Americans Hit the Road Because of Low Gas Prices—and Hurt the Climate
Americans are expected to take to the roads and highways in record numbers this holiday weekend, motivated in part by gas prices that have stayed low now for years. But while cheap gas is good news for commuters and vacationers, its bad news for the planet. Consumer driving accounts for more than 16% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and two years of falling gas prices has led Americans to return to buying and driving bigger cars. In mid-June, gas consumption rose to a record 9.8 million barrels per day, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. “Transportation is the largest sector and it&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Increased out-of-pocket spending in Europe since recession
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Olympics will come and go but Zika is here to stay, scientists say
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Battered by a presidential impeachment and the worst recession since the Great Depression, Brazil is getting a rare bit of relief as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Olympics: declining numbers of Zika infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Does Brexit Mean For The UK's NHS And Healthcare In Europe?
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has sent shock waves across the world. The economic fallout is widely expected to result in a recession in the UK along with reduced GDP growth across several European countries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Reenita Das Source Type: news

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings
For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book. Last year the state ranked 48th, with 202,000 children living in poverty; in 2016 Arkansas saw a decline to 184,000 children in poverty, putting the state in 41st place. The report, which focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years, measures child well-being in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. This year, fewer Arkansas children live in poverty, more have health insu...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Back scientists to tackle Brazil’s three crises
The country must stop marginalising the scientists it needs to deal with Zika, pollution and recession, says Creso Sá. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Impacts of the Great Recession: A Critical Review - Margerison-Zilko C, Goldman-Mellor S, Falconi A, Downing J.
The severity, sudden onset, and multipronged nature of the Great Recession (2007-2009) provided a unique opportunity to examine the health impacts of macroeconomic downturn. We comprehensively review empirical literature examining the relationship between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids
Title: Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 13, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Great Recession linked to weight gain in kids
HealthDay News A new study links unemployment during the recent Great Recession with weight gain in children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids
Unemployment has wide-reaching consequences, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Obesity in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids
This study tells a dramatic story about the negative and lasting health effects of an economic shock like the Great Recession,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Tomorrow's World Today! Why the Future of your Brand Starts Now
The answer is two-fold. Firstly, it is simply about strategic planning for your brand. Any change in the market, whether that be two months, two years or five years out, will fundamentally change the opportunity for your business, portfolio or brand. Those changes might be new data, a new guideline, a new competitor, a potential new indication, LOE for a key brand in the market,  (probably multiple of these) and each will drive a different future opportunity, either expanded or restricted. Secondly, pharmaceutical marketing is not like building a consumer brand. Product development cycles are long and, until key phase...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Coleiro Source Type: news

Tomorrow's World Today!
The answer is two-fold. Firstly, it is simply about strategic planning for your brand. Any change in the market, whether that be two months, two years or five years out, will fundamentally change the opportunity for your business, portfolio or brand. Those changes might be new data, a new guideline, a new competitor, a potential new indication, LOE for a key brand in the market,  (probably multiple of these) and each will drive a different future opportunity, either expanded or restricted. Secondly, pharmaceutical marketing is not like building a consumer brand. Product development cycles are long and, until key phase...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Coleiro Source Type: news

Tomorrow's World Today!
The answer is two-fold. Firstly, it is simply about strategic planning for your brand. Any change in the market, whether that be two months, two years or five years out, will fundamentally change the opportunity for your business, portfolio or brand. Those changes might be new data, a new guideline, a new competitor, a potential new indication, LOE for a key brand in the market,   (probably multiple of these) and each will drive a different future opportunity, either expanded or restricted. Secondly, pharmaceutical marketing is not like building a consumer brand. Product development cycles are long and, until key pha...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Coleiro Source Type: news

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents
Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center. “In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household,” the center said in a report released May 24. By 2014, 32.1 percent of young adults were living in the home of their parent or parents. That was greater than the 31.6 percent of young adults living with...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 6, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The rise of intimate partner violence during the Great Recession
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Financial strain has long been one of the leading causes of family discord, but a recent study suggests that simply living through major economic recessions increases a mother's chance of suffering from domestic violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How the Great Recession Changed U.S. Migration Patterns
Examines changes in county-level net migration due to the recession and housing crisis. Compares net migration during the pre-recession years, 2004-2007, to those during the recession, 2007-2010. Also compares the recession period to the post-recession years, 2010-2014. Includes maps showing migration trends by county. Figure 4 looks at migration by metro/non-metro status. Part of the publication series Population Trends in Post-Recession Rural America. -- Applied Population Laboratory (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - June 3, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How the Great Recession weighed on children
Increases in unemployment in California during the Great Recession were associated with an increased risk for weight gain among the state's 1.7 million public school students, suggesting that economic troubles could have long-term health consequences for children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How the Great Recession weighed on children
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers have found that increases in unemployment in California during the Great Recession were associated with an increased risk for weight gain among the state's 1.7 million public school students, suggesting that economic troubles could have long-term health consequences for children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global economic crisis tied to thousands of cancer deaths
A new report finds evidence that recession and unemployment can have deadly consequences (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths
Health-care cuts, unemployment linked to more than 260,000 additional deaths, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths
Health-care cuts, unemployment linked to more than 260,000 additional deaths, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Health Insurance, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 -- The 2008 global economic crisis has been linked to a sharp rise in deaths from cancer, a new study reports. Unemployment and cuts in public health-care spending were associated with more than 260,000 additional cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer Deaths
Title: Global Recession May Have Contributed to Cancer DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Unemployment in recession tied to hundreds of thousands of excess cancer deaths
Cancer death rates increased in many countries as unemployment rose during the global economic crisis but universal health coverage such as Canada's provided a buffer, according to a large international study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Unemployment and austerity 'increases cancer mortality'
Countries with universal health coverage have fewer casualties, according to Lancet study of cancer deathsHundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred as a result of the recession of 2008, experts have said.Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a study has shown. Those countries with universal health coverage (UHC), such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending, had fewer casualties. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer Austerity Recession Health UK news World news Science Source Type: news

Sonova falls short of full-year targets, shares plunge
(Reuters) – Swiss hearing aid maker Sonova missed full-year targets and lowered its sales outlook on Wednesday, suggesting it could take some time to reap benefits from this month’s acquisition of AudioNova, sending its shares sharply lower. Sonova has been hurt by slower than expected growth for its U.S. cochlear implant business and by customer Costco’s move to sell own-brand hearing aids at cheaper prices than Sonova’s devices on neighbouring shelves. Though Sonova expects the 830 million euro ($953 million) takeover of Netherlands-based retailer AudioNova to pay off over time, Chief Executive Lu...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Sonova Holding AG Source Type: news

UCLA Luskin study explains link between heavy alcohol use and suicides during economic downturns
While economic downturns have been linked previously to increased suicide risk in the United States, new research from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs sheds light on the role alcohol use may play in the complex relationship between economic conditions and suicide. In a study published today in the online version of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, UCLA social welfare professor Mark Kaplan and his colleagues examined the 2008-09 recession and found that that the percentage of people who died by suicide who were intoxicated at the time of death increased during the recent economic recessio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

KidsCare revived, accepting applications this summer
Now that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1475 to restore KidsCare coverage to poor children, the state's Medicaid program is preparing to enroll kids this summer. Children who live in households between 133 percent and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit can qualify for coverage for KidsCare, which is the state's version of the federally-created Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. As part of the budget crisis during the recession, KidsCare enrollment was frozen in January… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

KidsCare revived, accepting applications this summer
Now that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1475 to restore KidsCare coverage to poor children, the state's Medicaid program is preparing to enroll kids this summer. Children who live in households between 133 percent and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit can qualify for coverage for KidsCare, which is the state's version of the federally-created Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. As part of the budget crisis during the recession, KidsCare enrollment was frozen in January… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Rising Sea Levels Swallow 5 Pacific Islands
Scientists' warnings that climate change will cause rising sea levels to swallow large swaths of land is playing out in the Solomon Islands. At least five islands there have plunged completely below the ocean's surface over the past several decades. Numerous others in the South Pacific island nation appear to be headed for a similar fate, a new study has found. “It’s a perfect storm,” co-author Simon Albert of the University of Queensland study told New Scientist. "There’s the background level of global sea-level rise, and then the added pressure of a natural trade wind cycle tha...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Which soft tissue management technique produces less gingival recession?
Of the two soft tissue management techniques, laser or double-cord technique, which produces less gingival recession? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - May 2, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Source Type: news

Why Your Fancy Banking App Isn't Helping You Budget Better
One of the promises of online banking is that you can get an app to do your budgeting for you. It's something that feels necessary in a post-Great Recession world: Real household incomes have been falling over the last decade and a half, and people have to keep track of their money because they have less to spend than they once did. The idea is that by tracking your spending, you can avoid the kind of profligacy that leads to budget downfall. Unfortunately for most Americans, budgeting isn't really the problem. Keeping track of every happy hour drink may help on the margins, but for most people, financial problems are caus...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Florida Town Wants to Be the Most Sustainable in America
Babcock Ranch may look like the many of the other burgeoning housing developments in southwest Florida. Thousands of acres of land in the development will soon be transformed into homes and offices for a population that developers estimate could reach 50,000. Read More: Bill Nye Made a $20,000 Bet With a Climate Change Denier But unlike other developments that grow with little concern for their surroundings, Babcock Ranch’s developers say that it will soon be the most sustainable town in the country complete with its own solar power plant, clean driverless vehicles and technology to maximize energy efficiency. &ldquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change development Florida sustainability Source Type: news

Why Workplace Stress Is a Collective Challenge and What to Do About It
The relationship between workplace stress and poor mental health is well established. In our recent publication, Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge, the International Labour Organizations' Safety and Health at Work team surveyed the most recent studies on workplace stress from around the world including, among others, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Australia and Europe. We found that work related stress costs global society untold billions in direct and indirect costs annually. And that is quite apart from the human price paid in misery, suffering and even, according to some of the reports we looked at, in suici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As usual suspects for sin taxes dry up, states turn to new vices
With tobacco revenue fading and increased gambling competition eating up their take, many states are looking for new vices to tap and doubling down on the ones they already tap, Th e Wall Street Journal reports. In the past decade, 20 states have raised their cigarette taxes — often more than once — and a dozen states have expanded gambling since the Great Recession, the report says. But with fewer people smoking and a ceiling on how much people will gamble, the states are turning to such targets… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe
UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear that Brexit would mean the loss of the many workplace rights – parental leave, paid holiday, protection for part-timers and limits on excessive hours – that UK employees have come to take for granted is the most important issue in the coming referendum, according to UNISON’s over...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis EU Europe european union health Source Type: news

I Thought I Was the Only One -- Our Stories in the Practice: Yoga, Healing Justice, Diversity and Access
"I don't belong here." "My people don't do yoga." "I thought I was the only one." Ever heard or felt that in a yoga space? Diverse Yoga Leadership as a Site for Social Change is a movement and call to action for more coherent, visible, diverse community and leadership in yoga today. It's our movement. We rise together creating visible, unified, diverse yoga leadership as a site for social change. With stories. Through image, written word, telling our stories as part of the cultural, social, and practical fabric of yoga today we create visibility, mutual uplift, collective conversation and c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of economic disruptions on alcohol use and problems: why do African Americans fare worse? - Jones-Webb R, Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Zemore SE, Mulia N.
This study tested a model of the effects of recession-related job loss on alcohol use disorder (AUD) and examined why African Americans who lost their jobs during the 2008-2009 recession were at increased risk for AUD relative to Whites. We hypo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in the Great Recession - Schneider D, Harknett K, McLanahan S.
In this study, we combine longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on local ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Thousands Could Lose Food Stamps as States Restore Pre-Recession Requirements
More than 500,000 people are estimated to soon lose food stamps as states reimpose time limits and work requirements that were suspended in recent years because of high unemployment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Unemployment Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Food Food Stamps Welfare (US) Source Type: news

Did public opinion of immigration take a negative turn during the recession?
Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Concentrated Poverty in the Wake of the Great Recession
This analysis examines the numbers of people living below the federal poverty levels. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is It Time to Admit How Good You Are?
It's easy to see how others limit themselves. You know how good they are, but yet they don't ask for what they want or make a move. Sometimes their words frustrate you. • I'm ready for a new relationship, but maybe I'm just as well off on my own. • I want to play an important role at work, but if I mention it they'll probably laugh. • I long to own and run a business, but I can't afford the financial risk to my family. What's harder to realize is that we're one of them -- often holding ourselves back in the same way. In my last article I talked about a shift that can put this costly issue behind you. Whethe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving through the Great Recession: why does motor vehicle fatality decrease when the economy slows down? - He MM.
The relationship between short-term macroeconomic growth and temporary mortality increases remains strongest for motor vehicle (MV) crashes. In this paper, I investigate the mechanisms that explain falling MV fatality rates during the recent Great Recessio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Distress and unemployment: the related economic and noneconomic factors in a sample of unemployed adults - Frasquilho D, de Matos MG, Marques A, Gaspar T, Caldas-de-Almeida JM.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations between economic and noneconomic factors and psychological distress in a group of 748 unemployed adults during economic recession. METHODS: Data were collected through a questionnaire. Bivariate and logistic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How are the employed and unemployed affected by the economic crisis in Spain? Educational inequalities, life conditions and mental health in a context of high unemployment - Córdoba-Doña JA, Escolar-Pujolar A, San Sebastian M, Gustafsson PE.
BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing number of studies on the factors mediating the impact of the economic recession on mental health, research beyond the individual employment status is scarce. Our objectives were to investigate in which ways the mental heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news