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TB Super-strain Found in Myanmar Migrants

The first cases of a dangerous, highly drug-resistant form of tuberculosis among Myanmar migrants have been diagnosed in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, aid workers said Monday. "We had confirmation for two cases in Mae Sot," said Andres Romero of the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF). ...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...y ecological study, the analysis had several limitations. The analysis focused on the experience of entire populations, and vulnerable groups, such as migrants or refugees, could suffer disproportionately even when social spending was high. Data on social protections were also missing for many countries, in p...

Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

...ren's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., found that those who didn't respond to treatment had early T-cell precursors (ETPs). Believed to be recent migrants from the bone marrow to the thymus, they are substantially different to the lymphoid cells that standard chemotherapy normally attacks and may be resi...

Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs

...d in the July 30 issue of Public Library of Science (PLoS) One . Tijuana, the largest city on the U.S./Mexico border, is on a major route for both migrants headed to the United States and drug trafficking. The largest number of drug users per capita in Mexico live here and an estimated 5,000 female sex wo...

Message for Activists at Latino National Congreso Convention: Amnesty Will Exacerbate National Problems and Turn the U.S. into Another Mexico

... 2006 Rand Corp. study, health care provided to illegal adult migrants alone costs about $6.4 billion a year nationally and that 68 percent of illegal migrants are uninsured. If another amnesty were adopted, tens of millions of newcomers, U.S.-born and foreign-born relatives of illegal migrants, could be adde...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

... are more family-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug and alcohol use, Akins said. Although acculturation and assimilation will provide some migrants with benefits such as wealth and job stability, immigration and acculturation can be a difficult process which has negative consequences as well. T...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

... NHS Employers, the new Prime Minister told the Commons that the national health service would be asked to expand background checks on highly-skilled migrants before considering them for jobs. All the eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings, in London and Glasgow, are from ...

More Indian Doctors Questioned in Australia as UK Terror Plot Inquiry Widens

...ion in Brisbane. That would be very, very regrettable." Still, he added, he expected the federal government to review the screening process for migrants to Australia if necessary. ...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

...y are also dealing with malaria and Japanese encephalitis cases. As most of the people on these islands, comprising Assamese, Bengalis, Bihari migrants and tribals, are cattle herders the ships also carry a veterinary team each, which trains local to treat their animals. A team of 25 personnel...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

..., among them people who qualified in Jordan, India and Iraq. Overseas doctors have started voicing concerns over the new stringent checks for migrants wishing to work in the NHS. Dr. Pasad Rao, the chairman of the British International Doctors' Association (BIDA), said: "We have some concerns...

Female Reproductive Function Influenced by Childhood Environment

... UK; women who were born and raised in Bangladesh; and a comparison group of women of European descent who were born and raised in the UK. Bangladeshi migrants were chosen for this study because of the long and on-going history of migration to the UK and the general contrasts in conditions between the two cou...

Australian PM Wants to Prevent Entry of HIV Positive and Leprosy Affected People

...noring the advice of his health and immigration ministers who have told him migrants carrying the disease are not a risk. If last time he had referred to the pr...licted with his Government's own advice. He said the effect of refugees and migrants on the number of HIV infections was negligible. "And it's already v...

HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

... criticized Prime Minister John Howard for calling for a ban on// the entry of HIV-infected persons and asserted that there was no evidence to suggest migrants were responsible for increasing HIV infections in the country. Prime Minister Howard had made the suggestion in an interview to a radio station...

HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

... criticized Prime Minister John Howard for calling for a ban on the entry of HIV-infected persons and asserted that there was no evidence to// suggest migrants were responsible for increasing HIV infections in the country. Prime Minister Howard had made the suggestion in an interview to a radio station in...

Australian Prime Minister Wants to Ban Entry of HIV-infected

... John Howard, the hardline Prime Minister of Australia, has suggested that HIV-infected migrants or refugees be banned from entering the country//. Howard's tough stance over immigration of the HIV-infected comes in the wake of reports that the...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

...s completely disappear, say in the very next quarter of this century itself. Even now Bolivia has a pressing need for more water several thousand migrants from rural areas keep coming in. One option is to build more dams in order to capture more of the precipitations during the wet season. Obse...

British Indian Doctors Win Another Reprieve

... the first time a clear message has been sent out that promises made to international medical graduates must be kept. Doctors under the Highly Skilled migrants Programme (HSMP) were allowed to make UK their home; HSMP doctors must be treated at par with UK and EEA (European Economic Area) nationals and there ...

UK Indian Doctors Obtain Injunction Against New Rule

... that until the matter can be heard inter partes on March 8, before a judge of the Administrative Court, those non-EU doctors under the Highly Skilled migrants Programme whose visa becomes due for renewal before August 1 2007 should not be excluded from interview and the appointment process. The British...

Indian Doctors in Britain Lose Legal Battle

...were unlawful. The outcome is expected to set a precedent for two more judicial review petitions relating to changes made to the Highly Skilled migrants Programme (HSMP) and raising the qualifying period for permanent settlement for immigrants on work permits from four years to five years. The i...

Children's Killer Preyed On Victims For Two Years

...carried out proper investigations, the lives of many children would have been saved." The village has a population of over 25,000 people, mostly migrants from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come in search of work in the Indian capital and other nearby cities. According to reports, a...

Poverty Fuels HIV In Poor Indian States

... India's west and south for better prospects and end up with AIDS.// Bihari migrants are estimated to range from two million to ten million. Biharis usually wor... be life partners." December 18, is the United Nations' International migrants Day. "You can't expect all these millions to remain celibate when working o...

Polio cases in Maharashtra

... The World Health Organisation was just about to announce Maharashtra a polio-free state, when the cases were reported. According to officials, migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar will be targeted for immunization. GYT...

Remove Stigma to Defeat HIV/AIDS in India, says UN Envoy

...rant workers of whom nearly 60 percent are women working as domestic help and doing odd jobs in the Gulf and other countries. Nearly 23 percent of the migrants who have returned home were found to be HIV positive and this is a real big problem," she said. Sadik urged the states to be "lot more vigilant" t...

British Doctors Hold Talks to end Impasse of Indian doctors

...hat the department of health guidelines on interpretation of the immigration rules, on doctors with leave to remain in the UK under the Highly Skilled migrants Programme, were discriminatory and unreasonable. In the case filed in the high court, BAPIO has asked for a judicial review and requested the co...

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

...ohol, compared with 29% of the general Irish population and 27% of the general British population. A similar problem exists in south Asian (Sikh) male migrants to the UK and Hispanic men in the United States. Both alcohol misuse and ethnicity are bound to social disadvantage, says the author. Considerab...

U.N. Official Doubts India On AIDS Data

... states, and possibly a seventh, with a infection rate of more than 1 percent. The spread of H.I.V. has been accelerated by millions of job-seeking migrants to cities, where many are infected after having unprotected sex with sex workers. The men then pass on the virus to their wives. ...
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