Boy’s death sparks home safety alert

An increasing number of WA children are being injured by televisions and Kidsafe is urging parents to recognise serious safety risks in homes.The safety organisation said the death of five-year-old Collie boy Peter Gelissen, who was killed when an old-style television toppled from a chest of drawers on Tuesday, was probably the first of …

 

 

 

 

Safety Concerns Halt Trial for Abbott Kidney Treatment

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) said Thursday a clinical trial of a once-promising experimental treatment for kidney disease was discontinued due to safety concerns including an excess death rate among the drug’s users.The setback clouds the prospects for the drug, bardoxolone, which Abbott and analysts had expected to generate more than $1 billion in annual …

 

 

 

 

KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities – Violent street gang: US …

By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American …

 

 

 

 

Slain NY student’s friends focus on violence issue

By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – As her family mourned her death, the friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend have rallied people to …

 

 

 

 

Warning signs seen before actor’s violent end

By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – An attorney said Friday he believes a drug-induced psychosis was responsible for an outburst by an actor that police say ended in the slaying of his landlady before the former …

 

 

 

 

Consumer group sues FDA over Aricept safety

However, the group said the high dose has more-dangerous, potentially deadly side effects including vomiting, which in Alzheimer’s patients ‘‘can lead to pneumonia, massive gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal rupture or death.’’ Other side effects more common at the high dose are nausea, diarrhea, anorexia and confusion.

 

 

 

 

Urban voters seek more campaign talk of gun crime

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM and PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In a tough Philadelphia neighborhood where an off-duty police officer was shot to death last month, a mother is afraid to walk to the …

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Isaac Rising Waters Forces People Out of Homes – DeJaVu?

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Seven years ago, Hurricane Katrina cause massive damage, death and destruction due to flooding and storm surges in New Orleans, LA, Gulf areas in MS and AL. Now, Hurricane Isaac, a Category 1 hurricane when it came ashore, is causing massive damage due to breaching some levys in Louisiana. The flooding is due to Isaac [...]

 

 

 

 

Community reacts to recent spike in violence – WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – The Jackson Police Department reports five people were killed during a recent string of back-to back violent attacks across the Capital City. The spike in murders started Aug. 12 with the death of 18-month-old Keiona Shearrel who was shot and killed. Later in the week, 17-year-old Marquillon Hawkins was shot and [...]