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$1 Million Unpaid Bills by Health Care Cheats at Waikato Hospital

...r approach to crack down on illegal immigrants who misuse health care meant for citizens. Such a crackdown would mean those ineligible patients would be refused treatment at New Zealand taxpayer-funded hospitals such as Waikato, Mrs. Gill said. "They can seek treatment in the private sector." She said ...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

... "Wherever there is a law, the possibility of its misuse cannot be ruled out," she said. "But it is unfortunate that such arguments immediately follow whenever issues of women's rights come up. We don't buy this."...

You Need Blood? Just Click the Mouse!

...t the identity of the donor. As for security and misuse of donated blood, Poacha said specific identification numbers are given to donors. "Before giving out the donor contact numbers, we also run a few authentication checks on the patients and their relatives. "All this hardly takes more than 20-30 m...

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...s that bought the diethylene glycol, claiming they misuse the substance, thinking it was glycerol, a widely used sweetener. In another case, Chinese authorities admitted that toothpaste produced by two companies in eastern China and exported to Panama contained the toxin, but insisted the levels were too ...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...A in Scotland, said: The death toll from alcohol misuse is completely unacceptable and government must take action. Our action plan sets out a range of measures that the Scottish Executive can take forward as part of a wider strategy. Most people enjoy a drink and we dont want to end the right of indiv...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

The Delhi High Court Wednesday held that the misuse of ambulances of government hospitals by medical staff would be viewed seriously, stressing that their services be availed of only by patients. A division bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice S.N. Agrawal said: "No ambulance of any of the hospi...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...u, who was here to release his presentation on the misuse of scientific research on Mt Everest. The first incident goes back to the 1960s after China conducted its first nuclear test in 1964, unnerving both neighbour India and the US, both of whom wanted to know what was happening on the other side of the...

TB Patients in Marginalised Groups Need Social Support for Effective Medical Treatment

... populations and lifestyle factors related to drug misuse have all played a role. "Models of care that can cater for both the social and medical needs of patients are an essential, but often neglected, aspect of TB management and one that needs to be urgently addressed if we are to tackle this growing hea...

Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK

...ion control, poor standards of cleanliness and the misuse of antibiotics are blamed for the spread of the bug. Last year, cases of C-difficile rose by 8 per cent to a record 55,681 cases. The number of deaths has risen four-fold since 1999, although part of the rise is due to better reporting. The Health ...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

The Delhi High Court Wednesday held that the misuse of ambulances of government hospitals by medical staff would be viewed seriously, stressing// that their services be availed of only by patients. A division bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice S.N. Agrawal said: "No ambulance of any of the hosp...

Smoking Indicator of Alcohol Misuse

Where there is cigarette smoking there is probably misuse of alcohol too, according to a study by Yale Schoo...ts in a national epidemiological survey on alcohol misuse and other related conditions. Following guidelines that physicians use to assess tobacco and alcohol...

Court Refuses to Intervene for Law on Surrogate Motherhood

.... She argued that there was every possibility of misuse of the children born out of surrogacy for terrorism, prostitution or unethical genetic engineering research as the foreigners who pay for the child would not have any emotional bonding with the kid. She told the court that the 'surrogate motherhood...

Genetic Technology and Eugenics

... explosive power of this technology the chances of misuse are also very high. 'Germline genetic engineering' (GLE), is a branch of genetic engineering, in which specific genes in the 'germ cells'- the sperm and the ova , are manipulated. In other words, this branch of science provides man with ...

Figures on Substance Abuse in School Going Teens Released

...aving a real impact in terms of tackling substance misuse amongst young people. "Despite these promising figures, we are not complacent - just one young person smoking or misusing alcohol or drugs is one too many." Flint added that a campaign was promised to raise awareness of sensible drinking. ANN...

Alcohol Could Damage Youngsters' Brain

...ch stresses that teenagers should know what liquor misuse can do to them. // Thomas Heffernan, a psychologi...as much information as they can about what alcohol misuse can do to them," the researcher said. Source-IANS...

Improve School Ethos to Combat Teen Evils

...h on Drugs and Health Behaviour say that substance misuse and teenage pregnancy are major public health challenges and argue that existing responses to these issues seem to have brought about only limited benefits. Previous surveys show that a third of 15 year olds in England have taken illegal drugs in t...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

... biris in a year. Complaints have been received of misuse of the exemption. This exemption will henceforth be available subject to fulfillment of the condition of declaration with the Department of Central Excise and regular monitoring.' But what is the impact of the budget on the health sector ? The fol...

Parents Cautioned About Prescription Drug Abuse Of Their Children

...ontrol Policy (ONDCP) has warned parents about the misuse of prescription// drugs by their children. According to the report issued by the drug czar, the abuse of prescription drugs by teenagers is on the rise. The medicines that are at home used by the parents are being swiped by their children. The pa...

Smartcard Legislation Fails The Privacy Test - AMA

...slation provides inadequate protection against the misuse of personal information and any possible future us...vernment members who are very worried about future misuse of the information contained on the Card. “The Government should produce a Bill that respects and ...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

...There have been regulatory procedures to limit the misuse of technology but rapid advances often make the regulatory process redundant. It is therefore necessary to periodically review such regulations. One such technology that needs to be examined is ultrasound. The ethical questions involved here are a...

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