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Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic

...aboratories are both understaffed and operate with outdated equipment. The Province may be incapable of dealing with a major outbreak of a disease as a result of these factors, according to Dr. Sheela Basrur. These comments come on the backdrop of Turkey combating the H5N1 strain virus. The public health l...

WHO Updates Outdated Pediatric Growth Charts

...ocess of updating the pediatric growth charts. The outdated charts will be replaced with the new one, which will present// the rates at which the babies are supposed to grow, in a more accurate form. The 20-year old charts are said to be based on growth patterns of babies fed formula-milk. The revision is b...

Mental Hospitals Offer More Problems than Solutions

...ice Department consultant to help them convert the outdated system of mental health care in California to a new model of care which involves patients more actively in their recovery. Most patients at Atascadero and Patton have entered through the criminal justice system, of which some are docile while other...

New Web- Based Calculator to Assess Heart Disease Risk

...risks are not being correctly assessed, due to the outdated method of calculation. Dr Peter Brindle, lead author on the paper published online today in the BMJ journal Heart, said: "The ETHRISK calculator adjusts for ethnic groups and is based on a re-calibration of the Framingham risk equations. It provide...

Allergic Individuals Should Carry Two Doses Of EpiPen Says Quebec Coroner

...ied as the medications he had in his golf bag were outdated and the ambulance couldn’t reach in time to safe h...tors that contributed to Drolet's death was having outdated medications. The coroner estimated that around 45% of allergy sufferers were equipped with outdated...

Updated Sleep Apnea Screening Recommended for Commercial Drivers

...e commercial driver medical examiner. In addition, outdated guidance from the FMCSA has left medical examiners in conflict with current sleep guidelines,” said Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. “With recommendations based on current literature...

Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs

...sults from animal models for certain disorders; an outdated paradigm of treatment and the industry preference toward so-called "me-too" drugs. "We need to do better when treating major mental illness, and right now that means we need groundbreaking new research that will result in new medications that are b...

Bhopal Gas Victims Get Spurious Drugs, Say Activists

...ed, more than 30 had passed their expiry date. The outdated medicines were antibiotics such as norfloxacin, ampicillin and tetracyclin. Members of three other survivors' organisations - Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh (BGPMSKS), Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha (BGPMPSM) ...

U.S. Child Health System Needs Total Overhaul

... that it could and should because it is powered by outdated logic, outmoded organization, and inadequate and misaligned finance strategies that were designed to be responsive to epidemiology and health goals more relevant to the early part of the 20th century. “An increasing body of science now tells us tha...

U.S. Child Health System Needs Total Overhaul

... that it could and should because it is powered by outdated logic, outmoded organization, and inadequate and misaligned finance strategies that were designed to be responsive to epidemiology and health goals more relevant to the early part of the 20th century. “An increasing body of science now tells us th...

Overseeing Agency Indifferent to Workplace Safety in US

...y have been considering new standards and revising outdated ones that were unduly burdensome on businesses, they said, adding that they have moved cautiously on new rules because those require extensive scientific and economic analysis. But without an OSHA standard, which would establish the permissible lev...

Rural Doctors Had It Enough

... sick of the stress because of the staff shortage, outdated equipments and under trained colleagues from abroad. In the rural area many hospitals and wards have closed down due to the shortage of doctors. The burden then rests on the shoulders of the existing doctors to look after the health of the communit...

US Veteran Benefit System Needs Overhauling

...wed in the past decade, with an eye toward dumping outdated conditions and introducing modern thinking on conditions like the signature wound of the Iraq war- traumatic brain injury, diabetes and hearing loss, the panel said. It called for compensation packages to pay new attention to the effects of injuries ...

US, India Join Together to Improve Healthcare in India

...he citizens of these countries with poor access to outdated pharmaceuticals and treatment programmes. "We don't want to see this retrograde trend adversely affecting India's healthcare system. The truth is that India has a stake in becoming part of the cutting edge in innovation and scientific research and ...

UC Regents Approve Fundraised Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

...ty to meet growing patient demand, address old and outdated facilities, and comply with state-mandated earthquake safety standards for hospitals. The new medical center is a key element of UCSFs long-term vision to advance its education, research and patient care missions....

Rural Doctors Had It Enough

... sick of the stress because of the staff shortage, outdated equipments and under trained colleagues from abroad. In the rural area many hospitals and wards have closed down due to the shortage of doctors. The burden then rests on the shoulders of the existing doctors to look after the health of the communit...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

...e is no protection," he said. Caution over using outdated lipstick and mascara have also been issued by the Royal College of Optometrists which considers that such items are a "hothouse" for harmful bacteria. "Many women are using over 20 different products a day, bombarding themselves with hundreds of di...

Gender Equality, the Key Factor to Curb Foeticide: Dr. Ramadoss

...of sex selection, and the need to question old and outdated rituals and social behaviour. Speaking further he said that legislation like Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PNDT Act) alone cannot solve the problem of sex selection practices and its impact ...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...rol represents a critical risk "as a result of the outdated and poor condition of the current facilities and infrastructure". The risk stems from insufficient isolation rooms, poor sewer and effluent drainage due to aged hydraulic systems, and ailing air-conditioning systems. ASBESTOS within walls and ceili...

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