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Cancer Patients in North Wales to Gain Access to Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

RHYL, North Wales, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Glan Clywd Hospital will soon offer local cancer patients across North Wales more advanced radiotherapy treatments using RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology on two new treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ). When the Clina...

£1 million donation for burns research in Wales

A UK awarding body associated with hairdressing and beauty therapy is donating 1 million to support vital research at a major UK Centre for Burns Research based at Cardiff University and Morriston Hospital, Swansea. The first donation of its kind by The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT),...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

North Coast Cancer Institute (NCCI) Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie began providing radiotherapy treatment services for the first time in the North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia . Cancer patients in New South Wales now have access to state-of-the-art treatments as the latest in...

New South Wales (NSW) Government Plans to Bring Down HIV Infection

The NSW government has sketched out an action plan to bring down the HIV infection by a quarter by 2009. A sum of $300,000 will be allotted to implement a series of programmes towards AIDS awareness and treatment. // As a part of this campaign, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communi...

Sun, Sand and Smoke! A Bad Deal for New South Wales Women

A NSW government health report has proved the ill-effects of frequent basking in the sun, which is a significant cause of skin cancer. The report also established the// increase in lung cancer among NSW women due to smoking. The recent New South Wales Report has shown an increase in the numbe...

Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain

The Prince of Wales said that there is an increase in the number of oversized people in Britain. He asked people to balance their lifestyle and exercise regularly. He said in a speech at St James's Palace that we are// following the close behind the United States in the health problem stakes. ...

GPs In Wales Support Minister on Prescribing Issue

The Welsh GPs have come out in support of the Health Minister on the prescription issue. Under this nurses and pharmacists are// eligible to prescribe in Wales. The move has been widely criticized, but the BMA's GP committee endorsed this suggestion. "GPC Wales welcomes the statement of the H...

Crisis Time In Wales NHS Dentistry

Dentists in Wales are warning that many more practioners could start private practices if there is no solution forthcoming from the NHS. //The problem is to do with heavy workloads and dentists are threatening to take action by going private if their loads are not lightened. The UK as a whole ...

Inadequate Childcare Hits Wales

Childcare is scarce in some parts of Wales. Some people believe that it is easier to get the child admitted to the exclusive school Eton than finding good childcare. People depending on private health care find it inadequate. Often they are unable to find a child minder within 20 miles of ...

Abolish Car Parking Charges at Welsh Hospitals, says BMA Cymru Wales

Doctors leaders in Wales are calling on the National Assembly for Wales to abolish car parking charges at hospitals throughout Wales and release// patients from a heavy financial burden. Welsh Secretary of the BMA, Dr Richard Lewis said: "Charging people to park at hospitals is an indirect ta...

Hepatitis C Screening Program in Wales

The National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) has announced that the actual risk of anyone contacting Hepatitis C was very rare after a caseworker was apparently diagnosed with the disease in a dental surgery. Around 5,500 patients in Gwynedd are to be screened for the virus.// "The te...

Life-Saving Cancer Drug, Herceptin Will be Available Free for Breast Cancer Patients in Wales

Royal Shrewsbury hospital, which enables care for people in North Shropshire and Wales and funded by the local health board, will now offer the cancer// drug Herceptin, free to the Welsh breast cancer patients. The costs for this medicine estimated at £47,000, will have to be borne by the oth...

Doctors Object To Elective Surgery Cuts In New South Wales

Doctors in New South Wales are angry at a proposal to cut back on surgery so budget overruns can be saved. Gerard Carroll, spokesman for the medical staff council at Wagga // Base Hospital, says that the suggestion has officially been made to halt elective surgery every fourth Friday. "So it'd ...

Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

...a pap test followed by aggressive treatment of moderate cancerous changes in the cervix did more harm than good in women younger than 25. In Scotland, wales and Northern Ireland, Pap tests are still offered to women aged 20 to 24. The researchers, from Queen Mary College in London, compared 4,012 women ...

People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

...oblems and are a possible cause of a type of dementia," study author Dr. Perminder Sachdev, a neuropsychiatry professor at the University of New South wales in Sidney, said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology. The study, published in the July 28 issue of the journal Neurology , fo...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

...e. Dr. Snyder has done extensive research on many innovative wound care therapies. He is completing an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Science at the wales College of Medicine, UK. About C'elle The C'elle(SM) service was introduced in November 2007 as the first and only service that empower...

Elsevier launches official version of BrainNavigator

...veloped in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and under the editorship of Professor George Paxinos and Charles Watson, Prince of wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney. After unveiling the prototype version at the Society for Neuroscience's Neuroscience 2008 tradeshow last November,...

New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test

...isease risk in over one million UK patients. They tracked the progress of 1.07 million patients registered at 274 general practices in England and wales for up to 12 years after first diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. All participants were aged between 35 and 74 at the start of the study. The 56...

Inverness Medical Innovations Proposes to Acquire Concateno plc

... Act 2006. The scheme of arrangement is subject to approval by the shareholders of Concateno and sanction of the High Court of Justice in England and wales as well as other customary conditions. If approved the acquisition would be expected to become effective during the third quarter of 2009. Unde...

While you were sleeping

..., stroke and premature death. Now research from the University of New South wales (UNSW) has found that snoring associated with sleep apnoea may impair brain... as well when you are asleep," Professor Rae, who is based at the Prince of wales Medical Research Institute, said. "A lack of oxygen in the brain during ...

Vision impairment costs billions lost in productivity

...rchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of School of Public Health, the International Centre for Eyecare Education, the University of New South wales and the African Vision Research Institute. Researchers estimate that nearly 158 million people globally suffer with vision impairment resulting from u...

ASGE and ASGE Foundation hold Crystal Awards Dinner as part of Digestive Disease Week

... Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Paulo Sakai, MD, FASGE, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil Joseph J.Y. Sung, MD, PhD, Prince of wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong Honorary Members of the ASGE are selected by the society for their contributions to GI endoscopy. The individuals being h...

Blood tests and better communication skills could cut over-prescribing of antibiotics

... practices in the Netherlands, where 40 GPs managed 431 patients with lower respiratory tract infection. Dr Kerry Hood, Director of the South East wales Trials Unit said, "The results showed that 54% of GPs practising according to usual care prescribed antibiotics, whereas 27% of those who had been tra...

Psychemedics Corporation Announces Sales & Marketing Agreement With Bupa in UK

...arket the patented Psychemedics hair analysis drug test in the UK. Around one in three adults between the ages of 16 and 59 living in England and wales admit to illegal drug use at some time(1) and many firms, especially where workplace safety is critical, have a legal obligation to prevent staff from...

Massive decline in rates of coronary death in Iceland are largely attributed to risk factor reductions in the population

...ts." Comparable results have also been found when the IMPACT model was applied in other countries. For example, a fall in CHD deaths in England and wales between 1981 and 2000 was explained by both an improvement in risk factors in the general population (71%) and treatments in individuals (41%) though...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Improved First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...success last year in the North West/South West and wales regional tender bodes well for the tendering under...success last year in the North West/South West and wales regional tender bodes well for the tendering under...venue resulting from the North West/South West and wales regional tender in the U.K. will not continue to b...

Pandemic study of 1918-1919 outbreak provides background and death rates for 14 European countries

...figure reached 2.64 million. Excess mortality rates for the individual countries covered by the INSERM analysis were: Bulgaria (102%), England and wales (55%), Finland (33%), Sweden (74%), France (66%), Germany (73%), Italy (172%), Norway (65%), Denmark (58%), Portugal (102%), Scotland (57%), Spain (87...

V. Craig Jordan, Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer Scientist, Joins Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

...and a visiting professor of molecular medicine at the University of Leeds in England. Before joining Fox Chase, Jordan was the Diana, Princess of wales Professor of Cancer Research, professor of cancer pharmacology and director of the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Research Program at the Robert H. Lurie Com...

Improved Ability to Predict Who is at Risk for Falling in SNFs and ALFs

...ep Test), STS-5 (Sit to Stand 5 times) and the SMWT (Six Meter Walk Test) were used in a multi-year study conducted by researchers at the Price of wales Medical Research Institute in Randwick, Australia. In a study using 362 subjects aged 74-98 years, these methodologies proved to be superior to other ...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

...he company won under the North West/South West and wales regional forensics services tender. Orchid Ce...ificant portion of the UK North West/Southwest and wales regional tender. Largely as a result of our win in the NW/SW and wales regional tender, and the scale-up for that busines...

Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

...sue of the Journal of Applied Physiology , may offer insight into the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers with Bangor University in wales tested 16 people by having them ride a stationary bicycle until they were exhausted. When the riding followed a 90-minute mental challenge that requir...

"I'm In" - Duncan Bannatyne Judges "Switch Ash for Cash" Schools Competition

...- 43% of smokers in Scotland and 33% of smokers in wales are thinking about or planning to cut down o...land 41% 12% wales 33% 13% ...d - 0800-85-85-85 Scotland - 0800-84-84-84 wales - 0800-169-0-169 A picture accompanying thi...

Recession leads 1 in 3 Smokers to cut Down or Quit

...port also found: - 43% of smokers in Scotland and 33% of smokers in wales are thinking about or planning to cut down or quit because of the rec...0-169 Northern Ireland - 0800-85-85-85 Scotland - 0800-84-84-84 wales - 0800-169-0-169 For further information, contact Elana McIntyre, PR...

Lilly's Anthony Murphy Announces Retirement

...s, United Kingdom, Murphy received a bachelor's degree from the University College Dublin in 1970 and a doctorate in psychology from the University of wales in 1975. Prior to joining Lilly, Murphy lectured in industrial relations and worked as a consultant and researcher at the University of Bath, England...

Successful EHR Programs turn to Orion Health to Solve the Challenge of Interoperability

... response to illness. Another solid example of Orion Health's expertise in the field is the implementation of an EHR across the state of New South wales in Australia where the company provided software to create a solution for integrated data. The solution linked together disparate "islands" ...

IOM Summit Provides Models for Health Reform

...es from the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health in the United Kingdom added their voice to the call for reform. A letter from HRH The Prince of wales to Summit participants urged both nations to support the creation of a health care system that places a greater emphasis on treating humans as whole b...

Study finds genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children

...Z twins, it can be assumed that non-shared environmental influence are playing a role. Data were collected from 300 twin pairs born in England and wales between 1994 and 1996. Anxiety was examined at age 7 using the parent-report Anxiety Related Behaviors Questionnaire (ARBQ), a 21-item scale reflectin...

Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase

... Using national abortion figures for England and wales from 1991 to 2007, provided by the Office of Natio... Using national abortion figures for England and wales from 1991 to 2007, provided by the Office of Natio...nal Contraception , analysed data for England and wales in order to explore whether there are changes in t...

Unmasked and vulnerable

...ce mask is an easy way to boost protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, new research from the University of New South wales (UNSW) has found, but convincing a reluctant public and health workers is proving a struggle. In a world-first clinical trial of the efficacy of ma...

Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management Comments on Temporary Injunction in United Kingdom

... Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced that on Tuesday, the Specialist Patents Court in the High Court of Justice of England and wales granted Kinetic Concepts, Inc (NYSE: KCI ) a temporary injunction prohibiting Smith & Nephew from commercializing foam dressing kits for negativ...
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