Kantele Franko, Associated Press Updated 4:23 am PDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by Husel, now charged with murder. Over two dozen wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System and now-fired intensive care doctor William Husel. less FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court ... more Photo: Kantele Franko, AP … [Read more...] about $4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case
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Heather Murphy, New York Times Published 11:42 am PDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY Image 1 of / 27 Caption Close Image 1 of 27 FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. FILE-- Scientists have been documenting case studies of individuals who experience little or no pain for nearly 100 years. Photo: MICHAEL MALONEY At 71, She's Never Felt Pain or … [Read more...] about At 71, She’s Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why.
For Jo Cameron, it takes the sight of blood or the smell of her own flesh burning for her to know that something is very wrong. As the 71-year old Scottish woman recounted to The New York Times earlier this week, she has lived a life virtually free of pain, fear, and anxiety, thanks to a missing stretch of DNA. Doctors discovered there was something different about Cameron when she came in for surgery and turned down painkillers after the nerve blocker from her operation wore off. After years of investigating, they identified the never-before-seen mutation believed to be responsible for her almost supernatural pain tolerance. Weirdly, any wounds she gets also heal faster than other people, and she cannot recall ever having felt anxious, depressed, or scared. They published their findings Tuesday in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. It is uncommon, but not unheard of in human biology, for a sensation as complex as pain to be controlled by a single gene. For decades, scientists have … [Read more...] about Crispr Gene Editing Could One Day Cut Away Human Pain
By Gene Maddaus and Brent Lang | PUBLISHED: February 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm | UPDATED: February 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm Jussie Smollett is facing prison time and the implosion of his career if it turns out he lied about being the target of a hate crime, legal and public relations experts say. “The best thing that Jussie can do is pray and pray a lot,” said Ronn Torossian, founder of 5W Public Relations. “If he made it up, he has big problems in both the court of law and the court of public opinion.” The “Empire” star claimed he was beaten up on Jan. 29 by two men who used racial and homophobic slurs. Smollett’s co-stars and colleagues on “Empire,” celebrities such as Ellen Page and Zendaya, and public figures such as Sen. Kamala Harris rallied behind the actor, releasing statements of support. However, Smollett’s account is now being challenged, with police investigating whether or not he paid two acquaintances, Olabinjo and … [Read more...] about Jussie Smollett faces prison, career ruin if he lied about attack
Feb 01, 1:09 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Rahul Kurup 07/24/17 AT 12:10 AM Heart disease is among the leading causes of death globally and imposes a significant burden on the health-care system. We know some of the causes of heart disease: smoking, unhealthy diet, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and genes.But there are also a lot of people who die from heart disease who don’t have any of these risk factors. Studies are trying to find out why, and it appears the immune system and inflammation in the body could be to blame.The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood vessels of the heart. Coronary artery disease is mainly caused by blockages that affect blood flow to the heart muscle, which interrupts the supply of oxygen and other important nutrients.The most common cause of this blockage is the build-up of fatty molecules called lipids (which … [Read more...] about Why Nonsmokers With Healthy Diets Get Heart Disease