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U.S. Soccer Moms VS FIFA Over Concussions

U.S. Soccer moms have gained the attention of the world by engaging in a lawsuit against FIFA for allegedly not adopting effective guidelines to prevent the risk of concussions. While the lawsuit has drawn little attention in American, soccer fans around the world have reacted with surprise to FIFA, soccer’s international governing body being taken to court. Similar suits … [Read More...]

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Mass Hysteria Likely in Columbian Illness

President Juan Manuel Santos of Columbia has released a statement on the recent outbreak of illness that has struck the town of El Carmen de Bolivar. Over 200 school-aged girls, ranging from 9 to 16 years old, in the area have reported coming down with a number of symptoms requiring medical care. The most common […]

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WHO Decides on Ebola Drug Ethics

This week the WHO gathered a panel of medical ethicists and medical experts to discuss whether the use of unproven, and largely untested, drugs should be given to victims of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak has claimed at least 1000 lives in the last few months and is now considered to […]

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Abortion: Women’s Health or Politics?

Over the last forty years, the issue of a women’s right to choose has been a hot button topic throughout the United States. Ever since the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade, everyone from doctors to women’s rights groups to politicians has asserted a position, either pro-life or pro-choice.  There have [...]

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Missing Brain Tumour Boy May Be in Spain

Ashya King, the five-year-old boy with a brain tumour taken from hospital by his parents, is now believed to be in Spain.  The little boy was removed from Southampton General Hospital against the advice of the medical staff and was last seen travelling on a ferry across the Channel to France. Police have described the [...]

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Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water

Health officials in Louisiana are cautioning residents to be very careful after they found a deadly brain-eating amoeba in a parish water supply. Officials of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) had announced that the amoeba named Naegleria fowleri was detected in the water system of the St. John the Baptist Parish. Health [...]