5 Bay Area life sciences companies looking to win big in 2015
Selecting the best Bay Area life sciences CEOs three years ago was a difficult task as the industry was only starting to slither out of the muck of the Great Recession. Picking five Bay Area companies to watch this year is just as difficult, if only because I'm limiting myself to five. The companies, highlighted in the slideshow (click on on the photo to see the images) and detailed below, are there for a batch of reasons — not just because they might turn out a blockbuster drug. In fact, only… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - January 5, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The American people are utterly clueless about what is going to happen as we enter 2015
(NaturalNews) (Story by Michael Snyder, republished from TheEconomicCollapse.com) The American people are feeling really good right about now. For example, Gallup's economic confidence index has hit the highest level that we have seen since the last recession. In addition, nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Were The 10 Biggest Gifts To Charity In 2014
Sometimes the 1 percent can come up big. This year, the top 10 philanthropic gifts to American nonprofits totaled $3.3 billion, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. While that figure is still down from pre-recession levels (in 2007, the 10 biggest gifts totaled $4.1 billion), 2014 proved to be a strong year for giving back -- especially compared to the years immediately following the financial crisis. Here are the top 10 charitable gifts from 2014: 10. Sidney Kimmel Foundation: $110 million The Sidney Kimmel Foundation, run by the founder of Jones Apparel Group, donated $110 million toward Thomas Jefferson Univ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonemployed: How Losing a Job Can Be Bad for Your Health
Previous studies have found a link between high unemployment and improved health indicators, like weight loss. But that may be changing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Unemployment Weight Exercise Medicine and Health Polls and Public Opinion Recession and Depression Source Type: news

Nonemployed: How Losing a Job Can Be Bad for Your Health
Previous studies have found a link between high unemployment and improved health indicators, like weight loss. But that may be changing. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 23, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Unemployment Weight Exercise Medicine and Health Polls and Public Opinion Recession and Depression Source Type: news

The Holiday Spirit Of Giving: Helping Kids Get It
BY CHRIS TAYLOR NEW YORK Thu Dec 4, 2014 1:00pm GMT Dec 4 (Reuters) - Ah, the holidays. The season for time-honored traditions like decorating the tree, lighting the menorah, wrapping gifts ... and wondering whether you have raised the most selfish kid in the world. Almost every parent has felt this at one time or another, as toddlers and teens obsess over accumulating more and more holiday stuff. Robin Gorman Newman is no different. "Like any kid, my son loves to receive," says Newman, mom to an 11-year-old in Long Island, New York, and founder of the organization Motherhood Later for moms over 35. "The...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Good News Inside the Health Spending Numbers
A government report contains evidence that the U.S. health care system may be changing in ways that could make it more affordable in the years to come. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 4, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: United States Economy Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Recession and Depression Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Good News Inside the Health Spending Numbers
A government report contains evidence that the U.S. health care system may be changing in ways that could make it more affordable in the years to come. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: United States Economy Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Recession and Depression Source Type: news

Health Spending Rises Only Modestly
The data for 2013 did not show, however, whether cost controls in the Affordable Care Act or the aftereffects of the recession were responsible for the slowdown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ROBERT PEAR Tags: Medicare United States Economy Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Statistics Source Type: news

Health Spending Rises Only Modestly
The data for 2013 did not show, however, whether cost controls in the Affordable Care Act or the aftereffects of the recession were responsible for the slowdown. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 3, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ROBERT PEAR Tags: Medicare United States Economy Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Statistics Source Type: news

Child poverty pervasive in large American cities, new report shows
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Years after the end of the Great Recession, child poverty remains widespread in America's largest cities. A paper just released by the National Center for Children in Poverty, a research center based at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, reports that nearly three children in five living in Detroit are poor, according to the most recent Census figures. This rate has grown by 10 percentage points since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Grotesque inequality is not a natural part of being human
Studies showing we are innately selfless debunk the idea that dog-eat-dog capitalism is our only optionFor those of us who believe in a more just and equal world, reality is a relentless test of our optimism. Nearly half-a-million Britons are reported to have been driven to food banks in the first half of this year, and yet this is one of the most prosperous nations that has ever existed. Squalor is accompanied by unparalleled wealth: indeed, the fortunes of the richest 1,000 Britons have doubled during five years of economic trauma. Rampant greed goes unchecked, while benefit claimants, immigrants and public sector worker...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Owen Jones Tags: Equality Poverty Food banks Society Psychology Science Rich lists Recession Business UK news World news Source Type: news

Grotesque inequality is not a natural part of being human
Studies showing we are innately selfless debunk the idea that dog-eat-dog capitalism is our only option Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Owen Jones Tags: Equality Poverty Food banks Society Psychology Science Rich lists Recession Business UK news World news Source Type: news

Canada: Health system review.
Authors: Marchildon G Abstract Canada is a high-income country with a population of 33 million people. Its economic performance has been solid despite the recession that began in 2008. Life expectancy in Canada continues to rise and is high compared with most OECD countries; however, infant and maternal mortality rates tend to be worse than in countries such as Australia, France and Sweden. About 70% of total health expenditure comes from the general tax revenues of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Most public revenues for health are used to provide universal medicare (medically necessary hospit...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

The great recession and drinking outcomes: protective effects of politically oriented coping - Richman JA, Brown RL, Rospenda KM.
Research derived from the stress paradigm suggests that certain types of coping (e.g., problem-focused coping instead of behavioral disengagement) are protective against problem-related drinking to deal with social stressors. Going beyond the typical focus... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Copper wire theft and high voltage electrical burns - Francis EC, Shelley OP.
High voltage electrical burns are uncommon. However in the midst of our economic recession we are noticing an increasing number of these injuries. Copper wire is a valuable commodity with physical properties as an excellent conductor of electricity making ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prevent Kids From 'Sliding' Over the Summer
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recession-hit rich countries suffer ‘great leap backwards’ in child poverty – UN
Some 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, negatively impacted by the wave of recessions that rippled through their economies following the meltdown of blue chip financial intuitions, according to a new United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report out today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Great Recession, unemployment and suicide - Norström T, Grönqvist H.
BACKGROUND: How have suicide rates responded to the marked increase in unemployment spurred by the Great Recession? Our paper puts this issue into a wider perspective by assessing (1) whether the unemployment-suicide link is modified by the degree of unemp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Economic worries may have spurred rise in vasectomies since recession
It started with an offhand comment from a urologist’s secretary: More men than usual were calling to discuss sterilization or to schedule a vasectomy. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Insurance Among Young Adults Rebounds Post Recession: More Become Dependents on a Parent's Plan After ACA Extends Coverage to Adult Children
Reports on rates of young adults' health insurance coverage.  Nationally, rates were similar in rural and urban areas. -- Carsey School of Public Policy (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - October 23, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cosmeceutical Skincare Production in the US Industry Market Research...
Over the five years to 2014, strong investment in research and development and an aging population have underpinned rapid growth, even during the recession; moreover, while growth is expected to slow...(PRWeb October 22, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12267885.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beshear admits more funds should be directed to K-12 students
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has taken notice of a new report showing that the state's funding for the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) program, which funds kindergarten through 12th grade, has regressed significantly when inflation is factored in. The report, released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, found most states have failed to restore funding for their education programs to pre-recession levels. Kentucky finished 11th among states that are providing lower funding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Marty Finley Source Type: news

Ebola-hit Liberia facing recession, may need more IMF aid: finance minister
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberia, the West African nation hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, is facing recession and may need more aid from the International Monetary Fund given the budgetary toll the virus has taken, its finance minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More money, more babies: Why the birth rate plummets when America goes into recession
Approximately half a million fewer babies will be born due to the Great Recession, according to a new study at Princeton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term unemployed struggle as economy improves, Rutgers study finds
(Rutgers University) While the unemployment rate for people out of work for six months or less has returned to prerecession levels, the levels of unemployment for workers who remain jobless for more than six months is among the most persistent, negative effects of the Great Recession, according to a new national study at Rutgers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Money Can't Buy You (Self) Love
New research shows that economic hard times can make us less narcissistic and self-absorbed. But what happens when the economy recovers? Paul Roberts explores the complicated connection between prosperity and personality, market and mind.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - September 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Paul Roberts Tags: Behavioral Economics Personality Great Recession millennials mind and market narcissism post-materialism self-love Source Type: news

Job loss fears may boost risk of first-time asthma
Finding backs other research pointing to link between asthma and work-related stressRelated items from OnMedicaLiving through a recession increases risk of cognitive declineSharp rise in GP antidepressant prescribing during recessionAsthma still kills due to ‘complacency’Link between respiratory allergies and asthma all too often missedEosinophils linked to worsening asthma (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 23, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leader-as-Decision-Maker: Decisions Matter
I’m often brought into a company to help them solve a problem. The problem might have to do with strategic planning, research and development, or entry into a new market. I’m no expert in any of these areas, but what I am pretty good at is helping companies understand and go through the best possible process for making decisions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - September 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Work business cognitive biases corporate Decision making decisions doubt Great Recession groupthink indecision Iraq War leadership thinking Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing Services in the US Industry Market Research Report...
Although revenue briefly dipped in 2009 as the US economy suffered from the recession, revenue has since rebounded, driven by renewed consumer spending and companies' investments in the...(PRWeb September 21, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12186084.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The changing relationship between unemployment and suicide - DeFina R, Hannon L.
The relationship between unemployment and suicide has changed over time and in particular during the Great Recession. Using state-level panel data covering the years 1979-2010, the study indicates that unemployment's impact was insignificant during the fir... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cause for Optimism? Child Poverty Declines for the First Time Since Before the Great Recession
Reports of a decrease in child poverty rates between 2012 and 2013 which was driven by poverty declines in urban America. There was no significant change in rural or suburban child poverty rates. -- Carsey School of Public Policy (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Economic crisis, immigrant women and changing availability of intimate partner violence services: a qualitative study of professionals¿ perceptions in Spain - Briones-Vozmediano E, Agudelo-Suárez AA, Goicolea I, Vives-Cases C.
IntroductionSince 2008, Spain has been in the throes of an economic crisis. This recession particularly affects the living conditions of vulnerable populations, and has also led to a reversal in social policies and a reduction in resources. In this context... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Liberia: Ebola Drags Economy Into Recession
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia's finance ministry has acknowledged that the ongoing Ebola outbreak has led to a decline of the country's economic growth. This has forced the government to slash public expenditure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increasing evidence on the relationship between poverty and child abuse in a climate of worldwide economic recession - Vicedomini D, Vitale A, Vega GR, Greco N, Messi G.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia: Economy in Recession Says Finance Minister Because of Ebola
[New Republic]Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh has provided updates on the state of the Liberian economy, government's efforts to provide support to targeted sectors, and post-Ebola challenges, saying the outbreak which has significantly impacted economic activities in the country's domestic food production, mining activities and the service sector are all experiencing sharp decline by 3.4 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food-Stamp Use Starting to Fall
After soaring in the years since the recession, use of food stamps, one of the federal government's biggest social-welfare programs, is beginning to decline. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

A Labor Chart For Labor Day: U.S. Has Gained 9.2 Million Jobs Since Recession's Lowest Point
Labor Day was created to honor American workers, and this year — despite the Great Recession — there are more of them than ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

After Great Recession, Americans are unhappy, worried, pessimistic, study finds
The protracted and uneven recovery from the Great Recession has led most Americans to conclude that the US economy has undergone a permanent change for the worse, according to a new national study. Seven in 10 now say the recession's impact is permanent, up from half in 2009 when the recession officially ended. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

What do the suicides of fifty-year-old men reveal? The public health emergency exposes an economic and existential crisis - Gullette MM.
Over the past decade of devastating recession and feeble recovery, there has been a sharp rise in suicides of men aged fifty and over--almost 50 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 1999 to 2010, rates of suicide overa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

After Great Recession, Americans are unhappy, worried, pessimistic, Rutgers study finds
(Rutgers University) The protracted and uneven recovery from the Great Recession has led most Americans to conclude that the US economy has undergone a permanent change for the worse, according to a new national study at Rutgers. Seven in 10 now say the recession's impact is permanent, up from half in 2009 when the recession officially ended, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nonprofit Hospitals’ 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says
Moody’s Investors Service analyzed the results of 383 hospital systems and found that revenue growth slowed last year to a nominal low of 3.9 percent as hospital admissions fell for the first time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REED ABELSON Tags: Company Reports Nonprofit Organizations Moody's Corporation MCO NYSE HCA Holdings Inc HCA NYSE Hospitals LifePoint Hospitals Inc LPNT NASDAQ Source Type: news

In an already stressful workplace, Great Recession's health effects hard to find
(American Sociological Association) The Great Recession of 2007-2009 had little direct effect on the health of workers who survived the waves of job cuts that took place during that period, according to a new University of Akron study. That's the good news. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Surprising number of older adults weathered the 'great recession' without financial strain
The “Great Recession” may have put a dent in many older adults’ pocketbooks, but a new study finds that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in “financial strain” between 2006 and 2010. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Surprising number of older adults weathered the 'Great Recession' without financial strain
(American Sociological Association) The 'Great Recession' may have put a dent in many older adults' pocketbooks, but a new study, which will be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, finds that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in 'financial strain' between 2006 and 2010. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Surprising number of older adults weathered 'The Great Recession' without financial strain
(Baylor University) The 'Great Recession' may have put a dent in many older adults' pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in 'financial strain' between 2006 and 2010. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Depression in Parkinson's 'common'
Brain pathways associated with mood are affected in many newly diagnosed Parkinson's patients Related items from OnMedicaDrug promises to help psychotic symptoms of Parkinson’s diseaseUnderstanding of Parkinson’s in hospitals ‘woefully inadequate’ Living through a recession increases risk of cognitive declineKetamine is a promising last resort treatment for severe depressionGene therapy might offer hope in Parkinson’s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare Spending Slowdown Pegged to EconomyHealthcare Spending Slowdown Pegged to Economy
The economic recession, rather than the Affordable Care Act, has driven down the rate of healthcare spending. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Economically inactive, unemployed and employed suicides in Australia by age and sex over a 10-year period: what was the impact of the 2007 economic recession? - Milner A, Morrell S, Lamontagne AD.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is higher among economically inactive and unemployed persons than employed persons. This paper investigates differences in this relationship by sex and age over the period 2001 to 2010 in Australia. It also examines changes in suicide a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Well: Feeling as if I Failed the Patient
I thought about the patient I had been treating for three years for leukemia. I would be seeing her in clinic in a few hours, and I had a bad feeling about her disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 31, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Chemotherapy Doctors Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) leukemia medicine and health Featured Recession and Depression Source Type: news