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Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India

A new policy by the Government of India will now enable Indians who have acquired medical degrees from abroad, to practice in India, through a screening test that will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (An Autonomous Body of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). The purpose of the registration is only to qualify for registration with the Medical Council// of India or any St...

Researchers Feel The Need For Standards Of Practice In Immunoglobulin Therapy

Nursing specialists feel that there is a requirement for having a standard of practice in immunoglobulin therapy. ..A review article published in the July/August 2005 Journal of Infusion Nursing examines the need for established treatment guidelines // to support doctors and nurses in correctly dosing and administering intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as replacement therapy in patients with pri...

AIDS control requires co-coordinated move regarding safe sexual practices

Attempts made towards increasing awareness regarding safe sexual practices is the need of the hour rather than advocating// sex morality to help face the AIDS challenge, according to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister S. Jaipal Reddy. ..'We have been mute spectators to the colossal tragedy of AIDS that continues to unfold across many countries worldwide...The AIDS pandemic is closer to...

Back Pain Can Now Be Cost-Effectively Treated By Chiropractic Care

With more people suffering form chronic back pain, an increasing attention is being directed towards cost-effective treatment for the same. A recent study has established that chiropractic care produces significantly // better outcomes when compared to conventional treatment. Patients who underwent the therapy had higher pain relief and satisfaction and lower disability scores than a group that u...

Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program

In a step which is expected to alleviate the national nursing shortage by producing more qualified nursing professors, allowing nursing schools to enroll more students, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded // $995,000 to the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing to support its new doctorate of nursing practice program, the 10th of its kind in the nation. .. ..Thanking the Atlanta-...

Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients

LONDON - 39-year-old Mogjan Azari, a dentist who was jailed for one year in 2005, has now been struck off the register and is banned from practicisig. Azari allowed her boyfriend Omid Amidi-Mazaheri, who was unqualified to practice //on her patients with devastating consequences. ..Mazaheri practiced on Azari's patients without using an anesthetic and placed fillings that barely lasted for days....

What nurses learn is not what they practice

A commentary in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing says expresses deep concern about the persisting reality gap between education and practice in the nursing profession. // ..Professor Jill Macleod Clark from Southampton University says that despite sincere efforts by the profession to bring about change, the basic problems identified by Eve Bendall in a 1976 paper continue. ..Dr Bendall's...

Female Foeticide Practiced More By Educated People

Population experts have revealed that female foeticide is increasingly being practiced by the educated upwardly mobile population of India. // The educated people in the country consider sons as a source of wealth, and poverty is not the only reason for these selective abortions. This is happening in spite of selective abortions being made illegal in the country. The Federation of Obstetrics and...

Mayo Clinic and Indian Health Service Form Clinical Practice Collaboration

Mayo Clinic and the Department of Health and Human Services, on behalf of the Indian Health Service (IHS), will sign a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to collaborate in seeking ways to reduce the burden //of cancer and other diseases in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. ....The public signing will incorporate several American Indian ceremonial elements, including drummers and a...

Dr Death Faces Malpractice Case In Australia

Queensland Medical Board has finally served Dr Death, Jayant Patel, linked to 17 patient deaths, with his legal papers. The Board hopes for a direction hearing in the Health Practitioners Tribunal next month. // ..The rogue surgeon has also been served with a $2 million lawsuit in Portland, United States after the death of three-year old Ian McClellan who died of toxic shock after a routine abdo...

Dentistry Practiced 9,000 Years Ago In Western Pakistan

Neolithic skulls excavated recently in western Pakistan have been found to have holes drilled into their molars. This evidence for the first time highlights that// Dentistry may have been practiced in the region as early as 7,000 BC. ....According to the British journal Nature, at least nine people living in a Neolithic village in Mehrgarh, near the Bolan river in Balochistan, had holes drilled...

Transformed Transforms Physician Centered Practice To Patient Centered One

TransforMED is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in which it plans to change the entire healthcare system. Dr. Joseph F. Mambu started his practice as a small family doctor in 1976. // Then he sold his practice to a local hospital but in 2001, Mambu opened his own practice. In the beginning of this month his practice was selected to participate in a demonstration proje...

Court Warns People Who Practice Unhealthy Sexual Traits

The California Supreme Court said that partners must inform their spouse about their risky sexual lifestyle and possible exposure to AIDS//. ..This came down as the court ruling in San Francisco when the case of a divorced husband and wife came to the court. The wife accused the ex-husband of transmitting AIDS to her. Now both the partners suffer from AIDS. Hence the court decided that the spou...

Rich Countries Need to Curb Genital Surgery Before Criticizing Traditional Practices

Female genital mutilation (FGM), excision of clitoris is practiced as an initiation rite for women in rich countries without the use of anesthetics. A senior doctor sounds// off that instead of blaming the traditional practice that is going on for generations, sorting out the aesthetic procedure seeks prime importance. ....A report published on bmj.com last month probes that the procedure of mu...

Fewer Graduates Choosing General Practice

Medical graduates are less and less inclined to follow a career in general practice, according to a recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.// ....Dr Catherine Joyce, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and co-author of the study, says places in the general practice vocational training program have not been filled in f...

Gap Exists between Medical School Teaching and Physician’s Practic

According to Victoria Jennings, Ph.D. and Helain Landy, M.D. of Georgetown University Medical Center physicians do not study the various methods of family //planning while they are in medical school. ..They published a paper in the Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology journal which pointed out to the gap that existed during the training period and its implications. Physicians play an important r...

Men Take to Unhealthy Practices to be More Muscular

To have a perfect body has become a craze in the American Society, not only among women but also among men.// ..According to a new research, men under pressure to have a good physique may suffer from eating disorders, pressure to use steroids, and an unhealthy preoccupation with weightlifting. ..“Men see these idealized, muscular men in the media and feel their own bodies don't measure up,” sai...

Changing Trends In Family Health Practice

A study done by the Canadian Institute for Health Information to examine the work practices of family doctors across Canada has revealed that fewer family doctors// are providing obstetrical care compared with 10 years ago while the number providing mental health care to their patients remains high. ....Family physician's fee-for-service data from all provinces from April 1994 to April 2003 was...

Parents ignorant about kids' immoral practices

According to an annual back-to-school survey on teens' attitudes that covers an overall picture of a generation of parents clueless about children’s immoral practices, one// third of the American teenagers have attended parties where alcohol or illegal drugs were used while their parents were at home. ....It doesn’t imply that parents were aware of what was happening when teenagers partied at th...

Maternal deaths due to poor working practices

A health-care supervisory body condemned a maternity unit after 10 women died there during childbirth.// ..Out of the 10 cases, 9 were due to system failures, weak leadership and a poor quality of care at the unit , in Northwick Park Hospital, north-west London. ..A report that explained what happened to the women, all of whom died during pregnancy or within 42 days of giving birth between Apri...

Strange Burial Practice Followed for People Affected by HIV/AIDS

A bizarre practice of wrapping corpses in polythene bags and burying people who have died of HIV/AIDS in the Christian majority// northeastern Indian state of Mizoram has outraged people living with the virus. ...."It is indeed shocking to find people in some parts of the state packing the dead body of a person who has died of HIV/AIDS with polythene sheets or bags during burials," Sawmtea, presi...

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

A survey by the University of South Florida College of Medicine says that the rising number of malpractice claims in Florida is discouraging medical students// from opting for obstetrics and gynecology as their specialization. The situation means that many people do not have proper access to obstetric care. Aaron Deutsch, MD, lead author of the study and chief resident in the USF Department of Ob...

American Red Cross Fined by FDA over Blood Collection Practices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has charged the American Red Cross yet again with a whopping fine because they did not adhere to the stipulation of safe blood collection techniques.// The Red Cross (ARC), which is responsible for nearly 45 percent of the nation's requirement of blood, has been under the vigilance of the government since 1993, to adopt adequate measures to make the blood saf...

India To Ask Villagers To Practice Safe Sex

To combat the growing number of HIV infected individuals, India plans to ask one young man and woman from every large village in the country to // teach others about safe sex and HIV, a health official revealed. ...."They could be weavers, or agricultural laborers or just be hanging around the village market place," said Sujatha Rao, director general of India's National Aids Control Organization...

New version of Good Medical Practice

New regulations were launched yesterday, according to which, patient’s views must be taken into consideration by the doctors while examining their condition.// ....As people are becoming more aware of their disorders by searching literature and the internet, the patients should be encouraged to know more about their care is one of the several add-ons to the professional standards insisted upon b...

Britons soon will practise telling GPs how to practice

The British government has been investing millions of pounds into health care. The Department of Health is now planning to conduct a massive survey to determine how// accessible the services are to the patients in Britain. Through the intended survey, patients are going to be endowed with the special privilege of playing a part in contributing to the doctor’s income. ..The Prime Minister during h...

Are Hospitals Practicing What They Preach?

Most US Hospitals have fast food outlets in their site, thus giving an idea to the patients of fast food being healthy, in reality it is not. According to a report in the// journal of the American Academics of pediatrics, 59 out of 200 hospitals had fast food outlets. ..Dr. Hannah Sahud, pediatrician at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh said, 'We're giving two different messages by being in...

Chiropractic Care May Help Children With Learning Disorders

A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), suggests that chiropractic care may offer significant benefits to children suffering from learning disabilities and dyslexia.// ....The research was conducted by Swiss chiropractor Yannick Pauli, DC, president of the Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association, who specializes in the care of children suffering from le...

Chiropractic Care Helps Children With Learning Disorders and Dyslexia

A recent study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), suggests that chiropractic care may offer significant benefits //to children suffering from learning disabilities and dyslexia. ..The research was conducted by Swiss chiropractor Yannick Pauli, DC, president of the Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association, who specializes in the care of children suffering from lea...

Good Oral Health Practices Should Begin in Infancy

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and as the American Dental Association (ADA) kicks it off with its Fifth Annual Give Kids A Smile Day on February 2 at nearly// 2,200 locations across the country, the ADA offers advice for parents and caregivers to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums. ...."Preventive dental care has greatly improved the oral health of American childr...

Research Explores Chiropractic's Effect on Diabetes

Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide. Now, researchers are finding evidence that chiropractic adjustments might be// able to make a valuable contribution to an overall program of wellness care to help diabetes sufferers. ....A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, focused on the positive response to chiropractic...

Use Daylight-saving Change to Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

Ah, daylight-saving time. An extra hour to enjoy life outside. An extra hour to stay up late. And an hour less to sleep// . ....What should we do when the clock jukes and jives with our circadian rhythms, those biological waves that regulate our sleep? ....It’s bad enough for adults, who understand the concept. What about kids, who will want to squeeze out every last drop of sunshine? The sun’s...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

Four years after a huge doping scam burst into the open in Paris, Dr. Brian Halevie-Goldman, a San Francisco psychiatrist has been suspended for three months by the// Californian state authorities. ....Dr.Goldman was then the medical director of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that allegedly provided steroids to top athletes. ..Halevie-Goldman was also placed on five years' probation and...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) today proudly announces the launch of the General Practice Student Network (GPSN), in partnership with// the General Practice Registrars’ Association (GPRA). ....The GPSN will be a student-run association for medical students interested in the specialty of General Practice, and those keen to dispel the common myths associated with the professi...

Stay Young by Practicing Zen Meditation

Meditation might keep you young, especially Zen meditation, for a new study has found that regular practice of it, it can reduce stress in long run, as well as the cognitive decline associated with normal aging. ......Zen meditation, a Buddhist practice, is centred on attentional and postural self-regulation and scientists believe that its regular practice may affect the normal age-related dec...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

Unlike many traditional alcohol and drug dependence treatment programs, mainstream smoking cessation programs generally exclude spiritual practice and beliefs from the treatment process. But a study by Oregon Health & Science University Smoking Cessation Center researchers reveals many smokers are receptive to and may benefit from their own spiritual resources, when attempting to quit. ......Th...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

The Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) today proudly announces the launch of the General Practice Student Network (GPSN), in partnership with the General Practice Registrars Association (GPRA). ......The GPSN will be a student-run association for medical students interested in the specialty of General Practice, and those keen to dispel the common myths associated with the professio...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

Women in Rajasthan's tribal areas still consider home to be the safest place for deliveries, are afraid of using contraceptives and don't get their children immunised. ......The Gandhi Manav Kalyan Society, an NGO that works in tribal regions of Udaipur district, conducted the study of the reproductive health of over 315 women in Jhadol and Kotra blocks. The study revealed the poor level of he...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

Seven key health insurance firms in US have agreed to stop selling a type of government-funded plan for the elderly in response to complaints that sales agents forged signatures and also adopted aggressive tactics, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday. ... ...The seven companies are working on new marketing guidelines with the U.S. Medicare health insurance program for...

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

The Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) today called for a nationally co-ordinated capital funding source for the provision of quality education for medical students in the general practice setting. ......Articles featured in this weeks Medical Journal of Australia have highlighted the need for the expansion of medical education and training within the community care sector. ......W...
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