Archive for July, 2011

Defense tries to spare life of Ohio serial killer

CLEVELAND – Defense attorneys are trying to spare the life of an ex-Marine convicted of killing 11 women by painting him as someone who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses. (1 min ago)

Dr Chai Patel moves from Kate Moss to Southern Cross care homes

The man earmarked to run a third of Southern Cross care homes when the beleaguered company collapses has admitted he is “putting himself on the line”. (1 min ago)

Study Extracts Vioxx Heart-Attack Risk from EMRs, Highlights Shift from Ontology Development to Use

Researchers have performed a proof-of-concept study to demonstrate that text-mining patient records could be an effective way to gather information on safety, efficacy, and potential new drug indications. (1 min ago)

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Potter-holden & Company

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. today announced the acquisition of Potter-Holden & Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (23 mins ago)

Staggering figure at debt deadline: Feds send 70M checks a month

If nothing else, the crisis over the debt ceiling is reminding the country of the astonishing reach of the federal spigot, encapsulated by a figure that President Barack Obama tossed out recently: The government sends out “70 million checks” every month. (3 mins ago)

Suit claims state didn’t take steps to communicate with deaf, blind, other disabled

Eight disabled state residents and a local advocacy organization today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state agency that provides health care to more than a million low-income residents, arguing it has failed to comply with laws that require all forms and other documents to cater to the needs of deaf, blind, and other physically and mentally impaired recipients of care. (1 min ago)

Boilermakers future schedule changes with Marshall, Cincinnati

Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke announced changes to the future football schedules in regards to Marshall and Cincinnati. (1 min ago)

Health Briefs: Screenings available

A screening includes a total lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL, VLDL ratio) and glucose check. (1 min ago)

Obama summons leaders to White House today to resume debt talks

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to find a way ahead on a debt deal after House Speaker John Boehner threw negotiations into crisis by walking out less than two weeks before the deadline to avoid a potentially catastrophic default. (40 secs ago)

Wall Street still gives big cash to Obama

WASHINGTON – Despite howls of protests from many on Wall Street over some of President Barack Obama’s policies, financial sector employees are giving at a greater rate to his re-election bid than during his last campaign. (34 secs ago)