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NFL Owners Should Stand Up to Donald Trump on National Anthem Protests
With his threat at the United Nations this past week to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary, and his labeling of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “Rocket Man” on a “suicide mission,” President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a country flirting with a nuclear strike. Few world leaders at the General Assembly cheered him. On Friday, Trump got his applause — by hurling his “tough” talk at America’s de facto national pastime, NFL football. At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., in support of Republican Senator Luther Strange, Trump cursed some of its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump NFL onetime Roger Goodell Source Type: news

Cognition and return to work after mild/moderate traumatic brain injury: a systematic review - Mani K, Cater B, Hudlikar A.
BACKGROUND: Approximately two percent of the United States population are traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. The unemployment rate among them is substantial. Cognitive skills are essential to perform any job. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the literat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE. How Much More Damage Can The NFL Take?
Is the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis for Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence, all that surprising? Not really, given what we know about this degenerative brain disease. Several ex-NFL players (Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling) who took their own lives were diagnosed with CTE postmortem. CTE victims have struggled with impulse control, turned violent against their spouses, abused drugs, raged and acted irrationally. In 2012 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who had C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Aaron Hernandez CTE Football New England Patriots NFL Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Could Be Left Without Electricity for Months. Here ’s What to Know
On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico directly, landing as a Category 4 hurricane in the town of Yabucoa with sustained winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The storm destroyed hundred of homes and knocked out power across the island, reports the Associated Press (AP). Ricardo Rossello, the island’s governor, has imposed a daily curfew between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Saturday to allow for recovery operations. The entire island is now in a total blackout as a result of the storm, with recovery in some parts not expected for an extended period of time. “Once we’re able to go outside, we’re goi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Read President Trump ’s Speech Threatening to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea
President Donald Trump threatened North Korea and its leader on Tuesday during his first United Nation address.   Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man,” a reference to the country’s recent missile and nuclear tests, and said he was on “a suicide mission.” “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said, before adding that “hopefully this will not be necessary.” Trump’s comments come after Kim said the nation would continue working on its various weapons programs despite international condemnation. North Korea has al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations White House Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: The Beatles Change the World
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 38: Sept. 22, 1967 The release and success of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was only one of the reasons why The Beatles found themselves on the cover of TIME this week. More importantly, the story was a recognition of the fact that the band had rather smoothly moved on from the teenybopper sound th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Source Type: news

South Africa: Why People Who Attempt Suicide Need More Than Meds
[The Conversation Africa] Meet Jane. She's 22 years-old. She has a quirky smile and an unconventional sense of humour. She's finished high school and has a young baby. She has been unemployed for a long time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Robot replacement begins in fast food industry: Burger flipping robot set to replace humans next year in 50 California restaurants
(Natural News) In the world we live today, technology is so advanced that robots continuously do some jobs for us. More and more companies start to replace humans with robots to do the job, which then results to unemployment. And now, robots will soon take over the fast food industry. According to a Daily Mail... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex
Conclusion This study appears to suggest that many factors increase the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex. Overall, women seem to be more likely to lose interest than men. While this large study provides some insight into the possible reasons behind having a lack of interest in sex, it has a few limitations: As so many factors were considered, there were bound to be some that showed statistical significance – this could just be by chance. The cross-sectional nature of the study means we can't be sure if the specific factors reported on caused the lack of interest, or vice versa. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

The 20 Happiest States in the U.S.
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy Yang / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel States Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths, Hospital Visits and Unfilled Jobs: The Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Kansas (September 2017)
The aim of this policy brief is to identify linkages between unemployment and opioid dependence at the county level in Missouri and Kansas using state and national datasets.(Missouri Health Association)(Kansas Health Association) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: These KC metro counties face highest risk of opioid abuse
Kansas City has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, a report shows. The Kansas Hospital Association and Missouri Hospital Association released a joint study on Tuesday looking at the link between unemployment and the risk of opioid dependence. The study determined high-risk areas by looking at 10 years of unemployment data in both states, as well as drug-related deaths, morphine milligram equivalents prescribed per capita and opioid-related hospitalizations. “While the vast majority of opioid-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Report: These KC metro counties face highest risk of opioid abuse
Kansas City has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, a report shows. The Kansas Hospital Association and Missouri Hospital Association released a joint study on Tuesday looking at the link between unemployment and the risk of opioid dependence. The study determined high-risk areas by looking at 10 years of unemployment data in both states, as well as drug-related deaths, morphine milligram equivalents prescribed per capita and opioid-related hospitalizations. “While the vast majority of opioid-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Unemployment and Jumping Back Into the Workforce
8 things to do before handing over your employee ID. Should You Take a Pay Cut? Getting Help From American Job Center · AARP TEK Technology Education  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Few Metaphors to Better Understand Depression
Depression is a difficult illness to understand. It’s hard to understand for the people suffering from it, but it’s downright impossible to know everything that a person who deals with depression on a daily basis goes through if you have never experienced it personally. For this reason, I have come up with a few real-life examples to help those who may not fully understand what depression is or how it functions. Of course, this will be the simplistic version. Depression is an extremely complex disease. As a person with depression myself, I have learned that it is very difficult to understand even for those who ...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Antidepressants Depression General Happiness Personal Stories Self-Esteem Bipolar Disorder Depressed Mood Depressive Episode Mental Illness Stigma Mood Disorder Source Type: news

Battlefield to farm field: risk perceptions of US military veterans transitioning into agriculture (Safety-2016 abstract #365) - Bendixsen CG, Barnes K, Weichelt B, VanWormer J, Keifer MC.
BACKGROUND Prompted by wars in the past two decades largely in the Middle East, the United States veteran population in the United States often struggles with unemployment. America is increasingly occupied by the mental health ramifications of deployment. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: How Hunger Affects the Mental Health of Pregnant Mothers
[The Conversation Africa] The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman's mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn't have food or has the wrong kinds of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Media now pushing claims that being unemployed is healthier than holding down a "stressful" job ... all part of the push toward "basic monthly income" welfare
(Natural News) It should be obvious to even the casual political observer that the Alt-Left media is the driver of so-called “progressive” idealism. Once the media begins pushing a concept, it becomes part of the Left’s modus operandi. In recent years progressives have been pushing the concept of a “universal basic income” — that is,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in 13 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015
This report presents a snapshot of the environment in which people lived at the time of HIV diagnosis. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effects of lifetime unemployment experience and job insecurity on two-year risk of physician-diagnosed incident depression in the German working population - Wege N, Angerer P, Li J.
Unemployment and job insecurity have been reported to be associated with a higher risk of depression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the separate and combined effects of lifetime unemployment experience and job insecurity on the incidence of dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Occupational status as a determinant of mental health inequities in French young people: is fairness needed? Results of a cross-sectional multicentre observational survey - Blanquet M, Labbe-Lobertreau E, Sass C, Berger D, Gerbaud L.
BACKGROUND: Employment conditions are associated with health inequities. In 2013, French young people had the highest unemployment rate and among those who worked as salaried workers most of them had temporary job. The purpose of the study was to assess me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

It ’s healthier to be unemployed than have a stressful job
Researchers from the University of Manchester found that adults who go from being unemployed to having a poor-quality job suffer more stress-related health concerns, such as worse blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a job
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology finds that people employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Road Safety in urban areas in Greece during economy downturn. A before - after comparison - Mpogas K, Kopelias P, Mitropoulos L, Kepaptsoglou K.
The deep economic recession in Greece has significant effects on urban lifestyle. Negative economic conditions with serious consequences in everyday life, such as the loss of 25-30% of GDP within five years and an unemployment rate over 25% have impacts on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Did the Great Recession affect mortality rates in the metropolitan United States? Effects on mortality by age, gender and cause of death - Strumpf EC, Charters TJ, Harper S, Nandi A.
This study estimates the impacts of increases in unemployment rates on both all-cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

‘I go without lunch and tell my colleagues I ’ m on a diet ’
For years now, public service workers have seen their pay held back by government in the name of austerity. UNISON is currently working hard on our Pay Up Now! campaign, and as part of that members have been telling us their stories of living without enough money.   “I’m in a debt spiral thanks to a pay freeze, increased cost of living and unplanned family emergencies. “The car was written off (head gasket blew) and so we had to buy a new one, we have no savings and couldn’t get a loan so paid for it on credit card. I’m never out of my overdraft, I frequently go without lunch to save mone...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article low pay pay up now Source Type: news

Individuals with bipolar disorder need workplace support
(University of Michigan) People with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at work, a new study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike
In Russia, the simultaneous increase in the total death rate, deaths due to external causes, and alcohol consumption were all driven by stress. Credit: Pavol Stracansky/IPSBy Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 25 2017 (IPS)The steep upsurge in mortality and sudden fall in life expectancy in Russia in the early 1990s were the highest ever registered anywhere in recorded human history in the absence of catastrophes, such as wars, plague or famine. The shock economic reforms in the former Soviet economies after 1991 precipitated this unprecedented increase in mortality, shortening life expectan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Featured Financial Crisis Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Good work ability among unemployed individuals: association of sociodemographic, work-related and well-being factors - Hult M, Pietil ä AM, Koponen P, Saaranen T.
AIMS: The aims of this study were to describe the perceived work ability of unemployed individuals and to explore the association between perceived good work ability and sociodemographic, work-related and well-being factors. METHODS: The data were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Increased risk of attempted suicide in Australian veterans is associated with total and permanent incapacitation, unemployment and posttraumatic stress disorder severity - Kerr K, Romaniuk M, McLeay S, Khoo A, Dent MT, Boshen M.
BACKGROUND: Military veterans have higher rates of suicidality and completed suicides compared to the general population. Previous research has demonstrated suicidal behaviour is higher in US combat veterans who are younger, suffer from posttraumatic stres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa
Children in the town of Embetyo, Eritrea. Credit: OCHA/Gemma ConnellBy IPS World DeskROME, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” See: East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock DeadPope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014. Credit: FA...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

East Africa ’ s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated € 550 million already, followed by another € 165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.“The report is the outcome of a joint effort and a concrete follow-up to the commitments the EU made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, whi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The role of psychological stress reactions in the longitudinal relation between workplace bullying and turnover - Nabe-Nielsen K, Grynderup MB, Conway PM, Clausen T, Bonde JP, Garde AH, Hogh A, Kaerlev L, T örök E, Hansen AM.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between workplace bullying and change of job/unemployment, and to investigate whether psychological stress reactions constitute a potential pathway linking workplace bullying and change of job/unemployment. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in Podgorica, Montenegro: higher rates in females and unemployed males - Stevovi ć LI, Vodopic S.
BACKGROUND: A change in suicide attempts is associated with comprehensive changes in mental and physical health and social environment. Attempted suicide and suicide are one of the biggest problems nowadays worldwide, not only in the field of mental health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Attacking Societal Problems Key to Improving Health, Say Experts
(MedPage Today) -- Solving problems like hunger, poor housing, unemployment should be a bigger priority (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Apprentices to get fairer deal under new charter, says UNISON
Apprentices working in public services are set to get a fairer deal under a charter to be launched later today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Being paid the rate for the job, high quality training and a guaranteed employment contract are among the aims outlined in the document unveiled at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. The charter also sets out the responsibilities of employers such as ensuring an apprenticeship leads to a real job and not using them as cheap labour, according to UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Young people have been hit hard by the government’s aust...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release apprentices NHS Source Type: news

Unemployment and Jumping Back Into the Workforce - AARP
How to handle unemployment and get back into the workforce through reemployment and job search. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trade unionists can ‘ globalise solidarity and co-operation ’
“The challenge for trade unions today is to contribute to real social integration for the people … and to the better world we all aspire to.” And that was the challenge to delegates from guest speaker Dulce Maria Iglesias Suárez, general secretary of SNTAP, the Cuban public services union, when she addressed UNISON’s local government conference in Brighton this afternoon. Describing how the economic failure and social disaster of the global financial meltdown has been “devastating for the poorest of the world,” she said that neoliberal governments have created threats to the worl...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Cuba international local government local government conference 2017 Source Type: news

UNISON comments on unemployment figures
Commenting on the latest unemployment and earnings figures, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Demand for public services continues to rise, but these figures confirm that the workforce is still being cut. “Services are being starved of funds and staff shortages mean nurses, paramedics, teaching assistants and council employees are having to work even harder, but for less money. “Public sector workers have not had a proper pay rise since 2011. It is no wonder they feel so undervalued. The public sector pay cap must go.” Media contacts: Fatima Ayad T:0207 121 5255 M: 07508 080383 E:&nb...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - June 14, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis Source Type: news

The Continuing Oppression of Disability: The Re-Institutionalisation of Disability Within Britain
British welfare cuts come primarily because they appease the deep-rooted but warped perceptions, beliefs and prejudices concerning unemployment, sickness and disability, of those holding extremely powerful positions within Britain (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 7, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

America has turned into a handout nation, record 236 million people collecting some form of assistance from the Government
(Natural News) As the United States is still slowly recovering from the Great Recession, more Americans must rely on our nation’s safety net programs for their survival. As reported by Scholars Strategy Network, about one in four Americans live below or just above the federal poverty line. The slow recovery and soaring unemployment level have not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. More: See the full report. The government's report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news