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2009-01-26 08:42:23

The media are often blamed for only reporting on bad news. But in the world of medical news, the opposite may be true. New data suggest trials yielding positive treatment effects or striking findings were much more likely to be published in medical journals than trials with negative findings. Researchers are concerned this bias could be harmful to the general public. "Unless both positive and negative findings from clinical trials are made available, it is impossible to make a fair assessment...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than 20 percent of registered clinical trials of cancer treatment are eventually published in medical journals, according to a study published online today by the journal "The Oncologist." (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080627/CLF051LOGO ) Drs. Scott Ramsey and John Scoggins of University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, searched the National Institutes of Health's ClinicalTrials.gov registry to...

2005-11-29 16:00:09

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Two men appeared in a British court on Tuesday accused of leaking a secret document which a newspaper said showed that U.S. President George W. Bush wanted to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera. The hearing came a week after the Daily Mirror reported that a British government memo said British Prime Minister Tony Blair had talked Bush out of bombing the broadcaster's headquarters in Qatar in April last year. The White House has dismissed the...

2005-11-06 18:01:05

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is wanted in Peru on an international arrest warrant on human rights abuse and corruption charges, made a surprise arrival in Chile on Sunday, the former leader said in a statement. Fujimori, who led Peru from 1990 to 2000, has been a fugitive in Japan since he fled there in November 2000 when a corruption scandal toppled his government. In a statement received by Reuters, Fujimori said he left the Japanese...

2005-09-29 02:00:32

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An American housewife jailed for life in Hong Kong this month for murdering her banker husband has appealed against her conviction, a judiciary spokesman and her lawyer said on Thursday. A Hong Kong jury on September 1 found mother of three Nancy Kissel guilty of murdering her husband, Robert, in 2003, ending a trial that riveted the city with tales of rough sex, marital violence and adultery. She was sentenced to life in jail. "She filed notice of appeal...

2005-09-07 08:10:34

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An American housewife jailed for life in Hong Kong for murdering her prominent banker husband intends to file an appeal, radio station RTHK reported on Wednesday. A Hong Kong jury last Thursday found mother of three Nancy Kissel guilty of the premeditated murder of her husband Robert in 2003, ending a trial that riveted the city with tales of rough sex, marital violence and adultery. A judge sentenced her to life in prison. Kissel has given notice of her...

2005-09-01 09:11:52

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - American housewife Nancy Kissel was sentenced to life in a Hong Kong prison on Thursday for murdering her banker husband in 2003, ending a trial that riveted the territory with tales of rough sex, marital violence and adultery. After about eight hours of deliberation, a seven-member jury delivered a unanimous verdict before the court. Asked how the jury found, the foreman simply replied: "Guilty." The judge then ordered an expressionless Kissel,...

2005-09-01 08:37:31

by John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - American housewife Nancy Kissel was sentenced to life in a Hong Kong prison on Thursday for murdering her banker husband in 2003, ending a trial that riveted the territory with tales of rough sex, marital violence and adultery. After about eight hours of deliberation, a seven-member jury delivered a unanimous verdict before the court. Asked how the jury found, the foreman simply replied: "Guilty." The judge then ordered an expressionless Kissel,...

2005-08-30 06:30:37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An American woman who admitted clubbing her wealthy banker husband to death in Hong Kong had been doing all she could to save their marriage at the time, her lawyer said on Tuesday as the defense wrapped up its case. The prosecution has said Nancy Kissel intentionally bludgeoned her husband Robert to death after searching the Internet for details on drugs, got them from doctors and gave her husband a strawberry milkshake spiked with sedatives. The trial has...

2005-08-29 04:13:36

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The wife of a prominent American banker in Hong Kong killed him with such an obvious lack of planning that the crime could not have been premeditated, her lawyer told Hong Kong's high court on Monday. Rounding up the defense case in the three-month trial, lawyer Alexander King said that the way Nancy Kissel disposed of Robert Kissel's body and tried to cover up the crime afterwards "defy common sense" and showed she did not plan on killing him. Nancy, 41, has...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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