out under local anaesthetic last month at Oxford Eye Hospital by Robert MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He told BBC news: “A genetic treatment administered early on to preserve vision in patients who would otherwise lose their sight would be a tremendous breakthrough in ophthalmology and certainly something I hope to see in the near future.” Mrs Osborne, 80, is the first of 10 patients with AMD taking part in a trial of the gene therapy treatment, manufactured by Gyroscope Therapeutics, funded by Syncona, the Wellcome Trust founded investment firm. What is AMD? The macula is part of the retina and responsible for central vision and fine detail. In age-related macular degeneration, …

Arrest over mental health centre blaze

‘Sacrifice part of building’ The force said 11 occupants and staff were evacuated from the centre, in Plantation Lane, Mile Oak. Crews from Staffordshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire fire services were called to the scene. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there was “quite a lot of the building involved” in the blaze. “We’re trying to sacrifice part of the building and let that burn to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the hospital,” he said. Christopher Pincher, the Conservative MP for Tamworth, tweeted that he was “very concerned” by the fire. Image Copyright @ChrisPincher @ChrisPincher Related Topics NHS Tamworth Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

5 things to know for February 13: Border deal, Chapo, North Korea, jobs, deadly food

(CNN)Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Still don’t know where to take that special someone? Maybe a trip to one of the world’s most romantic places will do the trick. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) President Trump said he’s “not happy” with the border security deal struck by negotiators in Congress. And he’s not the only one frowning on the agreement, which falls far short of the $5.7 billion Trump originally demanded for a border wall. Some of the most conservative and liberal members of Congress have problems with it, too, but they’re …

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Trumps border emergency shows being a leader means making the tough decisions

It was vintage Donald Trump and the reaction, vintage fake news left. Is there really an emergency at the border? The left is calling it a political stunts and a total waste of money. Some are even threatening to take the barrier down if built.  BETO O’ROURKE SAYS ‘WALLS END LIVES’

From King Arthur to Brexit Britain

Sir Patrick – the Shakespearean titan of the British stage in the 60s, 70s and 80s – found global fame as Jean-Luc Picard in Star-Trek: The Next Generation, before going on to play Professor X in the X-Men franchise. Image copyright Fox Image caption The action revolves around Louis, Angus Imrie and Dean Chaumoo “He nearly died on that movie – there was a huge scaling tower up against the castle tower that fell over and hit him on the head, but he was wearing a silver helmet that saved his life.” Of course, health and safety weren’t what they are now. “Now, heads would roll as Nicol’s nearly did!” Sir Patrick jokes. Neither of Cornish’s Merlins go in for …

The Latest: McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he’s prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the bill that’s needed to avoid a partial federal shutdown Friday. The comprise measure keeps departments running through the fiscal year but without the $5.7 billion Trump wanted for the border wall with Mexico. The House is also expected to vote on the bill later Thursday. Trump’s assent would end a raucous legislative saga that commenced before Christmas and saw Trump force a record 35-day partial federal shutdown. ___ 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reviewing the border security compromise. But he …

This is the CVS of the future

New York (CNN Business)This is what it looks like when a drug store chain and a health insurer merge. CVS already has 1,100 walk-in MinuteClinics that offer basic care for strep throat or an ear infection.But its HealthHub stores are much better equipped to deal with patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and respiratory illnesses. The revamped stores, with on-site dieticians, nurse practitioners, lab services, and medical supplies on the shelves, signal that CVS wants to move its stores beyond aisles of snack food and toothpaste. “Do you need to have half a row for greeting cards? Probably not. And how many different types of shampoo do you need?” said Lisa Gill, health care analyst at JP Morgan. Houston …

Nearly 60 percent of Virginia’s African-Americans want Gov. Northam to remain in office: poll

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP) “He’s been a good governor, and he’s been good, as far as I know, to black people,” Butler said. In an interview Saturday, Northam said he wants to heal the wounds that some feel after the racist photo emerged. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity. … There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship,” he said. “And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the …

‘Austerity continues unless Hammond spends’

And that could mean cuts in other areas it added. “The provisional totals set out in the Autumn Budget imply that day-to-day public service spending will increase by 6.1% – £18.2bn – between 2018-19 and 2023-24,” the IFS report said. “This would outstrip population growth, putting per capita spending on an upward trend. “But this would not be enough to meet the cost of the government’s existing spending commitments on the NHS, defence and overseas aid while avoiding cuts elsewhere.” ‘Health priority’ But a Treasury spokesman said public investment would hit peaks not seen since 1979. “The chancellor has said that the Spending Review will take place in 2019, and that is the right moment for government to make long …

Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Doug Sweeny, from US primary care provider One Medical, says giving doctors the flexibility to work remotely greatly improves their quality of life. “The virtual team, they may have kids at home, they may be in places like Hawaii,” he says. “It works brilliantly, it actually helps if you need a flexible schedule or are in an area [where] we don’t have bricks and mortar.” Quality of life is one thing, but telemedicine is also about hard-headed economics. Image copyright Celina Schocken Image caption Celina Schocken is a fan of online consultations with her doctor Celina Schocken has gone to the doctor virtually for a year. “You go to the app and request a consult, and then it assigns you …

Many black pupils’ education ‘dumbed down’

Prof Steve Strand analysed data on six million children in England’s schools between 2005 and 2016. Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) are a type of special educational needs that covers support with mental health problems and challenging behaviour. Motor maintenance Challenging behaviour is a big factor in pupil exclusions and shifts to alternative provision. Prof Strand said: “Black Caribbean children may be suffering an inappropriate and narrowed curriculum, from unwarranted over-identification, particularly [in] secondary schools. “This might mean they get less academically challenging, more vocationally orientated work perhaps,” he said, “like being shifted from maths to motor maintenance, or experience a lowered expectation of what they can do. “From the factors that we have measured – socio-economic background, …

Ozzy Osbourne out of ICU, recovering from flu complications

“He’s doing great. He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own,” Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced on “The Talk” on Tuesday. Ozzy, 70, has been plagued with medical issues recently. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Last month, the Black Sabbath frontman postponed several tour dates in the US and Europe after developing a severe upper respiratory infection. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Democrats Have A Real Shot Of Getting Somewhere On Paid Family Leave

The U.S. is inching closer to a paid family leave policy this year, catching up to essentially every other country in the world. On Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plan to reintroduce the who need to care for sick family members or are experiencing serious health issues. “There is very serious momentum,” DeLauro told HuffPost, explaining why this year is different. “We’ve got a new Congress, we’ve got the largest majority of women and young people.” Finally, family leave is at the “center of the debate, rather than the fringes,” she added. DeLauro and Gillibrand first introduced the bill in 2013. But this year they have a Democratic majority in the House, where it’s expected …