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FGM: Legal Duty to Inform Police Comes Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: health, law, criminal, FGM, police, teachers, doctors, nurses, midwives, UK )

- 873 days ago -
Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.
GPs Being Paid to Cut Patient Referrals
Offbeat  (tags: health Care, Doctors, Hospitals, CCG, BMA, NHS, politics )

- 903 days ago -
Doctors are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation has found.
Can You Prescribe Nature?
Offbeat  (tags: health, Health Care, Doctors, Advise, Nature )

- 982 days ago -
"Here's your prescription, walk in the forest five times a week for an hour." According to experts, it is not inconceivable that doctors will be giving health advice like this in the not too distant future.
Tell the Candidates: Oppose the Privatization of Veterans' Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, health care, VA, Veterans Administration, privatization, doctors, hospitals, petitions )

- 1037 days ago -
Privatizing the system would severely underfund the department, leaving veterans out in the cold with many service-connected injuries. Often times, VA centers are equipped to deal with specialized care, amputations and traumatic brain injuries in a way...
How Doctors, Psychologists, And Others Sworn To Aid Human Beings Made The Torture Possible
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Senate CIA Torture Report, Atul Gawande MD, Doctors, Psychologists, The Office of Medical Services )

- 1198 days ago -
Atul Gawande M.D., M.P.H., is an American surgeon, author, and public health researcher. The Senate CIA Torture Report reveals savage, immoral, utterly despicable practices by our govt. Read his tweets and link to the report so you can read.
Gaza Hospitals Struggle to Treat Injured in Latest Israeli Airstrikes (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, hospitals, doctors, medicine, ethics, death, violence, humans, sadness, safety, rights, politics, abuse )

- 1341 days ago -
As Israel continues to pound Gaza with airstrikes -- carrying out 50 bombings overnight Monday and more throughout the day on Tuesday -- Sahbani expressed concern about the capacity of the territory's hospitals to attend to the many injured.
Legal Duty Over Resuscitation Orders
Offbeat  (tags: Master of the Rolls, Court of Appeal, Resuscitation Orders, DNR, legal duty, Doctors, Health )

- 1374 days ago -
Doctors now have a legal duty to consult with and inform patients if they want to place a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order on medical notes, the Court of Appeal in England ruled.
Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )

- 1436 days ago -
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
5 Shady Ways Big Pharma May Be Influencing Your Doctor
Health & Wellness  (tags: medicine, drugs, big pharma, corruption, doctors, disease, illness, healthcare, protection, treatment, risks, safety )

- 1519 days ago -
Pharma can entice doctors to prescribe its expensive patent drugs, even when they are dangerous.
18th Century Doctors Blamed Chocolate for Making Women Hysterical
Society & Culture  (tags: women, health, hysteria, chocolate, doctors, sadness, society, interesting, culture )

- 1699 days ago -
Its arrival coincided with so-called 'hysteria plague' amongst 18th C women. Chocaholic nuns were forced to eat communally to reduce consumption, but modern docs say eating less may have increased supposed hysteria.
Home Health Care Proves Resilient In Face Of Sandy Destruction
Health & Wellness  (tags: superstorm sandy, doctors, nurses, home health aides, hospitals )

- 1963 days ago -
One lasting image of Sandy will be very sick patients being evacuated from flooded hospitals. Less visible are thousands of patients who rely on visiting nurses and home health aides for care ranging from bathing and feeding to oxygen and ventilators.
For This Doctor, Business As Usual Is Over
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, doctors, patients. prevention, protection, ethics, treatment )

- 2000 days ago -
Dr. Rob Lamberts cares for a living. Make no mistake, he's a bona-fide primary care physician, but his out-of-the-box health care practice is turning heads because he really does care about his patients.
CIGNA: Don't Deny My 13-Y-O Brother the Drug He Needs to Grow ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cigna, insurance, Increlex, treatment, doctors, children, healthcare, ethics, medicine, health )

- 2022 days ago -
The insurance giant says that they will not cover the Increlex because Seth has grown too tall -- exactly the point of the medication! Essentially, Seth has to get sicker and risk the underdevelopment of his body and internal organs until Cigna agrees to~
DO YOU WANT CANCER? Raise More Effective Awareness Of The Dangers Of Tanning Beds. SIGN!
Health & Wellness  (tags: diseases, illness, humans, interesting, abuse, women, men, science, prevention, study, cancer, tanning beds, tan, risks, warning, doctors, skin, death, protection, research )

- 2179 days ago -
Indoor tanning is an incredibly popular trend currently with young teenagers and even middle-aged adults. There is plenty of warnings and information that is easily accesible and that clearly outlines the risks of indoor tanning, namely cancer. Despite
Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, cancer, death, disease, doctors, drugs, ethics, health, healthcare, illness, investigation, medicine, research, protection, risks, safety, science, treatment )

- 2252 days ago -
In the moments before she became a widow, veiled in blood, Sharon Lenox was happier than she'd been in ages. Her fifty-four-year-old husband, Jim, had just returned home from the hospital where he'd spent the night receiving infusions of magnesium, -->

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