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Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...researcher. "People will tell their alternative practitioners that they are using Western medicines but the vast majority will not discuss their alternative therapies with a doctor or other healthcare professional," she said. Chang, who has surveyed more than 300 diabetics in Taiwan, also observed that peopl...

More Indian Doctors Questioned in Australia as UK Terror Plot Inquiry Widens

...ople this is not an investigation into the medical practitioners per se. It's an investigation in support of the investigation by the London Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism command," Keelty said. Seven people have been arrested in Britain over the attacks, all of them doctors or with medical links. Mr Ru...

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...educe the cost of sleep disorders. Often general practitioners do not have enough information or are not well equipped to deal with the diagnosis of sleep disorders, so they err on the side of caution and refer patients to sleep centres. Health departments spend nearly 300 dollars per night at sleep centres diag...

Botox Offers Via Mail Order Enrages Plastic Surgeons

...n and all our skilled and experienced non-surgical practitioners across our 22 clinics are either a qualified doctor, surgeon or a registered general nurse. The partnership with Grattan is an effective means of widening the non-surgical market."...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

... the controversial treatment pseudo science. "The practitioners say that patients can feel the flow of energy whil...owed in Germany are those conducted by doctors and practitioners of holistic medicine. Even the Lutheran Church in Germany has joined the discussion over Reiki, wa...

Nigerian Health Authority Crackdown On Sub-Standard Health Institutions

...mented the poor attitude of some qualified medical practitioners especially in the area of unlawful disposal of gau...an attempt to rid the state of unqualified medical practitioners as well as the unfriendly environment in which they operate. Also speaking, the Director of HEFAMA...

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...ey must receive high-quality teaching from general practitioners themselves. The future of the Australian healthcare system is in the hands of our medical students and junior doctors. We must make the commitment to train them in the best educational environments possible....

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

...rs about cervical cancer would ensure that medical practitioners were virtually pressured from all sides -- from Merck's drug reps, from patients, and with any luck, by state legislators. It was also affirmed that for each commitment made, Merck would donate one dollar to CRPF, up to $100,000, for cervical cance...

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...view, (PSR) which investigates and punishes health practitioners who claim Medicare Benefits or prescribe Pharmaceu...ge $49,270, the report made known. Dozens of other practitioners were disqualified from making any Medicare claims for a set period, and seven were suspended from pr...

Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors

...ood said here that advertisements given by medical practitioners were not only unethical but also a violation of th...t schools of medicine to register their respective practitioners again so that it was clearly known how many genuine doctors were practising. This step will also h...

Tamil Nadu Orders Probe into Operation by Minor

...s parents K. Murugesan and Gandhimathi are medical practitioners and wanted him to enter record books as the youngest surgeon in the world. At a meeting of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on May 6, Murugesan told doctors that his son had performed the gynaecological procedure. Murugesan showed a CD of the...

Rickets Prevention Message is Not Getting Through, Warn Doctors

...ate the message to all health visitors and general practitioners across the UK, they conclude....

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

... to a medical study, 70 percent of English general practitioners noted increases in consultations aimed at stopping smoking. That figure is at 95 percent in Northern Ireland, 83 percent in Scotland and 79 percent in Wales. From July 1, all tobacco products -- cigarettes, pipes and shisha waterpipes -- and also ...

Major Change Needed to Achieve Dignified Care for Older People

...mes? Firstly, we need to stop blaming individual practitioners and care homes, they say. A whole systems approach is much more likely to succeed; for example, changing infrastructure, procedures, management techniques, and staff training. Frontline care staff should not be made scapegoats; instead, their dignity...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

...g female feticide. No support would be extended to practitioners caught in the act, the IMA had warned. The Indian authorities are wrestling with the problem, and here comes a report that such tests are being sold on the internet, essentially targeting the western parents. Forget the agonizing 20-week wait for...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

... the next few months." "In practical terms, many practitioners are concerned about the current recommendations," Dehmer said. "One concern is that should the patient require elective bypass surgery, does a higher dose of clopidogrel increase the risk of excessive bleeding? "Also there is the bleeding risk. It...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

... on the number of prescriptions written by general practitioners last year. Within this figure, there has been a 10 per cent hike in primary care prescribing of SSRIs (Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors) which include drugs such as Prozac, from 14,746,100 in 2005 to 16,227,100 in 2006. Depression can occur...

Low-Carb Diet Effective for Teens Trying to Lose Weight

...s conducted in 25 pediatric offices composed of 47 practitioners in the Cincinnati area. Participants included children between 12 and 18 with a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for their age. Sixty-three teens were put on a diet of less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Their pediatrician an...

Spirituality And Health

...pirituality in health, its relevance to Australian practitioners and patients, how it can be applied to clinical practice, and the current gaps where more research is needed. In his introduction to the supplement, Professor Harold G. Koenig of Duke University Medical Centre in the USA, says there is reason to b...

Referring Dental Patients to Telephone quitlines may Help Them Stop Smoking

...researchers randomly assigned eight general dental practitioners to provide either brief counseling regarding smoki...ating engagement in a tobacco-use quitline, dental practitioners can close the gap between patients expectations and the current standard of practice," write the aut...

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