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

Suicide, unemployment, and the effect of economic recession - Webb RT, Kapur N.
The World Health Organization recently estimated that 804 000 people worldwide died by suicide during 2012. Suicide prevention experts have historically focused their attention on elevated risk during times of economic downturn. For instance, Stack an... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Inequalities in suicide mortality rates and the economic recession in the municipalities of Catalonia, Spain - Saurina C, Marzo M, Saez M.
INTRODUCTION: While previous research already exists on the impact of the current economic crisis and whether it leads to an increase in mortality by suicide, our objective in this paper is to determine if the increase in the suicide rate in Catalonia, Spa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

‘This is our time to smash the consensus’
Speaking today (Tuesday) at the 147th Congress in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “I’m representing UNISON’s 1.3m members who are keeping our public services going. One million women leading the way – nurses, dinner ladies, teaching assistants, social workers and so many more. “Our people didn’t cause the recession, but they are now paying the price, decimated by the Tories’ austerity agenda. “Our public services have been cut, closed down and privatised. Thousands are fearful for their jobs, and even more fearful for the essential services they provide....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2015 Category: Food Science Authors: HarrisonDi Tags: News Press release 4 October tax credits tax credits cut 2015 trade union bill trade union bill 2015 Source Type: news

What to Do With the World's NEETS?
At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adapted at the United Nations General Assembly in late September, are a few goals so pressing that a date has been set well ahead of the next overall SDG deadline of 2030. Under Goal 8's broad focus to "promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all" are two sub-goals, both with a 2020 target-completion date and both focused on young people. The first sub-goal calls for action by 2020 to "substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training" (the so-called NEETs) and t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What's Driving Merger and Acquisition Activity?
The U.S. continues to be the top area for global M&A, surpassing Europe, which hasn’t rebounded as strongly since the recession. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - September 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Number of families with problem debt up by more than a quarter since 2012, new report reveals
The number of households with problem debt has increased by 700,000 (28 per cent) since 2012, according to new TUC and UNISON-commissioned research published today (Tuesday).   The report, Britain in the Red, shows that in 2014 one in eight households (3.2 million) were over-indebted compared to one in ten (2.5 million) in 2012.   The report shows that young people, the self-employed and low-income families have been the hardest hit by the rise in problem debt. Problem debt is defined as having to spend 25 per cent or more of monthly gross income on unsecured debt repayments (credit card debts, loans and overdraf...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 9, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Debt Finance tax credits cut 2015 TUC Source Type: news

Soft Tissue Recession Around Implants: Case Discussion
This case discusses approaches to solve the problem of recession involving implants predictably. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 8, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Dental Implant Cases Source Type: news

Suicide mortality trends in Galicia, Spain and their relationship with economic indicators - Fernández-Navarro P, Barrigón ML, Lopez-Castroman J, Sanchez-Alonso M, Páramo M, Serrano M, Arrojo M, Baca-Garcia E.
In this study, we investigated the effect of unemployment and economic recession on suicide rates in th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Drinks With Your Shrink (Episode 01)
Hello folks! Welcome to Episode 01 of my blog series, "Drinks With Your Shrink." The series incorporates exactly those two elements: a shrink and a drink, or more accurately, a shrink with a drink. The concept is simple: I'll be exploring some of the most fascinating topics that can be found at the intersection of food and psychology. Each episode will also be paired with an after dinner beverage (wine, whiskey, or coffee). Think of it as a psychological digestif or sobremesa of sorts. The adults are letting us sit at the grownup table, past our bedtime... rejoice! Episode: 01 Shrink: Michelle Wang, PsyD Drink: ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 5 Steps to Embrace Your Process
Can you relate? Things are going exactly according to plan. You are clearly in control of your life. But then -- all of a sudden -- life takes charge and is steering the wheel of your destiny. When that happens, tasks take forever to complete. No one calls back. You think things will go a specific way just to get entirely rerouted. When life seems to be in charge, it can trigger uncertainty or the internal skeptic and make us feel unsure or cloudy. We wonder things like: • Is this really the right direction? • Am I doing what's in my best good? • Is this moving my career/life forward? The good news is, if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than three-quarters of a million elderly Californians ‘unofficially’ poor
Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, funded by the California Wellness Foundation, highlights the plight of the “hidden poor” — those who live in the gap between the federal poverty level and the Elder Index’s poverty measure, which is considered a more accurate cost estimate of what it takes to have a decent standard of living. Th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 31, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Babies born in a recession are more likely to have lower birth weight
Arna Vardardottir’s report charted the weight of newborns in the aftermath of the sudden collapse of Iceland’s economy in 2008 using the country’s national birth register. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks hit hardest by public-sector job losses during recession
A new study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public sector. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blacks hit hardest by public-sector job losses during recession, study finds
(University of Washington) A new University of Washington study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public sector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Strange Cause of Air Pollution Decline in the Middle East
The Arab Spring may have brought a literal breath of fresh air to the Middle East, according to new research. Instability in the Middle East in 2010-11 can be linked to a decline in air pollution, reports a study published in the journal Science Advances. The findings suggest that short-term societal changes can disrupt climate trends years in the making. Levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas produced by car engines and power plants than can contribute to climate change, grew rapidly in cities like Damascus, Aleppo, Tehran and Cairo in the early years of the 2000s until they experienced a drop-off around the beginning of...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

U.S. stock market collapsing as global currency war heats up
(NaturalNews) Amid a global financial system that remains in flux, oil prices tanked Friday as well, sending prices below $40 a barrel for the first time since the Global Recession was at its peak in 2009.Prices touched a six-and-a-half year low of $39.86 a barrel for a brief... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attitudes of policy makers in Hawaii toward public health and related issues before and after an economic recession in the United States - Maddock JE, McGurk M, Lee T.
INTRODUCTION: Legislation and regulation at the state and local level can often have a greater impact on the public's health than individual-based approaches. Elected and appointed officials have an essential role in protecting and improving public health.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The American Lawn Is Now The Largest Single 'Crop' In The U.S.
Americans’ lawns now cover an area three times larger than any irrigated crop in the U.S. According to a new study from NASA scientists in collaboration with researchers in the Mountain West, there is now an estimated total of 163,812 square kilometers, or more than 63,000 square miles, of lawn in America — about the size of Texas. Here’s the map: The study was not about the growth of lawns, however. Instead, it focused on their impact on the environment and water resources. The researchers found that well manicured lawns can act as carbon sinks — meaning they would help mitigate climate change by r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

It’s a sellers’ market at all levels of the medtech industry
Originally posted on Medical Design & Outsourcing Ken Fine, co-founder and president of Proven Process, is a popular man these days. Not a week goes by without Fine entertaining flirtations from private equity investors or potential strategic partners, looking to see if he’s ready to cash out of his business after 21 years. Proven Process is a Mansfield, Mass.-based contract manufacturer providing engineering and manufacturing services for companies in the implantable cardiovascular space. It employs 85 workers, has a great reputation, a solid book of business and is still run by its three founders. In short, to ...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brian Johnson Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Generation Y and IHL: Why Should Millennials Care?
Post by  Jessica Lach, IHL Youth Education Intern. Originally posted on the Humanity in War blog. Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are said to be full of complexities and firsts. Born in 1994, I consider myself a true millennial because I check most of the required boxes: I had Internet access during my formative years and social media as I grew into adulthood, and I learned all about the economy by watching the effects of the 2008 Global Economic Recession. Most importantly, me and my generation have been overexposed to media more so than any other generation preced...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International IHL international humanitarian law millennials rules of war Source Type: news

Association of pediatric abusive head trauma rates with macroeconomic indicators - Wood JN, French B, Fromkin J, Fakeye O, Scribano PV, Letson MM, Makoroff KL, Feldman KW, Fabio A, Berger R.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine abusive head trauma (AHT) incidence before, during and after the recession of 2007-2009 in 3 US regions and assess the association of economic measures with AHT incidence. METHODS: Data for children ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The great beyond: will the UK science budget be cut by 40%?
Any change in a government brings uncertainty. For scientists in Britain, the waiting game ahead of the November spending review is turning into a nail-biterBack in 2010, UK science dodged a bullet – sort of. Following a global recession, the scientific community was warned to expect cuts of up to 40% to the core research budget. We rallied, presenting strong arguments for the role of science in fueling the economy. Afterwards, the £4.6b ring-fencing of these funds announced in the subsequent Autumn Spending Review came as a relief. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Rohn Tags: Science Science funding crisis Austerity Source Type: news

Rates of SNAP Receipt Stabilize or Drop in All Regions for First Time Since Great Recession
Provides data on household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 2013. Includes information for rural, suburban, and urban locations, nationally and by region. -- Carsey School of Public Policy (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - July 28, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Moderate growth seen for health care spending; government to pick up half the tab by 2024
Health care spending will increase by nearly 6 percent a year over the next decade, according to estimates by federal government actuaries. That’s well below the 9 percent annual growth experienced in the three decades before the great recession hit in 2007. From 2008 to 2013, health care spending grew by a historically low 4 percent average rate, then rose to 5.5 percent in 2014, due to gains in health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and a substantial increase in prescription… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 28, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

Moderate growth seen for health care spending; government to pick up half the tab by 2024
Health care spending will increase by nearly 6 percent a year over the next decade, according to estimates by federal government actuaries. That’s well below the 9 percent annual growth experienced in the three decades before the great recession hit in 2007. From 2008 to 2013, health care spending grew by a historically low 4 percent average rate, then rose to 5.5 percent in 2014, due to gains in health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and a substantial increase in prescription… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - July 28, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

This Factor Predicts What People Think About Climate Change
Around the world, people with higher levels of education are more likely to understand climate change than their less-educated counterparts, according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Using data collected by Gallup from 119 countries, researchers found that education level was a key determinant of climate change risk perceptions in 62% of countries around the world. But all bets are off when it comes to education and views of climate change in the United States, along with a select few English speaking countries. Political party and ideology predicted views of climate change in the U.S., not ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions fell during the recession, study finds
The economic recession of 2008-2009 may have hurt your bank account, but new analysis suggests it was good for the planet. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 22, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news