Tag: "economic" at medical news
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...ading cause of death in the United States, and the economic
burden of this disease is measured in the billions of dollars but, despite this, it is so often underdiagnosed or misclassified, said Dr. Han. Prior to this study, I did not truly appreciate the magnitude of spirometry underutilization, but my hope i...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...conduct the first ever study to determine the true economic
cost of persistent pain in Australia in a project ...earch Institute. Access Economics is providing the economic
modelling. Professor Cousins said the projects aim is to use the new data to identify priority ac...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...in the developing world has substantial health and economic
costs, including poor pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children between five and 14 years, 42% of all wome...
...yment. These results suggest that during times of economic
hardship, certain population groups are at higher ...auma outreach programs, especially during times of economic
RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
...itorial board. Research by Fuchs demonstrated that economic
analysis yielded valuable insight not only about medical resource use, but also health-related behaviors. Fuchs is a Stanford University economics professor who is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a former president of American Economics ...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
...consumption without unacceptable environmental and economic
consequences. "Rural communities won't benefit f... review of the literature on the environmental and economic
implications of pinning our hopes on corn ethanol to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Report find...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
... Mechanical ventilation is associated with a high economic
burden, costing a median $32,000 to $56,000 per patient, with younger patients having higher expenses compared to older patients, said Marjolein de Wit, assistant professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, and corresponding author for...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...he direct link between improving public health and economic
growth. Those reports explained that health improv... be more productive, helping them to improve their economic
situation and lift themselves out of poverty. ...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...cal, lifestyle, family, psychosocial, cultural and economic
issues. Assessment and monitoring of diabetes through surveillance data collected at the national, state and county levels are all necessary steps in defining and ultimately reducing the burden of this major health problem." ...
Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction
...s latter finding, which offers confirmation to the economic
theory of warm-glow giving, doesnt necessarily mean that taxes should be lowered and charity relied on more heavily, Harbaugh said. In a voluntary environment, he added, lots of people free-ride and donations fall. The study, Mayr said, reflects th...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...mestic consumer demand would result in significant economic
losses. According to Hallman, the social and nutritional costs would also likely be significant. Chicken serves as a popular, low-cost source of protein for many American families. Indeed, the USDA estimates that the per capita consumption of chic...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
... Corso said the study probably underestimates the economic
costs of violence because many people dont seek me...d suicide attempts to accidents. She added that economic
costs provide, at best, an incomplete measure of the toll of violence. Victims of violence are more ...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...ed across generations within families. "The poor economic
status of parents at the time of pregnancy leads t...nd human capital accumulation, and also health and economic
status in adulthood. These effects then get passed on to the subsequent generation when the children...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...cause of poverty and a failure of regeneration and economic
prosperity. Whilst anecdotal evidence does point towards there being a consequence of mental illness via excessive use of khat, particularly where there is a pre-existing mental illness or vulnerability to psychological distress, Dr Warfa and his ...
Bringing order to 'what if?'
...k is greater than 40 percent over 10 years; 2) the economic
losses are very large (greater than $75 billion); and 3) the countermeasures are relatively inexpensive (less than $15 billion) to implement. This analysis by Von Winterfeldt was a widely admired achievement of CREATEs first years but the intensit...
UQ researchers honored with leading fellowships
...rch in the fields of quantum physics (Milburn) and economic
risk modelling (Quiggin). Federation Fellows ar...eef and the Murray-Darling Basin. The potential economic
costs of climate change to vital national assets such as the Murray-Darling Basin and the Great Barr...
Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health
... by adjusting for age, gender, body mass index and economic
status. Vegetarianism was significantly associ...r, body mass index (BMI) of less than 20 Kg/m2 and economic
deprivation. Colorectal cancer was positively associated with old age and male gender, and inversel...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...ousands of lives during combat operations. "The economic
impact of the Decade of the Mind will be felt in all levels of society," said Olds. "By translating our knowledge of the human mind to building more intelligent machines and computer applications, we can improve the welfare of millions of people worl...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...e of the first studies to examine the clinical and economic
impact of quality improvement on diabetes care. ...t each year. "In this setting, we found that the economic
value of improving the delivery of existing diabetes care was roughly equal to the benefits of devel...
Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco
... discussed. The Viewpoint concludes: "Government economic
interests in tobacco manufacturing and revenues, and tobacco industry opposition, will make implementation of these [tobacco control] strategies challenging. But if global adult smoking prevalence declines to 20% by 2020, at least 100 million fewer p...
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