Students Stop School Bus When Driver Suffers Medical Condition

CHARDON, Ohio — Three teenaged boys are being called heroes for taking action when their bus driver suffered a medical emergency while taking them to school.
“I’m at Auburn Road and Bartholomew Road and there’s a school bus driver in front of me either drunk or having a medical emergency,” a driver is heard saying during a call to 911.
Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland says Jeff Eippert, 15; Tyler Pirc, 15; and Mike Tutolo, 14 are life-savers.
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Equal Rights Group Calls FDA Ban Outdated

An equal rights group wants to overturn a policy that bans gay men from being allowed to donate blood.
Members of the group Human Equal Rights Organizers said the Food and Drug and Administration’s guidelines for donating blood are outdated and discriminatory.
“They said ‘Thank you for coming in’ and we departed,” said Abraham Kaufman, who tried to donate blood at United Blood Services on Saturday.
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UNICEF grants $5 mln to Zimbabwe health sector

HARARE, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has
showed its commitment in improving Zimbabwe’s health delivery system by making
available 5 million U.S. dollars for the health sector at a time the country is
battling cholera, The Sunday Mail reported.
UNICEF Executive Director Ms Ann Veneman on Saturday told journalists that
the grant is a stop-gap measure and part of a larger initiative to provide
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Brandon Zucker dies at 13; injury at Disneyland put focus on

On Sunday morning, Brandon’s father, David Zucker, found him unresponsive at their home in Anaheim and called 911, officials said. Brandon was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Orange, where he died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
“He battled with this for eight years, in and out of the hospital, and he fought for a very long time,” Victoria Read the rest of this entry »

Act of leadership commended by the FDA

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The decision by the permanent secretaries of government departments to give up their вЂbonuses’ this year was commended today by the FDA, the union for senior managers and professionals in the public service.
Jonathan Baume, FDA General Secretary, said:
“This decision should be commended as an act of leadership by the heads of government departments at a time of economic crisis in the UK. The jobs of permanent Read the rest of this entry »

Woman struck by car in Concord, seriously injured

CONCORD — An unidentified woman is in the hospital today with serious injuries after she was hit by a car Monday night as she walked along Bailey Road, police said.
The victim was walking on Bailey when a Toyota four-door sedan struck her about 9:35 p.m., said Concord police Cpl. Kerry Cerletti. The driver of the car, a woman from Bay Point, stopped after the accident and turned around to find out what she had hit.
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British women more worried about weight than cancer: poll

LONDON (AFP) — British women are more worried about their weight and ageing than about developing cancer, according to an online poll released Wednesday.
Stress was also of more concern than the potentially killer disease, which was cited as the main health worry by less than two percent of women, the poll of more than 1,000 women showed.
The findings give weight to critics who argue that media pressure to be young and slim is having a Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Clallam County deputy released from hospital

The Clallam County sheriff’s deputy who was wounded in a shootout with another man has been released from a Seattle hospital.
A nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center said 41-year-old Bill Cortani of Forks was released today.
She said the condition of 59-year-old Scott L. Davis, of Silverdale, has been upgraded from critical to serious.
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DHR to monitor itself in mental hospital settlement

Federal authorities will rely on a self-interested source to oversee Georgia’s progress in fixing its state psychiatric hospitals.
The Department of Human Resources — the agency that operates the seven state hospitals — will monitor its own compliance with a settlement agreement reached last week with the U.S. Justice Department. The agreement calls for the state to correct deficiencies that caused hundreds of injuries and illnesses Read the rest of this entry »

Flu Spreads Across Guilford County

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Flu season has arrived.
Health care providers across the state who participate in the state’s Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Program have reported increases in influenza-like illness over the past four weeks.
“Flu is now widespread,” Connie Jones, a communicable disease nurse for the Guilford County Department of Public Health, said Thursday. “It has been peaking for weeks, but has not reached a season peak yet.”
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