Monday, May 20, 2013

"We're a nation of immigrants that has never liked immigrants"

That's how it was when Benjamin Franklin, an Englishman, shook his fist at the German immigrants of the mid-18th century, declaring they "will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion." And when it was said on the West Coast in the mid-19th century that Chinese immigrants were not "assimilable." And when Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts warned, in 1905, that immigrants (read: the Irish) were "diminishing the quality of our citizenship." And when Italian immigrants in the early 1900s were criticized for allegedly being uneducated and dirty and -- no kidding -- smelling of garlic. And when, in a 1938 public opinion survey, approximately 60 percent of respondents said they held a low opinion of Jewish immigrants, labeling them "greedy," "dishonest" and "pushy." And it goes on, and on.  

http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/ruben-navarrette-jr-why-we-have-an-immigration-debate/article_1cee86f9-a598-5635-9ae5-e8a4ded2b282.html

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Overseas Medical Tourism

video

A McKinsey & Company report revealed that the core reasons for medical Tourism:

Best technology regardless of cost (est. 40%) This may include traditional or disallowed treatments ( IVF)(Stem Cell Therapy)

High quality and lower costs for medically necessary procedures/treatments (est. 30%) An uninsured or underinsured person may seek reasonable cost alternatives

Quick access to medical care (est. 15%) Specific treatments are not available in the home country, or there is a significant waiting list for an elective procedure

Lower costs for discretionary medical care

Friday, January 27, 2012

US Healthcare System Expensive, Uneven and inefficient:

Americans Die earlier and receive less care than residents of other nations, they pay far more for healthcare per person-more than $8000 -than do citizens of any of the other countries.

One good thing about US System ,they delivers first class cancer care, with the world's highest survival rates for breast cancer though recently Japanese beating them with Cancer research and technology.


and American Doctors says they are not paid fairly for their work.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Indian Dream or the American Dream!

doesn't matter if you are an Indian or American its your global right to live and enjoy wherever you want on this planet. go and explore.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Gandhi

President Obama described Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as “a hero not just to India but to the world.”

“I am filled with hope and inspiration as I have the privilege to view this testament to Gandhi’s life. He is a hero not just to India but to the world,” Mr. Obama wrote in the visitor’s book at the Mani Bhavan here.

Gandhi, the President said, has inspired Americans and African Americans, including Martin Luther King.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Who should write medical news stories?

http://www.blacktriangle.org/blog/?p=2111

An interesting paper in PLOS Medicine on media reporting of medical news. Wilson et al examined medical news stories written by specialist and non-specialist journalists in Australia from 2004–08. They found specialist health reporters produced higher quality articles than general reporters, and broad sheets performed better than tabloids. They suggest:

It does matter who writes news stories that cover the benefits and harms of health care interventions. Stories written by specialist health journalists were superior to those written by other groups. These data illustrate what can be achieved in terms of high-quality health news reporting, but this ideal is seldom reached. The analyses also underscore the importance of which outlets journalists work for. Traditional broadsheet newspapers scored highest and commercial human interest programs consistently returned the poorest scores. We presume that these differences reflect not only the professional skills of journalists, but also editorial policies, which dictate the target audience, the writing style (favouring human interest over evidence), the length of the article, and the extent to which it serves particular sectoral interests (e.g., a patient support group or identifiable victims of a disease). These findings are not surprising, but some of the differences were large and likely to translate into flawed information for consumers, with an adverse effect on health literacy.

They also note the commercial pressures the newspapers are under, and the threat that puts on specialist reporters. News gathering and reporting is an important job, and it is clear that newspapers are still struggling to find new models for revenue generation having already let their product out free on in the market. The Times is trying to reverse that situation with a paywall, but the jury is still out on whether they have the solution or have merely locked themselves out of the internet.

The important point is also made that investigators, funding bodies, research institutions, universities’ PR departments, and journals should bear responsibility for the stories and ensure that “balanced claims about the findings, their importance and implications” are provided to journalists. Currently, the drive for research to have an a public impact may have the unfortunate consequence of converting good science into bad reporting.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Cruelty become human's pride. For ages cruelty to children, to the elderly, to dogs, chickens, cats,pigs.

you say humans are so sweet?

Cows are gentle giants, large in size but sweet in nature. In the U.S., more than 41 million of these sensitive animals suffer and die for the meat and dairy industries every year

Are you eating your pets?

Chickens are inquisitive, interesting animals who are as intelligent as mammals like cats, dogs

here is your juice juice food

Many people who know pigs compare them to dogs because they are friendly, loyal, and intelligent. can you eat your Dog?

Monday, July 05, 2010

The U.S. Border Patrol was created in 1924

The U.S. Border Patrol was created in 1924 to help prevent illegal entry across the Mexican and Canadian borders. its funny in 2010 still we say secure the border????

1930-1964
During the Great Depression between 1929 and about 1939, there was enormous public outcry that Mexican immigrants were taking jobs unemployed Americans needed.

World War II again created a need for labor to fill jobs left by military personnel.

"By then, there are over a million Mexicans a year coming to the U.S. to work both illegally and legally,"

1965-today
The most recent wave of immigrants began in 1965, when Congress replaced a system of quotas based on country of origin. Since then, more than 100 million legal and illegal immigrants have entered the U.S., with the majority coming from Mexico in search of jobs.

1820-1879
The first major immigration wave since the U.S. became a nation started in the 1820s and lasted until a recession in the late 1870s. The wave brought about 7.5 million immigrants,
1880-1929
The second wave of immigration spanned the 1880s to the early 1920s. It brought more than 23 million immigrants.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

what we can learn from other health care systems?

*In Singapore, hospitals publish the cost of every treatment

*In Germany, people suffering from fatigue or back pain can get a three-week stay at a "wellness" retreat in the mountains – all paid for by health insurance.

*In Taiwan, people who go to the hospital swipe a card that gives doctors their basic medical information

*Germany's had a national healthcare system since 1883

*National health services save a heck of a lot of money and are much cheaper, like in Spain and Britain,"?????

*UK, Germany, France, New Zealand use sophisticated information systems?
While 99 percent of doctors in the Netherlands and 97 percent of doctors in New Zealand and Norway used electronic medical records (EMRs), only 46 percent of U.S. doctors reported EMR use.

*Americans take 10 percent fewer drugs than citizens in other countries — but pay 118 percent more per pill that they do take

*In France, the sicker you are, the more coverage you get. For people with one of 30 long-term and expensive illnesses — such as diabetes, mental illness and cancer — the government picks up 100 percent of their health care costs, including surgeries, therapies and drugs

*In 2005, U.S. spending came to $6,400 per person. In France, it was $3,300.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

GOOD and BAD

What’s WRONG with American health care:

•Too many Americans are uninsured
•Too much of our health care dollar is spent elsewhere, not on health care
•Congress is not paying fairly for Medicare and Medicaid
•Too much insurance profit, hassle and abuse
•Lawsuit abuse drives up health care costs

What’s GOOD with American health care:

•Doctors work for you, the patient
•You, the patient, have a choice of doctors and hospitals
•Highest quality in the world
•Innovation and cures save and extend lives
•It’s not a government run system where you wait and wait

source:texmed

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

who wants to know your friends and states of mind?

mobile phone records accurately forecast real-world friends. It also found that people’s recollections of how they use their phones differs significantly from reality

the study concluded that 95 percent of friendships between participants could be accurately deduced from the data.

"It's invisible to the user but logs everything: communication, users' locations, people's proximity by doing continuous Bluetooth scans."

"We can give them some real insight with the idea of helping them build a better city that reflects people's actual behaviour."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8205940.stm

http://www.mobilemarketingnews.co.uk/US_Mobile_Phone_Data_Finds_Friends_28184258281.html