Study Says Vaccination Is Saving Children’s LivesRead the rest of this entry »
Vaccinations against such common diseases as measles, hepatitis and human papillomavirus saved 37 million deaths in low- and middle-income countries over the last two decades and by 2030 will have prevented 32 million more.
And no group has benefited more than the youngest children.
According to research reported last month in The Lancet, deaths among children under 5 from the 10 diseases i n the study would have been …
Big Pharma Ranked On Access to MedicinesRead the rest of this entry »
In a report scoring the efforts of 20 global pharmaceutical companies in providing access to their medicines the industry came in for some rare praise, as well as a bit of scolding for too often putting poor countries last.
“After years of encouraging access planning, we are now seeing a strategic shift in this direction [of inclusion] by pharma companies,” said Jayasree K. Iyer, executive director of the Access …
Accountants Worry If They Have the Skills For a Post COVID WorldRead the rest of this entry »
Corporate accountants say the global pandemic has caused them to shift work priorities and forgo pay or bonuses – sometimes both – as they wonder how relevant their existing skills will be in a post-COVID world.
These are among the findings of a five country survey of finance professionals conducted by the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA). The organization set out to learn how the pandemic has affected the business …
Diversity Is an Organization’s ‘Moral Obligation’Read the rest of this entry »
Diversity has long been a workforce priority, if not always broadly shared within an organization, certainly it is and has been for human resources and recruiting professionals.
HR, and we include the recruiting team here, is the group typically tasked with ensuring compliance with government requirements, historically the motivator behind efforts to have a demographically representative workforce.
Now, that’s changed. Driven by calls internally as well as nationally for fairness …
CIOs Want You to Stop Saying 'Digital Transformation'Read the rest of this entry »
Is your change management sufficiently agile to facilitate the digital transformation that the disruptive technologies of 5G and artificial intelligence bring?
That’s just the kind of talk CIOs and other IT leaders wish to banish from all our conversations.
“Buzzwords start out as powerful ideas,” says Matt Seaman, Lockheed Martin’s director and chief data and analytics officer of enterprise. “It’s not until they’re misused and watered down that they become …
Study Finds Cats Can Benefit Kids With AutismRead the rest of this entry »
Dogs are the most common service animal, but for children with autism spectrum disorder, cats may be more therapeutic.
A new study reported in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing found ordinary shelter cats had a calming effect on children with ASD, improving their empathy toward others while reducing bullying, hyperactivity and separation anxiety.
"Cats, and companion animals in general, offer unconditional acceptance and someone to talk to that listens, and …
Nobody’s A Secretary AnymoreRead the rest of this entry »
Call them an executive assistant or an administrative coordinator, office manager, office assistant or one of the other dozens of titles administrative professionals go by, just don’t call them a secretary.
A survey of 6,050 admins conducted by the American Society of Administrative Professionals found fewer than 1% of these office workers hold that title. As the ASAP notes in its just released survey report, “In the mid- to …
You Can Help Fight CancerRead the rest of this entry »
About 1670 Americans die from cancer every day. This year, an estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer, not including non-melanoma skin cancers, will be diagnosed; 609,000 will die.
These grim statistics are all the more sobering when you consider that 42% of the new cancers are avoidable. The American Cancer Society tells us that 19% of the cancers are caused by smoking and 18% are caused by a combination …
Private Equity Activity Expected to Continue to IncreaseRead the rest of this entry »
After a rocky start to the year, global private equity hockey-sticked up in the third quarter to finish the year with a total deal value of $555.1 billion, 5% higher than in pre-COVID 2019.
Though deal volume fell 18% from 2019, writers Ian Bagshaw, Oliver Brahmst and Daniel Yeh with the international law firm White & Case, called the PE performance a “remarkable feat.”
“While the global PE market …
Aspirin Use Can Improve Some Cancer Survival RatesRead the rest of this entry »
Aspirin appears to boost the survival rate for older people with bladder and breast cancer.
“[Increased survival] was primarily strongest amongst those who took aspirin 3 or more times a week,” said Holli Loomans-Kropp, PhD, MPH, study author and NCI DCP Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her comments appear in Oncology Nursing News.
Researchers used data collected over an 8-year period from 139,896 participants in the …