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Doctor Migration Has Limited Impact on Health Care in Poor Countries: OECD

The migration of doctors and nurses from the developing to the developed world has only a limited impact on the crisis in health care in poor countries, the OECD said in a report Monday. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development noted that increased immigration of medical p...

Conflict-affected countries receive less aid dedicated to reproductive health

... Co-operation and Development (OECD) that had undergone conflict in 2005. Using information on development assistance from databases maintained by the oecd and the United Nations, they found that an average of US $20.8 billion dollars of official development money was disbursed annually to these 18 countr...

Biobanks will provide 'electronic specimens' for medical research

...collaboration and harmonization on biobanking between different European countries. Furthermore, the advantages of the joint planning of BBMRI and the oecd GBRCN have been highlighted, as well as the specific challenges for international networking and the need for evidence-based biobanking and biospecime...

Wait time guarantees not likely to reduce waits for joint replacement surgery

...ty at a much higher level than has been observed historically," said Zaric. Long waiting times for joint replacement surgery are a problem in many oecd countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Many potential solutions have been tried but there is no consensus. In Ontari...

Newly approved ocular safety methods reduce animal testing

...ek adoption of these test methods internationally by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development so they can also be used in the other 29 oecd member countries, which include Japan and most countries in the European Union. There is considerable interest in these methods in Europe due to the i...

Mexico's expanded health insurance improves hypertension treatment

...nsurance. Lack of health insurance has been consistently identified as a key obstacle to hypertension treatment and Mexico is among the last of the oecd countries to guarantee health insurance for all of its citizens, said Sara N. Bleich, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor in the Joh...

United States continues to have highest level of health spending

... and Princeton University. Compared to the average oecd country in 2004, the United States has fewer healt...g per capita was 2.5 times greater than the median oecd country. The United States spent 15.3% of our g...care, which is substantially higher than any other oecd country. U.S. growth in health care spending pe...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...he switch to growing crops for biofuels in others. And rice prices have been steadily creeping upwards too. A joint report from the UN and the oecd yesterday warned that high commodities prices could last over the next decade, predicting grains would rise by as much as 50 per cent between now and ...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...ross Domestic Product, were no longer valid. "Because we measure GDP per capita, then we believe that we know if people are satisfied or not," oecd Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria told the forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy." "But how well informed are in fact the leaders about...

Paid Maternity Leave Pushed By Australian Rights Activists

...t the minimum weekly wage. "The average time women take out is closer to 35 to 40 weeks," Mr. von Doussa said. "Australia remains one of only two oecd countries that lacks a (compulsory) paid maternity leave scheme." Von Doussa quoted research that showed that mothers frequently resigned when th...
OECD in Medical Technology

EpiDerm's Skin Irritation Test Fully Validated in European Union

...der the auspices of ZEBET (BfR) in 4 independent EU and US laboratories during 2007. The testing fully complied with all validation rules outlined by oecd and ICCVAM (e.g. independent study management, coded reference chemicals, inclusion of naive laboratory, etc.). About MatTek - MatTek...

MatTek's EpiDerm In Vitro Tissues Headed for Validation in Europe

...p validation results are taken into account at the oecd Expert Meeting being held in Berlin, Germany on October 20-21, 2008 to review the new Draft oecd Test Guideline on "In Vitro Skin Irritation: Human Skin Model." Inclusion of EpiDerm in this oecd Test Guideline will lead to EpiDerm acceptance in ...
OECD in Biological News

Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic

...nding, 55 percent of participating U.S. schools had a specific course in environmental science, compared with 21 percent of such courses in schools in oecd member countries. In other countries this content is sometimes captured in geography class, a less common course in the U.S. According to Baker, these...

Green IT not helping climate change

...licy, says there is no evidence that information technologies necessarily reduce our environmental footprint. His research will provide input into the oecd (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) initiative on IT and sustainability at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Copenh...
OECD in Biological Technology

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry: OECD Report Confirms Overall Benefits of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes the OECD Report "Economic Assessment of Biofuel Support Policies" as another major report that highlights the benefits of sugarcane ethanol in terms of greenhouse gas reduction and urges go...
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