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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...e illness," said Doug Hardy, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. State and local health officials are working to control the mosquito population and educate the public on the dangers of the buzzing pests. "We really need people to take the appropriate pre...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...ment have the opportunity to talk with a fertility specialist before beginning treatment, and yet there are already several options for protecting the ovaries and even preserving eggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue. In addition to raising awareness among the medical profession, more support is needed for resear...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...-infection is one of their biggest concerns. WCH specialist pediatrician Dr David Thomas said it was a particular problem in winter, with extra demand on services. "Cross-infection is one of the biggest concerns in the current structure; it's very difficult for patients to be isolated in a single room," sai...

Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

...competition law also created confusion among other specialist doctors who work in teams, in setting their fees and in deciding which doctors would be in the team and who would be left out. "In a team setting there is not only the issue of fees but also clinical considerations that don't apply in private busi...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...akes up 30 percent or more of the business of some specialist groups in competitive cardiac care markets like Florida, according to John O. Goodman, a consultant to cardiovascular medical groups. Advocates of the procedure say it is less invasive than open-heart surgery the only proven method for curing many...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...nefit these patients, said Dr. Irene M. Estores, a specialist in spinal cord injury and in physical medicine and rehabilitation at that hospital. But in the long run, the device (and others like it) could also prove useful as a power assist that patients wear every day. A renewed ability to flex and extend at...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

..." says Professor Dr. Frank Lammert, the Bonn-based specialist for internal medicine. Gallstones tend to be found at high levels within certain families. In particular, studies of twins provide evidence of a genetic component that boosts risk levels. "We reckon that environmental influences, like the wrong diet...

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...de of each cell and which enable them to develop a specialist function, modifying the way they divide, their form and their behaviour. These changes are coordinated through a series of instructions that must be correctly interpreted within the cell, and this means that the information must pass along a pathwa...

40 Percent of Community Pharmacists Dispensed Off-label Drug

...o decide whether to dispense the drug, rather than specialist formularies or guidelines on dispensing to children. Despite the wide availability of specialised resources, such as Medicine for Children, published by the Royal College of Paediatricians, only one respondent said they used them says Dr McLay. T...

Two Week Wait Rule Not Working With Breast Cancer Patients

...s with suspected breast cancer should be seen by a specialist within two weeks of referral by a GP. Many studies have questioned the validity of the 2 week wait rule, but this is the first to assess the long term impact. Dr Shelley Potter and her colleagues gathered data on the number, route and outcome of Pr...

Character Test for Australian Visa Subjective

... as to how they are exercised," said Ray Turner, a specialist in immigration law. "[When] the current Government came to power and Philip Ruddock became immigration minister, the character test became the important aspect of immigration law it is now." When Haneef applied to work in Australia last year as a...

Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure

...nd possibly find a cure for his Class 5 son. Skin specialist Dayanand Naik, who found that hormonal and pathological tests conducted on Prithviraj were normal, said that laser treatment or plastic surgery could be attempted after a few years. "The hair might automatically drop out when Prithviraj attains pub...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

...es. Interestingly, Hussain said there are just 12 specialist psychiatrists in the entire valley to cope with the problem. Records of the valley's only psychiatric ailments hospital in Srinagar show that over 60,000 patients with psychiatric complaints visited the out patients' department in just 2006. "It ...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...of Reunion to attend along with 20 students from a specialist centre for the deaf. "Deaf people have a reputation for being isolated. This congress shows that, on the contrary, we are capable of coming out and sharing our experiences and communicating," Hoareau said. The raft of different versions of sign l...

Prison Healthcare Continues to Fail Despite Emergency Measures, Warns BMA

... officers that prevents prisoners being treated in specialist NHS services. The shortage is so severe that in so...risoner with serious mental health problems with a specialist mental health team because of confusion and delays in supplying his release details. In some areas...

Zambia Opens First Cancer Hospital

...y Mwanawasa on Thursday opened a 10 million dollar specialist cancer hospital which will enable patients to receive treatment at home for the first time . Mwanawasa said the National Cancer Diseases Hospital (NCDH) was built following a growth in the number of cancer patients in Zambia who have previously had...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...ry lasted 17 hours and was performed by transplant specialist Raimund Margreiter at Innsbruck University Hospital in western Tyrol. "I did 5,000 hours of rehabilitation because after six years, the cerebral cortex had forgotten how to use hands," the police officer said. The bearded Kelz, who looks more lik...

Half a Million Dollars Offered for GPs With Expertise in Anesthetics and Obstetrics

...general practice, but going in for very selective, specialist fields. Speirs said Temora shire employed a service provider that ran one of the medical practices, and that company was putting up the money to attract a doctor with the necessary skills. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has urged the ...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...od and Agriculture Organisation's Vietnam bird flu specialist Jeffrey Gilbert. "Everyone's tired of it... but it's going on, and we are increasingly challenged to get these messages across to people that the risk hasn't gone away." "People get very bored very quickly," he added. "We can get the farmer to come...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...l personnel assumes that preclinical, clinical and specialist training and experience can be fast-tracked or avoided without negative impact on the nature and quality of the diagnostic imaging service. Instead, she says involving the radiologist at an earlier stage in clinical management could help avoid unne...

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