Christmas comes early, with 40% of employees expecting to extend the festive period

Two-thirds of employees intend to use up holiday allowance before the end of the year With one quarter of people opting for a four-day week, companies are facing resourcing issues in the lead up to Christmas 35% of employees request holiday roll-over into 2021, pushing ‘holiday debt’ into the new year Nottingham, UK. 1st December… Read More »

‘Useless’ QR system carks it on first day

The Victorian government launched its QR (quick response) code check-in system on Monday following weeks of criticism that an absence of the contact tracing tool was putting Victorians at risk. And on the first day of its rollout Victorians are already citing issues, with Melbourne resident Lachlan Thomas unable to register after multiple attempts. “It’s… Read More »

It’s possible to end HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs in low- and middle-income countries

HIV incidence is below 0.1% per year among people who inject drugs in a large Vietnamese city, Professor Don Des Jarlais and colleagues report in the December issue of AIDS. They say the data clearly demonstrate that it is possible to achieve very low HIV incidence – ‘to end an HIV epidemic’ – among people… Read More »

Calories in south beach diet phase 1

Fruits Consume 1—3 servings per day. South just doesn’t add up to diet calories. Almonds, cashews, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and other nuts Nut butters, limited to 2 tbsp Flaxseeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and other seeds Oils and Beach Limited to 2 tbsp of oil per day. Ketogenic diet: is the ultimate… Read More »