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US man’s tattoo causes life-or-death dilemma

WASHINGTON – A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed acr.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 2nd, 2017

US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma

A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest — leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes. #BeFullyInformed US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma Source link: US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-and-death dilemma

WASHINGTON -- A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with "Do Not Resuscitate" tattooed across his chest -- leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes. The 70-year-old man was admitted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with respiratory problems, a high blood alcohol concentration and no identification documents, according to the doctors' story published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. "This patient's tattooed DNR request produced more confusion than clarity," doctors said, saying they "initially decided not to honor the tattoo, invoking the ...Keep on reading: US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-and-death dilemma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

em>By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press /em> BOSTON (AP) — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe. In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed. “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” Baez said. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, concluded that the New England Patriots tight end had stage 3 of 4 of the disease, and also had early brain atrophy and large perforations in a central membrane. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. It is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment, saying the league had not seen the lawsuit. Baez said Hernandez had been playing football because the NFL led him to believe it was safe. “Those representations turned out to be false,” Baez said. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory. CTE can only be diagnosed in an autopsy. A recent study found evidence of the disease in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were examined. CTE has been linked with repeated concussions and involves brain damage particularly in the frontal region that controls many functions including judgment, emotion, impulse control, social behavior and memory. “When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed but you didn’t know,” Baez said. A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime. Baez said he deeply regretted not raising the issue of Hernandez having CTE during his murder trials. He said they did not blame CTE for the murders because Hernandez’s defense was actual innocence. A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting. In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract. But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that decision is itself being appealed. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Man guilty of girlfriend s rape at rave facing life in prison

A man facing life in prison for the rape of his girlfriend at a rave in Paarl said he had taken drugs for the first time on the night of her death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Art could help medical science save your life

"I really do not know anything about death. No one does. But we all know a bit about life and that it is best with love. So I think we move on with that from here." That is what I told a good friend who has just recently been diagnosed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

‘Super Heroes’ pay tribute to Stan Lee

  LOS ANGELES, United States -- Tributes poured in Sunday to Stan Lee -- theco-creator of iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men -- following his death at age 95. These are some of the ways in which the Marvel Comics legend is being remembered: Wolverine "We've lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I'm proud to have been a small part of his legacy and... to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine" -- Hugh Jackman, actor who played Wolverine Iron Man "I owe it all to you,,, Rest In Peace Stan..." -- Robert Downey Jr, actor who played Iron Man Captain America "There...Keep on reading: ‘Super Heroes’ pay tribute to Stan Lee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Bohol hosts 3rd Shark Summit

Thanks and no thanks to the movies that depict the sharks as diabolical creatures of the sea, the enmity between sharks and men is almost shown in the gory death of a shark, almost all the time. Evil as they are depicted, sharks are indeed apex predators, but like storms, they bring new life and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Remember me

FOR millennia, humans have sought for ways to preserve their dead, perhaps as a way for the bereaved to remember, and for the deceased to be remembered. Since the body also served as a shell for the spirit, it was also believed by many ancient cultures that a well-preserved body, possibly better and purer than it had been in life, guaranteed a person to live beyond death in a comfortable afterlife. An incorrupt body could also be seen as a reflection of the soul: in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths, the body of an extraordinarily good person that has been revealed to be intact after death just may place one on the path to sainthood -- a prerequisite being that this body has not been preserved through embalming, but by some miracle. Examples of these saints would be St. Bernadette and Saint Elizabeth, of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, respectively......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

All life is sacred

FR. SHAY CULLEN, SSC Unless we take a stand for life, death will overwhelm us. That is the challenge that greets every one of us that has seen someone that we cared about and loved pass from this life. It is the memory of those persons that draws us back to the places where we… link: All life is sacred.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Asia Bibi’s lawyer leaves Pakistan over threats

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from the gallows left the country on Saturday, saying his life was under threat. Saif-ul-Mulook’s latest victory saw the freeing of Asia Bibi, who spent nearly a decade on death row, after the Supreme Court overturned her sentence on Wednesday. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

For the love of Rico J

  You don't need to know Rico J. Puno's life story to understand the shock and profound sadness that greeted his death on Oct. 30. With his untimely passing, Original Pilipino Music (OPM) lost one of its hit-churning and genre-defining pillars. He was loved as much for his winking, risque humor as he was for his music and performing savvy. His long list of chart-toppers included "Lupa," "Macho Gwapito," "May Bukas Pa," "Magkasuyo Buong Gabi," "Sorry Na, Puwede Ba," "Buhat," "Ang Tao'y Marupok," "Together Forever" and those delectable, "distinctly Pinoy"-flavored adaptations of Billboard-charting hits. Rico J was a significant part of the soundtrack of our youth. We d...Keep on reading: For the love of Rico J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Mt. Province rescuers manually search through rubble; death toll at 8

The rescuers in landslide-hit Natonin town in Mt. Province have resorted to using shovels and bare hands in digging through the rubble of infrastructures that were crushed by a landslide to find signs of life as the ground remained unstable. Source link link: Mt. Province rescuers manually search through rubble; death toll at 8.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Afterlife

Is there life after death? At least once a year, people ponder this question......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Why Filipinos are taking selfies while inside a coffin

A death care company cleverly took advantage of the Filipinos’ selfie-loving nature when it offered a picture-taking gimmick inside a pink coffin near cemeteries. St. Peter Life Plan and Chapels was responsible for the gimmick that was done in “over 200 memorial parks and cemeteries” for the Undas season. Most Filipinos enjoyed the gimmick but others claimed […] The post Why Filipinos are taking selfies while inside a coffin appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

German nurse says patient death charges are largely true

  BERLIN --- A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany over a decade ago told a court as his trial opened Tuesday that the charges against him are largely accurate. Niels Hoegel, 41, is already serving a life sentence for murder. His trial in the northwestern city of Oldenburg began with a minute of silence for the patients. Asked by presiding judge Sebastian Buehrmann whether the charges against him are largely true, Hoegel replied "yes," news agency dpa reported. There are no formal pleas in the German legal system. The murder charges stem from Hoegel's time at a hospital in Oldenburg between 1999 and 2002 and at another hospital in nearby ...Keep on reading: German nurse says patient death charges are largely true.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Your best life can come with your ‘breast’ effort

For women (and a few men), their “breast” effort can spell the difference between life or death, pain or pleasure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award!

Last week while in Singapore my son gave me an autographed book of Victor Mallet’s River of Life, River of Death......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

AP interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series. The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since invested in the four-year-old Formula E championship, which he said is now worth 750 million euros ($870 million). While F1 remains more attractive to sponsors and fans, the upstart series is showing increasing commercial appeal. Heineken, which already sponsors F1, was announced on Monday as the official beer and cider backer of the electric street racing championship under a five-year deal. That unified approach to marketing across both series points to a future where they join forces. "Maybe we will never even get to that point (where Formula E is bigger than F1) and we will just see a merger between Formula One and Formula E before that," Rosberg said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday. "When the moment comes that Formula One needs to go electric, which will happen, maybe you will just see a merger then." They already share ownership through American entertainment and broadcasting magnate John Malone's companies. Liberty Global was already the biggest shareholder in Formula E when Liberty Media bought F1 in 2017. "The step for Formula One to go electric will be a big and difficult one," Rosberg said. "If that ever happens." It might become inevitable, with a fast-warming planet to be protected, and sports conscious of its role. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a gloomy report last week which said the difference between life and death for multitudes of people around the world could be whether world leaders find a way to reduce future warming caused by humans by less than a single degree Fahrenheit. "It's a real problem out there in the world and we need to do what we can as fast as possible to help all together," Rosberg said. "If the whole world is selling and driving electric cars," he added, "it doesn't make sense for Formula One to be combustion engines, so that moment will come. The advantage is that Formula One and Formula E have the same owner." Although the cars are quieter compared to the ear-splitting, fuel-guzzling engines in F1, the new Gen 2 models which run faster and longer have been introduced. Nissan and BMW will be debuting on the grid when the fifth Formula E championship begins in Saudi Arabia in December. There has also been a high-profile signing for the series: Former F1 driver Felipe Massa racing for Venturi, the Monaco-based team co-owned by actor Leonardo Di Caprio. Stoffel Vandoorne announced on Monday he is also making the switch from F1, joining the Mercedes-linked HWA Racelab Formula E team after leaving McLaren at the end of this season. Rosberg is already looking forward to the following season when Mercedes-Benz and Porsche appear on the grid. "That will be a spectacle everyone will want to watch," Rosberg said. "They need to showcase their electric technology in Formula E. None of them can afford to lose.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

SWS: Filipinos prefer life terms for drug-related crimes

A majority of Filipinos prefer the imposition of life imprisonment for seven drug-related crimes instead of the death penalty, a survey by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

WATCH: Bea Alonzo brings life to Catholic school horror stories in Eerie trailer

'Eerie,' directed by Mikhail Red ('Birdshot,' 'Neomanila'), peers into the mystery behind the death of a student through the eyes of guidance counselor Pat (Bea Alonzo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018