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Department-Leitung Rhythmologie (m/w/d)
Cardiology in Deutschland
Wir suchen für ein Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus eine/n Departmentleitung Rythmologie (m/w/d)
Anästhesie-Fachgesundheits- und Krankenpfleger (m/w/d)
Nursing in Frankfurt/Main
Für ein modernes Krankenhaus in Frankfurt Main suchen wir zum sofortigen Eintritt Anästhesiepflegekräfte (m/w)
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‘Social recession’: how isolation can affect physical and mental health

As countries across the globe hunker down, long-term isolation can have profound physical and psychological effects. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, millions of people in the US are coming to terms with being increasingly cut off from society.
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Doctors Fear Bringing Coronavirus Home: ‘I Am Sort of a Pariah in My Family

One doctor dreamed he was surrounded by coughing patients. “Most physicians have never seen this level of angst and anxiety in their careers,” a veteran emergency room doctor said.
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How To Support People In Health Care Working During Coronavirus

With the new coronavirus continuing to be a front-and-center issue, health care workers are working double time. They’re providing comfort and care to those who have COVID-19, screening potential patients and fielding questions from everyone else.
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Health officials warn US government does not have enough stockpiled medical equipment to deal with coronavirus

Top health care officials said Monday that there is not enough stockpiled medical equipment like masks, gowns and gloves to fulfill the anticipated need of nation's health care system as it deals with the coronavirus.
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How infants benefit from a bilingual home

A study finds that infants from bilingual homes pay attention to new information faster than other children.
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Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time

Team at MIT says halicin kills some of the world’s most dangerous strains
A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence. The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.
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Coronavirus COVID-19 - Live map shows spread of the virus

The interactive map of the John Hopkins University shows the live spread of the Coronavirus. Currently, there are worldwide 81.500 infected (Status: 26h February, 12:09 AM, UTC/GMT +0)
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Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time

Team at MIT says halicin kills some of the world’s most dangerous strains
A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence. The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.
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'Cancer does not wait': Children's medicine shortage stokes anger in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hermes Soto, who turned 5 on Monday, will not be celebrating his birthday with friends. Instead, he is bracing for his 15th chemotherapy session to tackle a rare but aggressive form of cancer that threatens to kill him.


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How Technology, Medicine And At-Home Devices Can Improve Healthcare Access And Cost

Healthcare is changing. After years of stagnation and inadequate innovations, the call for care that is higher quality and more accessible and that costs less is beginning to be answered.
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Hospital Installs Sleep Pod to Help Tackle Doctors' Burnout

Doctors at Hereford County Hospital are being encouraged to take power naps to help keep them fresh and avoid burnout. The initiative is part of a national Fight Fatigue campaign and sees a special 'sleep pod' installed in a 3-month trial.
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Evidence-based toolkit offers solutions to improve environment, health, and reduce inequalities

A Policy Toolkit providing concrete recommendations for policymakers on how to move away from our current ‘take, make, consume, dispose’ models of growth and foster a more ‘INHERIT-able’ future was published today by the European INHERIT research initiative.
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Catalysing Change for Gender Equality

BANGKOK, Thailand – UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2019 (IPS) - Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago. Gender parity has been achieved in primary education. Maternal mortality has been halved. Today, the region’s governments are committed to overcoming the persistent challenges of discrimination, gender-based violence and women’s unequal access to resources and decision-making.
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TMW Center launches bilingual resources to advance brain development for children

The PNC Foundation today awarded a $3.3 million grant to the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago to launch “Any Time is 3Ts Time,” a campaign designed to empower parents with knowledge and skills to enhance their infants’ and toddlers’ cognitive development.
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Short sleep may harm bone health in older women

Can insufficient sleep be harmful to bone health? New research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis.
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Human Trafficking – It Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.
Six years ago Mary Njambi* received news of a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity far away from her poverty-stricken village situated in the heart of Kiambu County, Central Kenya. She was 20 years old, a single mother and out of work.

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Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

A pair of new studies report "impressive" benefits from a drug therapy for cystic fibrosis, a deadly and devastating disease that affect tens of thousands of people worldwide, the directorof the National Institutes of Health wrote in an editorial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Study finds functional medicine model is associated with improvements in health-related QOL

In the first retrospective cohort study of the functional medicine model, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that functional medicine was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.
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NHS treating 5,000 diabetics a day as one in 10 patients now suffer with illness, figures reveal

Hospitals are being deluged by 5,000 type 2 diabetics a day, new figures reveal as one in 10 patients are now suffering from a form of the illness linked to being overweight and inactive.

More than 1.7million people with type 2 diabetes were admitted to hospitals last year, costing the NHS an estimated £22million a day.

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Bangladesh’s Climate Change Victims Safeguard the Sundarbans’ Endangered Dolphins

October 24 is International Freshwater Dolphin Day. Last year Bangladesh celebrated the international day for the first time, but the country has been instituting policies and programmes for years to protect the Sundarbans — home of Asia’s last two remaining freshwater dolphin species. IPS Correspondent Rafiqul Islam travelled to Khulna to file this report.
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A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?

While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety that has prevailed across the country this year will require more work.
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The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings

To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.

Yet to truly power progress, we can’t stop at celebrating their efforts – we must also push for the support and investment women humanitarians need to continue their vital work.
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Statement on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Human trafficking is a crime and violation that should have no place in our world. Yet 225,000 trafficking victims were detected between 2003 and 2016, and there are many, many more hidden victims who need our help.
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CRA shortage is worsening while demand grows – a vicious circle which opens masses of job opportunities

Are you interested in roles like Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Trial Assistants (CTAs) and looking for interesting job opportunities and career perspectives?
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Why Doctors Hate Their Computers

Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training.
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Junior hospital doctors

“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
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90–90–90 Treatment for All

An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
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Incident Management System

To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
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MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization

California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?

An Economy for the 99%

It´s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers.

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European Virus Archive goes global

EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
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Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.

Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).
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