Mount Everest death toll rises to 11 amid overcrowding concerns

(CNN)Another mountaineer has died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. “He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth. At that instant, he became a member of the ‘7 Summit Club’ having scaled the highest peak on each continent,” the statement continued. His family said he died doing what he loved and that he is survived by his mother and younger siblings. Also on Monday, an Austrian family confirmed the death of one of their relatives. Sixty-four-year-old Ernst Landgraf died on Thursday, hours after fulfilling his dream of scaling Everest, according to his obituary and funeral announcement placed by his family. Landgraf lived for his family and climbing, …

Lawsuit Over Dehydration Death In David Clarke’s Jail Settles For $6.75M

profound dehydration” inside a jail run by prominent Trump supporter and former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has settled with the county and a health care company $6.75 million, one of the largest settlements in connection with a jail death in the United States. Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. named Clarke, claiming he “knowingly sanctioned” the decision to cut off inmates’ water supplies. The Thomas estate’s claims against Clarke and the other defendants were dismissed as part of the settlement. “What happened to Terrill Thomas was a form of torture,” said Erik Heipt, one of the attorneys representing the Thomas estate. “He was a mentally ill man who needed help. Instead, he was deprived of life-sustaining nourishment — water. This …

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the opioid crisis. Prescription opioid volumes peaked in 2011, with the equivalent of 240 billion milligrams of morphine prescribed, according to the market research firm, IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. The volume declined to about 171 million milligrams of morphine in 2017, a 29% drop. Common opioids:Opioids bind to receptors in the brain and spinal cord, disrupting pain signals. They also activate the reward areas of the brain by releasing the hormone dopamine, creating a feeling of euphoria or a “high.” Opioids such as morphine and codeine are naturally derived from opium poppy plants more commonly grown in Asia, Central America and South America. Heroin is an illegal drug synthesized from morphine. Hydrocodone and oxycodone …

Mexico’s environment minister resigns for delaying flight

López Obrador, who took office Dec. 1, has promised a government without privileges or corruption. “There is no justification,” the minister of the environment and natural resources said in the letter. “The true transformation of Mexico requires a total congruence with the values of equity and justice. No one should have privileges and one’s benefit, even if it is to fulfill one’s functions, should not be put above the welfare of the majority.” The delay of the flight for more than half an hour had generated criticism from other passengers and the media. González-Blanco’s resignation comes four days after that of Germán Martínez Cázares, head of the Mexican Social Security Institute, the country’s main public health system. In his resignation, …

Breast implant victims visited by bailiffs

The implants were manufactured by the French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) and in 2010 it emerged they had been made with substandard, industrial-grade silicone. The scandal affected about 300,000 women in as many as 65 countries, including France, the UK, Germany, Venezuela and Brazil. Image copyright Stephanie Wendy Lee Image caption Stephanie Wendy Lee said more needs to be done to help victims of the scandal She said: “When you actually receive this package it’s terrifying. “It’s like having a court summons. You think, is a bailiff suddenly going to turn up at the house and take stuff away? Am I going to prison for money that I’ve been given through the courts?” Stephanie said she believed the stigma …

Pediatrician at prominent Argentine children’s hospital accused of producing, distributing child pornography

The Security Ministry said in a statement that police detained the doctor Tuesday at the Juan P. Garrahan children’s hospital in Buenos Aires.  The Argentine hospital said he had been removed from his post. A specialized prosecutor’s unit in charge of the investigation said they found “photos and videos of minors between six months and 14 years of age engaged in explicit sexual activities” on two computers owned by the doctor. HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS CAN LINGER AFTER CHILD ABUSE Authorities said they seized computers and other equipment when they raided dozens of homes, including the doctor’s. So far, he is the only one who has been detained although officials said they expected to detain others in the case. CLICK …

Washington is latest state to sue over Trump health rule

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington is the latest state to sue President Donald Trump’s administration in hopes of blocking a new rule that lets health care professionals refuse to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Democrat who has sued frequently and successfully over Trump’s initiatives, filed the case Tuesday in federal court in Spokane. At least two dozen other states have also sued, along with several reproductive rights and gay rights organizations. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Decided To Share News Of My Pregnancy At Just 5 Weeks. Then I Miscarried.

We had been trying for another child, so I decided to take a pregnancy test. As I brushed my teeth, I looked down to see two pink lines appear. Moments later, unable to stop smiling, I showed Peter the test and a huge toothy grin covered his face. After my birthday, the uncertainty that accompanies the early days of pregnancy began. I was excited to be pregnant but afraid of losing the baby. I had already experienced significant loss in my life and knowing Traditionally, with a wanted pregnancy, women wait until the end of the first trimester, which falls 13 weeks after conception, to share the news because the chances of a miscarriage are by then significantly reduced. Despite …

Hawaii hiker tells of being lost for 2 weeks: ‘I just had such hope in my heart’

Amanda Eller was found on Friday after being lost for 17 days in a Hawaii forest. (Javier Cantellops via Storyful) Eller told reporters on Tuesday that she saw at least 20 helicopters above before she was finally found. “I’m looking at the sky just saying. ‘Please pick me up,’” Eller said. But it also dawned on her that this was a “needle-in-a-haystack scenario.” “As the sun starts to go down you think, ‘Another day alone,’” she said. Other thoughts also raced through her mind while she was lost in the woods: “’How will I stay warm? How will I stay alive?’” She said she survived by drinking from waterfalls and streams and eating plants and berries. Reflecting on her experience, she now calls what …

James Cleverly enters Tory leader contest

He spoke about the need to unite the party, arguing: “We cannot bring the country back together unless the party of government is united, and the party cannot unite if it is led from its fringes.” He also called for change, writing: “To inspire the British people we need to look different, sound different, and offer something new. I believe I can do that.” Speaking at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday, Mrs May urged her successor to seek a consensus on Brexit in Parliament. Senior EU figures at the summit reiterated that the agreement they secured with the UK could not be reopened. Some of the leadership contenders have indicated that they could consider leaving the …

Trump’s ‘religious conscience’ rule for health care providers draws court challenge

Washington (CNN)A broad coalition of women’s reproductive rights groups and LGBT health organizations is asking a court to strike down a new rule issued by Trump administration that excuses religious and moral objectors from participating in or paying for services such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide. Richard B. Katskee, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the rule was “unconstitutional in at least four ways” — including violating the Equal Protection Clause by targeting marginalized communities. Genevieve Scott, senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the rule is “intentionally confusing and unworkable.” “Even EMTs and administrative staff are encouraged to deny care,” she said. “The rule is extremely broad and contains …

Trump Admin Rule Would Allow Homeless Shelters To Shut Out Transgender People

Donald Trump’s administration has proposed a homeless shelters to deny The Equal Access Rule, first published in 2012 to “ensure shelters and programs do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” the National Center for Transgender Equality said Wednesday in a press release calling attention to the proposal. “He lied,” the advocacy group said on Twitter. Neither the White House nor HUD immediately responded to requests for comment.  testified before a House subcommittee that removal of HUD training materials that help protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. “The programs impacted by this rule are life-saving for transgender people, particularly youth rejected by their families, and a lack of stable housing fuels the violence and abuse that takes the lives …

Joe Biden Tackles Education In First Major Policy Proposal Of 2020 Campaign

More than a month after he would run for president, Joe Biden has finally entered the 2020 Democratic policy wars with his fellow candidates.  On Tuesday, the former vice president and current Democratic front-runner released a wide-ranging  giving the average teacherwiping out student loan debt  ― who is currently Biden’s closest competition in the polls ― is once again making a central calling card of his presidential campaign, while also proposing a salary floor of previously released plan: Like Sanders, Biden has proposedlow-income families The Biden campaign said it hopes that increase in Title I spending would help reduce the funding gap between overwhelmingly white and predominantly non-white school districts, which has reached an estimated “Systemic racism is persistent across our …

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

The Intimidation count is considered a hate crime, it said. Witnesses said Ramsey pulled on Dodd’s beard after he refused to sell him cigarettes without an ID, punched him and pulled him to the ground. Bystanders restrained Ramsey until police arrived. Dodd, who came to the U.S. from India and owns the convenience store, noted in a written statement to the court that hate crimes are on the rise in America. The FBI says hate crimes increased by 40 percent in Oregon from 2016 to 2017. “He didn’t see me as a person,” Dodd said of Ramsey. “He attacked me because of how I look. Because of my turban and beard — my religious articles of faith.” Police said Ramsey …

Who Will Replace Theresa May As UK Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally announced that she will step down as party leader on June 7, everyone can stop pretending and just get on with it. Here are some of the key faces in the running. Boris Johnson:  The former foreign secretary is currently the favorite. Having abandoned his 2016 leadership bid thanks to the last minute betrayal by Michael Gove, he is back to give it another shot. “Of course I’m going to go for it,” he said last week. Johnson, who was the face of the Vote Leave campaign, is the favorite of the Tory grassroots. Some members of Parliament (MPs) believe Johnson’s populist touch is what is needed to reconnect with voters and see off …