Christina McAnea is the new general secretary of UNISON
Christina McAnea has today (Monday) been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON – the first woman to head the UK’s largest union. Christina replaces Dave Prentis, who is retiring after 20 years as general secretary. She takes up her post on 22 January. Commenting on her election to the top job in UNISON, Christina McAnea said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me and for the trust placed in me. I become general secretary at the most challenging time in recent history – both for our country and our public services. “Health, care, council, police, energy, school, college a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release general secretary election Source Type: news

Christina McAnea elected UNISON general secretary
Christina McAnea has today been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union. Voting in the ballot was as follows: Paul Holmes               45,220 (33.76%) Christina McAnea       63,900 (47.7%) Roger McKenzie         14,450 (10.79%) Hugo Pierre                10,382 (7.75%). Commenting on her election, Christina said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for me and for the trust placed in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Christina McAnea general secretary NEC Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘ Surprise ’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID Bill to End ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People with private health insurance will see the nasty shock of “surprise” medical bills virtually gone, thanks to the coronavirus compromise passed by Congress. The charges that can run from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars come from doctors and hospitals that are outside the network of a patient’s health insurance plan. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 emergency visits and 1 in 6 inpatient admissions will trigger a surprise bill. Although lawmakers of both parties long agreed that the practice amounted to abusive...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Verily brings in $700 million to support business expansion
The round had participation from existing investors including Alphabet, Silver Lake, Temasek, Ontario Teachers ’ Pension Plan and others.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Whatcom County (WA) Seeks Better, Cheaper Answer to 911 Call Centers
Robert Mittendorf The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) (MCT) Dec. 15—Combining Whatcom County’s two 911 dispatch centers, whose operators separately send law-enforcement officers or firefighters to calls for service, is back on the County Council’s agenda. It’s both logical and a cost-saving measure to combine the two 911 centers, said Councilman Tyler Byrd. “I’ve been working on all the documentation I can find on this and talking to people. I can’t find a single efficiency that comes out of this the way it is today,” Byrd said during a&nbs...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Study Lays Out EMS Options in Traverse City (MI)
Jordan Travis The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. (MCT) Dec. 15—TRAVERSE CITY — As a new ambulance provider takes over throughout northwest Michigan, city leaders are mulling the future of emergency medical services in Traverse City. Most commissioners said at a study session Monday that they’re not interested in continuing with a status quo where Traverse City Fire Department responds to medical calls and Mobile Medical Response transports the patient to the hospital if needed. There are plenty of options to consider, and while the city enters into contract...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed EMS EMT Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

New York Becomes The First State To Divest From Oil And Gas
The Empire State’s pension fund is the largest to dump fossil fuel investments ― ever, in the entire world. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Police officer who retired after novichok poisoning 'fighting for pension', says wife
Nick Bailey left the force in October, citing the after-effects of the March 2018 Salisbury attacks (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Welcomes New Director Rena D’Souza Rena N. D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, was sworn in as the director of NIDCR by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, on October 13. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. D’Souza was the assistant vice president for academic affairs and education for health s...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Reality check: public sector pay freeze
Let’s unpack some of the chancellor’s statements and see how they stack up when they’re checked and given a bit more context. ‘Pay has been rising faster in the public sector than the private sector’ Pay rises have been higher on average in the public sector over the last year. However, they have been lower than the increases in the private sector for much of the last ten years.  Averages can be misleading – which was obviously the chancellor’s intention.  A recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) study that compared jobs on a like-for-like basis found tha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article budget chancellor spending review Source Type: news

Mark of the beast? UN rolls out biometric digital ID wallet and passport
(Natural News) The United Nations (UN) recently announced its rollout of a biometric digital ID wallet for its employees, Waking Times reported Nov. 19. This biometric digital wallet can be used for “data related to human resources, medical status, travel, payroll and pensions.” A separate report by BiometricUpdate.com said the digital ID aims to reduce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sequence analysis of sickness absence and disability pension in the year before and the three years following a bicycle crash; a nationwide longitudinal cohort study of 6353 injured individuals - Kjeldg ård L, Stigson H, Alexanderson K, Friberg E.
BACKGROUND: Bicyclists are the road user group with the highest number of severe injuries in the EU, yet little is known about sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP) following such injuries. AIMS: To explore long-term patterns of SA and DP a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Secretive Mega-Trade Deal Rules Could Harm Asia ’s Covid-19 Recovery
Community Health warriors (Anganwadi center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Credit: Public Services International (PSI)By Lyndal RowlandsBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) Fifteen countries will sign a mega-trade deal at the ASEAN conference this weekend imposing secretive restrictions on how governments help workers through the pandemic, trade union leaders and parliamentarians have warned. The text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is so secretive that even elected representatives have not been allowed to see it, even though it will potentially lock future governments into rules that will li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

States That Won ’t Tax Your Military Retirement Pay
DigitalVision / Getty Images ... Members of the military who serve for 20 years or more can receive retirement pay for the rest of their lives. ... But the way this military pension is taxed can va... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

COVID reverses progress on financial equality
A UNISON survey has revealed that that women are being increasingly disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, with those at retirement age hit the hardest. Women make up three-quarters of the part-time labour force, so were hit particularly hard when part-time jobs fell by 70% in the first three months of the pandemic. In response to UNISON’s equality survey, 7.5% of women said that they have lost money from their wages, and 12% are more in debt since the pandemic began. To make matters worse, these effects will be long-lasting, as low pay and job loss translates into pension poverty for women. UNISON national officer ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 9, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News pensions women Women's pensions Source Type: news

Finance Covid-19 Relief and Recovery, Not Debt Buybacks
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 2020 (IPS) In July, the UN Secretary-General warned that a “series of countries in insolvency might trigger a global depression”. Earlier, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had called for a US$2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries. Anis Chowdhury Debt distraction In the face of the world’s worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, a sense of urgency has now spread to most national capitals and the Washington-based Bretton ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The FDA and CDC Promised Transparency in the Vaccine Approval Process. Here ’s How Congress Can Hold Them to It
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the health and economic well-being of families and communities across the country, and this virus will remain a significant threat until a safe and effective vaccine can be made available to all. While we all hope to get potential vaccines reviewed, produced and distributed as quickly as possible, we can’t sacrifice safety and efficacy for speed. It is also critically important that the public has confidence in the federal government’s vaccine review process, which includes assurances that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has followed the nec...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maggie Hassan and Lisa Murkowski Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Enhanced Social Protection an Opportunity Asia Pacific Must Grasp
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Chihoko Asada MiyakawaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 20 2020 (IPS) In the fight against COVID-19, success has so far been defined by responses in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in our region have been hailed as reference points in containing the virus. Yet if the region is to build back better, the success of immediate responses should not distract from the weaknesses COVID-19 has laid bare. Too many people in our region are left to fend for themselves in times of need. This pandemic was no exception. Comprehensive social protection systems could right this wrong. Building these systems must...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Chihoko Asada Miyakawa Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Thousands will suffer in retirement due to government ’ s public sector exit-payment cap
A government cap on public sector exit payments due to take effect next month will blight the retirement of long-serving council staff and needs to be urgently reformed, says UNISON today (Thursday). Ministers claimed the legislation, limiting payments to £95,000, was designed to reduce the level of council payouts to senior managers. But instead thousands of​ staff with decades of service could be caught up in problems caused by the new law, says UNISON. Despite warning of the damaging impact of the cap, the government has ploughed ahead and now ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Jon Richards Pension public sector exit cap Source Type: news

UNISON will continue to oppose ‘ outrageous ’ exit payment plans
As previously reported – and despite continued opposition from UNISON and others – the government is about to bring in a cap of £95,000 on public sector exit payments. The last vote in Parliament has taken place and the final regulations are awaited. Once this happens, there will be a 21-day window for people to finalise any pending exits – for instance, redundancies – in order to avoid being hit by the cap. UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: “In local government, the £95k cap includes pensions strain payments – money paid by the employer to the pension fund i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News exit payments local government pensions Source Type: news

California finance exec linked to corruption, Beijing vacates pension oversight post
(Natural News) Yu Ben Meng, the investment chief of the United States’ largest public pension fund, has resigned from his post, the firm confirmed in an email Wednesday. According to company data, Meng was with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System or CalPERS for less than two years, during which he helped manage pension and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director says more than 90% of US susceptible to COVID-19 but vaccine predicted by spring 2021
CDC director Dr Robert Redfield and Dr Anthony Fauci,director of NIAID, were testifying during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Wednesday (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test Your Knowledge About Managing Retirement Accounts
En espa ñol | Perhaps the biggest financial challenge of retirement is making sure you don’t run out of money. ... Social Security is a key source of income, as is a pension if you have one, but man... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pension ruling a disaster for 1950s-born women, says UNISON
Commenting on the judgment from the Court of Appeal today (Tuesday) over the raising of the state pension age and the impact this had on women born in the 1950s, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For a generation of women, this is nothing short of a disaster. “Raising the state pension age with next to no notice has had a calamitous effect on their retirement plans. “Those on lower incomes have been left in dire straits, struggling to make ends meet with precious little support from the government. “It’s now time MPs intervened to give them the financial help many...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Backto60 State pensions Source Type: news

Science, Medical Groups Oppose Fetal Tissue Ethics Board Recommendations
AIBS joined 76 other scientific, medical, and patient groups in expressing concerns about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board’s report that recommends withholding funding for most of the applications submitted to NIH to conduct medical research using human fetal tissue. After reviewing 14 research proposals in July 2020, the Ethics Board recommended in a report sent to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar only fund one of the proposals and withhold f...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

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

Over-50s in England ‘prematurely shuffled out of labour market’
DWP data shows decade-long growth in over-50s employment stalled this yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA decade-long rise in the number of over-50s in employment in England has stalled, prompting concerns that older people are being “prematurely shuffled out of the labour market”.Figures fromthe Department for Work and Pensions on the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over show that a rise in employment among the group has halted in England, with the exception of the east of England, where there was a fall in the employment rate among 50- to 64-year-ol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Middle age Older people Job hunting Job losses Business Money Society Science Work & careers Source Type: news

California is too broke to pay its pensions, but now wants to explore paying "reparations" to black people who were never slaves
(Natural News) With no extra money to spare, the state of California is still choosing to bypass the pressing needs of its own citizens with the creation of a new reparations task force, which will decide how much taxpayer cash to hand out for free to people with black skin whose ancestors may have been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fixing social care: the fundamental choice
This report weighs up the three leading options for social care reform, ranking them by cost, political feasibility and impact on supply. It concludes that, of the options being considered, a pension-style model would be most cost effective, while also increasing supply and meeting the increasing demand for social care. It would also better protect people's assets and benefit a greater number of families. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank ’s Doing Business Report
By Isabel Ortiz and Leo BaunachNEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) On 27 August the World Bank announced that it will suspend the Doing Business Report over data irregularities, until it conducts a review and audit. The halting of the report was welcomed by trade unions, academics and human rights groups. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report ranks countries based on business regulations in 190 economies. The more regulations are slashed, the better a country does in the ranking. Most indicators are based on a standardized case study such as the conditions facing a small firm in the largest commercial c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Ethics Board Recommends Rejecting Majority of Research Proposals
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, which was appointed by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar in February 2020, has recommended that the Secretary withhold funding for most of the applications submitted to NIH to conduct medical research using human fetal tissue. The Trump Administration first announced that it will restrict federal funding for medical research that uses human fetal tissue in June 2019. The new policy prohibits all intramural research, or research conducted within NIH, involving the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions. ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Cause of parental death and child's health and education: the role of parental resources - Kailaheimo-L önnqvist S, Kotimäki S.
Early parental death has been linked to problems in health and educational path. We added to the literature by examining disability pension and various educational outcomes after external (accident, violence, suicide) or natural parental death during child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UNISON wins Access to Work victory
UNISON has won a major victory for disabled workers, after the Department for Work and Pensions announced that new help will be available to disabled people who are working at home, with Access to Work extended to include support for specialist equipment, travel costs and mental health. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea wrote to the Chancellor in July calling for a “culture change in UK employers” so that disabled people who want to, can work from home, with additional funding for Access to Work to better enable that. UNISON also met Treasury officials in July, when they were able to lay out t...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News access to work Christina McAnea disabled members Source Type: news

NSW hotel guard tests positive as federal officials confirm no pension increase until at least March – as it happened
Victoria reports 17 more Covid deaths; ADF says it offered hotel quarantine support to the state; Sydney bus drivers threaten to strike unless masks are made compulsory for passengers. This blog has now closedNo pension rise until at least MarchNSW police investigate hotel security guard infectionFollow our global live blogAustralian stats interactive;Vic cases map;NSW cases map;NSW hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia ’s coronavirus email9.59amBSTThat ’s it for today.Amy Remeikis will be back with you first thing. Thanks again for reading along.Here ’s what we learned today:9.39amBSTThe security g...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Ryan and Amy Remeikis Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW security guard at quarantine hotel in Sydney tests positive to Covid-19 – latest news
Victoria reports 17 more deaths; ADF says it offered hotel quarantine support to the state; Sydney bus drivers threaten to strike unless masks are made compulsory for passengers. Follow live updatesNSW police investigate hotel security guard infectionFollow our global live blogAustralian stats interactive;Vic cases map;NSW cases map;NSW hotspots listState by state Covid restrictions;Melbourne stage 4 restrictions;Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia ’s coronavirus email9.24amBSTThe Senate committee examining the Morrison government ’s response to Covid-19 has heard from officials from the Department ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Ryan (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news