Radiological societies lobby against NIH cuts
A group of 335 professional medical societies -- including 24 radiological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Trump's 2021 budget calls for 8% NIH cut Healthcare cuts to come in 2020 U.S. budget What's next for U.S. healthcare regulation? AACR opposes Trump's 'draconian' research cuts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Budget Matters: Investing in Advanced Domestic Manufacturing
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

Chancellor's departure 'must not derail pension tax trap solution'
The surprise departure of chancellor Sajid Javid less than a month before the government unveils its budget must not derail efforts to end the damaging pension tax trap, doctors' leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pensions Source Type: news

If the UK cares about justice, it must fund forensic services properly | Angela Gallop
Budget cuts in England and Wales have reduced independent oversight – and could lead to serious miscarriages of justiceIn a case involving a knife attack in 2015 by a group of young people, one of the three victims who were stabbed was carrying a bag containing some of his clothes, which was discovered at the scene. When examined, the bag was found to have some blood on it that contained DNA matching one of the alleged attackers. To the prosecution – and potentially to a jury when the case went to court – the DNA evidence put the defendant squarely in the frame. Fortunately though, the prosecution’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Gallop Tags: Forensic science Crime Law UK news Source Type: news

Africa: 2021 White House Budget Proposal Threatens Public Health, Warns Tropical Medicine Society
[ASTMH] Arlington, Va. -White House's 2021 budget proposal released Monday is short-sighted and threatens the health and safety of Americans at home and abroad. The Trump Administration's proposal includes drastic reductions to the following: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump's new budget cuts all but a favored few science programs
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mervis, J. Tags: Scientific Community, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

"Breaking" news for the ocean's carbon budget
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nayak, A. R., Twardowski, M. S. Tags: Oceanography perspective Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Senior doctors call for cuts to child services in England to be reversed
Government must boost investment in next month ’s budget, they say Related items fromOnMedica Child migrants denied universal health coverage Rise of child health on political agenda threatened A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world UK lagging behind peers on child health Child health should be election priority say experts and public (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scottish government pledges more cash for health and social care in budget
But it ’s not enough to meet safe staffing legislation, say nurse leaders Related items fromOnMedica New Year NHS resolutions BMA urges Tory leader candidates to reform pensions provision Doctors call on politicians to invest in the NHS NHS – It’s not just about numbers GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personal health budgets 101: an introductory video
NHS England has produced a brief video about personal health budgets. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump Seeks to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets, Some Medicare Spending Trump Seeks to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets, Some Medicare Spending
Several medical groups offered quick criticism of White House budget proposals, which include bids to change how Medicare pays for services of physicians in hospital-owned practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Seeks Familiar Science Cuts, Favors ‘Future’ Industries
President Trump ’s latest budget request largely repeats past proposals to sharply reduce funding for non-defense R&D programs across the federal government. However, it includes a stronger emphasis on research tied to the administration ’s “Industries of the Future” focus areas, especially artificial intelligence and quantum information science. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 11, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
The president's request for next year ’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Health care software company looks to hire 115 in Jacksonville
An IT company that designs software for the health care industry, code-named Project Graph, is seeking $690,000 in state and city incentives in exchange for hiring 115 people in Jacksonville by the end of 2022. Companies are regularly given code names while economic development agreements are still pending. Project Graph already has 63 employees in Jacksonville, Office of Economic Development Executive Director Kirk Wendland told the Mayor's Budget Review Committee on Monday. The average salary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news

Trump budget plan could push tobacco oversight out of the FDA
The Trump administration wants to fundamentally change the way the US government regulates tobacco and e-cigarette products, and the plan to move regulatory authority out of the US Food and Drug Administration is being met with strong condemnation from the public health community. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Trump ’s Budget, Big Health Care Cuts but Few Details
The president ’s proposal can be read as a second-term policy blueprint. On the future of the Affordable Care Act, it’s awfully vague. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Federal Budget (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2020 Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Trump's 2021 budget calls for 8% NIH cut
U.S. President Donald Trump on February 10 released a proposed budget for 2021...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What's next for U.S. healthcare regulation? AACR opposes Trump's 'draconian' research cuts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

National Science Foundation presents FY 2021 budget request
Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2021 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299995&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Seniors Need To Know About Trump ’s 2021 Federal Budget
President Donald Trump ’s proposed budget includes cuts to key senior programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability Insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elena Botella, Contributor Source Type: news

Mystery $844B pot in Trump budget signals Medicaid cuts
President Donald Trump’s budget contains a $844 billion mystery pot for his still undefined health care plan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Future of HIV Care in South Sudan Starts Here
By Anne Kinuthia, Country director, South Sudan ; Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 10, 2020What does it take to get results in a warzone?In South Sudan, it takes creativity and tenacity—whether you’re working to end an HIV epidemic, or get health services to children, or simply deliver supplies to a clinic.This is the world’s youngest country. In 2013, just two years after it split from Sudan, South Sudan fell into a civil war that hasn’t really ended yet. Around 4.3 million people have been displaced because of the violence, according to theUN Refugee ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Human Resources Management Policy Advocacy IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Health Financing Measurement and Evaluation Health in Conflict Social Services Youth Nurses Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: STEM Education
Congress provided a mix of budget increases to federal STEM education programs for fiscal year 2020. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 7, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: National Nuclear Security Administration
The budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration is continuing its recent rapid rise, with the latest appropriation supporting major new plutonium research and production initiatives while rejecting a proposal to pare back the inertial confinement fusion program. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 6, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S.$5,2 Million Budget Towards Coronavirus Awareness and Prevention
[263Chat] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has proposed a US$5,2 million budget to go towards Coronavirus awareness and prevention programmes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON calls for safe, decent and affordable homes for all
More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, says UNISON, as it publishes a new housing manifesto to see in the new decade. But despite the housing crisis highlighted by that statistic, fewer than 6,500 low-cost social rented homes were built in England in 2017/18. More than 60% of the housing budget goes towards supporting home-ownership. That, says the union, is unsustainable. Hence the manifesto – Safe, Decent and Affordable Homes for All: UNISON’s vision for Housing – which examines the crisis and outlines solutions. The crisis in England has ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News community housing housing associations housing crisis local government social housing Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: DOD Science and Technology
The budget for the Defense Department ’s Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation activities is continuing to rise dramatically in fiscal year 2020, with a focus on late-stage prototyping and testing. Funding for earlier-stage R&D accounts is rising by 1% to $16.1 billion. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 5, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Unions reject ‘disappointing’ council pay offer
The three unions representing council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) rejected the 2% initial pay offer made by the local government employers. Last summer UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members – submitted the pay claim for 2020/21. If accepted, this would mean that £10 an hour would be the lowest rate for council staff from this April. Everyone else would receive a 10% wage rise. The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay claim Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is receiving a multibillion dollar budget increase for the fifth time in a row, with its total budget increasing by 7% to $42 billion. Congress also directs the agency to adopt stronger policies regarding sexual harassment and research security. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 4, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: apeterson Source Type: news

Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2021 budget request
Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress. The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on February 10, 2020. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global leadership. The call is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299950&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Budget 2020: Hospital chains give thumbs up to viability gap fund
Analysts are upbeat that the proposed viability gap funding window for setting up hospitals in underserved areas will encourage hospital chains to offer services in tier 2 and 3 towns. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Budget too meagre to have any impact: IMA
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday termed the health budget as "too meagre to have any impact." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget 2020: Rs 69,000 crore allocated for health sector, expansion of Ayushman Bharat scheme
The expansion of Ayushman Bharat scheme will see setting up more hospitals in Tier-II, Tier-III cities under the PPP model. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget 2020: Govt to launch campaign to eliminate TB by 2025, says FM Sitharaman
Presenting the Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman proposed to expand Jan Aushadhi Kendras to all districts of the country to provide medicines at affordable rates. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget 2020: Govt to use proceeds from taxing medical devices for setting up hospitals in tier 2 and 3 cities
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman allocated Rs 69,000 crore, inclusive of Rs 6,400 crore for Jan Arogya Yojana, to healthcare in Budget 2020. This marks an increase from last year when she allocated Rs 62,659 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposals on medical device manufacturing will help grow domestic industry
As part of the Union Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that there would be a detailed scheme announced soon to promote manufacturing of mobile phones, electronics and semiconductor packaging in the country, and that this scheme could be extended to medical devices as well. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government proposes health cess on import of medical equipment
In her second Budget speech, Sitharaman said till a few years back India was dependent on imports for medical equipment. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural America's Health Crisis Seizes States' Attention
Analyzes disparities in rural health and the impact of rural hospital closures on local communities. Describes efforts in several states to address these issues, most notably is Pennsylvania, who is implementing a global budget payment model and devoting resources to population health measures. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: DOE Applied Energy R & D
The budgets for the Department of Energy ’s applied R&D offices are all increasing in fiscal year 2020, in most cases by large amounts. The increases include new funding for negative emissions technologies and a major advanced nuclear reactor demonstration program. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 30, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: National Institute of Standards and Technology
The budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology is increasing by 5% to just over $1 billion in  fiscal year 2020, with much of the additional funding directed toward priority research areas and facility construction projects. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 29, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: agasparini Source Type: news

Airlines Suspend Flights to China Amid Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak
(BANGKOK) — British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Several other airlines including Finnair, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and Singapore-based Jetstar Asia are reducing the number of flights to the country as demand for travel drops because of the outbreak. British Airways said Wednesday it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country amid a virus outbreak. The airline operat...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Final FY20 Appropriations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Though the overall budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is decreasing slightly this year, funding for its Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research will rise 4% to $590 million. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 28, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Stands Out in Purchasing 12 Child Vaccines
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola stands out as the only country in the SADC region that has fully acquired, with funding from the General State Budget (OGE), the 12 vaccines in the national vaccination calendar that protects 13 diseases in children under five years old. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Mayor Walsh's chief of staff to lead medical, academic nonprofit
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ’s chief of staff is headed to a nonprofit which represents and serves institutions in Boston’s Longwood medical and academic area. David Sweeney, 36, was hired as president and CEO of the 47-year-old nonprofit MASCO, which stands for the Medical, Academic and Scientific Community Organization in the Longwood area. His first day is Feb. 24. Sweeney, a Dorchester resident, has served as Walsh’s chief of staff since September 2017. He also worked as budget chief, managing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news