Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

‘Be bold, be active’, local government members urged
UNISON members were urged to “be bold, be active and help bring down this rancid Tory government” when the union’s 2018 local government conference opened in Brighton this morning Introducing the service group’s annual report, SGE chair Glen Williams looked back at a year in which UNISON was proved right in many ways, including the case of Northamptonshire County Council, which was issued with a section 114 notice in February, preventing it from making any new expenditure. “UNISON told the chief executive four years ago that privatisation would lead to collapse,” he said. Another area on...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Senior Office Administrator - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary: Up to £35,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 29/06/2018About Cochrane Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.The roleThis role is a va...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Mindstrong Health raises $15m in Series B
Neurological-focused device start-up Mindstrong Health said today it raised $15 million in a Series B round of financing to support its neuropsychiatric treatment and diagnosis platform. Funds from the round will be used to help scale Mindstrong’s business and advance commercial deployments with its partners across a number of healthcare verticals, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. “Mindstrong continues to show great progress in deploying solutions that improve behavioral healthcare by enabling providers to detect deterioration and deliver effective care early. We expect this to improve access and ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup mindstronghealth Source Type: news

South Africa:Parliament On Performance of Provincial Education and Health Sectors
[Govt of SA] The Select Committee on Finance today received a briefing from the National Treasury and the Mpumalanga provincial treasury on the preliminary outcomes of 2017/18 provincial expenditures, as at 31 May 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

From internal efficiency to societal benefits - multi modal transport safety agency's socio-economic impact analysis - Mononen P, Levi äkangas P, Haapasalo H.
Pressures to cut public expenditure and to reach high value for money of projects that use scarce public money are evident across the globe. At the same time there seems to be a lack of decision support tools for pin-pointing whether public services are yi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inmate medical center in Columbus up for $8.6M transit hub
The main outpatient center and intraprison transportation relay point for Ohio inmates is in line for an $8.6 million upgrade to better separate the two functions. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation on Monday will request state Controlling Board approval for the expenditure to build a transit hub and warehouse at its Franklin Medical Center, 1990 Harmon Ave. near I-71 and Frank Road. Not a licensed hospital, the Columbus center does have some beds and pr ovides inpatient and outpatient care to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership
Community health dashboards contain health and wellness indicators, disparity indicators, consumer expenditures, and a Healthy People 2020 progress tracker. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Med device excise tax cost medtech R & D $34m
The 2.3% medical device excise tax that was imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act has cost the medical device industry approximately $34 million in R&D expenditures and $568 million across sales revenue, gross margins and earnings since its implementation, according to a new study. Results from the study, performed at Iowa State University by Daeyong Lee, were published in the journal Research Policy. The study aimed to explore changes in R&D investment, performance and marketing strategy in the US for the medical device market after the tax was imposed in January 2013. Lee reportedly examined a number of diff...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

Prescription drug expenditure increasing in USA
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy has little impact on Medicare expenditure
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Annual Health Care Expenditure Higher for Hypertensive Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Individuals with hypertension have a higher annual adjusted incremental expenditure of $1,920, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Elizabeth B. Kirkland, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impacts of the economic crisis on household transport expenditure and public transport policy: evidence from the Spanish case - Cascajo R, Diaz Olvera L, Monzon A, Plat D, Ray JB.
The objective of this paper is to assess the impacts of the economic crisis in Spain on the transport expenditure of households from 2006 to 2014 and how transport authorities reacted to cope with the decreasing public resources and transport demand. The a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What would a 19th-century science hero make of today's policy world? | Roland Jackson
John Tyndall – the man who explained why the sky is blue – would be baffled by the idea of democratic discussion of the direction of research and innovationJohn Tyndall – the 19th-century Irish scientist (c.1822 –93), not the 20th-century neo-Nazi – was the man who measured the absorption of heat by gases in the atmosphere, underpinning our modern understanding of climate change, meteorology and weather, and explained why the sky is blue (among much else). He was also scientific adviser to the Board of Trade from 1867 to 1883, so he knew a bit about the policy world.I have just completed his b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roland Jackson Tags: Science Biography books Research Source Type: news

National Patterns of R & D Resources: 2015-16 Data Update
This report provides current data on the levels and key trends of the performance and funding of research and development in the United States, with comparisons to the historical record (back to 1953). Detailed statistical tables present data on U.S. R&D expenditures by performing sector, source of funds, type of R&D, and state. Data are drawn from five surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 21, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Medicare: CMS Should Take Actions to Continue Prior Authorization Efforts to Reduce Spending
GAO was asked to examine CMS's prior authorization programs. GAO examined 1) the changes in expenditures and the potential savings for items and services subject to prior authorization demonstrations, 2) reported benefits and challenges of prior authorization, and 3) CMS's monitoring of the programs and plans for future prior authorization. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aon selects Bellevue-based Mpirica to provide clients with more health care transparency
This is part of an effort by Aon to provide the best information to its employer customers as the look for new ways to manage the effectiveness and cost of health care expenditures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Aon selects Bellevue-based Mpirica to provide clients with more health care transparency
This is part of an effort by Aon to provide the best information to its employer customers as the look for new ways to manage the effectiveness and cost of health care expenditures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Bionik Laboratories Announces Rental Agreement with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for InMotion Arm Robotic System
Company's rental program limits upfront expenditures for hospitals and provides them with greater financial flexibility and maximum ROI TORONTO and BOSTON, May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQB: BNKL... Devices Bionik Laboratories, stroke, InMotion Arm Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)By Shamshad AkhtarBANGKOK, Thailand, May 15 2018 (IPS)Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve sustainable development. This is the central challenge heads of state and government will be considering this week at the Economic and Social Commission for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and oral health-related quality of life - Kabani F, Lykens K, Tak HJ.
OBJECTIVES: Evidence indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have destructive impacts on quality of life, health outcomes, and health-care expenditures. Studies further demonstrate a dose-response relationship between the number of ACEs and ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

To Have Children or Not: The Importance of Finding a Balance
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 11 2018 (IPS)While the world’s population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind it.Over the last half a century, the global fertility rate has halved, reaching a level of 2.5 births per woman. At the same time, the UN estimates that there will be 11 billion people in the world by 2100.Given such trends, more needs to be understood about the factors that influence fertility rates, but not enough is known about it, Secretary-General of the Asian Population Development Association (APDA) Dr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Education Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Benchmarks for quality buildings
(World Scientific) The lack of maintainability considerations during the design and construction stages lead to building defects which accounts to billions of dollars expenditures throughout the building's lifecycle. Can we really reduce the cost of maintaining a building? Michael Yit Lin Chew, Ashan Asmone and Sheila Conejos believe so. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The National Evaluation of the MFP Demonstration: Health Care Expenditures Two Years Post-Transition
Report studies changes in the second year after individuals transitioned out of institutional care into community settings. Participants in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program had higher costs during the first twelve months than non-MFP participants who also transitioned to community-based care. However, this study showed that these costs became comparable after the first year of transition. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government expenditure on DAAs uncertain in Australia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drug-related police encounters across the globe: how do they compare? - Hughes CE, Barratt MJ, Ferris JA, Maier LJ, Winstock AR.
BACKGROUND: Drug law enforcement subsumes the majority of drug policy expenditure across the globe. Fuelled by knowledge that much of this investment is ineffective or counter-productive there have been increasing calls for cross-national comparisons to id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Planning for winter road maintenance in the context of climate change - Matthews L, Andrey J, Picketts I.
Winter weather creates mobility challenges for most northern jurisdictions, leading to significant expenditures on winter road maintenance (WRM) activities. While the science and practice of snow and ice control is continually evolving, climate change pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Less waste, more health: A health professional's guide to reducing waste
The report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. In England, there are 165 hospital trusts with a combined expenditure of over £ 4.6 billion per annum on medical supplies and other consumables. What we use and how we dispose of it has an impact not only on the finances of the NHS but the environment and population health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less waste, more health: A health professional's guide to reducing waste
The report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. In England, there are 165 hospital trusts with a combined expenditure of over £ 4.6 billion per annum on medical supplies and other consumables. What we use and how we dispose of it has an impact not only on the finances of the NHS but the environment and population health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Spending Associated With Better Survival in Hospitalized HF Higher Spending Associated With Better Survival in Hospitalized HF
In a boost for prioritizing outcomes over expenditure, a Medicare claims study shows higher hospital-level spending was associated with lower 30-day mortality after heart failure hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Trump just massively reduced federal welfare expenditures by reinstating the “work requirement” Obama gutted
(Natural News) In the mid-1990s, the Republican-led Congress and President Bill Clinton worked together to pass a significant welfare reform program that was dubbed “Workfare.”  Known formally as the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act,” it essentially required anyone receiving welfare benefits to find work and take a job in order to keep getting assistance.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Income-related inequality in completed suicides across different provinces of Iran - Kazemi-Galougahi MH, Mansouri A, Akbarpour S, Bakhtiyari M, Sartipi M, Moradzadeh R.
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to measure income-related inequality in completed suicides across provinces of Iran. METHODS: This ecological study was performed using data of Urban and Rural Household Income and Expenditure Survey-2010 conducted by Irania... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Nigeria:South Africa Spends 16 Times More On Healthcare Than Nigeria
[This Day] A report published last week by a fact checking website, africacheck.org, has shown that South African Government's health expenditure per capita is 16 times more than what obtains in Nigeria, while current health expenditure (government and private) is five times more in the country than Nigeria, when 2015 figures are considered for both countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When drugs are wrong, skipped or make you sick: The cost of non-optimized medications
Rising drug prices have gotten a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the dollars and cents on the bill. Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego estimate that illness and death resulting from non-optimized medication therapy costs $528.4 billion annually, equivalent to 16 percent of total U.S. health care expenditures in 2016. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Solving Japan ’s Fertility Crisis
Japan: aging population needs more than short-term solutions. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 2 2018 (IPS)While much of the global discussion for decades has been focused on overpopulation and its consequences, less can be said of the risks of low fertility and an ageing population—risks that are currently threatening the future of Japan. Concerned by fertility trends in Asia, numerous institutions have begun to take action to prevent potentially devastating economic and social consequences.One such group is the Asian Population Development Association (APDA), that serves as the Secretariat of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

When drugs are wrong, skipped or make you sick: The cost of non-optimized medications
(University of California - San Diego) Rising drug prices have gotten a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the bill. Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego estimate that illness and death resulting from non-optimized medication therapy costs $528.4 billion annually, equivalent to 16 percent of total U.S. health care expenditures in 2016. The analysis is published March 26 by Annals of Pharmacotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Make the Payer a Player on the Transition Team
In today ’s complex world of medicine, patient care has evolved from being the sole responsibility of the physician and members of the interdisciplinary team to now including the “payer” — the insurance provider. The payer has become a driver of improved outcomes: setting benchmarks, creating provide r objectives for higher quality care, and reducing total medical expenditures. At a recent AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Transitions of Care meeting, the subcommittee discussed whether the payer also influenced a patient’s transition to the skilled nursing fac...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Damien Doyle Tags: caring transitions Source Type: news

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?
President Uhuru Kenyatta greets a one-day-old baby when he commissioned medical equipment at the Mwingi Level 4 Hospital in Kitui. Kenya. Credit: State HouseBy Werner Schultink and Rudi Eggers & Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2018 (IPS)The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons. In 1978, health campaigners worldwide achieved a major ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Werner Schultink and Rudi Eggers 2 Tags: Africa Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

World Health Day 2018: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere
March 2018 – This year, the theme of World Health Day is ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’ under the slogan ‘Health for All’. Access to universal health coverage can prevent people from being pushed into poverty because they are forced to pay for the costs of their health care. Without universal coverage, the lives and welfare of millions of people and communities around the world are negatively affected, particularly in low-income countries. Universal health coverage increases people’s opportunity to work and earn a living, increases children’s chances of rea...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses for Non-Elderly Families by Income and Family Structure, 2015
Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC) indicate that about one of every eight dollars spent on health care for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in 2015 was paid out of pocket by families. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Definitions of Research and Development: An Annotated Compilation of Official Sources
This publication provides definitions of research and development from several U.S. and international sources. It serves as a reference for researchers and other users of data on R&D expenditures. The definitions, drawn from their original sources and unedited, are organized into four sections. The first presents statistical definitions of R&D from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Frascati Manual 2015. The next three sections are organized by sectors of the U.S. economy that perform or fund R&D-businesses (II), the federal government and state governments (III), and academic and...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 22, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

ReShape Lifesciences looks to cut monthly expenses by 25%
ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) said on Tuesday it plans to cut operating expenses by roughly 25%. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company said the cut will reduce its monthly cash burn to $1.8 million, down from earlier guidance which expected expenditures of $2.5 million per month. ReShape Lifesciences said it is also reviewing its ReShape product line and cost structure as it continues with integration of ReShape Medical, which it acquired last October under its previous brand, EnteroMedics, and BarioSurg, which it acquired last May. ReShape Lifesciences rebranded from its former EnteroMedics moniker last October, ...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat reshapelifesciences Source Type: news

Everything Is Bigger in Texas, Just Ask Smith & amp; Nephew
Smith & Nephew has agreed to spend $29 million on a facility expansion project in Fort Worth, TX that will also create 100 new jobs in the area, including positions for scientists, engineers, and technicians. Texas beat Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Hull, England for the company's investment by slashing the company's city tax bill by 55%. The Texas Enterprise Fund also ponied up a $730,000 grant as part of the London-based company's expansion in the Lone Star State. According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Fort Worth boasts of a booming manufacturing and medical technology industry. The location makes sense, given that...
Source: MDDI - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Mental health expenditures: association with workplace incivility and bullying among hospital patient care workers - Sabbath EL, Williams JAR, Boden LI, Tempesti T, Wagner GR, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.
OBJECTIVE: Bullied workers have poor self-reported mental health; monetary costs of bullying exposure are unknown. We tested associations between bullying and health plan claims for mental health diagnoses. METHODS: We used data from 793 hospital w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The truth behind St. Patrick's Day: Celebrations did NOT originate in Boston
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Gun expenditure log from 1600 and 1601 prove St. Patrick's Day celebrations began in St. Augustine, Florida and not in Boston nor New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug Activates Brown Fat
Researchers activated brown fat and increased energy expenditure in men using the drug mirabegron. This mechanism may help treat obesity and type 2 diabetes. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dormant season grazing may decrease wildfire probability by increasing fuel moisture and reducing fuel amount and continuity - Davies KW, Boyd CS, Bates JD, Hulet A.
Mega-fires and unprecedented expenditures on fire suppression over the past decade have resulted in a renewed focus on presuppression management. Dormant season grazing may be a treatment to reduce fuels in rangeland, but its effects have not been evaluate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2014
The 65 detailed statistical tables in this report present 2014 data on domestic and global research and development expenditures and the R&D workforce, intellectual property, technology transfer, and innovation activities for companies operating in the United States. These data were collected by the Business R&D Innovation Survey (BRDIS), conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. BRDIS findings are used by government agencies, corporations, research organizations, and academics to assess trends in the performan...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 12, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news