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December 8, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Chronic pain is usually thought of as a problem affecting adults. But a new study shows that chronic pain is also highly prevalent in children and that more kids today suffer from pain compared with two decades ago. Researchers in Nova Scotia analyzed data from 41 studies on pain in children published since 1991,which was the last time such an analysis was completed. They found that chronic pain conditions are more common in girls than boys and that pain problems tend to increase with age. Headache is the most common type of chronic pain in kids, with 23% of children age7 to 18 reporting weekly headaches and 5% reporting daily headaches.
April 20, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
It may be no surprise that the U.S.-based airline that has drawn the most complaints per passenger over the last five years is Spirit Airlines. After all, the Florida-based carrier is known for super-tight seating and dozens of fees, including charges for soft drinks and carry-on bags. But the executives at the ultra-low-cost carrier are probably not sweating the study results because another report released last week said that Spirit also had the highest profit margin of any U.S. carrier in 2013.
March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
A hometown crowd filled Iceberg Skating Palace with cheers when Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won a surprise gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. But more than a few neutral observers questioned whether Sotnikova had truly outskated defending champion Yuna Kim and now officials from her native South Korea are asking the international skating federation to take another look. “Together with the Korea Skating Union, we have decided to file an official complaint [to the ISU]
September 16, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan; Ben Bolch, Staff and Wire Reports
South Africa's minister for women and children has filed a complaint with the United Nations over how Caster Semenya's case was handled. Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya says the international athletics governing body failed to safeguard the confidentiality of the runner whose sex has been questioned. She says they showed "blatant disregard" for Semenya's "human dignity." The complaint made Monday asks the UN Division for the Advancement of Women to investigate the matter.
February 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Remember the Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as her rapist when he sentenced the offender to 31 days in prison? His comments, which sparked national outrage, have prompted a formal judicial complaint against him. A prosecutor for the state's judicial oversight board has accused Judge G. Todd Baugh of imposing an “overly lenient and unlawful sentence” that “eroded public confidence in the judiciary.” The Montana Judicial Standard Commission's formal charge against Baugh of Yellowstone County was announced Tuesday after the panel received hundreds of complaints about him, including eight that were formally filed.
December 16, 2008 | FROM TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Eastman Kodak Co.'s complaint seeking to bar rivals Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. from importing mobile phones with digital cameras that infringe its patents will be investigated by U.S. trade officials. The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would investigate the complaint brought by Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak, the 128-year-old photography company.
September 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. settled U.S. regulatory claims that the company misleadingly suggested it might increase a stake in General Motors Corp. in 2006 while looking to sell the stock. Tracinda wasn't fined and resolved the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil complaint by pledging to refrain from similar misconduct, the agency said.
November 19, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Clark County, Nevada, district attorney's office is seeking criminal charges against Marion "Suge" Knight, stemming from an incident in August in which Las Vegas police say they found the hip-hop mogul beating his girlfriend just off a busy thoroughfare. A criminal complaint being processed Tuesday in Las Vegas Justice Court charges Knight with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery. The complaint accuses Knight of striking Melissa Isaac. Police say they arrested Knight after they saw the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records beating the woman while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
May 23, 1989
A former secretary in Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office claimed Monday that she was demoted and transfered out of the Republican supervisor's office because she is Latina and a Democrat. In a complaint filed with the county's Civil Service Commission, Gloria A. Salmeron said she was told May 2 by Antonovich's chief deputy, Tom Silver, to clear out her desk immediately and report to work in the executive office because "her work was not getting done." During her 15 years with the county, including the last three with Antonovich's office, Salmeron was always rated competent, said Rees Lloyd, attorney for the Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Assn.
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