'Accelerated' antidepressant prescribing rate uncovered
There has been a “significant acceleration” in the amount of antidepressants prescribed by GPs since the financial crisis and recession Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 29, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Sharp rise in GP antidepressant prescribing during recession
165% increase in antidepressant prescribing from 1998 and 2012 Related items from OnMedicaDepressed patients stick with phone CBTAntipsychotics best for acute mania, but not all equally effectiveSerial use of anti-depressants causes rise in prescriptionsPrescribing guidance helps GPs working in prisons Lithium cuts suicide risk in people with mood disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Mass Killers Are Always Male
There are no absolute certainties when it comes to mass killers, but a few things come close. Someone will use the term “disaffected youth” to describe the perpetrator. Somewhere there will be a diary—either Tweets, blogs, YouTube videos or scrawled musings in a lined notebook. And the murderer will—with more than a 98% certainty—be male. MoreThat was the case again on Friday as Elliott Rodger, a 22-year-old student at Santa Barbara City College, killed six people and wounded 13 others in a stabbing and shooting spree, before taking his own life. If you say that you were surprised that his nam...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized psychology Source Type: news

Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study
Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession' Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US foreclosures drive up suicide rate
(Dartmouth College) The recent US foreclosure crisis contributed significantly to the nation's jump in suicides, independent of other economic factors associated with the Great Recession, according to a study by Dartmouth and Purdue professors publishing Monday.The study, publishing in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, is the first to ever show a correlation between foreclosure and suicide rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

It's Hard to Be a Narcissist in a Recession
The press and some psychologists love ragging on Millennials for their narcissistic tendencies. But the young people I come in contact with aren't especially self-centered, at least not more so than most twentysomethings of previous generations. New research suggests young people might not be so narcissistic after all—especially those who grew up in hard economic times.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robin Marantz Henig Tags: Personality Source Type: news

One in three children deprived during recession, study says
ESRI research shows young adults have been hit hardest by rise in unemployment (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life
We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic conditions in the formative years of early adulthood may also play a role. The research shows that people who entered their adulthood during hard economic times are less narcissistic later in life than those who came of age during more prosperous times. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hospitals recover from recession, some financial issues remain
(Penn State) The recent economic recession affected hospitals across the nation, regardless of financial status, but following the rebound, financially weak and safety-net hospitals continue to struggle, according to health researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life
(Association for Psychological Science) We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic conditions in the formative years of early adulthood may also play a role. The research shows that people who entered their adulthood during hard economic times are less narcissistic later in life than those who came of age during more prosperous times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

After single moms get laid off, their kids may suffer for years
When single mothers lose their jobs, their children suffer significant negative effects as young adults, according to a new study by researchers at the California Center for Population Research at UCLA.   The study focused on two sets of outcomes for the children — educational achievement and social-psychological well-being. Specifically, researchers evaluated whether those in the study had graduated from high school by age 19, attended college by age 21 and graduated from college by age 25; and whether they exhibited symptoms of depression between the ages of 20 and 24 and between the ages of 25 and 29.   ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Failing Economy, Failing Health
Five years after the Great Recession officially came to an end, the United States has yet to fully recover from the economic devastation sparked by the collapse of an $8 trillion housing bubble and the ensuing turmoil that saw global financial system... (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - April 29, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease
Policy experts wonder whether the government and private businesses can control spending as the economy gets stronger and millions more Americans gain coverage. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 19, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ANNIE LOWREY Tags: Obama, Barack Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation CTSH NASDAQ United States Economy Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Recession and Depression Source Type: news

Assessing the short term health impact of the Great Recession in the European Union: a cross-country panel analysis - Toffolutti V, Suhrcke M.
BACKGROUND: There are great concerns and some initial country-specific, descriptive evidence about potential adverse health consequences of the recent Great Recession. METHODS: Using data for 23 European Union countries we examine the short-term im... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cocaine users quitting because of recession, report finds
10 per cent of men have taken cocaine at some stage (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may be why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   "Good access to dental care depends on having a robust supply of new dentists in California," said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the center and lead author of the study. "We need a new generation of dentists to replace the many dentists who are close to retirement."   Grass looks greener acro...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 26, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Advantages of entering workforce in a recession
Despite the well-documented disadvantages of graduating from college during a recession, could graduates actually be happier with their jobs in the long run? A researcher examines whether earning a college or graduate degree in a recession or an economic boom has lasting effects on job satisfaction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dentist shortage bites California as more choose to practice out of state
A lingering recession, the elimination of Medicaid dental reimbursements and a glut of established dentists in wealthier, populated areas may explain why more new dentists are practicing outside California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   "Good access to dental care depends on having a robust supply of new dentists in California," said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the center and lead author of the study. "We need a new generation of dentists to replace the many dentists who are close to retirement."   While California still saw...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 26, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The advantages of entering the workforce in a recession
(SAGE Publications) Despite the well-documented disadvantages of graduating from college during a recession, could graduates actually be happier with their jobs in the long run? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Welcome to the World of Job Insecurity
Chances are, if you didn’t lose your job during the Great Recession or its aftermath, you know someone who did. There has been much written about the damaging psychological affects the recession has caused job seekers as they try to keep it together and get back into the workforce.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - March 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dwain Schenck Tags: Anxiety Happiness Stress Work constellation of skills job insecurity reinvention Reset unemployment Source Type: news

Is It Time To Abolish Middle Management?
As organizations have found ways to recover from the global recession and remain competitive, the costs of a significant management structure becomes questionable. Some would argue that middle management is not longer necessary and should be abolished. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - March 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ray Williams Tags: Work decision-making employees management productivity Source Type: news

Children's health spending increased between 2009-2012 despite recession
Health care spending higher for boys than girls; rise in teen use of prescriptions and mental health services; spending on babies highest of any children's age groupSpending on health care for children covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) increased between 2009 and 2012, rising an average 5.5 percent a year, with more dollars spent on boys than girls, and higher spending on infants and toddlers (ages 0-3) than any other children's age group, finds a new report released today by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Inflation World news Ukraine Food Protest Geology Peak oil Climate change Venezuela Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: Environment Science Geology Food Inflation Protest World news Agriculture Climate change Peak oil Venezuela Ukraine theguardian.com Blogposts Source Type: news

Race, unemployment rate, and chronic mental illness: A 15-year trend analysis - Lo CC, Cheng TC.
PURPOSE: Before abating, the recession of the first decade of this century doubled the US unemployment rate. High unemployment is conceptualized as a stressor having serious effects on individuals' mental health. Data from surveys administered repeatedly o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In California, Great Recession pushes scores of adult children home, and older parents pay
Californians anticipating an empty nest in their golden years are now faced with a rocky reality: The Great Recession and its jobless recovery have forced many adult children home, increasing household expenses by 50 percent or more for many families, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.   The study includes a county-by-county breakdown of the costs of supporting an extended family in California.   For a variety of reasons — lack of a job, job loss, divorce, home foreclosure — more than 2.3 million adul...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 27, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. household wealth still down 14 percent since recession
Household wealth for Americans still has not recovered from the recession, despite last summer’s optimistic report from the U.S. Federal Reserve, a new study suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Household wealth still down 14 percent since recession
(Ohio State University) Household wealth for Americans still has not recovered from the recession, despite last summer's optimistic report from the US Federal Reserve, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Laboratory Furniture Procurement Category Market Research Report Now...
After a drop in 2009 due to the recession, prices have steadily climbed back up as the prices of raw materials rose during the past three years; over the next three years, demand for laboratory...(PRWeb February 25, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11615979.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Climate change linked to increase in Australia's suicide rates, study shows
A researcher is predicting suicide rates will rise as a result of climate change after finding a link between high and varied temperatures and people taking their own life. "Based on Australia's climate the high risk seasons for Brisbane and Sydney are spring and early summer, so it is therefore necessary to strengthen current monitoring systems on attempted suicide especially in areas with high unemployment rates. As global climate change and financial recession continue, it is vital to develop local interventions to reduce suicidal risk," states the lead author of the newly published article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Men are now THREE times more likely to commit suicide than women - and is the recession to blame?
The ratio between men and women is now the highest it has been for 30 years, according to the latest Office for National Statistics report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural Counties Still Facing Big Jobs Deficit
Daily Yonder article reports that urban counties have recovered and then some from the job losses they suffered during the Great Recession. But in nonmetro America, there are 830,000 fewer jobs today than there were in 2007. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 19, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

For Britain's pupils, maths is even more pointless than Latin | Simon Jenkins
Our ministers remain gripped by the cult of maths. But China's classrooms don't hold the key to the future of the British economyThere are lies, damned lies and statistics, but worse still are maths statistics. They send people mad. Elizabeth Truss, the education minister, sets off next week to see why Chinese pupils are so good at maths: indeed, why even working-class Chinese pupils are better than middle-class British ones. She and her boss, Michael Gove, believe the future of the British economy rests on her findings.Truss's trip, with loyal headteachers in tow, makes The Hunting of the Snark look like sanity. David Cam...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Simon Jenkins Tags: Comment The Guardian Asia Pacific World news Mathematics Education policy China Politics UK news Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Did stress hormones in City traders trigger the global recession?
A Cambridge study suggests that City traders are less likely to hold their nerve and make good decisions during times of financial crisis, worsening economic decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida weathers national jobs storm
Healthcare jobs throughout the state of Florida remained in demand throughout the recession and have stayed strong despite an overall weak U.S. labor market, state officials report. Going forward, however, state data shows that some titles will show more growth than others. Representatives from different work groups shared their observations at a mid-January conference of the Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 17, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Andrews Tags: Online Only Source Type: news

Ed Miliband: 'Britain is sleepwalking to a climate crisis'
Dither – and denial – over the widely agreed cause of extreme weather are paralysing government and steering the country towards a security crisis, believes the Labour leaderWe are on the 3.30pm train from Birmingham to London and it feels like a race against time. Outside, the fields are flooded and the rain is lashing down. More bad weather is heading in fast from the west. Two days before, on Wednesday, Virgin Trains called a temporary, early-evening halt to services in and out of Euston and passengers are worried it may do so again.Aside from a nagging anxiety about getting home, Ed Miliband is having a dec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Toby Helm Tags: David Cameron Flooding World news Ed Miliband Climate change Politics UK news The Observer Climate change scepticism Environment Science Source Type: news

Ed Miliband: 'Britain is sleepwalking to a climate crisis'
Dither – and denial – over the widely agreed cause of extreme weather are paralysing government and steering the country towards a security crisis, believes the Labour leaderWe are on the 3.30pm train from Birmingham to London and it feels like a race against time. Outside, the fields are flooded and the rain is lashing down. More bad weather is heading in fast from the west. Two days before, on Wednesday, Virgin Trains called a temporary, early-evening halt to services in and out of Euston and passengers are worried it may do so again.Aside from a nagging anxiety about getting home, Ed Miliband is having a dec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Toby Helm Tags: Ed Miliband Flooding UK news David Cameron Climate change Environment Science World news Climate change scepticism Politics The Observer Source Type: news

Child abuse rises with income inequality
As the Great Recession deepened and income inequality became more pronounced, county-by-county rates of child maltreatment -- from sexual, physical and emotional abuse to traumatic brain injuries and death -- worsened, according to a nationwide study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reining in Health Care Costs Key to Trimming Deficit
The Congressional Budget Office earlier this week said this year's deficit is likely to be about a-third the size it was back in 2009 when the Great Recession bottomed out. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality - February 6, 2014 Category: Health Management Authors: John Ydstie Source Type: news

India slips in rankings as slowdown hits pharma
Conventional wisdom suggests that healthcare sector is recession proof and does not necessarily mirror the lows and highs of the economy. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgery operations in UK top 50,000 for the first time
Market in 2013 for plastic surgery was mainly female, says data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeonsMore and more Britons are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, with the number of procedures topping 50,000 a year for the first time in 2013.A total of 50,122 operations were carried out last year, 17% more than in 2012. Demand grew despite the scandal over potentially hazardous PIP breast implants and grew by levels unseen since before the recession began in 2008.Breast enlargement remains the most popular procedure, with 11,135 augmentations performed in 2013 – up 13%...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: The Guardian Plastic surgery Obesity Biology News Health & wellbeing Society UK news Life and style Ageing Science Source Type: news

Short-term effects of the 2008 Great Recession on the health of the Italian population: An ecological study - Mattei G, Ferrari S, Pingani L, Rigatelli M.
PURPOSE: To report on the effects on health that the 2008 Great Recession is producing in Italy, by comparing the consistency of Italian data with general observations reported in the scientific literature, and by pointing out consequences on the rates of ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Long-Term Unemployed in the Wake of the Great Recession: Percent of Unemployed Americans Seeking Work for Longer Than Six Months More Than Doubled Between 2007 and 2013
Reports that the long-term unemployed differ depending on where they live. The urban long-term unemployed are older, have more education, and are more racially diverse than their rural counterparts. The rural long-term unemployed have lower median family incomes and are more likely to be impoverished. -- Carsey Institute (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - January 22, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Retail, Transport Among Central Arkansas' Strengths in Economic Recovery
Metroplan recently released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook” report, in which the agency examines the region's rate of economic recovery four years after the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Retail, Transport Central Arkansas Strengths in Economic Recovery
Metroplan recently released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook” report, in which the agency examines the region's rate of economic recovery four years after the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 13, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Care's Biggest Paradox: Slowing Spending, Rising Jobs
Economists have traditionally said that the health care sector is "recession-proof." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

US recession saw more Google stress searches
Conclusion This research found that there were increased Google searches during the US "Great Recession" between December 2008 and 2011 for a range of health concerns, including headaches, stomach ulcers and other stomach problems, chest pain, heart rhythm problems and various other pains, including back pain and toothache. The researchers consider that this could potentially indicate worsening population health. However, although this is an interesting approach, it is limited by several factors. A person may search Google for information on a health complaint for many different reasons. It does not necessarily ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Medical practice Source Type: news

Google searches for abdominal pain and headaches rose during recession
Google searches for stomach ulcer symptoms increased by 228 per cent and headache symptoms nearly tripled during the recession. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Hard Times and Headaches
A study of Google queries suggests that the recent recession made people feel physically ill.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 8, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Headaches Body Featured Recession and Depression Source Type: news