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Shortage of nursing staff in US

18:03 27/03/2006
The US is suffering from a nursing shortage, with employers and educators resorting to all sorts of tricks to attract and keep nursing staff. In Spartanbury, South Carolina, nurses are eagerly...

US looks abroad for nurses, especially to Philippines

14:41 06/03/2006
The Christian Science Monitor this week reports on the serious nursing deficit in the United States . The joke circulating among doctors in the Philippines goes something like this: What's the new...

Paper examines HIV-positive immigrants in Canada

11:05 24/02/2006
Toronto, Canada's Globe and Mail on Friday examined the challenges facing HIV-positive recent immigrants in Toronto and the ways in which they receive support. In 2005, 19% of new HIV cases in...

New rules on travel health insurance for UK residents

15:35 19/01/2006
Starting in 2006, UK residents travelling to Europe and/or Switzerland need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in order to receive necessary healthcare while visiting an EEA country or...

Medical care in UK attractive to foreign expecting mothers

10:58 15/12/2005
An investigation done by the BBC has found a growing number of women from overseas are travelling to Britain to give birth in British hospitals. The practice is costing some trusts hundreds of...

New Zealand to require HIV tests from some immigrants

15:47 09/08/2005
The New Zealand Department of Labour recently announced it will begin requiring a blood test that screens for HIV, hepatitis B, and liver and kidney function for all foreign visitors who plan on...

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