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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...ministration for Industry and Commerce, one of the departments that oversees the city's food industry, said that dangers do exist but it is taking extensive measures to ensure quality and safety in 2008. "There are problems with food safety in China, but they are not that serious and should not be exaggerated,...

Medicaid Data Analysis

...urring disorders designed especially for emergency departments and trauma centers are currently available, says Clark....

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...aution and refer patients to sleep centres. Health departments spend nearly 300 dollars per night at sleep centres diagnosing patients, which is a costly exercise and ties up valuable resources particularly as many of these referrals are unnecessary. Dr Kerr said his team was working on a project to develop a...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

... year. Over the last few decades, transportation departments around the country have installed devices called "loop detectors" to monitor traffic at key points on the road network, explained Benjamin Coifman, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science at Ohio State. He is a...

Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar Died of Cancer

... Chandra Shekhar was the Union Minster for various departments during 1989 to 1991. Even being a member of the Central Election Committee and Working Committee of All India Congress Committee (Indira). (A.I.C.C.(I)), he was arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the 1975-emergenc...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...of 75,000 children per year were seen in emergency departments across the country. The new, more comprehensive study, which examined emergency department visits from 2000 through 2005, shows even higher rates 531,378 trampoline-related injuries over the study period, an average of 88,563 each year. Further, ...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...sistant professor of public health. State health departments face an uphill battle when dealing with the political clout of the industry with its lobbying, campaign contributions and specials events, Ibrahim said. One tactic also involves the industry producing its own ineffective campaigns in order to portr...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...nurse. The state public health and mental health departments have been so concerned about the pattern of compla...n a psychiatric facility to open. "The emergency departments are overwhelmed," said Dr. Paul Bulat, medical director of the emergency room at St. Luke's Hospital...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...rious threats to their future. Eleven state health departments rejected abstinence education this year, while legislatures in Colorado, Iowa and Washington passed laws that hamper its presence in public schools. Opponents of the motion were overjoyed when the most extensive study of abstinence education, found...

HIV Cases Increasing In Australia

..., and his colleagues in State and Territory health departments and the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, studied changes in the number of HIV cases diagnosed from 1993 to 2006. Prof Kaldor says HIV exposure through male-to-male sex accounted for 70 per cent of all cases, followed by heterosexual contact at 18 per...

Drink-drivers Not Influenced by Ads Unless It Affects Them Personally

...able to drive, and probably his girlfriend. The departments researchers tested responses to various drink-drive advertisements. We changed our tactics because we realised it was harder to appeal to their consciences. Young men also often think they are safe to drive after three or four pints and think imag...

Modified Drug Therapy for Alzheimers Disease

...CTS-21166. Ghosh, who has dual appointments in the departments of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, is a scientific co-founder of the company with Jordan Tang, the J.G. Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The collaborative work of Ghosh and Tang led to the develop...

Emergency Department Guidelines to Improve Quality Patient Care

...d improve patient care in local hospital emergency departments was developed by researchers from University of C... Our emergency physicians work in three emergency departments in Cincinnatiat University, Christ and Jewish hospitalswhich makes it difficult to standardize care,...

US Officials Urge Testing for HIV as Health Crisis Intensifies

... traditional blood tests will be offered at health departments in Bamberg and Calhoun counties as well. South Carolina reported a total of 21,010 HIV cases, which includes a total number of AIDS cases, from Jan. 1, 1981, through Dec. 31, 2005. A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and P...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...lance service or the UK NHS Accident and Emergency departments or perhaps the Australian flying doctor service. Emergency services are generally treated as a second class service in the public sector and as a potential cash cow in the private sector. Instead, it should be treated as an independent specialty in...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

... Affairs Committee, said he was concerned that the departments did not adequately use private contractors to provide outpatient treatment, which could allow patients to receive care at home rather than have to travel to a veterans hospital. If were patient-centric, we should allow the transition of that patien...

Doctors Call for Opt-out Approach to HIV Testing

...general practice surgeries, accident and emergency departments and hospital wards. In the first article, Profes...outine screening have been instituted in emergency departments and urgent care centres at several US hospitals and yielded relatively high rates of previously undi...

As the US Population Ages, Hospital and Doctors Visits Shoot Up

...surance. "With 315,000 people visiting emergency departments every day, the alarm bells are sounding and policymakers should heed the alert and respond," said Dr. Brian Keaton, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, which is pressing for a national commission on access to emergency medical ...

Significant Differences in Stroke Prevalence Among U.S. States & Territories - CDC Report

...e and stroke. CDC provides funding to state health departments in 32 states and the District of Columbia, as well as three stroke networks comprised of 14 states, to support educational programs, policies, environmental strategies and systems changes that address stroke. CDCs WISEWOMAN program funds 15 projects ...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...th presence in the emergency department, and other departments can call on out-of-hours' support as needed. It was observed that many of the bomb victims suffered profound mental health problems immediately after the bombings. In 2002 the mental health response was poorly planned, but the lessons learnt from t...

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