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

Inpatient Medicaid Usage and Expenditure Patterns After Changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Levels
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Spain: Health System Review.
Authors: Bernal-Delgado E, Garcia-Armesto S, Oliva J, Sanchez Martinez FI, Repullo JR, Pena-Longobardo LM, Ridao-Lopez M, Hernandez-Quevedo C Abstract This analysis of the Spanish health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health status continues to improve in Spain, and life expectancy is the highest in the European Union. Inequalities in self-reported health have also declined in the last decade, although long-standing disability and chronic conditions are increasing due to an ageing popul...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Austria: Health System Review.
Authors: Bachner F, Bobek J, Habimana K, Ladurner J, Lepuschutz L, Ostermann H, Rainer L, Schmidt AE, Zuba M, Quentin W, Winkelmann J Abstract This analysis of the Austrian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Two major reforms implemented in 2013 and 2017 are among the main issues today. The central aim of the reforms that put in place a new governance system was to strengthen coordination and cooperation between different levels of government and self-governing bodies by promoting joint plan...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Bulgaria: Health System Review.
Authors: Dimova A, Rohova M, Koeva S, Atanasova E, Koeva-Dimitrova L, Kostadinova T, Spranger A Abstract This analysis of the Bulgarian health system reviews developments in its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. With the 2015 National Health Strategy 2020 at its core, there have been ambitious reform plans to introduce more decentralization, strategic purchasing and integrated care into the Bulgarian social health insurance system. However, the main characteristics of the Bulgarian health system, including a high level of centralizati...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Some shared savings contracts save Medicare expenditure
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Expenditure on vaccine-preventable disease surveillance
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Big Jump in US Spending on Cancer Drugs From 2001 to 2016 Big Jump in US Spending on Cancer Drugs From 2001 to 2016
From 2011 to 2016, expenditure on cancer drugs in the United States rapidly accelerated. The first prospective study of its kind tallies the numbers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Big Jump in US Spending on Cancer Drugs From 2011 to 2016 Big Jump in US Spending on Cancer Drugs From 2011 to 2016
From 2011 to 2016, expenditure on cancer drugs in the United States rapidly accelerated. The first prospective study of its kind tallies the numbers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Children are not like other loads: a cross-cultural perspective on the influence of burdens and companionship on human walking - Bouterse L, Wall-Scheffler C.
A major portion of humans' activity-based energy expenditure is taken up by locomotion, particularly walking. Walking behaviors have energetic outcomes and as such can be important windows into how populations and groups adjust to different environmental a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Does Thinking Burn Calories? Here ’s What the Science Says
You spent Sunday on the couch, skimming your social feeds and watching HGTV. Monday at work was a different story; your job involves creative problem solving and other difficult mental activities. Does the extra brainpower you use at work burn more energy than your Sunday spent watching Fixer Upper reruns? “The basic answer is yes,” says Ewan McNay, an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Albany. The brain—unlike any other part of the body—runs exclusively on the sugar glucose, and strenuous cognitive activities require more glucose than simple ones, say...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Plans to change federal Medi-Cal funding could force some California counties to slash health coverage
The number of Californians who gained health insurance grew by 3 million people after the Affordable Care Act expanded Medi-Cal coverage in 2014 and 2015. But anticipated federal funding changes could over time force counties to shoulder more of the cost of paying for health care, or cut back enrollment and programs, according to a  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Nearly one-third of the state ’s 33 million people under the age of 65 are enrolled in the health insurance program for low-income and disabled residents known in California as Medi-Cal (or Medicaid in the rest of the Unit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Digital games show potential to improve cardiovascular disease-related exercise outcomes
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A scoping review of studies on game interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) self-management found that the use of digital games improved exercise capacity and energy expenditure significantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A traditional Malay ethnomedicine shown to prevent obesity
(Natural News) Red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus), known as red dragon fruit in Malaysia, has been found to prevent obesity. In the study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that red pitaya improves energy balance homeostasis by regulating the anorectic, orexigenic and energy expenditure-related genes. Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Exercise Burns the Most Calories? Here ’s What Science Says
Your time is precious — and limited. So when it comes to working out, it’s not uncommon to wonder: what exercise burns the most calories? Exercise scientists have rigorously studied the amount of energy people expend during different types of exercise, and they’ve determined which workouts are best for burning calories. The thing to keep in mind: the more muscles you engage and the harder (and longer) you push those muscles, the more energy your body will churn through, says Dr. Tim Church, an exercise researcher and a professor of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisian...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: standardising practice
Inspired by innovations in catheter practice from the USA, in 2014 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust introduced catheterisation standardisation across the Trust's two acute sites. Standardisation was achieved by the introduction of an all-in one catheterisation tray (Bard ® Tray), which included all the necessary equipment required for catheterisation, coupled with a training programme. The introduction of the tray was followed by a clinically significant 80% reduction in the CAUTI rate from 2014 to 2016. This reduction in CAUTI rate provided the Trust with a considerable reduction on annual expenditure (nearly...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare cuts 'strongly linked' to the resurgence of measles
(Bocconi University) Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the 'spread of anti-scientific theories' can be blamed. However, a new study in the European Journal of Public Health shows that cuts in public health expenditure also play an important role, with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage decreasing 0.5 percentage points for each 1 percent expenditure cut (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Medical Device Excise Tax: Three Potential Outcomes
The battle to repeal the medical device excise tax (MDET) has been a significant focus of the medical device community since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted on March 23, 2010. At that time, Congress included a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices to help cover the costs of the expanded health insurance coverage mandated under the ACA. Efforts to repeal the MDET began almost as soon as the ACA was enacted. The medical device industry largely criticized the MDET, insisting that the tax would harm R&D investment and performance, and thus argued it should be abolished. Although there has been significant agreement ...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin E. Culbertson and Jeffrey D. Morton Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

National survey shows ocean and coastal recreation is big business
(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) A new report by social scientists at NOAA Fisheries reveals that viewing or photographing the ocean was the top activity for ocean lovers in the U.S. in number of participants, days spent, and how much people paid to do it. The recently released report provides results from the National Ocean Recreation Expenditure Survey, the first of its kind for NOAA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is extending the comment period through October 4, 2018 on a change to a currently approved information collection titled "Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and MEPS Medical Provider Component." The survey is used to analyze healthcare use, expenses, and health policy. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Use of generic combination drugs would reduce expenditure
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New book urges schools to make physical education a priority
Bill Simon is the co-founder ofUCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, an  adjunct professor of economics at UCLA, recipient of the Marty Skylar My Last Lecture Award, and a former Republican nominee for California governor.In 1998, he and his wife, Cindy, created the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation to help schools bolster their lagging physical education programs by providing physical fitness facilities, curriculum and training — in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The organization joined forces with UCLA Health in 2015. To date, the program is in 141 schools nationally (127 in the Los Angeles area) and serves...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2015
The 76 detailed statistical tables in this report present both single-year tables for 2015 data and tables containing prior-year statistics 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 50 United States and the District of Columbia. 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 go...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - August 30, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting aims to pave the way towards universal health coverage in the Eastern ...
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting paves the way for universal health coverage in the Region
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Journalists Urged to Improve Reporting of HIV in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Media practitioners have been tasked to make government accountable on expenditure of funds in the fight against HIV in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Avatar Uses Your Gait to Predict How Many Calories You Will Burn
Humans instinctively adopt the gait that requires the least amount of energy given the walking conditions. Without realizing it, we are constantly tweaking our pace, stride length and foot lift. But could we consciously play with these parameters in order to influence our energy expenditure? (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

An avatar uses your gait to predict how many calories you will burn
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) New avatar-based software developed at EPFL looks at how people walk in order to predict their energy expenditure. The software, originally intended for roboticists and for researchers who develop prosthetics and exoskeletons, could have many uses in both medicine and sports. It can be tested online through a downloadable app. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Announces New Model to Address Impact of the Opioid Crisis for Children
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) as a new Innovation Center payment and service delivery model. As part of the larger strategy to address the opioid epidemic, this model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 23, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Lupin enters prescription dermatology segment in Brazil
Valued at USD 28 billion, Brazil is the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical market, driven by growing public health expenditure and increasing household income. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SMD # 18-009 RE: Budget Neutrality Policies for Section 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration Projects
A letter to state Medicaid Directors that explains how to calculate budget neutrality expenditure limits for Medicaid section 1115 demonstration projects. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sweeping proposal would cap Oregon health cost hikes at a set percentage
A joint legislative task force will recommend an annual target for growth in total health care expenditures, similar to one used in Massachusetts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Sweeping proposal would cap Oregon health cost hikes at a set percentage
A joint legislative task force will recommend an annual target for growth in total health care expenditures, similar to one used in Massachusetts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

IntriCon closes $95m offering
IntriCon (NSDQ:IIN) said late yesterday it closed a $94.9 million round of financing slated to support capital expenditures and the repurchasing of company shares. The Arden Hills, Minn.-based company said it sold 1.5 million shares of common stock at $55 per share. The offering also included a fully exercised 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 225,000 shares of common stock at the same price. Net proceeds from the round are expected to be approximately $88.9 million and are slated to fund capital expenditures, the repurchasing and retiring of 500,000 shares of stock from its employees and for...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat IntriCon Corp. Source Type: news

AHN sees big boost in percentage of medical expenditures from Highmark members
That's part of Highmark's strategy in the wake of the high-profile divorce from UPMC, which will with only a handful of services be out of network for Highmark members July 1, 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

ViewRay closes $173m offering
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) today closed a $172.5 million offering with funds slated to support working capital and general corporate purposes. In the offering, the Cleveland-based company floated approximately 16.2 million shares of common stock at $9.25 per share, bringing in $150 million gross before offering-related payments. The offering also included 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 2.4 million shares at the same price, which was fully executed, lifting the total raised in the round to $172.5 million. ViewRay said it plans to use funds raised to support working capital and general corpora...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Expanding Glucagon Access and Use in the Prehospital Setting
In cases of severe hypoglycemia, an intramuscular injection of glucagon remains the preferred method of treatment.1 Unfortunately, in many states regulatory polices prevent EMT-Basics from being able to administer or carry glucagon, which makes treating such patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness far more complicated  and slower than necessary. In addition to the unavailability of glucagon, many EMTs aren’t permitted to perform blood glucose testing (i.e., fingersticks), which makes the identification and treatment of hypoglycemia even more challenging. Severe hypoglycemic events re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Kahn, MD, MPH, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say
Trump administration forces some scientific funding to be reviewed by adviser who was high-school football teammate of Ryan ZinkeProminent US climate scientists have told the Guardian that the Trump administration is holding up research funding as their projects undergo an unprecedented political review by the high-school football teammate of the US interior secretary.The US interior department administers over $5.5bn in funding to external organizations, mostly for research, conservation and land acquisition. At the beginning of 2018, interior secretary Ryan Zinke instated a new requirement that scientific funding above $...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mallory Pickett Tags: Trump administration US news US politics Climate change Research funding Source Type: news

IntriCon prices $83m offering
IntriCon (NSDQ:IIN) today priced an upcoming public offering looking to raise approximately $82.5 million. The Arden Hills, Minn.-based company said it is looking to float 1.5 million shares of common stock at $55 per share, and that the offering is expected to close on August 20. The offering includes a 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 225,000 shares of common stock at the same price, according to a press release. Intricon said it expects to see net proceeds of approximately $77.3 million after discounts and expenses, which it plans to use to repay debt, fund capital expenditures and repurc...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat IntriCon Corp. Source Type: news

ViewRay prices $150m offering
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) yesterday priced an upcoming offering looking to raise $150 million. The Cleveland-based company plans to float approximately 16.2 million shares of common stock at $9.25 per share, bringing in $150 million gross before offering-related payments. The offering, slated to close on August 17, will also include a 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 2.4 million shares at the same price. ViewRay said it plans to use funds raised to support working capital and general corporate purposes, including R&D, clinical trials, capital expenditures and infrastructure expenses, acco...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

Wide variation across the nation in treatment for opioid abuse and dependence
(FAIR Health) Whether treatment for opioid abuse and dependence most commonly emphasized methadone administration, naltrexone injection, group psychotherapy or another procedure in 2017 depended on the state or region where the patient received care, according to a new white paper and state-by-state infographics from FAIR Health. Which procedures made up the largest share of total expenditures for opioid abuse and dependence also varied by region and state. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Overview of Long-Term Services and Supports and Medicaid: Final Report (May 2018)
This report examines the role of formal long-term services and supports (LTSS) in Medicaid. It also examines how sociodemographic changes are likely to affect the demand for LTSS in the future, and as a result, Medicaid use and expenditures. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news