Monday , November 23rd , 2020  

Tobacco Industry Capitalizes on Pandemic to Increase Influence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 – While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its...

Tobacco Use Places Smokers at an Even Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19 Disease

By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 – While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its...

Racial Discrimination Ages Black Americans Faster, According to a 25-Year-Long Study of Families

Black Lives Matter protest in London May 31. Credit: Tara Carey / Equality Now By External SourceNov 20 2020 – I’m part of a research team that has been following more than 800 Black American families for almost 25 years. We found that people who had reported experiencing high levels of racial discrimination when they were young teenagers had significantly higher levels of depression in their...

My Voice, Our Equal Future! Joining the Chorus of Girls Who Are Speaking up for Change

Sister Udaya, Mahila Shikshan Kendra, India – IDG 2020 South Asia Challenge Winner. Credit: UNICEF/UN061998/Vishwanathan By Jean Gough and Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Nov 20 2020 – Girls are change makers and world shapers! When girls speak up, they are a powerful force to be reckoned with. This International Day of the Girl 2020 we listened to girl-led and girl-centered organizations from...

Japan Should Lead Charge for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Credit: United Nations By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 20 2020 – Japan should step up and play a role as a global facilitator for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Dr Daisaku Higashi said at a recent Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP) study meeting. The country should use the credibility developed in the post-Second World War era as a country with...

OKEx to resume withdrawals after the temporary suspension

VALLETTA, Malta, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx (www.okex.com), a world–leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, is pleased to announce that withdrawal services of all digital assets will be resumed on or before Nov. 27. As a security measure to safeguard users' funds, withdrawals from the exchange were temporarily suspended on Oct. 16, with all other functions...

A Potential Weapon Kills Over 1.5 Million Worldwide –Without a Single Shot Being Fired

Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2020 – The world’s major military powers exercise their dominance largely because of their massive weapons arsenals, including sophisticated fighter planes, drones, ballistic missiles, warships, battle tanks, heavy artillery—and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). But the sudden surge in the coronavirus pandemic last week,...

PRA Health Sciences appoints senior FDA official to lead new Global Center of Excellence for Decentralized Clinical Trial Strategy

RALEIGH, N.C. , Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today the appointment of Isaac Rodriguez–Chavez, PhD, MHS, MS, as Senior Vice President, Scientific and Clinical Affairs. He will lead the company's Global Center of Excellence for Decentralized Clinical Trial (DCT) Strategy. Dr. Rodriguez–Chavez's responsibilities will involve...

Lithium Werks Power Cell Manufacturing Continues to Grow

AUSTIN, Texas and ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Though 2020 has brought many unprecedented challenges to all businesses around the world, Lithium Werks continues to manufacture the Best in Class patented Lithium Iron Nanophosphate Power cells for the most demanding markets. Our 26650 Nanophosphate cells are used as single cells, as well as to build cell–packs...

EHSQ Management Just Got Smarter: Intelex Acquires Compliance Automation Provider ehsAI

Acquisition Propels Intelex's Leadership in Compliance Management With ehsAI's Automation Technology Enabled Through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intelex Technologies, ULC, a leading global provider of SaaS–based Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management software, today announced that it has acquired ehsAI,...