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UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

The WHO has issue a checklist for doctors and nurse to avoid common errors which effect 1in 10 patients. Basic mistakes like not washing hands by the health workers help spread disease to unexpected quarters. The WHOs 9 solution is meant to improve patient safety around the world and lesse...

Chilean volcano captured blasting ash

...ental impact. To boost the use of Earth Observation (EO) data at volcanic observatories, ESA has started to monitor volcanoes worldwide within the agencys Data User Element programme. The Globvolcano project, started in early 2007, will define, implement and validate information services to support v...

Fixing up 'this old house' may increase young

...r suggested they should call the National Lead Information Center, provided by ABVI Good Will, at 1-800-424-LEAD or visit the Environmental Protection agencys website at www.epa.gov/lead for more information on local labs that can test lead paint. If there are hazards professional abatement is the best opt...

Albania: Rising expectations drive growing health care needs

...aku and his staff to tackle the growing cancer crisis on a broad front. The agencys Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), together with WHO, last year...livered to the Mother Teresa Hospital through PACT in coordination with the agencys Department of Technical Cooperation (TC). The cost of this machine was shar...

Pioneer of paramedic model to be honored

...oMed). The association will present its Passion of the Heart Awards to Dr. Criley and William Koenig, Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services agencys medical director, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel during the associations annual Heart Awards Ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. today. The awards r...

Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

...appropriate instruments than the 2008 EPI such as the European Environment agencys State of the Environment Report and the Federal Environmental agencys Umweltbarometer. The EPIs second edition was presented at the 2008 World...

Changes needed in how federal government evaluates efficiency of research at EPA, other agencies

...Assessments of investment efficiency should examine whether an agency's R&D portfolio, including the budget, is relevant, of high quality, matches the agencys strategic plan, and is adjusted as new knowledge and priorities emerge. These evaluations require panels of experts, which should comprise both scien...

EPA takes first step in filling nanotech information gaps

... safety of these materials. EPA officials first announced in June 2005 the agencys intention to launch the stewardship program, and at this point almost thre...testing to determine the risks posed by the substance. Davies adds, The agencys current oversight approach is inadequate to deal with nanotechnology. It is...

AAPM statement on DEA ruling allowing multiple prescriptions for controlled substances

...ity and law enforcement. Under protest from pain physicians, the DEA had previously disallowed Do Not Fill Until prescriptions for several years. The agencys Final Rule has been eagerly awaited by these concerned physicians who must provide legitimate pain control. Although not in effect until 30 days ...

IAEA and NFCR join forces to fight cancer in developing world

...ancer crisis cannot be fought with radiotherapy alone," says Mohamed ElBaradei. "Our Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), which draws on the agencys long experience in radiation therapy, is building international partnerships to assist in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative...
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NIST guides genetic genealogy labs toward improved accuracy

...connections altogether. In their paper, the NIST researchers explain the basis for the differing interpretations and recommend a solution using the agencys certified reference material for human Y-chromosome DNA profiling (Standard Reference Material 2395), a collection of Y-STR markers that can serve as ...

Yale's Anastas honored for leadership in founding of 'green chemistry'

...re the John Jeyes Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry and the H. John Heinz III Award for the Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection agencys Joseph Seifter Award, their highest scientific recognition. Previous recipients of the award include Nobel laureates F. Sherwood Rowland and Dudle...

NOAA aircraft to probe arctic pollution

...ses affecting Arctic Climate Change), the project is a NOAA contribution to International Polar Year 2008. The experiment will be coordinated with the agencys long-term climate monitoring station at Barrow, Alaska, and with simultaneous projects conducted by NASA and the Department of Energy. This is ou...

Preliminary DNA analysis completed on California wolverine

... National Forest do not match those of historic California wolverine populations, according to U.S. Forest Service scientists. Geneticists with the agencys Rocky Mountain Research Station recently began analyzing samples, when wildlife biologists with the Tahoe National Forest and California Department of...

Giant ocean eddy shadows Sydney

...f the worlds oceans are carried by satellites such as Jason-1 (Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA and the French Space Agency CNES) and the European Space agencys Envisat. These are valuable aids to scientists developing ocean forecasting systems such as Australias BlueLINK. ...

Scientists believe photograph depicts wolverine in California

...State University graduate student working on a cooperative project with the agencys Pacific Southwest Research station on the Tahoe National Forest has photogr...ot releasing the exact location where the wolverine was photographed. The agencys regional forester for California has listed the wolverine as a sensitive sp...

New whitepaper offers options for university implementation of NIH policy

...ion of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Effective April 7, 2008, investigators must deposit articles stemming from NIH funding into the agencys PubMed Central online archive, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after publication in a journal. Complying with the National Insti...

Group led by Stanford physicist says there's an urgent need for nuclear detectives

... guards. Tracking the substances back to their source might prevent or deter attacks, they said. The authors note that the International Atomic Energy agencys Illicit Trafficking Database contains 1,080 confirmed events involving illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials between 1993 and...

IAEA helps recover stray radioactive sources in Nigeria

...AEA deployed a team of nuclear safety experts to secure and transport several potentially hazardous radioactive sources in the country. Staff from the agencys Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology department (NEFW) traveled to several different locations within Nigeria to safely recover the radiological so...

Lessons from evolution applied to national security and other threats

...or screening, rather than trying to eliminate all risks posed by liquids, he said. A biological assessment of the TSAs methods also found that the agencys well advertised screening procedures may lead to a kind of natural adaption by terrorists. A study of animal behavior suggests that advertising yo...
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Life on Mars 'pregnancy test' successfully launched

...resent on Mars. The LMC experiment has been proposed for the European Space agencys ExoMars rover mission, which is planned for launch in 2013. The LMC experim...unched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as part of the European Space agencys BIOPAN-6 experiment platform. The LMC components will experience both weigh...

Support Regulatory Change to Boost Wisconsins Biotech Sector

... issue any new guidance or new rules. It appears unlikely that the IVAT proposal will be applied as broadly as its proponents have hoped. One of the agencys primary concerns, it appears, is that the IVAT proposal may not adequately assess the clinical risk of new products. However, in reviewing applicatio...

Fast Track: Topics for Consideration

...urrently consume considerable resources at FDA and these demands are likely to grow. One example is FDAs role in patent term extension. Another is the agencys effort to control prescription drugs importation from Canada; FDA has threatened civil and criminal penalties for these importers. FDA has many cus...

Fast Track: FDA User Fees: Do Faster Review Times Justify the Financial Burden?

...ects review times, however, there also is much other inefficiency within the agency. Recently, the directors of each of FDAs Centers lamented that the agencys information management is woefully inadequate. Information is hoarded locally, and generally not shared across organizational lines. This may be becau...

WTN Interview: HHS Secretary calls for $550 million health care fund to reduce deaths caused by medical errors

...ice for bay area biotechnology firms. Following Newsoms remarks Thompson told the crowd of thousands, Dont forget Wisconsin! Thompson addressed his agencys efforts to fund bioterrorism research, speed the approval of new drugs, stimulate the search for cures for diseases such as Alzheimers, and stressed h...

State CIO discusses IT and government

...nation, Pearson said. This problem isnt about technology its about how people relate. Like the other speakers, Pearson suggested looking beyond an agencys walls or political boundary could work to Wisconsins advantage. He also advised the audience to stick to their guns when it comes to important project...

U.S. Health and Human Services officials to speak at the Digital Healthcare Conference

...ote speakers at the Digital Healthcare Conference being held June 22-23, at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI. Heuer and Yasnoff will discuss their agencys involvement in implementing President Bushs executive order to computerize the healthcare industry within ten years. The Digital Healthcare Confere...
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