Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation
India and Kenya signed agreements in the field of agriculture during Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to New Delhi. Credit: G.N. JhaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 2018 (IPS)By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation. When the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Technical Cooperation Amongst Developing Countries (BAPA) was adopted, few would have predicted that onl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes
Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologiesAustralia ’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to create “a whole-of-economy emissions reduction strategy”.In a prerecorded interview with Sky released on Sunday, Dr Alan Finkel responded to theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ’s report, which warned that greenhouse gas pollution needs to reach zero by 2050 if the world is to have any hope of stopping global warming at 1.5C.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Remeikis Tags: Energy Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Coal Environment Science Fossil fuels Energy storage Australia news Renewable energy Hydrogen power Liberal party Australian politics Coalition Australian economy Finkel review Source Type: news

Child hunger 'serious' in India while its economy grows fast
A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the IMF projected India to be the world's fastest-growing economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Analyse this: what Freud can teach us about Trumpism
As a psychotherapist, here ’s what I’ve learned in the two years since Donald Trump moved into the White House.By Gary GreenbergIt will be left to future historians, if there are any, to explain to their contemporaries why a profession came into existence in the 20th century whose well-paid practitioners sat in an office while people otherwise unknown to them talked about their unhappiness, one after the other, for an hour at a time. I have been a therapist for 35 years, and I still don ’t really understand it. I don’t speak in delphic tongues or offer holy absolution or perform shamanic hocus pocus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gary Greenberg Tags: Donald Trump Sigmund Freud US news Psychology Society Source Type: news

5 Fundamental Flaws of the Medical Device Tax
The medical device tax hurts doctors, patients, and manufacturers, according to a new study released today by the San Francisco, CA-based think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. "As the congressional session winds down, Congress has some unfinished business – taking action to repeal the medical device tax," said Wayne Winegarden, author of the report. "The medical device tax is bad tax policy that has increased patient costs, reduced access to life-saving technology, and reduced profits and jobs. Repealing the tax would bring many benefits...
Source: MDDI - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030
Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Publicly Funded Medtech Face Price Controls in NJ?
New Jersey Senate Bill 977 (S977), which seeks to prohibit “excessive charges for drugs developed by publicly funded research,” includes “other health care technology” and could therefore impact medtech. Dean J. Paranicas, president and CEO of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), tells MD+DI that “S977 would apply only to medical technology approved by the FDA that was developed in its entirety or partially, directly or indirectly, with federal or State funds. The bill would not apply to technology developed without public a...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Program coaches lower-income women about health and money
Karen Estrada used to read food labels while shopping but often did not know how to interpret the nutritional information. These days, she scours the tiny print for sodium, fat and sugar content. She writes the USDA recommended daily sodium intake at the top of her grocery lists, a reminder to choose low-sodium.“Now I really think about what I am buying and reading labels makes sense,” said Estrada, 28, an administrative assistant who lives with her husband and son, 7, in Los Angeles. “Reading labels and trying to eat different colored fruits and vegetables has been a really big change. I learned I w as e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: IOM Honours Migrants ’ Resilience During and After Difficult Journeys
Image courtesy of the World Federation for Mental Health. Source: Twitter @WMHDayBy International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Oct 9 2018 (IOM)Today, on World Mental Health Day, IOM would like to honour all the migrants who stand strong in the face of adversity and uphold human rights and values. Migration should be a positive experience, but often isn’t. As people move in search of opportunity, or in pursuit of new adventures, too often their journeys are characterized by insecurity and sometimes physical danger, especially for those who are pushed to leave their countries of origin due to abuse or human rights...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: International Organization for Migration Tags: Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change
Climate change is a global challenge demanding global solutions. No one country can face it alone, no matter that nation’s political, economic or military might. From the richest to the poorest, we all share one planet, and we all have a stake in its survival. This is why the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes for such alarming reading and demands immediate, concerted action from everyone — particularly our leaders. The report sets out starkly that, without a rapid change of course, global temperatures will rise above the 1.5°C level that scie...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Uncategorized climate change paris agreement Source Type: news

EPA changing rules to allow far greater radiation exposure to the entire population... medical device manufacturers will rejoice
(Natural News) Since its inception, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ruled that “any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk.” As the Trump Administration slashes regulations to boost the economy, some of the most important environmental protections could be at stake. There are industries that would rejoice if the EPA relaxed its hard... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disruption Is on the Horizon, Are You Ready?
As I sit back and attempt to watch our industry from afar, so that I can strategize to anticipate the next “big thing” in EMS, I find myself peering into tumultuous seas ahead. With the only consistency in healthcare, technology, society, finance and the economy being that of rapid fire and unpredictable change, the analogy often spoken of when I ask my peers how things are going and about their future is that they’re all drinking from fire hoses. Although the thought of that concept initially brings me back to my childhood, when drinking from a garden hose was OK and a favorite summer pastime, clearly at...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan D. Washko, MBA, NRP, AEMD Tags: Columns Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Inside Spirox: The challenges and successes of a physician-entrepreneur
This is the first podcast in a series produced with MPR, a product development firm that thrives on creating breakthrough products. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this interview with physician-entrepreneur Dr. Iyad Saidi. The story of Spirox and its bioresorbable nasal implant is one of great success – the company sold to Entellus for $81 million in July of 2017. And six months later, Entellus was bought by Stryker for $664 million. But when Spirox co-founder Dr. Iyad Saidi first began developing his nasal device, challenges were abundant. In this interview with MassMedic president Brian Johnson, Saidi te...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Research & Development Entellus Medical Inc. MPR Spirox Source Type: news

Judge Refuses To Sever Port District's PCB Claims From San Diego's
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 21 refused to sever the San Diego Unified Port District's public nuisance claims against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination from those brought by the city of San Diego, finding that "fundamental fairness and judicial economy weigh against severance" (San Diego Unified Port District, et al. v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv598-WQH-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162122). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Report: Edwards to open 600-job facility in Ireland
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is looking to open a new facility in Limerick, Ireland, that could bring in up to 600 new jobs for the region, according to a report from the Limerick Leader. The Irvine, Calif.-based company is looking to build a new 170,000 square foot facility in the area, and hopes to complete the project by 2021, according to the report. The project will cost approximately $93.3 million (EU €80 million) to complete, and could employ up to 600 individuals, according to the Limerick Leader. The facility will manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies, according to...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Standing desk recommendations based on weak science
The average American spends half their day sitting, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Much of our sitting time takes place at work, where we are glued to our computers as cogs in the post-farming, post-factory economy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity
A farmer harvests amaranth in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. This grain, of which two of the varieties originated in Mexico, is part of the country's traditional diet and can help boost nutrition among Mexicans, who have been affected by skyrocketing consumption of junk food. Credit: Courtesy of Bridge to Community HealthBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Oct 2 2018 (IPS)Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Food and Agricu Source Type: news

Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality
Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).By Hong Joo HahmUNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 2018 (IPS)Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women’s economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs’ acc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hong Joo Hahm Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

Losses of Private Non-Group Health Insurance a Key Driver Behind 2017 Increase in Uninsurance
Despite a healthy economy and low unemployment, a report shows the number of uninsured individuals increased for the first time since the ACA took effect. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 27, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Skopec L Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

MEDICA 2018 Presents the Future of Medicine - Completely Digital, Yet with a Human Touch
12 - 15 November 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany. Artificial intelligence, Big Data or IoT (Internet of Things) - we would be hard pressed to find a sector that doesn’t have these terms and the corresponding application options at the top of its agenda. Health economy is no exception, as will once again be apparent at MEDICA in Düsseldorf in November. With over 5,000 exhibitors from 70 countries, MEDICA is the world's leading medical fair trade. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

End Tuberculosis by Empowering Community Health Workers
Credit: Nichole Sobecki / The Global FundBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Sep 24 2018 (IPS)“I’m alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there’s no way I could be here today,” says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. From his harrowing experience with tuberculosis (TB), Huauya now knows a lot about how to stop it, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer. The disease, which claims about 4...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s how many billions of dollars health care adds to Nashville’s economy
It may not be the industry that attracts tourists to Music City in droves, but the region ’s bedrock health care industry continues to grow. According to a new analysis released by the Nashville Health Care Council, the health care ecosystem in Nashville contributes $46.7 billion annually to the local economy. That’s up 20 percent from three years ago. Health care also accounts for or supports 273,000 local jobs, according to the study, which was conducted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

From the Editor: New med school can help transform our economy
Creighton University's decision to place a new medical school in midtown helps put an exclamation point on the Valley ’s growing reputation as a place where bright, young minds gather to ponder the future of health care and medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Barr Source Type: news

Skill Up Your Career For The New AI Economy
The new AI economy is upon us. Current and ageing technologies are a huge deterrent for companies to remain competitive in this extremely volatile market. If you find yourself working in a dying sector, it is pretty much certain that you are either without a job or you soon will be. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tarry Singh, Contributor Source Type: news

Puerto Rico, one year later
(American Chemical Society) On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction that still lingers. The Category 4 storm caused a humanitarian crisis that ultimately cost nearly 3,000 lives, and imperiled Puerto Rico's economy, universities and environmental health. Yet chemists there remained resilient and united in their resolve to recover from the devastating storm, according to this week's cover story in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘A testament to the strength of feeling’
Getting the message across (l-r): Glasgow homelessness officer Val Newlove, community care officer Clare Copeland, Stoke-on-Trent MP Gareth Snell, Northamptonshire trading standards officer Andy Langford, Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and social worker Nikki Evans. “It’s a testament to the strength of feeling,” Northamptonshire council worker Andy Langford said as he surveyed a packed event in Parliament last week. But what was getting council workers, MPs and others so riled? Cuts to local services. Council workers went to Westminster to tell MPs that councils have reached breaking point and ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article camp local government local government and financing local government cuts Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

A testament to the strength of feeling
Getting the message across (l-r): Glasgow homelessness officer Val Newlove, community care officer Clare Copeland, Stoke-on-Trent MP Gareth Snell, Northamptonshire trading standards officer Andy Langford, Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and social worker Nikki Evans. “It’s a testament to the strength of feeling,” Northamptonshire council worker Andy Langford said as he surveyed a packed event in Parliament last week. But what was getting council workers and MPs so riled? Cuts to local services. Council workers went to Westminster to tell MPs that local services have reached breaking point and to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article camp local government local government and financing local government cuts Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World
A study of nearly 2 million art auction sales show paintings by women fetch less money than paintings by men. Gender disparities that plague many parts of the economy also affect the art world. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

International study suggest ancient globalization
(University of Central Florida) Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International study suggests ancient globalization
(University of Central Florida) Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump effect: Food stamp usage down for EIGHT straight months
(Natural News) (National Sentinel) Winning: Americans’ use of food stamp assistance has now fallen for the eighth straight month as the POTUS Trump economy continues to expand, raising all boats and not just those of “the rich.” (Article republished from TheNationalSentinel.com) As Breitbart News reports: The USDA data reveals that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has consistently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Menstrual Hygiene Project Launched By WAD
[New Era] The Women's Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association in Sweden yesterday launched the 'My period is awesome' pilot project that would train Life Skills teachers in menstrual hygiene management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy
Over eight million women of reproductive age live in an area suffering cuts to contraception budgets Related items fromOnMedica Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Fragmented sexual health system is failing users Push for opportunistic screening for STIs JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Following plastic through the economy
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Asymmetric phosphoric acid-catalyzed four-component Ugi reaction
We describe an efficient enantioselective four-component Ugi reaction catalyzed by a chiral phosphoric acid derivative that delivers more than 80 α-acylaminoamides in good to excellent enantiomeric excess. Experimental and computational studies establish the reaction mechanism and origins of stereoselectivity. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, J., Yu, P., Li, S.-Y., Sun, H., Xiang, S.-H., Wang, J., Houk, K. N., Tan, B. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

'Advanced' health economy to share finance officer
An “advanced” health economy has appointed a joint chief finance officer to work across its three commissioners. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Q & A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?
In south west coastal Satkhira, Bangladesh as salinity has spread to freshwater sources, a private water seller fills his 20-litre cans with public water supply to sell in islands where poor families spend 300 Bangladesh Taka every month to buy drinking and cooking water alone. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPSBy Manipadma JenaSTOCKHOLM, Sep 11 2018 (IPS)Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become “the new normal” in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).As climate change converges with rapid economic a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manipadma Jena Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Gender Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Stockholm International Water Instit Source Type: news

A Co-Design Approach To Treatment Advances Individuality In Healthcare
Determining the outcome of an individual ’s life is to ask that individual to co-design his or her own treatment. Healthcare must evolve to inclusion and individuality. It's a matter of life and death and places a significant strain on the U.S. economy if not resolved quickly. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Glenn Llopis, Contributor Source Type: news

Commentary: Health Care Prime — putting consumers at the forefront
Business leaders who should be celebrating the booming U.S. economy, which grew this spring at its fastest rate in four years, are instead uneasy about whipsawing change due to overseas trade wars, national regulatory reversals and local competition coming from unlikely sources. The health care sector in St. Louis has long been one of the dominant regional economic players, employing more local workers than any other industry. Hospitals alone make up a $9 billion-plus slice of the region’s economy.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rita Numerof Source Type: news

NSF INCLUDES takes major step forward with new awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued new awards that represent the next major step for its NSF INCLUDES program -- the development of a national network to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by broadening participation in those disciplines. The U.S. innovation economy increasingly requires skilled STEM workers -- scientists, engineers, technicians and people with STEM backgrounds -- to maintain the nation's status as a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296531&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aging infrastructure: WSU economist finds best ways to help ag crops flow
(Washington State University) From apples and pears to wheat and potatoes, the bounty of Northwest agriculture depends on roads, bridges, railways and ports to reach a global market. But that vital infrastructure is often decades old, crumbling and inefficient -- a bottleneck not just for regional agriculture, but the national economy as well.A research team led by Washington State University economist Eric Jessup, director of the WSU Freight Policy Transportation Institute, is focusing needed attention on aging infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Anyone Fix A Rigged Economy?
Is populism a threat or an opportunity?(Image credit: Photo by Central Press/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Save Medicaid, Put People To Work
Medicaid rewards millions of healthy adults for choosing not to work -- at enormous cost to taxpayers. Asking these Americans to contribute to the economy in return for government largesse is perfectly reasonable. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Business incubator partnership set to contribute £ 26.9 billion to UK economy and 22,000 jobs by 2030
A national university business incubator, including the Bristol SETsquared Centre, is predicted to contribute £ 26.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, according to new figures. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

We can still save Earth
(World Scientific) The co-authors, both environmental scientists, argue that Other World that is Still Possible (OWSP) can become humanity's future, despite the ever-growing threat of catastrophic climate change. But its realisation will require radical changes in both the political and physical economies. These changes include solarisation of energy supplies, the ecological transformation of agriculture and bottom-up social management of the global economy. The prerequisite for this transition is demilitarisation, opening up a regime of global cooperation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health most important issue for Quebec voters, Vote Compass survey says
Health, education and the economy are the top three concerns of voters so far in the election, according to a survey of 50,000 people. But, for young people, their number one concern is the environment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

How to Tame Health Care Spending? Look for One-Percent Solutions
Maybe the answer isn ’ t something big, a group of economists is suggesting, but rather many small tweaks, such as reining in long-term care hospitals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Research Long-Term Care Insurance United States Economy Source Type: news