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Healthcare Access and Equity: Women’s Health and Technology Hold the Keys
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Healthcare Access and Equity: Women’s Health and Technology Hold the Keys

While the quality of U.S. healthcare and patient outcomes has generally increased over time, access to care — and thus to positive patient outcomes — is not equitable to all people. Overall, one in 10 Americans don’t have health insurance, which is fallout of a system breaking under the weight of high costs and deepening complexity. Diabetes rates are more than 30% higher among Native Americans and Latinos than among Whites. Rates of death attributable to heart disease, stroke, and prostate and breast cancers remain much higher in black populations. If you live in a rural area and have a chronic disease (or multiple diseases) provider options are more limited than in densely populated areas. That means availability of a specialist or even the ability to get an appointment can be a chall...
Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits
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Biden celebrates Democrats holding the Senate on second day of Asia summits

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN  —  President Joe Biden landed in Cambodia on Saturday still reveling in midterm election results that have produced an unexpected boost at home for his second two years in office. A day after he arrived in Asia, he got another piece of news from back home that could give him a lift through the rest of his international swing – CNN and other outlets projected his party would retain control of the Senate. “We feel good about where we are. And I know I’m a cockeyed optimist,” he said from his hotel lobby on Sunday after the projection. Yet the scale of the challenges abroad, and the effort to translate 21 months of intensive engagement into tangible results for US al...
Era of creativity points to new frontier in science and technology
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Era of creativity points to new frontier in science and technology

[Photo/VCG] Monitoring real-time status of network to aid users Ericsson (China) Communications Co Ltd The time-critical communication toolbox combines the ultrareliable low latency communications (URLLC) standard in third generation partnership projects (3GPP) with Ericsson"s innovations. These can be found in architecture, scheduling algorithms and AI, etc., to realize the collaboration between networks and services, and provide bounded latency for delay-sensitive services. Technology in the toolbox can identify potential freezes of applications by monitoring the real-time status of the network and terminals, and eliminate them to provide a smooth user experience through cross-layer optimization. It's the world's first 5G, time-critical, communic...
Elon Musk draws rebuke by suggesting Taiwan accept rule by China
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Elon Musk draws rebuke by suggesting Taiwan accept rule by China

Taiwan's premier on Tuesday said Elon Musk "doesn't know much" about the self-ruled island, after the billionaire suggested it should become part of China. The world's richest man has sparked anger in Taiwan over an interview he gave to the Financial Times which touched on Taiwan's fraught relationship with its giant neighbor. Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which claims the democracy as part of its territory, to be taken one day. "This is not a matter of if they will invade, it's a matter of when they will invade," Admiral Lee Hsi-min, who used to head Taiwan's armed forces, told correspondent Lesley Stahl about China on "60 Minutes" on Sunday amid escalating tension between the democratic, self-governing island and China.  ...
Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.’s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly
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Ukraine war, threatening nuclear disaster and highlighting U.N.’s divisions, taking center stage at General Assembly

United Nations — United Nations officials had hoped that this year's General Assembly in New York — the first annual gathering held by the nearly 200 nations of the global body since the coronavirus pandemic struck — would take a broad focus on the many crises facing humanity right now. But with the war in Ukraine threatening to add a nuclear disaster to that long list, it's hard to imagine the UNGA having much attention to spare on the other burning issues.After two years of video and hybrid meetings, the World Series of diplomacy returns to New York this week: Representatives from 193 governments gathered in the iconic General Assembly Hall, including more heads of state than ever before, according to the White House.  This year they meet as the ongoing war in Ukraine presents Eu...
Experts Warn US Is Falling Behind China in Key Technologies
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Experts Warn US Is Falling Behind China in Key Technologies

At a gathering of current and former U.S. officials and private-sector executives Friday in Washington, concern was rampant that the United States has fallen behind China in the development of several key technologies, and that it faces an uncertain future in which other countries could challenge its historic dominance in the development of cutting-edge communications and computing technology. The gathering was convened by the Special Competitive Studies Project, an effort spearheaded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the stated purpose of which is "to ensure that America is positioned and organized to win the techno-economic competition between now and 2030, the critical window for shaping the future." Among attendees, the prevailing sentiment was that the nation's ability to actually w...
Uzbekistan benefits from the arrival of Chinese agricultural technologies
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Uzbekistan benefits from the arrival of Chinese agricultural technologies

The cotton-picking season arrives in Uzbekistan this month. [Photo/Xinhua] The arrival of Chinese experts and agricultural technologies have brought hopes of higher yields, lower costs and increased income for thousands of cotton farmers in Uzbekistan. Since 2018, the Institute of Cotton Research affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences has piloted a cotton production program in four regions of Uzbekistan, including a cotton field covering 50 hectares in Syrdarya and such fields covering a total of 18 hectares in three other regions. Researchers for the program piloted China's cutting-edge technologies in cotton production, including the use of mulch film, the tailored application of fertilizers based on soil conditions, green p...
Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News
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Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News

The tiny nation is one of four in the Pacific that still maintains formal ties with Taiwan.The leader of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has promised to “stand firm” on its ties with Taiwan, as China expands its influence in the region. Speaking at a welcome ceremony in Taipei hosted by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said “decent and common values” had always been an added strength to their bond. Tuvalu has maintained diplomatic relations with Taipei for more than 40 years. With a population of about 10,000, Tuvalu is one of 14 countries to retain full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy that Beijing claims as its own, and one of four in the Pacific where China has been stepping up efforts to win support. “Through tumultuous t...
What do retail and pharmacy have in common? How RFID technology can serve as part of a comprehensive solution to diversion
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What do retail and pharmacy have in common? How RFID technology can serve as part of a comprehensive solution to diversion

Retail and pharmacy – two very different industries that, on the surface, might not appear to have much in common. However, the two fields have found a use for an emerging technology to solve very similar problems. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is an incredibly valuable resource that has been introduced in the retail space to track inventory and detect and deter theft. Now, RFID is bringing immense value to the healthcare space,continuing to show promise and results, especially when incorporated into a comprehensive drug diversion prevention program. RFID technology uses wireless communication and radio waves to identify and track items and equipment. RFID tags can store a significant amount of data, whether it be a single serial number or several pages of material. Wi...
Chinese province plans to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars
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Chinese province plans to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars

Passengers walk by a billboard promoting Buick's new electric-powered SUV at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing on August 23, 2022. Hainan island in the South China Sea said it will become China's first region to ban sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars as it seeks to cut back on climate-changing carbon emissions. Andy Wong / AP Beijing — Hainan island in the South China Sea says it will become China's first region to ban sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, in an effort to curb climate-changing carbon emissions. Sales of fossil fuel-powered cars will be banned by 2030 and electric vehicles promoted with tax breaks and by expanding a charging network...