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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...on of mosquitoes, while reduced rainfall and water shortage could lead to waterborne diseases, the UN health agency said. Carbon dioxide from energy use is a major contributor to the greenhouse gases which scientists blame for global warming. At least 40 participants from 16 countries including China, Ind...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...than 30 million last year and growing, there is no shortage of Chinese who are willing to play for profit. Estimates of the number of Chinese gold farmers vary from 500,000 to over one million, as teenage drop-outs and jobless 20-somethings from poor villages or underdeveloped cities flood into the mushroom...

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...n the number of donors, there is still a desperate shortage of organs. There are currently more than 800 people waiting for organs in Scotland - an increase of almost 20% since 2005. This doesnt include those who die before even making it on to the waiting list. Surveys have shown that 90% of the population...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

...ies will hit bookstores this month and there is no shortage of anticipation among Harry Potter fans. Kansas State University's Philip Nel and Karin Westman are no exceptions. Nel, associate professor of English, is the author of "J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide"; and Westman, an associ...

Malawi Targets 150,000 People With AIDS Drugs

...ggest impediment to the roll-out programme was the shortage of health workers, the NAC chief added. Malawi, with a population of 12 million, has only 150 doctors on the state payroll, according to a recent survey by the health ministry. Still a taboo subject in the conservative landlocked country, wedged ...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...hese are temporary fixes, analysts say, for an oil shortage which, like the 1973 oil crisis, is triggered more by politics and economics than a natural paucity of global reserves or an inability to extract and produce new oil. But many scientists warn that there will come a day when rising oil prices will no...

Urine is a Rich Source of Phosphorus

...n researcher has suggested that the looming global shortage of phosphorus can be dealt with by recycling urine. Associate Professor Cynthia Mitchell of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) reckons that the world's deposits of phosphorus may finish in about 50...

Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

There seems to be an acute shortage of jobs for the physiotherapist at the NHS. Many of the newly qualified physiotherapists cannot find a permanent job in the NHS as posts are being frozen to save money. There is huge waiting list of patients waiting for treatment from the physiother...

Vets To Team Up With Human Health Specialists

...ng the field. By 2025, it's estimated we'll have a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians. This according to Mahr, could increase the risk that new diseases could go undiagnosed. In the past 25 years, he says, 75 percent of new infectious diseases have come from animals, and in some cases, veterinarians were the ...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...months. They also conceded there was a very real shortage of services for the mentally ill and inconsistent training of harried ER staff. Emergency rooms can be battlegrounds. They often are the last resort for psychiatric patients in crisis -- some patients are so out of control and aggressive that menta...

Treat Every Patient as a Potential Organ Donor, British Health Official Says

Severe organ shortage plagues many countries across the world. Perhaps o... has suggested. He has noted that current severe shortage only leads to the deaths of hundreds of patients on waiting lists each year. According to figures,...

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...re. With Australia in the midst of a nation-wide shortage of doctors, more must be done to foster positive e...ce in rural areas where the brunt of the workforce shortage is felt. AMSA is calling on the federal government for a capital investment in primary care practi...

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

...ast one patient dies while on the list. There is a shortage of organs in this country and the situation is getting worse." Surveys show that, while only 20 percent of the population are currently registered as donors, up to 70 percent of people say they would be willing to donate if asked. The "opt-out" s...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...d to a cycle of abuse. In some regions, an acute shortage of women has resulted in men buying brides and sharing them with their brothers. The book tells of Tripala Kumari, 18, whose husband killed her because she refused to have sex with his brothers. Instances came to light of male foetuses dumped in du...

Prison Healthcare Continues to Fail Despite Emergency Measures, Warns BMA

...habilitation programmes being impeded by a drastic shortage of police escort officers that prevents prisoners being treated in specialist NHS services. The shortage is so severe that in some areas common medical problems, such as broken hand bones, are not sent for...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...one by hand, the operation is highly skilled and a shortage of clinicians able to carry out the surgery means only ten of people with the condition, called atrial fibrillation, are treated this way. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair underwent such an operation in 2004. Around 50,000 people develo...

India Requires Over $200 Bn to Provide Quality Healthcare

...etration of health insurance to larger population, shortage of adequately trained healthcare professionals leading to poor quality of service delivery," FICCI said. "Absence of infrastructure status and appropriate incentives restricts private sector entry into rural and semi-urban areas." The study also ...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

...couraged or permitted. Last year, because of a shortage of posts, the government told NHS trusts not to employ overseas junior doctors if there were suitable British or European applicants for positions. The Lancet says: "Such a situation is shameful since the NHS has long relied on overseas doctors to...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

.... The chamber put forward estimates such as a shortage of 4,53,785 doctors, 1,290,174 nurses and a huge n...etration of health insurance to larger population, shortage of adequately trained healthcare professionals leading to poor quality of service delivery," FICCI r...

Singapore Imposes Stricter Controls for Foreign-trained Doctors

...nce 2000 to work on a short-term basis to ease the shortage of physicians. The change will not affect those who are already in the city-state. As of last January, Singapore had 7,611 registered doctors including 2,286 trained in foreign institutions. About 400 are either from unrecognised medical schools ...

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