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Tornado birth: Mom endures labor as twister destroys hospital
When a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, Shayla Taylor was on the upper floor of the local hospital, in active labor with her second child.As the floor shook “like an earthquake” beneath her and ceiling tiles and insulation fell overhead, the 25-year-old huddled with four nurses, braving both the peak contractions of childbirth and the wrath of the worst twiste...
Thu, 23 May 2013 00:31:53 GMT
While Oklahoma staggers, Joplin marks 2 years after its own tornado
While Oklahoma begins to clean up after a ferocious tornado, the site of one of the worst twisters in American history — Joplin, Mo., a little more than 200 miles away — marked a solemn anniversary Wednesday.On May 22, 2011, a tornado all but wiped Joplin off the map. The twister killed 161 people, injured more than 1,000 and wrought almost $3 billion worth of damage. It was clocked at more than 2...
Wed, 22 May 2013 23:31:20 GMT
Fungus found in your nose, in the goop between your toes
Government researchers have just done the first genetic survey of all the fungi that live on our skin. Their findings? They’re in your ears, they’re in your nose and, yes, they are in the goop between your toes.Humans are covered with hundreds of different types of fungus, the team at the National Institutes of Health found. What’s surprising is that one family covers most of our bodies, but our ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:41:51 GMT
Post-tornado peril: Victims could face deadly fungal infections
Doctors treating victims hurt badly in Monday’s devastating Moore, Okla., tornado should be alert for a rare but deadly complication of wind-whipped debris: fungal infections like those that killed five people after the Joplin, Mo., twister in 2011.That’s the word from government experts in fungal infections, who documented 13 serious cases of necrotizing cutaneous mucormycosis -- terrible soft ti...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:41:50 GMT
Doctors print up a splint for baby's blocked throat
The Youngstown, Ohio, baby turned blue again and again as his little airways collapsed and kept air from reaching his lungs. But doctors used a 3-D bioprinter to custom-make a splint that is holding his airway open and helping him breathe.Now 19-month-old Kaiba Gionfriddo is “into everything”, says his mother, April Gionfriddo."Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not leaving the hosp...
Wed, 22 May 2013 22:41:50 GMT
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