Latest Kerr Stories

2008-12-01 07:52:12

Miranda Kerr's publicist says the Australian model isn't engaged to her British beau Orlando Bloom, contrary to media reports claiming otherwise. Kerr is known for her work for the lingerie giant Victoria's Secret.

2008-09-07 03:00:24

By Blum, Nava Fee, Elizabeth AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS of planning and fundraising, American medical missionaries opened the first mental hospital in China in 1898. In 19th century China, the mentally ill were usually confined by their families in a dark room of the house, essentially neglected.

2008-09-01 06:00:07

By Kate Foster A DOCTOR who was suspended from his job after giving sleeping pills to a suicidal patient has revealed he plans to help the campaign to legalise euthanasia.

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.

2008-08-28 03:00:53

HEALTH chiefs have decided not to tear up the contract of a GP who gave a sleeping drug to an elderly woman so she could kill herself.

2008-08-22 03:00:44

FORMER health minister Andy Kerr yesterday called for a new generation of centres combining care for the elderly and nursery places. The Labour leadership hopeful believes respite care for the elderly and nurseries for pre-school kids should be provided under the same roof.

2008-08-18 09:00:46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Uranium International Corp. ("Uranium International") (BULLETIN BOARD: URNI) has appointed William D. Thomas as Chief Financial Officer and Board Director. William D.

2008-08-14 15:00:41

DEAR ME, Mr Kerr (Letters, August 13): lighten up! I, too, value Michael Tumelty's opinions, even if I sometimes wonder if he and I were at the same event. I cannot comment on Mahagonny, but I am at one with Michael's opinion of the first-night performance by Scottish Opera of The Two Widows.

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE LABOUR leadership hopeful Andy Kerr has been dealt a devastating blow to his campaign by a party stalwart's accusation of "cant and humbug" over the former health minister's role in threatened hospital cuts.

2008-07-28 15:00:22

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT A SCOTTISH GP who prescribed sleeping tablets to a patient so she could end her life should be struck off, a panel of the General Medical Council was told yesterday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.