Enrolling in health education courses may help change student’s beliefs about stress — ScienceDaily

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on certain personality types, especially neurotic personalities, college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset, according to research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

A research team including Binghamton University Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer Jennifer Wegmann sought to evaluate the impact of health education on the change of stress mindset and also to explore the role of personality in the change of stress mindset when there is a specific focus on improving individual health and well-being. Specifically, they sought to assess the relationship between each personality dimension (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and stress mindset change over time.

“The findings surrounding specific personality dimensions were interesting,” said Wegmann. “It appears that engaging in health education is beneficial in changing perceptions of

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Chattahoochee Tech Celebrates Opening Of Health Science Building At Marietta Campus

Chattahoochee Technical College celebrated its brand new, state-of-the-art health science building at the college’s Marietta campus on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house attended by state and local community leaders.

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Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier and Cobb Chamber of Commerce Chairman John Loud served as two of the featured speakers at this event. Also delivering remarks were past Chattahoochee Tech Board of Directors Chairman Mark Haney, Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Vice Chairman Rick Kollhoff, and McCarthy Building Companies Executive Vice President Bobby Campbell.

Representing the college in the ceremony were Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb, the college’s Vice President for Facilities David Simmons, and Vice President of Academics Jason Tanner.

In speaking about the future of Georgia and meeting workforce demands across the state, TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier championed his belief in the vital significance of technical

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Tufts Health Plan donates school supplies – News – Watertown TAB

With students and families facing new learning environments, Watertown-based Tufts Health Plan has teamed with area nonprofits to provide children with essential back-to-school items including Chromebooks for those in remote or hybrid learning environments, accessible Wi-Fi connections in remote areas and traditional school items, such as backpacks.

“While school looks different this fall, the need for school supplies remains, especially as many families grapple to meet basic needs,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “We hope these supplies and donations contribute in some small way to students’ success this school year.”

In total, 17 organizations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut received funding and supplies from Tufts Health Plan as part of the organization’s efforts to address common barriers many children and families face. In addition to company donations, more than 100

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Qstream Named to Training Industry’s Prestigious 2020 List of Top Training Companies for Health and Safety/Compliance Training

“We appreciate Training Industry’s recognition of Qstream as a member of this year’s Top Health and Safety/Compliance Training List,” said Rich Lanchantin, CEO at Qstream. “Businesses are accelerating their shift to remote learning models due to the impact of COVID-19, and rely on Qstream’s microlearning capabilities to deliver their critical compliance training across the enterprise. We’re able to help our clients reach learners faster through higher engagement, help them drive real knowledge retention and proficiency gain, and substantiate compliance results through detailed analytics.”

Qstream was selected for the Top Health and Safety/Compliance list based on our learning technology capabilities, experience, and expertise in helping enterprise corporate learning and compliance teams to educate and reinforce their employees on programs such as occupational health and safety, EPA training, laws, regulations, and policies. Companies admitted on this list were based on a variety of health and safety/compliance training offerings, the ability to

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Xi stresses development of education, culture, health, sports sectors



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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, presides over a symposium attended by experts or representatives from China’s education, culture, health and sports sectors in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed promoting the development of China’s education, culture, health and sports sectors to strengthen people’s sense of fulfillment, happiness and security.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a symposium attended by experts and representatives from the sectors to solicit opinions on the economic and social development in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

While presiding over the symposium, Xi said the Party and the state

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Signant Health Launches New eCOA Master Class Web Series Taught by Clinical Research Science and Technology Experts

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Signant Health today introduced “eCOA Explained,” a new Master Class web series designed to elevate the understanding and skills of clinical operations professionals interested in electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA).

The educational and complimentary class launches with three courses and 16 on-demand lessons designed for all levels of eCOA experience, as taught by 13 clinical research science and technology experts. To enroll and start learning, visit www.ecoaexplained.com. 

Lessons available now include:

Build Your eCOA Solution

  • eCOA 101: The Basics (Jill Platko, PhD)
  • How to Build an eDiary: What’s Involved (Brandy Morneau)
  • From Paper to ePRO Measures: Licensing, Migration and Translation (Alex Kalpadakis-Smith, PhD)
  • How to Make Translations Work for Everyone (Adina Tapalaga)
  • To BYOD or Not to BYOD? (Bill Byrom, PhD)
  • Complex Diaries: Best Practices and Considerations (Jill Platko, PhD)

Ensure Successful Operations

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Duterte allows more Pinoy health workers to leave for jobs abroad



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President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed more Filipino health workers to leave the country and pursue jobs abroad provided they completed their employment papers as of the end of August, his spokesman Harry Roque announced today.

“Health professionals with complete documentation as of Aug. 31, 2020 were already allowed by the President to leave for work abroad,” Roque said in English and Filipino in a virtual briefing.

He added that this move will benefit some 1,500 health workers.

Duterte’s decision amends the government’s previous resolution to ban medical professionals from leaving the Philippines, save for those who completed their employment papers as of March 8. This was done with an aim to ensure that the country has enough skilled medical workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier this month said that the newly approved rule “won’t present a huge loss”

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Covid-19 threatens gains in health and education sectors: WB – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: ‘Human Capital Index’, a new analysis published by the World Bank, says that the Covid-19 pandemic has threatened hard-won gains in health and education sectors over the past decade, especially in poor countries.

Investments in human capital — the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate over their lives — are keys to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic growth in every country, according to the just-published Index.

The Index includes health and education data for 174 countries — covering 98 per cent of the world’s population — up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of children.

Most nations made steady progress before pandemic in building human capital of children

The analysis shows that pre-pandemic most countries had made steady progress in building human capital of children with the biggest strides made in low-income countries. Despite this progress and even before

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VeChain Joins China Animal Health And Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) As Council Member To Provide Blockchain Technology For Enterprise Members

CAFA is a government-backed organization directly under the Chinese National Agricultural Science Technology Innovation Alliance initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, which aims to build a trustworthy platform that connects the government, industry associations, producer enterprises and research institutes in the food sector.

Since its launch, CAFA has revealed more than 130 members that are already signed up as official members of the alliance. These members consist of massive companies and bodies across upstream and downstream parties in the food industry, including supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers, e-commerce platforms and more. Other members also include major players in the CTI industry, research labs, agricultural and animal supplies.

As a council member of CAFA, VeChain intends to enhance CAFA’s strategy of “building a from-farm-to-table traceability system across the entire country.

By using VeChain ToolChain, all enterprise members of the

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Bowers, Douglas disagree over education, jobs, health care in eastern Dallas County Texas House race

One in a series about elections for the Texas House of Representatives.

State Rep. Rhetta Bowers’ record during her first term in office is a point of fundamental disagreement between her and Republican challenger, Will Douglas.

Bowers, a Democrat who flipped House District 113 in 2018, says she worked across the aisle to pass significant legislation, like a major funding bill for public schools and laws that increased mental health precautions to prevent school shootings.

Douglas, an entrepreneur who owns several small pharmacies, says Bowers is one of the most “progressive” members in the Legislature whose ideas will shutter small businesses, stymie innovation and derail the Texas economy.

The two are in a heated battle to represent the traditionally Republican district which covers parts of Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett. The race’s outcome could have a larger effect in determining which party holds control in the Texas House next January.

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