Opinion PUBLISHED: 10:39 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:39 31 January 2019 Maurice Gray Photo journalist Maurice Gray Picture: Maurice Gray Archant Photo journalist Maurice Gray shares his personal journey with us, from diagnosis onwards. The CT scanner Picture: Maurice GrayOver the years my wife and I have been following the plight and concerns around the dreaded word ‘cancer’, a disease which can strike, at very short notice, on the innocent and vulnerable. Some try to fight it, but others unfortunately give in. There are victims of all ages, and research is showing frightening statistics that one in two people in this country alone have or will experience some type of cancer (and there are many), in their lifetime.And then it happened to me. I was told I had cancer.At first, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. This was frightening and I was having to ‘go with the flow’, and research everything I was about to experience.Consultant Mr … [Read more...] about Maurice Gray shares his journey of being diagnosed with cancer
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Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 25, 2018 / 4:47 PM GMT By Avichai Scher Abigail Mentzer was riding the New York City subway to a doctor’s appointment when she says an AirDrop request popped up on her iPhone. A preview image of the file showed a CD with the handwritten message, “Songs I’ll choke you out to while wrecking your uterus.” Feeling disgusted and threatened, she looked around the train car, wondering who had sent it. Then, three more messages came through, including images of a woman’s bare behind and more offensive language. “I had never gotten an AirDrop from a random person before. I didn’t know this could happen,” Mentzer, 35, an actress and dancer, told NBC News recently. “I guess it makes sense in this day and age, to find new, inventive ways to harass people.” AirDrop is an iPhone feature … [Read more...] about Sexual harassment goes high tech with iPhone’s AirDrop
Understanding why anyone kills himself is always complex, but even mental-health experts were puzzled when the CDC released its suicide data in June: Eighty-four percent of men who die by suicide have no known mental-health conditions. “People in general—and men in particular—try to hide having a mental-health problem,” says David A. Jobes, Ph.D., director of the Catholic University of America’s Suicide Prevention Lab. That’s part of the problem. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The suicide rate for men is about three and a half times that of women—probably because men are less likely to seek help or talk to one another when they’re in trouble, and because they’re more likely to own a gun than women and more likely to use one in a suicide attempt. (About 49 percent of suicide deaths in America are the result of using a firearm, and suicide risk is higher in homes where guns are not stored safely.)In its latest report, the … [Read more...] about The Male Suicide Rate Is Rising. This Job Has the Highest Risk.
By David Streitfeld Updated 4:13 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 A monitor displays Amazon.com stock information at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Amazon briefly became the second trillion-dollar company after adding $434 billion to its market capitalization. A monitor displays Amazon.com stock information at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Amazon briefly became the second trillion-dollar company after adding $434 billion to its market capitalization. Photo: Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg Photo: Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A monitor displays Amazon.com stock information at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Amazon briefly became the second trillion-dollar company after adding $434 billion to its market capitalization. A monitor displays Amazon.com stock information at the … [Read more...] about Amazon follows Apple to $1 trillion valuation