Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide
Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040
MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of people who are age 65 and older will double from 7 to 14 percent of the world's total population by 2040, says a new U.S. Census Bureau study.
The over-65 population worldw...
Economic Turmoil Creates Boom for Medical Tourism
Medical tourism company WorldMed Assist says economic downturn has created an uptick in his business as more people find themselves either without employer-provided insurance or with benefit plans that have been dramatically scaled back.
Concord, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 200...
USA TODAY to Report Special Series "Turning 62: The Retirement Boom Begins"
MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The oldest members of the largest
generation in U.S. history began turning 62 on Jan. 1, becoming the first
of the 79 million baby boomers to be eligible to retire with government
benefits. This week, USA TODAY examines the consequences as 2.8 million
Frost & Sullivan Finds Compliance Requirements Drive the Healthcare Security Boom
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Security vendors gradually built a strong presence in the healthcare industry after overcoming initial resistance from the medical community. Technological advances and increasing applications within healthcare favor supply side factors. With healthca...
Long-term care workers struggle with elderly population boom
As America's aging population increases, so does its need for long-term care. And the workers who provide these services often lack the support they need particularly in the area of pay and work relationships, according to "Better Jobs Better Care: New Research on the Long-Term Care Workforce," ...
Luxury Spas Ride Boom in Wellness Industry in Poland
Exotic treatments such as a soothing guilt-free chocolate body wrap or deep relaxation with Indian ayurvedic therapeutic oils were unheard of in post-communist Poland// just a few years ago.
But they are rapidly becoming a rage for the growing Polish middle and chattering classes, who seek a...
Sexually Transmitted Infections Boom In UK
Health Protection Agency statistics show that the number of sexually transmitted infections is on a steady increase in the UK.// Overall between 2004 and 2005 there was a 3 percent rise in the diagnosis of sex infections, the report said.
The maximum increase was reported in syphilis cases at...
Undetected Cases Of Diabetes Boom In The US
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that more than one-third of adults having diabetes// are not aware of it. The rate diagnosed diabetes in adults aged 20 and older has increased from 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent ...
India's Economic Boom Pack To Waste Children Life
Kamini Tumda (a 4 year old girl) lies in a hospital bed mourning in agony and pain, as a nurse gently removing flakes of tender skin that hang from her body//.
Her condition seems to be life threatening, when swollen limbs stick out from a bony frame (a classical sign of malnutrition) was seen....
Asia- Facing a Health Doom After a Wealth Boom
Hong Kong –The new found affluence amongst the Asian middle class has ensured all round prosperity – fat pockets and fat bodies//. With growing prosperity, the palette has adapted to newer tastes, not necessarily healthier ones. As a result, many prosperous Asians are falling prey to lifestyle dise...
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Reef boom beats doom
Marine scientists say they are astonished at the spectacular recovery of certain coral reefs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from a devastating coral bleaching event in 2006.
That year high sea temperatures caused massive and severe coral bleaching in the Keppel Islands, in the so...
Fly like a bird through boom and bust
The ability of Australian desert birds to adapt to cycles of drought, flood, feast and famine is highlighted in a new book launched today by CSIRO Publishing at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
and Bust: Bird stories for a dry country sheds light on how desert birds survive cl...
Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns
Farmers across the tropics might raze forests to plant biofuel crops, according to new research by Holly Gibbs, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment.
"If we run our cars on biofuels produced in the tropics, chances will be good that we are effectively bur...
Purdue study suggests warmer temperatures could lead to a boom in corn pests
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Climate change could provide the warmer weather pests prefer, leading to an increase in populations that feed on corn and other crops, according to a new study.
Warmer growing season temperatures and milder winters could allow some of these insects to expand their territo...
Manchester clears first hurdle in 170 million biobank building boom
The University of Manchester has been successful in gaining major European Union funding to begin joint planning of how millions of biological samples, such as DNA, can be managed and made available to research scientists across Europe.
The Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (CIGMR)...
Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals
... ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom
in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Aca...
Ferns took to the trees and thrived
...in forests were becoming established, ferns climbed aboard, and experienced a flowering of their own species diversity.
"The canopy is there and -- boom
-- diversification," said Duke University researcher Eric Schuettpelz, who is completing a post-doctoral fellowship in biology with associate professo...
Keeping golf courses green when fresh water is limited
... 2007, 80% of the state's residents lived in southern Nevada, where the population approached two million people. The dual concerns of this population boom
and a climate that features frequent severe drought conditions has created an urgent demand for officials to investigate alternative water resources t...
Decline of carbon-dioxide-gobbling plankton coincided with ancient global cooling
...how many samples had been taken from each million-year period of the Earth's history, going back 40 million years. After reanalysis, the long-accepted boom
in diatoms over the last 18 million years disappeared. In its place was a slow recent rise, with a much more dramatic increase and decline at the end ...
Studies of small water fleas help ecologists understand population dynamics
...he University of Calgary.
McCauley was able to study the performance of individual water fleas within lab populations. Some of these were executing boom
and bust cycles; others were not. This second group of populations exhibited what the investigators called "small amplitude" cycles.
A key predict...
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Middle East Pharma Manufacturing/Biotech is Ready to Boom
Middle East's only forum for the global pharma/biotech industries
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Biotechnology Middle East (PABME) 27-29 April 2008
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Middle East
market for pharmaceutical manufacturing ...
Milwaukee could boom with explosion of information technology in medical care
Milwaukee There's no secret as to why the Madison area has developed a research-based economy to rival far larger U.S. cities: The UW-Madison has been a massive, unified engine for technology transfer and business growth. And local leaders have generally been smart enough to capitalize on it. ...
Gehl develops new remote control boom controller
West Bend, Wis. -- Construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer Gehl Co. has developed a new product that allows a telescopic handler operator to control boom
functions using a compact, wireless remote control pendant from outside the cab, or from within a personnel work platform. The h...
UWM research dean promotes building boom
Milwaukee, Wis. - Abbas Ourmazd could look 80 miles to the west and be extremely jealous of the pace of building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's not.
UW-Madison is an institution he deeply admires, but he also believes his own institution, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, ha...
AIAA names top ten emerging aerospace technologies of 2009
...development of renewable aviation fuels and technologies.
3. High Speed Flight Technologies such as supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, sonic boom
reduction technology, and thermal management aids.
4. Efficient Propulsion Technologies including open rotors and geared turbofans, such as those...
Healthcare Leaders to Address Patient Safety and Reform at the National Patient Safety Foundation Congress, Washington, DC, May 20-22
...mer Chairman and CEO, Alcoa, and 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
Health Policy Reform: The Unfinished Business of the Baby boom
The Honorable John Kitzhaber, MD, Governor of Oregon (1995-2003) will discuss the critical importance of shifting the national debat...
TrueVision Adds 3D Flat Panel Displays to its Visualization Platform for Refractive-Cataract Surgery
...selection of high quality LCD 3D 1080p panels ranging from 24 to 46 inches. One or more displays can be mounted on the wall, from the ceiling, or on a boom
arm for operating rooms, exam rooms, and offices.
Santa Barbara based TrueVision Systems will be presenting the flat panel products in collaborat...
Dr. Robert N. Butler Appointed to Board of Directors of BioTime, Inc.
...atest book is The Longevity Revolution.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (Business Wire EON) August 6, 2008 -- "The aging of the baby boom
generation is the most significant demographic trend of our time," said Michael D. West, Ph.D., BioTime's Chief Executive Officer. "We look ...
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Address Senate Special Committee on Aging, Calling for Urgent Action Against Alzheimer's Disease
...set funding priorities, and exercise strategic oversight.
"We need to move now to reinvent and reinforce our fight against
Alzheimer's. For the baby boom
generation, this is certainly one of our
last chances," explained Gingrich. "We have many of the pieces already but
we have to break down organization...
Huge Potential in Biosimilars if Generic Providers Overcome Regulatory Hurdles
... NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the biggest-selling
biologics developed during the boom
years in biotech of the 1980's,
including human growth hormone (hGH) and insulin, have lost patent
protection in the U.S. in 2007 or will shortly, and...