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Mental Health First Aid Prompts Practical Guidance And Resources For Workplace

Concerns about how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues, highlighted by University of Nottingham research, have prompted new guidance for bosses.

The guidance, released by the chartered body for health and safety professionals, assists businesses with designing robust mental health systems and highlights how 'mental health first aid' (MHFA) needs to be included in a wider system of support for employees.

New App Accurately Measures Of Skin Wounds

Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. New research from the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) and McGill University show that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound, which accurately measures and charts the progression of skin wounds, could have a significant impact on clinical management and patient outcomes 

Increasing Prevalence Of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers found that a low-intensity use of antibiotics may play more than one role in antibiotic resistance than high-intensity, repeated use by a small fraction of the population

The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the United States appeared more closely related to their occasional use according to many people than to their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, according to Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

New Drug Significantly Slows Progression Of ALS

A new drug could significantly slow the progression of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. Current treatments slow progression of the degenerative disease by only a few months and these findings could revolutionize the treatment of patients suffering from ALS, extending and improving quality of life.