News: November 2006

Sudan polio immunization campaign to protect nearly eight million children

An estimated 7.8 million children across Sudan will be targeted in the next round of polio immunization. Led by the Ministries of Health in both North and Southern Sudan, and backed by UNICEF, WHO ...

02 Nov '06 | Polio Immunization | Sudan

Massage may help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed

Research from Warwick University in England suggests that massage may help infants aged under six months to sleep better, cry less and be less stressed. The research team considered nine studies in...

08 Nov '06 | Baby Massage | UK Study

BMA(NI) calls for immediate action to stop violence against doctors

The BMA's survey of medics in Northern Ireland (NI) indicates that about 40% of physicians said they had personally experienced violence in the past year. Most of those reported being verbally abus...

10 Nov '06 | Northern Ireland

AMA issues recommendations to improve the emergency care system

Recognizing that access to emergency and trauma care system in this country is approaching a crisis point, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued recommendations to meet this problem h...

14 Nov '06 | Emergency Care | USA

High Court ruling on Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) List, UK

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has won a judicial review test case about the operation of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Scheme. This scheme was created by the Secretary of State fo...

16 Nov '06 | UK

Armenia eliminates iodine deficiency

Armenia has eliminated iodine deficiency disorders as a public health problem. Iodine deficiency is the world′s leading cause of preventable mental retardation among children. While the worst...

17 Nov '06 | Iodine Deficiency | Armenia

BMA backs calls to tackle young Scots' smoking habits

Scotland’s doctors have welcomed the publication of a report that includes recommendations to increase the age for purchase of cigarettes from 16 to 18 and the creation of a licensing scheme for ...

22 Nov '06 | Smoking | Scotland

Nutrition is an essential part of basic patient care, according to BMA Scotland

The BMA in Scotland has welcomed the publication of a report into catering for patients in hospital. It states that progress has been made during the last 3 years. It also mentioned the need for ro...

30 Nov '06 | Nutrition | Scotland, UK

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