Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.
The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who received them early in the course of infection. Doctors hope patients will seek out the cures, ending the outbreak.
The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.
William Avant was crushed to death by 13 employees of a South Carolina mental hospital in January.
They did not report his death until this month.
They dogpiled him to restrain him. He couldn’t breathe.
No one checked his condition.
His death was ruled homicidal suffocation.
No one was charged. Because they didn’t know any better.
Or maybe, like police officers or corporation executives, hospital staff don’t go to jail for malpractice.
Researchers have found a way to detect “covert consciousness” that could aid the recovery of people with severe brain injuries.
Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting vaccinated.
The CDC says that the percentage of children who are unvaccinated has quadrupled since 2001.