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Information technology holds promise for advancing healthcare

It is known as “Health IT,” an idea that promises to use information technology to cut medical errors, avoid unnecessary tests and procedures and identify better treatments. The Obama administration is betting that $19 billion of the economic stimulus package … Tęsti skaitymą

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Call for end to drug firms` gifts

Medical experts are calling for drug industry representatives to stop giving gifts to doctors, the BBC has learned. The industry’s current code of practice allows drug companies to give small promotional gifts that are relevant to doctors’ work, such as … Tęsti skaitymą

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Why do we protect the moral convictions of only some health workers?

Two of the most pitched battles over reproductive rights in America right now turn on whether health workers can be forced to provide medical services or information to which they ethically or professionally object. But as we learn from these … Tęsti skaitymą

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Doctors’ report claims: ‘We no longer have free health care’

Increasing numbers of patients are paying for private “top-up” treatments alongside NHS care, meaning the health service is no longer free, a report by leading doctors warns today. The doctors have written to all three main political parties, and the … Tęsti skaitymą

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Mental Health Bill “has balance”

The government’s Mental Health Bill strikes the “right balance” between patient safeguards and protecting the public, the health secretary has said. “The bill would enable a patient who is detained in hospital to be released under supervised community treatment, enabling … Tęsti skaitymą

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Drug-resistant TB strain raises ethical dilemma

Robert Daniels has been locked up indefinitely, perhaps for the rest of his life, since last July. County health authorities obtained a court order to lock him up as a danger to the public because he failed to take precautions … Tęsti skaitymą

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UK to sign disability convention

The UK will be among the first 50 or so countries to sign a new United Nations convention giving greater rights and freedoms to disabled people. “The convention recognises that disability is caused by negative attitudes and barriers within society, … Tęsti skaitymą

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Mental health care “must improve”

“Sadly the government is happy with an administered chemical cosh of drugs for the alarming increases in the number of children suffering from mental illness. “Their draconian approach risks more sufferers not coming forward and risking their conditions deteriorating under … Tęsti skaitymą

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Disabled children “need” a voice

Disabled children who do not live at home should have the right to an advocate who can speak on their behalf, according to the Children’s Society. more

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What`s Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses

The larger threat posed by American medicine is that more and more of us are being drawn into the system not because of an epidemic of disease, but because of an epidemic of diagnoses. But the real problem with the … Tęsti skaitymą

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