Endometriosis is a progressive debilitating disease affecting the physical, social and
psychological aspects of normal life quality in nearly 1 of 7 women of reproductive
age. Endometriosis is considered to be an enigmatic disease owing to the lack of
specific set of symptoms, poorly understood pathogenesis, complexity in diagnosis
and limited therapeutic options available for management of the disorder. The last
three decades we have witnessed a significant volume of research related to
This ASTRA network paper examines barriers to accessing reproductive health services and
supplies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The paper finds that reproductive health is not
prioritised in government policies: they lack a commitment to recognise reproductive health
supplies as an important component of public health and human rights and there is no adequate
legislation and policy in this area. Condoms are widely available, but their cost is often high,
especially for young people.
Since 1995, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been committed to reducing the public
health hazards associated with prisons and protecting and promoting health in prisons. Regional
Office reports such as the 2007 Health in prisons: a WHO guide to the essentials in prison health
have combined the latest research and analysis from experts in the field and have raised the
profile of prison health issues.
ADHC is a community-based health and long term care service aimed at elders or adults who are disabled
enough to be in a nursing home or at risk of nursing home placement. When coordinated with other health
center services, particularly primary care clinic services, ADHC can be critical in allowing elders to avoid
nursing home placement and helping informal caregivers to continue providing care over an extended period.
Participants live at home and are brought into the center from 3 to 5 days a week.
In the 1990s the industry faced a controversy over “conflict diamonds”. (see. Figure.13). In various
politically unstable African countries, paramilitary or rebel groups had taken control of the diamond
mines and were using the proceeds from diamond sales to finance their operations. Although these
diamonds ended up in legitimate channels, they were either directly or indirectly funding violent conflict.
The leading feature may be considered as a description model and as a method in formgiving with
demands on documentation and clarification of the methodical approach. Some of the students have
previously completed a project 'Experienced architectural quality' where they were introduces to the
leading feature as a method for selecting a sustaining idea, a structural principle (such as a building
consisting of serial plans of increasing - decreasing patterns) and a content (atelier + primitive housing
expressed by its space program).
While – as Hake (2004: 193) has stated – there is still a tendency to estab-
lish a discursive dichotomy between consumer culture and the elitist thoughts
of avant-garde movements, it should be stressed that both share a common
rhetoric of innovation and progress. Furthermore, it was precisely this intel-
lectual reflection about the status of art vis-à-vis everyday life that called for a
tight bond between the two and led to the goal of an Aesthetisierung des Alltags
(aestheticisation of everyday life) in the context of the Weimar Republic....
Other parts of the SQL Server 2008 Platform, which might be installed together with the
TOE. The TOE is the central part of a complete DBMS platform, which realizes all Security
Functions as described in this ST. However other parts of the platform may be installed on
the same machine if they are needed to support the operation or administration of the TOE.
However these other parts will interact with the TOE in the same way, every other client
Clients (comprising local clients and remote clients) are used to interact with the TOE during
administration and operation....
The MP3EI is a very ambitious plan. It aims to propel Indonesia into the top ten worldwide
economies and raise income per capita from US$ 3000 to US$ 15,000 by 2025. The policy rests
on three main pillars: establishing six economic corridors based on the comparative advantage of
the different regions of Indonesia; promoting connectivity within Indonesia, the ASEAN region
and globally as well as improving human resources and science and technology. PPPs are
expected to play an important role in the implementation of the MP3EI.
Although the FAB classification failed to
distinguish immunophenotypic groups of acute lymphoblastic leukemias, did not recognize
the significance of myelodysplastic changes in acute myeloid leukemias or cytogenetic
abnormalities in either leukemia type, and resulted in some subcategories of little clinical
significance, this system provided very clear guidelines for classification.
Since the global financial crisis began in 2007, there has been a lot of hand-wringing about the
independence of central banks. Some commentators today would suggest that the recent large
scale purchases of government bonds by central banks inherently represent a compromise of
their independence from elected officials. Others will assert that the central banks which
purchased private-sector securities, thereby jeopardizing their balance sheets and supposedly
making political asset allocations, are the ones which have put their independence at risk.
Supporters of credit scoring note that credit scores have statistical validity, and are
predictive of repayment behavior for large populations. However, this does not mean
that credit data are error free, nor that credit scoring models are perfect predictors of
individual creditworthiness; it only means that they work on average. While the systems
do present an accurate risk profile of a large numbers of consumers, data users who
manage large numbers of accounts priced by credit risk have a greater tolerance for errors
in credit scoring systems than consumers do.
The charge for loan impairment fell by $1 ,117 million, or 56 per cent, to $883 million.
This was a result of improving economic
conditions in most of our markets as well as our consistently robust risk management processes and underwriting standards.
Consumer Banking also benefitted from a largely secured lending portfolio. The Wholesale Banking impairment charge, which was
driven by a small number ...
A public bad bank must be in a position to address numerous challenges. First, the
transparent removal of troubled assets is necessary in order to ensure that the rescued
bank has real prospects for a fresh start. Second, the costs of the bailout for the taxpayer
should be minimized. Third, no incentives or new opportunities for opportunistic
behavior in the future should be created.
In contrast, privately held firms have relatively concentrated ownership structures and
hence can efficiently communicate among shareholders information via private channels.
Therefore, financial information and reported earnings are less important in
communicating firm performance, which in turn makes private firms less likely to expend
resources (e.g., hiring a high quality auditor) to produce earnings that are highly
informative about economic performance.4 Moreover, reported earnings can assume a
different role than for public firms.
A substantial part of New Zealand’s economic growth in the ﬁ rst half of the last decade reﬂ ected
high rates of growth in labour utilisation. However, the average hours worked per capita has fallen
by around 3 percent since 2005.
New Zealand’s labour utilisation rate was higher than four of the ﬁ ve OECD countries that we
have chosen to benchmark New Zealand against (the ‘comparator’ countries2
) in 2008, reﬂ ecting
a combination of high participation rates, low unemployment, and a high average number of hours
worked relative to other OECD countries.
The OECD is developing a strategic response to the crisis focusing on two priority areas: finance,
competition and governance; and restoring long-term growth. As part of this strategic response, the
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) has analysed the likely impact of the
downturn on the drivers of long term economic growth and the innovation-related items in policy
responses of major countries.
The cessation of ovarian function at the menopause is associated with a phase of rapid bone
loss which probably lasts from 5 to 10 years (Genant et al, 1982; Recker et al, 2000). This
rapid bone loss results from an increase in bone turnover in association with a negative
remodelling imbalance (Compston, 2001); whilst reduced bone formation undoubtedly
contributes to the latter, there is evidence that increased osteoclastic activity also plays a
role, particularly in the earlier stages of menopausal bone loss (Compston et al, 1995).
Electronic Medical Records now act as main repositories for patient data. As we con-
tinue to explore the intricate relationship between phenotype and genotype, these
records become a vital source for monitoring patients’ progression of disease. The pre-
sence of a given variation, as it relates to the appearance or absence of disease over
time, can be mapped as encounters are recorded by clinicians. Every result, encounter,
event, or diagnosis is recorded as a data item and includes a date.
Many collateral conditions result in those who have been chronically ill so it is not surprising that damage to
virtually all bodily systems can result. Therefore to fully recover not only do all of the active infections have to be
treated, but all of these other issues must be addressed in a thorough and systematic manner. No single
treatment or medication will result in full recovery of the more ill patient. Only by addressing all of
these issues and engineering treatments and solutions for all of them will we be able to restore full
health to our patients. Likewise, a...