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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mom on trial for denying her son cancer medicine

Testifying for the attempted murder of her 9-year-old son for withholding cancer medications, Kristen LaBrie told the Essex Superior Court "I was really scared he had had it. I was scared he couldn't go through any more chemotherapy. I felt it could out-villain-ize the disease."
The 39-year-old Massachusetts mother of an autistic son who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma—a tumor in the chest—denied Jeremy Fraser the medications for five months that could have increased the chances of his survival.

Study shows New Delhi's water positive for superbug

Water samples taken from India's capital is positive for New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) "superbug" based on a study published in The Lancet on 7 April.
How did they find out?
Researchers from the UK's University of Cardiff collected water samples (creeks, drainage and public tap water) from various locations within a 12-kilometer radius of central New Delhi between 26 September and 10 October last year. They brought the samples to London to test for the presence of the superbug gene called blaNDM-1.