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2008-08-28 06:01:09

By SHAN ROSS A GP who gave sleeping pills to a suicidal patient will be allowed to retain his practice, health officials ruled last night. But Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to a retired businesswoman considering suicide. The doctor was found guilty of misconduct following a hearing by the General Medical Council (GMC) last month and faced having the contract for his Glasgow practice terminated. NHS Greater...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By DEBORAH McALEESE EMERGENCY patients were forced to evacuate Altnagelvin Hospital after a man brandished a gun at staff in the A&E ward. Safety procedures at the Londonderry hospital were being reviewed today after staff discovered the patient with the weapon in the Accident and Emergency department. More than 30 patients had to be evacuated from the hospital last night after the man began waving the handgun around. Staff were able to isolate the man and evacuate some patients...

2008-08-20 03:00:41

By Greg Mellen LONG BEACH - When David Kem of Long Beach volunteered to help organize a benefit for a Cambodian girl who had been brought to the United States for life-altering open-heart surgery, it was because it seemed the right thing to do. He certainly didn't expect anything in return. "I just heard about her story and followed it in the paper and thought, 'Wouldn't it be great to help?"' Kem says. Now, Kem may have received a gift beyond payment. A week or so after the...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

Exam News IN BRIEF *A girl who was kidnapped for three weeks as a baby has collected her A-level results after finishing the public school education her mother paid for with the fee she received for selling her story to a newspaper. Alex Griffiths, 18, got an A and two Bs, and plans to study maths at the University of Manchester. She was two days old when a nurse posing as a social worker snatched her from hospital. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-08-14 18:00:44

The 19-month-old boy found dead in a pond on a Whangamarino farm on Sunday was Charlie Sharp. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious and had been referred to the coroner. St John Ambulance paramedics tried desperately on Sunday to resuscitate the boy, but he died on the way to Waikato Hospital. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: After recent protests over vanishing water bodies in the city, residents of Vasant Kunj met L-G Tejinder Khanna on Friday, where he assured them that Neela Hauz lake in their area, which is being filled up at present for construction of a flyover, would be restored once work is complete. He also told them that a bio-diversity park would be created in the forest land around the lake, under a similar project for all lakes and ponds in the city. Residents had...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Anonymous DR. ROBERT JARVIK doesn't row. The spokesperson for Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor also isn't a cardiologist, nor is he licensed to practice medicine. And former colleagues even contest his claim to be the "inventor of the Jarvik artificial heart." After a Congressional committee began looking into the misrepresentation of Jarvik's credentials, Pfizer pulled long- running Lipitor commercials featuring Jarvik off the air in February. Pfizer spent more than $258...

2008-08-08 00:00:26

By Gill Pringle Life's been tricky for Anne Hathaway recently, but, she tells Gill Pringle, for her new film she's put on a brave face In her latest film role, Anne Hathaway plays an ultra-cool secret agent - playing it straight against Get Smart's daunting comedic cast, which includes Steve Carell and Alan Arkin. In real life, too, the 25-year-old actress needed all the composure she could muster as her private life recently came tumbling around her in the midst of press duties for her...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

Carena: What: The Centers for Disease Control and Annals of Emergency Medicine recently published studies that show two key trends. First, overall use of the ER rose 36 percent in the past decade, with about 20 percent of all visits for preventive care. Second, the number of ER visits by patients who came to the ER because they couldn't get an appointment with their primary care provider is on the rise. Seattle-based Carena offers a service that is helping reduce the strain on...

2008-08-07 09:00:50

By SARA PLUMMER Families are feeling the financial pinch this year as they shop for school supplies, which are not included in Oklahoma's tax-free weekend. "I'm going to go for the bargains," said Kathy Anderson, who helps out her neighbor Michael Gorman, a sophomore at Rogers High School in Tulsa, by taking him shopping for school supplies. Anderson used to take Gorman and his four older sisters shopping every year, she said. "It would be nothing to spend $1,000 on school...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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