UK Health Newswire Archive
08-11-2007 19:35A report by the government-funded Healthcare Commission has revealed that 90 people died from an outbreak of the infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in three hospitals in the southeast of the country between 2004 and 2006.
07-11-2007 22:07The Industrial Workers of the World, Manchester.
To some it appears a bleak, perhaps barren hinterland. However, there is far more to this area of the South Pennines than meets the eye:
07-11-2007 04:24On Monday November 5th Karen Reissmann, CPN and UNISON branch chair was sacked on 4 counts.
Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian Friday October 5 2007 The government is accused by senior doctors today of selectively using inadequate evidence to promote the use of fluoride in the water supply. The public health measure, intended to improve the country's teeth, has attracted huge controversy. Anti-fluoride campaigners claim the chemical has potentially harmful side-effects, while dentists and some public health experts insist it is entirely beneficial and saves children from tooth decay.
05-11-2007 16:05Don't Back the Bid, back the Kids!
31-10-2007 08:27Despite zero concessions from employers and a vote in favour of strikes, public sector union UNISON have backed down from announcing strike action over an across the board pay cut (also known as a below inflation "pay rise").
30-10-2007 12:39A fairly smooth Halloween style ride with few if any police hassles.
26-10-2007 14:56A nurse victimised for her trade union activity joins journalists for a day of protest.
23-10-2007 15:49Demo outside Saudi Arabian Embassy Oct 22. led by Peter Tatchell/NUS students etc - report and pics.
20-10-2007 16:37milliona of mature & semi-mature trees die in the UK alone every year due to ivy starving the trunk of light. When ivy reaches the top of a tree or its crown, it usually dies & often falls over which is a serious health & safety risk.
Simply cutting the ivy off at the bottom with small pruning saw which takes minutes or less, saves the tree+local wildlife & helps stop climate change.
I saved 5 trees in less than 5 minutes today near woodborough park sherwood, you can save hundreds in a hour or so.
Be a Guerilla Forester,like Mr Hood!
19-10-2007 01:49An Irishman who recoverd from a brain haemorrhage 22 years ago, has now began a Global Pilgrimage for Peace. He has completed a 6,000km walk across Australia, pushing an invisible character sitting in a wheelchair. It is Harvey, the indisible dream for peace. HOTPRESS continue the interview
17-10-2007 11:32Misleading article on BBC TV news this morning (17 Oct) implied that Moseley Road Pools are under threat due to falling swimmer numbers which is not the case. Threat to baths is Birmingham city council seeking to cut back costs of leisure provision and their neglect of the baths over many years has bought about a big repair bill.
16-10-2007 20:56For immediate release 16 October 2007
Changing politicians' minds about changing our minds?
"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and associated approaches are
comprehensively problematic. Primary prevention is the only way to
substantially reduce socially, economically and materially caused
distress. To be effective primary prevention must involve social rather
than cognitive change. Reducing income inequality in our society would
be one of the most effective ways to reduce psychological distress and
ill health”, says the UK Community Psychology Network.
Full press release follows / is attached.