TORONTO - A new report suggests Canadians have the longest wait times for medical attention in emergency departments and for referrals to specialists among patients in 11 industrialized countries. The report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found 29 per cent of Canadians said they had to wait four hours or longer to be seen by a practitioner during their most recent emergency department visit.
Elena Ravalli was a seemingly healthy 37-year-old when she began to experience strange attacks of vertigo, numbness, temporary vision loss and crushing fatigue. They were classic signs of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating neurological disease. It was 1995 and her husband, Paolo Zamboni, a professor of medicine at the University of Ferrara in Italy, set out to help.
OMICS is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for deceptive publishing practices. Filed last month, the government lawsuit claims the company uses mass spam emails to solicit articles from academics, which are then published without any peer review by experts in their field.