Great Barrier Reef could face 'most extensive coral bleaching ever', scientists say
This year ’s bleaching likely to be widespread although less intensive than previous outbreaks, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration saysThe Great Barrier Reef could be about to experience its most widespread outbreak of mass coral bleaching ever seen, according to an analysis from the US government ’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.But the analysis, seen by Guardian Australia, says while bleaching could hit the entire length of the world heritage-listed reef, the impacts may not be as intense as previous major outbreaks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Great Barrier Reef Oceans Climate change Environment Science Australia news Queensland Source Type: news

A union that keeps making LGBT+ history
February is LGBT History Month, so what better time to take a few minutes to consider how UNISON has been making history in the fight for LGBT+ equality – and to have a chat with someone who’s been deeply involved in that struggle. But first, let’s check out the history. Decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales finally occurred in 1967 – lesbianism had never been illegal. In 1976 NALGO, one of UNISON’s founding unions, was urging negotiators to seek to add sexual orientation to non-discrimination clauses in all collective agreements. In 1981, NUPE member Susan Shell was sacked f...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News LGBT LGBT members Source Type: news

Seychelles: State of the Nation - Seychelles to Scrap Value Added Tax On Food Commodities to Reduce Cost of Living
[Seychelles News Agency] The government of Seychelles plans to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) from all food commodities as part of measures to reduce the cost of living, President Danny Faure said in his State of the Nation address on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Japan govt faces questions over coronavirus, Tokyo cancels events
Japan faced growing questions about whether it was doing enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Friday, as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it would cancel or postpone major indoor events it has sponsored for the next three weeks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Hancock told People Plan falls short on staff numbers
The government has been warned that current NHS People Plan proposals will not solve serious problems in cancer care because they don’t go far enough in making commitments to growing staff numbers, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NYSC Offers Free Medical Treatment to 1,000 in Niger
[Vanguard] The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to 1,000 residents of Maikusidi community and environs in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Vaccinates 2.1 Million Children Against Polio
[Premium Times] Borno State Government on Friday said it has vaccinated more than 2.1 million children against polio in the just concluded Immunisation Plus Day exercise in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clinical trials of intravenous vitamin C treatments for coronavirus commence in China
(Natural News) Researchers in China have begun clinical trials on the use of intravenous vitamin C as a remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19). While government health authorities focus on pharmaceuticals and vaccines, Dr. Richard Cheng and his colleagues are investigating the simplicity with which injecting natural vitamin C can help to prevent the deadly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government agency using puberty blockers to experiment on children younger than 10
(Natural News) In the United Kingdom there is an experimental clinic commissioned by the government called the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS). The clinic works with children who are suffering from mental illness and hormonal challenges, including gender dysphoria. Instead of helping children understand their innate gender, health care workers routinely encourage confused children to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Stuck in China - State Ends Talk on Evacuation of Kenyans
[Nation] The government and Kenyan students in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, continue to engage in a war of words over getting the latter home safely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'We've Not Ruled Out Option of Evacuating Ghanaian Students From Wuhan' - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Government has not ruled out the option of evacuating Ghanaian students from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Lassa Fever in Niger, Govt Declares
[Vanguard] Niger State Government, yesterday dismissed insinuation of outbreak of Lasa Fever in the state, insisting that there was no case of Lassa Fever recorded in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 47 Million Nigerians Engage in Open Defecation, Says Govt
[This Day] The federal government has revealed that the menace of open defecation won't be allowed to constitute a global embarrassment to the nation, saying statistics revealed that over 47 million Nigerian population engage in the unhealthy practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Native Medicine Tap in Progress
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said government was in the process of tapping on indigenous medicine to help treat some non-communicable diseases. President Masisi said this during a meeting with US Congressman Michael McCaul of Global Health Act in Gaborone on February 20. Congressman McCaul is leading a delegation to Botswana which has so far visited Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence which offers cancer care and free treatment to HIV infected children, adolescents and young adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Ilhan Omar married her brother to get him into the United States, defrauding U.S. government and taxpayers
(Natural News) Reports have circulated for months now that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) actually wed her brother so she could ‘smuggle’ him into the United States from their native Somalia. And for months the congresswoman and her people have denied those reports.  But come to find out, according to the UK Daily Mail Thursday, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan to Get Sh1.3 Million Upkeep
[Nairobi News] The government will disburse Sh1.3 million that will go towards upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Says Kenyan Students Safer in Wuhan, Rules Out Evacuations
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government on Thursday said Kenyan students in China's Wuhan city are safer there, ruling out evacuations amid calls for urgent measures by the families of about 100 Kenyans in the epicenter of coronavirus which has so far killed more than 2000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trust chiefs decry ‘concentration on targets’ at DHSC
NHS chief executives have criticised the Department of Health and Social Care’s “too one-sided concentration” on targets, after HSJ reported government had challenged NHS England over its plans for improving workforce retention. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tokyo to cancel or postpone major indoor events for next three weeks: jiji
The Tokyo Metropolitan government said it will to cancel or postpone major indoor events planned for the next three weeks as Japan tries to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Jiji newswire reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections in China exceed 75,000; cases surge in South Korea
International experts say the disease will continue to spread globally even as the Chinese government seeks to present the image that it is coming to grips with the epidemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rick Noack Source Type: news

Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die, authorities defend quarantine
Two elderly passengers became the first people from aboard a cruise ship moored near Tokyo to die of the coronavirus, the Japanese government said on Thursday, as hundreds more passengers disembarked after two weeks' quarantine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Business Research and Development : 2017
The detailed statistical tables in this report present data on domestic and global research and development ( R&D ) expenditures and the R&D workforce of for-profit, nonfarm businesses with 10 or more employees operating in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. These data were collected by the Business Research and Development Survey ( BRDS ) and its predecessor, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey ( BRDIS ) , conducted annually by the Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. These data are used by government agencies, cor...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 20, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Making a Strong Showing This Season
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Though a severe flu season is now in full swing in the United States, a new government report delivers a bit of good news: This year's vaccine is working well against the viruses that are circulating. " Preliminary vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

mLive updates: Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea as first death reported, mayor tells residents to stay indoors
International experts say the disease will continue to spread globally even as the Chinese government seeks to present the image that it is coming to grips with the epidemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Support Government Plans for Students in China
[Ghanaian Times] Today, we return to the controversial issue of evacuating Ghanaian students in Wuhan city of China, who are caught up in the lockdown imposed on the city due to the outbreak of the corona virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy
Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the government's case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ghana: Coronavirus Outbreak in China - No Plans to Evacuate Ghanaian Students - Govt
[Ghanaian Times] The government says it has no immediate plans to evacuate the 151 Ghanaian students resident in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Council cleaners celebrate after seeing off outsourcing threat
UNISON has notched up another victory preventing low-paid workers being outsourced to private firms. Thanks to campaigning and pressure by the union’s Middlesbrough local government branch and Northern region, the local council has dropped plans to hive off the jobs of 140 cleaners, who feared for their pay and pensions if they were transferred. The workers – who are among the lowest-paid staff at the local authority – were told their jobs were to be outsourced to a number of contractors. The branch campaigned against the transfer with strong support from the Labour group of councillors. Their opposition ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article cleaning staff councils local government northern region outsourcing privatisation Source Type: news

Wuhan coronavirus threatens to DESTROY commerce throughout China as just 34% of businesses have enough cash flow to stay open for longer than a month
(Natural News) If Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout China at its current rate and the government finds no good way to control it, millions of workers are going to be laid off from their jobs as two-thirds of small-to-medium businesses fail. According to a Google translation of a Yahoo! Taiwan story, the virus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan mother speaks out "no beds, no medicine, all lies"
(Natural News) Here’s a heart wrenching video of a Wuhan mother who cannot take the lies anymore. (Article by Mike “Mish” Shedlock republished from MoneyMaven.io) Select Transcript Quotes Only normal citizens are suffering. The government does not care about us. We can’t buy medicine with money. We can’t go to the hospital with money. And... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotherham Council signs UNISON ’s ethical care charter
Rotherham Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Wednesday). Council leader Chris Read joined UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the borough’s care companies to help end zero-hours contracts and reflect travel time between home care visits in care workers’ pay. As a result of this commitment, all home care firms contracted to work with the council will pay at least the real living wage – currently £9.30 an hour – to all their employees from A...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers dave prentis ethical care charter social care Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan, China to Get Upkeep - Govt
[East African] The Kenyan government will disburse Ksh1.3 million ($13,000) for the upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the Covid-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die as public criticism grows
Two elderly coronavirus-infected passengers from a cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died and two more government officials have been infected, the Japanese government said on Thursday, as more passengers disembarked after two weeks' quarantine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gambia: 'China Considers Health of Foreigners Equally Important As Chinese'
[The Point] His Excellency Ma Jianchun, the ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Gambia has said that the Chinese government considers the health of foreigners, including Gambians, living in China, as equally important as that of Chinese citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: China Trying to Prevent Coronavirus From Spreading to Other Countries
[Foroyaa] Ma Jianchun's the Ambassador of The People's Republic of China to The Gambia has on Monday the 17th February 2020 informed the media that the Government of China responsibly and carefully, has tried its best to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading to other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - How Infected Student Arrived Lagos
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state, assuring residents that the infected person has been isolated, as "everything is under control." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breast screening reduces race-related cancer disparities
African American women have a 40% higher rate of breast cancer mortality than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile CT improves access to lung cancer screening Insurance plays major role in breast cancer disparities Death risk higher for government-insured breast cancer patients Same-day breast biopsies reduce healthcare disparities Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exclusive: Leak reveals government fears over 50,000 nurses plan
Senior government officials are challenging NHS England’s plans for boosting retention to deliver the prime minister’s target of 50,000 more nurses, a leaked email reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Japan Plans HIV Drug Trials to Fight Coronavirus as Diamond Princess Cases Rise Japan Plans HIV Drug Trials to Fight Coronavirus as Diamond Princess Cases Rise
Japan plans to start trials of HIV medications to treat coronavirus patients as an increase in the number of cases poses a growing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

New points-based immigration system sparks alarm in social care sector
Staff shortages set to worsen further, healthcare leaders have warned Related items fromOnMedica Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits New Year NHS resolutions GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges more cash for health and social care in budget Brexit could leave health and social care 51,000 nurses short (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RIPPLE EFFECT: Huge disruptions in pharmaceutical supplies reported in INDIA after Wuhan coronavirus disrupts production in China
(Natural News) As we’ve been reporting now for several weeks, the spreading Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is much worse than the Chinese government has said.  There are thousands more infections, according to various reports, and plenty more deaths — so many, in fact, that funeral homes are paying more than $143 an hour in order to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I am so angry my mind's gone blank": China outrage explodes after Beijing propaganda backfires
(Natural News) As readers can probably imagine, it takes a lot to set off a genuine public furor in China, especially when the subject is critical of the government, or challenges its authority in any way. (Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com) Yet a video depicting nurses in Gansu Province having their hair shaved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia to let in Chinese with business visas amid entry ban
Russia's government says it will continue to issue official, business, humanitarian and transit visas to Chinese nationals when a temporary entry ban takes effect to control the new virus from China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. President ’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report
A Malawian nurse at a training session. A report looking into the discontinuation of U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, says that the ban is affecting the population in Malawi. Credit:Claire Ngozo/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2020 (IPS) A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health CHANGE Marie Stopes International (MSI) the Center for Health and Gender Equity Source Type: news

China invokes HOLOCAUST HORRORS as 40 mobile incineration ovens are deployed in Wuhan, labeled for disposal of "animal corpses"
(Natural News) Remember 13 days ago when we warned that “cremation vans” were running 24/7 in Wuhan, China while the crematoriums were backlogged with piles of dead bodies stacked in the cremation queues? Now China has brought in 40 mobile incineration ovens to burn and destroy what the Chinese government calls “medical waste.” As you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss postpone global patient safety summit amid coronavirus outbreak
The Swiss government has postponed an annual patient safety summit scheduled for the end of this month, it said on Wednesday, citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immigration plans ‘spell disaster for care sector’, says UNISON
Commenting on government changes to the immigration system announced today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These plans spell absolute disaster for the care sector. Care doesn’t even get a mention in the home secretary’s plans. “Companies and councils can’t recruit enough staff from the UK so have to rely on care workers from elsewhere. But even with these migrant employees, there’s still way too few care workers to meet demand. “Care work is highly skilled, but low paid, so falls foul of the government’s arbitrary immigration threshold. &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 19, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea immigration social care Source Type: news

'Bureaucrats were in charge': Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine
A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by failing to follow basic protocols. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

6,000 people missed their medical flights in Nunavut last year, says government
Over a quarter of the territorial health budget is going towards medical travel, but the MLA for Pangnirtung says that money is being wasted because patients are missing their flights. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Dallas Healthcare Executive Sentenced in Next Health Laboratories Fraud Case
Referral-kickback and bribery schemes that included medical laboratory tests bilked private insurers and government health plans out of $150 million over six-year period Andrew Hillman, former co-owner of Next Health LLC, a network of drug and genetic-testing laboratories and pharmacies based in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating federal anti-kickback laws, has been […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 19, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Laboratories Group anatomic pathology Andrew Hillman clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dallas Source Type: news