February 22, 2010
Surgery, by definition, has risks attached. And anything that cuts down on those risks is welcome.
That’s why one system for tracking and locating “retained objects” — things left in patients after an operation — is getting a closer look in the medical community.
Read Article: Chicago Tribune.Com
Top state lawmakers and friends and colleagues of people killed in several grisly Big Dig crashes are calling for changes to tunnel handrails that have been linked to the deaths of seven people.
State Senate President Therese Murray called for a review by the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the tunnel system.
“While I am not an engineer, it’s clear there is a safety issue here,’’ Murray said in an e-mailed response to the Globe.
Read Article: Boston.Com
WATERBURY — A jury has awarded $1 million for pain and suffering to a young woman who reported being raped by a man who was giving her a ride home from an after-school program in North Haven.
The Superior Court jury also awarded $27,256 in economic damages, to cover the cost of the girl’s emergency room care and psychiatric counseling.
Read Article: NH Register.Com
TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Three Tri-City leaders are challenging President Obama’s authority to terminate plans for a high-level radioactive waste repository in Nevada.
They had a letter delivered to the White House and to Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Thursday afternoon saying that Obama and Chu have violated the federal Nuclear Waste Policy Act by abandoning development of the Yucca Mountain repository.
Read Article: Seattle Pi.Com
SARASOTA — A coalition of environmental and civic groups sued the Obama administration Thursday over its refusal to declare 1.3 million acres as critical habitat for the endangered Florida panther.
The suit, announced at a news conference led by national and state officials of the Sierra Club, targets the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has not blocked any development in panther habitat since 1993.
Read Article: Tampa Bay.Com
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