London: About 40 people are being treated by medical personnel after a reported chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool in east England, police said on Sunday.
Around 40 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for difficulties with breathing, the Norfolk Constabulary said, according to Xinhua.
Officers were called by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at around 2.30 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a chemical leak in the swimming pool at the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth in east England’s Norfolk county.
The immediate area was evacuated and a 20-metre cordon put in place.
Later in the afternoon, police confirmed that the swimming pool has been declared safe following the incident.
Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said that the incident was quickly contained and the site has now been declared safe by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.
“The casualties have now been transferred to hospital to be treated and there is no further risk to those staying on the site or to anyone living locally,” he said. (IANS)
A 47-year-old Indian-origin doctor in east London was charged with 118 sex offences, including one assault on a child under 13
Shah is out on bail and is due to appear on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in London
The charges announced today follow a long-running investigation into Shah, who has been bailed several times after first being arrested in 2013
London, August 3, 2017: A 47-year-old Indian-origin doctor in east London was on Thursday charged with 118 sex offenses, including one assault on a child under 13, by the Scotland Yard.
Dr Manish Shah, from Brunel Close in Romford area of the city, is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police said.
The doctor is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13.
“Manish Shah has been charged with 65 assault by penetration, contrary to Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, 52 sexual assault, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and 1 sexual assault on a child under 13 years, contrary to Section 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003,” the Met Police said in a statement today.
Shah is out on bail and is due to appear on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in London.
Scientists developed a medical adhesive inspired by slug slime
The surgical glue is said to be strong, non-toxic and the best replacement to sutures and staples for healing wounds
The first such experiment was inspired by the sticking properties of underwater mussels
LONDON, July 31, 2017:Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds.
While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently cannot be used in very wet conditions.
To get around those problems, a group of scientists from Harvard and other research centers decided to learn from slugs, which — as well as making slime to glide on — can produce extremely adhesive mucus as a defense mechanism.
The slugs’ trick is to generate a substance that not only forms strong bonds on wet surfaces but also has a matrix that dissipates energy at the point of adhesion, making it highly flexible.
The man-made version of this tough adhesive is based on the same principles and in a series of experiments reported in the journal Science on Thursday it was shown to adhere strongly to pig skin, cartilage, tissue and organs. It also proved nontoxic to human cells.
In one test, the new glue was used to close a wound in a blood-covered pig’s heart and successfully maintained a leak-free seal after the heart was inflated and deflated tens of thousands of times.
In another case it was applied to a laceration in a rat’s liver and performed just as well as a hemostat, a surgical tool often used in operations to control bleeding.
“There are a variety of potential uses and in some settings this could replace sutures and staples, which can cause damage and be difficult to place in certain situations,” said researcher David Mooney, professor of bioengineering at Harvard.
Mooney and colleagues envisage the new adhesive will be made in sheets and cut to size, although they have also developed an injected version for closing deep wounds. The injection would be hardened using ultraviolet light, like dental fillings.
It is not the first time that scientists have taken inspiration from nature to devise a better medical adhesive.
Four years ago, another research group developed a glue inspired by the underwater sticking properties of mussels, but Mooney thinks slugs win hands-down in terms of stickiness and flexibility.
The scientists are applying for patents, although it will require a commercial company to then license the technology and take it into the next phase of human clinical trials. (VOA)
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction will be very helpful for people with dementia living in care homes
This trial was conducted with more than 800 participants living with dementia across 69 care homes in South London, North London and Buckingham-shire
Also, this particular approach saved money in comparison with the standard care
Washington DC, July 17, 2017: According to a recent survey, quality of life can be improved and agitation can be reduced, while saving money, for people with dementia living in care homes with the help of person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction.
The University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust led the findings from a large-scale trial that were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC).
This trial was conducted with more than 800 participants living with dementia across 69 care homes in South London, North London and Buckingham-shire. The study involved two ‘care staff champions’ at each home who were trained over four day-long sessions, to take simple measures that such as involve talking to residents about their interests and decisions around their own care. When combined with just one hour a week of social interaction, it improved quality of life and reduced agitation.
Also, this particular approach saved money in comparison with the standard care. Researchers believe that the next key challenge is to roll the programme to the 28,000 care homes in the UK that will benefit the lives of the 300,000 people with dementia living in these facilities.
According to ANI report, the lead researcher in the project, Clive Ballard said that people with dementia who are living in care homes can be considered among the most vulnerable in our society. “Incredibly, of 170 carer training manuals available on the market, only four are based on evidence that they really work. Our outcomes show that good staff training and just one hour a week of social interaction significantly improves quality of life for a group of people who can often be forgotten by society,” she added.
Doug Brown, Director of Research for Alzheimer’s Society, feels that 70% of people living in care homes suffer from dementia. That is why it is necessary for the staff to have the right training to provide the best quality dementia care.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter @dubumerang