Human Development

“Gender-Specific Medicine and the Genome: A Complex and Evolving Tale”

Gender-Specific Medicine Lecture Available Online

Last fall, OWH sponsored a one-day scientific symposium on women’s health for FDA scientists and reviewers. The keynote lecture at the symposium is now available to the public. In her talk entitled “Gender-Specific Medicine and the Genome: A Complex and Evolving Tale”, Marianne J. Legato, M.D. discussed the impact of genomics on sex differences and gender-specific medicine. Dr. Legato is an internationally known expert in gender-specific medicine.

The symposium was the second in a series of OWH scientific seminars for FDA staff designed to facilitate dialogue and collaboration on regulatory research addressing sex differences and health conditions that solely or disproportionately impact women. Through these meetings, OWH aims to encourage the sharing of research findings that may not only impact Agency regulatory decision-making but also public health.

View Dr. Marianne Legato’s Guest Lecture (September 14, 2010)

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Who is instigating the Cairo violence?

[Update 4:22 p.m. in Cairo, 9:22 a.m. ET] About 5,000 people have been injured since the unrest in Egypt began, Egypt’s health minister told the Al-Arabiya network on Friday.

[Update 4:08 p.m. in Cairo, 9:08 a.m. ET] Egypt’s health minister told state TV Friday he plans to go to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, check on the huge crowd and coordinate efforts with the country’s military.

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Police watch for sex trafficking ahead of big game

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“As a man and as a father of two beautiful girls, I’m not buying it — and neither should you,” Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff says in one television ad. “If you’re one of these men buying these young girls, I’m telling you that real men don’t buy children. They don’t buy sex.”

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Two Mental Health Publications Available

Two Mental Health Publications Available

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid, 2003

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Medicaid, 2003

In 2003, Medicaid provided health care coverage for 55 million people, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, and was a major source of funding for mental health and substance abuse services. By 2014, Medicaid is projected to pay for 27 percent of the costs for all mental health services and 20 percent of the costs for all substance abuse treatment. Because of their complex needs and high expenditure levels, Medicaid beneficiaries who use these services continue to be the subject of much discussion among policymakers and program administrators at the state and Federal levels.

This report can help inform these policy discussions because it is designed for representatives of consumer groups, Medicaid directors, state mental health directors, and anyone who is concerned about mental health and substance abuse services for vulnerable citizens.

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Mental Health, United States, 2008

Mental Health, United States, 2008

This new, redesigned edition provides information on the mental health status of the U.S. population, the providers and settings for mental health services, the types of mental health services and rates of utilization, and expenditures and sources of funding for mental health services.

It is a resource for state officials and policymakers, mental health researchers, advocacy organizations, mental health consumers and family members, and anyone with an interest in learning about the mental health services in the United States and the populations served by the U.S. mental health system.

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Great Expectations – Preparing Your Child with Developmental Disabilities for Employment Success

Provides information on workplace trends, the value of work and available programs and supports for parents of children with developmental disabilities, as they help their children prepare for a fulfilling and constructive role in the workforce. Though this document was developed for residents of New Jersey, it contains tips and guidance that can benefit parents across the country.

For more information visit this link:  http://www.disability.gov/education/parent_resources/developmental_&_intellectual_disabilities

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