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Rarely Used Closed Doors Slammed Again in U.S. Senate Health Care Reform; Sen. Max Baucus Must Publicly Answer 10 Questions About Mandatory Purchase of Health Insurance

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today invoked rules -- allowing a closed door committee session barring the public, media and with no Congressional Record -- reserved for unusual circumstances, like national security...

Laid Off Public Health Workers Excluded From Senate Stimulus, Governmental Health Laboratories Slammed by Recession

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Senate compromise version of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provides no relief to the thousands of state and local government public health workers laid off because of the economic downturn - including those w...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

Drug giant Merck is in trouble again. The Federal Drug Administration of U.S (FDA) has rejected its proposed successor(Arcoxia) to the drug Vioxx, //that was pulled out of the market due to safety reasons. The arthritis drug Arcoxia which belongs to the same class of drugs as Vioxx ,was voted...

Cereal Bars Slammed for More Sugar Than Sweet Snacks

Popular cereal bars have been found to have more sugar and fat than several sweet snacks, according to a new study.// While each of these f 20 well-known bars, mostly marketed to children, would be classified as "high in sugar" under the Food Standards Agency's traffic light labeling scheme, a...

Warrior Gene Claims Slammed by Maori

Maori leaders have slammed claims that Maoris carry a "warrior" gene which make them more prone to violence, risky behaviour and criminal acts, terming such claims// as dangerous and inflammatory. According to New Zealand researche, a genetic epidemiologist at Environmental Science and Research...

Washington D.C. Metro Crash Jolts Personal Injury Attorneys from Coast to Coast

... train was stopped on the tracks, waiting for clearance as a preceding train exited the Fort Totten, Md. station. Without slowing down, a second train slammed into the stopped train from behind, launching its front car on top of the crumpled rear car of the stopped train. The severity of the injuries ran...

Rice report shows lessons from Hurricane Rita not practiced during Ike

... A new Rice University report released yesterday, exactly six months after Hurricane Ike slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, suggests that people did not practice the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. According to the study, 75 percent of Harris C...

Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns

...the Boeing 737's rudder system, particularly a valve in the rudder control unit that sometimes jammed. Because of its faulty rudder system, Flight 427 slammed into a wooded hillside in Beaver County just minutes before it was scheduled to land at Pittsburgh International Airport. (Case No. MDL 1040, U.S. Dis...

Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster

... WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- On a January night in 2005, a freight train with three tanker cars -- each loaded with 90 tons of chlorine -- slammed into a parked locomotive in the center of Graniteville, S.C., a town of 7,000 people about 15 miles from Augusta, Ga. One tank ruptured during the ...

Myanmar Cyclone: Women and Children Make up More than Half of Victims - UNICEF

...e of lack of shelter and unsafe drinking water NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Powerful Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar over the weekend, killed and injured many women and children in its wake. However, in a country where more...
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University of Chicago launches research program in catastrophic deformation

..."Different timescales tell you different things about the behaviors of materials," Gardel said. Silly Putty, for example, will break like a solid when slammed against a tabletop. But when pulled apart slowly, it deforms like a liquid. Scientists observe the same sort of behavior in the cystoskeleton, which p...

New technique boosts size of proteins that can be analyzed

...s they pass through a heated capillary. Then they are hit by air molecules in low-energy collisions to keep the protein from folding up; then they are slammed with air molecules in high-energy collisions to dissociate the protein. Next, the mass spectrometer weighs any surviving protein and its pieces simult...

New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head

... It's a scene football fans will see over and over during the bowl and NFL playoff seasons: a player, often the quarterback, being slammed to the ground and hitting the back of his head on the landing. Sure, it hurts, but what happens to the inside of the skull? Researchers and doctor...
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The IPO Window Cracks

...ix-like, from the ashes of the Internet bust, then there is hope for the legions of companies that have been in a holding pattern since the IPO window slammed shut three years ago. By boom standards, these are modest offerings. And they aren't even technology companies. But even a small parade of IPOs in ...

Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government

... A report card issued in November by a Washington, DC, think tank slammed Wisconsins efforts at implementing electronic government initiatives. But projects currently underway in Madison could raise that score, according to ...

Madison-based Mithridion seeks to capitalize on Alzheimer's breakthrough

.... Johnson and fellow researcher Thor Stein led a team that began about four years ago by asking a simple question: Why don't mouse neurons die when slammed by a protein thats been shown to kill human neurons in early onset Alzheimer's patients? From there, Johnsons team followed a trail that led to the id...

Katrina's destruction likely to speed up electronic healthcare records adoption

...ealthcare records have led to some adoption of the technology but there's been little sense of urgency toward that adoption. Then Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, destroying countless medical records as part of her path of destruction. Katrina, and her followup Rita, may not only have cha...

TDS warns of continuing "Vishing" attempts

...transaction. Jeff Bentoff, a spokesman for AT&T Wisconsin , said his company appreciates TDS' efforts to help consumers and businesses avoid being slammed or deceived by the unethical business practices of suspicious marketers. He said AT&T would join TDS in cautioning potential victims to be on the look...
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