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Cop dying as callous ministers watch-Tamil Nadu,India.

Please watch the video.This is not a film shooting.Two guys are cabinet ministers in Tamil Nadu,India;one of them is the Health minister.
One more gentleman is Health Secretary,Note the the way the bear themselves.
In another footage shown by Times Now, a popular English News Channel you would notice a photographer merrily clicking picture.
Those who feel strongly about this please visit M.k.Stalin,the Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu’s website and express your feelings.
This act is worse than ethnic cleansing.
Can not the Supreme Court , suo moto take action against these Ministers Collector and Health Secretary for gross disregard to human life and abetment to murder?

When To Say No To Your Doctor-Forbes.

Also read my blog on Health Care Costs under Health.
In Depth: Six Reasons To Say No To Your Doctor
When it comes to economic threats to our country, President Obama says nothing even comes close to spiraling health care costs, expected to hit $2.5 trillion this year. Legislators are struggling to come up with health reform plans that cover millions more people without boosting the deficit.

One obvious place that Congress could look for savings: the waste already embedded in the medical system.

Health policy researchers furiously debate how much is wasted on treatments that sometimes don’t make people better. There are no sure numbers because much of modern medicine remains unstudied and unproven, but by every indication the figure is colossal. Health spending is projected to hit 17.6% of gross domestic product this year. In 2008 McKinsey found $650 billion in excess medical costs, even after adjusting for the fact that rich nations spend more of their incomes on health.

In Depth: Six Reasons Say No To Your Doctor
Elliott Fisher and his colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School have shown that medical spending fluctuates wildly from town to town and hospital to hospital, with no measurable improvement in health in the pricey places. They calculate that 20% or more of all costs could be eliminated without harming anyone. It might even save some lives by preventing complications from unnecessary treatments and hospital stays. At least 40% of all specialist visits and 25% of hospitals stays are unnecessary, Fisher estimates. (For more, see: Useless Medicine.)

“We don’t have any sort of system to measure the effectiveness of what we are doing,” says Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center orthopedic surgeon James Weinstein. He showed in 2006 that patients with herniated spinal discs often get better on their own, without the need for back surgery. “For all of the money we spend, we are flying blind.”

Tests and treatments Congress could target if it decides to get serious about controlling health care costs:

Another strand of evidence comes from health researcher Robert Brook at UCLA and the Rand Corp. In the 1980s and early 1990s, he and his colleagues looked at rates of unnecessary surgery for numerous elective procedures. “Across the board, a large percentage of surgery was inappropriate or of questionable value,” he says. Sometimes it was 30% or more. Brook says no federal agency has been interested in funding his proposals to develop a broad set of surgical appropriateness criteria. “You’d think the federal government would make this a priority. But it is politically too hot to handle,” he says.

Wasteful medicine can be profitable. “Every time you isolate a place where we are wasting money and there is something we can do about it, it takes money out of someone’s pocket,” says Wendy Everett, who heads New England Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit research outfit.

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But American consumers share the blame. They often falsely equate fancy tests with high-quality care.

“There is an assumption that more testing is better care,” says Richard Deyo, a back pain expert at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. People don’t trust their physicians and assume they aren’t doing a good job if they don’t order more tests.”

7 social networking tips for the novice

1 Don’t invite all your friends

Most social networks (SNs) will offer to trawl your Web-based email address books and connect you with friends. Don’t let them. Not until you’ve found out how your information is treated. And whether the network will go ahead and send invitations to all the non-members in your address book. It’s far better to fumble around and slowly find people you know, or want to, than to piss off several hundred people at one go.

2 “Friend” doesn’t mean what you thought it did

Online friendships take different forms from the ones you’re used to in meatspace. If someone who you have only exchanged emails with asks to be your friend, it doesn’t mean that s/he expects to be a welcome house guest.

3 Learn the etiquette and the lingo

There are differences in the way people conduct themselves on different SNs, some dictated by the nature of the networks themselves, others that take shapearound user behavior. Argots evolve for similar reasons. It pays to quickly learn the basics. Search for online advice. Friends already familiar with the routine will happily take you under their wing.

Better SNs have fine-grained privacy controls. Take the time to learn what they can do. And use them. You are responsible for how much information you put out there. Because once it is out there, it’s fiendishly difficult to hide.

5 Beware the overlap of work and play

Overlaps between social and professional circles are always delicate affairs; no reason why it should be different online. Status messages bitching about the office aren’t things you want colleagues to see. Even if you decide not to ‘friend’ colleagues now, who knows who you’ll be working with in the future? Especially if you’ve jumped into SNs for professional reasons.

6 Self-promotion is fine

Using your online presence to further your goals, professional or otherwise, is kosher. But don’t overdo it. Really, there’s nothing more tiresome than people whose main topics of conversation are their alleged achievements. As the holy books say, be to others the way you want them to be to you. To take that thought further, give first. Of your experience, your skills. Without expectation of return. And you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much help you’ll get when you ask for it.

7 Be status conscious

They are, increasingly, the way we communicate, one-to-many. Careful what you say. And avoid the seemingly convenient step of linking status messages from one network or service with another. It irritates your friends when they see the same lame joke on Facebook that just popped into their twitter feed. You may quickly learn the meaning of one of our words of the year: “unfriend”