Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wrote science article in 2008 on use of “self-hypnosis” to “create artificial situations”
(Natural News) Late Monday The New York Times published what it no doubt thought was a “bombshell” story claiming that in 1985, a young Brett Kavanaugh once threw a beer in someone’s face which led to a fight. Noted The Daily Caller in reporting the story: Chad Ludington, a former Yale basketball player who socialized with Kavanaugh,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Attacked by Shark at Southern California Beach
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy has been bitten by a shark at a Southern California beach. Just after a shark attack victim was pulled ashore at Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia. #sharkattack #beaconsbeach #leucadia #encinitas pic.twitter.com/Hr93IVxwQd — John Robbins (@JohnRobbins) September 29, 2018 Fox 5 San Diego reports the attack occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday at Beacon's Beach in Encinitas, north of San Diego. Witness Chad Hammel tells the TV station the victim was lobster diving. Hammel says he heard screaming and then realized the boy was yelling, "I got bit!" Hammel was al...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

Teen Attacked by Shark at Southern California Beach
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy has been bitten by a shark at a Southern California beach. Just after a shark attack victim was pulled ashore at Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia. #sharkattack #beaconsbeach #leucadia #encinitas pic.twitter.com/Hr93IVxwQd — John Robbins (@JohnRobbins) September 29, 2018 Fox 5 San Diego reports the attack occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday at Beacon's Beach in Encinitas, north of San Diego. Witness Chad Hammel tells the TV station the victim was lobster diving. Hammel says he heard screaming and then realized the boy was yelling, "I got bit!" Hammel was al...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Adds Distributor
Manasquan, NJ -- P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of Kaza Fire Apparatus Sales & Service (Kaza Fire), a division of Kaza Fire Equipment, LLC, to its growing family of distributors. Kaza Fire will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the western half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles and Rescue 1, Kaza Fire will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. Andy Kaza, founder and President of Kaza Fire Equipment, LLC, stated that...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Adds Distributor
Manasquan, NJ -- P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of Kaza Fire Apparatus Sales & Service (Kaza Fire), a division of Kaza Fire Equipment, LLC, to its growing family of distributors. Kaza Fire will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the western half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles and Rescue 1, Kaza Fire will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. Andy Kaza, founder and President of Kaza Fire Equipment, LLC, stated that...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (Press Release) Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says
Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before the survey — reached its highest point since 2006, according the report. Almost 40% of adults from 146 countries said they’d experienced worry or stress the day before the survey, while 31% said they’d felt physical pain, 23% said they’d been sad and 20% said they’d felt anger. Those results tallied up to a Negative Exp...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Terhune Source Type: news

From human bomb to paralegal, Boko Haram survivor helps heal her community
BOL, Chad –Halima Yakoy Adam was once a human bomb.  When she was only 15,her husband brought her to an island near the border of Nigeria. They were going on a fishing trip, he said.Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp  where she was ordered to become a suicide bomber. When she refused, she was threatened with immediate execution. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Chad:FG Reaches Out to Lake Chad Basin Countries to Curb Spread of Cholera
[This Day] Disease records 16,008 cases, 186 deaths in 16 states (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Braun Industries Welcomes Back Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus for New Ambulance Sales
Van Wert, OH – Braun Ambulances is proud to welcome back Bulldog Fire Apparatus to the Braun family. Effective July 31, 2018, Bulldog Fire Apparatus rejoined Braun’s national dealer network as an Authorized Sales and Service Center. They will provide Braun ambulance sales and service to customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.   “We are pleased to have Jeff Mazza and his team at Bulldog Fire Apparatus back with Braun,” says Chad Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Braun Industries. “Knowledgeable of both the Braun and Demers ambulance brands,...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Braun Industries Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Industry News Source Type: news

Braun Industries Welcomes Back Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus for New Ambulance Sales
Van Wert, OH – Braun Ambulances is proud to welcome back Bulldog Fire Apparatus to the Braun family. Effective July 31, 2018, Bulldog Fire Apparatus rejoined Braun’s national dealer network as an Authorized Sales and Service Center. They will provide Braun ambulance sales and service to customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.   “We are pleased to have Jeff Mazza and his team at Bulldog Fire Apparatus back with Braun,” says Chad Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Braun Industries. “Knowledgeable of both the Braun and Demers ambulance brands,...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Braun Industries Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Industry News Source Type: news

RedSky Emergency Vehicles to Handle Braun Ambulance Sales in California
Van Wert, OH – Braun Ambulances is proud to welcome RedSky Emergency Vehicles to the Braun family. Effective July 16, 2018, RedSky became an official dealer partner with Braun Industries. This partnership recognizes RedSky as the Authorized Sales and Service Center for Braun ambulances in the state of California. “We are beyond excited to welcome RedSky Emergency Vehicles to the Braun family,” said Chad Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Braun Industries. “RedSky is the first new dealer since our merger with Demers Ambulances in February 2018. RedSky has been a valued dealer...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Braun Ambulances Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Industry News Source Type: news

RedSky Emergency Vehicles to Handle Braun Ambulance Sales in California
Van Wert, OH – Braun Ambulances is proud to welcome RedSky Emergency Vehicles to the Braun family. Effective July 16, 2018, RedSky became an official dealer partner with Braun Industries. This partnership recognizes RedSky as the Authorized Sales and Service Center for Braun ambulances in the state of California. “We are beyond excited to welcome RedSky Emergency Vehicles to the Braun family,” said Chad Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Braun Industries. “RedSky is the first new dealer since our merger with Demers Ambulances in February 2018. RedSky has been a valued dealer...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Braun Ambulances Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Industry News Source Type: news

Chad:Health Centres Overwhelmed With Spike in Malnourished Children
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Malnutrition peaks in Chad every year between July and October but this year countries across Sahel began to run out of food in March after a bad dry spell (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Livermore, Calif., Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets Team that Saved His Life
Livermore CA 24 July. On June 26, 2018, Raghu Kowshik was leaving his regular dialysis appointment at DeVita Dialysis in Livermore, Calif., when he suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and fell to the ground. Luck was on his side that day, as an ambulance crew from Norcal Ambulance were also waiting at the facility and witnessed him go down. Norcal Ambulance EMTs Chad Hanville and Gustavo Lopez immediately rushed to his aid and began CPR, followed by applying and using their defibrillator and administering a life-saving shock. Following an additional two minutes of CPR, Mr. Kowshik regained consciousness. The Norcal crew...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Livermore, Calif., Cardiac Arrest Survivor Meets Team that Saved His Life
Livermore CA 24 July. On June 26, 2018, Raghu Kowshik was leaving his regular dialysis appointment at DeVita Dialysis in Livermore, Calif., when he suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and fell to the ground. Luck was on his side that day, as an ambulance crew from Norcal Ambulance were also waiting at the facility and witnessed him go down. Norcal Ambulance EMTs Chad Hanville and Gustavo Lopez immediately rushed to his aid and began CPR, followed by applying and using their defibrillator and administering a life-saving shock. Following an additional two minutes of CPR, Mr. Kowshik regained consciousness. The Norcal crew...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paramedics Plus Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Business leaders and service providers form coalition to end chronic homelessness in Seattle
El Gaucho's Chad Mackay is inviting business leaders, researchers and service providers to help end chronic homelessness in Seattle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Business leaders and service providers form coalition to end chronic homelessness in Seattle
El Gaucho's Chad Mackay is inviting business leaders, researchers and service providers to help end chronic homelessness in Seattle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Novant Health names new Forsyth Medical Center president
Novant Health has named Chad Setlif as the new president and chief operating officer of Forsyth Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Bollinger Source Type: news

California Beachgoers Describe Finding Crash Survivor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon last Friday when she and her husband found 23-year-old Angela Hernandez of Portland. Hernandez had been driving to her sister's home in Lancaster, near Los Angeles, on July 6 when a small animal crossed in front of her, causing her to swerve and lose control of her car, she wrote from her hospital bed Sunda...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

California Beachgoers Describe Finding Crash Survivor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's alive," Chelsea Moore said Monday as she described the afternoon last Friday when she and her husband found 23-year-old Angela Hernandez of Portland. Hernandez had been driving to her sister's home in Lancaster, near Los Angeles, on July 6 when a small animal crossed in front of her, causing her to swerve and lose control of her car, she wrote from her hospital bed Sunda...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad
Halima Yakoy Adam won ’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Birmingham CEO wins Ernst & Young entrepreneur award
A Birmingham CEO was among the winners in the Ernst& Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Southeast. Hospicelink CEO Chad Trull took home the award in the services category. Trull's company, which recently merged with StateServ Holdings, regularly ranked among the fastest growing companies in Birmingham as it carved out a niche in the durable medical equipment benefit management space. Trull wi ll serve as president of the combined company. Trull is a past winner of the BBJ's Top 40… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ty West Source Type: news

West Africa:As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President
[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jax company to pay $22.5 million to settle Medicare fraud suit
Jacksonville-based wound care company Healogics Inc. will pay up to $22.5 million in a settlement with the Justice Department. The department's suit claimed Healogics knowingly caused wound care centers to bill Medicare for unnecessary and unreasonable hyperbaric oxygen therapy. “Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to care based on their clinical needs and not the financial goals of healthcare providers,” Chad A. Readler, acting assistant attorney general for the department's civil division,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news

Global Health: Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Dogs Frogs Parasites Epidemics Carter Center Carter, Jimmy Deby, Idriss Chad Africa Source Type: news

Global Health: The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms
Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Water Parasites Dogs Philanthropy Carter Center Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Carter, Jimmy Chad Source Type: news

Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis
A mother caresses the head of her sleeping malnourished baby, at the mother and child centre in the town of Diffa, Niger. Credit: UNICEF/TremeauBy Mark LowcockUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead. Governments in the region were successful in beating back the crisis six years ago. I a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Lowcock Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wichita Optometry buys two practices
Wichita Optometry is growing through acquisition.   The company announced on Monday the purchase of two area practices: Mulvane Vision Care and Wichita Vision Care. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.  The acquisitions give Wichita Optometry two more full-service locations for a total of four and two more optometrists for a total of seven th roughout the practice.  Kevin Cline and Amy Krier Goertz are now part of the Wichita Optometry team. They join optometrists Chad Fleming, Ashley Blasi,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Cornerstones of Care hires new philanthropy exec
Cornerstones of Care named a new chief development officer to lead its philanthropy efforts. Chad Harris joined the nonprofit at the end of the May, after leading FarmHouse Fraternity's national organization for 10 years. He previously was president of the alumni board for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Centurions Leadership Program and is pursuing a doctorate in leadership and organizational development at the University of Missouri. "It's an exciting time to join and hit the ground… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Expressing psychosis through street dance
Hip-hop dancer Chad Taylor explains how being sectioned transformed his life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies
(SAN DIEGO) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday. Scientists will be watching closely to see if the rhino named Victoria can carry her calf to term over 16 to 18 months of gestation. If she does, researchers hope someday she could serve as a surrogate mother and could give birth to the related northern white rhino, whose population is down to two females after decades of decimation by poachers. The mother and...
Source: TIME: Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Julie Watson / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 114t Signature Medical Group
2017 revenue: $176 million -6.8% Signature Medical Group had its 2017 revenue decline about 6.8 percent year-over-year, mostly due to the departure of one physician group, Senior Vice President of Practice Operations and Chief Operating Officer Chad Sackman said. Kansas City Internal Medicine, which the physician-owned gr oup added in 2016, parted ways with Signature in 2017. The group brought in 21 physicians at the time. BPCI, an alternative payment methodology that Medicare is using to transition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 114t Signature Medical Group
2017 revenue: $176 million -6.8% Signature Medical Group had its 2017 revenue decline about 6.8 percent year-over-year, mostly due to the departure of one physician group, Senior Vice President of Practice Operations and Chief Operating Officer Chad Sackman said. Kansas City Internal Medicine, which the physician-owned gr oup added in 2016, parted ways with Signature in 2017. The group brought in 21 physicians at the time. BPCI, an alternative payment methodology that Medicare is using to transition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic opens 24/7 patient contact center
The health care industry is undergoing transformation unlike any it ’s seen in recent decades, and innovation is at the core of much of that change. Advances such as electronic health records are improving patients’ lives. At the same time, American society has become accustomed to getting what it wants, when it wants it, ordering food and watching movies with o ne click. So it didn’t sound like such a crazy idea to C. Chad Wiggins, CEO of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, when a consultant suggested… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Trump ’s Latest EPA Nominee Let Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollute Groundwater
During Chad McIntosh's time as a Ford environmental exec, seeping chemicals contaminated groundwater near a company plant. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chad:Fight Against Polio in Chad, Nigeria - Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates Join Forces
[Cameroon Tribune] The billionaires are funding and promoting routine vaccination to kick out the virus for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central African Republic:Thousands of Refugees on 'Starvation Diet' in Chad
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of Central African refugees who fled to southern Chad late last year to escape escalating violence are short of food, shelter, medical care and other essential relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism
[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cigna to Buy Express Scripts in $52 Billion Health Care Deal
The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY and KATIE THOMAS Tags: CIGNA Corporation Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Source Type: news

Cigna Agrees to Buy Express Scripts in Major Health Care Deal
The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: CIGNA Corporation Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) adds South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its Distributors
P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of South Florida Emergency Vehicles (SFEV) to its growing family of distributors. SFEV will be providing sales and service to emergency services providers in the State of Florida. In addition to providing sales and service for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles, SFEV will be able to provide remounting and specialty conversions through PLCB as well. “South Florida Emergency Vehicle is pleased to announce that we are the new representatives for PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in the state of Florida.” David Stonitsch of SFEV went on to say...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
(Institut Pasteur) The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Albertsons Is Buying Rite Aid. Walmart ’ s Stock Falls. There ’ s a Common Rival.
The grocery chain ’ s deal and the retail giant ’ s drop in profits are the latest signs of the pressure that Amazon is putting on traditional businesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL CORKERY and CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Albertsons Inc Rite Aid Corporation E-Commerce Shopping and Retail Drugstores Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news