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Teen Funds Prom Dress With Pot Brownies & Surgery Screw Up- In The Stupid News

A teenager comes up with a unique way to fund her prom dress. Plus a surgery goes completely wrong.



Surgical removal of the tonsils and appendix associated with risk of early heart attack

Public release date: 1-Jun-2011

-  Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44%

-  Appendectomy by 33%

The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden.(1) Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44% (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33% (HR 1.33). 608 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

Healthcare Reform = Antitrust Laws

Perception versus reality: 75% percent of what Californian hospitals charge on their hospital bill goes unpaid, and yet Californian hospitals made $17 billion in profits lost year, completely tax free. 289 more words

World History

The Tinkerer of Toys

I had never thrown a boomerang before, at least not so it came back to me. I think I’d thrown one a few times when I was younger, like young people do when they think they’ve figured something out. 1,331 more words

Personal Prose

A Wad of Tissues

I sat alone, toward the back, one pocket stuffed with jelly beans, the other with a wad of tissues I pulled from my console at the last minute before entering the auditorium. 1,379 more words

Personal Essay

How Paulie the Wonder Dog Earned his Name

The first time I saw Paulie was in a photo on Craigslist, a big white ball of fur with black eyes cuddled up to a smaller dog in a kennel too small for Paulie all by himself. 638 more words


A multicentre cohort study assessing day of week effect and outcome from emergency appendicectomy

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety

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Date of publicationFebruary 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Some evidence suggests that patients having treatment at weekends may be subject to different care processes and outcomes compared with weekdays. 115 more words

Adverse Events