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Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

Inadequate ventilation and overcrowding may contribute to the high incidence of lower respiratory tract lung infections in young Inuit children. Dr. Tom Kovesi and colleagues collected data on respiratory health and indoor air quality for 49 Inuit children under 5 years of age in the Baff...

Prison Healthcare Continues to Fail Despite Emergency Measures, Warns BMA

...on of emergency measures designed to alleviate the overcrowding crisis in English and Welsh prisons. A key element of the Government strategy was an early release programme for some low category prisoners that has to date seen more than a thousand inmates freed early. The Ministry of Justice claimed this measure ...

Disease Outbreak Claims Trout From Idaho Hatchery

...ial say that it probably resulted when stress from overcrowding weakened the fish, making them more susceptible to the parasite. The outbreak, which began in January, was made public only this week because the state agency is trying to manage remaining stocks of 6- to 8-inch fish at its five other hatcheries. ...

Prison Healthcare Under Strain as Overcrowding Crisis Worsens, Warns BMA

...ard for extra measures to combat the impact of the overcrowding crisis. Prison doctors specific concerns about the impact of overcrowding also include: Prison Healthcare Services Increasing delays in transferring prisoners to hospital...

Pneumonia Strains Not Covered by Vaccines on the Rise

...ble reasons for this, according to Singleton, were overcrowding in small households, spending large amounts of time indoors and a lack of running water in many communities. The new study, published in the April 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, included surveillance data from the begi...

Sexual assault cases in mixed-sex psychiatric wards on the high

...which are rife with aggression and fear because of overcrowding and understaffing," she said."Sexual assaults happen far too easily and when they do they are not being taken seriously and reported." The government giving in to the demands from mental health charities has announced a grant of £30m to ensure the ...

Klebsiella Outbreak In Durban Blamed On Staff Shortage & Overcrowding

...at the precedent conditions of staff shortages and overcrowding had led to the Klebsiella// outbreak at Durban's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, which had killed 22 babies early in 2005. Thami Mseleku said, “Nobody needs to communicate these problems. We are looking at a historical issue from before 1994. It'...

Demonstrations by staff in medical college against violence by external agencies

...d. The administration now is taking steps to check overcrowding of the wards. The demonstrations against the incident are many. The spearheads are Kerala Government Medical College Teachers' Association (KGMCTA) who have taken string reaction to this and want that the staff have safe conditions and environment t...

Death from Cholera Rises in Angola

...tted through contaminated water with poor hygiene, overcrowding and inadequate sanitation aggravating the situation. The primary treatment involved in treating cholera is rehydration. Luanda had a meeting of delegates from regional health authorities, hospitals, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations...

Investigation into the Poor Hospital Facility That Led To the Death of George Cook

...l Hospital issued a letter to patients saying that overcrowding was leading to poor and undignified care. ER doctor says that due to the lack of proper beds they cannot treat the patients. Taylor responded that the complex problem requires complex solutions....

An urgent need for prison reforms: California!

...rove overall conditions of confinement by reducing overcrowding and minimizing the use of psychologically destructive practices like punitive isolation. 6. Provide extensive postimprisonment assistance and community-based programs and services. Hope these are followed and something is done...

Poultry Deaths, Farmers Rush To Vet Centres in Tamil Nadu

The death of poultry and the overcrowding of farm owners in local veterinary centres has created much panic regarding the possibility of a bird flu outbreak in Tamil Nadub //. The deadly avian influenza virus outbreak in India was first reported in the month of February. More than 20 chick...

Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery

...e at the University of Western Australia said that overcrowding is very common in large tertiary hospitals in Aust...003. It found 120 deaths a year were linked with overcrowding in the West Australian hospitals. It published its result in the Medical Journal of Australia. The o...

Uganda Tackles The Meningitis Outbreak

...welling areas, thorough washing of hands, avoiding overcrowding and rushing to a nearby health center if feeling ill. Ugandan officials reveal that the statistics show that about more than 300 cases of meningitis in Karamoja are recorded in the previous year. The rise in the number of cases is seen mainly in t...

Mental Health Services at Wellington Hospital in Poor Shape

In order to manage the overcrowding of mentally ill patients at Wellington Hospital’s troubled ward, health officials are silently transferring acute mental patients to the so-called community acute house // in the suburban area. One such suburban house opened recently in Whitby and tw...

Tsunami Survivors Face Pneumonia Threat

...toll on survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami. But overcrowding at refugee camps has intensified// the spread of pneumonia, and health officials fear that respiratory diseases may claim many lives in the already devastated region. In the days following the tsunami on 26 December last year, groups such as the Wo...

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