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Leeds medics solve an ancient riddle -- and offer new tool for diagnosis

A puzzling medical condition, identified more than 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates, has finally been explained by researchers at the University of Leeds. The phenomenon of "finger clubbing", a deformity of the fingers and fingernails, has been known for thousands of years, and has long been rec...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

Overseas doctors, especially Indians, Jordanians and Iraqis, will face prejudice in the wake of the June 29 and 30 failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. According to the medical journal Lancet, there is a danger of such incidents being used as an excuse to discriminate against oversea...

NHS Medics at the Receiving End

Doctors undergoing training abroad are facing a sudden turn of events, after the change in the immigration rule, which stipulates that non-EU doctors// need to possess work permits to train with the NHS. This will obviously leave many thousands in quandary and render them jobless. The governme...

Plane Facts: Beneficial To Have Medics Full-Time In Super Jets

Rita Mody, who is a committee member of the Royal College of Nurses' In-flight Nurses Association, has provided a valuable insight during the upcoming production// of super jumbo jets. She said it was important to have a member of medical staff on every flight, to ensure immediate care to those who...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

UK authorities are asserting that they are not pressing panic buttons, at least not yet, in the matter of employing overseas doctors or taking in students from countries under the scanner for terrorist networks. All eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings here la...

Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

...opping to a hypothermic level. Why is it so effective? Previously medics generally warmed an IV bag using their own body heat or a cumbersome AC-pow...steps are printed on the Thermal Angel label, bag, and instruction insert. medics may refer to a 2 1/2 minute online video for instruction, and the company p...

HIMSS Analytics and NetMotion Wireless Release Study Findings on Key Challenges for Wireless Healthcare Deployments

...heory, secure mobile access to medical records and imaging, prescriptions, and even general administrative databases, should allow doctors, nurses and medics to treat more patients faster, more accurately, and with greater flexibility - from any location in a large hospital, during home visits, or at the sc...

The Doctor Is In, Around the Clock

... InPlace Medical Solutions' delivery model places the right resources on Internet-enabled offshore rigs and remote facilities: specially qualified medics from the eCareGroup, advanced equipment, medical-quality videoconferencing, and an electronic medical record (EMR) system for recordkeeping. Facilitie...

A Medical Miracle: Back from the Dead

...seph Delfino and other city officials and Hospital representatives joined in celebrating the sequence of events and actions by the fast responders and medics that led to Mrs. Buhlheller's survival. Upon receiving the 911 call at 7:27 a.m., the White Plains police officer Andrew Harrington and an ambulan...

Combat Injuries: A Matter of Life and Death

... Rapid medical evacuation Improved training of corpsmen, medics and other frontline personnel Close proximity of highly trained me...ilize severely injured patients. Improved training of corpsmen and medics in treating traumatic injuries. Another military innovat...

Superbug risk to war wounded

...lera, dysentery, plague, smallpox, typhoid, and typhus fever. "The development of more effective personal protective equipment, as well as training medics to provide life-saving procedures on the battlefield, has greatly improved survival rates," said Dr Murray. "Positioning surgical and advanced medical...

San Diego Attorney Provides Emergency Medical Relief to War Torn Gaza Strip

...be made to the non-partisan Israeli and Palestinian group Physicians for Human Rights. "I just wanted to do my part and help out, and sending in medics was the best way I could be of assistance," said Levinson. Physicians for Human Rights was founded in 1988 by Dr. Ruchama Martin to advocate ...

Groundbreaking, inexpensive, pocket-sized ultrasound device can help treat cancer, relieve arthritis

...ickly through the brain following surgery. Lewis suggests that his technology could lead to such innovations as cell phone-size devices that military medics could carry to cauterize bleeding wounds, or dental machines to enable the body to instantly absorb locally injected anesthetic. Lewis miniaturized t...

Kidney transplants less successful at night

...tical factor for success. Still, currently every third kidney transplant is performed at night, as donor organs should be as fresh as possible. The medics from Dr. Guido Fechner and Professor Stefan Mller's Bonn team scrutinised a total of 260 kidney transplants. Over 60 per cent had been carried out dur...

NWO/Spinoza Prize for literature, microbiology, physics and medicine

...of the referees wrote: 'From the Middle East to China, everyone knows where to find her.' Each year, she receives more than 600 MRI scans from foreign medics for assessment. The textbook that she with one other author has written about white matter disorders is an internationally used standard work. P...

New pan-European collaboration launched into the diagnosis and control of coeliac disease

...platform in the screening device. Researchers at Kings College London will be leading on the development of an anti-glutenin antibody test and the CD medics project is being managed by a company specialising in research project management, iXscient Ltd. ...

U.S. Army Study Reports WoundStat(TM) is Most Effective

...The ISR's results now confirm that WoundStat is the most effective tool for medics and soldiers alike in keeping the wounded alive as they are evacuated to de...hich conducts research into trauma treatment and also trains Special Forces medics for the U.S. military. WoundStat is being marketed to the U.S. Army and N...

Significantly higher success rates with artificial insemination

...lways seems to have a particularly uniform structure if the cell has matured under good conditions. Normally every third ICSI is successful. But if medics used two 'good ' ova in their experiment, this rate increased to more than 50 per cent. With a 'good' and a 'bad' ovum the success rate was still arou...

New heart test to save time, money -- and lives

...s, could result in fewer patients needlessly admitted to hospital enabling medics to concentrate on those most needing their help. Alistair Hall, Professo...most likely to benefit from them," said Prof Hall. The test also enables medics to identify patients whose chest pains are an indication that they are susc...

Remarks by President Bush, Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors Report Implementation

...gies that are now available for the wounded. I don't know if you noticed, two of them came in on a Segway. Medical advances have enabled battlefield medics and hospitals to provide our wounded warriors with care that would have been unimaginable just a decade ago. Yet our system for managing this care has...

Prime Minister views innovative health technology at Imperial College London

... of Biomedical Engineering plays in healthcare innovation, Imperials Rector Sir Richard Sykes said: "Institutes like this, which see scientists and medics of many different specialisms working side by side, are where the major improvements in patient care and quality of life are being made. It's greatly ...

Life-Saving News for Battlefield Soldiers & Wounded Civilians

...ment by VCURES. The university center not only conducts research on life-saving technologies, it plays a key role in training Special Operation Combat medics in the U.S. military. TraumaCure anticipates that WoundStat will be available for deployment by the late fall. Both U.S. military and foreign military...

New Zealand Authorities Concerned With Overcrowding in Hospitals

...lease of the report. Kane said several GPs had told her the public no longer felt confident visiting the department, putting extra pressure on medics in the community. Board member Alistair James said he was tired of the board being "hammered" over ongoing emergency department failures. ...

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...ford a bus ticket to the nearest clinic. When she was first diagnosed eight years ago, the former nurse said the treatment of AIDS patients by medics was appalling. "The treatment was shocking in the early years, the nurses and doctors didn't know about HIV," she said. "There was a w...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...- in other words, if a natural child has a one-in-5,000 risk of a deformity, even if the risk doubles through IVF it remains a remote possibility. But medics insist it cannot be entirely ignored. "The risks certainly aren't so big that we should not use this technology, but we should use it cautious...

AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

...ters in South Africa . Tommy, now a strapping 13-year-old who spends his spare time riding his bike and practicing karate, makes light of the day that medics gave up on him. "They said I would be dead in three weeks but look at me now," says the still slightly incredulous teenager who now wants to serve as ...

Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital

...s to a field hospital. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) insisted that military medics had the resources needed and that Vietnam comparisons were misleading due t...nsuring that casualty evacuation and treatment facilities are in place, and medics were with troops in the battlefield, she said. The MoD said there was a ded...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

...rnment-run facility, the American and Iraqi troops found 24 boys aged between three and 15 years, many showing signs of severe neglect and starvation. medics initially feared at least one of the boys was dead. He had "thousands of flies covering his body, unable to move any part of his body, you know we...

Madonna "hooked" to Age-defying Dead Sea Ingredient Israeli Cream

... her hooked," the source added. The discovery follows criticism that Madonna has looked gaunt and hollow in recent weeks. According to medics the ageing process and inexorable work out sessions to keep in shape is having a bad effect on the 'American Life' singer's face. ...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...rmation. I believe that the quality of information provided by the doctor is these days much better in the private sector especially among the younger medics in urban areas. The internet has also been a great equalizer of access to information amongst the educated. I learn the situation is quite different i...

Lets Care For Our Physicians A Salute to Them on Doctors Day!

...eign lands - known famously as brain drain. India needs to get its act together to buck this trend. At the same time, there are many expatriate medics whose altruism brings them back to home ground. This turns out to be a turbulent period for many who are at the receiving end of illogical government ...

Worlds Heaviest Man Loses Weight Thanks to Monitored Dieting

...as super-sized by nature. A fault in his genes perhaps triggered the inflammation of his molecular structure. Whatever the cause, the team of medics and nutritionists around him now have come up with a specialist diet that has produced remarkable results. Manuel tucks into a delicious looking bowl ...

Laser Driven Stem Cell Surgery in Spain

...s canals in the left ventricle of the heart with a special device with three needles to perforate the cardiac muscle and inject the cells. The medics who performed the surgery presented the results Tuesday at a press conference, in which they identified the patients as a 68-year-old woman and a man ...

Healthcare Workers Could Be Africa's Secret Weapon in AIDS War

...ndustry that these powerful, complex drugs had to be administered by trained doctors with laboratory backup, which was inappropriate for Africa, where medics and labs are scarce. Several recent studies into how the drugs are being administered in such "resource-poor" settings have concluded that a patient c...

Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System

... More than 30,000 trainee doctors have also applied for up to 22,000 posts, a proportion of which have been allocated for the most junior candidates. medics fear this could mean experienced applicants could fail to secure a post. Says Dr. Jo Hilborne, chairman of the BMA junior doctors’ committee: “Not ...

Rest for Doctors to Ensure Patients’ Safet

... Working hours of junior doctors' has been reduced in order to increase their efficiency in UK. // A study which enquired 1,400 medics found that cutting down working hours alone is not enough to reduce exhaustion and that change in the design of rotas was essential. The Occupat...

Viagra Plays Another Role-Premature Baby Saved

...ack home, the parents cannot stop thanking the doctors with all their hearts, and Viagra. Lewis is one of the first babies to be given the pill by medics at the Royal Victoria Infirmary's special care baby unit in Newcastle. Sildenafil, also known under the trade name of Viagra, is being used for ve...

Stock of Adrenaline Runs Out, in New Zealand Hospitals

... to New Zealand. Hospitals in New Zealand, hope to tide over this situation by resorting to supplies of an equivalent drug from America. However, medics say that the alternative drug imported from the United States, is not a registered drug in New Zealand, which may pose a problem during emergency situ...

A Secret Dossier Predicts Major Changes At NHS, England

... The cash crisis also means refusal of proper pay rises for staff which could prompt a strike. After spending millions of pounds on training medics to become consultants, the NHS will be too cash-strapped to pay more than 3,000 of them. The documents were compiled before Christmas, suggest t...

Special Footwear For Diabetics To Be Designed

...ation. The two institutions have shared information on diabetic foot complications, its treatment and prevention, which has benefited around 900 medics and paramedics since 2003. Two workshops have already been held and the third is under way. "But even as we explore newer footwear technol...
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