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How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Tory Burch: Why Equal Pay Is Good Business
When I was fundraising for my company 15 years ago, I was told to never say the words “social responsibility” and “business” in the same sentence. Thankfully, in the ensuing years, corporate foundations and social responsibility have become a given for innovative companies. But astoundingly, 54 years after the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, women still do not have pay parity with men, especially women of color. Recently, the current U.S. Administration halted the equal pay data collection rule, which aimed to help close the wage gap by having large companies report what they pay employees ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tory Burch Tags: Uncategorized feminism Money The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

Kim ’s Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
We are a long way from hamburgers. In a bout of blistering invective rare even for cantankerous North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has taken personal aim at Donald Trump, vowing to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” in response to the U.S. President’s threat during his inaugural speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to “totally destroy” the Hermit Kingdom if it did not halt its weapons program. (A “dotard” is a mentally frail old person.) Kim’s tirade came just as Trump signed a new executive order ramping up sanctions agai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Hydrogen Bomb insults Kim Jong Un North Korea Pacific United Nations Source Type: news

Converting 30 Million Tons of Asbestos into Usable Chemicals
New details have emerged of a plan to remove 30 million tons of asbestos waste from the inactive 1,550-acre Eden-Lowell mine in Vermont. Solution: Move it to a proposed processing plant in Groveton, New Hampshire. The proposal is part of long-term cleanup plan that began in 2013, when officials with the Vermont Asbestos Group reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vermont state officials. Under the agreement, Vermont Asbestos Group (VAG) will pay past and future cleanup costs and maintain the site, including protecting the public from potential environmental asbestos exposure. The ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 21, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: alternative uses of asbestos waste asbestos mine vermont asbestos runoff watersheds asbestos waste removal plan Belvidere Mountain Caledonian-Record Chrysotile asbestos converting asbestos into chemicals Eden-Lowell asbestos mine environ Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis
There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program. That is because North Korea already holds US allies hostage to violence we cannot control—and may already or will soon pose a similar threat to the US homeland—and thus presents an unacceptable risk of retaliation for any American offensive military action. There is nothing the US can do for North Korea that might induce it to denuclearize, because keeping North Korea on a war footing vis-à-vis the US keeps the regime of Kim Jong Un in power. There is nothing the international community, inclu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Bobbitt Tags: Uncategorized North Korea Source Type: news

How small companies can navigate partnerships in medtech
Partnering with larger players can prove essential to a small medtech company’s business strategy. But learning how to maneuver through collaborative relationships can be tricky.  Part of Philips Healthworks’ mission is to help young companies grow by teaching them valuable skills, like how to establish partnerships. Senior director Brian Rosnov spoke with MassDevice.com editor Sarah Faulkner in advance of his appearance at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.  What is Philips HealthWorks? As a venture capital fund, what qualities do you look for in a partner? While the Philips HealthWorks team is linked to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat royalphilips Source Type: news

At Least 12 People Arrested in Spain Amid Catalan Independence Demonstrations
(MADRID) — Spanish police arrested at least 12 people Wednesday in raids on Catalan government offices, news reports said, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region’s preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. It was the first time Spanish authorities have detained Catalan officials since the campaign to hold a vote on Catalonia’s independence began to gather momentum in 2011. The move was the latest spike in tension in the standoff between national authorities based in Madrid and pro-independence Catalans over a planned Oct. 1 referendum. Several thousand Catalans g...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aritz Parra and Ciaran Giles / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Surveillance for certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014 - Gamble S, Mawokomatanda T, Xu F, Chowdhury PP, Pierannunzi C, Flegel D, Garvin W, Town M.
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

UN chief hails transformative power of women ’ s economic empowerment
Extoling the benefits of women ’ s economic empowerment, both for economies as well as societies as a whole, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres today encouraged governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and others to take measures to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the economy. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Story Behind the Truman Quote in President Trump ’s U.N. Speech
In his first speech as President at the U.N. General Assembly, Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed support for the organization by quoting one of his predecessors who was among the institution’s earliest supporters: President Harry S. Truman, who was a signer of the charter that established the U.N. In discussing how the U.S. helped restore post-World War II Europe by providing support through the Marshall Plan, President Trump called on member states to “embrace their sovereignty” in the interest of the group. “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Relations Source Type: news

Our hurricane-hit islands deserve aid. The rules that block it are wrong | Guy Hewitt
Hurricane Maria has wrought terrible destruction in the Caribbean, yet OECD guidelines say that the islands are ineligible for assistance•Hurricane Maria – live updatesIn a manner reminiscent ofStephen King ’s Bazaar of Bad Dreams, dark clouds of despair and destruction hover yet again over the Caribbean with the passage ofHurricane Maria.The most recent version of our recurring ecological nightmare includedHurricane Harvey followed byHurricane Irma, the latter setting a new record of three consecutive days as a category 5 storm with maximum wind speeds of 185mph, and leaving a trail of devastation British...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guy Hewitt Tags: Hurricane Maria Hurricane Harvey US news Hurricane Irma World news Climate change Science United Nations OECD Global economy Tax havens Natural disasters and extreme weather Source Type: news

Study: Life sciences pump in $88.5B annually to state's economy
Pennsylvania's life sciences industry was worth $88.5 billion to the state during 2016, according to a new report by the accounting and consulting firm KPMG. The report said that Pennsylvania had a leading role in the life sciences industry across the U.S. and especially in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The industry directly employed 112,000 people with an average salary of $138,000 a year; both are up from a previous report in 2011. “Pennsylvania ha s a recipe for success, and the rapid investment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Study: Life sciences industry generates $88B for Pa. economy
The report found the sector is also responsible for more than 340,000 jobs in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Man ’s Body Sat in Truck 8 Months at Airport Before Someone Noticed
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The body of a man who police believed killed himself sat in his pickup truck in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for eight months before being discovered and his family wants to know why it wasn’t noticed sooner. The body of 53-year-old Randy Potter was found last week after someone reported a bad smell coming from the truck, The Kansas City Star reports. Police said the man from suburban Lenexa, Kansas, appeared to have died by suicide, but provided no details. His parking pass is dated Jan. 17, the day he disappeared. The truck’s windows are tinted, but are light enou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Missouri onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on the U.N. to Focus ‘More on People and Less on Bureaucracy’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the results in line with this investment.” The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care
September 18, 2017Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today —and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.Outside the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, I saw a woman emerge from the crowd. She looked frantic with worry and purpose as she approached.She needed the doctor who was accompanying me, or rather his signature on a referral form —a formality that stood between her and the specialized health care she, or perhaps a loved one, needed.I was there last month to visit ourPalestinian Health Capacity Project, which is doing crucial and challenging work to help the Palestinian Ministr...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The 10 Most Hated Airports in the U.S.
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Zhang / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Joe Biden ’s Newest Project May Fuel 2020 Campaign Speculation
Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a new initiative to address issues facing American workers, ranging from education to health care to retirement. Biden said Monday that the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware is seeking ways to “transform” the American educational system so that it reaches people early, provides ample opportunity in a way that’s affordable, and gives people a chance to train and retrain for future jobs. Biden’s initiative will also look for solutions for groups that are most acutely impacted by changes to the job market, as well as protections for workplace ben...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election American Worker democrats elections Joe Biden Source Type: news

Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained
A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.(Image credit: Wong Maye-E/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elise Hu Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news

California Is Set to Become a ‘Sanctuary State.’ Here’s What That Means
California is home to more undocumented immigrants than any other state, and liberal state lawmakers have been rallying to protect that population as President Trump has taken a harder line on immigration. Among their most ambitious strategies: passing a so-called “sanctuary state” bill. And after a vote on Friday, it appears that bill will become law. The state assembly voted 49 to 25, largely along party lines, to pass the measure, following the state senate’s approval in April. The bill now goes back to the Senate for another vote, where it is likely to pass, and then to the desk of California Gov. Jer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized California DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration Jerry Brown onetime sanctuary city sanctuary state Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space
Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer spaceOn a drizzly afternoon in April, Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Princess St éphanie, sailed through the front doors of an office building in the outskirts of Seattle and into the headquarters of an asteroid-mining startup called Planetary Resources, which plans to “expand the economy into space”.The company ’s engineers greeted the royals with hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and bottles upon bottles of Columbia Valley riesli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian Tags: Luxembourg Space Mining Tax havens World news Source Type: news

North Korean Missile Alerts Are Now the New Normal in Japan
First came the threat, then the warning shot. On Friday morning, people in Japan were yet again sent scurrying for cover after a second North Korean missile in just three weeks was fired over its northern island of Hokkaido, triggering a series of SMS alerts, television broadcasts and loudspeaker announcements advising of an possible attack. The launch is seen as direct retaliation for new U.N. sanctions spearheaded by Tokyo and Washington following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3. Following the sanctions, Pyongyang said, “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo and Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Guam Hokkaido Japan Kim Jong Un missile North Korea Source Type: news

What local businesses should be watching for in Washington
A top adviser to Maryland lawmakers says the state still faces many "threats" from possible federal government actions despite a lack of any major bills getting passed nine months into President Donald Trump's administration. Business owners may be excited about things like health care reform and tax reform, but Warren Deschenaux says they should be wary of the impact on Maryland's economy because of the state's reliance on the federal government. Deschenaux, executive director of the non-partisan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

The future of EU workers is ‘ a fight that ’ s too important to lose ’
As hundreds of EU migrants, including UNISON members, rallied in Trafalgar Square last night in defence of their rights, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told them: “This is a fight that’s too important to lose.” The rally followed a Westminster lobby, during which dozens of MPs and peers signed a pledge to guarantee the rights of both EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU. It was the second lobby of Parliament this year, with UNISON members from all over the country and from all walks of the public sector again urging their MPs to end the uncertainty of EU citizens over whether they will be able to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant migrant workers NHS NHS staff Source Type: news

New report details plan to make Pittsburgh a top innovation city
The Brookings Institution released the culmination of 18 months of study on Wednesday by way of a report that details Pittsburgh's strengths and weaknesses in the area of innovation, as well as the steps needed to make the Steel City one of the top innovation cities in the world. "Capturing the Next Economy: Pittsburgh's Rise as a Global Innovation City" outlines several strategies researchers on the project have fielded as possible means of galvanizing Pittsburgh's already robust technology, healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders Just Proposed Single-Payer Health Care. What ’s That?
Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil the latest version of his single-payer health care plan on Wednesday. The bill, which has garnered 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, would shift the U.S. health care system from one in which most people under age 65 are insured privately—typically through their jobs—into one in which all Americans are insured through the federal government. “Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bernie Sanders Congress Health Care Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

Startups Are Finally Trying to Disrupt Food  Stamps
1. Startups are finally trying to disrupt food stamps. By Tonya Riley in Wired 2. These fishermen are partnering with chefs to create a market for sustainable but under-loved fish. By Meg Wilcox in Civil Eats 3. Here’s how one company is trying to make lives better for garment workers around the world. By Erika Fry in Fortune 4. Starting school a couple hours later could save the U.S. economy billions. By the RAND Corporation 5. A cancer diagnosis should be enough to defer student loan payments. By Samantha Watson in STAT News The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Education fish Five Best Ideas Food stamps Innovation working conditions Source Type: news

London Eye: STPs' touching optimism
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CEO Cook says healthcare is “ big area for Apple ’ s future ”
Despite lacking new health-related innovations on its most recent iPhone 8 and iPhone X release announcement, Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is still focused on the healthcare industry, CEO Tim Cook told Fortune magazine. The tech giant has recently made strides towards making its iPhone devices healthcare-connected central depositories, announcing in June it would team with Health Gorilla to add health and diagnostic lab data and with DexCom to integrate G5 CGM support into its Apple Watch, alongside rumors that the company was looking to acquire Aetnahealth. “We’re extremely interested in this area. And, yes, it is a...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Research & Development Apple Source Type: news

Driven to despair — the hidden costs of the gig economy
Signing up with the likes of Uber or Deliveroo offers flexibility, but the isolation and stress can take their toll (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defiant North Korea Warns U.S. of the ‘Greatest Pain’ in Response to New Sanctions
(SEOUL/WASHINGTON) — North Korea remained defiant over new U.N. sanctions imposed for its latest nuclear test, vowing on Wednesday to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday’s sanctions, unanimously agreed on Monday by the 15-member U.N. Security Council, were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its weapons programmes. The North’s Foreign Ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its state and peo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Kim and Roberta Rampton / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability. Over the next five years, the centers will create new knowledge and high-tech innovations, as well as transform existing industries in ways that bolster the U.S. economy, support national security and build America's global competitiveness through the preparation ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242681&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Satellite Imagery Analysis Reveals Economic Decay Within Islamic State
The Islamic State contributed to a 23 percent reduction in the GDP of cities under its control, based on novel applications of satellite-derived data. Over the course of its peak territorial control and decline through mid-2016, the economy of the Islamic State showed clear signs of decay across multiple sectors. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - September 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Despite A Booming Economy, India's Public Health System Is Still Failing Its Poor
For a country chronically lacking enough medical facilities, the death of 400 children in a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur in August are tell-tale signs of all that is wrong in the public health system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Suparna Dutt D ' Cunha, Contributor Source Type: news

NSF-funded center at Purdue could help power US for next century
(Purdue University) The National Science Foundation has chosen Purdue University to lead an engineering research center, which will develop new technologies to produce fuels from US shale-gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Business and Health Security: The Bottom Line on Preparedness
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 08/31/2017 This 58-minute webinar discusses how health security issues like disasters and disease epidemics impact the U.S. economy and can influence key business decisions. The discussion highlights how private sector leaders can utilize the latest health security information to support their bottom lines and community preparedness. The webinar provides real-life examples of company policies that support a healthy workforce, and help businesses quickly resume operations after large-scale emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, or infectious disease outbreaks. (Video or Multimed...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

27 new NSF INCLUDES awards aim to enhance U.S. science and engineering enterprise
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Today, U.S industries, universities and research centers face 21st-century challenges. They need skilled STEM workers to grow the economy, secure the national defense and advance other national priorities. NSF ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243055&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How a Court Answered a Forgotten Question of Slavery ’s Legacy
In recent weeks, as Americans across the country have engaged in debates about how the Civil War period is publicly commemorated, a quieter battle over a related question was finally put to rest. On Aug. 30, 2017, Senior United States District Judge Thomas F. Hogan answered an old question for Cherokee Freedmen — the descendants of people who were enslaved by members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma — who have been fighting for their tribal citizenship since the early 1980s. In the case of The Cherokee Nation V. Nash, et.al. Judge Hogan looked at whether an 1866 Treaty — which stated that people who had...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arica L. Coleman Tags: Uncategorized Civil War Opinion slavery Source Type: news

The E.U. Agency Fighting Russia ’s Wildfire of Fake News with a Hosepipe
In 2015, as Russia plunged millions of dollars into an escalating disinformation campaign against the West, the European Union’s defense consisted of just one person. A former journalist had been seconded from the Czech Republic to the E.U.’s newly-established East StratCom Task Force, and was working furiously to de-bunk the Kremlin-backed fake news that flooded people’s inboxes, TV screens, and social media timelines. “[He was working] literally seven days a week,” said an E.U. official involved in the bloc’s strategic communications efforts, who asked for anonymity in order to speak f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Tags: Uncategorized europe Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

North Korea Warns of a Harsh Response If New Sanctions Are Imposed
(TOKYO) — North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the U.N. Security Council this week. The North’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement early Monday saying it is watching the United States’ moves closely and threatened it is “ready and willing” to respond with measures of its own. The United States has called for a vote Monday, New York time, on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea. Last Tuesday, the U.S. circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest-ever U.N....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Talmadge / AP Tags: Uncategorized Korean Peninsula North Korea onetime Source Type: news

OPEC added billions to cost of oil production, new research says
(Duke University) OPEC's effects on the world economy extend far beyond the prices consumers see at the pump, says new research from Duke University. By limiting production, the oil industry cartel drove oil production in new, expensive directions, driving up the cost of crude oil production by some $160 billion, and helping transform the oil industry. The finds are based on 34 years of data from 13,248 oil fields worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Medtronic Making Good on Its Post-Merger Promise?
Two years ago and some change, Medtronic sent shockwaves through the medical device world with the news of its $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien through a tax inversion deal that moved the company’s corporate headquarters to Ireland and freed up $9.3 billion in cash that had previously been trapped overseas. The announcement came with a promise, however. As a direct benefit of the company’s new financial structure, Medtronic vowed to make $10 billion in U.S. technology investments over the coming decade in areas such as early stage venture capital investments, acquisitions, and R&D – above and bey...
Source: MDDI - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Source Type: news

How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
Young girls line up at a feeding centre in Mogadishu. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs. The famine between the years 2010 and 2012, which killed more than a quarter of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An application of the Pareto method in surveys to diagnose the managers and workers perception of occupational safety and health on selected Polish construction sites - Obolewicz J, D ąbrowski A.
The construction industry is an important sector of the economy in Poland. According to the National Labour Inspectorate (PIP) data of 2014, the number of  victims of fatal accidents in the construction sector amounted to 80 as compared with 187 injured i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Why UNISON is signing the Anti-Slavery Charter
Today, UNISON added its name to the Anti-Slavery Charter. This isn’t something I thought my union would have to do in this day and age, given that slavery was officially abolished by our country in 1834. Yet slavery not only persists, it’s on the rise. It’s estimated that 10-13,000 people are enslaved across the UK which, according the National Crime Agency is just “the tip of the iceberg”. The conditions for slavery to develop are many and varied. Vulnerable people are most often the targets for those who seek to make financial gain at the expense of others. Whereas previously victims were us...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news