NICE, France (Reuters) - A French woman using a new weight-loss procedure that constricted her stomach with a silicone band died after the device slipped off and blocked her esophagus, judicial sources said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An air passenger who jokingly questioned whether the plane's pilots were sober was removed from an Americas West flight Monday, one week after two of the airline's pilots were arrested in Miami on charges of operating an aircraft while drunk.
America West spokeswoman Patty Nowack said Tuesday the passenger was removed from the Tucson-bound plane and later placed aboard another flight.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
For millions of women, the question of whether to take hormones after menopause just got more vexing: A major study concludes that long-term use of estrogen and progestin is dangerous. But hormones are the mainstay treatment for hot flashes and other menopause symptoms so how long can women safely use them? And what about using just estrogen alone?
By MARK NIESSE, Associated Press Writer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Sextuplets born three months premature are growing stronger each day and all six are breathing on their own, a doctor said.
The babies four boys and two girls were in serious condition in intensive care but have been taken off ventilator support without many complications, Dr. Namasivayam Ambalavanan said on Tuesday. The babies were born after 26 weeks; a full-term pregnancy is typically about 40 weeks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Freezing temperatures may have ruined thousands of doses of vaccines, meaning patients may need new injections, but the clinic that gave the shots said no one was in danger.
About 3,400 people, half of them children, received the questionable vaccines from Park Nicollet Clinic in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. The vaccines included polio booster shots, hepatitis A and B shots and Prevnar, a vaccine for infants and toddlers.