Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Factories reimagined
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Factories in the future will definitely look different than today. As the fourth industrial revolution transforms manufacturing from mass production to mass customization, factory workers will increasingly need to apply new ICT to work remotely, collaborate with robots or use AI-based assistants, to increase their performance while developing further their creative, innovative and improvisational skills. Advanced technologies offer factory workers unprecedented opportunities to organize their jobs in a more autonomous way. Industrial work, jobs and skills are therefore being radi...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas
The ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Decisions and Verdicts Poverty Labor and Jobs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Arkansas Boasberg, James E United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Opportunity for experienced data scientists at the National Library of Medicine: NIH DATA Scholar Program
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges in partnership with NIH Office … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - February 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New NLM jobs Source Type: news

McAnea issues defiant message to Johnson ’s Tories
“Bring it on, Boris; bring it on.” That was the defiant message from UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea today, when she addressed the union’s women’s conference in Bournemouth. “Here we are, two weeks after Brexit; two months after the general election – and the landscape of the UK looks and feels very different now. “Whichever way you voted, and however fed up you are with it, it’s impossible not to talk about it.” “Indeed,” continued Ms McAnea, “it would be irresponsible of us not to prepare and plan for life under a Tory government ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 14, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Women's Conference Christina McAnea equal pay Menopause women members Source Type: news

Variety has prepared her for a ‘transformational’ tech role with a health care giant
Angela Yochem, EVP and chief digital officer for Novant Health, has had an impressive and extensive career with companies in varied industries such as Rent-A-Center, BDP International, AstraZeneca and Bank of America — just to name a few. She said her ability to bring about lasting change is the common thread that holds all of these jobs together. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

NHS still has huge task ahead on race, says UNISON
Commenting on the NHS England Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report today, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s disgraceful that bullying, harassment and abuse are on the rise for black staff. And that it’s increasing from colleagues, as well as patients, is of deep concern. “Many staff feel nothing will be done by their employer and all too often they’ve no support from colleagues. “Racist abuse damages the confidence, health and well-being of black staff, forcing many to leave their jobs. “As well as the devastating effect on the individ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release equality NHS staff race for equality Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Health care leaders challenged by costs, access, workforce shortages
Health care is one of the Sacramento region's biggest and fastest-growing industries, second only to government. The region ’s four largest health systems — UC Davis Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health and Dignity Health — have added 10,176 jobs for Sacramento city residents since 2010, according to recent city report. As the industry grows, it's also facing challenges, including rising costs, the ability to serve patients at the right time and at the right place, and the need for new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

3 Things I Learned at MD & amp;M West on Day 3
1. Passion Is Overrated For me, the highlight of the entire three-day event was the closing keynote, "Adventurous 10X Thinking – Building the Resilient Mindset for Better Innovation" presented by multi-award-winning inventor and adventurer Sally Dominguez. Contrary to an infamous Steve Jobs quote about how you must be passionate about what you are doing in order to do great work, Dominguez says that's not actually true at all in terms of thinking and coming up with a truly disruptive, innovative idea. "In fact you can have amazing insight if you look from outside an industry tha...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team Member
Specifications: Part time (1 day per week), we anticipate this being a secondment from a Cochrane Group, but we will also consider suitably qualified independent consultants.Salary: £35,000 FTE per annum, will be prorated for 1 day per weekLocation: RemoteApplication Closing Date: 09 March 2020 (Midnight GMT)CIS Support Team members will provide both introductory and ongoing support and training to the CIS community in the areas related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods. Support and training will be guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane pol...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Kindred Hospital launching national hiring effort, looking to fill several local jobs
A Louisville-based healthcare services company is planning a nationwide recruitment effort at each of its 63 hospitals across the U.S. — including one in Dayton. Kindred Healthcare, the privately held business that oversees Kindred Hospital Dayton, is launching a hiring effort across 17 states this month to recruit several registered nurses (RNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Events will be held at every Kindred Hospi tal location, and attendees will be able to interview on the spot. Some… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

The World ’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
(LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” John Hoffman, head of the organizing body, said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsch...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelvin Chan / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Spain Source Type: news

New report: Biopharmaceutical industry supports over 4 million jobs and $1.1 trillion in U.S. economic output
Across the country, the biopharmaceutical sector supports millions of jobs in its pursuit to discover ground-breaking treatments and cures for patients around the world. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Sutton Tags: Economic Impact STEM Source Type: news

Women members set to sort it out
UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

ICSs must move beyond ‘transformation’, says Pritchard
Integrated care systems cannot focus purely on transformation, and will gradually move to taking on performance management jobs from NHS England and Improvement, the regulators’ number two has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances rate among medical and allied health professions students in Iran: implications from a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature - Khaksarian M, Behzadifar M, Behzadifar M, Jahanpanah F, Guglielmi O, Garbarino S, Lanteri P, Re TS, Zerbetto R, Briegas JJM, Ricc ò M, Bragazzi NL.
Medicine and healthcare professions are prestigious and valued careers and, at the same time, demanding, challenging, and arduous jobs. Medical and allied health professions students, experiencing a stressful academic and clinical workload, may suffer from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dealing with the aftermath of Ciara and Dennis
Storm Ciara is still making its effects felt – and will be followed by Storm Dennis, due to hit the country at the end of this week. As of yesterday, there were185 flood alerts and 77 flood warnings in place across the UK. And the outlook could be still be grim: high winds are forecast for the South West, Midlands, North West, Scotland and Northern Ireland, while heavy snow is also expected. Many UNISON members are out dealing with the effects of the wind, rain and snow as part of their jobs. Others are dealing with the effects of the storms at home. To help those who have seen storm damage to their property, UNISON&...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article member benefits membership benefits UIA Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials 'removed' as death toll hits 1,000
Hubei officials lose their jobs in the most high-profile 'removals' of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats are reaching farmers with an exciting message: green agriculture | Art Cullen
Every leading Democratic candidate supports a form of conservation that can reduce greenhouse gases and create jobs in rural AmericaSomething you might have missed amid all the horserace and app-failure coverage of the Iowa caucuses: a deep discussion took place over the past year about the climate crisis and agriculture that could change the way our food system operates.Every leading Democratic campaign now endorses an aggressive approach to conservation that could dramatically reduce greenhouse gases, improve water quality and enhance rural prosperity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Art Cullen Tags: US politics Iowa Democrats Agriculture Farming Climate change Environment Science Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Associate Editor
Specifications: Full Time, permanentSalary: c. £40,000 FTE per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 02 March 2020 (12 Midnight GMT)Cochrane is seeking to appoint two full-time Associate Editors to increase the support for producing high quality reviews across its eight thematic Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks. The eight Networks of CRGs support the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.The Networks are made up of between 5 and 9 CRGs, covering the areas of:Abdomen and Endocrine;Acute and Emerge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Bayer and Nuvisan create new research unit in Berlin
Nuvisan to establish full-fledged research center with around 400 jobs in Berlin / Transaction to contribute to further strengthening healthcare cluster in Berlin / Bayer to retain significant research activities and headquarters for the company’s Pharmaceuticals Division in Berlin (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Group Opposes States ’ Limits on Trans Youth Access to Treatment
Group says legislation discriminates against trans patients and prevents physicians from doing their jobs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Association between psychosocial working conditions in mid-life and leisure activity in old age - Nilsen C, Andel R, Agahi N, Fritzell J, K åreholt I.
This study investigated whether individuals with active jobs (high psychological demands, high control) in mid-life were more active during leisur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Caring for torture survivors: one of the most difficult but fulfilling jobs in medicine - Silberner J.
Angela Burnett has been working with torture survivors in London for two and a half decades, listening to their stories and chronicling the lasting physical and mental health effects. Joanne Silberner asked her about how and why she does it La... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Spotlight On ... Christine Sison, founder and CEO of Swiss Monkey
Please see correction at the end of the story Christine Sison started working as the business manager of her husband’s new dental practice in Midtown Sacramento in 2010. But she had an entrepreneurial streak, and it didn’t take her long to see a business opportunity. In 2016 Sison launched Swiss Monkey, which is marketed as “The Denta l Industry's Coolest Matchmaker.” For $99 a month (or $999 a year), the platform allows employers to post jobs, view profile details submitted by applicants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

Spotlight On ... Christine Sison, founder and CEO of Swiss Monkey
Christine Sison started working as the business manager of her husband ’s new dental practice in Midtown Sacramento in 2010. But she had an entrepreneurial streak, and it didn’t take her long to see a business opportunity. In 2016 Sison launched Swiss Monkey, which is marketed as “The Dental Industry's Coolest Matchmaker.” For $99 a month (or $999 a year), th e platform allows employers to post jobs, view profile details submitted by applicants and search and message job candidates on the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

More than 200 medical professionals condemn bills trying to restrict transgender kids from getting gender reassignment treatments
A slew of states have proposed curbing transgender minors' access to gender-affirming health care. But medical professionals are pushing back against the legislation, claiming it discriminates against trans patients and hinders physicians from doing their jobs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 200 medical professionals condemn bills restricting gender reassignment treatments
A slew of states have proposed curbing transgender minors' access to gender-affirming health care. But medical professionals are pushing back against the legislation, claiming it discriminates against trans patients and hinders physicians from doing their jobs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

nTIDE January 2020 Jobs Report: Year begins with good news for people with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) was positioned to fulfill WIOA's mandate because of its partnership with Pennsylvania's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), says Seth Hoderewski, LVCIL's Director of Transition Services. LVCIL's youth transition programs are models for success, which Hoderewski attributes to relationships with community organizations and employers. One example is Real World Lehigh Valley, a summer program embedded at Dorney Park, a local employer that hires 3,000 to 4,000 people yearly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump administration must defend and protect U.S. innovation
PhRMA recentlysubmitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) ’sSpecial 301 Report, calling on the Trump administration to defend American biopharmaceutical innovators and jobs by ending market access and intellectual property barriers in 24 leading economies around the world. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Priscilla VanderVeer Tags: Intellectual Property 301 Report Trade Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Office Manager
Specifications: Full Time, PermanentSalary: £30,000 per annumLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: Midnight 13th February 2020This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in office management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  Operating in a small, friendly office environment, we are looking for an Office Manager who can work independently in supporting the wider Cochrane team. You will undertake the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Cochrane office in London. You'll ensure the office environment and equipment is maintained to the appr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

A Fake Pharmacist, 745,000 Prescriptions and a $7.5 Million Settlement
For over a decade, Kim Thien Le handled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions without a license, including many for highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, prosecutors in California have said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mihir Zaveri Tags: Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Labor and Jobs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Walgreen Co. California Consumer Protection Santa Clara County (Calif) San Francisco Bay Area (Calif) Le, Kim Thien Source Type: news

Unions reject ‘disappointing’ council pay offer
The three unions representing council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) rejected the 2% initial pay offer made by the local government employers. Last summer UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members – submitted the pay claim for 2020/21. If accepted, this would mean that £10 an hour would be the lowest rate for council staff from this April. Everyone else would receive a 10% wage rise. The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay claim Source Type: news

Duke Completes Largest Study of Mesothelioma in Women
This study of women included 275 cases of pleural mesothelioma and 79 cases of peritoneal. Papillary mesothelioma and localized mesothelioma cases were excluded. Previous reports have shown that 22% to 29% of mesothelioma cases involve women, but only 12% in this particular study. Other Notable Takeaways The majority of those studied were exposed to asbestos through household contact. Women who worked in occupations and industries associated with higher asbestos exposure had objective markers of exposure similar to men. Survival was longer for the epithelial subtype of mesothelioma and magnified with the per...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Low-quality work is bad for people ’s health
We must raise work quality as well as employment rates – those in low-quality jobs twice as likely to report not-good health Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact Government must tackle low levels of physical activity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Walgreens Will Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Unlicensed-Pharmacist Claims
For over a decade, Kim Thien Le handled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions without a license, including many for highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, prosecutors in California have said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mihir Zaveri Tags: Drugstores Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Labor and Jobs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Walgreen Co. California Kim Thien Le Consumer Protection Santa Clara County (Calif) San Francisco Bay Area (Calif) Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Plain Language Summary Science Writer
Specifications: Full or Part Time consideredSalary: £38,000 FTE per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 27th February 2020This role is an exciting opportunity to use your writing experience to make a difference in the field of health care research.  This new role within Cochrane will be responsible for producing Plain Language Summaries (PLS), a vitally important part of our systematic reviews, which provides an easy-to-understand summary of the key information provided in our reviews; improving the accessibility, readability and understanding of Cochrane evidence.We are looking for a self-motivated...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Reflections on 2020 from a Nurse and a Midwife
By Stembile Mugore, Senior advisor for health sector performance and sustainability, IntraHealth International Stembile Mugore presents at IntraHealth's annual SwitchPoint conference. Photo by Ted Richardson for IntraHealth International.February 04, 2020In Florence Nightingale’s day, nursing was a lowly job—but she elevated it. Her working conditions during the Crimea war were deplorable, yet she left a legacy of patient-centered care.In honor of her 200th birthday this year, nurses should bring about the change we want in order to be proud of our profession and to show the world that we deserve recognitio...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Nursing & Midwifery Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

How Monkeys Taught Me to Appreciate Teen Sleepovers
One of our chief jobs as parents is to encourage our kids to make and maintain strong friendships. It is one of the skills they will need most in life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lydia Denworth Tags: Friendship Teenagers and Adolescence Research Computer and Video Games Social Media Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Would Your Wages Rise Under ‘Medicare for All’?
Research suggests the answer is yes, but not in all cases, and with significant differences across jobs and labor markets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Wages and Salaries Employee Fringe Benefits Medicare Source Type: news

The Trayvon hoax: The perfect example of what happens when investigative journalists don't do their jobs
(Natural News) An investigative journalist is supposed to be someone who digs deep, sometimes working for years to expose the truth about a single crime that’s been committed, corruption that has gone undiscovered, fraud that has left people destitute, and so on. Also known as watchdog journalism, the investigative journalist shines a light on what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Black member of the year – ‘I’m just trying to fight injustice’
Funmi Ayeni (pictured above) was “overwhelmed” when she found out that she’d won the first Young Black Members’ Award. “I didn’t expect to win it, but it was an amazing feeling when I did.” This prestigious award was introduced by the national Black members’ committee in 2019, UNISON’s year of young members, and was presented at this weekend’s Black members’ conference in Bournemouth. It’s aim is to recognise the achievements of young activists and to encourage others to get involved in the union. Twenty-six-year old Funmi is a support worker for young...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference young members Source Type: news

2020 Canadian Employer Summer Job Funding Applications Start
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers create quality summer job opportunities and provide valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 1, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Employment Source Type: news

What a start to the new decade!
January’s been busy for UNISON. We started off the year strongly, announcing our support for Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader (above with Dave Prentis) and Angela Rayner as deputy (below). The first campaigning win of the year came for members in Northumbria Police, after the Northumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner signed the Dying to Work Charter, which protects individuals at work with a terminal illness. In Northern Ireland, health workers suspended a strike action after the government offered an improved pay deal. The pay deal was offered after intensive negotiations betw...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article angela rayner dave prentis holocaust memorial day insourcing Keir Starmer show racism the red card Source Type: news

Obamacare May Have Boosted Jobs, Education for Poor
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- The Affordable Care Act might have done more than provide more Americans with health insurance: New research suggests accompanying expansions in Medicaid may be linked to higher numbers of low-income people having jobs or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change
Credit: WaterAid/ DRIK/ Habibul HaqueBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) There was only one topic on everyone’s lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Forum itself updated its manifesto for responsible business – with climate right at its core. Among those calling for urgent action was WaterAid’s own president, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. It’s more than 30 years since he last...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Head Digital Solutions Business Radiology - Vice President
Location: Berlin, Germany Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Bayer Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Jump in employment seen among Medicaid expansion enrollees, especially the most vulnerable
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Getting covered by health insurance may have a major impact on a low-income person's ability to get a job or enroll in school, according to a new study that gives the first direct look at the relationship between the two.The percentage of low-income people enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program who had jobs or were enrolled in school jumped six points in one year. That outpaced employment gains among the state's general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news