Public health

Black Women's Learning Institute's National Survey On Black Women' Health Uncovers Strategic Approaches To Address HIV/AIDS

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 3:10am

According to America's Health Rankings (2018), these two cities represent a population of Black women known to be vulnerable to higher rates of serious health issues.

Key Points: 
  • According to America's Health Rankings (2018), these two cities represent a population of Black women known to be vulnerable to higher rates of serious health issues.
  • We must address and discuss all our risk factors including HIV if we are to achieve optimal health and wellness for Black women."
  • The national survey covers a plethora of health and wellness questions to which a sample of 1600 women responded.
  • The Black Women's Learning Institute's mission is to improve health outcomes for Black women across the lifespan.

We The Patriots USA, Inc.: Major Federal Lawsuit Filed by Employees Against Bristol Myers Squibb

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:43am

WTP USA released the following statement late Wednesday:  "The  compulsory injection of an experimental foreign substance with known and widespread adverse side effects--including death--and procured with the assistance of aborted fetal cell lines, cannot be compared to drinking a beer.  That such a question was posed to employees demonstrates an utter lack of understanding of the interactive process required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and we are confident that the plaintiffs will be successful in this litigation.  It didn't have to come to this, but we are proud to stand up for the plaintiffs in their pursuit of religious liberty."

Key Points: 
  • "BMS has abandoned logic in the name of hysteria and is systematically purging people of faith from its workforce.
  • Carrie Kefalas, John Lott, Jeremy Beer, and Kamila Dubisz filed the lawsuit after BMS refused to provide them with an exemption as an accommodation for their sincerely-held religious beliefs.
  • The lawsuit seeks both preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining BMS from terminating the employment of the plaintiffs and all other similarly-situated BMS employees.
  • The law doesn't permit Bristol Myers Squibb to act as a modern Spanish Inquisition and destroy people's lives simply because it doesn't like their religious beliefs."

Castor Maritime Inc. Announces Results of its 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:15pm

LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM), (Castor or the Company), a diversified global shipping company, announced today that the Companys 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") was duly held on November 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., local time, at 223 Christodoulou Chatzipavlou Street, Hawaii Royal Gardens, 3036 Limassol, Cyprus.

Key Points: 
  • LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM), (Castor or the Company), a diversified global shipping company, announced today that the Companys 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") was duly held on November 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., local time, at 223 Christodoulou Chatzipavlou Street, Hawaii Royal Gardens, 3036 Limassol, Cyprus.
  • At the Meeting, each of the following proposals were approved and adopted:
    The re-election of Mr. Georgios Daskalakis to serve as the Companys Class A Director until the 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders; and
    The appointment of Deloitte Certified Public Accountants S.A., as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year of 2021.
  • Castor Maritime Inc. is an international provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of oceangoing cargo vessels.
  • The words believe, anticipate, intend, estimate, forecast, project, plan, potential, will, may, should, expect, pending and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

Paratek Announces Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:05pm

The stock options are subject to the terms and conditions of the Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2017 Inducement Plan, as amended, and the terms and conditions of the stock option agreement award agreement covering each grant.

Key Points: 
  • The stock options are subject to the terms and conditions of the Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2017 Inducement Plan, as amended, and the terms and conditions of the stock option agreement award agreement covering each grant.
  • Paratek is also conducting a Phase 2b Study in a rare disease, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease, caused by Mycobacterium abscessus complex with NUZYRA.
  • Paratek estimates this opportunity represents a potential $1 billion addressable market in the United States.
  • Paratek retains the development and commercialization rights for sarecycline in the rest of the world.

Fulgent Genetics Confirms Ability to Detect Omicron Variant with RT-PCR Tests for COVID-19

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:40pm

In addition, Fulgent is confident that its Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tests for COVID-19 can accurately identify the variant.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Fulgent is confident that its Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tests for COVID-19 can accurately identify the variant.
  • The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) contains approximately 30 mutations and was originally detected in South Africa before subsequently emerging in several African, European and North American countries.
  • The Omicron variant has since been detected in the United States with the first confirmed case of variant identified in California on December 1, 2021.
  • While Fulgent has not yet identified any cases of the Omicron variant, the Company has confirmed that the mutations in the Omicron variant do not affect the assays used in its existing RT-PCR test for the virus.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2021 Milken Institute Partnering for Patients Forum to Feature Patient, Policy, and Industry Leaders

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the worlds collective focus, patients continue to suffer from a variety of conditions.

Key Points: 
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the worlds collective focus, patients continue to suffer from a variety of conditions.
  • The 2021 Milken Institute Partnering for Patients Forum, December 6-7, will convene patient groups and industry leaders to discuss advancing desperately needed biomedical innovation and keeping patients at the center of research and development.
  • Led by FasterCures and the Milken Institute Center for Public Health, all public sessions will be virtual and live-streamed on the Milken Institute website.
  • Where: Virtual and In-Person | Washington, D.C.
    Subject matter experts from FasterCures and the Milken Institute Center for Public Health will be available for interview requests.

In Shadow of Omicron, Leaders Agree to Start Pandemic Treaty Negotiation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:09pm

We wholeheartedly commend the Member States of the World Health Organisation in their decision to go forward in negotiating a legally binding instrument.

Key Points: 
  • We wholeheartedly commend the Member States of the World Health Organisation in their decision to go forward in negotiating a legally binding instrument.
  • Member States recognized that we must all work together, collaboratively and in coordination.
  • We hope the negotiation will move with all speed to develop a robust and binding instrument.
  • Support accountability by accepting independent monitoring, as well as quick, transparent and independent verification of data, preparedness capabilities, and the adequacy of outbreak and pandemic response.

Former CMS Administrator Seema Verma joins Zemplee Board of Directors

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:27pm

Zemplee, a technology platform that utilizes attentive AI and passive sensors to help the elderly age in place gracefully, announced today that Seema Verma, the longest-serving administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in modern history, has joined the companys Board of directors as an Advisory Board Member.

Key Points: 
  • Zemplee, a technology platform that utilizes attentive AI and passive sensors to help the elderly age in place gracefully, announced today that Seema Verma, the longest-serving administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in modern history, has joined the companys Board of directors as an Advisory Board Member.
  • We are confident that in her role, she will help us further advance our companys goal to transform elderly care through technology.
  • Under Seemas leadership, CMS set out to transform the American healthcare system by lowering costs, improving quality, and increasing access.
  • Before CMS, Verma was the founder and CEO of a health policy consulting firm helping states and private industry on a range of healthcare issues.

The Global Wellness Economy Stands at $4.4 Trillion Amidst the Disruptions of COVID-19; Is Forecast to Reach $7 Trillion by 2025

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:30pm

With the massive economic shocks from COVID-19, the global wellness economy fell 11%, to $4.4 trillion, in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • With the massive economic shocks from COVID-19, the global wellness economy fell 11%, to $4.4 trillion, in 2020.
  • In those years, the wellness economy grew 6.6% annually, a significantly higher rate than global economic growth (4%).
  • Asia-Pacific had the largest wellness market in 2020 ($1.5 trillion), followed by North America ($1.3 trillion), and Europe ($1.1 trillion).
  • Sectors that showed positive pandemic growth, including wellness real estate and mental wellness, are forecast to see powerful, ongoing market expansion.

CSWR President Josiah Cox Elected to NAWC Board

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:00pm

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Josiah Cox, president of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), has been elected to serve on the board of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) as an at-large member.

Key Points: 
  • ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Josiah Cox, president of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), has been elected to serve on the board of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) as an at-large member.
  • CSWR brings a unique perspective to the NAWC through their extensive experience with small and distressed water and wastewater systems in ex-suburban and rural communities.
  • "At CSWR, we know the infrastructure crisis isn't looming, it's here for small utilities; and NAWC has been trumpeting that urgency for a while now," Cox said.
  • Learn more about NAWC and the companies we proudly represent at http://www.nawc.org or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.