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    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants

    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants
    SALEM - In these times any announcement that includes new jobs merits celebration. That's why, on Friday, House Speaker Dave Hunt and Senate President Peter Courtney joined Oregon Human Services director Dr. Bruce Goldberg at Oregon's Capitol to announce 300 new certified nursing assistants will be hired to work in nursing homes and long term care facilities throughout the state. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UK Nurse Accused of Killing Care Home Residents

    LONDON: A nurse who ran a care home for the elderly has appeared in court charged with murdering three residents whose medication had been removed. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Rachel Baker killed three women aged 79, 85 and 97 as a result of her dependency on prescription drugs. She also is charged with 11 counts of drug possession. Baker ran the Parkfields ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Researchers Find Synthetic Protein Which May Help Prevent Spread of Cancer

    Where it concerns medical research in the scope of battling one of humanity's most pervasive and deadly diseases like cancer, new nano and macroparticle treatments have been seeing the lion's share of spotlight. DailyTech has reported on several of these advances and inventions, from the tiny cell-exploding carbon nanotube to advanced lipid-based drug and imaging delivery systems. However, while these are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse

    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse
    LEOMINSTER — A Townsend man accused of punching an emergency department nurse in the face because he thought he waited too long before he received medical attention has pleaded not guilty. Joseph D. Murphy was ordered at his arraignment on Tuesday in Fitchburg District Court to undergo a mental evaluation and held on $2,500 bail. He faces a variety of charges ...
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    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job

    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job
    After "find a job," put "stay healthy" on your to-do list if you're one of the hundreds of thousands who have lost a job in the past month or if you fear a layoff coming on. Here are key healthcare steps you should take if a pink slip looms, recommended by those who have been there and started their own websites ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths

    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths
    SAN ANTONIO – An Air Force nurse has been charged with giving lethal amounts of medication to three terminally ill patients in his care, military officials said Tuesday. Capt. Michael Fontana, 35, was formally charged in military court with deliberately giving three Wilford Hall Medical Center patients lethal amounts of medication, and with conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly changing a ...
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    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated

    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated
    Scientists worldwide are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus, a U.S. trade publication in biotechnology. "It can take five or six months to come up with an entirely novel influenza vaccine," John Sterling, editor in chief of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, said in a statement. "There is a great deal of hope that biotech ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    British Couple Has 'Black-And-White Twins' Twice

    A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds — twice — by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide

    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide
    Forty countries have officially reported 9,830 cases of H1N1 flu, including 79 deaths, the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, said Tuesday. The H1N1 flu, formerly known as swine flu, presented mainly mild cases outside the outbreak in Mexico, said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director general when addressing the 62nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last week. Mexican health officials blamed ...
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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
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    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding

    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding
    ATLANTA - A battle over state funding for school nurses is brewing as Georgia lawmakers begin the process of slashing $2 billion from the budget. Schools are facing losing the $30 million the state spends on school nurses each year, a cut that means already cash-strapped districts would have to find money elsewhere or be forced to lay off nurses. State ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Nurse

    LONDON - Scottish police have charged a 35-year-old man with attempting to murder a nurse who was found locked in the trunk of her car. Police say it's possible she'd been there for up to 10 days. Police describe the victim as "severely traumatized" and said she was suffering from dehydration and hypothermia. The suspect didn't enter a plea and will ...
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    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths

    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths
    LONDON – Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone-blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s. But in Europe, many doctors have avoided the combo treatment and used hormone drugs alone, thinking the pair would be too harsh for ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million

    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million
    ATLANTA — Swine flu has infected as many as 1 million Americans, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban populations are infected. The estimate voiced by a government flu scientist Thursday was no surprise to the experts who have been closely watching the virus. "We knew diagnosed cases were just the tip of the ...
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    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix

    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix
    SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A state investigative report said a surgeon performed an appendectomy on the same patient twice after he mistakenly removed a piece of fatty tissue instead the first time. The Star Tribune reported that the surgeon realized his mistake two days after the first operation after a hospital pathologist reported what was removed was "not an appendix." [widget:newsarticleoffbeat] The ...
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    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs

    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's budget aims to foster generic competition for costly biotech drugs used to treat cancer and other intractable ailments. With Americans now spending more than $40 billion a year on such medications, the budget calls on Congress to set up a framework for regulators to approve generic versions, cutting costs for government programs, employers and patients. Biologic ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.

    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.
    Gov. Schwarzenegger didn't waste any time firing most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing after an L.A. Times report Sunday described in frightening detail how the board failed to discipline scores of nurses who endangered patients in their care. The Times and the nonprofit ProPublica news organization found that, on average, "it took more than three years to investigate ...
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    Hospital Board Approves University of Wisconsin Plan For Late-Term Abortions

    MIDDLETON, Wis. - The governing body of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has approved a plan to allow certain late-term abortions at an outpatient clinic. After hearing three hours of emotional testimony from supporters and opponents Wednesday, the board voted 11-3 for the plan to provide abortions on women 19 to 22 weeks pregnant at the Madison Surgery Center. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    More Than 3,700 Job-Seekers Look For Work at Fair

    NEW YORK—A 22-year-old barely three months out of school was on the hunt for his first real job, while a 68-year-old former vice president of a chemicals company sought contract work with anyone hiring. They were just two hopefuls out of 3,720 people, many of whom stood in line for hours in the cold on 45th Street, converging on a midtown ...
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    Obama Seeks Global Health Strategy

    Obama Seeks Global Health Strategy
    U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress to approve $63 billion over the next six years to develop a comprehensive global health strategy. "We cannot simply confront individual preventable illnesses in isolation," Obama said in a statement. "The world is interconnected, and that demands an integrated approach to global health." [widget:newsarticlepolitics] The six-year plan would continue the work ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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