A 49 year old policeman is dead, 5 other persons are ill and doctors are puzzled by this mysterious disease just outside of Hamburg. Andreas Breitner, Minister of the Interior, confirmed to the “Schleswig Holstein newspaper” the death of the 49-year-old policeman at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) on Tuesday (9 Apr 2013), after multi-organ failure. Another policeman, aged 38 years is in critical condition. He is suffering from [...]
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LAS VEGAS — Metro Police have confirmed a shooting at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas Friday night.
A female has been shot and transported to University Medical Center. The suspected gunman then shot himself, the police said.
As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come.
His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center.
After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants [...]
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., 72, was taken to the emergency room at University Medical Center in Las Vegas Friday afternoon following a traffic accident.
Nevada Highway Patrol said his caravan was involved in a six-car accident about 1:10 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15 at Sahara Avenue. Four of the cars were with Reid’s caravan.
“Senator Reid was taken to University Medical Center Hospital by his security detail as a [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas Friday after a highway accident involving multiple vehicles in his motorcade.
An Israeli soldier was severely wounded by Palestinian fire along the Gaza border early on Tuesday, just hours before a high-profile visit to the strip by the Qatari emir, the military said.
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IDF officer hurt near Gaza border, in critical state
Military sources say explosion heard in vicinity where terrorists often place explosive devices near border fence.
An IDF officer injured on Tuesday morning during a routine patrol near the Gaza border fence [...]
Oct 9, 2012
As of Monday, contaminated steroids have sickened 105 people with a noncontagious but deadly form of fungal meningitis, while 13,000 people may have been exposed to the contamination. Eight have died. Health officials attribute the outbreak to spinal steroid injections for back pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found fungus in sealed vials of the steroid in question, produced by the Massachusetts-based pharmacy, New England Compounding [...]
September 29, 2012
A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house.
Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door.
[...] John Adams was watching television when his wife heard pounding on the door. Police [...]
With rumblings that Gen. David Petraeus might be in the mix for Romney’s running mate, here are POLITICO’s Top 10 Petraeus facts:
1. Nickname was “Peaches” when he was young — either because of his lack of facial hair or because it was a shortened version of his surname.
2. During a training exercise in 1991 was hit in the chest by a bullet. His surgeon at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center was Bill Frist, who [...]
More scientists flag up health risks from x-ray scanners
Aug 7, 2012
An article in the New York Times health and science section today carries several revealing details indicating that doctors and scientists are extremely wary of the TSA’s use of full-body “backscatter” X-ray scanners.
The article details an account from pregnant Yolanda Marin-Czachor, a 34-year-old mother and teacher from Green Bay, Wis., who says:
“one of the first things my doctor said was: [...]
Two illegal immigrants initially denied potentially lifesaving organ transplants could eventually receive the procedures at two area hospitals, according to a source close to the men.
The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center last week agreed to begin evaluating Lorenzo Arroyo, 36, for a liver transplant, while Loyola University Medical Center agreed to evaluate Jorge Mariscal, 23, for a kidney transplant, said the Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of [...]
Robot snakes already used for operations inside bodies
Next generation will be wireless
Robots carry scissors, cameras and forceps
Tiny snakes that coil through human bodies armed with sharp tools such as scissors sound like the stuff of sci fi – and not the pleasant kind.
But scientists and doctors are already using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs.
The next generation, though, will be wireless, [...]
Washing up, cooking and cleaning can help reduce the risk of Alzheimers even in those over 80, a study has claimed.
Researchers asked 716 volunteers with an average age of 82 to wear a device that monitors day-to-day activity.
Study participants were also given cognitive tests to measure memory and thinking ability.
Those who kept active by doing day-to-day tasks were said to have a lower risk of Alzheimers, according to experts
After around [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people.
Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen levels that could make allergy sufferers miserable, officials say.
The tree pollen count for Wednesday, was 1,600, more than the 1,500 threshold that signals a dangerous air quality warning, said Dr. Joseph Leija, who performs the Midwest’s official [...]
Emergency officials spray a hose, after being summoned to control a crowd in front of 83 Harbor Rd. in Mariners Harbor. (Staten Island Advance/Michael Oates)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -(Silive) – Firefighters came to the rescue of two police officers outnumbered in Mariners Harbor today, in a scene so chaotic that New York’s Bravest employed a truck-mounted deluge gun — a water cannon — to fend off the marauding group of teens.
LAS VEGAS – Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup on Lap 13, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.
The 33-year-old British racer was a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, including this year’s race.
Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup.
A woman who did not want to give her name waits to hear about her husband who works at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company in Cupertino, Calif., after a shooting Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)
(CBS/AP) Updated at 12:27 a.m. ET
Authorities searched Wednesday for a man they say killed two and wounded six at the Northern California limestone quarry where he worked, and may have also [...]
EAST MEADOW, NY (WCBS 880) – Police say 11 people were arrested after a fight broke out inside a Long Island hospital.
The loud and disorderly crowd, said to be a group of men and women in their 20s, walked into Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow around midnight and tried to get into the emergency room, while threatening the hospital staff. – Source
GALLATIN, Tenn. – Gallatin Police confirm five workers were injured in an explosion Friday morning at the Hoeganaes plant on Airport Road.
Fire officials said three employees were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two were taken to Sumner Regional Hospital. The names of the victims weren’t immediately released.
The incident was reported at 6:37 a.m.
It is not yet known what caused the fire, but officials said it was not a flash [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michael O’Neal is a pharmacist. He purchases drugs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He often deals with drug shortages, but this one is bad. O’Neal is concerned about the availability of electrolytes. They are critical to a babies in neonatal intensive care and seriously ill adults.Electrolytes are administered to a critically ill patient for nutritional support intravenously. They are given to [...]
Coffee linked to one in 10 burst blood vessels in the brain
Coffee, sex and blowing your nose could increase the risk of a type of stroke, say researchers in the Netherlands.
The study on 250 patients identified eight risk factors linked to bleeding on the brain.
They all increase blood pressure which could result in blood vessels bursting, according to research published in the journal Stroke.
The Stroke Association said [...]
Geuris Tejada was killed in Washington Height, allegedly over an iPhone.
A 24-year-old man was shot dead in a confrontation with three people who stole his iPhone in the lobby of an upper Manhattan apartment building, police and the victim’s family said.
The three suspects, including a teenage boy, were quickly taken into custody late Monday after being spotted fleeing the scene in a black Honda by cops sitting in [...]
By FRANK ELTMAN
The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 2, 2011; 5:42 PM
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A heavily armed man who crashed his pickup truck, then shot an EMT responding to the accident before being killed by police appeared to be on his way to carry out a mass killing, police said Wednesday.
The man, who was not identified by police, had a rifle strapped to his chest, and [...]
From Breaking News: Local media is reporting Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a Democrat, was shot â€˜point blank in the head at a town-hall like event in northern Tucson. Is this the beginning?
Update from NBC News:Â Dem Party in Tucson saying Giffords taken to hospital, 5 others also shot. Shooter apparently in custody.
Update 2: from Fox Phoenix: 12 people shot at Gabby Giffords community meeting. Congresswoman among the injured.