Author - Tim Dune

Coronavirus – How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19

Coronavirus - How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19 Both the NHS and World Health Organisation are advising on how to protect yourself and others from getting coronavirus. Tips on how to avoid catching and spreading viruses The risk to the UK public posed by the new coronavirus has been raised from low to moderate by chief medical officers, although they stress the risk to individuals remains low. Both the NHS and World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued guidance on how to protect [...]

Identity of man linked to 11 British coronavirus cases revealed

Identity of man linked to 11 British coronavirus cases revealed Steve Walsh has been named as the man who is believed to have spread coronavirus to 11 people. Pic: Servomex The British man who is believed to be a "superspreader" of coronavirus has been identified as businessman Steve Walsh. The 53-year-old's company said he has fully recovered after being diagnosed on 6 February with coronavirus. He contracted the virus in Singapore while at a business conference before going to the French Alps for [...]

Doctor took bribes from drugmakers to prescribe powerful painkiller Subsys

Doctor took bribes from drugmakers to prescribe powerful painkiller Subsys Gordon Freedman has been convicted of violating anti-kickback laws over prescriptions of a spray more powerful than morphine. Subsys is up to 100 times more potent than morphine A New York doctor has been convicted of taking bribes to prescribe a painkiller up to 100 times more potent than morphine. In 2014 Gordon Freedman, 59, wrote the fourth-highest number of prescriptions for a fentanyl spray, Subsys. US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said he took [...]

STD rates in the US hit record levels amid ‘resurgence’ of syphilis

STD rates in the US hit record levels amid 'resurgence' of syphilis Infection rates have been rising since 2014 and accounted for a jump in syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea cases. Around 2.5m cases of STDs were recorded in 2018 The number of people in the US who were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the last year rose to its highest-ever level. Around 2.5m cases of STDs were recorded in 2018, including nearly 1,300 cases of congenital syphilis in newborn children, according [...]

Dementia care crisis costing businesses as carers forced to quit jobs

Dementia care crisis costing businesses as carers forced to quit jobs The Alzheimer's Society says the cost is likely to double to £6.3bn over the next 20 years. Many carers have had to quit their jobs or reduce working hours A crisis in dementia care has cost businesses in England £3.2bn in the last year, according to a charity. Research by the Alzheimer's Society looked into people who have had to quit jobs, reduce hours, or change working patterns to care for their [...]