Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes
A harm-reduction initiative reduced emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and healthcare costs among participants with opioid use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Biden Hits Republicans, Drug Companies in Healthcare Speech
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- President Biden struck an unusually combative tone on Tuesday during a speech about healthcare costs, criticizing Republicans for trimming a bill to lower insulin costs and for wanting to sunset federal laws every... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Childhood Cow's Milk Allergy Raises Healthcare Costs Childhood Cow's Milk Allergy Raises Healthcare Costs
Managing cow ' s milk allergy is expensive owing to costs of prescriptions and healthcare visits, researchers in the United Kingdom report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 23, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Innovative Financing to Protect Public Health During a Pandemic
By Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen LianBANGKOK / PENANG, Sep 20 2022 (IPS) Economic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic has been uneven amidst a cautious loosening of restrictions. But even at the height of the pandemic, it was business as usual for the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies remain profitable, making US$ 912.3 billion in 2022 and capitalizing on the situation by promoting and selling their lethal products while convincing governments that their industry should not be penalised during the pandemic, claiming tobacco is a good investment. This is an industry that perpetuates an annual loss of US$ 1.4 trillion in glob...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen Lian Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Health Care Hero: Springfield physician advocates on rising healthcare costs for patients
Dr. Marvin Narcelles has been a part of the internal medicine team at Mercy Health - East Springfield Internal Medicine since 2012. He is a 2022 DBJ Health Care Hero. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Kathleen Caffrey Source Type: news

South Africa: Obesity Costs South Africa Billions. We Did the Sums
[The Conversation Africa] Globally, it is widely acknowledged that obesity-related conditions and their complications add hugely to healthcare costs and productivity losses. In turn this adds a large burden on individuals, their families and on governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Optimizing falls-related planning and intervention for nursing facilities by ownership type - Hosseini H.
Falls among older adults are a major public health concern: They result in $30 billion in direct US healthcare costs annually and take an immense psychological and physical toll on older adults. Particularly concerning are falls in nursing home settings, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can Innovation In Primary Care Slay The Healthcare Leviathan? (2 Of 2)
The question of whether Amazon can meaningfully impact healthcare costs, quality and patient experience misses the more important questions: who else is also innovating in primary care, what are the different approaches, and which ones are most likely to succeed (and why)? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Joseph, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Investing /investing Source Type: news

Mitigating structural racism to reduce inequities in sepsis outcomes: a mixed methods, longitudinal intervention study
This study is aligned with calls to action by the NIH and the Sepsis Alliance to address inequities in sepsis care and outcomes. It is the first to intervene to mitigate effects of structural racism by developing the domains of organizational culture that are required for anti-racist action, with implications for inequities in complex health outcomes beyond sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship between nutrition-related problems and falls in hemodialysis patients: a narrative review - Shirai N, Inoue T, Ogawa M, Okamura M, Morishita S, Suguru Y, Tsubaki A.
Falls are a social problem that increase healthcare costs. Hemodialysis (HD) patients need to avoid falling because fractures increase their risk of death. Nutritional problems such as frailty, sarcopenia, undernutrition, protein-energy wasting (PEW), and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sexual violence against women and their help-seeking in Taiwan - Pan SM, Lin YJ, Lin DL, Liu YL.
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence is a global health and human rights issue that impacts the physical and mental health of victims and increases healthcare costs. PURPOSE: This research was developed to investigate the prevalence of sexual violence again... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessing factors associated with non-fatal injuries from road traffic accidents among Malaysian adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the PURE Malaysia study - Md Isa Z, Ismail NH, Ismail R, Mohd Tamil A, Ja'afar MH, Mat Nasir N, Miskan M, Zainol Abidin N, Ab Razak NH, Yusof KH.
Non-fatal injuries (NFIs) due to road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a public health problem worldwide that significantly impacts the population morbidity and healthcare costs. As the demands for vehicles in developing countries, such as Malaysia, is increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Roche launches innovative dual antigen and antibody diagnostic test supporting the fight to eliminate the hepatitis C virus
Elecsys HCV Duo is the first commercially available immunoassay that allows the simultaneous and independent determination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen and antibody status.TheElecsys HCVDuo immunoassay enables significantly earlier diagnosis of active HCV infection, making it possible to get patients appropriate care sooner to stop both the disease progression and transmission.Basel, 18 July 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of the Elecsys ® HCV Duo immunoassay in countries that accept the CE Mark. Elecsys HCV Duo is the first available immunoassay that allows the simultaneous ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches innovative dual antigen and antibody diagnostic test supporting the fight to eliminate the hepatitis C virus
Elecsys HCV Duo is the first commercially available immunoassay that allows the simultaneous and independent determination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen and antibody status.TheElecsys HCVDuo immunoassay enables significantly earlier diagnosis of active HCV infection, making it possible to get patients appropriate care sooner to stop both the disease progression and transmission.Basel, 18 July 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of the Elecsys ® HCV Duo immunoassay in countries that accept the CE Mark. Elecsys HCV Duo is the first available immunoassay that allows the simultaneous ...
Source: Roche Media News - July 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

People from low socioeconomic backgrounds could reduce chronic kidney disease risk with regular exercise, study suggests
New research has found people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who regularly exercise could substantially reduce their risk of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is linked to poor quality of life and an increased risk of death. Its treatment is also associated with high healthcare costs, with diabetes and high blood pressure major factors that contribute to the disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news