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Influenza vaccination programmes for children in USA and Canada based on little evidence
...monia), absences from school, and parental loss of workdays
and over-prescribing of antibiotics. However, there is no evidence that vaccinating children can achieve these goals. Tom Jefferson (Cochrane Vaccines Field, Italy) and colleagues identified and assessed 25 comparative studies that evaluated the effi...
Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study
...National Headache Foundation estimates 157 million workdays
are lost annually because of the pain and associated symptoms of migraines....
Using over-the-counter drugs to treat upper respiratory infections may save $4.75 billion annually
... said.The common cold is a leading cause of missed workdays
and decreased productivity, resulting in an averag...hese colds result in approximately 15 million lost workdays
each year in the United States. There can be many different symptoms for upper respiratory infect...
Sinusitis, bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year
...impact, accounting for more than 30 million missed workdays
each year, according to survey results released by Berrylin J. Ferguson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O.A., associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Both of these bacterial infections occur most frequently du...
MRI shows back trouble may begin before puberty
...lions of adults. In the United Kingdom, 3 million workdays
were lost in 2002 due to lower back pain, according to the National Health Service. In the United States, back pain is the second most common cause of lost work, following the common cold, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and R...
Self-management program helps patients with acute low back pain
...nd women in the United States reported losing more workdays
for greater lengths of time because of low back pain. Teresa M. Damush, Ph.D., of Indiana University, Indianapolis, and colleagues developed a self-management program for poor, urban, primary care patients with acute low back pain that focuses on boo...
The common cold coughs up $40 billion annual price tag
...o a cold. As a result, parents missed 126 million workdays
in order to stay home to care for their child. When added to the workdays
missed by employees suffering from a cold, the total economic impact of cold-related work loss excee...
Annals of Internal Medicine Aug. 20 tip sheet
...lu symptoms, all were worth their cost in terms of workdays
gained. Head-to-head comparisons of the drugs are needed to determine which drug is most cost-effective. 2. Hormone replacement therapy does not prevent or reduce the rate of developing heart disease, new review says An analysis of published d...
USPSTF urges primary care doctors to screen all adults for depression
...lth care utilization and costs $17 billion in lost workdays
each year. But depression can be treated with counseling, medications or both. The task force does not recommend one screening tool over another, did not find sufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening of children or adolescent...
Landmark study uncovers reasons behind recurring back injury
...llars in health costs and lost workdays
created by these injuries every year. William Marras, professor of industrial, welding, and systems engineering, and his colleagues discovered that p...
National summit on pain management to discuss new standards for pain assessment and treatment
...Americans suffer from chronic pain, and 50 million workdays
each year are lost due to chronic pain. When left unmanaged, pain can have devastating physiological and psychological effects, slowing recovery and increasing costs to the health care system. Yet, undertreatment of pain is perpetuated by common mi...