—Health Impacts Urged In Policy Decisions “” A National Research Council committee is urging that greater consideration be given to the health impacts of major policy decisions and programs. NRC maintains that adding health impact assessments (HIAs) to reviews like environmental impact statements would enhance the public’s health and well-being. The view is based on evidence that policies not recognized as affecting health are now believed to have important health consequences. The report cites policies on the location of housing, public transportation, land use, agricultural practices, and the location of industry as having health effects. Although it recognizes that challenges do exist, the committee concludes that including HIAs into laws like the National Environmental Policy Act would advance the goal of improving public health. /articles/89/i37/Health-Impacts-Urged-Policy-Decisions.html 20110912 Concentrates 89 37 /magazine/89/08937.html Health Impacts Urged In Policy Decisions policy, health, NEPA con Government & Policy David J. Hanson environment Health Impacts Urged In Policy Decisions Chemical & Engineering News Health Impacts Urged In Policy Decisions Health Impacts Urged In Policy Decisions
by David J. Hanson | September 12, 2011
—Health Effects Of Climate Change “” Numerous health consequences are occurring or will occur as a result of climate change, according to a report released by an interagency working group led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Topping the list of health effects are asthma and other respiratory diseases, cancer, heart disease and stroke, food- and waterborne diseases, developmental and neurological effects, and vectorborne diseases such as malaria. The report provides a first step toward coordinating federal research efforts aimed at increasing knowledge of the health impacts resulting from climate change. “This white paper articulates, in a concrete way, that human beings are vulnerable in many ways to the health effects of climate change,” NIEHS Director Linda S.
by Britt E. Erickson | May 03, 2010
—Sanofi, Boehringer Swap Animal Health And Consumer Health Units “Pharmaceuticals: Asset exchange will create leading positions in tough markets” In a multi-billion-dollar deal engineered to gain scale in competitive markets, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim are swapping their animal health and consumer health care units.
by Lisa M. Jarvis | December 15, 2015
—Groups Prepare For Health Crises In Africa “” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is teaming up with the African Union Commission to create the African CDC—a public health institute that will support the entire continent of Africa. The new institute aims to monitor public health and facilitate the deployment of volunteers and health care workers during health emergencies in Africa. “The West African Ebola epidemic reaffirmed the need for a public health institute to support African ministries of health and other health agencies in their efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to any disease outbreak,” says CDC Director Tom Frieden. The creation of the African CDC has been in the works since 2013, when it was envisioned at a summit on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria in Nigeria.
by Britt E. Erickson | April 20, 2015
—Environmental Health Tracking Tool “” The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has launched a Web-based surveillance tool to track exposures to environmental pollutants and chronic health conditions. The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network will be used to link vital environmental data on air and water pollutants with diseases such as asthma, cancer, and lead poisoning. Until now, health and environmental data have existed in separate silos, making it difficult to prove a link between environmental exposures and health effects. In March, CDC received funding from Congress for the new network, which grew out of pilot projects in 16 states and New York City. Those projects led to 73 public health actions to control diseases from environmental exposures, according to CDC. /articles/87/i28/Environmental-Health-Tracking-Tool.html 20090713 Concentrates 87 28 /magazine/87/8728.html Environmental Health Tracking Tool CDC, environmental health con govpol Britt E. Erickson environment Environmental Health Tracking Tool Chemical & Engineering News Environmental Health Tracking Tool Environmental Health Tracking Tool
by Britt E. Erickson | July 13, 2009
To obtain baseline health information on workers in the Gulf region, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is developing a roster of workers, according to John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, which is part of CDC. The agency will assess and then monitor these workers’ health.
by Britt E. Erickson | July 05, 2010
—Health Impacts Of Climate Change “” Anticipating more human health problems from global warming, the World Health Organization and several United Nations partners announced a new research agenda to produce better estimates of the scale and nature of human health vulnerability due to changing climate, as well as to find health-protecting strategies and tools.
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—Corporate titans join for health coverage “” Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase raised eyebrows through the health care system last week when they said they would jointly pursue methods of providing “simplified, high-quality, and transparent” health care to their U.S. employees. However, they provided no details on plans to improve employee satisfaction and reduce health care costs through a nonprofit joint-venture company. Bernard Munos, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute’s FasterCures research advocacy center, says, “It gives the three companies the critical mass to build an alternative health care insurance and delivery system that bypasses the dysfunctionality, opacity, and inefficiency of the current system.” /articles/96/i6/Corporate-titans-join-health-coverage.html 20180205 Concentrates 96 6 /magazine/96/09606.html Corporate titans join for health coverage Global health, cost, transparency con bus Rick Mullin policy Corporate titans join for health coverage Chemical & Engineering News Corporate titans join for health coverage Corporate titans join for health coverage
by Rick Mullin | February 05, 2018
—Lilly to spin off Elanco Animal Health in IPO “” Following a study period, Eli Lilly & Co. has decided to spin off its Elanco Animal Health business in order to focus on human health. Elanco sells drugs and vaccines for livestock and pets. Lilly says it will file for an initial public stock offering of 20% of Elanco in the coming weeks. Pfizer made a similar move in 2013 when it spun off its Zoetis animal health business. In 2016, Sanofi also rid itself of its animal health business, Merial, by trading it for Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer health care business. /business/mergers-&-acquisitions/Lilly-spin-off-Elanco-Animal/96/i31 20180727 Concentrates 96 31 /magazine/96/09631.html Lilly to spin off Elanco Animal Health in IPO Pharmaceuticals, agriculture, animal health, spin off, Eli Lilly con bus Melody M.
by Melody M. Bomgardner | July 27, 2018
—BP Gives $10 Million For Health Study “” BP announced on Sept. 7 that it will give $10 million to NIH to study potential human-health effects related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The money will help NIH expedite a study that will examine the health of workers who responded to the crisis.
by Britt E. Erickson | September 13, 2010