Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay,  says UNISON 
Responding today (Friday) to the Department of Health and Social Care’s adult social care winter plan, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Care workers who self-isolate or take time off ill need reassurances they’ll get full sick pay. Shameful employment practices and low wages are endemic in the sector. These issues need tackling properly once and for all. “Making safety kit free for all employers should mean there’s no repeat of the fiasco earlier this year. But the sourcing and distribution of personal protective equipment must be managed centrally...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

NHS staff say ‘ #OneTeam2K ’ as they call for a pay rise
Health workers deserve more than applause for their efforts – not least during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why, yesterday and today, staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics are holding socially distanced events and using social media to call for a proper pay rise. UNISON’s pay claim, which was delivered to Downing Street last month, would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of the year. This early wage increase – equivalent to around £1 an hour extra for all staff – could give ailing local economies a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 health care nhs pay Source Type: news

NHS workers call on government to show its appreciation for them
Health staff across the UK – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics will be using social media and taking part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the pandemic. Health workers know the public backs an early NHS pay rise, but now want to s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs, ranked
Overall in 2018, 19 health system CEOs or CEO designees in Ohio made more than $1 million in salary and bonuses, Columbus Business First found in an analysis of the latest data available. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Government urged to act after major minimum wage win by homecare workers, says UNISON
The government must end the practice of employers denying care staff wages for time spent travelling between visits to the sick and elderly, says UNISON today (Tuesday). It follows a ​recent significant legal victory by a group of homecare workers over illegal pay in a case brought by the union. The claimants – the majority of whom are women – will now receive an average settlement of around £10,000 each after an employment tribunal ruling. The tribunal found that contractors commissioned by Haringey Council in North London breached wage rules by paying some care staff less than half the minimum wage. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care workers travel time Source Type: news

Here are Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs
Overall in 2018, 19 health system CEOs or CEO designees in Ohio made more than $1 million in salary and bonuses, Columbus Business First found in an analysis of the latest data available. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Here are Ohio's highest-paid health system CEOs
Overall in 2018, 19 health system CEOs or CEO designees in Ohio made more than $1 million in salary and bonuses, Columbus Business First found in an analysis of the latest data available. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO drew $4.6M salary in first year of retirement
Cleveland Clinic paid its long-time CEO a larger salary in the first year of retirement for an advisory role than to his successor in the top job. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO drew $4.6M salary in first year of retirement
Cleveland Clinic paid its long-time CEO a larger salary in the first year of retirement for an advisory role than to his successor in the top job. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

COVID-19 is Still Devastating Nursing Homes. The Trump Administration Isn ’t Doing Much To Stop It
At least 75,000 Americans in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have already died from COVID-19—and the devastation is far from over. After a decrease earlier this summer, the death toll is now rising once again, and as the country heads into the fall and then flu season, millions of Americans who require institutional long-term care remain at the greatest risk. But, so far, the Trump Administration has talked a big talk—and mostly failed to deliver. The White House trumpeted its efforts to send personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing materials to long-term care facilities, but the suppli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors in Zamfara Issue One Week Strike Notice
[Vanguard] The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau in Zamfara has issued a one-week strike notice to the state government over unpaid salaries and alleged illegal deductions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health 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

Zimbabwe: Nurses Return to Work As Chiwenga Promises Hefty Wage Increases
[New Zimbabwe] Striking nurses in public hospitals have returned to work following Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's promise early this week that the government will improve their salaries and working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

D.C. approved to pay $300 more per week to unemployment recipients
The District will begin offering an additional $300 per week to unemployment benefit recipients after the federal government approved the District ’s participation in the Lost Wages Assistance Program, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday.  Recipients must have an existing weekly benefit of at least $100 and show that their unemployment or underemployment is due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recipients should start receiving payment at the be ginning of October, according to a release from Bowser's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Kenya: Patients Suffer as Embu Medics Begin Strike
[Nation] Embu health workers have today (Wednesday) started boycotting work over delayed salaries and non-payment of Covid-19 allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Radiologist salaries crack $500,000 in new survey
The median salary for radiologists in the U.S. was over $500,000, and it was...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist salaries crash through $400k barrier Why the sizzling radiologist job market will stay hot Radiology misses out on physician salary increases Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries Video from RSNA 2018: How hot is the job market for radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Give lowest-paid UK workers full wages if self-isolating, say campaigners
Group calls for change to statutory sick pay to help prevent spread of coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK ’s lowest-paid workers should be on full wages while self-isolating so they can afford to comply with efforts to protect public health, campaigners have said.The suggestion, one of several being put forward as part of a proposed overhaul of the statutory sick pay (SSP) system, followsnumerous reports that have stressed that the lowest paid have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Benefits Pay Family finances Science World news Money Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Community Support Officer
Specifications:Permanent contractHours: Full time (1.0 FTE)Salary:  £30,000Location:Flexible, (anywhere in the world), remote workingApplication closing date:20 September 2020 (midnight GMT)This role is an exciting opportunity to use your communication and problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As Community Support Officer you will be joining Cochrane ’s Community Support team. We are the first point of contact for the international Cochrane community, providing a timely and coordinated user support service. We resolve queries covering a broad range of areas...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

New TUC research shows a national care system is needed now, says UNISON
Commenting on new TUC analysis of funding in the UK care sector published today (Monday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Chronic underfunding of the care sector has been a huge problem for many years. It shouldn’t have taken a pandemic for politicians to realise this. “This TUC analysis shows clearly how spending cuts are having a severe effect in many parts of the UK. That means lower quality services for the vulnerable and poverty wages for hard working care staff. “As the union of social care, UNISON is calling for a national service that’s fully funded, values s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release care sector Source Type: news

A Pandemic Cannot Justify Child Labour
A child cleans the floor instead of going to school. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS.By Puja MarwahaMUMBAI, India, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) For the past five months, our screens have been flooded with distressing imagery of one catastrophe after another: From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities, to cyclones in West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra. From locust attacks in the central and northwestern plains, to the floods in Assam and Bihar. All of these have had disastrous effects on the Indian economy—millions in the country lost their jobs or were forced to take pay cuts, economic activity in rural India c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Puja Marwaha Tags: Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NLM Library Operations Division is recruiting four Technical Information Specialist
The following announcement includes four Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, Grade 13 positions that will be posted on USAJOBS.gov from Wednesday, September 2, to Friday, September 11, 2020. The positions are in Library Operations and have a salary range of $102,663 to $133,465.   (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Library Operations Division is recruiting four Technical Information Specialists
The following announcement includes four Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, Grade 13 positions that will be posted on USAJOBS.gov from Wednesday, September 2, to Friday, September 11, 2020. The positions are in Library Operations and have a salary range of $102,663 to $133,465.   (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 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 Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Winning a change of heart at the University of East Anglia
COVID-19 has affected most areas of life – and higher education is no exception. When the University of East Anglia (UEA) found itself facing a £35m shortfall because of the pandemic, the employer asked staff to take voluntary pay cuts through reduced hours, and to consider voluntary redundancy. University bosses also wanted to impose a blanket pay freeze across all staff, delaying scheduled incremental rises for long service. But in late August, UEA agreed not to subject lower-paid staff to the increment freeze, and to continue working to avoid any compulsory redundancies. Why did things change? UNISON organis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 higher education Source Type: news

Swedish workers among Europe's best-paid in late 1800s
(Uppsala University) In 19th-century Sweden, workers' wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepest rise of all had been for those who earned least. This is shown by new research at Uppsala University: a study published in The Journal of Economic History. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MLB trade deadline: Yankees thought to be eyeing inexpensive options, Clint Frazier value high
Like many teams throughout the league, the Yankees would prefer not to add significant salary before the trade deadline, if they can... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability, wages, and commuting in New York - Wong S, McLafferty SL, Planey AM, Preston VA.
In the U.S., substantial employment and wage gaps persist between workers with and without disabilities. A lack of accessible transportation is often cited as a barrier to employment in higher wage jobs for people with disabilities, but little is known abo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When Retirement Comes Too Early
Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Labor and Jobs Part-Time Employment United States Economy Layoffs and Job Reductions Age, Chronological Unemployment Wages and Salaries Recession and Depression Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) your-feed-health Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Shapps insists return to office is safe as nine in 10 want to work from home
Transport secretary urges people to go back to the office as report says many who have worked from home want to continue; researchers say risk ofsevere illness or death very small for childrenGrant Shapps says it ’s safe to return to officesUK to give emergency approval to any vaccine breakthrough‘Vanishingly small’ risk of severe illness or death for childrenGlobal coronavirus updates - liveUK registers highest number of Covid infections since mid-June10.33amBSTLouise Ware, who is head of people at FYXER, a company that provides remote-working executive assistants to companies, has been in touch. A remot...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Boris Johnson Politics Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON
  A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is the equivalent of around £1 an hour for all staff. If the claim is accepted, minimum wages in the health service would go above £20,000 a year for the first time (more than £20,400 annually in Scotland), according to the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus health workers nhs pay Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Labour to Tackle Employers Over Job Losses, Unpaid Salaries
[This Day] The organised labour has said it has started mobilising for action against state governments and other employers of labour that are using the current Covid-19 pandemic as a ploy to sack workers and undermine their rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Want to save shelter animals? Fight for social justice
(University of California - Riverside) Overpolicing of low-income urban communities leads to the incarceration of animals and people with many pets being killed in public animal shelters. In her new book, Katja M. Guenther calls for social justice for poor people of color centered on a Humane Communities Revolution. Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, social and political recognition of the importance of human-animal bonds, and the incorporation of community members and animals themselves into shelter programming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our migrant NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working rele...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working rele...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Smuggling Groceries From South Africa New Covid-19 Frontier
[Zimbabwe Independent] FOR most families in Zimbabwe, the days leading to month-end are a painful slog because the meagre salaries people earn do not last the distance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: concern over cases at Berlin schools; Spain health chief warns over infections rise
Berlin casesraise questions over schooling in pandemic; Spanish minister says‘things not going well’;Irish minister resigns over lockdown breachJacinda Ardern defends New Zealand Covid response against TrumpUK coronavirus updates - liveTour de France teams will be expelled if two members have CovidVanuatu passport sales deliver budget surplus despite shutdown1.23pmBSTLebanonhas imposed a partial lockdown for two weeks to counter coronavirus infections which have spiralled since the catastrophic explosion at Beirut ’s port.The spread of Covid-19 is compounding the problems in the country still reeling from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now); Archie Bland and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Africa UK news Source Type: news

South Africa: 'We Are Dying' - Heathcare Union Threatens to Strike Amid Covid-19 Battle
[Daily Maverick] The country's largest union, Nehawu, is threatening to strike as healthcare workers continue to face inadequate supplies of protective gear and public service employees demand their salary increase for 2020. Nurses union Denosa, meanwhile, held a prayer session as its members continue to succumb to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Symptoms That Last Months. Nobody Knows Exactly How to Treat Them
Kayla Brim laughed when she learned it could take 10 days to get her COVID-19 test results back. “I thought, ‘Okay, well, within 10 days I should be fine,’” she remembers. That was on July 2. More than a month later, Brim is still far from fine. Prior to the pandemic, the 28-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, juggled homeschooling her two kids with her work as a makeup artist—she was supposed to open her own salon in July. Now, she suffers daily from shortness of breath, exhaustion, excruciating headaches, brain fog, neuropathy, high blood pressure and loss of taste and smell. She feels like &ldqu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Food Prices Have Shot Through the Roof. But Is the Pandemic to Blame?
[The Conversation Africa] COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the food supply value chain globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Enough Is Not Enough – Call for Urgent Change in Mexican Economic Policy
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Aug 14 2020 (IPS) A group composed by women and men, called Nuevo Curso de Desarrollo (New Course for Development) based at the National University of Mexico recently published a document to propose a set of measures to change the current economic policy in Mexico. This proposal responds to a diagnosis of the current situation: at this point of the year, the serious social damage inflicted by the health and economic crisis can already be observed. As we know, in Mexico as in many other countries, there was a great economic disruption caused by COVID. Millions of people ceased to receive i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Education Benefits the Brain Over a Lifetime
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- A new study confirms what your parents always told you: Getting an education opens the door to career opportunities and higher salaries. But it may also benefit your well-being in old age. " The total amount of formal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sudan: MOH Confirms Two Polio Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Northern State / Red Sea -- The Sudanese Ministry of Health has reported two cases of polio, meanwhile advising prevention strategies against the spread of Covid-19. Khartoum medics protested against poor accomodation and unpaid salaries yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deworming Pill For Kids Linked To Better Wages When They Grow Up
An inexpensive way to help kids in poor countries: hand out deworming pills so they're healthy enough to stay in school. A study by a Nobel Prize winner finds 20 years on, they earn higher wages too. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nurith Aizenman Source Type: news

Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network seeks Network Support Fellow
Contract: Fixed-term, 12 monthsHours: Full time, 37.5 per week (part time considered)Salary:  £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience)Position Closing: 20 August 2020Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network is seeking a Network Support Fellow. Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Research Brief: Rural Areas Have Higher Individual Health Insurance Premiums and Fewer Plan Choices
Provides an overview of a study that found rural areas have the fewest health insurance options and pay the highest premiums. Analysis reveals that local markets experiencing higher volatility and vulnerability are more rural, have a higher percentage of non-white residents, and have resident who are more likely to experience poor health and lower wages. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Increase in immigration has little impact on the wages of US citizens
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Review of Economic Studies suggests that a large increase in the stock of immigrants to the United States would have little impact on the wages of native US citizens. Allowing for more high-skill immigration could be detrimental to some highly skilled workers in the country, but disproportionately beneficial to low skilled workers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Homa Bay Health Workers' Strike Enters Second Day
[Nation] The public health sector in Homa Bay is in shambles after medics downed their tools Monday over unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Homerton Hospital workers secure living wage and sick pay victory
Homerton Hospital’s cleaners, porters and security staff will be paid the London living wage and NHS sick pay “from day one” of a renewed, five-year contract with facilities firm ISS. However, hospital workers will still not get NHS equivalents for their wages, pensions, overtime or annual leave. Since December 2019, UNISON has been running a campaign alongside GMB to persuade hospital chiefs to bring the outsourced services back in-house, ensuring parity for the lowest-paid key workers. UNISON organiser Michael Etheridge told the Hackney Gazette: “While this is far short of equality and what o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 homerton hospital hospital workers key workers outsourcing sick pay Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers Vow to Continue With Strike Despite Mnangagwa Plea
[263Chat] Health workers have vowed to continue with their strike over salaries despite pleas for their return to work from President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Disarray in Homa Bay As Medics Begin Strike Amid Covid-19 Fight
[Nation] The Homa Bay health sector was thrown into disarray Monday after medical workers went on strike over unpaid salaries and unfavorable working conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news