Tuesday, July 2

Health

Big Rat Drops From Ceiling Onto Customer’s Menu at Buffalo Wild Wings in Westchester

General, Health
An unwelcome surprise dropped onto a woman's table at a Buffalo Wild Wings in the Westchester area of Los Angeles the other day — a live rat dropped from the ceiling onto her table. Alisha Norman says the manager claims construction is to blame. "I knew the rat was going to be injured because it hit like a Mack truck," she said. Norman says she hadn't even ordered when she heard something overhead. "You could hear something come down," she said. Norman, on vacation from Texas, says she requested a manager who came over to help, with two plates in his hands. "He took two plates and then they just picked it up and dumped it in a bag," she said. "It was terrible. It was disgusting." She's not angry. She says the manager took care of her bill, to compensate for the lunchtime fall
Teenage boy, 17, left with shattered jaw and several missing teeth after his vape pen battery overheated and exploded in his mouth

Teenage boy, 17, left with shattered jaw and several missing teeth after his vape pen battery overheated and exploded in his mouth

Health
Austin Adams, 17, suffered a litany of injuries when a VGOD vape pen blew up in his face in March 2018, breaking his jaw and blowing out several of his teeth His mother Kailani Burton had recently bought him the smoking tool in a bid to ease her son’s addiction to tobacco - he hasn't smoked since The surgeons had to sew Adams’ gum line back together, put plates along his jawbone and issue him temporary braces to keep his remaining teeth aligned Coverage of Adams' story follows an announcement by the FDA last week regarding the finalization of new safety guidelines for e-cigarette products  A teenage boy from Nevada shattered his jaw and broke several of his teeth after his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth, which he’d bought to help him quit smoking last year. Aus

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

Health
The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of performance, which has been ranked as the worst among industrialized nations for the fifth time, according to the 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey 2014. The U.K. ranked best with Switzerland following a close second. The Commonwealth Fund report compares the U.S. with 10 other nations: France, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the U.K. were all judged to be superior based on various factors. These include quality of care, access to doctors and equity throughout the country. Results of the study rely on data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Health Organ