Tag: children’s health

Slenderman-obsessed Florida teen sets fire to house

Slenderman, the fictional character, has been a hot topic since two girls tried to stab to death their friend to appease the spindly creature. Now, whenever the name is even MENTIONED, it seems to create an overreact in adults. Florida teen obsessed with Slender Man set fire to own home as mom, brother slept: cops…

Boy dies after receiving only “holistic remedies”

This appears to have been a preventable death. Mother faces negligence charges in seven-year-old son’s death. A Calgary mother is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son. Police allege the boy, who lived in a suite with his mother, was suffering from a treatable illness, but that he was not…

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds faith healing conviction

The case of faith healing parents reached the Wisconsin highest court. They ruled the conviction stands. Court upholds homicide convictions of parents who chose prayers for dying daughter over medical care : Madisondotcom. A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died in front of them were properly convicted…

Fundamentalist faith-healing parents lose second child

Often society fails the innocent. Was no one following up on the court order? Or was this just an unfortunate coincidence? Second Child Death for Convicted Faith-Healing Couple. A couple that was sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old died in 2009 from pneumonia have had another child die. Herbert and Catherine Schaible, fundamentalist Christians who…

A second study in Le Roy shows no toxins to explain mystery illness

New study finds no toxins in Le Roy. A second study has again found that the twitches, involuntary sounds and seizures that beset a group of Le Roy students and attracted international media attention earlier this year had no environmental cause. The study, released by the school district Wednesday, comes as no surprise to treating…

Comprehensive study concludes raw milk products are unsafe in all cases

In a followup to the raw milk controversy that was sparked by the latest outbreak of illness in Pennsylvania, here is the most comprehensive look at illnesses related to raw dairy products (milk and cheese). This report is available here (PDF) at the CDC web site. Although pasteurization eliminates pathogens and consumption of nonpasteurized dairy…

12 girls suffer mystery condition in NY (Updated: diagnosis)

Update on Tourette-Like Illness in Leroy LEROY, NY — Administrators in the Leroy Central School District updated parents and students about a mysterious disorder that’s affected twelve female high school students, causing them to exhibit symptoms similar to Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder defined by involuntary motor and vocal tics. Wednesday night,…