10 hours in A&E

Govt Newspeak

Last night, after 3 days of excruciating pain I finally admitted defeat and called the NHS 111 number because I not only was I in excruciating pain I was feverish and felt terrible. After I spoke to the operator, I was advised to go to A&E because I would need emergency surgery if [as they suspected] my hiatus hernia had strangulated.

I held off going to A&E because I’ve had my hiatus since my youth and know a bad attack can mimic a heart attack, not that I have blasé attitude about my health, I learnt how to take my pulse years ago and knew it wasn’t my heart.

When I got through triage, a male nurse asked if he could do an ECG on me, I consented and to be honest I couldn’t have cared if he was a robot or trained chimp if he could have eased the…

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PIP U-turn a “weight off” for young mum

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I know I keep banging on about it: but the more of a stink you make about PIP/ESA denial, the more  chance you have of it being overturned – ALWAYS APPEAL!


Personal Independence Payment U-turn a “weight off” for young Belfast mum Roisin McWilliams in fight against stage 4 cancer. Her dad Tom has called for changes to PIP criteria

Roisin trying to stay cheerful at hospital with her dad Tom 

Belfast Live revealed in September how Roisin McWilliams was turned down for the disability benefit despite having stage four cancer.

But the Department for Communities has now done a U-turn, and Roisin’s PIP payments will be backdated to April following the public outcry.

In another exclusive, Tom McWilliams told Belfast Live: “Roisin is…

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The Pernicious Impact of Government Intervention in Healthcare, Captured in a Chart

International Liberty

America’s healthcare system is a mess, largely because government intervention (Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, and the tax code’s healthcare exclusion) have produced a system where consumers almost never directly pay for their medical services.

This “third-party payer” system basically means market forces are absent. Consumers have very little reason to focus on cost, after all, if taxpayers or insurance companies are picking up the tab for nearly 90 percent of expenses.

As a result, we get ever-higher prices.

But we also get a lot of featherbedding and inefficiency because providers want to take advantage of this system.

Athenahealth offered some sobering analysis on the system last year.

The number of physicians in the United States grew 150 percent between 1975 and 2010, roughly in keeping with population growth, while the number of healthcare administrators increased 3,200 percent for the same time period.

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CDC U.S. MEASLES REPORT: More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Aug.16: From January 1 to July 14, 2018, 107 people from 21 states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) and the District of Colombia were reported to have measles: In 2017, 118 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. In 2016, 86 people from 19 states were reported to have measles. In 2015, 188 people from 24 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); this is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000 #AceHealthDesk reports

  • The majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated.
  • Measles is still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.
  • Travelers with measles continue to bring the disease into the U.S.
  • Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the U.S. where groups of people are unvaccinated.

Measles Outbreaks

Outbreaks in countries to which Americans often travel can directly contribute to an increase in measles cases in the U.S.

Reasons for an increase in cases some years:

  • 2015: The United States experienced a large, multi-state measles outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. The outbreak likely started from a traveler who became infected overseas with measles, then visited the amusement park while infectious; however, no source was identified. Analysis by CDC scientists showed that the measles virus type in this outbreak (B3) was identical to the virus type that caused the large measles outbreak in the Philippines in 2014.
  • • 2014: The U.S. experienced 23 measles outbreaks in 2014, including one large outbreak of 383 cases, occurring primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in Ohio. Many of the cases in the U.S. in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak.
  • 2013: The U.S. experienced 11 outbreaks in 2013, three of which had more than 20 cases, including an outbreak with 58 cases. For more information see Measles — United States, January 1-August 24, 2013.
  • 2011: In 2011, more than 30 countries in the WHO European Region reported an increase in measles, and France was experiencing a large outbreak. Most of the cases that were brought to the U.S. in 2011 came from France. For more information see Measles — United States, January-May 20, 2011.
  • 2008: The increase in cases in 2008 was the result of spread in communities with groups of unvaccinated people. The U.S. experienced several outbreaks in 2008 including three large outbreaks. For more information see Update: Measles — United States, January–July 2008.

Source: CDC.Gov/ – Published: Aug.16:2018

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Supreme Court ruling ‘risks bringing in euthanasia by the back door’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

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Disabled campaigners have warned that a Supreme Court ruling has removed a vital safeguard that protected the lives of brain-damaged patients who have been left unconscious.

The Supreme Court ruled this week that families and doctors will no longer have to seek a court order if they agree to end the life of a patient with a “prolonged disorder of consciousness” (PDOC)* by withdrawing food and fluids.

The court had been hearing the case of a man, Y, who never regained consciousness after a heart attack left him severely brain-damaged and in a permanent vegetative state (PVS).

Y had to be kept alive with water and liquid nutrition, but his family and doctors agreed that it was in his best interests for this to be withdrawn so he could be left to die.

The NHS trust that was treating him sought a declaration from the courts that they could do…

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(U.K.) Public Health England Report: Figures and show 26,745 have been struck down by the ‘ Victoria n Disease Scarlett Fever ‘ already this year, after just 27 weeks and figures are spiralling to the highest levels in six decades over measles statistics reveal #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – July.12: Cases of scarlet fever have soared to the highest levels in almost six decades as measles also continues to spiral, official statistics reveal: In comparison, 19,206 people were struck down by scarlet fever across the whole of 2016 in England and Wales – the highest total since 1967…………………..And with more than 20 weeks left to run, it is feared the total could snowball further and breach the more than 32,170 recorded in 1960……………….PHE figures also showed a rise in measles, with cases of the life-threatening bug twice as high as last year across England and Wales……………………….Some 1,717 people have been struck down by measles already this year……………………….By contrast, 849 were infected in the same time frame in 2017……………Cases of scarlet fever, which strikes mostly in the winter and spring months, have been on the up since 2014………………..Officials have yet been able to pinpoint why cases have shot up, but a fall in living standards has previously been blamed………………..Researchers in the US, where cases are also on the rise, have linked it to a super-resistant and aggressive strain of bacteria………………This theory has repeatedly been ruled out by PHE which claims to have not found any evidence despite rigorous lab testing……………..Figures show 2016 was the worst year for scarlet fever in 49 years. Some 19,206 cases of scarlet fever were recorded two years ago……………………Just 17,744 cases of the infection, common in children under 10, were declared by doctors last year, as they noticed a slight decline #AceHealthDesk reports

What is scarlet fever and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that mainly affects children. It causes a distinctive pink-red rash.

The illness is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, which are found on the skin and in the throat.

First symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat and fever which may be accompanied by a headache, nausea and vomiting.

Between 12 to 48 hours after this, a characteristic fine, sandpapery rash develops, often appearing first on the chest or stomach.

Other symptoms include a white coating on the tongue, which peels a few days later leaving the tongue red and swollen (this is known as strawberry tongue).

Cases are more common in children although adults of all ages can also develop scarlet fever.

Individuals who think they or their child may have scarlet fever should consult their GP.

Source:NHS ChoicesJuly 11, 2018 at 01:50PM

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