Sunlight beams through the lounge window at the Katoas' house creating warmth and comfort. The house is matchbox-size, immaculate and homely. Family photos from their life in Tonga and New Zealand clutter the cabinets, and at least 10 sports trophies glisten proudly from a cabinet. Like many Pacific Island families, the Katoa household is large: mum, dad and nine children, including twins and a ...
Manama, May 18th (BNA) -Minister of Health, Sadiq Abdul Karim Al Shehabi left the Kingdom to Genve to participate in the (66) meeting of World Health Assembly of World Health Organization (WHO), which will be held during the period from May 20 to 28, 2013. The Assembly's works will be opened on Monday May 20th, 2013 with appointing the Credentials Committee, electing the sixty-sixth ...
World Family Doctors Day is a chance to celebrate what family doctors do in supporting health care for all people in their local communities, their countries and around the ...
WASHINGTON -- Some Alabama physicians and physician assistants were surprised this week to receive a letter with a new demand from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners: Show us your papers. Under the state's 2011 immigration law, these medical professionals are now required to prove they are U.S. citizens or in the country legally to maintain their licenses to practice, according to ...
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A Saudi health ministry official visits patients infected with a new SARS-like virus at a hospital in the eastern Saudi province of al-Ahsaa. ...
Madeleine McCann . After reviewing investigative files on the case, detectives said they had a list of persons of interest, The Daily Telegraph reported. Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, who heads the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said the review found "investigative and forensic opportunities." Madeleine disappeared shortly before her 4th birthday in August ...
Ken Venturi, whose 1964 U.S. Open victory was one of the most memorable feats in the history of the golf, died Friday at the age of 82. His death came less than a week after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi had been hospitalized since March for a variety of health issues, including pneumonia and infections in his back and intestine. He won 14 times on the PGA Tour ...
Thirty-six students at the University of Central Florida graduated debt-free Friday. Four years ago, UCF had just broken ground on its medical school. It had no accreditation, no faculty, and needed to lure the nation's top students to an unknown school, so they offered to give each med student free tuition and covered all their living expenses. A dean and some of the graduates, in their ...
A YouGov poll found 1-in-2 U.S. women would have a double mastectomy if genetic tests suggested they had a very high chance of developing breast cancer. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highlands Center in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 26, 2012. UPI/Kevin ...
In utero exposure to the medications that treat depression may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders in less than 1 percent of cases. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller talks with friends during a fund raiser for the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in St. Louis on May 16, 2013. UPI/Bill ...
But modern trade pacts reach deep into our lives in ways that have nothing to do with trade. Deals now under discussion undermine the freedom of people everywhere to decide how to live, and they restrict the ability of democratically-elected governments to promote public health. It's time for the rest of us to pay attention: A recent trade spat between Cuba and Australia shows exactly ...
About 30,000 workers statewide including 5,800 at UC Davis are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 or University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America Local 9119. While the California Public Employment Relations Board will seek a court injunction Monday to stop University of California medical center ...
University of California Davis will use a $1 million grant announced Tuesday by Covered California to work with El Concilio, the council for Spanish speakers, to educate almost 133,000 primarily Spanish-speaking residents in the Central Valley about the new state health benefit exchange. University of California Davis will use a $1 million grant announced Tuesday by Covered California to work ...
M.D. Anderson received notices of several noncompliance issues from an audit released in February. Though the president of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center told employees this week the institution would make budget cuts in several areas, The University of Texas health care system's 2012 annual report foreshadowed the moves. The report, released in December, shows the ...
A federal judge has blocked enforcement of an Arkansas law restricting abortion because it may violate a woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. In a ruling dated May 15, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two doctors at Little Rock Family Planning Services Inc., challenging the constitutionality of the Arkansas Human Heartbeat ...
As hospitals move into a new era of health care in which they are reimbursed for quality as opposed to the quantity, analysts like those at Moodys Investors Service say demonstrating patient value instead of patient volumes will be more important for nonprofit hospitals moving forward. Thats a historic shift for hospitals, Moodys reports, and it will likely influence credit ratings. And there ...
Unlike the glitz and glam of events you might find in Hollywood that honor the latest and greatest in fashion or movies, last nights St. Louis Business Journal event put the best financial stewards the area has to offer in the spotlight. More than 150 people came out to Windows on Washington to honor the Business Journals 2013 CFO Award winners. Henk Derksen of Belden Inc., David Levinson of ...
Cardio3 BioSciences, a regenerative medicine startup licensing technology from Mayo Clinic, has raised $24 million in capital through a private placement. The Belgium-based company, which maintains offices in Rochester, Minn., will put the funding toward clinical trials. Cardio3 is developing a technology that can reprogram bone marrow cells to grow heart tissue. The new cells can then treat ...
A federal judge sentenced Tanya Cullens to prison in a case involving identity theft from University Community Hospital. U.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez also entered a forfeiture money judgment of $44,080 against Cullens in the UCH case, and ordered Cullens to pay $85,055 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in a separate offense involving Jabil Circuit Inc. Cullens, who pleaded ...
John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY) said on Friday that it plans to file an investigational new drug application next year for a treatment for acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), a rare disease that affects just 5,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe every year. The companys ALN-AS1 program, aimed at AIP, is one of five which the Cambridge, Mass. biotech ...
A San Francisco restaurant owner says he's out of business after complaints about the smell of bacon led to a discovery the eatery lacked proper health permits. Jim Angelus, the owner of Bacon Bacon, said the restaurant will shut down at the close of business Friday. Neighbors complained last summer about the smell and alleged Bacon Bacon did not properly dispose of grease. The San ...
Reg Kelly of QB3 and Mission Bay Capital. Genentech Inc. parent company Roche is throwing in with the University of California's QB3 and Mission Bay Capital to snag seed-stage companies. The Swiss drug maker is the second drug developer to go public with its involvement in a program by QB3, or the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, to identify, fund and support early-stage ...
NAIROBI -- The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, has condemned a brutal attack on civilians living in Mpeti village in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF says frequent attacks by armed groups in the villages and towns of North Kivu province have made it difficult for the group to provide medical assistance. The village in North Kivu ...
Registered nurses at The Scarborough Hospital are advocating for their patients by helping the community send the message: cutting nurses is cutting health care. (Gregory Bennett/ONTARIO NURSES' ...
U.S. WorldMeds CEO P. Breckinridge "Breck" Jones said the company is moving forward with plans for an East End headquarters. Officials at Louisville-based pharmaceuticals firm U.S. WorldMeds hope to start construction on a long-planned three-story office building on Springdale Road in July. The building likely would be finished during the next year to 15 months and would serve as the ...
A memorial at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine represents the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion in ...
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Dr. David Leon Fredrick and his wife, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service by concealing millions of dollars in assets and income in offshore bank accounts. They are accused of conspiring with a resident of Switzerland and a UBS banker to carry out the scheme, according to a written statement. The indictment alleges ...
Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of M.D. Anderson. The president of University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said in an email to employees this week the hospital system will install austerity measures that include freezing of wages, slow-down in hiring and the postponement of construction projects. "This has been a fulfilling year of unprecedented progress and recognition and a ...
Mako Surgical President and CEO Maurice Ferre. A federal judge dismissed a securities class action lawsuit against Mako Surgical Corp. The complaint was filed in the Southern District of Florida in May 2012 on behalf of shareholders who claimed that officials of the Davie-based surgical robotics company (NASDAQ: MAKO) misled them concerning sales projections. The lawsuit named Mako Surgical ...
Dr. Denton Cooley, founder of the Texas Heart Institute at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital, told HBJ last year he hopes the countrys first hospital dedicated solely to the treatment of heart and vascular disease will be constructed at the center one day. The Texas Heart Institute, housed inside the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, filed a motion May 16 with Harris County District Court ...
Jung-Tsung Shen, one of five Washington University scientists to receive Bear Cub grants, is developing a high-speed networking switch. Washington University in St. Louis announced Thursday it was awarding $204,000 to five scientists with innovative ideas that need some more help before they can attract government grant money. The universitys Bear Cub grant program was designed to help move ...
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota doctors say prescription drug abuse is a severe problem in the state and they often feel caught between patients who need pain medication and those who say they should do more to curb ...
Karima el-Mahroug, from Morocco, the woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, is seen in the witness stand at left as she testifies for the first time in the trial of three Berlusconi aides charged with recruiting her and other women for prostitution, in Milan's courthouse, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2013. El-Mahroug, known by the nickname Ruby ...
North Carolina will apply for a Medicaid waiver, the next step toward bringing private entities into the state to manage the Medicaid population. ...
The National Institutes of Health awared a $6 million grant to the Philadelphia-based National Disease Research Interchange(NDRI) for the next phase of human tissue collection for the NIHs Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project. The NIH initiative, begun in 2010. is investigating how genetic variation may relate to gene expression and its correlation with disease. NDRI and its partner ...
A substance abuse treatment facility signed a 6,000-square-foot lease at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Life of Purpose opened this month in the Boca Raton location. It helps young adults who had their academic careers disrupted by substance abuse and uses different treatment methods than for the general population. The specialized services we are providing are unique within ...
The Abell Foundation has acquired the former University Specialty Hospital site for $7 million and plans to redevelop it into multifamily residential. The Abell Foundation has purchased the shuttered University Specialty Hospital site in Otterbein and plans to redevelop the 210,000-square-foot building into apartments. The Planning Commission on Thursday recommended the City Council amend the ...
The garden area at the UM Life Science & Technology Park. The occupancy rate at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park is now at 75 percent following its lease for 20,000 square feet with DaVita, the nation's largest dialysis provider. Friday's print edition of the Business Journal has a Q&A with Bill Hunter, regional director of leasing at developer Wexford Science & ...
Howard County ranks as the healthiest county in Maryland. Howard County may be the healthiest in the state but a new survey shows even Howard struggles with getting care to the neediest neighborhoods. The Howard County Health Department on Thursday released the findings of its first health survey. The health department worked with partners Horizon Foundation, Howard County General Hospital and ...
The Joint is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and headed by John Loenesio, who founded Massage Envy. The Joint Corp., a storefront chain that sells chiropractic care, will open its third clinic in the Sacramento region next week. Poised to open next week, the latest clinic is located on Golden Centre Lane in the Gold River. Four more are pending in June and July. The Joint Corp. opened its first ...
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the areas top physicians groups based on number of active physicians. To check out the top five, see the slideshow to the right. For the full list, subscribers can take a look at the print edition of the Kansas City Business Journal. The list also includes number of employees, number of locations, specialties, hospital affiliations, chief ...
Mike Settles, a customer serviceman for Arizona Public Service Co., checks on a smart meter. The Arizona Corporation Commission is looking into whether smart meters designed to help people learn about their energy use pose health threats. It cant be too soon for Judy Staab and Warren Woodward, who both say there is evidence smart meters pose substantial health problems. The commission is ...
How is health reform impacting medical practices? What's the transition to electronic medical records been like? Some of Wichita's best doctors answer these questions in a special Wichita Business Journal publication, the online version of which can be found here. The doctors were recognized this week for their appearance in the Best Doctors In America 2013 database, which recognizes the ...
Dean Health System and SSM Healthcare, which owns St. Clare and St. Mary's Hospitals in Madison and Janesville, will provide physicians and specialists for a new $6.5 million medical office building next to St. Clare Hospital in ...
NAIROBI, Kenya - The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attack leaves 100,000 people without medical care in South Sudan's Jonglei state. MSF -- as the group is also known -- said its hospital infrastructure was systematically damaged ...
Winston-Salems Marley Drug is bucking the image of the small, independent neighborhood pharmacy and banking on a mail-order pharmacy initiative to grow its business. The pharmacy is taking out advertisements in the Philadelphia Inquirer and applying for pharmacy permits and making preparations to sell in nine states. A six-member marketing team brought on board in January and February is ...
Ohio has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations against a pharmaceutical manufacturer in India. Ohio has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million dollar settlement to resolve civil and criminal allegations against a pharmaceutical manufacturer in India. Ohio Attorney General ...
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He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Annie Au of Hong Kong won the 17th Women's Individual Asian Squash Championship by defeating Malaysian star Low Wee Wern here.
Top seed and World No.6 Wern was shocked by Annie, who is ranked No.10. It was Annie's first trip to Pakistan and she was very happy and excited by winning the title, reports Xinhua.
"I really enjoyed while staying here as the people are very hospitable and I am taking back many good memories. Before coming to Pakistan my family was very worried but now the event is over and nothing happened; all is safe," the 24-year-old said Sunday.
In the crowded Mashaf Squash Complex, Annie lost her first set at the hands of an aggressive Wern by a big margin of 5-11.
Annie's attacking and tricky shots were appreciated all-around the hall as she outclassed the Malaysian in consecutive three sets by 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 in 44 minutes to clinch the title.
Talking about the final match and difficulties she faced to reach the title, Annie said, "I concentrated a lot at the game today because we both knew the game plan and style of each other as we have faced each other many times before. It was really a tough match but after the first set I didn't give her any chance to attack me."
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