Investing in a sustainable future for our coastal economy
(UK Research and Innovation) The UK marine economy is worth £ 48 billion with strong growth in renewable energy and aquaculture. However, the marine environment is under pressure from the triple ocean crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Researchers will investigate how to strengthen the marine economy while protecting ecosystems and communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biden Predicts F.D.A. Will Give Final Vaccine Approval by the Fall
The president also defended his opposition to eliminating the Senate filibuster, even though it is being used to block voting rights legislation he has championed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Tankersley Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr Vaccination and Immunization United States Economy American Jobs Plan (2021) United States Politics and Government Infrastructure (Public Works) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Lemon, Don Cincinnati (Ohio) Source Type: news

UK ‘ meat tax ’ would cost economy almost £ 250 million a year
A 'meat tax' would cost the UK £ 242 million a year according to a new study, adding a surprising economic rationale to the National Food Strategy's dismissal of the idea on political grounds. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Women
Although the number of women among new inventors is edging upward, women still make up only about 13 percent of inventors in the economy overall. What keeps more women from engaging in invention and entrepreneurship? A recent workshop explored that question and how to remove the obstacles. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blog: Six months into our new era
Six months ago I took up post as UNISON’s newly elected general secretary. My passion for fighting for every member has been unrelenting for decades, so my plans for our future in UNISON were clear and driven by the experiences of our hard-working members and activists across every region and service group.  I promised that branches, regions, and devolved nations would get the resources they need and my pledge to support every member pitched a bold plan for a new UNISON College. Demanding a new deal for public services and public service workers had to be a central part of our journey out of COVID, as well as...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Source Type: news

U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain as COVID-19 Cases There Climb
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- The U.S. government issued its most dire warnings against travel to Britain on Monday as COVID-19 cases surged in that country while nearly all restrictions were lifted in an effort to restart the economy. Both the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

U.S. Issues Toughest Travel Alert for Britain As COVID Cases There Climb
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- The U.S. government issued its most dire warnings against travel to Britain on Monday as coronavirus cases surged in that country while nearly all COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in an effort to restart the economy. Both... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis
We all know how difficult the last 18 months has been for all of us, at work and at home. COVID has naturally pushed lots of issues away from the headlines and the political agenda, including housing. That doesn’t mean any of these problems have gone away, if anything they have grown worse over the past year and a half as the world’s attention focused on dealing with the pandemic. But at UNISON, we know that these problems remain as important as ever for our members and all working people. We surveyed members in September last year and the results showed that more than a quarter of you were looking elsewhere to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article Christina McAnea general secretary housing Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vaccination Economy's Shield From Covid-19 Impact
[The Herald] PROGRESS being recorded by the Government in efforts to vaccinate the majority of citizens will help minimise the negative impact of the third wave of Covid-19 on Zimbabwe's economic growth targets, analysts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Small-scale worker resistance impacts food delivery economy in China
(Cornell University) Research from Cornell University has revealed a new form of bargaining power among Chinese platform-based food delivery workers, who conduct invisible mini-strikes by logging out of apps and airing grievances over WeChat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Deadly Flooding in Germany and Belgium Exposed Europe ’s Climate Change Hubris
Gaping holes of muddy brown water where manicured streets used to be. Huge piles of abandoned belongings set on fire because there’s nowhere else to put the trash. Army tanks rolling through once picturesque villages now turned to rubble. Northwestern Europeans—accustomed to a mild climate rarely troubled by the extremes of weather they see on the news—were not prepared for the scenes they saw this week after the worst flooding to hit the region in at least 80 years. “People kept saying it was worse than the war,” says Arne Piepke, from the DOCKS photography collective, which captured the scen...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Third Covid Wave Upends Fragile South Africa, a Warning for Developing World
The pandemic is pummeling the country’s economy, adding to the longstanding frustrations of an impoverished majority. The resulting... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street drops 1% as virus surge fans recovery fears
Wall Street's main indexes fell sharply at the open on Monday, with economy-linked value and travel stocks taking a hit after a spike in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Ackman still sees a massive economic boom despite the delta variant, says rates to rebound
"You are going to see a massive, my view, economic boom," Ackman said. "We are going to have an extremely strong economy coming in the fall." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The burden of mental disorders in Mexico, 1990-2019: mental and neurological disorders, substance use, suicides, and related somatic disorders - Garc ía-Pacheco J, Ortega MLT, Borges G.
The objective of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Global Electricity Production Is Roaring Back —and So Are CO2 Emissions
Carbon emissions from power plants around the world declined in recent years, but they’re poised to make a dramatic comeback over the next 18 months, according to a worrying report released July 15 by the International Energy Agency (IEA). https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/cQ7Ua/2/ COVID-19 lockdowns were responsible for some of the recent decline, as office buildings, for instance, reduced their energy consumption while employees were working remotely. After shrinking by 1% in 2019, CO2 emissions from power generation fell by another 3.5% around the world during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, part of a broader contraction ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Southern Africa: South Africa Dependency Threatens Zimbabwe's Economy
[263Chat] The violent events that unfolded in South Africa this past week present renewed purpose for some serious soul searching by Zimbabwe's economic decision makers on how to model the economy out of the dependency on its neighbor to the south for raw materials and other essentials, economic experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EAC Economy On Recovery Track After Covid-19 Impact
[Citizen] Arusha -- The East African Community (EAC) region will register a three percent growth this year compared to 0.9 per cent last year when it dropped following Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Economy Suffers As Second Lockdown Bites
[East African] Last January, 28-year-old Andrew Lutaaya, after a few years of unsuccessful job searching ventured into small business, selling second-hand jeans in downtown Kampala, in a shop he co-rented with a friend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China ’s Growth Slows as Pandemic Fears Persist
Growth in the world’s second-largest economy lost steam as more expensive raw materials weighed on factories, though retail sales showed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's economy grows 7.9% in the second quarter
China's economy is still growing, but the rate slowed in the second quarter as the country contended with surging commodity prices and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biggest U.S. banks smash profit estimates as economy revives
The four largest U.S. consumer banks posted blockbuster second-quarter results this week, after pandemic loan losses failed to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big banks cross their fingers for loan growth as economy bounces back
As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the COVID crisis, the nation’s largest banks are hoping for a robust bounce back in loan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Appalachian Hospitals Disappear, Rural Americans Grapple with Limited Care
Features rural communities in central Appalachia whose hospitals have shut down. Discusses the impacts of these closures on residents' well-being and the local economy and highlights initiatives that are working to address social determinants of health and gaps in healthcare in rural Appalachian communities. (May require a free account to view full article). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

ISSRDC to feature in-space production applications and its impact on the space economy
(International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory) International Space Station Research and Development Conference brings the science taking place on humankind's greatest technical and research platform to your virtual office. Including sessions on how the orbiting laboratory is furthering in-space production efforts to improve life terrestrially and drive a market in low Earth orbit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inflation surges as consumer prices leap 5.4 percent, biggest jump since 2008
Inflation continued to surge in June, with consumer prices accelerating at the fastest pace in almost 13 years as the economy emerges... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea Battles COVID-19 and Health Workers ’ Vaccine Scepticism
Logistic and communication challenges to rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine are immense in the rural and remote highlands region of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Jul 13 2021 (IPS) CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea (PNG), like many other Pacific Island countries, successfully held COVID-19 at bay last year, aided by early shutting of national borders. However, by March this year, the pandemic was surging in the most populous Pacific Island nation, and by July, it had reported 17,282 cases of the virus and 175 fatalities. PNG has a steep battle against the virus ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Education Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Papua New Guinea (PNG) vaccine hesitancy Vaccines Source Type: news

Masks are still crucial in the fight against Covid
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement today (Monday) regarding the relaxing of the remaining Covid restrictions in England, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Now isn’t the time to ditch mandatory mask wearing. The Prime Minister should be providing direction to the public, not side-stepping the responsibility that comes with government. “Rising infections have more than made the case for keeping masks in shops, schools, on public transport and other enclosed spaces. But a plethora of mixed messages is sowing confusion where clarity is needed. “Government guid...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea covid face masks Source Type: news

Malawi: Mask Up, Don't Shut Up - Congress of Trade Unions
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's staggering economy could be brought further to its knees when the country's Congress of Trade Unions proceed with plans to protest the passing of the Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. The Bill, which now awaits a presidential affirmation, seeks to restrain workers from using industrial action as a labour relations bargaining tool. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rich Country Hypocrisy Exposed by Vaccine Inequities
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 2021 (IPS) ‘No one is protected from the global pandemic until everyone is’ has become a popular mantra. But vaccine apartheid worldwide, due to rich countries’ policies, has made COVID-19 a developing country pandemic, delaying its end and global economic recovery. Systemic inequities Most rich countries have been blocking the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend relevant provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for the duration of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Combating COVID-19 and Ensuring No One is Left Behind
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja, and Bambang SusantonoBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 12 2021 (IPS) If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalization and regional cooperation. Ensuring the digital transformation reaches all in Asia Pacific is one of the greatest challenges we face Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaEven before COVID-19, the digital revolution was transforming how people and businesses work. As the pandemic unfolded, the accelerated adoption of digital technologies helped go...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana - Kanni Wignaraja -Bambang Susant Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world costs of around 23 billion US dollar a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). Coastal ecosystems such as seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangrove forests make an important contribution to mitigating climate change. (Source: EurekAl...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China Just Cut Reserve Requirements for Its Banks. Why One Economist Is Worried
China’s broad-based RRR cut could be sending a troubling signal about its banks and economy. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janet Yellen Warns That Coronavirus Variants Threaten Global Recovery
At the end of a gathering of the finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations, the U.S. Treasury secretary called for an acceleration of vaccine distribution worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Rappeport Tags: United States Economy Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) International Monetary Fund Treasury Department Yellen, Janet L Source Type: news

Direct costs associated to occupational accidents in Baja California, Mexico - Pati ño-Tamez A, Hernández-Barba C, Quiñones-Montelongo KA, Soria-Rodríguez CG.
BACKGROUND: Occupational accidents represent an important problem that affects workers, families, society, industry, social security institutions and the nation as a whole, which affects directly the global economy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the direct ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Construction safety: an analysis of the cross-influence of economic, construction, and accident death factors - Chen T, Cao Z.
To explore the relations between the number of accident deaths (NCD) and various factors in construction safety, a multiple linear regression model was established, based on the panel data of economy, construction labor, and the number of accident deaths i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UK PM Johnson's New COVID Gamble Worries Some Scientists UK PM Johnson's New COVID Gamble Worries Some Scientists
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to reopen England's economy from coronavirus lockdown on July 19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rapid vaccination, bridging health infrastructure gap key to recovery: Finance Ministry
A rapid vaccination pace and quickly bridging the health infrastructure gap across rural and urban areas would be the most sustainable stimulus for a durable recovery of the Indian economy, the finance ministry said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stocks, bond yields slide on worries around global economy. What Cramer and other market analysts are watching
The rise of the Covid-19 delta variant could continue to weigh on U.S. stocks, CNBC's Jim Cramer warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tokyo ’s Plan to Avoid Pandemic Disaster During the Olympics
The Olympics and COVID-19 were never going to be compatible. The cardinal rule when it comes to controlling an infectious disease is to limit the contact people have with one another. Yet the very essence of the two weeks of competition, which begin on July 23 in Tokyo, is to invite the world to meet, greet and engage in friendly—and often socially not so distant—contests. An estimated 70,000 athletes, coaches, staff, officials and media will be descending on Tokyo from July to August for the Olympic and Paralympic Games—at a time when infections in the city are rising again. On July 8, the government d...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine olympics overnight Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Task Force Suggests Strategies to Move Arkansas' Economy Beyond COVID-19
Arkansas can implement a range of strategies in six key areas to guide itself out of the economic harm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report commissioned by the governor's Economic Recovery Task Force. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fed minutes may provide clues on bond-taper timeline, inflation outlook
At its June policy meeting the Federal Reserve edged towards a debate over when and how to reduce its support for a U.S. economy healing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NEA goes full Marxist: American school teachers say they will teach anti-white CRT agenda regardless of laws
(Natural News) The National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest teachers’ union, has decided that public school indoctrinators will, in fact, be teaching “critical race theory” (CRT) to students, even if the law prohibits it. At its recent Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, the NEA adopted Business Item 39, which states that the “USA’s economy /... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany: Health System Review
Health Syst Transit. 2020 Dec;22(6):1-272.ABSTRACTThis analysis of the German health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Germany's health care system is often regarded as one of the best health care systems in the world, offering its population universal health insurance coverage and a comprehensive benefits basket with comparably low cost-sharing requirements. It provides good access to care with free choice of provider and short waiting times, which is partly due to good infrastructure with a dense networ...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Miriam Bl ümel Anne Spranger Katharina Achstetter Anna Maresso Reinhard Busse Source Type: news