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Sexual citizenship under suspicion: a meditation on the homonormative and neoliberal foundations of a "consolation" citizenship
This article critically revisits the notions of sexual citizenship, while analysing its homonormative and neoliberal foundations - effect of heteronormativity and of capitalist social formation. Using an analysis of the statistics of same sex marriage in Portugal and a discourse analysis to one interview, used as a case study, evidence is provided to illustrate how a heterosexual political economy using homonormativity emerges to structure sexual citizenship. Also sexual citizenship transformed in a mode of consumption turns out to be a consolation citizenship that generates hierarchies within the LGBTIQ population between...
Source: Psicologia e Sociedade - May 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Femininity as a subject position: a Lacanian approach
The objective of this study is to distinguish between two ways of thinking about femininity by psychoanalysis. The first, understood from the point of view of the libidinal economy of a man, and the second as a definite way of a subject to constitute itself as a sexed being. In order to develop this idea of femininity as a subject position we tried to establish connections among some of the key concepts that Freud and Lacan used to think about this theme, specially, in the case of Freud, with regard to the particular configuration of female libido between object libido and narcissistic libido and, in the case of Lacan, wit...
Source: Psicologia USP - May 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Economic growth, motorization, and road traffic injuries in the Sultanate of Oman, 1985-2009.
CONCLUSION: Recent economic growth in Oman was associated with an increase in motorization rates, which in turn has resulted in an increased burden of road traffic fatalities and injuries. PMID: 23441951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Traffic Injury Prevention)
Source: Traffic Injury Prevention - May 22, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Al-Reesi H, Ganguly SS, Al-Adawi S, Laflamme L, Hasselberg M, Al-Maniri A Tags: Traffic Inj Prev Source Type: research
Past, present, and future of stroke in middle‐income countries: the Brazilian experience
ConclusionsThe evolution of stroke care in Brazil over the last decade is a pathway that exemplifies the challenges that middle‐income countries have to face in order to improve stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The reported Brazilian experience can be extrapolated to understand the past, present, and future of stroke care in middle‐income countries. (Source: International Journal of Stroke)
Source: International Journal of Stroke - May 22, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Sheila Cristina Ouriques Martins, Octávio Marques Pontes‐Neto, Cloer Vescia Alves, Gabriel Rodriguez Freitas, Jamary Oliveira Filho, Elza Dias Tosta, Norberto Luiz Cabral, Tags: Research Source Type: research
China's bird flu outbreak cost $6.5 billion
GENEVA (Reuters) - The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some $6.5 billion in losses to the economy, U.N. experts said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Tim Peake's space station mission could put a rocket under Britain's economy
UK space businesses set sights on £1bn orders as Major Tim becomes first official British astronaut chosen to visit ISSThere is the urge to explore the endless heavens, there are the mysteries of the starry cosmos to solve, but above all there is the faltering economy to revive.Of all the reasons nations give for sending their citizens into space, making money has always mattered. For British ministers, high hopes now rest on Tim Peake, the UK's first official astronaut, to inspire the next generation and boost further an industry that has defied gravity throughout the financial doldrums.Major Peake, a former helicopter t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: The Guardian News UK news International Space Station European Space Agency Business Science Source Type: news
Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business
The conventional wisdom in classical economics is that we humans are “rational actors." But any notion that we are, in fact, rational, was blown away by the work of Kahneman and Tversky on cognitive biases. Nowhere is this irrationality more problematic than in the corporate world where bad decisions can wreak havoc on companies, people, countries, and the global economy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - May 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Cognition Work accurate decisions albert einstein anecdotal evidence bad decisions classical economics cognitive biases conventional wisdom dr daniel economic policy going to war heuristics information processing irrationality Source Type: news
Google, there's no such thing as 'the perfect map' | Jerry Brotton
The corporation should be honest about its cartographic ethos: its Google Maps app is partly a tool for delivering adsOn Wednesday Google announced the most radical overhaul of the company's online virtual maps application since its creation just eight years ago. The revamped application is clearly a riposte to Apple's disastrous launch of its own mobile maps application last autumn, when Paddington vanished and Dublin gained another airport. Google's improvements have come with a claim that, as a cartographic historian and the author of a book on the history of world mapmaking, gave me a distinct feeling of deja vu. "A pe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jerry Brotton Tags: Comment Search engines guardian.co.uk Media Google Street View Technology Geography Internet Mapping technologies Advertising Science Comment is free Source Type: news
Signature of ocean warming in global fisheries catch
This study shows that ocean warming has already affected global fisheries in the past four decades, highlighting the immediate need to develop adaptation plans to minimize the effect of such warming on the economy and food security of coastal communities, particularly in tropical regions. (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - May 15, 2013 Category: Research Authors: William W. L. CheungReg WatsonDaniel Pauly Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Do Singles Have a Better Quality of Life Than Marrieds?
In children’s stories, princes and princesses had to get married to live happily ever after. Psychologists still debate whether marriage boosts happiness. Economists also wonder whether married people enjoy a better standard of living.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - May 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nigel Barber, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Relationships Sex baking bread brainer comforts of home commercialization cooking meals discretionary income doing laundry ferment household activities household economy indoor plumbing marri Source Type: news
Wichita leaders: Four-year program at KU Med-Wichita is critical
Three top Wichita-area officials say the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is key to the economy, and it would be a travesty to see the program reduced from four years back to two. The Wichita Eagle reports Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce President Gary Plummer, Mayor Carl Brewer and Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Skelton wrote a letter to KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little expressing their concerns. Gray-Little has said that if the Legislature moves forward with a proposed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 14, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: research
18 and Under: Poverty as a Childhood Disease
More doctors are growing concerned about the effects of childhood poverty in an age when income inequality is increasing and social mobility is declining. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: economy Family 18 and Under Babies and Infants Income Inequality Medicine and Health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news
Giving Paraplegic Women a New Lease on Life
Shaheen Begum receives skills training at the PPC paraplegic centre in Hayatabad in northern Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSGul Shada thought it was the end of the road for her when she and her husband met with a road accident last year in the Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the four provinces of Pakistan. Not only did the mishap leave Shada widowed at the relatively young age of 37, she also sustained an injury to her back that immobilised her. It was then that she came to the country’s sole paraplegic centre (PPC) at Hayatabad, to the southwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. And i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women & Economy Women's Health Disabled persons Hayatabad Med Source Type: news
The threat of 'welfare tourism' is exaggerated -- No negative effects on Swedish economy
(University of Gothenburg) Europe is in the middle of a lively debate on so-called welfare tourism, as exemplified by British Prime Minister David Cameron's recent remarks on labor immigration from the new EU member states. In Sweden, however, the free labor immigration from Eastern Europe does not seem to have affected the public finances negatively. This is the conclusion of new research by Joakim Ruist, economics researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, specializing in international migration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Integrated healthy workplace model: An experience from North Indian industry
Conclusion: Integrated healthy workplace model is feasible, could be implemented in industrial setting in northern India and needs to be pilot tested in other parts of the country. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - May 13, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jarnail Singh ThakurPuneet BainsSitanshu Sekhar KarSanjay WadhwaPrabha MoirangthemRajesh KumarSanjay WadwalkerYashpal Sharma Source Type: research
Women’s Rights Still Denied in Latin America
Latin American states are still failing to provide guarantees for women’s educational, sexual and reproductive rights, according to activists from different regions of the world meeting in the Mexican capital. “Pending issues include economics, education, violence and sexual and reproductive health,” María Oviedo, the Argentine training manager for the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), told IPS. “Enforcement of the laws is the weakest link. Governments lack a comprehensive policy to address these issues.” Oviedo, together with dozens of women...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Gender Gender Violence Headlines Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women's Health CLADEM Women's Rights Source Type: news
Indonesia to Extend Ban on Forest Clearing
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The president of Indonesia, home to the world's third-largest tropical forests and a powerful palm oil industry, has agreed to extend a ban on forest clearing, a government official said on Friday.Southeast Asia's largest economy is under international pressure to curb deforestation and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands and forests that palm oil and mining companies say they need for expansion.The world's biggest producer of palm oil imposed a two-year moratorium on clearing forest in May 2011 under a $1 billion climate deal with Norway aimed at reducing emissions from deforestation, covering 65 mill...
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - May 10, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Energy & Sustainability,Society Policy,Everyday Science,Ecology,Climate,Environment,Evolution Source Type: research
During Formation Of Treatment-Resistant Colonies, 'Lucky' Bacteria Strike It Rich
In biology, we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest. What about survival of the luckiest? Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to the distribution of wealth in the U.S. economy, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University and the University of Washington... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
If you live in New York City (and definitely if you live in Brooklyn) it’s nearly impossible to visit a weekend market without seeing the following words: local, organic, artisanal. If you’re like me, after you finish nervously laughing at the sign but still purchase the must try item, you wonder: What does it mean for something to be “local” or “organic” or “artisanal”?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 9, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Bree Kessler, MSW MPH Tags: Diet Environment artisanal body parts brooklyn chickpeas clothes farmers local foods market economy marx marxist theory mile radius New York City noun organic food photo reification reify sons and daughters wage wor Source Type: news
The Challenge of Being a Maasai Woman
Maasai villagers in traditional clothing and jewellery in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Credit: William Warby/cc by 2.0The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania has long been a beacon of traditional culture to many Africans – and for Westerners on safari through Maasai Mara, Samburu or Amboseli, a familiar face. But familiarity and travels aside, the tribe faces many of the same roadblocks on the path to development as any other marginalised community around the world. William Kikanae, community leader of his Maasai village in Maasai Mara, recently spoke with IPS in New York during the launch of an initiative t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Joan Erakit Tags: Active Citizens Africa Aid Education Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Gender Violence Headlines Human Rights Indigenous Rights Poverty & MDGs Women & Economy Women's Health HIV/AIDS Kenya Maasai Tanzania Women's Empow Source Type: news
Study finds that bacteria organize according to 'rich-get-richer' principle
(University of California - Los Angeles) Like pioneers in search of a better life, bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities, known as biofilms. It turns out that a lucky few bacteria become the elite cells that start the colonies, and they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to the distribution of wealth in the US economy, according to a new study in Nature by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University and the University of Washington. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Agricultural ecology: Pollen powers honeybee genes
Nature 497, 7448 (2013). doi:10.1038/497161b Bees could be dying because they lack a nutrient found in honey.The western honeybee (Apis mellifera) adds billions of dollars to the global economy by pollinating crops, but a mysterious 'colony collapse disorder' has killed off many hives. Agricultural pesticides, overcrowding, frequent (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - May 8, 2013 Category: Research Tags: Research Highlights Source Type: research
Chemistry and combustion of fit-for-purpose biofuels.
Abstract From the inception of internal combustion engines, biologically derived fuels (biofuels) have played a role. Nicolaus Otto ran a predecessor to today's spark-ignition engine with an ethanol fuel blend in 1860. At the 1900 Paris world's fair, Rudolf Diesel ran his engine on peanut oil. Over 100 years of petroleum production has led to consistency and reliability of engines that demand standardized fuels. New biofuels can displace petroleum-based fuels and produce positive impacts on the environment, the economy, and the use of local energy sources. This review discusses the combustion, performance and other...
Source: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology - May 8, 2013 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Rothamer DA, Donohue TJ Tags: Curr Opin Chem Biol Source Type: research
Economy recovers but not mental health
(San Diego State University) Though Wall Street reached record highs on Friday, and the jobs report looks better than it has since 2009, America's mental health may not be doing as well. Researchers from San Diego State University monitored Google searches indicative of mental health concerns and saw that they sky rocketed at the height of the recession and continue to be high, even though the economy is bouncing back. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
The Slowdown In Health Care Spending In 2009-11 Reflected Factors Other Than The Weak Economy And Thus May Persist [Spending Trends]
This study examined two factors that might account for the slowdown: job loss and benefit changes that shifted more costs to insured people. Based on an examination of data covering more than ten million enrollees with health care coverage from large firms in 2007–11, we found that these enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs increased as the benefit design of their employer-provided coverage became less generous in this period. We conclude that such benefit design changes accounted for about one-fifth of the observed decrease in the rate of growth. However, we also observed a slowdown in spending growth even when we h...
Source: Health Affairs - May 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ryu, A. J., Gibson, T. B., McKellar, M. R., Chernew, M. E. Tags: Access To Care, Health Reform, Health Spending Spending Trends Source Type: research
If Slow Rate Of Health Care Spending Growth Persists, Projections May Be Off By $770 Billion [Spending Trends]
Despite earlier forecasts to the contrary, US health care spending growth has slowed in the past four years, continuing a trend that began in the early 2000s. In this article we attempt to identify why US health care spending growth has slowed, and we explore the spending implications if the trend continues for the next decade. We find that the 2007–09 recession, a one-time event, accounted for 37 percent of the slowdown between 2003 and 2012. A decline in private insurance coverage and cuts to some Medicare payment rates accounted for another 8 percent of the slowdown, leaving 55 percent of the spendi...
Source: Health Affairs - May 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cutler, D. M., Sahni, N. R. Tags: Health Reform, Hospitals, Medicaid, Medicare, Physicians, Health Spending Spending Trends Source Type: research
Large-scale production of diesel-like biofuels - process design as an inherent part of microorganism development.
Abstract Industrial biotechnology is playing an important role in the transition to a bio-based economy. Currently, however, industrial implementation is still modest, despite the advances made in microorganism development. Given that the fuels and commodity chemicals sectors are characterized by tight economic margins, we propose to address overall process design and efficiency at the start of bioprocess development. While current microorganism development is targeted at product formation and product yield, addressing process design at the start of bioprocess development means that microorganism selection can also...
Source: Biotechnology Journal - May 6, 2013 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cuellar MC, Heijnen JJ, van der Wielen LA Tags: Biotechnol J Source Type: research
Economic View: An Economic Cure for Pandemics
An outbreak of avian flu in Asia raises questions about national preparedness for pandemics. A reward system for medical innovators would be a step in the right direction, an economist says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By TYLER COWEN Tags: Epidemics Inventions and Patents Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Economy Avian Influenza United States Politics and Government Research China Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news
10 Essential Skills for Couples Coping with Stress
Here are 10 essential skills for couples coping with stress.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara Markway, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships Self-Help Stress 24 years brother and sister chores counseling couples economy everyday life flu health issues marriage rally sister in law ups ups and downs Source Type: news
Pride: a secret weapon in protecting primates | Damian Carrington
Two conservation heroes from the DR Congo and Cameroon have used pride and passion to curb bushmeat hunting for gorillas and chimanzees"What we use to motivate the people is pride," says Ekwoge Enang Abwe, whose extraordinary work in saving the gorillas and chimpanzees in the Ebo forest in south-west Cameroon has been recognised by a £35,000 award from the Whitley fund for Nature.The people have a great deal to be proud of - the forest harbours 11 primate species, forest elephants and the world's biggest frog - but for many years the 5,000 villagers spread around the forest relied hunting the animals for their livelihoods...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Tags: Blogposts Biodiversity guardian.co.uk Cameroon Primatology Conservation Environment Wildlife Source Type: news
Suicide Rate Rises Sharply in U.S.
The suicide rate among middle-age Americans rose 30 percent from 1999 to 2010, with more people now dying of suicide than in car accidents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Economy Baby Boomers Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news
Suicide mortality and economic crisis in Greece: men's Achilles' heel
A recent paper suggests that suicidal rates remained stable in Greece during the last decade,1 despite the unprecedented economic downturn that the country has and is still facing. The authors of the paper insist on misinterpreting the data concerning suicide mortality rates in Greece, based on two false assumptions. The first is their argument that the period 2007–2010 covers only 1 year (2010) of economic hardship for Greece, and the second is that the suicide mortality trends show no variation between age groups and sex. As figures in table 1 show, the total suicide mortality rate in Greece increased by ...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health - May 2, 2013 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Kondilis, E., Ierodiakonou, I., Gavana, M., Giannakopoulos, S., Benos, A. Tags: Letters to the editor Source Type: research
Louisiana counts the cost of teaching creationism – in reputation and dollars | Zack Kopplin
GOP Governor Bobby Jindal defends anti-evolution education policy, but it costs his state millions in science-based businessLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorsed teaching creationism in public schools, by way of the state's creationism law, a misnamed and misguided piece of legislation called the Louisiana Science Education Act. In a recent interview with NBC News, Jindal said:"Let's teach them about intelligent design … What are we scared of?"Governor Jindal, we are scared of the harm to Louisiana students and to our state. The Louisiana Science Education Act has already hurt our economy.The chairman of Louisiana's s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Zack Kopplin Tags: Republicans Comment United States Evolution Creationism Louisiana Biology World news guardian.co.uk Economics Research Science and scepticism US education Schools Religion Comment is free Source Type: news
Scientist Roy Spencer is wrong: fossil fuels are expensive
Fossil fuel prices are artificially depressed by the trillions of dollars of subsidies they receive every year.Catholic Online interviewed Roy Spencer last week. Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and one of the few climate scientists who is considered a 'sceptic'. Like virtually all climate scientists, he acknowledges that humans are causing some global warming; however, Spencer is one of very few climate scientists who believe the human contribution to global warming is too small to worry about.In the interview, Spencer repeated a great many long-debunked climate myths, which I hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dana Nuccitelli Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Climate change Environment Science Source Type: news
Skiing Economy and Efficiency in Recreational and Elite Cross-Country Skiers
AbstractAinegren, M, Carlsson, P, Tinnsten, M, and Laaksonen, MS. Skiing economy and efficiency in recreational and elite cross-country skiers. J Strength Cond Res 27(5): 1239–1252, 2013—The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare skiing economy and gross efficiency in cross-country skiers of different performance levels, ages and genders; male recreational skiers and elite senior and junior cross-country skiers of both genders. The skiers performed tests involving roller skiing on a treadmill using the gear 3 and diagonal stride techniques. The elite cross-country skiers were found to have better skiing e...
Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - May 1, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Science and economy: Don't judge research on economics alone
Nature 497, 7447 (2013). doi:10.1038/497040d Author: Thomas E. DeCoursey Colin Macilwain argues that scientific research and development in the West should be contributing more to economic prosperity (Nature495, 143; 201310.1038/495143a). I disagree that this is a problem in the United States.A 2007 report from the US National (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - May 1, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Thomas E. DeCoursey Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Obesity does not impair walking economy across a range of speeds and grades
Despite the popularity of walking as a form of physical activity for obese individuals, relatively little is known about how obesity affects the metabolic rate, economy, and underlying mechanical energetics of walking across a range of speeds and grades. The purpose of this study was to quantify metabolic rate, stride kinematics, and external mechanical work during level and gradient walking in obese and nonobese adults. Thirty-two obese [18 women, mass = 102.1 (15.6) kg, BMI = 33.9 (3.6) kg/m2; mean (SD)] and 19 nonobese [10 women, mass = 64.4 (10.6) kg, BMI = 21.6 (2.0) kg/m2] volunteers participated in this study. We me...
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - May 1, 2013 Category: Physiology Authors: Browning, R. C., Reynolds, M. M., Board, W. J., Walters, K. A., Reiser, R. F. Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Coronary heart disease prevalence and occupational structure in U.S. metropolitan areas: a multilevel analysis.
Abstract This research explored the link between coronary heart disease (CHD) prevalence and metropolitan-area level occupational structure among 137 metropolitan/micropolitan statistical areas (MMSA) in the United States. Using data from the 2006-2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and 2007 County Business Patterns, logistic mixed models were developed to estimate CHD prevalence between MMSAs controlling for individual-level socioeconomic characteristics and various types of occupational structure. Results showed that CHD prevalence was lower in MMSAs where their economy was dominated by 'tourism and r...
Source: Health and Place - May 1, 2013 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Michimi A, Ellis-Griffith G, Nagy C, Peterson T Tags: Health Place Source Type: research
Nucleophilic phosphine organocatalysis: a practical synthetic strategy for the drug-like nitrogen heterocyclic framework construction.
Abstract Nucleophilic phosphine catalysis has proven to be a practical and powerful synthetic strategy in organic chemistry, which can provide easy access to five-, six-, seven-, and eight-membered nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. The reaction topologies can be controlled by a proper choice of the phosphine catalysts, as well as the functionalization of the reaction substrates. In many cases, the reactions take place smoothly at room temperature, with high efficiency and atom economy. This mini-review presents the recent advances in nucleophilic phosphine catalysis for the synthesis of drug-like nitrogen heterocyli...
Source: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry - May 1, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Wang Y, Pan J, Chen Z, Sun X, Wang Z Tags: Mini Rev Med Chem Source Type: research
The Many Faces of Medicare
March 23, 2013, marked the 3-year anniversary of the Presidential signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Essential health benefits and state insurance exchanges are among the changes currently being implemented as public programs have begun a transformation of their own. Specifically, Medicare, an important coverage option for many of the patients whom physiatrists treat, has embarked on a “new normal” in both process and principle of care. In early February, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) lowered spending projections for Medicare, noting that, for 3 years straight, the program's bill...
Source: PM and R - May 1, 2013 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sarah C. D'Orsie, Gregory Worsowicz Tags: Practice Management Source Type: research
Monetising Human Waste and 101 (Slightly) Crazy Other Ideas
One, two or more of the 102 newly launched out-of-the box ideas to improve global health could be world-changing breakthroughs. It might be someone’s idea to create a test strip you touch with your tongue to see if you have a deadly disease. Or a mobile phone game to prevent HIV. Or the idea that untreated human waste from slums could be turned into marketable products. Breakthroughs can’t happen without a genius idea and the opportunity to see if it works, said Dr. Peter Singer, CEO of Grand Challenges Canada. “The health challenge is global but opportunities to pursue unconventional ideas is not,” Singer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kitty Stapp Tags: Active Citizens Aid Communication & ICTs Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health North America Poverty & MDGs Water & Sanitation Women's Health World Canada dengue fever ebola Grand Challenges Canada H Source Type: news
Parental divorce in late adolescence does not seem to increase mental health problems: a population study from Norway
Conclusions: It seems that parental divorce in late adolescence does not lead to mental health problems in Norway any more, as has been shown before, while such problems may prevail among young adolescents. This does not mean that parental divorce create less problems in late adolescence than before but these youths might have developed adjustment abilities against health effects as divorce have turned to be more common. (Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henok ZeratsionMadeleine DalsklevEspen BjertnessLars LienOle HaavetJon HalvorsenCecilie BjertnessBjørgulf Claussen Source Type: research
Older Women in Cuba Take Steps to Improve Quality of Life
Paediatrician Grisel Navarro says she is “a different kind of retiree,” because she still practises her profession, goes out and about and refuses to be “at the beck and call of her family’s and everyone else’s needs,” something that diminishes quality of life for many Cuban women when they retire from work. Navarro retired five months ago and now has a part-time job at the “Ángel Arturo Aballí” Hospital in Havana. “I’m still working at what I like, but at a gentler pace,” this 62-year-old member of a generation of women who have by far excelled the educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mauro Teodori Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Gender Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Ageing ECLAC Pension Source Type: news
Stuck, Bored, and Unfulfilled at Work
Before you waste one more hour at a “Thank God it’s Friday” or “Over-the-Hump Wednesday” celebration at your local bar, try answering these questions about your job to help you change your situation.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - April 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katharine Brooks, Ed.D. Tags: Work boredom burnout Choices co workers courage decades email fatigue fulfil harvard business review job prospects justifications magic bullet meaningful work myriad reasons nbsp new projects poor economy refrain sm Source Type: news
Horse prices and seller reasons from sale barns in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas
The problem of unwanted horses in the U.S. has increased over the past several years. The general decline in the economy and increased cost of feed were recently identified as significant contributors to the unwanted horse problem. Anecdotal claims of horses being abandoned at sales barns also exist but have not been confirmed. The goals of this research were to document the prices of horses passing through sale barns and identify reasons consigners were selling the horse(s). Horse sale barns in Minnesota (Cannon Falls), Wisconsin (Thorp), and Texas (Talpa) were each visited 6, 5 and 5 times, respectively, from March 2012 ...
Source: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science - April 29, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: W.J. Weber, S.K. Beeson, J. Wilson, D.H. Sigler, E.C. Glunk, J.L. Zoller, K.L. Martinson Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research
Horse racing legislation positively impacts Ohio State ATI’s equine program
College equine programs are funded through a variety of sources including student tuition and fees, external research grants, horse sales, and services provided to external clients. The equine program at Ohio State ATI earns a large percentage of its operating funds through services provided to external breeding and training clients. Current clients are involved in either the harness racing industry (Standardbreds) or in the pleasure/show industries (other breeds). In June 2011, Ohio legislation approved the licensing of video lottery terminals (VLT) at the existing racetracks. It is believed this will improve the state ra...
Source: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science - April 29, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: K. Bennett-Wimbush, J. Suagee Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research
Next Big Challenge for Health Law: Carrying It Out
Few government initiatives reach so many corners of the American economy and society — and have as much potential to generate trouble for Democrats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOHN HARWOOD Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news
Some aspects of social exclusion: Do they influence suicide mortality?
Conclusions: Both ‘economic/employment’ and ‘social/welfare’ dimensions of social exclusion significantly influence suicide mortality among males. The influence of ‘economic/employment’ and ‘social/welfare’ dimensions of social exclusion on female suicide mortality is controversial. Social exclusion might be considered as a risk factor for suicide mortality in Europe. (Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry)
Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry - April 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yur'yev, A., Varnik, P., Sisask, M., Leppik, L., Lumiste, K., Varnik, A. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Increase income and mortality of colorrectal cancer in brazil, 2001-2009
Conclusion The increase of income and reducing inequality may partially explain the increased occurrence of colorectal cancer and this is possibly due to differential access to food recognized as a risk factor, such as red meat and high in fat. It is important therefore to assess the priority of public health programs addressing nutrition in countries of intermediate economy, as is the case of Brazil. Contexto Diversos estudos internacionais têm observado uma correlação entre a melhora dos indicadores sociodemográficos e as taxas de incidência e mortalidade por câncer de cólon e reto. ...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - April 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
NEVCA head C.A. Webb talks growth & change in the VC community
C.A. Webb, formerly director of marketing at Care.com, took over as executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association in January 2012. Webb says she's been working since that time to make the organization more visible and active in promoting the region's venture-funded economy. The association has held a number of high-profile events under her leadership, for instance, including talks from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and prominent venture capitalist Brad Feld of Foundry Group. And… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: Kyle Alspach Source Type: research