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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

I don t want to hide says Salman Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

PARIS, France – After decades spent in the shadow of a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is quietly defiant. "I don't want to live hidden away," he told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) during a visit to Paris. The novelist's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Owning Your Life

“Do not waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you.” – Anonymous In this modern era, we all have this inner dilemma wherein we refuse to be ourselves just as we are and choose to be defined by others. That alone makes this quote timelessly relevant and applicable […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Ariana Grande s 7 rings tattoo actually reads small charcoal grill

MANILA, Philippines – In what is perhaps a lesson on either sticking to what you know or knowing when to literally phone a friend, singer Ariana Grande got the surprise of her life when she unceremoniously discovered that her new tattoo wasn't an ode to her newly-released friendship anthem.  Ariana ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Pangasinan pastor found dead in apparent suicide

DAGUPAN CITY---A Christian church pastor was found dead on Tuesday in his farm in Umingan town in Pangasinan, police said on Wednesday. Rodolfo Bacdayan, 49, pastor of the Church of God in neighboring San Quintin town, was found lying on the ground about 8 p.m. in Barangay Barat in Umingan. Near Bacdayan's body was a bottle of insecticide said Chief Insp. Exzur Relatado, Umingan police chief. Investigators said Bacdayan may have taken his own life because of family problems. An autopsy would be performed on Bacdayan's body to establish the cause of death, Relatado said. Gabriel Cardinoza/lzb The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public, especially those who may have ...Keep on reading: Pangasinan pastor found dead in apparent suicide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Prayer for Peace in Jolo

Let there be PEACE in Jolo; Let there be Peace between Muslims and Christians; Let there be Peace between our two communities God protects All beleivers from evildoers God leads all believers to the path of righteousness; God gives life not death to All believers; God has willed our differences and diverse paths so that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Razorback drummer ends life, captures it via Facebook Live

Brian Velasco, drummer of the iconic 1990s heavy metal band Razorback, jumped to his death from a condominium building in Malate, Manila on Wednesday. According to reports, Velasco began a…READ The post Razorback drummer ends life, captures it via Facebook Live appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Liam Neeson Takes Hard-Action Genre to New Heights in “Cold Pursuit”

Blockbuster action icon Liam Neeson is back with a vengeance in a heady mix of rage and dark humor in “Cold Pursuit”. Infused with irreverent humor, “Cold Pursuit” sees Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’ […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Former Pasay Rep. Lorna Verano-Yap dies at 67

Former Pasay Rep. Lorna Verano-Yap --- who occupied her seat at the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992 --- died on Christmas Day 2018 at the age of 67. Her children --- Issandra V. Yap and Chiro V. Yap --- made the announcement at 10:31 a.m. on Christmas Day through a post on the former solon's Facebook timeline. The message reads: "They say that on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day, heaven opens its doors and embraces those who pass away... early this morning, at around 6 am, our Mama, joined Our Creator. "We, her children, are so blessed to celebrate her life, even in death. She died peacefully in her sleep and was relieved of all suffering, pain and discomfort. ...Keep on reading: Former Pasay Rep. Lorna Verano-Yap dies at 67.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Life and death choices for Indonesia tsunami victims

SOUTH LAMPUNG, Indonesia – Udin Ahok was forced to make a choice that no one would ever want to make: save his wife or his mother and baby. The 46-year-old Indonesian had just gone to sleep on Saturday evening, December 22, when – without warning – a wall of water ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

How George H.W. Bush secretly helped a Filipino boy for 10 years

MANILA, Philippines – Weeks after his death, it's come to light that former US President George H.W. Bush touched the life of one young Filipino. (READ:  GEORGE H.W. BUSH (1924-2018): Head of political dynasty, war hero ) A report on CNN published on Wednesday, December 19, said that Bush sponsored a Filipino child for 10 years, and the two even ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Climate talks must be rescued, warns U.N. chief

KATOWICE, Poland – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, December 12, warning the battle against global warming is a "matter of life and death today." The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE, Poland -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, warning the battle against global warming is a "matter of life and death today." The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5C if possible. But efforts to elaborate a "rule book" for the Paris pact and boost the carbon-cutting pledges have hit a wall, even as a barrage of scientific reports have warned that only immediate and radical measures can avert even more catastrophic extreme weather. "The key political i...Keep on reading: Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Pagan parallels of Jesus Christ

Most Christians do not bother to trace the origins of their religion, much less their beliefs and rituals. If they do, they might be in for the shock of their lives. This column is not for people who are satisfied with what Church officials tell them. As the saying goes, "Let sleeping dogs lie." Rather, this is for those who are intellectually curious and discontented. The central event in the celebration of Christmas is, of course, the birth and life of Jesus Christ, considered a great prophet by Muslims, but as God by his followers. Christians, especially Catholics, perhaps, have been led to believe that the story of Jesus, his birth, death and resurrection is unique, and that...Keep on reading: Pagan parallels of Jesus Christ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Trauma Remains Leading Cause of Death in PH

Trauma remains one of the leading causes of death in the country despite the increased availability of life-saving equipment and ambulances in most hospitals, an expert said on Tuesday. In a press briefing, Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) President Alejandro Dizon explained that the important factor in this scenario could be the appropriate training of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left

NEW YORK (AP) --- More than two years after a sexual misconduct scandal forced Roger Ailes out at Fox News Channel, and a year after his death, his ghost walks the halls of the network he built and ran for two decades. Friday's theatrical release of the documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes", puts his life story in the public eye again. Two other Ailes projects, a feature film from director Jay Roach and a Showtime miniseries, are also in the works. At a key moment in Alexis Bloom's documentary, former Fox and current CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota notes that Ailes "casts such a long shadow that his vision can actually go on without him." To a large extent, ...Keep on reading: Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Man says he will prove he didn t kill Michael Jordan s dad

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. "I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn't connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. ... The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did," Daniel Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed. Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn't identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification. On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney's general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defense. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999. Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences. Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He's probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defense filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan's shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel. Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl "was kissing on" him so there was no way he'd abandon that opportunity. Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan. If that's true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95. "I don't think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan - the state or the defense," Mumma said. Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting. "It became 'he said, he said,'" Rogers said. "I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel's ultimate version." Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn't believe it. As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories. By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green's attempt for a new trial. In addition to evidence in the defense filings, Green's lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn't kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn't plan to use deadly force. The state attorney general's office says jurors' opinions at sentencing aren't relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime. The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn't believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he's confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger. "If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I'm going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery," said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

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