Older Americans are being overlooked in the opioid epidemic. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of Americans over the age of 50 suffering from opioid addiction has doubled between 2002 and 2014.
“Older Americans are among those unseen in this epidemic,” said Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA) during the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
A premature baby in Scotland was decapitated while still in his mother’s womb during a botched delivery at Ninewells Hospital, in Dundee.
Dr. Vaishnavy Laxman, a 41-year-old consultant gynecologist, who quite frankly doesn’t even appear to know how to deliver a child, was expected to perform an emergency C-section on a 30-year-old first time mother if the baby was breech (which it was), but instead allegedly went against given advice and attempted to deliver the baby naturally — telling the mom to push while the baby’s legs were being pulled.
This caused the child’s legs, arms and torso to become detached, leaving its head inside the mother’s womb, according to what was relayed at the tribunal hearing.
The mother, only identified as Patient A, was then forced to undergo a C-section so that the baby’s head could be removed. Continue reading →
*The testimony of an Ohio woman and mother of two who was set on fire by her boyfriend before she succumbed to her injuries will be used in the man’s murder trial.
Judy Malinowski, 33 died in June 2017 after her boyfriend doused her body in petrol and threw a match on her. His defense was that he accidentally burned her as he lit a cigarette.
A judge ruled recently that the taped testimony Malinowski allowed authorities to record as she lay dying in the hospital, identifying her boyfriend over a two-hour period would be permitted. Because of injuries to her trachea, she was barely audible, and struggled to communicate, but used nods for “yes” or “no.”
Michael Slager, 42, committed the gruesome act at a petrol station forecourt in Gahanna, near Columbus. He was convicted of aggravated arson and felony assault in December 2016, but after doctors informed prosecutors the victim would not survive her injuries, they began preparing a murder case against him.
In the attack, Malinowski suffered burns covering 80 per cent of her body. She also lost both her ears, two fingers and much of her hair. Continue reading →
*This has got to be one of the saddest stories I have ever heard. After Dale Clarke initially found a lump the size of a piece of rice on his penis — and then it grew to the size of a grape within three weeks, forcing doctors to remove a part of it, he fears the worst.
He may lose his entire penis,
Stricken with a rare form of terminal cancer, Clarke, the father of a 6-year-old boy, and another child on the way, has already lost all sensation in his manhood and during the past seven months has had five operations, nine rounds of radiotherapy and two rounds of chemo.
Still, the tumors keep coming back.
Fox News reports he has been left with a gaping wound at the top of his groin, and has had skin taken from his thigh grafted on to his penis.
Clarke, who lives in the UK, says the situation has “absolutely destroyed me,” and warns other men to see a doctor right away if they sense something is wrong down there.
He is certainly being extremely brave, speaking so openly about his situation. I believe we would all agree that many men would not. Continue reading →
A frailty screening prior to surgery could help to prevent repeat hospitalizations, new research shows. According to Reuters, a new rapid-screening tool may be able to help surgeons identify patients at a greater risk of post-surgical difficulties and reduce the risks those patients may face.
The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says that surgeons often struggle to identify frailty in patients because it’s not always determined by a patient’s age. “It is a person’s frailty,” said Dr. Rachel Khadaroo, the senior author on the study, “not age, which impacts their chance of readmission or death.”
*Churchgoers in Anderson County, S. C. saw something they will never be able to un-see on February 6. They witnessed Kaylee Muthart, 20, use her bare hands to actually tear her eyeballs out.
People say that the woman was hallucinating at the time of the incident. She is healing now, but she will be blind for life.
According to authorities, Muthart was beside herself.
?It took two or three of our guys and two EMTs? to subdue her enough that she could start receiving medical assistance, Sheriff Chad McBride of the Anderson County Sheriff?s Office said.
Now her family is using their misfortune to warn others about the risks involved in illegal drug use. According to Katy Tompkins, Muthart’s mother, it was hard to hear the diagnosis that her daughter will never see again.
?That was a struggle, I can?t even explain that feeling when I found out, it was horrifying. Complete terror,? Tompkins told People. ?I was thankful she was alive, but I knew something was wrong with her.?
Tompkins is speaking out in the video below, warning people about the drugs they take, and the people they hang around with who do drugs.
Doctors believe Muthart may have used methamphetamine laced with another substance which caused her to hallucinate.
Tompkins said Muthart believed ?the world was upside down? and she ?heard voices that told her to sacrifice her eyes in order to make it to heaven.?
Scroll down to watch the FOX Carolina video report and read more at Fox News.com
Consider yourself warned. The story story contains graphic content that some readers may find disturbing. You like sushi? Well you might reconsider that after reading this story about a man who blames the 5-1/2 foot tapeworm that dangled from his body on his diet.
The Fresno man said he loves the raw fish so much, he eats it every day.
This is how it all started.
A few months ago the man visited an emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhea. He was seen by Dr. Kenny Banh, a UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Physician, who remembered the man had an unusual request.
“He asked me for worm treatment and I was like, oh, not an everyday request.”
Skeptical about patients who self-diagnose, the doctor said the man was adamant about his symptoms. He had gone to the bathroom, experienced the diarrhea, and thought he felt something “dangling” from his rectum. Continue reading →