Why Are Companies Still Losing Talented Women?
Despite progress, companies are still losing talented women at a rate that has caused the thought-leaders to invest in ambitious efforts to retain them. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - July 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. Tags: Gender Work ambitious efforts census figures cost cutters distraction equality in the workplace female equality female managers leadership group mid level name technology no doubt professional schools recession steno pool t Source Type: news

CDC: ATV Injuries Down (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nonfatal all-terrain vehicle injuries among children and teens have dropped by more than a third from their 2004 peak, and the recession may explain the decline, according to a new report from the CDC. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 2, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Shifting Recruitment Patterns In The Pharma Industry
Changing jobs is a big deal at the best of times for both employers and employees, but as the recession continues in many major markets, this really isn’t the best of times, even for a growing area like the pharmaceutical industry. So how has recruitment in the pharma industry changed, and who actually has the upper hand? (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - July 1, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Grantmaking Below Pre-Recession Levels
Daily Yonder reports that while the stock market and foundation assets have rebounded since the 2008 recession, grants to rural American are still lower than they were six years ago. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 26, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health of U.S. children improves, but more live in poverty: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Families in the United States are making gains in education and health, two key factors in their overall well-being, a report released on Monday showed, adding to data that suggests the U.S. economy is slowly rebounding from the 2007-2009 recession. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health of U.S. Children Improves, But More Live in Poverty
Families in the United States are making gains in education and health, two key factors in their overall well-being, a report released on Monday showed, adding to data that suggests the U.S. economy is slowly rebounding from the 2007-2009 recession.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Family Issues (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health of U.S. Children Improves, But More Live in Poverty: Report
Families in the United States are making gains in education and health, two key factors in their overall well-being, a report released on Monday showed, adding to data that suggests the U.S.economy is slowly rebounding from the 2007-2009 recession. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 24, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recession has second-hand consequences for children with asthma
Data from the US recession period suggest that during times of economic hardship, unemployment becomes a stronger determinant of smoking by parents of children with asthma. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - June 21, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Recession has second-hand consequences for children with asthma
Data from the US recession period suggest that during times of economic hardship, unemployment becomes a stronger determinant of smoking by parents of children with asthma. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - June 21, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Employment Situation: May 2013
This AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet looks at the May 2013 employment situation for the workforce aged 55 and older. The unemployment rate for this age group fell from 5.5 percent to 5.3 percent, but the decline was concentrated among women. Nearly 1.8 million older Americans were unemployed in May, 65,000 fewer than in April and 330,000 fewer than one year earlier. Average duration of unemployment crept back up and once again exceeded on year. The number of involuntary part-time workers was unchanged from May but still above what it had been at the start of the Great Recession. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - June 20, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are Slower-Growing Health-Care Costs Temporary or Permanent?
It’s one of the hottest debates in health care: Is the historically slow growth in health spending in recent years due to the lingering effects of the recession, or is it a fundamental change that augurs well for the future? (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality - June 18, 2013 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Why Americans Are Overworked and Under-Pleasured
It is almost impossible to maintain your health, your weight, or your joy in life if you are running as fast as you can simply not to fall behind. That describes the majority of dual career parents. Here is how you fight back.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Denise Cummins, Ph.D. Tags: Health Stress Work better life countries in the world downsizing dual career parents economic downturns financial sector first world countries garden variety global recession home in time impossibility life index middle class Source Type: news

How has the Great Recession affected Americans' health?
The Great Recession affected millions of jobs and caused many families to lose their houses, but how did it affect our health? According to research by Sarah Burgard, Ph.D., the Great Recession changed major health indicators for those affected by job and other losses. However, her study found unexpected changes such as a drop in mortality in infants and from accidents and heart disease among adu.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Blackpool to extend free breakfast scheme to 12,000 primary school pupils
Pilot scheme success prompts council to roll out £1.3m scheme to provide fruit, yogurt and bread to town's 33 primary schoolsA scheme giving free breakfasts to all primary school pupils in one of Britain's most deprived towns has been declared a success after a study found it made children happier and more alert, and had the potential to improve attendance and punctuality.Blackpool council said positive early findings from the three-month pilot had persuaded it to go ahead with a £1.3m scheme to provide a nutritious breakfast of fruit, yoghurt and bread to all of its 12,000 primary pupils for the next year.The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Butler Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Social policy and administration News Health & wellbeing Food drink Society Primary schools Breakfast Blackpool Politics UK news Life and style Education Poverty Social exclusion Science Source Type: news

Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids
Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Insurance (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
Title: Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 5, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Davron Technologies Beats the Post-recession Odds with Four Years of...
In the turbulent aftermath of one of the nation’s worst recessions, Chattanooga-based Davron Technologies, a manufacturer of custom industrial ovens, not only survived the economic storm, but came...(PRWeb May 30, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10692047.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Foreclosing on incarceration? State correctional policy enactments and the great recession - Brown EK.
The economic collapse of 2008 has forced states to reconsider their priorities in punishment and corrections. States have exhibited a wide range of responses to the fiscal crisis. Using data from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), this a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

JPMorgan exposed: Company found guilty of masterminding 'manipulative schemes'
The financial institution that came to epitomize the "too big to fail" concept should have been left to its own economic destruction during the days of the Great Recession it helped to cause back in 2008-09, because had it been allowed to go under, its criminal behavior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Population Patterns: Rural Trends Changing
Daily Yonder article discusses how the recession of 2009 appears to have created major change in how rural America is developing. Recreation-rich areas have joined farming and manufacturing counties in slower growth or outright population loss. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 23, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Spending Slower, Docs May Deserve Credit
(MedPage Today) -- Changes in healthcare provider practices -- and not just the Great Recession -- might deserve credit for the dramatic slowdown in health spending in recent years, health economists said. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 8, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No evidence of cure to prevent hair going grey
Conclusion This study aimed to investigate whether two chemicals – hydrogen peroxide and peroxynitrite – accumulate in the skin of people with segmental vitiligo, which affects up to a quarter of people with vitiligo. They then looked at whether treatment with a light-activated pseudocatalase, that reduces the concentration of hydrogen peroxide, would allow the lost skin colour to return. They found that the treatment was successful in five people with segmental vitiligo (either isolated or in combination with nonsegmental). The study offers hope of a possible treatment for segmental vitiligo, although so far ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

Economy recovers but not mental health
(San Diego State University) Though Wall Street reached record highs on Friday, and the jobs report looks better than it has since 2009, America's mental health may not be doing as well. Researchers from San Diego State University monitored Google searches indicative of mental health concerns and saw that they sky rocketed at the height of the recession and continue to be high, even though the economy is bouncing back. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Brakes on health spending go beyond the recession: studies
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slower growth in the pace of healthcare spending reflects a fundamental change in the use of medical services that could save the country nearly $800 billion in the next decade, according to two new studies released on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slowdown in Rise of Health Care Costs May Persist
The recession and anemic recovery are behind most of a surprising trend that could help close the federal deficit, new studies show, but higher co-payments have also played a part.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANNIE LOWREY Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Steep Rise in Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans, CDC Says
Rate rose by 28 percent since 1999; recession may have played a role, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Rose Sharply Among Middle-Age Adults
Health officials say suicides among middle-age Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28% from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 2, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The hidden dangers of legal highs
In the last five years, the market for legal highs has exploded. It's never been easier, or cheaper, to buy drugs online – but no one knows what's in them, or how dangerous they areFor most of the last decade, an average of four or five new legal drugs came on to the market each year. Trade was steady – government efforts were focused on fighting the spread of illegal substances. And then mephedrone appeared on the scene: cheap, legal and available online. By 2010, the drug, now dubbed meow meow by journalists, had become the fourth most popular drug on the market, after marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy. It was b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mike Power Tags: The Guardian Society Drugs Law Technology Features Drugs policy Internet Science Source Type: news

Rural Job Market Turns Inside Out
Daily Yonder article tells how the Great Plains was in decline for the first years of the 21st century. But since the Great Recession of 2007, the region bounced back while the rest of rural America struggled to create jobs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 25, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Recession Slowed Down Health Care Spending Significantly
American health care spending has significantly slowed down over the past few years, with some of the lowest rates of growth in over 50 years, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Altarum Institute. Between 2001 and 2003, health care spending in the U.S. was increasing at an annual rate of 8.8%. However, new data reveal that between 2008 and 2012 spending has increased by less than half of that, at only 4.2% annually. Total health care spending was $2.8 trillion in 2012... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Unemployment and suicide during and after a deep recession: a longitudinal study of 3.4 million Swedish men and women - Garcy AM, Vågerö D.
Objectives. We tested 2 hypotheses found in studies of the relationship between suicide and unemployment: causal (stress and adversity) and selective interpretation (previous poor health). Methods. We estimated Cox models for adults (n = 3 424 550)... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Study Reveals Austerity's Harmful Impact On Health In Greece
Findings are 'much worse than we imagined,' researcher says In one of the most detailed studies of its kind, a team of Greek and U.S. researchers have vividly chronicled the harmful public health impacts of the economic austerity measures imposed on Greece's population in the wake of the global economic crisis. Writing in the today's American Journal of Public Health, the researchers cite data showing the economic recession and subsequent austerity policies in Greece have led to a sharp deterioration of health services and health outcomes... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual public relations
Being a web-savvy lot, End Game readers will have heard of Second Life, the online roleplaying game that was big in the giddy, wasteful days before the recession.For those who were doing other things, we will explain. The game allowed players to design an outlandish character (or “avatar”) and stroll around a fantastical virtual world complete with alien landscapes and thousands of fellow players.Licensed to do entirely as they pleased, participants built palaces, fought battles (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study reveals austerity's harmful impact on health in Greece
(Physicians for a National Health Program) In one of the most detailed studies of its kind, a team of Greek and US researchers have vividly chronicled the harmful public health impacts of the economic austerity measures imposed on Greece's population in the wake of the global economic crisis. Writing in the American Journal of Public Health, the researchers cite data showing the economic recession and subsequent austerity policies in Greece have led to a sharp deterioration of health services and health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Top five recession-busting tips for prescription medicines
Paying for prescriptions is a real financial burden to many, so the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued five top tips to help patients save money and get the best advice on buying medicines. The  Prescription Charges Coalition published a survey report in March, Paying the Price, showing that 35% of respondents had not collected at least one item due to cost. The report recommends that discussion of the prepayment certificate should be a part of routine care.  The survey shows 37% of patients found out about the certificate from their pharmacist, 23% from friends or family and 14% from their GP. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 11, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

A Budget Focus on Inequality
The great economic focus of the White House, the financial crisis and recession aside, has been inequality. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality/Equality - April 10, 2013 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Top 5 recession-busting tips for prescription medicines
Prescription charges in England rose again at the start of April to £7.85 per item. Paying for prescriptions is a real financial burden to many, so the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 10, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Recession led to more doctor bankruptcies
NASHVILLE, April 9 (UPI) -- The recession took a toll on U.S. doctors' revenue because consumers cut back on office visits and lucrative elective procedures, a bankruptcy attorney says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Lucky Today?
We all know that gambling is irrational – that's also why lotteries appear to be recession-proof. Here's a roundup of cognitive biases in lottery gambling. Take your pick!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 2, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Alain Samson, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Cognition Evolutionary Psychology Self-Help birth months cognitive biases cognitive psychology cold numbers correct numbers diagonal lines fundamental problems geometric shapes journal of gambling s Source Type: news

'End of men'? Not even close
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego report on gender in the professions shows that males retain lion's share of power and prestige in post-recession economy (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Women's Clothing Stores in Canada Industry Market Research Report...
As the economy continues to gain momentum after the recession, disposable income will rise and support growth for the Women's Clothing Stores industry over the next five years. For these reasons,...(PRWeb March 01, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10490639.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Professional degree a must-have
The cost is high, starting anywhere from $75,000 to $150,000. The personal price is considerable as well, taking time from family and other priorities. And amid the Great Recession, enrollment has dropped and the ROI is being questioned. Still, would a professional degree, such as an MBA or MPH, boost your career? read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 28, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Staff Tags: Online Only business intelligence Health Care DataWorks Inc. Herb Smaltz HIMSS Career Services Ohio Source Type: news

AIBS Joins With Diverse Groups to Oppose Sequestration
AIBS joined more than 3,200 organizations from all sectors of the economy and society to urge Congress and President Obama to put an immediate end to sequestration budget cuts that threaten to send the economy reeling back into recession and destroy more than two million American jobs. The Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) United community delivered a letter to Congress, urging leaders to avert sequestration by adopting a “balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to NDD programs.” Joining together in this effort are national, state, and local organizations from all fifty states r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 25, 2013 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Making sense of the US sequester – a roundup
An ongoing collection of commentary and analysis about the impending spending cuts known as the sequester. Contribute to this guide and tweet us your links using #smarttakesIn the lead up to the Friday deadline for the Obama administration to implement the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester, economists and pundits everywhere are weighing in. To help you make sense of the facts and figures and furloughs, we're gathering the most useful and insightful commentary we can find around the web. Our reporters will be contributing to this list on Twitter, and we invite you to do the same:Why we need the sequester - Wash...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Comment United States US defence spending US Congress Barack Obama World news guardian.co.uk US politics Media US military US domestic policy Obama administration US economic growth and recession Comment is free Source Type: news

Why Western Capitalism Has Failed Us
The extended recent recession and slow economic recovery has raised serious questions about the viability of our western style of free market capitalism.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - February 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ray Williams Tags: Work angel gurria capitalism chandran nair corporate governance deep trouble development oecd economic organisations finite planet free market free market capitalism fundamental issue global institute government intervention gr Source Type: news

Alcohol use during the Great Recession of 2008-2009 - Bor J, Basu S, Coutts A, McKee M, Stuckler D.
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess changes in alcohol use in the USA during the Great Recession. METHODS: Drinking participation, drinking frequency, drinking intensity, total alcohol consumption and frequency of binge drinking were assessed in a na... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Institutional Pharmacies in the US Industry Market Research Report Now...
The Institutional Pharmacies managed to get through the recession without losses, but over the past to years has experienced significant drops in revenue due to reduced reimbursement rates; however,...(PRWeb January 31, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10381893.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 31, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OK’s First OTC Remedy For Overactive Bladder
WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Jan. 25, 2013 — The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older. The condition affects more than 20 million American women, according to Merck, the drug’s manufacturer. It will still only be available in prescription form for men. Oxytrol helps relax the overactive bladder muscle that leads to symptoms such as the sudden need to urinate and leaking of urine. Oxytrol for Women is in the form of a patch, applied to the skin every four days, Merck says. It is expected to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news

Are Those Who Multitask Most The Worst At It?
WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Jan. 24, 2013 — Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Utah. In this case, Strayer and his colleagues found practice does not make perfect, or even close to it. “The people who multitask the most seem to be the worst at it,” he says, citing his study results. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news

Living with Parents: Stunted Development or Opportunity?
Are young adults living at home prolonging adolescence or building stronger bonds? Is this recession-driven trend here to stay?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - January 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Newman, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Child Development Happiness Parenting 10 year olds adolescence adult children camaraderie college graduates cost of living debt economic lifeline economic storm family of origin financial support flesh an Source Type: news