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  • [New] British health authorities have urged more pregnant women to get coronavirus jabs after a national study found that the Delta variant appeared to increase their risk of severe symptoms. / The Straits Times
  • [New] The Golden State will soon require state employees and all healthcare workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or undergo weekly COVID-19 tests. / Fintecology
  • [New] Increased exposures to Chinese-style fast food may reduce child BMI and the risk of overweight and obesity, indicating a positive health impact of Chinese fast food. / Frontiers
  • [New] Australia has made great strides towards eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat resulting in a declining prevalence of hepatitis C amongst the general population. / News
  • [New] The Scottish Government has committed to a £100 million Green Jobs Fund over the next five years, which will be used to support the development of sustainable and low-carbon products and services and will likely underpin additional growth. /
  • [New] Australia's Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is calling on the federal government to reactivate temporary insolvency protections that will help cushion small and family businesses during public health ordered lockdowns. / SmartCompany
  • [New] The USFS could funnel additional funding to tree restoration projects through the Forest Stewardship Program, the Forest Health Management Program on Cooperative Lands, and the Urban and Community Forestry Program. / World Resources Institute
  • [New] Peppy is on track to launch the world's first men's health service available to employers - a service which will focus on urological, hormonal, mental and lifestyle health. / Startacus
  • [New] Some older people may generate a weaker immune response - but vaccinating all older people for a third time could significantly cut into global vaccine supply at a time when global coverage is crucial. / The New Republic
  • [New] The governments of Greece, Italy and France are requiring health care workers to be vaccinated - or, in some cases, risk not being paid. / The New York Times
  • [New] The agreement on health workers will not only avail employment opportunities for the many unemployed Health workers, it will in a big way build their capacity to further improve Health Service Delivery in Kenya and enhance their global competitiveness. / University of Manchester
  • [New] With less than half the United States population fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and as the delta variant sweeps the nation, the U.S. surgeon general issued an advisory that called misinformation an urgent threat to public health. / The Conversation
  • [New] Available treatments are only 85% effective and multidrug-resistant forms of tuberculosis pose a public health threat in many parts of the world. / Medical Xpress
  • [New] People diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who contract COVID-19 have a 30% higher risk of death than people without Parkinson's. / FiveThirtyEight
  • [New] American dependence on Chinese supply chains is not only a health threat but a national security threat. / News
  • [New] In August, California will require all state employees and health care workers to provide proof of vaccination status or get regular tests. / CNN
  • [New] In France, several legal provisions regulate uses or practices concerning phytopharmaceutical products in order to prevent risks to the environment and human health. / Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • [New] New York City will require all of its municipal workers - including teachers and police officers - to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly testing. / FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • [New] On Monday, the state of California said it will require millions of health care workers and state employees to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly. / FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • [New] As Ireland and other western states discuss whether to offer vaccines to children, many healthcare workers and vulnerable adults in developing countries still have no access to a jab and could be waiting months to receive one. / The Irish Times
  • [New] A recent piece in The Atlantic argues the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could use a Wikipedia-like format to combat misinformation - some of which is, according to the U.S. surgeon general, a threat to public health. / Marketplace
  • [New] The federal government, EHR and app developers, and health care providers have an opportunity to address some long-standing concerns with America's health IT systems. / Pew Trusts
  • [New] In 2018, Rwanda announced its plan to eliminate Hepatitis C virus as a public health threat by 2024, ahead of the World Health Organization's 2030 global HCV elimination targets. / Inshuti Mu Buzima

Last updated: 01 August 2021