In Zika fight, Brazil bogged down by neglect, recession
CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil (AP) — Last May, as the first cases of Zika were being detected in Brazil, cities at the front lines of the epidemic stopped receiving government shipments of insecticide to kill mosquitoes. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Hawkins on his time at Medtronic, Immucor and 25 years in the hot seat | DeviceTalks podcast
For nearly a quarter of a century, William “Bill” Hawkins sat in the corner office of medtech companies of all sizes, before stepping down from Immucor last year to become the Atlanta-based company’s lead director. Hawkins is best known for his 4 years as CEO of Medtronic, where he served in the corner office from 2007 to 2011. His time at the helm of the world’s largest pure-play medical device company was not without drama. For example, Hawkins’ first major decision as CEO was canceling shipment on the company’s top product, the Sprint Fidelis pacemaker lead, already implanted in ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brian Johnson Tags: Device Talks Podcasts Bill Hawkins DeviceTalks Immucor Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Caregiving During Young Adulthood
Embed from Getty Images When my mother's relatively routine spinal surgery went wrong nearly seventeen years ago, leaving her in chronic pain and unable to work, my brother gave up his life as he knew it. We call him "the sacrificial lamb." Like Jesus Christ before him, my older brother laid down his entire life at the feet of the people he loves. At 18 years old, my brother was entering his sophomore year in college. He was doing well with his mechanical engineering classes, made many friends, and enjoyed the occasional road trip out of state to go rock climbing. Our mother's surgery shattered his world. My bro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caregiving During Young Adulthood
Embed from Getty Images When my mother's relatively routine spinal surgery went wrong nearly seventeen years ago, leaving her in chronic pain and unable to work, my brother gave up his life as he knew it. We call him "the sacrificial lamb." Like Jesus Christ before him, my older brother laid down his entire life at the feet of the people he loves. At 18 years old, my brother was entering his sophomore year in college. He was doing well with his mechanical engineering classes, made many friends, and enjoyed the occasional road trip out of state to go rock climbing. Our mother's surgery shattered his world. My brot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Events & Resources of Note. 3/1/16
Includes events on precision medicine (from IOM) and lead and the public health (APHA). Highlights news and resources about journals, what librarians can do, a behavioral health resources and an index on child well-being. Events Institute of Medicine workshop – Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. Date: March 2, 2016. Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, ET; 7:30 am-4:00 pm CT The American Public Health Association is coordinating a three-part webinar series on lead and public health. The first session is on 3/15. News and Resources Expensive Journals Drive Academics To Break Copyright Law. NPR. 2/2...
Source: The Cornflower - March 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Beth Layton Tags: General Source Type: news

Take a Number: Women Waiting Longer to Have Children
The recent recession is partly to blame for an increase in maternal age at first birth, one researcher says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: United States Birth Rates Women and Girls National Center for Health Statistics Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika Virus: Texas Just Developed A Much-Needed Rapid Diagnostic Test
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with this birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now: &nbs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health outcomes in times of economic recession: a systematic literature review - Frasquilho D, Matos MG, Salonna F, Guerreiro D, Storti CC, Gaspar T, Caldas-de-Almeida JM.
BACKGROUND: Countries in recession experience high unemployment rates and a decline in living conditions, which, it has been suggested, negatively influences their populations' health. The present review examines the recent evidence of the possible associa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015
Unemployment in Arkansas’ metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. From December 2014 to December 2015, the change ranged from a decline of four-tenths of a percentage point in Fort Smith to 1 full point in Hot Springs and Jonesboro. Unemployment rates were at or below 5 percent in five of the eight metro areas at the end of 2015, Pakko said on his blog, ArkansasEconomist.com. But, he said, nonfarm payroll employment in Arkansas has been a mixed bag, particularly when compared with 2007, before the start of the recess...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth
The Great Recession caused millions of workers nationwide to lose their jobs in 2008 and afterward, and thousands of those losses were in Arkansas. Jonesboro, however, fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State. Jonesboro has a broad job base that includes agriculture, government jobs, medical services and other sectors that help keep it somewhat immune to national trends, said Randall Kesselring, an economics professor at Arkansas State University. The lack of a major manufacturer in the city also means the area doesn...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Industrial driving real estate in Miami, Shelby counties
As the Dayton region continues to recover from the recession, Tim Echemann, of Sidney-based Industrial Property Brokers, said he's seen the industrial sector of commercial real estate growing in Miami and Shelby counties. However, he said that while the economy is improving, the recession seems to have left some people still sitting on the fence. "There's opportunities that people aren't taking advantage of because of that big recession," Echemann said. "There's opportunity that's not being jumped… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kaitlin Schroeder Source Type: news

Five things you need to know, and who are you going to vote for today?
Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Sigman to leave in September Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman will step down effective Sept. 1. Chris Wetterich reports that Sigman, who has been the top Hamilton County officials since 2011, managed the county through the Great Recession that led to the dramatic downsizing of county government. He also was involved in crafting a financial plan to repair Union Terminal. Less… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Daumeyer Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: World Leaders Weigh In
As Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, continues to dominate the headlines, world leaders and health organizations warned the public about the virus' spread and offered up resources to fight the disease, which is likely linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil over the past few months.  With the high volume of news about the Zika virus -- check out our full coverage here -- it's tough to stay up-to-date on the most recent developments. Here's the latest information you should know: 1. World Health Organization says Zika is "spreading explosively" in the Americas Four ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSB S&E Indicators Report Highlights China's Commitment to R&D
The National Science Board (NSB) released their biennial report Science and Engineering Indicators 2016 on 19 January. According to the 2016 report, the U.S. continues to be a world leader in science and engineering by investing the most in research and development (R&D), conferring the highest number of advanced degrees in science and engineering, producing the most high-impact publications, and providing the largest amount of information, financial, and business services. Advances in Asia, however, are challenging the science and technology leadership held by the U.S. for many years. China, India, and South Korea ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 26, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

We Are All Foodies Now
With the price of gas falling below $2 a gallon in the U.S., consumers are reallocating spending not on more "stuff," but on experiences. And one of the most popular experience-spending categories is food. In fact, in America, there's evidence that we're all foodies now. That phenomenon was explained to me by Phil Lempert, the famed SupermarketGuru, who led a webinar on food trends for 2016 this week. I carefully listened, and wove his observations into my own lens on the growing world of retail health. What's underneath this foodie phenomenon? Putting on my economic specs, I can tell you that The Great Recessi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life Science Graduates Face Daunting Labor Market
In my position as CEO of a firm employing over 80,000 engineers, I can testify that most were excellent engineers. But the factor that most distinguished those who advanced in the organization was the ability to think broadly and read and write clearly.(Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin) Biology graduate students have a dizzying array of options after completing their degree, including settling on an initial career path. Although many young biologists hope to make these decisions on the basis of personal preference, changing labor market conditions are likely to influence the decision. The empl...
Source: Washington Watch - January 21, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Julie Palakovich Carr Source Type: news

Austerity has slowed regional recovery during the post-2008 recession, says new study
Austerity measures at national level have not helped regions to recover following the 2008 economic crisis, according to a new study of the UK and other EU countries. On the contrary, high public debt countries have been more successful in sheltering their regional economies, the research concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015
The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties. “By September of 2015, regional jobs had reached a new high of 353,100,” according to Metroplan’s report “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” released last month. The report examines economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a focus on the future of work in central Arkansas. Job growth last year was conc...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health care franchise owners plan nine new stores in New Mexico
The owners of two Osteostrong wellness centers in Albuquerque have just purchased the regional development rights to oversee OsteoStrong’s expansion of about 50 new locations in New Mexico and Colorado over the next 10 years. Sean and Charla Simpson, who opened their first Northeast Heights location at 9577 Osuna Rd. NE in 2013, are examples of a strategy some experts have said New Mexico needs to do to get the state’s economy out of its post-recession blues: target growth in sectors that are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Blake Driver Source Type: news

Deloitte Suggests Attempts to Move “Beyond the Pill” Successful
Looking ahead to 2016, global consultancy firm Deloitte throws the spotlight on three key issues for pharma companies as they enter the New Year: questions relating to operational excellence; the accelerating move towards outcomes-focused models in healthcare; and continued piloting and roll-out of off-site patient engagement and patient-centric models. Greg Reh, Global Sector Leader, Life Sciences at Deloitte and one of the authors of a “state of the nation” report addressing the outlook for pharma and other elements of the life sciences sector, explains: “The existing regulatory environment, cost pressu...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick de Cent Source Type: news

Impact of the recent recession on self-harm: longitudinal ecological and patient-level investigation from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England - Hawton K, Bergen H, Geulayov G, Waters K, Ness J, Cooper J, Kapur N.
BACKGROUND: Economic recessions are associated with increases in suicide rates but there is little information for non-fatal self-harm. AIMS: To investigate the impact of the recent recession on rates of self-harm in England and problems faced by patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Magical thinking about progress won’t save planet Earth | Giles Fraser: Loose canon
Growth is the philosopher’s stone that offers to turn all things into gold. But, like all belief in magic – ie the belief in a free lunch – it points to a fallPerhaps, as never before, we look to the future to deal with the problems of the present. We anticipate future successes, then price them into the challenges of today. Take the recent Paris climate summit, a commitment to reducing global warning to “well below 2C”. As Richard Martin writes in the MIT Technology Review, this figure relies on emerging technologies that are barely proven. Indeed, “barring a major technological advance...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Giles Fraser Tags: Climate change Economic growth (GDP) Economic recovery Anglicanism Christianity Religion London UK news World news Economics Business US economic growth and recession Environment Science Source Type: news

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover
Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years. That was among the findings shared by economist Michael Pakko at the Hot Springs regional economic forecast on Wednesday. The conference, one of two hosted by Arkansas Business this year, took place at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Pakko, the chief economist and state economic forecaster at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Institute for Economic Advancement, said that from 2014-15, the Arkansas economy grew at an average rate of 3.3 percent. From 2010-2013, the av...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 16, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis Is Acting Like a For-Profit Company - Even Though It Is Non-Profit
In an economy slowed by recession and federal sequestration, not-for-profit enterprises are finding that mergers, acquisitions and collaborations can grow value, enhance services and generate new revenue while better serving stakeholders. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 11, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Foundations - Nonprofits Source Type: news

Why the U.S. Could Soon Be the World's First Former Middle Class Society
This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare." Deservedly so. Indeed, soon after the award was announced in October, Deaton published some startling work with Ann Case in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" -- research that is at least as newsworthy as the Nobel ceremony. Analyzing a vast amount of data about health and deaths among Americans, Case and Deaton showed declining life expectancy and health for middle-aged white Americans, especially those with a high school education or less. Among the cau...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Carbon Dioxide Emissions May Dip in 2015, Study Finds
(PARIS) — Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study by a scientific team that regularly tracks heat-trapping pollution. The unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution as climate talks continue in Paris, said the authors of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. One skeptical scientist offered a $10,000 bet that world emissions will keep rising. Still, some leaders cheered the study. “That ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized carbon emissions climate change Source Type: news

Assessing the Impact of Economic Recession on Public Health Outcomes: Exploring New Methods and Measures
This webinar will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 12-1 pm ET (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Abortion rates in the U.S. continue to decline
Experts say drop in abortions could be because of factors such as the better use of birth control and the lingering effects of the economic recession (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angle Recession Glaucoma
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 18, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Pinnacol dropping Colorado workers' compensation rates in 2016
Pinnacol Assurance is reducing its workers’ compensation rates by an average of 3.6 percent next year — the first rate decrease the state’s largest workers comp insurer has offered since the end of the Great Recession. The cost-cutting exceeds recommendations from the Colorado Division of Insurance, which last month approved a 1.9 percent reduction in the loss-cost components of the premiums charged by such insurers. Whether individual companies see a premium decrease depends upon their own… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Record Share Of Young Women Now Living With Relatives
A record portion of young U.S. women are living with parents or other relatives, largely because of higher college attendance and delayed marriage, a research report said on Wednesday. The Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data showed that 36.4 percent of women ages 18 to 34 lived with family in 2014, mostly in the home of mother, father or both. The number tops the record set in 1940, when 36.2 percent of young women lived with relatives, the analysis said. 1940 is the earliest year for comparable data. Among young men, 42.8 percent were living with relatives last year, below the 1940 high of 47.5 percent...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Losing a Parent in Your 20s
I found my mother lying unresponsive in the living room of our home. She was slumped in her favorite chair with a peaceful expression on her face, her eyes closed as if she were dreaming about some glorious, faraway land. Within minutes, the paramedics came and pronounced her dead. She passed away peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on Friday, October 10th, 2014. That night, I remember telling my best friend, between sobs on the phone, these exact words: "She won't see me turn 30." I was 27. Throughout most of my 20s, I believed that I had experienced many of the joys and tribulations of a young adult. I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Earning a Living Might Be Killing Your Creativity
Copyright: feedough / 123RF Stock Photo "Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent." -- Marlon Brando Fresh out of college, with a sizeable debt to start paying back, you apply for a job at Company X, a real player in the field, maybe even a Fortune 500 company. You start by matching up your qualifications with the position's explicit laundry list of demands. You smile politely during the interview, discover that you and The Interviewer both play basketball, or golf, or saxophone.. and you do a good job of making him laugh. You deliver a firm handshake and deliberate eye contact to pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Earning a Living Might Be Killing Your Creativity
Copyright: feedough / 123RF Stock Photo "Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent." -- Marlon Brando Fresh out of college, with a sizeable debt to start paying back, you apply for a job at Company X, a real player in the field, maybe even a Fortune 500 company. You start by matching up your qualifications with the position's explicit laundry list of demands. You smile politely during the interview, discover that you and The Interviewer both play basketball, or golf, or saxophone.. and you do a good job of making him laugh. You deliver a firm handshake and deliberate eye contact to p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here Are The Countries Spending The Most On Health Care
Globally, health care spending has increased dramatically since 1980. However, while health care spending increased faster than the economic growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it slowed with the onset of the recession in 2009. Based on a recent report, the countries spending the most on health care today allocate between 8.9% and 16.4% of their total gross domestic product (GDP) to health care costs. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds risk of suicide and mental illness increases during recession
The economic recession of 2008 – 2010 was followed by increases in rates of suicide, suicide attempts, and mental illness, a PolicyBristol report from a team led by academics at the University of Bristol has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases August 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in August 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 2 Supplements: 70 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 57 Total Active: 28 Total On Hold: 29 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 569 Total Active: 422 Total On Hold: 147 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 5 Supplements: 90 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 70 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 229.0 FDA Time:...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sheryl Kraft Everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But what if it seems like there’s significantly more loss than that? “Once you exceed that, you’re losing it at an abnormal rate,” says Dr. David J. Wong, clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford University. Contrary to popular notion, hair loss is not just a condition that men face: up to 40 percent of women in America also experience it. No ‘Bald Is Beautiful’ for Women Bruce Willis, Patric...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gestapo is alive and well in Obama's America
(NaturalNews) Hi. I'm Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Barack Obama is going rogue. By every metric,[1] the Obama economy is melting down. We are seeing the beginning stages of another recession, at best, or a total economic meltdown, at worst. (Story by Wayne Allyn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovery Schools Save Teen Addicts, So Why Aren't They Everywhere?
Teacher Traci Bowermaster arrived at the White Bear Lake Area Learning Center, an alternative high school in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, in early 2001 with a mandate for change. White Bear Lake was designed to help teens who weren't succeeding in traditional school settings. Then-principal Julia Jilek had grown frustrated to see how many of her students still struggled with addiction issues that undermined their education. Those receiving treatment for substance use disorders at a rehabilitation facility or hospital would often return to the school and relapse, f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Job loss, unemployment and the incidence of hazardous drinking during the late 2000s recession in Europe among adults aged 50-64 years - Bosque-Prous M, Espelt A, Sordo L, Guitart AM, Brugal MT, Bravo MJ.
BACKGROUND: To estimate the incidence of hazardous drinking in middle-aged people during an economic recession and ascertain whether individual job loss and contextual changes in unemployment influence the incidence rate in that period. METHODS: Lo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Great Recession and behavior problems in 9-year old children - Schneider W, Waldfogel J, Brooks-Gunn J.
This article examines associations between the Great Recession and 4 aspects of 9-year olds' behavior-aggression (externalizing), anxiety/depression (internalizing), alcohol and drug use, and vandalism-using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Male suicide on rise as result of austerity, report suggests
Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession, a new report suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

20 Mistakes You're Making With Your Teeth
by Lauren Oster Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache--er, toothache--in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need from two New York City pros: Alice Lee, DDS, an assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry for Montefiore Health System, and Alison Newgard, DDS, an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University College of Dentistry, will clue you in on where you could be going wrong. RELATED: 20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile Multitasking while you brush Every minute in the morning feels pre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ubl leaves AdvaMed stronger than he found it
by MassDevice.com contributor Heather Thompson After a decade of leadership and 16 years of service, Stephen J. Ubl is stepping out of his role as CEO of AdvaMed. He will soon be offering his talents as a lobbyist, a sounding board, and an ambassador to the pharmaceutical industry. Ubl has accepted the position of CEO of the powerful PhRMA association. The move will mean a significant pay rise for Ubl. According to Politico, Current PhRMA CEO John Castellani earned $3.6 million in 2013, compared with Ubl’s $1.5 million. Ubl’s challenges have increased as well. It is very likely that the pharmaceutical...
Source: Mass Device - October 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News AdvaMed Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Low interest rates are bad for your brain
UCLA Dr. Peter Whybrow Dr. Peter Whybrow is director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the author of “The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well Lived.” This column appeared Sept. 18 on Zócalo Public Square. In today’s interdependent turbocharged world, we all feel the downstream shocks from China’s wobbling experiment in casino capitalism — and they are painfully familiar. A euphoric bull market, driving stock growth of 150 percent in one year, suddenly crashes with shares losing one third of their value. Despite government intervention, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 30, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Resilient personality of cities could help in a recession
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) New research has found a robust correlation between the personality of cities and their resilience to economic recessions. The study -- the first of its kind -- surveyed personality traits of over 1.3 million individuals in the US and Great Britain. Residents of cities that fared well during a recession had strong emotional stability, openness to new experiences, high conscientiousness, and low levels of agreeableness. Researchers suggest re-thinking economic resilience by considering personality and not just infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

‘There is an alternative to austerity’
Speaking on the austerity and public services motion at the Labour party conference in Brighton today (Monday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Millions of working people didn’t cause the recession. But they are now paying a heavy price, and will go on paying a heavy price throughout this parliament. “So far the Tories have been able to convince many people that austerity is the only way, that there is no alternative. “Our public services have been cut, closed down and privatised. Savage spending cuts have seen thousands of jobs axed, with those left behind fearful they will be next, an...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 28, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: HarrisonDi Tags: News Press release cuts dave prentis general secretary labour conference pay pay freeze privatisation Source Type: news

The Least-Stressed Cities in America
Feeling stressed out? You're not the only one. A 2014 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found that half of all American adults dealt with a major stressful event over the prior year. And that doesn't even consider the cumulative effect of the smaller daily stresses of modern life, such as credit card bills, children, mortgage payments and (ugh) keeping up with social media. Becoming a homeowner? Find out how much house your budget can handle. Yet, in some peaceful corners of the country, life moves at a slower pace. Work hours are reasonable, traffic isn't too bad...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DeviceTalks: Minnesota reveals the highs and lows of innovation
By Scott Wooldridge Last night’s DeviceTalks: Minnesota event in Minneapolis highlighted the risks and rewards of medical device entrepreneurship, contrasting the arcs of Kips Bay Medical (OTC:KIPS) and Aum Cardiovascular. Kips Bay founder & CEO Manny Villafaña, the medtech legend who started Guidant and St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ), told MassDevice.com publisher Brian Johnson that the company’s wind-down was precipitated by a tough financial landscape and regulatory environment. Villafaña this week stepped down as CEO, and the company’s shareholder...
Source: Mass Device - September 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Funding Roundup AUM Cardiovascular DeviceTalks Kips Bay Medical Inc. Source Type: news