Dean Jenkins - random blog - stuff to share.
Healthcare Quality Indicators: Wales 'in line' with UK average - BBC News: NHS Wales is doing as well as - and in some areas better than - other UK nations in a range of health quality indicators.
Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites - BBC News: Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.
Health apps could be doing more harm than good, warn scientists: App development likened to the ‘wild west’ as researchers raise concerns over one-size-fits-all targets and absence of sound science
Testosterone and Male Aging: Faltering Hope for Rejuvenation: Hopes for hormonal rejuvenation appear periodically throughout history—with the most prominent attempt occurring around the turn of the 20th century only to vanish in the 1930s following the discovery of testosterone, which discredited testis extracts and manipulations. In recent decades, there has... David J. Handelsman. JAMA.
Insulin Pricing Target of Class Action Lawsuit: By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Three companies that supply insulin in the U.S. are accused of conspiring to set increasingly higher prices for … NEJM Journal Watch.
Our village, Grampound in Cornwall, is to be designated an Air Quality Management Area. A report of the air quality monitoring has been published and a consultation started.
The traffic through Grampound is about 11,000 vehicles a day and since it is a narrow road on a steep hill with thatched cottages and a primary school within a conservation area, the traffic is a problem to say the least.
The Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report of February 2016 says:
"Local authorities need to act to protect public health when air pollution levels are high. When these limits are exceeded, local authorities must have the power to close or divert roads to reduce the volume of traffic, especially near schools."
Meanwhile our Government was ordered by its own Supreme Court in 2015 to come up with a plan having not acted in years. The EU Commission has now issued a final warning in 2017 so the intentions of our elected leaders remains unclear. In my mind leaving the EU does not include killing our citizens with air pollution (currently 40,000 deaths are attributable to it each year in the UK). Action to address air pollution targets is needed now to save lives. Political commitment towards that goal is expected. Targets we have inherited from the EU should remain in place and tightened as our understanding of the health risks improve.
The Future of Interfaces: Chatbots: Interface is not that beautiful layout? No, not necessarily.
Report: Mobile adblocking has exploded in Asia, but it’s still tiny in North America and Europe: In Indonesia, 58 percent of mobile devices are running adblockers. In the United States: 1 percent.
Doctors use virtual reality to prepare children for scans - BBC News: Doctors have started using virtual reality to help kids overcome their fear of MRI scanners in hospitals.
Industry sponsorship and research outcome | Cochrane
Is dance movement therapy an effective intervention for dementia? A review of the evidence | Cochrane
Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal: Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team just two years away from creating hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo
Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches - BBC News: Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?
"STPs require nearly £10bn in capital funding if they are to be successful" - Hospital Dr
Complex adaptive system - Wikipedia
CardioInsight ECG Vest for Non-Invasive, Precise Heart Maps |: Medtronic landed FDA clearance for its CardioInsight 3D cardiac mapping system that's used to locate sources of arrhythmias. The system consists of an ECG
Air pollution 'final warning' from European Commission to UK - BBC News: The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.
Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed: Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?
The top reads of 2016 - as chosen by influential leaders around the world: Facebook asked 62 of its 'global influencers' what they read in 2016. This is what they said.
Hans Rosling has passed away: Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago.