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Wordlist for Allergies to Help Cross-border Travellers

People going abroad who suffer from food allergies can find help on a website where they can download a wordlist of more than 200 ingredients , from nuts and shellfish to soya and gluten, that have been translated into 30 languages. The list, available on (http: www.f...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...t is a consortium of labs in the United States and abroad whose goal is to construct a database that will contain comparative data on the expression patterns for a large number of genes across many different families of flowering plants. Starting with Linnaeus, plants and animals were formally classified ...

Navigating Healthcare

...s the primary motive for many Americans who travel abroad for care, usually because they lack health insuran... procedure. AN estimated 150,000 Americans travel abroad for medical care. Most go for cosmetic surgery or dental work. About 70,000 people travel each year ...

Treat Every Patient as a Potential Organ Donor, British Health Official Says

...HS register. Doctors say more patients are going abroad for transplants and coming home with serious complications. "These transplant tourists' often face low standards of safety and quality of care," Donaldson wrote in his annual report, at www.dh.gov.uk. "The risks of damaged organs, infections and de...

Zambia Opens First Cancer Hospital

...ts in Zambia who have previously had to be treated abroad at a cost to the state of an average 10,000 dollars per person. "Treatment at the hospital will be on a cost-sharing basis between patient and the government," Mwanawasa said at the opening in the capital Lusaka. The ultra-modern hospital was bui...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...d conditions. Now, it is no longer necessary to go abroad for such treatment," Easow said....

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

...nts could compound prejudices against doctors from abroad that they say already exist. Although, they admit that criminal checks may be a necessary counter-terrorism measure, discriminating against doctors on the basis of race, religion, or country of birth should not be encouraged or permitted. Last ...

China to Overhaul Food Safety Rules

...erhaul its food safety rules, amid rising concerns abroad over the risks of consuming its produce . "The top priority for building a food safety standards system is to revise as soon as possible the rules for farm produce and processed food," said the director of the General Administration of Quality Supe...

Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO

...t case of an American man with XDR-TB who traveled abroad that triggered an international health scare. This highlighted the potential risks of rapid spread. XDR-TB cases are particularly difficult to treat, and a patient could infect other people for years, according to Mario Raviglione, director of the W...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

... with industrial partners in the United States and abroad to ensure that the project is sustained after the NSF funding is over, he said....

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...ealthy growth -- Indian organic farmers can look abroad too, an export promoter said. 'Organic exports are growing by 100 percent a year,' said S. Dave, of the country's agricultural export council APEDA. 'Many people are still going in for traditional farming, which is mostly organic,' he said, expla...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...ients who fill their prescriptions while traveling abroad need to be cautious according to new research presented for the first time at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference. Unlike approved generic drug names, brand names of drugs are not standardized internationally. Therefore, consumers should no...

Same Sex Pair Get Relief in Pakistan

...orts a beard and moustache and says he needs to go abroad for more treatment. Tariq insists that they are not homosexuals and they married because they are in love....

IVF Tourism Marred by Ethical Differences in EU

...British couples desperate for a baby are traveling abroad for fertility treatment because of a shortage of egg donors in the UK. Patients blame the change in the law that gives children born through egg or sperm donation the right to trace their biological parents. Many of them are traveling to Spain, Cyp...

This is How We Learn from Our Past Mistakes

...ent kinds of situations. For example, when driving abroad the rules of the road sometimes differ. We may make a mistake the first time we misinterpret a situation, for example not realising that in the States cars can turn right on a red light. The next time we're driving out there and see a red light, t...

Brain Signal Prevents Us from Repeating Mistakes

...s, said Professor Wills. For example, when driving abroad the rules of the road sometimes differ. We may make a mistake the first time we misinterpret a situation, for example not realising that in the States cars can turn right on a red light. The next time were driving out there and see a red light, thi...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...hmaniasis since the 1960s. Refugees returning from abroad are particularly susceptible as they have no resistance, he said. "No one's taking care of it. The people are coming, it's crowded, the people are susceptible and the disease is increasing," Amin said at his Kabul clinic. "It is not a killer disea...

Top Iraqi Shiite Leader Returns Home

... parties in the parliament, spent nearly two weeks abroad in a trip that included medical tests in the United States and treatment in Iran. "He is in his headquarters in Najaf and will be there for a long time, after he finished his initial period of treatment in Tehran," said Muayyad al-Hakim, secretary ...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

... don't exist. For decades, Cuba has sent doctors abroad and trained international students at its medical ... of service. Stories of Cuban doctors who practice abroad suggest these lessons stick. They are known for taking money out of their own pockets to buy medicin...

China is Cracking Down on Food Safety

...re to act on the mounting concern both at home and abroad regarding the poor quality standards of Chinese-produced food and medicines. Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of the State Food and Drug Administration was convicted on charges of taking bribes and of dereliction of duty. The verdict came as the governmen...

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