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Fairfax Digital (AU)

January 18, 2005

Scientists have developed a simple eye test that can diagnose hyperactive children. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects up to 7percent of school-age children in Britain and the condition can prove hard to diagnose.

Researchers from Brunel University in west London have come up with a 10-minute test to identify children likely to need special attention because of ADHD. The Pavlidis test involves children looking at a spot of light on a computer screen and following it with their eyes as it moves in different patterns.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

December 29, 2004

During week 51, WHO and NREVSS laboratories in the United States reported testing 1,340 specimens for influenza viruses, of which 134 (10.0%) were positive.

Of these, one was an influenza A (H1N1), 27 were influenza A (H3N2) viruses, 85 were influenza A viruses that were not subtyped, and 21 were influenza B viruses. The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza is below the national baseline.

Bellaciao

December 26, 2004

Based on alleged secret European military reports, the U.S. military in Iraq is harvesting and selling human organs.

Secret European military intelligence reports indicate the transformation of the American humanitarian mission in Iraq into a profitable trade in the American markets through the practice of American physicians extracting human organs from the dead and wounded, before they are put to death, for sale to medical centers in America.

Vidyya Medical News Service

December 23, 2004

The effects of natural radon gas escaping the earth's surface into our homes is causing 9% of all deaths from lung cancer across Europe, and smokers are most at risk, according to a paper on BMJ.com.

Researchers analysed 7,148 cases of lung cancer and 14,208 controls (people who had not developed lung cancer) across Europe. In the largest study of its kind, they examined radon levels in the present and past homes of all the lung cancer sufferers and the controls. They also obtained detailed smoking histories, including the effects of second-hand smoke on lifelong non-smokers.

PBS - Frontline

December 22, 2004

While prescriptions for Ritalin (methylphenidate) grew dramatically in the 1990s, reports of its illegal use also rose. Here's the range of official statistics on the problem:

According to the University of Michigan's annual "Monitoring the Future" studies, from 1988-1999 the percentage of seniors who reported using Ritalin without a prescription went from 0.3 percent to 2.4 percent. In fact, in its 1994 report, data indicated that at that time, there were more U.S. high-school seniors who abused Ritalin than there were seniors who were legally prescribed the drug.

Telegraph News (UK)

December 22, 2004

A doctor has been jailed for nine months for faking blood tests to trick parents into believing that the separate inoculations he gave their children for measles, mumps and rubella were effective.

David Pugh, a 55-year-old private practice GP, was given four concurrent nine-month sentences at Cambridge Crown Court after admitting four counts of forgery at an earlier hearing.

Red Nova News

December 20, 2004

A proposed revamp of the Virginia Division of Forensic Science, to be unveiled today by the State Crime Commission, reflects mounting calls for more independent scrutiny of the nations crime labs.

The Virginia lab, like many, is largely self-regulated. Too few judges, lawyers, and juries understand the science behind the use of DNA testing as a crime-fighting tool. Too many mistakenly regard it as unassailable and infallible.

Telegraph News (UK)

December 15, 2004

Professor Dick van Velzen will not be prosecuted over his alleged role in the retention of babies' organs at the Liverpool hospital, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

The Dutch pathologist is accused of secretly taking hundreds of organs from children who died at the hospital between 1989 and 1995.

Outlook India

December 15, 2004

The Andhra Pradesh High Court today rejected a writ petition seeking to allow harvesting the organs of a patient suffering from incurable Muscular Dystrophy.

Organs can be harvested only from a brain dead patient and the law does not provide for transplanting organs from a person who is still alive.

BBC News (Wales)

December 6, 2004

A man who went to a north Wales hospital for injections to treat arthritis contracted the MRSA bug and died within a week.

An inquest at Wrexham heard that 57-year-old Nigel Pritchard had been quite well before his visit to Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Six days after having injections there, he was rushed back by ambulance and died.

      
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