Australian health workers to close intensive care units in Victoria next week
June 24, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Members of Australia’s Health Services Union (HSU) will go on strike in Victoria next week in a dispute over stalled wage and career structure negotiations. Over 5000 physiotherapists, speech pathologists and radiation therapists will walk off the job next week, effectively closing the state’s 68 largest health services.

The strike will force the closure of intensive care units and emergency departments across the state.

It is feared the strike could continue into Easter.

National secretary of the HSU, Kathy Jackson said admissions would be crippled, while intensive care patients would have to be evacuated to New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia as hospitals will not be able to perform tests or administer treatment.

“When an ambulance shows up you can’t admit a patient without an X-ray being available, you can’t intubate them and you can’t operate on them,” she said.

“If something goes wrong in an ICU you need to be able to X-ray, use nuclear medicine or any diagnostic procedure,” said Ms Jackson.

Ms Jackson said the HSU offered arbitration last year, but the state government refused. “They’re not interested in settling disputes, they hope that we are just going to go away.”

“We’re not going away, we’ve gone back and balloted the whole public health workforce in Victoria, those ballots were successful, 97 percent approval rating,” she said.

The HSU is urging the government to commence serious negotiations to resolve the dispute before industrial action commenced.

The government has offered the union a 3.25 per cent pay increase, in line with other public sector workers but the union has demanded more, but stopped short of specifying a figure.

Victorian Premier John Brumby said the claim would be settled according to the government’s wages policy. “The Government is always willing and wanting to sit down and negotiate with the relevant organisations . . . we have a wages policy based around an increase of 3.25 per cent and, above that, productivity offset,” he told parliament.

The union claims it is also arguing against a lack of career structure, which has caused many professionals to leave the health service. Ms Jackson said wages and career structures in Victoria were behind other states.

Victorian Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu said he was not in support of the proposed strike and called on the government to meet with unions. “There could not be a more serious threat to our health system than has been announced today.”

“We now have to do whatever is possible to stop this strike from proceeding,” he said.

The opposition leader will meet with the union at 11:30 AM today.

Victorian Hospitals Industry Association industrial relations services manager Simon Chant said hospitals were looking at the possible impact and warned that patients may have to be evacuated interstate if the strike goes ahead.

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June 23, 2022 · Insurance · (No comments)

No denying that the cost of healthcare, which has been a basic need of our every life, is rising in the US like anything. Have a quick look to the facts which likely to be more than incredible, worrisome, and scary for anyone. Surgery of a broken leg tends to cost nearly $7,500 – $10,000 The cost of 3 days of hospital stay will cost you $30,000 Critical cancer care is likely to cost more than hundreds of thousands of dollars.To be precise, the largest part of Americans can hardly afford such huge expenses simply because illness or injury strikes us all of a sudden without giving us any prior intimation and can simply jeopardize our happy family life. Here comes the essentiality of having health insurance for individuals in Texas.How Does it work?Typically, the way health insurance works are that you buy a health insurance policy that requires you paying a certain amount of premium depending on the value of the policy you buy. Paying this minimum premium enables you to get through almost all kinds of costly healthcare services without spending anything or on a sharing basis as per the policy terms. If it feels you wondering that how do they bear those massive expenses against you minimal premium amount, this is reasonable to understand that compared to the number of sick people, the percent of healthy people is more. Thus, a large amount of premium collected from the enrollees can be utilized to support the small number of sick or injured people.Where Will You Receive Care?Establishments that offer health insurance for individuals in Texas are geared up with an extensive network of providers including recognized healthcare facilities, laboratories, pharmacies and obviously hundreds of thousands of physicians and specialist doctors. Insurance companies work together with a specific network of healthcare providers who agree to provide services to the members or enrollees in a budget-friendly way with the support of insurers. Thereby it is vital for you to ensure whether or not the hospital or physician is within the network. If the provider is not under the network, the insurance company may not entertain you for the service provided or likely to pay only a small portion of your expenses. So, naturally, under such circumstances, you have to pay much higher than having a service from someone who is under the network (get internet help to ensure).What Does the Healthcare Plan Cover?Subsequent to the standardization of healthcare plan benefits and with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, these days health insurance for individuals in Texas are required to offer you ‘essential healthcare benefits’ without having a variation among plans. According to the standardization, you can now expect to enjoy services as stated below:• Emergency services• Hospitalization• Maternity and newborn care• Laboratory tests• Mental healthcare/ substance-abuse rehabilitation• Outpatient care service (this you can avail from physicians in their personal clinic, outside of a hospice.• Pediatric care included with dental and vision care• Preventive services (immunizations and management of critical diseases)• Prescription drugs• Rehabilitation servicesHow Much Will It Cost?In reality, understanding the coverage cost by the insurance company is a bit complex. In a nutshell, apart from paying an enrollment and yearly premium, you have to share some portion of the total expense as a payout of your pocket. Because all healthcare costs are paid according to the standard rule of deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance. Finally, it is worth noting that as a thumb rule, the more premium you pay, the less you’ll have to pay out as and when you access healthcare services.

Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results
June 21, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Americans pay twice as much for heart-bypass surgery as the socialized Canadian system, with no difference in outcome, according to today’s issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine in a study funded by American drug company, Pfizer Inc.. The research found that heart bypass surgery costs an average of $10,373 in Canada, compared with $20,673 in the United States. Even though the costs were double in the United States, the rate of complications and death following bypass surgery was similar.

High administrative costs and overtreatment are usually blamed for the higher cost in the profit-driven U.S. system. Americans spent $5,635 per capita on health care in 2003, while only $3,003 was spent by Canadians. Health spending accounts for almost 15 per cent of gross domestic product in the U.S. and just under 10 per cent in Canada; while at the same time, all Canadian residents are full covered. In addition, the average Canadian lives 2 years longer than the average American.

This is one of the first studies directly comparing the costs of surgery in Canada and the United States and it reinforces the view of Dr. Mark Eisenberg, head of cardiovascular epidemiology at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal; “The conventional wisdom is that health care is much more expensive in the U.S. and the conventional wisdom is right.” by finding that Canada’s socialized system is far more cost efficient than the U.S. model.

The cost of medications used to treat bypass patients were as much as 68 percent greater in the U.S. than in Canada and the cost of a surgical bed was 36 percent greater in the U.S.. In Canada, nursing accounted for 44 percent of the treatment costs, compared with 21 percent in the U.S. and patients stayed longer in hospital following surgery in Canada.

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Jerry Brown defeats Meg Whitman in election for California governorship
June 20, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On Tuesday night, twenty-seven years after previously completing his second term as governor of California, candidate Jerry Brown has again won the race for the position.

Attorney General Jerry Brown, of San Francisco, California, was the lead nominee for the Democratic Party, facing off against the lead nominee of the Republican Party Meg Whitman, of Long Island, New York, who had spent a record US$141 million to support her campaign. More than approximately $80 million of that was diverted to knocking out California Insurance Commissioner and also Republican candidate Steve Poizner, of Houston, Texas, who was also running in the election but was defeated early in the campaign.

The election ended with only 42.2% popular support for Meg Whitman as contrasted with 52.8% of votes for Jerry Brown. A major issue that arose during the elections was the bad economy, something that many people cited as the reason for their votes. Some mudslinging, including an incident when an unidentified Brown supporter was found to have called Whitman a “whore”, also ensued a few days before the night of the election took place in the Fox theater, according to Cnet.

When the night of the election came and the new governor of California announced, the former Jesuit seminary student gave his five-minute victory speech, showing optimism for the future of California and the state budget:

“I see California once again leading in renewable energy, in public education and openness to every kind of person, whatever their color is,” Brown said. “I mean, we’re all God’s children.”

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Tips For Creating And Purchasing Company T Shirts And Sweatshirts

June 19, 2022 · Clothing · (No comments)

byAlma Abell

There is a general misconception that everyone loves a free t-shirt or sweatshirt from their employer; however, the fact is that low quality shirts will not be worn and likely be turned into rags or simply donated next spring. There are far too many companies that provide extremely poor quality shirts, which are ugly too boot. A solution – purchase high-quality, great looking shirts that will actually be worn, some tips to get that done are highlighted here.

Purchase High-Quality Options

The fact is that companies purchase shirts that are scratchy and rough because they are cheap. A general rule of thumb is that if you would not wear the shirt, chances are no one else will. Find soft shirts that are fitted and available in a number of different colors. While they may cost a bit more, it is definitely a smart investment.

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Purchase Smaller Sizes

Believe it or not when you purchase T-Shirts & Sweatshirts Retail Richmond VA, there are much fewer XXL people than you may think. Additionally, smaller people will not want to shirt to simply use as a nightgown, so increase the number of smaller sizes and decrease the number of larger sizes.

Be Bold

Your business likely has a uniform or some other type of appropriate work wear. The t-shirts and sweatshirts that you are giving workers should be a little bolder than traditional work wear. Show a little attitude and let your workers know that you encourage a fun working environment.

Select Various Designs or Colors

After all, variety is the spice of life. Consider different colors or designs for various departments, or one for the men and one for the women. You can also just mix it up offering an array of colors and allowing the employers to choose. Many printing companies will offer multiple choices, so you should find something that will take your interest.

Be Sure to Save the Screens

When you have a shirt screen printed, the most expensive and tedious portion of the process is creating the screen. However, once it is done, it will not have to be repeated. If you request for the shop to save the screen, when you re-order you can save several dollars for every shirt that is ordered.

Image Designers Inc. offers a range of T-shirts and sweatshirts retail in Richmond, VA. Visit TshirtsRichmondVA.com for more information.

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students
June 18, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)
See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3]

ResCross.net is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama |Alaska |Arizona |Arkansas |California |Colorado |Connecticut |Delaware |District of Columbia |Florida |Georgia |Hawaii |Idaho |Illinois |Indiana |Iowa |Kansas |Kentucky |Louisiana |Maine |Maryland |Massachusetts |Michigan |Minnesota |Mississippi |Missouri |Montana |Nebraska |Nevada |New Hampshire |New Jersey |New Mexico |New York |North Carolina |North Dakota |Ohio |Oklahoma |Oregon |Pennsylvania |Rhode Island |South Carolina |South Dakota |Tennessee |Texas |Utah |Vermont |Virginia |Washington |West Virginia |Wisconsin |Wyoming |Canada

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Malaysian government warns citizens about Uncyclopedia

Malaysian government warns citizens about Uncyclopedia
June 16, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Satire site Uncyclopedia, a parody of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has been labeled by the Malaysian government as dangerous. The Internal Security Department of Malaysia issued the warning today, saying that the site has “messages and information insulting Malaysia”.

The warning notes the creation date of the website as being 5 January 2005, and hosted by Wikia, Inc., both of which are correct. However, it claims Wikia owns Wikipedia; Wikipedia is a charitable non-profit website owned by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation, while Wikia is an independent, for-profit company.

The report evidently mentions that Uncyclopedia covers Malaysian “history, culture, the political leaders, the government, the national song and the name / history of the national flag,” none of which is “correct”. They accuse the website of helping to reinforce a bad international image of their country.

There are no reports of the site being blocked from access within the country, only this statement, which urges Malaysians not to circulate the content.

Uncyclopedia’s article on Malaysia begins:

Essentially the penis of Asia which is located to the north of their cousins who live on an even smaller island Singapore, Malaysia (also known as Bolehland) is a young nation of diverse cultures and races such as F1 Formula-1 and Nascar. The timezone of Malaysia is unique because it follows the system of +1/+2 PMT (Predetermined Meeting Time) which is 1 or 2 hours later than PMT. Most foreigners have difficulty adjusting to this new timezone as they tend to show up 1 or 2 hours earlier than the local counterparts. The nation is moving forward with a vision towards becoming a developed nation by the year 2020, 3030, 4040 or whatever catchy number.

…Another common state that Malaysians have is denial (no lah, where got?), which incidentally, is a river in Egypt.

The site has fired back with a parody article posted at the site under their UnNews section, titled Uncyclopedia Internal Security Department warns on Malaysia. The article suggests that the “Internal Security Department of the Uncyclomedia Foundation,” which is a facetious and fictitious parent organization of Uncyclopedia, identifies Malaysia “as a dangerous country… It warned its people not to use the country today.”

There are forty-seven individual language editions of Uncyclopedia, including Tolololpedia, which is written in Bahasa Melayu, the Malay language. This is in addition to fictional “language” editions which include Oscar Wilde, Newspeak, N00b, White Supremacist, and Re: PharmaccgRy.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with independent candidate Charles de Kerckhove, St. Paul’s

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with independent candidate Charles de Kerckhove, St. Paul’s
June 15, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Charles de Kerckhove is running as an independent in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of St. Paul’s. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Know More About Mens Health And Treat It

June 14, 2022 · Insurance · (No comments)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s sometimes referred to as impotence, although this term is now used less often.

Sexual Dysfunction in Males

Sexual dysfunction can influence men, everything being equal, yet is particularly normal in more seasoned men. The most well-known issues identified with sexual dysfunction incorporate discharge problems, erectile dysfunction and hindered sexual craving. These issues can regularly be adjusted by treating the fundamental causes.


What is sexual dysfunction in males?

Sexual dysfunction is any physical or mental issue that holds you or your associate back from getting sexual satisfaction. Male sexual dysfunction is a typical medical condition influencing men, all things considered, yet is more normal with expanding age. Treatment can frequently help men experiencing sexual dysfunction.

The main types of male sexual dysfunction are:

  • Erectile dysfunction(hard to get & keep an erection).
  • Premature ejaculation(reach orgasm too fast).
  • Delayed or inhibited ejaculation (reach orgasm too slow or never).
  • Low libido (no interest in sex).


What causes sexual dysfunction in males?

Physical causes of overall sexual dysfunction may be:

  • Lower testosterone levels.
  • Prescribed drugs.
  • Blood vessel disorders andhigh blood pressure.
  • Stroke or nerve damage.
  • Smoking.
  • Alcoholismanddrug abuse.

Psychological causes might include:

  • Concern about sexual performance.
  • Problems in Marital or relationship.
  • Depression, feelings of guilt.
  • Effects of past sexual trauma.
  • Stressed and anxiety.

How does sexual dysfunction affect men?

The most well-known issues men face with sexual dysfunction are issues with discharge, getting and keeping an erection, and decreased sexual longing.

Ejaculation disorders

Problems with ejaculation are:

  • Premature ejaculation (PE)
  • Inhibited or delayed ejaculation
  • Retrograde ejaculation

The exact cause ofpremature ejaculation (PE)is not known. While in many cases PE is due to performance anxiety during sex, other factors may be:

  • Stress.
  • Temporary depression.
  • History of sexual repression.
  • Low self-confidence.
  • Insufficient communication or unresolved conflict with partner.

Studies recommend that the breakdown of serotonin (a characteristic compound that influences disposition) may assume a part in PE. Certain meds, including a couple of antidepressants, may impact release, as can nerve damage to the back or spinal string.

Actual reasons for restrained or deferred discharge may incorporate ongoing (long haul) medical conditions, prescription results, liquor misuse, or medical procedures. The issue can likewise be brought about by mental factors like melancholy, nervousness, stress or relationship issues.

Retrograde discharge is generally normal in guys with diabetes who experience the ill effects of diabetic nerve harm. Issues with the nerves in the bladder and the bladder neck power the discharge to stream in reverse. In different men, retrograde discharge might be a symptom of certain meds, or occur after a procedure on the bladder neck or prostate.

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the frailty to get and save an erection for exotic time. ED is very normal, with examines showing that around one portion of American men over age 40 are influenced. Causes for ED include:

  • Diseases resisting blood flow.
  • Nerve diseases.
  • Stress, relationship conflicts, depression and performance anxiety.
  • Penis Injuries.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Harming habits like smoking, over drinking, over eating and less exercise.

Low libido (reduced sexual desire)

Low libido implies your longing or interest in sex has diminished. The condition is frequently connected with low levels of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone keeps up with sex drive, sperm creation, muscle, hair and bone. Low testosterone can influence your body and temperament.

Decreased sexual craving may likewise be brought about by misery, uneasiness or relationship challenges. Diabetes, hypertension, and certain prescriptions like antidepressants may likewise add to a low libido.


How is male sexual dysfunction diagnosed?

Your counsellor may start the analysis cycle with an actual test. Physical tests may include:

  • Blood tests for testosterone levels, blood sugar (for diabetes) and cholesterol.
  • Blood pressure checking.
  • Rectal exam to check prostate.
  • Examination of penis and testicles.

Different tests can show on the off chance that you have issues with blood stream to the penis.

Your primary care physician may likewise pose inquiries about your indications and your clinical and sexual history. However, these inquiries may appear to be close to home, don’t be humiliated. Answer really so all that treatment can be suggested. You might be shipped off an alternate kind of specialist (urologist, endocrinologist or sex advisor, for instance) who can help you.


How is male sexual dysfunction treated?

Numerous instances of sexual dysfunction can be rectified by treating the psychological or actual issues that cause it. Medicines include:

  • Medications: Medications that assist with working on sexual capacity by expanding blood stream to the penis. Sildenafil (Viagra, Aurogra 100, Suhagra 100), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis) are protected and compelling for most men.
  • Hormone therapy: Low degrees of testosterone raised by chemical substitution treatments that incorporate infusions, fixes or gels.
  • Psychological therapy: A mental guide to help you address sensations of tension, sadness, dread or blame that may influence sexual capacity.
  • Mechanical aids:Vacuum gadgets and penile implants that can assist a few men with erectile dysfunction.


Can male sexual dysfunction be prevented?

While male sexual dysfunction can’t be forestalled, managing the reasons for the dysfunction can assist you with bettering and adapt to the issue when it occurs. To assist with keeping up with great sexual capacity you ought to follow the very program that is prescribed to keep up with cardiovascular wellbeing.

  • Stick to doctor’s treatment plan.
  • Limited alcohol intake.
  • No to smoking.
  • Only heart healthy diet.
  • Do daily aerobic and weight building exercise.
  • Get treatment for stress, depression and anxiety.
  • Communicate better and more with your partner.

Victoria Cross fetches record price at auction

Victoria Cross fetches record price at auction
June 13, 2022 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Monday, July 24, 2006

The auction house Bonhams and Goodman have sold the last privately owned Victoria Cross(VC) awarded at the World War I Gallipoli campaign in Sydney tonight. The medal was awarded to New Zealand-born Australian soldier Captain Alfred Shout. The sale price of $A 1 million surpassed the previous record of $A575,000 set in 2004 for the VC medal awarded to Sergeant Norman Jackson of the RAF 1944.

The Victoria Cross is the highest recognition for valour “in the face of the enemy” that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces and civilians under military command. It is also the highest award in the British Honours system.

The buyer is an Australian businessman, auctioneer Mr Tim Goodman said “I can confirm the buyer is a prominent Australian businessman who is going to work with the RSL to make sure the medals go on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.”, after commissions and other charges the successful buyer will pay $A1,214,500.

The addition of this medal will take the display of Victoria Crosses at the Australian War Memorial to 60. The display will include all nine Victoria Crosses awarded to Australian servicemen at Gallipoli.

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