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Foreign-Educated Health Workers and the US Health System

RAND Corporation study has said that foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play a vital role in the U.S. health care workforce. The study added that strategic shifts such as changes in immigration laws may be needed to stabilize the nation's health workforce. The two groups fill important gaps in the U.S. health care workforce, particularly among primary care physicians, nurses...
Source : Medindia |
Category : Health

The importance of foreign-educated health workers in the US health system

page.Foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play a vital role in the U.S. health care workforce, but strategic shifts such as changes in immigration laws may be needed to stabilize the nation's health workforce, according to a new RAND Corporation study.The two groups fill important gaps in the U.S. health care workforce, particularly among primary care physicians, nurses in hospital...
Source : Medicalnewstoday |
Category : Others

Report on pre term births tomorrow

Jipmer Director, Dr. T S Ravikuamr, will release a copy of the report of the Indian Foundation for Premature Babies (IFPB)--Delivered too soon--highlighting the local scenario of preterm births and Indias commitment towards improving the new born health conditions at a function...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Newborns Need Health Insurance Too

As you pick out the crib, stroller and tiny clothes, don't forget about health insurance for Junior. WSJ's Lindsay Gellman joins Lunch Break with a look at what new parents need to think about when it comes to infant health coverage. Photo: GettyRyan Born, 31 years old, and his wife, Kristin Born, 30, of Onalaska, Wis., have separate health-insurance plans—each enrolls through work. So when the couple...
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others

Despite lower socioeconomic status, immigrants often in better health than their naturalized counter

research has frequently focused on the "health immigration paradox", which finds that recent Latino immigrants are often in better health than their naturalized counterparts, despite lower socioeconomic status. Little previous research has focused on the health status of foreign-born people over the age of 50, who make up over a third of all immigrants."We found that older foreign-born people who ...
Source : news-medical |
Category : Health

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

Doctors say a second child born with HIV appears to be virus-free after antiretroviral treatment.A clinical trial designed to test effectiveness of this treatment is starting soonis a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world, giving a global perspective on how health issues are detected, treated and handled socially.Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mi...
Source : CNN |
Category : International

Bread makers could be forced to add folic acid to prevent 300 babies a year being born with spine de

Bread makers could be forced to add folic acid to prevent 300 babies a year being born with spine defectsChange? Health experts claim mandatory folic acid in bread will help ensure pregnant women get the right nutrientsFolic acid could soon become a compulsory ingredient in bread in an attempt to reduce the number of babies being born with spinal defects.Health ministers are considering plans to make...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Children Born to Older Fathers Have Increased Risk of Mental Health Disorders

international study led by researchers at University of Queensland in Australia has found that children born to older fathers were at a greater risk of developing mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, compared to children born to younger fathers.The researchers observed nearly 3 million children across the world and found that children born to fathers who were over 45 years old...
Source : Medindia |
Category : Health

Number of Babies Born to Foreign-Born Mothers Increasing in Britain

figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in Britain reveals that while the fertility of British born women is increasing, one in every four newborn baby is born to foreign women.According to the figures, around 724,000 babies were born in 2011of which 539,000 were born to British-born women and 185,000 babies were born to women who were born outside the UK.Women born in Poland had...
Source : Medindia |
Category : Health

One in 100 Americans has chronic hepatitis C infection

(Reuters Health) - At least one percent of Americans are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus, which over time can severely damage the liver, according to a new study."Hepatitis C has a severe impact on the health and well-being of millions of Americans, especially baby boomers (those born from 1945 through 1965)," Dr. Scott D. Holmberg told Reuters Health in an email. He worked on the study...
Source : Reuters India |
Category : Health | City : New York