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White Bear Lake infant nearly died from dad's abuse, charges say

A White Bear Lake man abused his 1-month-old son so badly that the baby nearly died, according to charges filed Friday.

Austin T. Whiteaker, 19, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child.“Dr. 58 more words

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Jury Recommends Death Penalty in Barry Davis Case

After an hour of deliberating, the jury in the Barry Davis case recommended to the court that he face the death penalty for the murders of John Gregory Hughes and Hiedi Rhodes. 40 more words

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Veterans with brain injuries or PTSD helping with Alzheimer’s study

SYDNEY — David Hay was almost out of ammunition when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded in the turret of his Centurion tank in the rubber plantation village of Binh Ba, Vietnam, spraying shrapnel into the 21-year-old radio operator’s body. 71 more words

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Summer brings increased risk of injury to children, experts offer top tips for staying safe

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Of all the dangers children face, unintentional injuries are the greatest.They are the leading cause of death for children ages 14 and under. 38 more words

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Opinion: ‘We are culprits, too,’ says doctor who documented brain damage in NFL players

Dr. Bennet Omalu, who cuts open dead people for a living, has distinguished himself in the medical arts through his detailed examination of brains. It was in this practice that his life intersected with the death of Pro Football Hall of Fame center Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 100 more words

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Teams, schools should share injury information, inquest told

There are regulations in kids’ sports to combat brain injury — but they are either being ignored or rendered ineffective by a lack of communication, a veteran rugby expert told an Ottawa inquest Friday. 595 more words

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Teen rugby player at first seemed fine, inquest told

As referee Jim Carr recalled, Rowan Stringer had just caught the ball when an opposing player grabbed her shirt and swung her around.

It was May 8, 2013, during the second half of what had been a relatively clean, uneventful high school rugby game. 743 more words

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