News: April 2009

Regional asthma program rolled out nationally

A life saving asthma intervention program developed by Monash University for regional and rural Victoria will be launched nationally after the overwhelming success of the initiative.

01 Apr '09 | Australia

Health ministers to accelerate efforts against drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the...

02 Apr '09 | TB | International

Need to address mental disorders in children

On World Autism Day, WHO has reaffirmed its commitment to provide technical assistance to Member States to deliver integrated health services to people with autism and other mental and developmenta...

02 Apr '09 | Autism | International

Government of Canada Endorses World Autism Awareness Day

April 2 will be recognized as World Autism Awareness Day. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect approximately one in 150 children in Canada. It is a complex and lifelong condition with a broad spe...

02 Apr '09 | Autism | Canada

UNICEF responds in Chad as children escape conflict

UNICEF is assisting thousands of children who are fleeing the conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). More than 3,000 new refugees have arrived in Chad, in addition to the 7,000...

03 Apr '09 | Chad

Face the Facts highlights tragedy of tobacco deaths

Oncologist David Hamilton says it’s a tragedy that 5000 New Zealanders die each year because of tobacco use. He hopes that the Face the Facts campaign will bring home to people the stark reality of...

06 Apr '09 | Smoking | New Zealand

How Hospitals Can Make Beds Available for Disaster Victims

Two new studies published in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal suggest that sufficient hospital capacity during a disaster can be ach...

07 Apr '09 | USA

Low price alcohol still No 1 problem, say NHS staff

A snapshot survey of doctors and nurses treating patients with alcohol related harm showed that many believe that public health campaigns are not effective and that action on sales of low priced al...

08 Apr '09 | Alcohol | UK

Nursing profession focuses on health and wellbeing

As part of Southern Cross University’s (Australia) focus on health and wellbeing a new Academic Health Centre is being built at the Lismore campus. It will provide a venue for a range of clinical s...

12 Apr '09 | Nursing | Australia

Specialty 'speed dating' event takes AMA headquarters by storm

More than 70 medical students and physicians recently visited AMA headquarters in Chicago for a special event aimed at helping students choose a specialty.

13 Apr '09 | USA

THT and regional partners aim to roll out Play Zone nationally

After a successful pilot in London and Brighton, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is working with a range of regional HIV and sexual health organisations to launch Play Zone across England and Wales. P...

14 Apr '09 | UK-wide

AMA Supports Obama's Principles for Health Care Reform

The American Medical Association has sent a letter to President Obama offering physicians’ support for the administration’s eight principles for health care reform and outlining the association’s f...

15 Apr '09 | USA

Get pampered at the Body Shop in Brighton and raise funds for THT

On Sat 18th April 2009 the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is holding a fundraiser event in Brighton, Sussex (England). Shoppers are invited to make a donation in return for a hand massage or make over.

15 Apr '09 | Brighton, England

More women receiving fertility treatment

More women than ever are undergoing fertility treatment according to the latest UK national data published today on the new Human Fertility and Embryology Authority's (HFEA) website. The new websit...

15 Apr '09 | Fertility Treatment | UK

Air pollution health warning

Particle pollution is mainly caused by motor vehicles, wood burning heaters and industry. It can reach extremely high concentrations during bushfires and dust storms. Adam Capon, Senior Policy Anal...

16 Apr '09 | Air Pollution | Australia

Increases Child Safety with New Regulations for Corded Window Coverings

The Canadian government has announced new safety regulations for corded window coverings that will make these products safer for young children. The regulations came into effect following yesterday...

16 Apr '09 | Canada

Canadian Government Works to Prevent Young People From Taking Illicit Drugs

The Canadian Government is supporting a project under the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund that will strengthen drug prevention and health promotion strategies for youth in Kitchener, Ontar...

17 Apr '09 | Canada

Veiled and dark-skinned people should have vitamin D levels checked

Dark-skinned and veiled infants, children and adults should be screened annually for vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin D supplementation should be provided to those at-risk in this population, a fi...

19 Apr '09

National Campaign Targets Illicit Drugs (Australia)

This campaign particularly targets young methamphetamine users by portraying in stark and confronting terms the real harms and risks associated with drugs like ice and ecstasy.

19 Apr '09 | Illicit Drugs | Australia

People diagnosed with HIV still refused entry to USA, warns THT

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is warning that people living with HIV remain banned from travelling to the USA unless they have specifically applied for a visa to do so....

20 Apr '09 | HIV | Travel to USA

AMA and MGMA Partner to Help Members with Medicare Enrollment

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21 Apr '09 | USA

Allergy advice helps businesses

Of about 400 food-related businesses interviewed, the vast majority were aware of and benefitting from the UK FSA's allergy guidance. This has also proved helpful to local authority food law enforc...

21 Apr '09 | Food Safety | UK

Malaria deaths decline by 66% in Zambia

Malaria deaths reported from health facilities in Zambia have declined by 66%. This result along with other supporting data indicates that Zambia has reached the 2010 Roll Back Malaria target of a ...

23 Apr '09 | Malaria | Zambia

Equality Bill ignores discrimination faced by job seekers with disabilities

A coalition of charities is calling for an amendment to the Equality Bill to reduce discrimination faced by job seekers conditions such as mental illness or HIV. In the USA and some European countr...

24 Apr '09 | Equality Bill (Law) | UK

Canadian Government Working to Address Swine Flu

Canadian Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones have assured Canadians that the federal government is working closely with the provinces and territ...

26 Apr '09 | Canada

Human Swine Flu Investigation

Human cases of swine flu influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional peo...

26 Apr '09 | USA

Mexican Swine Influenza - Health Alert

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (New Zealand) is investigating an influenza-like illness affecting a group of 25 people from Rangitoto College, following the group’s return from a school tr...

26 Apr '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Mexican Swine Influenza - Update

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has revealed that a second member of the Rangitoto school party that has recently returned from Mexico (a teacher) has been admitted to hospital with flu symptoms...

27 Apr '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Mexican Swine influenza update, 28 April 09

A further three people in New Zealand have tested positive for Influenza A and are being treated as having Swine Flu. This brings the total number of people who are being regarded as confirmed or p...

28 Apr '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a collection of 43 top medical schools in North America, will host the 4th North American Research Conference on Complementary an...

28 Apr '09 | Alternative Health | USA

Update To Provinces And Territories And International Partners Regarding Human Swine Influenza

Canadian Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones provided an update to Canadians on further actions that have been taken by the Government of Canada...

28 Apr '09 | Canada

Vulnerable and frail to get substandard medical care in Australia

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29 Apr '09 | Medical Care | Australia

Government of Canada to provide laboratory testing support to Government of Mexico

Canada’s Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Mexico’s Minister of Health Dr. Jóse Ángel Córdova today announced that the Government of Canada has accepted the Government of Mexico’s request to as...

29 Apr '09 | Canada

Mexican Swine Influenza - Update

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29 Apr '09

CQC reaction to Alberti and Colin-Thome reviews on Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust

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30 Apr '09

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