Dr. L A Morrison

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Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

<b>Q. Why are hearing aids so incredibly costly? Is it patents? A lock on manufacturing? With today’s digital revolution, it would seem that they should be approaching the cost of eyeglasses.</b><p><b>A.</b> Hearing aids remain expensive — $900 to $3,500 or more per ear — but that is likely to be changing soon. The …

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky

Ivory Coast artist Laetitia Ky has a unique way of styling her hair. She uses it to create art, piled up high on top of her head. Sometimes it’s political, sometimes it’s beautiful and sometimes it’s simply bizarre.<p><i>Video journalist: Tamasin Ford</i>


Ex-NOPD officer's son sentenced to 20 years in cocaine dealing scheme | NOLA.com

The son of a former New Orleans Police Department officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a scheme to distribute cocaine and …


'I didn't want my mum to know': The men and boys arrested for being gay in Nigeria

For 23-year-old Femi*, a night out celebrating a birthday with friends ended with a month and two days in jail because of his sexuality.<p>In late July, …


'I’m a Blood': Threats by Suge Knight left 'Straight Outta Compton' director terrified, new records say

F. Gary Gray was standing on a South L.A. street, filming a scene for the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” when the acclaimed director received a phone call from one of the men depicted in the movie.<p>Marion “Suge” Knight was on the other end of the line, and he was angry, according to …


The tearful burial of Sgt. La David Johnson, fallen soldier caught in Trump call controversy

Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers who died in Niger earlier this month when Islamic State militants attacked them, was remembered Saturday in a funeral in Florida that drew hundreds of mourners.<p>Before dawn Saturday, an electronic road sign near the Christ the Rock Community Church in …


WHO boss 'rethinking' Mugabe goodwill ambassador post

After outcry, Tedros says he is 'rethinking' the appointment of Zimbabwe leader as goodwill envoy for UN health agency.<p>The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in the face of growing …


Police used a Taser on a grandfather, who’s now in intensive care. They say it was for his safety.

Albert Chatfield has good days where he’s clear-eyed and lucid, quick with a joke and more than capable of taking care of himself in his home just north of Charleston.<p>But his family had begun to worry about the 86-year-old’s bad days. They fear it’s the earliest stage of dementia — blocks of time …


Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after Trump order

The Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at addressing what the Pentagon has described as an "acute shortage of pilots."<p>The order, which Trump signed Friday, amends an emergency declaration signed by George W. Bush after the …


Prison Staff Mocked And Laughed At Inmate Who Suffered A 91-Hour Erection

An ex-inmate from the Pittsburg County Jail has filed a lawsuit over claims that prison staff did not get him medical attention he needed after …


Badly-behaved surgeons are ​putting patients' lives in danger ​due to 'culture of bullying', report finds

Trainee surgeons are being assaulted during operations for raising safety concerns as part of an ‘endemic culture of bullying’ that causes patient deaths, the professions leadership has warned.<p>The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RSCE), which represents members across the UK, said a “visceral” …


Kyrie Irving takes responsibility for profane outburst directed towards 76ers fan

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving took responsibility for a profane outburst directed at a fan in Philadelphia that yelled at him …


Jemele Hill opens up about her suspension: 'I put ESPN in a bad spot'

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U.K. paper apologizes for Photoshopping out Solange Knowles' braided crown

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Evening Standard sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles' braids

Crown of braids was digitally removed from cover of magazine in which singer discusses cultural legacy of braiding<p>The London Evening Standard has apologised to Solange Knowles for airbrushing her crown of braids from an image on the cover of its magazine.<p>The singer, whose songs include Don’t Touch …

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Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: 'We shall overcome'

Singer and civil rights activist, 90, holds Pittsburgh audience spellbound with tales of his life and denunciation of Trump as a national ‘mistake’<p>Harry Belafonte appeared dazed, struggling to stand with a cane as an aide guided him slowly to his place on stage. Having caught his breath, the …

Black History

Prayers won’t eradicate Boko Haram, education will, says Nigerian bishop

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Bishop Matthew Kukah has said prayers alone cannot be used to “wish away” the Boko Haram Islamist militant group in Nigeria.<p>The …


Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

A truck packed with explosives blew up in Hodan on October 14, destroying some 20 buildings in the bustling commercial district, leaving scores of …


Zimbabwe's 'Medical Tourist' Mugabe Named WHO Goodwill Ambassador

The appointment of President Robert Mugabe, who spends millions regularly flying to Singapore for medical attention, as Africa's goodwill ambassador …


Nigeria: Oil spills lead to increased newborn mortality in the Niger Delta

Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before …


Niger attack: Final farewell Saturday for Sgt. La David Johnson

A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday morning at Christ the Rock Church in Cooper City, Fla., for U.S. Army Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson, one of four U.S. Green Berets killed in Niger on Oct. 4.<p>On Friday night, mourners gathered at the church for a public viewing, the Miami Herald reported.<p>…


The mafia and a Nigerian gang are targeting refugees in Sicily – VICE News

They’ve fled violence, poverty, and terrorism – and made the often perilous journey across the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East. But for the more than 100,000 migrants who’ve arrived in Italy so far this year, the life that awaits them can be almost as dangerous as the one they left …


How a Young Med Student Took On Cancer

Ari Bernstein was 22 years old and five months into his first semester at Albert Einstein College of Medicine when he learned he was sick. Sometime last November, he began noticing his neck was sore, and felt a lump at the base of his neck. When he had it checked in December, it turned out to be …


Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.<p>"You're terrified out of your mind" after a diagnosis of cancer, said Dennison, 55, a retired psychologist from Orange …


National Anthem Singer Takes A Knee Before Brooklyn Nets Home Opener

"We will not be silenced," said singer Justine Skye.<p>Singer Justine Skye took a knee as she sang the national anthem before the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday night.<p>The 22-year-old Brooklyn native dropped to one knee towards the end of her performance at the Barclays …

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$417 million award against Johnson and Johnson overturned by judge

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 award against Johnson & Johnson, granting the company’s request for a new trial. The verdict was originally won two months ago by a woman claiming she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based powder since the 1950s.

Johnson & Johnson

Kenneka Jenkins’ Family Atty Says Graphic Death Photos Of Her ‘Raise More Questions’

Although the police are declaring teen Kenneka Jenkins’ case closed, her family’s lawyer says photos from the scene bring up some problems with law …


"No Sex Unless You Vote for Kenyatta:" Kenyan Women Go On Sex Strike In Support of Presidential Candidate

The Kenyan presidential election just got local for a group of men in the town of Nyeri. Women in the town have called a sex ban, demanding that …


FDA approves a new vaccine for shingles that provides broad protection

Health<p>T<p>he Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a second shingles vaccine, giving pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline a go-ahead to market …


Nicki Minaj will be star witness in brother’s child rape trial

Rap goddess Nicki Minaj will be the star witness at her brother’s child rape trial, The Post learned Thursday.<p>Minaj will be, in fact, the crux of the …