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Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...ercentile) payment by pediatricians for a resolved claim was 65,000 dollars. By 2005 the median payment had risen to $270,000. Both figures are in 2005 dollars. Slightly more than a quarter of all claims against pediatricians were settled for the plaintiff before going to trial, often because settlement...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...w Challenge, beating thousands of other entries to claim a $5,000 award. The X-Finger, which currently costs thousands of dollars per digit, might seem expensive to prospective buyers. But it's not a get-rich-quick scheme for its inventor: Didrick, 37, sold his house, his Porsche and many of his personal...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

...f the crime and said he didn't believe Sylvester's claim that he was provoked into an attack by a comment Ross made. Knowing Ross was alone and vulnerable after kissing her boyfriend goodbye in the early hours of Aug. 17, 2005, Sylvester attacked the young woman, delivering a beating so vicious that it ...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...nergy carrier like electricity. Hydrogen's critics claim that since its production invariably involves natural gas, hydrogen's energy budget doesn't add up. And with CO2 being produced every step of the way, hydrogen, it's claimed, isn't very green at all. Hydrogen may be ecologically and technologically...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...ue to be launched include: Cosmetic yoghurts which claim to "nourish the skin from the inside", soft drinks with added vitamins and minerals, a pasta enriched with grape seed extract claiming to protect the retina in diabetics and cranberry chewing gum to prevent gum disease. So it goes and constantly ex...

John Sundahl Publicly Announces His Romance With Britney

...e knew Spears also loved him, and corroborated his claim by revealing how the singer helped him recover from bowel surgery recently. "When I was in the hospital, she sat with me and held my hand all night long. She even sang and hummed to me while I was practically unconscious," Contactmusic quoted him ...

Bra-less Britneys New Affairs

...e knew Spears also loved him, and corroborated his claim by revealing how the singer helped him recover from bowel surgery recently. "When I was in the hospital, she sat with me and held my hand all night long. She even sang and hummed to me while I was practically unconscious," Contactmusic quoted him ...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

... The Commission also states that those creams that claim to offer total protection from the suns harmful rays do no such thing, while brands that use the term sun block will have to find another description. Says Meglena Kuneva, the Consumer Affairs Commissioner: Consumers must be made fully aware that no ...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

... Researchers from California-based company Cytori, claim that stem cells found in the ubiquitous tummy fat , can in fact be used to reconstruct breasts. If this is so, it would be killing two birds with one stone, a flatter belly and a bigger bust size. Christened Celution, the procedure involves injectin...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

... intended to form the primary basis of an efficacy claim in the planned new drug application (NDA) for oral Fodosine. The multicenter, multinational, open-label, single-arm, repeat-dose pivotal trial is expected to initiate enrollment during the third quarter of 2007. The trial will enroll patients with ...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

..." used for both navigation and communication. They claim that the unusual sensory skill helps the fish thrive in murky streams of west Africa. Previous work has shown that each electric fish species has a unique form of electrical discharge, like a fingerprint. In the new study, the researchers found th...

Ice Bath by Sports Star Questioned

...s after exercise and to to speed up recovery. They claim that the icy cold helps shift lactic acid. The theory is that the icy cold causes the blood vessels to tighten, and drains the blood along with waste products such as lactic acid out of the legs. But on the contrary, a study in the British Journal...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...ing to new findings which refute the long-standing claim that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population ,Organic farming can yield up to three times as much food on individual farms in developing countries, as low-intensive methods on the same land. Researchers from...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...ere are many such companies in the market now that claim they can tell the sex of the baby as early as five or six weeks into pregnancy. There is also a test called CVS, they take out amniotic fluid at 9 weeks to test for diseases and they can test that fluid as well to determine the sex and it is just as ...

Prostitutes Fume as Norway Bids to Criminalise Sex Purchases

...d of getting caught. Prostitutes' support groups claim the law will be ineffective. "The law will end street prostitution but it won't stop women from working indoors or from going abroad" to work as prostitutes, Liv Jessen, director of the Pro Centre, an Oslo-based support group for prostitutes, told ...

Final Potter Book Already Out on the Web?

...n it hits bookstores on July 21. "Lots of people claim to have copies of the book - but as far as we are concerned the true version has not been leaked," The Sun quoted the rep, as saying. Online retailer Amazon revealed on July 16 that a staggering 2 million people worldwide have already pre-ordered t...

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...investigates and punishes health practitioners who claim Medicare Benefits or prescribe Pharmaceutical Bene...ther specialists who over-prescribe, over-refer or claim for too many consultations. Doctors can be referred to the PSR if their practice or test ordering ...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...rt to treat a fast or irregular heartbeat. Doctors claim that it will reduce risks in patients and increase the number of procedures they can carry out. During the procedure, known as catheter ablation, several thin wires and tubes are inserted through a vein in the groin and guided into the heart where...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...ting painkillers like Percocet or Vicodin. That claim became the linchpin of an aggressive marketing campaign that helped the company sell over $1 billion worth of OxyContin a year. Purdue Pharma, based in Stamford, Connecticut, heavily promoted OxyContin to doctors like general practitioners, who oft...

Glaucoma can Be Cured by Oven Cleaner!

...and remove grease could be used to treat glaucoma, claim researchers. University of Central Florida scientists report in the latest issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B that cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria), a common ingredient in oven cleaners, not only inhibits carbonic anhydrase II enzym...

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