Archive for January, 2010

Lawmakers not expected to mull malpractice reform (The Des Moines Register)

Medical malpractice reform is a perennial issue at the Iowa Legislature, but it probably won’t get much airing at the Statehouse this spring.

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Malpractice risk affects doctors’ hours (UPI)

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The number of hours physicians spend on the job each week is influenced by the fear of malpractice lawsuits, U.S. researchers say.

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Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Can Impact Child Behavior (NewsInferno)

Increased prenatal phthalate exposure may be linked to negative behaviors in young children. Science Daily, citing an emerging study conducted jointly by Mount Sinai researchers and scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed that such exposure could be associated with “disruptive and problem behaviors” in children aged [...]

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Cape Coral mailbag: If Obama can do it (The News-Press)

It’s taken a while, but the media has finally convinced me to become completely irresponsible.

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Tree Stand Hunting Brackets Recalled (NewsInferno)

About 6,800 Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps, which were manufactured by Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Alabama, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received [...]

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