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The Babybox: a Priceless Idea to Save a Baby or a Violation of Human Rights?

The nightmare of a city street: a newborn is found by a passer-by, abandoned down a dark, cold alley. The Babybox is a special hatch that offers a safe alternative for hopeless mothers, who are unable to cope with parenthood for various reasons and feel too ashamed to be identified. Until today, 122 babies have been found in Babyboxes, situated in big Czech cities since 2006. The Czech Republic is one of 11 European Union countries (out of 28), where this anonymous way to leave a child in a safe environment without being legally persecuted is possible. The big question is: do the baby hatches provide the best help for desperate women and save newborn lives, or does it just increase the irresponsibility of parents?

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  • 5/3/2016

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  • Obsolete vs. Visionary

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How to Be Perfectly Prepared for your Hospital Work Experience in 7 Steps

Do you plan to join the hospital staff as a new team member, as an intern, or as a student for a shadowing placement? The big day is approaching, you are excited, and a little bit frightened at the same time about the challenging clinical environment where no two work days are the same. The preparation is a key to success, so why not to start with it right now from your PC? We bring you these useful tips on how to be perfectly prepared for your hospital work experience even before it starts. Get ready and enter the door to your healthcare career on the right foot.

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  • 5/3/2016

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6 Fantastic Czech Inventions That Changed The World

What would criminologists do without dactyloscopy? How many people would have need to wear glasses if there weren’t for contact lenses? How could doctors provide their patients with a safe blood transfusion without a knowledge of blood types? Czech scientists and doctors have always been contributing to the world’s greatest inventions. Discover the 6 of those which made our lives a lot easier.

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  • 5/1/2016

  • Czech Hospital Placements

  • Obsolete vs. Visionary

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The Need for Caesarian Section - Failures and Successes

Nowadays, a caesarian section is a daily conducted procedure. On average, one in four births end with a C-section. That makes it currently the most conducted obstetric surgery in gynecology. As future healthcare professionals, it is important for you to know the history of the profession. The Knick series shows us a common historical practice. One of the cases in the series is Placenta Previa. What is that? How to help to the patient? What led to a successful solution?

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  • 5/1/2016

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  • Obsolete vs. Visionary

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Meningitist that Caused the Need for Psychiatric Procedures

The history of medicine can be quite interesting, as well as, threatening. As an educational healthcare program we want to enlighten you the reality beyond the Knick stories (a medical TV series). This time with meningitis treatment and methods used in psychiatric asylums. Pulling out teeth to treat mental illnesses? FACT! Performing venesection in hope to save a little baby’s life? FACT! Parents taking photos of their own dead children? FACT!

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  • 5/1/2016

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