April: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

 National Child Abuse

Hundreds of pinwheels mobbed at the walkway of the Highlands County Courthouse Tuesday morning in a view to serve as a symbol and raise awareness about the ongoing battle against child abuse in the county, state and nation.

‘No’ as an Answer to the Increasing Health Care Costs

‘No’ as an Answer to the Increasing Health Care Costs

The centralized Government is initiating to build organizations that would help in reducing the increasing cost of health care.

There will be a committee that will make comparisons of the usefulness of various health treatments, a self-named Medicine improvement center and a Medicare supervision panel that can lay down payment charges.

U.S. Sees 2% Drop in Birthrate For 2008

U.S. Sees 2% Drop in Birthrate For 2008

The rate, at which females bore children in the United States of America, has plummeted in 2008 because of the market’s worsening condition.

The birthrate in the nation, if taken as a whole, has fallen by 2% during 2007 to 2008. Only 4.2 million babies have been born.

Non-Pasteurized Foods and Risks Related to Pregnancy

Non-Pasteurized Foods and Risks Related to Pregnancy

A firm called Del Bueno of Grandview, which is in Washington, recalled queso fresco cheese products owing to latent listeria infection.

Dementia Patients Need More Care

Dementia Patients

According to a new report by the NHS, hospitals need to rethink about how they deal with dementia patients. The research called, Acute Awareness: Improving Hospital Care for People with Dementia, brings forwarded the changes which, could improve the quality of care, without incurring extra costs.

Power Failure at the Royal Free Hospital

Power Failure at the Royal Free Hospital

Following a "a major internal incident" the Royal Free Hospital in North London has closed its accident and emergency department and is diverting ambulances to other hospitals.

GP to have Nationalised Standards all Over UK

general practice

The GPC has issued its report Fit for the Future- a fifty point plan for the future of general practice in UK. The report provides recommendations for development and enhancement in areas that include out-of-hours care, the Quality and Outcomes Framework, workforce, and Information Technology.

Nurse Lost Her Battle to Wear a Crucifix at Employment Tribunal

Nurse Lost Her Battle to Wear a Crucifix at Employment Tribunal

A Christian nurse who refused to remove her crucifix in the office hours was moved to a desk job. However, she lost her claim for any religious discrimination.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital was taken to an employment trust by Shirley Chaplin who is a 54 years old nurse. She claimed that taking off a necklace bearing a crucifix would violate her faith.

Saskatchewan Government Faces Bitter Criticism Over New Patient Privacy Regulations

Saskatchewan Government Faces Bitter Criticism Over New Patient Privacy Regulati

Privacy regulations will now be changed by the Saskatchewan Government, and the new rules will reportedly allow the names and addresses of patients in hospitals to be utilized for fundraising purposes. The decision is receiving bitter criticism and fierce opposition from the Privacy Commissioner of the Province and the NDP.

NHS Has Over 34 Million Unused Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine

NHS Has Over 34 Million Unused Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine

It has been found that in spite of approving deals to break its contracts, NHS has more than 34 million idle doses of swine flu vaccine.

It is said that, the British Government had signed agreements with companies, Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline for more than 120m doses of the prods. But only 44m is said to be purchased as cases have petered out since December.

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