Female trio in Inland Empire charged with fraud over $1.2 million in COVID benefits to inmates
Prosecutors charged three Inland Empire women in separate schemes in which they allegedly raked in a combined $1.2 million in COVID-related unemployment benefits using the names of California inmates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton Source Type: news

3 women in Inland Empire charged with fraud over $1.2 million in COVID benefits to inmates
Prosecutors charged three Inland Empire women in separate schemes in which they allegedly raked in a combined $1.2 million in COVID-related unemployment benefits using the names of California inmates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton Source Type: news

Under Andrew Cuomo's administration, illegal aliens received $1.1 billion more in taxpayer support than small businesses
(Natural News) In deep Blue states like New York, Americans are afterthoughts. (Article by Jose Nino republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) According to a report by John Binder of Breitbart News, about 200,000 illegal aliens in New York are expected to receive $2.1 billion in stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. And yes, this money is coming from New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa
By Nteranya Sanginga, Aline Mugisho and Seyi MakindeIBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population. The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million. Nteranya SangingaAlongside this explosion in urban areas, rural population growt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nteranya Sanginga - Aline Mugisho - Seyi Makinde Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Agricultural Research International I Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - the Devastating Impact of Conflicts Compounded By Covid-19
[AI London] Pandemic hits those shackled by oppression hardest thanks to decades of inequalities, neglect and abuse It lays bare massive systemic inequality with marginalized communities, unemployed people, health workers, and women among the most severely impacted Report finds COVID-19 was weaponized by leaders to ramp up assaults on human rights New Secretary General Agn ès Callamard calls for reset of broken systems (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amended return may be needed to get full refund on $10,200 unemployment tax break, IRS says
Americans who collected unemployment benefits last year may need to file an amended tax return in some cases to get their maximum tax... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Day 2021: Together we can reach a fairer and healthier world
April 2021, Cairo – On 7 April 2021, World Health Day will be commemorated globally, under the theme “Together for a fairer, healthier world”. On this occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for urgent action to eliminate health inequities and mobilize action to attain better health for all and leave no one behind. Inequities have always existed. Despite improvements in health outcomes globally and in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, these gains have not been shared equally across different countries or communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has had grave consequences for people already experien...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 6, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Face Pandemic-Scarred Future
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manhattan restaurant forced to close as owner can't find workers
(Natural News) Slovenian restaurant Pakerna in Upper West Side, Manhattan was forced to close two weeks after its opening in December last year not for lack of customers but for lack of workers. Waitresses that worked there left to become contact tracers, while bartenders went on unemployment. Owner Dean O’Neil was never been able to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Food Insecurity Escalates During Covid-19 Lockdowns
[VOA] A new report from Zimbabwe's government says hunger and food insecurity have increased during the coronavirus pandemic. The World Food Program says the problem is especially acute for unemployed residents of the cities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Jobs Growth Appears Set to Take Off
Hiring accelerated in March as employers added 916,000 jobs, the biggest gain since August. The unemployment rate fell to 6.0%. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jobs report blows past expectations as payrolls boom by 916,000 in March
Nonfarm payrolls were expected to grow by 675,000 while the unemployment rate fell to 6%, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Smoking prevalence in never worked, long-term unemployed and full time students
Detailed ad-hoc analysis of smoking prevalence, calculated from the Annual Population Survey for adults aged 18-64 years (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2021
By External SourceMar 30 2021 (IPS-Partners) Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex condition that remains misunderstood. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms vary so much between individuals. But the number of people with ASD diagnoses continues to grow globally. The rate of ASD in the US grew by an estimated 14% in just 2 years. According to the World Health Organization, ASD affects 1 in 160 children. The prevalence of ASD in children is at its highest in Hong Kong. About 1 in 54 children in the United States has an ASD diagnosis. An ASD diagnosis is four times more likely in boys than girls. People with AS...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Labour Multimedia Video Source Type: news

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Delegates at the hybrid conference held virtually in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference discussed the impact of COVID-19 the regions’ ICPD25 commitments. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 2021 (IPS) More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard. The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions’ ICPD25 Commitments. Dr Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director, UNFPA ASRO, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Sustainability Asian Po Source Type: news

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations
The COVID-19 pandemic drove down employment and pushed the U.S. economy into recession a year ago, and now many unemployed Americans are considering changing occupations, according to the Pew Research Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Maquila Female Workers in Their Own Words: Fighting COVID and Labor Abuse
To Enrique González Rojo (1928-2021), friend, comrade in many struggles, admirable poet, and Marxist thinkerBy Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Mar 26 2021 (IPS) A compilation of testimonies collected by Blanca Velázquez Díaz and published by the Ebert Foundation (available at: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/mexiko/17328.pdf) offers an account of the harsh reality by which some workers of the maquila industry in the Mexican state of Morelos have gone through over these last twelve months. Their words reflect, undoubtedly, similar experiences of millions of workers in different parts of the count...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.5% in February
The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services says Arkansas' unemployment rate decreased one‐tenth of a percentage point, from 4.6% in January to 4.5% in February. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Covid won't be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one? | Devi Sridhar
Whether it ’s a new virus or antimicrobial resistance, governments must build on the lessons of 2020 to defeat the next outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWouldn ’t it be wonderful if we never had to face another pandemic? As we reflect on the past year, the words that come to mind are “never again”. Never again should more than 120,000 lives be lost to a contagious virus, a number that would have been unthinkable almost a year ago, when government adv isers thought thatlosing 20,000 people would be a good outcome. Nor should we endure another year of lockdowns...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Science World news UK news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic one year on: landmark mental health study reveals mixed picture, Mental Health Foundation
Responses from UK adults: Anxiety about the pandemic has fallen among UK adults, from 62 per cent of those surveyed in March 2020 to 42 per cent in February 2021. Loneliness has risen, from 10 per cent of those surveyed in March 2020 to 26 per cent in February 2021. Fewer UK adults feel they are copin g well with the stress of the pandemic. In April 2020, 73 per cent said they were coping well and in February 2021, 64 per cent said this. Feelings of hopelessness across the population showed little change, with 18 per cent of people surveyed saying they had felt hopeless about the pandemic ove r the previous fortn...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report provides groundbreaking insights into the state of health inequities in the Eastern ...
Cairo, 31 March 2021 – Health inequities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are startling. They have long prevailed and the COVID-19 pandemic is only adding to the heavy burden of inequality according to a new report developed by the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with support from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Institute of Health Equity at University College London. The report “Build back fairer: achieving health equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region” provides ground breaking insights into the state of health inequitie...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 23, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Queuing for My Right to Healthcare Services
[Daily Maverick] Much is written about the poor state of public health in South Africa. Tshabalira Lebakeng has diabetes. He is also unemployed and homeless and must visit his local clinic in Soweto every month. He tells the story of his struggle to get treatment to Harriet Perlman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding the social impacts of automation
Many fear that automation could lead to severe unemployment and that our education systems are not fit for purpose. To address these concerns, the EU-funded TECHNEQUALITY project is examining the potential social consequences of our digital age. The findings could help governments to devise policies that maximise economic growth to benefit citizens, whilst mitigating potential social harm. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 18, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Five Steps to Combat Gender-Based Violence Globally
District Manager, HRLS Program, conducts a client workshop in the presence of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Sakhipur Upazila, Tangail. Cedit: BRACBy Jenefa JabbarDHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 16 2021 (IPS) The 410 Legal Aid Centers that I manage in Bangladesh for BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Aid Services received approximately 35,900 requests for assistance in 2020. Almost all of them involve gender-based violence against women and girls. In Bangladesh, gender-based violence comes in many forms: physical abuse; husbands throwing wives out of the home in domestic disputes; husbands demanding that their wives get more dowry ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jenefa Jabbar Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arkansas January Unemployment Falls to 4.6%
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined three-tenths of a percentage point from 4.9% in December to 4.6% in January. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP Answers: Unemployment and the Coronavirus
The latest on applying for benefits, eligibility, additional stimulus benefits and more ... Can I get unemployment benefits because I lost my job due to the coronavirus? ... In most cases, if you l... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: Seattle's minimum wage increase did not change crime or employment rates
(Crime and Justice Research Alliance) A new study examined the impact of this change on public safety. The study was motivated by the idea that since crime is sometimes the result of material deprivation, changes in the minimum wage might have implications for criminal activity: Boosting the minimum wage could raise workers' salaries (which could be associated with reduced crime). But if higher minimum wages spur employers to substitute capital for labor, this could increase unemployment (which could be associated with increased crime). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Financial strain predicts future risk of homelessness and partly explains the effect of mental illness
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Financial strains like debt or unemployment are significant risk factors for becoming homeless, and even help to explain increased risk of homelessness associated with severe mental illness, reports a study in a supplement to the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Alleged Covid-19 Fraud - Court Remands Nigerian for Obtaining $8,000 Benefit From U.S.
[Premium Times] The defendant allegedly represented himself as an American citizen affected by COVID-19, and obtained $8,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) from Virginia, United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stimulus checks could hit some bank accounts as soon as this weekend, White House says
A year into the pandemic, more than 18 million people are still receiving some form of unemployment benefit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House plans to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill Wednesday, send it to Biden
President Biden aims to sign the $1.9 trillion rescue package before Sunday, when unemployment aid programs expire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden ’s Stimulus Plan Is on the Brink of Success: Live Updates and Analysis
The final vote in the House may be on Tuesday or Wednesday, beating the March 14 deadline to preserve a $300 supplement to unemployment... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Many Americans Get COVID-19 Vaccines and Financial Support, Undocumented Immigrants Keep Falling Through the Cracks
Ana’s 9-year-old son was the first in the family to come down with symptoms that looked like COVID-19 last March. Soon after, the 37-year-old unauthorized immigrant and three of her other children, including a daughter with asthma, struggled to breathe. For the next three weeks, the family fought the illness in isolation—Ana clutching the top of door frames to catch her breath—while friends and neighbors left food on the porch of their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ana and her children never took tests to confirm they caught the virus, but the pressure in her lungs, the fever, the headache and the loss ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: L.J. Dawson / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Mexican Economy: A Short or Long Recession Cycle?
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) The trend of the Mexican economy during the last two years has not been positive. INEGI, the official bureau of statistics, has just reported that GDP registered a fall of 8.5 percent compared to 2019 with seasonally adjusted figures. But in 2019 GDP also receded, although in far less measure, less than one percentage point. However, it must be considered that the Mexican economy has been falling for 6 quarters (compared to the previous year). Considering the population growth rate (1.2 percent per year), the fall in the GDP per capita is close to 11 percent. This figure ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Stocks lower as inflation worries, higher gas prices drag down markets
U.S. equity futures are trading lower hours before the opening bell on Wall Street as higher inflation worries, lower unemployment... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Stresses Apartment Renters
The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent unemployment have put stress on renters and apartment properties in the United States, the National Association of Realtors Research Group noted in its February 2021 “Commercial Market Insights” report, released March 1. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sen. Joe Manchin open to party-line vote on future bills with voting rights legislation now in focus
The Senate's Covid relief bill lowered enhanced federal unemployment benefits to $300 per week and excludes a plan to raise the minimum... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who gets a $1,400 check, and other ways the COVID-19 relief bill may affect your pocketbook
A closer look at what's in the COVID-19 economic relief bill, including when the $1,400 checks would arrive and who would get unemployment. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah D. Wire Source Type: news

Senate passes $1.9-trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill
Democrats are racing to get the bill to President Biden before unemployment benefits expire March 14. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah D. Wire Source Type: news

Unemployment benefits end next week. It may be too late for Congress to stop it, experts say
Democrats are rushing to extend jobless benefits by March 14, when aid would lapse for millions. There will likely be a gap even if... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch Live: Senate continues COVID-19 relief bill 'vote-a-rama' overnight after Dems reach deal on unemployment
The Senate continued “vote-a-rama” late Friday after a more than 9 hour logjam that had stalled President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third stimulus check update: Biden touts $1,400 payments while fight over unemployment insurance delays passa
The Senate worked through the night to try to pass the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Recognizing Rural Women as Central to Cost-COVID Recovery: An Imperative for International Women ’ s Day
Agricultural biodiversity at the market in Western Bengal. Credit: Krishnasis GhoshBy Haley ZarembaROME, Mar 6 2021 (IPS) In times of crisis, policymakers have a tendency to prioritize economic recovery while leaving “social issues” like women’s empowerment on the backburner. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, women’s leadership is as essential to full and meaningful recovery as it is to basic human rights. As the world mobilizes to design and build a post-COVID landscape, women’s rights, interests and priorities must not only be included in international recovery agendas but pushed to the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Haley Zaremba Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Women & Economy Women in Politics Women's Health International Source Type: news

Live stimulus updates: Senate considering changes to Joe Biden's stimulus bill after long delay
Biden and Democratic leaders are pushing for passage before March 14 when unemployment benefits approved under an earlier relief bill expire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats reach agreement on unemployment benefits after COVID relief bill hit early snag
The Senate had remained at a standstill while Democrats worked out the bugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stimulus: Senate Democrats broker deal on unemployment benefits
Sen. Joe Manchin had opposed a Democratic plan on unemployment aid, derailing stimulus debate for hours. He supports the new measure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats Agree to Trim Jobless Aid to Keep Stimulus Plan on Track
Bowing to moderates who said the jobless aid was too generous, Democrats dropped their bid to raise a weekly federal unemployment... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economists warn positive jobs report obscures challenges ahead
A surprising February jobs gain and drop in the unemployment rate is obscuring the long road to a full recovery from the coronavirus... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stimulus 'vote-a-rama' stalls out in the Senate over clash on unemployment benefits in relief package
Joe Manchin appeared to oppose a Democratic plan for unemployment benefits. Opposition from Senate Democrats to a $15 minimum wage was... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news