Recession may lead to unhealthy diet
"Struggling households are turning to cheaper, fattier food in the wake of the recession, while the quality of produce is plummeting," is the worrying claim in the Metro newspaper. The claims are based on the results of a report that looked at how food purchases by UK households changed over the period from 2005 to 2012. According to the report, economic circumstances have led to a "perfect storm" in terms of adversely affecting eating habits. It says real wages have fallen and unemployment has increased since the beginning of the recession, which was caused by the banking crisis of 2008. At the same t...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Couch potato lifestyle means Britons are still among most obese in Europe
While the recession has lead to people buying less food, the quality of the food has also dropped meaning more obese Britons as lazy lifestyles make the problem worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families cut back on fresh food
Young families cut back on fresh fruit and vegetables and switched to less healthy processed food as the recession squeezed budgets, a UK study has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public insurance fills the health coverage gap, new UCLA analysis shows
In the years leading up to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of Californians who received their health insurance through public programs continued to rise, likely in direct response to the loss of job-based coverage in the state, according to a new analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.   The data for the analysis, collected in 2012 by the California Health Interview Survey, represents the most recent comprehensive statewide source of information on health insurance trends. The fact sheet was funded by The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation. &nbs...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hiring grows by 24% in recession-proof pharma sector
Pharmaceutical industry hiring has grown by about 24 per cent in 2013-14 so far, higher than in recent years, according to Spectrum Talent Management. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

25% fewer employers pay full maternity benefit since recession
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Source: The Irish Times - Health - October 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Great Recession, men had fewer kids, vasectomies
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. men had fewer children before getting vasectomies following the 2008 financial crisis and recession, researchers in Wisconsin said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey details the changing nature of work and aging in America
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major new survey exploring the views of older Americans about their plans for work and retirement. It provides in-depth information about a rapidly growing segment of the population that by choice or circumstance is working longer. The Great Recession has had a marked impact on retirement plans. "The survey illuminates an important shift in Americans' attitudes toward work, aging, and retirement," said Trevor Tompson, director of the AP-NORC Center... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Recession's after-effects could lead to cheating and workplace theft suggests new study
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) We like to think we'd stick to our ethical principles no matter what. But when people feel financially deprived -- as many did from losses suffered thanks to the last market and banking meltdown -- they are more likely to relax their moral standards and transgress to improve their financial situation. They are also more likely to judge other deprived moral offenders who do the same more leniently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?
Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?
Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 15, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

American trio share Nobel economics prize for work on asset prices
Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the ultra-conservative Chicago school and Robert Shiller of Yale share prizeThe widespread criticism of economists' failure to predict the banking crash was addressed on Monday by the Nobel committee when it awarded the much coveted prize for economics to three academics who try to show how financial markets work.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize to Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the ultra-conservative Chicago school alongside Robert Shiller, the liberal Yale economist famous for warning of the US sub-prime housing bubble in 2005.Fama and Hansen, two follower...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Phillip Inman Tags: theguardian.com News Economics Nobel prizes Business Science Source Type: news

AP-NORC survey: Working longer -- older Americans' attitudes on work and retirement
(NORC at the University of Chicago) The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major new survey exploring the views of older Americans about their plans for work and retirement. It provides in-depth information about a rapidly growing segment of the population that by choice or circumstance is working longer. The Great Recession has had a marked impact on retirement plans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Slowdown hits domestic pharma, market shrinks 1.8 per cent in September
The economic slowdown has hit the Rs 72,000- crore domestic pharma business, usually considered recession-proof. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can It Be True? Medicaid Will Cost More In States That Refused Expansion?
During the Great Recession, Medicaid spending by states across the country slowed to a crawl. That changes with the new fiscal year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Evan Albright Source Type: news

Socioeconomic forces and the problem of counting in understanding child abuse and neglect: Commentary on "The effect of the great recession on the risk of child maltreatment" - Garbarino J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: Eng... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Higher death rates in boom times, survey shows
A new study shows that the death rate among middle-aged and elderly people is higher when the economy is booming than when it is heading into a recession. As many countries are not only in recession, but also have increasing numbers of of elderly people in the population, the authors wanted to know what impact this might have on life expectancy. The researchers, from the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, defined middle age as years 40-44 and older people as aged 70-74... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

The Great Recession and the risk for child maltreatment - Brooks-Gunn J, Schneider W, Waldfogel J.
This study draws on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N=2,032), a birth cohort study of families with children from 20 U.S. cities. Interviews occurred between August 2007, and February 2010, when the children were approximately 9 years old. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Economic recession and suicide - Hawton K, Haw C.
Financial recessions and their socioeconomic sequelae can have diverse consequences for population health, a fact that has attracted considerable attention since the 2008 global financial crisis. It has long been known that economic conditions can influ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Differential impact of the economic recession on alcohol use among white British adults, 2004-2010 - Harhay MO, Bor J, Basu S, McKee M, Mindell JS, Shelton NJ, Stuckler D.
We examined how the recession affected a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study reveals Americans' surprising response to government during great recession
(American Sociological Association) In response to past economic crises such as the Great Depression, Americans demanded government policy solutions to widespread unemployment and rising income insecurity. But a new study in the Oct. issue of the American Sociological Review found that public support for government efforts to address social problems actually declined in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009. -- (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 30, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Debt and mental health problems
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt. There is currently around £156 billion in unsecured debt such as credit cards in the UK, of which the average family owes more than £11,000. Levels of debt have increased in recent years due to the economic recession and are predicted to increase further... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Professional Development Award: The Evolving Librarian
Guest Author: Lisa Huang, Central Park Campus Library, Collin College, McKinney, TX I am grateful to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) for providing the Professional Development Award, which enabled me to attend the all day workshop “The Evolving Librarian:  Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare” held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library, in Tulsa, OK on April 18, 2013.   The workshop was taught by one of the leaders in medical librarianship, Michelle Kraft, senior medical librarian at the Cleveland Clinic and current candidate for MLA Pres...
Source: Network News - September 27, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Karen Vargas Tags: Advocacy EHR General (all entries) Network Member Spotlight Source Type: news

Survey reveals improving salary and employment picture for chemists
(American Chemical Society) With the US economy slowly trudging back from recession and uncertainties remaining about government sequestration, the employment and salary snapshot for chemists and chemical engineers in 2013 shows that salaries and the job market are improving. Results of the American Chemical Society's annual survey of its members are the topic of the cover story in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Increase in state suicide rates in the USA during economic recession - Reeves A, Stuckler D, McKee M, Gunnell D, Chang SS, Basu S.
Background Evidence from European countries indicates a significant rise in suicides from the economic recession, totalling more than 1000 excess deaths in the UK alone. Among the worst affected economies in Europe, such as Greece, suicides have risen by m... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

2012 National Child Poverty Rate Stagnates at 22.6 Percent
Describes the high poverty rate among children three years after the recession officially ended. Compares rates by state, region and rural vs. urban. -- Carsey Institute (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 20, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Great Recession resulted in 5,000 more suicides than usual
BRISTOL, England, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- About 5,000 "extra" suicides occurred in 54 countries in 2009, after the Great Recession, researchers from universities in Hong Kong and England say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On The Global Recession-Suicide Link, Experts Call For Sensitivity
The 2008 economic crisis may be linked to a rise in suicide, but the authors say it's time to focus on prevention. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

Financial crisis caused 5,000 suicides
The stresses of recession and unemployment triggered by the global financial crash of 2008 led to a spike in suicides among men in Europe and North America. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global economic crisis spurred 5,000 additional suicides, study says
The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Vitamin B supplements may stave off strokes
Study finds vitamin B might boost vascular health, new research links suicide spikes to 2008 recession and scientists explain why being overweight or underweight in pregnancy could be risky (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish believe recession is bad for mental health
Pfizer survey suggests financial difficulties putting strain on lifestyle and relationships     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic crisis linked to 100 suicides in State by study
Recession-related suicide rate in Ireland one of the highest in Europe, research finds     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic crisis linked to 100 additional suicides in State by international study
Recession-related suicide rate in Ireland one of the highest in Europe, research finds     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Poverty Rate Flat, 48 Million People UninsuredU.S. Poverty Rate Flat, 48 Million People Uninsured
The number of Americans living in poverty remained steady last year at 15% after rising for several years in the wake of the recession, while the number of people without health insurance fell slightly to 48 million. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Many in U.S. Still Fight Hunger: PollMany in U.S. Still Fight Hunger: Poll
Four years after the recession ended, one in five American adults is still struggling to buy enough food, according to a survey that underscored the unevenness of the U.S. economic recovery. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

As preschool obesity rates dip, Boston Children’s expert suggests feds step to the plate
The scales may not be tipping quite so precipitously for some low-income preschoolers. So says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nineteen states saw small decreases in obesity rates among preschoolers between 2008 and 2011, while rates held steady in another 20 states. Is this cause for celebration, cautious optimism or concern? Perhaps all of the above, says David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital. “The report is a small, but encouraging, sign after nearly half a century of bad news.” The...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Childhood obesity Children's in the news Health & wellness Healthful eating Research David Ludwig New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Source Type: news

Baby bust: U.S. births at record low
The Great Recession and the slow recovery have been quite the romantic buzzkill. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility Rate Stabilizes as the Economy Grows
The number of babies born in the United States in 2012 remained flat, the first time in five years that the number did not significantly decline, federal data show.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: United States Economy Birth Rates National Center for Health Statistics Recession and Depression Source Type: news

Rational Economic Women Buy Lipstick (Are Men Next?)
Blame economics and evolution. In tough times, people buy beauty products to compete in the market for mates.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - September 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nanette Fondas Tags: Behavioral Economics Gender Relationships Work aisle attractiveness beauty products black dresses breadwinner mothers control group conventional wisdom cues department store economic decline economic recession economic times Source Type: news

Economic conditions and health behaviours during the 'Great Recession' - Nandi A, Charters TJ, Strumpf EC, Heymann J, Harper S.
BACKGROUND: The adoption of healthier behaviours has been hypothesised as a mechanism to explain empirical findings of population health improvements during some economic downturns. METHODS: We estimated the effect of the local unemployment rate on health ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is middle age such a bad thing?
Does the idea that middle age now starts later, at 53, make it any easier to cope with? And what does our increasing longevity mean for us and the generation who will follow?David Stubbs So, according to a new survey, "life begins at 53". Cue photos of handsome, tanned, silver-haired couples regarding the sunset with a glad eye. Well, I'm 50 but tell that to my permanently injured knee, or my hairline and my girth, terminal victims of recession and inflation respectively. As I drag my frame to the gym to be depressed at the surrounding acreage of lithe, buff flesh that I could only hope to emulate with the aid of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Stubbs, Liz Hoggard Tags: Comment Feminism Health & wellbeing Society Women Social mobility Features Life and style Men's health Ageing The Observer Middle age Source Type: news

Unemployment and suicides during the recession in Italy - De Vogli R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: Eng... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Boomers hit hardest by 'Great Recession' in California
A new study shows what many middle-aged Californians privately suspect: They are the first to lose their jobs and the health benefits that come with those jobs when hard times hit. The analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research looked at California data on the uninsured between 2007 and 2009 and found that of the approximately 700,000 Californians to lose health insurance during this time, the greatest increase was among residents between the ages of 45 and 64... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Boomers hit hardest by 'Great Recession'
A new study shows what many middle-aged Californians privately suspect: They are the first to lose their jobs and the health benefits that come with those jobs when hard times hit.   The analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research looked at California data on the uninsured between 2007 and 2009 and found that of the approximately 700,000 Californians to lose health insurance during this time, the greatest increase was among residents between the ages of 45 and 64.     "Whether because mid-career workers are viewed as too expensive or because there is a deeper bias against older workers, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boomers hit hardest by 'Great Recession'
(University of California - Los Angeles) A new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research looks at California data on the uninsured between 2007 and 2009 and finds that of the approximately 700,000 Californians to lose health insurance during this time, a majority were between the ages of 45-64. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The recession hits those with mental health problems harder
Since the start of the recession, the rate of unemployment for people with mental health problems has risen more than twice as much than for people without mental health problems, according to new research from King's College London. The authors warn that, across Europe, people with mental health problems have been disproportionately affected by the economic crisis, further increasing social exclusion amongst this vulnerable group. Published in PLOS ONE, the study also found that this gap in employment rates was even greater for men and for those with low levels of education... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Recession 'impacts people with mental illness most'
ConclusionThis is a valuable study that provides information from 27 EU countries on the rates of employment and mental health problems in 2006, prior to the 2008 economic crisis, and in 2010, after the onset of the recession. The researchers found a consistent pattern – in both years, people with mental health problems were more likely to be unemployed. However, by 2010 the gap in unemployment rates between people with and without mental health problems had widened compared with 2006. This suggests that people with mental health problems may have been hit harder by the economic rec...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news