The link between global warming and unbridled population growth emphasises the urgent necessity for political action to promote effective forms of contraception. (1) Vasectomy is one of the most reliable family planning methods but is underutilised worldwide, accounting for only 5-10% of contraceptive methods, and in most African countries this figure is much lower. (2) […]
Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]
Appeal from a final judgment entered May 7, 1998 (Frederic Block, Judge), dismissing plaintiffs employment discrimination action in toto. We conclude that the District Court correctly dismissed plaintiffs claim against his union on the ground that the union was not named in plaintiffs right to sue letter from the EEOC. However, because there was no […]
INTRODUCTION The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) MedlinePlus Go Local  provides statewide or regional databases of health-related services linked to health topics in MedlinePlus, NLM’s consumer health website. Links between MedlinePlus and Go Local allow users to move easily between researching a health topic and searching for a health service related to the topic. […]
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Beleaguered public hospitals and clinics, due for a quality assurance ‘make-over’ and continual monitoring in advance of the much-vaunted National Health Insurance (NHI), may emerge little better in spite of strenuous government efforts.
Delivery by caesarean section (CS) is becoming more frequent and is one of the most common major operative procedures performed worldwide. In the USA a CS rate of 26% for all births is reported. (1) The rate approaches 25% in Canada and is over 20% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (2) In the private […]
In response to growing concerns regarding domestic terrorism, the 104th Congress passed Public Law 104-201, the National Defense Authorization Act, for fiscal year 1997. In addition to providing the nation’s first responders (i.e., law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, emergency planners, and health care personnel) with training regarding emergency response to weapons of […]