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Archive for February, 2009

Blunt Talk To Octuplets’ Mom From Dr. Phil

Posted by tothewire on February 27, 2009

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Dr. Phil McGraw didn’t hold back in a recent interview of octuplets mom Nadya Suleman and her mother, Angela Suleman.

The talk show host had straight talk for Nadya about her having octuplets when she already had six young kids, and about the challenges ahead of her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dear President…

Posted by tothewire on February 27, 2009

Chicago Man Arrested for Allegedly Targeting Obama With HIV-Infected Blood

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A man from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them. 

It’s only the second time ever that HIV-infected blood has been sent with malicious intent through the U.S. mail system, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grand Theft Economics

Posted by centered2 on February 26, 2009

Bernanke Sees 2010 Recovery ‘Only If’ Banks Stabilize

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy is in a “severe” contraction, and warned the recession may last into 2010 unless policy makers can stabilize the financial system.

“If actions taken by the administration, the Congress, and the Federal Reserve are successful in restoring some measure of financial stability — and only if that is the case, in my view – – there is a reasonable prospect that the current recession will end in 2009 and that 2010 will be a year of recovery,” Bernanke said in remarks to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

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Goodbye Dentures

Posted by tothewire on February 26, 2009

Gene could allow lab-grown teeth

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Teeth could be repaired or regrown

Scientists believe they have found a way to grow teeth in the laboratory, a discovery that could put an end to fillings and dentures.

The US team from Oregon have located the gene responsible for the growth of enamel, the hard outer layer of teeth which cannot grow back naturally.

Other scientists are already growing the inner parts of teeth in animals – but they have no hard enamel coatings. Read the rest of this entry »

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US recession ‘may last into 2010’

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, testifying before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington on Tuesday.

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke has warned Congress that without the right policies from the government, the US recession could last into 2010.

But he said if the Obama administration and the central bank can restore some measure of financial stability, 2010 could be a year of recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Failure hits Nasa’s ‘CO2 hunter’

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Nasa announces technical failure shortly after blast-off

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Nasa’s first dedicated mission to measure carbon dioxide from space has failed following a rocket malfunction.

Officials said the fairing – the part of the rocket which covers the satellite on top of the launcher – did not separate properly. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Man In Black’ Took Haleigh Cummings, Brother Told Police

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

 

3_61_021109_missing_haleigh4Haleigh Cummings’ little brother told police a man dressed all in black snuck into her room and snatched the 5-year-old Florida girl from her bed, a TV news Web site reported.

Crystal Sheffield, the children’s mother, said Haleigh’s father Ronald Cummings, Jr. and her son recounted the same story to her. Read the rest of this entry »

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No! Not the game consoles…!

Posted by tothewire on February 25, 2009

Game consoles ’cause skin sores’

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Excessive use of consoles may cause physical problems

A new skin disorder caused by use of games consoles has been identified by skin specialists.

The condition, dubbed PlayStation palmar hidradenitis, is described in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Researchers outline the case of a 12-year-old girl who attended a Swiss hospital with intensely painful sores on the palms of her hands.

The girl, who had been using a games console regularly, recovered fully after 10 days of abstinence. Read the rest of this entry »

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