What does every crisis have in common?
The recession, an ash cloud, floods, a food scandal or terrorist attacks; each event is different, but is it possible that they behave in a similar way? Social scientists are identifying characteristics of crises to help us prevent them from happening and respond when they occur. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - December 6, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women
Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds
Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - December 5, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds
Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomesSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employment Grows in 3 out of 5 Rural Counties
Provides data on employment growth and decline in rural counties across the country. Although all regions saw growth, it did tend to be concentrated in the Midwest, Southeast, and Pacific Northwest. Many counties in areas that had seen significant employment growth due to oil and gas resources saw a decline. Despite growth, the overall rural employment level remains below it's pre-recession level. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

National Health Care Spending Rose Faster Last Year Because More People Got Care
WASHINGTON ― Health care spending by U.S. households, businesses and the government rose almost 6 percent last year to $3.2 trillion, driven by the large expansion of health coverage brought about by the Affordable Care Act, federal auditors reported Friday. The good news is this means more Americans had health insurance or government health benefits and that they used them to receive medical care. The bad news is the uptick, which follows several years of historically low growth in health care spending, means health care made up an even larger share of the U.S. economy, reaching 17.8 percent in 2015, a 0.4 percentage p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Shows The Words We Use Actually Reflect Our Awful Reality
During and after the often-agonizing election season that recently left the United States in shreds, many Americans found themselves overwhelmed by negative, insulting, and pessimistic language on social media and around the internet. Or so it seems, at least. Past studies have found that people have a tendency to use more positive-inflected words than negative ones ― “fantastic” rather than “awful,” for example ― a trend that linguists refer to as “positive linguistic bias.”  Does our proportion of optimistic versus pessimistic verbiage actually change as our circumstances chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Shows The Words We Use Actually Reflect Our Awful Reality
During and after the often-agonizing election season that recently left the United States in shreds, many Americans found themselves overwhelmed by negative, insulting, and pessimistic language on social media and around the internet. Or so it seems, at least. Past studies have found that people have a tendency to use more positive-inflected words than negative ones ― “fantastic” rather than “awful,” for example ― a trend that linguists refer to as “positive linguistic bias.”  Does our proportion of optimistic versus pessimistic verbiage actually change as our circumstances chan...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures
A study co-authored by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan determined that suicide rates in the U.S. are closely correlated to poverty rates, and that there was little relationship between suicide rates and unemployment or home foreclosure rates.The study was conducted by the Public Health Institute ’s Alcohol Research Group in collaboration with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, the Prevention Research Center and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.The study, which was published in the  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Of Plate, State And The Calculus Of Hope
In my customary purview- nutrition, public health, disease prevention- I have had cause to lament periodically the apparent hegemony of Newton’s third law. For every silly action we’ve taken over recent decades to address the effects of badly constituted diet on weight and health, we have appended an opposing, but comparably misguided reaction. Believe it or not, this pertains to the high drama of our current political situation, too. Let’s start with our plates; the state of the State can wait. In principle, and famously, we had advice some decades ago to reduce our intake of dietary fat. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holding My Breath: Life After Being Diagnosed With TB
In August, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis, an infection that is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other. There was a catch though--it is a latent infection, meaning that it is not spreading nor is it contagious. But if it becomes active, it could be transmitted to my children, my husband and even someone sitting next to me on a plane. Tuberculosis, or TB, is a disease that should be long gone; the bacteria has been found in Egyptian mummies. And yet, TB kills more people today than any other infectious disease in the world: 1.8 million people in 2015, according to an announcement last week by the Wo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growth in SNAP retailers followed enrollment spike during recession
(University of Georgia) Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Duet Health founder's lonely path leads to enthusiastic support of larger company
Jeff Harper has practically lived in airports in a six-month frenzy of software sales meetings since his Duet Health LLC was acquired by Mednax Inc. – but in a way it’s a relief to work as an employee again after five lonely years as the boss. Harper started the Columbus company after losing a financial job in the recession. Today he’s gratified to see Duet’s mobile apps becoming part of the daily work life of doctors nationwide – per haps finally replacing pagers. “I spent the last… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Rising Cost of Medicaid Expansion is Unnerving Some States
ATLANTA - The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings. Far more people than projected are signing up under the new, more relaxed eligibility requirements, and their health care costs are running higher than anticipated, in part because the new enrollees are apparently sicker than expected. Rising drug prices may also be a factor. As a result, at least three expansion states, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio, have been pushing to require Medicaid recipients to pay more toward their health insura...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Migration Impacts Rural America
Identifies five migration patterns that impact rural counties: youth migration, rural exodus, retirement, destination, and university influence. Discusses how different migration patterns impact the need for services, including healthcare. Part of the publication series Population Trends in Post-Recession Rural America. -- Applied Population Laboratory (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - October 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Stryker launches Lite Bio bone graft delivery system
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it is launching the Lite Bio bone graft material delivery system device designed for spinal surgeries. The company said the device allows for the use of preferred graft materials while allowing direct visualization of graft placement. The device can be operated signle-handed and used with any type of autograft, allograft or synthetic bone graft. “Our new Lite Bio delivery system is innovative in the marketplace, simplifying graft delivery for spine surgeons. Its sleek, versatile design can accommodate any bone graft material and provides surgeons with direct visualization to ai...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Stryker Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Recession Will Checkmate Medical Tourism'
[Daily Trust] Ibadan -The on-going economic recession in the country will checkmate medical tourism abroad by influential Nigerians, the Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Oyo State Branch, Pharm Adeyinka Ishola has observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When We Put Money Where Mouths Are, What Do People Eat?
The principal aim of the SNAP program, formerly “food stamps,” is important and simple: to ensure that poor people struggling with food insecurity have enough to eat. The program has always been of great public health importance, but in the aftermath of the great recession, more than one in seven American families found themselves on the SNAP rolls. Enrollment has recently declined, due likely to improving economic conditions. This shows the system works as intended, helping those who truly need it. But even simple ideas can run into complications. SNAP funds cannot be used for tobacco or al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 In 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough To Eat: Report
Hunger among families in the United States has dropped since the recession, but the number of struggling households remains troublingly high, a new report concludes. One in five households with children didn’t have sufficient funds to purchase enough food last year, according to a report released this month by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a group that fights hunger through public policy and public-private partnerships.  These figures were released on the heels of a separate report that found food insecure adolescents in the U.S. taking desperate, risky measures just to get something to eat....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wind-Powered Schools Create New Possibilities
We all want our children to have the brightest futures possible, and wind power helps check a lot of the boxes we envision when we think of the opportunities we'd like them to have: well-paying jobs, clean air and healthy communities. But there's another way wind is ensuring success for the next generation -- it's strengthening schools across the country. It's not easy to run a school district in the rural parts of America. Small populations and low tax bases mean resources can be scarce. Our children's education is one place we never want to skimp, so that presents a challenge. During the recession years, these pressure...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

SDG's Biotech Advisor to Speak on Strategies to Beat a Bear Market
SDG Partner Sandra Wrobel will discuss insights from analyzing pre- and post-recession biotech funding data in her keynote presentation this month at PSA: The Pharmaceutical Strategy Conference.(PRWeb September 21, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13690720.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gingival recession after change from temporary to real abutment?
I have a patient where there was considerable gingival recession in the maxillary anterior aesthetic zone. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - September 19, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith
Ivy Owen doesn’t expect any future mega announcements for Chaffee Crossing like those of the past couple of years. Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, oversaw $3 million in property sales in 2015 as the 7,000-acre Chaffee Crossing community continues to see its available property get packaged and sold. Owen estimates that about 1,500 acres remain in the development, and almost all of that is composed of lots ranging from 5 to 20 acres. “Big things can come in small packages,” Owen said. Then again, Owen suddenly points out a large property colored red on...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. R & D Increased by More Than $20 Billion in Both 2013 and 2014, with Similar Increase Estimated for 2015
New data indicate that research and experimental development (R&D) performed in the United States totaled $477.7 billion in 2014. The estimated total for 2015, based on performer-reported projections, is $499.3 billion. These numbers compare to U.S. R&D totals of $436.2 billion in 2012 and $456.6 billion in 2013. In 2008-just before the onset of the main economic effects of the national and international financial crisis and the Great Recession-the U.S. total was $407.0 billion. Data are from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. S...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - September 15, 2016 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States
Reports on rates of child poverty in 2015 and changes since 2014. Includes data by region and state for rural, suburban, and urban areas. Finds that child poverty levels have dropped to 2009 pre-recession levels in rural areas, but remain above that in all other areas. -- Carsey School of Public Policy (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 14, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Light-based arrhythmia treatment skips the shocks Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Germany’s University of Bonn showed that light can restore a normal heartbeat and replace electric shocks in patients at risk f...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stryker to acquire Instratek assets
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it agreed to acquire Instratek for an undisclosed amount at the end of the 4th quarter. The medtech giant will take on the Houston -based company’s portfolio of staple and hammertoe implants, as well as its minimally invasive soft tissue recession instrumentation. “This acquisition supports our commitment to growth in extremities with products that complement our existing portfolio, strengthen our leadership in the forefoot segment and provide immediate access into minimally invasive soft tissue recession procedures,” Stryker Orthopaedics president David Floyd said in pr...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Instratek Stryker Source Type: news

Big Cities are Starting to Recover from the Great Recession, but Rural Areas are Still Having a Hard Time
The U.S. Census revealed that despite overall median household incomes seeing significant increases, and the poverty rate seeing the largest annual percentage point decrease since 1999, non-metropolitan areas have not been privy to much of this success. Non-metropolitan areas did not see significant statistical change in either category, and continue to have the lower median household incomes than their urban or suburban counterparts. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 13, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The British people didn ’ t vote for more cuts on June 23rd
This week the labour movement comes together – as it has done so for almost a century and a half – at the Trades Union Congress. There can seldom have been a time when unions have been more in need than in this defining moment. In the aftermath of a referendum in which the British people voted – in good faith – to leave the EU, but many made that decision based on false promises from politicians who should have known better. The aftermath of the referendum unleashed some of the very worst of our society. A rising and ugly tide of racism – once consigned to the sewer of the far right, now unlea...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 12, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: News Source Type: news

The British people didn ’ t vote on 23 June for more cuts
This week the labour movement comes together – as it has done so for almost a century and a half – at the Trades Union Congress. There can seldom have been a time when unions have been more in need than in this defining moment. In the aftermath of a referendum in which the British people voted – in good faith – to leave the EU, but many made that decision based on false promises from politicians who should have known better. The aftermath of the referendum unleashed some of the very worst of our society. A rising and ugly tide of racism – once consigned to the sewer of the far right, now unlea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

We can ’t turn the clock back on Brexit, but let’s use the negotiations to build a better future, says UNISON’s Dave Prentis
Sunday 11 September 2016 For immediate release The government must use the Brexit negotiations to build a new, fairer Britain, and should start by throwing off the shackles of austerity, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Sunday). Speaking in the debate on the impact of the EU referendum vote upon the UK economy and its public services – at the 148th Trades Union Congress in Brighton later this afternoon – Dave Prentis will say: “We are living through difficult times, and the aftermath of a referendum in which people voted in good faith to leave the EU. But many made that decision based on ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 12, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release BREXIT Brighton congress dave prentis labour NHS TUC UNISON Source Type: news

The 7 Hard Truths About Aging That Everyone Should Know
We’ve updated this post that ran a few years ago because, as we all know, every day is a new learning opportunity ― and we feel smarter now. Plus once in awhile, it’s good to share collective wisdom. Here are seven life lessons about aging worth being reminded of: 1. Small aches can sometimes be ignored.Growing older is not a pain-free process. Knees stiffen up. Feet sprout bunions. And fingers that once flew over the keyboard with the greatest of ease now sometimes cramp up. Most likely, none of this will kill you, which is why I say: Do your best to just keep moving. One of my biggest worrie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: China's Slump Tests Brazil's Democracy
What global interdependence giveth it can also take away. As long as China's economy grew rapidly, as it did over recent decades, the demand for Brazil's iron ore, oil and soybeans generated enough rising prosperity to disguise the cracks in the democratic system of Latin America's largest country. China's slump has now exposed the malignant corruption and mismanagement that festered in the shadows of the "Brazilian miracle," sending the nation into a downward spiral of deep recession, high inflation and burdensome debt. Social unrest and massive demonstrations have regularly filled the streets, culminating in ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayor: Business leaders must build on economic momentum UTSA ’s Romo helped create
Ricardo Romo has helped quarterback an economic surge in the Alamo City that has withstood a Great Recession and other outside threats during his long run as president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his plan to step down from the post next year will put more pressure on other community leaders to help maintain that momentum. Romo’s impact at UTSA has been especially evident in his push for the university to attain tier-one research status. It’s an ambitious quest that could pay… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Mayor: Business leaders must build on economic momentum UTSA ’s Romo helped create
Ricardo Romo has helped quarterback an economic surge in the Alamo City that has withstood a Great Recession and other outside threats during his long run as president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his plan to step down from the post next year will put more pressure on other community leaders to help maintain that momentum. Romo’s impact at UTSA has been especially evident in his push for the university to attain tier-one research status. It’s an ambitious quest that could pay… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Economic recession could take a toll on your health
New research looks at the health impact of the 2008 financial crisis, and it's not good (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 15% of Earth ’s Land Is Now Protected—But That’s Not Enough
Nearly 15% of land on Earth is now protected, though some key areas needed to preserve biodiversity have been left out, according to a new report. Scientists behind the report, released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program, say the globe now has more than 200,000 protected areas that cover 7.7 million square miles. These areas are sprinkled across the globe but most concentrated in South and Central America, particularly in the Amazon rainforest. Despite progress, the report shows that four out of five regions most crucial to protecting global biodiversity&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Nearly 15% of Earth ’s Land Is Now Protected — but That’s Not Enough
Nearly 15% of land on earth is now protected, though some key areas needed to preserve biodiversity have been left out, according to a new report. Scientists behind the report, released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the U.N. Environment Program, say the globe now has more than 200,000 protected areas that cover 7.7 million sq. mi. These areas are sprinkled across the globe but most concentrated in South and Central America, particularly in the Amazon rainforest. Despite progress, the report shows that four out of five regions most crucial to protecting global biodiversity — known as...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Dream Teens: Adolescents-Led Participatory Project in Portugal in the Context of the Economic Recession - Frasquilho D, Ozer EJ, Ozer EM, Branquinho C, Camacho I, Reis M, Tom é G, Santos T, Gomes P, Cruz J, Ramiro L, Gaspar T, Simões C, Piatt AA, Holsen I, Gaspar de Matos M.
This article describes the implementation process of a nationwide project to enhance young people's participation and active citizenship in the context of Portugal's economic recession. This project used an innovative Positive Youth Development approach th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 -- Though a growing number of Americans are able to afford prescription medications, millions still have difficulty, a new study finds. At the recession's height in 2009, over 25 million Americans said they had not filled a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, Others Strategise On Local Manufacturing of Drugs
[Guardian] Economic recession notwithstanding, practitioners in the pharmaceutical industry have identified the imperative of new investments as driver of real development in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Nigeria and Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wages standstill sees over a million low-income families struggle with extreme debt, says TUC
This report rightly draws a link between increased debt and stagnant wage growth at a time when rent and transport costs continue to rise. Many families are having to make choices between paying the rent and feeding their kids.” TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Families can’t continue relying on credit cards and loans to get by. But with the average wage still worth £40 less than before the 2008 crash, lots of families have little choice. “Higher wages must be at the heart of the government’s economic plan. We need a return to proper year-on-year pay rises, and a higher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 23, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Blogs News Press release dave prentis Debt TUC Source Type: news

Money can ’t stand in the way of better healthcare
Some of the greatest healthcare innovations in New York occurred during the Great Recession. And that ’s why the director of New York State’s $54bn Medicaid programme is urging the NHS to innovate at all costs Related items fromOnMedica Innovative use of technology key to improving patient outcomes GPs and physicians innovate to improve care Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Government ‘in denial’ about state of NHS funding crisis, say doctors’ leaders Lords to investigate NHS sustainability (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Great Recession's other legacy: Inconsistent work hours
A new study finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers -- nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Great Recession's other legacy: Inconsistent work hours
(American Sociological Association) A new study by researchers at the University of California-Davis, finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers -- nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

To Fight Zika Beyond Florida We Need Better Sex Education
In light of the recent news that Zika virus could stay in semen for more than six months ― twice as long as scientists previously though the virus could be detected ― it’s time for the United States to ramp up its focus on the major mechanism for Zika virus transmission after mosquitos: sex. “For the public health community, Zika represents an unprecedented emergency,” Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association in August. “Never before, to our knowledge, has a mosquito-borne virus been associated with hum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling Economic Recession-Induced Mental Health Disorders
[Guardian] Nigeria is in a recession, the economy going from bad to worse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely
Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month that unemployment rates were lower than a year earlier in 285 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas, “and all eight metro areas that cover parts of Arkansas were in that total,” Pakko said on his Arkansas Economist blog. Year-over-year changes ranged from a decline of 0.7 percentage point in Fort Smith and Texar...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 15, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news