Network News

  • New Battleground in Doctor-Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 9/11/2012
  • (Stateline) - "Right-to-die" advocates have mounted a high-profile initiative campaign in what might seem to be unlikely territory: heavily Catholic Massachusetts.
  • New Zealand Grants "Rights" to a River
  • 9/10/2012
  • (First Things) - I keep warning that this "nature rights" movement is beginning to bite, and people keep rolling their eyes. But New Zealand just granted rights to a river. From the New Zealand Herald story:
  • Fla. Warehousing Disabled Kids in Nursing Homes
  • 9/08/2012
  • (CBS/AP) - Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with disabilities in geriatric nursing homes.
  • Planned Parenthood Insider Now Works for Assisted Suicide Group
  • 9/07/2012
  • (LifeNews.com) - When Compassion & Choices, formerly The Hemlock Society, convened its June 2012 conference, former Planned Parenthood insider Theresa Connor, now director of government affairs with the assisted suicide group, was a featured speaker.
  • NFL Funds Brain-Injury Study
  • 9/06/2012
  • (Wall Street Journal) - Opening night of the National Football League arrived Wednesday amid renewed discussion of head injuries and a $30 million grant provided by the NFL to study brain injuries and other sports-related health issues.
  • Flu Medicine May Help TBI Patients
  • 9/04/2012
  • (WLS) - An old medicine approved for a different ailment is bringing new hope to traumatic brain injury patients. Caused by car crashes, falls, or assaults, every year 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury. Now, something approved decades ago for a much different ailment is helping speed recovery for some.
  • Quadriplegic Finds Meaning in Life Despite Handicap
  • 9/02/2012
  • (Lake Stevens Journal) - Forty-five years ago, a teenager named Joni Eareckson dove into the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay. In seconds, her life changed from athletic to quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from her shoulders down, due to a broken neck.
  • Ft. Hood Soldiers Subject of Traumatic Brain Injury Study
  • 8/31/2012
  • (examiner.com) - An unfinished military study has found that nearly six percent of soldiers engaged in hand-to-hand combat training have suffered from concussions. Researchers have studied soldiers involved in combat training classes at Ft. Hood, drawing from a pool of about 2,000 troops.
  • Suicide Pushers Impact UK Statistics
  • 8/30/2012
  • (First Things) - They must be so proud-the ghouls who give people moral permission to kill themselves and then teach them how to do it with helium. Now, enough people are doing themselves in with this method that the increase is reflected in UK death statistics.
  • Disabled Veterans Still Wait in Limbo
  • 8/29/2012
  • (Raw Story) - Veterans waiting for decisions from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can wait for months, sometimes even years for rulings on their cases and the awarding of benefits.