Diabetes care hindered by patchy national data

SPECIAL REPORT: reliable data should be the first step to improve diabetes care in the EU, according to representatives from European Union health ministries and national healthcare institutes who were speaking in Vienna.While prevention and treatment of diabetes have improved over the past decades, the lack of comparable data between EU member countries does not enable them to exchange best practices. Sweden came first in the 2014 Diabetes Index, which ranks EU member states. Norway and Switzerland according to their

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Health dept to meet today to discuss way forward

The state health department has decided to train health workers and staffers at district and sub-district hospitals across the state for Ebola management in a phase-wise manner. The disease, so far reported from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, United States of America (USA), Spain and Senegal, has led to 8,997 cases and killed 4,493 people till October 12. The Director of Health Services (DHS) will hold a meeting on Saturday to discuss the existing health mechanism in the state and

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Catholic health-care professionals discuss concerns

The health-care world is ever evolving and not always for the good. Those were the sentiments Saturday of Dr. John Brehany, medical ethicist and former executive director of the Catholic Medical Association, or CMA, a national organization. He gave a forum titled “Is There a Future for Catholics in Health Care? ” at the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University, Davenport. A “White Mass,” a traditional service for Catholic health-care professionals, took place prior to the forum with Bishop Martin

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Nursing students discuss Ebola

      Ebola has been the topic of conversation among nursing students and professors at Middle Georgia State College. Assistant Professor Nkechi Okonta said she talked to freshman students about the disease in Fundamentals of Nursing. “We’re telling them what it is, the history of it, where we hearing cases of it being reported,” she said. And how students like freshman Laura Davis can protect itself against Ebola and other infectious diseases. “Just about the importance of putting on

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David Cameron to discuss Ebola crisis with Barack Obama and EU leader

PM to join conference call with fellow leaders as experts warn outbreak could grow to 10,000 cases a week in two months David Cameron is to adopt part in a video conference call on Wednesday afternoon with Barack Obama and EU leaders to discuss the growing Ebola crisis amid warnings that the outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months. As the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in West

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WHO Won’t Discuss Ebola Mistakes Document

The World Health Organization said Saturday that it wouldn’t explain the details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the draft document, which wasn’t released publicly, WHO blamed numerous factors for the new explosive Ebola epidemic, including incompetent staff, bureaucracy and a lack of reliable information. “WHO will not do interviews or explain details on this document

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