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    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says

    Nurses Remain Trapped in Vicious Circle of Illness, Injury and Overtime, New Report Says
    More nurses are working more overtime, shows a new report prepared by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. There are more nurses being injured or becoming ill, resulting in rising rates of absenteeism and overtime. The study, prepared by Infometrica, updates their previous studies on rates of overtime and absenteeism in the nursing workforce and provides further insight into causes of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012

    All UK Nurses to Have 4 Year Degrees by 2012
    All nurses will need to be educated to degree level from 2013, the Government announced today. At present, nurses receive a diploma after two or three years of training but they will now have to complete three or four years to obtain a degree. The move is as a result of changes to the way nurses work, including handling more advanced ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

    Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers to Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
    OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13 -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night. You can give a one-time $10 donation to the Red Cross for the destruction in Haiti by texting "HAITI" to 90999, which ...
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'

    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'
    A dentist asked three dental nurses if they shaved their pubic hair and he had sex with a fourth at his surgery, a disciplinary tribunal has heard. He groped two of the women and on one occasion pulled down his trousers in front of a nurse to reveal a leopard-print thong saying: "Get a load of that." Anthony Barton is accused ...
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    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death

    Haiti's Mass Graves Swell; Doctors Fear More Death
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Workers are carving out mass graves on a hillside north of Haiti's capital, using earth-movers to bury 10,000 people in a single day even as relief workers warn that Haitians are still dying of injuries from the Jan. 12 quake for lack of medical care. Clinics have 12-day waiting lists for patients, untreated injuries are festering and ...
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    Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 529

    Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 529
    PADANG, Indonesia (AP) — A second powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia on Thursday as rescuers struggled to reach survivors of the previous day's quake, which killed more than 500 people and left thousands trapped under collapsed buildings. The death toll from Wednesday's 7.6-magnitude earthquake off Sumatra island was expected to rise as rescuers dig through the rubble, sometimes by hand, in ...
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    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly

    'Cruel' Nurses Slammed Over Care of Elderly
    NHS nurses came under fire today for their "cruel" and "demeaning" treatment of elderly patients. TV agony aunt and former nurse Claire Rayner said she was "sickened" by what has happened to some parts of her profession. The president of the Patients Association also called for "bad" nurses to be struck off the medical register. A report from the charity today ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases

    WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases
    BEIJING - The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response, the World Health Organization said Friday. There will soon be a period of further global spread of the virus, and most countries may see swine flu cases double every three to four days ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career

    Nurse Retires After Astonishing 52 Year Career
    A nurse who dedicated more than 50 years to caring for the sick has hung up her scrubs for the final time. Reta Scott, a theater nurse at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary, has retired at the age of 70 - after a 52-year career. Colleagues of the oldest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff member have paid tribute to the woman they ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    UK Publishes New Rules for Assisted Suicide

    UK Publishes New Rules for Assisted Suicide
    LONDON (AP) - New guidelines published Thursday offer people in England and Wales broad hints about how to help a gravely ill loved one end their life with minimal fear of prosecution. Assisted suicide remains illegal, but Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer said six factors would make it less likely that prosecutors would bring criminal charges in individual cases. Starmer ...
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    World AIDS Day: South Africa to Treat All HIV-Positive Babies

    World AIDS Day: South Africa to Treat All HIV-Positive Babies
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing, the president announced Tuesday, a dramatic and eagerly awaited shift in a country that has more people living with HIV than any other. President Jacob Zuma's speech on World AIDS Day was viewed as a definitive turning point for a nation where the previous administration distrusted ...
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    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses

    Why Japan Needs More Foreign Travel Nurses
    Apr. 26- Given the serious shortage of medical and nursing care workers and nurses, lifting certain restrictions so qualified foreigners in these fields can apply their skills in this country is an obvious solution. In its fourth basic immigration control policy plan compiled late last month, the Justice Ministry stated it would reexamine the mandatory limit on the length of time ...
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    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China

    HIV Blood From '90s Infected 74 in China
    HIV-contaminated blood sold to a Chinese hospital in the 1990s and used in transfusions has infected 74 people, a health official said. The director of a health center in central China discovered in 2003 a patient with HIV had sold his blood to the hospital, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The hospital traced all blood sellers and receivers before ...
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    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons

    Nurse Practioners in Britain as Good at Detecting Breast Cancer in Patients as Surgeons
    Specially trained nurse practitioners and surgeons were found to detect breast abnormalities at similar rates, researchers in Wales reported. [widget:career_profiles_quiz_career_profiles_quiz__] Researchers at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Wales -- which treats nearly 300 women with breast cancer a year -- asked a specially trained nurse practitioner and consultant surgeon to do breast assessments. "This study aimed to test the theory that ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    China Disinfects Town Where Plague Killed 3rd Man

    China Disinfects Town Where Plague Killed 3rd Man
    BEIJING — Authorities killed rats and fleas on Tuesday as they disinfected a town sealed off after three people died of pneumonic plague in a remote farming town in northwestern China, according to the provincial health department. Police set up checkpoints around Ziketan in Qinghai province after the outbreak was first detected last Thursday. The lung infection is highly contagious can ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    WHO: Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

    WHO: Swine Flu Now a Pandemic
    GENEVA — The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday – the first global flu epidemic in 41 years – as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a statement sent to member countries, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    The Earthquake in Chile: How to Help

    By now you know that an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Chile this weekend, sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific Ocean and displacing millions of people. At 8.8, the quake is the fifth largest of the past century, and its aftershocks continue to wreak havoc on the area (I recommend checking The Times's LEDE Blog for the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    China Health Reform Plans a Clinic in Each Village

    China Health Reform Plans a Clinic in Each Village
    BEIJING - China said Wednesday that it would build a clinic in each of its nearly 700,000 villages within three years, part of a sweeping 850 billion yuan ($124 billion) investment in health care reform. The clinic program is part of an even more ambitious plan to provide basic medical coverage and insurance to all of China's 1.3 billion people. Public ...
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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