Health Care

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops Bramhall transplanted the liver following the fiery crash-landing of the plane that was transporting the donor liver to Birmingham. According to AP , Simon Bramhall admitted to the crime Wednesday in a case a prosecutor described as "without legal precedent in criminal law". [Full Article...]

IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you?

IN THE KNOW: Is the flu for you? The first full week of the holiday shopping season saw a spike in the number people coming down with influenza in the St. Louis area. The county reminds its residents there is no live virus in flu shots and the vaccine can not cause the flu . [Full Article...]

JESSICA JONES Announces Debut Date for Season 2 in New Trailer

JESSICA JONES Announces Debut Date for Season 2 in New Trailer Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on March 8th, 2018. Netflix (unsurprisingly) had quite a hit with Jessica Jones , Marvel's most reluctant superhero who drowns her guilt and PTSD in endless shots of whiskey and casual sex. "If Season 1 was in her head and in her mind, then Season 2 will be more in her heart", she said. This kinda caught me by surprise, because I wasn't expecting such a... [Full Article...]

Expect a Bad Flu Season

Expect a Bad Flu Season Like it or not, flu season is here. The CDC says a study done this year showed that flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by half (51 percent) among children with underlying high-risk medical conditions and by almost two-thirds (65 percent) among healthy children. [Full Article...]

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque explained that "active support" means the PNP can "participate" in the campaign and that it will have to "consult" the PDEA on anti-drug operations. Because of the order announced Tuesday, the police can now join anti-drug raids but have to coordinate their actions with the PDEA. She added: "We are hopeful that [the PNP] will follow the lead of the [Philippine ... [Full Article...]

Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach

Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach Less than a year after Willie Taggart inspired the Ducks with his tagline "Do Something", Oregon is searching for a new head coach. At Oregon, Taggart's team was averaging 49.6 points per game as it got off to a 4-1 start. It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher . The Florida State football program has its new leader. The Ducks play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bow... [Full Article...]

Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page'

Yemen rebel leader to Saudis: Let's 'turn the page' In response, Houthi chief Abdul-Malek al-Houthi made a surprise speech this morning, calling on Saleh and tribal leaders to intervene to stop the internal bloodshed and reunite the internal ranks to face the "aggression", in reference to the Saudi-led military coalition. [Full Article...]

Florida gas prices poised to rise as OPEC considers production cuts

Florida gas prices poised to rise as OPEC considers production cuts The state's current average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about $2.53 per gallon, the Dearborn-based auto club said in a news release early Monday. High refinery maintenance this fall has led to higher gas prices and tightened supply, leaving a typically volatile area even more susceptible to sudden price shocks. [Full Article...]

Manchester United will try to win at Watford - Ashley Young

Manchester United will try to win at Watford - Ashley Young United are now in second place in the table on 29 points, eight points behind runaway leaders Man City. No Premier League team has performed better than United on home soil during the 2017-18 campaign, but Jose Mourinho's side only have the sixth-best away record at this stage of the season. [Full Article...]

Republican senator Tim Scott says Roy Moore should 'move on'

Republican senator Tim Scott says Roy Moore should 'move on' In a later tweet , Trump seemed to try to slightly distance himself from Moore , making clear he was far from his first choice for the candidacy. Despite the multiple allegations against Moore - he reportedly was banned from an Alabama mall for repeatedly bothering teen girls - Trump has defended him. [Full Article...]

White House applauds decision to ease Saudi blockade in Yemen

White House applauds decision to ease Saudi blockade in Yemen The coalition fighting the armed Houthi movement in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow aid in through the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Salif, as well as United Nations flights to Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country. [Full Article...]

UN Calls For All Afghans To Unite To End Violence Against Women

UN Calls For All Afghans To Unite To End Violence Against Women The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an worldwide campaign to raise awareness on violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against women, one of the ways that the UN is helping the global community fight this scourge, is a grant system that has given away more than $129 million to groups and individuals supporting women's rights. [Full Article...]

At Least 50 Employees Fired From Essentia For Not Getting Flu Shot

At Least 50 Employees Fired From Essentia For Not Getting Flu Shot Prabu says the reason the hospital went this way was to protect patients. Essentia stands by its mandatory policy and Dr. Prabhu maintains, this is what it takes to keep patients and fellow workers safe from potential infections this flu season. [Full Article...]