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Not for home use…

December 6, 2011

TearLab gets FDA nod for home use of dry eye test (Reuters) – TearLab Corp said health regulators allowed home use of its device to diagnose dry eye condition, sending the medical device maker’s shares up as much as 80 percent to their highest in eight months.

Please issue a correction. The test was CLIA-waived for professional office use, not home.

The wrong school

November 23, 2011

Penn’s new athletic head has no plans to cancel football

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) – Penn State’s new acting athletic director said on Friday there are no plans to cancel the rest of the Nittany Lions’ football season or to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from outside Beaver Stadium.

Inaccurate headline?

October 20, 2011


I take exception to the title of your article on Facebook and brain size.

Offensive headlne?

September 13, 2011

I am writing with reference to your article, ‘Jacko’s doc represents rise in criminal prosecutions.’ I was extremely shocked a media establishment such as yours which is respected for its integrity would use such a term.

Misleading headline?

September 6, 2011

Family sues police over California Taser death

LOS ANGELES, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The parents of a Southern California man who accuse police of killing their son with a Taser after he honked at a patrol car have sued the sheriff’s department and county.

Cramping our style?

September 6, 2011

Nadal collapses after win at scorching U.S. Open Moments later, Nadal suddenly stopped talking, then covered his face with his hands and slumped to the floor.

Please!!! Nadal did not collapse… he cramped.

Sloppy…

August 17, 2011

Berlin mayor criticises nostalgia for Berlin Wall

Wowereit said the Wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells peeled while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across Berlin for a moment of silence for the victims.

What a difference an A makes

August 11, 2011

Obama says U.S. is still a AAA country

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a downgrade in the United States’ credit rating on political gridlock in Washington and said he would offer some recommendations on how to reduce federal deficits.

To air is human?

August 4, 2011

Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival ROME (Reuters) – Madonna’s film about King Edward VIII’s relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival.


“To air” means to be broadcast over the airwaves, on television or radio.

Taking a swipe at our headline

August 1, 2011

Driver swipes L.A. police cruisers, injures 4 officers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Four Los Angeles police officers were injured on Saturday, one of them critically, when a 64 year-old woman who may have been asleep at the wheel struck their cruisers, police said.