first_imgPioneering dementia scanner set to be rolled out across Wales Cardiff UniversityA scanner used to identify some of the earliest and most difficult to diagnose forms of dementia is to be rolled out across Wales.It comes after a successful pilot between Cardiff University’s Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre at the University Hospital of Wales, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales.From this week the technology will be available across all health boards – and it is hoped it will help to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and reduce waiting lists built up during the COVID-19 pandemic.Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans – using a radioactive tracer drug – show how your tissues and organs are functioning. In dementia, the scan can reveal the areas of the brain which have reduced function in people who are presumed to have the condition but have few symptoms.The technique allows patients and their families to receive an earlier and more definitive diagnosis, as well as the opportunity for earlier treatment and more appropriate psychological and lifestyle interventions.Professor Christopher Marshall, Director of the University’s imaging centre, said: “The high-quality data acquired by Cardiff University and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board during the pilot project has enabled the Welsh Health Specialised Service Committee to approve the routine use of this test in PET scanners throughout Wales.”Wales has previously lagged behind the rest of the UK when it came to diagnosing dementia; around 47% of people are thought to be living with the condition but have not had a diagnosis.Now, access to PET scans for dementia will be available across Wales – helping to clear some of the backlog of patients waiting for a diagnosis due to the pandemic.News of the roll out comes during Dementia Awareness Week and on the back of the Welsh government’s £10m investment in the Dementia Action Plan in 2018.Dr Chineze Ivenso, chair of the Old Age Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales, said: “This is a proud moment for everyone involved in this ground-breaking project from the start. It really is fantastic news for my patients as well as their families.“Living with dementia is not easy but an early diagnosis helps in managing the condition. Getting people, the help they need, quickly. For a long time, Wales was behind the curve when it came to diagnosing dementia. Now we’re leading the way.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cardiff University, diagnosis, director, emission, Government, health, hospital, Investment, Professor, Radioactive, research, technique, technology, treatment, UK, universitylast_img read more

first_imgA popular Mexican eatery that had been doing business in Lenexa for nearly three decades abruptly closed its doors over the weekend.Patrons trying to enter Panzon’s at 8710 Lackman found a note in the door informing them that the restaurant was closed “indefinitely” due to unforeseen circumstances.However, the note hinted that the restaurant may be reopening at some point.“Please be patient for a new future Panzons and we will keep you posted,” the note reads.Panzon’s opened in 1990 and had a loyal following among a group of regulars. It was known for its Tex-Mex platters featuring burritos, enchiladas and tacos as well as a wide selection of tequilas.last_img read more

first_imgThe mystery around the deaths intensified as Tom (David Tennant) was arrested on the latest episode of Deadwater Fell.If you want to avoid spoilers for Deadwater Fell, stop reading now.The episode opened with Kate (Anna Madeley) on the phone to Jess (Cush Jumbo) before she went to bed where Tom was waiting for her. He initiated sex, even though she didn’t seem to want to reciprocate, and as they concluded he asked if Kate had cum. She apologised saying she was tired and Tom retorted that Jess came when he’d had sex with her.The next morning Tom handed Kate some pills, which she took while trying not to break down in tears. It became very clear that Kate felt uncomfortable in her husband’s company and she was distracted for the day, watching Jess in her classroom and attempting to hold things together.Credit: Channel 4At home that evening, Kate asked Tom why he’d slept with Jess and her Sacha (Seline Hizli) but he didn’t respond. Instead he told her that she had better ‘not be like this’ when his mother Carol (Maureen Beattie) came over. When Carol asked for more food, Tom told her to sit down and aggressively told Kate to get it for her. Carol looked uncomfortable as her son ordered his wife about.In the present timeline Tom was in police custody being questioned by Darlington (Laurie Brett) and Collins (Gordon Brown). He was shown a video of his daughters on an iPad and told it was taken about 24 hours before the fire. Tom claimed not to remember taking it and Collins pointed out he looked emotional in the video. As he was further pressed, Tom tried to dismiss the video by saying he didn’t know his phone was on.Darlington changed the line of questioning to the insulin he and his daughters had been injected with. Tom said Kate injected it into them and when asked why he didn’t fight back, he said the children were already dead so he had nothing to fight for. Collins asked where the insulin came from and Tom said it had been in his bag, which is how Kate got access.Steve (Matthew McNulty) watched the interrogation and noted how relaxed Tom looked. He entered the room with Collins and the interview restarted. Steve pushed a map across the table to Tom and asked him to point out his house on it. Tom did so and then Steve asked him to identify the forest that the Kendrick’s house leads into. Steve then showed Tom pictures of one of his dead daughters and pointed out the pine needles on her feet.Credit: Channel 4Tom asked for the pictures to be put away and Steve revealed that they had a witness who saw him dragging Emily from the forest. Angry, Tom said it was Kate that followed Emily after they argued about a conversation he saw her having with Simon (Jamie Michie). Picking holes in Tom’s story, Steve asked when Kate would have had time to inject the children and pointed out that he found Tom in his bedroom, nowhere near the girls. Reluctantly Tom said that he walked away from the dead bodies of his children and when pressed if he was lying, he uttered ‘no comment’.Tom was remanded in custody and processed following his interview with Steve and Collins. He then called Carol to give her the details of how to get in touch with him if she needed to.Steve went for a drink with Darlington, who told him that was wasted in his current job. She asked him to think about moving up and he said he would, before hitting on her as she left. Darlington rebuffed his advances, leaving Steve alone in the pub.The following morning, Steve went to see a counsellor who quizzed him about his anxiety. He denied being anxious but admitted he dealt with his feelings by walking the dog.At the prison Tom tried to find out who took the statement from the witness and he lost his temper when his lawyer Nicky (Anneika Rose) said she wouldn’t be able to do that. He swore at her and she said she would see what she could find out.Darlington asked Steve about his counselling and he told her it was a waste of time. They were interrupted when Nicky arrived at the station. Dylan (Lewis Gribben) was also at the station and acting nervous.Credit: Channel 4Carol went to the prison to see Tom and when she sat down she burst into tears. She apologised to him and Tom asked her to buy him some books. Carol tried to ignore him and asked how insulin had been injected into the girls. Tom pressed on asking Carol for help and told her she might have to remortgage the farm to help pay for his legal costs. He then asked her to speak people he already owed money for help.It was then revealed that Steve had told Dylan to lie in his statement to frame Tom. Dylan pleaded to change his statement but Steve refused to let him, claiming his paranoid was coming from smoking too much weed.Darlington rewatched the video of Dylan giving his statement and it looks like she wasn’t altogether convinced about what he’d said. Back in counselling, Steve admitted that he felt happy that Tom had been arrested for the murder of Kate and the girls.Jess and Steve met Sandra (Lisa McGrillis) and Luke (Jack Greenlees) for drinks where Sandra revealed that she was four months pregnant. Knowing that Jess and Steve have been struggling to conceive, she admitted she’d been nervous to tell them the news. Steve watched Luke with his children and wasn’t happy that they liked him.When they got home Steve had a go at Jess for telling Sandra about the IVF. When she complained that he hadn’t asked how she was feeling, he reacted angrily and they continued fighting as they got ready for bed. Jess asked what Steve wanted her to do but he gave her the silent treatment.When they got into bed, Steve asked what having sex with Tom was like. He started to ask about the details and Jess refused to participate. Steve then climbed on top of Jess and started to initiate foreplay but she pushed him off and told him to stop. He then said he’d like her not to have slept with Tom before turning the light out.Credit: Channel 4Carol didn’t return to see Tom and she thought back to the incident that had played out earlier in the episode where Tom had been rude to Kate during dinner. She went to a local shop to draw out all of the money from her account and close it. Things jumped back to the past and Carol told Kate that Tom shouldn’t speak to her like he did. Kate cried and Carol continued washing up.Carol posted the money through the door of the people Tom owed money to while Tom was shown waiting in the visitor’s room at prison crying.Another flashback revealed that Steve attended the scene following the car crash involving Kate, Jess and the girls. His thoughts were interrupted by Darlington who asked him for a word. Dylan had been to see them to reveal the truth about his statement landing Steve in hot water, which was likely to result in Tom walking free. Collins suggested that Steve take a break from work while they investigate the case.Credit: Channel 4Darlington followed Steve out of the interrogation room and asked him if he had it in for Tom because of his fling with Jess. Steve said he just wanted the whole nightmare over and Darlington stormed off. He nipped to the bathroom and found himself locked in, which caused a panic attack. It didn’t take him long to get out and he went straight to confront Dylan, punching him to the ground.He took some drugs off Dylan, which he took while drinking beer in the middle of the forest. Drunk and high, he went to the edge of the cliffs and another flashback saw Kate asking Steve to help her, claiming that Tom had been drugging her. Kate told Steve that Tom would kill her one day and he told her to get a grip.As Steve looked close to jumping off the cliff, Carol was surprised when Tom turned up at her door.Preview Deadwater Fell episode 4 now.Deadwater Fell concludes Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.last_img read more

first_imgWet weather welcomed the world champion’s to the southeastern city of Curitiba, where Spain will be based throughout the tournament.Spain opens its defense against the Netherlands on Friday in Salvador, with Chile and Australia also opponents in Group B.Players and staff were whisked straight from the plane into an awaiting bus, which then took the team to its hotel and training facility at local club Atletico Paranaense, on the outskirts of the city.Unlike in South Africa four years ago when banners and flags welcomed their arrival, there were no indications that the World Cup champion was in Curitiba apart from signs at the training facility.last_img read more

first_imgThis month’s IPGC Medals were held over the very attractive Greenwood course, which while being about the furthest of the local Pattaya courses, always turns out as a very good venue for a large competition.  This may have been the reason that the day attracted the largest number of contestants this year with 25 groups teeing it up at the start.  This time was another of those occasions when the course was in top condition with the greens playing flat and fairly quick.Jason Cole.A fairly strong breeze welcomed the early starters at around 8.15 am and with the weather staying fine all day good scoring was to be expected.  However, with the course having been set up with the tees in the backward positions this did not turn out to be the case with only the second division turning in low scores.  This may have be explained partly by the two divisions playing under the now familiar two different scoring systems, Stroke Play for the first and Stableford for the second division.The second division was led in by Gordon Everingham whose 40 points was his best score for nearly a year, during which time he has been more used to seeing his handicap rise steadily than being in contention.  He was followed in by Tony Holehouse who had to win a count back over Evan Millar, which he did with a better 22 to 19, leaving Evan in third place.  In general the second division scored very well with Peter MacKenzie returning a one under card and another six players on level par.The first division turned out to be a much closer affair with Jason Cole finally coming out on top to take the medal with a two under handicap round as he finished with a net 34.5 over the inward half, leaving Ron Miller in second with a count back of 35.5 and Yasuo Suzuki in third with 36.5 on the back nine.There were plenty of 2’s around the courseEvery month the presentations are held at one of the IPGC venues in rotation, this month’s being held at Siam Cats, where as usual an open buffet had been laid on for the participants prior to the presentations.Russell Exley, who acted as the Emcee for the evening, thanked the golf organizers, Stephen Beard, Len Jones, Glyn Evans and Steve Mascari for promoting the day and Glyn for handling the registration and Stephen for handling the scoring with Glyn presenting the Medals and prizes to the winners.As usual following the prize giving there were over twenty lucky draw prizes supplied from the club funds to be won by members attending the evening festivities, which due to a slight oversight, on the part of the dogsbody designated to bring back the score cards from the course, had to be drawn with a new method of lucky numbers.More information can be obtained regarding golf with the International Pattaya Golf Club (IPGC) by visiting the web site at www.ipgc.org. Stroke play1st Jason Cole (7) net 702nd Ron Miller (9) net 703rd Yasuo Suzuki (11) net 70Division 2 (13+)Stableford1st Gordon Everingham (24) 40pts2nd Tony Holehouse (23) 39pts3rd Evan Millar (24) 39pts2’s:  Glenn Eldershaw, Ron Miller, Alan Pilkington, John Hayes, Grant Cadell, Peter MacKenzie, Michael Cutmore (two) The IPGC Monthly Medals Report March 2012Monday, March 5 – Greenwood(White Tees)CSS 72Division 1 (0-12)last_img read more