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Overspending in Hospitals to Lead to Cutbacks

Overspending in seven hospitals in the west and north-west by over €27m of the budget will make cutbacks inevitable according to Fine Gael because resources for// day-to-day services are overstretched. Front-bench spokesman Denis Naughten said: “Public health services are already being curta...

Tenet Nurses, Healthcare Workers Take Action to Protest Sick Leave Cuts

...eek. Tenet unilaterally took away current caregivers' ability to build up new hours in their banks and eliminated the bank for new hires. The cutbacks to employees' ability to manage their own health come as direct caregivers continue to respond to infectious outbreaks. The World Health Organization ...

Illinois Human Service Providers Announce Layoffs

.... "In previous years, social service agencies shrunk programs and drew upon private reserves to keep going. We were hurt last year when the state made cutbacks midyear in promised funding. It is our fiduciary responsibility to cut back now and not wait for a potential break-through in the revenue picture. ...

World Financial Crisis and AIDS Backlash Threaten Lives

...aid Gregg Gonsalves, co-founder of ITPC. "People living with HIV/AIDS, who are now receiving treatment, are in danger of losing their drugs because of cutbacks and funding reallocations. Many of those people will die. We cannot allow AIDS backlash or the current economic situation to be used as excuses for f...

Living Healthily on Less

...Call for advice. "Sometimes just a phone call asking the doc handles the question," Weida said. "We do a lot of advice over the phone." Diet cutbacks can be made in the food arena, too. "You can eat healthy and still stay on a budget," said Bethany Thayer, a registered dietician and spokeswoman for ...

SEIU UHW Members Win Key Vote to Keep Union at Calif. Hospital

...ere they are pushing for a new contract. They also saw the vote strengthening the union and its advocacy for caregivers during a period of threats and cutbacks throughout California. "At this time of economic struggle, we are so proud of having defended our union," says Mary Agredano Garcia, an activities a...

Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts

... 2009. Without further action, hospice reimbursements will drop by 3.1 percent, leaving hospice programs, particularly smaller and rural ones, facing cutbacks in services and possible closure. Hospice is a proven Medicare cost saver. In 2007, an independent, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded stud...

Renaissance America Tracks Trend on Loss of Retiree Benefits in New Whitepaper

... hit the United States and many companies find themselves in a cost-cutting mode that reaches further and deeper than ever before. This forces painful cutbacks that impact valued retirees -- many of whom are losing employer-sponsored retiree benefits. Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of...

Purolator USA Offers Canadian Customs Expertise for Medical Device Exports

...SA's expertise in U.S. and Canadian customs processes. These efficiencies come at a time when U.S. medical device manufacturers have been impacted by cutbacks in purchases by hospitals and other health facilities, and face an uncertain economic outlook for 2009. "Many of our medical device cust...

West Coast Bank's Employees Organize A Paris Stroll Fashion Show to Benefit Women's Cancer Fund

... NEWPORT, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When the Samaritan Pacific Hospital Foundation's response to cutbacks for community sponsorships meant no annual spring fashion show fundraiser, West Coast Bank decided to take it on. Newport Main Branch Manager-V...
Cutbacks in Biological News

Modest CO2 cutbacks may be too little, too late for coral reefs

Stanford, CAHow much carbon dioxide is too much? According to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) greenhouse gases in the atmosphere need to be stabilized at levels low enough to "prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." But scientists have ...

U-M researcher and colleagues predict large 2009 Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone'

...uction is due mainly to decreased precipitation and water runoff into the Bay," he said. "The predicted 2009 dead-zone decline does not result from cutbacks in the use of nitrogen, which remains one of the key drivers of hypoxia in the Bay." Farmland runoff containing fertilizers and livestock waste---s...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 7, 2009

...t as the government reduces the size of its nuclear weapons arsenal, thousands of jobs at the labs have already been lost and experts project that job cutbacks will continue in the future, the article notes. Decision-makers are split on what exactly the future of the weapons complex should be. Instead of f...

To climate-change worries, add 1 more: Extended mercury threat

...rbon-dioxide-enriched world, he said, but it also will remain bound to the soil for a longer period. "I agree with her conclusion that with further cutbacks in mercury emissions, there will be a delay in delay in direct response," he said. That said, "the mercury fluxes to the coastal zone related to past ...

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research commits $5 million to study aging

...Research (AFAR) to provide grants to scientists studying the biology of aging and age-related diseases. This grant provides timely support as current cutbacks in federal funding jeopardize the careers of hundreds of promising investigators who are working to understand how aging influences disease. The Gl...

NIST chemists get scoop on crude 'oil' from pig manure

...uel for vehicles or heating. Mass production of this type of biofuel could help consume a waste product overflowing at U.S. farms, and possibly enable cutbacks in the nation's petroleum use and imports. But, according to a new NIST paper,* pig manure crude will require a lot of refining. The ersatz oil use...

Ocean life under threat from climate change

...of marine environment data over 20 years or more a requirement for inclusion in IPCC assessments suffered in the mid-1980s due to government funding cutbacks for international marine science research, just as ocean warming began accelerating. The authors advocate change in the existing IPCC process to be...

Climate change has major impact on oceans

...tunately, he added, it is at this very time when we need satellites most that we are facing the end of NASA ocean biology satellites because of budget cutbacks or new priorities. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Instead of facing the end of these critical missions and becoming blind to t...
Cutbacks in Biological Technology

The MedZilla Report: October 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

... In October, the most notable shrinkage was in Minnesota and the Northeast, but even the health system that announced the largest number of employment cutbacks – Alina in Minneapolis – was not planning to actively terminate employees. Instead, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, they will be ...

Beyond DTC: Pharma Industry Faces New Challenges, Competition, Strategies for Market Dominance

... NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As drastic cutbacks at major pharmaceuticals continue, competition soars from generics and challenge blockbuster drug teams. Social networks have entered the zone of phys...

NIH '05 funding: Midwest has two states in Top 10

...n in 2001 to $28.6 billion in 2005, but 2005 was only two percent over 2004 ($28 billion), and has been under a lot of budgetary pressure. How do such cutbacks impact funding at the state level? Well, it is a little difficult to see on a first-cut analysis. Part of the reason is that, although there is an ann...
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