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Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...ieve strongly that we can address our share of the crisis in health care today by returning and holding fast to these long-held values." (Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165: 607 608. Available post-embargo at www.archinternmed.com .) Related Articles: Negative Physician Attitudes Toward HIV-Infected Injection Dr...

Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk

...such as suicidal thoughts. It may be the case that crisis intervention is needed to help women in these situations," said Dr. Gielen, who is also a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management....

TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline

...n people die from TB every year. The worsening TB crisis demands a new treatment paradigm based on novel drugs. This shift will only be possible with a robust and dynamic drug pipeline. The compounds from this discovery program may attack the bacillus in new ways, overcoming resistant strains and speeding ...

Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

...g setting: Gleevec resistant accelerated and blast crisis CML patients. "We're very encouraged by the results so far," remarks Griffin, who is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "This is an elegant example of how rational drug design developing drugs based on a molecular understanding ...

Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline

... worker profoundly," says Regehr, who directed the crisis response team at Pearson Airport for 10 years. At such times, the police officer or firefighter loses the ability to focus on the task at hand, a skill that is a lifeline in a job where brushes with tragedy are the norm. "It's important in doing that...

South Africa in denial over number of deaths from HIV/AIDS

...e to acknowledge and seriously tackle the HIV/AIDS crisis of its people. The progress in provision of antiretroviral treatment to all people with advanced HIV has been painfully slow since the Government's first report of a planned programme in August, 2003. When Thabo Mbeki opens the 2005 parliamentary ses...

States find alternate routes to health coverage

...s showed signs of improvement. However, the fiscal crisis that began in 2001 remains palpable. "State officials continued to foster debate on strategies to expand health insurance" says Alice Burton, SCI program director. "States are finding alternate routes to expand coverage and make existing programs wor...

Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK

...ent among ethnic minorities and a tendency towards crisis management in primary care are also possible explanations. Professor Sheikh concludes: "This review fills a major gap in knowledge about asthma in ethnic minorities in the UK. It also shows more conclusively than before the complex nature of asthma...

Intellect linked to risk of suicide in young men

...individual's ability to solve problems in times of crisis or maladjustment in childhood, they conclude....

AGI and USGS provide unique tsunami disaster relief

...an load it onto a laptop and zoom in on particular crisis areas to see a detailed view of the region. Thus, the disaster-relief teams can take the reference directly into the field and manage the data without having to access individual maps, books, or online archives....

Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS

... Biomed Central, concludes that "in the midst of a crisis such as SARS where guidance is incomplete, consequ...on's voice mail boxes were full. The prolonged crisis took a toll on the morale of doctors as well as patients. One surgeon seeing many patients in need ...

Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals

... create an inpatient psychiatric unit, including a crisis management team, for children and adolescents at R...ing an inpatient psychiatric facility, including a crisis team, at Rainbow, to the already nationally acclaimed psychiatry programs at University Hospitals, c...

Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

...to two years. "Any viable solution to the current crisis in American health care must have both a systems and a patient focus. The New Model has both, and we are excited about the possibilities it has for the future of health care in this country. We are moving forward with a vision and a purpose to reshap...

Academy meeting examines the vaccine & avian influenza crisis

...e and other controversial issues about the vaccine crisis and the science of producing effective vaccines against avian influenza, the New York Academy of Sciences is presenting a discussion, "The Science of Influenza Vaccines" on Thursday, December 2, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Academy headquarters, 2 East 63r...

4 million more health workers required to improve global health

...ed by international reinforcement. Ultimately, the crisis in human resources is a shared problem requiring shared responsibility for cooperative action." The authors highlight how 4 million extra health workers worldwide are needed if the required health improvements and millennium goals are to be met b...

Study finds mental health needs of older adults substantially underserved

...elderly individuals. Failure to do so will risk a crisis in geriatric mental health in light of the impending growth of the aging population and future projections of increased prevalence of mental disorders. The good news is that mental health treatments can and do help," said Karlin....

Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments

...nd technology" to provide advice in the event of a crisis and to help quickly identify strong candidates for crucial S&T appointments. Authorities also should make certain that appointments to advisory committees are not politicized or used to promote foregone conclusions. Scientists, engineers, and healt...

HHS awards $10.4 million to fight AIDS on three continents

...rt of the National Institutes of Health. "A global crisis demands a global response," Secretary Thompson said. "To control and curtail the pandemic, inexpensive, effective and logistically feasible measures of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention are urgently needed. By building research capacity and infrastru...

'Plague and Fire' a tale of public health, imperialism, race relations, catastrophe

...he medical politics of the whole thing." As the crisis unfolded, the public health community debated the virtues of bacteriology. But the vector of the epidemic--fleas--had not yet been demonstrated, and no one knew much about the behavior of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes bubonic plague. ...

Tide of new nurses rises but shortages still loom large

...g say it's still not enough to prevent a long-term crisis that threatens to cripple the entire health care system. The new numbers come from Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., Valere Potter Professor of Nursing; senior associate dean for Research at the School of Nursing, in an article appearing in the Nov. 17 health p...

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