Tag Archives: Madeline Farber

Coronavirus outbreak prompts Virginia school to cancel visit of Chinese exchange students

A middle school in Northern Virginia this week canceled a visit of 21 Chinese exchange students and their chaperones amid the China-linked coronavirus outbreak that’s sickened more than 500 and killed at least 17. 

Cervical cancer survivor, 41, gives birth to ‘miracle twins’: ‘I feel incredibly lucky’

A British woman who survived cervical cancer but was told she may never be able to have children has since welcomed a set of “miracle”  twins. 

Alabama girl, 4, who lost fingers to exploding light bulb gets prosthetic hand: ‘It’s changed her life’

Nearly two years ago, in May 2018, a curious Athens, Alabama girl was inspecting the bright light bulbs on her mother’s light-up vanity. A split second later, she was missing nearly all of her fingers on her right hand. 

Baby born with massive ‘port-wine stain’ birthmark is ‘completely unique,’ mom says

A British mom whose baby girl was born with a massive birthmark that covers 90 percent of her body says her daughter is “completely unique” and “beautiful” despite the occasional rude comments from strangers. 

Baby dies of sepsis after hospital sent him home twice, mom claims

A British mother of a 5-week-old baby boy who died of sepsis claims doctors at the hospital where he was taken largely dismissed her son’s symptoms and sent him home twice prior to his death.

Flu blinds Iowa girl, 4, mom says

The flu has blinded a 4-year-old girl in Iowa, according to her mother, who is now urging others to ensure their loved ones are vaccinated against the virus. 

Wisconsin child dies from flu on the way to the hospital: health officials

A child in Wisconsin has died from the flu, marking the first pediatric death in the state for the 2019-2020 season. 

Rare shrew-spread virus linked to deaths of 8 German residents, study finds

At least eight people in Germany who died of encephalitis likely contracted a rare virus from shrews, a small mole-like animal, that led to the fatal brain-swelling condition. 

Colorado woman teaches yoga to police officers, firefighters to help with stress, trauma

A Colorado native is helping first responders to manage the demands of their jobs through a thousands-of-years-old practice: yoga. 

Popcorn stuck in man’s tooth leads to life-threatening infection, open heart surgery

A 41-year-old British man who attempted to dislodge a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth using various objects claims he later developed a life-threatening infection that required him to undergo open heart surgery.