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2009-07-27 19:36:06

Michael Jackson's personal physician administered a strong drug investigators think killed the U.S. pop star, a source told CNN Monday. Dr. Conrad Murray, a doctor hired by the company that was producing a series of Jackson concerts, was at the Los Angeles home where Jackson was staying when he died June 25. Citing a source close to the Jackson family that it said had knowledge of the investigation, CNN reported authorities Murray administered the drug to Jackson before the singer died. Law...

2009-07-26 11:18:30

Law enforcement sources say paramedics called to Michael Jackson's Los Angeles home found the U.S. pop singer dead when they arrived. The unidentified sources said after the Thriller singer showed no signs of life on June 25, responding paramedics wanted to pronounce Jackson dead, TMZ.com reported Sunday. Despite the request from the paramedics, Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, had the pop star transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, the report said. Murray had the...

2009-07-24 07:46:36

The EUREKA E! 3722 4 SAVE project has resulted in a design for high tech polyvalent rescue vehicles able to take paramedics to a disaster area and immediately carry up to four patients away for treatment. The key element was the development of a completely new type of four-stretcher support that can be installed in different vehicles. The box kit uses high performance materials and can be adapted to a range of vehicles while offering weight reductions of up to 50% compared with previous...

2009-07-23 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Masimo jointly announced the launch of a new international health and safety initiative aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and reducing known risk factors that unnecessarily kill and injure hundreds of fire fighters each year. The campaign, kicked off at the biennial IAFF EMS Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, will feature...

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2009-07-22 12:02:52

Police Wednesday searched the Houston office of Michael Jackson's last doctor, the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed. CNN reported the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Los Angeles police executed a search warrant at the office of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with Jackson when the singer collapsed and died June 25. An autopsy indicated Jackson had the powerful drug Propofol in his system, E! News reported, although the official cause of death is still under investigation. The...

2009-07-08 10:54:17

A British judge sentenced a 76-year-old man to jail for calling for an ambulance more than 40 times to complain about a sore throat. Walter Emms, 76, of Firmley, Surrey, was given six months in custody this week after pleading guilty to two counts of causing a public nuisance and violating conditions of a suspended sentence for similar actions in a previous case. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday the sentence capped a brief but intense war of words between Emms and ambulance dispatchers who...

2009-07-05 14:44:39

A 54-year-old carpenter in Wantage, England, accidentally cut off his own penis while working with a saw, his mother says. Stuart Keen's mother, Edna, told The Sunday Telegraph her son had been cutting wood for a cabinet when the saw inflicted the horrific injury. Surgeons were able to reattach the severed appendage, she said. Stuart is a carpenter and uses sharp and sometimes dangerous tools, Keen's mother said. This was an unfortunate accident but these things happen all the time to...

2009-06-30 16:09:00

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation efforts before transporting cardiac arrest patients. EMS should follow national guidelines for transporting cardiac arrest patients and determining when to end unsuccessful resuscitation efforts. DALLAS, June 30...

2009-06-30 15:44:45

Local laws, insurance reimbursement and public misperceptions impede emergency medical services (EMS) workers from using best resuscitation practices, according to a study reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Less than half of local EMS systems follow national guidelines on transporting cardiac arrest patients and terminating unsuccessful out-of-hospital resuscitation efforts, said researchers who conducted three small focus groups at the 2008 National Association of...

2009-06-16 14:55:44

Authorities in Florida said paramedics and veterinarians rescued a 3-month-old calf that fell down a 12-foot-deep well. Marion County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Peveeta Persaud said Thomas Wesley Harrell went to feed his cows early Monday morning when he discovered the female calf had fallen down the well, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday. Daniel Jodoin, a paramedic with the Marion County Fire Rescue, was the first to be lowered into the well to examine the animal and report on the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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