Tag Archives: impact

Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

How ‘excess deaths’ show COVID’s real impact, and point to better ways of combating pandemics

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada Canada and most other countries have seen significant rates of ‘excess deaths’ during the pandemic — many more people dying than the average for previous years Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Apr 09, 2021  •  8 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  378 Comments According… Read More »

Hospital price-setting would have the most impact in reducing healthcare spending

Regulating hospital prices by setting what private health plans pay would have the most impact as a policy option for reducing annual hospital spending, according to new research from RAND Corporation. The study compared three policy options – regulating hospital prices, improving price transparency and increasing competition among hospitals  – to find which action would… Read More »

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS * Victoria has announced 59 new deaths, with 50 occurring in July and August, but were only reported on Friday. There have now been 737 deaths from coronavirus across the country. * Victoria recorded 81 new cases on Friday, down from 113 the previous day. * The state’s Treasurer Tim Pallas announced the… Read More »