*Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters just recently, that the U. S. now has its first Ebola victim. In a press conference, he said that the person, who has yet to be identified, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20.
But here’s the thing: Unlike the other persons we heard about, such as the health care professionals who experienced Ebola symptoms while in-flight from Africa, and received medical care once they arrived here in the states, this person did not have symptoms while traveling from Africa. The person was diagnosed here, showing symptoms “four or five days later” according to Dr. Frieden. The person was hospitalized and isolated Sunday at a hospital in Texas, he said. Continue reading →
*I can already hear some of our male readers out there thinking, …and your problem with this is?
But it’s serious guys. It is a condition known as Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome and today, on a show called This Morning, one father revealed that he suffers from it. The condition causes him to have up to 100 involuntary orgasms a day, and he broke down in tears saying that it is ruining his life. Continue reading →
A Florida woman who knew she should not have been driving an infant around without a car seat, topped that move with something even dumber. She had a passenger in her car place the baby in the trunk of the car. It wasn’t until cops heard the child’s cries coming from the trunk during a traffic, that she was arrested. On Wednesday she appeared in court and told the judge she had made a mistake, according to CBS Miami.
Broward County authorities said they initially tried to stop Breona Watkins for a broken headlight. But she didn’t immediately pull over. Instead, Watkins drove nearly a quarter-mile, according to the station.
Deputies said Watkins, 19, was trying to avoid getting a ticket for not having the baby in a car seat, so she told her 14-year-old passenger to hide the baby in the trunk before stopping. Continue reading →
*A clearly pregnant woman who attempted to come to the aid of her son, was thrown to the ground, then straddled, by a Brooklyn police officer who apparently didn’t take kindly to her intervention.
Sandra Amezquita, 44, was trying to help her 17-year-old son, Jhohan Lemos, who was being arrested.
Amezquita, from Colombia, is five months pregnant. During the altercation with the NYPD officer, she was thrown down — belly first, before he straddled her and pressed her stomach into the ground. Continue reading →
*Here’s a bit of good new out of the NFL – because we all know they could use some these days. Wink. Wink.
In a gesture of brotherly love, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, left the rivalry between his former team, the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers – who his sibling once played for – in the past. He had something much more important to do: donate a kidney to the Steelers’ former guard – who happened to be his younger brother, Chris Kemoeatu.
Though the two teams are known to be heated rivals, this one act proved the old cliche is true, blood IS thicker than mud!
*On Wednesday in Texas, a woman was executed for the starvation of her girlfriends 9-year-old son a decade ago.
Lisa Coleman, 38, died by lethal injection one hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT, 12 minutes after Texas Department of Criminal officials began administering a lethal dose of pentobarbital.
She was the second woman and ninth convicted killer to receive lethal injection in Texas this year.
As Coleman awaited death, she smiled and nodded to several friends and an aunt who watched through a window, thanking them, expressing her love and urging them to “keep their heads up.”
“I’m all right,” she said. “Tell them I finished strong. … God is good.”
She mouthed an audible kiss, laughed and nodded to her witnesses in the seconds before the lethal drug took effect.
“Love you all,” she said just before closing her eyes and taking a couple of short breaths. Then there was no further movement. Continue reading →
*A baby at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri was recently diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, a rare type of blood “cancer,” which made doctors question if there was more to why the baby has this in the first place. Their suspicions were aroused because the blood disease is a rare genetic disorder that can be acquired or inherited, and is in some rare cases, the result of incest.
Though Dr. Michael Jordon, a pediatrician that works with hematology and oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, tells The Stir that, “Recessive genetic disorders [like HLH but not excluded to HLH] may be more common when parents are related, but the vast majority of parents in the U.S. who have children with HLH aren’t related,” [but] there is still that small possibility that made doctors suspicious enough to contact the police in this case. Continue reading →
*You kind of get the impression something really deep is about to go down, when a news anchor says, “We’ve got some serious stuff to discuss, and we are an open book, and we wanted to let you guys in on something that we’ve known for a while.” This is how Jennifer Roscoe set up the news for her viewers to learn about the return of her co-anchor, Dave Benton’s brain cancer. It was at the end of their nightly newscast on Thursday.
Benton, an Illinois news anchor, then stepped in make the major on-air announcement himself; revealing that his doctors had told him that he has just four to six months left to live. This heartbreaking news is the latest in what has been Benton’s yearlong battle with brain cancer. Continue reading →