St. Petersburg (FL) Fire Rescue EMS Team Takes First Place at JEMS Games 2019
By Steven Lawrence The St. Petersburg (FL) Fire Rescue EMS team took first place against 20 teams in the 2019 JEMS Games at EMS Today 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. The JEMS Games is a challenging and educational clinical competition for emergency medical personnel, highlighting cutting-edge simulation technology. The competition challenges teams to appropriately assess and provide efficient patient care during realistic high-pressure scenarios. More than 4,600 EMS professionals from around the world attended EMS Today's conference to learn about the most innovative products and services available to the EMS indus...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

Apply now: the Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research
Nominations are open for the2019 Cochrane-REWARD prize, which recognizes initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste.An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting [2,3]. Much of this waste appears to be avoidable or remediable, but there are few proposed solutions.  The Cochrane-REWARD prize was established in 2017 to stimulate and promote research in this area.  Cochrane is now calling for nominations for ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Kenya: Scientists Prospect Zika and MERS Scourge in Kenya
[Nation] As the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) Annual Scientific and Health Conference concluded last Friday, infectious disease expert Njenga Kariuki made a startling revelation during his keynote speech. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ETRI won AVSS contest on traffic surveillance technology
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) A vehicle recognition technology for traffic surveillance developed by South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) won an international contest. ETRI announced that its researchers ranked first and third respectively, in the vehicle detection section of the international competition hosted by Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS), the world's largest video security conference. The event was held in Auckland, New Zealand, for four days starting from November 27, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from TCT 2019Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Greta Thunberg tells EU: your climate targets need doubling
Swede, 16, says EU cannot just ‘wait for us to grow up and become the ones in charge’The EU should double its climate change reduction targets to do its fair share in keeping the planet below a dangerous level of global warming, the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has told political and business leaders in Brussels.Flanked by students from the Belgian and Germanschool strike movements, the Swedish teenager said it was not enough to hope that young people were going to save the world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Rankin in Brussels Tags: Climate change Greta Thunberg Jean-Claude Juncker European Union Environment Science World news Paris climate agreement Greenhouse gas emissions COP 21: UN climate change conference Paris Global climate talks Source Type: news

Highland Marketing will be at Digital Health Rewired
Highland Marketing will be attending Digital Health Rewired, the latest conference and exhibition to connect health tech leaders with digital innovations and innovators. The dedicated health tech agency will be on stand B14 to explain how integrated communications and sales acceleration campaigns can help suppliers break into and expand their presence in the UK market. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

A World Party
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Feb 21 2019 (IPS)I have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and Emma Bonino. Then in 1988, I was a wetness of the large protest, in Berlin West, against the meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, a precursor of the “Battle of Seattle” in 1988, where 40.000 protesters disrupted the annual meeting of the two world’s financial institutions. I was even detained for a day by the police, even if was just a witness: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity South-South TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Students swap backpacks for lab coats at upcoming 'Celebration of Research'
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Area high school students will meet Mayo Clinic researchers and tour their laboratories at the upcoming 18th biennial Celebration of Research. The daylong conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26, enables students in grades 10-12 to learn about biomedical science and research careers. "We are excited to welcome students from our Minnesota communities, so [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Heightman: 'We Are Complete Responders!'
A.J. Heightman, JEMS Editor in Chief and EMS Today Conference Chair, addressed the audience at the EMS Today Opening Ceremony & General Session in National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, February 20, 2019: More: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today “I wear this uniform proudly and in honor of my father, who commanded the Scranton Fire Department Ambulance Division for 36 years. “As a young firefighter, my Dad was required to report to work in his Class A uniform; stand at attention for inspection; and then, when released, change into jeans and a navy-blue T-shirt to return to the apparatus floor and crawl on cree...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Prince George's County (MD) Chief Barksdale Welcomes Crowd
At EMS Today’s Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Prince George’s C.y (MD) Chief Benjamin Barksdale welcomed the crowd. More: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today | A.J. Heightman: 'We Are Complete Responders' “I am honored to bring you greetings and welcome from County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks and the nearly one million residents of Prince George’s County, home to the nation’s largest and busiest combined career and volunteer fire/EMS department. “Prince George’s County is also home to the University of Maryland at College Park; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; A...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: EMS 10 Innovators Recognized
At Wednesday’s Opening Ceremonies of EMS Today, JEMS Editor in Chief and EMS Today Conference Chair A.J. Heightman recognized this year’s EMS 10 Innovator of the Year Award winners. Selected by an expert review committee, this year’s winners each distinguished themselves in the field of EMS by developing and implementing innovative projects or concepts that will benefit the EMS community worldwide. In addition, each of the EMS 10 award winners will be profiled in detail on jems.com after EMS Today. The Innovators in EMS are the following: Morgan Anderson, MPH Epidemiologist, ImageTrend Leading the CrewCar...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

AdvaMed president & CEO Scott Whitaker to participate in keynote interview at DeviceTalks Boston 2019
WTWH Media and MassDevice.com announced today that Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, will be a featured keynote speaker at DeviceTalks Boston 2019. DeviceTalks Boston, which takes place on June 5-6, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center, brings together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best practices of getting medical devices to the market. “We are very excited that Scott Whitaker will provide the DeviceTalks Boston audience with an inside look at AdvaMed’s priorities for 2019. Scott is a leading voice in the medical device indus...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat AdvaMed DeviceTalks Boston Source Type: news

EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2019
The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced by JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman on Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, at an exclusive breakfast, hosted as part of EMS Today 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, and sponsored by Stryker. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities in the previous year. The winners of the 2018 EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards are: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Epidemiologist, ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: EMS Today Conference Top Story Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Africa: Finding Solutions for Sanitation Problems in Africa
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Access to proper sanitation and hygiene continues to prove a challenge to African countries. Following the success of previous conferences, the African Ministers'   Council on Water (AMCOW) and the AfricaSan International Task Force agreed to hold the AfricaSan5 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of generating political momentum for hygiene and sanitation, as well as provide a Pan-African forum to showcase best practices and support problem solving . About 47 countries on the continent have ac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Communicating risk: a case study on the 2014 terror alert in Norway - Bergersen S.
In a press conference on July 24, 2014, the director of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) and the Minister of Justice unexpectedly broke the news that Norway was facing an unspecific, but credible threat that terrorists from an "extreme Islamic g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

European Geosciences Union meeting: Program online, press conferences
(European Geosciences Union) The program for the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now online. Among over 1,000 sessions, it features a Union symposium on climate tipping points and a session on science, politics and European (dis)integration featuring Mario Monti. In this year's press conferences, journalists can find out where scientists are planning to drill for the oldest ice on Earth, what the latest research on plastic pollution is, and much more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice managers potentially liable for sexual harassment against staff, trade union says
Practice managers should be held to account if they fail to act after third-party sexual harassment incidents against their staff, trade union UNISON has said. As part of a motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth on 16 February, the union said that all public sector employers– including NHS managers– should be liable for third party sexual harassment episodes against their staff.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Let the Learning Begin
There are a variety of educational opportunities to take advantage of at EMS Today. Clarion Fire & Rescue Group Executive Editor Diane Rothschild polled EMS Today instructors to find out why their class topic is important; what their message is to their students; and what they consider to be hot, emerging topics in the EMS arena. Here are excerpts from their responses. SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM EMS TODAY 2019>> Mike Taigman is teaching “Ask a Quality Expert” and “From a Vision to Reality: EMS Agenda 2050.” He has been teaching quality improvement in EMS since 1988 and has taught at between...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

‘Terrible news and the last thing public service workers need’
Seven MPs leaving Labour to sit in the House of Commons as an independent group is “terrible news and the last thing public service employees across the UK will want to hear,” UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today. Reacting after a news conference to formally announced the split, Mr Prentis added “Working people need a Labour government but split parties don’t win elections. “It is deeply concerning that at such a critical time, MPs have sought to distract the party and unions from the real issues facing the country. Now is the time for unity across the movement. “Now must als...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article labour labour link UNION Labour Link Source Type: news

A Look at EMS Today 2019
More than 4,600 EMS providers, educators, and vendors will gather at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland February 20 – 22, 2019 for EMS Today, a premier EMS conference for more than 36 years. Opportunities abound for networking, education, interaction with exhibitors, hands-on experiences, and socializing. A wide variety of preconference workshops are offered Tuesday morning and afternoon, including topics like active shooter/violent events, prehospital ultrasound, community paramedicine, wilderness and pet first aid. The opening ceremonies kick off at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday with presen...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

Use of clinical apps significantly improves quality of cardiovascular care
A pilot program using several clinical decision support tools in the outpatient setting to treat and educate stable ischemic heart disease patients has shown success in improving angina in these patients. Findings from the Florida Cardiovascular Quality Network study were presented at the American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Summit in Orlando. The conference brings together top experts to discuss and review innovative, relevant cardiovascular management and leadership strategies. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers
Conspiracy theories shown on video-sharing site persuade people to doubt Earth is roundResearchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number ofpeople who think the Earth is flat: Google ’s video-sharing site, YouTube.Their suspicion was raised when they attended the world ’s largest gatherings of Flat Earthers at the movement’s annual conference in Rayleigh, North Carolina, in 2017, and then in Denver, Colorado, last year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science YouTube Google Technology World news Alphabet Source Type: news

Scientists say race does not determine health and doctors who say so are fueling 'racial prejudice'
New papers presented at the world's biggest science conference today show there is a myriad of variations within each race, and very little differences between groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assistant general secretary hails the difference UNISON makes
“Being the biggest union – being the biggest women’s union – gives us power and with that power comes responsibility.” Addressing the union’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told delegates that they were meeting during a period of significant anniversaries. It was 70 year since the founding of the NHS, 150 years of the TUC and 100 years since (some!) women got the vote. And, of course, 25 years of UNISON itself. “I’m sure to many younger women this may feel like ancient history, but it feels like ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference 25 years Christina McAnea Source Type: news

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care
“Social care is the bedrock of our society,” Carol Sewell told UNISON’s women’s conference this morning, as she opened a debate on the particular impact on women of cuts to social care. Noting that, while the public are highly aware of the impact of cuts in the NHS, they are less aware of the impact of cuts to social care, she described social care as “the bedrock of our society”, one that is is “provided mostly by women”, many of whom also have caring responsibilities at home. “All the home care workers want to do is their job, which they love doing”, but not wit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference black members social care Source Type: news

Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON
Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, says UNISON today (Saturday). A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better protection for employees from unwelcome advances by people using public services, including parents and patients, as well as their friends and relatives. It wants to see the reinstatement of Section 40 of the Equality Act – a clause that ensured staff doing their jobs were safeguarded against third-party harassment. Under this clause, employers were liable if they ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Gunman Opens Fire in Illinois Industrial Park
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — At least one person was killed and four police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday. Kane County Coroner Chris Nelson confirmed one person was killed. City spokesman Clayton Muhammad said four officers were wounded and in stable condition, but did not say if they were shot. Muhammad also told ABC7 that the suspect had been "neutralized." He did not elaborate. The Kane County coroner was at the scene. Live TV reports showed dozens of first responder vehicles outside a building housing the Henry Pratt Co. in Auror...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

HIMSS 2019 Promises Healthcare Consumerization, Price Transparency & Interoperability
This year, HIMSS19 calls not for a greater focus on technology and our health as a nation as it has in previous years, but instead, this year's conference theme “champions of health unite” puts an increasing emphasis on what matters most in healthcare: the patient. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joe Harpaz, Contributor Source Type: news

Blog: Every victory for our union is a victory for our women members
This morning I was proud to speak at UNISON’s annual women’s conference. It’s the biggest conference by and for women in the UK – which is fitting, as UNISON is the women’s union, with more than a million women members. Everything that happens in our union has our women members at its heart. That was built into the very foundation of our union 25 years ago, and we created a new union for a new era. A big part of that was a new rule book, which I fought for and wrote, that enshrined the role of women in our union. UNISON women are the majority of our members and the heartbeat of everything tha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2019 Women's Conference Source Type: news

Birmingham care striker brings conference to its feet
UNISON women’s conference rose to its feet this afternoon, after hearing from Mandy Buckley (pictured), a Birmingham care worker and the rep for those women who are fighting against the city’s Labour council’s plan to slash their hours and pay. Telling delegates about the strike she said that “it’s hard going when it’s 12 months”. “I’ve only been a steward for two years – I have never been political,” she added. Thanking all the unions that have been supportive, she paid “Liz and Dave” [UNISON assistant general secretary Liz Snape and general sec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference Birmingham care workers care for carers transphobia Source Type: news

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’
Politicians can often seem very distant from the reality of ordinary people’s lives. But when Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan UNISON spoke to women’s conference in Bournemouth this afternoon, she asked to be allowed to tell them her own story. “I am a proud frontline NHS worker,” she said: “A mum of two tearaway little girls … I want  them to have the very best chance at life.” Born to a Pakistani father and a Polish mother – that got “a lot of stares at school” – when her mother was left to bring up Ms Allin-Khan and her sister on her own, she had to wor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality Rosena Allin-Khan MP women members Source Type: news

GPs must email patients instead of sending letters, says Hancock
GPs must send patients emails rather than letters, says health secretary Matt Hancock. Speaking at an NHS England conference on Wednesday, Mr Hancock said email must replace letters, arguing they are just as secure but also cheaper than communicating through paper and fax machines. Clinicians should email patients directly with appointment information to reduce delays and cut wastage, he said. This comes as part of the health secretary's digital vision for the NHS, which was heavily promoted in the NHS long-term plan.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 15, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Women back campaign to give LGBT group the plus factor
The second day of UNISON’s national women’s conference opened with debate on ensuring that the union’s LGBT group is as inclusive as possible. That self-organised group is taking a motion to national delegate conference in June, asking conference to vote to enable a rule book change so that the group can call itself LGBT+. “Our group has always sought to be inclusive of its membership,” Jacky Lewis told delegates today. That’s why we are “asking for your support”. A rule change will need a two-thirds majority in favour in June. Bev Miller said that “the ‘plus&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality LGBT LGBT members women members Source Type: news

We should be proud of our past and ready for the battles ahead, says UNISON general secretary
Speaking at UNISON’s annual women’s conference today (Friday) in Bournemouth, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON is now the biggest union in the country and, with a million women members, that means the biggest union in the country is a women’s union. “What we have done, is create a union where women call the shots. The majority of the NEC, the presidential team and the assistant general secretaries are women. Nationally, locally and regionally women are leading the union. “Last year, more than 100,000 low-paid women workers won the living wage in the NHS. That’...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release 2019 Women's Conference dave prentis Source Type: news

‘ We ’re still standing ’
UNISON members are “united in a passion to make our world a better place.” That was the core of the message from general secretary Dave Prentis to the union’s national women’s conference when he addressed delegates in Bournemouth this morning, during Heart Unions week. “Ours is a union that the doom merchants said would never work … but we’re still standing,” he said, as the celebrations for UNISON’s first quarter of a century continue. He reminded everyone of how Nalgo, Nupe and Cohse came together – “3,000 branches – more used to poaching each other...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference dave prentis equality general secretary women members Source Type: news

High-Quality CPR Requires Measurement and Feedback
Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) continues to be dismal in many EMS systems around the world.1 Is this actually true, or is it merely an often-used opening line to thousands of papers published annually on OHCA survival? Evidence from many communities suggests otherwise. In fact, in many jurisdictions, survival from OHCA has improved dramatically, impacting many lives.2–5 So, what’s the difference between some jurisdictions and others when it comes to OHCA survival? Are there common themes that others can learn from in improving their own survival rates? One of the common themes we see in are...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP Tags: Training Cardiac & Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Roundup: Launches, deals and more announcements from HIMSS19
An updating collection of news released during this year's global health IT conference. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Delegates stress their union ’ s role in fighting sexual harassment
Introducing a major debate around sexual harassment, Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, but went on to point out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. The motion called on the national women’s committee for research across the union on harassment in the workplace, with a toolkit to be produced to tackle it, linked to a campaign to the Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find themselves the victim o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety sexual harassment Source Type: news

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment
Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, when she spoke to fellow delegates at UNISON’s national women’s conference, but pointed out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. Conference called on the national women’s committee to carry out research across the union on harassment in the workplace, and produce toolkit to tackle it, linked to a campaign to Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety sexual harassment women members Source Type: news

Women ’ s conference opens with a range of debates
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff – but having a different carer everyday exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI Source Type: news

Safety and pensions up front as women ’ s conference opens
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff, but having a different carer every day exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham care w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI women members Source Type: news

President tells women ’ s conference unions make lives better
“I have never believed that the handing over of a few votes”, by a coalition government of male Conservatives and Liberals “was what made women’s lives better”, president Gordon McKay told delegates to UNISON’s national women’s conference when he addressed it in Bournemouth this afternoon. Stressing that, while he was not actually 100, Mr McKay rattled off a list of things that were still impossible for women during his lifetime: opening a bank account on their own, buying a home and so many more. “Working class women trade unionists – that’s what made women&rsquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference Gordon McKay Source Type: news

President tells women ’ s conference: unions make lives better
“I have never believed that the handing over of a few votes”, by a coalition government of male Conservatives and Liberals “was what made women’s lives better”, president Gordon McKay told delegates to UNISON’s national women’s conference in the centenary year of the franchise for some women. Speaking to conference in Bournemouth this afternoon,Mr McKay stressed that he was not actually 100, but rattled off a list of things that have been impossible for women during his lifetime: opening a bank account on their own, buying a home and so many more. “Working class women trade u...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality Gordon McKay president votes for women women members Source Type: news

Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years —And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics
For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula’s eldest son was 3, she says, she started to search the internet for more information about vaccines. She realized that there was a lot she didn’t know about vaccines — but when she went to pediatricians for answers, she says, they seemed annoyed that she was even asking questions. “You want me to poke a needle in my baby’s skin, put chemicals in them and you can’t even tell me what it’s made of?” she says. Without more information, she says, she didn’t feel like she could...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime washington Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the 8th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cerner updates progress on VA, DoD projects
Cerner Corp.'s president of government services provided updates on its contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at an investor conference Wednesday. Travis Dalton said the North Kansas City-based health IT company (Nasdaq: CERN) had learned several lessons from the DoD project that it will apply to the VA contract. Cerner is implementing its electronic health record system, MHS Genesis, as part of a $4.3 billion contract it and Leidos Holdings Inc.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Algeria: France Urged to Take Responsibility for Waste From 1960s Sahara Desert Nuclear Tests
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Participants in a conference organized Wednesday in Algiers called upon the French authorities to assume their responsibility in the "gathering of waste resulted from the nuclear tests they conducted in the Algerian Sahara desert during the 1960s". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: A Pivotal Moment Demanding Urgent Action On 'Food Safety' - Unsafe Food Is Unacceptable
[WHO] The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference started today in Addis Ababa in Mandela hall of the African Union Headquarters conference center. This joint conference brought together Ministers of Health, Ministers of Agriculture, leading scientific experts, partner agencies as well as representatives of consumers, food producers and distributors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Rural Mississippi, Still Waiting on Recovery
Discusses the Chairman of the Federal Reserve's input at a conference on rural poverty at Mississippi Valley State University. Delves into the impact of the recession on rural communities, particularly in Mississippi, and the greater difficultly they have faced in trying to recover. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news