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Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows

...paid premiums and out-of pocket expenses and 11.3 coming in the form of employer contributions and taxes. Further, while in all three cases per capita health care expenditures have grown at a rate of three percent, income has been growing at a slower rate for middle income families: 0.6 percent for t...

House Energy & Commerce Committee Accepts 'Independence at Home' Pilot Program as Amendment During Health Bill Markup

...he medication-related problems in the elderly and the valuable role of the pharmacist in correcting them." Older adults, who take more medications per capita than any other age group, are at highest risk for medication-related problems (MRPs). Although people over age 65 make up only about 12% of the popula...

Do the Swiss Have the Answer to America's Health Care Dilemma?

... According to its proponents, the Swiss system results in health care which is comparable to that in the most affluent U.S. states, while its per capita health costs are 40 percent lower than in the U.S. Switzerland currently has 80-plus separate health plans competing for business, from which S...

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

...Unfunded actuarial accrued liabilities (UAAL) for many governments are large in absolute value and relative to total state expenditures, debt, and per capita income of the state. For others they are not. Actuarial statements reveal substantial differences in total unfunded retiree health care liabilit...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Acquires Drugstores in Beijing

...eijing. Beijing is the capital city of China and one of the four municipalities under the jurisdiction of the central government. Beijing's per capita GDP amounted to RMB63,000 in 2008. At the end of 2008, Beijing had a total residential population of approximately 14 million, and a large number of v...

Research output in developing countries reveals 194 percent increase in five years

...earch4Life countries (countries not eligible due to their GNI per capita), 22% in Band 1 countries (eligible countries with less than $1250 annual per capita income or GNI) and 30% in Band 2 countries (eligible countries with $1251 to $3500 GNI). Five years on, between 2002 - 2008, the same figures are dra...

Oncology Care Quality Improvement Program Introduced by Bipartisan Coalition Dedicated to Better Cancer Care Nationwide

...ity of life. The OCQI will provide payments to participating oncology groups - based on their meeting of defined performance goals as well as per capita expenditure targets created by CMS - to be allocated from half of the program savings generated by the participating group. The other half of the pro...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

...ealth resources." Some small island nations with relatively healthy populations like Micronesia and the Solomon Islands receive more health aid per capita than disease-stricken countries like Niger and Burkina Faso. Mali and Colombia have about the same level of sickness, but Colombia receives three time...

Providing health insurance for US children would be cheaper than expected, study says

...hort compared the children's health care in the United States to the care provided in other industrialized countries and found that despite higher per capita spending, "the United States ranks third-highest among 30 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in the percentage of the po...

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

... nearly one million people were killed, even more people were displaced, the country was left in ruins, and, today, Rwanda has the world's highest per capita orphan population. These children were not only robbed of their families, of their homes, and of their communities, but also of their hope for a viab...

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Sweetened beverage consumption increases in the US

...percentage of sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers increased five percent. Per capita consumption of energy from sugar-sweetened beverages increased 46 kilocalor...hnicity groups, the percentage of sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers and per capita consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was highest among blacks followed ...

Major conference on food Dec. 1-2, 2008

...nal Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Where: Joaquim Chissano Conference Center, Maputo, Mozambique After two decades of declining per capita output, agriculture in the region as a whole has shown positive growth rates over the last 10 years, "suggesting that the stagnation in sub-Saharan Af...

Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University

...itation and hygiene account for an estimated 10% of the total global burden of illness. An investment by developed countries estimated at US 4c per capita per day would allow the developing world to reach the UN's Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation by 2015. Simply improving domestic ...

Don't blame cities for climate change, see them as solutions

...most European cities but not three to five times the living standards." Satterthwaite points out that cities offer many opportunities to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions, such as by promoting walking, bicycling and public transport and having building designs that require much less energy for h...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center study links vitamin D, type 1 diabetes

...ype 1 diabetes remained strong even after the researchers accounted for per capita healthcare expenditure. This was an important consideration because regions located near the equator tend to have lower per capita healthcare expenditures, which could result in under-reporting of type 1 di...

Sudden 'ecosystem flips' imperil world's poorest regions, say water experts

...fore also vegetation growth, Gordon said. These are the places where populations are growing the fastest, people have the least amount of water per capita and are the poorest of any of the biomes of the world. They are also the regions most likely to be affected by climate change, Peterson added. As g...

Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming

...se of coal to heat homes. Countries in Europe and elsewhere that rely heavily on diesel fuel for transportation also contribute large amounts. Per capita emissions of black carbon from the United States and some European countries are still comparable to those from south Asia and east Asia, Ramanathan s...

New UC analysis shows alarming increase in expected growth of China's carbon dioxide emissions

...the efficiency of China's power generation would continue to improve as per capita income increased, slowing down the rate of CO2 emissions growth. What we're...ons relied upon information from nearly a decade ago. During the 1990s, per capita income was growing faster than the use of energy in China, which typically ...

Alarming growth in expected CO2 emissions in China, finds UC analysis

...the efficiency of China's power generation would continue to improve as per capita income increased, slowing down the rate of CO2 emissions growth. What we're...ons relied upon information from nearly a decade ago. During the 1990s, per capita income was growing faster than the use of energy in China, which typically ...

ETH Zurich competence center ESC introduces energy strategy

...e end of the 21st century amounts to roughly 2000 gigatons. This will mean a considerable reduction in the emission of CO2 per capita. The per capita emission of carbon dioxide in Switzerland is currently 9 tons per year, approximately twice the global average. Our objective for the climate and ener...
Capita in Biological Technology

220 Companies Place Switzerland First in Biotech Density Per Capita

14,000 Employees in Industry with Revenues of 7 Billion Swiss Francs 300+ Research Groups Focus on Biotech NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With 148 biotech companies and 72 suppliers to the industry -- or 220 firms involved in the business -- Switzerland has the world's high...

Cord Blood America Continues International Expansion

...ama, with a population of 3.3 million, has become an international business center in Central America, with a fast growing economy and the highest per capita consumer spending in the region. Aruba, an affluent island in the southern Caribbean, is overseen by the Netherlands, while Bermuda, a British territ...

QIAGEN Welcomes 3,000th Employee in 20th year of U.S. Operations

... Governor Martin O'Malley's BIO 2020 initiative, Maryland intends to invest another $1.3 billion in the state's bioscience industry -- the largest per capita investment in the biosciences made by any state in the country -- over the next 10 years to attract and further grow foreign and domestic biotech comp...

National Drug Development Accelerator Launched

...nsasBio cites local companies' responsiveness as one reason that there are 1,950 ongoing clinical trials in the Kansas region -- the fifth highest per capita in the United States. In areas of the state, the number of clinical trials providing access to new treatments has more than doubled during the last 4...

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...gnificantly expand our production capacity during the coming six to twelve months to meet demand supported by the continued growth in expenditures per capita on Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) and government support for additional cost reimbursement of our products," stated Jiang. "TCM's have been deep...

Sanofi Pasteur and Statens Serum Institut Team Up Against Tuberculosis

... Most TB cases occur in Southeast Asia and Africa. One-third of the number of new TB cases occurs in Southeast Asia, but the estimated incidence per capita is highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Both the highest number of estimated deaths due to TB and the highest mortality per capita are in Africa, where HIV ...

China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Designated as a Key Manufacturer of Cancer Pain Drug by China SFDA

...munity are fully aware that China is woefully behind the rest of world in cancer pain treatment. For example, the consumption of morphine for pain per capita only amounts to 1/3 of other developing countries, more strikingly, almost 0.5% of developed countries. Our mission is to bring multiple effective the...

FDA Clears Biospace med's Revolutionary Low Dose Xray Imager

...ed levels that have been shown to result in an increase in cancer.(2) In addition, a June 19, 2007, New York Times article reported that the U.S. per capita radiation dose from clinical imaging exams rose by 600 percent between 1980 and 2006, with a major contributor being CT exams, whose numbers have incr...

Wisconsin Labor Shortage on the Horizon

...Kohls, and Target, further adding to the base low wage earners. Most of our states workers do not make 80% of the U.S. average income based on per capita numbers, said Naker. Both speakers were in agreement that the state needs to change and adapt quickly, but this will require radical changes. ...

Growing Venture Capital in Wisconsin

.... average is 24.7 percent. The report shows per capita income forcasted for 2024, and Wisconsinites will ... we continue on our current track. Nationally, per capita income is forcast at $48,803, but Wisconsins per capita income will be $40,598, according to the report. ...

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