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EUA E VIETNÃ COMEÇAM A DISCUTIR “AGENTE LARANJA”

Vietnã e EUA avançam nas negociações sobre o

‘agente laranja’

Do Correio do Brasil

Por Redação, com agências internacionais – de Danang, Vietnã

laranjaO agente laranja era lançado sobre áreas inteiras de floresta e matou milhares de vietnamitas

O Vietnã e os Estados Unidos tomaram o primeiro passo rumo à limpeza da contaminação por agente laranja nesta sexta-feira, medida que, segundo uma diplomata norte-americana, é o desenvolvimento mais significante entre os dois países. (mais…)

DESEJOS, QUEM NÃO OS TEM?

Sutilezas de uma lista de desejos 


A lista de Alice Pyne, uma adolescente britânica de 15 anos em estado terminal de câncer, agitou a Internet no mundo. Seu blog, no qual relata relaciona uma lista de 17 desejos que pretende realizar antes de morrer, atraiu mais de 230 mil visitantes em poucos dias. Alice lançou seu blog após seus médicos terem considerado que não há mais tratamentos possíveis para o linfoma descoberto há quatro anos. (mais…)

DOLLARS FOR DOCTORS – Reports Detail More…

Dollars for Doctors

Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica

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At the Heart Rhythm Society convention in San Francisco in early May, key cards to hotel rooms were sponsored by St. Jude Medical at the price of $45,000-$70,000. Other news outlets have since chimed in to report on apparent conflict-of-interest issues involving medical societies. (Photo by Robert Durell for ProPublica) (mais…)

SHORT ESSAY

“Can There Be a Feminist Science?”

In the paper “Can There Be A Feminist Science?”, Helen E. Longino explores the various interpretations of feminist science and discusses what she identifies as problems with the current state of scientific inquiry.  To many, including myself, science has remained void of cultural interaction.  (mais…)

HEALTH – RECALL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND OTHERS

OTC Amoxilina and Other Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Packaging Mix-up With Antibiotic

Multi-Mex Distributor Inc. Announces Recall of Dietary Supplements

Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. has recalled dietary supplements that may be labeled and packaged to look like antibiotics readily available over-the-counter (OTC) in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers. (mais…)

NUCLEAR CRISIS – U.S. HEALTH CARE UNPREPARED

U.S. Health Care System Unprepared for Major Nuclear

Emergency

A Los Angeles police officer in a hazard suit keeps watch in a “hazardous material hot area” after the explosion of a “dirty bomb” during a simulated attack at a Port of Los Angeles dock on Aug. 5, 2004. (David McNew/Getty Images)

by Sheri Fink, Special to ProPublica

U.S. officials say the nation’s health system is ill-prepared to cope with a catastrophic release of radiation, despite years of focus on the possibility of a terrorist “dirty bomb” or an improvised nuclear device attack. (mais…)

Dialysis – High Costs and Hidden Perils of a Treatment Guaranteed to All

Feds to Follow ProPublica, Release Dialysis Clinic Data

by Robin Fields
ProPublica

.(Roberto (Bear) Guerra)

Federal regulators say they are moving to make once-confidential data about the performance of kidney dialysis clinics more readily available to the public. (mais…)

Deadly Choices – Memorial Medical Center After Katrina

Trial to Open in Lawsuit Connected to Hospital Deaths After

Katrina

by Sheri Fink, Special to ProPublica

 

.Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, La. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

This story was co-published with The New York Times.

A jury trial set to open on Monday will weigh whether one of America’s largest health care corporations should be held accountable for deaths and injuries at a New Orleans hospital marooned by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina. (mais…)

Post Mortem / Death Investigation in America

County Prosecutors Withheld Evidence About Doctor’s

Credibility

by Sergio Hernandez
ProPublica

.Dr. Thomas Gill at the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office in Kansas City, Mo., in 2004. Solano County, Calif., where Dr. Gill performed autopsies while working for Forensic Medical Group, is now reviewing more than two dozen homicide cases in which Dr. Gill performed the autopsies. (Michael McClure)

Officials in Solano County, Calif., have discovered that prosecutors long had evidence of a local forensic pathologist’s error-riddled career and that, in at least one homicide case, failed to give defense attorneys potentially exculpatory evidence. (mais…)

DOLLARS FOR DOCS

Ohio Moves to Make Drug Companies Report Payments to

Doctors

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

A proposed law in Ohio would require pharmaceutical companies to report their gifts and payments to doctors, reports MedCity News. (We came across it through Pharmalot’s Ed Silverman.) (mais…)

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