November 15, 1994
On the day he announced his retirement from coaching because of injuries he suffered in an auto accident, George Raveling was sued Monday by the driver of the other car for allegedly running a red light. Robert Ziehm filed a personal-injury suit against Raveling, claiming he suffered head and neck injuries in the accident Sept. 25. Ziehm, a former employee at the USC School of Dentistry, seeks unspecified damages.
July 4, 2008 |
British police appealed for witnesses to help solve the deaths of two French students who were stabbed dozens of times in the head and neck before being set on fire in their southeast London apartment. Laurent Bonomo was stabbed nearly 200 times, and Gabriel Ferez nearly 50 times, authorities said. Both were 23. Neither student had a criminal record. They were within weeks of returning home.
October 29, 2007 |
Adding the Sanofi-Aventis cancer drug Taxotere to standard chemotherapy helps people with head and neck cancer live more than three years longer, two teams of researchers reported Wednesday. The inclusion of Taxotere also did not worsen side effects, the researchers, whose studies were sponsored by the company, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
November 3, 2001
Last week you ran the stories by Bill Dwyre and Bill Plaschke on football causing head and neck injuries. Both were riveting expressions of football's most feared dangers. Granted, some schools have better medical care and facilities than others, but even the best will fall short where the most serious head and neck injuries are fatal or crippling. Then how do we reduce the occurrence of these frightful injuries? It is my opinion that the most obvious cause of head and neck injuries is the plastic helmet and facemask.
January 27, 2012 |
A new study showing an estimated 7% of American teens and adults carry the human papillomavirus in their mouths may help health experts finally understand why rates of mouth and throat cancer have been climbing for nearly 25 years. The evidence makes it clear that oral sex practices play a key role in transmission. The new data, published online Thursday by the Journal of the American Medical Assn., are the first to assess the prevalence of oral HPV infection in the U.S. population.
August 8, 2011 |
If that first cigarette is smoked within the first half hour of waking up, beware. That could indicate being at higher risk for lung, head and neck cancers. Two studies released online Monday in the journal Cancer tracked smoking habits of thousands of smokers to see if those routines made a difference in their chances of getting certain types of cancer. How much time it takes to smoke the first cigarette after waking is considered one measure of nicotine addiction. In the study looking at links between early smoking and lung cancer, researchers analyzed data on 4,775 people with lung cancer and 2,835 regular smokers who comprised the control group.
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July 27, 1992
A 43-year-old man who apparently had been drinking fell off a railing at the Ocean Beach pier and died early Sunday, police said. Gregory Lee Gates of San Diego was sitting on the south railing of the pier at 12:32 a.m. when he lost his balance and fell to the sand 35 feet below, landing on his head and neck, police said. The self-employed machinist was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:02 a.m. by paramedics, who administered CPR, police said.
November 27, 2011 |
Jack Huston has a lot to hide when he plays gangster Richard Harrow in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" -- particularly his face. A tin mask with an eerily painted eye, spectacle and mustache covers half of Huston's face in his portrayal of Harrow, a horribly disfigured veteran who lost an eye and part of his jaw in the Great War. In the 1920s-era Prohibition drama, Harrow is wrestling with both his physical and emotional wounds in rebuilding his life...
July 29, 1994
English jockey Lester Piggott was rushed to a hospital Thursday after suffering head and neck injuries in a fall at Goodwood Racecourse. Piggott, 58, was initially diagnosed as having a concussion, but no other serious injuries. Piggott was unseated from his mount, Coffee N' Cream, when his saddle slipped at the eighth pole. He hit the ground head first with considerable force. On Oct. 31, 1992, Piggott suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalized after a spill in which Mr.
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October 26, 2005 |
A Roman Catholic priest was found fatally shot inside his car in a popular restaurant district, the latest victim in a violent crime wave sweeping this border city. Luis Velasquez Romero, 52, was handcuffed before being shot six times in his head and neck Monday, authorities said. Because of the execution style of the attack, they suspect the killing was an organized-crime hit. Velasquez, church officials said, had no disciplinary record.