Why is there a shortage of nurses in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts —like several other states across the country—has been facing a nursing shortage for years. The Covid-19 pandemic has made that shortage even more acute, as nurses report dangerous conditions and high workloads. Hospitals say they are laser-focused on recruiting and retaining staff as a result, which is reflected in recent contract negotiations trends of higher salary bumps, more benefits, and staffing protections. But just how bad is the shortage? What can be done? And how is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news

Workforce shortage puts nurses in strong position while negotiating contracts
Nurses are seeing salary bumps closer to 5% per year, compared to the 1% or 2% that was the norm prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, as a labor shortage is reshaping their employment contracts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news

‘Frustration and Stress’: State Officials Fault Rollout of Monkeypox Vaccine
Federal officials are not relying on an established system to distribute the vaccine, slowing immunizations and burdening local health departments, critics say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Monkeypox States (US) Government Contracts and Procurement Stockpiling Vaccination and Immunization Shortages Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Twin Cities, Duluth nurses will vote on strike Monday
Minnesota's nurses union members will vote Monday on whether they will strike, the group announced late last week. If the Minnesota Nurses Association's members approve it, about 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Duluth would strike after a 10-day notice, the Pioneer Press reports. It would be the first time nurses in both areas have gone on strike together, MNA said at a press conference. Nurses across 15 hospitals have been in contract negotiations since March. Nurse at St. Luke ’s Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ethan Nelson Source Type: news

Suicide intervention practices: what is being used by mental health clinicians and mental health allies? - Rozek DC, Tyler H, Fina BA, Baker SN, Moring JC, Smith NB, Baker JC, Bryan AO, Bryan CJ, Dondanville KA.
OBJECTIVE: Implementation of evidence-based suicide prevention is critical to prevent death by suicide. Contrary to previously held beliefs, interventions including contracting for safety, no-harm contracts, and no-suicide contracts are not best practices ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exam board  staff add strike on GCSE results day
New strike dates involving staff at exam board AQA will coincide with the day later this month when students receive their GCSE grades, says UNISON today (Friday). This is the fourth round of action to be announced in the long-running dispute regarding pay and fire and rehire threats to staff, says the union. The 180 workers​, including staff in customer services ​who would normally take calls from schools, parents and pupils on results day, will take action from Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 August. These new dates are in addition to those already announced that will see AQA staff on strike next week from Wednesday to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 12, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release AQA fire and rehire Source Type: news

U.K. economy contracts in the second quarter as cost-of-living crisis bites
The U.K. economy contracted in the second quarter of 2022, although by less than economists expected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global firm buys Greenville drug manufacturer for $475M
A $4 billion life sciences company is acquiring a contract development and manufacturing organization in Greenville for $475 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Mach7 adds mammography support to DocPanel partnership
Mach7 Technologies has inked a deal to provide its eUnity enterprise diagnosti...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TeraRecon inks deal with DocPanel Mach7 partners with Bialogics Mach7 partners with ImageMover AI Visualize sues Nuance, Mach7 for patent infringement DocPanel picks MIM software CureMetrix secures DocPanel contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 10, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sponges sneeze too, as this video shows
Just like the ones in your kitchen sink, ocean sponges get dirty fast. Detritus in the water around them can clog their complex filtration system, forcing the creatures to clean themselves out. How exactly sponges do this has long remained a mystery, however. Using high-definition, time-lapse videos of marine sponges Aplysina archeri and Chelonaplysilla sp., researchers were able to capture each step of a single sneeze (see video, above), which can take 20 to 50 minutes from start to finish, they report today in Current Biology . The sponge coats unwanted detritus and waste wit...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

UN ’s Education Summit: An Opportunity to Create a Bottom-Up Global Governance
Credit: United NationsBy Simone GalimbertiKATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 10 2022 (IPS) The upcoming summit on Education, part of the UN Secretary General’s ambitious agenda, can truly bring accountability and participation to the inevitably new ways education will be imparted in the future. With scorching temperatures, uncontrolled flames and floods devastating our planet, millions of people are realizing that we are all going to pay a high price for climate inaction. The current climate crisis is furthering compounding the other emergency that is still affecting all of us, a public health crisis fully exposed by the Covid pand...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simone Galimberti Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Education Environment Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Dana White explains why Bo Nickal was not given UFC contract after looking'incredible' at DWCS
The UFC boss was impressed with Bo Nickal’s performance, but still wants to see more before bringing him into the UFC. #danawhite #ufc #bonickal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerner agrees to pay $1.8M in racial discrimination allegation
Cerner Corp.'s hiring practices were recently in hot water, as the U.S. Department of Labor accused the firm of racial discrimination. After routine compliance reviews, the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that Cerner "systematically discriminated against qualified Black and Asian applicants," according to a Tuesday release. The review stated that the company's five locations in Missouri and Kansas — including Cerner Oaks and Cerner Innovations Campus in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary King Source Type: news

Bears' Roquan Smith requests trade over contract dispute; GM plans to'make sure' All-Pro LB stays in Chicago
All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith has requested a trade from the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network. In a long letter to the city of Chicago and Bears fans, Smith expressed his desire to remain... #frontofficeregime #allpro #trainingcamp #roquansmith #chicagobears #nflnetwork (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roquan Smith demands trade from Bears: Front office'doesn't value me '
In a message shared Tuesday, the former first-round pick revealed he requested a trade, stating “the new front office regime doesn’t value me here,” amid lingering contract issues… #frontofficeregime #roquansmith #firstroundpick (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news