Cancer Prevention Blocked, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Scientific evidence available for decades suggests that far fewer Americans need die of cancer, writes Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. But preventative measures with enormous potential are not being studiedor are off limits. Robinson highlights an article published in 2002 about a population of people in Taiwan who had a cancer incidence only 3 percent of that in the surrounding populationa decrease of 97 percent, along with a huge decrease in the number of birth defects. Astonishingly, these people had lived for 9 to 20 years in apartments built with rebar contaminated with radioactive cobalt-60. The average dose they received was about 40millisieverts per year. Nuclear workers in the U.S. may receive up to 50millisieverts in a year, but this limit is almost never reached. One would have to get about four full-body CT scans in a year to approach this dose. “These startling results deserved an intense follow-up by public health authorities, but this has not occurred,” Robinson states. Instead, radiation “protection” regulations prevent people from obtaining the radiation they might choose to receive. Current government standards are based on the “linear no-threshold” (LNT) hypothesis that holds that even the tiniest dose of radiation can cause cancer.

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Bill would let non-physicians perform abortions

Bill would let non-physicians perform abortions

The measure by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let those medical professionals perform what are known as aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy. The Senate approved AB154 on a mostly party-line, 25-11 vote, sending it back to the Assembly for a final vote on amendments. Expanding the list of professionals who can perform those types of abortions would help make them available in areas that have few doctors, said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who carried the measure in the Senate. She said about half of California counties lack abortion providers. “All women deserve access to care in their local communities,” she said. The procedure is safest when performed early, yet women in rural areas often have difficulty arranging for and traveling to a provider, she said. Several Republicans objected to the expansion, saying it would increase medical risks for patients. “Abortion is a serious medical procedure with vast complications, and I would argue that only the best-trained should conduct such an operation,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber. “It has direct and profound impact on lives: the mother and the baby and there is a baby.” Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, said legalized abortion was supposed to end the days when women’s lives were put at risk.

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Future Acquires Leading Technology Brands APC and TechLife in Australia

WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com . SOURCE Future plc SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Future today announced the acquisition of leading Australian technology brands APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group. The acquisition includes the associated magazines, digital editions and websites. “The acquisition of APC and TechLife is the next stage in Future’s strategy of building a global technology content business around TechRadar, our top digital brand, and T3.com,” said Mark Wood, CEO, Future plc. “We are delighted to bring these two high-quality technology titles into Future, adding to our strong positions in the UK and US markets, and we look forward to building on their success and their impressive audience reach to become Australia’s leading technology publisher.” APC and TechLife will join Future’s existing Australian tech and gaming portfolio, which includes http://www.techradar.com.au , technology and lifestyle brand Australian T3 and http://www.pcgamer.com . Globally, TechRadar reaches over 17.9 million unique users per month and last year, it launched in the US and Australia with localized content, creating a truly 24/7 operation. The site has seen 44% growth in Australia over the last year and is rapidly becoming a global go-to destination for opinions, exclusives and authoritative reviews of everything from mobile phones and tablets to the latest cameras and televisions. APC and TechLife are the leading technology magazines in Australia. APCis Australia’s longest-published, most influential computer brand and the choice for ‘power users’ and IT professionals. TechLife is a technology magazine with a unique perspective on the latest technology and how it can enhance modern lifestyles. “APC and TechLife are incredibly strong brands in the Australian technology sector both engage large, loyal audiences of tech-savvy, influential early adopters,” said Neville Daniels, COO, Future Australia.”Our clear ambition is to develop this portfolio across platforms, to become Australia’s leading technology publisher. TechRadar, which already has over one million Australian monthly uniques only 10 months after launch, has already exceeded our expectations and these new additions to the portfolio will accelerate our growth plan.” Future Australia is a division of Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business. Future plc’s leading technology portfolio is constantly innovating, reflecting the fast-moving markets in which it operates.

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Colonoscopy not essential in later years

Gastroenterologist Offers Tips For Choosing A Probiotic

Is this something new? Thanks for any comments for those of us who suffer with extreme bloating! Anon. Answer The low-FODMAP diet is designed to be a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, for symptoms of nausea, bloating and bowel changes. FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols. The theory is that these foods are poorly absorbed, tend to have laxative effects and are fermented by bacteria, causing gas and distention. Its a very compelling theory and makes sense with what I have seen in clinical practice, as well as the many letter writers who have asked me to warn others of the dangers of polyols, such as mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and others. Recent studies on this diet shows that up to two-thirds of people are helped by reducing the overall content of foods high in FODMAPs. Examples of these foods, and suggestions for alternatives, can be found at bit.ly/aTYrxp. However, the author states and I quite agree that a licensed nutritionist can be essential in making sure the dietary changes are right for you. I am a little surprised your gastroenterologist did not suggest this. Dr. Roach Writes In May, I wrote about A.M.s hand tremors. A reader wrote to tell me that her tremors improved dramatically after stopping the prescription medication bupropion. A.M. discussed this with her doctor, tried going off her bupropion, and her tremor is much improved.

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– Look for scientific research. As more U.S. physicians are starting to accept probiotics as a legitimate therapy, more studies are being done with them. “For example, Saccharomyces boulardii , a yeast-based probiotic strain commonly sold under the brand name Florastor , has been shown in studies to provide significant benefits in managing even severe illnesses such as C. diff-associated disease, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis,” says Dr. Raymond. Talk to your doctor to find out about the available science that supports the use of probiotics. – Consider your lifestyle. The form in which a probiotics is packaged may be integral in how successfully you take it. “If you are a frequent traveler looking to combat issues like traveler’s diarrhea , a probiotic that needs refrigeration may not be appropriate for you,” suggests Dr. Raymond.

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Specialists accused of charging different rates based on what a patient looks like

Australia ‘lagging behind’ on Indigenous doctors

The head of the insurers’ lobby group, Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) CEO Michael Armitage, claimed some specialists would charge more if a person arrived in an “Armani suit with a chauffeur”. A less-well-dressed person would be charged less, Dr Armitage said. The CEO of a leading insurer volunteered a similar view but declined to be named. Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton said charges were meant to be based on actual costs, not whether someone looked wealthy or turned up “in stubbies and thongs”. Dr Hambleton called on the insurance industry to provide evidence so that the claims could be acted upon. End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar. “It should be stamped out,” he said. PHA’s Dr Armitage said that doctors were charging some private health insurance policy holders extra “despite our very best efforts, which include paying (treatment) providers more”. These are payments on top of the Medicare Benefits Schedule fee, on the basis that policy holders will not have an out-of-pocket cost for the treatment. For example, industry no.2 Bupa’s “Medical Gap Scheme Benefit” pays a doctor nearly $2000 towards the delivery of a baby – 184 per cent more than the MBS fee of just under $700. However, industry players say that in some instances, specialists who sign up to these “no gap” schemes still decide to charge an additional amount. In such cases, the patient doesn’t just pay the amount over and above the gap scheme benefit – they pay everything above the MBS fee. News Limited has obtained a breakdown of one insurer’s gap scheme benefits, which reveals that while it pays on average 50 per cent more than the MBS for orthopaedics, nearly 40 per cent of patients still end up with out-of-pocket costs.

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She says the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and the CPMC will work together to try to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical specialists. The Collaboration Agreement, signed this week, will contribute to closing the gap by looking at ways to train more Indigenous medical specialists. The agreement is also a move to improve the ways medical specialists and Indigenous people work together. Professor Leslie says the deal is an important step forward. “Well, this is a landmark agreement between the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges, which represents the specialist medical colleges of Australia. And our aim is threefold. (First,) to close the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We also want to increase the understanding of all Australian doctors about cultural issues in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. And, thirdly, and probably most importantly, we want to increase the number of Indigenous doctors who do specialist medical education after they finish medical school.” Professor Leslie says about 175 Indigenous doctors work in Australia, mainly as general practitioners, or GPs. She says, while there is a great need in all communities for GPs, there is only a small group of Indigenous doctors in other medical specialities. That includes obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatry and surgery. Professor Leslie says there is a need for doctors in all specialties. “Our position is that an increase in the Indigenous specialist medical workforce is important regardless of the types of specialties or the particular needs of any community.

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Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist, N.Ireland

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Private gastroenterologists in the UK

Private gastroenterologists in the UK Gastroenterology or gastrology is the medical specialty concerned with digestive diseases. It is popularly (and incorrectly) known as “GI” (which stands for gastrointestinal). A gastroenterologist is a physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and biliary system. The signs and symptoms of gastroenterological diseases may include: constipation nausea abdominal pain Theprofessional body in the UK which isresponsible for training and regulating medical practitioners who specialise in gastroenterologyis the Royal College of Physicians . The organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom is the British Society of Gastroenterology You canview the profile ofone of our featured private gastroenterologists below, or you can use our online database of 18,500 private consultantsto search for a private gastroenterologist . Featured gastroenterologists Anton Bungay: Consultant Gastroenterologist, London and Kingston Upon Thames Dr Anton Bungay is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in London with a practice based in Wimbledon,… Rehan Haidry: Consultant Gastroenterologist, London Dr Rehan Haidry is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist at London’s University College… Farooq Rahman: Consultant Gastroenterologist, London Dr Farooq Rahman undertook his basic medical training at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine… Chris Fraser: Consultant Gastroenterologist and Specialist Endoscopist at The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, Harrow and London Dr Chris Fraser is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Specialist Endoscopist practising in Harrow… Tariq Ismail: Consultant Gastroenterologist, Birmingham Tariq Ismail, a specialist bowel and colorectal surgeon, trained at the Welsh National School of… Simon Greenfield: Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hertfordshire A highly experienced gastroenterologist practising in Hertfordshire and treating most conditions… Stephen Grainger: Consultant Gastroenterologist, Chelmsford, Essex Dr Stephen Grainger is a Consultant Gastroenterologist practising at Springfield Hospital in… Laurence Lovat: Consultant Gastroenterologist, London Dr Laurence Lovat undertook his medical training at University College London School of Medicine….

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New report critical of doctor pay hikes

University of Winnipeg professor Hugh Grant talks about his research in Calgary on Tuesday.

University of Winnipeg professor Hugh Grant talks about his research in Calgary on Tuesday. (CBC) In their research for the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, Hugh Grant and Jeremiah Hurley found doctor pay has rose in the last decade by about five per cent every year. The average Canadian doctor earned a net income of $248,113 in 2010, according to the report. Governments spooked a decade ago by the threat of doctor shortages and long surgery wait times are to blame, said Grant, an economics professor at the University of Winnipeg. “I think most people would acknowledge now that the physician shortage was highly exaggerated,” he said. Today, Canada has plenty of doctors to go around and there is no longer a large exodus of medical professionals to the United States, he said. “We now have seen a reverse flow that there has been more physicians coming to Canada than leaving Canada.” Grant argues doctors need to stop receiving large pay increases. He says provincial governments, including Ontario and Alberta, are starting to fight back, which will mean more conflict in the coming years. “If physician associations want to maintain their professional autonomy, they are going to have to be more responsible.” Doctor disagrees with findings Alberta Medical Association president Michael Giuffre says some of the data used in the report is out of date “We showed that physicians’ incomes track beautifully over a 20-year time frame with the CPI, which is the Consumer Price Index. So really in terms of proportionality, really physician incomes have not significantly changed relative to the Consumer Price Index.” Most provinces still don’t have as many doctors as they need, he said, especially in rural areas. Doctor shortage plagues rural Alberta “I think most patients would say that they prefer to have a physician, rather than not have a physician, and that physician shortages remain a problem, not only in Alberta but other provinces. Specific incentive programs are put in place, in Alberta for example, to actually attract physicians, to get the best in the world to come here.” Read the report

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