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4/15/14 - $5 Million Boris Family Gift Takes Robotic Surgery at St. Joe's to New Frontiers
Today at 10:00 a.m. the Boris Family announced a new $5 million gift to help St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton take the da Vinci Si Surgical Robotic System where no St. Hamilton resident and ArcelorMittal Dofasco retiree Mr. Joseph's is only the second hospital in Canada to perform a lung cancer surgery using the robot.
4/15/14 - 'Lifesaver' transplant unit officially opens [Herald, The (Plymouth, England)]
A NEW Pounds 3.4 million facility for transplant and blood cancer patients which has been dubbed a "lifesaver" by patients at Derriford Hospital was officially opened yesterday. The facility has been paid for with the help of the Plymouth Leukaemia and District Fund and will be officially opened tonight by patients, hospital staff and members of th
4/15/14 - 1 NURSE FOR 18 PATIENTS ; SCANDAL OF THE NHS'S UNSAFE WARDS Fewer night staff puts the sick at 'risk of dying '3 in 5 nurses fear job cuts reduce... [Mirror (UK)]
1 NURSE FOR 18 PATIENTS; SCANDAL OF THE NHS'S UNSAFE WARDS Fewer night staff puts the sick at' risk of dying' 3 in 5 nurses fear job cuts reduce care EXCLUSIVE. DAVID Cameron has been repeatedly warned his savage NHS cuts will lead to dangerous levels of patient safety in overstretched hospitals. The Tory-led Coalition has slashed 5,000 posts since
4/15/14 - 1 NURSE FOR 18 PATIENTS ; SCANDAL OF THE NHS'S UNSAFE WARDS Fewer night staff puts the sick at 'risk of dying' 3 in 5 nurses fear job cuts reduce... [Mirror (UK)]
1 NURSE FOR 18 PATIENTS; SCANDAL OF THE NHS'S UNSAFE WARDS Fewer night staff puts the sick at' risk of dying' 3 in 5 nurses fear job cuts reduce care EXCLUSIVE. DAVID Cameron has been repeatedly warned his savage NHS cuts will lead to dangerous levels of patient safety in overstretched hospitals. The Tory-led Coalition has slashed 5,000 posts since
4/15/14 - 1,241 patients on stretchers in two-month period [MaltaToday]
Replying to a Parliamentary Question by opposition MP Claudio Grech, health minister Konrad Mizzi revealed that up to 1,241 patients were kept on a stretcher at Mater Dei Hospital in the two-month period between December and January. The peak was reached at the height of the yearly influx of patients suffering from influenza with up to 49 patients
4/15/14 - 236 Affected By Blast - Minister
Onyebuchi Chuckwu yesterday said 236 people fell victims of the Nyanya bomb blast, out of which 72 died while the rest are receiving treatment in various hospitals within the Federal Capital Territory. Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister Dan Nwomeh in a statement late last night said 71 were brought dead to hospitals from t
4/15/14 - 71 Dead As Hospitals Scramble to Contain Carnage
Officials at National Hospital scrambled Monday afternoon to compile list of possibly hundreds of casualties in the wake of a blast at a bus station at Nyanya, on Abuja's border with Nasarawa state. It was among six hospitals which received casualties evacuated from the site of the blast, which went off around 6.30 am as Monday morning traffic peak
4/15/14 - 88 Killed Over 200 Injured in Abuja Bombing
A total of 88 people were Monday killed when a car laden with improvised explosive devices went off at the Nyanya Motor Park at about 6.55 am with about 200 others sustaining injuries. At Asokoro General Hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Ahmadu Abubakar confirmed that 27 dead bodies were brought to the hospital with 25 others receiving treatmen
4/15/14 - A case for treatment ; VOICE OF THE DAILY Mirror [Mirror (UK)]
NURSES have warned that staff cuts and overwork are risking the lives of patients in hospitals at night, a clear sign the NHS is in need of emergency treatment. The sick and ill go into hospital to get better- not to die. Nurses on the front line know what is happening in wards.
4/15/14 - A case for treatment ; VOICE OF THE DAILY Mirror [Ulster Region] [Mirror (UK)]
NURSES have warned that staff cuts and overwork are risking the lives of patients in hospitals at night, a clear sign the NHS is in need of emergency treatment. The sick and ill go into hospital to get better- not to die. Nurses on the front line know what is happening in wards.
4/15/14 - A home eye test could prove to be a lifesaver [Gloucestershire Echo (England)]
GLASSES can make a life-changing difference, but eye tests are a service many of us take for granted. Not everyone can get to an optician to have their sight checked. Optician Paul Maddox runs a relatively new practice at St Paul's Medical Centre in Cheltenham, and has started offering a home visit service to check the eyesight of those too sick or
4/15/14 - Abuja bomb blasts: FG to settle victims hospital bills [Sun, The (Nigeria)]
The Federal Government is to settle the hospital bills of victims of Monday's bomb blast in Nyanya, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Mohammad Sani-Sidi, has said. "I wish to use this medium to convey our heartfelt sympathy to families of those who lost their loved ones,'' Sani-Sidi said on Tuesday in Abuja. Sani-S
4/15/14 - Aspirin use appears linked with improved survival after colon cancer diagnosis
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly Bottom Line: Taking low doses of aspirin after a colon cancer diagnosis appears to be associated with better survival if the tumor cells express HLA class I antigen. Author: Marlies S. Reimers, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Background: Prior research
4/15/14 - Australia : Green light for doctors contracts a boost for QLD [TendersInfo (India)]
"These contracts protect the conditions of Senior and Visiting Medical Officers and facilitate new arrangements for the treatment of private patients in public hospitals, on terms fair to both private and public patients," Mr Springborg said. "It is a milestone- a giant leap forward for Queensland Health- first announced by the Newman Government i
4/15/14 - Australia : Reducing elective surgery cancellations [TendersInfo (India)]
The Liberals have taken early steps under our 100 Day Plan to reduce elective surgery cancellations at public hospitals. In 2013, there were over 3000 elective surgery cancellations* initiated by hospitals, 71.7 per cent prior to admission and 28.3 per cent after a patient had been admitted. I have asked my Department to work with the Royal Hobart
4/15/14 - Boston Scientific Enrolls First Patient in Clinical Registry [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Boston Scientific Corp. has enrolled the first patient in a new registry to evaluate clinical outcomes and the economic value of the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in patients with Parkinson's disease. Gunther Deuschl, director of the Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Kiel, Germany, and Prof. The Vercise clinical registry is an e
4/15/14 - Cancer treatment facilities below par in Bengal: oncologist [Kolkata] [Times of India]
In Kolkata to attend a meet on wellness, Advani a Padma Bhushan said it was time to extend diagnosis and treatment facilities beyond Kolkata. The districts, according to him, were grossly neglected, forcing patients to depend on the overcrowded hospitals in Kolkata or travel to southern states and Mumbai for treatment. "If you travel 20 km fro
4/15/14 - Carando, and Stop&Shop Roll Out Easter Lunch to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston [Manufacturing Close - Up]
"It's been our pleasure to serve everyone at the Boston Shriners Hospital," said Dan Incaudo, Vice President and General Manager for Carando Classic Italian Meats. The lunch is part of an ongoing campaign dubbed "Carando Cares," in which Carando, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, is giving back to local communit
4/15/14 - Clinical Trial to Test Modified Citrus Pectin in Prostate Cancer
A phase III clinical trial conducted at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar-Saba, Israel is now recruiting participants to study the effects of dietary supplement PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin in controlling prostate specific antigen levels in prostate cancer patients. "MCP has shown activity against prostate and other cancers in a number of pr
4/15/14 - Coalition for ICD-10 Calls on HHS to Set New ICD-10 Implementation Date
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, today called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 implementation date. The Coalition for ICD-10 is an alliance of hospitals, health plans, professional associations, hospital and physician office coding experts,
4/15/14 - Data from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center Advance Knowledge in Lung Cancer
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly Fresh data on Oncology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Nijmegen, Netherlands, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The diagnostic evaluation of patients presenting with possible lung cancer is often complex and time consuming. Our news journalists obtained a q
4/15/14 - Dh4.5m in aid for the chronically ill [National, The (United Arab Emirates)]
Cancer patients, burns victims and residents with cardiac problems were among those that benefited from help under the Mosaadah programme, a Dubai Health Authority initiative, last year. In 2013 the funds helped 645 patients from public and private hospitals in Dubai. Mr bin Lahej said the programme has helped a significant number of cancer patient
4/15/14 - DHA provides medical assistance to 645 patients [Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)]
The Dubai Health Authority has provided medical treatment and equipment worth Dh4, 491,849 to 645 patients with financial constraints.. The patients were from public and private hospitals in Dubai and the help was provided under the Mosaadah programme.. In 2013, Dh4, 491,849 was spent on treatment and equipment of 497 patients; Dh2, 879,849 was spe
4/15/14 - Dr. Zukas wins first Lehigh County Medical Society Humaneness Award [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) :: ]
April 15 The Lehigh County Medical Society has created a Humaneness in Medicine award, and we have a winner. Jeanne Zukas, chief resident of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, has been selected as the 2014 winner. J. Howard DeHoff, who described her as a physician who provides genuine warmth, caring, honesty
4/15/14 - Epidemic control: Hospitals told to send dengue patients' data to Health Department
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique on Monday directed hospital administrations to send complete data of suspected and confirmed dengue patients to the Health Department for quick case response and vector surveillance. He said an intensive dengue surveillance programme was required to check dengue mosquito breeding during the
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