Political Commitment Key to Health for All
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, October 30, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas MukoyaBy Ban Ki-moonNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2018 (IPS)One of my proudest accomplishments as the former UN secretary-general was playing a part in the ambitious global agenda for sustainable development (SDGs), including the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. Kenya’s leadership was key. To give momentum to the SDGs an Open Working Group was established in 2013. One of the co-chairs of the working group was Ambassador Macharia Kamau, who was the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Aspen RxHealth gets $9M to create a gig economy for pharmacists
Aspen RxHealth, a Tampa-based company using a gig economy model to connect patients with pharmacists, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners. An additional investor was an undisclosed strategic partner, a health plan in the United States. What they do (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Dismisses 'Awkward' US Dollar Wage Demands By Striking Doctors
[New Zimbabwe] Government has flatly rejected striking junior doctors' demands for US dollar wages with Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo describing the idea as "awkward" in an economy that is experiencing foreign currency shortages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GVSU researcher compares running economy in Nike shoe, track spikes
(Grand Valley State University) Kyle Barnes, assistant professor of movement science at Grand Valley State University, has researched strategies to improve running economy and performance for years. He incorporated the Nike Vaporfly 4 percent shoes in his studies and in October published results in the journal Sports Medicine that validated Nike's original study results giving the shoe the 4 percent name, while at the same time, comparing the NVF to traditional track spikes worn during track racing. It's the first study to compare NVF with a spike shoe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Administration Releases Dire National Climate Report
The second volume of the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment Report has been released. The document summarizes key climate science findings and highlights the impacts of climate change on communities as well as the U.S. economy. Actions to reduce risks, including global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are identified. The first volume, released in October 2017, presented the assessment of the physical science that is the foundation for the second volume. The assessment recognizes that climate change will adversely impact more Americans, particularly low-income communities, cause significant financial losses...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Aging Care Table of Experts 2018
The aging care industry has an enormous impact on the Greater Louisville area economy. Finding good people and retaining quality staff, advances in technology, increasing regulations, and cuts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements continue to be the major challenges for aging care companies.   To gain some insight, we gathered representatives from five companies involved in the aging-care care industry. The sponsoring companies paid for the advertising in this section and for a seat on the panel.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Former PCT chief leaves aspiring ICS area earlier than planned
The interim leader of a health economy hoping to secure “integrated care system” status has left her position earlier than planned, after the parties agreed they had reached a ”natural point” for “early conclusion of the contract”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Good economies bring bad nursing home conditions, study says
As the economy rises, the quality of nursing homes falls, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- In a good economy, the care at U.S. nursing homes falls because it's harder to attract and keep staff, a new study contends. " During economic downturns, many people are willing to take positions with work environments they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are electric scooters promoted on social media with safety in mind? A case study on Bird's Instagram - Allem JP, Majmundar A.
Electric scooter (e-scooter) companies are growing in popularity across the United States looking to take advantage of the rideshare economy by providing an independent alternative to cars and bicycles. While e-scooter transportation could reduce emissions... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

In times of low unemployment, nursing home quality suffers
(Georgetown University Medical Center) The low unemployment rate in the US -- which fell to a 49-year low in September and October -- is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study found that quality of care in nursing homes improves during periods of recession and worsens when the economy is good. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Modest increases indicate ongoing job growth for Americans with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) 'President Bush understood that hiring people with disabilities benefits employers and our economy, as well as the individuals who gain greater independence,' noted Dr. O'Neill. 'When more employers recognize that they can rely on employees with disabilities, more job seekers with disabilities will effectively compete for jobs. Let's encourage employers across the nation to raise their expectations and honor his memory by hiring people with disabilities, thus providing opportunities for them to succeed.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinicians asked to help improve use of medicines
As many of 50% of patients don ’t take medications as prescribed, which has implications for their health and for the wider health economy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning, an Effective Anti - Poverty Intervention Strategy
[Swenga] According to the Mckinsey Global Institute, if women were able to participate in the economy at the same level as men, it would add some 28 trillion US dollars to the global Gross Domestic Product. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Flawed analyses of U.S. auto fuel economy standards
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bento, A. M., Gillingham, K., Jacobsen, M. R., Knittel, C. R., Leard, B., Linn, J., McConnell, V., Rapson, D., Sallee, J. M., van Benthem, A. A., Whitefoot, K. S. Tags: Economics, Sociology p-forum Source Type: news

Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says
Conservative rhetoric about migrants -- like the group making their way through Mexico, the one President Donald Trump called an "invasion" -- might lead some to believe that migrants are a threat to American health, a strain on the health care system and damaging to the economy. But a new series of papers presented at a UN Intergovernmental Conference this week and published Wednesday in the journal Lancet says that, based on evidence, that's not true. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health
Possible changes in federal immigration policy could cost California billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.U.S. immigration officials use the term “public charge” to describe people applying for a green card who are deemed likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. Under proposed changes to Department of Homeland Security immigration rules that could be implemented as soon as spring 2019, people could be denied status as lawful permanent residents if they’ve received certain health care, housing or nutrition assistance benefits.If those changes are implemented, C...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vehicle fuel economy and vehicle miles traveled: an empirical investigation of Jevon's Paradox - Munyon VV, Bowen WM, Holcombe J.
There has been, in recent decades, a concerted effort to promote energy efficiency as a means to reduce energy consumption. The general thesis is that, ceteris paribus, an increase in energy efficiency leads to a decrease in the consumption of the good or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medtronic eyes more investment in Israel
Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) chief executive Omar Ishrak traveled to Israel on Sunday with a team of senior executives to reportedly meet with some of the firms that the medtech giant has recently acquired, including Mazor Robotics and Nutrino. Ishrak is also scheduled to meet with Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Eli Cohen, the minister of economy and industry. Also on this week’s trip, Medtronic reportedly signed a deal with the Israel Innovation Authority to support a new center focused on research and development. The company has long signaled interest in the Israeli medtech arena and thi...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Wall Street Beat mazorrobotics Medtronic nutrinohealth Source Type: news

Axing millions from youth work puts futures at risk, says UNISON
Young people’s futures are being put at risk as a result of the government axing £13.3m from youth services across the UK in just three years, according to a UNISON report published today (Monday). The report – Youth Services at Breaking Point – reveals that between 2016 and 2019*, nearly 900 youth worker jobs have been cut and at least 160 youth centres have closed their doors. Youth Services at Breaking Point is based on responses to a freedom of information request (FoI), which was sent to all UK local authorities that provide youth services, and from a survey of youth workers employed by council...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release austerity local government young members Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Babies Born in Withdrawal New Complication in Opioid Cases
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such as hospitals. They told a skeptical panel of judges in New York on Thursday that they have different legal issues, a need for faster relief because the babies need services in the first years of their lives. They also told the judges...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

We Can Pay For A Green New Deal
Don't let anyone tell you we can't save the planet and the economy at the same time. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Increase in uninsured Florida children spurs concerns
The number of children who lack health insurance is growing in Florida despite an improving economy, worrying advocates who fear it may be the start of a troubling trend that the state cannot beat back. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families on Thursday issued a report that showed about 325,000 uninsured children in Florida in 2017, up from 288,000 in 2016. That put Florida’s overall uninsured rate for children at 7.3 percent. The number of uninsured nationally increased fr om… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

2018 Is On Track To Be the Fourth Hottest Year On Record, Scientists Say
2018 is on track to be the fourth hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The average global temperature for the period between January and October was close to 1°C above the pre-industrial baseline (1850-1900), the WHO says. The figures are based on five independently maintained global temperature data sets. In its State of the Global Climate report, released Nov. 29, the WMO goes on to state that the 20 warmest years on record have all occurred in the past 22 years. The hottest four have all come in the past four years. “Every fraction of a degree of warming makes a differe...
Source: TIME: Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: George Steer Tags: Uncategorized climate onetime Source Type: news

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw bats for easing regulations on biotechnology sector
"The erstwhile UPA regime and the present Modi government have taken some good steps, but have not done enough to improve the economy," Shaw said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemical Plant Explosion in China Kills 22
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world's second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., according to a statement from the Zhangjiakou city government. The plant is located in Zhangjiakou, which is to play host to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Another 22 people were injured and 38 trucks and 12 passenger cars were destroyed by fi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents International News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia KanemBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 2018 (IPS)Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we have been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, underpinned by rights and choices for all as enshrined in the landmark Programme of Action stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem 2 Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

2018 CFO of the Year Career Achievement: Dave Dziuk, HealthPartners Inc.
If you were entering the health care business today, you might appreciate some sage advice from Dave Dziuk, who is retiring in January after 34 years with HealthPartners Inc., nine of them as chief financial officer. “Working in health care is a lot of things, most of them good. It’s challenging, fast-paced, fun, and the industry has a huge impact on the nation’s economy. All of this has kept me in the business for a lot longer than I ever imagined,” he said. “Of course, it’s also highly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brigitt Martin Source Type: news

The U.S. Isn ’t the Only Major Country Not Meeting Its Climate Goals
Three years ago, world leaders from nearly every country around the world laid out specific plans to fight climate change that included strategies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. Those commitments generated optimism that the world might finally address global warming and helped seal the deal on the Paris Agreement. Now, the majority of G20 countries aren’t following through on their promises, according to a new report from the United Nation Environment Programme. And, even if countries followed through, the world would fall short of limiting temperature rise to safe levels. “Countries are not doing eno...
Source: TIME: Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment United Nations Source Type: news

The New Health Care: How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy
Many studies show a relationship between pollution and negative educational and earnings outcomes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Air Pollution Hazardous and Toxic Substances Research Education (K-12) Productivity Source Type: news

Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the country's economy, infrastructure, and health of its population will suffer, according to government scientists. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 26, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning Is Not a 'Women's Issue' but a Development Issue As It Impacts the Economy - Rwandan Prime Minister
[UNFPA] Kigali, Rwanda -Family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting people's wellbeing, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda from 12 to 15 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Amidst Rising Hunger, BCFN Forum to Promote Food Sustainability
An organic farmer in his sustainable farm in Paro, BhutanBy Stella PaulMILAN, Italy, Nov 26 2018 (IPS)As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise globally. A record 821 million people are facing chronic food deprivation – a sharp rise from 804 million figure in 2016 – said a report published by the UNFAO earlier this year. Along with rising hunger, food security has declined across Africa and South America while undernourishment is on the rise again in Asia, said the report which attributed the changing scenario to climate-related changes, adve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Climate Change Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Globalisation Green Economy Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Natural Resources Poverty & Source Type: news

National Report Confirms Climate Change 'Is Affecting Every Sector,' Scientist Says
The economy could take a major hit if climate change continues at its current pace, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with climate scientist Michael Mann. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Government ’s Massive New Climate Change Study Challenges Trump’s Policies
President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again disputed the science of climate change, questioning how this week’s Thanksgiving cold spell could occur as the planet warms. “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” he asked on Twitter. On Friday, scientists working for his administration gave Trump a stark answer: climate change is a menace that threatens the wellbeing of the United States. The phenomenon is already disrupting local communities in the U.S., and could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year without a significant effort to stop it, researchers found. The findings, which com...
Source: TIME: Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Climate change will have dire consequences for US, federal report concludes
At a time when many Americans are distracted on a long holiday weekend, the Trump administration released a federally mandated report on climate change. It delivers a dire warning about climate change and it's devastating impact on the country's health and economy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People keep asking why I don ’t have children. I don’t know what to say
Resist the urge to over-explain yourself, says Annalisa Barbieri – you have nothing to apologise forI ’m a middle-aged woman, and many women I meet askif I have children. I do not.They often ask why not, but I cannot tell them. The real reason is because I am a failure, both personally and professionally, and have been for most of my life. There are many causes – a mental health condition that it would be immoral to pass on, a date rape, an abusive relationship, a promising career destroyed by both the economy and my own poor decisions.I have discussed some of these issues with the couple of women I have ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Annalisa Barbieri Tags: Family Life and style Mental health Women Parents and parenting Psychology Source Type: news

Applying the child-centred and integrated framework for violence prevention: a case study on physical violence in Viet Nam - Loan LH, Thanh VTL, Maternowska MC.
In 1986, the Government of Viet Nam introduced a package of economic reforms known as Doi Moi (open door) policy that transformed the previously centrally planned, vertically oriented, largely agricultural economy into a market system in which trade opened... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Experts - Universal Health Cover Will Reduce Burden on Economy
[New Times] Experts have called for proactive measures to achieve universal healthcare coverage in order to reverse the trend where millions of people are pushed into extreme poverty by unaffordable healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Slave trade continued in Russia even after the Middle Ages
(University of Eastern Finland) Slave trade collapsed in medieval Western Europe following the emergence of sovereign monarchies, territorial states and their rule of law. In Russia, however, the rule of clans and a different justice system created an economic structure that favoured a diverse body of well-networked merchants. A new book, entitled Slaves from the North, is the first study in the world seeking to explain the development of the Russian economy by influences from economies of the Middle East and Central Asia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government must give bold hydrogen scheme the go-ahead, says UNISON
Converting homes and businesses to run on hydrogen rather than natural gas could help substantially reduce the UK’s carbon emissions, create thousands of new jobs and provide a much welcome boost to the economy, says UNISON today (Friday). The union, which represents thousands of workers employed in the energy sector, was responding to the H21 North of England report. This sets out plans for how millions of homes and thousands of firms could start being converted to hydrogen from 2028. Commenting on the report, UNISON national officer for energy Matt Lay said: “This is the future. It’s the clean energy su...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release Energy Environment & Transport Service Group Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Presentation of the 2019 - Live Updates
[Kubatana.net] Youth, Sports, Arts, Recreation: $53.5m- Infrastructure development- National teams- Sport benefits country - Health dividend and job creation- Youth empowerment- Emerging digital economy (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free and based on need? Not for everyone
One thing we like to boast of about the NHS is that health care is free – “at the point of delivery” – and based on patients’ clinical need, not their ability to pay. But that is no longer true for everyone. The NHS Constitution now says that “NHS services are free of charge, except in limited circumstances sanctioned by Parliament”. Those ‘limited circumstances’ include an “immigration health surcharge” for people from outside Europe coming to live and work in the UK on a temporary visa. From December, this will mean paying £400 per person, for e...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Val Johnston Tags: Blogs News campaign health health care health charges NHS Source Type: news

Wages, prices and bargaining
Money is getting tight. That’s a reality nearly everyone experiences – our wages just don’t seem buy the things they used to, especially after 10 years of austerity. But what do the actual figures say? UNISON’s bargaining support group regularly publishes information on key economic indicators and other data to support our activists in branches who negotiate with local employers. The latest is an exhaustive document covering bargaining on annual pay rises – and it contains a lot of information on average wages, pay rises and inflation over recent years and what’s likely to happen to...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data bargaining economy pay pay negotiating and bargaining Source Type: news

It's time for a hyper-crash, say multifractal analyses of the main stock market index
(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) The near future of the global economy looks extremely bleak. This pessimistic forecast comes from advanced statistical analysis of the S&P 500 stock market index, recently published by scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow. Based on their analysis, the researchers explain why, in up to a dozen or so years, we can expect a financial meltdown such as never before -- and explain why you have the chance to save the world by reading this text. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco
Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2018 (IPS)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding. I...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell C Balderas Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A risk assessment based optimization method for route selection of hazardous liquid railway network - Zhang H, Yuan M, Liang Y, Wang B, Zhang W, Zheng J.
Route selection is the first and significant step for hazardous liquid railway network design project. Not only the economy, but the safety factors need to be considered for making a comprehensive analysis and determining an appropriate design plan. Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Forecasting and assessing consequences of aviation safety occurrences - Rios Insua D, Alfaro C, Gomez J, Hernandez-Coronado P, Bernal F.
Aviation safety is essential for the healthy growth and sustainability of the global economy. The implementation of Safety Management Systems to support safe service delivery has become one of the most important goals within the airline industry over the l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Landed a job at Mayo? Congratulations, but what about your spouse?
Rochester has a booming development scene and a jobs engine in the Mayo Clinic. But when it comes to its job market, the city still faces a "plus one" problem. Minnesota Public Radio looks at the dilemma facing the spouses of new Mayo Clinic employees, many of whom leave thriving careers to join their partner in Rochester and find — not much. The city doesn't have a particularly diverse economy — it's getting worse, in fact, as IBM Corp., once a bi g local employer, shrinks its Rochester operations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news