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Good Health and Well-being

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • [New] A small clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health has found that eating during the nighttime-like many shift workers do-can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life. Medical Xpress
  • [New] Trees' carbon sequestering powers motivated European Union rules aimed at curbing deforestation as well as the recent pledge by leaders of more than 100 countries, including Brazil, China and the United States, to end deforestation by 2030. The New York Times
  • [New] Carbon Health, which has both brick-and-mortar clinics and virtual care, plans to extend its acute Covid care program to include the oral antivirals. STAT
  • [New] The Victorian Heart Hospital project is a joint partnership between the Victorian Government, Monash Health and Monash University, and will provide innovative, holistic and patient-centred care, as well as world-leading research and education. Monash University
  • [New] People in Hong Kong will be more conscious and think twice before throwing out items that are still in good condition, as well as consider buying pre-loved first and making secondhand their first choice. Marketing interactive
  • [New] Practice nurses 71.7% trusts / employers must ensure that 100% of health and social care staff directly involved in delivering care are offered flu vaccine and encouraged to be immunised in 2020/21, NHS England will continue to support vaccination of social care and hospice workers. NHS England
  • [New] The World Health Organization said there are fewer than 100 whole genomic sequences of the new variant available, which could add to the time it takes to study it as well as how well current vaccines work against it. Kashmir Observer
  • [New] Abortion restrictions endangers the health of women and constrains their rights as citizens in a democracy and in an economy.
  • [New] Omicron has been labeled a variant of concern by the World Health Organization and the U.S. government over fears it may spread more easily than other variants and cause more breakthrough infections, or cases among the vaccinated.
  • [New] The World Health Organization is recommending that people 60 and older postpone their travel plans over Omicron variant concerns.
  • [New] Demand for health care at Trillium Health Partners is expected to expand to seven times that at the average Ontario hospital over the next 20 years due to Peel Region's booming population. Global News
  • [New] The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had warned about the alarming trends in 2021, with 68 global attacks on healthcare facilities in Q3 of 2021 alone. Help Net Security
  • [New] China, the US and Germany are forecast to record the highest levels of growth in IoT in the coming years due to advances in industrial automation - in sectors including automotive and healthcare. Financial Times
  • [New] The EU wanted to show that a different, democratic approach could deliver on projects that focused on tackling climate change as well as global health security and sustainable development for developing countries. BBC News
  • [New] By 2026 the world will have over 4,800 GW of renewable power capacity, which is over a 60% increase from 2020 levels and equal to the amount of power that is currently being generated from fossil fuels and nuclear sources. Yahoo News
  • [New] If Western Europe were at risk of being swallowed up by the Russian army, the United States would have good cause to maintain its current presence of around 60,000 troops. The Spectator World
  • [New] The overall global risk from omicron is very high, and recommended that governments worldwide enhance their ability to sequence coronavirus variants, report local cases of omicron to the global health body and accelerate their vaccination drives. The Washington Post
  • [New] Spain has detected a second case of the Omicron coronavirus variant and expects to confirm another two by the end of the week, while Basque authorities said they planned to declare a health emergency amid a rapidly rising caseload. Al Jazeera
  • [New] The World Health Organization is warning the Omicron coronavirus variant poses a very high risk to nations and could set off new waves of infections - especially in areas with low vaccination rates. Democracy Now!
  • [New] Even with natural gas prices rising, few large U.S. companies plan to drill new wells at a time when investors are increasingly seeking environmentally responsible companies. ABC News
  • [New] A US government cybersecurity alert not long ago warned specifically about spiking ransomware activity targeting the healthcare and public health sector - specifically calling out threats that carry out both disruption of services and data theft. Help Net Security

Last updated: 05 December 2021