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    Fri Jul 12 04:49:19 2019
    T todgilson2108256 начал обсуждение The Average Hour Of Prime Time Viewing Has Three To Five Violent Acts.

    -image-"The evidence has gotten to the point where it's overwhelming," said Jeffrey G. Johnson of Columbia University, lead author of a study that found watching more than one hour of TV daily is followed by increases in the rate of assaults, fights, robberies and other aggressive acts in later years.

    One of the most definitive studies yet to link watching television with violent behavior https://www.skyz3n5q.online finds both men and women are affected by violent programs on television - but teen-age boys are especially at risk.

    CBS News Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin reports that despite inroads by the National Association of Broadcasters to cut back on television violence, TV still exposes young people to an extraordinary amount of trauma and aggression.

    The average hour of prime time viewing has three to five violent acts. An average of seven people are killed on TV every night.

    According to pediatrician Michael Rich, it's no surprise that kids become desensitized to violence and its consequences.

    "We see violence as a more logical and acceptable solution to conflict," Rich said. "We see more dating violence among young people we see more violence being used for people to get their way."

    The increase in aggressive behavior with more TV watched held true both for people who had previous violent incidents and for those who had not had shown earlier aggression. That means the findings are not merely the result of people already prone to violence being more avid viewers.

    "Our findings suggest that, at least during early adolescence, responsible parents should avoid permitting their children to watch more than one hour of television a day," said Johnson, who is also affiliated with the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

    Johnson's research team studied more than 700 people for 17 years.

    While other studies have linked watching violent television to later aggressive behavior, Johnson said this is the first to investigate the total amount of time individuals spent watching and to follow those people over many years.

    "I was surprised to see a five-fold increase in aggressive behavior from less than one hour to three or more hours," Johnson said in a telephone interview. "I found that quite remarkable."

    The study is appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

    Among youths who watched less than an hour of television daily at age 14, just 5.7 percent were involved in aggressive acts by the ages of 16 to 22, the study found.

    But for those who watched between one and three hours the aggression rate jumped to 22.5 percent, and the rate was 28.8 percent for those who watched three hours or more, the study found.

    The effect was most pronounced for boys, with rates of 8.9 percent committing aggressive acts for those who watched less than an hour of TV at age 14, 32.5 percent for one to three hours and 45.2 percent for those watching more than three hours of television. For girls the rates were 2.3 percent, 11.8 percent and 12.7 percent.

    A researcher whose 1998 analysis found increased violent behavior in youths who watched more than six hours of television daily welcomed the report.

    Mark I. Singer of Case Western Reserve University, who was not connected to the new research, said it was "an important study" that covered a significant period of time and took into account potential outside influences.

    He said part of the importance of the new report is the indication that there is a relationship in both sexes between television viewing and aggressive behavior.

    The American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Psychiatric Association also have reported connections between viewing violent television and aggressive behavior.

  2. Fri Jul 12 02:23:03 2019
    T todgilson2108256 начал обсуждение Hospital Issues AIDS Alert.

    Officials at South Texas Regional Medical Center said the nurse admitted taking drugs from the hospital's dispensary, and may have hid the thefts by refilling vials with saline using the same syringe she used to inject herself.

    Allan Smith, chief executive of the hospital in Jourdanton, about 25 miles south of San Antonio, said the nurse was fired Jan. 4, the day she admitted taking the drugs and revealed her HIV status.

    Smith said fewer than 200 patients were treated in the intensive care and surgical units while the woman worked there, from June to January. However, he said, the hospital sent letters to all 1,100 patients who received the drug Demerol during that time to ask them to get their blood tested.

    "We feel we've done the right thing to ensure the safety of the public," he said Wednesday.

    So far, Smith said, https://www.phhm6ajt.online there was "no evidence that any patient has received any medication that might have been tainted by this nurse."

    The nurse has said she didn't use the same syringe, hospital officials said. But Smith said the hospital fears the nurse refilled single-dose vials of Demoral with saline, using a syringe containing a small amount of her blood. Those vials may have been given to patients.

    Demerol, a brand name for the narcotic meperidine, is a potent and widely prescribed painkiller that can be addictive.

    Dr. F. Blaine Hollinger, a professor of virology at Baylor College of Medicine, said the odds of developing HIV from a direct needle stick with contaminated blood are minimal, and the risks in this case are even less. He said, though, that blood tests were still warranted

    Smith said the hospital detected a problem with missing Demerol around the end of last year, and all nurses in the intensive care unit were given blood tests.

    He said no charges have yet been filed against the nurse who was fired, but the case has been referred to law enforcement agencies.

    The nurse's name was not released.

  3. Fri Jul 12 02:02:11 2019
    T todgilson2108256 начал обсуждение Johnson's Research Team Studied More Than 700 People For 17 Years.

    "The evidence has gotten to the point where it's overwhelming," said Jeffrey G. Johnson of Columbia University, lead author of a study that found watching more than one hour of TV daily is followed by increases in the rate of assaults, fights, robberies and other aggressive acts in later years.

    One of the most definitive studies yet to link watching television with violent behavior finds both men and women are affected by violent programs on television - but teen-age boys are especially at risk.

    CBS News Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin reports that despite inroads by the National Association of Broadcasters to cut back on television violence, TV still exposes young people to an extraordinary amount of trauma and aggression.

    The average hour of prime time viewing has three to five violent acts. An average of seven people are killed on TV every night.

    According to pediatrician Michael Rich, it's no surprise that kids become desensitized to violence and its consequences.

    "We see violence as a more logical and acceptable solution to conflict," Rich said. "We see more dating violence among young people we see more violence being used for people to get their way."

    The increase in aggressive behavior with more TV watched held true both for people who had previous violent incidents and for those who had not had shown earlier aggression. That means the findings are not merely the result of people already prone to violence being more avid viewers.

    "Our findings suggest that, at least during early adolescence, responsible parents should avoid permitting their children to watch more than one hour of television a day," said Johnson, who is also affiliated with the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

    Johnson's research team studied more than 700 people for 17 years.

    While other studies have linked watching violent television to later aggressive behavior, Johnson said this is the first to investigate the total amount of time individuals spent watching and to follow those people over many years.

    "I was surprised to see a five-fold increase in aggressive behavior from less than one hour to three or more hours," Johnson said in a telephone interview. "I found that quite remarkable."

    The study is appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

    Among youths who watched less than an hour of television daily at age 14, just 5.7 percent were involved in aggressive acts by the ages of 16 to 22, the study found.

    But for those who watched between one and three hours the aggression rate jumped to 22.5 percent, and the rate was 28.8 percent for those who watched three hours or more, the study found.

    The effect was most pronounced for boys, with rates of 8.9 percent committing aggressive acts for those who watched less than an hour of TV at age 14, 32.5 percent for one to three hours and 45.2 percent for those watching more than three hours of television. For https://www.umammuowc.online girls the rates were 2.3 percent, 11.8 percent and 12.7 percent.

    A researcher whose 1998 analysis found increased violent behavior in youths who watched more than six hours of television daily welcomed the report.

    Mark I. Singer of Case Western Reserve University, who was not connected to the new research, said it was "an important study" that covered a significant period of time and took into account potential outside influences.

    He said part of the importance of the new report is the indication that there is a relationship in both sexes between television viewing and aggressive behavior.

    The American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Psychiatric Association also have reported connections between viewing violent television and aggressive behavior.

  4. Fri Jul 12 01:08:00 2019

    Officials at South Texas Regional Medical Center said the nurse admitted taking drugs from the hospital's dispensary, https://www.obsw4aps.online and may have hid the thefts by refilling vials with saline using the same syringe she used to inject herself.

    Allan Smith, chief executive of the hospital in Jourdanton, about 25 miles south of San Antonio, said the nurse was fired Jan. 4, the day she admitted taking the drugs and revealed her HIV status.

    Smith said fewer than 200 patients were treated in the intensive care and surgical units while the woman worked there, from June to January. However, he said, the hospital sent letters to all 1,100 patients who received the drug Demerol during that time to ask them to get their blood tested.

    "We feel we've done the right thing to ensure the safety of the public," he said Wednesday.

    So far, Smith said, there was "no evidence that any patient has received any medication that might have been tainted by this nurse."

    The nurse has said she didn't use the same syringe, hospital officials said. But Smith said the hospital fears the nurse refilled single-dose vials of Demoral with saline, using a syringe containing a small amount of her blood. Those vials may have been given to patients.

    Demerol, a brand name for the narcotic meperidine, is a potent and widely prescribed painkiller that can be addictive.

    Dr. F. Blaine Hollinger, a professor of virology at Baylor College of Medicine, said the odds of developing HIV from a direct needle stick with contaminated blood are minimal, and the risks in this case are even less. He said, though, that blood tests were still warranted

    Smith said the hospital detected a problem with missing Demerol around the end of last year, and all nurses in the intensive care unit were given blood tests.

    He said no charges have yet been filed against the nurse who was fired, but the case has been referred to law enforcement agencies.

    The nurse's name was not released.

  5. Fri Jul 12 00:38:16 2019

    Updated at 3:30 p.m.

    President Obama said Thursday he won't "rule out" any options to stem the growing violence in Iraq that has left an al Qaeda splinter group in control of two major https://www.yuelu.xyz/ cities and on a march to Baghdad.

    "What we've seen over the last couple of days indicates the degree to which Iraq's going to need more help, its going to need more help from us and its going to need more help from the international community," the president told reporters following a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    "My team is working around the clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to them," Mr. Obama continued. "I don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria for that matter."

    But his comments will likely do little to stop Republican accusations that he bears responsibility for the current situation. Speaking with reporters Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, accused the president of "taking a nap" while extremists took control over western Iraq and the city of Mosul.

    "It's not like we haven't seen this problem coming for over a year," Boehner said. "The administration's failed policies in Syria, Libya and Egypt and its failure to implement a broader strategy for the Middle East is having a direct impact on the situation in Iraq. The United States has and will continue to have vital national interest in Iraq but the progress made there is clearly in jeopardy."

    He urged the president to provide equipment and technical assistance to the Iraqis.

    Two of the Senate's most prominent hawks, Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned that immediate action was needed. McCain, calling for "drastic measures" to be taken, suggested bringing back Gen. David Petraeus (who resigned as CIA director in the wake of a sex scandal) to the national security team and suggested a broad shakeup of the president's top advisers.

    "We need a new [joint chiefs] chairman, we need a new national security adviser, we need a new team that knows what America's national security interests are," McCain said.

    Graham said that "American air power is the only hope to change the question in Iraq," and that without any intervention, Baghdad is "definitely in jeopardy."

    CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports that there has been no decision to provide additional assistance or what it would look like, according to a Pentagon official. Although air strikes are being examined as one possible option, "we are no closer (to air strikes) today than yesterday," the official said.

    But American intervention would likely face stiff resistance from congressional Democrats, many of whom rode their opposition to the Iraq War to take over the House and Senate in 2006.

    "I don't think there's any appetite in our country for us to become engaged in any more military activity in Iraq," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters. "The American people have been exhausted with wars."

    Pelosi said the breakdown in order in Iraq might have happened with or without U.S. involvement because of the longstanding conflict between the Shia and Sunni denominations of Islam.

    Mr. Obama echoed that assessment in his remarks, saying, that there had been insufficient trust and cooperation between the moderate leaders of the two groups.

    "That accounts in part for some of the weakness of the state and that then carries over into the military capacity," he said. "There will be some short term immediate things that need to be done militarily, and our national security team is looking at all the options but this should be also a wakeup call for the Iraq government. There has to be a political component to this so that Sunni and Shia who care about building a functioning state that can bring about security and prosperity to all people inside of Iraq come together and work diligently against these extremists and that is going to require concessions on the part of both the Shia and Sunni that we haven't seen so far."

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, similarly said that without a change within the Iraq government there was a limit to how far U.S. assistance could go.

    "It's unclear how air strikes on our part can succeed unless the Iraqi army is willing to fight, and that's uncertain given the fact that several Iraqi army divisions have melted away. While all options should be considered, the problem in Iraq has not been so much a lack of direct U.S. military involvement, but a lack of reconciliation on the part of Iraqi leaders," he said in a statement.

    The implications of the increasing violence - which have wiped out the security gains made by American forces during the war - will likely cast a shadow long in the future. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looked to pin the breakdown on the Bush administration.

    "The deadline on Iraq was set by the prior administration," Clinton said, noting that Mr. Obama would have had to negotiate an agreement to keep troops in Iraq past the deadline. "When President Obama came in, he was obviously not an enthusiast about the Iraq War, from the very beginning, very strong critic of it, both its initiation and its handling. There was a lot of effort to work through with the [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki] government what such a Status Of Forces Agreement would look like. At the end of the day the Maliki government would not agree so the decision was made, in effect. There could not be American troops left without such an agreement."

  6. Thu Jul 11 20:59:36 2019

    Officials at South Texas Regional Medical Center said the nurse admitted taking drugs from the hospital's dispensary, and https://www.cvkr27dw.online may have hid the thefts by refilling vials with saline using the same syringe she used to inject herself.

    Allan Smith, chief executive of the hospital in Jourdanton, about 25 miles south of San Antonio, said the nurse was fired Jan. 4, the day she admitted taking the drugs and revealed her HIV status.

    Smith said fewer than 200 patients were treated in the intensive care and surgical units while the woman worked there, from June to January. However, he said, the hospital sent letters to all 1,100 patients who received the drug Demerol during that time to ask them to get their blood tested.

    "We feel we've done the right thing to ensure the safety of the public," he said Wednesday.

    So far, Smith said, there was "no evidence that any patient has received any medication that might have been tainted by this nurse."

    The nurse has said she didn't use the same syringe, hospital officials said. But Smith said the hospital fears the nurse refilled single-dose vials of Demoral with saline, using a syringe containing a small amount of her blood. Those vials may have been given to patients.

    Demerol, a brand name for the narcotic meperidine, is a potent and widely prescribed painkiller that can be addictive.

    Dr. F. Blaine Hollinger, a professor of virology at Baylor College of Medicine, said the odds of developing HIV from a direct needle stick with contaminated blood are minimal, and the risks in this case are even less. He said, though, that blood tests were still warranted

    Smith said the hospital detected a problem with missing Demerol around the end of last year, and all nurses in the intensive care unit were given blood tests.

    He said no charges have yet been filed against the nurse who was fired, but the case has been referred to law enforcement agencies.

    The nurse's name was not released.

  7. Thu Jul 11 20:52:30 2019

    -image-A federal appeals court ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs must pay retroactive disability payments to thousands of Vietnam vets.

    The payments must date to when veterans initially applied for benefits under a law that allowed them to do so beginning Sept. 25, 1985.

    Because of a complicated rule-making procedure, the government said the cancer victims could not receive benefits until Nov. 7, 1996, if they filed a claim after Jan. 4, 1994.

    The appeals court nullified that government interpretation, which affects an estimated 1,200 veterans, said Barton F. Stichman, executive director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program.

    Also undermined by the ruling was the government's position that veterans suffering from adult onset diabetes could not get benefits until July 9, https://www.btrnryrtfvgtbdtn.online 2001, if they filed a claim between Jan. 4, 1994, and July 9, 2001, Stichman said.

    "All I can tell you is for the last 20 years the VA has dragged its feet on the Agent Orange issue. They try every way they can to come up with theories to why they shouldn't give benefits," said Stichman, who filed suit in 1986.

    Phil Budahn, a Veterans Affairs spokesman, said the government had not seen the decision and could not immediately comment.

    Between 1962 and 1971, the United States sprayed 19 million gallons of herbicides over southern Vietnam to destroy jungle cover for communist troops. About 55 percent of that was Agent Orange.

    Over the years, the government has added a host of diseases associated with Agent Orange entitling veterans to disability benefits. Those include several cancers, including cancer to the lung, larynx and trachea. Last year, the government recognized adult onset diabetes.

    The ruling puts prostate cancer and adult onset diabetes in line with the other diseases acknowledged by the government to have links to Agent Orange, meaning disability benefits would be paid from when a claim was first filed.

    For many veterans, the government has paid retroactive benefits while litigation continued. The government reserved the right to take back the benefits if it won the lawsuit.

    Clifford Nash, a Vietnam veteran with prostate cancer, said the court decision will allow him to keep about $11,000 in benefits that he may have had to return had the court ruled the other way.

    "I've heard some veterans say we fought there and now we got to fight for what's right and ours," said the 71-year-old Nash, of West Enfield, Maine. "Everything seems to be taking a turn for the better."

    By David Kravets

  8. Thu Jul 11 20:41:20 2019

    The bill proposed by state Sen. Deborah Ortiz — one of the first in the nation to target sugary sodas as a root cause of kids putting on too many pounds — would offer schools incentives to drop lucrative contracts to sell certain soda brands on their campuses.

    "It is not my intention to demonize soda," Ortiz, a Democrat from Sacramento, said in a statement sent Wednesday, adding that moderate soda pop consumption was not harmful.

    "The problem is that Americans have lost sight of moderation, and fail to recognize how many additional calories soda adds to their diets."

    A number of U.S. states, including Arkansas, Virginia and Washington, currently impose excise taxes on soft drinks. But most use the proceeds to fight litter, not the "epidemic" of overweight children in U.S. schools.

    Ortiz's bill, due to be taken up by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on April 10, would charge manufacturers and distributors 21 cents per 1 gallon) of bottled drinks and $2 per gallon of syrup used to create soft drinks in soda fountains.

    Consumers could be expected to absorb the additional cost, about two cents per 12-ounce can, according to Ortiz, a Democrat who represents Sacramento.

    The bill would raise an estimated $342 million a year, about half of which would be used to fund school health programs as well as after-school activities which some school districts now pay for with money earned through exclusive soft drink sales agreements.

    The rest of the money would be used to fund public health and childhood obesity prevention programs outside of school.

    The bill has generated controversy in Sacramento as beverage industry representatives and some Republican lawmakers accuse Ortiz of "demonizing" popular soft drinks and pushing government too far into the lives of school children and their parents.

    "The senator's desire to improve the health of children in California is commendable. The problem is her approach is misguided," said Sean McBride, spokesman for the National Soft Drink Association in Washington, D.C..

    "It is too simplistic to say that if we just ban or restrict certain foods in the diet, then our children will be healthy and obesity will go away."

    Ortiz's bill is among the latest efforts by state lawmakers to battle rising obesity in California children — many of whom have been offered a menu of sweet drinks and high-fat foods at their school cafeterias.

    Physical exams conducted by schools last year showed that 30 percent of California children in the fifth, https://www.kbcfftyqrd.online seventh and ninth grades are overweight, reflecting national trends which show that over the last 20 years, the overweight and obesity rates among U.S. children have doubled while the number of overweight adolescents has almost tripled.

    Many public health specialists target soft drinks as a primary culprit. An average can of soda has about 150 calories and overall soft drink consumption has almost doubled over the past 20 years.

    Health educators worry that the rise in child obesity levels spells trouble ahead as these children mature into overweight adults more at risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

    Last year California's state legislature passed a new law aimed at limiting the availability of "junk food" in elementary and middle schools, and this month a Democratic state assemblywoman proposed adding an additional "junk food tax" to help pay for children's dental care.

    Both the junk food and soft drink tax proposals come as a growing number of U.S. states look for new ways to boost flagging state revenues, including raising so-called "sin" taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.

  9. Thu Jul 11 15:35:00 2019
    T todgilson2108256 начал обсуждение The Visit Followed A U.S.

    As trade tensions between Washington and Beijing intensify, China's state media on Wednesday suggested it may play a new card -- restricting U.S. access to "rare earths," the chemical elements that are widely used in everything from mobile phones and other consumer electronics to wind turbines, MRI machines and military hardware.

    China dominates global exports of the 17 elements that constitute rare earths, accounting for almost 80 percent of America's imports last year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts. Other countries that supply rare earths to the U.S. include Australia, Estonia, France and Japan.

    Here's a look at what rare earths are and why they could play an important role in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

    The 17 elements defined as rare earths aren't as rare as their moniker suggests -- gold, copper and platinum are more abundant and easier to mine, for instance. By contrast, rare earths are ubiquitous in modern life, and their use is likely to spread as technology advances. 

    Cerium, used in compounds for catalytic converters in automobiles, is the most abundant and is more common in the earth's crust than copper or lead, according to the USGS.

    The glass industry is the largest consumer of rare earths, which are used for polishing, additives for color and other special optical properties. One rare earth element, lanthanum, makes up as much as 50 percent of digital camera lenses, including cell phone cameras.

    Rare earths don't get their name because of their scarcity; rather, they got that label in the 18th and 19th centuries because of their relative imperviousness to heat compared with other mined materials.

    Rare earths are found in such low concentrations around the world that they are harder to extract and refine, and not always found in commercially mineable quantities. As a result, a handful of countries account for the bulk of extraction, including China, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.

    China, which has roughly 40 percent of the global reserves of rare earths, accounted for almost 80 percent of U.S. imports of the elements last year, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. One reason China is the global leader -- it's been pulling rare earths out of the ground for a long time. The country spent a century perfecting the refining method for extracting and refining rare earths in large enough quantities to keep costs manageable. 

    Chinese president Xi Jinping last week visited the country's biggest rare-earths producer in an appearance that was broadcast on Chinese national television. The visit followed a U.S. crackdown on technology giant Huawei by President Donald Trump's administration earlier this month, and was interpreted by experts as a signal that the Chinese government is weighing restrictions on rare-earth exports.

    China will try to meet global rare-earths demand as "long as they are used for legitimate purposes," stated a commentary in the Xinhua news agency, a mouthpiece for Beijing. But later it added that "if necessary, China has plenty of cards to play."  

    Hu Xijin, editor in chief of China's Global Times newspaper, was blunter, saying in a tweet on Tuesday that the country is "seriously considering restricting rare exports to the U.S."

    JJ Kinahan, chief marketing strategist at TD Ameritrade, said China's threat to use rare earths as a weapon against the U.S. is worrisome. "What it shows to me is that there is a little bit of a worsening relationship here," he said. "They went pretty deep in the bag to throw out something that would hurt."    

    Despite China's dominance in producing rare earths, implementing a total ban on exports to the U.S. might not be in its favor. For one, cutting off supplies of a critical material used in products around the world could undermine Beijing's efforts in recent years to portray itself as a responsible actor on the global stage -- and make it harder to bash the Trump administration for its hardball stance on trade. 

    Meanwhile, a Chinese ban risks inviting other countries to rev up rare-earths production. The last U.S. source for rare earths, the Mountain Pass Quarry in California, closed in 2015. The U.S. could shift demand for some metals to places like Malaysia or re-start domestic processing, 바카라사이트 although that could prove difficult because of regulations designed to prevent widespread environmental damage. 

    If China does clamp down, they are likely to be selective in which elements to target because the country wants to be seen as playing by World Trade Organization rules, said Arthur Kroeber, head of research at Gavekal Economics and editor-in-chief of China Economic Quarterly, on a call with clients this week. China's goal is to paint the U.S. as a "lawless actor" that disrupts economic growth, he said.

    "I really think that they have a problem [in] that none of the options are very good and all of them involve very significant costs to China," Kroeber said. "So if they're going to do any of them they have to do them extremely carefully, and I think quite selectively."

    Still, it wouldn't be the first time China tried to use its dominance in rare earths as part of a trade conflict. China blocked some rare-earth exports to Japan after a maritime dispute in 2010. That led some countries to search for alternatives -- and a protest by Japan with the WTO, which ruled in 2014 that the restrictions on rare-earth exports were illegal.

    It also led some companies to cut their use of rare earths and to find alternatives for things like the element dysprosium, used in electric car magnets, the Bank of America analysts noted.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  10. Thu Jul 11 15:28:45 2019
    T todgilson2108256 начал обсуждение Dr.

    -image-Officials at South Texas Regional Medical Center said the nurse admitted taking drugs from the hospital's dispensary, and may have hid the thefts by refilling vials with saline using the same syringe she used to inject herself.

    Allan Smith, chief executive of the hospital in Jourdanton, about 25 miles south of San Antonio, said the nurse was fired Jan. 4, the day she admitted taking the drugs and revealed her HIV status.

    Smith said fewer than 200 patients were treated in the intensive care and surgical units while the woman worked there, from June to January. However, he said, the hospital sent letters to all 1,100 patients who received the drug Demerol during that time to ask them to get their blood tested.

    "We feel we've done the right thing to ensure the safety of the public," he said Wednesday.

    So far, Smith said, there was "no evidence that any patient has received any medication that might have been tainted by this nurse."

    The nurse has said she didn't use the same syringe, hospital officials said. But Smith said the hospital fears the nurse refilled single-dose vials of Demoral with saline, using a syringe containing a small amount of her blood. Those vials may have been given to patients.

    Demerol, a brand name for https://www.vvsiesfrm0.online the narcotic meperidine, is a potent and widely prescribed painkiller that can be addictive.

    Dr. F. Blaine Hollinger, a professor of virology at Baylor College of Medicine, said the odds of developing HIV from a direct needle stick with contaminated blood are minimal, and the risks in this case are even less. He said, though, that blood tests were still warranted

    Smith said the hospital detected a problem with missing Demerol around the end of last year, and all nurses in the intensive care unit were given blood tests.

    He said no charges have yet been filed against the nurse who was fired, but the case has been referred to law enforcement agencies.

    The nurse's name was not released.

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