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Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered

...ons. In the UCSF study, researchers evaluated the economics of combination therapyusing the AIDS antiviral drugs AZT and 3TC. The team compared the results of notreatment, which is the current practice in most of the developing world, withthree regimens: Treatment for the mother beginning at week 36 of p...

Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop

...continue to smoke, Brigham explores the behavioral economics of tobacco use. For many smokers, she points out, a cigarette today is worth more than good health 35 years down the road. She notes that in deciding whether or not to quit, smokers' immediate concerns with stress reduction and the pure pleasure of...

Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor

.... These findings from Kaushik Basu, a professor of economics at Cornell, and Pham Hoang Van, a Cornell doctoral student in economics, appear in their paper "The Economics of Child Labor" in the June issue of The American Economic Review . Large numbers of children under age 15 often work long hours, sometimes...

Medicine Becomes Monetized

...a product that can behandled with all the tools of economics and standard business evaluations. "Doctors, nurses, insurers and patients are all caught up within thisnew logic of medicine to function as providers and consumers of care, assub-systems in a medico-economic system," says Dirsmith of Penn St...

World leaders, public health officials to meet at third annual conference on HIV/AIDS

...vaccine research and development Health and human economics of prevention interventions, infant feedingand antiretroviral drugs Debt relief in relation to healthcare Perspectives on burgeoning epidemics and access throughout EasternEurope, Asia and Africa...

Cigarette smoking cost Medicare program $20.5 billion in 1997, according to UCSF researchers

...e, ScD, co-author and professor emeritusof medical economics in the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging. UCSF and...Wendy Max, PhD, UCSF associateprofessor of medical economics in the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging....

Managed care plans not always better for preventive medicine, says UCSF study

... the new study and an associate professor ofhealth economics and health services research at UCSF's School of Pharmacy andInstitute for Health Policy Studies. A far smaller percentage of peopleenrolled in managed care today are members of a "group/staff" managed care plan- one in which patients almost exclusi...

The gender effect: fatherhood spurs men to work longer hours -- especially if it's a boy!

...iage and family for men," said Shelly Lundberg, UW economics professor and one of the authors. Thus, the theory... say, rural India," said Rose, who has studied the economics of gender and the family in Asia. "But I was absolutely shocked to see such a strong effect for the ...

Insured minorities continue to face obstacles to health care, UCSF study reports

...e new study and UCSF associate professor of health economics and health services research in the School of Pharmacy and Institute for Health Policy Studies. Also, they more frequently reported going without needed care and lacking the assurance that family members could get necessary care. Nearly one-third of ...

Marijuana use rises and falls with price and perceived harm, study shows

...marijuana use," said Frank Chaloupka, professor of economics at UIC and director of the UIC ImpacTeen Project. Traditionally, researchers have not considered price as a determining factor in marijuana use among youth. The handful of studies that have examined the relationship between youth marijuana use and ...

Wider use of beta-blockers after heart attacks could save thousands of lives at a reasonable cost, new study shows

...hor on the study and associate professor of health economics and health services research in the UCSF clinical pharmacy department, School of Pharmacy. "I hope this study proves to be an impetus to increase the use of beta-blockers for all those who can benefit from them." Senior author on the study is Lee Gol...

Fogarty International Center establishes Sheldon M. Wolff, MD Fellowship On International Health

...olicies. Prior to that, Nugent was a professor of economics at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state. At FIC, she is working on economic issues related to health and environmental policy. She also serves as the Program Director for FIC's new grant program, International Studies on Health and Econo...

Six minority scholars selected for fellowship on health disparities

...llege Park and a B.A. insociology/anthropology and economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She will study at the University of Michigan. Mercedes Rubio, of Bakersfield, Calif., who recently received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan, where she received her M.A. in sociology and whe...

Studying growth, poverty and well-being in Africa

...team of researchers is David E. Sahn, professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell...ods; Chris Barrett, associate professor of applied economics and management, who is pursuing mixed methods in African fieldwork; and Stephen Younger, an economis...

Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors

...is adds that the results of his study show how the economics of vaccines can play out at the patient's level....

HIV/AIDS impact on education intensifies economic downfall

...ics is about the welfare of people the science of economics is poorly prepared to appropriately measure welfare in the context of a pandemic that reduces life expectancy by 15 years in the space of about one decade." In Mozambique, life expectancy is now less than 40 years, according to UNAIDS and WHO. In sum...

Occupational therapy is cost effective, significantly improves quality of life for seniors

...he study and associate professor of pharmaceutical economics and policy of the USC School of Pharmacy. "We held the treatment up against the industry standard for measuring cost-effectiveness, comparing it to therapies such as heart bypass surgery and breast cancer chemotherapy. We demonstrated that occupati...

Fogarty International Center announces first awards for international tobacco and health program

...sity, will build research capacity in China in the economics of tobacco control. Studies will examine the impact of an additional tobacco tax, economic costs of smoking, and cost-effectiveness of tobacco-control interventions. These results will inform policymakers in China's provincial and central governmen...

Amid food safety concerns, K-State professor believes consumers ready for irradiated meat products

...A. (Sean) Fox, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, has conducted numerous studies to determine how much consumers are willing to pay for safe food. His other research interests include consumer response to irradiated meat, and food from animals injected with somatotropin. ...

Iron deficiency hurts economy in developing countries: Study

...quences," says Sue Horton, a University of Toronto economics professor and lead author of the study, The Economics of Iron Deficiency. The economic loss due to iron deficiency in South Asia, alone, is staggering: close to $4.2 billion (US) is lost annually in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Adults w...

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