Category Archives: Health

Salmonella that Killed Dozens of Dogs, Sickened 14 People

So far, at least 5 people have been hospitalized by Salmonella poisoning. It is believed that tainted dog food is the colporate. 14 people from around 9 different states have reported symptoms. It can be contracted from handling infected dog food then not properly washing hands before eating. “Our folks are really wanting people to be aware of it. They want to be aware  that this is causing people to get sick because they may have product in their  homes. For every one that is reported, there may be 29 others,” said CDC spokeswoman Lola Russell. In 2005, aflatoxin, a toxic mold, was found in food made at the same Diamond  Pet Foods plant in South Carolina, which resulted in the death of dozens of dogs. Fox News reported, “the company offered a  $3.1 million settlement. The Food and Drug Administration determined the deadly  fungus likely got into the plant when it failed to test 12 shipments of corn. The recall covers a number of pet food brands made at the Gaston plant,  including Canidae, Natural Balance, Apex, Kirkland, Chicken Soup for the Pet  Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge,  Professional, 4Health and Taste of the Wild.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/05/salmonella-in-dog-food-sickens-14-people-in-us/?test=latestnews#ixzz1u2XYrnqL

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Dentist Removes Teeth of Ex

Anna Mackowiak, 34, was treating a toothache for her ex-boyfriend, Marek  Olszewski, 45, only a few days after being dumped. Mackowiak started the treatment professionally, but changed her game plan after seeing Olszewski lying in the chair. Olszewski received a massive dose of anesthetic while Mackowiak allegedly took out all of his teeth. His jaw was wrapped in bandages so he could not open his mouth. Olszewski didn’t find out the full extent of his dental work until he went home and looked in the mirror. Fox News states, “Olszewski said he plans to get implants, but his new girlfriend was so  unnerved by his toothless mouth that she left him.” Mackowiak is under investigation and could face up to 3 years in prison.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/30/ultimate-revenge-recently-dumped-dentist-removes-all-her-exs-teeth/?intcmp=trending#ixzz1taoMQITF

Limbless Man Plans to Connect World by Swimming around the World

Two years ago, Philippe Croizon, 44, was the limbless man to swim the English Channel. In 4 months, his goal is to connect the world by swimming between 5 continents. Croizon plans to symbolically link the world with friend, Arnaud Chassery. “That means that we’re going to bring them together. Which means no one is very  far from each other. So even if we have different political opinions, or skin  colors, or even with our disabilities, we all live on the same planet. And  that’s the clear message we want to send.” They will start this Northern Hemisphere Summer between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, in May. The entire swim will leave the two friends in the water for approximately 44 hours. Croizon uses prosthetic limbs and fins, that are attached to his stumps. In 1994, he lost his limbs after being electrocuted while changing a TV antenna.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/25/limbless-frenchman-to-swim-around-world/?test=latestnews#ixzz1t42A9YNg or http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1645337/Limbless-Frenchman-to-swim-around-world

9-Year-Old Eats Marijuana-laced Brownie

A suspected Washington drug dealer has been arrested, when authorities were suspicious of a 9-year old girl being taken to the hospital after eating brownies. The man had put marijuana-laced brownies into a cookie jar at his estranged girlfriend’s house, where the little girl found and ate them. Child Protective Services has become involved, and both the Mother and estranged Boyfriend have been arrested. Police found 117 pot plants and baggies of processed marijuana and steroids, at the suspect’s house.

For more information on this story, go to:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/25/pot-dealer-busted-after-year-old-accidentally-eats-marijuana-laced-brownie/#ixzz1t2E3WQyH?test=latestnews

This is yet another example of teachers giving the education system a bad name. Teachers are supposed to be leaders and help show students responsibility. They need to be able to set examples, not use them to sell their drugs.

Just Label It – “We the People” Have the Right to Know What’s In Our Food

Over 1 million people are fed up with not knowing all of the ingredients in their genetically engineered food. The FDA has not made an official decision, so the 525 partners of Just Label It are teaming together. They need 25,000 votes in the next few weeks to make an impact.

If you are interested in signing the petition, please visit  http://justlabelit.org/take-action/ or if you would like to learn more, go to http://justlabelit.org/taking-it-to-the-white-house-just-label-it/

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6 Teens Got Sick after Drinking Hand Sanitizer

A new trend is forming, while 6 teens were taken to a California hospital after reportedly drinking hand sanitizer. “Dr. Bill Mallon, who works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC  Medical Center, told KTLA he had seen too many young people come into the  hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.” Teenagers lack having on-hand alcohol, so they often turn to other means to get drunk. “Sanitizer is 62 percent ethyl alcohol and 120-proof after distillation.” So, parents be aware of this and cough syrup, vanilla extract, and mouthwash.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/24/teenagers-drinking-hand-sanitizer-to-get-drunk-doctors-say/#ixzz1sxzdTHfM

Oregon Boy, 12, Dies of Heart Attack

A 12 year-old boy, Isaac Arzate, from Oregon, collapsed on a baseball field, just 3 months after surviving a heart attack while playing basketball. “Marion County Deputy Medical Examiner Rodge Womack confirmed Monday that the  Salem boy died later at a hospital.” Isaac survived his first collapse with the help of his coaches, who performed CPR while calling and waiting for the paramedics. A few days later he had surgery to repair a heart defect.

For more information, visit: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/23/boy-12-dies-after-collapsing-at-baseball-practice-months-after-surviving-heart/?test=latestnews

Justice For Ryder, the Loss of a Child

June 22, 2011 was the day after Ryder’s first birthday. He had just turned into a big, beautiful one-year-old. Though, this day was no ordinary day, this was the day that Ryder was taken away from his family. Ryder’s mother, Tawney Johnson, had come home during lunch to visit her brave little boy. Tawney returned to work at noon, and by 12:14pm, the nanny had called 911, stating Ryder was holding his toy and had fallen backward, and that his eyes were rolling back in his head. A CT from the emergency room showed bleeding at the front left portion of Ryder’s brain. The nanny later changed her story to her being in the kitchen where she heard a big thud. “Kelli Anne Jacobsen, 27, of Richland, was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter for recklessly causing Ryder’s death by inflicting abusive head trauma to the boy.” “Dr. Kenneth Feldman, said the brain bleed that Ryder suffered normally is caused from severe whiplash events that also can cause neck muscle and spinal cord bleeding, documents said. Tawney and her friends have been devastated ever since. For now, Tawney has been medically unable to work and has since then started a “Justice For Ryder Foundation”. They are selling bracelets and key chains to help support her through this time she needs to grieve.

Don’t forget to “LIKE” on his Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/makenzieinvolved?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Justice-For-Ryder/165426830232728

For more information on the story of Ryder or on the case, go to: http://www.justiceforryder.blogspot.com/

Also read: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/10/28/1696278/manslaughter-charges-filed-against.html

Mom who Loses Child Starts Foundation to Help Sick Children

In January 2007, a Pennsylvania family had been battling their son, Caleb’s, ear infection and an ongoing cold. One morning he woke up stiff, with glazed eyes. His parents took him to the emergency room where they found a brain tumor. Caleb was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP, where he stayed for 5 days in a coma. The family was constantly surrounded by supporters, around 30 people at all times to give their support. On the fifth day, Caleb passed away, leaving his Mother, Nicole Mitschele devastated. During the stay at CHOP, she had noticed that a lot of children went weeks without visitations from friends and family. “‘A lot of kids on the same floor—in fact, a little boy in the next room—had been  in the hospital for more than a year and hadn’t had a visitor in 2 or 3 weeks,’ Mitschele said.  ‘Lots of the kids had siblings [outside of the hospital]  or the parents had to keep working, so they had to take care of other  responsibilities.’” Determined, Mitschele started a foundation to help sick children of all ages, undergoing long-term hospital treatment. She called the foundation “Pennies from Heaven” and has helped around 128 families since May 2010. “’We’ve paid numerous mortgage payments, or electric, gas, oil or other utility  bills,’ Mitschele said.  ‘We’ve even paid for bus tickets for families to  get to the hospital. We’ve gotten stacks and stacks of applications—I keep every  single one.’” They have fundraisers and rallies to help raise the money. Donations are taken at: http://www.calebspennies.org/

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/23/foundation-helps-pay-bills-families-with-sick-children/#ixzz1subW9a3V