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Prison Healthcare Under Strain as Overcrowding Crisis Worsens, Warns BMA

...s has lead to a widespread feeling of professional isolation and further damaged morale amongst the profession. Increasing pressure on in-patient beds for the mentally ill. In some areas prisoners with severe psychiatric conditions have to wait weeks before being transferred to appropriate care units. Emerge...

Fears Of Spread Of TB After Students Death

...d of her symptoms, she was immediately moved to an isolation room, where the airflow was restricted, so it would not reach other people in the hospital. Staff members and the woman's family wore protective gear. Calonge says Colorado has about 120 cases of TB annually, and about five to 10 victims die per ye...

Qigong Help Chronically Ill People to Cope With Anxiety and Discrimination

... support from other chronically ill people reduced isolation and feelings of discrimination and how Qigong, with its emphasis on breathing control, provided protection against SARS. "As well as underlining the positive health and emotional benefits of Qigong, this study shows how chronically ill people can e...

Don't Gamble With People's Health, Warn Experts

...ious issues. For a start, how about the misery and isolation of elderly people and the hopelessness of young people who are unemployed long term? /L...

Johns Hopkins Begins Aggressive Screening for 'superbugs' in Children

... carrier before infection has set in are placed in isolation for the remainder of their stay. Wound care is done only in designated, confined treatment spaces or separate rooms, and hospital staff must take special precautions between treatments, such as cleaning equipment and furniture with strong disinfectan...

Hospital Infection Deaths Continue in UK

...s have active C-diff and these are being nursed in isolation facilities. Of the 18 deaths, 11 had C diff recorded as a primary cause of death and seven as a contributory cause. Of the 17 patients who died, the majority were over 65 and some in their 80s. Of the five who had surgery to alleviate the worst...

Patent Problems in US – Over Stem Cell Researc

...stem cell research programme. Actually Thomson’s isolation of stem cells nine years ago did set off a big effort to turn that basic technology into treatments for various diseases. But then the Wisconsin patents were too broad and their enforcement stymied research, critics say. Now that the patents have ...

Autistic Children can Interpret Mental States by Facial Expressions: Research

...reting mental states, whether they saw the eyes in isolation or in the context of the whole face. This indicates that autistic children do, in fact, make use of information from the eyes, a finding that contradicts prior studies. “Previous findings show that children and adolescents with autism may have diff...

Socialization may Help to Avoid Alzheimer’

...But there have been other studies that link social isolation with mental decline, and an increased risk of dementia. Source-IANS...

Brazilian Boost for Bird Flu Vaccines

...o stressed the importance of increased hygiene and isolation procedures as well as the building a stockpile of antiviral drugs. Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Initiative for Vaccine Research, cautioned that results were still only available for mice and that it was too ear...

Kenya, Surrounding Region Lack Capacity To Handle XDR-TB, Experts Say

...well as appropriate measures such as diagnosis and isolation of infectious cases, to prevent the development of drug resistance. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation...

Genetic Tests to Reveal ‘substance Abuse’ Tendencis

...e behavioral problems, as genes do not function in isolation but are influenced by other genes and environmental factors, said the study's lead author Robert Philibert, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. "Our study suggests that analyzing the exp...

All Forms of Ill Treatment Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD

...n include blindfolding and hooding, forced nudity, isolation and psychological manipulations. Metin Basoglu, ...se ones, threats of rape, fondling of genitals and isolation were associated with at least as much if not more distress than some of the physical torture stresso...

Airborne Infection Less in Naturally Ventilated Rooms

...ally ventilated clinical rooms such as respiratory isolation rooms, TB wards, respiratory wards, general medica...hanically ventilated negative-pressure respiratory isolation rooms built after 2000. Even at the lowest of wind speeds, natural ventilation exceeded mechanical...

South Africa: Nigerian Man Treated for Lassa Fever

...d is receiving treatment in the hospital's special isolation ward," said departmental spokesperson, Vusi Sibiya...s diagnosed and he was immediately admitted to the isolation ward at Unitas hospital," said Dr Rahman. Lassa fever - is endemic in West-African countries such ...

New Microchip for Protein Sorting

...n of the biological sample. This allows continuous isolation and harvesting of subsets of biomolecules that researchers want to study. And that increases the probability of detecting even the smallest number of molecules in the sample. "With this technology we can isolate interesting proteins faster and more...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

... these, they analyzed temporal mPer2 expression in isolation from master pacemaker signals by removing liver slices from mice carrying a fluorescent protein attached to mPer2. With this approach, luminescence signals showed a rhythmic profile that follows mPer2 activity. The authors bred the mouse strain wi...

Forcible Detention and Isolation Needed for XDR-TB Patients, warn Experts

... have come out strongly for forcible detention and isolation of those affected with XDR-TB. They warn in the ... TB. Although South African law permits enforced isolation some lawyers say it comes into conflict with the constitutional guarantees on individual rights. Ho...

Human Pheromones: Fact and Fiction

...gorous study using human secretions has led to the isolation and chemical identification of a true human pheromone.' On the other hand, detailed studies have demonstrated pheromonal responses in humans, implying that humans do in fact produce and respond to pheromones. For example, Preti and Wysocki establis...

RSV Hits Winnipeg Childrens Hospital

...fants who tested positive for the infection are in isolation at Winnipeg's St. Boniface General Hospital, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. RSV causes bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants under one year of age. It infects the narrow airways in the lungs and can be fatal in babies and small children. "S...

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