There's been another powerful earthquake off the North Central coast of Japan, near the location of the 9.0-magnitude temblor on March 11 that set off a tsunami that pummeled cities along the coast, leaving thousands dead or missing.
At an estimated magnitude of 7.1, today's quake is the strongest in the area since the March 11 disaster.
If you haven't already run into trouble with an infection that's resistant to antibiotic attack, consider yourself lucky.
The banality of MRSA staph was driven home for me a couple of years ago when one of my kids got a skin infection that required treatment with a newish antibiotic. At least there was one that worked — that time.
Just about one year ago, a nurse in Tennessee put the international adoption world into an uproar when she sent her newly adopted 7-year-old back to Moscow on a one-way trip. Fearful of her son, Torry Hansen said she put him on a plane because he threatened to burn down the house and had psychological issues.
"As many as 20 people are feared dead after a gunman invaded a primary school in Rio de Janeiro and opened fire," The Guardian reports. "One witness told the Guardian he had seen between 15 and 20 children dead or seriously wounded inside the Tasso da Silveira primary school in western Rio." [updated: Eleven children and the gunman are dead.]
One month before an air traffic controller at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C., fell asleep on the job at a time when he was the only person in the control tower, a controller at McGhee Tyson Airport outside Knoxville, Tenn., slept for about five hours "while on duty in the radar room of the airport," as the Knoxville