Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation trust out of special measures

Image caption A mental health trust has been taken out of special measures, 19 months after it became the first in England to have the conditions imposed.Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was rated “inadequate” in February 2015 when the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported it was “not a safe… service”.Its rating has since risen to “requires improvement”.The trust said it would continue to make improvements.Least year’s CQC report expressed concerns about a lack of beds and said “urgent action” was needed. If found insufficient staffing levels to safely meet patients’ needs, inadequate arrangements for medication management and concerns regarding seclusion and restraint practiceDespite collection of data by the trust “there was little evidence of the use of intelligence and data to inform performance”.The…

NFL great Troy Aikman's workout to end back pain When Troy Aikman retired from the National Football League after 12 seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, he was determined to keep training as hard as ever, out of fear he’d become an “overweight retired guy,” he says. Mr. Aikman, the NFL’s No. 1 overall draft pick in 1989 and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. Back pain eventually ended his career in 2001. “I’ve never not worked out,” says Mr. Aikman, now a television commentator and lead analyst for NFL on Fox. (Fox owner 21st Century Fox and Wall Street Journal owner News Corp share common ownership.) Because his initial back injury occurred while he was doing squats, Mr. Aikman had always concentrated on running, lifting light weights twice...

Report: California woman found chained to object, beaten SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California woman was chained to an object and had been badly beaten when found near an interstate three weeks after she disappeared while jogging, according to a newspaper citing a police-dispatch recording. The Sacramento Bee reported that it acquired an audio clip of the exchange between dispatchers and officers in the moments after 34-year-old Sherri Papini flagged down a passing motorist near Interstate 5. “CHP is on scene and advised that she is chained to something,” a radio dispatcher told a responding officer. “CHP is advising that she is heavily battered.” Authorities previously said Papini was injured badly enough to require medical treatment when she was found before dawn Thursday, but have given no details of her condition. Calls...

Medical News Today: Fatal opioid overdose could be prevented with new vaccine Opioids have become one of the deadliest classes of drugs in the United States, responsible for the death of 78 Americans every day. Now, researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that they say could reduce the risk of fatal opioid overdose.Researchers say their vaccine has the potential to reduce the number of deaths from opioid overdose. In the journal ACS Chemical Biology, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, CA, describe how the vaccine stopped two opioids - oxycodone and hydrocodone - from reaching the brains of mice, reducing symptoms of a drug "high." What is more, the vaccine appeared to reduce the toxic effects of opioids in the mice. If these results translate to humans, the researchers say the vaccine has the potential...

NASA simulates the aftermath of a small asteroid striking Los Angeles… and ... An asteroid strike on planet Earth has been the stuff of hit science-fiction movies, in which devastation and death was widespread. In reality, the last known asteroid/meteor strikes occurred tens of millions of years ago, when the planet was far-less crowded.A strike today, however, would be catastrophic no matter where it hit. And scientists believe it is not a matter of if, but when.In recent days, a pair of federal agencies, NASA and FEMA, conducted an exercise simulating an asteroid strike on Los Angeles. As reported by The New York Times, the agencies were tasked with considering the devastating consequences of a 330-foot asteroid slamming into earth near a major metropolitan area.The Times reported:The simulation projected a worst-case blast...

Two stolen pygmy marmosets found and returned to wildlife park, one still missing Two of the three pygmy marmoset monkeys stolen from a wildlife park south of Sydney, including a baby, have been found alive after police stopped a car in the city's south-west. A call to Crime Stoppers led police to stop and search the car at Appin about 3pm on Sunday after a public appeal to return the monkeys taken from the Symbio Wildlife Park at Helensburgh. Two of the three missing pygmy marmosets have been found. Photo: Police Media The search resulted in police locating the baby monkey alive in the car, while a second monkey was found in the Campbelltown area later in the evening following extensive inquiries by Wollongong Local Area Command. The two men in the car, a 23-year-old and a 26-year-...

Wasting Food is Akin to Being 'Carbon Criminal': Dave Wasting food is akin to being a "carbon criminal", Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said today while calling for making a lifestyle of minimum carbon footprint a movement of the future.Dave, who is here to take part in the Conference of Parties (CoP22), also released books on 'Low Carbon Lifestyle' and 'Lifestyle for minimum Carbon Footprint' at the India Pavilion."Wasting food is akin to being a 'carbon criminal'. #COP22," Dave tweeted."Let us make a lifestyle of minimum carbon footprint a movement of the future. Winds of change always start from self from within. #COP22," he said in a series of tweets.Giving his message on Children's day, Dave said they should take only as much food as they want in their...

Catheter ablations reduce risks of stroke in heart patients with stroke history, study ... Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation to treat the abnormal heart rhythm lower their long-term risk of a recurrent stroke by 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation to treat the abnormal heart rhythm lower their long-term risk of a recurrent stroke by 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm caused by rogue electrical currents in the heart. The arrhythmia allows blood to pool and clot in the heart. When the clot breaks loose, it travels to the brain and causes a...