Health

Ambulance call denied: woman 'was still talking'

A woman from northern Sweden died after four calls placed over a four day period requesting to have an ambulance sent to her home in Timrå were ignored.

E.coli patients may need kidney transplants

Karl Lauterbach, health spokesman for the opposition Social Democrats, has warned that some of those who have fallen ill in the E.coli epidemic could face severe health problems.


Face transplant performed on woman mauled by chimpanzee

LeAnne Gendreau NBC Connecticut 11.06.2011
Face transplant performed on woman mauled by chimpanzee

After 20 hours of surgery, more than 20 surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals in a Boston hospital have given Charla Nash the new face she has waited for for more than two years.

Germany: Sprouts are cause of E. coli outbreak

KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and DAVID RISING My Way News 11.06.2011
Germany: Sprouts are cause of E. coli outbreak

Investigators have determined that German-grown vegetable sprouts are the cause of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000, the head of Germany's national disease control center said Friday.


Rare, Aggressive Fungus Strikes Tornado Victims

A Joplin doctor said Thursday his hospital treated five Joplin tornado victims for a rare, aggressive fungal infection sometimes found in survivors of other natural disasters.

STUDY: Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking

CBS San Francisco 10.06.2011
STUDY: Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking

Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous.


E. coli death toll in Germany hits 30

The death toll from an outbreak of killer bacteria centred on Germany jumped to at least 30 on Thursday, as EU and Russian leaders got ready to cross swords over Moscow's ban on EU vegetables.

U.S. cancer drugs shortage has doctors scrambling

Debra Sherman and Julie Steenhuysen Reuters 08.06.2011
U.S. cancer drugs shortage has doctors scrambling

Cancer medicines desperately needed by sick children and adults are in short supply, undermining the ability of U.S. doctors to administer treatments, top oncologists warned this week.


Germany backtracks on sprouts as E. coli source

First they pointed a finger at Spanish cucumbers. Then they cast suspicion on sprouts from Germany. Now German officials appear dumbfounded as to the source of the deadliest E. coli outbreak in modern history, and one U.S. expert has called the in...

Focus shifts to sprouts in E.coli outbreak

KIRSTEN GRIESHABER AP 06.06.2011
Focus shifts to sprouts in E.coli outbreak

Consumers were awaiting the release of official test results Monday that will most likely confirm that vegetable sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany caused the terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe that has killed 22 people and sicken...


Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dies

JOE SWICKARD AND PAT ANSTETT Detroit Free Press 04.06.2011
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dies

Jack Kevorkian — embraced as a compassionate crusader and reviled as a murderous crank — died early this morning. Known as Dr. Death even before launching his fierce advocacy and practice of assisted suicides, Kevorkian, 83, died at Beaumont Hospi...

Three suspected cases of mystery e-coli in US

Health officials said Thursday three people in the United States are suspected to have fallen ill from e-coli bacteria after traveling to Germany where the mystery outbreak has killed 17.


E. coli outbreak in Europe blamed on 'super-toxic' strain

MARIA CHENG and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Yahoo! News 03.06.2011
E. coli outbreak in Europe blamed on 'super-toxic' strain

Scientists on Thursday blamed Europe's worst recorded food-poisoning outbreak on a "super-toxic" strain of E. coli bacteria that may be brand new.

Australian beef drawn into Japan E. coli alert

There are claims Australian beef imports could be linked to E. coli outbreaks in Japan.


WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

Woman With Bedbugs Bites Denied Medical Treatment

Christine Lewis said she was just being honest with the nurse at Colorado's Aurora Medical Center when she showed her the festering bites on her arms just before she was to have a spinal injection for her back pain. But when the doctor arrived, in...


14 dead in Germany as cucumber crisis grows

Frederic Happe Yahoo! News 31.05.2011
14 dead in Germany as cucumber crisis grows

Germany on Monday held crisis talks amid reports that at least 14 people have died and hundreds are ill in an outbreak of a highly virulent strain of bacteria found on imported cucumbers.

Woman gives birth to baby she carried in abdomen

Richard Ruelas The Arizona Republic 24.05.2011
Woman gives birth to baby she carried in abdomen

In a pregnancy that defied the odds, a Phoenix woman gave birth Monday to a baby she had carried just outside her uterus, a feat so rare that doctors couldn't say for sure whether such a birth had ever occurred before.


Gallup: 61 Percent of Americans Say All or Most Abortions Should Be Illegal

Sixty-one percent of American adults—including some who describe themselves as “pro-choice”—told Gallup in a survey conducted May 5-8 that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances.

Bulgaria's black market in blood is flourishing

Her 85-year-old husband needed immediate surgery but doctors told her to find blood for the operation herself. So Slavka Petrova swallowed her anguish and went to haggle on the black market outside the national blood clinic. It's a grim reality fo...



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