Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Life: The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Life Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.Life Cycle Stages: The continuous sequence of changes undergone by living organisms during the post-embryonic developmental process, such as metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. This includes the developmental stages of apicomplexans such as the malarial parasite, PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM.Life Tables: Summarizing techniques used to describe the pattern of mortality and survival in populations. These methods can be applied to the study not only of death, but also of any defined endpoint such as the onset of disease or the occurrence of disease complications.Life Support Care: Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Longevity: The normal length of time of an organism's life.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Insurance, Life: Insurance providing for payment of a stipulated sum to a designated beneficiary upon death of the insured.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Personal Satisfaction: The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Biogenesis: The origin of life. It includes studies of the potential basis for life in organic compounds but excludes studies of the development of altered forms of life through mutation and natural selection, which is BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Life Support Systems: Systems that provide all or most of the items necessary for maintaining life and health. Provisions are made for the supplying of oxygen, food, water, temperature and pressure control, disposition of carbon dioxide and body waste. The milieu may be a spacecraft, a submarine, or the surface of the moon. In medical care, usually under hospital conditions, LIFE SUPPORT CARE is available. (From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Terminal Care: Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.United StatesCohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Human Development: Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.Biological Science Disciplines: All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Beginning of Human Life: The point at which religious ensoulment or PERSONHOOD is considered to begin.Self Concept: A person's view of himself.Survivors: Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Exobiology: The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Interpersonal Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Reproduction: The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)Terminally Ill: Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)Existentialism: Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Wrongful Life: In civil law a cause of action which alleges that a defendant has wrongfully caused a child to be born.Spirituality: Sensitivity or attachment to religious values, or to things of the spirit as opposed to material or worldly interests. (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed, and Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed)Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Attitude to Death: Conceptual response of the person to the various aspects of death, which are based on individual psychosocial and cultural experience.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Earth (Planet): Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.Evolution, Chemical: Chemical and physical transformation of the biogenic elements from their nucleosynthesis in stars to their incorporation and subsequent modification in planetary bodies and terrestrial biochemistry. It includes the mechanism of incorporation of biogenic elements into complex molecules and molecular systems, leading up to the origin of life.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Happiness: Highly pleasant emotion characterized by outward manifestations of gratification; joy.BrazilNetherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Great BritainWithholding Treatment: Withholding or withdrawal of a particular treatment or treatments, often (but not necessarily) life-prolonging treatment, from a patient or from a research subject as part of a research protocol. The concept is differentiated from REFUSAL TO TREAT, where the emphasis is on the health professional's or health facility's refusal to treat a patient or group of patients when the patient or the patient's representative requests treatment. Withholding of life-prolonging treatment is usually indexed only with EUTHANASIA, PASSIVE, unless the distinction between withholding and withdrawing treatment, or the issue of withholding palliative rather than curative treatment, is discussed.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects: The consequences of exposing the FETUS in utero to certain factors, such as NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; DRUGS; RADIATION; and other physical or chemical factors. These consequences are observed later in the offspring after BIRTH.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Social Behavior: Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.Holistic Health: Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.Child Development: The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.Euthanasia: The act or practice of killing or allowing death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)Environment: The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Euthanasia, Passive: Failing to prevent death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy by the withdrawal or withholding of life-prolonging treatment.GermanyPhilosophy, MedicalProxy: A person authorized to decide or act for another person, for example, a person having durable power of attorney.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Social Environment: The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.Breast Feeding: The nursing of an infant at the breast.Self-Assessment: Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).Body Size: The physical measurements of a body.Depressive Disorder: An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.Larva: Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Social Adjustment: Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Birth Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Social Participation: Involvement in community activities or programs.Maternal Deprivation: Prolonged separation of the offspring from the mother.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Infant, Premature: A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Markov Chains: A stochastic process such that the conditional probability distribution for a state at any future instant, given the present state, is unaffected by any additional knowledge of the past history of the system.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Affect: The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.Mothers: Female parents, human or animal.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Hospice Care: Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Fertility: The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.Gestational Age: The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.Models, Theoretical: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Cause of Death: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.Euthanasia, Active: The act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy, i.e., in order to release a person or animal from incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. (from Beauchamp and Walters, Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, 5th ed)EuropeAustralia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Philosophy: A love or pursuit of wisdom. A search for the underlying causes and principles of reality. (Webster, 3d ed)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive: A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Evolution, Molecular: The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Dyspnea: Difficult or labored breathing.Sleep Disorders: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)Sick Role: Set of expectations that exempt persons from responsibility for their illness and exempt them from usual responsibilities.Psychological Tests: Standardized tests designed to measure abilities, as in intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests, or to evaluate personality traits.Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.EnglandMarital Status: A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.JapanChi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological: Physiological disturbances in normal sexual performance in either the male or the female.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Models, Economic: Statistical models of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, as well as of financial considerations. For the application of statistics to the testing and quantifying of economic theories MODELS, ECONOMETRIC is available.Spain: Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Personhood: The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.Medical Futility: The absence of a useful purpose or useful result in a diagnostic procedure or therapeutic intervention. The situation of a patient whose condition will not be improved by treatment or instances in which treatment preserves permanent unconsciousness or cannot end dependence on intensive medical care. (From Ann Intern Med 1990 Jun 15;112(12):949)Species Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.Population Dynamics: The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Adaptation, Physiological: The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Psychology: The science dealing with the study of mental processes and behavior in man and animals.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Body Mass Index: An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.NorwayHome Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Religion: A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)Religion and Psychology: The interrelationship of psychology and religion.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of children from birth to 2 years of age.Factor Analysis, Statistical: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.Child Psychology: The study of normal and abnormal behavior of children.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Urinary Incontinence: Involuntary loss of URINE, such as leaking of urine. It is a symptom of various underlying pathological processes. Major types of incontinence include URINARY URGE INCONTINENCE and URINARY STRESS INCONTINENCE.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Archaea: One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and Eukarya), formerly called Archaebacteria under the taxon Bacteria, but now considered separate and distinct. They are characterized by: (1) the presence of characteristic tRNAs and ribosomal RNAs; (2) the absence of peptidoglycan cell walls; (3) the presence of ether-linked lipids built from branched-chain subunits; and (4) their occurrence in unusual habitats. While archaea resemble bacteria in morphology and genomic organization, they resemble eukarya in their method of genomic replication. The domain contains at least four kingdoms: CRENARCHAEOTA; EURYARCHAEOTA; NANOARCHAEOTA; and KORARCHAEOTA.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Fetal Development: Morphological and physiological development of FETUSES.Cross-Cultural Comparison: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Personal Autonomy: Self-directing freedom and especially moral independence. An ethical principle holds that the autonomy of persons ought to be respected. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Personality: Behavior-response patterns that characterize the individual.
Radon and lung cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis. (1/353)OBJECTIVES: This study examined the cost-effectiveness of general and targeted strategies for residential radon testing and mitigation in the United States. METHODS: A decision-tree model was used to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of preventing radon-associated deaths from lung cancer. RESULTS: For a radon threshold of 4 pCi/L, the estimated costs to prevent 1 lung cancer death are about $3 million (154 lung cancer deaths prevented), or $480,000 per life-year saved, based on universal radon screening and mitigation, and about $2 million (104 lung cancer deaths prevented), or $330,000 per life-year saved, if testing and mitigation are confined to geographic areas at high risk for radon exposure. For mitigation undertaken after a single screening test and after a second confirmatory test, the estimated costs are about $920,000 and $520,000, respectively, to prevent a lung cancer death with universal screening and $130,000 and $80,000 per life-year for high risk screening. The numbers of preventable lung cancer deaths are 811 and 527 for universal and targeted approaches, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest possible alternatives to current recommendations. (+info)
Morbidity and mortality attributable to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use in Canada. (2/353)OBJECTIVES: This study estimated morbidity and mortality attributable to substance abuse in Canada. METHODS: Pooled estimates of relative risk were used to calculate etiologic fractions by age, gender, and province for 91 causes of disease or death attributable to alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. RESULTS: There were 33,498 deaths and 208,095 hospitalizations attributed to tobacco, 6701 deaths and 86,076 hospitalizations due to alcohol, and 732 deaths and 7095 hospitalizations due to illicit drugs in 1992. CONCLUSIONS: Substance abuse exacts a considerable toll on Canadian society in terms of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 21% of deaths, 23% of years of potential life lost, and 8% of hospitalizations. (+info)
AIDS: what does economics have to offer? (3/353)AIDS is rapidly becoming a major health problem in developing countries. Limited empirical information is available about the impact of AIDS on the household, the community, the health sector and the broader economy. Special problems exist in estimating the direct economic costs of AIDS in developing countries, including large out-of-pocket expenditures on health care and shortages of drugs and supplies; the difficulties of valuing resources used in caring for people with AIDS; and the lack of treatment alternatives. The calculation of indirect costs is complicated by difficulties in calculating the value of non-market production and international comparisons of the value of healthy life years lost may be erroneous, due to the higher level of average wages in developed countries. Existing evidence on the impact of AIDS at the household, community, sectoral and macroeconomic level is reviewed. Special attention is given to the impact of AIDS on the health sector and the resource allocation decisions which are made at this level. A policy-relevant research strategy would include addressing the particular information needs of the health sector, as well as studies which can help to inform government policy to mitigate the impact of AIDS at the household, community, sectoral and macroeconomic levels. (+info)
Using cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate targeting strategies: the case of vitamin A supplementation. (4/353)Given the demonstrated efficacy of vitamin A supplements in reducing childhood mortality, health officials now have to decide whether it would be efficient to target the supplements to high risk children. Decisions about targeting are complex because they depend on a number of factors; the degree of clustering of preventable deaths, the cost of the intervention, the side-effects of the intervention, the cost of identifying the high risk group, and the accuracy of the 'diagnosis' of risk. A cost-effectiveness analysis was used in the Philippines to examine whether vitamin A supplements should be given universally to all children 6-59 months, targeted broadly to children suffering from mild, moderate, or severe malnutrition, or targeted narrowly to pre-schoolers with moderate and severe malnutrition. The first year average cost of the universal approach was US$67.21 per death averted compared to $144.12 and $257.20 for the broad and narrow targeting approaches respectively. When subjected to sensitivity analysis the conclusion about the most cost-effective strategy was robust to changes in underlying assumptions such as the efficacy of supplements, clustering of deaths, and toxicity. Targeting vitamin A supplements to high risk children is not an efficient use of resources. Based on the results of this cost-effectiveness analysis and a consideration of alternate strategies, it is apparent that vitamin A, like immunization, should be provided to all pre-schoolers in the developing world. Issues about targeting public health interventions can usefully be addressed by cost-effectiveness analysis. (+info)
The influence of day of life in predicting the inpatient costs for providing care to very low birth weight infants. (5/353)The purpose of this study was to test, refine, and extend a statistical model that adjusts neonatal intensive care costs for a very low birth weight infant's day of life and birth weight category. Subjects were 62 infants with birth weights below 1,501 g who were born and cared for in a university hospital until discharged home alive. Subjects were stratified into 250-g birth weight categories. Clinical and actual daily room and ancillary-resource costs for each day of care of each infant were tabulated. Data were analyzed by using a nonlinear regression procedure specifying two separate for modeling. The modeling was performed with data sets that both included and excluded room costs. The former set of data were used for generating a model applicable for comparing interhospital performances and the latter for comparing interphysician performances. The results confirm the existence of a strong statistical relationship between an infant's day of life and both total hospital costs and the isolated costs for ancillary-resource alone (P < 0.0001). A refined series of statistical models have been generated that are applicable to the assessment of either interhospital or interphysician costs associated with providing inpatient care to very low birth weight infants. (+info)
Cost implications of selective preoperative risk screening in the care of candidates for peripheral vascular operations. (6/353)The preoperative identification that patients are at high risk for adverse postoperative outcomes is the first step toward preventing costly in-hospital complications. The economic implications of noninvasive screening strategies in the care of patients undergoing peripheral vascular operations must be clarified. A decision model was developed from the peer-reviewed literature on patients undergoing preoperative screening by means of dipyridamole myocardial perfusion imaging, dobutamine echocardiography, or cardiac catheterization before vascular operations (n = 23 studies). Routine versus selective screening strategies were compared for patients with an intermediate likelihood of having coronary artery disease on the basis of clinical history of coronary disease or typical symptoms. Median costs (1994 US dollars) of preoperative screening strategies were derived with two microcosting approaches: adjusted Medicare charges (top-down approach) and a bottom-up approach with Duke University Center direct cost estimate data. In-hospital cost was 11% higher for preoperative screening by means of routine cardiac catheterization ($27,760) than for routine pharmacologic stress imaging ($24,826, P = 0.001). The total cost of a do-nothing strategy, that is, no preoperative testing, was 5.9% less than that of routine preoperative pharmacologic stress imaging and 15.9% lower than that of cardiac catheterization (P = 0.001). Selective screening among patients with a history of coronary disease or typical angina resulted in further reduction of the cost of care to a level comparable with that of a do-nothing strategy (52.5% reduction in cost with pharmacologic stress imaging, P > 0.20). Use of noninvasive testing for preoperative risk stratification was cost effective for patients 60 to 80 years of age. Cost per life saved ranged from $33,338 to $21,790. However, coronary revascularization after an abnormal noninvasive test was cost effective only for patients older than 70 years. In this economic decision model, substantial cost savings were predicted when selective noninvasive stress imaging was added to preoperative screening for patients about to undergo vascular operations. With a selective screening approach, the economic impact of initial diagnostic testing may be minimized without compromising patient outcomes. (+info)
Economic benefits of aggressive lipid lowering: a managed care perspective. (7/353)Coronary heart disease (CHD) has high prevalence in the United States and is associated with significant mortality as well as costs to society. Hyperlipidemia is a major and common modifiable risk factor for CHD. In clinical trials, cholesterol-lowering strategies have a dramatic impact on CHD risk, cardiovascular events, and mortality. Cost-effectiveness data have established that clinical and economic benefits are gained by instituting early and aggressive lipid-lowering therapy. We present new evidence for the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of aggressive lipid-lowering therapy as primary or secondary prevention of CHD and describe strategies that managed care organizations can take to benefit from a lipid management program. (+info)
Looking beyond the formulary budget in cost-benefit analysis. (8/353)With the introduction of newer, more expensive psychotropic medications, healthcare providers and managed care administrators must consider whether these drugs offer "value for the money." A true picture of the benefits of these drugs emerges only when all the costs of treatment are considered. Focusing exclusively on the acquisition cost of the drug can result in a misleading impression of the drug's worth. Although the medication costs associated with treating a patient with a newer drug increase, use of these agents may actually result in an overall decrease in healthcare costs, through reductions in hospitalization and length of stay, use of mental health services, and prescriptions for adjunctive drugs. In one study of the newer antipsychotic agent risperidone, the overall annual costs of treating a patient with schizophrenia were reduced by nearly $8,000 (Canadian dollars), even though medication costs increased by approximately $1,200 (Canadian dollars). Retrospective and prospective pharmacoeconomic studies can provide valuable data on the cost effectiveness of treatment with newer psychotropic medications. (+info)
Influence of construct-irrelevant factors and effects of methodological choices on EQ-5D health state valuation
Methods used to determine preference-based values for health states, particularly the time trade-off (TTO) method, were found to be susceptible to influence from anchoring from the starting point of the task. Furthermore, respondents assign more extreme values as they gain experience with the valuation task. Theoretically equivalent variants of the valuation methods result in different elicited preference values, and different methods result in different estimates of the relative importance of specific dimensions of health. Attitudes toward death seem to influence values assigned to health states, and how death is implemented in valuation methods influences the distribution of derived values. The thesis concludes that methods used to assign values to health states described by the EQ-5D are influenced by several factors of disputable relevance, suggesting that the actual uncertainty around such values is under-communicated. Decision makers should use appropriate caution when interpreting results ...
Sarah Heeley | Access Consciousness
Let me walk you through what it looks like for me. Say I choose something, do something or say something and I for some reason go into judgment of myself about that thing. Usually this overwhelming sense of wrongness starts flooding in right away. Its this deep inherent wrongness that goes way beyond the actual moment (people often call this being triggered). Then my head gets all fuzzy. It feels like all the energy is sucking back into my body. Im contracting and making myself finite. I cant see anything beyond it. The wrongness is blinding. And while that is happening to my body, the dialog in my head goes something like this. Oh my god, I did something wrong. Im a terrible person. I dont really care about others. You are so selfish. You only care about you and your agendas. You are so pathetic. If people knew who you really are they would leave. What is wrong with you? These of course are all LIES. But in that moment, I believe them. So I spiral into to them and I truly believe that at ...
Teaching Division 1998
by Leon Fink The Teaching Division (TD) has enjoyed a stimulating and productive year, launching a major new initiative in K-12 collaborative education as well as advancing a host of inherited projects.. With help from the affiliated societies and an enthusiastic response from many AHA members, the division has sought to highlight and improve institutional connections among historians and social studies teachers. Following continuing if politically contentious efforts to influence state-level adoption of history-based sets of social studies standards for the nations public schools, the TD has adopted a "bottom-up" emphasis on direct contacts among the far-flung members of the larger history/social studies community. Programatically, the TD has taken a multipronged approach to this goal. Based on responses to an appeal in Perspectives, we have first sought to create a database (where none has existed before) of ongoing initiatives in collaborative education; thus far we have identified a ...
UW launches record 17 startup companies | UW News
The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.. That makes fiscal 2013 the UWs single most productive year for startup formation. It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation.. Last year, President Michael K. Young challenged the university to increase its number of fundable technology startups.. "University startups give the American public a valuable return on their investment in academic research. UW start-ups deliver impact to the public from our life-changing discoveries," Young said.. UW startups are companies, usually co-founded by UW researchers, formed around technology licensed from the university.. "Successful UW start-ups benefit UW researchers, the UW as an institution and the public," said Linden Rhoads, UW Vice Provost of Commercialization. "The UW Center for Commercialization is here to make sure UWs start-ups have the best possible chance for success.". The center coaches entrepreneurial faculty, students, and staff through ...
Rachel Brummert, Author at Quinolone Vigilance Foundation
The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation wishes to thank all of our supporters. We had a busy and productive year and we would not be able to do this kind of work without all of our supporters. The Year in Review is posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/quinolone-vigilance-foundation/2016-year-in-review/1332337300118474. ...
Genetics in psychiatry - hope or hype?
Seems very long winded and if its this technical what will it be like in fifty years. Being scizophrenic or schizo affective ( depends on what symptoms im displaying on the day i was informed ) i get disheartened by the lack of simplicity. I discovered through addiction recovery mental health issues in my immediate family which i was completely oblivious too. The impression i got from the rhetoric i read was basically im a freak and the genetic pool is as well. I think its intellectual gamesmenship as the language used sounds very elitist. Why the annalytical mumbo jumbo but i once heard a shearing contractor say that your most productive years shearing are your early thirties. So is anyone trying to shear a incredibly wrinkly sheep with know style at all. The more blows you use the longer it takes to get around the sheep. If you can relax concentrate on your pattern and keep a flat hand the less demand it places on you. Mind you shearers can be competitive. And the discourses ive just read, ...
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Testing The Predictive Ability Of The Dividend Valuation Model On Ordinary Shares
The valuation of ordinary shares is much more difficult than that of preferred shares and bonds because of more uncertainty and instability surrounding the income from ordinary shares. The satisfying aspect of investing in bonds is the certainty of income. Bonds have a superior claim on assets and income in the event of liquidation, and as long as the interest and principal on a bond are adequately secured and the yield satisfactory, the decision to invest is not difficult. Greater risk is associated with preferred share investment because dividends are less certain and do not represent a fixed commitment of the company. However,. yields can easily be determined and whether the dividends and principal are secure can be readily established. The valuation of ordinary shares is more complicated and this has led to the development of a number of models, including the dividend valuation model and earning per share valuation model. This study sought to determine the predictive ability of the Dividend ...
Market Design: November 2010
He chose to publish one paper, fittingly, in the online journal PLoS Medicine, which is committed to running any methodologically sound article without regard to how "interesting" the results may be. In the paper, Ioannidis laid out a detailed mathematical proof that, assuming modest levels of researcher bias, typically imperfect research techniques, and the well-known tendency to focus on exciting rather than highly plausible theories, researchers will come up with wrong findings most of the time. Simply put, if youre attracted to ideas that have a good chance of being wrong, and if youre motivated to prove them right, and if you have a little wiggle room in how you assemble the evidence, youll probably succeed in proving wrong theories right. His model predicted, in different fields of medical research, rates of wrongness roughly corresponding to the observed rates at which findings were later convincingly refuted: 80 percent of non-randomized studies (by far the most common type) turn out ...
Philosophical Disquisitions: June 2011
Lets look to the conditions of morally wrongful assistance first. Here, I must admit, Ive hit upon a snag. Although conditions (i) and (iii) seem relatively straightforward, condition (ii) seems less so. The problem has to do with the ambiguity of Tooleys original formulation of premise (7). Whereas I try to make it clear who is being referred to by introducing the characters A and B, Tooley does not and refers simply to "the person". Unfortunately, this makes it unclear whose interests are being referred to in condition (ii). Ive interpreted it above as referring As interests ( i.e. the interests of the assister) and I think this makes sense: it would seem imprudent (and likely a condition of wrongness) for A to assist another in undermining his interests. That said, it could be that Tooley is referring to Bs interests and drawing a distinction between objective and subject interests. In other words, the idea is that while B might subjectively think that a particular action (in this case ...
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There is little, if any, literature available on constant maturity credit default swap valuation. Here, Damiano Brigo builds on his no-arbitrage dynamic credit default swap (CDS) market model to derive a formula involving a convexity adjustment feature correction, involving volatilities and correlations of approximated CDS spreads
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Climate Change: The Next Generation: 2013 in Review: a Productive Year for Skeptical Science
Putting it all together, we have an increasingly clear picture that while the warming of global surface temperatures has slowed over the past decade, it has not slowed as much as previously thought. The slowed surface warming is due in large part to changes in ocean cycles, particularly in the Pacific Ocean, causing more efficient ocean heat uptake, thus leaving less heat to warm surface temperatures. External factors, like decreased solar and increased volcanic activity, have also played a role in the slowed surface warming, but internal variability due to ocean cycles appears to be the main culprit. In any case, as the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report showed, the observed global surface warming remains within the range of climate model projections. ...
Valuing Health for Environmental Policy with Special Emphasis on Children's Health Protection, Proceedings of the Second...
This report represents the proceedings of the second workshop of this series. This two-day workshop was dedicated to exploring methods for valuing morbidity and mortality risks, with the second day specially focused on the unique considerations specific to childrens health valuation. The four sessions-Valuing Mortality Risk, Valuing Morbidity Risk, How Do We Value Children?, and Household Production Models and Childrens Health Valuation present current environmental economics research and policy discussions concerning each topic. The Workshop included the following papers (please scroll down for link to download proceedings): Proceedings for Session 1, Wednesday, March 24, 1999 Introduction to Day One - Opening Remarks by David Gardiner, Assistant Administrator, US EPA Office of Policy ...
Years of Potential Life Lost Before Ages 65 and 85 -- United States, 1989-1990
Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a public health measure that reflects the impact of deaths occurring in years preceding a conventional cut-off year of age, usually 65 years. YPLL is calculated using final mortality data from CDCs National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) (1) for the most recent year available and provisional mortality data (i.e., a 10% sample of deaths) (2) for the following year. This report summarizes final YPLL data for 1989 and provisional YPLL data for 1990. In the United States during 1989, 12,339,045 years of potential life were lost before age 65 (YPLL-65) (Table 1), a total consistent with 1989 provisional data (12,370,499) (4). Provisional data for 1990 indicate that there were 12,083,228 YPLL-65, a 2.1% decline from 1989 (1,2; NCHS unpublished data, 1992). As in the preceding 10 years, unintentional injuries were the leading cause of YPLL-65 in 1990, accounting for 17.8% of all YPLL-65, followed by malignant neoplasms (15.2%), intentional injuries (homicide ...
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How many of us have worked hard and been dedicated to our jobs for years, yet have no financial stability to show for it? Aren t we still vulnerable to layoffs? Can t we still be fired? Have our employers given us the equity in the company we deserve? What rewards do we receive for contributing to our companies profits: a share of the profits we helped produce? Or do we get cheap plaques for our desks and empty titles for our business cards? What will our rewards be for all the years of hard work and dedication? Well, if we follow the path of the majority of people, gold-plated watches, cuts in pay or pension benefits, social security checks, and a one-way ticket home when we have outlived our productive years are what awaits us! Consider this: is it possible that from an early age we have been programmed with ideals and philosophies that have conditioned us to become good employees for others, rather than teaching us how to create our own financial security in the capitalist system? ...
What is Anti Ageing Medicine? | Cellgen
As people reach their early fifties, the telling effects of the aging process begin. Aches and pains, lack of energy and motivation, memory loss, lack of libido among other symptoms can deprive people of what could have been the most productive years of their life.. It seems that just as they finally get a grip on what life is all about, the aging process starts to debilitate their ability to unleash life experiences, talents and the want of serving others and above all, living for themselves.. Anti-aging medicine is the pinnacle of biotechnology along with advanced clinical preventive and regenerative medicine. This branch is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans.. As such, anti-aging medicine is based on principles of regenerative and ...
October « 2014 « Healthcare Intelligence Network
Just 20 years ago, about one in 10 workers was over the age of 55; today, its one in five. We are aging as a nation. We are living longer than our forebears a century ago, but can effective population health management push back the serious effects from chronic disease so we can live healthier, more productive years?. In the typical lifespan, there is a point at which an individual first becomes chronically ill or disabled, and a further point at which a person dies. On average, the time between those two points is about 20 years, according to healthy aging pioneer James Fries. Fries envisions a world in which we may not add many more years to the end of life, but we can "compress morbidity," or shorten the number of years we suffer from illness. The key question is: how can we maximize the healthy years of our lives? Its not just a question important to individuals; its critically important to our economy as well. Population health and a nations financial health are inextricably linked. ...
Patients can lead near normal lives with available therapies
It is a demyelinating disease, which simply means that the insulating covers of nerve cells called myelin in the brain and spinal cord gets damaged due to an immune reaction. As a result, a range of signs and symptoms like sudden loss of vision, unsteadiness of gait, weakness and numbness of limbs occur. What is unique about the worldwide distribution of MS is that it is more common in people who live further from the equator and more common in regions with northern European populations. MS affects around 2.5 million people globally. Q: How common is this problem here in Sri Lanka? Who are at highest risk? A. MS affects young people in the best and the most productive years of their lives usually between the ages of 20-40 years. It is common in young girls (approx. 90%) by far. Research in Sri Lanka shows that the average age at onset of MS is 29 years and 87% are females. We have around 500 diagnosed cases of MS in Sri Lanka and we believe that we have almost 4 times (approximately 2000) that ...
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He began to forgive the chill of this Northern city. He thought about the…blood running in his own veins. He watched himself being consoled by literature and history, and, observing how much hed changed in one year, he wondered what kind of person he was ultimately meant to be. But there was still that hopelessness or sorrow right beneath the skin of his afternoons. ...
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Cost-benefit analysis : philosophical issues
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) gives rise to a whole range of philosophical issues. The most discussed among these is the status of economic values that are assigned to assets conceived as incommensurable with money, such as a human life or the continued existence of an animal species. CBA also involves other contentious assumptions, for instance that a disadvantage affecting one person can be fully compensated for by an advantage affecting some other person. Another controversial issue is whether a CBA should cover all aspects in a decision or rather leave out certain issues (such as justice) so that they can instead be treated separately.. ...
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NIGER GDP BASED ON PURCHASING POWER PARITY (PPP) VALUATION OF COUNTRY GDP
THE GDP BASED ON PURCHASING POWER PARITY (PPP) VALUATION OF COUNTRY GDP IN NIGER WAS REPORTED AT 10.21 BILLIONS U.S. DOLLARS IN 2009, ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). IN 2015, NIGER'S GDP BASED ON PURCHASING POWER PARITY (PPP) VALUATION OF COUNTRY GDP IS EXPECTED TO BE 15.51 BILLIONS U.S. DOLLARS. IN 2009, NIGER'S ECONOMY SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP, ADJUSTED BY PURCHASING POWER PARITY, WAS 0.02 PERCENT. IN 2015, NIGER'S SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP IS FORECASTED TO BE 0.02 PERCENT. THIS PAGE INCLUDES A CHART, HISTORICAL DATA AND FORECAST FOR NIGER'S GDP BASED ON PURCHASING POWER PARITY (PPP) VALUATION OF COUNTRY GDP.
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Lux Vera: November 2010
Why would God not remove evildoers straightaway? Because He wants them to repent, and for that to happen He has to give them time. If He removed every evildoer at the first chance we would all have been wiped out by now. He has to give a certain leeway of time so that people have time to see the wrongness of their ways and come to a new heart. And this has to be repeated for each generation, which has to learn it all over again ...
A Human Being's First 3 Years, Including Their Time In The Womb 'Determines Their Health For Life' - RiseEarth
A single vaccine given to a six-pound newborn is the equivalent of giving a 180-pound adult 30 vaccinations on the same day. Include in this the toxic effects of high levels of aluminum and formaldehyde contained in some vaccines, and the synergist toxicity could be increased to unknown levels. Further, it is very well known that infants do not produce significant levels of bile or have adult renal capacity for several months after birth. Bilary transport is the major biochemical route by which mercury is removed from the body, and infants cannot do this very well. They also do not possess the renal (kidney) capacity to remove aluminum. Additionally, mercury is a well-known inhibitor of kidney function. "--Boyd Haley Ph.D. ...
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Alternate Valuation For estate tax purposes the decedents assets are valued as of the date of death. An election can be made to value the estates assets six months after the date of death using the alternate valuation date ("AVD"). If the alternate valuation approach is used, any property distributed to a beneficiary, or sold exchanged, or otherwise disposed of during the period from the date of death to the alternate valuation date is valued at the date of distribution, sale, exchange or other disposition. If beneficiaries fear additional market declines, but nevertheless plan on continuing to hold assets presently held by the estate, it might be advisable not to distribute assets prior to the alternate valuation date so that if there are declines they can be used to reduce the estate tax values. Once an asset is distributed later declines in market value will not lower the estate tax, thus resulting in the vary risk the alternate valuation election was intended to mitigate against. If an ...
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Billions of people are now Aspartame victims or their friends. Individual answers to questions are now an impossible approach. The following article is meant to fill in that gap, to meet that need. As you read it you will master the medical knowledge you need to cope in a correctly intuitive manner. You also will painlessly gain the experience you need, vicariously as you follow me down the river of discovery. I am like a beat-up, exhausted old salmon with propeller slashes from the political powerboats, gnashes from predators, battered from pounding against the rocks while jumping cataracts, and exhausted from swimming all the way up to this spawning ground against the current. So jump in your armchair. You will lunch upon the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17 and 3:1-22) and your eyes will be opened as we journey down stream. Hopefully this may become a river of life for you (Revelation 22:1-2). May you find healing in the tree of life (Gen 2:9 and 3:1-22). If ...
Life itself changes the 'Meaning of Life': 2011
So as the bulk of it was already written, I figured I might as well post it here on my blog too. Hopefully it may clarify the situation for some people, at least as far as my position on the changes and why I have not accepted invitations to sign up to campaigns to save individuals units. I must stress that these are my personal opinions, but I do not feel it is inappropriate for me as Director of Downs Heart Group to express them here as they are based on a national perspective after over 20 years working and liaising with all of the UK units and not reflective of my own brief personal experiences at one individual unit in 1989. I have met very many of the medical staff who may be affected by these changes and heard firsthand accounts from parents about probably all of them - they are definitely amongst the most gifted and dedicated cardiac teams in the world and we need to take steps to ensure that the UK retains that expertise. (only a few days ago one of our surgeons was mentioned in an ...
Statutes | 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award
UNW-DPAC may contact the submitters who shall provide effective assistance by reviewing the documents submitted with the objective of ensuring their compliance with the criteria as well as the rules and regulations of the award and advise them of any further actions required.. All submissions complying with the reporting format shall be forwarded to an independent international Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for review. This advisory committee will evaluate the submitted best practices based on a set of selection criteria.. The TAC shall review all submissions and prepare a comprehensive report including a description of the selection process. This evaluation report will be forwarded to an international Jury for their assessment and final selection of the Award recipients.. The Best Practices Jury shall review evaluation by the TAC to select those initiatives deserving of the "Water for Life" Best Practices Award.. The decisions of the Jury should normally be taken unanimously; if the Jury ...
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Here is the Dr Boachie Surgery saved my life video with Juma Genda. He was operated on around 10 years ago, and this program was on Discovery for a limited time. I watched this video probably around 10 times before my surgeries. Informative and inspirational. It helps with understanding the seriousness that we go through as patients, and what surgeons also go through. Please realize that he was a polio induced scoli, and extremely serious. This surgery also done in Ghana Africa.
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Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) and Valvoline (NYSE:VVV) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations. Valuation & Earnings This table compares Chemtura and Valvolines revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. […]
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Samirah, I respectfully offer the following, that our embryonic brothers and sisters ARE members of our society, not future members. Embryo is a very early stage of development in every human beings life, just as newborn, toddler, third-grader and legal voter are. It is we born human beings who label varoius points along the develomental continuum. At all times along that journey, we are human beings. Neither ovum nor sperm is a new human life. But together, successfully joined, they form the beginning of a new and unique member of our human family.. ReplyDelete ...
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- A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth. (imdb.com)
- Our actions can condemn many of Earth's creatures-our fellow humans among them-to diminished lives and sometimes even to extinction. (amnh.org)
- The mission of the Office of Student Life is to help students enrich their educational experiences by providing a dynamic interdisciplinary environment that stimulates inquiry, initiative and cooperation among the OHSU community. (ohsu.edu)
- OHSU is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research. (ohsu.edu)
- It is committed to publishing high-quality, original results in both basic and applied Life Science research. (springer.com)
- Our mission is to inspire and transform our life science students by providing an innovative learning experience that prepares them to thrive in a dynamic and demanding world. (asu.edu)
- Students and staff in the School pursue a variety of exciting disciplines that relate to the science of life on our planet, including the complex problems seen at the interface between human health, animal health and environmental health. (edu.au)
- The question whether there is a life after death does not fall under the jurisdiction of science as science is concerned only with classification and analysis of sense data. (angelfire.com)
- Learning Life's mission is to inform and empower more people by printing knowledge on the surfaces of everyday life -- volunteer or employment opportunities on tabletop tents in school caf-eterias and restaurants, vital health information on posters in public bathrooms, laundromats and barber shops, science and history on cup sleeves in cafes and coasters in bars, poetry and philosophy on cereal boxes and wallpaper, etc. (idealist.org)
- Spur life-science innovation without sacrificing compliance, iterate faster and increase manufacturing productivity to reduce time-to-market. (microsoft.com)
- SAS® Life Science Analytics Framework Efficiently manage the transformation, analysis and reporting of clinical trials data with a single, cloud-based pharma analytics framework. (sas.com)
- When it comes to the science of life, SAS cares. (sas.com)
- The definition of life is controversial. (wikipedia.org)
- Any definition must be general enough to both encompass all known life and any unknown life that may be different from life on Earth. (wikipedia.org)
- Since there is no unequivocal definition of life, most current definitions in biology are descriptive. (wikipedia.org)
- Although the scientists, technicians, and others who participate in studies of life easily distinguish living matter from inert or dead matter, none can give a completely inclusive , concise definition of life itself. (britannica.com)
- The hall also includes high-definition video projections, interactive computer stations, hands-on models, 14 classic dioramas, and eight ocean ecosystem displays that transport visitors from the profusion of life in the Indo-Pacific coral reefs to the bioluminescent fishes in the eerie darkness of the deep sea. (amnh.org)
- June 29, 2018 Director Debra Granik's new film is based on a true story about a veteran suffering from PTSD who lives secretly in a municipal forest with his teenage daughter. (npr.org)
- The Flower of Life, Book One for solo piano was completed in 2018 in Shepherdstown, WV by American Composer Jim Townsend. (lulu.com)
- The scientists say the the research area, earths deep biosphere, can be thought of as a sort of '"subterranean Galapagos" and contains all three domains of life:bacteria and archaea (microbes with no membrane-bound nucleus), and eukarya (microbes or multicellular organisms with cells that contain a nucleus as well as membrane-bound organelles). (interestingengineering.com)
- Another theory is that life is the property of ecological systems, and yet another is elaborated in complex systems biology, a branch or subfield of mathematical biology. (wikipedia.org)
- Inventor and artificial intelligence theorist Ray Kurzweil has promoted life extension for years, and revisited the theme in his latest books, Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Singularity Is Near, When Humans Transcend Biology . (wired.com)
- The Ag, Food, Life Experience: Bumpers Bound is for you! (uark.edu)
- Focusing on the university's six Core Values, Student Life is responsible for the design, execution and substantiation of models and services that provide a transformative experience for all students. (google.com)
- Not so, as perceptual experience of life after death is impossible. (angelfire.com)
- They experience not only school life together but their Czech hosts also take them to local sites, restaurants, hikes, and along the way our students discover true Czech hospitality. (nyu.edu)
- Patients and families need to recognize that life support is an extremely painful, expensive, and emotionally wrenching experience. (encyclopedia.com)
- Aging Life Care Professionals™ have extensive training and experience working with older adults, people with disabilities, and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. (prweb.com)
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- Although Monsieur Dubiard is a chef in real life, those serving the family at dinner have very little experience. (pbs.org)
- And as it cycles from the air to the land to the sea and back again, water shapes our planet-and nearly every aspect of our lives. (amnh.org)
- research relevant to the development of environmental protection issues in production cycles (Life Cycle Assessment, Best Available Techniques, etc). (europa.eu)
- The subterranean microbes have vastly longer life cycles and in some cases consume only energy from rocks. (interestingengineering.com)
- Students meet Roma community leaders living in Ostrava, an industrial town near Poland, and learn first hand about the life of the Roma minority - the largest minority in Eastern Europe. (nyu.edu)
- Why hole life insurance is more than just for your loved ones, create wealth, supplement your retirement income, emergency funds, psssible funding for college education, learn more about all the possibilities of whole life insurance. (slideshare.net)
- Learn about the optimal time for purchasing personal life insurance and why delaying the buying decision may have costly consequences. (investopedia.com)
- When she is suddenly diagnosed with cancer, her world is turned upside-down and she must learn to keep chasing life. (apple.com)
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- After being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Carrie received the gift of donated tendon grafts that allowed her to live a normal life. (donors1.org)
- Get more out of life, feel better and live longer by eating healthy food - here's how! (sa.gov.au)
- Here are 5 tips to maximize every moment of your day to live your life to the fullest. (sfu.ca)
- In order to live life proactively, you have to take time to to tune in and let go. (huffingtonpost.com)
- Hiroshi Kumaki Second Life Live "Top 10 Favorites on SoundCloud" will begin shortly at 22:00 JST / 5:00 AM PDT / 13:00 UTC. (ustream.tv)
- The duo had set out, in part, to live a shoestring adventure, but they emerge with an appreciation that the calm of "a normal life" is nothing to take for granted. (motherjones.com)
- 1. A revised administrative instruction (ST/AI/2002/6) has been issued governing the policies and procedures for the United Nations group life insurance plan made available to staff and former staff, with effect from 1 October 2002. (un.org)
- 5. The eligibility criteria and enrolment rules pertaining to the group life insurance are set out in section 2 of ST/AI/2002/6 and, for convenience, are summarized below. (un.org)
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- The Division of Student Life integrates the University mission and core values into our practices, and develops and coordinates student services and opportunities that are designed and managed with specific student learning and personal development outcomes in mind. (google.com)
- Basically they look at a few measures of cost and then use life expectency as the outcomes metric. (slate.com)
- Their lives have the potential to save us from a Brave New Future that's not so much a brave world as it is a tragic assembly line, different need not apply. (nationalreview.com)
- Medical professionals at Amsterdam University Medical Center are using AI for automated tumor response evaluation, which will save lives by determining how tumors are responding to chemotherapy much faster and more accurately than the human eye can. (sas.com)
- The Water Protection and Restoration Unit supports the Regional Government guaranteeing the availability of the water resource and its quality for maintaining the aquatic life, the quality of human life, and all uses related to economic activities. (europa.eu)
- Partly because of its speculative nature, there is considerable debate about the possible length of the human life span. (encyclopedia.com)
- Others believe that the human life span can be extended by many more years, due to advances in molecular medicine or dietary improvements, for example. (encyclopedia.com)
- An intermediate position is taken by other researchers, who suggest that there is no rigid limit to the human life span and as-yet-unforeseen biomedical technological breakthroughs could gradually increase life span. (encyclopedia.com)
- What is happening to the immeasurable value in human life? (aish.com)
- He expects it will extend human life by about 30 percent, so waiting 10 years could cost him three. (wired.com)
- The fact that there all extant life derives from a single origin of life does not necessarily mean that there was only one independent origin of life. (physicsforums.com)
- And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: he says, 'Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)? (angelfire.com)
- In addition to expanding the scientific understanding of the deep biosphere, the decade-long project also casts new light on the impact of life in subsurface locations that has been manipulated by humans through interventions such as fracked shales. (interestingengineering.com)
- Another resveratrol devotee and computer programmer who asked to remain anonymous has gone even further and embraced calorie restriction -- another method unproven in humans that's associated with radical life extension. (wired.com)
- Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (imdb.com)
- To say water is life sounds cliche somehow, but water is one of those things that you miss real quick when you don't have it. (huffingtonpost.com)
- An extension to your real life group of friends, interests and communities. (yahoo.com)
- Real life. (newyorker.com)
- Three years later, they had A Normal Life, which follows seven ethnic-Albanian Kosovars as they return home from refugee camps in Macedonia and endeavor to make the most of the first real freedom they've ever tasted. (motherjones.com)
- In real life, John Eleuthère du Pont had creeped out Mark from the very beginning. (thedailybeast.com)