Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 30% / Sun: 10%.
For Oklahoma doctors and first responders, an emotional 24 hours
Mysterious respiratory illness strikes 7 in Alabama; 2 dead
Two people have died and five others have been hospitalized in a mysterious cluster of respiratory illnesses in southeast Alabama, state health officials said.The victims, all adults, had symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, but the cause of the illnesses is unknown, said Dr. Mary McIntyre, the acting state epidemiologist for the Alabama Department of Public Health. The hospit...
Tue, 21 May 2013 23:27:27 GMT
U.N.: H7N9 flu outbreak has cost $6.5 billion so far
GENEVA - The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some $6.5 billion in losses to the economy, U.N. experts said on Tuesday.Health authorities worldwide must be on the lookout to detect the virus, the experts said, which could still develop the ability to spread easily among humans and cause a deadly influenza p...
Tue, 21 May 2013 22:38:10 GMT
Tornado survivors: A 48-hour window of opportunity
Search teams, including some with trained dogs, are scouring the rubble left behind by the monster tornado that flattened miles of homes, schools and businesses in Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday. More than 100 people had been found alive by rescuers as of Tuesday afternoon.While it's uncertain exactly how many people are still missing, rescuers are up against the clock to find survivors, exp...
Tue, 21 May 2013 21:37:50 GMT
Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
SAN FRANCISCO --A federal court in San Francisco Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law violates a string of U.S. Supreme Court rulings starting with Roe v. Wade that guarantees a woman's right to an abortion before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. That's generally considered to be about...
Tue, 21 May 2013 19:14:30 GMT
Aimee Copeland: I was reborn as someone different
Pulling the plug: ICU 'culture' key to life or death decision
If you land in an intensive care unit sick enough for doctors to consider withdrawing life support, be warned. Whether and when to pull the plug may depend in large part on the practices and culture of the ICU itself -- perhaps more than your needs or wishes, a new study finds.That may be especially true if youre so ill or incapacitated that you cant make decisions about your own care, according...
Tue, 21 May 2013 18:14:12 GMT
When school doesn't feel safe, facing facts helps
Parents across the country took a collective deep breath on Tuesday as they prepared their children for school. It's been a traumatic year -- the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the Boston marathon bombings, and now a devastating tornado in Oklahoma that has killed 24 people and buried a school full of cowering youngsters, killing seven.Its understandable that children and parents are affected by t...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:40:49 GMT
Okla. tornado injuries: Even the doctors are 'crying'
Even the doctors are crying in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma.The monster tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday afternoon that has claimed at least 24 lives has also wounded more than 120.The most common types of injures from the twister are crush injuries, gruesome impalements and major lacerations, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is in Moore, Okla., told TODAY. Most of the injuries are ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:12:52 GMT
Parents call twins' separation surgery 'miracle'