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Puerto Rico Could Be Left Without Electricity for Months. Here ’s What to Know
On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico directly, landing as a Category 4 hurricane in the town of Yabucoa with sustained winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The storm destroyed hundred of homes and knocked out power across the island, reports the Associated Press (AP). Ricardo Rossello, the island’s governor, has imposed a daily curfew between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Saturday to allow for recovery operations. The entire island is now in a total blackout as a result of the storm, with recovery in some parts not expected for an extended period of time. “Once we’re able to go outside, we’re goi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Read Barack Obama ’s Speech Bashing the GOP’s ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
In conclusion, each of us can make a difference, and I know I’m preaching to the choir here because otherwise you wouldn’t be a goalkeeper. But many of you are young and maybe have only seen forward momentum and may not have seen backward momentum yet. Many of you may confront hurdles and roadblocks and disappointments in the future. And when that happens, that’s the test. The test is not how you feel when things are going good or when you are at a cool conference in New York with Bill and Melinda Gates, and Will I Am. The test is when you’re in the field and you’re on the ground and you are d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

Data Snapshot: 2016 Child Poverty Rate Sees Largest Decline Since Before Great Recession (September 2017)
Child poverty declined by 1.2 percentage points between 2015 and 2016, according to analyses of the official poverty measure (OPM) in the latest American Community Survey. By 2016, child poverty across the nation was still 1.5 percentage points higher than before the Great Recession. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apple ’s New $1,000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch
You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new version, Apple makes its previous technology antiquated in mere seconds, thus shaming many of us to upgrade. For millions of us, the many capabilities of the iPhone make dropping several hundred dollars to acquire o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Tags: Uncategorized Class iPhone tech technology Source Type: news

The Median Household Income in the U.S. Is Rising
(WASHINGTON) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household last year finally earned more than it did in 1999. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point at which half the households fall below and half are above. Last year’s figure is slightly above the previous peak of $58,665, reached in 1999. It is also the first time since the recession ended in 2009 that the typical household earned more than it did in 200...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Rugaber / AP Tags: Uncategorized income Money onetime Source Type: news

Methodological barriers to studying the association between the economic crisis and suicide in Spain - Alvarez-Galvez J, Salinas-Perez JA, Rodero-Cosano ML, Salvador-Carulla L.
BACKGROUND: The hypothetical relationship between economic recession and the increase in suicides in Spain is subject to various arguments. In addition to the inherent complexity of capturing and explaining the underlining mechanisms that could describe th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Money Woes May Shape Metabolic Risk in Young Blacks
(MedPage Today) -- Effects of recession tied to metabolic syndrome prevalence in this group (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recession took toll on health of rural young blacks
The Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have hit black American teens in poor rural communities particularly hard, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 -- The Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have hit black American teens in poor rural communities particularly hard, a new study suggests. What the researchers discovered was that these young people now appear to be at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Socioeconomic crisis and aggressive behaviour of Greek adolescents - Lazaratou H, Kalogerakis Z, Economou M, Xenitidis K.
This study aimed to examine the correlation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Novant Health's Mint Hill hospital became a model project
It ’s been roughly a decade since Novant Health gained state approval for a new community hospital on Charlotte’s east side. But a significant delay — imposed by a crippling recession — gave the health-care provider a chance to rethink its plans and improve upon them. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Laura Williams-Tracy Source Type: news

Road Safety in urban areas in Greece during economy downturn. A before - after comparison - Mpogas K, Kopelias P, Mitropoulos L, Kepaptsoglou K.
The deep economic recession in Greece has significant effects on urban lifestyle. Negative economic conditions with serious consequences in everyday life, such as the loss of 25-30% of GDP within five years and an unemployment rate over 25% have impacts on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Did the Great Recession affect mortality rates in the metropolitan United States? Effects on mortality by age, gender and cause of death - Strumpf EC, Charters TJ, Harper S, Nandi A.
This study estimates the impacts of increases in unemployment rates on both all-cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Back to life: Chinese research group revives Richmond manufacturing campus
The carpeting is worn, the grass needs watering and it ’s been years since the courtyard fountain has foamed up at the sprawling East Bay home of shuttered Berlex Biosciences. Yet inside its old labs, innovation is bubbling up. Investors with ties to a Chinese preclinical research group bought the 53-acre Richmond site five years ago at a recession-c ratered price. Since then three dozen early-stage biotech companies have snagged space for about half the cost of gleaming new labs on the Peninsula. Dubbed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Do Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain?
TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 -- Do you feel a sharp pain when you eat or drink something cold or hot? You may have sensitive teeth, a common problem caused by a number of factors. Gum recession is the most common cause. When the gum starts to recede, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More children living in high-poverty neighborhoods following Great Recession
(Rice University) More children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods following the Great Recession -- a troubling shift because children in these neighborhoods are a year behind academically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When the next recession comes it's going to wipe out millions of American families who no longer have savings or investment plans
(Natural News) Like an iceberg breaking apart piece by piece, society is always collapsing in some way, shedding and reshaping. It’s only a matter of time before countless pieces of the iceberg melt away, leaving millions of American families stranded and broke, floating alone in a cold, barren economy. How will you prepare your family for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Spark Another Great Recession. This Time, It May Be Permanent
Climate change will wreak havoc on the U.S. economy, leading to as much as a 3% decline in national GDP by the end of the 21st century if left unaddressed — and losses will be far higher in some of the country’s poorest areas, according to a new study. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science, evaluated a number of factors that will contribute to economic decline as average global temperatures continue to rise, including increased energy costs, coastal damage, mortality rates and damage to agriculture. The study authors did not assess some other factors that carry economic costs, like dama...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

With China connections, Peninsula biotech startup races from stealth mode toward cancer
Serial biotech entrepreneur Sofie Qiao has been here before: Creating a startup that taps Bay Area and Chinese expertise to swiftly — and relatively cheaply — move an experimental drug toward human clinical trials. It worked with Lead Therapeutics Inc., which was developing the cancer drug talazoparib and was bought in 2010 by San Rafael's BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. It didn't work so well with Linq Pharmaceuticals Inc., w hich fizzled as investors exited biotech during the Great Recession. But… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Did the Great Recession increase suicides in the USA? Evidence from an interrupted time-series analysis - Harper S, Bruckner TA.
PURPOSE: Research suggests that the Great Recession of 2007-2009 led to nearly 5000 excess suicides in the United States. However, prior work has not accounted for seasonal patterning and unique suicide trends by age and gender. METHODS: We calcula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Healthcare Spending Rises With Income
(MedPage Today) -- New analysis finds spending reduction in places hit by recession (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

5 Reasons Doctors Oppose Repealing The Affordable Care Act
In May the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. Now, a few members of the Senate are secretly constructing their own bill, and there are disturbing rumors it shares considerable overlap with the House’s AHCA bill. Now is the time to remind members of Congress and the Trump regime that the majority of the American people did not vote for Trump. The majority of the American people did not vote for attacking the health care of millions of our fellow Americans. Not a single reputable medical association or public health group supports schemes in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Recession, Ratings Downgrade Could Sink SA's Spiralling Health System
[Bhekisisa] Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds
Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.While growth was tempered by the deep recession that hit the country two years ago – and restrictive government regulations remained an ongoing challenge – the recession is now (slowly) easing and optimism about the Brazilian market is fa...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds
Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements (VMS) market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.While growth was tempered by the deep recession that hit the country two years ago – and restrictive government regulations remained an ongoing challenge – the recession is now (slowly) easing and optimism about the Brazilian market...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

As Caregiver And Provider, Dad Faces An Uphill Battle
Whether you look at their historic role as breadwinner or their emerging one as hands-on parent, fathers deserve more support. We tend to read more about how the pressures of career and caregiving weigh on women – and that’s a problem that certainly cannot be overstated. But our society isn’t just badly designed for mothering. It is badly designed for parenting. This isn’t good for families, employers or the economy. The best Father’s Day gift we can give Dad is recognition of what he needs to succeed in the most important job he’ll ever do. Today’s dads are far more likely to chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America has turned into a handout nation, record 236 million people collecting some form of assistance from the Government
(Natural News) As the United States is still slowly recovering from the Great Recession, more Americans must rely on our nation’s safety net programs for their survival. As reported by Scholars Strategy Network, about one in four Americans live below or just above the federal poverty line. The slow recovery and soaring unemployment level have not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Bill Puts U.S. Job Growth In Jeopardy
Throughout the past 60 years, the most reliable source of job growth in the United States has been health care. When other industries, like manufacturing, energy, and retail falter, the health care industry acts as our ballast to the ship of our economy. The Republican health bill making its way through the Senate threatens the stability of our economy and will deprive us of a critical source of economic growth. In 2015, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that health care would have the fastest employment growth of any industry between 2014 and 2024. The legislation approved by the House will significan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of the global economic recession and a reduced alcohol tax on hospitalizations due to alcohol-attributed diseases in Taiwan - Liao CM, Lin CM.
This study is to assess the effects of the 2008 economic crisis and a 2009 alcohol tax reduction on alcohol-related morbidity for men of different socioeconomic statuses in Taiwan. Admissions data for the period from 2007 to 2012 for men aged 24-59 years i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. More: See the full report. The government's report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The relationship of the perceived impact of the current Greek recession with increased suicide risk is moderated by mental illness in patients with long-term conditions - Ntountoulaki E, Paika V, Papaioannou D, Guthrie E, Kotsis K, Fountoulakis KN, Carvalho AF, Hyphantis T.
OBJECTIVE: Adverse life events may contribute to the emergence of suicidality. We aimed to test the relationship between the impact of the Greek recession and suicidal risk in people with long-term conditions (LTCs) and to determine whether this relationsh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Reforms, new spending fail to fix mental health system
Tens of millions of dollars have been spent to bolster mental health services in Sacramento County since the recession, but local emergency rooms still struggle to cope with dozens of patients in crisis every day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments (compared with 84 percent of Boomers and 81 percent of Gen Xers). And we’re willing to pay the price: While Boomers said they’d spend an average of $152 a month on self-improvement, millennials anticipated spending nea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 paths to success on the medtech fundraising trail
Funding a medical technology company isn’t a simple job: Modern medical devices require cutting-edge innovation, research and design to make it to the market. And don’t even get started on regulatory and reimbursement challenges. The recession of the late 2000s, Affordable Care Act and changes to regulatory bodies and reimbursement requirements have changed the game for medical device startups seeking funding. More than ever, young companies need clear paths to avoid running out of money. Read the whole story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post 2 paths to success on the medtech fundr...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Source Type: news

5 Ways I've Prepared Myself For Non-Retirement
I am 67 and continue to work full time. Believe it or not, this is by choice ― and I don’t believe that I’m alone in the decision to pursue non-retirement.  Lots of people approach retirement expecting that there will be some specific event to trigger their departure from the workplace. They frequently look to the calendar for guidance, something I was once guilty of doing myself. When I was 50, I told myself I would work until 55. When I was 55, I moved the needle to 60. No surprise that 65 came and went too. So when will I stop work? When it stops being fun. When I find something I want to do more. Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Are The Most Important Part Of The AHCA
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House of Representatives by a margin of one vote (217-213) on May 4th, overhauls the way in which the federal government and states cover the costs of state Medicaid programs. Most notably, it converts Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement into a ‘per-capita cap’ program. Medicaid provides coverage for over 70 million individuals and relies on both federal and state funding to continue growing. Under current law, the federal government covers, on average, 57 percent of each state’s total Medicaid costs, no matter the amount. The states pay for the remai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey
Djibouti Port. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy Akinwumi AdesinaABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 2017 (IPS)Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other. This cooperation is both a mutual privilege and priority. At the end of the 2015 India-Africa Forum Summit, Indian Prime Minister Modi announced very substantial credits and grant assistance which benefitted our relationship. In addition to an India-Africa Developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akinwumi Adesina Tags: Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Trade & Investment African Development Bank (AfDB) Source Type: news

Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending
The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts that are still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maybe Colleges Should Take A Lesson From Zoos
By Michael Preston, UCF Forum columnist What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks explored the paradox of the modern zoo. We traditionally have taken animals that were meant to live and thrive in the wild and placed them on display at zoos for the purpose of study and our own entertainment. We take these animals that are meant t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Business cycle impacts on substance use of adolescents: a multi-country analysis - Paling T, Vall Castello J.
Populations respond to changes in the economic climate in a variety of ways. The recent 'Great Recession' has brought attention to the vulnerability of many economies around the world to changes in non-domestic macroeconomic fluctuations. However, empirica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pittsburgh housing buoyed by eds and meds, study says
The single biggest driver in Pittsburgh's residential housing market is its health care and higher education institutions, which have created boons for neighborhoods like Oakland and North Shore, according to a new report. Pittsburgh was one of several large metropolitan areas that suffered the smallest declines during the 2008 recession, a result of its increased reliance on two relatively "recession-proof" sectors, said commercial real estate firm CBRE in its analysis. "The biggest driver for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Population health and the economy: mortality and the great recession in Europe - Tapia Granados JA, Ionides EL.
We analyze the evolution of mortality-based health indicators in 27 European countries before and after the start of the Great Recession. We find that in the countries where the crisis has been particularly severe, mortality reductions in 2007-2010 were co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The harder they fall? Sex and race/ethnic specific suicide rates in the U.S. foreclosure crisis - Houle JN, Light MT.
Previous work shows suicide rates increase during economic recessions, but little research has examined the extent to which the foreclosure crisis-a unique aspect of the Great Recession-has contributed to disparities in rising suicide rates by race and sex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The homelessness monitor: England 2017
The Homelessness Monitor: England 2017 is the sixth annual report of an independent study, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?
Long before millennials were dubbed the “Me Generation,” journalist Tom Wolfe used the label to describe the young baby boomers coming of age in the mid-1970s, a time of heightened focus on the self and personal development.  “The new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality — remaking, remodeling, elevating, and polishing one’s very self ... and observing, studying, and doting on it,” Wolfe wrote in a 1976 New York magazine cover story.  To the extent that millennials really are self-absorbed and narcissistic, it may be because they learned from the masters: ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a decline in cancer rates isn't a good thing
As the country plunged into recession between 2008 and 2012, something unexpected happened: An earlier small decline in the number of new cancer cases became a much bigger one. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016. "If you go back, last year, it was originally reported that the unemployment rate was 3.8 in May, but recent revisions have taken that away. It looks more like the unemployment rate has been steadily declining over time to now reach the new record low of 3.8 percent," said Michael Pakko, chief economist and state economic forecaster with the Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA) at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. The Arkansas Departmen...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How did the economic recession (2008-2010) influence traffic fatalities in OECD-countries? - Wegman F, Allsop R, Antoniou C, Bergel-Hayat R, Elvik R, Lassarre S, Lloyd D, Wijnen W.
This paper presents analyses of how the economic recession that started in 2008 has influenced the number of traffic fatalities in OECD countries. Previous studies of the relationship between economic recessions and changes in the number of traffic fatalit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Americans Are Having Less Sex Than They Used To
American adults of every age group are having less sex than they were a generation ago, suggests a study published Tuesday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Specifically, Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s are having less sex than those born in the 1960s and 1970s had at the same age ― despite their reputation for relying on dating apps to set up sexual encounters and preferring hookup culture to traditional courtship. The study, which included data from 26,000 adults, compared sexual activity among Americans in the late 1990s to the early 2010s. It found that adults had sex an average nine fewer times per year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news