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  • Man Sues Hospital for Not Allowing Him to Take Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

    January 15, 2014 4:25 PM 14

    John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas is being sued by a man named Erick Munoz for refusing to allow him to take his pregnant wife, Marlise Munoz, off life support. Munoz says a doctor told him his wife is considered brain-dead and that his wife once made it clear to him that she would not want life support if ever faced with this situation

  • Issues and matters arising from the Anti-Tobacco Campaign

    January 15, 2014 4:21 PM 15

    What could possibly pass for the take off of Anti Tobacco Campaign can be said to have started in 1632 when it became illegal to smoke publicly in Massachusetts. But this had to do more with the moral beliefs of the time and not the health concerns. However, in the 1950s, more and more claims linking smoking to lung cancer began to emerge. In 1965, television

  • Injured Mountain Biker Endures Seven-Week Erection

    January 15, 2014 3:35 PM 13

    LONDON (CBS Atlanta) – A cyclist needed medical intervention at an Irish hospital because an injury he suffered caused his penis to remain erect for nearly two months. The unnamed bicyclist sustained an injury on the crossbar of his mountain bike that interfered with the blood flow to his penis. A medical report quoted in the Irish Examiner said the biker’s

  • Stop training certificate nurses - Nurses Assoc.

    January 15, 2014 5:20 AM 13

    Giving reasons for his concern, he explained that because most sick people are comfortable and safe with educated nurses, it leaves the certificate nurses with just little to do at the hospitals. In his opinion, when the system is abolished it would reduce the burden of having to train the certificate nurses and help maximize the enhanced skills of the registered

  • Enugu State Auto Parts Dealer Arrested Over Heroin

    January 14, 2014 8:15 PM 14

    A suspected drug syndicate has abandoned 9.270kg of heroin originating from Pakistan at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) discovered the drug inside an abandoned luggage on the conveyor belt during inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight. A 38 year old auto parts

  • Adebayor To Sponsor Medical Bills Of Alligator Kids

    January 14, 2014 6:57 PM 24

    An Accra-based Togolese International football star, Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor, has gone to the rescue of three Ghanaian children who have been attacked by a strange skin disease, which doctors at Jirapa, in the Upper West region, have failed to treat. The football star has agreed to sponsor the medical bills of the three (3) children, who are from Kuunchen

  • Flu vaccine hard to find as demand surges amid record hospitalizations

    January 12, 2014 9:10 AM 27

    Pharmacies and clinics across North Texas reported dwindling supplies of flu vaccine Saturday as news of local deaths and record numbers of hospitalizations caused a spike in demand. Some stores, such as the Preston Road Pharmacy in University Park, said they had been out of shots for days, even as hundreds of people kept calling. And at some stores

  • Hindus Welcome Yoga Teaching In Schools

    January 10, 2014 12:44 PM 28

    Hindus have applauded Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) in New Mexico (USA) for reportedly offering yoga in its various schools, and have urged all New Mexico school districts to do the same for their pupils. Calling it a “step in the right direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested all school

  • Moderate amount of coffee doesn’t dehydrate you

    January 10, 2014 7:03 AM 17

    There is no evidence for a link between moderate coffee consumption and dehydration, according to a study in PLOS ONE. The global population consumes 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day and it’s a common belief that coffee is dehydrating. But the tiredness, headaches, dizziness or light-headedness that can result from even mild dehydration is unlikely to be caused

  • Mother accuses doctors of stealing baby from her womb after waking from caesarean to be told she'd imagined her pregnancy

    January 9, 2014 5:32 PM 20

    A father has accused a doctor of stealing the baby from his wife's womb after she awoke from a C-section to be told her pregnancy had been ‘imaginary’, it was reported today. Brazilian Claudia Aparecida Lopes, 30, claimed she attended all her pre-natal appointments and even had two ultra-sound scans. The last scan, at nine months, even showed the baby was in a breech