The effects of the global economic recession and a reduced alcohol tax on hospitalizations due to alcohol-attributed diseases in Taiwan - Liao CM, Lin CM.
This study is to assess the effects of the 2008 economic crisis and a 2009 alcohol tax reduction on alcohol-related morbidity for men of different socioeconomic statuses in Taiwan. Admissions data for the period from 2007 to 2012 for men aged 24-59 years i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

US Employers Add Modest 138K Jobs; Rate at 4.3 Percent
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. More: See the full report. The government's report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The relationship of the perceived impact of the current Greek recession with increased suicide risk is moderated by mental illness in patients with long-term conditions - Ntountoulaki E, Paika V, Papaioannou D, Guthrie E, Kotsis K, Fountoulakis KN, Carvalho AF, Hyphantis T.
OBJECTIVE: Adverse life events may contribute to the emergence of suicidality. We aimed to test the relationship between the impact of the Greek recession and suicidal risk in people with long-term conditions (LTCs) and to determine whether this relationsh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Reforms, new spending fail to fix mental health system
Tens of millions of dollars have been spent to bolster mental health services in Sacramento County since the recession, but local emergency rooms still struggle to cope with dozens of patients in crisis every day. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments (compared with 84 percent of Boomers and 81 percent of Gen Xers). And we’re willing to pay the price: While Boomers said they’d spend an average of $152 a month on self-improvement, millennials anticipated spending nea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 paths to success on the medtech fundraising trail
Funding a medical technology company isn’t a simple job: Modern medical devices require cutting-edge innovation, research and design to make it to the market. And don’t even get started on regulatory and reimbursement challenges. The recession of the late 2000s, Affordable Care Act and changes to regulatory bodies and reimbursement requirements have changed the game for medical device startups seeking funding. More than ever, young companies need clear paths to avoid running out of money. Read the whole story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post 2 paths to success on the medtech fundr...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Source Type: news

5 Ways I've Prepared Myself For Non-Retirement
I am 67 and continue to work full time. Believe it or not, this is by choice ― and I don’t believe that I’m alone in the decision to pursue non-retirement.  Lots of people approach retirement expecting that there will be some specific event to trigger their departure from the workplace. They frequently look to the calendar for guidance, something I was once guilty of doing myself. When I was 50, I told myself I would work until 55. When I was 55, I moved the needle to 60. No surprise that 65 came and went too. So when will I stop work? When it stops being fun. When I find something I want to do more. Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Are The Most Important Part Of The AHCA
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House of Representatives by a margin of one vote (217-213) on May 4th, overhauls the way in which the federal government and states cover the costs of state Medicaid programs. Most notably, it converts Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement into a ‘per-capita cap’ program. Medicaid provides coverage for over 70 million individuals and relies on both federal and state funding to continue growing. Under current law, the federal government covers, on average, 57 percent of each state’s total Medicaid costs, no matter the amount. The states pay for the remai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey
Djibouti Port. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy Akinwumi AdesinaABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 2017 (IPS)Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other. This cooperation is both a mutual privilege and priority. At the end of the 2015 India-Africa Forum Summit, Indian Prime Minister Modi announced very substantial credits and grant assistance which benefitted our relationship. In addition to an India-Africa Developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akinwumi Adesina Tags: Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Trade & Investment African Development Bank (AfDB) Source Type: news

Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending
The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts that are still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maybe Colleges Should Take A Lesson From Zoos
By Michael Preston, UCF Forum columnist What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks explored the paradox of the modern zoo. We traditionally have taken animals that were meant to live and thrive in the wild and placed them on display at zoos for the purpose of study and our own entertainment. We take these animals that are meant t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Business cycle impacts on substance use of adolescents: a multi-country analysis - Paling T, Vall Castello J.
Populations respond to changes in the economic climate in a variety of ways. The recent 'Great Recession' has brought attention to the vulnerability of many economies around the world to changes in non-domestic macroeconomic fluctuations. However, empirica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pittsburgh housing buoyed by eds and meds, study says
The single biggest driver in Pittsburgh's residential housing market is its health care and higher education institutions, which have created boons for neighborhoods like Oakland and North Shore, according to a new report. Pittsburgh was one of several large metropolitan areas that suffered the smallest declines during the 2008 recession, a result of its increased reliance on two relatively "recession-proof" sectors, said commercial real estate firm CBRE in its analysis. "The biggest driver for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Population health and the economy: mortality and the great recession in Europe - Tapia Granados JA, Ionides EL.
We analyze the evolution of mortality-based health indicators in 27 European countries before and after the start of the Great Recession. We find that in the countries where the crisis has been particularly severe, mortality reductions in 2007-2010 were co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The harder they fall? Sex and race/ethnic specific suicide rates in the U.S. foreclosure crisis - Houle JN, Light MT.
Previous work shows suicide rates increase during economic recessions, but little research has examined the extent to which the foreclosure crisis-a unique aspect of the Great Recession-has contributed to disparities in rising suicide rates by race and sex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The homelessness monitor: England 2017
The Homelessness Monitor: England 2017 is the sixth annual report of an independent study, funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?
Long before millennials were dubbed the “Me Generation,” journalist Tom Wolfe used the label to describe the young baby boomers coming of age in the mid-1970s, a time of heightened focus on the self and personal development.  “The new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality — remaking, remodeling, elevating, and polishing one’s very self ... and observing, studying, and doting on it,” Wolfe wrote in a 1976 New York magazine cover story.  To the extent that millennials really are self-absorbed and narcissistic, it may be because they learned from the masters: ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a decline in cancer rates isn't a good thing
As the country plunged into recession between 2008 and 2012, something unexpected happened: An earlier small decline in the number of new cancer cases became a much bigger one. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016. "If you go back, last year, it was originally reported that the unemployment rate was 3.8 in May, but recent revisions have taken that away. It looks more like the unemployment rate has been steadily declining over time to now reach the new record low of 3.8 percent," said Michael Pakko, chief economist and state economic forecaster with the Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA) at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. The Arkansas Departmen...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How did the economic recession (2008-2010) influence traffic fatalities in OECD-countries? - Wegman F, Allsop R, Antoniou C, Bergel-Hayat R, Elvik R, Lassarre S, Lloyd D, Wijnen W.
This paper presents analyses of how the economic recession that started in 2008 has influenced the number of traffic fatalities in OECD countries. Previous studies of the relationship between economic recessions and changes in the number of traffic fatalit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Americans Are Having Less Sex Than They Used To
American adults of every age group are having less sex than they were a generation ago, suggests a study published Tuesday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Specifically, Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s are having less sex than those born in the 1960s and 1970s had at the same age ― despite their reputation for relying on dating apps to set up sexual encounters and preferring hookup culture to traditional courtship. The study, which included data from 26,000 adults, compared sexual activity among Americans in the late 1990s to the early 2010s. It found that adults had sex an average nine fewer times per year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gingival recession of adjacent teeth: Effect on Implant?
 How will the gingival condition of the adjacent teeth effect the prognosis of the implant case? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - March 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Suicide, unemployment, and economic recession in Spain - Iglesias-Garc ía C, Saiz PA, Buron P, Sánchez-Lasheras F, Jimenez-Trevino L, Fernández-Artamendi S, Al-Halabi S, Corcoran P, Garcia-Portilla MP, Bobes J.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present work is to determine the association between unemployment and suicide, and to investigate whether this association is affected by changes in the economic cycle or other variables such as age and sex. METHODS: A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Study: Firms that owed more also laid off more workers during the 2007-2009 recession
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The debt levels of large companies just before the Great Recession of 2007-2009 are strongly linked to local unemployment spikes during that time, a novel study co-authored by an MIT professor finds -- adding another dimension to our picture of the recent economic crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Selling Bagels Off A Greek Donkey Could Be A Better Idea Than Looking For A Job At 57
Years ago ― before husband, kids, houses and pets came along ― my friend Cindy and I were enjoying our last day of vacation on a black sand beach on the Greek island of Santorini when a sun-weathered old man approached us selling cups of fresh fruit off his donkey. “How much for two?” I asked in the international language of finger-pointing and other gestures. It was perhaps my fifth trip to Greece and I knew how to play the bargaining game. I feigned disgust at his first price and shooed him away. But instead of lowering his price as I expected he would, he plopped himself down on the edge of my sun lounge...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare Repeal Could Delay Retirement For The Most Vulnerable
If the Affordable Care Act goes extinct in the Trump era, it could very likely end early retirement along with it, reports The New York Times. The option to retire early was undoubtedly one of the bonus gifts of Obamacare. The law provided health insurance untethered to employment and removed a big impediment for those who wanted to leave their jobs before turning 65, when they become eligible for coverage through Medicare.  Before that, pre-existing conditions frequently blocked the ability to buy insurance on the open market as an individual, and people found that their older age likely made...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Northwest Arkansas, Health Care Industry Building On the Boom
The health care industry is expanding to keep up with northwest Arkansas’ growing population, and it’s not just construction companies that are benefiting. Major hospital expansions are under way, such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s $167 million facility in Springdale and Mercy Hospital Northwest’s $247 million expansion plan. Other hospitals and medical-care companies in northwest Arkansas have also begun or completed expansions. Health care is just one industry that has responded to the force of northwest Arkansas’ growth. More people mean more schools, more shops, more restaurants,...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Way Americans Retire Is Broken. Here Are 5 Ideas For Fixing It.
Retirement, for me, is like stepping off the diving board into the deep pool of the rest of my life ― a little scary with no turning back once I’ve done it.  I’m 67, squarely in the crosshairs of the “when should I retire?” conversation. The discussion is generally framed around how much money you need, but trust me, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. While the average baby born in 1900 didn’t live past age 50, life expectancy at birth today is 78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If retirement starts at 65, that means a lot of people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Negative health impact of economic recession unevenly distributed among groups in Spain
(Umea University) A study carried out in Andalusia, Southern Spain, following the 2007/2008 economic recession detected increasing inequalities in male mortality rates. Men with lower educational levels saw an increase in mortality compared to men with university level education. In addition, 5,000 additional suicide attempts were registered among middle aged men and women between 2008 and 2012. High unemployment and financial strain played a key role in these findings, according to research from Ume å University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early Cancer Diagnoses Decline During Trying Economic Times Early Cancer Diagnoses Decline During Trying Economic Times
A fall in diagnoses for'screenable'cancers during recession suggests that people abandon preventive health behaviors in trying economic times.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HHS Pick Price Made ‘Brazen’ Stock Trades While His Committee Was Under Scrutiny
Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price showed little restraint in his personal stock trading during the three years that federal investigators were bearing down on a key House committee on which the Republican congressman served, a review of his financial disclosures shows. Price made dozens of health industry stock trades during a three-year investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission that focused on the Ways and Means Committee, according to financial disclosure records he filed with the House of Representatives. The investigation was considered the first test of a law passed to ban members of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake claims: Foreign "organic" producers suspected of fraud
(Natural News) As the nation’s appetite for organic food is growing at roughly 15 percent per year, fake organic products are flooding the market. After suffering years of decline during the recession, the industry’s share of the U.S. food consumption now accounts for five percent, and that number is going up fast. In fact, fresh... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Great Recession and risk for child abuse and neglect - Schneider W, Waldfogel J, Brooks-Gunn J.
This paper examines the association between the Great Recession and four measures of the risk for maternal child abuse and neglect: (1) maternal physical aggression; (2) maternal psychological aggression; (3) physical neglect by mothers; and (4) supervisor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Save Our Services: How cuts are hitting Black people
The government’s economic strategy, centred on austerity and cuts to public services, has deepened the economic crisis and hit the living standards of many people, especially those in the Black community. Black workers are usually the first to lose their job in a recession. Unsurprisingly, the UK’s latest recession has been no fairer. UNISON research into the impact of cuts on Black council workers showed just how public sector cuts hit Black people hard. Job cuts, pay freezes, and attacks on pensions and on public services have piled on the pressure, contributing to a situation where unemployment among Black p...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: bukkyakinwale Tags: Blogs black members local government Save Our Local Services save our services Source Type: news

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas
Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks Friday at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon at the Hammons Center in Rogers. A year ago, Deck used "Cruising Altitude" as a metaphor for her Arkansas presentation; this year's outlook was less rosy. "I now see us as more circling and trying to avoid the turbulence," Deck said. "Not exactly coming in for a landing but not a...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and their interrelation with the economic crisis in Chania, Greece: a time-series analysis of the period 2008-2015 - Benioudakis ES, Lykiardopoulos V, Georgiou V, Archontaki MD, Tsourounaki A, Botonaki G, Batzou A, Symiakos T, Seliniotaki T, Armagos A, Pentari A, Moiradorakis K, Darakis E, Melissari-Tzanakaki M.
BACKGROUND: Greece has been in the grip of a severe economic crisis since 2008. It is well known that suicide attempts and actual suicides increase during periods of recession and austerity. The main aim of this study was to examine the economic crisis in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

What Happens If Republicans Repeal Without A 'Replace'?
As the new Congress ramps up, the steady stream of news on “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act is becoming a deluge. If you are confused, you are not alone. The ACA has lots of intersecting parts, and so changing it is complex. Even experts have trouble staying oriented. A primer is in order. What are the Republicans proposing to repeal, and with what effect? To get your bearings, keep in mind the main categories of health insurance coverage in the U.S. There are five: Medicare (the federal “single payer” program that covers roughly 58 million people over 65 years of age), Medicaid (t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter Rates His Presidency And Reflects On 'Gratifying' Post-Presidential Years
As 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter remains proud of his administration’s efforts and accomplishments during his four years in office in the late 70s. But, as the 92-year-old told Oprah during an interview for OWN’s “SuperSoul Sunday,” it’s actually his post-presidential years that have been most gratifying.  “When I was president of the most powerful and influential nation on earth, I had more total influence over peace and progress and things like that,” Carter acknowledges in the above clip. “But the last 35 years since I’ve left the White House...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Ten Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2017
2016 will go down as a year that taught us to question our assumptions. The election of Donald Trump, an outcome almost no one predicted, left many with a sense of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring in the biomedical and health-care space. To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we'll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments. 1. FDA...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Things I'm Grateful For in 2017
Unless you've been living in the middle of the wilderness or under a rock, you've probably noticed a lot of headlines deeming 2016 the worst year ever. Although I believe the past years that witnessed the bubonic plague or any world war could easily stomp last year to win the "Worst Year for Humanity" award, 2016 was the worst year I've ever personally experienced. Between Trump's upset election for POTUS and George Michael dying on Christmas of all days to the entire year being filled with personal and financial challenges, 2016 was definitely the worst year of my adult life. Right alongside 2008, of cour...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid
ATLANTA - When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years - overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans. Any changes to the $500 billion-plus program hold enormous consequences not only for recipients but also for the states, which share in the cost. Trump initially said during the presidential campaign that he would not cut Medicaid, but later expressed support for an idea pushed for years by Republicans in Congress - sending a fixed amount of money...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reporter Hub: Tristan Navera
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Miamisburg agency plans new building An agency with national clients but a relatively quiet local presence is planning to cement ties with a new building in Miamisburg. Headquartered in downtown Miamisburg, U! Creative has been growing its presence in the national level. The creative agency was founded at the onset of the great recession by partners Ron Campbell, Ike Imhof and Sheila Siefer. It now has about 20 employees and roughly 30 contractors. Based in two historic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

2017 predictions: Physician, nursing shortage about to get worse, but ACA may get to stay
Gazing into my 2017 crystal ball, I predict a talent shortage in the health industry that will span doctors, nurses and pharmacists, while Obamacare won ’t get dumped. Health care talent shortages are not new in Arizona and across the country. For years, hospitals have been grappling with the nursing shortage, going so far as to recruit from out of the country and paying extra for temporary service firms. But it’s about to get worse, and here’ s why. The uncertainty of the recession kept a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

2017 predictions: Physician, nursing shortage about to get worse, but ACA may get to stay
Gazing into my 2017 crystal ball, I predict a talent shortage in the health industry that will span doctors, nurses and pharmacists, while Obamacare won ’t get dumped. Health care talent shortages are not new in Arizona and across the country. For years, hospitals have been grappling with the nursing shortage, going so far as to recruit from out of the country and paying extra for temporary service firms. But it’s about to get worse, and here’ s why. The uncertainty of the recession kept a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Counterfeit Alcohol Causes Dozens of Poisoning Deaths in Russian City
MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll from alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city has risen to at least 49 Monday after the victims consumed a counterfeit bath lotion containing deadly methanol. Local officials in Irkutsk went house-to-house in search for more victims and introduced a state of emergency Monday, while the Russian government called for tighter regulation of the alcohol market. The sale of lotions and tinctures containing alcohol has risen in recent years as Russia has plunged into recession under the impact of Western sanctions and a slide in oil prices. Poisonings caused by cheap surrogate alcohol are a regular ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Counterfeit Alcohol Causes Dozens of Poisoning Deaths in Russian City
MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll from alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city has risen to at least 49 Monday after the victims consumed a counterfeit bath lotion containing deadly methanol. Local officials in Irkutsk went house-to-house in search for more victims and introduced a state of emergency Monday, while the Russian government called for tighter regulation of the alcohol market. The sale of lotions and tinctures containing alcohol has risen in recent years as Russia has plunged into recession under the impact of Western sanctions and a slide in oil prices. Poisonings caused by cheap surrogate alcohol are a regular ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016
Shandong Sun Paper Industry’s decision to put a $1.3 billion pulp mill in Clark County was the most viewed story on ArkansasBusiness.com this year. Arkansas Business had been tracking the company’s plans, officially announced April 26, since at least 2013, the same year Gov. Mike Beebe announced the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project, now wrapping up construction in Osceola. At the time, word circulated that state and local economic developers had been working on another billion-dollar project. Arkansas Business reported in Whispers in February 2013 that Sun Paper was looking to invest in a pulp mill in Camde...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 19, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The End Of The Commonwealth
Amid the many controversies attending the election of Donald Trump is one easy to overlook: the mounting assault on “pubic goods”—public education, public lands, public information, and public health, among them.  The worldview of Trump and those he’s bringing into government is one in which seeking private interest is paramount, not only as a business aspiration but as a governing ideology. Of all the attitudes of the new administration, this may be the most threatening to democratic practice. There has long been an ideological divide in U.S. politics in which liberals see the production and p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Climate Change Is Leading to an ‘Ecological Recession’
Scientists have published a number of studies observing how plants and animals shift their range slightly toward cooler temperatures in response to global warming. The hope is that even as the global warms, wildlife may be able to adapt simply by moving. But new research published in the journal PLOS Biology suggests that nearly half of the species that attempt such a move wind up extinct in that area, unable to adapt fully to a new habitat. The results suggest that moving habitats may not be an effective adaptation method in the coming decades as the Earth continues to warm by several multiples of what has already occurre...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals climate change Environment Source Type: news

America's Math Scores Are Getting Worse
When it comes to literacy in math, science and reading, American teens are far from top performers, according to new results from an international exam released Tuesday. American teens posted uninspiring results on the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment, a test taken by a sample of 15-year-olds in 70 education systems around the world. Students’ scores in reading and science remained largely stagnant since the last time the test was administered in 2012, but scores in math dropped to lows not seen since 2006. The PISA exam is administered every three years. The United States posted average scores in re...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news