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A young patient who died of dehydration at a leading teaching hospital phoned police from his bed because he was so thirsty, an inquest heard yesterday.
Officers arrived at Kane Gorny's bedside, but were told by nurses that he was in a confused state and were sent away.
The keen footballer and runner, 22, died of dehydration a few hours later.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167643/Patient-dying-thirst-rang-999-Inquest-hears-mothers-fury-nurses-neglected-son.html#ixzz1zWUCv2BwA young patient who died of dehydration at a leading teaching hospital phoned police... more
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A large part of what makes all of this so galling is that Santorum and the Right aren’t offering a “one size fits all” ideology. What this is really about are the Republican elites dictating what’s best for the less moral masses while living their own lives as they see fit. Karen Santorum is the perfect example of this.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=30636A large part of what makes all of this so galling is that Santorum and the Right... more
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How much for a broken bone? $1 million?
Monika Buening of the Federal Consumer Affairs Agency said the two companies needed to take action fast to limit the damage.
The fashion chains (H&M and C&A) were not vigilant enough, " the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper quoted her as saying in its Saturday edition.
Buening demanded the clothing chains must now "disclose their supply chain" and "inspect their certifiers better, at least by conducting random checks."
Rebecca Harms, a member of the European Parliament for Germany's Green Party, called for tighter controls on organic textiles from the developing world.
Environmental organization Greenpeace called for a legal investigation into the matter.
The organization's agricultural expert, Martin Hofstetter, told German radio station MDR that some products which had not been organically produced, were being sold as such.
"This is a major malpractice. It's consumer fraud, which must be punished," he said.
The problem with organic cotton from India primarily involves the small structures of the farming sector, Hofstetter said.
He pointed out that many small fields in the country were often clustered together in close proximity to each other, cultivating a variety of different crops - organic, conventional and GM. That often resulted in crop contamination from one field to the other, he said.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/01/24-3Monika Buening of the Federal Consumer Affairs Agency said the two companies needed to... more
I continue to find it more and more interesting yet disturbing that hospitals are becoming great hazards to our health and safety.
This poor women was burned so severely during a fire which started while she was in the operating room that she later died from the burns.
A damned if you do or damed if you don't situation.I continue to find it more and more interesting yet disturbing that hospitals are... more
"A southern Illinois woman died after being severely burned in a flash fire while undergoing surgery, a rare but vexing problem in operating rooms.""A southern Illinois woman died after being severely burned in a flash fire while... more
Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy.
Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for the procedure.
Only Renelique didn't arrive in time. According to Williams and the Florida Department of Health, she went into labor and delivered a live baby girl.
What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate: One of the clinic's owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant's umbilical cord. Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and... more
What part of "circumcision" was unclear? That's basically what a Kentucky man and his wife are asking of two doctors who cut off the man's penis while he was under the knife. The doctors say they discovered cancer and made an emergency decision. The man says, dude, wtf, you cut off my penis. It doesn't grow back, and it was kind of important to me. [more at http://consumerist.com/5054482/man-sues-doctors-for-amputating-penis]What part of "circumcision" was unclear? That's basically what a... more
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says a doctor was reprimanded yesterday after admitting that she secretly sterilized a patient while performing a Caesarean section last year in Berryville, Ark.
Dr. Shirolyn Ruth Moffett told the Arkansas State Medical Board "she performed the tubal ligation — a form of birth control in which the fallopian tubes are surgically cut or blocked to prevent pregnancy — because she feared the lining of the patient’s uterus would burst if she got pregnant again," according to the paper.
Moffett didn't tell the patient, nor did she note the procedure on her medical chart. "I know now that was a mistake," she told regulators, according to the Associated Press. "I had not made this kind of error my whole medical career. I was appalled."
Under yesterday's 6-5 ruling, Moffett gets to keep her medical license.
Officials at St. John's Hospital kept Moffett from seeing patients after they learned about the unauthorized sterilization. In a statement, spokesman Michael Peters says they're "surprised" by the Board's decision.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says a doctor was reprimanded yesterday after admitting... more