Johnson & Johnson to Participate in Cowen 40th Annual Health Care Conference
New Brunswick, NJ (February 18, 2020) -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will participate in the Cowen 40th Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 2nd, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA. Joseph J. Wolk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will represent the Company in a session scheduled at 11:20 a.m. (Eastern Time). This webcast will be available to investors and other interested parties by accessing the Johnson & Johnson website at www.investor.jnj.com.A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the live webcast. (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences
Over two dozen trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, potentially disrupting deals worth billions of dollars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CPPCC studying possibility of postponing annual meeting: state media
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political consultative body, is studying whether to postpone its annual meeting, state-run CCTV reported on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factbox: Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences
Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars' worth of deals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SMi Presents the 3rd Annual Conference: Injectable Drug Delivery 2020
13 - 14 May 2020, London, UK. SMi Group is pleased to announce the third annual Injectable Drug Delivery conference, which will be held in London. Part of Europe's leading Injectable conference series, Injectable Drug Delivery will assess innovations in drug product formulation and biologics, innovations in device design, quality management and connectivity for enhanced subcutaneous delivery. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Human composting could be the future of deathcare
Washington becomes first US state to legalise practice as interest in green burials surges in UKIt is viewed as a fitting end for a banana skin or a handful of spent coffee grounds. But now people are being urged to consider human composting and other environmentally friendly “deathcare” options.Speaking before a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Washington State University, said: “Death certainly isn’t the biggest environmental impact we have in our life p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Death and dying Compost Environment World news Science Source Type: news

Taiwan reports first death from coronavirus
Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland ChinaA taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.The health minister, Chen Shih-chung, said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has to date reported 20 confirmed cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan China Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Quarantines, Travel Bans And Cancelled Conferences Cost The Economy Billions —And Won’t Stop The COVID-19 Coronavirus
Governments have enacted harsh measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. But science suggests it's better to go with a measured, nuanced approach. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Will There be More Clarity About the CGM Landscape at ATTD?
There could be an opportunity to gain more insight into how the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) market will pan out this year at the 2020 International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). The leading companies in the space are slated to release data and give investors more clarity about CGM offerings, according to a report from Canaccord and Genuity analyst Kyle Rose. Abbott Laboratories’ upcoming Freestyle Libre 2 will be a major topic in the CGM conversation during ATTD because it will reshape the market’s landscape. Already patients and invest...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

GP surgery in lock-down over suspected coronavirus case as two MPs go into 'self-isolation'
Kingston Crescent Surgery in Portsmouth bolted its doors at 4.30pm today following a suspected coronavirus case. Two MPs have self-isolated after going to a conference attended by a sufferer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore
As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Sccm 2020 sccm 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCM 2020Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

MPs cancel public engagements on coronavirus concerns
Politicians had attended bus conference in London alongside victim of virus (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

President stresses UNISON ’s myth-busting role
“I didn’t actually join the union when I started with the council: I was only a temp and I was told that I couldn’t join.” UNISON president Josie Bird was explaining to the union’s women’s conference the sort of myths that we still have to break – because what she had been told all those years ago was wrong. It “took me probably a lot longer to become a permanent member of staff – and I was paid on a lower grade – because I wasn’t in a union,” she continued. When she did join, she became active in the young members’ group. And though she’s ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference Josie Bird women members Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

Health officials contact 200 including MPs over UK coronavirus scare
People attended London conference with delegate who has since tested positiveCoronavirus - latest updatesMore than 200 people, including several MPs, have been contacted by health officials over fears they could have been exposed to the coronavirus at a conference in central London.Public Health England (PHE) wrote to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in Westminster on 6 February after it emerged one of the delegates had tested positive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Ben Quinn Tags: London World news Air transport Microbiology Heathrow airport Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term
In patients with lung cancer or lymphoma, increase in heart dose tied to decrease in physical activity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Blog: Proud of our union – and the strong women who have built it
This week our union has been celebrating HeartUnions week. It’s always a great opportunity to celebrate the work that our union does for UNISON members and for public services. It’s a great opportunity to thank UNISON activists and staff for campaigning, representing and supporting public service workers. And it’s a fantastic chance to shout – loudly and proudly – that we are not just the biggest union in the UK, but the fastest growing union in Western Europe. Our union has so much to be proud of – I’m grateful for that every single day. It’s been particularly great to cele...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson
Speaking at UNISON’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) said: “This year’s conference is the biggest in a quarter of a century. More than a thousand women from all walks of life and every corner of the country are here to defy those who said, ‘unions are for only for men’. “Today UNISON has a million women shaping our agenda and driving us forward. “It’s mostly women pushing back against the backdoor privatisation of the NHS. It’s mostly women in Northern Ireland who took seven long weeks of action to d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article News angela rayner Boris Johnson dave prentis Donald Trump national women's conference Source Type: news

Going beyond the law: sexual harassment guidance launched
UNISON today launched new bargaining guidance for fighting sexual harassment at work. National women’s officer Josie Irwin told delegates at the union’s women’s conference: “Sexual harassment is against the law, but the law doesn’t stop it happening. “Sexual harassment can take place at any level in any relationship, it can be third party; it can take place off premises and at events. It’s an employer’s responsibility to stop it from happening”. TUC policy officer Sian Elliott was also present at the launch, and criticised the legal approach to sexual harassment: &...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference bullying and harassment sexual harassment unison women Source Type: news

Prentis shares the ❤ with UNISON ’s women
“UNISON women have always been my inspiration. Whatever path we take, I will always walk with you.” Dave Prentis was addressing the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth as Heart Unions – and Heart UNISON – week neared its conclusion. And the general secretary was full of heart for the 1,000-plus representatives of the union’s million-plus female members. He said “I can’t think of a better place to spend Valentine’s Day than with all of you!” to warm laughter and applause. “Over a thousand women here today … our women’s conference grow...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference dave prentis heart unions Heart UNISON women members Source Type: news

27.02.20: Financial News Conference Full Year 2019 results
Financial News Conference Full Year 2019 resultsLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

27.02.20: FY/Q4 2019 Investor Conference Call
FY/Q4 2019 Investor Conference CallLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

14.02.20: Events: FY/Q4 2019 Conference Call
Events: FY/Q4 2019 Conference CallOn the occasion of the publication of our Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2019 results we will host a conference call for investors and analysts on February 27, 2020 from approx. 2:00 p.m. CET.Link to websiteAll changes (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus in Westminster: Infected patient went to bus conference
The virus-carrier was reportedly one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Centre in central London, whose star speaker was Boris Johnson 's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK conference attendees warned over case
Delegates at the London event were contacted after one attendee was diagnosed with the illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting against NHS fees for pregnant migrant women
Delegates to UNISON’s women’s conference voted through a vital motion this morning, pledging to fight the NHS fees for pregnant women. Presenting the motion, Milton Keynes branch secretary Mary Moore explained that the fees are designed as part of the UK’s “hostile environment for migrants”. For pregnant women, this comes in the form of violent and degrading policies, forcing health workers to act foremost as border control and debt collectors instead of as health providers. If a woman is pregnant and seeking asylum, or does not have secure immigration status in the UK, they can expect to be c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference health hostile environment immigration Midwives unison women Source Type: news

Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea in Short Term
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Thoracic radiation therapy (RT) is associated with increased fatigue and dyspnea as well as decreased physical activity, according to a study presented at the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference organized... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legionella Conference 2020 will focus on waterborne pathogens in health care facilities
Discussions at Legionella Conference 2020: Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care will focus on hazards related to medical devices, cleaning and disinfection in sterile settings and water quality requirements in hospitals and health care facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

13.02.20: Events: Conference Call Crop Science R&D Pipeline Update 2020
Discussion of Crop Science’s advancements in its research-and-development pipeline and near-term product offerings.Link to websiteAll changes (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The CDC Has Confirmed a 15th Case of COVID-19 in the U.S. Here ’s What to Know
The U.S. now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. The latest case is a patient at the JBSA-Lackland military base in San Antonio, Texas, where 91 evacuees from Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the outbreak—have been in mandatory quarantine since they left China for the U.S. on Feb. 6. This is the first person under quarantine at the base who has tested positive for the virus, the CDC said in a public statement Thursday. So far, cases have been diagnosed in California, Washington, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and now Texas. Glob...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Hunt on for 'patient zero' who spread coronavirus globally from Singapore
As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Person with coronavirus attended Westminster conference
Organisers rush to trace contacts of participant at UK Bus Summit in QEII Centre (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

Angela Rayner: rebel with a cause
“Angela Rayner, Stockport local government branch and first-time deputy Labour leadership candidate!” said the member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, when she took to the rostrum at the opening of UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Brighton this afternoon to loud cheers. Taking a break from the campaign for the Labour Party deputy leadership, she described how two decades of activism had seen her start out as a care worker in the union’s young members’ group, alongside current UNISON president Josie Bird and junior vice president James Anthony. “My story is your story. I&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference angela rayner education Labour Party lifelong learning Source Type: news

Education for all must be protected
, says UNISON Responding to a speech by shadow education spokesperson Angela Rayner MP at UNISON’s national women’s conference today (Thursday) in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON welcomes Angie’s focus on the power of education to transform lives and help people, communities and society reach their full potential. “From early years to further and higher education, Angie has first-hand experience of how a system that’s open to all – regardless of income, post code, or contacts – can help individuals achieve personal, professional and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 13, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release 2020 Women's Conference angela rayner dave prentis education; adult education Source Type: news

Isc 2020 isc 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ISC 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Gucs 2020 gucs 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GUCS 2020Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team Member
Specifications: Part time (1 day per week), we anticipate this being a secondment from a Cochrane Group, but we will also consider suitably qualified independent consultants.Salary: £35,000 FTE per annum, will be prorated for 1 day per weekLocation: RemoteApplication Closing Date: 09 March 2020 (Midnight GMT)CIS Support Team members will provide both introductory and ongoing support and training to the CIS community in the areas related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods. Support and training will be guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane pol...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Public lecture on human cooperation, press room, and more: CNS 2020 is 1 month away
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) To kick off the 27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in Boston, Michael Tomasello will deliver a public lecture on what defines people " as a special type of ape. " A neuroscientist at Duke University, Tomasello will present on a large body of research about human cooperation. The CNS 2020 conference -- only 1 month away -- will bring together more than 1,500 scientists at the Sheraton Boston, March 14-17. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Participate in the 9th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference
New Brunswick, NJ (Feb. 12, 2020) -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will participate in the 9th Annual SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, at Lotte New York Palace, NY. Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices will represent the Company in a session scheduled at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). This webcast will be available to investors and other interested parties by accessing the Johnson & Johnson website at www.investor.jnj.com.A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the live webcast. (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Senior-Level Keynote Presenters to Share Industry-Critical...
This is Europe’s most comprehensive event on the latest innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing, and this year’s conference programme is packed with 40+ content-rich sessions led by a dynamic...(PRWeb February 13, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/senior_level_keynote_presenters_to_share_industry_critical_developments_at_2020_ispe_europe_annual_conference/prweb16902716.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1 ’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travell...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

First case of coronavirus confirmed in London – as it happened
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsCoronavirus – latest updates8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travelled from China and has been detected whilst in London. So we don ’t have enough...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy, Martin Farrer and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

Juul Advertised Its Products on Kids ’ Websites, New Lawsuit Alleges
As beleaguered e-cigarette maker Juul Labs tries to distance itself from its teen-friendly image and convince the world its products are for adult smokers only, a new lawsuit in Massachusetts claims the company advertised on websites for kids’ television networks and provided free products to social-media influencers and celebrities that appeal to youths. Vaping “is a public health crisis in Massachusetts and around the country,” the state’s Attorney General Maura Healey said at a Feb. 12 press conference announcing the lawsuit. “Today we’re suing the company that started it all.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors
Adjusted prevalence of active smoking decreased in overall population, but not among stroke survivors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

UNISON leading the way
“UNISON is again leading the way on employment rights,” general secretary Dave Pentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met in London today, on the same day that the union’s legal representatives appeared at the Supreme Court over careworkers’ right to be paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. On top of that, Mr Prentis told the meeting, UNISON is taking more industrial action than any other union. Despite the 2017 Trade Union Act, designed to make it harder for workers to take action, he said, in more and more local disputes, mainly involving women, the union is reaching the 50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News Industrial action national executive council NEC Palestine Windrush Source Type: news

Special conference to vote on 2020 GP contract next month
GP leaders will meet on 11 March at a special conference of LMCs that will spell out the profession's view on changes to the GMS contract agreed for 2020, the BMA has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news