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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...news items which tell us that an employee has been fired from an establishment after testing positive for H...ndustry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurses and doctors and allied health personnel are politely (at...

Caffeine can induce epilepsy in newborns

...ree to four minutes. They found that the cells all fired at the same time - a phenomenon seen during epileptic seizures. Nothing happened if caffeine was not added to the preparation, or if oxygen was present. The researchers believe that the caffeine molecules bind to receptors in the cells, blocking the...

Health Minister fires another salvo at MCI

... 27: Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today fired another salvo at Medical Council of India – The apex medical body of the country. He said: "influence of mafias over such a regulatory body was // a matter of grave concern." The MCI is an autonomous body and the government has no say in its funct...

Feast Of The East a gastronomic tour-de-force

...ore the delicate flavours of Zhua Chao Dou Fu, pan fired beancurd with spring onion and soy sauce and unravel the mysteries of a He Ye Nuo Mi Ji dim sum - a stuffed lotus leaf parcel filled with sticky rice and mushrooms. Translated literally, dim sum means "to touch your heart" - and it actually does. N...

Task Learning Made Simple By Taking Short Breaks

... As the rats ran along the track, the nerve cells fired in a very specific sequence. This is not surprising, because certain cells in this region are known to be triggered when an animal passes through a particular spot in a space. But researchers were taken aback by what they saw when the rats were rest...

Sex a commonplace in Chinese life

...exual scandals. People who had premarital sex were fired by their work units if their affairs were exposed. Hospitals did not have clinics for treating sexual problems or sexually transmitted diseases. During the Cultural Revolution, no mass media referred to sex. Sexual knowledge among the people was ...

Equal Rights for HIV Infected Workers

...ar manner to HIV/AIDS patients, and they cannot be fired because of AIDS/HIV. And those employers who go against this regulation, will be liable to a year’s prison confinement or a fine of 3 million. A Ministry Official said,``The revision will greatly expand the right to labor of those suffering from HIV...

Future of Canadian Medical Association Journal Threatened

...A. However they have mentioned that when they were fired on Feb 20 they were not given any reason. Although the CMA refuses to say why the two were fired, they insist that it had nothing to do with editorial independence. This week many respected scientists announced that unless the journal clarified the...

Paralyzed Girl Pardons Her Offender

...o the house around 11 p.m. on July first, 2003 and fired three rounds at the house. It happens that Kai Leigh was sitting on a third floor porch with an older sister at the time and got hit by a bullet, which shattered her spine, paralyzing her. ...

Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

...hit mainly his abdomen and chest. The bullets were fired at close range and went through the liver, shattering its right side; it damaged the head of the pancreas, duodenum, along with inferior vena cava (IVC), diaphragm and small intestine. The injury to the inferior vena cava (IVC) and Liver are likely t...

Disabled Children Claims For NHS Funded Wheelchairs

...c rights of them was really disappointing to all – fired Ruth Owen, the chief executive of Whizz-Kidz charity. ‘NHS always says ‘wait’ for wheelchairs, but taking no actions regarding that and some (60 per cent) were forced to use unsuitable and others still waiting for months and years’, said charity re...

Kidney donors do not realize financial gains

...hree per cent of donors their jobs by either being fired or resigning. As well, a U.S. study showed over the long term donors were 37 per cent less likely than non-donors to have growth in household income. Due to the various shortcomings of existing studies, it is very likely that both the frequency an...

Measuring the Quantity of Information Passed on From the Eye to the Brain

...n cell types. For example, the larger, brisk cells fired many spikes per second and their response was high...oducible. In contrast, the smaller, sluggish cells fired fewer spikes per second and their responses were less reproducible. But, what's the relationship b...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

...ts then determined the number of times the sensors fired each minute during 24-hour blocks of time to create an overall activity level score for each participant. Researchers found "the impaired subjects had more variability in their walking times than the healthy elderly group," and this variability was ...

Indo-American Doctor Fired By Cleveland Clinic

Jay Yadav, an Indo-American cardiologist was fired by the Cleveland Clinic for failing to disclose the conflict of interest in connection with a device developed by him.// Yadav is the creator of AngioGard, a filter-based device, which is prominently used in carotid stenting procedures. Yadav was aff...

Patients With Major Depression Have An Overstated Inflammatory response to Stress

...some collateral damage when the immune system gets fired up, and we now believe that too much inflammation, either at rest or during stress, may predispose people to become depressed or stay depressed.” In addition, medical research over the last decade has shown that runaway inflammation may play a role i...

The Other Side of Transsexuals

...ng to school and went to work in a hospital, which fired me for dressing like a woman. I began working as a commercial sex worker near the Salem railway station, earning about Rs.300 a day, half of which I had to give to the beat police. "It was during this time that I was introduced by the NGO, People...

Indian Models are a Healthy Lot

...parently due to malnutrition. The latest death has fired another round of discussion of how models are starving themselves in a bid to look glamorous. But back home, the Indian fashion circle is quite relieved that the scenario is much better here. "Our models are quite healthy. This is mainly because an...

Fired HIV-infected Soldiers to Get Back Their Jobs

...hem to re-instate HIV-infected// soldiers who were fired due to their health condition. Last week the Supreme Court enforced that the armed forces cannot discharge soldiers and naval officers with HIV or AIDS. They could be discharged only if they were found to be medically unsuitable for work. Senior ...

Nandigram Killings Lead to Depression Among Many

...out the orders of the government. Perhaps they had fired on the villagers going against their own conscience," she said. West Bengal Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia, however, has a different story to tell on the stress factor among policemen deployed at Nandigram. "This ki...

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