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Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...a grave concern. "While we do not want to create unnecessary panic, it is important for parents to be aware that the disease can cause serious illness within 24 hours," he said. A Gold Coast Hospital spokeswoman admitted winter was a difficult time for hospitals. "It's is a busy time for hospitals Austral...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...hair. These falsely positive results could lead to unnecessary procedures for nonexistent heart problems or for problems that could be treated without surgery. The commercial software does not account for movement in the lungs and heart while the patient is breathing during the test, Gould said, and as a resul...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

... strains can confuse HPV screening tests and cause unnecessary anxiety among patients. Some researchers, however, have said that this grouping will encourage men to get vaccinated to prevent disfiguring warts, and as a result they will no longer transmit the cancer-causing HPV strains to women....

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

...tricting admissions to affected areas and reducing unnecessary access to the wards, to reduce the chances of it spreading.""We apologize for any inconvenience", he added. Queensland Health Director of Infection Services, Dr Michael Whitby, said outbreaks usually emerged where a concentrated number of people exi...

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...tive corporate influence" to encourage GPs to make unnecessary referrals to their other services by giving performance pay and bonuses, the report said and recommended their conduct be monitored and the government introduce legislation that would allow them to be punished. A GP is deemed to have practiced inap...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...lier stage in clinical management could help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and therefore ease demand. Dr Kenny also recommends using new technologies to eliminate the need for film production by radiographers and handling by radiologists....

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

...reclaim bodies adult female and infant male from unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions. There are many who still wholeheartedly go with the tradition and want to still continue it. We were all circumcised when I was born, said R. Louis Schultz, a 79-year-old New Yorker and author of Out in...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

... precision protects the skin, heart and lungs from unnecessary radiation, minimizes side effects, and saves the patient a lot of time. Heres how it works: Using a probe attached to the portable intrabeam radiotherapy machine, a single, concentrated dose is inserted directly into the affected area inside the b...

Genetic Tests Could Help Decide the Right Anti-depressants

...ich drugs to avoid. This could potentially prevent unnecessary drug toxicity, a major cause of illness and death. Aside from the potential to transform clinical psychiatric practice, these new developments will surely change the relationship between doctors and the drug industry and between the industry and th...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

... precision protects the skin, heart and lungs from unnecessary radiation, minimizes side effects, and saves the patient a lot of time." This procedure allays the fear, of many patients going in for lumpectomy surgery to remove the small tumour, of weeks of radiation treatment that would follow. Now all the extr...

BMA Calls for Flexible Working as Number of Women Doctors Swell

...al hours in an NHS thats increasingly saddled with unnecessary bureaucracy and government interference. Its to their credit that so many doctors are still enthusiastic about their careers. The survey also shows: Most of the doctors were in debt when they graduated. The average amount owed was 20,798 with th...

Blunders in Epilepsy Care Cost Lives, and Money UK Report

... year from epilepsy, 69,000 people are living with unnecessary seizures, and 74,000 people are taking anti-epilepsy drugs they do not need. Baroness Gould, chair of the APPG, says the report identifies a national scandal: "Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the report is the fact that better services would r...

Oral Treatment as Effective as Injections in Treating Kids With Pneumonia

...ctions, endured by generations of children, may be unnecessary and could be replaced with oral doses of the medicine in the majority of cases. As a part of the study the researchers looked over 243 children, enrolled over a 21-month period at eight UK hospitals. Half the kids were randomly assigned to receive...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...the ethics are on slippery slope with kickbacks, unnecessary investigation, unnecessary surgeries; how do we stop the rot. I dont think one should take such a bleak view of all doctors. ...

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

...reening program will lead to more women undergoing unnecessary follow-up procedures. ECRI Institutes analysis s... high risk may be willing to go through additional unnecessary testing just to get reassurance that they do not have cancer, Bruening said. In high-risk women, the...

Defective Defibrillators

... The wire or the lead sometimes shocked the heart unnecessary or sometimes failed to work when heart is beating abnormally or completely stopped. Many a times it causes more anxiety to the patient or there is an increased cost to repair or remove the device and many a times it can cause death. It is a big pro...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

... locally, for example, saving carbon emissions and unnecessary transport. Most people need to learn from their direct experiences - like the child who defies warnings and touches the stove. "But that doesn't work with the Earth's climate and its many billions of people. You can't rewind and replay," Seidl sai...

Suit Filed Against Horrors of Psychiatric Ward in New York Hospital

...cted to overcrowded conditions, physical abuse and unnecessary injections of mood-altering drugs. Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is central Brooklyns leading healthcare center and the anchor facility for the Central Brooklyn Family Health Network,one of the largest municipal healthcare networks in the Uni...

Spit Test Kit on the Cards to Ascertain Pre-eclampsia Risk

...ent of blood pressure, it may obviate the need for unnecessary hospital admission." The conventional testing that employs using blood pressure and urine monitoring is not always reliable, as the indications could be attributed to factors other than pre-eclampsia. Michael Rich, the chief executive of Action o...

Rajasthan Government Urged to Keep a Close Watch on Doctors

...ver rising complaints that doctors are prescribing unnecessary medicines has asked the state government to keep ...medicines and monitor the prescriptions so that no unnecessary medicines are given. There have been instances wherein doctors have insisted that patients visit t...

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