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Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history
Mongolia ’s cold, dry climate can result in incredible archaeological finds, but a harsh economic downturn means looting has risen to disastrous levelsIt ’s a sunny, late summer day in northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Basin – a large glacial lake basin nestled against the country’s Russian border. To the south stretch the grasslands of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe; to the north, the Siberian boreal forest. We stand – almost precisely – at the p lace they meet, at the forest’s edge overlooking a large, grassy valley the administrative district of Ulaan Uul. We’ve come to this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: William Taylor Tags: Archaeology Science Mongolia Heritage Culture Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics 2017 State of Innovation report shows that global innovation is growing, but at a slower rate
According to the 2017 State of Innovation Report: The Relentless Desire to Advance, released today, analysis of year-over-year research and patent activity across 12 key industries shows that the growth rate has slowed in 2016. Patent volume is still on an upward trajectory, with over 2.6 million published patents in 2016. This indicates that global corporations, universities, government agencies and research institutions are continuing to relentlessly contribute new solutions to address the world’s biggest problems. The eighth annual study from Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in provi...
Source: News from STM - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth
Tax cuts do not magically improve economic growth. Instead, the government should focus on building more economic capacity with new investments in infrastructure, research and development (R&D), education, and anti-poverty programs. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)The Trump administration’s promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt’s New Deal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Energy Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Road Safety in urban areas in Greece during economy downturn. A before - after comparison - Mpogas K, Kopelias P, Mitropoulos L, Kepaptsoglou K.
The deep economic recession in Greece has significant effects on urban lifestyle. Negative economic conditions with serious consequences in everyday life, such as the loss of 25-30% of GDP within five years and an unemployment rate over 25% have impacts on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Former venture capitalist preps for life sciences co-working space launch in downtown Durham
This fall, Durham ’s Chesterfield Building becomes innovation central. At least that’s the hope of Eric Linsley and his team, currently finalizing plans for what’s being called BioLabs North Carolina. Linsley, a former managing partner at Pappas Ventures, says the concept was born out two things “Number one, failure, and number two, random interactions.” Before the economic downturn, Linsley was involved in founding a Cambridge startup, Sequent. The company couldn’t scale to viability,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Better Care Reconciliation Act Could Cause Loss of Nearly 1.5 Million Jobs By 2026; Almost Every State Will See Fewer Jobs and Weaker Economies
If it becomes law, the draft Better Care Reconcilliation Act (BCRA) proposed by the U.S. Senate could cause an estimated 1.45 million jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in all but one state, according to a report published today by Leighton Ku and colleagues at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund. The projected overall job losses from the BCRA are about 50 percent greater than the nearly one million estimated for the House-passed American Health Care Act by Ku and colleagues in an earlier report.       ...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds
Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.While growth was tempered by the deep recession that hit the country two years ago – and restrictive government regulations remained an ongoing challenge – the recession is now (slowly) easing and optimism about the Brazilian market is fa...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

The driving downturn: a preliminary assessment - Manville M, King DA, Smart MJ.
Problem, research strategy, and findings: We examine why American driving fell between 2004 and 2013, weighing two explanations: that Americans voluntarily moved away from driving (peak car), and that economic hardship reduced driving. We analyze aggregate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds
Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements (VMS) market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.While growth was tempered by the deep recession that hit the country two years ago – and restrictive government regulations remained an ongoing challenge – the recession is now (slowly) easing and optimism about the Brazilian market...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

The American Health Care Act Could Cause Loss of Nearly a Million Jobs
If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, could cause an estimated 924,000 jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in nearly every state, according to a report published today by researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund. States that expanded their Medicaid coverage are likely to experience more severe losses.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. More: See the full report. The government's report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Federal budget would win, but the most vulnerable and poor would lose, under capped Medicaid funding scenarios
The Trump administration ’s intent to reform Medicaid includes financing changes that would save hundreds of billions in federal dollars over time, but at the expense of cutting significant health care benefits to tens of millions of the program’s most vulnerable recipients — the disabled, children and elderly America ns, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.None of three “capped” financing systems — block grants, capped allotments and per capita caps — discussed in previous health proposals guarantees benefits for those who quali...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novant Health tops out $80M Mint Hill medical campus (PHOTOS)
Novant Health placed the final steel beam in its $80 million Mint Hill medical campus on Tuesday. Plans call for that long-awaited hospital to open by October 2018. “We are really pushing for that,” says Joy Greear, president of the Mint Hill hospital. It’s been roughly a decade since Novant gained state approval to construct that facility. The project was delayed during the economic downturn, and the scope has continued to evolve over time. The final plans call for an 80-acre medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Novant Health tops out $80M Mint Hill medical campus (PHOTOS)
Novant Health placed the final steel beam in its $80 million Mint Hill medical campus on Tuesday. Plans call for that long-awaited hospital to open by October 2018. “We are really pushing for that,” says Joy Greear, president of the Mint Hill hospital. It’s been roughly a decade since Novant gained state approval to construct that facility. The project was delayed during the economic downturn, and the scope has continued to evolve over time. The final plans call for an 80-acre medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Farm suicides in New Zealand, 2007-2015: a review of coroners' records - Beautrais AL.
OBJECTIVE: Economic recessions and severe weather events are often associated with increased suicide rates. The Global Dairy Crisis 2015/2016 led to an economic downturn in the New Zealand dairy farming industry and, coupled with droughts in some regions a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Alberta suicide rate dropped dramatically in 2016
The suicide rate in Alberta dropped dramatically last year after a spike in 2015 that coincided with the worst of the economic downturn, the latest figures show. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika Virus Disease Epidemic; Tenth Update, 4 April 2017
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 04/04/2017 This 13-page risk assessment concludes that despite the fact that the Zika virus epidemic is showing signs of a significant slow-down in the Americas and the Caribbean since the last rapid risk assessment in October 2016, the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) Member States should continue to consider a range of options for risk reduction. It provides information to healthcare providers in the EU/EEA, epidemiological developments, country classification scheme, and main scientific developments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Regulation Can Be A Huge Goad To Innovation And Creativity
There is a paradox of regulation clearly not known in the Trump White House. It is this: Regulation can stimulate creativity and move forward innovation. This has been especially true of energy. Ergo, President Donald Trump’s latest move to lessen the effect of regulation on energy companies may have a converse and debilitating impact. Consider these three examples: When Congress required tankers to have double hulls, after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989, the oil companies and their lobbyists wailed that it would push up the price of gas at the pump. Happily, the government ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blog: Let Copeland be our final warning
No-one objective could argue that last night’s by-election results were good for Labour. Whilst it was undoubtedly pleasing to see serial fibber Paul Nuttall and his Trumpian politics put in their place in Stoke, this was never a seat where the result should have been in doubt. But to lose Copeland – held by Labour for 83 years – to a party that has inflicted seven years of painful spending cuts on our country, and is damaging the NHS, is disastrous. Last autumn I said that Labour had never been farther from government in my lifetime. Five months on the party hasn’t moved an inch closer to Downing S...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Labour Party Source Type: news

A Daughter Of Coal Country Battles Climate Change — And Her Father's Doubt
In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.(Image credit: Stephanie Strasburg for WBEZ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

School Shootings Are More Common When The Economy Is Bad
Episodes of gun violence at America’s schools are both heartbreaking and disturbingly frequent, but the circumstances that inspire them remain elusive. A new Northwestern University study comes up with at least a partial answer. It finds such incidents are more common during periods of high unemployment. During an economic downturn, the assumption that a diploma leads to a good job is revealed as false (at least for the moment), leading to frustration, disillusionment, and, sometimes, violence. “In the last 25 years, there have been two periods of elevated gun violence at schools in the U.S., and the timing of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

School Shootings Are More Common When The Economy Is Bad
Episodes of gun violence at America’s schools are both heartbreaking and disturbingly frequent, but the circumstances that inspire them remain elusive. A new Northwestern University study comes up with at least a partial answer. It finds such incidents are more common during periods of high unemployment. During an economic downturn, the assumption that a diploma leads to a good job is revealed as false (at least for the moment), leading to frustration, disillusionment, and, sometimes, violence. “In the last 25 years, there have been two periods of elevated gun violence at schools in the U.S., and the timing of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Health Care Spending Rose Faster Last Year Because More People Got Care
WASHINGTON ― Health care spending by U.S. households, businesses and the government rose almost 6 percent last year to $3.2 trillion, driven by the large expansion of health coverage brought about by the Affordable Care Act, federal auditors reported Friday. The good news is this means more Americans had health insurance or government health benefits and that they used them to receive medical care. The bad news is the uptick, which follows several years of historically low growth in health care spending, means health care made up an even larger share of the U.S. economy, reaching 17.8 percent in 2015, a 0.4 percentage p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Slump: Economic Growth One Percent Lower In 2017 From Policy Changes
Economic growth will be about one percentage lower because of President Trump's policy changes, mostly through business investment spending being lower due to uncertainty about foreign trade and undocumented workers. The economy will rebound in 2018 partly due to more petroleum and mining activity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Conerly, Contributor Source Type: news

Dow Sets New Record as Other Indexes Slip; Tech Stocks Skid
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after setting records the last two days, but the Dow Jones industrial average continues to reach all-time highs. Technology stocks are lower after HP released a weak profit forecast, while strong results for Deere are lifting industrial companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,059 as of 1 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index skidded 1 point, or 0.1 percent, to 2,201. The Nasdaq composite lost 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,370. Trading was relatively light ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. U.S...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 23, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Close to Flat for Third Straight Year, Report Says
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels around the globe remained steady last year and will only rise slightly in 2016, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, conducted at the Global Carbon Project and published in the journal Earth System Science Data, project that carbon dioxide emissions will rise 0.2% in 2016. That represents a small fraction of the average 2.3% annual growth in the decade prior to 2013. Countries around the globe have developed and implemented policies to slow emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary gas behind man-made climate change. The new research credits China’s effort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Twelve Tips For A Successful Retirement
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, 3.4 million babies were born in the United States in 1946, more than ever before, an increase of nearly 20 percent increase from the previous year. I was fortunate enough to be among those born that year--and who lived to celebrate their 65th birthday in 2011. In fact, I celebrated my milestone by dancing with over 500 students, faculty-staff members and community residents to raise funds for student scholarships at North Carolina Central University, where I was serving as chancellor. When I retired in 2012, I'd spent over four decades as a faculty member and administrator at a half-...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: China's Slump Tests Brazil's Democracy
What global interdependence giveth it can also take away. As long as China's economy grew rapidly, as it did over recent decades, the demand for Brazil's iron ore, oil and soybeans generated enough rising prosperity to disguise the cracks in the democratic system of Latin America's largest country. China's slump has now exposed the malignant corruption and mismanagement that festered in the shadows of the "Brazilian miracle," sending the nation into a downward spiral of deep recession, high inflation and burdensome debt. Social unrest and massive demonstrations have regularly filled the streets, culminating in ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Latin American, Caribbean health systems need more investment as populations age
The health systems of six Latin American and Caribbean countries have made substantial progress toward universal coverage — providing free or subsidized healthcare to the majority of their populations — but continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs such as those related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and depression, a new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Inter-American Development Bank finds. Though the health systems in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama have considerable strengths, citizens still reported gaps in the way primar...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Newly Empowered Black Farmers Ruined by South Africa ’s Drought
A programme supporting emerging women small-scale farmers has been hit hard by the drought. Here a crop of peppers and tomatoes at a school farming scheme at Risenga Primary School, in Giyani, Limpopo province, wilts in the sun. Credit: Desmond Latham/IPSBy Desmond LathamCAPE TOWN, Jul 30 2016 (IPS)Almost half a decade of drought across most of South Africa has led to small towns in crisis and food imports for the first time in over 20 years, as well as severely hampering the government’s planned land redistribution programme.It’s the cost of food in an economic downturn that has been the immediate effect. But ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Desmond Latham Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Tra Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari - Economic Downturn, Insecurity Hindering Polio Eradication
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that in the last 14 months of his administration, there have been many challenges in the drive to eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change
(University of Sussex) Europe will be spared the worst economic impacts of climate change by a slowing down of the Gulf Stream, new research predicts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Beyond Andrology: Trends in Men’s Health in Emerging Markets
In my last column, I explored the concept of women’s health and considered the specific challenges that adversely impact female health outcomes in emerging markets as a result of their gendered roles in society. This month, I turn my attention to men’s health and look at how men in emerging markets face a different set of health challenges, again influenced in large part by the way gender is socially constructed, with the pressure to be a ‘macho’ man often having negative consequences on health.  As with women’s health, men’s health can have both broad and narrow definitio...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Beyond Andrology: Trends in Men ’s Health in Emerging Markets
In my last column , I explored the concept of women ’s health and considered the specific challenges that adversely impact female health outcomes in emerging markets as a result of their gendered roles in society. This month, I turn my attention to men’s health and look at how men in emerging markets face a different set of health challenges, a gain influenced in large part by the way gender is socially constructed, with the pressure to be a ‘macho’ man often having negative consequences on health.  As with women ’s health, men’s health can have both broad and narrow defi...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates
The Chicago-based program Becoming A Man is the type that allows rival gang members to sit together, just days after one group killed a member of the other, and calmly talk about their issues, according to John Wolf, senior manager of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab.  "The kids weren’t saying whether or not they specifically knew who did it. But you had these two groups of people -- where they knew someone from their group of friends had just killed someone from the other group of friends -- and they were able to sit down in this group and have a conversation back and forth about what had just transpi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

We are just two days from a generation-defining vote, says UNISON
"A defining time in our politics – a dark shadow has been cast” | @DavePrentis on #JoCoxMP at #undc16 #MoreInCommon pic.twitter.com/IADvjj3zM6 — UNISON – the union (@unisontweets) June 21, 2016 Speaking at UNISON’s annual conference in Brighton today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:  “We are just two days away from a generation-defining vote, and the tragic events of last week have made it even more important to speak out about the way the debate has developed.  “The murder of Jo Cox has cast a dark shadow over the country. Jo was a young v...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave eu referendum local government national delegate conference 2016 NHS pensions Source Type: news

Done With Apple, Carl Icahn Makes A Bet On Tax-Inverter Allergan
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn recently sold his entire stake in Apple over fears that the economic slowdown could hurt the iPhone-maker. Now he has a new darling: Allergan, the maker of Botox, whose deal to be acquired by Pfizer fell apart after concerted efforts by the U.S. government to stop it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Global economic downturn linked with at least 260,000 excess cancer deaths
The economic crisis of 2008-10, and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it, was associated with more than 260,000 excess cancer-related deaths -- including many considered treatable, according to an international study. The researchers found that excess cancer burden was mitigated in countries with universal health coverage and in those that increased health care spending. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global economic downturn linked with at least 260,000 excess cancer deaths
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) The economic crisis of 2008-10, and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it, was associated with more than 260,000 excess cancer-related deaths -- including many considered treatable -- within the Organization for Economic Development, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and Oxford University study. The researchers found that excess cancer burden was mitigated in countries with universal health coverage and in those that increased health care spending. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

San Francisco ranked in top of list for best cities for jobs
San Francisco is ranked second in the nation as the best city for jobs, a new study from salary data and recruiting website Glassdoor shows, and many of those occupations are in "bullet-proof" sectors like healthcare, education and business services that could weather any economic downturn. Glassdoor's annual Best Cities for Jobs report takes four major factors into account when considering whether or not a city is a great place for jobs: Hiring opportunity, cost of living, job satisfaction and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

San Francisco ranked in top of list for best cities for jobs
San Francisco is ranked second in the nation as the best city for jobs, a new study from salary data and recruiting website Glassdoor shows, and many of those occupations are in "bullet-proof" sectors like healthcare, education and business services that could weather any economic downturn. Glassdoor's annual Best Cities for Jobs report takes four major factors into account when considering whether or not a city is a great place for jobs: Hiring opportunity, cost of living, job satisfaction and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Riley McDermid Source Type: news

Arianna Huffington's Advice for Modern Distractions and The Sleep Revolution
(Video Via TheUrbanMonk.com) How important is sleep? Media mogul, author, and actor Arianna Huffington learned the answer to this question the hard way, in the form of a broken cheek bone. Arianna's dedication to raising her daughters and creating the Huffington Post had led her, like many of us, to forego sleep. Her sleep deprivation then caused her to collapse and injure herself-- a literal wake up call that convinced her it was time to make a change. Through sleep research, Arianna has learned that sleep is equally, if not more, important to success as hard work. Her new book, "The Sleep Revolution: Transform...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where the Tampa metro stands amid Florida’s growth
The Tampa metro area is a star among Florida communities when it comes to a handful of economic measures. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater was a clear standout in population growth, life science employment, tourism spending and apartment completions, according to a new report from Wells Fargo Securities. Overall, Florida’s economy has battled back from the depths of its deepest downturn since the Great Depression and resumed its position as one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies, Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Where the Tampa metro stands amid Florida’s growth
The Tampa metro area is a star among Florida communities when it comes to a handful of economic measures. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater was a clear standout in population growth, life science employment, tourism spending and apartment completions, according to a new report from Wells Fargo Securities. Overall, Florida’s economy has battled back from the depths of its deepest downturn since the Great Depression and resumed its position as one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies, Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Obesity in the U.S. and Europe on the Rise: A Comparison
Levels of obesity in adults and children are rising worldwide. The World Health Organization calls the rising level "an epidemic" citing sugary drinks and processed foods as the main culprits, along with an urban sedentary lifestyle. A study published in The Lancet named "Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013" stated obesity issues "were estimated to have caused 3.4 million deaths globally, most of which were from cardiovascular causes. Research indicates that if...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew’s Q1 sales miss the mark
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) missed expectations with its 1st-quarter revenues, saying sales were off in China and the Middle East, offsetting stronger demand in the U.S. The London-based orthopedics and wound care giant posted sales of $1.14 billion, up 3.0% from Q1 2015; the consensus analyst estimate was for sales of $1.16 billion. Adjusted to exclude the effects of exchange rates and acquisitions, underlying growth was 4%, Smith & Nephew said. SNN shares closed down -1.0% at $34.09 yesterday in New York; in London, SN shares were down -3.3% to £11.26 as of about 7:30 a.m. Eastern. CFO Jul...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday. House and Senate leaders released the proposed Revenue Stabilization Act , the budget bill that's set for votes this week as lawmakers near the end of this year's session. The proposal, which prioritizes spending based on expected funding, closely mirrors the budget Gov. Asa Hutchinson proposed in March. "I think it's a good solid budget for us to be able to move forwa...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 2, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe
UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear that Brexit would mean the loss of the many workplace rights – parental leave, paid holiday, protection for part-timers and limits on excessive hours – that UK employees have come to take for granted is the most important issue in the coming referendum, according to UNISON’s over...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis EU Europe european union health Source Type: news

Why China's Medical Discovery Initiative Is Worth Watching
In recent weeks, much of the world has been wondering whether we're on the verge of another economic slowdown, this time with China driving the headlines. As someone who knows the world's second largest economy well, it's fair to say that the level of concern is justified. However, I have no doubt that China will double down on key initiatives to stem turbulence in its markets and maintain a longstanding focus on achieving growth (albeit at a less rapid pace than before). During any slowdown period, any nation's natural instinct is to look to industries and sectors that have been the pillars of growth in the past: defense...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why China's Medical Discovery Initiative Is Worth Watching
In recent weeks, much of the world has been wondering whether we're on the verge of another economic slowdown, this time with China driving the headlines. As someone who knows the world's second largest economy well, it's fair to say that the level of concern is justified. However, I have no doubt that China will double down on key initiatives to stem turbulence in its markets and maintain a longstanding focus on achieving growth (albeit at a less rapid pace than before). During any slowdown period, any nation's natural instinct is to look to industries and sectors that have been the pillars of growth in the past: def...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news