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New Zealand Authorities Concerned With Overcrowding in Hospitals

... hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated. It is a system used to ensure the resources are allocated only to those capable of deriving the greatest benefit from it. The department also had too few senior doctors to provide the expert ...

Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus

...n some countries. These irregularities could spell disaster in the present day with increased movement across borders. Since Hepatitis is a silent disease, the existing drawbacks in testing and diagnosis could multiply the problems in combating hepatitis. Stigma and lack of awareness of hepatitis still pos...

Australia is Shamed by an Inquiry Report on Child Sexual Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

...s Minister. ``This is a national disgrace, it is a disaster and it is something that should never happen in this country.'' Brough was reacting to the report of the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse inquiry, established by the NT Government last August. According to the report, child sex is...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...rations environmental response to the trade center disaster since Democrats took control of Congress. Christie...g in the House on Monday about her handling of the disaster and the way she communicated the level of risk to the public. Also at Wednesdays hearing, Senator...

Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies

...patients: 'If we accomplish specific tasks at each disaster stage, then it is likely that we can protect the h...th care providers should 'create an individualized disaster plan for each patient, and review the plan regularly with each patient.' The KERC's approach may als...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...ear." Man became complacent perhaps because the disaster predicted to strike in the mid-19th century did not indeed materialize. But a century and a half later he might be proved right thanks to the short-sighted policies of the rulers world over, many experts warn....

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...ing your jumpers and cardies on the floor can be a disaster if you want to avoid moths. The little blighters love to lay their eggs in carpets - so leave clothes lying round and they are likely to end up full of holes. Hanging them up is better. Zip up your Cashmeres: Cashmere shops like Belinda Robertson i...

ISRO Chief Concerned About River Pollution

...rious fields ranging from health to agriculture to disaster management and weather forecasting....

Two-thirds of US Children Experience Trauma, but Recover Fast

...l abuse by a relative, sexual abuse, fire, natural disaster or a serious accident. "It was a little shocking...ter a triggering event, such as war, rape, natural disaster or serious illness. About 6.8 percent of U.S. residents will experience PTSD at some point, accord...

Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

... 1,504 people surveyed by the foundation after the disaster said they had money problems because of the hurricane and resulting floods, and 17 percent said they had lost a job or had to take a lower-paying job. The study covered a period from September to November 2006. In all, 81 percent of those in the ...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...r. Shimatsu says the only way to avert potential disaster in the Himalayas is for the international community to start afresh the search for radiation detectors, the cost of which should be borne by the countries responsible. He also fears that not all Everest expeditions are simply mountaineering trips. So...

Red Cross Promotes Prevention, Control of TB Along U.S. - Mexican Border

...ed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, preparing disaster response programs, and promoting humanitarian values. "The Red Cross works for healthy borders which benefits both countries in preventing and controlling the spread of TB," said Leverenz. The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for ...

Disaster Balloons can Be Used to Keep Communication Intact During Calamities

...utomatically inflate and launch whenever a natural disaster strikes or seems imminent . Communication systems are always vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanic eruptions. As such, when they go down, communication breaks and coordinating emergency responses become difficult....

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...s they had often done, Cuban doctors rushed to the disaster zone to help those suffering the aftermath. But wh...rations for a total of 1.7 million patients. The disaster assistance is part of Cuba's medical aid mission that has extended from Peru to Indonesia, and even ...

Traders Smell Something Fishy in Tokyo Market Move

...cent news conference. "What happens if a natural disaster occurs and asbestos scatters in the air? We have to deal with this issue by considering these problems." But many fishmongers are up in arms, saying that even if the new location is cleaner and more spacious, the move strikes at the heart of culture ...

Look Out for ICE in Emergency Situations

...y recognized name for this purpose. Following a disaster in London, the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply ...

Canadians Despair for Family Doctors

... came one day after he was buried," she added. A disaster in the making unless all concerned put their heads together and devise appropriate strategies, sociologists warn. GPL/V...

Cancer Time Bomb Threatening Economic Infrastructure

...f people from the labor market. We think AIDS is a disaster to the world now. You have seen nothing yet.' If there is a tremendous increase in the allocation for health care to treat the cancer patients then it can have an adverse effect in the growing economies of China and India. These countries spent onl...

Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission

...es. Surgical robotic systems also could be used in disaster areas so doctors worldwide could perform emergency procedures. The robots could even travel to remote areas in the developing world so local doctors could get help on difficult procedures. NASA will test the robot's suitability for a mission to space...

Can Our Hospitals Cope In A Disaster?

...dings, we recommend there be national agreement on disaster preparedness benchmarks and periodic publication o...rating theatres and intensive care beds to enhance disaster preparedness.” In his editorial for the MJA, Dr Andrew Robertson, Chief Health Officer for the WA...

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