Regeneron will spend up to $490 million on manufacturing, labs this year
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals could increase its capital expenditures by more than $100 million this year. The manufacturer of bulk medications for treating skin cancer, eye disease and asthma plans to invest up to $490 million on renovations and expansion of its factories in East Greenbush, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. Investments also will include laboratory improvements at Regeneron's Tarrytown location, where the company is headquartered. Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) spent $383.1 million on capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

The effects of federal parity on mental health services use and spending: evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Drake C, Busch SH, Golberstein E.
This study evaluated the effects of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 on the use of outpatient and clinic-based mental health services and spending on those services. METHODS:: Data came from the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What do we know about the healthcare costs of extreme heat exposure? A comprehensive literature review - Wondmagegn BY, Xiang J, Williams S, Pisaniello D, Bi P.
Exposure to extreme heat can lead to a range of heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing health conditions and cause increased demand on the healthcare system. A projected increase in temperature may lead to greater healthcare expenditure, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neurvana Medical alleges Balt sought to ‘ sabotage and destroy ’ after spinout
Neurvana Medical this month accused Balt International and a pair of its senior executives of reneging on a $16 million deal for its Titan neurovascular catheter in scheme to “sabotage and destroy” Neurvana. The story of the lawsuit, filed Jan. 17 in the Delaware Chancery Court, begins with Balt’s September 2016 acquisition of Blockade Medical, including its Barricade coil and a facility in Irvine, Calif., that became the headquarters for Balt’s newly formed American subsidiary. Neurvana was spun out to continue development of three devices that weren’t included in the Barr...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Balt International Neurvana Medical Source Type: news

Developing and testing models of the drivers of anthropogenic and lightning-caused wildfire ignitions in south-eastern Australia - Clarke H, Gibson R, Cirulis B, Bradstock RA, Penman TD.
Considerable investments are made in managing fire risk to human assets, including a growing use of fire behaviour simulation tools to allocate expenditure. Understanding fire risk requires estimation of the likelihood of ignition, spread of the fire and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New Farm Bill Could Have Devastating Effects on Water Quality
Agricultural nonpoint-source pollution has repeatedly been cited as a leading cause of degraded water quality in water bodies ranging from tributaries to coastal estuaries. Approximately 40 percent of US agricultural land—roughly 15 percent of all the land in the United States—is enrolled in farm bill conservation programs aimed at improving soil retention and reducing nutrient pollution. But as Congress looks for ways to reduce discretionary funding, these conservation programs are on the chopping block in the 2012 reauthorization of the bill. The impact on water quality could be devastating. The conservation...
Source: Washington Watch - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Adrienne Froelich Sponberg Source Type: news

Assessing the social determinants of health care costs for Medicaid-enrolled adolescents in Washington State using administrative data - Patton DA, Liu Q, Adelson JD, Lucenko BA.
OBJECTIVE: The study used administrative data to identify the social determinants that have the greatest impact on Medicaid expenditures in adolescence. DATA SOURCES: Data were compiled using the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring and visualizing the small-area-level socioeconomic factors, alcohol availability and built environment influences of alcohol expenditure for the City of Toronto: a spatial analysis approach - Leung A, Law J, Cooke M, Leatherdale S.
In this study, we visualized the geographic variation of licensed premises alcohol expenditures in Toronto and examined the effects of area-level socio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A liver hormone may slow metabolism
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the liver hormone tsukushi slows metabolism when energy expenditure is high, and could be a target for treating metabolic disorders.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COME HOME program reduces Medicare expenditure and ED visits
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Obalon Scores Funding on the Heels of Obesity Market Shift
Two new funding deals could give Obalon the added firepower needed for it to more effectively compete in the obesity treatment market. The San Diego-based company said it has garnered $30 million from a stock purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Fund and an At-the-market equity sales agreement with Canaccord Genuity. The agreement with Lincoln Park Fund would net up to $20 million while the firm’s agreement with Canaccord Genuity could help bring in about $10 million. Obalon said it could use the proceeds for sales and marketing costs, clinical studies, research and development costs, manufacturing develo...
Source: MDDI - December 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups
This report concludes that NHS England's assessment of CCGs'performance shows a mixed picture. Many CCGs are struggling to operate within their planned expenditure limits and attracting and retaining high-quality leadership is an ongoing issue. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Government R & D Expenditures Increase 7% in FY 2017; Health-Related R & D Up 13%
State government agency expenditures for R&D totaled $2.5 billion in FY 2017, up 7% from FY 2016. Of this amount, $1.1 billion went to health-related R&D projects. This was the first time R&D expenditures for any state government function totaled more than $1.0 billion. Five state governments (California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Ohio) accounted for 62% of all state government R&D in FY 2017. This InfoBrief presents summary statistics from the FY 2017 Survey of State Government Research and Development, sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 19, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Be Best For Maintaining Weight Loss, Study Finds
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal BMJ, involved 164 overweight or obese people. Their weight was brought down by 12%, and they were stabilized at that weight and put on a high-, medium- or low-carbohydrate diet for 20 weeks. The diets were made up of 20% carbs and protein and 60% fat, 40% carbs and fat and 20% protein, or 60% carbs and 20% protein and fat. “We found that the type of diet people ate had a major impact on their metabolism. Those on t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Diet Weight Loss Source Type: news

Survey of State Government Research and Development: FY 2017
The 21 tables in this report present FY 2017 and time series data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia on total R&D expenditures, intramural and extramural performers, source of funds, and R&D by governmental function by state and department or agency. These data were collected by the Survey of State Government Research and Development, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for 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 - December 19, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Data Dive: Why Methodist needed to build the $275M Shorb Tower
Behind Methodist's capital expenditures are metrics that illustrate a substantial increase in patients and services provided. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

'Accidental Fentanyl Overdose is Not a Thing'
"Fake news" stories that tell tales of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel being hurt or injured by touching or inhaling fentanyl are prevalent today. In this article from Emergency Medicine News, author Dan Runde, MD, fact checks these "stories" and addresses the fear these articles spread--fear that's promtping unnecessary expenditures on overprotecting first responders and medical personnel as well as potentiallty harming patients. Read more at Emergency Medicine News.   Editor's Take: JEMS was alerted to this excellent article in Emergency Medicine News by S...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

'Accidental Fentanyl Overdose is Not a Thing'
"Fake news" stories that tell tales of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel being hurt or injured by touching or inhaling fentanyl are prevalent today. In this article from Emergency Medicine News, author Dan Runde, MD, fact checks these "stories" and addresses the fear these articles spread--fear that's promtping unnecessary expenditures on overprotecting first responders and medical personnel as well as potentiallty harming patients. Read more at Emergency Medicine News.   Editor's Take: JEMS was alerted to this excellent article in Emergency Medicine News by S...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Continuity of care scores are significantly associated with lower expenditures and hospitalization rates, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Andrew Bazemore,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day 2018
Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action 12 December 2018, Cairo ‒ Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, commemorated each 12 December, is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. “UHC is a simple idea: that everyone should be able to access the health services they need, without suffering financial hardship. Globally, we have a lot of work to do to realise that dream,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Surgeon Experience and Medicare Expenditures for Colectomy Surgeon Experience and Medicare Expenditures for Colectomy
How do Medicare payments for laparoscopic and open colectomy compare? Might a surgeon's experience impact payment?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Biomechanical and physiological responses to electrically assisted cycling during simulated mail delivery - Bini R, Wundersitz D, Kingsley M.
This study quantified the biomechanical (movements and forces) and physiological (energy expenditure) demands of postal delivery performed with electrically assisted bicycles (EABs). Ten postal workers and 10 recreational athletes performed three simulated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Patient Solidarity Day 2018: Action to ensure safe medication and health care for all
6 December 2018 – The Eastern Mediterranean Region joins the world in marking Patient Solidarity Day on 7 December 2018. This year’s Patient Solidarity Day focuses on Safe Medication and Health Care for All. Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of avoidable harm in health care systems globally. The Eastern Mediterranean Region is no exception. Worldwide, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at US$ 42 billion annually – almost 1% of total global health expenditure. This is a waste of valuable resources. The money could be saved by implementing ach...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Higher education research and development expenditures increased 4.7 percent from FY2016 to FY2017
Funding of higher education research and development (R&D) in the United States reached $75.3 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, an increase of 4.7 percent from FY2016. Federal funding of R&D increased in both current and constant dollars, the first such consecutive increase since the peak of expenditures from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 between FY2009 and FY2011. These data are from the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, conducted ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297222&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Politicians' Narrow Focus On Prescription Drug Spending Is Myopic
If the politicians and policymakers'intent is to bend the healthcare cost curve, they must address growth in expenditures across all healthcare sectors, and not narrowly focus on prescription drug spending. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Direct primary care yields corporate profitability
Do you have to spend money make money? Or, do you have to spend money to save money? In reality, both statements are truthful and relevant to corporate profitability. CEOs& CFOs alike have always known these proclamations to be true in order to successfully run their company. Since healthcare expenditures are typically the second line item on a company ’s profit and loss report, these truths applicable to any employer’s medical program. In the world of employer sponsored medical programs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bryn Scarborough Source Type: news

Direct primary care yields corporate profitability
Do you have to spend money make money? Or, do you have to spend money to save money? In reality, both statements are truthful and relevant to corporate profitability. CEOs& CFOs alike have always known these proclamations to be true in order to successfully run their company. Since healthcare expenditures are typically the second line item on a company ’s profit and loss report, these truths applicable to any employer’s medical program. In the world of employer sponsored medical programs,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bryn Scarborough Source Type: news

Two Oregon universities snare top 100 R & D spending rankings
Two Oregon schools snared rankings in a new list that tracks research and development The National Science Foundation ratings put Oregon Health& Science University and Oregon State University in the top 100. Johns Hopkins University, at $2.56 billion, finished as the nation's No. 1 university for expenditures on research and development. Eleven other schools topped $1 billion last year, based on the foundation's report. The top 100 universities in the national rankings combined for R&D spending … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: G. Scott Thomas Source Type: news

HHS: Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2019 Through September 30, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has released the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP), Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP), and disaster-recovery FMAP adjustments for the period of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Appearance and behaviour: are cyclist physical attributes reflective of their preferences and habits? - Tengattini S, Bigazzi A, Rupi F.
Cyclist physical attributes are important for performance aspects such as speed, effort, and energy expenditure, and could also be systematically related to preferences and behaviour. Casual assumptions (stereotypes) about cyclists based on their appearanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Higher Education R & D Expenditures Increased 4.7%, Exceeded $75 Billion in FY 2017
In FY 2017, higher education research and development expenditures reached $75.3 billion, up 4.7% from FY 2016. Federal funding of higher education R&D increased in both current and constant dollars for consecutive years for the first time since FYs 2009-2011. These data are from the 2017 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - November 20, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2017
This publication releases detailed tables for the FY 2017 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. The tables present data on R&D expenditures at higher education institutions across all academic disciplines and include R&D expenditures by institution, R&D field, geographic area, source of funds, type of R&D (basic research, applied research, and experimental development), cost categories (salaries, software, equipment, and indirect costs), and trends over time. (Source: NSF - Stat...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - November 20, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure
Study finds that people consuming a lower-carbohydrate diet following weight loss have greater energy expenditure compared with a higher-carb diet, but methodology called into question.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Low dietary carbohydrate intake is associated with increased energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in The BMJ to coincide with the annual meeting of The Obesity... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Owl or Lark? Resting Energy Expenditure Varies Throughout Day Owl or Lark? Resting Energy Expenditure Varies Throughout Day
The energy expended during'resting'activities, such as breathing and using the brain, varies depending on the time of day, and could explain the weight gain seen with shift work, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Here ’s When Your Body Burns the Most Calories, According to a New Study
Everything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That’s likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body’s internal clock and sleep and wake cycles. These rhythms can also influence calorie burning, according to the research, which was published Thursday in Current Biology. At rest, humans burn about 10% more calories in the late afternoon than they do late at night, laboratory experiments found. That equals about 130...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Embark and Novo Nordisk enter collaboration to discover novel therapeutics for obesity and metabolic disease
Embark Biotech ApS and Novo Nordisk A/S have entered into a research collaboration focusing on the discovery of novel treatments for obesity and its associated metabolic pathologies through mechanisms that increase energy expenditure. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novo Nordisk Business and Industry Source Type: news

Household vs. individual survey practices - implications for household travel survey expenditures in Germany - Hubrich S, Wittwer R, Gerike R.
In household travel surveys (HTS), each individual's behavior in a household is surveyed whereas in individual travel surveys (ITS) only selected individuals are considered as survey unit. Statistical effects of the two survey approaches have been discusse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Digirad shares drop on Q3 earnings release
Shares in Digirad Corp. (NSDQ:DRAD) have fallen today after the company posted third quarter earnings that saw sales shrinking slightly. The Suwanee, Ga.-based company posted losses of $1.4 million, or 7¢ per share, on sales of $25.7 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 84% while sales shrunk 0.3% compared with the same period during the previous year. Sales for the quarter narrowly topped the $24.9 million consensus on Wall Street. “Overall, our business had some challenges during the quarter, which we expect to be temporary in nature. Despite these challenges, we were stil...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Digirad Corp. Source Type: news

Physical and human capital rather than military spending key for economic growth in Russia
(Pensoft Publishers) Investment in education, healthcare, sports, road infrastructure and transportation, rather than national defense and, to a lesser extent, national security and law enforcement, is what drives economic growth rates upwards in Russia, suggests a recent analysis of government expenditure data gathered between 2002 and 2016. The empirical study, conducted by Dr Alexey Kudrin and Dr Alexander Knobel, was published in the open-access journal Russian Journal of Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First humans to reach Australia likely island-hopped to New Guinea then walked – study
Researchers map likeliest route using least-cost calculations, line-of-sight sailing and likely sea levelsThe first people to arrive in Australia are likely to have sailed east from Borneo to Sulawesi and island-hopped to New Guinea, according to research.A study led by Australian National University PhD candidate Shimona Kealy andpublished in the Journal of Human Evolution has modelled the most likely route from southeast Asia to the Australian mainland based on which pathway would have required the least expenditure of energy and resources.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Indigenous Australians Asia Pacific Australia news Australian universities World news Archaeology Anthropology Evolution Science Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Programs: International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on options that they should consider for testing changes to payment for certain separately payable Part B drugs and biologicals. Among other things, CMS intends to test whether phasing down the Medicare payment amount for selected Part B drugs to more closely align with international prices and allowing private-sector vendors to negotiate prices for drugs would lead to higher quality care for beneficiaries and reduced Medicare program expenditures. Comments are due by December 31, 2018. (Source: Federal Regist...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 30, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Personal Consumption Spending Up 2.5 Percent
Personal consumption expenditures in the United States rose 4.3 percent in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two-pronged approach -- Novel combined therapy tackles excess fatty tissue
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) A new combined therapy for obesity and diabetes has been shown to suppress the appetite and at the same time increase energy expenditure. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), partner institutions of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have reported their findings in 'Nature Communications'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your Employer ’ s Health Plan Will Cost More In 2019
(CBS News) — As American workers approach this year’s open-enrollment season for employer-sponsored health care plans, they can expect the same bad news they’ve been hearing for years: Workers are once again getting hit with more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles. Annual family premiums rose 5 percent to an average of $19,616, the eighth year of increases, according to the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Benefits Survey released earlier this month. On average, workers contribute $5,547 of the cost of family coverage. Premiums for singles increased 3 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Health Care Local TV Source Type: news

Pharmacological and non-pharmacological means for prevention of fractures among elderly - Fares A.
Fractures are major cause of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare and social services expenditure in elderly. Fractures often have multifactorial etiologies and the condition emerges due to the interaction between the different predisposing and precipitati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Joint consideration of energy expenditure, air quality, and safety by cyclists - Bigazzi AY, Gehrke SR.
Public health benefits are an important motivator and justification for urban cycling promotion. The health impacts of cycling are typically evaluated using three main effect pathways: physical activity (exercise), air pollution exposure, and safety (crash... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Medtech?
Speakers at The Medtech Conference from AdvaMed shared their thoughts about the midterm elections in “DC Download and Midterms Preview,” moderated by Greg Crist, executive vice president, public affairs, AdvaMed. The panel included Charlie Dent, former U.S. representative and now senior policy advisor for DLA Piper; Walt Rosebrough, president and CEO of STERIS Corp.; Elizabeth Pika Sharp, senior vice president and managing director, federal government affairs, at AdvaMed; and Jennifer Nieto, vice president, federal government relations and alliance development, California Life Sciences A...
Source: MDDI - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Could Publicly Funded Medtech Face Price Controls in NJ?
New Jersey Senate Bill 977 (S977), which seeks to prohibit “excessive charges for drugs developed by publicly funded research,” includes “other health care technology” and could therefore impact medtech. Dean J. Paranicas, president and CEO of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), tells MD+DI that “S977 would apply only to medical technology approved by the FDA that was developed in its entirety or partially, directly or indirectly, with federal or State funds. The bill would not apply to technology developed without public a...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Get Ready for These 4 Medtech Shifts
Healthcare has historically focused on treating the chronically ill and diseased populations, but things are changing, and it is a “global shift,” Sowmya Rajagopalan, industry principal of Frost & Sullivan, told attendees at The MedTech Conference. “Payers and providers understand that it has to be health management [in order to] to delay the onset of disease.” In addition, “consumerization in healthcare has begun,” she added. Patients “want to know how their health is managed.”...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news