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101% releases collection of clothing printed with Seagram Building motif

Mexico City-based fashion brand 101% has released a collection of clothing including pants, a cargo vest and a jumpsuit all printed with a motif of the facade of the Seagram Building by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Called the Seagram Collection, it encompasses unisex track pants, a hoodie, a jumpsuit, a t-shirt and a vest made from recycled polyester materials. The collection features a print of the German-American architect’s iconic 1955 New York building.

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Fashion brand 101% has released a collection of clothing printed with a motif of the Seagram Building

“The Seagram building has been a reference of a new architectural style since its creation,” said the 101% team.

“A Miesian building is recognisable for its principle of a ‘less is more approach’, where the functionality of a building’s structural elements is visible externally – a direction which relates closely to the design principles of 101%.”

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The collection includes track-pants, a hoodie, vest, t-shirt and jumpsuit

Each piece in the collection is made from 77 per cent recycled polyester, 17 per cent nylon and 6 per cent elastane, which is created from waste according to the team, including plastic bottles and ‘textile-to-textile’ materials.

Excluding a t-shirt, which is printed with a graphic collage of the building, each piece is covered in a motif of the Seagram’s Building facade, appearing as a print of slim yellow and black horizontal bands.

The collection features straight silhouettes and a looser fit, designed to be unisex.

The hoodie is has a high neckline and extra-long, loose sleeves elasticated at the wrist, while the collection’s trousers are straight-legged with “racer side-cuts”.

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According to the team, each piece is made of 77 per cent recycled polyester

The jumpsuit and vest also contain

News Releases from Department of Health

Department of Health extends “Stronger Together” campaign exposing tobacco industry targeted marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth

Posted on Feb 20, 2024 in Newsroom

HONOLULU – The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden.[1] In an effort to combat the epidemic of youth vaping, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute (HIPHI) recently relaunched the Stronger Together campaign. Since 2022, this campaign has called attention to strategies used by tobacco companies that target Hawaiʻi’s young people. Its current extension is in response to a recent movement among the counties to regain their ability to regulate the sale of tobacco products in their communities.  

“It is a glorious day today, but the fight isn’t over,” said Hawaiʻi County Councilmember, Susan Lee Loy, on January 10, 2024, as Bill 102 passed to ban flavored e-cigarette products on the Big Island. “We still need the state Capitol to act and return county authority. Today shows the Legislature that counties are listening to local needs and are ready to protect our communities.” 

Vaping disproportionately affects counties across the state. Data highlights that the brunt of the youth vaping epidemic has been laid on the shoulders of the counties. Approximately 16% of high school students on Kauaʻi, 18% on Maui, 22% in Hawaiʻi County, and 13% in Honolulu County report current vaping.[2] Among middle schoolers, nearly one in 10 students currently use e-cigarettes in Hawaiʻi, Maui, and Kauaʻi Counties, and about one in 20 students in Honolulu County.[3] 

Historically, Hawaiʻi’s counties have been trailblazers in passing policies to regulate tobacco products. In 2014, Hawaiʻi County was

Celiac Canada releases country’s first food guide for health-care facilities: Andrew Coppolino

A new guide to help health-care facilities when it comes to addressing the needs of people with celiac disease is a welcome step for Kitchener’s Linda Sill.

Her mother was diagnosed with celiac and Sill says she struggled to get staff to understand how serious it was when cross-contamination happened with food. 

“I wish my mother’s care home workers had the guide,” Sill said. “This guide could save thousands of lives.”

Since her mother’s death, Sill has become an advocate for awareness about celiac in health-care settings and says the new Celiac Canada guide is an important education piece.

Celiac Canada released the new guide last month and the group says it will be an important resource for health-care providers, food nutrition workers and food service employees as they care for patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

One in 100 Canadians have celiac, a disease that has as many as 200 symptoms and remains an under-diagnosed condition, the organization says.

Celiac Canada, a volunteer-based, federally registered charitable organization, was founded in 1973 by two Kitchener women who recognized the “vital needs” of people suffering from celiac disease, the association’s website says.

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Doris Foster, a board member with Celiac Canada, is the lead author of Gluten-Free Food Service in Health Care: A Practical Guide. She says the key to improve health outcomes is education. (celiac.ca)

Distributed in co-ordination with Sysco Canada, a global food service company who will share the guide with its institutional customers, the document is touted as Canada’s first gluten-free food service training guide that seeks to improve patient health and saves lives.

Guide meant to help busy institutional kitchens

Doris Foster is lead author of the guide and a registered dietitian, former administrator of hospital nutrition services and a board member with Celiac Canada. She is

WHO releases AI ethics and governance guidance for large multi-modal models

The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs) – a type of fast growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology with applications across health care.

The guidance outlines over 40 recommendations for consideration by governments, technology companies, and health care providers to ensure the appropriate use of LMMs to promote and protect the health of populations.

LMMs can accept one or more type of data inputs, such as text, videos, and images, and generate diverse outputs not limited to the type of data inputted. LMMs are unique in their mimicry of human communication and ability to carry out tasks they were not explicitly programmed to perform. LMMs have been adopted faster than any consumer application in history, with several platforms – such as ChatGPT, Bard and Bert – entering the public consciousness in 2023.

“Generative AI technologies have the potential to improve health care but only if those who develop, regulate, and use these technologies identify and fully account for the associated risks,” said Dr Jeremy Farrar, WHO Chief Scientist. “We need transparent information and policies to manage the design, development, and use of LMMs to achieve better health outcomes and overcome persisting health inequities.”

Potential benefits and risks

The new WHO guidance outlines five broad applications of LMMs for health:

  • Diagnosis and clinical care, such as responding to patients’ written queries;
  • Patient-guided use, such as for investigating symptoms and treatment;
  • Clerical and administrative tasks, such as documenting and summarizing patient visits within electronic health records;
  • Medical and nursing education, including providing trainees with simulated patient encounters, and;
  • Scientific research and drug development, including to identify new compounds.

While LMMs are starting to be used for specific health-related purposes, there are also documented risks of producing false, inaccurate, biased, or

Agency releases snapshot of national health care system – with notable gaps

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The Lakeshore General Hospital in Montreal on June 1. Quebec is not participating in a new Canadian Institute for Health Information report that provided a snapshot of the state of health care in Canada’s provinces.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Canada’s health information agency has released its first snapshot of the national data available to begin assessing a federal health care plan unveiled earlier this year – but Quebec’s figures are conspicuously absent from the effort.

The province’s refusal to participate in the new Canadian Institute for Health Information report, published Wednesday, underscores the fact that the jurisdiction is the only one that hasn’t signed a bilateral health care deal with Ottawa.

While negotiations continue between the federal and Quebec governments, CIHI had to settle for gathering existing data from the other provinces and territories to serve as a rough starting point for the national health system performance data it plans to produce on four priority topics, including primary care and mental-health care.

“At CIHI, we’ve had excellent working relationships with Quebec and are able to include Quebec in many reports that we do,” said Kathleen Morris, the agency’s vice-president for research and analysis. “In this particular instance, because Quebec has yet to sign the agreement, they’ve asked to be excluded from this report, but it’s entirely possible that they could be part of future reporting.”

The new CIHI report stems from a health care funding offer that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended to the premiers in February. The federal government proposed sending a total of $196-billion to the provinces and territories earmarked for health over the next decade, a figure which included $25-billion for bespoke agreements tailored to the needs of each province and a $2-billion unconditional top-up to the Canada Health Transfer

WHO releases new guidance to improve testing and diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sharing its latest guidance on sexually transmitted infections (STI) at the STI & HIV 2023 World Congress taking place in Chicago, the United States of America, on 24-27 July 2023. With STIs on the rise, WHO is calling for better access to testing and diagnostic services. At the congress, WHO will also discuss its latest STI research agenda and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in gonorrhoea.

STIs on the rise globally

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries had reported low coverage for prevention, testing and treatment services for STIs, which has led to a resurgence of STIs globally.  Countries with good STI surveillance, such as the United States of America and United Kingdom, are reporting increasing STIs. Emerging outbreaks of new infections, such as mpox, and the re-emergence of neglected STIs pose challenges for prevention and control efforts.

Several countries are increasingly reporting failures of current treatment recommendations for gonorrhoea. Of concern, the spread of a Neisseria gonorrhoea clone that is highly resistant to ceftriaxone is increasingly being reported in countries in Asia such as China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam as well as in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The enhanced gonorrhoea AMR surveillance (EGASP) suggests high rates of resistance in gonorrhoeae to current treatment options such as ceftriaxone, cefixime and azithromycin in Cambodia, for instance. Syphilis, as well as congenital syphilis, are on the rise, and the lack of benzathine penicillin poses a considerable challenge to effectively treat them.

New WHO guidance on testing and laboratory diagnostics

Every day, more than 1 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired, posing a significant global health challenge. However, monitoring and understanding the trends of new STIs in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are hindered by limited access to diagnostic tests. “Early

HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults

Report will share evidence-based strategies for increasing physical activity among older adults

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showcasing evidence-based interventions to support physical activity among adults ages 65 years and older.

By the year 2030, 1 in every 5 Americans will be age 65 or over. More than 85 percent of older adults currently have at least 1 chronic health condition. The growing population of older adults can gain substantial health benefits and prevent or manage chronic disease by engaging in physical activity.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults extends the work of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and provides details on how to help older adults achieve the recommended 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening physical activity each week.

“The immediate and long-term health benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are well documented. This is why it is so important for all Americans, including older Americans, to stay physically active,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to improving the health of all Americans, no matter their age.  This report will help us support older adults in living physically active lives.”

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which serves as the primary, authoritative voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance on physical activity, fitness, and health for Americans, are reviewed by experts every five years to evaluate a specific topic of importance. This iteration focuses on adults ages 65 and older.

“The mindset that physical activity is an individual responsibility is shifting, and progress to ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to be physically active requires a united effort. Everyone has a role to play,” said Adm Rachel Levine, M.D.,

News Releases from Office of Wellness

Hawai‘i Office of Well being reopens JB,S Kitchen and Lounge

Posted on Mar 24, 2023 in Newsroom

WAILUKU, HI– The Hawai‘i Division of Wellbeing (DOH) Food stuff Basic safety Department allowed JB,S Kitchen area And Lounge to reopen these days. The institution was re-opened under a yellow “Conditional Pass” placard dependent upon the determination that the remaining cockroach exercise no for a longer period posed an imminent wellness hazard. The inspector will be conducting supplemental abide by-up inspections to assess the establishment’s development with eradicating the remaining cockroach action and guaranteeing compliance is preserved. The restaurant, owned and operated by JB,S Kitchen And Lounge LLC, is located at 752B Lower Most important Avenue, Wailuku.

The food items establishment acquired the pink placard on March 15, 2023, and was right away shut for an infestation of roaches. At the very first abide by-up on March 17, 2023, substantial cockroach exercise was even now existing and no professional pest management remedies experienced been carried out as required. At the 2nd stick to-up inspection on 3/24/2023, the few cockroaches that had been observed were being dying. It was decided to allow for the restaurant to reopen given that the next corrective steps experienced been attained:

  • The restaurant experienced been given many qualified pest treatment plans appreciably cutting down the cockroach exercise.
  • All harborage places and holes in the kitchen were sealed and all remaining grease and foods debris ended up cleaned up.
  • Chemicals were properly stored away from any foods products.

The DOH Food Protection Department shields and encourages the health of Hawai‘i residents and people through training of food items field personnel and regulation of foodstuff institutions condition-wide. The branch conducts program overall health inspections of food stuff institutions where meals items are organized, created, distributed, or bought.

The department also investigates

Information Releases from Office of Health

Hawai’i Section of Wellbeing announces the 1st pediatric influenza loss of life of the time

Posted on Feb 10, 2023 in Newsroom

HONOLULU, Hello – A state resident below the age of 18 has died of influenza, the Department of Health (DOH) announced now. This dying serves as a sober reminder that influenza is circulating extensively in Hawai’i. Absolutely everyone six months of age and older can be safeguarded from influenza by finding their flu vaccine.

This is the initially death of a baby from influenza in Hawai’i through this flu year. The child was hospitalized at the time of dying. Out of respect for the family’s privateness and in compliance with health-related privateness regulations, no even more data about the baby is being introduced.

“We are especially saddened to announce the dying of a boy or girl in our neighborhood. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family members at this difficult time,” stated Point out Well being Director Dr. Kenneth Fink, “If you or your loved ones have not obtained the flu vaccine this season, I hope you will consider executing so.”

Vaccines deliver protection towards the impacts of selected infectious illnesses, including influenza and COVID-19. Trying to keep up to day on all encouraged vaccinations and boosters gives powerful safety from significant ailment, hospitalization, and demise. Vaccines are commonly offered statewide at pharmacies, clinics, and health care facilities. A record of COVID 19 and flu vaccination places can be discovered at https://www.vaccines.gov/. The DOH encourages anyone who is not up-to-day, or is uncertain whether they are up-to-date, to seek advice from with a pharmacist or healthcare company about finding vaccinated.

Hawai’i’s very last pediatric dying from influenza happened in January 2020. In the prior 10 a long time, Hawai’i has recorded 6 pediatric deaths because of

Health in Transportation Releases New Smartphone Face-Scanning Application Aimed at Uncovering Potentially Serious Health Concerns in Professional Drivers

Correction Notice

Please note the following corrections to the Press Release issued Jan 17, 2023:

  • The CDL Health Scanner is a product of Health in Transportation. NuraLogix does not hold any liability for any applications distributed under the Health in Transportation name.
  • NuraLogix technology, service and products do not uncover, nor identify life-threatening health conditions. NuraLogix technology, service and products are intended to improve your awareness of general wellness and health.
  • Note that NuraLogix technology, service and products are For Investigational Use Only within the USA. NuraLogix technology, service and products are not a substitute for the clinical judgment of a health care professional. NuraLogix technology, service and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate or prevent any disease, symptom, disorder or abnormal physical state. Always consult with a health care professional or emergency services if you believe you may have a medical issue.
  • NuraLogix is not responsible for any third-party products that may integrate NuraLogix technology, service or products. NuraLogix does not make any claims about, nor have they evaluated the claims of any third-party products using NuraLogix technology, service or products.
  • NuraLogix technology, service and products do not predict the risk of, nor do they provide Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) measurements in any way. NuraLogix technology, service and products do not provide customized health coaching from Medwell, nor sleep-apnea solutions by Dedicated Sleep. NuraLogix technology, service and products do not provide health education, or resources to assist with lifestyle changes.

Corrected Press Release

Please note the following corrected press release. A previous release sent on January 17 contained incorrect or outdated information.

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 25, 2023 /CNW/ – Health in Transportation, a health and wellness solution provider for the transportation industry, released a revolutionary preventative health tool for drivers called CDL Health

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