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Hospital Staffing Cuts - Pragmatic, Panic or Carefully Planned?

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world sits on the brink of a pandemic flu outbreak, Minnesota's hospitals are attempting to reduce the ranks of personnel most skilled to address emergency health needs. Minnesota Nurses Association, the union representing more than 20,...

Swine Flu Pandemic Sparks Travel Insurance Panic Buying, Says Confused.com

"Every holiday maker should ensure they are adequately covered." Cardiff (PRWEB) April 29, 2009 -- Travel insurance quotes at Confused.com have increased by 62%* amid fears over the spread of swine flu. As one country becomes off limits for holidaymakers, th...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll from swine flu in Mexico rises and new cases appear in the United States and elsewhere, it's easy to get caught up in a sense of mounting ...

Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD

Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a panic attack during or immediately after a traumatic event aren't at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a n...

Reducing cancer panic

New research has allayed some panic about suspected cancer-causing agents, such as deodorants, coffee and artificial sweeteners. A risk assessment tool has been developed through the Cancer Control Program at South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra Health (SESIH) by a University of New South Wales (UNSW)...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

The AIDS drugs Viracept, by Roches laboratories have caused panic among the users who feel that the drug may not be safe due to contamination. There are many HIV-positive Zambians on the antiretroviral therapy. The HIV drug has been recalled after a "human error" led to a higher than norma...

Talk Your Way Out of Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are mostly treated with a technique called applied relaxation training (ART); however, a recent study has demonstrated the far reaching// benefits of psychoanalysis - an age old technique employed since the 20th century, over ART in treating panic disorder. During the study, 49 ...

Dogs Create Panic in Pakistan City

Islamabad: Two rabid dogs bit scores of people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, creating widespread panic before they could be cornered and killed, media reports said Saturday. // In separate incidents in Islamabad's twin city Friday, the sick animals set upon on a total of 77 passers-by, ...

Suspected Bird Flu Death Creates Panic In Hong Kong

A man who died on Saturday suspected to be of bird flu has created panic in Hong Kong, which was put on high alert.// The 32-year-old man is believed to have contracted the virus while visiting markets in Guangzhou, a busy city in China's Guangdong province, bordering Hong Kong. He dev...

President’s verdict: no need to panic over bird fl

In a considerate and consolatory statement President Jacques Chirac of France has asked people to feel safe and insists that eating poultry is safe and panic unjustified.// This came after European Union's first outbreak of the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu in commercial poultry was confirmed...

Oxygen Shortage Causes Panic Among Patients

Regular oxygen supplies are facing a setback, after four private companies took over the reins of the contract, from NHS Service, in February, this year. This has created huge problems for patients for whom oxygen supply can mean the difference between life and death. //It is estimated that about 6...

Resistant Influenza strains creates panic in US

Rick A. Bright, an immunologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all samples of seasonal influenza virus this year have developed // resistance to adamantanes, the class of drugs which is used for the treatment for flu infection. Drugs belonging to this class lik...

Villagers Panic As Ice Falls From Sky

A large piece of ice is reported to have fallen from the sky in the Indian State of West Bengal on 27 January 2006. This is reported to have taken place at the Katnabil Village, resulting in a flutter in the area.// The phenomenon has been dismissed as absurd by weather experts. The ice is reported...

Plague creates panic in India

Four people are confirmed dead from pneumonic plague in northern India. Doctors had feared an outbreak of the plague from a remote village of Himachal Pradesh state after several people suffered the symptoms of pneumonic plague. // "The sequence of tests collectively confirmed that the cases r...

Suicide risk in panic disorder

Depression is not the only factor contributing to a heightened suicide risk among those with panic disorder. Several recent studies suggest that suicide is a real risk when people suffer from panic disorder. It's been assumed that depression is the link - people with panic disorder often suffer fro...

Measles Outbreak In Bihar Creates Panic

The measles outbreak in a Bihar village has created much panic and confusion among the villagers who continue to sincerely worship the village deity hoping that the goddess would answer their prayers. // Some people even feel that the disease is a divine curse commonly referred to as 'khasra' by lo...

Death Of Woman Following Family Planning Operation Creates Panic

The shocking report of death of a woman in Gopinathpur village after she underwent a family planning surgery at a primary health center camp has created much panic and confusion in the Kendrapara district. // The victim, identified as Jayanti Mohapatra is said to have been operated (tubectomy) ...

White House Launches 'Fishy' Expedition

... offense. The wide spread opposition to the President's proposed takeover of health care has apparently blind sided the administration and is causing panic over the prospects the whole plan could be sacked by the American public. "As a result, the White House is striking back. Macon Phillips on ...

New Book Helps Those with Bipolar Disorder Manage Diets - and Lives

...blood sugar that occurs one to three hours after a meal," she said. "The symptoms include fatigue, depression, irritability, foggy thinking, panic attacks, and even outbursts of rage. Thankfully there is a practical solution. By learning to eat in a way that stabilizes insulin and blood sugar, my...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

... to have metabolic syndrome, a constellation of risk factors including obesity, high blood fats and high blood pressure. But the results should not panic parents, Reis said. "I believe we need additional research," he said. "Our study is observational, and we need additional studies to confirm it." S...

Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

...eople to be more discriminating in their views about the effects of these medications. I would hope they'd be more willing to accept them for treating panic and depression, but not for things like stress," he said. Results of the study will be published in the August issue of Psychiatric Services . ...

Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy When Money is Tight

...e to others, and daily functioning. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible. Most pe...

New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated

...nd that the overall mortality rate from melanoma only increased slightly over the period. The study's authors strongly cautioned against creating panic and excessive anxiety about melanoma rates. "Until the necessary research is done, and the true story is established...encouragement of public anxiety...

Alexza Announces Agreement to Acquire Symphony Allegro, Including All Rights to AZ-004, AZ-104 and AZ-002

...development of AZ-004 for the acute treatment of agitation, AZ-104 for the acute treatment of migraine headache, and AZ-002 for the treatment of acute panic attacks, with the funds provided by Symphony Allegro. "In the past 30 months, we have conducted 14 clinical trials with the three product candi...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

...t from its current status of phase 5 to the highest level, phase 6, indicating a full pandemic, the AP reported. Fukuda cited concerns over possible panic among the public or inappropriate steps taken by governments. On Wednesday, WHO director Margaret Chan held a teleconference with representatives f...

WHO Readies to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

...t from its current status of phase 5 to the highest level, phase 6, indicating a full pandemic, the AP reported. Fukuda cited concerns over possible panic among the public or inappropriate steps taken by governments. However, "on the surface of it, I think we are in phase 6," Margaret Chan, the WHO's ...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

...rent status of phase 5 to the highest level, phase 6, indicating a full pandemic, the Associated Press reported. Fukuda cited concerns over possible panic among the public or inappropriate steps taken by governments. However, "on the surface of it, I think we are in phase 6," said Margaret Chan, the W...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Appears Imminent

...ent status of phase 5 to the highest level, phase 6, indicating a full pandemic, the Associated Press reported. Fukuda cited concerns over possible panic among the public or inappropriate steps taken by governments. However, "on the surface of it , I think we are in phase 6," said Margaret Chan, the ...

Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

...us is -- rather than just how widespread -- after several countries expressed concerns that declaring a global pandemic could cause mass confusion and panic even though it's still not clear how dangerous the virus will be, the news service said. To date, the virus has caused 19,273 cases of infection i...

WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

...us is -- rather than just how widespread -- after several countries expressed concerns that declaring a global pandemic could cause mass confusion and panic even though it's still not clear how dangerous the virus will be, the news service said. To date, the virus has caused 19,273 cases of infection i...

Drummer Eddie Cleland Resumes Life After Brain Surgery and Tells About it at Conference

...ter by the time paramedics arrived, they took him to the nearest hospital for evaluation. The emergency room physician first suspected he was having a panic attack, but Cleland, a self-described "pretty mellow guy," didn't think so, and when his hand started to twitch during the evaluation, a CT scan was o...

Schools and Cities Send 9.7 Million Messages During Swine Flu Outbreak with Blackboard Connect(TM) Platform

...d text messages, including updates on potential cases and precautionary measures being taken to help control the spread of disease and eliminate undue panic in communities. Experts cite the importance of rapid and consistent communication of accurate information in minimizing the impact of a public threat....

H1N1: What You Should Know

...ase: As a Dallas-based physician, there has been a recent flurry of panic about the H1N1 (swine influenza). School districts closed down. Intramura...quarters of a million people routinely cross back and forth every day. The panic certainly was fueled by the media reports. Likewise, the media can serve to...

Women at Greater Risk for Depression and Anxiety

...han men. Having a history of violence, trauma or abuse is associated with increased risk of depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder and a tendency to engage in risky behaviors. Female veterans may face a higher risk of PTSD than their male counterparts. Fam...

The Viral Spiral - How A Meme About the Virus May Be More Contagious Than the Virus Itself

... The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The world is slowly recovering from the fear of a swine flu pandemic, a panic that has proved more widespread than the virus itself. Perhaps the original fear of swine flu was well grounded. After all, the "Spanish Flu...

Economic Downturn Raises Anxiety and Depression Levels

...iety and depression include feelings of being down or blue, phobias, uncontrollable worrying, poor concentration, loss of pleasure, sleeping problems, panic attacks, unexplainable aches, pains or headaches, obsessions, rituals and ongoing feelings of nervousness or tension. "Foreclosures, stock market...

Aplenzin(TM), the Only Single Tablet Once-Daily Treatment for Depression at All Doses, Now Available in the United States

...dications and dosing recommendations. Physicians, families, and caregivers should monitor patients for suicidality as well as anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, mania, and other unusual cha...

Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Esser: How to Find the Best of Life in the Worst of Times

... that truly make for best living -- loving relationships, friendship, idealism, meaningful work. Learn how your rage can be used to fuel courage, panic can generate initiative, and hopelessness can be turned into achievement. Turn your "craziness" (the eccentric, fanciful, even wild side that's t...

Rubbo Art of Energy Announces the Release of Their Free eBook Extraordinary Breath, to Celebrate the Start of Healthcare Reform

...ng exercises will: improve health reduce the symptoms of stress reduce the symptoms of asthma, respiratory disease, heart disease, anxiety, panic attacks and depression; accelerate recovery from surgery control pain (including childbirth) Deep breathing exercises also: boost perf...

Alexza Reports 2008 Year-End Financial Results and Updates Clinical Pipeline Status

...za is developing AZ-002 for the acute treatment of panic attacks associated with panic disorder. AZ-002 has completed Phase 1 testing and one Phase 2a proof-of-concept study in panic attacks, an indication the Company is not planning...
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