Steps taken to meet increasing demand for doctors in India

Steps taken to meet increasing demand for doctors in India – Various steps have been taken to liberalise norms for opening new medical colleges, besides amending relevant MCI regulations to meet the increasing demand for doctors in India.

Doctors on Facebook may be compromising doctor patient relationship

Doctors on Facebook risk compromising doctor-patient relationship — Facebook activity of residents and fellows and its impact on the doctor-patient relationship – Doctors with a profile on the social networking site Facebook may be compromising the doctor-patient relationship, because they don’t deploy sufficient privacy settings, indicates research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Outdoor workers exposed to higher ultraviolet radiation

In New Zealand, outdoor workers exposed to high UV radiation levels. – Outdoor workers in New Zealand are exposed to much higher levels of ultraviolet radiation from the summer sun than internationally recommended occupational exposure limits, a new University of Otago study suggests.

BMA launches campaign to safeguard medical training, UK

The British Medical Association (BMA) launches a campaign to alert the UK government to doctors? concerns about the future of medical training. – The British Medical Association (BMA) launches a campaign to alert the UK government to doctors’ concerns about the future of medical training. It is calling on doctors and medical students in England to e-mail their MPs about the need for budgets for their training to be ringfenced.

New immigration rules in UK for international medical graduates

The UK Home Office has laid immigration rules implementing the first part of the new Points Based System, which is the Tier 1 (General) route for highly skilled migrants. – The UK Home Office has laid immigration rules that will restrict international medical graduates’ (IMGs) access to UK post graduate medical training. The new rules start to take effect from 29 February 2008. New immigration rules were welcomed by the UK Health Secretary Alan Johnson.

New strategies work to put cancer on the firing line

Cancer cells are our own cells gone awry. That means our immune system doesn?t always see cancer as a horrific invader. – Dr. Yukai He wants to put cancer in the bull’s eye. “Cancer really comes from us,” the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center immunologist says of the scary reality that cancer cells are our own cells gone awry. That means our immune system doesn’t always see cancer as a horrific invader.