New York-Presbyterian’s Steven Corwin: keeping costs down
A hospital with an $8bn budget is embracing technology to deliver more efficient care (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked for Decades
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Gerard Blaney figured his excruciating headache was simply due to a combination of too much stress and too little food. It was budget season at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, and as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Opportunity & Need for a Nuanced View of Prehospital Information
On the final day of the 2018 North Carolina EMS Expo, Stephen J. Howell, NRP, the EMS captain and coordinator at New Hanover Regional EMS, gave a talk audaciously titled “How Data Drives Success.” Having seen many such presentations over the years—many of which have fallen short of innovative or anything more than platitudes about the “need” to chart patient care for legal coverage, and a pining, fruitless, frankly overblown and never-really-explained desire to gain unfettered access to hospital-side electronic health records—I was curious. Mr. Howell offered a sophisticated overview of ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers offer preview of health care legislation
The Medicaid budget, future of the CCOs and even affordable housing will top the agenda (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

TransEnterix CEO Pope makes Time ’ s 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today that its president and CEO Todd Pope has been named to Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, highlighted for their work bringing the Senhance robotic surgical platform to the market. Pope was an inaugural selection for the list, which Time Magazine said it assembled to highlight “physicians, scientists, and business and political leaders whose work is transforming health care right now.” Time lauded Pope and TransEnterix for offering “budget-friendly features” for the Senhance system which they said “helps hospitals...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Events and Brand Support Officer - flexible, London, UK preferred
Salary: CompetitiveLocation: Flexible, London preferredPosition: Permanent, full timeThis role will lead on supporting, developing and implementing Cochrane ’s annual events calendar, to help co-ordinate our Colloquium and Governance Meetings, along with supporting event activities of Cochrane Groups.The role also supports the workof our Knowledge Translation Department including marketing, brand communications and graphic design on behalf of the Central Executive Team (CET).We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Changes to the way universal credit is introduced are a sensible move, says UNISON
Assurances that part-time low-paid workers will not be made to look for higher paid jobs or forced to increase their hours as they are moved across onto universal credit has been welcomed by UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON had been concerned that as people were transferred across to universal credit anyone earning less than 35 times the national minimum wage would have been made to find a job on better pay or take on more hours. Earlier today, in response to a question from Ruth George MP at the Work and Pensions Select Committee, the director general of universal credit Neil Couling confirmed an assurance previously given...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis Universal credit Source Type: news

Funding social care through budget will help NHS meet demands
We can no longer afford to plan and fund health and care services in isolation, Colleges tell chancellor Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Experts urge radical action on mental health crises NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

These 10 medtech companies care a lot about research
[Image from unsplash.com]These 10 medical device companies spent the largest portion of their budgets on research and development. Here’s a look at what they produced. Each year, Medical Design & Outsourcing compiles a list of the top 100 medical device companies across the globe and ranks the companies based on annual revenue for the most recent fiscal year. We also take into account research and development spending because it can provide an indication of where innovation is taking place in the industry. Read on to discover the 10 medtech companies spending the largest portion of their budgets on R&D, as we...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Implants Oncology Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Abiomed Accuray Inc. AtriCure Inc. Big 100 BioMerieux Inc. cochlear conformis Dexcom Edwards Li Source Type: news

How to ensure compliance before your medical device trial begins
By Sandra Maddock, IMARC The only way to gain the FDA approval you need to bring your medical device to market is to ensure compliance at every stage in the clinical trial lifecycle. That starts long before you sign up your first subject. The planning stage is crucial because it sets expectations for how your team will work together to collect data, monitor results and protect your trial’s subjects. In this post, the first in a three-part series, we’ll cover five important steps you can take to ensure compliance before you start your medical device trial. Have a regulatory strategy A regulatory strategy a...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Can Payers Trust Our Data?
The potential for real-world data to be used on a mass scale to demonstrate the effectiveness and value of medicines is great, promising benefits for all parties including better health outcomes and lower premiums for patients and higher prices for those selling the most effective treatments.Yet, while the use of real-world evidence is growing, a major impediment to its broader and faster adoption is the potential trust gap. After all, how can payers be sure that pharma ’s data tell a true and accurate story about patient outcomes?Payers are increasingly questioning the data they are provided with, says Michelle Hois...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

TB Remains World ’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO
A TB patient in a treatment facility in Liberia. Unlike him, many infected persons do not get the care they need. Credit: Francesco PistilliBy Mandy S.skerWASHINGTON DC, Oct 10 2018 (IPS)A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world’s leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection. A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), launched in New York on September 18, found for the fourth year in a row, that TB remains the world’s single largest infectious killer, responsible for 10 million infections and 1.6 million deaths in 2017.Still, in many c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandy Slutsker Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Could Publicly Funded Medtech Face Price Controls in NJ?
New Jersey Senate Bill 977 (S977), which seeks to prohibit “excessive charges for drugs developed by publicly funded research,” includes “other health care technology” and could therefore impact medtech. Dean J. Paranicas, president and CEO of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), tells MD+DI that “S977 would apply only to medical technology approved by the FDA that was developed in its entirety or partially, directly or indirectly, with federal or State funds. The bill would not apply to technology developed without public a...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Program coaches lower-income women about health and money
Karen Estrada used to read food labels while shopping but often did not know how to interpret the nutritional information. These days, she scours the tiny print for sodium, fat and sugar content. She writes the USDA recommended daily sodium intake at the top of her grocery lists, a reminder to choose low-sodium.“Now I really think about what I am buying and reading labels makes sense,” said Estrada, 28, an administrative assistant who lives with her husband and son, 7, in Los Angeles. “Reading labels and trying to eat different colored fruits and vegetables has been a really big change. I learned I w as e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament
As a result of years of spending cuts, libraries, museums, galleries, theatres, and other cultural centres have seen their budgets cut, causing closures, restricted opening times, job losses and a limited access to the arts for the public, say unions. Now UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march for the arts. Starting at the British Library on the Euston Road, the march will go past London cultural landmarks to finish with a rally in Parliament Square. When: 11am on Saturday 3 November 2018 Where: British Library car park, Midland Road, NW1 What: A march and...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release council cuts dave prentis job losses libraries local government march rally Source Type: news

Hammond eyes tax swoop to meet Budget promises
May’s health, fuel and housing pledges mean ‘nothing is off the table’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy food doesn't have to be more expensive, nutritionist insists
Charlie Middleton, a lecturer in nursing at the University of Dundee, explains many chefs have shown you can eat well on a budget. It's all about not being fooled by marketing for pricey superfoods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join me at the Digital Future of Dentistry ADA 2018- Hawaii Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 1450
Discussion of CAD/CAM, Digital Impressions and 3D Workflow - Ask the ExpertPaul Feuerstein, DMD12:15-1 p.m.5403- Living in the Practice of Today but Wanting the Practice of Tomorrow - Ask the ExpertMarty Jablow, DMD2-2:45 p.m.5409- Continue the Conversation-Selecting a LenderAndrew Ventura2-2:45 p.m.Created in partnership withFriday, October 196400- Let ’s Talk Digital Dentistry-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS8:45-9:30 a.m.6403- What ’s My Next Step?-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS10:30-11:15 a.m.6407- Continue the Conversation-Where Your Technology LivesColin Carr10:30-11:15 a.m.Created in partnership with6404- ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Blog: Local government staff are at breaking point
This week, the Prime Minister claimed that austerity is over – which anyone who works in public services, or relies on public services, will know to be untrue. Our hospitals are forced to do more with less. Our schools are stretched to the very limit. And local government staff, perhaps hardest hit by a decade of cutbacks, are at ‘breaking point’. Earlier this year we conducted a survey of UNISON members working in local government, and the response was overwhelming with over 21,000 people taking part. They story they told was compelling, and serves to reinforce the damage done by consistent, brutal cuts:...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has submitted a request for emergency OMB review of changes to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Changes include, among other things, the addition of questions about medication-assistance treatment (MAT) for opioids and alcohol and two questions related to use of kratom, an easily accessible, unregulated, opioid-like drug which is still legal in the U.S. Comments are due by October 24, 2018 and OMB approval is requested by October 25, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Medical residents should understand their income, create a budget and stick to it, save for the future (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

2018 Illinois Poll of Registered Voters Ages 25+: Opinions on Current State Fiscal Problems
Gauges the opinions of Illinois registered voters ages 25+ on the recently passed a budget agreement. ... In June 2018, a bipartisan Illinois budget agreement was signed into law. ... As Illinois p... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Regulator requires trust to think again on budget
A west London trust is resubmitting its budget to NHS Improvement after failing to find sufficient savings to satisfy the regulator. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cigna And Express Scripts Deal: Virtues Of Vertical Integration
Vertical integration, as entailed by the Cigna-Express Scripts merger, may help contain cost growth and improve health outcomes. Such mergers may signal a move away from siloed budgets in healthcare, as PBMs would no longer be incentivized to focus solely on the pharmacy budget. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Spain: Health System Review.
Authors: Bernal-Delgado E, Garcia-Armesto S, Oliva J, Sanchez Martinez FI, Repullo JR, Pena-Longobardo LM, Ridao-Lopez M, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Spanish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health status continues to improve in Spain, and life expectancy is the highest in the European Union. Inequalities in self-reported health have also declined in the last decade, although long-standing disability and chronic conditions are increasing due to an ageing popul...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Austria: Health System Review.
Authors: Bachner F, Bobek J, Habimana K, Ladurner J, Lepuschutz L, Ostermann H, Rainer L, Schmidt AE, Zuba M, Quentin W, Winkelmann J Abstract This analysis of the Austrian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Two major reforms implemented in 2013 and 2017 are among the main issues today. The central aim of the reforms that put in place a new governance system was to strengthen coordination and cooperation between different levels of government and self-governing bodies by promoting joint plan...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Why dentistry needs to be at the table
Oral health has a huge impact on the NHS budget. Apart from the visible costs of primary care services, less obvious costs from poor dental health include a high number of A&E and other hospital admissions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales budget: NHS and roads priorities for £15bn spend
£15bn for "bread and butter" Welsh budget putting health services first to be unveiled. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the Birmingham homecare workers fighting for their jobs
“We’re not standing for it because we’ve got children.” Birmingham council’s homecare workers are not taking proposed changes to their contracts lying down, but who are they and why exactly are they fighting so hard? Earlier this year, Birmingham council announced plans to slash the hours of homecare staff working for its enablement service. The changes would mean some staff have their working hours cut from 37 hours to just 14 – so a worker who currently earns around £18,000 a year could lose up to £11,000. The council also want to enforce a new shift pattern which the staff...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine Birmingham care workers homecare Source Type: news

Wearing a Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness? Here ’s How Awareness Ribbons Became a Thing
With Monday marking the beginning of October’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month observance, supporters will be donning their pink ribbons as a show of support for ongoing research for a cure. It’s a ritual that repeats itself for any number of causes, such as teal ribbons for ovarian cancer to red ribbons for AIDS awareness. But when did ribbons begin to be used as symbols for various causes? The Library of Congress’s Folklife Center has studied the history of such awareness ribbons in American culture, and found that many citizens assume that the tradition is older than it is. Among the most frequen...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news society Source Type: news

Firefighter/Paramedic Recalls Springing Into Action on Southwest Flight 1380
Editor's Note: On April 17, 2018, Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo bank and mother of two children from Albuquerque, N.M., was pulled halfway out of an airplane window on Southwest Flight 1380 after the windows was hit by shrapnel from a failed engine just 20 minutes into the flight. The seatbelt around her waist kept her from being completely sucked away, and it was through heroic efforts by a handful of brave passengers risking their own lives that Jennifer was pulled back into the plane so resuscitation attempts could begin. What follows is the firsthand account from ...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Needum, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

India Uses Tech to Power its New Battle Against Malnutrition
A mother and a child in Melghat district, an area in India with high rates of malnourishment. The government’s new POSHAN campaign aims to curb malnutrition by a significant margin by also using smartphones to collect relevant data. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAYURBHANJ DISTRICT, India, Sep 26 2018 (IPS)Kanaklata Raula from Kaptipada village in India’s Mayurbhanj District is on duty 24×7. The 52-year-old community health worker from Odisha state rides a bicycle for hours each day, visiting community members who need nutrition and reproductive healthcare.Raula’s main job is to ensure that t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FA Source Type: news

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is one of the cities now committing its own resources to launch new family planning and reproductive health activities. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.September 24, 2018en fran çaisIn francophone West Africa, a new method of addressing family planning is taking hold as mayors become more engaged in planning for their communities ’ health and economic development goals. In the last 18 months, mayors and local officials from six cities in four countries have begun reproductive health initiatives thanks to guidance and funding fromthe Challenge Initiative (TCI).In a...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, July 24, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Approve minutes from last full board meeting  Janice McCallum Minutes from June 26, 2018 meeting approved. Environmental Scan–what are you hearing about?   All Janice mentioned recent reporting by NPR/ProPublica on data aggregators, such as Lexis Nexis. Bill Marder from Truven/IBM Watson, who will speak at SPM2018, can provide context on how aggregators have operated and can provide a view to the future...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - September 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Source Type: news

Experts agree: the Bipartisan Budget Act changes to Medicare Part D jeopardize the program
The changes made to Part D in the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) that passed in February threaten the program ’s successful competitive structure. While these changes closed the donut hole a year early, they went much further by lowering insurers ’ payment responsibility to just five percent of costs in the donut hole for brand medications. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Juliet Johnson Tags: drug cost Burden on Patients Part D out of pocket costs Source Type: news

Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Money from the NIH's budget, among others, will be used to care for kids in federal custody. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts
Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement, say education unions today (Friday). The TBAP trust, which teaches children excluded from mainstream education, plans to cut over £2.5m (14.4%) from its budget, say the unions. UNISON, which represents school support staff in the chain, recently wrote to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) raising serious concerns about financial management at the trust. The ESFA warned the trust in January, and has now put TBAP under financia...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education Jon Richards public services Source Type: news

Final FY19 Appropriations: National Nuclear Security Administration
Within a 4 percent overall budget increase for the National Nuclear Security Administration, funding for most weapons and nonproliferation R&D programs will remain steady in fiscal year 2019. Congress rejected steep proposed cuts to inertial confinement fusion programs and  greenlit development of a controversial new low-yield nuclear warhead. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - September 20, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Playing video games like can reduce lower back pain by 30 percent, study reveals 
In the study, researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia conducted a control trial of 60 participants aged 55 and over, and say results could bring huge savings to healthcare budgets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final FY19 Appropriations: DOE Office of Science
The Department of Energy ’s Office of Science will receive a 5 percent funding increase for fiscal year 2019, bringing its total budget to $6.59 billion. The additional funding will advance work on exascale computing, user facility upgrades, and quantum information science, among other priority areas. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - September 19, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Morning Break: Budget Hike for NIH; Riding the'Canna-Bus'; Junk Food and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Funding Available for ALA Midwinter
As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2000 for registration and travel costs. Eligibility – Library staff in PA, NY, NJ and DE Awards will be made on a cost-reimbursement basis to the attendee’s library. Libraries must be a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Membership is free. Only one Professional Development award will be given per library per year (May 1-April ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Funding Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:President Okays U.S.$64 Million Budget to Fight Cholera
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has approved a budget of nearly $64 million for immediate needs in the fight against dual outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in Harare and other parts of the country, chairperson of the Cabinet committee on emergency preparedness and disaster management, Minister July Moyo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novo lays off 400 in R & amp;D unit
The drugmaker says this is not meant to be a cost-cutting measure and in fact, its research and development budget will be even larger in 2019. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plans to change federal Medi-Cal funding could force some California counties to slash health coverage
The number of Californians who gained health insurance grew by 3 million people after the Affordable Care Act expanded Medi-Cal coverage in 2014 and 2015. But anticipated federal funding changes could over time force counties to shoulder more of the cost of paying for health care, or cut back enrollment and programs, according to a  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Nearly one-third of the state ’s 33 million people under the age of 65 are enrolled in the health insurance program for low-income and disabled residents known in California as Medi-Cal (or Medicaid in the rest of the Unit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Macron injects more cash into France's strained healthcare system
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘A testament to the strength of feeling’
Getting the message across (l-r): Glasgow homelessness officer Val Newlove, community care officer Clare Copeland, Stoke-on-Trent MP Gareth Snell, Northamptonshire trading standards officer Andy Langford, Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and social worker Nikki Evans. “It’s a testament to the strength of feeling,” Northamptonshire council worker Andy Langford said as he surveyed a packed event in Parliament last week. But what was getting council workers, MPs and others so riled? Cuts to local services. Council workers went to Westminster to tell MPs that councils have reached breaking point and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article camp local government local government and financing local government cuts Save Our Local Services Source Type: news