21May/24

The full report from the Inquiry is available: Infected Blood

May 21, 2024 /health/ — The Infected Blood Inquiry in the UK concluded in 2024. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Thousands infected: Over 30,000 people in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Government failings: The inquiry found failings by the government at the time, including a slow response to the risks of infected blood and a lack of transparency.
  • Compensation: The government committed to interim compensation of £100,000 for those infected or their bereaved partners.
  • Final report: The full report from the Inquiry is available on their website: Infected Blood Inquiry website

This scandal has had a devastating impact on thousands of lives in the UK. The Inquiry’s findings aim to bring closure and ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

20May/24

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry

May 20, 2024 /Health/ — p class=”first-token” data-sourcepos=”1:1-1:23″>The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry is not available yet, though there have been two interim reports published (https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/). Continue reading

19May/24

Why is Arsenal football Club relevant?

19, 2024 /sports/ —

Gooners, the nickname for Arsenal Football Club fans, relate to the club in a passionate and multifaceted way:

14May/24

AFTER FOUR YEARS OF WILD SWINGS FROM SHORTAGES TO GLUT, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS ARE NOW IN THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE: GEP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN VOLATILITY INDEX

The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — a leading indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — rose in April to -0.18, from -0.32 in March, which signals that global supply chains are operating at close to full capacity. Continue reading

09May/24

Does ejaculating often reduce your risk of prostate cancer?

Daniel Kelly, Sheffield Hallam University

In terms of men’s health issues, prostate cancer features high on the agenda. It’s the second most diagnosed cancer in men globally – closely followed by lung cancer. And it’s the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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