A grandfather with "a lot to live for" died when a driver ploughed into a pedestrian crossing and sent a traffic light pole crashing down onto him, a court has heard. Former miner Gerald Macey was waiting on the central reservation to complete his crossing of a busy road when a BMW veered across the carriageway and collided with the light pole. The pole collapsed and hit Mr Macey on the head, causing him catastrophic and fatal injuries. Swansea Crown Court heard that at around 4.10pm on March 17 last year 55-year-old Mr Macey was walking down High Street in Gorseinon . He got to the pedestrian crossing near the Mardy pub, and crossed the first lane of traffic before stopping on the central reservation. At the same time Salman Khan, who was 21 at the time, was driving to work in a nearby restaurant. Catherine Richards prosecuting, said witnesses described how several cars passed Mr Macey without incident before Khan's BMW approached the crossing - the speed of the traffic was normal, … [Read more...] about Pedestrian died after driver hit traffic lights that crushed him
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depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region known as Brodmann area 25. In a pair of pale pink curves of neural flesh called the subcallosal cingulate, each about the size and shape of a newborn’s crooked finger, area 25 occupies the fingertips. Once in place, the electrodes were wired to a battery pack implanted in the patient’s chest and turned on. Between 2003 and 2006, first at the University of Toronto and then Emory University, Mayberg tried this experimental surgery, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), on 20 people who had been torturously depressed for years despite trying every other possible treatment. Area 25, she believed, was a neural junction box that became hyperactive in depressed people. She designed the experiment to see if the thrum of these DBS devices would calm area 25 and relieve their despair. … [Read more...] about What can be learned when a clinical trial is stopped?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Vimson Menisio and Jeremiah Santos Isezaki charged in detainee Manson Isar homicide A new indictment names two more men accused in the homicide of detainee Manson Isar, aka Ernest Manson, who was found dead in his cell last December. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jasmine Stole , [email protected] Published 4:29 p.m. ChT April 4, 2018 | Updated 4:50 p.m. ChT April 4, 2018 CLOSE Department of Corrections Director Alberto "Tony" Lamorena said Manson Isar was found unresponsive during a check on Dec. 29, 2017. Rick Cruz/PDN CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A Superior Court of Guam … [Read more...] about Vimson Menisio and Jeremiah Santos Isezaki charged in detainee Manson Isar homicide
A BUDDING actress left housebound by crippling endometriosis claims she visited the doctor 100 times before she was diagnosed. Issie Lowe, 21, suffered with what she thought was bad period pain for years before she was referred to a specialist. At its worst the pain feels like she is being stabbed or kicked in the stomach, she said. The children’s entertainer has lived with the pain since she was 14 and claims to have lost jobs and friendships because of it. “When you start your period you have bad pains so I just thought it was normal,” Issie said. “As I got older they just got worse. I would go to the doctors and they told me not to worry and that it would stop eventually. “I would have to pull out of PE lessons and from the age of 15 I started feeling paranoid – I was asking 'why can’t I do this when others can?' “If you think about the worst possible period pain and then times it by a hundred that it was it is like. “It … [Read more...] about Budding actress, 21, left housebound by crippling ‘period pains’ is diagnosed with endometriosis after ‘100 visits to the doctors’
Jeannie Edwards, 63, felt heart attack-like pain in her chest several times a week Sharp, stabbing chest pains were something Jeannie Edwards had tolerated for decades. The pains would come on several times a week, and although they matched the description of heart attack symptoms, because she was only in her late 30s when they started, Jeannie was told there was ‘nothing to worry about’. As Jeannie, now 63, a human resources director from Twickenham, South-West London, recalls: ‘I didn’t feel a crushing chest pain but I did feel like my heart was being squeezed hard — and the pain would radiate down my left arm and up my neck. ‘I thought at the very least it must be angina. I was absolutely convinced that I was going to have a heart attack. But because I was slim and fit, I wasn’t an obvious candidate.’ Indeed, the first doctor she saw took one look at her slight build (at 5ft 3in, she weighs just 7st), noted her healthy, non-smoker … [Read more...] about Invisible killer heart condition: Rare angina may affect 500,000