Tag: "countries" at medical news
Coalition's refusal to record Iraq's civilian deaths failing to respect international law
...aw. The adamant refusal of the USA and its partner countries
to keep count of Iraqi deaths is a stance that renders farcical the Geneva Conventions' principle that invading forces have a duty to make every effort to protect civilian lives. How can the Coalition attest that it respects this obligation if it ref...
Highly active antiretrovirals for HIV can substantially reduce rates of AIDS
...benefits of HAART that are achievable in developed countries
should remind us of the urgency of providing treatment for the millions of people who could benefit in other parts of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa" (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying comment Brian G...
Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis
...o the delivery of care in all countries. Developed countries
have come to rely on many more nurses than they pr...a, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other developed countries
also facing nursing shortages. This contributes to the need for these countries
to recruit from deve...
HIV therapy success rates similar in developing and developed world, study shows
...Alberta reveals that people with HIV in developing countries
do just as well on antiretroviral therapy (ART) pr...lts, except for the fact that people in developing countries
who received free ART drugs did so much better--30 per cent higher rates of success--than people who...
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
...ns of this work are confined largely to developing countries
where severe protein-calorie malnutrition is commo...he implications extend to developed and developing countries
alike," writes Dr. Neugebauer....
Australians speak: Find us a cure for cancer - fast!
...similar to the approach taken by other progressive countries
and regions like Singapore, Japan, Ireland and the European Union. "Three quarters of Australians believe there should be tax incentives for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to fund and conduct research and development within Australia, whi...
National study shows black immigrants' health erodes the longer they live in US
...financial resources to make such a move. "European countries
have a much higher standard of living than African...he same time, the racial dynamics in many European countries
are similar to those in the U.S., and we know from studies here that blacks are exposed to more stre...
One in every hundred Londoners could be crack cocaine users, claim researchers
...k cocaine use has been a cause for concern in many countries
since the 1980s, there has not been the predicted epidemic across the UK until now. We must be cautious but the analysis suggests there is a substantial problem. "With almost 60 percent of crack-cocaine users also opiate users, part of the increase ...
Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks
... Epidemiology, notes that the belief amongst Asian countries
that smoking is less harmful to them than to Caucasian populations may contribute to the high prevalence of smoking in Asian countries, the low quitting rates amongst Asian male smokers, and the spread of smoking among Asian women. Prof. Mark Woodw...
MRSA is a global problemperspectives from around the world
... MRSA experts share the challenges that individual countries
face in trying to control the spread of MRSA. Desp...A in Europe. This approach is in stark contrast to countries
like Japan, which, according to Harbarth and Pittet, "has more or less ignored this public-health pr...
Resistance to anti-flu agents increasing worldwide
...ed since 2003 were from people in Asia. Some Asian countries
had drug resistance frequencies exceeding 70%. Dr Bright comments: "We were alarmed to find such a dramatic increase in drug resistance in circulating human influenza viruses in recent years. Our report has broad implications for agencies and govern...
Scrapping BCG vaccination in British schools is justified
...e from, or whose parents or grandparents come from countries
where the incidence exceeds 40 per 100,000. BCG vaccination will continue to have an important role in protecting children in high risk populations from tuberculosis, says the author. Coupled with vigorous efforts to identify and treat cases, and to ...
Should the law on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide be changed?
...odies have now adopted a neutral stance. Data from countries
where assisted dying has been legalised also answer some of the concerns expressed by opponents of the proposed legislation, she adds. For example, in the US state of Oregon, the number of assisted suicides has changed little under Oregon's Death wit...
Immigrants, Aboriginals needed to help educate about TB
...n to Canada in the 1950s and 1960s was mainly from countries
whose TB rates were similar to those in Canada, but now immigration is from countries
in Africa and Asia where the prevalence of TB can be 50 per cent or higher. "The study found that al...
U.S. House introduces Microbicide Development Act of 2005
...hat make it difficult for women in many developing countries
to insist upon condom use, abstinence or faithfulness with older or more powerful men. For women in many parts of the world, being poor and young are the most significant risk factors for acquiring HIV infection. The feminization of the epidemic ca...
'Healthy weight, healthy shape' key in preventing heart disease
... both sexes and at all ages in nearly all European countries
due to a steady increase of total caloric intake and absence of sufficient daily exercise. In Southern Europe, Professor Sans Menndez said that a departure from traditional Mediterranean diets toward manufactured foods may be contributing to the tren...
Effects of bacterial pneumonia no worse for HIV-positive patients
... study that documented cases in 26 hospitals in 11 countries
including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Chile and Spain, outcomes for 58 HIV-positive patients with CAP, or community-acquired pneumonia (pneumonia contracted outside of hospitals) were compared with outcomes for 174 HIV-negative patients ...
Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones
...er national osteoporosis societies in more than 50 countries
are expected to attend. "It is particularly important that we are meeting in Bangkok because the number of people suffering from osteoporosis is growing fastest in the Asian region," noted IOF Chief Executive Officer Daniel Navid. The "IOF Beauties...
The economics of prescription drugs versus OTC
Governments in several countries
with public Pharmacare and in a few provinces in Canada are considering reclassifying some drugs from prescription to over-the-counter status. In a CMAJ essay, Lynd and colleagues comment on the economic effects of such changes. The drugs being cons...
Science commentary stresses need for collaboration at local level in HIV-prevention studies
... local communities and national governments of the countries
in which they are conducted, according to 18 international leaders in HIV prevention writing in the current (Sept. 30, 2005) issue of Science. Oral, daily use of the antiretroviral drug tenofovir is considered a key potential strategy for preventing ...
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