"We have serious safety concerns including the continued crowding of EDs with admitted inpatients on trolleys, insufficient isolation facilities and the HSE's national dependenceon locum staff who are less likely to be aware of procedures and to have undergone specific training," the association said.
About 1 million Americans live with Parkinson's disease — more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease combined, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Stocks were also helped by speculation of further mergersand acquisitions among drug companies, after the Dublin-baseddrugmaker Shire said it had agreed to buy NPSPharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.
Shares, which have soared about 75 percent since June, jumped nearly 9 percent on the outlook, which forecast an increase in comparable store sales of 6 to 7 percent, roughly double analysts' expectations. Analysts attributed the rise to increased traffic and more product variety.
In Denmark - where Jyllands Posten published severalcartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad in 2005 igniting protestsacross the Muslim world that killed least 50 - four newspapersrepublished cartoons from the French newspaper.