Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 90 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Apr-2003
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Doctors exhibit higher levels of psychological disturbance than people in equivalent professions
Doctors exhibit higher levels of psychological disturbance than people in equivalent professional occupations, finds a study in this week's BMJ Careers.  more

Taiwan considering suspending links with China in effort to control rapid spread of a SARS
Prime Minister Yu Shyi-kun said a decision on a temporary suspension of his country's limited links with the Chinese mainland could be made by Monday. Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian has accused China - the suspected origin of the disease - of concealing the extent of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and so hastening its spread.  more


Oil fires of Baghdad: A serious threat to health
British scientists say the oil fires burning in Baghdad are a serious threat to the health of many people living in the city. One estimate put forth, establishes a possibility that several thousand deaths could result from the pollution caused by the fires.  more

More research is needed to better manage jaundice in newborns
More research is needed to determine whether the use of standardized data charts used to plot results from bilirubin measurements based on hours since birth can help clinicians do a better job of predicting potentially serious cases of jaundice in newborns, according to a new evidence report released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  more

Promising results for islet cell transplantation to treat diabetes
arly data shows that transplanting healthy, insulin producing islet cells by infusion into the portal vein to the liver enables uncontrolled type 1 diabetic patients to become insulin free, according to data presented at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology.  more

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