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Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
2 Sep 2014 at 11:30am
SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
Ohio man walks into traffic, sets himself on fire: police
15 Sep 2014 at 5:01pm
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Ohio man was in critical condition on Monday after he walked into busy traffic outside of Cleveland and then lit himself on fire in front of three young children, police said. Hugo Ramos, 28, pulled his vehicle over in Pittsfield Township, 35 miles (56 km) west of Cleveland, walked directly into traffic and was struck by a truck around 11 a.m. local time, according to Craig Cvetan, a spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. ...
GE exec says avoided geared design in jet engine battle with Pratt
15 Sep 2014 at 4:58pm
General Electric Co avoided using a geared design for its new engine for narrowbody jets because of concerns about weight and reliability, said a top GE executive on Monday as it battles with rival Pratt & Whitney for billions of dollars in engine orders. Pratt, part of United Technologies Corp , developed a geared turbofan that relies on a gearbox and lets the front fan operate at a different speed than the rest of the engine, while on GE's traditionally configured engines the fans run at the same speed. Speaking at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, GE Chief Technology Officer Mark Little said the company had "considered a geared approach ... and we chose very consciously not to take that approach." "Some other application someday, maybe, but not for this one," Little said at the conference in Dana Point, California, that was broadcast over the Internet. Through its joint venture called CFM with France's Safran , GE is competing against Pratt for airline and other customers that choose Airbus' new A320neo single-aisle plane.
Smoking rates on the rise in New York City
15 Sep 2014 at 4:16pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap
15 Sep 2014 at 4:11pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year.
UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse
15 Sep 2014 at 4:09pm
By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Environmental Audit Committee's report scored the government according to the progress it has made in 10 areas of the environment. Those included air pollution, emissions and climate change, forests, flooding and coastal protection, resource efficiency and water availability. The parliamentary committee assigned a traffic-light score to each environmental area.
Dutch doctors feared to have Ebola leave hospital
15 Sep 2014 at 3:43pm
The Hague (AFP) - Two Dutch doctors flown home from west Africa after fears they might have been contaminated with the killer Ebola virus have left hospital "in good health," their employer, the Lion Heart Medical Centre, said Monday.
Texas doctor poisoned lover's coffee over obsession: prosecutor
15 Sep 2014 at 3:36pm
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover's coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which also covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. ...
Personal Trainers: How to Price Your Services
15 Sep 2014 at 3:35pm
Whether you're expanding your personal training business, introducing new classes or offering private appointments for the first time, determining pricing can be both an art and a science. On one hand, you want to make sure you aren't setting prices so high that it would deter clients from signing up, but on the other, you don't want to set...
Dental Insurance Questions Debunked By a Dentist
15 Sep 2014 at 3:22pm
Everyone dreams of flashing the confident, sparkle-in-the-eyes, I'm-feeling-good smile! How often do you wonder what kind of impression your smile projects? We all want to be noticed for how unique we are, and a smile is the best natural accessory.Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier...
GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off
15 Sep 2014 at 3:08pm
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified crops, including safety and spreading weed resistance, at the first public meeting of a U.S. government sponsored study of genetically engineered crops held Monday. The study, led by the National Research Council (NRC) and sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, comes at a time of growing consumer suspicion of genetically modified crops, which are used in a variety of packaged food products. Many U.S. ...
Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola
15 Sep 2014 at 3:02pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.
Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room
15 Sep 2014 at 2:59pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room.
Gilead slashes cost of $1,000-a-pill hepatitis drug for poor nations
15 Sep 2014 at 2:48pm
New Delhi (AFP) - US biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences announced on Monday licensing deals with seven Indian drug firms to produce cheaper copies of a $1,000-a-pill to treat Hepatitis C in over 90 developing countries.
App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines
15 Sep 2014 at 2:34pm
By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology. On Monday, a consortium of start-ups including CareSync, AirStrip and AngelMD, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Republican Representative Tom Marino, to express their frustration at the lack of developer-friendly online resources surrounding the privacy rules, known as HIPAA. ...