In sickness and in health

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  • We know that the path to becoming a physician is long and rigorous. It is easy to become discouraged or overwhelmed in your training years. However, the skills you will acquire through the years of dedication and hard work are invaluable.

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  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Malawi: Results from the 2004 National Survey of Adolescents was written by Alister Munthali, the Cen- tre for Social Research, Zomba, Malawi; Eliya M. Zulu and Nyovani Madise, the African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya; Ann M. Moore, the Guttmacher Institute, New York, USA; Sidon Konyani, the Centre for Social Research, Zomba, Malawi, James Kaphuka, the National Statis- tical Office, Zomba, Malawi; and Dixie Maluwa- Banda, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi.

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  • Martha1 is a caregiver with Likii HIV a home based care group in the Nanyuki region. She is a widow and her husband passed away in 2000, leaving her with three children. After the death of her husband, Martha became very sick and was taken to hospital where she tested positive and was put on treatment. In 2002, Martha ran away from her marital home because of stigma and discrimination, she took her children to her maternal home. Life was very difficult for her as she lived on the streets, and got her...

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  • How wonderful! One of your best friends in the whole wide world has just announced that she’s pregnant. Naturally, you’re delighted, and can’t hold back your tears of joy. It’s hard to imagine that, in just a matter of time, your special friend is going to be a mother (maybe even for the second or third time…or more!). As you let the amazing news sink in, your friend is envisioning the journey that will usher in a new life into the world: the gynecologist visits, the morning sickness, the ultrasound testing, the roller coaster of emotions that will eventually...

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  • Undernutrition affects large populations of boys and girls in developing countries. Its major determinant is poverty, which usually combines with other important factors like poor breastfeeding practices and inadequate complementary foods for babies, as well as lack of basic health care, safe water and sanitation. Globally, about 150 million children under five years are undernourished, which comprises 27% of the world’s population in this age group. Twelve million of these children die every year, and protein-energy malnutrition is implicated in more than 55% of all these deaths.

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  • There was a need to bring this information together in a single volume, as much of the key recent developments have been dispersed throughout the biomedical literature, largely in specialized journals. Since, as in the past, important developments in immunosuppressive therapy in one branch of medicine (i.e. transplantation) are likely to benefit another (e.g.

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  • The goal of the conference was to share lessons learned in Africa about men’s participation in reproductive health in order to develop new or enhance existing approaches for French- speaking African countries. Men in French-speaking African countries play key roles in reproductive health, whether as individual family members or as decision-makers at com- munity and national levels. Most service delivery and information campaigns, however, focus on women.

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  • When mothers and their children are separated, mothers may not see their children again or may lose track of them. Sometimes this is due to the costs involved in arranging their visits to the prison. Other times it is because the mother rejects the relatives taking care of the children or because the mother has lost custody of the child (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008). These mental and developmental problems tend to stay with children throughout their lives.

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  • Those alarmed at current health care costs and nostalgic for those of times gone by generally fail to appreciate that policy makers in the 1920s considered health care too costly and were concerned that the majority of American households lacked access to it. As late as 1910, “the cost of health care treatment was considered a minor problem compared to the loss of wages due to sickness for most workers.” 1 In the early 1900s, patients either lived or died.

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  • In a number of developing countries, obesity currently affects all income groups of adult men and women, but it is rapidly increasing among poor urban populations. The increase in obesity in these countries is attributed to the conjunction of complex societal factors, such as urbanization, economic growth and modernization, globalisation of food markets, and changes in diet and physical activity patterns.

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  • The first step in materials development is a well-designed plan. It provides a clear and concise summary of your project, project justification, project goals, a workplan, a realistic timeline, and a detailed budget. Planning will help you make good decisions and will help you and your staff stay focused on the project, even when things go wrong. Planning also helps you define, and later measure, success. PATH recommends you put your plan in writing.

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  • Patients should be educated on the importance of taking a full course of treatment. They should be reminded that if they take drugs irregularly they can remain infectious and spread TB to family, friends, and co-workers. In addition, if they don’t take all the drugs as prescribed they will remain sick and may develop TB that is resistant to drugs, and therefore, difficult to cure. What Happens if the Patient Plans to Move While on Treatment? When a patient plans to travel or move from the area where he or she is receiving treatment, the health care worker...

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  • Many important private market reforms have already gone into effect, providing new rights and benefits to consumers to put them in charge of their own health care. The Affordable Care Act’s Patient’s Bill of Rights allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26 and ensures that consumers receive the care they need when they get sick and need it most by prohibiting rescissions and lifetime dollar limits on care. The Patient’s Bill of Rights also guarantees independent reviews of coverage disputes.

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  • Research on livestock resources in Bangladesh, in general, and poultry sub-sector, in particular, is rather limited. The major contributors include Alam (1995, 1997), Mitchell (1997), Quasem (2001) and the studies conducted by the Department of Livestock from time to time. The research by Alam (1995), which has been later updated (Alam 1997), is an useful document on livestock resources in Bangladesh, presenting the existing status and the future potential of the sub-sector.

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  • This article contributes to the literature by investigating whether or not oil price changes have significantly affected stock market returns in the last years. In fact, during these years price volatility for both crude oil and related products has been great. Unlike most previous papers, which focus on the U.S., European and major Asian stock markets, our paper analyses the impact of oil price fluctuations on Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) markets. These markets are interesting for several reasons. First, GCC countries have attracted increasing attention in recent years.

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  • Studies conducted in HICs indicate a prevalence of 10-15% of perinatal mental disorders (11, 12). It has been suggested that rates of first onset and severe depression are three times higher in the postnatal period than in other periods of women's lives (13). More recently, Gavin et al. (14) confirmed those findings, suggesting that the rates are particularly high during the first trimester following childbirth.

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  • A patient may not be able to remember the important components of the treatment plan if too much information is given at one time or if he or she is not prepared to receive detailed information. The patient could possibly be overwhelmed and may be experiencing fear over the diagnosis of TB disease. It is possible that the patient could still be very sick and may be unable or unwilling to participate fully in an education session. The health care worker should be aware of the patient’s ability to pay attention and absorb health education messages and...

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  • Several countries are now collaborating with each other to use satellite for tele- education and tele-medicine. Space technology has now proliferated into everyday life particularly in developing economies through wireless communication, navigation, disaster communication, tele-education and tele-health care (Sengupta, 2008). Not only developing but developed nations are also using benefits of satellite system.

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  • Although cost-effectiveness is one guiding rationale for deter- mining resource allocations for expanding (or restricting) access to CAM and TM, additional societal benefits and costs, such as effects on biodiversity, must also be considered. CAM and TM could provide a rationale for conserving species, but overharvesting of endangered species for medicinal purposes is also a concern.

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  • Over the last few decades the prevalence of studies about probiotics strains has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. Probiotics are specific strains of microorganisms, which when served to human or animals in proper amount, have a beneficial effect, improving health or reducing risk of getting sick and the probiotics are used in production of functional foods and pharmaceutical products.

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