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Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

According to a recent survey, researchers suggests that nurses and junior doctors can both carry out pre-surgery assessments of patients to the same degree of competence...There's a shortage of junior doctors in the UK// and it's been suggested that appropriately trained nurses might be able to take over some of their roles. Researchers in Ireland, UK, have compared the way in which junior doctor...

Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly

Lack of sleep for the junior doctors can affect their neurobehavioral performance as much as having alcohol and working.// ....During heavy call rotation and long hours, effects on residents’ neurobehavioral performance are comparable to the impairment associated with a 0.04 to 0.05 grams percent blood alcohol concentration. The article was published in the September issue of JAMA... ..Work-rel...

Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union

Nanotechnology involves using tiny particles for treatment of diseases. ‘Nano’ refers to billionth of a unit. European countries are to use Nanotechnology for treatment of fatal diseases, which will help to reduce the cost of healthcare // . European Union to develop Nanotechnology in the next 10 years which will help to cure diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, Cancer, HIV infection, Alzhe...

Detection of Weak strains of bird flu virus – Target of European Unio

In an attempt to rapidly eliminate milder strains of avian influenza virus before it can mutate into more virulent forms, it has been proposed to broaden the target of the European Union regarding the bird flu threat. // The joint decision has been taken by agricultural ministers of the 25 different countries that represent the European Union. ....In line with the proposal, it was agreed to boos...

Junior Doctors Put An End To Strike

Junior doctors who had gone on a strike in the Indian Sate of Uttar Pradesh have resumed work in seven medical colleges. The State Government is reported to have declared their strike illegal. Work at// medical colleges at places like Allahabad, Kanpur, Meerut, Lucknow, Agra, Jhansi and Gorakhpur came to a grinding halt as a result of the strike. The strike was the offshoot of a clash between jun...

Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece Face Bird Flu Threat: European Union

The presence of the deadly bird flu infection has been confirmed in Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia by the European Union. Reassurance steps have been initiated by the Italian following detection of the infection in dead swans, last week . // ....The EU confirmed that samples sent to its reference laboratory in Britain after a first analysis by local research institutes confirmed the H5N1 strain...

Heart Brakes: Hearts in European Union Invite Health Attention

London: European Union has a huge health problem of having too many ailing hearts, making it the number one health ailment in the Union, that costed the bloc’s members, a whopping 169 billion euros in 2003, according to a study. // ..Take a look at the annual statistics, but watch your heart before you read them. Cardiovascular disease ruled, making a dent of 230 euros on an average on Healthc...

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

Chikungunya epidemic, a mosquito-borne disease for which there is no known cure or vaccine has claimed the lives of nearly 77 French inhabitants of La Reunion Island // on Indian Ocean. As Nearly 1 in 6 inhabitants are affected in the island, announced Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister. ..More than 130, 000 people on the island have been affected. The 77 mortalities could be related direct...

European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu 'crisis'

Brussels: It is no exaggeration that bird flu has thrown Europe’s poultry industry into doldrums. An urgent call has been issued by European Union countries// for emergency aid to provide succor to the struggling poultry producers. The Union is also at its wits end trying ways to reassure fearful consumers. .. ..The EU's executive branch would be subsidizing the production costs of chicks and eg...

‘Drug Resistant TB’ Rattles the Union Ministy

The lurking danger of drug resistance TB is becoming apparent to the Government Health officials, albeit for the first time. The Union Ministry is now pulling up// its socks and gearing up to take stock of multi-drug resistant MDR-TB. ....DOTS Plus, or directly observed treatment, short-course, a public health initiative , developed by the World Health Organization and its partners, is likely to...

African Union Launches A Programme On Acceleration of HIV Prevention

The African Union (AU) and the UN system in Africa on Tuesday launched the Acceleration of Prevention of HIV Initiative in the African Region//. Aids prevention matters were the top priority at the launch of the Acceleration for the Prevention of HIV programme. The programme aims to curb the spread on the pandemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. ....AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konar...

Andhra Junior Doctors Call Off Strike Partially; To Attend Emergency cases

The striking junior doctors in Andhra Pradesh have decided to partially call off their 10-day strike and attend to emergency cases on Saturday. //Earlier in the day, about 4,000 junior doctors staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan and blocked the road in front of the governor's residence. ..The junior doctors from nine hospitals across Andhra Pradesh are on strike since the past 10 days....

Parents of Junior Athletes do More Harm than Good

Recent research has revealed that several parents of junior athletes seem to have a negative impact on their children's develoopment//. ..Their findings have been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. ..The findings are informed by a national survey of 132 professional junior tennis coaches in the US, which looked at the role parents play in the successes of their sporting offspri...

Crazy Things - Children aged five joining junior gym

‘Kid gyms’ have aroused as fear about childhood obesity grows and thus private fitness clubs rush// to install child-sized machines, during the past two years. Biggest Junior gym firms, like Shokk and Zig Zag was building new facilities and installing machines for their little customers. ..According to NHS standards,...

Junior Medicos Call Off Hunger Strike

At least 25 junior doctors who were on a hunger strike over quota issue at the campus of government-run New Civil hospital since Monday // , called off the strike tonight, according to action committee president Dr Rajiv Kharkhar. ....Meanwhile, the general strike by over 700-odd medicos in the region has entered its tenth day today... ..The protestors staged a protest rally under the aegis of In...

MP Junior Doctors Continue Strike

Continuing their strike as part of anti-quota agitation, junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh today promised to call it off // , if the state government gives written assurance to abide by the Supreme Court's directives and refrain from taking action against them for staging the protests. ....'We are ready to join work if the state government gives written assurance of abiding by apex court directive...

Several Junior Doctors Could Be Rendered Jobless

A planning blunder by the Government could well leave several junior doctors jobless. The British Medical Association estimates// that more than 11,000 junior doctors will be unable to find training posts next year. ....Most of them have already been trained at a cost of over a quarter of a million pounds of the taxpayer’s money to train and now would be forced to leave the NHS to find work abro...

Junior Doctors Back To Work

After signing contracts with the District Health Boards (DHBs), striking junior doctors returned to hospital calling off their strike. // .. ..The doctor's union - Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) and the DHBs met and analyzed the contracts for about six hours on Monday and planned to meet on Thursday for confirming the results. .. ..Nearly 2,500 junior doctors took part in the strike,...

Junior Doctors In Madhya Pradesh Strike Work

Junior doctors observed a day's strike in Madhya Pradesh today in protest against dismissal of AIIMS director P Venugopal//. ....In the state capital, junior doctors observed a `symbolic' strike and a large number of them shouted slogans near Hamidia Hospital for some time condemning the sacking of Venugopal... ..Terming Venugopal's removal as "arbitrary and inappropriate" the medicos said the...

Sheer exhaustion makes a junior doc’ kill a patient!

According to an inquest heard, a patient was given a lethal overdose of insulin by a tired junior doctor, after working more than 100 hours in a week.// ..Dr Helen Pike, 30, gave the injection herself, in spite of 2 nurses warning her. The patient, Tony Wright, 58 suffered a massive cardiac arrest just a few minutes later. 10 days later, he passed away in the hospital’s ICU. ....Once his wife h...

Junior Doctors Protest Against Reservation Bill

The anti reservation movement has gained momentum following the Union Cabinet’s go ahead signal towards introducing a Bill in the current session of Parliament for providing 27// per cent reservations to Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in government-aided institutions of higher education including professional ones. ..Angry at the government’s proposal, members of Junior Doctors Association (JDA)...

Envisaged Specialty Training Programme For Junior Doctors Encounters a Speed Breaker

A UK-wide Specialty training programme, aiming to Modernize Medical Careers, for Junior Doctors is facing a stumbling block, even before the commencement of the program//; Doctors from Scotland have sought a clarification mainly about logistics, specialty subjects and whether doctors will be given the option of choosing a convenient location. They have put up these requests in a letter addressed...

New Junior Doctor Training Posts

Commenting on the Government's announcement that there will be up to 23,000 junior doctor training posts in the UK next year, the BMA’s Deputy Chair // of the Junior Doctor’s Committee [JDC], Dr Tom Dolphin, said ...."The BMA is delighted that there has been such a large increase in the indicative number of training posts, and this goes a long way towards addressing the concerns of junior doctor...

Union Health Minister visits chikungunya-hit areas in Kerala

For an immediate evaluation of the situation, the Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss started his visit of the chikungunya- affected areas in Kerala’s Alapuzha district on Friday//. ..The highest number of deaths in the past 3 weeks has been reported from Cherthala Taluk. Ramadoss visited the hospitals in this area...Experts from WHO and national institutes are in the region for the past 3 d...

Patna Junior Doctors Refuse to Withdraw Strike

Patients continued to suffer at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Monday as junior doctors// refused to withdraw their three-day-old strike demanding security, despite assurances from the Bihar government. ....The doctors went on strike Saturday midnight following an alleged attack on some of them by attendants of a patient. ....While Health Minister Chandra Mohan Rai gave an assuranc...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

The Union budget for 2007-'08, presented by Finance minister P.Chidambaram has drawn cheers from some quarters and flak from others. In his introductory remarks he// said: 'The education and health sectors will also receive substantial funds. In 2007-08, I propose to enhance the allocation for education by 34.2 per cent to Rs.32,352 crore and for health and family welfare by 21.9 per cent to Rs.1...

Junior Doctors of UK Stage Walkout

Britain’s junior doctors have walked out of the review body described as the ‘ the most equitable and practical solution available’ by its mentors, to deal// with their protests against the Medical Training Application Service. ..The government review group was established to look at failures in the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS), which is part of the Modernizing Medical Careers (MM...

Guiding Hand For Junior Doctors

Clinical management, communication and professionalism are the key areas addressed in a new..curriculum framework to guide junior doctors //through their early years of postgraduate training. ..A review of the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors by Dr Ian Graham, lead author..of the draft curriculum, and colleagues, is published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. .."Prev...

UK’s Junior Doctors Losing Hop

A pall of gloom and associated pessimism hangs thickly over Britain’s junior doctors,// reports show. ..It has just been a month since UK’s young doctors took the street in protest of the lack of suitable jobs. This was in spite of most of them having dished out thousands of pounds to train for government programs that would make them eligible for NHS employment. The dearth of jobs, they argue...

Junior Doctors Facing More Misery Because of Contract Deadlock: BMA

Junior doctors who do not get training posts through the flawed Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) could face further misery because the government// is stalling on a new contract for non-training grade doctors, the BMA warns. ....Latest figures show that 34,250 doctors are chasing 18,500 specialist training posts in the UK. The government has so far given no commitment that trainee doc...

Bengal Junior Medicos Strike Work to Protest Violence

The strike by the junior doctors of two state-run medical college hospitals in West Bengal entered its second day Monday, leaving many patients a harried lot . ......The house staff and interns of the Chittaranjan National Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata had ceased work protesting a mob fury in which the hospital premises were ransacked late Saturday night after a 22-year-old auto driver...

Junior Doctors Facing More Misery Because of Contract Deadlock: BMA

Junior doctors who do not get training posts through the flawed Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) could face further misery because the government is stalling on a new contract for non-training grade doctors, the BMA warns. ......Latest figures show that 34,250 doctors are chasing 18,500 specialist training posts in the UK. The government has so far given no commitment that trainee do...

Scary Spice Shedding Weight for Reunion Tour

Scary Spice a.k.a. Mel B is getting back into shape for the Spice Girls reunion tour, just three months after she gave birth to a baby girl ....... ......The singer said that she is feeling great that her strict diet and workout schedule has paid off really well....... ......I've been working out really hard and dieting like crazy and it's finally coming off. I feel great," the Mirror quoted her,...

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

Some 2,200 trade unionists demonstrated outside the seat of the Polish government Friday in support of hundreds of nurses who have pitched camp in front of the building in a two-week pay protest. ......The demonstrators, including railway workers and miners from Poland's southern Silesian coal belt, brandished banners reading, "We want a decent living, like lawmakers" and "We want to work, not...

Bangladeshi Wins America's Junior Miss Contest

Nora Ali, daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants to the United States, has been crowned America's Junior Miss 2007. ......Nora, 17, won the final competition, held in Alabama Saturday, by bagging prize money of more than $60,000, The Daily Star said Wednesday, quoting website wcco.com. ......"I just want to start a business and maybe even start a bio-medical company with my elder sister who does st...
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