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Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

...responsibility, we would suggest. It is a complete scandal that we have now got a position where it looks as if a sizeable number of the 2007 graduates won't be able to get in." A spokesman for the Department of Health admitted that there had been a shortfall of jobs. HE said Physiotherapists have an incr...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...la Sturgeon has promised tougher action to end the scandal of patients falling ill in the place they go to recover. She said infections are most prevalent in elderly, medical and surgical wards. Experts and campaigners last night said that HAIs continued to be a problem because of poor hygiene in hospitals...

Los Angeles Diocese Opts for Huge Payout in Sexual Abuse Cases

...man Catholic diocese since the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in Boston in 2002. The largest payout so far has been by the Diocese of Orange, Calif., in 2004, for $100 million. Facing a flood of abuse claims, five dioceses Tucson, Ariz.; Spokane, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Davenport, Iowa, and San Diego ...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...d a previous lawsuit that was dismissed before the scandal exploded across the country. Mediators, which in most cases were L.A. County Superior Court Judges Charles W. McCoy and Peter Lichtman, came up with awards working with attorneys on both sides. They took into account what kind of effect the priests...

China Closing in on US for Highest Number of Web-users

...he Internet was largely responsible for exposing a scandal in which hundreds of people worked as slaves in tw...er for the national press to finally report on the scandal that some rights groups say had been happening for years. President Hu Jintao called in January fo...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

... spot these cases, too. The Walter Reed hospital scandal and problems with some VA nursing homes have led Republicans and Democrats to call for better care for this new crop of veterans. A lucky few get Cadillac care at one of the VA's four polytrauma centers, where the most complex wounds are treated wi...

JK Rowling Intensifies Her Disabled Children's Rights Crusade

...paign last year after reading a description of the scandal in The Sunday Times in 2004, which featured a picture of Vasek Knotek, a young boy in a care home near Prague whose face emerged from a bed encircled by heavy mesh. In a heart-rending article, Rowling has described the plight of these children and ...

Ninth HIV-infected Child Dies in Kazakhstan

An HIV infection scandal in Kazakhstan deepened Tuesday with the death of a ninth child who contracted the virus at a hospital due to negligence, an AIDS centre said. The death came as a court began reading a verdict in a suit against 21 officials accused in the case for ...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

...s, jewellery, watches and cosmetics, and despite a scandal earlier this year over the sale of fake jewellery to mainland buyers, their enthusiasm appears undimmed. During China's early May holiday week, railings had to be erected outside a Louis Vuitton store to control the queues. According to Chanel, f...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...d with mood-altering drugs and beatings. "It's a scandal - the conditions here hark back to the Dickensian conditions in the worst facilities that you can think of," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiff. However, in a statemen...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

...s for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports. They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban on the 17,000 nurses who had passed last year's tests. Nurses fr...

Fake Drug Found in Chinese Hospitals, Outlets: Report

...-boosting drug in northeastern China in the latest scandal to taint its pharmaceutical industry, state press...ers where it has turned up, the report said. The scandal comes after China's former top drug administrator Zheng Xiaoyu was sentenced to death last month for...

Philippine Nurses Re-sit Scandal-tainted Exams

... re-sat their examinations Monday after a cheating scandal last year cast a shadow over their results, an off...h medical surgery and psychiatric health care. The scandal which followed placed a question mark over the 17,000 students who passed the exam in June 2006 and ...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...d with mood-altering drugs and beatings. "It's a scandal - the conditions here hark back to the Dickensian conditions in the worst facilities that you can think of," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiff. However, in a statemen...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

...with the Paris scam. Also to be disgraced as the scandal assumed ever new dimensions was Montgomery, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist and a former 100-meter world record holder. He retired in 2005 after he was banned from track and field for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for doping linked to ...

Transplant Tourism on the Rise, Says WHO

...rn Indian state of Tamil Nadu was rocked by a huge scandal involving the selling of kidneys by a number of poverty-stricken tsunami survivors. Especially the womenfolk were coming forward to 'donate' one of their kidneys to tide over the crisis resulting from dislocation after the tsunami of 2004 December...

Tuberculosis – 125 Years Since Discovery, Yet a Challenge to Dat

... Stop-TB Program, Mario Raviglione, said, "It is a scandal that in 2007 with the means we have, we could potentially cure all drug-susceptible cases of TB, we still see one-point-six million deaths every year, we still see 45-hundred deaths every day. So the point here is, the world must wake up." One reas...

An Incompetent Gynecologist

...Gynecologists to qualify as a gynecologist. This scandal has had a negative impact on the reputation of Wanganui Hospital. An US doctor has refused appointment with the hospital. Dr. Stegmann feels that this may result in filling up of vacancies with low quality doctors. The Wanganui District Health Board ...

China Permits Anti-AIDS Campaigner to Accept US Award

...for two weeks. Gao has led the way in exposing a scandal of mass HIV/AIDS infection through government-run or illegal blood-selling schemes in Henan, and the covering up of the problem by local officials who were content to leave infected people to their fate. She has fought for many years to secure drug...

A Woman Dies Due to Breast Cancer After Being Cleared in the Breast Scan

..., in Greater Manchester. A report regarding this scandal was published by the NHS North West and Report author Professor Mark Baker has pointed a finger at Mr. Husien, while also blaming the existing weaknesses in the systems at Trafford NHS Trust". SA...

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