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RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak

... the medical community for encouraging health care workers to be vaccinated against influenza, including recommendations from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. But if future studies confirm the results of this one, Shugarman said more forceful requirements may be needed. Ed...

'Moral clarity' espoused in debate over health-care reform

...ore companies transfer costs to employees and more workers find themselves with increased costs, diminishing benefits, or no health care benefits at all, the crisis will only deepen, the editors say. Often overlooked is the cost of not meeting citizens' health needs, potentially laying the foundation for new...

Libya must free the 6 health workers wrongly accused of infecting children with HIV

...ust acknowledge that the case involving six health workers accused of deliberately infecting over 400 childre...his weeks issue. The Lancet calls for these health workers to be freed immediately. Since 1999, five Bulgarian nursesValya Chervenyashka, Snezana Dimitrova, ...

Can the Stanley Cup playoffs harm your hearing?

...tend hockey games frequentlyseason ticket holders, workers in the arena, hockey players themselveswarrants serious consideration," they write in the paper. Even the cheapest foam earplugs would make a difference. "People's ears will usually recover after one or two exposures but if they're doing it repeate...

Benefits to employers outweigh enhanced depression-care costs

...umulative savings to employers of $2,898 per 1,000 workers over 5 years. Even though the intervention would i...e of a hypothetical group of 40-year-old depressed workers diagnosed with depression. In this scenario, after assessments had detected the workers' depression...

Enhanced depression care may be cost-effective for employers

...and care may save employers about $3,000 per 1,000 workers over five years, according to a cost-effectiveness...mployees were 40 years old, the median age of U.S. workers The workers were divided into six groupsnever depressed; depressed but not in treatment; depresse...

Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds

...f continually rising health care costs prompt more workers to conclude that the tradeoff of lower premiums for higher deductibles, and potentially higher out-of-pocket costs, is worth it. The survey does find participants in consumer-driven health plans are more cost-conscious. Clearly, the choice becomes ea...

Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections

...ore and more Americans turn to in-home health care workers to take care of elderly family members, research f...ployment law, has found that most home health care workers are protected by few of the federal labor standards that other Americans take for granted. "For the...

HIV burden in India may be much lower than official estimates

... of HIV positive high-risk individuals such as sex workers and prisoners, which might have been under-represented in the sample. They extrapolated their results to the whole 15-49 year old population of Guntur and compared their results with the estimation of HIV burden for the district obtained using the of...

Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity

...d severity of an outbreak would give public health workers time to prepare and to notify the public to get th... decisions about the future." "Many health care workers possess current information that could be used to predict future infectious disease trends," explain...

'Mindless autopilot' drives people to underestimate food decisions

...d or refrigerator wrapped in aluminum foil. Office workers ate 23 percent less candy (around 50 calories) when it was in an opaque covered candy dish than a see-through dish. Always sit at least an arm's length away from a buffet table or snack bowl. ...

Tuberculosis risks for health workers in developing countries

...evelop the active form of the disease. Health-care workers (HCWs) can become infected, develop active disease... had collected data on TB infection in health-care workers in these countries. Averaged out over the 51 studies which they found, 54% of health workers had lat...

New Congress should focus on covering the uninsured, reducing health costs, according to new survey

...ve: providing tax credits or subsidies to low-wage workers (25%); promoting tax-free health saving accounts (14%); or allowing association health plans to provide coverage without state licensing restrictions (13%). Respondents differed about which reforms would be extremely or very effective strategies to...

Bullying can be reduced but many common approaches ineffective

...ons involving teachers, administrators, and social workers committed to culture change are the most effective and are especially effective at the junior and senior high school level," says the paper's first author, Rachel Vreeman, M.D. She and co-author Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S. are with the Indiana Childre...

UK government is failing sex workers

The UK government is failing sex workers by continuing to promote discriminatory laws and p... decriminalising all aspects of sex work now. Sex workers around the world continue to be murdered, write Professor Goodyear of Dalhousie University, Canada a...

New quartz references for workplace safety

...IOSH) has estimated that at least 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting and mining (1991 data). Other industries with significant exposure include building construction and medical and dental labo...

Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa

... the 53 infected individuals, including six health workers and those reportedly taking anti-retroviral drugs. "Such a fatality rate for XDR-TB, especially within such a relatively short period of time, is unprecedented anywhere in the world," the authors warn. They note that South Africa is among the worl...

Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers

...ting that all physicians, nurses, and other health workers caring for patients be vaccinated against influenz... severe pandemic could kill 2 million. Health care workers caring for sick patients are routinely exposed to influenza virus and often spread it around. Yet ea...

Chronic pain up almost 40 percent among US workers in past decade

...c pain has risen dramatically among full-time U.S. workers in the past 10 years, but workers today opt to go to their jobs rather than call in sick, leading to a growing trend of presenteeism ...

Passive smoke in workplace increases lung cancer risk

...nt increased (or doubled) risk of lung cancer, and workers with a long history, or duration, of exposure to passive smoke had a 50 percent increased risk. "We believe this provides the strongest evidence to date of the relationship between workplace environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer," said Stayne...

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