Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
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The following post is sponsored by The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CRFP).Kelley Beaucar Vlahos said when she first began to hear stories of Gulf War veterans coming home and suffering from unexplained health problems, it immediately resonated with her, as the relative of several Vietnam veterans. The executive editor of The American Conservative magazine said as a cub reporter, she had covered veterans issues, and heard from veterans about the effects of Agent Orange, the defoliant used by the U.S. military in Vietnam during the bloody Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. “We were seeing reports in the news about [Gulf War] veterans coming home, or they had been home for a year or two — experiencing unexplained symptoms — chronic fatigue, joint pain, cognitive issues, respiratory issues. This to me resonated with what I had known growing up and reporting about the systems from Agent Orange,” she said. “So I was on the alert.” Vlahos spoke … [Read more...] about Kelley Vlahos Discusses Burn Pits and the Impact of War on Veterans’ Health
In May, a US delegation to the World Health Organization issued stunning trade and military threats in its opposition to a well-established and otherwise uncontroversial resolution encouraging breastfeeding, according to new reporting by The New York Times. The hundreds of delegates in attendance expected an effortless approval of the resolution by the World Health Assembly, which is the decision-making body of WHO. The resolution simply put forth that mother’s milk is the healthiest option for infants and that countries should work to limit any misleading or inaccurate advertising by makers of breast-milk substitutes. It affirms a long-held position by the WHO and is backed by decades of research. But more than a dozen participants from several countries—most requesting anonymity out of fear of US retaliation—told the Times that the American officials surprised health experts and fellow delegates alike by fiercely opposing the resolution. At first, the US delegates … [Read more...] about US puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2018--GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology-driven freight management solution provider, today announced it was recognized by the World Health Care Congress as a Silver Medal winner for the 2018 Health Value Awards.Winners were announced at the 2018 World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 29, and were sponsored by World Congress, the Validation Institute and the Health Rosetta Institute.The event brought together 350-plus nominees competing to be the best and brightest applicants to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and implement innovative health industry practices for their organization.Criteria for the prestigious award included a value proposition, longitudinal data to support better health outcomes at lower cost, performance metrics, credible methodology, purchaser testimonials, scalability, durability, disruptive approach and willingness to assume financial risk.“The Health Value Awards are helping … [Read more...] about GlobalTranz Wins 2018 Health Value Awards Silver Medal by World Health Care Congress
PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today announced details for the 2018 Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit. The 10 th annual event will be held on May 14-16, 2018 in Philadelphia and feature the world’s most innovative pharmaceuticals and emerging biotechs, including Amgen, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (Otsuka), Pfizer, Sanofi Genzyme, and Spark Therapeutics.The Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit is expected to draw 1,600 professionals and industry experts and highlight life sciences companies’ continued evolution toward greater agility and intelligence-driven customer engagement.There will be more than 70 sessions covering the latest digital trends and best practices on delivering a seamless customer experience and managing commercial content across all channels. More than 50 experts from leading life sciences companies are scheduled to speak, including Alkermes, Allergan, Aralez … [Read more...] about Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit Brings Together World’s Most Innovative Life Sciences Companies