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  • Swine flu toll up sharply in Latin America (Argentina & Brazil hard-hit)

    08/09/2009 4:24:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 865+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/05/09
    Swine flu toll up sharply in Latin America Wed Aug 5, 12:19 pm ET BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Argentina reported on Wednesday a sharp spike in deaths from swine flu as cases jumped across Latin America and more countries worldwide coped with their first fatalities. Argentinian officials said deaths from the A(H1N1) virus had more than doubled to 337 from 165 two weeks ago, which would put the country second only to the United States with 353 dead. "We have confirmed 337 deaths by A(H1N1) flu," Argentina's deputy health minister Maximo Diosque said. "We have a similar number, of around...
  • [ARGENTINA] H1N1: 94 official deaths, unofficial figures say 100(Swine flu rage in S. Hemisphere)

    07/18/2009 3:35:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1,110+ views
    H1N1: 94 official deaths, unofficial figures say 100 The National Health Ministry reported there are 94 H1N1 influenza deaths in Argentina. Meanwhile, Débora Ferrandini, the vice Health Minister of Santa Fe province announced that there are 30 lethal cases in the province which would lead to an unofficial figure of 100 deaths in the country. Santa Fe's Health Ministry confirmed another H1N1 influenza death in the province, where there already are 26 lethal cases, and adds up to 100 deaths in Argentina since the swine flu outbreak in May. The province's authorities reported yesterday another three deaths, most of the...
  • Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

    07/16/2009 7:26:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies · 1,942+ views
    MSN Health and Fitness ^ | July 16, 2009 | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter
    THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and injuries on America's interstates have increased since the repeal of the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit in 1995, a new study finds, and some believe it's time to slow down again. Researchers tracking fatalities attributed 12,545 deaths and 36,582 injuries in fatal crashes to higher speed limits implemented during the 1995-2005 study period. "Our study clearly shows that policy can directly result in more deaths as well as reducing deaths on our country's roads," said lead researcher Lee S. Friedman of the division of environmental and occupational health sciences in the School of...
  • Fred Travalena, a Great Comic Passes

    07/04/2009 1:02:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jul 3rd 2009 | Jeffrey Jena
    Comic Fred Travalena died last week.
  • 7 More Swine Flu Deaths Reported in NYC

    06/17/2009 5:09:32 AM PDT · by metmom · 54 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Health officials on Tuesday reported seven more deaths from swine flu, bringing the city's total to 23, the most in the nation. The Department of Health didn't identify the victims or say when they died in an update posted on its Web site. It said the victims were between the ages of 25 and 64 and most had been hospitalized late last month. The health department's last update was just four days ago, when it added one more death to make the total 16. That death involved a person in his or her 40s.
  • The Sad CAFE

    05/20/2009 4:33:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 550+ views
    FRONT PAGE ^ | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | By: Steven Milloy
    The Obama administration’s proposed mileage standards that will be announced today may kill more Americans at a faster rate than the Iraq War, his signature issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. Obama’s standards will require automakers to meet a 35 miles-per-gallon standard by 2016, four years earlier than the same standard imposed by the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007. The only way for carmakers to meet these standard is to make smaller, lighter -- and deadlier cars. The National Academy of Sciences has linked mileage standards with about 2,000 deaths per year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
  • Obama to cut slain officers program almost in half

    05/07/2009 3:04:40 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies · 1,517+ views ^ | May 7, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Obama to cut slain officers program almost in half May 7, 2009 - 5:15pm By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration wants to cut almost in half a benefits program for the families of slain police and safety officers. The president's proposed budget calls for cutting the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program from $110 million to $60 million. Justice Department budget documents say the reduction is being made because "claims are anticipated to decrease" because the number of officers killed in the line of duty has been decreasing. The proposal is being made just...
  • Weapons That Kill Civilians — Deaths of Children and Noncombatants in Iraq, 2003–2008

    04/19/2009 6:35:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 32 replies · 1,163+ views
    The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE ^ | 4/16/2009 | Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks, M.D., M.R.C.Psych., Hamit Dardagan, Gabriela Guerrero Serdán, M.A., Peter M
    Of the total of 91,358 Iraqi civilian deaths from armed violence recorded for this period, we excluded 10,027 deaths from prolonged violence (e.g., the two sieges of Fallujah and prolonged episodes of violence during the invasion of March 20, 2003, through April 30, 2003), and 20,850 deaths recorded only in aggregate reports from morgues and hospitals, since these deaths were not reliably linked to specific events of a weapon's use.
  • Iraq Death Toll Debunked

    02/13/2009 12:09:59 PM PST · by foutsc · 5 replies · 496+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 13 Feb 09 | foutsc
    Remember Dr. Gilbert Burnham and his outrageous (and baseless) claims that over a half a million Iraqis had died in the three year aftermath of the US invasion? Remember how no responsible journalist challenged him? Well, finally, the American Association for Public Opinion Research has thrown the BS flag, and Dr. Burnham stands with nary a factual fig leaf to cover his intellectual nakedness. Incredibly, this comes courtesy of the BBC. Like all Bush Derangement Syndrome manifestations, his fevered imaginings were a combination of liberalism, fantasy, and crap: Libfantacrap. And the press, a great consumer and purveyor of libfantacrap, spread...
  • Australia's angry fire survivors blame council 'green' policy...

    02/11/2009 9:01:52 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 68 replies · 5,041+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | February 11, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Angry survivors blame council 'green' policy Andrea Petrie, Arthurs Creek February 11, 2009 Page 1 of 2 | Single Page View ANGRY residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk. During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne's northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council's help...
  • Iraqi death researcher censured

    02/05/2009 11:00:49 AM PST · by ksen · 8 replies · 555+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2/4/2009 | BBC Staff
    An academic whose estimates of civilian deaths during the Iraq war sparked controversy has been criticised for not fully co-operating with an inquiry. Gilbert Burnham said in the Lancet medical journal in 2006 that 650,000 civilians had died since 2003 - a figure far higher than other estimates.
  • A look at confirmed foreigner deaths in Mumbai

    11/29/2008 3:12:45 PM PST · by BGHater · 3 replies · 732+ views
    AP ^ | 29 Nov 2008 | AP
    <p>At least 195 people, including 18 foreigners, were killed after gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night.</p>
  • Chinese parents call off quake memorial after official warning

    06/12/2008 7:23:08 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies · 100+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Published: June 13, 2008 | By Edward Wong
    BEIJING: Parents who lost children in a particularly horrific school collapse during the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province scrapped their plan for a one-month mourning ceremony on Thursday after local officials warned them not to go through with it, two of the parents said. In telephone interviews, the two parents said the group's members were told not to contact one another and not to stay in the town of Juyuan, site of the collapse of a middle school that left hundreds of children crushed to death. Officials spoke to some parents on Wednesday night to persuade them to cancel...
  • Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Death Toll Soars Past 22,000: State Radio

    05/06/2008 11:16:59 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 113+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-6-2008
    Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio 48 minutes ago YANGON, Myanmar - The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported. Up to 1 million people may be homeless after Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Burma, early Saturday. Some villages have been almost totally eradicated and vast rice-growing areas are wiped out, the World Food Program said. Images from state television showed large trees and electricity poles...
  • Duck deaths won't go unpunished: Canada minister

    05/05/2008 10:17:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 177+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/08 | Jeffrey Jones
    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A top Canadian official sought to calm an international uproar over hundreds of ducks killed at Canada's biggest oil sands plant by promising, at a U.S. oil industry event on Monday, that the incident will not go unpunished. The deaths of 500 ducks last week on a Syncrude Canada Ltd wastewater pond was unacceptable, Industry Minister Jim Prentice said during an acceptance speech after Canada was named "Country of the Year" by Energy Magazine. "We anticipate those responsible will face full scrutiny under Canadian law and, insofar as the government of Canada is concerned, there will...
  • Equestrians’ Deaths Spread Unease in Sport

    04/09/2008 3:23:54 AM PDT · by Help! · 18 replies · 431+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2008 | Katie Thomas
    A failed jump by one of the world’s finest riders and a spate of deaths have unnerved the equestrian community....Top competitors and coaches argue that the sport’s growing popularity has attracted inexperienced riders who take too many risks, and amateur riders complain that courses are being designed beyond their skill level in order to challenge elite riders. There is also frustration that the governing bodies for eventing have not mandated the safety improvements they identified after another cluster of deaths nine years ago. A target of criticism is the former husband of England’s Princess Anne, Mark Phillips, who is coach...
  • Inflated Iraq 'Body Count'

    03/20/2008 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Matt Clark · 4 replies · 536+ views
    Original Material | March 20, 2008 | Matt Clark
    Are you tired of the skewed accounts of what is going on in Iraq. Here is a copy of the letter I sent to the 'Iraq Body Count' web site which asks them a few questions that they will never be able to answer. Enjoy. ---------------------------------------------------- Letter to the people at 'Iraq Body Count' Dear People, I stumbled upon your website regarding the Iraq Body Count and was rather amazed at the claims made: aprox 82,000 - 89, 000 civilian deaths. The reason I have doubts about such a fantastic number is because all of our military actions in...
  • China reports 32% rise in food-poisoning deaths (less frequent, more deadly)

    03/03/2008 2:46:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 103+ views
    Strait Times ^ | 03/03/08
    March 3, 2008 China reports 32% rise in food-poisoning deaths BEIJING - CHINA saw a rise of almost a third in food-poisoning deaths last year even as the total number of incidents dropped, the Health Ministry said on Monday, underscoring the food safety challenge China still faces. China has been waging battle to improve product quality after a series of scandals at home and abroad involving substandard toys, fake medicines and food, as well as tainted pet feed. A total of 258 people died from food poisoning last year, up a little under 32 per cent on 2006, the ministry-published...
  • Death And Damage From Tornadoes (48 Dead)

    02/06/2008 7:03:18 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 235+ views
    AT&T News ^ | 2-6-2008 | AP
    Death and Damage From Tornadoes Published: 2/6/08, 9:26 AM EDT (AP) - State-by-state look at deaths and damage caused by a string of tornadoes that tore across the South: ALABAMA: At least four people killed in northern Alabama. An apparent tornado damaged eight homes in Walker County, and a pregnant woman suffered a broken arm when a trailer home was tossed by the winds, according to the county's emergency management director. ___ ARKANSAS: At least 13 people killed, including parents and their 11-year-old daughter in Atkins, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Their home took a "direct hit" from...
  • VA links poor care to 19 deaths in Ill.

    01/28/2008 5:48:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 131+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | Jim Suhr - ap
    ST. LOUIS - Substandard care at a southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital may have contributed to 19 deaths over the past two years, a VA official said Monday as he apologized to affected families and pledged reform. The hospital in Marion, Ill., initially drew scrutiny over deaths connected to a single surgeon, but two federal reports found fault with five other doctors. The hospital undertook many surgeries that its staffing or lack of proper surgical expertise made it ill-equipped to handle, and hospital administrators were too slow to respond once problems surfaced, said Dr. Michael Kussman, U.S. veterans affairs undersecretary...
  • Study Puts Iraqi Death Toll at 151,000

    01/14/2008 4:47:09 PM PST · by elfman2 · 12 replies · 92+ views
    FOX News ^ | Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    About 151,000 Iraqis died from violence in the three years after the United States invaded, concludes the best effort yet to count deaths... ...based on door-to-door surveys of nearly 10,000 households. Experts called it the largest and most scientific study of the Iraqi death toll since the war began. Its bottom line is far lower than the 600,000 deaths reported in an earlier study... ...It closely mirrors the tally Iraq's health minister gave in late 2006... ...The study authors say they are 95 percent certain that the true number is between 104,000 and 223,000...
  • Mother charged in 4 D.C. girls' deaths (daughters 'were possessed by demons')

    01/10/2008 5:14:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 700+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/10/08 | SARAH KARUSH
    Mother charged in 4 D.C. girls' deathsBy SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer District of Columbia police and medical examiner's office personnel remove the second body from a house where the bodies of four dead youths, estimated to be between 5 and 18 years of age, were found in varying states of decomposition in southeast Washington on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2008. WASHINGTON --A mother found in her home with the decomposing bodies of four girls was charged Thursday with murder after reportedly telling investigators that the children were possessed by demons and died in their sleep. Banita Jacks, 33, was charged...
  • Gone But Not Forgotten - 2007

    01/09/2008 2:56:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 21 replies · 123+ views ^ | January 2008
    January 8 - Yvonne De Carlo, actress (Lily on the "Munsters"), age 84 January 10 - Carlo Ponti, producer ("Doctor Zhivago") and husband of Sophia Loren, age 94 January 14 - Darlene Conley, actress (Sally Spectra on "Bold and the Beautiful") age 72 January 16 - Ron Carey, actor (Ofc. Carl Levitt on "Barney Miller") age 71 January 17 - Art Buchwald, columnist for the Washington Post, age 81 January 19 - Denny Doherty, singer in the original Mamas and the Papas, age 66 January 20 - Sen. George Smathers, former U.S. Senator and confidant to several Presidents, age 93...
  • Flu Deaths Run In The Family

    01/08/2008 1:58:39 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 148+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-8-2008 | Lisa Albright
    Flu deaths run in the family 08 January 2008 news service Everyone gets the flu - but it seems some people are more likely to die from it than others. Lisa Albright and colleagues at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City looked at death certificates and family records going back 100 years. Nearly 5000 people were said to have died of flu, 2000 of them in the 1918 pandemic. Albright's team found that blood relatives of flu victims were more likely to die than non-relatives - even during different flu outbreaks - and the risk was greater...
  • Disease Likely Cause Of Utah Bird Deaths (Avian Cholera?)

    01/04/2008 3:26:14 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 104+ views
    AT&T News ^ | 1-4-2008
    Disease Likely Cause of Utah Bird Deaths Published: 1/4/08, 6:05 PM EDT SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - About 1,500 dead birds that have washed up on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake may have been killed by avian cholera, an expert said. Dead grebes, ducks and gulls were being sent to the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., for examination. "If I was a betting man, I would bet it was cholera," Tom Aldrich, a migratory-bird expert at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said Wednesday. Avian cholera doesn't affect humans, but people shouldn't...
  • SF Woman Warned Zoo 10 Years Ago Tiger Wall Not High Enough

    12/29/2007 9:10:37 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 14 replies · 1,101+ views
    KNTV ^ | 12/29/07
    SF Woman Warned Zoo 10 Years Ago Tiger Wall Not High Enough POSTED: 11:56 am PST December 28, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco woman has said she warned the city zoo more than 10 years ago that the safety walls at the tiger grotto weren't high enough. She said she was afraid for her safety and that of her 3-year-old 10 years ago. "This whole image came back to me in my brain and I was sick to my stomach actually," said Marian Roth-Cramer. She says she saw a tiger, housed in the same grotto as Tatiana, the...
  • Iraq Reports Further Drop in Civilian Deaths

    12/02/2007 1:06:51 PM PST · by america4vr · 23 replies · 285+ views
    CNN ^ | December 2, 2007 | CNN Staff
    - Civilian deaths Iraq caused by war-related violence have dropped for a third straight month, according to November data compiled by Iraq's Interior Ministry. Last month, 538 Iraqi civilians were killed in the violence across the country, including 131 bodies recovered by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad, according to the ministry's figures. It is the lowest monthly civilian death toll since sectarian tensions heightened across Iraq, after the February 2006 bombing of the Askariya mosque in Samarra. The figure compares with 758 Iraqi civilians killed in October and 844 in September, according to the ministry. Prior to the last three...
  • Hospital blunders 'kill 90,000 patients' (UK)

    11/28/2007 5:52:30 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 37 replies · 120+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 November 2007 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    More than 90,000 patients die and almost one million are harmed each year because of hospital blunders, research suggests. Errors during surgery, misdiagnosis, falls, infections and complications are all to blame for the problems that contribute to the death and injury tolls in England each year. Prof Trevor Sheldon, the author of the study published in the British Medical Journal, said a stay in hospital was as "risky as bungee jumping". He examined medical notes from one hospital over six months and said the results were representative of what is happening across the country. In 15 per cent of cases...
  • Shipping fuel fumes contribute to deaths

    11/08/2007 9:18:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 115+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/07 | Cassie Biggs - ap
    HONG KONG - Ships belching toxic fumes from diesel fuel contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands of people in Europe, Asia and the United States each year, claims a U.S. report released this week. As many as 60,000 people living in coastal communities along major shipping routes died from lung and heart complaints as a result of high sulfate emissions from ships in 2002, according to the study released Wednesday by the American Chemical Society. With international maritime trade on the rise and little regulation of ship emissions, that death toll could rise to as many as 82,000...
  • Driveby shooting death (3 Ft. Huachuca soldiers shot at following argument)

    11/03/2007 10:51:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 206+ views
    Tucson police are searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning that left one man dead and another seriously injured. At about 2 a.m. three soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista were leaving Tucson hip-hop club Envy, 6211 E. Speedway, following an argument with the suspect, Jurel Dionne Roberson, 21. As the three soldiers were driving west bound on Speedway, Roberson pursued them in a borrowed car, pulled up along side the victims and fired several shots into their car.
  • Iraq: Coalition-caused deaths.

    10/22/2007 2:14:22 PM PDT · by avacado · 19 replies · 96+ views
    Iraq Body Count (IBC) ^ | March 18, 2007 | IBC: Iraq Body Count
    Coalition-caused deaths. Coalition forces, principally US as well as some UK, were identified to have killed at least 536 Iraqi civilians in year four (excluding a major incident in Najaf in January which is still under investigation by IBC). This compares with 370 in year three.
  • At Least 2 Dead in California Pileup After Sandstorm

    10/16/2007 4:21:06 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies · 155+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-07 | Unknown
    LANCASTER, Calif. — A blinding sandstorm caught dozens of vehicles in a highway pileup Tuesday in the high desert north of Los Angeles, killing at least two people and injuring 16, authorities said.
  • Mr. Meangenes Talks About Those "Murderous Mexicans"

    09/12/2007 7:04:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 212+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/12/07 | vanity
    Mr. Meangenes stopped by for coffee, and we got to talking about illegal immigration - which we both hate -and going over some of the statistics bandied about.
  • Road kill: Why worry about terrorism more people are dying on our highways?

    08/05/2007 1:49:46 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 121 replies · 2,062+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5 August 2007 | Gregg Easterbrook
    Suppose 245,000 americans had died in terrorist attacks since Sept. 11, 2001. The United States would be beside itself, utterly gripped by a sense of national emergency. Political leaders would speak of nothing else, the United States military would stand at maximum readiness, and the White House would vow not to rest until the danger to Americans had been utterly eradicated. Yet 245,000 Americans have died because of one specific threat since 9/11, and no one seems to care. While the tragedy of 3,000 lives lost on 9/11 has justified two wars, in which thousands of U.S. soldiers made the...
  • It Bleeds, It Leads, It Deceives

    08/03/2007 5:47:17 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 24 replies · 934+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 August 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There is a saying in the broadcast media, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That supposedly explains the ghoulish nature of TV news especially. But the wall-to-wall, anchors on the scene, coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse, belies that theory. Five people are known dead, eight are missing. If all the missing are dead, that means 13 people have died in Minnesota. Let’s make some quick comparisons. The Iraq War in five years is 310 times that total. But the number of Americans killed by illegal aliens here in the US, is even more than that. That is a relatively small...
  • Iraqi President Apologizes for American Deaths, Vows Progress

    06/03/2007 1:55:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 628+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2007 – Iraqi President Jalal Talabani apologized for the deaths of American troops in his country and vowed that his government would make sufficient progress by September to convince America that U.S. troops should stay in the region. In an interview aired today on ABC’s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Talabani said his government is committed to meeting U.S.-emplaced benchmarks for his country. “We are committed to doing something tangible within the next weeks and months,” he said. “I think (U.S. congressmen) are right to worry, but withdrawing forces without achieving success would be … against the...
  • Attacks kill 7 U.S. soldiers in Iraq

    05/20/2007 8:01:49 AM PDT · by ruschpa · 29 replies · 954+ views
    BAGHDAD — Seven American soldiers and a translator were killed in separate attacks in Baghdad and a city south of the capital, the U.S. military said today. Six of the Americans and the translator died Saturday in a bombing in western Baghdad, the military said. The soldiers were from the Multinational Division-Baghdad. A soldier from the 13th Sustainment Command was killed and two were wounded when a blast struck their vehicle Saturday near Diwaniyah, a mostly Shiite city 80 miles south of Baghdad, the command said.
  • Prostate Cancer Seen As Major Cause of Prostate Cancer Deaths

    05/16/2007 11:50:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 25 replies · 673+ views ^ | 05-16-2007 | Biff Scuzzy (gotta be a fake name)
    LONDON - A study has determined that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are nearly twenty-five times as likely to die from the disease as men who are prostate-cancer free. This conclusion was reached after a team of researchers had carefully recorded the causes of death of more than 300,000 men.
  • Heart attack deaths down sharply

    05/02/2007 7:16:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 101+ views
    latimes ^ | 05-02-2007 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    Increased use of angioplasty and the introduction of new drugs over the last seven years have nearly halved the number of hospitalized heart attack victims who die or suffer severe heart failure, an international team of researchers reports today. The study found "remarkable improvements" in the care of heart attack victims in all 14 countries studied, said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow of UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research. "It is not simple to manage these patients. Many therapies need to be applied very rapidly," he said. This study shows that individual drugs and...
  • Abbas group rejoices over U.S. deaths in Iraq

    04/26/2007 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 595+ views
    WND ^ | April 26, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah militias are celebrating a suicide car bombing that killed nine U.S. soldiers in Iraq earlier this week, stating the attack bolsters their belief the U.S. will soon be defeated and retreat from "Muslim lands." "It was a very happy day for us Palestinians to hear nine American dogs were killed in Iraq. We feel encouraged and we feel great solidarity with our brothers in Iraq, and we consider this heroic operation, which aims to humiliate the Americans, as proof that the will of the our resistance is more powerful than...
  • Road rage blamed in car crash that kills 2

    04/14/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1,711+ views
    Patriot-News ^ | April 12, 2007 | Irvin Kittrell III
    '98 top wrestler, woman traded gestures with other driver, police say The Harrisburg-area man and woman in the Chrysler Sebring convertible exchanged obscene gestures with the driver of a pickup truck for some distance through morning commuter traffic on Interstate 270 near Frederick, Md., witnesses told Maryland State Police. Moments later, Christian M. Luciano, 28, and his passenger, Lindsay L. Bender, 25, were dead. Without warning, the driver of the pickup swerved into the left lane, in front of Luciano's 1998 Sebring, and slammed on his brakes, police said. Luciano, a former Pennsylvania high school state wrestling champion, swerved his...
  • Military announces 10 soldiers killed

    04/08/2007 4:24:50 PM PDT · by ruschpa · 19 replies · 1,072+ views
    MSNBC ^ | AP
    BAGHDAD - The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen on Sunday to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq’s army and police should join him in defeating “your archenemy.” The U.S. military announced the weekend deaths of 10 American soldiers, including six killed on Sunday.
  • Tornado kills two in Beaver County

    03/30/2007 10:16:10 AM PDT · by eccentric · 27 replies · 550+ views
    Southwest Daily Times ^ | March 29, 2007 | ROBERT PIERCE
    Tornado kills two in Beaver Co. By ROBERT PIERCE Southwest Daily Times Tornadoes ripped through Beaver County, Okla., Wednesday night, but Keith Shadden of the Beaver County Sheriff's Department said the damage, which included the deaths of Vance and Barbara Woodbury, both 59, could have been much worse. "It was fairly comprehensive along certain areas," he said. "As far as we know, only one house was destroyed. It did quite a bit of damage to fences and high line wires, but as far as significant damage to residences or buildings, it only seemed to have hit the one place. That...
  • 'Malnutrition' Deaths In Colombia

    03/28/2007 8:13:40 PM PDT · by blam · 126+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-28-2007
    'Malnutrition' deaths in Colombia Colombia's indigenous communities total about one million people Colombia's officials are investigating reports that dozens of children have recently died from malnutrition in the north-western province of Choco. One hospital in the region has said that 37 babies and children died from illnesses linked to malnutrition in a two-month period. The victims were believed to be mainly from indigenous groups living in inaccessible jungle regions. The consumption of unfit drinking water is said to be one of the main causes. "About two months ago, our children started showing symptoms," indigenous leader Diocelina Chocho was quoted as...
  • Police deaths in Mexico jump 50%

    03/22/2007 5:38:45 AM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 6 replies · 287+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21 March 2007 | Vladimir Hernandez
    The number of police deaths in Mexico in incidents involving organised crime has jumped 50% this year, according to official statistics. At least 61 police officers have been killed in Mexico since the year began. The increase in police deaths follows a crackdown on drug-related violence by the Mexican government. One of the most violent areas, according to government reports, was the northern Nuevo Leon state, which registered a quarter of the deaths. Only last Sunday in Monterrey, the main city in the state, three police officers were shot dead after stopping a car for a routine check. Signs of...
  • Methadone emerges as new killer

    02/26/2007 4:42:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 1,418+ views
    LA Times ^ | 26 February 2007 | Charles Proctor
    Patients and addicts are mixing the opiate with other drugs, as did Anna Nicole Smith's son ...Well before these deaths, however, drug counselors and clinicians were concerned about increased abuse of the drug on the streets, in group homes and even in middle schools. It is an ironic turn in the history of methadone, which for years has been used to treat heroin addiction. A synthetic opiate, methadone is similar to heroin in chemistry, curbing a user's craving for the illegal opiate by blocking the sensors that heroin stimulates without producing a heroin high. In recent years, methadone has proved...
  • U. S. Military Deaths 1980 - 2004

    02/22/2007 11:08:16 AM PST · by JayAr36 · 43 replies · 1,386+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 02-22-2007 | JayAr36
    I am getting weary of the constant drumbeat of the number of deaths supposedly caused by Bush. We are at war and most of the people in this country do not realize that fact. However, as deplorable as the number of casualties may be there needs to be some relativity to it. The DOD has this information.
  • Canadian farmer on trial for 26 deaths (Warning - Graphic&Gruesome Content)

    01/22/2007 7:09:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 2,271+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/07 | Jeremy Hainsworth - ap
    NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia - A Canadian pig farmer confessed to killing 49 women and was caught before he could reach his goal of making it an even 50, prosecutors told jurors at the start of his murder trial Monday. Robert William Pickton, 56, has been charged with killing 26 women, mostly prostitutes and drug addicts who vanished from Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside neighborhood in the 1990s. Prosecutor Derrill Prevett stunned the courtroom by saying that Pickton told investigators, including an undercover officer planted in his jail cell, that he had slain 49 women. "I was going to do one...
  • Violent storms in Europe leave at least 47 people dead

    01/20/2007 1:35:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 608+ views
    IHT ^ | 01/19/07
    Violent storms in Europe leave at least 47 people dead Reuters, The Associated Press Published: January 19, 2007 WARSAW: Winds of more than 200 kilometers an hour tore through Eastern Europe on Friday, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and cutting a trail of destruction that has left at least 47 people dead across the Continent. Cars and buildings were battered by the storm, which also caused widespread floods. Millions of people were without electricity, and railroad and air travel were also disrupted. Lufthansa, the German airline, said many flights were canceled or delayed, especially in Frankfurt, by the massive...
  • Two U.S. sailors die after falling from submarine(USS Minneapolis-St. Paul)

    12/29/2006 9:30:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 5,075+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/06
    Two U.S. sailors die after falling from submarine 13 minutes ago Two U.S. sailors were killed on Friday after falling overboard from a submarine as it was leaving the southern English port of Plymouth, the U.S. Navy said. Two other sailors who fell overboard from the nuclear-powered USS Minneapolis-St. Paul suffered minor injuries but were later released from hospital, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 6th fleet said.