Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day
By Mabingue Ngom and Shoko ArakakiNEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace together, the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mabingue Ngom and Shoko Arakaki Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

CERENOVUS Launches New Suite of Technologies to Advance Stroke Treatment
IRVINE, CA – September 9, 2020 – CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* today announced that it has launched CERENOVUS Stroke Solutions™, which includes a suite of three devices designed to aid physicians in clot removal procedures. The announcement was made during the virtual European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).Strokes are the second leading cause of death globally, and account for an estimated 140,000 deaths in the United States each year.[i],[ii] Over half of stroke survivors become chronically disabled placing an estimated $34 billion economic burden o...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. And there’s no special elixir in it—just water. But all the same, the jug provides a certain kind of healing. When patients are struggling, crying, overcome in some way, Gottlieb, a Los Angeles based practitioner and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to someone, will offer up a cup of water, pour it for them and hand it across. In that small gesture is a whole constellati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Paying for cell and gene therapy - Is the future already here?
The ascent of cell and gene therapies over the past few years has been astonishing. And their rise looks unstoppable: By 2025, the FDA expects it will be reviewing 10 to 20 of these transformative drugs per year.    But as we listen to affordability concerns from payers, providers and patients, we ’ve also had to ask, perhaps a bit provocatively, how we can afford to pay for this boom in future cures?  " Without solutions to help payers manage the cost, some of our members may make the choice to exclude coverage " , stated insurer CVS Health earlier in the year in its position paper on gene therapy. “Some plans ar...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ulrich Neumann Source Type: news

Paying for cell and gene therapy - Is the future already here?
The ascent of cell and gene therapies over the past few years has been astonishing. And their rise looks unstoppable: By 2025, the FDA expects it will be reviewing 10 to 20 of these transformative drugs per year.    But as we listen to affordability concerns from payers, providers and patients, we ’ve also had to ask, perhaps a bit provocatively, how we can afford to pay for this boom in future cures?  " Without solutions to help payers manage the cost, some of our members may make the choice to exclude coverage " , stated insurer CVS Health earlier in the year in its position paper on gene therapy. “Some plans ar...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ulrich Neumann Source Type: news

Local Economies Have Been Decimated by the Coronavirus —But This Is Just a Preview of What Climate Change Could Do
This summer has been a cruel one in the American Sunbelt. In our hospitals, pain, fear and death abound because of COVID-19. Outside, a mass of restive, unemployed workers face down deadly heat waves, swiftly rising sea levels and the peak of hurricane season. But even if the viral hardship feels wanton, it doesn’t have to be without purpose. In South Florida, Phoenix and the Rio Grande Valley – all of which have battled surging COVID cases – citizens are being offered a vision of their climate-changed future through the pathogen’s devastation. Which means we have a chance to adapt now and avoid the...
Source: TIME: Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mario Alejandro Ariza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Future of Education Is Here
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Aug 19 2020 (IPS) There are moments when the world has no choice but to come together. Those moments become historic turning points. This is one of them. We are now faced with the greatest education emergency of our time. Over one billion children are out of school. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis of such magnitude and depth that the next generation might neither have the capacity and tools, nor the will, to rebuild – let alone build back better. Yasmine Sherif The world has not planned well for the future. At its w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

No End in Sight as U.S. Cases Pass 5 Million
The U.S. logged 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases today, hitting another grim milestone in the nearly 6-month long pandemic that has devastated the country. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Poor Post-pandemic: Time for Cushioning the Most Vulnerable in Southeast Asia
Credit: Unsplash / Lynda Hinton By Kaveh Zahedi and Van NguyenBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) After decades of impressive growth, for the first time, Southeast Asia is experiencing a drop in measured human development. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely take months to reveal itself and years to put right. Yet, a legacy of mobilizing under constraints is leading Southeast Asia’s pandemic response. During the first two months of COVID-19 lockdown, the once bustling streets of Bangkok were unusually quiet. In the alley nested between two high-end shopping malls in downtown Bangkok, an elderly c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi and Van Nguyen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Froedtert Hospital's Eric Conley hits community health head-on
Froedtert Hospital's new president Eric Conley never lost sight of the central role of health care systems serving all segments of their communities and addressing long-running health challenges. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Here ’s What the Science Actually Says About Kids and COVID-19
Benjamin Knorr, a 40-year-old single father in Janesville, Wisc., says there’s about a 50-50 chance he’ll send his two teenage sons back to school this fall. His 13-year-old, Aiden, would especially like to get back to his friends, sports, and regular life. But Knorr, an independent contractor, has asthma, and fears that his health and finances would be imperiled if one of his boys brought COVID-19 home from school. “If the numbers go up in Dane County and Rock County, where I work and live, it’s over. We’re just doing the online school,” Knorr says. “We already got through two mon...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19 —and Predict Where It Will Go Next
It wasn’t greed, or curiosity, that made Li Rusheng grab his shotgun and enter Shitou Cave. It was about survival. During Mao-era collectivization of the early 1970s, food was so scarce in the emerald valleys of southwestern China’s Yunnan province that farmers like Li could expect to eat meat only once a year–if they were lucky. So, craving protein, Li and his friends would sneak into the cave to hunt the creatures they could hear squeaking and fluttering inside: bats. Li would creep into the gloom and fire blindly at the vaulted ceiling, picking up any quarry that fell to the ground, while his companion...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Yuxi, Yunnan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Webinars: Engaging at scale now and tomorrow
Almost overnight, webinars have become a key resource for pharma during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In May for example, Reuters Events Pharma witnessed the biggest virtual audience of any of its online events, when 3000 attendees joined the webinar on “The new normal of HCP engagement.”    It was just one demonstration of the powerful reach webinars can have. In March webinar use soared across multiple industries – a huge increase in frequency from the same time last year when audiences typically avoided Mondays and Fridays for online events.  The benefits of webinars A chief advantage of webinars is that they ar...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news