Hospitals slow to learn from own mistakes
By Kazi Stastna, CBC
Forgetting to remove instruments and medical supplies from inside a patient after surgery is one of the more common errors that occurs in hospital. Some studies estimate that surgery accounts for about 40 per cent of all adverse events, the injuries and complications that result from the care you get in hospital.
Anyone who has experienced the chaotic environment of a hospital has an acute sense of the many things that can go ... Read More
Canadian women have highest rate of lung cancer deaths in developed world
By Shereen Dindar
A new report shows Canadian women have the highest rate of lung cancer deaths in the western world. (Thinkstoc ÖA new report shows Canadian women have the highest rate of lung cancer deaths in the western world.
The report, based on data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, shows that Canada's lung cancer mortality rate among women was 47 per 100,000 people in 2012, almost double the average of other developed ... Read More
Deploying technology, managing treatment well - makes the difference!
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service
There is no doubt that research and development of new diagnostic technologies and effective drugs must go ahead with full thrust. But there is no single 'magic wand' intervention and therefore deploying existing diagnostic tools optimally and managing treatment well are no less a priority to reach the formidable tuberculosis (TB) related goal of zero new infections, deaths and suffering.
There is no doubt how important it is for public health ... Read More
Healthy eating adds $2K a year to family grocery bill
A healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts.
A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed.
The research in Thursday's issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.
"Our results indicate that lowering the price ... Read More
Promoting female condoms on belly tray
Kochi: Beatrijs Janssen, a healthcare expert from the Netherlands, carries around female condoms on a belly tray, attracting much attention at a conference in this Kerala city.
The question, however, is whether this unique marketing trend will make an impact here.
A belly tray, a portable tray slung around the neck and hanging near the belly, is a device that helps vendors move around as they sell their wares.
"I have already demonstrated this for promotion at conferences ... Read More
New target identified for preventing bone destruction in diseases such as arthritis and cancer
The skeleton is constantly being remodelled by the breakdown of old bone by cells called osteoclasts and the formation of new bone by cells called osteoblasts. This coordinated activity is essential for maintaining healthy bone. However, excessive osteoclast activity leads to bone destruction in skeletal diseases such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer metastases in bone. A family of signaling enzymes known as phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases (PI3Ks) control diverse cell functions but, up until now, little ... Read More
Want shinning teeth? Eat apple, chew gum
New Delhi: Teeth whitening treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to modern lifestyle. But it is now possible to achieve one at home. Eating apple on daily basis and chewing gum is beneficial when it comes to maintaining white pearlies.
With Christmas and New Year approaching, everyone wants to look and feel their best. Keeping this in mind, Peta Leigh, a teeth whitening expert, offers tips for achieving a bright white smile, reports ... Read More
Be Careful How Many Friends You Invite For Dinner
The Doctor Game Ė W. Gifford-Jones M.D.
Who doesnít like the feast of the holiday season? For most itís a time of laughter, revelry and the bounty of food and drink. Itís also a time when will-power takes a holiday. Much too much eggnog and other calories are consumed. So do you just give up, or do you decide to be a smart eater? Hereís Menu 101 for smart holiday eating.
Dr. Susan B. Roberts, Director of ... Read More
The AAP phenomenon and what it means for us
Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service
In the past several days I have been a part of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s campaigning in Matiala constituency of Delhi. In this small period I have been witness to some inspiring processes and moments Ė motivation and hard work of persons volunteering for AAP; responses of people from various strata to AAPís canvassing; decentralized and chaotic yet, in some ways, organized management of AAPís campaign activities at ... Read More
Journal of Comparative Family Studies ||
The leading journal exclusively specializing in cross-cultural family studies.
The Journal of Comparative Family Studies was established in 1970 to publish high quality articles based on research in cross cultural family studies. The journal promotes a better understanding of inter-ethnic family interaction that is essential for all multicultural societies. It draws articles from social science researchers around the world and contains invaluable material for Sociologists, Anthropologists, Family counselors and Social Psychologists.
- Editor: DGeorge Kurian
Titles of some special issues:
- Comparative perspectives on black family life (1998)
- Families' and children's inequalities (2003)
- The transmission of religious beliefs across generations: do grandparents matter? (2008)
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- The Arab family (1997)
- Ethnicity and gender in non-traditional family forms: studies of families pushing normative boundaries (2000)
- Immigrant and ethnic minority families (2001)
- Theoretical and methodological issues in cross-cultural families (2002)
- Violence against women in the family (2003)
- Turbulent times and family life in the contemporary Middle East (2004)
- Farm family responses to changing agricultural conditions: The actors' point of view (2005)
- Intergenerative conflicts and health hazards in migrant families (2006)
- Informal unions in Mexico and the United States (2007)
- Homemaker or career woman: life course factors and racial influences among middle class Americans (2008)
- HIV and AIDS: are all women equally at risk? Afrikaans speaking married women's perceptions of self-risk (2008)