Tag Archives: After

How an eye test saved my toddler’s life after spotting signs of brain tumor

A mom has dubbed an optometrist a “life-saver” – after he spotted the signs of a rare brain tumor in her daughter. Karen Lee-Johnston, 33, says her two-year-old daughter Erika, known as Boo, would not be alive if it wasn’t for optometrist Aaron Spears who noticed the deadly symptoms. And the widowed mother of three,… Read More »

Stem cells from dozens of child cancer patients lost after freezer malfunction, hospital says

Stem cells harvested from the blood of 56 Los Angeles-area child cancer patients were lost when the hospital freezer where they were stored malfunctioned, administrators said Wednesday. The stem cells were harvested from patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) before they underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. They were put in long-term storage in case their cancer ever returned. “One… Read More »

'Fussy eater' (17) left blind and deaf after diet of chips, sausages and crisps

A teenager has been left blind and partially deaf after living off a diet of chips, sausages and crisps. The British 17-year-old’s diet was so bad he suffered from a condition normally only seen in malnourished third-world children. Researchers from Bristol Eye Hospital have published a report into the boy’s case, which believed to be the first… Read More »

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored… Read More »