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New Bsharri clinic allows patients to be treated from a distance.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani Friday opened Bsharri's Cedars Medical Center – a pilot care center equipped with machines that allow patients to be treated by specialized medical professionals, regardless of the physical distance between patient and doctor.

- The Daily Star - LB

DOH’s Duque warns vs. self-medication, antibiotic resistance.

On the heels of Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states' declaration to fight anti-microbal resistance , Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cautioned the public against self-medication and antibiotic resistance.  

- GMA News - PH

Health official killed in fall from train.

CHACHOENGSAO: A public health official died after falling from the doorway of a moving passenger train and being dragged into the gap between the train and the platform at the Chachoengsao railway station on Friday evening.

- BangkokPost - TH

UNC Board of Governors to review proposed health care deal.

The UNC Board of Governors has formed a special committee to look into the proposed deal to combine two health systems.

- - US

Google DeepMind announces new research partnership to fight breast cancer with AI.

When it is not playing videos games or conquering the world of Go, DeepMind Technologies Ltd. puts many of its machine learning resources toward improving healthcare, and today the Alphabet Inc.-owned company announced a new research partnership to fight breast cancer using artificial intelligence. As part of the new ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Federal judge strikes down 'unconstitutional' Texas anti-abortion law.

This week, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that Senate Bill 8, a Texas law which restricted a common second-trimester abortion procedure, was unconstitutional. In a pointed decision on November 22, Yeakel said that the bill “does not further the health of the woman before the fetus is viable.” That a ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Wendy's Savages McDonalds for Busted Black Friday Tweet.

Back in the 1990s, could any futurist have predicted that a hallmark of our modern dystopia would be watching billion-dollar companies duke it out via pithy statements on the Internet as we scramble to afford health insurance and foodstuffs? Well, ok maybe. Still, here we are. Some lowly intern at McDonald's social media ...

- Mediaite - US

Brazil to introduce electronic patient records.

A multimillion-dollar tender has been launched to support the initiative, which aims to cover all of the country's public health clinics by the end of 2018.

- ZDNet - UK

'Govt. committed to improving healthcare'.

Stating that the State government is committed to improve infrastructure facilities at government hospitals, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Friday said that the recently table...

- The Hindu - IN

Human head transplants are not allowed in China, warns senior health official.

The head of China’s transplant committee has attacked research into human head transplants, saying it violated current regulations. Huang Jiefu, the director of China’s Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, decried the transplants as a “publicity stunt”. Huang, a former deputy health minister ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

'LPR' self-styled leader Plotnitsky steps down.

Igor Plotnitsky, the self-styled leader of the Russian puppet 'Luhansk People’s Republic' has resigned citing health reasons, as reported by one of the pro-militant information resources.


Three shares to buy to profit from progress

Transformations in technology and healthcare have positive impacts on society and the potential to deliver attractive returns for investors. Professional investor Peer Michaelis picks three stocks that should profit form these changes. The post Three shares to buy to profit from progress was first published on MoneyWeek.

- MoneyWeek - UK

Bullying of Senior Doctors Rife in Public Health System

A major survey published today of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public health system found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Former Obama Cabinet official Kathleen Sebelius bashes Hillary Clinton, saying she discredited Bill's accusers

Obama Sebelius Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has spoken out against Hillary Clinton for disparaging the women who accused her husband Bill of sexual misconduct …...

- The Raw Story - US

Measures to fight passive smoking diluted again

The LDP's pro-tobacco lawmakers are winning their battle against the health ministry's efforts to reduce indoor smoking in public places.

- The Japan Times - JP

California Experiences Hepatitis A Outbreak

The U.S. state of California is experiencing the largest person-to-person outbreak of hepatitis A in the United States since a vaccine to prevent the liver disease became available in 1996.  More than 600 cases have been reported in the state and 21 people have died. According to the California Department of Public Health, ...

- Voice of America - US

A 7th Grader from Burgas Attempted Suicide in a School Bathroom

Girl in the seventh grade tried to poison herself with xanax in the toilet of the Burgas highschool "Ivan Vazov", reports novini.  The incident took place in the large school break on Wednesday. The girl just shared with her classmates what she did and the kids called the nurse, Monitor reported. According to the ...

- Novinite - BG

Govt gives nod for new airport in central Perak

IPOH, Nov 24 — The Transport Ministry has accepted Perak government's proposal to build a new airport in the Central Perak district, said State Health, Public Transportation, Non-Muslim Affairs, National Integration and New Villages Committee...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nurses attacked during Measles-Rubella vaccination drive in Kerala, 3 arrested

A junior public health nurse was attacked by some unidentified persons during the ongoing Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign at a school in Kerala's Malappuram.

- Zee News - IN

Andriukaitis: National health systems need 'fundamental reform'

EU countries could save money and lives by increasing investment in disease prevention and health promotion, the European Commission said on Thursday , stressing that good health policy requires political will across all sectors.

- EurActive - UK

Polish MPs OK plan to boost health spending

Healthcare expenditure in Poland will increase to 6 percent of GDP by 2025 under a plan approved by the country's lawmakers on Friday.

- Polskie Radio - PL

Govt Sees Necessity For 'Significant' Pay Rise In Education, Health

Hungary's education and health care would need a significant' pay hike in the 2018-2022 period, government office chief János Lázár told an event organised by national employer federation MGYOSZ. Lázár said that unless salaries are raised, Hungary will be unable to close the gap with western Europe.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Healthy return from land and buildings housing medical hub

The land and buildings housing a full-service medical hub in Taupo have been placed on the market for sale - offering potential buyers a purpose-built complex with a suite of established healthcare tenants on long leases.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZ shares mixed; Ryman and Stride gain on results, Port of Tauranga, A2 Milk drop

New Zealand shares were mixed, with Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property making gains while Port of Tauranga and A2 Milk Co declined.The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 28.34 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 8,130.29. Within the index, 21 stocks...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Former DHS chief says it's 'great to be alive' after health scare

Ridge issued a statement Wednesday from the hospital in Austin, Texas, where he's recovering from a heart attack


'Avatar Therapy' Shows Promise in Treatment of Schizophrenia

An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early trials. Scientists who conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the avatar therapy to a form of supportive counseling found that ...

- Voice of America - US

Medicaid and the rise of common chronic childhood conditions

Diagnoses of asthma and ADHD among children in the US have increased over recent years. This column argues that one contributor to this increase has been a change in Medicaid from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model. This change created incentives that reward higher diagnosis and prescription rates, while not ...

- VoxEU - UK

Trump vows to repeal, replace Obamacare 'disaster'

, November 24 : Attacking the ObamaCare, United States President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace it after the Republican tax cut bill is signed into law.Dubbing the healthcare bill as a 'disaster', Trump in a tweet post said, "ObamaCare premiums are going up, up, up, just as I have been predicting for two ...

- Sify - IN

Chinese Insurance major embraces Artificial Intelligence

China's health care sector has turned to Artificial Intelligence to scale up operations in the mainland region with hopes that self learning computer programmes expand customer base by intuitively responding to a rapidly growing market.In 2015, Ping An Insurance Group launched a health care and mobile application 'Good ...

- Sify - IN

Inhuman discrimination

Reports of the transgender community being denied access to healthcare facilities appeared in the media The post Inhuman discrimination appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

China's healthcare sector opts Artificial Intelligence to scale up operations

China's healthcare sector has turned to Artificial Intelligence to scale up operations in the mainland region with hopes that self-learning computer programmes expand customer base by intuitively responding to a rapidly growing market.

- Zee News - IN

States prepare to shut down children's health programs if Congress doesn't act

Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at risk by the end of the year. Congress missed a Sept. 30...

- - US

Kathleen Sebelius Latest Dem to Turn on Clintons over Sexual Misconduct, 'Absolutely' Fair to Criticize Hillary

Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's secretary of Health and Human Services, joined the ranks Wednesday of prominent Democrats to call out the Clintons and her party over the handling of President Bill Clinton's myriad sexual misdeeds.

- Breitbart - US | Manamela admits to errors during transfer of Life Esidimeni patients

Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela has conceded that she handed a licence to a non-compliant facility to care for mentally ill patients.

- - ZA

From chaos to the provision of care in Iraq

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Iraq The ICU is the only one of its kind in Mosul. It's only a small unit with four beds, but it's the only chance a severely unwell patient has to survive. If it didn't exist, patients with severe health issues would die.Nicholas Papachrysostomou is Head of Mission of Médecins ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 23 November 2017 Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU Only by rethinking our health systems can we ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose and provide patient-centred care.

- EU - EU

Chinese shares tumble to suffer worst fall in nearly 18 months

CHINESE shares tumbled yesterday with the blue-chip index suffering its worst fall in nearly 1-1/2 years as worries about a selloff in the bond market bled into equities. Consumer and healthcare firms led the fall and dragged the CSI300 index down sharply by 2.93 percent, to 4,103.73, its biggest fall in percentage terms ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Complaints about health care in NSW surge, with one practitioner triggering 16 investigations

The number of complaints about NSW's health care providers has doubled in the past 10 years, in what some have described a "system at breaking point".

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

NZ Health Sector’s Role in Responding to Climate Change

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services. This is the first national ‘ Sustainable Healthcare ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Servelec shares shoot up as former Biffa owner Montagu makes a Ă‚ÂŁ224m bid

London-listed software company Servelec has seen its shares rocket by more than 20 per cent this morning, as it received a ÂŁ224m offer from private equity firm Montagu. Servelec, which serves the healthcare, social care, education, oil and gas and energy and utilities sectors with hardware and software, has recommended ...

- City AM - UK

A2 Milk, Kathmandu lead dip

New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings, while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.04 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 8101.95. Within the index,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NZ shares fall, led by A2, Kathmandu; Ryman, Stride gain after results

New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.04 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 8,101.95. Within the index,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Displaced Puerto Ricans' obstacles getting health care

The U.S. government has given Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria extra time to sign up for Obamacare. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland need more help than that.

- CNNMoney - US

Morning Update: 'The Crocodile' returns to Zimbabwe; B.C. Premier offers warning on pot taxes

Also: Nova Scotia has major gaps in its health-care system, according to a new report

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The Constitutional Court of Italy has Voted for Mandatory Vaccines

The Italian Constitutional Court validated a bill voted this summer, which makes it compulsory to place 10 vaccines to enroll children in school, the agencies said. Vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, measles, etc. become mandatory in order for a child under the age of 6 to be enrolled in the kindergarten. ...

- Novinite - BG

Professor proposes solutions to reduce recidivism and impact of incarceration

A Penn State Abington professor is proposing public policy solutions to help reduce the mental health impact of incarceration among African-American men.

- PhysOrg - NL

Health Canada considers restricting painkiller tramadol

According to Canada's public health agency, more than 2,800 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016 The post Health Canada considers restricting painkiller tramadol appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Exclusive: India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme

NEW DELHI - India has approved a three-year budget for its flagship public health programme almost 20 percent lower than what the health ministry said was needed, according to sources and previously unreported government documents reviewed by Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Stocks get off to cautious start; IT, realty give support

Technology, IT, realty and healthcare stocks found themselves on the buy list. Positive Asian cues came as early pointers for the market.

- The Hindu - IN

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by A2, Kathmandu

Nov. 23 - New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.

- Scoop NZ - NZ