Sun Pharmaceutical launches phenobarbital sodium injection in US, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Wednesday launched its phenobarbital sodium injection, SEZABY for the treatment of neonatal seizures in the US. SEZABY is the first and only product approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the treatment of neonatal seizures in term and preterm infants, Sun Pharma said in a regulatory filing. It is a benzyl alcohol-free and propylene glycol-free formulation of phenobarbital sodium powder for injection. “The launch of SEZABY is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio of specialty branded products in the…

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Cost of educating doctors and nurses doubles in 10 years in India – ET HealthWorld

The average cost of producing a doctor or nurse went down across most parts of the world between 2008 and 2018, but almost tripled in China and doubled in India, a Lancet study shows. Despite this, the estimated expenditure per medical graduate in China at $41,000 is higher only than in sub-Saharan Africa and about 42% lower than in India ($70,000) against a global average of $114,000. The pattern was the same for nurses with the estimated expenditure per nursing graduate dropping across the world while it went up by…

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U.S. to provide millions in funding for tidal energy and river current systems

While there is excitement about the potential of renewable technologies such as tidal power, there are challenges when it comes to scaling up. Laro Pilartes / 500Px | 500Px | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Energy said $35 million in funding would be made available “to advance tidal and river current energy systems” under plans it hopes will provide a shot in the arm to a sector whose current footprint is tiny. In a statement Tuesday outlining the move, the DOE said the funding opportunity — which is slated…

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Big business likes to trumpet ESG credentials. But a ‘greenwashing’ reckoning could be on the horizon

As the 2020s progress, discussions about climate change, the environment and issues related to equality and diversity are at the forefront of many people’s minds. The corporate world is no exception, with banks, energy producers and a host of other major businesses keen to trumpet their sustainability credentials through advertisements, pledges, social media campaigns and a range of other initiatives.     Many of these claims are now viewed through the prism of ESG, or environmental, social and governance. It’s become a hot topic in recent years, with a wide range…

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Tourists are flocking back to Southeast Asia — but the robust recovery is showing signs of cracks

After more than two years of lockdowns and border controls, Southeast Asia is finally experiencing some semblance of the old days of travel. Flights are steadily returning to 2019 levels in the region’s major economies, with Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia being the most popular destinations this year, according to the flight data analytics firm Cirium. In Singapore, which had the most inbound flight bookings in the region this year, bookings rose from around 30% of 2019 levels in January to 48% by mid-June. The Philippines also saw a sharp uptick…

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Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren’t canceling their plans just yet

Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be. Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now center on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback. Travel conversations on Twitter decreased 75% from April to May, while discussions related to gas prices and travel — half of which were negative — climbed 680% on the website from the winter months into the spring, according to the social media analytics company Sprout Social. Yet despite the potential…

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After the ‘hippie’ bus and the Beetle, VW has its eyes on America once again

As Volkswagen looks to resurrect the Scout brand in the United States, CEO Herbert Diess has shed light on the decision, saying it represents an opportunity for the German auto giant to “become much more American.”  VW announced plans to re-launch the Scout as a fully-electric pick-up and “rugged” SUV last Wednesday, with prototypes due to be revealed in 2023 and production planned to begin in 2026. In the same announcement, the company said the vehicles would be “designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S. for American customers.” “The United…

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Here’s a ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants for 2021

An annual list of the world’s 50 best restaurants is back — and for the first time, one city dominated the top two spots. Two restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark — Noma and Geranium — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, at “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards ceremony held Tuesday in Antwerp, Belgium. This marks Noma’s fifth time to top the list since 2010. Since the list’s inception in 2002, European — and occasionally American — restaurants have produced the world’s top restaurant. This year keeps that streak intact.…

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Lowest global coronavirus death toll for 11 months – ET HealthWorld

Paris: The weekly number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has fallen to levels unseen for almost a year, according to an AFP count on Monday based on official national figures. The 53,245 deaths recorded worldwide between September 27 and October 3, an average of 7,606 each day, showed that the global pandemic continues the downward trend that began at the end of August, after a peak of around 10,000 deaths per day. The new weekly death toll figure is the lowest recorded since Oct 31-November 6, 2020. Over the last month…

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Shipping powerhouse invests in Californian fuel start-up backed by Warren Buffett

whitemay | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images Denmark’s Maersk has invested in WasteFuel, a California-based start-up centered around the conversion of agricultural and municipal waste into fuels, in order to “develop green bio-methanol production in the Americas and Asia.” In an announcement Wednesday, the world’s largest container shipping firm explained its investment would enable WasteFuel to develop biorefineries and “produce sustainable fuels from unrecoverable waste that would otherwise degrade.” The company’s investment is being made through its corporate venture arm, Maersk Growth. Its value was not disclosed in the announcement.…

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