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  • Infant Dies Of Infection After Circumcision In Canada Hospital

    06/14/2007 5:32:35 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 89 replies · 1,761+ views ^ | 06/14/07 | Valerie Chang
    Ottawa, ON (AHN) - A medical journal has reported a case of a one-week-old infant who died from complications after being circumcised in an unidentified hospital in Ontario, Canada. In its April 2007 edition, Paediatrics and Child Health reported a case in which an infant, whose parents did not want him identified, was brought back to his family doctor by his parents 5 hours after he had been circumcised. At that time, his parents said he was "very irritable and had blue discoloration below the umbilicus when he cried." The baby's physicians sent the child home. The baby's parents took...
  • U.N. says it has immunity in Bosnia suit

    06/08/2007 7:46:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said Friday it has immunity from a lawsuit by survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia but remains committed to assisting those affected and bringing the perpetrators to justice. Thousands of survivors of Europe's worst massacre since World War II sued the United Nations and the Dutch government Monday for their failure to protect civilians in Srebrenica when Bosnian Serb forces overran the U.N. safe haven in 1995 and slaughtered up to 8,000 men and boys. U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said Friday that the United Nation had just received the legal documents relating...
  • Marine says urinated on dead Iraqi at Haditha

    05/09/2007 6:14:53 PM PDT · by RedRover · 181 replies · 3,722+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 May 2007 | Marty Graham
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., May 9 (Reuters) - Angered that a beloved member of his squad had been killed in an explosion, a U.S. Marine urinated on one of the 24 dead Iraqi civilians killed by his unit in Haditha, the Marine testified on Wednesday. Sgt. Sanick Dela Cruz, who has immunity from prosecution after murder charges against him were dismissed, also said he watched his squad leader shoot down five Iraqi civilians who were trying to surrender. In dramatic testimony in a pretrial hearing for one of the seven Marines charged in the Nov. 2005 Haditha killings and alleged cover-up,...
  • Panel Grants Immunity to Gonzales Aide

    04/25/2007 9:28:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/25/7 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A House committee voted Wednesday to grant immunity to Monica Goodling, a key aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. She had refused to testify, invoking her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The 32-6 vote by the House Judiciary Committee surpassed the two-thirds majority required to grant a witness immunity from prosecution. A separate vote to authorize a subpoena for Goodling passed by voice vote. The House panel's action was part of a rapid-fire schedule Democrats have set to compel Bush administration officials, among them Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to...
  • Memoir of a Raw-Milk-Illness-Turned-Medical-Nightmare

    04/01/2007 7:59:09 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 11 replies · 833+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | April 1, 2007 | David Gumpert
    The parents of a young boy hospitalized by illness they think was caused by raw milk experience provide a diary-like account of their experience with the healthcare system. This is Part 1 of a two-part item.
  • Are Some People Immune To Avian Flu?

    02/28/2007 10:55:06 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 440+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2028-2007 | Richard Webby
    Source: Public Library of Science Date: February 28, 2007 Are Some People Immune To Avian Flu? Science Daily — New results from Richard Webby at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and colleagues published in the international open-access medical journal PLoS Medicine suggest that the answer might be yes. Neuraminidase ribbon diagram. (Image courtesy of PLoS Medicine)The H5N1 avian flu virus is quite different from the seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 flu viruses most humans have been exposed to, which is why many scientists believe that H5N1 could start a new pandemic. (The H and N refer to two virus components, the...
  • Man agents shot ran drugs into U.S. after he was given immunity, DEA report says [Ramos/Compean]

    02/27/2007 3:21:08 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 125 replies · 2,053+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 02/27/2007 | Sara A. Carter
    The Mexican national shot by two Border Patrol agents in a drug-related incident in February 2005 brought a second van load of drugs into the U.S. while he waited to testify against the agents, according to Drug Enforcement Administration reports obtained by the Daily Bulletin. Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila - who was given immunity by U.S. prosecutors in exchange for testifying against former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean - is the focus of a November 2005 DEA report that identifies him as the person responsible for stashing more than 750 pounds of marijuana in a van parked at a house...
  • Smuggler's 2nd delivery of marijuana confirmed

    02/16/2007 2:03:23 AM PST · by Man50D · 54 replies · 1,398+ views ^ | February 16, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WASHINGTON – Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, the Mexican drug smuggler given immunity to return to the United States and testify against two Border Patrol agents, was involved in smuggling a second load of marijuana into the United States after he was given court protection, records have confirmed. Newly released transcripts of the trial for Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos have corroborated WND reports that the Mexican illegal alien was involved in the second drug case, this one involving a load of marijuana brought into the U.S. in October 2005. That followed his grant of immunity by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in return...
  • French police the target in urban guerrilla war

    11/28/2006 9:26:11 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 26 replies · 1,338+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 11-27-06 | Jon Boyle
    French police the target in urban guerrilla war By Jon Boyle Mon Nov 27, 11:29 AM ET PARIS (Reuters) - Stoned, beaten and insulted, their vehicles torched by crowds of hostile youths, French police say they face an urban guerrilla war when they enter the run-down neighborhoods that ring the major cities. "Our role is to guarantee the safety of people and property but the great difficulty today is that police are having problems ensuring their own safety," said Jerome Hanarte of the Alliance-Police Nationale union. Bedside television interviews with officers hospitalized after beatings in "les banlieues," or suburbs, support...
  • Judge: Santa Monica Not Liable For Market Crash

    07/06/2006 2:01:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies · 753+ views
    (AP) SANTA MONICA, Calif. A judge has ruled that the city of Santa Monica is not liable for a fatal vehicle accident three years ago in which an elderly motorist plowed into a crowded farmer's market. About 50 victims and relatives allege in a civil lawsuit that the city failed to protect them from the accident that killed ten shoppers and injured 63 others. Federal transportation regulators faulted the city for using inadequate safety precautions and an outdated traffic plan that didn't comply with government guidelines. But a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the city is...
  • The Bird Flu Breakdown - Part 1: Two Children in Vietnam

    06/05/2006 6:38:19 AM PDT · by CellPhoneSurfer · 5 replies · 487+ views
    Liam Scheff ^ | May 24th, 2006 | Liam Scheff
    The Bird Flu Breakdown Part 1: Two Children in Vietnam Liam Scheff - Wednesday, May 24th, 2006The much anticipated bird-flu plague has yet to emerge, despite much hue and cry. This comes as no surprise to those of us who are familiar with the machinations of the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC and NIH, and their pharmaceutical partners. But, for those more trusting of public health authorities who wish to know more about the making of public health policy, I thought I’d review some of the bright and shiny inconsistencies that have come into view on the bird flu.Stray...
  • A Strain of Mice Appears Able to Resist Cancer

    05/08/2006 8:35:31 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 864+ views
    NYT ^ | May 9, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Researchers at Wake Forest University possess a remarkable strain of mice. They appear to be resistant to injections of cancer cells that kill all ordinary mice. Even better, the researchers say, the immune system cells from these mice, when injected into nonresistant mice, will cure their cancers. The researchers, led by Dr. Zheng Cui, are reporting this finding today in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. At a news conference last week, Dr. Cui and a colleague, Dr. Mark C. Willingham, speculated on the possibility of applying their findings to human patient The researchers, led by Dr. Zheng...
  • Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

    02/07/2006 6:48:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,952+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | February 7, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise: Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more...
  • Chilean Judge Strips Pinochet of Immunity

    12/30/2005 10:44:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 339+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/30/05 | Eduardo Gallardo - ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was stripped of his legal immunity Friday to face charges of diverting public funds to personal bank accounts. Judge Juan Escobar, president of the Santiago Court of Appeals, said his tribunal voted 21-3 to remove the immunity Pinochet enjoys as a former president. Friday's decision is part of a wider corruption-related legal process in which Pinochet also lost immunity against charges of tax evasion and secret overseas bank accounts totaling as much as $28 million. A person with legal immunity must be stripped of it separately in each case. The ruling adds...
  • Possible Civil Suit Looms As Threat in CIA-Leak Case

    10/27/2005 1:39:27 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 2,039+ views
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON -- In addition to the prospect of indictments looming in the CIA leak case, the Bush administration faces another threat: civil litigation that could expose top officials to damage payments and years of wide-ranging scrutiny. Former diplomat Joseph Wilson, whose criticism of the administration's Iraq policy sparked the current furor and led to the outing of his Central Intelligence Agency-operative wife, Valerie Plame, isn't saying for sure if he will sue. But one recent precedent is the debilitating civil suit against his former boss, President Clinton. "What would be interesting to us would be to get the...
  • Saddam to claim sovereign immunity - lawyer

    10/13/2005 6:48:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,040+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/05 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's defense lawyers will argue that he has immunity from prosecution at his trial in Iraq later this month, according to a London-based member of his legal team. Lawyer Abdel Haq Alani told the BBC the former president will challenge the legality of the special tribunal, due to open inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone on October 19. "He had full immunity under the prevailing Iraqi constitution and you cannot have a retroactive legislation that removes that immunity," Alani said in an interview with the BBC's "Newsnight" program late on Thursday. Iraqi officials say the only charge...
  • Washington wants Pope to be given immunity in abuse case

    09/21/2005 11:42:54 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 539+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 9/21/05 | Nicole Winfield
    The United States government has said that Pope Benedict should be given immunity from a civil court action in Texas, which accuses the pontiff of conspiring to cover up the sexual molestation of three boys by a seminarian. Peter Keisler, the assistant US attorney-general, said that Pope Benedict enjoys immunity as the head of a state - the Vatican. He said that allowing the case to proceed would be "incompatible with the United States' foreign policy interests", according to court documents. There was no immediate ruling from Judge Lee Rosenthal of US district court for the southern district of Texas...
  • U.S. Says Pope Immune From Abuse Suits

    09/20/2005 6:31:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 20, 2005 | Nicole Winfield
    The U.S. government has told a Texas court that Pope Benedict XVI should be given immunity from a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to cover up the sexual molestation of three boys by a seminarian, court documents show.Assistant U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler said in Monday's filing that, as pope, Benedict enjoys immunity as the head of a state — the Vatican. He said that allowing the lawsuit to proceed would be "incompatible with the United States' foreign policy interests."There was no immediate ruling from Judge Lee Rosenthal of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston,...
  • Shot to cure flu for life

    08/04/2005 6:27:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 568+ views
    BRITISH scientists are developing a revolutionary vaccine that works against all types of flu, the UK DAILY MAIL fronts on Friday. It would protect people against flu and a single jab could give lifelong immunity. Currently, new vaccines have to be developed each year. The major breakthrough has been made by the Cambridge biotech firm Acambis. When it announced the news yesterday the value of its shares jumped by 9p. Such a vaccine would be massively lucrative for its manufacturer. Each year, flu kills up to 12,000 people in the UK, many of them elderly. But experts have been warning...
  • Vaccine Tie to Autism Gains New Supporters

    07/15/2005 5:16:24 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 66 replies · 1,199+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Thursday, 14 July 2005 | Carla McClain
    The decade-long debate over what has caused this country's frightening spike of childhood autism once again is exploding… Reigniting the debate is the much-publicized book "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby, as well as the report titled "Deadly Immunity" by environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In brief, Kirby and Kennedy argue that federal health officials, with the help of vaccine-makers and some in Congress, have deliberately downplayed, even covered up, evidence that thimerosal - a preservative containing mercury - in childhood vaccines is the prime trigger behind the explosion of autism in U.S. children the last 15 years. Although...