Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister
Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No More Patent Drama Between Neovasc and Edwards?
The mitral valve patent dispute between Neovasc and Edwards Lifesciences’ CardiAQ subsidiary has been settled. Vancouver-based Neovasc said it had resolved the three claims of correction of patent inventorship made by Edwards Lifesciences. These patents are related to the Tiara, a self-expanding mitral bioprosthesis specifically designed to treat mitral valve regurgitation. For reasons of efficiency and economy, and without reaching the merits of the dispute, the parties agreed to a judgment ordering CardiAQ's Jeremy Brent Ratz and Arshad Quadri be added as co-inventors of U.S. Patent No. 9,241,790, U.S. ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Meet ‘Mr. Earth Day,’ the Man Who Helped Organize the Annual Observance
Nearly 50 years after 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, more than 190 countries mark the annual day for raising awareness of environmental causes. And the stakes only grow as the years go by. Though Earth Day has been dogged by rumors that it was founded by a murderer and as communist propaganda, the truth is much more straightforward — but no less fascinating. TIME spoke to Denis Hayes, a real organizer of the first Earth Day, dubbed “Mr. Earth Day” by the magazine in 1999. Hayes is now the president of the Bullitt Foundation, which doles out grants to environmen...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Holidays Source Type: news

EPA Removes Part of Libby Asbestos Cleanup from Superfund List
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deleted a 45-acre portion of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site from the National Priorities List. The EPA and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have agreed that institutional controls to prevent any future exposure to asbestos in the area were satisfied. It’s a step closer to finishing the decontamination of the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history. The sprawling Superfund site, which was placed on the National Priorities List in 2002, was originally divided into eight operable units. The units were based upon the extent of co...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

SMALL number of mega-corporations now own ALL major media, as well as the monopolization of “facts”
(Natural News) With the exception of a few government agencies, monopolies are not supposed to exist in capitalist America. The reason for that is simple: If one company were to control one or more vital sectors of our economy and society, then that company could and likely would use its power for further self-enrichment at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SpaceX Launches a Mega Rocket and Successfully Lands All Three Boosters for the First Time
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters Thursday, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy thundered into the early evening sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket’s first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today, with 27 engines firing at liftoff — nine per booster. Eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral, side by side, just like it did for the rocket’...
Source: TIME: Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news

Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted
By Ulysses DorotheoBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke. Cigarette prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the region, where a pack of Marlboros is sold for as little as US$ 1.70, while local brands or loose sticks are dirt cheap ($ 0.05 per stick), easily affordable to the nation’s 65 mill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Fed weighs ‘significant uncertainties’ over economy
Central bank officials stress rates outlook could shift in either direction (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving the health and wellbeing of 1.5m NHS employees
Anya Gopfert is a junior doctor and also a clinical fellow at the Health Foundation, where she focuses on the role of the NHS in prevention and improving health. The Health Foundation spoke to her about how the NHS can develop its role as a healthy employer. Related items fromOnMedica Easy access to healthy foods ‘nudges’ clinicians to better diets Senior level ‘Wellbeing Guardian’ for every NHS workplace Include NHS workplace culture in formal performance targets, says report NHS staff productivity outstrips rest of economy Can medicine be cured? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - April 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cultural tradition of school excursion and collective trauma of the Motor Vessel Sewol accident - Park H, Choi J.
The Motor Vessel Sewol accident was a horrible accident, and it had complex ripple effects in various areas such as politics, economy, and culture. In particular, the psychological impact of each individual in Korean society was great, and various explanat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UNISON can offer ‘vital’ security for members as Brexit continues to divide the nation
The UK’s exit from the EU could be “profoundly disturbing and destabilising – not just for the economy, but for the NHS and its staff as well,” UNISON’s health conference heard today. “The EU exit continues to divide the nation,” said health service group executive chair Roz Norman. “So it’s vital that our union continues to offer our members security at a time of great uncertainty.” Opening the conference in Bournemouth this morning, Ms Norman told delegates that the ethos behind UNISON’s one team for patient care campaign was never more important than it w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference Source Type: news

Report: J & J plans €100m expansion in Ireland, to add 100 jobs
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is reportedly planning to expand its vision business in Ireland with a €100 million project that’s slated to add 100 jobs to the local economy. The plant in Limerick is expected to bring 100 permanent jobs on top of 200 temporary construction jobs, Silicon Republic reported. “We believe that the new manufacturing roles being introduced in Limerick in 2019 will be foundational in helping us bring new, innovative contact lens products to our patients and customers around the world at an industry-leading pace,” J&J Vision Care plant leader John Lynch said. J&J Vi...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Vision johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

A 23-Year-Old Just Schooled Fox News On The Costs Of The Green New Deal
“How did we pay for World War II? At the end of the day when something is this important our economy is going to suffer if we don’t pay for it.” (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences doubles down on Irish plant
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW)  reportedly plans to double its investment in a plant it’s building in Ireland that’s expected to add 600 jobs to the local economy. Last year the Irvine, Calif.-based company said it planned to build a new, 170,000-square-foot facility in Limerick to manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valves. At the time the project was slated to cost about $93.3 million (EU €80 million) and open in 2021. Today Edwards said it will add another $93.3 million to the tab as it plans to build a larger plant but held to the 2021 timetable as it broke ground on t...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Home health care needs stronger policy voice
The home-care sector is one of the most important and fastest growing employment sectors in Massachusetts and across the nation. More than 40,000 employees currently work in this industry here in Massachusetts, and 1 million new home-care jobs are expected to be created across the country over the next decade. With numbers that large, it is crucial we make certain these workers are trained well, and that they have the kind of pay and benefits that will allow them to contribute to our economy, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ana Veras Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Home health care needs stronger policy voice
The home-care sector is one of the most important and fastest growing employment sectors in Massachusetts and across the nation. More than 40,000 employees currently work in this industry here in Massachusetts, and 1 million new home-care jobs are expected to be created across the country over the next decade. With numbers that large, it is crucial we make certain these workers are trained well, and that they have the kind of pay and benefits that will allow them to contribute to our economy, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ana Veras Source Type: news

How cannabis is firing up the U.S. supply chain
U.S. companies cannot stop talking about marijuana, hoping in part they can catch investor interest as the booming economy around the drug lifts revenues throughout the supply chain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Annual review of The Branded Health Service Medicines (Costs) Regulations 2018
This review considers the extent to which the 2018 regulations have achieved their objectives, which are: to limit the growth in costs of branded health service medicines to safeguard the financial position of the NHS; to ensure medicines are available on reasonable terms, accounting for the costs of research and development; and to deliver the above objectives in a way consistent with supporting both the life sciences sector and broader economy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Urban traffic signal control with connected and automated vehicles: a survey - Guo Q, Li L, (Jeff) Ban X.
Inefficient traffic control is pervasive in modern urban areas, which would exaggerate traffic congestion as well as deteriorate mobility, fuel economy and safety. In this paper, we systematically review the potential solutions that take advantage of conne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

NEC sets policy on Brexit and so much more
“We are very much involved on Brexit – but the union is also doing much more on the major issues which affect public services and public service workers,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met. But Brexit was still a key part both of his report and the debate in the meeting. The situation is changing by the minute, the NEC heard as it met just nine days before Britain is due to leave the EU without a deal. Mr Prentis noted that public services unions from across the world are meeting at the PSI Congress tomorrow, and the experience of colleagues dealing with...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2019 National Delegate Conference BREXIT national executive council NDC NEC Source Type: news

Any Brexit deal should be put to the country
Commenting on the meeting today (Wednesday) between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May should have been reaching out across Westminster to find a Brexit solution a long time ago, not just at the tail end of her premiership when she’s little else to lose. “With just nine days to go every effort must be made to avoid a catastrophic no-deal Brexit and protect public services, jobs, wages, the economy and peace in Northern Ireland. “A general election is our preferred option, but until that time, the so-called Norway+ plan, allowin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT dave prentis government Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S.-Based Doctor Wants Nigerians in Diaspora to Develop Country's Healthcare Sector
[Guardian] A United States of America, USA based healthcare expert and a leading member of the League of Nigerians In Diaspora, LNID, Chief Shegun Olagundoye, has urged investors and professionals in the Diaspora to return home to invest in the large potentials that abound in the nation's medical tourism and other sectors of the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The natural world can help save us from climate catastrophe | George Monbiot
Ecological restoration can be a powerful means of protecting the atmosphere – we need to rewild on a massive scaleLetter: A natural solution to the climate disasterI don ’t expect much joy in writing about climate breakdown. On one side, there is grief and fear; on the other side, machines. I became an environmentalist because I love the living world, but I spend much of my life thinking about electricity, industrial processes and civil engineering. Technological change is essential, but to a natural historian it often feels cold and distancing. Today, however, I can write about something that thrills me: the m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Climate change Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science Source Type: news

'Cool Coalition' comes together to save lives, energy and trillions for the global economy
(Terry Collins Assoc) As global temperatures rise, growing energy demands for air conditioning threaten to cause a major increase in greenhouse gas emissions.The new global 'Cool Coalition' of 23 leading figures and institutions says action on clean, efficient cooling can save up to US$ 2.9 trillion in energy use through 2050 and avoid almost 0.4 ° C of planet warming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Pay equity is just the beginning
In a global economy that demands relentless innovation and speed, companies can only keep up if their employees are able to look at challenges from every angle to solve problems faster. Diverse, inclusive teams are naturally better equipped to bring these needed perspectives, especially in health care, where innovation is everything and patients don ’t have the luxury of time. Yet there are powerful barriers to much-needed inclusion and diversity. These barriers are multi-fold and certainly not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Pay equity is just the beginning
In a global economy that demands relentless innovation and speed, companies can only keep up if their employees are able to look at challenges from every angle to solve problems faster. Diverse, inclusive teams are naturally better equipped to bring these needed perspectives, especially in health care, where innovation is everything and patients don ’t have the luxury of time. Yet there are powerful barriers to much-needed inclusion and diversity. These barriers are multi-fold and certainly not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Alcohol drinking by husbands/partners is associated with higher intimate partner violence against women in Angola - Yaya S, Ghose B.
Intimate partner violence (IPV), as the most prevalent form of violence against women, is a commonly encountered phenomenon across sub-Saharan African countries, including Angola. As a fast-growing economy, Angola is experiencing a booming alcohol industry... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Workplace heat exposure, health protection, and economic impacts: a case study in Canada - Vanos J, Vecellio DJ, Kjellstrom T.
BACKGROUND: Occupational heat exposure is a serious concern for worker health, productivity, and the economy. Few studies in North America assess how on-site wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) levels and guidelines are applied in practice. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Judge Refuses To Sever Port District, San Diego From PCB Contamination Suit
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on March 1 refused to sever claims brought by the San Diego Unified Port District and city of San Diego against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the San Diego Bay, finding that fundamental fairness and judicial economy weigh against severance (San Diego Unified Port District v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33236). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The BBVA Foundation recognizes Claudia Goldin for pioneering analysis of the gender gap
(BBVA Foundation) The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category has gone in this eleventh edition to the American economic historian Claudia Goldin " for her groundbreaking contributions to the historical analysis of the role of women in the economy, and for her analysis of the reasons behind gender inequality. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: The government ’ s Brexit incompetence means no other crisis is receiving scrutiny
Almost three years on from the EU referendum, and another week of Brexit confusion and chaos appears certain. Of course the process of leaving the EU was never going to be a simple one. Our economy, legal system, democracy and society are all intertwined with those of our European neighbours. And yet Theresa May’s catastrophic handling of negotiations with Europe – and her own party – have turned a difficult task into a national embarrassment. The government has shown no capacity to resolve the Brexit riddle and has therefore forfeited its right to do so. MPs must take responsibility this week and seek to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News BREXIT Source Type: news

Ventilation mode changes our safety in buses: study on "air-rain" flow against chemical and arson attack in public transport vehicles - Chen N, Kozinski J, Tan Y.
OBJECTIVES: Public transport vehicles (PTVs) play a decisive role in development of the urban economy. However, the safety of PTVs is threatened by the man-released chemical or arson attack. It was found that indoor air safety can be greatly improved by em... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Alarming Child Poverty Risk In Spain Despite The Economic Recovery
After a critical period of recession that lasted until 2013, little by little, the Spanish economy has managed to heal from the ravages of the crisis. The figures, however, are far from reflecting the reality of many families and, more specifically, many children... (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ana Garcia Valdivia, Contributor Source Type: news

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, and the booming economy may be to blame, study reveals
One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report: Using march-in authority would jeopardize U.S. innovation
In 1980, Congress passed the Small Business Patent Procedures Act, better known as the Bayh-Dole Act, which created a uniform framework for transferring government-funded research into useful commercial products. The law allows and encourages universities that receive government funding for basic research to patent their discoveries and then license them to others to help fuel the development of innovative products. The law ’s impact has been far reaching — bolstering the economy and positioning the U.S. as a leader in technology transfer, that other countries now seek to emulate. Between 1996 and 2015 alone, t...
Source: The Catalyst - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: Research and Development Intellectual Property Source Type: news

President Trump Proposes Large Budget Cuts for Science
The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2020 on March 11, 2019, proposing deep cuts to science funding for the third consecutive year. The proposal calls for significant cuts to many federal science agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The $4.7 trillion FY 2020 budget framework includes $1.3 trillion in discretionary spending and provides $543 billion (-5 percent) for nondefense discretionary spending, which is the source for ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

It ’s Simple, but Requires Determination
Women are responsible for providing water for their families. Many spend hours travelling to the wells and back home every day, carrying heavy clay pots on their heads. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPSBy Monika Weber-FahrSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 2019 (IPS) I am drafting this on International Women’s Day – March 8 – with an eye towards World Water Day on March 22. On International Women’s Day we celebrate progress in gender equality. At the same time, we recognize how much remains to be done: how many women remain excluded from decision-making across many professions. Changing this is urgent. Water – c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Monika Weber-Fahr Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation W Source Type: news

Threats, cyber-bullying now targeting scientists who study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... when will free speech about science be allowed to exist again?
(Natural News) It’s an inexplicable health condition with no known cure that affects as many as 2.5 million people in the United States and 17 million people globally, and that costs the American economy as much as $24 billion every year in medical bills and lost incomes. But good luck actually trying to come up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why biotechnology can be Indian economy's next success story
In the span of a decade beginning in 2007, the industry has grown exponentially in size from about $2 billion to over $11 billion in terms of revenue. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The impact of disasters and terrorism on the stock market - Tavor T, Teitler-Regev S.
The growing number of negative events worldwide, among them natural disasters, artificial disasters and terrorism, has led the public to focus attention on the impact of such events on the economy and the capital market. This research examines the effects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations | George Monbiot
The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greedThe young peopletaking to the streetsfor the climate strike are right:their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft.At the heart of capitalism is a vast and scarcely examined assumption: you are entitled to as great a share of the world ’s resources as your money can buy. You can purchase as much land, as much atmospheric space, as manyminerals, as much meat and fish as you can affor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Climate change Environment Protest Science Young people Society World news Source Type: news

Greater resource efficiency for consumer goods
An EU-funded project aims to boost resource efficiency in the electrical and electronic sector by developing, testing and transferring new circular economy business models based on systemic eco-innovative services. This should save money, create jobs and cut emissions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe doctors say patients dying due to drug, equipment shortages
Doctors said on Wednesday that patients in Zimbabwe's biggest state hospital were dying due to a lack of medicines and basic supplies, brought on by a cash crunch that has crippled the economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spring statement policies look to Brexit and a hi-tech future
Chancellor promises a global Britain and announces funds for science and digital projectsThe chancellor outlined a package of measures at the spring statement designed to prepare Britain for life outside the EU, as well as for the hi-tech digital jobs of the future.Alongside the central update on the economy, other announcements made by Philip Hammond included:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Partington Tags: Spring statement 2019 Philip Hammond Immigration and asylum Brexit Science Communities Digital media Digital Britain Politics Society Technology UK news Source Type: news

PM is still serving up a bad Brexit deal, says UNISON
  Commenting on today’s meaningful vote, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Two months may have passed since the last vote, but the PM’s bad deal remains the same. Her failure to negotiate a better deal risks a catastrophic no-deal Brexit that would crash the economy and harm public services. “Thanks to her government’s negligence, working people are still no closer to knowing what Brexit means for them, their families, their jobs or the public services many help provide. “The UK needs a deal that protects rights at work, jobs, wages and the hard-won peace secure...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Press release BREXIT EU Source Type: news

Economist Mariana Mazzucato, winner of the 2019 Madame de Sta ë l Prize
(ALLEA) Economist Mariana Mazzucato is the recipient of the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Sta ë l Prize for Cultural Values, honouring her wide-ranging and stimulating work in the field of political economy and particularly her ground-breaking contributions to understanding the role of the state in innovation. The jury valued her outstanding efforts in shaping new narratives for Europe and its economy through her scholarly work and public engagement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request
Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress. The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297995&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news