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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...1997, dental hygienist Spencer Waddell's physician informed his employer of his seropositive HIV status. The employer, Dr. Eugene Witkin of Valley Forge Dental Associates in Atlanta, fired Waddell. Not to take things lying down Waddell contested the decision in the court of law. A lower court dismissed Waddel...

Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors

... nasal sprays. The patient is at best incompletely informed and at worst deluded. Hence the proposed resolution asks the AMA to petition the FDA to ban "direct to consumer" drug ads, as this much curb the doctor-patient relationship. But the FDA's medical officer Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, who oversaw the proposal...

Genetic influence in menopause

...her menopause and this may enable her to make more informed choices about when to start a family and how to plan her career. The average age of menopause is 51, but some women stop menstruating much earlier or much later. But they say that however, it is unlikely for gene therapy to control the age of menopau...

How do patients benefit of clinical trials

...treatment. But virtually all were happy with the informed consent process. Greater knowledge and understanding of what the cancer trial was all about was linked to having a college education, speaking only English at home, and having a nurse present during the consent discussion. It was also useful to have ...

MSI puts on hold plans for operations in Chennai

...target for operations in the country. According to informed sources, MSI, which recently drew up plans to expand its franchisee operations from the present 19 outlets to 50 by the end of the current financial year, has decided to put on hold the commencing of operations in Chennai. // It is not very clear ...

Influenza drug delayed

...osed to be launched this season. Hoffmann-La Roche informed the FDA of its production problems, but FDA spokeswoman Sharon Jayne said the company was not required to do so. // Tamiflu is one of two FDA approved drugs in a new class of medications, which attack the virus that causes the flu and stops it from ...

Status of some prescription drugs

...tion to patients so they can go in and have a more informed conversation with their physician about new cures and new treatments." Some pharmaceutical firms are cautiously supportive of the trend to increase over-the-counter availability of some drugs, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol m...

Clinical trials need to be more frank

Doctors should keep their patients informed about being paid to enrol them in a clinical trial...ion and this is wrong. It goes against the idea of informed consent - because the patient doesn't have all the facts - and it could lead to conflict of interest...

Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis

...e to give up once they have cancer. They should be informed that, in fact, quitting smoking may improve the outcome of the disease, even after it has been diagnosed....

Prostate cancer and Vitamins

... that doctors and patients alike need to be better informed about the potential risks of complementary therapies....

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

...ed in the regular fashion and the students will be informed of the results. Until last year , only 11 universities offering MBBS were recognised by the Indian Government.But following the ammendment, Indian students could seek admission to any Government university in Russia which is listed in the directory ...

Wait Between Pregnancies

...l death. Authors of the study say women should be informed about the potential risk of complications. They say contraceptive advice should be give to those who are most likely to conceive shortly after giving birth -- teenagers and women who have lost a newborn baby....

How a man's mind really works

...re relating to a man, I hope they will be touched, informed and entertained and will have a new vision of the way they can make their relationship work. Gurian says men can learn new skills and alter their behavior but they will not be able to meet all of women's expectations. "People want to love each othe...

Tobacco Found To Trigger Familial Pancreatic Cancer

...th a family history of pancreatic cancer should be informed of their increased risk and offered enrollment into a smoking cessation program....

Preventing Strokes With Aspirin

... meaningful, and patients and physicians should be informed about the potential risk....

Short term hormone replacement therapy effective

...tions available to them regarding HRT and makes an informed decision on the procedure after looking into all the aspects related to the therapy. Reference: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, July 2005...

Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

...d by Dr Yadu Lal of the hospital. He wanted to be informed in the next few days how much compensation was the hospital ready to pay to the victim. An earlier enquiry had indicated that the operation for total hip replacement and fixation of fracture dislocation of the spine for Manju had major technical fa...

The growing availability of Fake drugs in the market

...ispensaries. The Drug Controller of India was also informed regarding the availability of spurious drugs in the market as officials fear that the medicines may be circulating even outside Karnataka....

Mercy killing for newborn with incurable disease in Netherlands

... grounds of the patients and the actions should be informed in public. The mercy killing is accepted only afte...ture treatment, both the parents should give their informed consent, the decision should be consulted by a second independent doctor. Dr. Vergagen, reported tha...

Woman prisoner in Bihar found HIV positive

...t the hospital. He said jail authorities had been informed but no official had visited her. When contacted, Jail Superintendent Dilip Kumar refused to comment. According to the Bihar State AIDS Control Society (BSACS), there are over 6,000 HIV positive cases in the state, including 165 AIDS cases. Thirty-ei...

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