Acid helps cut NHS spending on indigestion

first_imgAcid helps cut NHS spending on indigestionOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The institute recommends proton pump inhibitors fortreatment of an ulcer caused by use of other medication. Mild indigestion orheartburn can be treated with a low-dose antacid. Related posts:No related photos. “The guidance issue means that patients can restassured they will get the treatment that is right for them, wherever theylive,” said Denham.center_img These have been sent to doctors to advise them to uselow-cost treatments at an early stage, to prevent development into more seriousconditions. Advice on the use of acid suppressants and proton pumpinhibitors will cut indigestion and save the NHS £50m a year, health ministerJohn Denham has announced. The announcement follows recommendations published by theNational Institute for Clinical Excellence. last_img read more

Mubadala, Tap Oil begin exploration drilling near Manora oil field

first_img Mubadala Petroleum and Tap Oil have launched an exploration drilling campaign near near Manora Oil Field. Photo: courtesy of Mubadala Petroleum. Mubadala Petroleum and Tap Oil have started a three-well exploration drilling campaign near the Manora oil field in the G1/48 concession in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.Last month, the partners approved the drilling of three firm exploration wells and an appraisal side-track which will be subject to exploration success.Tap Oil said that mobilisation operations for the drilling campaign started last week with the Ensco 115 jackup drilling rig arriving at the Inthanin well location.The Inthanin well is located 3.7km south-southwest of the Manora platform. Drilling at the well has started and is expected to be completed around the month-end.According to Tap Oil, the Inthanin prospect trap is a three-way dip closure with the added potential of a larger combination trap at the 500 sands level.The Australian oil and gas company said that the main objective of drilling the Inthanin-1 exploration well is to find hydrocarbons in the 400, 500 and 600 series sands levels. All the three sand levels produce in the Manora East fault block, located 1.6km to the north-northeast, said Tap Oil.The company said that the target reservoirs are fluvial at the 400 and 500 levels and lacustrine at the 600 level.After wrapping up the drilling of the Inthanin prospect, the Ensco 115 jack-up drilling rig will sail towards the Yothaka East-1 and Krissana-1 exploration wells.The Krissana prospect trap is also a three-way dip closure at all sand levels. The target reservoirs at the prospect are said to be fluvial at the 300, 400, and 500 levels, while being lacustrine at the 600 level.On the other hand, the Yothaka East prospect traps are an inverted flower structure at the 600 level. At the 500 level, the prospect has a faulted four-way dip closure, said Tap Oil.The target reservoirs of the Yothaka East prospect are said to be fluvial at the 500 level, while being lacustrine at the 600 level.Tap Oil said that the contingent side-track well will be drilled to appraise into the Yothaka structure depending on the drilling results of the Yothaka East-1 and Krissana-1 wells.The Manora Oil Field has been producing since 2014The Australian oil and gas company has a 30% stake in the G1/48 block. The Manora oil field, which is part of the block, is located nearly 80km off the coast of the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.The offshore Thai oil field has been in production since November 2014. Tap Oil said that the first of the three wells, located 3.7km from the Manora oil field, has been spudded using the Ensco 115 jackup drilling riglast_img read more

KAKADU 2014: Navies Conduct Warfare Planning

first_img View post tag: Warfare Back to overview,Home naval-today KAKADU 2014: Navies Conduct Warfare Planning View post tag: Navies View post tag: conduct August 29, 2014 View post tag: KAKADU View post tag: 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: planning View post tag: News by topic From 25 – 29 August 2014, the Harbour Phase of KAKADU 2014 saw regional navies work side by side in Darwin to plan major warfare serials for the next sea phases of the exercise.Exercise Director, Captain Heath Robertson, said the deliberate planning and briefings between ships, aircraft and staff focussed on high-end warfare.“These exercises are essential so we can improve our ability to work together when called on in times of need,” Captain Robertson said.“Continued improvement of shared skills, understanding and ultimately interoperability ensures safety and efficiency in real time operations.“The more we exercise together the better we become at understating how each other work and appreciate different cultures all in the interests of regional security.“It’s a good quality exercise rich in complex warfare, and we are making the most of the experience with so many participating assets.”On Sunday 31 August the eight participating warships from Australia, Japan, Philippines and Pakistan will sail from Darwin to conduct air defence, gunnery, simulated submarine warfare, flying operations and boardings in the North Australian Exercise Area.Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Sydney and HMAS Stuart will lead the exercise with observers embarked from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Thailand.Observers from Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu will embark Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boats to exchange expertise.The Harbour Phase of the exercise also entailed community visits by Royal Australian Navy helicopters, cultural exchange activities such as a visit to a local wildlife park and an Inter-Nation sports day.KAKADU 2014 is occurring 25 August – 12 September 2014. It is a biennial exercise, now in its 23rd iteration.[mappress]Press Release, August 29, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Navy KAKADU 2014: Navies Conduct Warfare Planning Share this article Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014. Authoritieslast_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE that Evansville may get visits from more than one presidential hopeful soon, as Indiana finally matters in the primary elections?IS IT TRUE that it appears Ben Shoulders will be unopposed in his run for County Commissioner? …he his excellent business credentials and conscientious community involvement that makes him a clear choice for bi-partisan support?IS IT TRUE Ann Ennis has done an excellent job of discussing important issues and taking well-researched stands in the District 76 race? …that her opponent has been very quiet on the issues that are of interest in the race? … we will be not be  surprised if she wins the GOP primary nomination for State Representative 76 race?IS IT TRUE that the premier race on the Vanderburgh County Republicans side is the one for County Commissioner between Cheryl Musgrave and Alex Schmitt? …results of that race may prove to have strong political repercussions on Mayor Winnecke future political career?IS IT TRUE that the race on the Democratic side for House District 77 is proving to be  very interesting? … the candidates just keeps meeting voters and having community events? …this race is way to close to call?IS IT TRUE that all three of the young people in the Democratic District 77 race, Brandon Lee Ferguson. Ryan Hatfield, and Lori Sherman, are bright lights on the horizon for the future of local Democratic party?IS IT TRUE the primary race for the GOP County Clerk is to close to call? … local GOP party Chairman endorsement of a candidate in this race may prove to be a big political liability for the person he supports?IS IT TRUE  couple members of our community went to Louisville. Ky to attend a plush event at the Louisville Executive Aviation hanger? …the event was called “OUT OF THE BLUE JET SHOW”? …the owner of the Evansville IceMen and Ellis Park Ron Geary and his son Mark Geary owner Louisville Executive Aviation hosted one heck of a party? …this event celebrated an exceptional collection of multi million dollars private aircraft, automobiles and other luxuries? …the cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres were extremely impressive?…we wish that Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke would have attended this event because he would had been amazed to see the movers and shakes of Louisville, Ky. treat Ron Geary like a “Rock Star”?  …over 900 people attended this event?IS IT TRUE that a couple members of our community stayed at the new downtown 8th street Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Louisville? … the manager of this new Louisville hotel is Ashley Dunn? …Ashley and her extremely professional  and well trained staff provided the out of town guests with first class treatment? …if you plan to visit Louisville, Ky in the near future please consider staying at the downtown Holiday Inn Express and Suites managed by none other than Ashley Dunn of Evansville? …please call 502-583-2552 for reservations?FOOTNOTE:  Todays “READERS POLL” ask the question:  How would you rank State Representative Wendy McNamara job performance over the last several years?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Giles Foods to expand sweet bakery plant

first_imgGiles Foods plans to strengthen its position in the sweet bakery market by increasing space at its Warminster factory by a third.A new 6,550sq ft unit will be added to the bakery, which produces Danish pastries, croissants, tarts and buns for supermarket ISBs and foodservice distributors, following a £1.5m equipment investment programme.In the past 18 months, the firm has invested in a Comas pie and tart line and a new croissant line and pastry brake. New icing technology will be installed by the end of autumn. The factory extension “will enable our improvement programme to really pay dividends”, said sales and marketing director David Marx.last_img

New parents weigh in on genomic testing

first_imgA study published this week in Genetics in Medicine is the first to explore new parents’ attitudes toward genomic testing on their babies. The findings suggest that if newborn genomic testing becomes available, there would be robust interest among new parents, regardless of their demographic background.The study, led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Boston Children’s Hospital, found that the majority of parents surveyed were interested in newborn genomic testing.As next-generation whole-exome and genome sequencing is integrated into clinical practice, researchers and clinicians are increasingly interested in genomic testing as a way to provide personalized health information for newborns beyond what the existing standard screening produces. But such testing, done shortly after birth, requires the interest and consent of new parents.“Several other studies have measured parents’ interest in newborn genomic screening, but none focused on new parents in the first 48 hours,” said Robert C. Green, a geneticist and researcher at BWH and Harvard Medical School, the senior author of the study. “Since this is when genomic testing would be of the greatest value, it is especially important to study parents’ attitudes immediately postpartum.”The researchers surveyed 514 parents at the well-baby nursery at BWH within two days of their child’s birth. After receiving a brief orientation to the genome and its impacts on human health, including information about what the genome is, what genes are, and how they can affect both health and medical care, 82.7 percent of parents reported some level of interest in newborn genomic testing. Thirty-six percent were somewhat interested, 28 percent were very interested, and 18 percent were extremely interested.Results were similar regardless of parents’ age, gender, race, ethnicity, level of education, family history of genetic disease, or whether the infant was a first-born child. Parents who had experienced concerns about the health of their newborn, however, were less likely to be interested in genomic testing.The study was also the first to investigate whether asking parents about their interest in newborn genomic testing would cause them to reject the existing state-mandated newborn genetic screening (NBS), one of the most established and successful public health programs in the world.“If even one parent had rejected it, that would have been a problem,” said Susan Waisbren, lead author of the study and a psychologist and researcher in the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School. “But out of over 500 parents surveyed, not one of them questioned or rejected NBS.”The study was also the first to survey parents separately. Most couples were in agreement about their level of interest in newborn genomic testing.“About 75 percent of couples were in concordance,” Waisbren said. “This suggests that both parents should be involved when we are addressing concerns they may have about newborn genomic testing.”“Parents’ strong interest in genomic screening for their newborns, as demonstrated by this study, underscores the importance of further research exploring the public health impacts of actually providing this testing,” said Green, “particularly as it continues to become less expensive and more widely available.”Green and Alan Beggs of Boston Children’s co-direct the BabySeq Project under which, pending review and approval by an institutional review board, parents of several hundred healthy and sick newborn infants will be offered genomic sequencing in a research setting beginning in early 2015.last_img read more

WATCH: Record Breaking Cliff Jump

first_imgGo ahead and put Laso Schaller’s name down in the record books. For much of the week, a Red Bull video has been making the rounds on the internet showing a point-of-view perspective of the Brazilian-born thrill seeker plummeting from a platform perched atop a 192-foot waterfall in Switzerland known as Cascata del Salto.laso-goes-from-top-to-bottom-in-24-framesBy the end of his free fall—from a  height roughly equivalent to the Leaning Tower of Pisa—Schaller’s body had reached a speeds of 123 km or 74 miles per hour. According to Red Bull, Schallar is an experienced canyoneering expert with multiple 100 plus foot cliff jumps under his belt.“Once you get above 25m, everything starts to look and feel the same,” he says. “The only difference is the airtime.” Watch this epic cliff jump for yourself below!♦♦♦last_img read more

CUNA’s 2016 watchlist: CFPB rulemakings, credit impairment, FOM

first_imgSeeking every opportunity to enhance the operating environment for credit unions in 2016, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will be closely monitoring issues such as rulemakings coming out of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) addressing overdraft, an upcoming credit impairment proposal as well as the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) field-of-membership (FOM) and member business lending proposals.“This year will likely bring much-needed regulatory relief for credit unions in the form of the NCUA’s field-of-membership and member business lending rules, but we’re monitoring a number of regulations that could add to regulatory burden as well,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer. “As we look ahead, CUNA will be working to ensure the credit union perspective is heard while these regulations come together, and we will be looking at opportunities for further relief.”In a list updated this week, CUNA outlined 15 top regulatory issues it will be monitoring in 2016, what potential outcomes are and CUNA’s advocacy strategy.The top five items on the list are: continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Not all debt is bad

first_imgDebt has gotten a bad rap lately, and for good reason. Recent NerdWallet data show that the average U.S. household with debt carries $15,762 in credit card debt and $130,922 in total debt, with the average consumer spending more than $2,500 a year on credit card interest. A number of well-respected financial self-help gurus even tout programs that advocate a cash-only, debt-free life.So, should sensible people say no to debt? Probably not — because not all debt is bad. If you manage debt in a smart, planned way, you can exploit it to increase your wealth rather than let it use and deplete you.How debt worksIn simple terms, borrowing money is like paying for any kind of service. You pay to have a person to clean your house or fix your car, and when you borrow money, you pay for that service as well.Lenders charge borrowers for the use of their money, and the more worried the lender is about getting paid back, the higher the cost. “Secured debt” is less risky for a lender — and costs less for the borrower — because an item of value like a house or car can be collected if the borrower doesn’t pay. When a lender has little or no way of guaranteeing payback — like with a personal loan or a credit card — debt costs more. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more