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Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

...epartment of Health admitted that there had been a shortfall of jobs. HE said Physiotherapists have an increasingly important role in providing care and support for patients in Wales and we do not want to lose these valuable professionals from the NHS. He also said: "We are working very hard with employers ...

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

... Officer Liam Donaldson. The measure would end a shortfall in organ donation that leaves around 7,000 people on the transplant waiting list at any one time, he said. "We have something of a crisis in this country," said Donaldson. "Every day at least one patient dies while on the list. There is a shortage ...

Blunders in Epilepsy Care Cost Lives, and Money UK Report

...he government should accept responsibility for the shortfall in services and increase the numbers of doctors and nurses specializing in epilepsy as a "matter of urgency". The panel called for greater awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, responsible for two-thirds of epilepsy deaths and a partic...

NHS Oversupplied With Cataract Surgery, Say Doctors

...en eye and public health doctors predicted a major shortfall in provision, made worse by an ageing population. But the technique of phacoemulsification, whereby the clouded lens is broken up by ultrasound, together with shorter hospital stays after surgery, has significantly speeded up throughput of cases. ...

Groups Join Forces to Fund Promising Lung Cancer Research

...eview process but could not be funded because of a shortfall of available funds. The three post-doctoral researchers who will receive support are: ?Timothy K. Starr, PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, whose work on the "Sleeping Beauty transposase” will identify genes specifically involved in lung t...

Health Trusts Hit Hard by Dental Contract

...zation. Most of the PCTs services are projecting a shortfall in money and the new contract seems to be set to affect patient care hard. Commenting on these figures, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb MP said: "The new dental contract has been a disaster for local health trusts as well as...

Food Hampers Deficient in Calories, Study Says

...Canadians, of whom 40% are children. The prolonged shortfall in calories and nutrients could cause long term health problems, researchers said. However, food banks are not to be blamed for this situation, researchers said. The food banks rely on donations and services from volunteers. The need of the hour is...

True Equality For Indigenous Australians

...Despite slightly increased investment in 2006, the shortfall in funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services has blown out to about $460 million a year. “I repeat the AMA’s call for this year’s Federal Budget to include a commitment to Indigenous health of $1.8 billion over ...

Paucity of specialists sends emergency department on a spin

...ned that the hospital will have to put up with the shortfall in obstetricians till end-December as the pediatrician employed for full-time services is currently on leave. The hospital is in the process of recruiting more staff to tide over the crisis. The medical board is also in receipt of a report from ...

The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management

... are over weight to slim down. Excess fat causes a shortfall in the number of insulin receptors available in the body, a condition that is detrimental for diabetes. Finally there is nothing that equals healthy diet, exercises, relaxation, stress management, yoga and meditation, which help in prevention and m...

Virus Infections Could Affect Cognitive Impairment in Latter Adulthood

... over a lifetime, which can show up as an apparent shortfall in cognitive abilities. Charles Howe, lead author of the study said, "We think picornavirus family members cross into the brain and cause a variety of brain injuries. For example, the polio virus can cause paralysis. It can injure the spinal cord a...

Clinical Trial Shows Liquid Eggs Enriched with Omega-3 Deliver Heart Health Benefits

...or people with cardiovascular health problems. The shortfall is significant and needs to be addressed through increased public and health education efforts.' The clinical trial involved 16 healthy men with moderately elevated triglyceride levels in their blood – greater than 90 mg per deciliter of serum (1 m...

College Launches Palliative Care Nursing Program

...care program will also take strides to address the shortfall of this type of care among racial and ethnic minorities. "There is mistrust among some in this population," explains Tabloski, "and as a whole they are diagnosed later, are sometimes treated less aggressively and have poorer outcomes. Our program's g...

New Junior Doctor Training Posts

...me [RTG] this year, especially as there is still a shortfall in the number of RTG posts. "Other issues also remain, including the balance of specialties, and we look forward to continuing to address these concerns with the Department of Health." SR...

Compulsory Rural Stint for Doctors: Ramadoss

... order to meet health targets and bridge the acute shortfall of trained doctors in rural healthcare centres, it is proposed that medical students would not be given the licence to practice or go in for further studies till they have completed one-year rural posting after internship, said Ramadoss. "We are p...

International Conference on The Costs And Benefits of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Developing Countries to be hosted by Harvard

...8.9 billion against the need of $14.9 billion. The shortfall forces the national governments to find strategies to maximize the treatment and prevention strategies for their citizens. // The conference will attempt to address the issue through cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis. The conference, wh...

Effects Of Autism On Brain Much Wider Than Presumed

... The researchers found that the autistic group had shortfall in many functions of the brain, including skills in sensory and motor function, attention span, problem solving and language. Dr. Minshew, a professor of psychiatry and neurology said, “And it affects a broad range of abilities in each of these domai...

Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland

...s have half the recommended provision or less. The shortfall is not made good by other 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 MP...

WB Asks Centre To Continue Supply Of Anti-Rabies Vaccine

Faced with a severe shortfall of the tissue culture variety of anti-rabies vaccine, West Bengal has asked the Centre to continue supply of the restricted nerve tissue variety vaccine till the demand-supply gap is met//. State Health minister Surjyakanta Mishra told reporters h...

NHS Funding For Continuing Care: Eligibility Criteria Simplified

...le and their families will be forced to cover this shortfall to pay for their own nursing care." Pauline Ford, adviser for older people, the Royal College of Nursing, also was of a similar opinion. She said that she was dismayed at the £97 funding made available by the NHS."This would buy just seven-and-a-...

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