Dr. L A Morrison
4 Magazines | 9,169 Articles | 3,130 Followers | 11 Likes | @lamorrison | I'm a board-certified family physician, working in Africa, Haiti, the Philippines, and rural America. Married to a USMC marine veteran.
CHICAGO — As this city prepared to make public a video from the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old by a white Chicago police officer, a county prosecutor charged the officer with first-degree murder on Tuesday, a government official said.
The charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke come more than …Policing
SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache helicopter crashed in central South Korea on Monday during a training mission, killing two pilots aboard, police and military officials said.
The attack helicopter went down in the county of Wonju in Gangwon province, officials said.
The helicopter was assigned to …South Korea
(CNN) — A panel of global health experts has strongly criticized the World Health Organization, saying it mishandled the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The panel, convened by Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, called for extensive …Medicine
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping.
Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.
Tulane University …New Orleans
Navy SEALs may be some of the toughest people on the planet, but even an elite soldier doesn't do well without sleep.
Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, …Sleep
Msumarini, KenyaIn this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya's east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make …Kenya
U.S. military pilots are reporting that they are being blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordinance because they could not get clearance, …U.S. Military
Top U.S. military officials believe that a group linked to al-Qaida is responsible for Friday’s terrorist attack on a Western hotel in Mali, located …Military
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army says a soldier from South Carolina has died during a non-combat incident at a military facility in Iraq.Middle East
The American Medical Association has called for an end to direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices.The AMA, which …Advertising
The use of antibiotics of last resort has risen significantly in England during the last five years as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to grow, posing a threat to healthcare.
A report from Public Health England (PHE) published on Monday said usage of antibiotics when all other treatments …Health Care
Mispackaged contraceptives led to 113 unwanted pregnancies, claims a lawsuit filed against Qualitest, Inc., a subsidiary of Irish drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. last week.
The suit, filed in Philadelphia, represents 117 women from 26 states. Philly.com reported that 113 of those women became …Contraception
A former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber in Afghanistan was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House Thursday, in front of some of his fellow soldiers whose lives he saved.
Florent Groberg, 32, was badly injured in the August 2012 attack, which killed four people.
During his second …Afghanistan
Rebecca Hiles had a chronic cough and breathlessness for years. Catherine Carelli broke her leg. Christel Arant's blood pressure spiked suddenly.
All three of these women consulted doctors multiple times. All were given the same diagnosis: obesity. If you would just lose weight, they were told, your …Diets
Doctors have expressed alarm at a seemingly sharp fall in the number of people having the seasonal flu jab.
Tens of thousands of high-risk people in England may be vulnerable to the virus after a 6% fall in immunisations at GP surgeries.
The perceived failures of last year's vaccine and warmer …Public Broadcasters
A street drug made of various chemicals sprayed on tea leaves, grass clippings and other plant material continues to send thousands of people suffering from psychotic episodes and seizures to emergency rooms around the country.
In 2015, calls to poison control regarding the drug already have almost …Marijuana
Opening up the blood-brain barrier to deliver drugs (credit: Focused Ultrasound Foundation)
The blood-brain barrier has been non-invasively opened in …Medicine
The American military has been breeding the US' top leaders since the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.
But once they're done serving their country, many head to the financial services sector.
That means bringing four-star general experience onto corporate boards, and, the mettle forged …Wall Street
A Georgia man says he was frightened into pleading guilty for a murder he didn't commit after police dangled him off a bridge three decades ago, brought charges against his parents and threatened him with the death penalty.
Timothy R. Johnson was 22 in September 1984 when police arrested him and …Rights & Freedoms
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- No NFL player has the type of work week that New England Patriots rookie long snapper Joe Cardona does.
On Sunday, he snaps for the undefeated Patriots, often delivering perfect strikes for Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski and punter Ryan Allen. During the week, he practices …NFL
Your doctor might not get the best reading of your blood pressure.
For all its life-saving potential, a blood pressure reading isn't necessarily as straightforward as you'd think.
For some people, the stress of having their blood pressure tested at a doctor’s office is enough to elevate the reading, …Medicine
One of two women accused of sexually assaulting a man inside a Washington gas station store has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
D.C. police arrested Ayanna Marie Knight, 22, of Las Vegas. She is facing a third-degree sex abuse charge. The other woman has not been found.
WTTG reports the …Policing
Photos by Ricardo ArduengoCockfighting lives on in Haiti, where weekly fights draw crowds of men, hungry for the drama and the promise of a big …
Hundreds of Uganda's lesbian and gay community have fled the country to escape homophobia and persecution, hoping for a better life in the US and Europe.
But they are now stuck in neighbouring Kenya where the situation is not much better.
Uganda made international headlines last year when it tried to …Gay Community
The oldest living sergeant major of the Marine Corps is a legend of sorts.
Retired Sgt. Maj. John Massaro left his hometown of Cleveland during the …U.S. Marines
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Tuesday.
The boy beat and killed 1-year-old Kelci Devine Lewis when she wouldn't stop crying, Birmingham police …Policing
Sickness is a daily part of my working life. Some of my patients are very sick – so much so that I wonder how they make it to the surgery when what they really need is an emergency ambulance and a hospital bed. Others attend with a sore throat and I wait in vain to see if there is a second “hidden” …Medicine
Thirteen women came forward to accuse former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw of misconduct. Why aren't more people outraged?
On Monday, Nov. 2, the Daniel Holtzclaw trial commenced in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charged with 36 offenses including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, stalking, and …Crime
When the federal government announced in September that it had abruptly halted a large blood pressure study because its results were so compelling, doctors were left in frustrating limbo.
The announcement said researchers had found that driving systolic blood pressure to levels far below what …Medicine