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Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

According to a recent survey, researchers suggests that nurses and junior doctors can both carry out pre-surgery assessments of patients to the same degree of competence...There's a shortage of junior doctors in the UK// and it's been suggested that appropriately trained nurses might be able to take over some of their roles. Researchers in Ireland, UK, have compared the way in which junior doctor...

World Blood Donors Day on 14th June 2005

Following the success of the World Health Day 2000 with the theme 'Blood Saves Lives, 14th June is observed as the World Blood Donors Day.// ..The date coincides with the birth date of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system. ..The International Blood Donor Day is organized annually by the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations since 1995. The World Blood Dono...

Junk Food Causes High Level Of Insulin Resistance In Children

Research involving 3,189 school children from Denmark, Estonia and Portugal// reported that children from poor families don’t necessarily have worse health compared to children from children’s of rich and better-educated parents. The results of the study were published in British Medical Journal. The results of the study challenge the results of the earlier reported results that adverse social ci...

Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly

Lack of sleep for the junior doctors can affect their neurobehavioral performance as much as having alcohol and working.// ....During heavy call rotation and long hours, effects on residents’ neurobehavioral performance are comparable to the impairment associated with a 0.04 to 0.05 grams percent blood alcohol concentration. The article was published in the September issue of JAMA... ..Work-rel...

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Junk Food Healthier

If you like to gorge on burgers and other junk food, here's some good news - British scientists have found a way to make it healthier//. ....Professor Jeff Pearson of Newcastle University's Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences and other researchers examined the properties of a brown-coloured seaweed called Lessonia and Laminaria found in the Far East, South America and parts of Norway and...

Junk Food Marketing to be banned

Food4thought campaign is to be started by British Heart Foundation to encourage children’s know what food they are eating and about the contents of the food which will help them to educate about healthier foods//. The survey also showed that the children’s were ignorant about the content of the foods they eat. ..More than 10% of children did not know what are chips made up of and 37% of children...

Arjun Singh In Hospital After Chest Pains

Arjun Singh, the minister of human resources, has been hospitalized after he complained of chest pain.//..The minister, who arrived in this twin capital of Punjab and Haryana Sunday evening, was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) at night. ....Though he is still under observation, doctors said he is likely to be discharged by Monday afternoon... .....

Government Should Restrict Junk Food Marketing

Reports from the National Academy of Sciences had shown that the marketing of Junk food by the food industry is responsible for the increase in obesity of children’s. Various organizations// have urged the Congress to have a check on the advertisement food industry is also responsible for the increase in obesity of children’s. The Science organization have asked the Congress to have a check on th...

Junior Doctors Put An End To Strike

Junior doctors who had gone on a strike in the Indian Sate of Uttar Pradesh have resumed work in seven medical colleges. The State Government is reported to have declared their strike illegal. Work at// medical colleges at places like Allahabad, Kanpur, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Jhansi and Gorakhpur came to a grinding halt as a result of the strike. The strike was the offshoot of a clash between jun...

Come September, Schools Will be better off Sans Junk foods

There is a likely shut out for junk foods in schools from September onwards - confectionery, crisps and fizzy drinks, according to the recommendations// by the School Food trust. ..The trust, which was initiated by Ruth Kelly, education secretary, has enforced new standards on food provided in schools – that includes vending machines, tuck shops and cafeterias. ..According to Dame Suzi Leather,...

A Testing Time for TESCO, for Choosing to Junk Food Warnings

Britain’s biggest supermarket, TESCO, was in public glare for the wrong reasons, having used its clout to buy and hoard huge expanse of land and for not being party to a movement that promotes healthy eating. // .. ..MP’s and the Food Standards Agency got after Tesco, soon after the latter rejected the proposition to initiate health warnings on products at traffic lights. Tesco has made profits...

The Little Known Facts of Junk DNA

Researchers at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins have found a new technology to analyze and understand the secrets of the junk DNA//. Junk DNA contains critical regions for controlling gene function. .. These genes that regulate various similar actions need not be the same in all species. The study will be published online at Science Express. The researchers u...

A breather for worried parents: rules laid down for junk food child ads

Ofcom has made some rules to govern child ads for junk foods. This media regulator has ruled out a total TV advertising ban, but is launching// a 10-week consultation on guidelines restricting the adverts. ..This follows government’s White Paper on public health which said children should not be encouraged to eat too many foods high in fat, salt and sugar. ..Ofcom research indicates TV adverts...

TV Viewing Increases Intake of Junk Food

It is said that the main culprit behind childhood obesity is that the amount of junk food youngsters eat is directly proportional to the number of hours they spend// watching television. Researchers analyzed the dietary and viewing habits of more than 162,000 children in 35 countries. .. It was found that consumption of sweets and fizzy drinks rises with each hour they spend in front of the idi...

Andhra Junior Doctors Call Off Strike Partially; To Attend Emergency cases

The striking junior doctors in Andhra Pradesh have decided to partially call off their 10-day strike and attend to emergency cases on Saturday. //Earlier in the day, about 4,000 junior doctors staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan and blocked the road in front of the governor's residence. ..The junior doctors from nine hospitals across Andhra Pradesh are on strike since the past 10 days....

Junk Food Ads: The Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity

Researchers say that the advertisement on junk foods shown on television poses a real threat on the health condition on kids by tempting them to go for it thereby leading to overweight and obesity.// ..According to foodconsumer.org, previous studies have already associated childhood overweight with television viewing, but the common perception is that the link between childhood overweight and T...

Medical Students Go On A Strike Over Quota System; Demand To Meet Arjun Singh

Students in five of the leading medical colleges in New Delhi went on a strike in order to protest against the quota system in elite colleges//, which they called as unfair. Students of AIIMS, Safdarjung, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital went on a strike on Wednesday and tried to meet HRD Minister Arjun Singh. ..Amitasha Sinha, a medical student leader a...

Malaria Epidemic Forces Assam Rebels Out Of The Jungle

Dozens of separatist guerrillas in Assam were forced out of the jungles not by the armed forces, but by the mosquitoes, seeking treatment for malaria.// ....A police spokesperson said a malaria epidemic sweeping Assam and its adjoining areas have forced rebels of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to come out of their hideouts. ...."We are keeping a close watch on hospitals wher...

Parents of Junior Athletes do More Harm than Good

Recent research has revealed that several parents of junior athletes seem to have a negative impact on their children's develoopment//. ..Their findings have been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. ..The findings are informed by a national survey of 132 professional junior tennis coaches in the US, which looked at the role parents play in the successes of their sporting offspri...

Arjun Singh Softens Stand on Quota But says Reservation Irrevocable

New Delhi: Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh said that the government will try to do a balancing act however the proposed quota remains irrevocable.// .. ..Arjun Singh said in the parliament "There is no question of going back on what we have proposed. What we can try to do is make efforts to not to create any more tensions and come out with a balanced solution." .. ..Meanwhile there were wide...

Crazy Things - Children aged five joining junior gym

‘Kid gyms’ have aroused as fear about childhood obesity grows and thus private fitness clubs rush// to install child-sized machines, during the past two years. Biggest Junior gym firms, like Shokk and Zig Zag was building new facilities and installing machines for their little customers. ..According to NHS standards,...

Junior Medicos Call Off Hunger Strike

At least 25 junior doctors who were on a hunger strike over quota issue at the campus of government-run New Civil hospital since Monday // , called off the strike tonight, according to action committee president Dr Rajiv Kharkhar. ....Meanwhile, the general strike by over 700-odd medicos in the region has entered its tenth day today... ..The protestors staged a protest rally under the aegis of In...

MP Junior Doctors Continue Strike

Continuing their strike as part of anti-quota agitation, junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh today promised to call it off // , if the state government gives written assurance to abide by the Supreme Court's directives and refrain from taking action against them for staging the protests. ....'We are ready to join work if the state government gives written assurance of abiding by apex court directive...

Fourth international urogynaecology conference on Jun 16

Chennai, June 10. Evolution of new methods of treatment in Urogynaecology will be the focus area at the fourth International conference and live workshop on Urogynaecology and Reconstructive pelvic surgery, that begins here on June 16. // ....A live televised demonstration of a pelvic surgery, being conducted at Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital (KGH), will be held on the occasion. ........Br...

Several Junior Doctors Could Be Rendered Jobless

A planning blunder by the Government could well leave several junior doctors jobless. The British Medical Association estimates// that more than 11,000 junior doctors will be unable to find training posts next year. ....Most of them have already been trained at a cost of over a quarter of a million pounds of the taxpayer’s money to train and now would be forced to leave the NHS to find work abro...

Junk Food Advertisements To Be Restricted In All Forms of Media

It is reported that the restrictions that are to be placed on advertising junk food are likely to extend well beyond television //to websites, computer games, cinemas, packaging, and school sponsorship. Reports also indicate that the proposals that were under discussion in Whitehall also include the use of loyalty cards in store, so that healthy foods could be promoted instead of junk food that n...

Junior Doctors Back To Work

After signing contracts with the District Health Boards (DHBs), striking junior doctors returned to hospital calling off their strike. // .. ..The doctor's union - Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) and the DHBs met and analyzed the contracts for about six hours on Monday and planned to meet on Thursday for confirming the results. .. ..Nearly 2,500 junior doctors took part in the strike,...

Junior Doctors In Madhya Pradesh Strike Work

Junior doctors observed a day's strike in Madhya Pradesh today in protest against dismissal of AIIMS director P Venugopal//. ....In the state capital, junior doctors observed a `symbolic' strike and a large number of them shouted slogans near Hamidia Hospital for some time condemning the sacking of Venugopal... ..Terming Venugopal's removal as "arbitrary and inappropriate" the medicos said the...

Kids To Junk Unhealthy Food, Take Up Fitness

In NSW, daycare centers are planning to phase out junk food and make exercise mandatory, as part of a plan set up by the Health Department to counter childhood obesity//. .. ..These recommendations follow revelations of overweight toddlers consuming soft drinks, even as they were being sent to dieticians. .. ..The NSW report, on the investigation of obesity in two to five-year-olds, is the bigge...

Junk Food Promotional Ads To Be Restricted: Blair

A strong warning was issued by Britain's prime minister to the food industry to curtail the advertising of the products that were not-so- healthy to children or face// the risk of a total ban on the promotional ads that target minors. ....In a broad address on improving public health, Tony Blair warned that in case of the voluntary regulations failing, the food industry would be forced to elim...

Experts Call For Ban On Junk Foods To Reduce Obesity and Diabetes

Health Experts have called for a ban on junk foods and soft drinks in hospitals, schools and other public institutions to help reduce the rate of diabetes and obesity. Australia// has the world's fastest-growing childhood obesity rate, and obesity is strongly linked with type-2 diabetes. ....In an article published in this week's Medical Journal of Australia, Paul Zimmet, Director of the Intern...

Sheer exhaustion makes a junior doc’ kill a patient!

According to an inquest heard, a patient was given a lethal overdose of insulin by a tired junior doctor, after working more than 100 hours in a week.// ..Dr Helen Pike, 30, gave the injection herself, in spite of 2 nurses warning her. The patient, Tony Wright, 58 suffered a massive cardiac arrest just a few minutes later. 10 days later, he passed away in the hospital’s ICU. ....Once his wife h...

Junior Doctors Protest Against Reservation Bill

The anti reservation movement has gained momentum following the Union Cabinet’s go ahead signal towards introducing a Bill in the current session of Parliament for providing 27// per cent reservations to Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in government-aided institutions of higher education including professional ones. ..Angry at the government’s proposal, members of Junior Doctors Association (JDA)...

Should Junk Food Ads be Banned or Not?

Health experts and academics are divided on the effects of junk-food advertising.While a social revolution that would ban all ads for junk food// can still not be expected at any time in the near future, not only because the Federal Government has made it clear a ban is out of the question and also because the link between television watching and childhood obesity is "surprisingly weak" according...

Envisaged Specialty Training Programme For Junior Doctors Encounters a Speed Breaker

A UK-wide Specialty training programme, aiming to Modernize Medical Careers, for Junior Doctors is facing a stumbling block, even before the commencement of the program//; Doctors from Scotland have sought a clarification mainly about logistics, specialty subjects and whether doctors will be given the option of choosing a convenient location. They have put up these requests in a letter addressed...

Parents Support Junk Food Ad Ban

The National Heart Forum conducted a poll yesterday to see if parents supported the proposal to ban junk food ads on TV. The poll had already received 1,000 votes in support//. ...."Ofcom has argued throughout the consultation process that a 9pm ban on junk food advertising would be "disproportionate'," said NHF deputy chief executive Jane Landon. "Yet these responses to their own consultation...

New Junior Doctor Training Posts

Commenting on the Government's announcement that there will be up to 23,000 junior doctor training posts in the UK next year, the BMA’s Deputy Chair // of the Junior Doctor’s Committee [JDC], Dr Tom Dolphin, said ...."The BMA is delighted that there has been such a large increase in the indicative number of training posts, and this goes a long way towards addressing the concerns of junior doctor...

AMA Supports Hospital Junk Food Review

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today applauded the South Australian Government’s decision to review the types of food sold in public hospitals. // ....The SA Government says it’s concerned that chips, lollies, chocolate and soft drinks are the most commonly available foods in hospital vending machines and canteens. ....Dr Haikerwal said many patients, visitors and staff in hospitals eat o...

Clinton’s Nutrition Deal Cuts Junk Food on School Menu

Clinton’s Nutrition Deal with five giant snack makers has come to an agreement to discourage schools from stocking vending machines //with snacks high in calories, sugar fat, and salt. While lauded by some as a good effort, others criticized it as toothless. ..The companies, , Mars Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., Campbell Soup Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dannon agreed to begin the promotion of snacks that mee...

Stop Exploiting Children ! Anti Obesity Charter On Junk Food Ads

An anti obesity charter which will be adopted later this month at the World Health Organization conference in Turkey, calls for curbs on food advertisements targetting// children. ....The draft WHO charter says: "Special attention needs to be focussed on vulnerable groups such as children and adolescents, whose credulity should not be exploited by commercial activities." It calls for marketing p...
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