A WOMAN'S drunk and jealous fiancé set fire to her in savage attack after he was enraged by the way she spoke to another man, it is claimed. Evgeny Bondaruk, 24, allegedly carried out the attack in the living quarters he shared with Alexandra Kuzmina at the petrol station where the 19-year-old worked. Angered the way she had spoken to the man, he returned home drunk, smashed up the furniture, poured petrol over her and then set it alight, it is claimed. Kuzmina, a cashier at a filling station, suffered burns covering 80 per cent of her body from the attack, which took place near Yalta in Crimea. A witness who saw the aftermath described it as being “like out of a horror film”. Bondaruk himself has burns to his hands and face and is under armed guard by police in hospital. He faces an attempted murder charge which could lead to 20 years in jail. The couple shared the quarters where they both worked for the summer season in the tourist peninsula and bedding was also … [Read more...] about Teen’s life ruined after jealous fiancé ‘doused her in petrol and set her alight after she spoke to another man’
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. -- Generally speaking, bars are not bastions of grace and kindness. But at Jimmy's in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, owner Jimmy Gilleece believes there's a lot more to serving customers than a good pour. As we first reported a few months ago, he went way above and beyond for one patron -- a total stranger who lost her wallet with her wedding ring inside. "She was frantic, really upset about it, so it just became my mission," Jimmy said. His mission to find her ring began with a thorough screening of the security footage. He had to watch three hours before finally finding her wallet on a bench outside the bar with the shady character approaching. Eventually, Jimmy figured out who it was and got him to confess to taking the cash and dumping the wallet in an ocean channel. It was long gone. "After I invested all that time, I'm gonna find the ring," Jimmy said. "So I hired divers to come out the next day." Divers scoured the seabed and eventually … [Read more...] about “I couldn’t have been luckier”: How compassion changed a homeless teen’s life
close Video Apple Watch credited with saving girl's life Notification on Florida 18-year-old's Apple Watch leads to trip to emergency room and diagnosis of kidney failure. Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to the mother of a teenage girl in Lithia, Florida, who told him an Apple Watch saved her daughter's life. In late April, Deanna Recktenwald’s Apple Watch notified her that her resting heart rate jumped to 160 beat per minute -- well over the normal range of 60 to 100 beat per minute. "I didn't know what was going on at all and it was just out of the blue," Recktenwald, 18, told WFTS-TV. Recktenwald's mother and registered nurse, Stacey, shared her daughter's health story in an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook. At first, Stacey explained in the email posted by WFTS-TV, she thought the reading was “just a fluke” because the 18-year-old is a “healthy, athletic young lady with no previous medical conditions." But the teen’s heart rate continued … [Read more...] about Florida mom says Apple Watch saved teen’s life, sparks response from Tim Cook
Gallup, N.M. • On a crisp sunny day, Tyson Toledo, a precocious 5-year-old boy, hobbled into a private health clinic to have his infected foot examined. Pediatrician Gayle Harrison told his mother to continue to apply antibiotic ointment and reminded them to come back if the swelling and redness worsened. The appointment at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services’ outpatient center comes at no charge for the Toledo family, who live 30 miles away on the Navajo Nation Reservation. That’s because Tyson is covered by Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor. New Mexico leads all other states in Medicaid enrollment, with 43 percent of its residents on the program. That’s partly because the state has a large Native American population, living in communities historically riven with poverty. The numbers offer an eye-popping snapshot of the promotion of Medicaid expansion since 2013: Nearly a third of the 900,000 New Mexico … [Read more...] about Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian Country, it’s part of the fabric of life
1 in 2 new cases of STIs occur among young people. How can we change this? Sores? Blisters? Pus oozing from a genital area? Most of us don’t need Google to know that sexually transmitted diseases (STI) can be physically uncomfortable – and really yucky-feeling – to have. This discomfort is mirrored in how many of us feel about talking about STIs with teens. We need to get over this discomfort though, because half of all new cases of STIs occur among 15- to 24-year-olds . We need to move beyond our discomfort and start talking to young people to help them get and stay healthy. I know it’s a difficult discussion, so here are 3 concrete things that you can talk to your teens about: Many teens don’t think they are at risk for STIs The most common reason that youth have never gotten tested for STIs is because they don’t think they’re at risk . Many think that if it is a real concern, their healthcare provider will be guaranteed to bring … [Read more...] about STI testing: What are teens concerned about?