Network News

  • Doctor Sentenced to Life for Mercy Killing
  • 10/25/2012
  • (The National) - A doctor who carried out the mercy killing of a quadriplegic patient was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for premeditated murder. Eugen Adelsmayr, 50, switched off Ghulam Mohammed's life-support machine and increased his morphine dose, causing him to have a fatal heart attack.
  • TBI Treatment Improves After 10 Years of War
  • 10/24/2012
  • (FederalNewsRadio) - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most stubborn and long-lasting problems produced by 10 years of war, but there is progress in its treatment. "The brain is a wonderful thing, and it is plastic," said Dr. Andrew Ritcheson, senior consulting psychologist and program manager at contractor DRC.
  • Girl Wakes as Doctors Were Preparing to Harvest Her Organs
  • 10/23/2012
  • (Mail Online) - A teenage girl in a coma after a catastrophic car crash came round just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead. Carina Melchior had had life support withdrawn on the advice of medics and was being prepared for organ donation.
  • Release: Life & Hope Network Establishes Research and Education Center!
  • 10/23/2012
  • Contact: Mary Foley, The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, 484-278-4287, mfoley@lifeandhope.com
  • Suit: Doctors Mistakenly Declared Chicago Boy Dead
  • 10/22/2012
  • (AP) - The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that the boy's eyes and body were still moving.
  • NPR Audience Wants End of Life Care Rationed for the Elderly
  • 10/21/2012
  • (Human Exceptionism) - By centralizing control of health care, Obamacare will cause us to turn on each other to grab bigger pieces of the medical pie. The elderly will be among the first victims, as has already happened in the UK.
  • Miracle Child Continues to Fight After Brain Injury
  • 10/18/2012
  • (CapeGazette.com) - Lilly Barnett is 10 years old. Fifteen months ago, she nearly died in a crash on Route 1 near Milford. Her limp body was flown to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. Lilly was unresponsive; she had broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a bruised liver and a brain injury so severe children rarely survive it.
  • Family Revive Father Doctors Ruled Wasn't Worth Saving
  • 10/17/2012
  • (Mail Online) - The family of a 48-year-old man have told how they rescued him from dying on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway by reviving him with drops of water. Andy Flanagan's family were told that he was severely brain damaged, had organ failure and was close to death after a cardiac arrest.
  • NHS Age Discrimination A Warning About Obamacare
  • 10/16/2012
  • (NRO) - The United Kingdom's National Health Service rations care and, evidence shows, discriminates against the elderly. Now, the Royal College of Surgeons finds that elderly patients are being denied life-saving surgery based on age rather than fitness.
  • More Than $100 Million for Brain Injury, PSTD Research
  • 10/15/2012
  • (My Edmonds News) - The way Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnosed and treated is about to get a major overhaul. Or at least that is the hope as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense announced they are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of both maladies.