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Many in U.S. Prisons Lack Good Health Care

Report finds high rate of chronic disease that often goes untreated FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The 2.3 million Americans currently being held in correctional facilities across the country suffer a much higher rate of serious and chronic illness than the general population does...

What's health care like in America's prisons and jails?

That question is addressed in a special issue of Journal of Correctional Health Care (JCHC), opening up correctional system health care issues to outside evaluation and input. In key articles and commentaries, all written by eminent experts and pioneers in the field, JCHC explores the history of p...

Bill Passed Directing Prisons To Provide Inmates With HIV Testing, Treatment

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill (HR 1943) that would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV tests at the beginning and end of their// incarcerations, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill also would require federal prisons to provide inmates with HIV/AIDS coun...

Scottish Prisons May Get Needle Exchange Programs

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has said that it is considering introducing a needle exchange program in jails from next year. In prisoners drug taking can trigger// diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV. "If you look at prisoner surveys some say they have shared needles in prison. There will a...

U.S Prisons Not To Be Blamed For Spread Of AIDS Epidemic, CDC HIV Study

A new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights that very few prisoners in U.S prisons acquire the HIV/AIDS virus// and contradicts the widely held public perception which blames U.S. prisons for spread of the AIDS epidemic. The study for the first time...

Archaic Law Hindering HIV Prevention In Namibian Prisons

A 30-year-old law in Namibia banning male-to-male sex is coming in the way of condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates.// Government officials hold the view that condom distribution would promote sex between men, which is ...

Demand for Short-Term Medical Help Leads to Growth for Travel Nursing Staffing Agency; Prompts Move to New Location and Addition of New Online Tools for Nurses

...antage Medical Staffing is a temporary healthcare staffing solution contracting nurses and other healthcare professionals to hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and schools. Advantage has been awarded the highly coveted Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for client support in Health Care Staffing, ensur...

AccuVein AV300, First Portable Vein Illumination Device, Now Available on GSA Schedule

...t of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service and the Office of Tribal Programs Department of Justice Federal Bureau of prisons Department of Defense VA Medical Centers, Clinics and Military Hospitals For more information and to see videos o...

New Study Documents High Prevalence of Serious Mental Illnesses Among Nation's Jail Populations

... results in increased recidivism, devastation to our families and communities, wasteful government spending, and the shameful warehousing in jails and prisons of some of the most vulnerable and neglected members of our communities." Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is leading a ...

Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications

...lent offender males in a prospective 8-year follow-up study. "Usually, the new violent crimes happened already during 1-2 years after the release from prisons and with the new starting problems of alcoholism", says Professor Matti Virkkunen, the corresponding author for the study. Results of the study hav...
Prisons in Medical Technology

Veto of California's Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF

AB 1334, (Swanson, D, Oakland), Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and the Southern California HIV/AIDS Coalition (SCHAC) Could Have Helped Reduce Spread of HIV and Other STDs Among California Inmates Governor Instructs Department of Corrections to...

Doctor Declares War on Hospital Infections, Patents MRSA-Killing Machine

...from ... Hospital Acquired Infections. He was also keenly aware that infections are quickly spreading beyond the healthcare system into schools, gyms, prisons and retirement homes. A 2004 study supervised by Dr. Deal tracked 13,510 admissions at an accredited 450-bed regional hospital. Almost fifteen perce...
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Preventive health care

...ntaining good health habits. ... Principles of preventive health care . In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. ... Federal Bureau of prisons Preventive Health Care . Clinical Practice Guidelines April 2009 ... Teams will be responsible for providing preventive health care ... Apo...
Prisons in Biological News

Researchers analyze how new anti-MRSA abtibiotics function

...n were toxic to the human host. By the 1980s and 1990s, MRSA had become a serious clinical problem, dreaded by clinicians in health care facilities, prisons and nursing homes. Of late, a new variant of community onset of antibiotic-resistant staph infections emerged outside of institutions. "For the pa...

Prison study to investigate link between diet and behavior

... Trials will soon be underway in three UK prisons to investigate the link between nutrition and behaviour. Funded by the Well..., Greater Manchester; Lancaster Farms, Lancashire; and Polmont, Falkirk. prisons Minister David Hanson MP said: "I welcome this study by the Wellcome Trust ...
Prisons in Biological Technology

Why is Enron now called Prisma?

...m the world's top corporations has nicely filled the halls and corridors of prisons all over the world. It seems business lost by five-star hotels has been sys...o the chow lines at prisons. The talk of the town is now the sponsorship of prisons as they pull down big signs from stadiums: WorldCom presenting at Alcatraz,...

In public attitudes about taxes and spending, Wisconsin is Jekyll and Hyde

...rnment, 90 percent of all general fund spending is focused on services to individuals (such as Medicaid), K-12 public education, higher education, the prisons and aid to local governments. The rest of the so-called "bureaucracy" - state agencies such as Workforce Development, Commerce, Natural Resources and ...
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