According to Braxton, Black women are four times more likely to develop complications from SLE and are at a greater risk of dying from the disease.
A grieving mother who lost her teenage daughter provided the gift of life to one of her closest friends. Vicki Olds, of Illinois, lost her daughter, Domonique “Nikki” Smith, at age 18 last year but donated her child’s heart so that her friend could live, reports ABC News. The touching tale unfolded after Old’s daughter passed […]
The Washington Post reports Christine Buell, 45, and Kelvin Sanders III, 20, will go into surgery Tuesday after the mother of two decided to donate one of her kidneys to Sanders, who is battling renal kidney disease.
A board member in Pierce, Colorado was arrested and charged with murder earlier this week when he admitted to killing a 34-year-old woman. The man, along with four accomplices, were also charged in the stabbing. [People] Doctors discovered that a bobby pin was chillin’ inside of a Saudi Arabian boy’s kidney for about 3 months. After […]
The family of Jahi McMath, the teen who was declared brain-dead after complications from sleep apnea surgery, shared an update about her status on Thursday.
A Maryland woman’s death after a botched butt surgery in a New York basement has been labeled a homicide, The New York Daily News reports. Kelly Mayhew, 34, died in June after traveling to Queens to enhance her buttocks. Mayhew, a freelancer for BET, had a total of five procedures before her fatal encounter with […]
The Greek Parliament approved an international loan deal. Over 200 lawmakers ratified the bill, while 75 didn’t show any support for it.
An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who is being dubbed a medical phenomenon is looking forward to finally being able to play with his little sister and, hopefully, the new puppy he asked for. And while Zion Harvey’s wishes seem simple enough, picking up his 2-year-old sister or eating a slice of pizza were both things he had difficulty doing […]
A 45-year-old Philadelphia woman was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison for killing a woman and injuring another with illegal liquid silicone injections, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The woman, Padge-Victoria Windslowe, Philadelphia’s so-called “Michelangelo of buttocks injections,” insisted she believed her buttocks enhancement injections were safe while testifying in her defense […]
A surgical team is pleased to announce the first successful penis transplant in South Africa, BBC News reports. The operation took place in December 2014; the 21-year-old recipient was given the generous donation after experiencing a botched circumcision at the age of 18. The botched job happened during a ceremony that is seen as a right of […]
A Las Vegas man is looking to raise $1 million for a rare condition that has kept him homebound for most of his life. Wesley Warren, 47, needs $1 million for surgery to correct his Scrotal Elephantitis, a condition that has made his genitals swell to more than 100 pounds. The surgery is not covered by […]
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