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How best can we train health workers to deliver HIV care in poor countries?

...icines to patients in poor countries, local health workers need to be trained, and yet few countries have a c... challenges and approaches to training health care workers in low income countries on how to provide HIV care. They also suggest the kinds of research that wi...

Patient care threatened by workforce shortage

...ical workforce to allay the shortage ofhealth care workers in the US, is "complicated, developing in ways that are nearly chaotic, and defying simple claims and predictions". Australia risks a similar fate if the reaction to filling the medical workforce void is not well considered and based on research in...

ASH Katrina Relief Program receives ASAE's 2006 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

...eans Tourism Workers Relief Fund to help displaced workers rebuild their lives and businesses. The Society has also pledged to return to New Orleans in 2009 for its 51st annual meeting. As part of the Katrina Relief Program, additional funds have been disbursed to aid hematology training programs at Tulane...

UCLA leads national effort to address New Orleans' mental health needs

... the community are struggling, she said. "Social workers in New Orleans see the treatment of the residents ...sist professionals in New Orleans, and that social workers in the area need information about what interventions have been of benefit to survivors of other nat...

Disfiguring facial infection in young children can be prevented

...a. They state that because parents and many health workers do not know about the disease, information campaigns are needed at a national, regional, and village level. At the governmental level, eradication of poverty should be a top priority, they add. Other prevention strategies include improvement of livin...

Research documents children's exposure to pesticides, suggests need for family education

...ounting for 25 percent of the migrant and seasonal workers in the state. As part of the study, mothers were...work and four in five lived in households in which workers changed their clothes in the dwelling. In a separate study, in-depth interviews were conducted wit...

Surgical instruments may not be fair trade

...act the initial production of these instruments to workers in small workshops or their own homes in an attempt to reduce overheads and minimise costs. These workers earn around 1 a day ($2, 1.50). The firms sell to suppliers and retailers in the developed world w...

Researchers aim to give nurses a lift

...er from work-related low back pain more often than workers in other professions," said Edgar Vieira, a doctoral student in the University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and lead author of the study. Most often, nurses hurt their backs while turning bed-ridden patients or transferring them a...

Health-care workers' SARS protective clothing systems

Kingston, Ont. -- Health-care workers who don protective clothing to stave-off infection...hat one kind of protective gear leaves health-care workers prone to contamination at their forearms, wrists, hands and necks. Another more elaborate ensemble, ...

Personal protective systems increasingly important for health care workers

...y recognizes the increased anxiety that heath care workers have about microbes that are transmitted by airborne or droplet routes. He reviews the experience of the SARS outbreak and the importance of infection-control techniques. ...

World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers

...apse. Among this group were 83 percent of those workers eligible for FDNY lung function screening before (...fire personnel and 2,500 emergency medical service workers were at the World Trade Center site within the first week after September 11, 2001. From the very ...

Big companies should provide HIV treatment to employees

Providing antiretroviral treatment to workers of large companies in Africa is feasible, according to the authors of a Viewpoint in this week's issue of The Lancet. In 2001, the beer company Heineken decided to add highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to the package of medical benefits ...

Cancer in the workforce: mapping the Australian experience

...now very little about the experience of Australian workers once they are diagnosed with cancer," says Ms Lovejoy who in 2004 spent five months on light duties following surgery and chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer. "Do they 'soldier on' at work, reduce their hours, switch jobs or leave work altogether?...

Humanitarian response urgently needed to address Lebanese health crisis

...requires access to those in need, security for aid workers on the ground, and adequate funding. Currently, little has been done to secure any of these basic requirements. At least 900 000 Lebanese have been displaced; hundreds of thousands have taken refuge in public spaces. Those remaining without humanitar...

Two-thirds of pregnant women with depression aren't getting treatment for it

...ad follow-up interviews with trained mental health workers who assessed them using the standard criteria used to diagnose depression, and asked them about their mental health and treatment history. In all, 17 percent of the 276 women were found to be experiencing a serious depression. Another 23 percent h...

Community model effective in allotting anti-AIDS meds, Stanford doctor says

...o have died, foster parents, essential health-care workers and patients most likely to adhere to a treatment regimen. To gauge the effectiveness of the program, the researchers examined data for more than 1,500 of the group's patients in four countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The patie...

Bipolar disorder exacts twice depression's toll in workplace

...than absenteeism. Although only about 1 percent of workers have bipolar disorder in a year, compared to 6.4 p...st work performance were consistently higher among workers with bipolar disorder who had major depressive episodes than those who reported only manic or hypoma...

New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being

...uring towards service provision, the type of risks workers face, the hazards they are exposed to, and the injuries people sustain as a result of employment will continue to change. "Indeed the whole terrain of occupational health is transforming," he continues. "And concentration on problems such as absent...

South Asian men suffer more urinary problems than white men but are less likely to seek help

...ms. "Focused care strategies involving Asian link workers and enhanced community services have shown benefits in treating other chronic diseases in the South Asian population. A similar approach might be needed to address the ongoing and unmet need or urinary problems."...

Nearly nine of 10 who seek individual market health insurance never buy a plan

... employee cost-sharing through higher deductibles, workers and their families are being squeezed. When people... a health problem excluded from coverage. "More workers and their families are losing employer-sponsored health insurance," said Commonwealth Fund Assistant...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... Fred Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award ... for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic ... cancer cells. Alt is the second alumnus to win ... Nobel Prize in 2003. , Alt is the Charles ... at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... house fly genome for the first time, revealing robust ... that thrives in pathogen-rich dung piles and garbage heaps. ... Genome Biology , will increase understanding of house ... adapt to resist insecticides, which could lead to novel ... and transmit more than 100 human and animal diseases, ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of scientists led by researchers at the University ... of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have ... underlying bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough that ... affective disorder, as well as depression and other ... online this week in Nature Molecular Psychiatry ...
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