News tagged with economic health

UN says hunger stunts some 200 million children

(AP) -- Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because they don't get enough to eat, according to a new report published by UNICEF Wednesday before a three-day international summit on the problem ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Health
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Obama says $5B in grants will aid medical research

(AP) -- Calling scientific research a job-creating engine, President Barack Obama heralded $5 billion in new government grants Wednesday to fight cancer, autism and heart disease while boosting the economy.

dateSep 30, 2009 in Health
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The effect of economic recessions on population health

Paradoxically, mortality rates during economic recessions in developed countries decline rather than increase, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In poor countries with less than $5000 ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Health
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Retirees' health-care benefits at risk, study warns

A nearly two-decade trend that is stripping away employer-provided health-care benefits for retirees in private business will likely continue and could soon hit an even deeper pool of government retirees, new research by ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Health
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Spike in suicide calls due to economy

(AP) -- Economic woes are weighing heavily on some Americans - so much so that the federal government is boosting financial support for suicide prevention centers around the nation.

dateAug 06, 2009 in Health
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