Archive | June 2014

Liberia vows prosecution for hiding Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president warned Monday that anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted.In an interview with state radio, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed concern that some patients had been kept in homes and churches…
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Welcome to Sisyphusville

The boys of summer are doing their thing. This is the season when thoughts turn to our national pastime. Not in this house. I have been thinking about Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus since my vision once again headed south and walking north toward home became…
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What’s a Lawn to You?

Summertime is green with lawns. Some are lavish, spanning acres. Others are tiny but proud displays in front of basic homes. Mainstream America equates perfectly homogenous manicured lawns with wealth and stability; the lawn is a middle class icon……
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Court won’t hear dispute over Calif. fuel standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The justices on Monday turned away appeals from fuel makers that say the law discriminates against…
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Egypt military plans to do more testing on miracle ‘HIV cure’ device

This file image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it earlier claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS…
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‘Supercooling’ technique may preserve transplant organs longer

A new technique may help preserve transplantable organs for days, Nature World News reported.

The ‘supercooling’ method of preserving transplant organs was developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, to…
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Allergan says U.S. FDA sent 2nd letter on acute migraine treatment

(Reuters) – Allergan Inc on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had raised issues about its application for a new acute migraine treatment and that it was working with the agency to address them.
Allergan, the Botox maker that is fighting off a hostile bid from Valeant…
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