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Lawsuit: Surgery Left Man With 80-Pound Scrotum

And then he lost his left testicle

(Newser) - An Oregon couple want Kaiser Permanente to pay them more than $1 million, claiming the hernia surgery the husband obtained from the health care provider ultimately cost him his left testicle, Courthouse News reports. But before that happened, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Portland, the man experienced... More »

Brain-Dead Boy's Family: Keep Him on Life Support

'He's very much alive,' says mom

(Newser) - Two-year-old Israel Stinson was declared brain-dead in early April after an asthma attack sent him into cardiac arrest. According to California law, he was to be removed from life support soon after. There's just one problem: "He's very much alive," mom Jonee Fonseca tells FOX40 . Fonseca... More »

Insurer Announces Major HIV Breakthrough

Daily pill prevented HIV infection for all patients in new study

(Newser) - Big news in the fight against HIV: Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco's biggest private insurer, says that over a 32-month period, not a single one of its clients taking Truvada contracted HIV. Truvada is the name of the daily pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, pill that the CDC recommended for use... More »

Jury: Kaiser's Delayed MRI Cost Teen Her Leg

Teen had amputation because of fast-growing tumor

(Newser) - Jurors in California think a big health-care company's reluctance to order an MRI cost a teenager her leg—and they awarded her $28 million in compensation. The Los Angeles Times reports that Anna Rahm went to Kaiser Permanente in 2009 with severe back pain and requested the test as... More »

18K California Nurses Have Decided to Go on Strike

Nurses union says Kaiser Permanente hospitals unprepared for Ebola

(Newser) - Kaiser Permanente hospitals aren't ready for Ebola, say its nurses, and tomorrow 18,000 of them are set to begin a two-day strike over that and other issues. Their union claims Kaiser has "refused to address [their] concerns … about Ebola safety protocols and protective equipment, refusing even... More »

Plastics Chemical Linked to Male Sex Problems

Widely used BPA comes under more fire

(Newser) - A study of workers exposed to high levels of bisphenol A—a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and packaging—have a much higher incidence of sexual dysfunction than their counterparts. The study of Chinese workers found those exposed to BPA were 4 times more likely to report erectile dysfunction... More »

Octuplet Hospital Fined in Privacy Breach

(Newser) - The California hospital where Nadya Suleman's octuplets were born has been fined $250,000 for failing to stop employees from snooping into medical files on the famous case. "It's the hospital's job to prevent these breaches from occurring," said a state official shortly after imposing the fine against... More »

7th Octuplet Goes Home

Vandal chucks car seat through window of octu-mom's van

(Newser) - Nadya Suleman brought seventh octuplet Joshiah home from the hospital yesterday, People reports. Only baby Jonah remains behind, and doctors say it could be weeks before he has gained enough weight to leave the hospital nursery. "Each day that goes by it gets a little easier," said Suleman.... More »

Hospital Fires Staffers for Octuplet Snooping

(Newser) - The hospital where octuplet mom Nadya Suleman birthed her brood has fired 15 of its employees and disciplined another eight for unauthorized peeking at Suleman’s medical records, the Los Angeles Times reports. The breech, discovered 10 days ago, has been reported to state authorities and to Suleman. The snoopers... More »

2 Octuplets Come Home to Mob

First of octuplets released into Suleman's care; other 6 progressing well in hospital

(Newser) - A swarm of spectators and paparazzi met octuplet mom Nadya Suleman as she arrived home from the hospital with two of her babies last night, the Los Angeles Times reports. Onlookers clung to her car to glimpse 7-week-old Noah Angel and Isaiah Angel. The boys were released from the Kaiser... More »

House Mess Blocks Octuplet Homecoming

Disappointed inspectors come up with list of necessary work

(Newser) - Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman has been given a list of work that must be done on her new four-bedroom home before her babies can leave the hospital, said disappointed inspectors from Kaiser Permanente, reports Radar. The news was a major setback for the hoped-for homecoming this week for two of... More »

Adoption May Be Option for Octuplets: Grandma

Grandmother wants her life back

(Newser) - Adoption may be an option for Nadya Suleman's octuplets if she can't care for them properly, her mom revealed in an interview with The Insider. "If I could see that she would not be able to take of them financially, I would opt for this," said Angela Suleman,... More »

Octu-Mom Fears Hospital Won't Release Babies

Suleman says hospital is worried about her ability to care for eight more children

(Newser) - Nadya Suleman has told TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw that the hospital where her octuplets were born will not release them unless she can prove her ability to care for the babies, reports the Los Angeles Times. A distressed Suleman—due to appear on two episodes of the... More »

Octuplets' Birth Certificates List No Dad

(Newser) - The birth certificates of most of Nadya Suleman’s children list no father, TMZ reports, though all 14 kids have the surname Solomon. A "David Solomon"—who may be from Israel, based on a liberal interpretation of the documents—is listed as the father of four of Suleman’... More »

Octuplet Granny: Nadya's a Good Mom After All

(Newser) - The grandmother of the California octuplets has backtracked on a well-publicized, and rather dim opinion of her daughter, Us reports. Nadya Suleman “is trying so hard to take care of these children, and she's a good mother,” her mother, Angela, said. “She's a very good mother,”... More »

Octuplet Mom Leaves Hospital

(Newser) - The woman who recently gave birth to octuplets has been released from a Los Angeles-area hospital, the Times reports. Where Nadya Suleman will go, or whether any of her eight infants will accompany her, is uncertain. Doctors had suggested that she would be released while her children remained under supervision.... More »

Murder-Suicide Parents Fired for Misconduct

Dad claimed suicide pact; blamed Kaiser

(Newser) - The Los Angeles man suspected of killing his wife and five children before committing suicide lost his job due to misconduct, not layoffs, the Times reports. Ervin Antonio Lupoe and wife Ana were terminated from a Kaiser Permanente medical center, and sources say allegations of fraud were involved. A letter... More »

TB Scare Unsettles Calif. Maternity Ward

Nearly 1K babies may have been exposed to worker with active case

(Newser) - Nearly 1,000 babies born since March at a San Francisco hospital could have been exposed to tuberculosis, the Chronicle reports, by a maternity-ward worker with an active case. Kaiser Permanente says infection risk is very low, but testing and any treatment needed will be provided to 960 infants and... More »

Caffeine May Double Miscarriage Risk: Study

25% of women who drank 2 cups a day miscarried: study

(Newser) - Pregnant women who drink two cups of coffee a day may double their risk of miscarriage,  a new study concludes. Almost one-quarter of women in the study who consumed 200 milligrams of caffeine a day—the amount in 10 ounces of coffee or 25 ounces of tea—miscarried, reports... More »

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