Coronavirus economic impact: Australia could be among world's hardest hit nations
Australia ’s economy is unusually dependent on China, and a coronavirus-driven slowdown could mean billions in lost revenueAustralia could be one of the countries worst affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak as factories in China remain shuttered and millions of people are confined to their homes and banned from travelling.The Reserve Bank of Australia on Friday stuck to its forecast of strong growth this year thanks to a rising housing market, and the stock market – along with others around the world – has largely shrugged off concerns about the global impact of the virus to remain c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Farrer Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australian economy China Australia news Business Asia Pacific Science Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why the 'devil' coronavirus has hit European stocks hard
The coronavirus scare has wiped $1.2 trillion from global stock markets in the last two weeks as new cases of the deadly virus multiplied, stoking fears of an economic slowdown spreading from its Chinese epicenter to the rest of the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Describing vulnerability and resiliency through photovoice: generational perspectives from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Vietnamese community - Mayfield-Johnson S, Le D, Fastring D, Nguyen J.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast's Vietnamese community (MSGCVC) has repeatedly experienced physical, psychological, and economic hardship from natural and man-made disasters and economic downturn. Literature suggests that economic strain is the greatest contrib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Frequent FDA inspections slow down Indian pharma exports, says GV Prasad
GV Prasad, Chairman, CII National Committee on Pharmaceuticals said that everybody should up their game in terms of quality, systems, discipline, integrity of data. All there are important things for the industry. He added that the effect of frequent inspections of Indian pharma manufacturing plants by the FDA and measures to be taken to reduce the impact. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The US economic collapse will look like this – are you ready for it?
(Natural News) The US has one of the strongest economies around the world, even as the rest of the world is showing signs of cooling and slowdown. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund said that the world’s largest economy remains a “bright spot” on the global stage. Given America’s status of being the economic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of part-time employment and employment in rotating periods on occupational accidents. The case of Greece - Anyfantis ID, Boustras G.
During the last few years new forms of employment have been developed. Part-time employment and employment in rotating periods are on a rise especially in cases of economic slowdown and high unemployment rates, as part of the what is called precarious work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Africa ’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace
Africa Investment Forum 2018By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain GDP growth rates above 5 percent this year. Particularly encouraging for Africa is that its present growth leaders are richer in innovation than natural resources. Wh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

These 5 Big Changes Are Key for Humanity to Survive a Warming Climate
Hundreds of millions of people are living with the effects of global warming – some now irreversible. For those on the frontlines of climate change, developing coping mechanisms is a matter of survival. And yet the world is not paying enough attention to the need to adapt to a warming planet alongside our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions. We urgently need more resources, more collaboration and more political will to make adaptation a global priority. The good news is that adaptation, done well, is not only the right thing to do, it also makes economic sense. The Global Commission on Adaptation, which I co-found...
Source: TIME: Science - September 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Uncategorized Ban Ki-Moon climate change Source Type: news

Medtech Experts See Opportunity Despite Some Funding Issues
The medical device industry is a “strong ecosystem,” particularly in Massachusetts, Brian Johnson, president of MassMEDIC, told MD+DI. One in four products exported out of MA is a medical device, Johnson had told attendees of MassMEDIC’s 2019 Town Hall in May, held in conjunction with BIOMEDevice Boston. He cited the latest “State of the Massachusetts MedTech Industry Report” by Grant Thornton LLP. Massachusetts’s medtech sector could also be seen as pacing ahead of those of other states in terms of innov...
Source: MDDI - July 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Excess suicides due to the global economic crisis in Italy: an update - De Vogli R, De Falco R, Mattei G.
A previous research letter examining the impact of the Great Recession on suicides in Italy showed that, analogous to other high-income Countries, suicides were falling before the economic downturn, but rapidly reversed upon the onset of the crisis in 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Manufacturing is trending down, and tariffs aren ’t helping
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its May Report on Business, showing its Purchasing Management Index (PMI) registered 52.1%, down from April’s 52.8%. While May’s PMI remains on the “expanding” side of the equation, (above 50%), that number has been dropping fairly steadily from a 12-month high of 60.8 in August of last year. The ISM gauges 18 manufacturing industries, and many of the survey’s respondents commented on tariff issues as being a factor for the slow down in their industry. “Ongoing tarif...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

It May Not Be a Bad Thing Fewer U.S. Babies Were Born in 2018 Than in Any Year Since 1986
With American women increasingly delaying having children, fewer U.S. babies were born in 2018 than in any year since 1986, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). About 3.7 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, 2% fewer than in 2017, according to the NCHS. Birth numbers fell across racial groups, with declines charted among white, black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian women. In 2018, the U.S. saw not only a 32-year low in total births, but also a record-setting dip in national fertility rates. Based on 2018 data,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC data Demography fertility Pregnancy public health Source Type: news

USDA Announces Top Sites for Relocation of NIFA, ERS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its top three choices for where it might relocate the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS). Multiple sites within Indiana, the Greater Kansas City Region in Missouri, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, have been shortlisted. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the “finalists” on May 3, 2019 from a list of 136 Expressions of Interest from parties in 35 states. Two “alternative locations” were also identified by the department in St. Louis, MO and Madison, WI, in case t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Millennials Love Wellness. But They ’re Not as Healthy as People Think, Report Says
Millennials are often credited with driving the $4.2 trillion global wellness market, with their love of pursuits like yoga, meditation and boutique fitness. But despite their reputation for valuing health and wellness, millennials are in worse health than their elders in Generation X used to be, according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Millennials — who in 2017 were ages 21 to 36 — were overall in good health that year, according to Blue Cross’s data analysis of 55 million commercially insured millennials. But around age 27, millennials’ health began to decline —...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Rurality, social identity is driving polarization in Iowa
(Iowa State University) What will shape voter attitudes heading into the 2020 election? New Iowa State University research finds rurality, education and race -- not the economic downturn -- significantly predicted the change from Democrat to Republican in 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected amid trade wars, stock volatility; here's a look at Louisville's deals
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?
(Wiley) Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Data Show that Federal Investment in Research Pays Dividends
In 1990, the federal government formally launched an ambitious initiative to sequence the human genome, to identify all the genes in human DNA, and to develop the tools to store and allow access to this information. The effort took 13 years and cost the federal government $3.8 billion. As is evidenced by technological advancements, the cultivation of new lines of research, and countless subsequent scientific discoveries, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a success by nearly all measures. A question of interest to policymakers, however, is what the economic return on this kind of federal investment is. The HGP generated g...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Comcast's larg est purchase of 2018 was its $40 billion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue. Here's what it means for Charlotte
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory that experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey, Craig M. Douglas and Amy Shapiro Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey and Craig M. Douglas Source Type: news

(SLIDESHOW) M & A slump expected as Trump's trade wars, stock volatility continue. Here's what it means for the Triad.
The U.S. economy's merger and acquisition market entered 2018 with a bang and exited on a whimper, a trajectory experts say is unlikely to change in the months ahead. U.S. companies were targeted in roughly $1 trillion in mergers and acquisitions last year on the back of a resurgent technology sector, particularly among the likes of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and entertainment giants Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA). Volatility in th e energy industry and relatively low… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Little Source Type: news

Why Are We All Having So Little Sex?
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sexual Health Source Type: news

US birth rate hits record low: CDC reveals drops in EVERY region
Demographers had expected that the sharp dip, which started after the 2008 economic crash, would have leveled off by now. But new CDC figures suggest there is no slow-down in any region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain: Health System Review.
Authors: Bernal-Delgado E, Garcia-Armesto S, Oliva J, Sanchez Martinez FI, Repullo JR, Pena-Longobardo LM, Ridao-Lopez M, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Spanish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health status continues to improve in Spain, and life expectancy is the highest in the European Union. Inequalities in self-reported health have also declined in the last decade, although long-standing disability and chronic conditions are increasing due to an ageing popul...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

nTIDE Aug 2018: Return to positive trend for employment of Americans with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) 'The August data reverses the recent but brief downturn we saw in June and July's economic indicators,' according to John O'Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. 'This upturn may reestablish the positive trend that Americans with disabilities experienced between February 2016 and May 2018. We know that the majority of people with disabilities are striving to work, and that the demand for workers is high, so a continuation of this upward trend would not be not surprising.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly
A growing number of Americans are dying from liver disease and liver cancer.The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of a new study said. The researchers suspect the economic downturn in 2008 prompted people to comfort themselves with alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What did people eat during the Great Depression? A look at the foods that helped people survive famine
(Natural News) The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and continued until about 1939. It affected North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world. It was the most serious economic tragedy ever experienced by the industrialized Western world in modern history. The full burden of the economic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour
Although child abuse and exploitation is prohibited by the Kenyan constitution, some children are still engaged in manual labour. XINHUA PHOTO: SAM NDIRANGUBy Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world’s poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health. Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest proportion of child labourers (29 per cent of children aged 5 to 17 years) and is considered detrimental to their health and development.Many children not yet in their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacqueline Mogeni and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Study: Suicide Rates On The Rise Across The US
BOSTON (CBS Local) — In the wake of Kate Spade’s suicide, a newly released study says suicide rates have increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 20 years. Research shows suicides are up in almost every state across the country. In 2016, nearly 45,000 people took their lives. More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. “We found that many common life stressors were present in the period preceding the suicide, in relationship problems, financial and job issues, physical health concerns,” said Dr. Anne Shuchat, deputy director with the Centers for Disease Control. Locally, ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Suicide Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Up In Nearly Every State; Up 35% In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS Local) — In the wake of Kate Spade’s suicide, a newly released study says suicide rates have increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 20 years. Research shows suicides are up in almost every state across the country. In 2016, nearly 45,000 people took their lives. More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. “We found that many common life stressors were present in the period preceding the suicide, in relationship problems, financial and job issues, physical health concerns,” said Dr. Anne Shuchat, deputy director with the Centers for Disease Control. Locally, ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Suicide Source Type: news

Why do people rideshare? An experimental study - Amirkiaee SY, Evangelopoulos N.
Enabled by mobile technologies and fueled by the economic downturn, ridesharing has emerged in recent years as a private transportation facet of the shared economy. Our study investigates the motives for participation in situated ridesharing. We propose a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson CFO Caruso to retire, Wolk to take over
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said yesterday its chief financial officer and exec VP Dominic Caruso will retire, effective in September, with investor relations VP Joseph Wolk slated to take over the CFO role on July 1. Caruso has served as CFO for the New Brunswick, N.J.-based multinational for approximately 11 years, which the company said is the longest any individual has served in the role. During his time with J&J, Caruso oversaw the acquisitions of Actelion, Synthes and Pfizer‘s Consumer Health division, the company said. “During his nearly 12 years as CFO, Dominic provided Credo-based leaders...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people's health. For instance, blood pressure and blood sugar levels went up. The study found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy
Americans tend to have more children in a strong economy. Research suggests that conceptions might be a leading economic indicator — meaning declines in conceptions can predict the next downturn. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Pregnancy Rate Might Predict Future Recessions, Researchers Suggest
Conventional wisdom holds that fertility rates go down in response to an economic downturn. But a new study found that conception rates begin to drop before a recession actually begins.(Image credit: SKXE/Flickr) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

US generic business to face pricing pressure for 12 months: ICRA
The US generic business has been a significant contributor to growth and profitability for Indian generic companies over the last decade, but is facing a slowdown over the last couple of years. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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