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Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

...re is not only the issue of fees but also clinical considerations that don't apply in private business situations," Dr Ford said. In 2002, the ACCC won an action against three obstetricians in Rockhampton, Queensland, who had agreed on higher fees if they treated the others' patients. The action resulted in on...

Character Test for Australian Visa Subjective

... grounds of bias or taking into account irrelevant considerations in making his decision -- this includes political considerations," he said. Barns said he doubted Andrews' decision to cancel the visa could be considered "reasonable" -- the terminology required under the Migration Act. "It looks as though the c...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

...tand the fundamental scientific, legal and ethical considerations surrounding such use. Work to promote the norms prohibiting the use of poisons, and therefore the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [BTWC] and the Chemical Weapons Convention [CWC]. They should further promote understanding that the use of d...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...rrhage (9%), and mucositis (5%). Please see safety considerations below. The incidence of RCC is rising throughout...nal pain, fatigue, and vomiting. Please see safety considerations below. Globally, ovarian cancer (204,000 cases and 125,000 deaths) is the sixth most common cancer...

Sleeping With The Enemy

...lowed in Australia. There may be some humanitarian considerations that could temper that in certain cases but prima facie, no. I think we should have the most stringent possible conditions in relation to that nationwide and I know the health minister (Tony Abbott) is concerned about that and is examining ways of ti...

Vanderbilt Performs State's First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy

...ing to be valuable to others as well, all of those considerations made it seem like something I ought to do. “I look at it this way. This is an improvement you would give almost anything to make. There is nothing more important than your general health.” Plummer, an English professor for 36 years at Vanderbilt ...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

... is so overwhelming that the greed pushes back all considerations and caution is thrown to winds to make more money. The economics of the entire operation is revealed by Puneet Bedi, a doctor at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, who is a votary of strong social values for the medical profession. He said: "Ultraso...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...gan, for all intents and purposes, with altruistic considerations by close relatives of affected individuals. However, with time, the supply of organs through living, related donors or cadavers failed to meet the burgeoning demand. Several studies have confirmed that the survival rate, after a kidney transplant fro...

Families Need More Than Quality Education from Pre-K Programs

... a pre-kindergarten, families often have to forego considerations of quality education for more practical needs, such as location, school-home collaboration and provisions such as meals. // The findings are from a new national study by the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chap...

Bariatric Surgery Patients Have Special Medication Needs

...ination of approaches creates the need for special considerations to help patients get the best results from their medications, according to Miller and Smith. “Both the smaller stomach size and the decreased absorption ability of the small intestines can mean that medications may not work as intended,” said Smith. ...

Deliberation on hospital closures

...transit to the nearest consultant led facility. If considerations of cost are allowed to predominate that may be a very long distance, he warns. This issue is one of several that need to be debated urgently before a further wave of such changes sweeps the country, he writes. It cannot be timed or located to suit ...

UK Government to Outlaw Sex Selection of Babies

...Present regulations state the need for a father in considerations of the future child's welfare. Other aspects of the reform would include new criteria on what medical conditions embryos can be screened for. Presently pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is licensed for parents carrying genes for serious cond...

Doctors ruminate over organ removal principles

...be taken from someone who is not dead. The current considerations would only occur if the patient had indicated their wish to be an organ donor and the family had also consented."...

Wide Discrepancies in Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

...complainants. There are however, other therapeutic considerations at the initial examination and subsequently, if physical and psychological sequelae are to be minimised and recovery facilitated. The results of the study showed that complainants of sexual assault in the UK, especially children, face wide differen...

Testtube Babies Born in Kenya

...rus that can maintain a pregnancy. It is only cost considerations and not effectiveness that place IVF as the last option to be considered in treatment of infertility. IVF treatment cycles which start from the third day of menstruation, involve treatment with fertility medications gonadotropins to stimulate the d...

Misplaced Bravado: A Career In Surgery Eludes Women?

...nt of men and 28.0 percent of women cited workload considerations 66.7 percent of men vs. 47.8 percent of women chose family concerns 83.3 percent of women and 76.5 percent of men worried about lifestyle during residency 40 percent of women and 21.6 percent of men were deterred by their view of the "surgical person...

Women Win Legal Battle Over Treatment Of Breast Cancer

...ents. The trust itself had insisted that financial considerations did not underlie its policy. Ann Marie Rogers, a breast cancer patient, has won a landmark ruling that her local hospital acted unlawfully in refusing to supply her with a potentially life-saving treatment. Jeremy Hughes, the chief executive of Br...

Revealing Study Results May Do More Harm Than Good

...n, says that this practice contravenes the ethical considerations that oblige doctors to do no harm to the patients. In the commentary in CANCER, Markman says that even at the end of a study, the patient remains a patient and after some years might consider the treatment rendered in the study as ineffective. The pa...

The trident of unhealthy teen choices is early Lunch, Soft Drink Machine Income and Parents who relent

...g and suggests that timing issues may be important considerations in encouraging the purchase of more nutritious food options," was how they explained the phenomenon. The number of wending machines by cold drink companies was also a major cause. Income from soft drink incentives also appears to play a role in the ...

Stem Cell Research - Changing Wishes to Possibilities and Possibilities to Reality

...uman embryos for research are a few of the ethical considerations to be tackled before initiating stem cell research on a large scale. Even though stem cell experiments conducted on animal models show much hope and promise in miracle cures, extreme caution has to be excised before this excitement can be translate...

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