Two containers to be set up under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
The health minister added that the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is such an "important scheme that the average expenditure of Rs 90 to Rs 100 crore in a district will be spent on health infrastructure due to which we will be able to fight any disaster in the coming time". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supply chain woes claim another victim: London Stock Exchange Group braces for tech-related shortages
(Natural News) The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has warned that supply chain shortages could affect the timing of its technology-related expenditures. The exchange’s warning comes amid its acquisition of data platform Refinitiv following a steady third quarter. It also follows shortages of much-needed microchips, which play a key role in technological expansion. While there was no change... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures : Fiscal Year 2020
These tables provide data on R&D expenditures for federally funded research and development centers ( FFRDCs ) . Expenditures data are displayed for individually named FFRDCs, by source of funding, and type of R&D. Data are from the FY 2020 FFRDC Research and Development Survey, by 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 - October 12, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Federally Funded R & D Centers Report 3 % Increase in R & D Spending in FY 2020
This InfoBrief provides current data on the United States ’ 42 federally funded research and development centers ( FFRDCs ) , privately operated R&D organizations that are exclusively or substantially financed by the federal government. In FY 2020, these FFRDCs spent $ 23.5 billion on R&D, an annual increase of more than 3 % supported by a rise in federal R&D support. Total FFRDC R&D expenditures have seen an average annual constant dollar increase of almost 1 % from 2011 to 2020. These data are drawn from the FY 2020 FFRDC Research and Development Survey, conducted by National Center for Science and ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - October 12, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Victims profile in function of motorcycle engine potency and assisted by the fire department of Uberl ândia, Brazil - Dorna BES, Araújo SA, Holanda RG, Mendes-Rodrigues C, Coelho VM, Silva PCS.
INTRODUCTION: Traffic accidents are a global issue, especially in emerging countries, resulting in a high number of deaths and significant social and economic expenditures with victims. Motorcycle accidents stand out mainly by its greater vulnerability, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HRSA: Final Policy: Updates to Uniform Standard for Waiver of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Expenditure Requirement
Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) simplifying the process for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A, B, and C recipients to request a waiver of the core medical services expenditure amount requirement. This policy is effective October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 1, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

We must fight gender inequality in healthcare research | Letter
Less is known about women ’s health than men’s – that’s because research on the former is underfunded, saysSilvia HummelJessica Nordell raises several important issues facing women and people from ethnic minorities in accessing quality healthcare (The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care, The long read, 21 September). Another important factor is that less is known about women ’s health than men’s.A recent analysis of the US National Institutes of Health expenditure (by far the largest funder of health research in the world) concluded that the &ldq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Women's health Society UK news Research funding US healthcare US news Gender Medical research Source Type: news

How Transforming Food Systems Could Unlock a $12 Trillion Global Windfall
By Agnes KalibataNEW YORK, Sep 23 2021 (IPS) With the world still counting the social and economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid a fresh “code red” on the climate crisis, food may not seem like the most pressing threat to humanity. Yet transforming entire food systems around the world offers the solution to the $12 trillion challenge many have not yet realised we are facing. The existential threats that appear to be looming on the horizon are in fact already silently costing the world in poor health, environmental losses and stifled economic growth, a toll that could reach $16 trillion by 2050. Rethinki...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agnes Kalibata Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Fossil Fuel Companies Say Hydrogen Made From Natural Gas Is a Climate Solution. But the Tech May Not Be Very Green
As a committee of climate scientists and environmental officials deliberated over how to drastically cut New York State’s carbon footprint last summer, natural gas industry representatives were putting forward a counterintuitive pitch: hydrogen, made from fossil fuels. The concept was simple, explained natural-gas proponents serving on the state’s climate-action council. Industrial hydrogen suppliers had long used a process called steam methane reforming (SMR) to produce what the industry calls “gray” hydrogen from natural gas—a system that accounts for 95% of all current hydrogen production, ...
Source: TIME: Science - September 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized climate change TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Contributing factors to suicide: political, social, cultural and economic - Stack S.
This review summarizes recent research in four environmental areas affecting risk of deaths by suicide. Politically, the weight of the evidence suggests that laws increasing social welfare expenditures and other policies assisting persons with low incomes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Progressive Taxation for Our Times
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 2021 (IPS) As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by restrictive fiscal policies. These were imposed by rich countries who no longer practice them if they ever did. Instead, the global South urgently needs bold policies to ensure adequate relief, recovery and reform. Jomo Kwame SundaramBold fiscal responses needed Governments must mobilise and deploy resources sustainably and fairly, consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With rich countries’ refusal to help more, adequate government financin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Food inflation in Biden's economy will continue to rise into the foreseeable future as supply chain collapse worsens
(Natural News) There is a reason the government doesn’t include food, clothing, and energy in their inflation index, because if they did, Americans would become rebellious overnight. Those three things cover the vast majority of expenditures for every household in the country, so it has always been in the government’s interest (regardless of who is in power)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse shocks, household expenditure and child marriage: evidence from India and Vietnam - Trinh TA, Zhang Q.
Child marriage is associated with negative outcomes in regard to education, health and economic empowerment in later life. While the consequences of child marriage have been studied extensively, there has been limited discussion on the drivers of child mar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

HHS Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding
Announces $25.5 billion of funding to support healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $8.5 billion for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Medicare, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients. Funding also includes $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4, which is based on lost revenues and expenditures from July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 10, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nearly 9 Million Americans Just Lost All Their Unemployment Benefits
(WASHINGTON) — Mary Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. A housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, the single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. For more than a year, Taboniar depended entirely on boosted unemployment benefits and a network of local foodbanks to feed her family. Even this summer as the vaccine rollout took hold and tourists began to travel again, her work was slow to return, peaking at 11 days in August — about half her pre-pandemic workload. Taboniar is one of millions of A...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHRAF KHALIL and LISA MASCARO/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Economy healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Nonfatal firearm injuries: utilization and expenditures for children pre- and postinjury - Pulcini CD, Goyal MK, Hall M, Gruhler De Souza H, Chaudhary S, Alpern ER, Fein JA, Fleegler EW.
OBJECTIVE: Firearm injuries are one of the leading preventable causes of morbidity and mortality among children. Limited information exists about the impact of nonfatal firearm injuries on utilization and expenditures. Our objective was to compare health c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of financial expenditure of prefectures/municipalities on regional suicide mortality in Japan - Shiroyama T, Fukuyama K, Okada M.
In Japan, suicide mortality has been improving from 2009; however, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death. Although previous studies identified solid relationships between governmental financial support for social welfare systems and suicide mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Three-Quarters of U.S. Businesses that Performed or Funded R & D Viewed Trade Secrets as Important in 2018
The Business Research and Development Survey ( BRDS ) , sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES ) within the National Science Foundation, provides data on R&D expenditures and R&D employees for for-profit, publicly or privately held, nonfarm business in the United States that performed or funded R&D either domestically or abroad. This InfoBrief examines how BRDS asked respondents to report the importance to their company of several types of intellectual property ( IP ) protection — including utility patents, design patents, trademarks, copyrights, mask works, and tr...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 2, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Political Preoccupation With Prescription Drug Costs May Distract From Larger Problem Of Hospital Costs
The rising costs of prescription drugs regularly feature as news items in the media. At the same time, increasing hospital and medical professional service costs rarely do. Political preoccupation with drug costs may distract from the larger problem of other healthcare sector expenditures. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

New covid agency’s £2bn procurement budget revealed
The government is looking for two commercial directors for its new health protection agency, with one expected to be responsible for £2bn-a-year expenditure. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; National Expansion Implementation for All Remaining States and Territories of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the implementation dates for all remaining states and territories for the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports. This model tests whether prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports helps reduce expenditures while maintaining or improving access to and quality of care. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 27, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Privatised Health Services Worsen Pandemic
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 2021 (IPS) Decades of public health cuts have quietly taken a huge human toll, now even more pronounced with the pandemic. Austerity programmes, by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, have forced countries to cut public spending, including health provisioning. ‘Government is the problem’ “India’s COVID crisis: A deadly example of government failure”, “Government failures still hamper [UK] Covid-19 response”. Such headlines have become commonplace as the pandemic rages on, with no sign of end...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Source Type: news

What We Think We Know About Metabolism May Be Wrong
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Weight Calories Diet and Nutrition Age, Chronological Research Science (Journal) Women and Girls Menopause your-feed-science your-feed-health your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

Energy to burn: teenage metabolism rate similar to adults ’, says study
Despite popular beliefs that adolescents use more energy, new research suggests otherwiseTeenagers may be said to eat their parents out of house and home, but research suggests their daily energy expenditure isn ’t much greater than that of adults.An international team of researchers has tracked the total daily energy expenditure of more than 6,000 people aged from eight days to 95 years, turning many tropes about metabolism on their heads.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Health Nutrition Science Biology Source Type: news

Costs Associated with the Treatment of Clostridioides Difficile Infections
Background: Clostridioides difficile , as the main cause of infectious diarrhoea in hospitalised patients, is a considerable challenge for medical personnel (hospital environment) who have direct contact with the patient, as well as being of interest to public health specialists. Financial issues related to the occurrence of the above-mentioned micro-organism are being increasingly raised. Due to the scale of the phenomenon, we are beginning to pay attention to the significant system costs caused by the diagnosis and treatment of CDI infection and its complications. Studies indicate that the nosocomial infection of C. diff...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Sustainably Finance Universal Health Care
By Mary Suma Cardosa, Chan Chee Khoon, Chee Heng Leng and Jomo Kwame SundaramPENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 2021 (IPS) To achieve universal health coverage, a country needs a healthcare system that provides equitable access to high quality health care requiring sustainable financing over the long term. Publicly provided healthcare should be on the basis of need, a citizen’s entitlement for all regardless of means. Mary Suma CardosaHealth inequalities growing But recent decades have seen health care trending towards a two-tier system – a perceived higher quality private sector, and lower quality public service...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Suma Cardosa - Chan Chee Khoon - Chee Heng Leng - Jomo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The ‘Covid-19 Timebomb’ – Dispelling the Single- Story Humanitarian Narrative for Africa
A 76-year-old man shows his vaccination card after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Kasoa, Ghana. Credit: UNICEF/Francis KokorokoBy Jeremy AlloucheBRIGHTON, UK, Aug 9 2021 (IPS) An article published in April 2020 by the World Economic Forum warning that Africa was facing a Covid-19 time bomb was widely shared among the humanitarian sector, with increasing alarm. Some anticipated a perfect storm in terms of violence against children while others talked about the potential for a hunger pandemic in the Sahel. But none of these catastrophic scenarios have been borne out in either the first or second waves of the pandemic in Su...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeremy Allouche Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is a Return to the Old Way of Politics. That ’s A Problem for the Climate
The bipartisan infrastructure package being negotiated in the Senate promises to fund some important climate programs, with sizable expenditures for cleaning up abandoned oil wells, replacing lead pipes and repairing roads and bridges. The $50 billion in climate resilience funding will protect people from the storms, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events made worse by climate change. Unfortunately, it will do little to address the coal, oil and gas use that is driving climate change. Even worse, many sections, if not removed, will actively make it worse. The looming bipartisan infrastructure deal, if it passes,...
Source: TIME: Science - August 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael E. Mann Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Uganda: Parliament Calls for Audit of Covid-19 Expenditures
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- The Auditor General should institute a forensic audit into all Covid-19 expenditures to ascertain value for money, the Parliamentary Task Force on the national Covid-19 response has recommended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Upstate research expenditures grows at higher rate than any in SUNY system; 35 percent increase over five years
Research expenditures at Upstate now total nearly $39 million. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Research Source Type: news

Does loneliness have a cost? A population-wide study of the association between loneliness and healthcare expenditure - Meisters R, Westra D, Putrik P, Bosma H, Ruwaard D, Jansen M.
OBJECTIVES: Loneliness has been associated with unhealthy behavior, poorer health, and increased morbidity. However, the costs of loneliness are poorly understood. METHODS: Multiple sources were combined into a dataset containing a nationally repre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda: MPs Query Shs2.3t Covid Expenditure
[Monitor] The Parliamentary Covid-19 Taskforce has asked the Attorney General to institute a forensic audit into all Covid-19 expenditures by the Ministry of Health to ascertain how more than Shs2.3 trillion it appropriated to the ministry was spent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increasing Revenue & Protecting Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that tobacco use claims about eight million lives a year. Credit: WHOBy Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortorCAPETOWN / BANGKOK, Aug 2 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of families and damaged the economy of countries around the globe. Rich countries with higher vaccination rates have opened up their economy ahead of poor countries that are still struggling to fight the pandemic. Yet, there is a simple recipe to boost the population’s health and increase revenue to pay for vaccines and economic recovery. This simple recipe calls for just ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Don ’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations
Male spending – on petrol and meat – is apparently worse for the environment than women’s. But it’s the system, not individuals, that needs to changeSorry, boys, but it ’s all your fault.Melting ice caps,flash floods,rising sea levels: men are to blame for the lot of it. Please don ’t drown the messenger, I’m just relayingthe results of a Swedish study that found that men ’s spending habits cause 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s. The biggest difference seems to be that men spend more money on petrol. Another big difference: the men surveyed bought more me...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Climate change Environment Science Gender World news Inequality Source Type: news

Don ’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations | Arwa Mahdawi
Male spending – on petrol and meat – is apparently worse for the environment than women’s. But it’s the system, not individuals, that needs to changeSorry, boys, but it ’s all your fault.Melting ice caps,flash floods,rising sea levels: men are to blame for the lot of it. Please don ’t drown the messenger, I’m just relayingthe results of a Swedish study that found that men ’s spending habits cause 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s. The biggest difference seems to be that men spend more money on petrol. Another big difference: the men surveyed bought more me...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Climate change Environment Science Gender World news Inequality Source Type: news

A population-based study of the incidence, medical care, and medical expenditures for pediatric traumatic brain injury - Shen J, Shi J, Cooper J, Chen C, Taylor HG, Xiang H.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of pediatric trauma morbidity and mortality around the world. However, limited research exists regarding disparities in the incidence of TBI and medical care seeking behaviors and medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Turn off the blue light!
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from University of Tsukuba have found that exposure to specific types of light before sleep can have variable effects on energy metabolism during sleep. Specifically, participants who went to sleep after exposure to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which emit polychromatic white light that contains less blue light than light-emitting diodes (LEDs), exhibited significantly decreased energy expenditure, core body temperature, and increased fat oxidation, indicating fewer negative health consequences compared with after nighttime exposure to LEDs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Germany: Health System Review
Health Syst Transit. 2020 Dec;22(6):1-272.ABSTRACTThis analysis of the German health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Germany's health care system is often regarded as one of the best health care systems in the world, offering its population universal health insurance coverage and a comprehensive benefits basket with comparably low cost-sharing requirements. It provides good access to care with free choice of provider and short waiting times, which is partly due to good infrastructure with a dense networ...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Miriam Bl ümel Anne Spranger Katharina Achstetter Anna Maresso Reinhard Busse Source Type: news