January 10th, 2012|
January 10, 2012
Three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash early last Wednesday morning in Las Colinas, Texas. The accident is believed by the Irving police department, who is heading up the investigation into the crash, to be alcohol related. According to NBC 5 News, if alcohol is to blame, the bars that over served the driver could be held responsible for the accident.
The night started as a young couple from Austin, Texas, went to a Dallas Stars hockey game. After the game, they went to the Hilton Hotel bar, where they met a 41-year-old local attorney.
The attorney was in the midst of a divorce from his wife and had been living in the hotel.
The group got acquainted and by 1:00 AM, all three were seen leaving the Hilton in the attorney’s Porsche sedan. They soon arrived at a local gentleman’s club, where the driver was served one final drink. The group left by 2:45AM.
Ten minutes later, a neighbor reported hearing a sound similar to “a dumpster being smashed.” Investigators determined that speed was a contributing factor to the Porsche leaving the road and crashing into a canal.
Investigators say toxicology reports will take approximately eight to ten weeks to complete. They say if the driver was over served, the bars and bartenders may be haled accountable for the accident.
October 25th, 2011|
October 25, 2011
The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ruled today to support the vaccination of boys against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). According to MSNBC, the controversial decision stems from the fact that less than half of all young girls are receiving the shots, though they have been available for a few years.
Despite the low rates of usage, attributed to lack of education and miscommunication about the disease with parents, the agencies suggest that males who receive the vaccination will not only limit the spread of the sexually transmitted disease to girls, but can also reduce the risk of certain cancers in their own bodies.
The drug has been approved for boys and girls, ages 9-26; however, most children receive the shot between 11 and 12-years-old when they are scheduled for other vaccinations. The committee also recommends boys between the ages of 13 and 26, who have not previously been vaccinated, get the shots as well.
Recent studies showed that close to 80 percent of men and women are infected with the virus at some point in their lifetime, but few ever show symptoms of the disease.
January 28th, 2008|
A North Carolina company has issued a nationwide recall of heparin and saline pre-filled syringes because people in several states have become seriously ill due to a bacterial infection found in the syringes. The syringes are used for a variety of home medical uses, such as cleaning out catheter tubes.
The bacterial contaminant is known as Serratia marcescens, which according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “could present a serious adverse health consequence that could lead to life-threatening injuries and/or death.”
The bacteria can potentially cause serious Texas personal injury and death.
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