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Appealing the death sentence for brain cells

A new drug candidate discovered by Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Illana Gozes may lead to an effective treatment against the debilitative Alzheimer's disease. This compound could also treat a number of diseases where patients suffer from cognitive deficits, such as schizophrenia and Parkins...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

SARASOTA, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At 51, Charles Daniels had a lot to live for. A thriving construction business, a precious 11 year old daughter and a happy long-term relationship. When he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, he was determined to beat the odds. According to TMD, a medical ...

Heart attack not a death sentence

Survivors of cardiac arrest who received intensive care can expect long-term quality of life at reasonable expense to the health care system. Research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care is the first to show that the allocation of resources to the treatment of h...

AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

Abandoned in a bar as a baby and given just weeks to live by doctors seven years later, Tommy Jarvis is living proof AIDS is no longer an automatic death sentence for youngsters in South Africa . Tommy, now a strapping 13-year-old who spends his spare time riding his bike and practicing karate, mak...

45 Day Jail Sentence for Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, the well-known American socialite and an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, has been sentenced to 45days in jail for violating her own probation for a previous offence by knowingly driving without a valid license. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer reje...

10 Year Sentence for Teen Sex Repealed

A Georgia judge ordered the release from prison Monday of a man sentence to 10 years imprisonment for consensual oral sex with a 15 year old girl when he was 17 . The judge termed it as a grave miscarriage of justice. The sentence had been widely criticized as being grossly disproportionate...

45 Day Jail Sentence for Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, the well-known American socialite and an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, has been sentenced to 45days in jail for violating// her own probation for a previous offence by knowingly driving without a valid license. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer reje...

Death Sentence for Intenional Infection of Minors with HIV

The Ugandan government has proposed a bill before parliament seeking death sentences for AIDS sufferers who intentionally infect minors//. The Ugandan government has been internationally hailed for its success to bring down the AIDS prevalence from over 20 percent in 1990's to 6 percent in the last...

One-year sentence for HIV-positive woman

An HIV-positive woman has been sentenced for a year under house arrest for having unprotected sex with a soldier.// Jennifer Murphy, 32, who pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault, will serve her term at home. Jennifer, whose sexual exploits at a Canadian Forces base shook the militar...

Gynaecologist Faces Stiff Prison Sentence On Counts Of Sexual Abuse

Following a four-week trial by a King County Superior Court jury in Seattle, Dr. Charles Momah, an obstetrician and gynaecologist was convicted on Wednesday of two counts // of rape and two counts of indecent liberties against four women who came to his clinics for treatment. Momah could face 16...

AL 'Concerned' On Libya AIDS Sentence

The Arab League (AL) on Saturday voiced concern on the developments regarding the death sentences in Libya to Six persons convicted of infecting Libyan children with the HIV/AIDS virus//. AL also issued an appeal to Tripoli and Sofia not to politicize the trial. The AL also expressed full sympa...

UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc.'s Internal Investigation Leads to Former Executive Officer Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges

...h as construction work on his personal residences and payments on personal credit card accounts. The United States District Court will impose sentence after review of a presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office. The maximum penalty Wells can receive on each count is a fi...

FAIR CEO Blasts Kaiser Foundation & Public Agenda HIV/AIDS Study Results as "Absolute Nonsense"

... advancements that have been made in HIV (research) are breathtaking (with) highly effective drugs to suppress HIV to the point where what was a death sentence in the early eighties to now having patients who look and feel well, who are leading very productive, very gratifying lives..." Darling adds, &qu...

'Can't Text, I'm Driving!'

...'s driving abilities." "Driving while changing the radio is distracting enough, let alone taking your eyes off the road to type even a short sentence or two," said MSMS president Richard E. Smith, MD, a Detroit obstetrician/gynecologist. "It's very dangerous." One of the most widely known a...

Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

...r early 20s were analyzed for richness of language skills, including how many ideas were expressed per 10 words, number of verbs and adjectives in one sentence and more. Women without memory problems scored 20 percent higher on language tests (though not grammar tests) than did women with memory issues. "W...

Jury Convicts Los Angeles Physician Assistant for Stealing Doctor's Identity and Defrauding Medicare in $7.7 Million Scheme

... which he was convicted. In addition, he faces a mandatory two-year prison sentence on the aggravated identity theft count, which must be served consecutive to the sentence on the fraud counts. The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Steven ...

Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment

...the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam today (Tuesday). Until relatively recently, cystic fibrosis (CF) was a death sentence and most people with the disease died by the time they reached their teenage years. Now, this is no longer the case, and, thanks to better treatment o...

Eight Miami-Area Residents Charged in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme Involving Home Health Care Agencies

... commit health care fraud carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Each charged count of health care fraud carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and each count of paying health care kickbacks carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Conspiracy to launder health care ...

Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

...aged in conversation listened with their right ear. In the second study, the researchers approached 160 clubbers, mumbled an inaudible, meaningless sentence and waited for them to turn their head and offer their left or right ear. And in the third study, researchers intentionally spoke to 176 people in the...

International Medical Device Maker; Four Executives Charged in Connection With Unlawful Clinical Trials

...endant Norian Corporation faces a maximum possible sentence of a fine of $26,000,000, five years probation, fu...20,800. Defendant Synthes faces a maximum possible sentence of a fine of $8,800,000, five years probation, ful... Each of the individual defendants faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, a fine of $100,000, full re...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...dependent financial relationship with a referring physician, as required by Kansas law. He faces 19 misdemeanor charges carrying penalties of a prison sentence and loss of his medical license. Even if a jury clears Dr. Tiller of all wrongdoing, the process has burdened him with the considerable time and expen...

PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors

...ry of "drug dealing" simply for treating undercover drug agents posing as patients in pain. Dr. Johnston is now serving 30 months in prison. "Her sentence is actually fairly light, when compared with what occurred during the Bush Administration," said Reynolds. "Physicians across the country have been se...

New Health Research Will Improve Life and Health for Cats Waiting to be Adopted - June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

...f $1 million. Ranked as the No. 1 concern for shelter cats, upper respiratory infection (URI) -- a highly contagious virus -- can be a death sentence to shelter cats because organizations lack the resources to prevent its spread or to care for sick cats. Even with treatment, affected cats may have r...

MIT's implantable device offers continuous cancer monitoring

...st results it's too late to prevent metastasis, said Cima. "This is one of the tools we're going to need if we're going to turn cancer from a death sentence to a manageable disease," he said. In the Biosensors & Bioelectronics study, human tumors were transplanted into the mice, and the researchers th...

Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion

... researchers scanned the brains of 22 subjects -- 13 women, nine men -- as they listened to the voices of actors saying a "pseudosentence," which is a sentence of words that sound real but are actually made up. The actors spoke the words in five ways -- with sadness, anger, joy, relief or a neutral tone. U...

Severely Abused Foster Children Sue New York City Child Welfare Agencies After their Failure to Help Them

... When she sensed New York officials finally were closing in, Leekin relocated with the 10 plaintiffs to Florida. Today, Leekin is serving a prison sentence for fraud. The plaintiffs, all of whom currently reside in Florida, are seeking a jury trial. "This is a horrific failure of the child welfare sy...

New alternative to biopsy detects subtle changes in cancer cells, Stanford study shows

... STANFORD, Calif. A drop of blood or a chunk of tissue smaller than the period at the end of this sentence may one day be all that is necessary to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, say researchers at the Stanford University School of ...

Mayo Clinic and IBM host medical language initiative

...xtraction System (cTAKES), focuses on processing the patient-centric clinical notes. Its low level components, for example the software that discovers sentence and word boundaries, assigns words part-of-speech tags and forms phrases out of the words, are "trained" to understand clinical language. The higher-l...

Former National Century Financial Enterprises CEO Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison, Co-owner Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Conspiracy, Fraud and Money Laundering

...ecutives. He is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for that conviction. The court ordered Poulsen's 30-year sentence to be served concurrently with the 10-year sentence for witness tampering. Rebecca S. Parrett, 6...

Pope Not Infallible on Condoms

...eaning completely, making it appear as if the comments were more general and did not refer to any specific incident, removing "Yes, this," so that the sentence began, "Excommunication is...." ...

Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice

...ny ownership or financial interest in the personal care home she and Frazier secretly owned and operated. At sentencing, Davidson faces a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count, as well as $23,400 in restitution. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled by U.S. Dist...

Medifast, Inc. Responds to False Claims

...ales, which are made in support of helping our clients achieve optimal health." Mr. Minkow is a convicted felon having served a seven-year prison sentence - from January 1988 to April 1995 - for 57 counts of fraud and conspiracy. His company, The Fraud Discovery Institute and its website states that "......

Thrombectomy Device Market to Approach $300 Million by 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

...r than "$900 Million." We are also advised that the first paragraph, first sentence should read "...is expected to approach $300 million by 2013." rather than ...w to more than $875 million by 2013." Finally, the fourth paragraph, third sentence should read "...as a result, the mechanical thrombectomy market is expected...

Bauer Notes Conflict Between Life and Death in Obama's Executive Orders

...nt Obama extended new rights to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and began planning to release men whom we know have murdered Americans, he is preparing to sentence innocent children to death through abortion. The decision to overturn the Mexico City policy means that taxpayer dollars will be given to organization...

Eli Lilly and Company Agrees to Pay $1.415 Billion to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Promotion of Zyprexa

...Integrity Agreement was negotiated by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. Eli Lilly's guilty plea and sentence is not final until accepted by the U.S. District Court. ...

In High-Stakes Stock Trading, Finger Length Matters

...were delusional, euphoric, had a diminished need for sleep, and displayed feelings of overconfidence. You couldn't get them to shut up or put a normal sentence together. And I began to think that something physiological was going on." Coates hypothesized that the chemical driving trading behavior was one o...

Miami Physician Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

... Prison sentence One of the Longest Ever Received by a Physician in... District of Florida announced. The 30-year prison sentence is one of the longest terms ever given to a physic...sistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich. "This sentence should send a clear message that health care provi...

109 Medicines and Vaccines Now in Development for HIV/AIDS

... of companies also provide AIDS drugs at reduced prices in many countries. "With HIV/AIDS medicines, a disease that was once a virtual death sentence can now be controlled and treated as if it were a chronic disease," adds Tauzin. "And the new medicines our scientists are working on right now bring ...

Two More Human Genomes Mapped

...as genetic coding, Lupski said that in the past, scientists could figure out that single letters in words had been changed. Now, they can notice if "a sentence is missing or two words are inverted, or the typesetter has duplicated a sentence." Lupski added that he's impressed that the genetic research didn...

Bill Allowing Medical Privacy Intrusion Fails in Sacramento; Anti-Privacy Bill by Auto Insurers Faces Vote Wednesday

.... During the hearing, Flanagan made the following points: -- Privacy is a fundamental right of all Californians -- protected in the second sentence of the CA constitution. Prop 11, which added "privacy" to the constitution sought to bar a "business interest" from stockpiling our private ...
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