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Role of zinc in development

...that the reactions of children's immune systems to shortages of vitamin A, iron and zinc could be countered by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where people eat a lot of cereals, pulses and vegetables but no animal products. This sort of diet contains lots of phytates,...

Harsh British Winter Could Kill Upto 90,000 Pensioners

...rnment of 'inefficiency and incompetence' over the shortages of flu vaccine and alleged that the failure to gua...me under fire over rising prices and fears of fuel shortages this winter. He conceded that the country faced 'difficulties with gas prices', admitting there was...

UK has to be more Prepared against Bird Flu

...ld organize the food sector as there would be high shortages of disease free food items, which requires the Government organizing the food supplies by collaborating with major food retailers and manufacturers. Though Government has stockpiled a stock of 14.6 million doses which would be only sufficient to immu...

UK Committee Warns on Food Shortages Due to Flu Epidemic

...are not made on time, the Committee felt that food shortages would hit the country badly. 'A flu pandemic looks likelier now than at any time since the 1960s,' said Lord Broers, chairman of the Committee. 'But it's not inevitable and with co-ordinated international action it can still be prevented. The governm...

Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient

...$500 (U.S.) a kg from $45 in the past 12 months on shortages of Tamiflu and skyrocketing demand, with various countries clamouring to stockpile the drug. Biolyse specializes in extracting chemicals from plants and biomaterials at its plant in St. Catharines, Ontario. Now makes a generic version of the cancer ...

Unfilled medical posts affect mental health adversely

...health services are facing the same critical staff shortages as the broader health sector in meeting the future...end up chasing your tail." Mr Hay said the staff shortages were the result of fewer graduates and the difficulties in keeping experienced staff in regional are...

NHS faces mental health crisis; 'risky' patients sent home

...ull or have more patients than beds, with staffing shortages and unpleasant ward environments undermining the therapeutic purpose of inpatient admission". With private beds costing up to £5,000 a week, the overflow into the private sector is costing the NHS millions of pounds a year. The inspectorate, the ...

UK Facing Shortage of Radiotherapists Delaying Cancer Treatment

A British Medical Journal report says that staff shortages in radiotherapy units across the country are delaying vital treatment to cancer patients// and thus reducing their chances of surviving the condition. "Radiotherapy services in the UK are inferior to those in most developed countries and indeed ma...

Zimbabweans Will Need To Cough Up More on Health Costs

...e receiving end, combating an economic crisis with shortages of food, fuel, currency and even water and electricity. This is being blamed on the poor management under President Robert Mugabe’s regime, which has affected Zimbabwe’s all round growth. According to the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, an average fa...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

...3% last month, crumbling health services and acute shortages of food, gasoline and medicines in Zimbabwe, more AIDS-related illnesses are being nursed at home and many burials in rural areas go unrecorded. Meanwhile the head of UNICEF called for education programs to protect children from bird flu, warning th...

Chronic shortage of GPs in Australia, Need for Immediate Intervention

...pply is needed to reduce the likelihood of extreme shortages or surpluses, and assist more effective delivery of medical care,’ remarked Dr. Joyce, who led the study. In an attempt to change the present trend, five new medical schools have been opened, which is anticipated to increase the medical graduates b...

Mental Hospitals Offer More Problems than Solutions

...ion the system has also been struggling with staff shortages and forced overtime. These investigative findings have shown just how far the hospitals are from meeting accepted standards of care. These include initial assessments which are oft only ‘cursory and not individualized’ which in turn lead to inapp...

India's Economic Boom Pack To Waste Children Life

...en struggling with hunger amid plenty, due to real shortages in its poorest states, shoddy management of food stocks, lack of adequate storage and social injustice. Malnutrition persists in the midst of cultural traditions that are far harder to tackle than a simple lack of food like millions of women with ...

US Offers Specialized Equipment To Fight Bird Flu In Nigeria

...Katrina "so when your government made these supply shortages known to us, we were only too happy to help."More than 450 000 birds have died after an outbreak of bird flu in poultry farms in the country. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country....

What to do with the Dead if a Flu Outbreak Happens?

...s, he said. Of course smaller problems like fuel shortages during this time would mean added complications transporting bodies and keeping refrigerated trucks cool. With funeral operators and medical examiners at the bottom of White House’s priority list for medicine and vaccine most of the burden of dealing...

Several Junior Doctors Could Be Rendered Jobless

...e these reforms work. We first raised the issue of shortages of specialist posts last year, but it still hasn't been addressed. Now is the time for answers.’ Tory health spokesman Andrew Lansley said: ‘At the point at which foundation year two comes in under the new modernising medical careers structure in A...

Nurses Face Unemployment

... situations. The report concluded that news of the shortages could hit future recruitment and cause early drop-outs. Ms Adams said: ‘Student nurses are frustrated, angry and disillusioned because of the difficulties they face finding jobs as deficits bite. It is clear that the Department of Health has failed...

Klebsiella Outbreak In Durban Blamed On Staff Shortage & Overcrowding

...d on Friday that 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...

Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland

...er health professionals . . . and all areas report shortages of rheumatology specialist nurses.” Campaigners have also warned that women are being largely neglected in their treatment of the condition. As many as ten woman MPs including Theresa May have joined with the ‘arthritis charities’ to push for a boo...

Funds Allocated to Illinois and Chicago to Prepare in Case of a Flu Pandemic

...ess for pandemic, revealed loopholes that included shortages in vaccines, ventilators, coroners and such other essential supplies. The funds allocated will be utilized to plug the loopholes and take care of money for health departments, for sprucing up the facilities in hospitals, and even hiring more people t...

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