Estimating the injury rates and causes of fatalities in the Japanese mining industry, 1924-2014 - Kalenga JN.
This article investigates the trends in injury rates and causes of fatalities in the Japanese mining industry. Accident data were collected from the Japan Statistics Yearbooks released by the Bureau of the Prime Minister. These data were analyzed to estima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pattern identification and risk prediction of domino effect based on data mining methods for accidents occurred in the tank farm - Hou L, Wu X, Wu Z, Wu S.
In this study, the statistical analysis of the 1144 accidents of tank farms i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medtech Perseveres During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is “an unprecedented crisis, and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Pat Shafer, managing director in Grant Thornton's healthcare and life sciences industry business, told MD+DI recently. Judging from the amount of stories MD+DI has published alone in the last several weeks on the rapid responses from many medical device and diagnostics companies as well as industry suppliers, manufacturers are working quickly toward several potential solutions. The medical device industry has been very agile in responding to the pandemic, Shafer said. â€...
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 17,337 with 873 new fatalities
Data from the Office for National Statistics, which includes deaths which happen in care homes, shows 13,000 people had died by April 10 but the Government had only announced 9,000 by then. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK has one of the lowest testing rates in the world
Statistics from the Our World in Data project, involving the University of Oxford, revealed that Iceland, although not badly affected by COVID-19 is testing around one in every eight citizens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over a thousand care  home deaths highlights ‘shambolic’ response to crisis, says UNISON
Responding to data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics that show more than a thousand deaths in care homes and in the community were registered up to 10 April, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This doubling in deaths is shocking evidence of the government’s shambolic handling of the Covid crisis. “Staff working in care homes and those looking after people in the community have been massively let down. The ongoing lack of protective kit has left many terrified they’ll spread this deadly virus or become infected themselves. “There&rsquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release care homes Covid deaths PPE PPE Alert Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this proposed rule would adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Comments are due by June 1...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 4/21/2020. A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed these treatment guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The guidelines consider two broad categories of therapies currently in use by healthcare providers for COVID-19: antivirals, which may target the coronavirus directly, and host modifiers and immune-based therapies, which may influence the immune response to the virus or target the virus. The guidelines provide background information about each agent —such as clinical data about its use, ongoing clinical trials...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has effectively knocked the world off its axis. These startling statistics demonstrate the scope of its toll. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do You Think About the Reported Rates of COVID-19? What Do You Think About the Reported Rates of COVID-19?
Official statistics depend on the availability -- and the reliability -- of diagnostic and antibody testing, which can ’ t be taken for granted.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

E9(R1) Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials: Addendum: Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials
International Conference on Harmonisation - Efficacy (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Professor Harvey Goldstein, 1939-2020
Harvey Goldstein FBA, Professor of Social Statistics in the School of Education, sadly passed away on 9 April at the age of 80. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

BCG Vaccine Fighting Coronavirus in South Asia
The map from the medical journal Plos Medicine displays BCG vaccination policy by country. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. Yellow: The country now has a universal BCG vaccination program. Blue: The country used to recommend BCG vaccination for everyone, but now does not. Red: The country never had a universal vaccination program.By Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Numerous studies in many parts of the world have linked the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination, widely used in the developing world with fewer Coronavirus cases. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Could Help Rural Mitigation Strategies
Presents overview of a report that states the absence of widespread testing for the coronavirus may cause rural counties to appear "statistically invisible," putting them at risk of lowering their guard to the disease. Researchers propose not basing decisions and response measures on the absolute count of cases, but rather relative risk scores assessed through various indicators. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why counting coronavirus deaths is not an exact science | Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo
It ’s the data that gets all the headlines, but the two main sources of information in the UK have their own limits“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Right? Well, not quite. As many people are discovering during the Covid-19 crisis, even something as seemingly straightforward as the count of people who have died might not be as robust as to be taken at face value. In the UK,distinctions between the data from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have led to talk of whether deaths are beingunderestimated and even whether the f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Office for National Statistics Medical research Science UK news World news Death and dying Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Hit the U.K. Harder Than Any Other European Country. Here ’s What Went Wrong
Every Thursday evening for the past month, the streets of the U.K. have erupted with noise as people stand on doorsteps or balconies, clapping or banging pots and pans, in a weekly sign of appreciation for healthcare workers. But many doctors, nurses and carers say they don’t want applause—they want better testing and equipment. The U.K. has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it the sixth-worst affected in the world—but its real number is widely believed to be far higher due to a shortage of test kits. And more than 14,500 people are confirmed to have died in U.K. hospitals from COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo/London Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

AHA News: Managing Diabetes Risk in Hispanic, Asian Communities
FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People living with diabetes are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, heart attack and stroke. While it's not a new statistic, it does resonate in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dutch deaths April 6-12 2,000 higher than normal: statistics agency
Deaths in the Netherlands in the week of April 6-12 were around 2,000 higher than in an average week, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this proposed rule would adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Comments a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Recovery rate of patients at 12.02% far exceeds fatality rate of 3.3%: Health Min
India's recovery rate of Covid-19 patients at 12.02% far exceeds the fatality rate of 3.3%, ministry of health and family welfare statistics have revealed. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I thought I was coping in isolation but this week something in me snapped | Brigid Delaney
Introverts may be happy at home with their quilting and sourdough but I ’m angry – I want out!Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsWhena poll came out during the week that said Australians reported the same levels of happiness as before the pandemic (albeit with a few more financial worries), I thought, “How can that be?” After all, everything fun has been replaced by JIGSAW PUZZLES.It would make more sense if the survey averaged out th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Brigid Delaney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Friendship Psychology Mental health Australia news Philosophy Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 13,729 with 861 new deaths
The Government is today expected to announce another three weeks of lockdown as statistics begin to show that the UK is coming through the worst of its outbreak but the virus is still spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab Validates Use of Co-Diagnostics & #039;s Covid-19 Test on Saliva Samples
Co-Diagnostics could be moving toward a saliva-based COVID-19 PCR test in the future. This comes as OralDNA Labs, a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified laboratory, has validated a COVID-19 PCR test based on the Co-Diagnostics CoPrimer technology for use with saline oral rinse samples. The Salt Lake City, UT-based company said OralDNA labs notified FDA of the intent to use the validated test. “This validation on the OraRisk line of salivary diagnostics showcases the versatility and flexibility of our CoPrimer platform and COVID-19 test,” Dwight Egan, Co-Diagnostics said i...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 IVD Source Type: news

What the coronavirus death figures REALLY show
Data compiled by the Office for National Statistics broke down the details of all the COVID-19 victims who succumbed to the illness in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men die of coronavirus at twice women's rate in England and Wales
ONS March figures show 91% of those who died with Covid-19 had pre-existing conditionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMen died of coronavirus at twice the rate of women in England and Wales in March, according to ONS statistics.The data, which gives more in-depth information on the age, gender, and pre-existing conditions of those who died both inside and outside hospitals, shows that men had a significantly higher rate of death from Covid-19 than women in all of the older age groups.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Pamela Duncan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on the annual National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) which is used to collection general statistical information on the health of the U.S. population. Includes changes to questions from previous surveys. Comments are due by June 15, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/16/2020. This interactive map and web page provide statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic, with data on Confirmed Cases Over Time, Deaths Over Time, Case Comparison and Daily Cases in World Health Organization Regions, and Highest Cases by Country, Territory, or Area. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 4/16/2020. This one-hour, four-minute Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call provides an overview of the importance of mortality data, discusses the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) publication and the guidance it provides to clinicians who may need to certify a death involving COVID-19, and presents a summary of COVID-19 surveillance through the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On the essentials of drought in a changing climate
Droughts of the future are likely to be more frequent, severe, and longer lasting than they have been in recent decades, but drought risks will be lower if greenhouse gas emissions are cut aggressively. This review presents a synopsis of the tools required for understanding the statistics, physics, and dynamics of drought and its causes in a historical context. Although these tools have been applied most extensively in the United States, Europe, and the Amazon region, they have not been as widely used in other drought-prone regions throughout the rest of the world, presenting opportunities for future research. Water resour...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ault, T. R. Tags: special/review Source Type: news

New York City Exposes the Stark Disparity in How COVID-19 Affects Low-Income Communities
Consider this for perspective: with 107,263 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the five boroughs as of April 14., if New York City were a sovereign nation, it would be the sixth worst-hit country by the coronavirus. The city accounts for nearly 18% of all cases in the United States, which leads the world in infections and fatalities from the disease by a tremendous margin. Just as the pandemic has affected some states worse than others, the toll across New York City is highly uneven. It has been anecdotally apparent, since the city began releasing data by ZIP code, that poorer neighborhoods have more reported cases than th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 interactive Source Type: news

Marginal adaptation of zirconia complete-coverage fixed dental restorations made from digital scans or conventional impressions: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 10 April 2020In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemIntraoral scanners have been increasingly used in recent years. However, the accuracy of digital scans as it affects marginal adaptation is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the marginal adaptation of single-unit zirconia crowns fabricated with digital scans or with conventional impressions.Material and methodsThe electronic databases PubMed (MEDLINE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Web of Science (ISI), Scopus, and EMBASE were s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Frontline staff need real protection
Frontline staff must be properly equipped to protect lives during the COVID-19 crisis, says UNISON, after ‘last-resort’ proposals on safety equipment were leaked. General secretary Dave Prentis said that the proposals from Public Health England contain “desperate measures” and “are a shocking indictment of the lack of proper planning and preparation for supplies in the pandemic. “The situation in care homes is nothing short of an emergency and there will be preventable deaths if staff aren’t properly equipped.“ The proposals include re-using gowns and masks designed to be use...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News adult care adult social care coronavirus Covid-19 health and safety health care Source Type: news

CDC: Five Causes Account for ~90 Percent of Fetal Deaths
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2020 -- Five causes of death accounted for 89.5 percent of fetal deaths reported during 2015 to 2017, according to a report published April 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Five Causes Account for & #126;90 Percent of Fetal Deaths
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2020 -- Five causes of death accounted for 89.5 percent of fetal deaths reported during 2015 to 2017, according to a report published April 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; FY 2021 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year 2021. Includes changes related to the adoption of the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases. Also summarizes the changes to the hospice election statement finalized in the FY 2020 Hospice Wage Index and Rate Update final rule and effective for October 1, 2020; and provides hospices with a model election statement and sample addendum. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are d...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes proposals to make changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

With an NSF RAPID grant, NJIT engineers build a new model to track COVID-19
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) A team of environmental engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing a new way to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, by combining advanced statistical methods with models that incorporate environmental conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and social distancing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NYC Sees Over 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths In A Month By Counting'Probable' Fatalities
Officials acknowledged that statistics based only on lab-confirmed tests didn't account for people dying at home before they ever reached a hospital. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

NYC Sees Over 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths In A Month By Counting 'Probable' Fatalities
Officials acknowledged that statistics based only on lab-confirmed tests didn't account for people dying at home before they ever reached a hospital. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

UK's coronavirus death toll could be 15% higher than official figures show
Data from the Office for National Statistics show 16,387 people died between March 28 and April 3 - in the heat of the UK's coronavirus crisis - setting a record for the most deaths in a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK care homes struggle with wave of Covid-19 cases
Official statistics do not reflect likely mortality rate of elderly residents  (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Management of dental anxiety – a cross-sectional survey in private dental practices in the Swiss Romandy
Swiss Dent J. 2020 Apr 6;(4):308-320.AbstractThe main aim of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the management of dental anxiety reported by dental practitioners in western Switzerland. In 2013, an 18-item electronic questionnaire was sent to dental practitioners in the Swiss Romandy. A total of 140 (18.6%) questionnaires were included in the analysis. About four out of five practitioners (79.4%) involved with dental emergency service had at least one occurrence with dental phobic patients. The majority of the respondents stated that both dental anxiety and dental phobia increases stress in the dental ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Care home death figures a ‘national scandal’, says UNISON
Responding to data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics which include more than 200 Covid-related deaths in care homes, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “These figures are nothing short of a national scandal. Elderly and vulnerable residents face a death sentence because staff lack personal protective equipment (PPE). “Care workers report that protective kit is still being locked away, having to make single-use masks last all week and being told they don’t need masks because residents aren’t displaying virus symptoms. Many talk too of there not be...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release care staff Covid deaths PPE Source Type: news

Thousands more deaths linked to covid-19
Six thousand more deaths were registered in the week ending 3 April than usual, but only 3,475 of these mentioned covid-19, according to new Office for National Statistics data. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus pushes England and Wales death rate to record high
Office for National Statistics said death rate for week to 3 April is 6,000 more than five-year averageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus has pushed the death toll in England and Wales to its highest level since official weekly statistics began 15 years ago, with fatalities running at almost 40% above the average.The Office for National Statistics said that in the week to 3 April, 16,387 people died in England and Wales, an increase of 5,246 deaths compared with the previous week and 6,082 more than the five-year average.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Office for National Statistics UK news Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; FY 2021 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS)
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the FY 2021 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule also adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and applies a 2-year transition for all providers negatively impacted by wage index changes. The changes would be effective for IPF discharges beg...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health care industry needs may be met by advanced education
The U.S. health care industry is dynamic and growing, with employment projected to increase at a faster rate than the average for all other occupations — as much as 14% through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This projected growth is supported by a recession-proof industry sector and an aging population’s increased demand for health care services. Diverse health care institutions and roles According to the BLS, 16 m illion people bring their collective knowledge and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: the University of Cincinnati Source Type: news

COVID-19 update for April 13: 4,388 positive patients. We are saddened to report we have lost 114 Missourians to COVID-19. To learn more about Missouri ’ s COVID-19 response and statistics, visit http://Health.Mo.Gov/coronavirus   . #COVID19 | #ShowMeStrongpic.twitter.com/5Hq1O4C4Ol
COVID-19 update for April 13: 4,388 positive patients. We are saddened to report we have lost 114 Missourians to COVID-19. To learn more about Missouri’s COVID-19 response and statistics, visit http://Health.Mo.Gov/coronavirus . #COVID19 | #ShowMeStrong pic.twitter.com/5Hq1O4C4Ol (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 13, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at HealthyLivingMo) Source Type: news

U.S. Manufacturing Industries Had over 900,000 R & D Employees in 2016
There were over 1.5 million R&D employees in U.S. manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries in 2016. The majority — about 912,000 — were employed in manufacturing industries, while about 610,000 worked in nonmanufacturing industries. Data are from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2016, by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and U.S. the Census Bureau. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 13, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

South Africa: Lockdowns Threaten Childrens' Nutrition - Why Extra Care Is Needed
[The Conversation Africa] Data from two years ago shows that close to 60% of children in South Africa lived below the poverty line, while a third were below the food poverty line. Statistics also show that households with children are more likely to experience hunger than those without. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news