Sunday, April 22, 2012

Health News: [health]

The Poor as Collateral Damage
The Gilmer Mirror Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:30 AM PDT
There are places where basic food, shelter, health care, and good schools are available to everyone, but not here.

Database will check hospitals' drug stocks
The Nation - Thailand's English news Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:22 AM PDT
The Public Health Ministry is developing a real-time drug database for all hospitals under its supervision as a measure to better control its drug inventory.

UPDATE: Vice Speaker: Health insurance rebate can help ease $43 million in operations spending cut
Pacific Daily News Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:19 AM PDT
A rebate of $18 million for the government’s health insurance program could be used to help offset the $43 million in spending cuts.

Staff keep belongings close in case of another shake
The Press Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:17 AM PDT
Staff at a Christchurch health centre carry their phones and wallets with them in case their earthquake-prone building collapses, a patient says.

GovGuam may be owed $18M in insurance rebates
Pacific Daily News Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:15 AM PDT
A rebate of $18 million for the government's health insurance program could be used to help offset the $43 million in spending cuts.

Mystery Skin Disease Kills 19 In Vietnam
Medical News Today Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:11 AM PDT
A mystery skin infection, which has killed 19 people and affected hundreds, has left Vietnamese health authorities baffled. Vietnam is now asking for help from abroad to find out what exactly this disease is, what the cause is, and how to effectively treat it and stem its spread. Over 170 cases have been reported in Quang Ngai province, in the center of the country. Patients start off with a ...

MoH Issues Health Advisory Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:08 AM PDT
Bandar Seri Begawan - The Ministry of Health yesterday issued an important public warning against the use of a batch of traditional medicines tested by the Drug Quality Control Section of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, which were found to have been adulterated with undesired ingredients and are undeclared.

Bogus Nurse Targets Jewellery Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:08 AM PDT
Bandar Seri Begawan - Another case of alleged fraud has cropped up on the streets of Brunei Darussalam with the latest incident, which has garnered government attention, involving a woman claiming to be a health practitioner working under the Ministry of Health.

Rehabilitation unit dedicated
The Michigan City News-Dispatch Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:57 AM PDT
MICHIGAN CITY â€" Amid all the celebration, John Kessler, regional vice president of mission services for Franciscan Alliance, summed up the reason for the newly renovated inpatient rehabilitation unit at Franciscan St. Anthony Health â€" Michigan City. “Our goal is to heal as Jesus healed,” he said.

Gibb 'confounds' doctors by getting better
KSAT San Antonio Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:52 AM PDT
Singer Robin Gibb has "confounded" his doctors by emerging from a coma just days after they thought he might not survive it, his physician said Sunday. Days ago, Bee Gees star Gibb was in a coma and battling pneumonia, the latest turn in health issues that include a recent battle with colon and liver cancer. Now he is "fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones," Dr. Andrew ...

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