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Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...e remote village fraught with poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and underdevelopment has been shocked into disbelief, after 35 AIDS deaths were reported in the last four years. Experts say Vishnugarh's case is just the tip of an iceberg and that the HIV problem has assumed alarming proportions, despite awarene...

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

...also implement policies to significantly lower the unemployment rate. "This conducive investment environment has directly and indirectly enhanced healthcare infrastructure, facilities, and the quality of healthcare professionals in India," notes Reddy. "This has, in turn, improved the standard of health service...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...eing trans affects their economic health and means unemployment and underemployment. There is a real material cost in transitioning." In San Francisco -- arguably the most transgender friendly city in the country and home to the minority's largest population -- 60 percent of transgender people make less than $1...

Study Tests Depression Treatment for Diabetes Patients

...pression severity was associated with younger age, unemployment and a greater number of prescribed medications. These findings are consistent with those observed in urban samples. Part of the significance of the paper is that it helps put rural Appalachia on the map in terms of depression and diabetes, de Groot...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...stituents. "He [Castro] was very familiar with the unemployment rates, health conditions, and infant mortality rates in my district, and that surprised me," Thompson said. Castro offered scholarships for low-income Americans under the same terms as the other international students -- they have to agree to go back...

Learning Disabilities If Undetected Early Proves Costly Later

...people. Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and unemployment are some of the problems faced by people with such disabilities. Philippa Slater, B.C. representative of the learning disabilities association confirms this finding and says that many such people resort to the extreme measure of committing suicide ...

Living in Poor Neighborhoods Raises Risks for Heart Disease and Stroke

...ich was measured by an index of education, income, unemployment and welfare assistance levels. Results also showed that the chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke in the first year after having an event was 1.6 times higher for women and 1.7 times higher for men in high- vs. low-deprivation neighborhood...

Indian Doctors Return Home from Britain, More on the Way

...while another is held in London. So high was the unemployment among Indian doctors who had passed the PLAB tests but were unable to find unemployment that one of them, Surinder Sareen, wrote a funny-if-not-serious account in the British Medical Journ...

Youngest Drinkers Likelier to Use Alcohol for Stress Relief as Adults

... such as death of a family member or close friend, unemployment for more than a month, financial crises, legal problems or disruption of a marriage or romantic relationship. Average daily consumption of alcohol increased by 19 percent with each additional stressful event experienced among those who started drin...

Corporate Inc Awakening To Economic Impact Of HIV

...bour, suffered this loss of income. In addition, unemployment among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) increased to 9.8 percent from 3.6 between the time they were tested and surveyed. HIV/AIDS also increases the workload on the elderly and girl children, said Bery. HIV households spend 400 percent more tha...

Maternity leave mooted for South African girls

...al survey meanwhile showed in the province of high unemployment rates some girls from disadvantaged communities were contributing to the income of their families by accessing the national child support grant of 190 rands (25 dollars) per month. The theory linking teen pregnancies to state support has been aroun...

Jamaica Sees 1000 New Cases of HIV Annually

...ead of HIV in Jamaica include illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and gender relations. Besides that, the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS has contributed to the population increasingly vulnerable by driving the epidemic underground. The document has called...

New Guidelines To Rehabilitate Drug Offenders

...and welfare costs, reduced workplace productivity, unemployment and the need to provide services to those victimized by drug abusers. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, recently reported that the estimated cost to society of drug abuse in 2002 was $181 billion. Of that figure, $107 billion in costs were associated with ...

Indian Origin Woman is the New Head of British Medical Association

...se young doctors. For the first time we are seeing unemployment in our medical profession and this may also get worse with more doctors coming from the European Union," she said. Striking a personal note, Kumar said: "I came to this country with my family as an immigrant from a country without a free health ser...

Several Junior Doctors Could Be Rendered Jobless

...of a million pounds. The fact that they could face unemployment is outrageous. ‘The alternative - pushing doctors into dead-end jobs so they never get essential skills that would benefit their patients - is unacceptable and won't work. ‘Doctors are simply going to leave the NHS instead.’ The BMA's Junior Do...

Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study

...th the problem more acute in the rural areas where unemployment is rampant, according to a study. // The report, ...rugs was higher among rural youth primarily due to unemployment in those areas. It attributed the high levels of addiction to poverty, lack of awareness and easy ...

Mental Health Problems on Rise in Himachal Pradesh

...literacy rates at about 80 percent but also a high unemployment rate. (Source: IANS News)...

Figment of Imagination? A Powerful US Economy Gives Rise to Fatal Heart Attacks

...s have shown that even a one percentage decline in unemployment can cause the mortality rate to rise by 1.3 percent or 2,515 additional deaths per year from heart attacks, with the rates of mortality being alike for both male and female. An economic upswing witnesses the 20-44 age groups portraying a high risk ...

Zimbabwe Faces Shortage Of AIDS Drugs

...we's "economic collapse," where hyperinflation and unemployment are riding high. Along with this comes acute dearth of antiretrovirals and lifeline medications. Zimbabwean health officials are of the opinion that Zimbabwe’s lack of foreign exchange has caused a shortage of antiretrovirals, as the local manufactu...

Many Indian Doctors Live In Poverty

... Most of them are faced with discrimination and unemployment rather than hospitals welcoming them, which is what they expected. All of them had gone through the professional and linguistic assessment board (Plab) test in the UK. Their own nations stand deprived of their skills and face a shortage of doctors. T...

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