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New CASA* Report Finds Federal, State and Local Governments Spend Almost Half a Trillion Dollars a Year on Substance Abuse and Addiction

Of Every Federal And State Dollar Spent, 96 Cents Goes to Shovel up Wreckage of Illness, Crime, Social Ills; Only 2 Cents Goes to Prevention and Treatment WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local governments at least $467.7 bi...

Despite Looming Shortage of State and Local Public Health Workers, Americans Confident Governments are Prepared to Deal with Public Health Threats

New Center for Excellence Poll Highlights Gaps in Safety Net; Need to Cultivate Talent to Fill Critical Public Health Positions WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans are unaware that state and local public health departments are facing a serious shortage of skilled profess...

State Governments are Snookering Seniors

Boomers Beware! ONTARIO, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniors have done their share. Millions stepped up and bought long-term care insurance policies. Unfortunately, big insurance and state government have failed to stop runaway premium increases. Those who bough...

Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care

Soviet Union has fallen, there is no way communism can be restored again, the new ruling elite gloat in countries that were once part of that setup. But poverty, prostitution and crime thrive like never before in that region. Young girls are the worst victims of the churning. On a per ca...

WHO Alerts Governments to Step Up Action to Curb AIDS

WHO has coaxed political leaders of the Western Pacific region to take action to curb HIV. Survey points out that 2006 has witnessed the phenomenal increase// in Aids infection with figures escalating to 8.6 million. Only 1 million of that figure had AIDS in the previous year. WHO has issued the ca...

Ramadoss Blames State Governments for High Dengue Toll

Claiming not to shirk his responsibilities, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has blamed the state governments for the spread of dengue//, which has so far taken toll of over 130 lives across the country. In an interview with Karan Thapar for the CNN-IBN programme Devil's Advocate to be teleca...

Despite The Governments Vow Drug Death Rates On The Rise In UK

Reports have shown that the number of people dying as a result of drug abuse is rising, in spite of a pledge by the government 2002 to reduce the death rates.// Campaigners have stated that statistics now show that deaths from heroin, cocaine and ecstasy have risen in recent years. They also ...

More Money For Mental Health, governments told

Governments have been urged to invest more money in mental health, to bridge the widening gap between patients and the services offered.// Although the new national mental health plan provided a boost of $4 billion over four years, it still fell short of the escalating expenditure, said John...

New Study Conducted To Evaluate The Success Of The Federal governments Funds For HIV/AIDS

The U.S. federal government plans to spend in this financial year $21 billion for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, and related activities//. Among doubts on whether this enormous expenditure is paying off, a new study was conducted which seemingly indicated that the expenditure is paying o...

Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish

The Indian State Governments of Assam and Tripura have warned people against eating fish// brought in from the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh, saying the long time taken in transit rendered the fish stale and rotten posing serious health hazards. The warning follows a report by the Central...

Tasmanian Car Smoking Ban Sets Good Example For Other Governments

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today welcomed the decision by the Tasmanian Government to ban smoking in cars carrying anyone under 18 years of age and to not allow the// sale of fruit-flavoured cigarettes in the State. Dr Haikerwal said both decisions set a good example to the other Sta...

Health Minister Slams State Health Governments

Health Minister Tony Abbott yesterday accused the commonwealth of bankrolling public hospitals but having no control over how the public money was spent.// He attacked state governments calling them "institutionalised beggars" and blame-shifters who should be able to fund public hospitals usin...

NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

...path to health care delivery reform and cost containment is value based purchasing. Simply stated, purchasers of health care services (i.e. employers, governments and consumers) need to measure, publicly report, and, most importantly, reward -- through payment and selection -- high performance and value in healt...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

...nually starting in 2010. These new products and prices will be available to governments that are members of the Clinton Foundation's Procurement Consortium across ...ld systems that will deliver HIV/AIDS treatment and healthcare by providing governments with technical assistance, leveraging human and financial resources, and fa...

YMCA of the USA Announces 16 Communities Selected for Statewide Policy Change Initiative to Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

...dhood obesity rates in the country. "Through Pioneering Healthier Communities, the YMCA is joining with community partners and local and state governments to reverse alarming trends in the nation's health," said Neil Nicoll, president and chief executive officer, YMCA of the USA. "PHC is helping communi...

M2SYS Biometric Software Solution Selected By GHG Corporation

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Disability.gov Adds Social Media Tools, Disability Resources and a New Design to Complement Information from 22 Federal Agencies

...ability resources and information from its federal agency partners, as well as educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments -- as well as links to assistive technology. ODEP is leading a 21st century federal response to the historic underemployment of people with disabi...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...ers of the drugs, which is not surprising," Khazeni said. "They were good quality, but it's always nice to see an independent evaluation." Although governments have stockpiled these two drugs to use during a pandemic, it's unclear what role the drugs play currently in the swine flu pandemic. "It's not clea...

Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating

... to place tougher warnings and restrictions on tanning bed use. "The use of tanning beds can be deleterious to your health and we hope to encourage governments to formulate restrictions and regulations for the use of tanning beds," said report coauthor Beatrice Secretan, from the Cancer Monograph Working Grou...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

... agreed. "These are investments that can be made at the neighborhood, city, and state levels," she said. "Everyone -- from parents to schools to local governments to food and beverage companies -- has a role to play in promoting prevention and wellness." More information There's more on obesity and healt...

aTyr Pharma Raises an Additional $12 Million

...g provided by the Hong Kong Government's Innovation and Technology Fund. Encouragement of biotechnology development by both the Chinese and Hong Kong governments allows aTyr Pharma to leverage investor dollars in the global economy, while at the same time offering the experienced leadership of a proven team to ...

Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact

...n Foundation launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to create and advance solutions to the core issues driving climate change. Working with governments and businesses around the world to tailor local solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable, CCI focuses on three strategic progra...

Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions

...enders." Instead, the Center's research shows that state and local governments often work against abortion providers. For example, in the 2009 state legi...ses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. ...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

...ases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a press conference. Schuchat said the CDC is working with states and local governments to develop vaccination programs. On July 29, the CDC's advisory committee for immunization practices will meet to discuss who should receive the H1N1 ...

IncentOne Announces New Incentive 'Wrap-Around' to Increase Participation in Multi-Flu Prevention Programs

...IncentOne has developed a program to drive participation in flu vaccine programs to both prevent illness and reduce healthcare costs for health plans, governments and employers." (1) fluFACTS.com, http://www.flufacts.com/hcp/impact-of-the-flu/default.aspx . Flu Vaccine Facts, University...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

...ophisticated detection, connectivity and surveillance systems worldwide that are able to monitor changes on an hourly basis. That should mean that governments are better able now than in 1976 to quickly switch gears as new information emerges. "The biggest policy error in 1976 was rolling everything up in...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

...ent resources to conduct inspections on a global basis in order to ensure that research quality is protected and improved around the world. All governments take measures to foster the development of a clinical research infrastructure and encourage clinical research participation. Overseas regulatory...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...tment firms, and auto companies and calls on donor governments to partner with civil society to strengthen accoun...nt by high income countries and developing country governments of around $150 billion a year(1). The AIG bailout ...lth systems strengthening. "The fact that governments have quickly passed legislation to bailout the ban...

EcoloBlue is a New source of Water and a New Green Industry

... drinking water in places where it is not only a luxury but a necessity."-IREO Secretary -General , Robson Mello. Federal, State, City and County governments can enhance their drinking water supply with EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). The greenest mayors in the USA could add EcoloBlue to the...

Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D

...ntributed to the overall decline of funding for HIV vaccine R&D. The U.S. government investment fell by $39 million, a six percent decrease. Other governments also decreased funding for HIV vaccine research in 2008: European government funding fell by 13 percent and total funding from other countries (includ...

Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

... the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a midday press conference. Schuchat said the CDC is working with states and local governments to develop vaccination programs. On July 29, the CDC's advisory committee for immunization practices will meet to discuss who should receive the H1N1 ...

Addiction Treatment Will Help Make Health Reform Affordable, New Analysis Shows

...ficiency. The Open Society Institute, a private operating and grantmaking foundation, works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and ec...

New Report Estimates State Retiree Health Care Liabilities at $558 Billion

...nded actuarial accrued liabilities (UAAL) for many governments are large in absolute value and relative to total ...o date are limited in scope. State and local governments report they are more willing to consider changes i... Local Government Excellence helps state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so ...

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca and Mexico's Environmental Ministry Present 'Ciudades Mas Limpias de Mexico' and 'Recicla 2009' Anti-Litter and Recycling Contests

...iemos Nuestro Mexico," within which the current competitions are organized. The "Ciudades mas Limpias de Mexico" contest is focused on local governments in Mexico, and also has corporate support from the Pinol cleaning products company. The call to action is designed to promote best practices in litter...

Full Transcript of House Democrats' Press Conference on Introduction of Health Care Legislation

... a country, paying for Medicare and Medicaid. We can't afford it for those who are buying insurance that's going up every year. We can't afford it for governments at the local level that help pay for health care as well. So our system is dysfunctional, and this legislation, we hope, will bring a system ...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

...he cause. Says lead author Professor Griffith Edwards: "The signatories to this editorial are scientists with many years of experience in advising governments as to what drug policies are, in this arena, more or less likely to work. They are saying now with one voice that the death penalty for drug-related o...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

...lements or substitutes for health care spending by governments in developing nations; and a discussion of diploma...urance -- to increase spending on health services, governments can protect families from economic hardship due to...to regard the health sector as more important than governments do." This can have negative long-term consequences...

American Red Cross President to Address National Press Club Luncheon

...ut the challenges of operating in the Nonprofit sector through this economy -- a time when needs continue to increase and the sector is being asked by governments at all levels to play a greater role. McGovern will use that foundation to discuss her experiences after 1 full year as President and CEO of American ...

Investigation to Show Harassment, Legal Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers and Women Seeking Abortions

...l. The report -- which studied clinics in Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas -- calls for urgent action by governments at all levels, law enforcement, the medical community and the public to recognize abortion providers as human rights defenders who protect women's fun...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

... Market crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a study published in toda...f California at San Francisco pointed out that, "The analysis suggests that governments may be able to do something to protect their populations, specifically by b...
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