Amazon kicks off PillPack marketing campaign with email to Prime users
Amazon sent Prime users an email advertising virtual pharmacy PillPack, which the company acquired in 2018.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blog: It ’ s time to go for growth
Last year, our union achieved something big – we grew. At a time when union membership across the world is in decline, it’s UNISON that’s bucking the trend and standing up for more and more public service workers. As a result, we’re now the biggest union in the UK. A big part of that was our “Grovember” campaign, which pulled everyone together – activists and staff, in branches, regionally and nationally – to focus on recruiting more members and growing our union in November. It was a massive success, producing a spike in membership numbers and a lasting change across our uni...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Go for growth Source Type: news

Study finds differences in storefront tobacco advertising by product type
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) In response to US restrictions on where tobacco companies are allowed to advertise their products, the industry now dedicates nearly all of its $9 billion advertising budget to activities occurring in retail settings. A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health fills an important gap by documenting specific characteristics of storefront tobacco advertisements in the context of today's diverse tobacco product landscape. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It ’s spring – let’s Go for Growth
May says spring. It’s the season of growth. And our branches and regions across the country, and across the union, are gearing up to Go for Growth in May: making plans to host events and talk to members and potential members about the benefits of being in UNISON. Our Go for Growth Campaign starts on 29 April and runs to 2 June, to allow for May’s bank holidays. Advertising, social media and press coverage will support dynamic ground activity in workplaces and the community by activists and organisers working in partnership. Other key elements of the work the centre is doing to support branches and activists in ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Go for growth join online join options recruiting and organising recruitment Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Before Fisher-Price ’ s Rock ’ n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians ’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Cribs (Baby Beds) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Infant Mortality Babies and Infants Recalls and Bans of Products Sleep Accidents and Safety Children and Childhood Parenting Social Media Suits and Litigation (Civil) Advertising and Mar Source Type: news

Meet ‘Mr. Earth Day,’ the Man Who Helped Organize the Annual Observance
Nearly 50 years after 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, more than 190 countries mark the annual day for raising awareness of environmental causes. And the stakes only grow as the years go by. Though Earth Day has been dogged by rumors that it was founded by a murderer and as communist propaganda, the truth is much more straightforward — but no less fascinating. TIME spoke to Denis Hayes, a real organizer of the first Earth Day, dubbed “Mr. Earth Day” by the magazine in 1999. Hayes is now the president of the Bullitt Foundation, which doles out grants to environmen...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Holidays Source Type: news

Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'
A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proctor Gamble, whose products are full of toxic chemicals linked to cancer, demands Facebook enforce "brand safety" for advertisers
(Natural News) Procter & Gamble is one of Facebook’s most important advertisers, so when they demanded that the social media platform enforce “brand safety” for its advertisers, it drew a lot of attention to the issue. However, there’s one aspect of the story that seems to be getting lost in the mainstream media’s coverage of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shimmer launches version 2.0 of its NeuroLynQ ™ neuromarketing platform
(Rana Healthcare Solutions LLC) Shimmer's NeuroLynQ biometrics neuromarketing platform uses scientifically-validated galvanic skin responses (GSR) to monitor an audience's nonconscious emotional response to stimuli, such as a live performance or new advertising material. A Harvard Business Review study also shows how Shimmer's biometric data can help predict viral marketing campaigns. NeuroLynQ v2.0 features an entirely new analytics module, which reduces the time required for neuromarketing data analysis from days and weeks to minutes and hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesmerize Named Exclusive Sales and Marketing Representatives for...
Mesmerize adds digital out-of-home advertising to its extensive media portfolio through an exclusive partnership with...(PRWeb April 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/mesmerize_named_exclusive_sales_and_marketing_representatives_for_pharmacy_health_network/prweb16247895.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maryland legislature gives cannabis execs OK to sell edibles
The edibles bill also paved the way for advertising regulation and academic research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Building on the success of Grovember
We’re going for growth in May, following on from the success of the Grovember. That month of activity by the whole union made us not only the biggest union in the UK – but a growing one. We’re not resting on our laurels, however. If November showed that by acting together we can push our recruitment into growth, May is about applying what we learned and starting to develop a sustainable union-wide recruitment and retention plan strategy. UNISON is aiming to run two or three month-long campaigns each year where branches, regions and the centre focus on recruitment and retention and make sure our union cont...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data Go for growth grovember recruiting recruitment Source Type: news

UCLA researcher aims to study societal impacts of cannabis
In the 15 months since the recreational sale of marijuana became legal for adults in California, an explosion of new cannabis-based products, unchecked health claims and slick advertisements has bombarded the state.Anticipating the accompanying social impacts, UCLA established the  UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, known as the CRI,  in 2017 as one of the first academic programs in the world dedicated to the study of marijuana. Supported by the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the UCLA Brain Research Institute, the CRI is led by director Dr. Jeff Chen and brings to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Black Hole Given the Hawaiian Name ‘Powehi.’ Here’s What That Means
The black hole that was captured in a first-ever picture this week has been named “Powehi,” courtesy of a language professor at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Powehi means “embellished dark source of unending creation”, according to a university press release. The cosmic object’s new moniker comes from the Kumulipo, an 18th century chant describing the creation of the Hawaiian universe. “To have the privilege of giving a Hawaiian name to the very first scientific confirmation of a black hole is very meaningful to me,” said professor Larry Kimura. The world’s first image of a ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news

Powehi: black hole gets a name meaning 'the adorned fathomless dark creation'
Language professor in Hawaii comes up with name welcomed by scientists who captured first image of galactic phenomenonThe black hole that was depicted for the first time this week in in an image produced in a landmark experiment has been named by a language professor in Hawaii.University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object Powehi, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Black holes Space Science Hawaii US news World news Source Type: news

Mother, 28, reveals she nearly died after TWO botched breast implants advertised on Instagram
Holly McCulloch, 28, of Greasby, Wirral, always felt down about her B-cup chest, particularly as she got older. She therefore booked herself into a clinic that charged £2,700 for a five-day, all-inclusive stay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government's plan to ban junk food adverts before 9pm 'will cut just TWO calories a day'
Health ministers revealed plans to ban adverts with foods high in salt, fat and sugar in March as childhood obesity rates have reached a record high in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let ’s Go for Growth in May
We loved Grovember so much we’re doing it all again! In May. And given we’re avoiding the wordplay and calling it our “Go for Growth” campaign. If November showed that by acting together we can push our recruitment into growth, May is about developing a sustainable union-wide recruitment and retention plan. UNISON is aiming to run two or three month-long campaigns each year where branches, regions and the centre focus on recruitment and retention and make sure our union continues to grow and grow stronger. The Go for Growth campaign will run from 29 April to 2 June to accommodate bank holidays. Adve...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists branches easy joiner Go for growth join online join options recruiting recruiting and organising recruitment retention Source Type: news

Dozens of Clinics Market Risky Cell Therapies to Treat Eye Disorders Dozens of Clinics Market Risky Cell Therapies to Treat Eye Disorders
Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive - but unproven - stem cell therapies to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Atrium Health's transition continues as more facilities swap signs
More than a year after rebranding, Atrium Health is close to completing sign changes at its main facilities. The Charlotte-based health-care system changed its name from Carolinas HealthCare System to Atrium Health in February 2018. Advertising, promotional materials and webpages were the first to reflect the new name. Then came bills, digital apps and uniforms.  Atrium changed the sign at its flagship facility, Carolinas Medical Center, on Thursday. Signs have changed at Levine Children's Hospital,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Dozens of clinics market risky 'cell therapies' to treat eye disorders
Clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive but unproven cell therapy procedures to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a study warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dozens of clinics market risky cell therapies to treat eye disorders
(Reuters Health) - - Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive - but unproven - cell therapy procedures to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Moderating effects of social norms and alcohol consumption on message framing in responsible drinking campaigns: value from deviance regulation theory - Park SY, Son H, Lee J, Go E.
This study examined how the interplay between message framing and social norms affected college students' responses to advertisements and their intentions to drink responsibly, using the lens of deviance regulation theory. The results showed more favorable... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tweeting while viewing doesn't diminish TV advertising's reach and often leads to shopping
(Indiana University) People watching 'social shows' like 'Dancing with the Stars' or 'The Bachelor' on television and simultaneously sharing their views on Twitter are more likely to be committed to the program and shop online, according to new research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which reveals that advertisers can see a boost in online shopping when television viewers multitask and engage in social media activity while watching certain programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appeals court upholds BD win in Retractable Technologies case
A federal appeals court this week upheld a ruling that Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) owes nothing more in a long-running false advertising claims case brought by Retractable Technologies (NYSE:RVP). The dispute dates back to 2001, when Little Elm, Texas-based RTI sued BD for patent infringement; that case settled for $100 million in 2004. RTI sued again barely three years later, alleging further patent infringement and anti-trust violations. That case was split, with the anti-trust portion stayed while the patent infringement claims were litigated; in July 2011 a federal appeals court decided that case. The an...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Wall Street Beat bectondickinson Retractable Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

US pediatricians call for soda taxes and less advertising of sugary drinks
A joint statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association endorsed suggestions they say will help curb the childhood obesity epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Top Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes and Advertising Curbs on Sugary Drinks
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association said the measures were necessary to combat the nation ’ s crisis of obesity and chronic disease (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Beverages Soft Drinks Sugar Sales and Excise Taxes Children and Childhood Obesity Diet and Nutrition American Academy of Pediatrics American Heart Assn Advertising and Marketing Diabetes Source Type: news

Google is profiting from adverts for unproven £38-a-month dementia supplements
An investigation by The Times found Google, the most visited website in the world, has been accepting adverts for unproven supplements which claim to improve the brain health of dementia sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New type of mobile tracking link shoppers' physical movements, buying choices
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study used a targeting strategy that tracks where, when, and for how long consumers are in a shopping mall to determine how shoppers' physical movements affect their economic choices. The study found that targeting potential customers in this way can significantly improve advertising via mobile phones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crisis management: When your celebrity advertising endorser generates negative publicity
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Free University of Berlin published new research in the INFORMS journal Management Science that provides companies with substantiated, actionable insights on strategies for effectively responding to situations where their highly compensated celebrity endorsers generate negative publicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Known Catalog of Somatic Reference Samples for NGS-Based Oncology Tests Now Available
A report from the Landscape Analysis Sub-Group of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), Somatic Variant Reference Samples for NGS, Landscape of Available Reference Samples, compiles all the currently available somatic reference samples identified in a comprehensive search and verification process. “We have basically taken information that is available and compiled it in one uniform format. We have done the vetting of going back to the source of the information, showing them what we’re going to present, and asking them for necessary edits or additions, to verify that what we ar...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Advertising watchdog rules fake autism 'cure' adverts must stop
The advertising watchdog is targeting practitioners of Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Senate Passes Cannabis Bills Aimed at Protecting Kids
The Arkansas Senate has passed two bills aimed at restricting medical marijuana's desirability to children by limiting manufacture and processing of edible marijuana and by restricting marijuana advertising. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users
(IMDEA Networks Institute) A study that encompasses 82,000 pre-installed apps in more than 1,700 devices manufactured by 214 brands, reveals the existence of a complex ecosystem of manufacturers, mobile operators, app developers and providers, with a wide network of relationships between them. This includes specialized organizations in user monitoring and tracking and in providing Internet advertising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public asked for views on restricted food advertising
The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV and online adverts for food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban
Government consultation sets out plans to ban unhealthy food advertising before 9pm Related items fromOnMedica Childhood obesity plan Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tobacco, E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits
Juul and Big Tobacco have lobbied for months to protect themselves from aspects of the F.D.A. ’ s crackdown. As Scott Gottlieb leaves, they see an opening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Menthol United States Politics and Government Teenagers and Adolescence Nicotine Lobbying and Lobbyists Advertising and Marketing Altria Group Inc Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Gottlieb, Source Type: news

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits
Juul and Big Tobacco have lobbied for months to protect themselves from aspects of the F.D.A. ’ s crackdown. As Scott Gottlieb leaves, they see an opening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Menthol United States Politics and Government Teenagers and Adolescence Nicotine Lobbying and Lobbyists Advertising and Marketing Altria Group Inc Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Gottlieb, Source Type: news

Study shows most Catholic hospitals don't advertise religious restrictions on health care
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) In a survey of Catholic hospitals throughout the country, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found many did not advertise their religious affiliation and the majority did not explain how that affiliation results in health care restrictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks
Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Obesity Beverages Philip Morris Companies Inc Reynolds, R J, Tobacco Co Children and Childhood Advertising and Marketing BMJ (Journal) Laura A. Schmidt your-feed-science Source Type: news

Celebrities endorsing alcohol is a key factor in British teenagers drinking
Researchers at the University of Stirling found that awareness of alcohol advertising is linked to 'higher risk' boozing among teenagers in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capital Gains: Vince Young MIA, AOC wows SXSW — and did you see this sign?
Each week on page 3 of our weekly edition we wrap up some of the more interesting tidbits floating around town. This week, we look at Vince Young losing his job at UT, paying your doctor with bitcoins and an edgy advertisement that popped up during South by Southwest. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Capital Gains: Vince Young MIA, AOC wows SXSW — and did you see this sign?
Each week on page 3 of our weekly edition we wrap up some of the more interesting tidbits floating around town. This week, we look at Vince Young losing his job at UT, paying your doctor with bitcoins and an edgy advertisement that popped up during South by Southwest. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Junk food companies target children by using a loophole in advertising regulations, experts warn 
Food companies are fuelling the obesity crisis by using increasingly sophisticated methods to influence youngsters on the internet, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Time ’s Up movement comes to health care, with Mayo Clinic leading the charge
A group of Hollywood stars made headlines in early 2018 when they banded together to create Time ’s Up, an organization dedicated to fighting sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace. Over the last year, Time’s Up has dedicated more than $6 million from its $25 million fund to 100 legal cases and investigations. The movement has also expanded to other industries, including journal ism and advertising. And last month, with a Minnesota medical giant leading the way, Time’s Up reached… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maddy Kennedy Source Type: news

The Time ’s Up movement comes to health care, with Mayo Clinic leading the charge
A group of Hollywood stars made headlines in early 2018 when they banded together to create Time ’s Up, an organization dedicated to fighting sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace. Over the last year, Time’s Up has dedicated more than $6 million from its $25 million fund to 100 legal cases and investigations. The movement has also expanded to other industries, including journal ism and advertising. And last month, with a Minnesota medical giant leading the way, Time’s Up reached… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Maddy Kennedy Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news