Dr. L A Morrison

4 Magazines | 10,830 Articles | 4,026 Followers | 9 Likes | @lamorrison | I'm a board-certified family physician, working in Africa, Haiti, the Philippines, and rural America. Married to a USMC marine veteran.

50,000 flee South Sudan's instability for Darfur, UN says

JUBA, South Sudan – The U.N. humanitarian office says more than 50,000 South Sudanese have fled into the troubled Darfur region in neighboring Sudan this year.<p>OCHA's statement on Thursday highlights the desperate humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where a civil war began in December 2013 and a …

United Nations

Keke Palmer Talks Anxiety, Depression & What Got Her Through

(photo credit: kekepalmer instagram)<p>Just yesterday, actress and singer Keke Palmer captured the hearts of millions in the hit movie <i>Akeelah & The Bee</i>. …

Keke Palmer

Mini Telescope Inserted Into Eye Makes Man See Again

Miracle medical moment occurs as legally blind man sees again through the use of Implantable Miniature Telescope. This is a revolutionary …

Telescopes

'You'll get re-infected' - Elderly man fighting cancer told by DHB to re-use his catheters

Bowel cancer patient, Bruce Douglas has been told by Waitemata Health Board to wash and re-use his catheters, a medical devise used to empty the …

Health

Senegal clamps down on Quranic schools that exploit children

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Twelve-year-old Boubacar was picked up from the streets of Senegal's capital at night by police, along with dozens of other children, in the latest crackdown on begging.<p>The boy was sent to this West African country by his family in neighboring Guinea to study the Quran at one …

Senegal

#IfAfricaWasaSchool: the continent described in playground memes

There’s nothing like a few schoolyard memories to bring people together.<p>Yesterday, thousands of Africans took to Twitter to gently mock their countries via the hashtag #IfAfricaWasASchool, and in doing so found both scathing and irreverent ways to describe what it’s like to live on the continent …

Memes

Nigerian Man Arrested for Love Scam

Premium Times, 25 August 2016<p>The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, said it arrested Iwuchukwu Uche for obtaining money …

Money

GP who blogged about her bipolar disorder found hanged after being suspended when patient complained, inquest hears

A GP who blogged about battling bipolar disorder was found hanged after being suspended from work when a patient read her online diary and complained, an inquest heard.<p>Weeks before her death, Dr Wendy Potts had written about her condition and the effect it had on her life.<p>But a patient at the …

Bipolar disorder

Big Freedia Sentenced to Three Years Probation for Lying About Income

Big Freedia avoided prison time Thursday when a judge sentenced her to three years probation for lying about her income in order to scam government-subsidized housing. In March, the bounce artist and reality-TV star pleaded guilty to the crime, misrepresenting her income for five years. <i>The New</i> …

Drama

The family behind Ghana's 'made to survive anything' car

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pastor is perhaps an unlikely candidate to become Ghana's first car manufacturer.<p>But that's what Kwadwo Safo, founder of the Christ Reformed Church, and who is known locally as the "Star of Africa", has done.<p>And the inventor has become something of a legend in Ghana.<p>Safo started his …

Ghana

Boko Haram crisis: Nigerian ghost town stuck in time

<b>The largest town that Boko Haram ever controlled still lies in ruins, frozen in time nearly 18 months after Nigeria's military recaptured it from the Islamist militants.</b><p>Bama's streets are deserted and those people who are still in the area are camped out in the grounds of a hospital guarded by the …

Ghost Towns

India man carries wife's body for 12kms

<b>A poor man in eastern India walked carrying his wife's body for 12km (seven miles) as the hospital where she died failed to provide an ambulance to carry the body back to their village.</b><p>Dana Majhi's wife Amang (42) died from tuberculosis in the district hospital in Bhawanipatna town in Orissa …

Asia

Nick Cannon’s Announcement He Will Attend Howard Turns into Online Battle over Which HBCU Is Better

Nick Cannon enrolled at Howard University. (Instagram)On Aug. 20, Nick Cannon revealed on Instagram that he has enrolled as a freshman at Howard …

Nick Cannon

The First First Date Unfolds In 'Southside With You'

Enlarge this image<p>Two attractive young idealists named Barack and Michelle tour a Chicago full of hope together in <i>Southside With You</i>, a date movie about the First First Date. It's summer 1989, and neither of the future Obamas has any inkling what's in store for them (even though the script they're …

Movies

Usain Bolt reportedly brings 10 women back to London hotel

Usain Bolt can pick up women as fast as he does medals.

London

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq war cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud …

2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.<p>It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, …

American South

In babies, Zika can linger for months, Brazilian case suggests

A baby in Brazil who became infected with Zika in the womb still had the virus in his body for months after he was born, according to a new report of the case.<p>The baby's mother, who lived in São Paulo, showed symptoms of Zika when she was 26 weeks pregnant, according to the report, published today …

Pregnancy

Illegally Made Fentanyl Seems To Be Driving A Spike In Overdoses

Enlarge this image<p>Federal data suggest illegally manufactured fentanyl, a drug that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, is behind an increase in overdose deaths.<p>A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there was a 426 percent increase in seized drug products …

Fentanyl

Manhunt for violent inmate mistakenly released from Michigan prison

Police in Pontiac, Michigan are asking the public to be on alert after they say a violent inmate was mistakenly released from prison Wednesday night.<p>Authorities have identified the inmate as Johnny Rodgers. He is currently wanted by the U.S. Marshals, FBI and the Michigan Department of …

Prison

Lack of discretion on medical information could hurt Steelers

For the second time in less than a year, the Steelers have been linked to leaking negative information about the health of a player. Some who work …

Pittsburgh Steelers

After Fleeing Liberian Civil War, This 27-Year-Old Owns 2 IHOPs and Manages $200M in Urban Renewal Projects

A 27-year-old Liberian refugee, who now lives in New Jersey, shares her remarkable story of becoming a successful entrepreneur.<p>In an Aug. 22 …

Police In Nigeria Arrested A Guy For Naming His Dog After The President

“There’s a distinction between calling President Buhari a dog, and naming a pet dog Buhari.”<p>Thirty-year-old Nigerian trader Joachim Chinakwe is a big fan of his country’s current head of state, Muhammadu Buhari. So much so that, he says, he recently decided to name his pet dog after the …

Pets

Nigeria: Police Nab Most Wanted Criminal in Lagos

(file photo).<p>Lagos State police command has arrested the most wanted alleged murderer, armed robber and cultist who led a gang that had killed many …

Policing

Man who threw boiling water on sleeping gay men is convicted of assault

A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept in February.<p>The jury deliberated …

American South

Without Success in India, We'll Never Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Anywhere

Two newly released studies from India make the global fight against antibiotic resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) feel even more daunting.<p>India is critical to the control of TB and other antibiotic resistance, as it is both the largest consumer of antibiotics in the world and has the …

India

Boy band producer Lou Pearlman died from heart infection

Lou Pearlman, the promoter behind boy bands 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys, died from an infection of the heart.

Boy band

'We just want to live' – South Sudanese refugees bear scars of brutal civil war

“Let’s avoid cholera by washing our hands,” reads a sign in a refugee camp just south of Uganda’s border with South Sudan. It’s a new sign, handwritten in a hurry – and the commotion a few metres away at the entrance to the camp hints at why it’s so necessary.<p>Hundreds of South Sudanese refugees are …

Civil War

Orlando Health, Florida Hospital won't bill Pulse shooting victims

Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will not bill survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre for out-of-pocket medical expenses, officials announced …

Hospitals

Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.<p>Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight …

Blackwell