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Pediatric patients granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions and 1.9 times more likely not to have to use the emergency department. This led to a decline in cost of care even after
In the retrospective study patients granted a wish were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions and 1.9 times more likely not to have to use the emergency department. This led to a decline in cost of care even after accounting for the average cost of the wish.
healthcare  humanPsycology 
3 days ago by joeybaker
The percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
A pair of reports highlight a growing concern among health officials about children who aren’t getting protection against preventable diseases.
popularStupidity  healthcare 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared to the rest of the country and the gap is widening each year by almost a percentage point. The State’s long-term, aggressive tobacco control programs are cited as the primary reason.
Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age — when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared to the rest of the country and the gap is widening each year by almost a percentage point.
localizedGovernment  healthcare  win 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.
Twice the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has discovered contaminated groundwater in and near Wichita, then sat on the information for years.
governmentLies  healthcare 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Senate rejects Paul's effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding
The Senate rejected an effort by GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to attach a provision blocking federal funding for Planned Parenthood to a massive government spending bill.
casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  governmentIncompetence  cultureWars  win 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Indonesia's top Islamic body issues fatwa against measles vaccine, calling it 'religiously forbidden'
Indonesia’s peak Islamic body issues a fatwa declaring the Rubella-Measles vaccine to be haram or religiously forbidden.
religion  healthcare  popularStupidity 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children.
A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics.
healthcare  scienceAdvancement 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Cancer treatment is now completely free in Turkey
Turkey has abolished extra fees that were charged in treatment, surgery and medication of cancer in the state healthcare system, Labor and Social Security Minister Jülide Sarıeroğlu has said.
healthcare  authoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: Report
Trump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
trumpCorruption  corporateIndemnity  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  governmentIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Lack of paid sick leave increases poverty. It also increases medical care costs and use of welfare.
Research conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University has, for the first time, quantified the relationship between the lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States.
casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Within a year of eight coal- and oil-fired power plant retirements, the rate of preterm births in mothers living close by dropped, finds new study on air pollution.
Within a year of eight coal- and oil-fired power plant retirements, the rate of preterm births in mothers living close by dropped, finds new study on air pollution.
greenEconomy  healthcare  win 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Over 5,000 elementary school kids suspended in Toronto for out-of-date immunization records - Canada
The numbers have doubled since the previous school year as doctors call for a more streamlined reporting process.
healthcare  win 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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