Hawaii women executives on confronting Covid challenges
In this year's Women Winning in Business Panel, five Hawaii female business leaders discussed recent challenges and what it takes to be a leader in the Covid-economy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Fernandes Source Type: news

AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks
South Africa's chief medical adviser says the country should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, as it prepares to almost fully reopen its economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'
Carmaker is to begin testing proposal to fit its Dyna vehicles with hydrogen fuel cellsPortable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.The world ’s second-largest carmaker will begin testing the plan to fit a Toyota Dyna with hydrogen fuel cells in Japan later this month, a move that could create fleets of temporary, mobile electricity sources worldwide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jillian Ambrose Tags: Toyota Automotive industry Business Hydrogen power Energy Environment Renewable energy Motoring Green economy Technology Climate change Science Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Ecological economy to tackle a climate change-fueled economic model
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Economist Joan Mart í nez Alier from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Aut ò noma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) considers that ecological economics is more necessary than ever as a way to tackle today's completely " antiecological " economic model which is favouring climate change and destroying our biodiversity. He also assures that political ecology should be at the centre of our political debate if the objective is to put a halt to the current climate emergency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polarization over energy and climate in Canada: Oil and gas
(University of Ottawa) Positive Energy released new survey results examining Canadians' views on the role of oil and gas in Canada's current and future economy, and the respective roles of federal and provincial governments in the country's energy and climate future. This novel survey explores how party affiliation, ideology, region, gender, and age may influence opinions on these topics. The survey, conducted prior to the onset of COVID-19, provides a valuable benchmark for Canadians' views on oil, gas and government leadership. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution
Plastic pollution is a planetary threat, affecting nearly every marine and freshwater ecosystem globally. In response, multilevel mitigation strategies are being adopted but with a lack of quantitative assessment of how such strategies reduce plastic emissions. We assessed the impact of three broad management strategies, plastic waste reduction, waste management, and environmental recovery, at different levels of effort to estimate plastic emissions to 2030 for 173 countries. We estimate that 19 to 23 million metric tons, or 11%, of plastic waste generated globally in 2016 entered aquatic ecosystems. Considering the ambiti...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Borrelle, S. B., Ringma, J., Law, K. L., Monnahan, C. C., Lebreton, L., McGivern, A., Murphy, E., Jambeck, J., Leonard, G. H., Hilleary, M. A., Eriksen, M., Possingham, H. P., De Frond, H., Gerber, L. R., Polidoro, B., Tahir, A., Bernard, M., Mallos, N., Tags: Ecology, Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Leveraging Research for Solution-driven Policymaking in the Era of COVID-19
By Sudip Ranjan Basu, Monica Das, Alexandra Boakes Tracy and Achim WennmannBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The United Nations has tasked the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) to lead the research roadmap to identify priorities that will support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 within the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the world grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, identifying the research agenda and partnering with academic institutions and think tanks have become more essential than ever before. S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu - Monica Das - Alexandra Boakes Tracy - Ac Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change | Tim Flannery
If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is nowThis is part of aseries of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of 2020I was in Melbourne in late January, watching as more and more people donned face masks to protect themselves against the bushfire smoke that had thickened the air for weeks and that was causing hundreds of deaths. Turning on the news, I was surprised to see footage of crowds in China similarly masked, but for a very different reason. Hundreds were then dying in Wuhan, Hubei province, from a novel virus.When I asked Australia ’s chief medical...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Flannery Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Bushfires Climate change Greenhouse gas emissions Climate science denial Coalition Environment Australian politics Fossil fuels Scott Morrison Energy Wildfires Australian economy Extreme weat Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children
Mary RobinsonBy Mary RobinsonDUBLIN, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men. Millions of women are assuming disproportionate responsibility for caregiving. Many women have found themselves unable to access contraception and other sexual and reproductive health services. UN experts predict that as many as 13 million more child marriages could take place over the next 10 years because of COVID-19 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Robinson Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

The climate crisis is a national security threat to the US. We already see the effects | Sherri Goodman and Kate Guy
National security leaders view climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’ that makes the homeland vulnerableClimate change is not a distant problem for future generations to worry about. Instead, the dangers of climate change are touching the lives of more Americans with each passing day. As the historic wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heatwaves and storms hitting the country this summer demonstrate, these crises are getting more frequent and more intense as the global temperature rises.Scientists tell us that the longer we delay transitioning to a clean, renewable economy, the more intense the impacts and the clos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sherri Goodman and Kate Guy Tags: US national security Climate change Environment Science US military US news Source Type: news

Why Healthcare Is Eating The World: The Gig Economy ’s Role In The Future Of Work
Coronavirus has created unprecedented healthcare transformation across society and reshaped the operations of businesses across the globe. This creates new opportunities for tech giants, entrepreneurs, and investors that may redefine the nature of the broader labor market for decades to come. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Columbia Business School - the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Contributor Tags: Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

Nigeria: Don't Kill Economy With Covid-19, Senate Warns
[Vanguard] The Senate has called on stakeholders in the country not to kill the Nation's economy with the adopted European style of fighting the COVID -19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Europe Largely Avoided the First Coronavirus Wave. Why Are Cases Spiking Now?
Central Europe in the past week has seen a spike in daily confirmed coronavirus cases, a major setback for a region that largely avoided the first wave of the virus in the spring. The Czech Republic, an E.U. member state of 10.7 million, registered a country record of 1,382 new infections on Sep. 11, bringing the country’s total cases to over 32,400. In the last week, nearby countries Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia have also recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic began. Infections in the Czech Republic previously peaked at around 3 cases per capita (per 100,000 residents) in late March but reached ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

How Climate Change May Be Contributing to Our Political Instability
If you pick up the newspaper these days, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the headlines: historic wildfires, a deadly pandemic and an impending U.S. election unlike any in recent memory. When you take a step back, it seems a bit like the fabric of society is fraying. Climate change isn’t entirely responsible for any of these problems, but there is a growing body of literature suggesting that climate change shapes political and social stability. Research has shown repeatedly that warmer temperatures and more extreme weather contribute to a slew of adverse outcomes: violent crime, political instability and the...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Netherlands hits record of new daily cases; Denmark's R number at 1.5
Dutch infections riseby 1,379 in 24 hours;rise in cases in Denmark; global deaths pass 925,000 as cases near 30mCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage2.05pmBSTAs cases continue to rise in theNetherlands, the Dutch government has said it will maintain heavy public spending in an effort to counter the losses from the pandemic despite its finances worsening.In his annual speech outlining the government ’s new budget on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Current considerations of counter terrorism in the risk management profession - McIlhatton D, Arnold A, Chapman JD, Monaghan R, Ouillon S, Bergonzoli K.
The impact of terrorist attacks extends far beyond the immediate victims and can affect the wider economic environment including strategically important sectors of the economy. Mitigation of the adverse effects of such attacks should be of interest to risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

In their words: D.C.-area executives on how the pandemic has reshaped their businesses
Business leaders around Greater Washington are making a lot of tough choices as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, everything from layoffs to giving back office space to the hardest choice of all: shutting down.   Those executives, and their employees, are also showing a tremendous amount of resilience — just look at the amount of times the word “pivot” is included in the responses below. While they wait for things to return to form, they’re coming up with new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

RBCS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2021
Announcement from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service inviting applications for loans and grants under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Programs for fiscal year 2021. Awards will be made based on the amount of funding available through the appropriations process. Projects should focus on achieving e-connectivity for rural communities, developing the rural economy, and supporting the rural workforce, among other things. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Senate Democrats Outline Plan to Address Climate Crisis
On August 25, 2020, the Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a report, The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People, outlining a policy roadmap for addressing climate change. The panel, led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and comprised entirely of Democratic lawmakers, provides “a framework for Congress to finally do what is necessary to build the clean energy future.” The report makes several recommendations for tackling climate change, including increasing federal spending on climate action to 2 percent of gross domestic product annually in order t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: the top diplomat shepherding the General Assembly through its 75th year
H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy External SourceNEW YORK, Sep 14 2020 (IPS) The Turkish diplomat elected to be the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, is taking on the role as the Organization grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, and questions surrounding the future direction it should take. Mr. Bozkir, a highly experienced public servant, and recently Minister for European Affairs, with almost 50 years of professional experience, was elected from the Western European and Others (WEOG)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms
The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a wallop to the country’s economy, but experts interviewed by Arkansas Business don’t expect too much lasting damage. There is a caveat, of course. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Finding the best way to get COVID-19 test kits where they're needed
(North Carolina State University) Getting accurate, timely information on COVID-19 cases is one of the major challenges facing policymakers as they make decisions about public health and the economy. Researchers at North Carolina State University are embarking on a project aimed at ensuring test kits are available where they are most needed, so that policymakers have the information they need. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to harness the power of biosolids to make hydrogen
(RMIT University) New technology uses biosolids to drive the chemical reactions needed to produce hydrogen from biogas. The circular economy approach means all the materials needed for hydrogen production could be sourced on-site at a wastewater treatment plant, without the need for expensive catalysts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa: World Risks Losing Entire Generation of Children, Nobel Laureates Warn
[IPS] United Nations -- The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of people worldwide, accounted for over 869,000 deaths, destabilised the global economy and triggered a marked rise in poverty and hunger in the developing world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seniors have the potential to transform economy and the healthcare system
At HIMSS& Health 2.0 Europe Digital Event 2020, panelist talk about retired individuals'role in the healthcare ecosystem and healthy ageing.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems: Saul Escobar ToledoOf the 12 million who left the labor market since the beginning of April, 7.2 have already returned; the other 4,800,000 declared they needed a job, but they are not looking for one. In addition, another important portion of the workforce became part of the people characterize...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The socioeconomic determinants of crime in Pakistan - Umair M.
Crime is one of the major issues in Pakistan. It not only affects our society but also our economy. The main purpose of this study is showing the effects of socio-Economic factors such as Inflation, Population, income and economic growth to crimes. For thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Effect of acupuncture method of removing-stasisand resuscitating on the consciousness of patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial - Pan JJ, Hou XZ, Wang P, Li W, Zhang Q, Dong T.
INTRODUCTION: With the development of social economy, transportation and various infrastructures have also developed, but it has objectively increased the number of patients with head injury. Although the current craniocerebral medicine technology continue... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson tells people to 'hesitate' against rushing back to work
The Imperial College London scientist's comments undermine the Government's huge drive to get employees back in offices and help kick-start the economy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: In These Tough Times, Focus on Resilience
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- There's no resilience gene to help us deal with adversity. Experts say it's a skill to foster, a muscle to pump up. Six months into the twin calamities of a pandemic and a tough economy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: Steep Slump in GDP as Covid-19 Takes Its Toll on Economy
[StatsSA] The punch in the gut was severe. Perhaps the second quarter of 2020 will become known as the pandemic quarter. South Africa's economy suffered a significant contraction during April, May and June, when the country operated under widespread lockdown restrictions in response to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Biopharma Leaders Unite To Stand With Science
NEW YORK, September 8, 2020 — The CEOs of AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), and Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY), today announced a historic pledge, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. All nine CEOs signed the following pledge: We, the un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Financing Economic Recovery
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 8 2020 (IPS) As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCompared to 2019’s e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India suffers most daily deaths in a month as global toll passes 890,000
India seeshighest deaths in a month; Japaneseeconomy shrinks more than expected; Ash Barty toskip French Open title defence over Covid concernsSpain first country in western Europe to pass 500,000 casesGlobal deaths pass 890,000Seven Greek islands to be added to England quarantine listUK health secretary says young people largely behind case riseSee all our coronavirus coverage8.45amBSTA call for nations to resist “vaccine nationalism” from Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust.Most importantly, fair access to any vaccine must be addressed. No matter where the first vaccines originate, they must initial...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19: Lessons from the Losses
Clementine, a community health volunteer, meets with a mother and child. Credit: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, KenyaBy Dr Patrick AmothNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) If countries considered Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a central policy in their health systems, the COVID-19 has surely demonstrated the need for its urgent and widespread roll out. The pandemic has upended world systems in a manner that no scientists or sophisticated global intelligence could have foreseen. Having been tapped to join the World Health Organization’s Executive Board to represent Africa midst this global crisis, I am persuaded...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Patrick Amoth Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Kenya: Firm Bails Out Women in Business
[Nation] Women in business and employment have been the hardest hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Victoria unveils gradual roadmap to reopening its economy
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Making a giant leap on childhood health
This report reveals the scale of the opportunity for the economy and the health service if the government is successful in its drive to tackle childhood obesity. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Saving The Economy Or Tackling The Pandemic Is A False  Dilemma
On the one hand, biology: the clinical effects a virus has on our body, how it spreads, the deaths it causes, or our capacity to generate vaccines. On the other, the economy: a human construct that can be brought under control, stopped when necessary, or redefined based on new agreements or rules. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Enrique Dans, Senior Contributor Tags: Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Is China's banking system headed for a debt collapse?
(Natural News) China’s economy is recovering from the coronavirus shock. The country’s industrial sector, largely paralyzed during the height of the pandemic, is steadily returning to pre-COVID-19 levels, thanks to resilient exports, latent demand and stimulus-driven infrastructure expansion. In addition, increased activity in the construction and services sectors have also bolstered growth. But recovery for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The COVID-19 pandemic and epidemiologic insights from recession-related suicide mortality - Bastiampillai T, Allison S, Looi JCL, Licinio J, Wong ML, Perry SW.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the initiation of large-scale quarantine measures, resulting in widespread closures of significant sectors of the worldwide economy. The International Monetary Fund predicts that the world economy will experience the worst ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Reopening of economy, increased testing, no mask use led to rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts
The national capital has reported coronavirus cases in excess of 2,000 for four consecutive days since September 1. On Friday, the daily cases count stood at 2,914. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Don't Drop Your Guard, Says Western Cape Govt, as Covid-19 Cases Drop
[Daily Maverick] While the economy opens up and people start to move around more, Western Cape government officials have stressed the importance of adhering to regulations and maintaining basic principles of hand hygiene. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum
(Research!America) Join Research! America for the 2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum, Straight Talk: Securing a Science-Strong Future. For more than twenty years, the National Health Research Forum has gathered top federal officials, leadership from across our broad membership, and distinguished national media to take an unvarnished look at issues that are vital to the wellbeing of our nation, our economy, and most importantly, patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 4m; Israel to impose partial lockdown
France counts more than 7,000 new infections for second day; US public health officials prepare for October vaccine rollout; Robert Pattinson tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesFrench PM says jobs and green economy at heart of recovery planIndia logs record 83,883 Covid-19 cases in dayGSK and Sanofi to start human trials of potential Covid-19 vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage4.43amBSTAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that that the country plans to introduce a “hotspot” approach to tourism from New Zealand, which will allow people from parts of New Zealand that are declared s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Gaps in Biosafety and Biosecurity Could Lead to the Next Global Pandemic, Scientist Warns
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 has shown that the world is poorly prepared to handle a pandemic. Few mechanisms were in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and its devastating effect on health systems, the economy and society as a whole. How can Africa, in particular, deal with future pandemics? But most importantly, what checks and balances are in place to prevent future outbreaks? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

KC hospital, civic leaders warn Covid-19 case spike could get out of control
Top medical and civic officials in Kansas City warned on Wednesday that the metro area could become a hotspot for Covid-19, and cases could overwhelm hospitals. “Either we get greater control of the virus or the virus will take greater control of our health, our economy, our daily activities,” said Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Mayor David Alvey in an online event, KCUR reports.  Officials urged residents to increase usage of masks inside and outside. People… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

“Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems
SOFI launch event. Credit: FAOBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Sep 3 2020 (IPS) Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news