News tagged with economic benefits
A smarter, better educated population may help offset the impacts of declining fertility rates in East Asia, and provide lessons for Australia, according to a new report from the Australian National University's ...
Health Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Though pharmaceutical companies that are developing "orphan drugs" do so mainly for the business potential, the companies also consider the effort as part of their corporate social responsibility, ...
Medications Apr 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Setting minimum prices for alcohol increases health and economic benefits, say international experts, who met today for a seminar on alcohol pricing and public health.
Health Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The world economy would be boosted by billions of dollars if all women had access to contraception, the United Nations said on Wednesday in its annual State of World Population report.
Health Nov 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 7
Governments could add billions of dollars to their economies annually by funding the provision of an eye examination and a pair of glasses to the estimated 703 million people globally that needed them in ...
Other Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
For millions of people around the world being sick doesn't mean making a trip to the local pharmacy for medicines like Advil and Nyquil. Instead it means turning to the forest to provide a pharmacopeia of medicines to treat ...
Medications Jul 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government ...
Other Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- In a theoretical cohort of 120,000 men, selecting active surveillance for prostate cancer results in considerable cost savings at five and 10 years of follow-up, compared with immediate treatment, ...
Cancer Jul 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are critical for determining effectiveness of medical therapies, tests and procedures. Yet Canada provides scant support for these studies compared with other western countries, states ...
Other May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Surgery, often thought to be too expensive for wholesale global health delivery, can be a highly cost-effective means of improving health in the developing world.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia.
Addiction Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Exempting bars from a statewide smoking ban in Indiana would significantly reduce the health benefits of a smoke-free-air law. Including bars not only protects the health of employees, say Indiana University tobacco control ...
Health Jan 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit in England and Wales will have adverse effects on health, outweighing any economic benefits, claims an editorial published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 6
(Medical Xpress) -- At least two billion dollars could be slashed from the annual healthcare budget if Australians increased their dairy intake, according to a new study.
Health Dec 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The U.S. public and private sectors invested $140.5 billion in 2010 on research to find new ways to treat, cure and prevent disease and disability, according to Research!America's latest annual estimate, available at http://www.researchamerica.org/uploads/healthdollar10.pdf.
Other Sep 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
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