A man has died after vaping in what is reported to be the first such case in the world. The victim, whose name or age have not been disclosed but who was from Illinois, in the US, died after being admitted to hospital with a severe lung illness. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe he is one among almost 200 cases of pulmonary illness they have linked to vaping. The smoking alternative popular among teens and young adults is widely deemed safe compared to traditional smoking, which ends up claiming half the lives of users, the World Health Organization reports. But the long-term effects of vaping are yet to be identified. Patients are said to have shown symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and chest pain before being taken to hospital. Some reported diarrohea, vomiting and fatigue. According to The Sun, the death is believed to be the first of it's kind in the world. The death was reported on Thursday as the CDC reported 193 cases … [Read more...] about Man becomes ‘first person in the world’ to ‘die from vaping’
Billionaire businessman David Koch has died at the age of 79. Sources close to the family confirmed his death to the New Yorker. The American philanthropist, co-owner of Koch Industries, was listed as the 11th richest person in the world with a net worth of $42billion (about £34billion). Reports said Koch retired from his role as executive vice president of his company in July 2018 due to ‘health concerns’. Koch Industries was known for refining crude oil, making fertilizer, producing Dixie cups and Quilted Northern toilet paper. David Koch had run as the Libertarian Party's vice presidential candidate in 1980. Koch had shared control over his company with his brother Charles, according to Forbes. The company reportedly has revenues of $110 billion. Describing what Koch Industries does, the website says: "From life’s basics to tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs, it’s our job to create and innovate a wide spectrum of products and services that … [Read more...] about World’s eleventh richest man David Koch dies at the age of 79
A death row inmate's final words have been revealed after he was executed for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student. Larry Swearingen was convicted of murdering Melissa Trotter in December 1998, despite his denials and claims that they were "friends with benefits". The 48-year-old was injected with a cocktail of lethal drugs in Huntsville, Texas, this morning after the state failed to execute him on five previous occasions, including one attempt that was called off with minutes to spare. In a final statement, published after Swearingen's death, the murderer insisted he was innocent and said he was now one of 'God's sacrificial lambs'. He added: "Today the State of Texas murdered an innocent man. May people participated in my demise, beginning with the Montgomery County Police who falsely arrested me without a warrant and particularly officer Leo Mock who planted the pantyhose in my home that was used to convict me. "Harris County medical examiner Joyce Carter then lied … [Read more...] about Final words of rapist Larry Swearingen who killed student, 19
These are the shocking effects a woman suffered to her lips after having botched fillers. Ashleigh Villaverde was left with horrific bruising and "lips like grapes" after having the cosmetic surgery . She splashed more than $960 (£800) for six rounds of the procedure but she says her last one left her lips throbbing with pain. And the next day, the mother was taken to hospital for treatment. The medical assistant, from Peoria, Arizona, said: "Considering I had been to this lady five times previously, I didn't think anything of it when I got my usual top-up. "But this time was different, while she was injecting I could feel that it was a much thicker substance and very painful - it even bled more than usual. "Within an hour I couldn't touch my lips because they were so painful and they were swollen so much that they looked like a bunch of grapes, so the next day I went to the hospital because I needed some help." Ashleigh received two millilitres of filler into her lips on August … [Read more...] about Woman claims botched fillers left her with ‘lips like grapes’
Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in Donald Trump’s Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractive proposition? For the president, it is the real estate deal of a lifetime, one that would secure a land mass a quarter the size of the US and cement his place in US history alongside President Andrew Johnson, who bought Alaska from Russia in 1867, and Thomas Jefferson, who secured Louisiana from the French in 1803. To Trump’s advisers, the planned multibillion-dollar takeover challenges China’s dominance of the world’s industrial metals and helps to block Russia’s renewed military ambitions. Not that Washington has put a value on Greenland ahead of Trump’s meeting next month with Kim Kielsen, the province’s leader, and the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen. These are early days in the discussion, Trump said. Greenland is an … [Read more...] about Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland?