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Pennsylvania birth records uncover BMI link and infant cancer

admin July 31, 2019
Birth Records

Researchers investigating Pennsylvania birth records have found links between severe obesity and childhood cancer. The research involved around two million Pennsylvania birth records together with approximately 3,000 registered records (cancer). These records filed between 2003 through 2016. The results revealed that mother’s who gave birth with a BMI in excess of 40 passed on a 57% risk to their children…

California Ammo background check bill now effective

admin July 15, 2019
Background Check

The new California ammo background check bill is now effective which makes California the first U.S. State to impose a more stringent process at point of sale. Whether this prompts other States to follow suit remains to be seen. In 2016 California voters voted overwhelmingly to approve the measures and requirements that those suffering from mental illness, a history of…

NSA Collecting Phone Records Again

admin July 4, 2019
Phone Records

The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents confirming the NSA collecting phone records in 2017 and 2018. This round of unauthorised harvesting came no more than four months after the NSA deleted over 620 million phone records it had collected since 2015 within the remit of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act (Title V). In respect of the 2018 (February)…

California Criminal Records may see millions expunged

admin June 17, 2019
Criminal Records

Two legislative measures (AB1076 and AB1331) concerning California criminal records argue for restoration of rights for ex prisoners. Those released often find that re acclimatising to society and overcoming the obstacles of re integration are a further sentence in itself. The Democrat initiative, if successful, could see upwards to eight million Californian residents enjoy a clean slate. This legislation follows…

Guardianship probate court case raises concerns

admin June 7, 2019
Elder Abuse

Negative press has yet again fallen on the guardianship probate court process and especially a Macomb County judge who has been embroiled in similar circumstances previously. An investigation by 7 Action News has seen the State Supreme Court and the Attorney General take action. The guardianship company who were appointed by The Macomb County Judge (Kathryn George) have now requested…

Elder Abuse Hotline unable to cope with concerned callers

admin May 28, 2019
Elder Abuse

Missouri’s elder abuse hotline has been deluged by concerned callers but the department has only been able to answer half of those calls. The hotline also serves residents with disabilities (18-59) and those 60 years and over, reports are collated on neglect, abuse and exploitation. Last year over 17,000 calls were disconnected following a recorded message while a further 10,000…