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Lancets Report Condemns UKs Mental Health Bill

... adds: "Ultimately, turning the tide of stigma and neglect that faces many people with mental ill-health in the UK will require a substantial shift in public and ministerial attitudes." A survey by the Department of Health published last week found fewer people in England favor a more tolerant attitude to ...

Alien Hand Syndrome Causes Random Hand Movement

...e sometimes did not notice due to mild left visual neglect (a condition in which the patient is unaware of events in the left visual field even though the visual pathways are intact) as a result of the stroke. The researchers performed two functional MRI experiments in which the patient performed simple mo...

Uttar Pradesh to Declare Revised Medical Entrance Results

...r instructions to ensure that even those guilty of neglect be brought to book," state Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told a press conference here Wednesday evening. Besides widespread protests across the state, the discrepancies also led an unsuccessful candidate ending his life by jumping in fro...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

The shocking pictures of neglect that emerged from a grisly state-run Baghdad orpha...n three and 15 years, many showing signs of severe neglect and starvation. Medics initially feared at least one of the boys was dead. He had "thousands of fli...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...es, the suit says. The lawsuit describes serious neglect and abuse by the staff and police at the Brooklyn hospital, where officers have dragged, kicked and punched patients, the suit claims. According to the suit, patients deemed "difficult" are handcuffed and forcibly injected with mood-altering drugs ...

Declining Sex Ratio

...tently low levels of sex ratio are son preference, neglect of the girl child resulting in higher mortality at younger age, female infanticide, female feticide, higher maternal mortality and male bias in emuneration of population. Easy availability of the sex determination test and abortion services may also...

Hurricane Katrina Still Wrecking Lives - More So With Blacks

...Many considered the federal and state governments' neglect of area levees and lack of evacuation plans a racial issue because blacks tended to live in areas at risk of flooding. As per the Kaiser survey, the disparities remain."Anywhere we looked in the survey, in the stories people told us and in the data...

Million Mentally Ill in India

...embers of our society and are most prone to abuse, neglect and despair. Due to the very nature of illness, which in severe cases takes away the insight, these citizens form a voiceless population. The Minister of Health and Family Welfare in his opening remarks in the Consultative Committee meeting of the...

Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity

...ominent and modifiable risk factors, but we cannot neglect the fact that our study and other recently published studies support an association between BMI and the risk, distribution and prevalence of workplace injury," Pollack said. The findings of the study were published May issue of the American Journal...

Stress of Deployment Increases Risk of Child Abuse, Neglect in Military Families, UNC Study Shows

Rates of abuse and neglect of young children in military families in Texas ha...ound that prior to October 2002, rate of abuse and neglect called maltreatment was slightly higher among non-military families compared to military families....

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...es, the suit says. The lawsuit describes serious neglect and abuse by the staff and police at the Brooklyn hospital, where officers have dragged, kicked and punched patients, the suit claims. According to the suit, patients deemed "difficult" are handcuffed and forcibly injected with mood-altering drugs ...

New Research Shows That Flu is a Trigger of Heart Attacks

...te about the cause of death, because doctors often neglect to list flu on a death certificate if their patients have died from a heart attack and, conversely, heart attack symptoms can be missed in patients suffering from flu and pneumonia." They found that 11,892 people died from acute myocardial infarcti...

Military Healthcare Lacks Compassion, Say US Soldiers

... independent panel had charged that money woes and neglect at the highest level were to blame for the sorry conditions at the hospital. Pentagon, the US defence headquarters, was ill-prepared to deal with growing numbers of troops suffering from traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

... "Earlier attempts to treat stroke patients with neglect with dopamine-like compounds have produced mixed r...fferently to this treatment than patients who have neglect from stroke damage to other parts of brain." Sapir describes the research, which appears in The J...

Texas Youth Commission Reeling Under Multiple Charges

...ilities continue to reel under allegations of ward neglect and abuse, after the Dallas Morning News unearthed...al abuse of the juvenile inmates, as well as gross neglect of their health. Reports have shown that the inmates have had to wait up to even months before th...

Six Lose Sight Due to Medical Negligence in Eye Camp

...x people lost an eye each allegedly due to medical neglect after cataract operations in Orissa. But officials said the patients// were to blame because they had not taken adequate precautions. The district administration had organised a cataract operation camp at the government hospital at Bhabanipatna tow...

Mobile Phone Addiction may Cause Psychological Problems

...do not elicit a response. Mobile addicts tend to neglect important activities (job or studies), drift away from friends and close family, deny the problem and think about their mobile constantly when they do not have it with them, the study says. "Most mobile-addicts are people with low self-esteem, have...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

...on in the area may cause the patient to completely neglect the initial symptoms. If left untreated, the infection gradually takes a toll on the skin and nerves. As the disease advances, nerve damage along with other complication occurs. The lack of sensation in the limbs could cause wounds to worsen on th...

Government to Set up World Class Institute of Public Health

...ded by PHFI. The Government is not aware of any neglect in the hospitals managed by the Government of India. This information was given in the Rajya Sabha today by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to a question by Shri Ravula Chand...

Positive Strokes & Life-Saving Information Eludes Stroke Patients

... study has indicated the feeling of insecurity and neglect that stroke patients unwittingly contend with, especially post-discharge; they are not provided with the// necessary information/advice to maintain their health. The report from the Stroke Association aptly embodies the sentiment of the sufferers i...

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