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Cops: Video Doesn't Show Boy, 6, Being Intentionally Burned

Family of Dominick Krankall, 6, who suffered serious burns to face, had claimed bully attacked him

(Newser) - Update: Police in Bridgeport, Conn., have examined footage to see what they could find out about a 6-year-old who was seriously burned in late April—and their assessment is that there's no evidence from that footage that Dominick Krankall was deliberately attacked, per NBC News . Authorities are said to...

Teacher Resigns After Science Experiment Goes Wrong

Cops say Texas middle school instructor put hand sanitizer in student's hands, set it on fire

(Newser) - A science experiment gone awry has left a 12-year-old in North Texas injured and a teacher out of a job. CBS News reports that the 37-year-old science instructor, who hasn't been named, resigned after a Friday incident at Granbury Middle School, in which authorities say she placed hand sanitizer...

Fitbit Recall Follows 3rd-Degree Burns

Owners of 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches to get $299 refund

(Newser) - Be ready to check your Fitbit smartwatch—or your wrist for a burn. Fitbit is recalling 1.7 million smartwatches due to burn risk tied to the overheating of the lithium-ion battery contained inside its Ionic smartwatch, with the model number FB503 on the back, the US Consumer Product Safety...

Woman Rushes After Dog Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

She suffered serious burns in incident that happened Monday at the national park

(Newser) - Trying to save your dog from a bad situation is noble—but, in the case of one 20-year-old woman, foolish. CNN reports the Washington state woman suffered significant thermal burns after attempting to rescue her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park on Monday. The woman and her...

With Temperatures Climbing, Risk of Surface Burns Rises

Doctors warn of danger from pavement, especially

(Newser) - Doctors at Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the West. A high-pressure system is expected to push temperatures above 115 degrees this week in Las Vegas and Phoenix....

Citizen Flown Back to US for Burn Treatment Gets Massive Bill

'$1,734,769.82 That's the price that I have to pay for surviving'

(Newser) - After suffering burns over almost his entire body in a horrific accident in Mexico, American citizen Alexis Hernandez was flown to the US for treatment—and later received an unexpected bill for $1.7 million. The 24-year-old spent seven months at the US Army's Institute of Surgical Research in...

Patient Went for MRI, Came Out With Mask-Shaped Burn

FDA warns about metals in face masks

(Newser) - Someone is walking around with a mask-shaped burn on their face, according to the FDA. In a Tuesday alert, the agency warned against wearing face masks with metal parts during MRI exams, saying a patient had been burned "from the metal in a face mask" while undergoing a neck...

Flame Meets Hand Sanitizer, Sending Woman to ICU

Kate Wise of Texas recounts her story

(Newser) - Not only should you not consume hand sanitizer , you should avoid open flames immediately after putting some on your hands—as a Texas woman learned the hard way. Kate Wise of Round Rock is recovering in the ICU after suffering burns to her entire body. She says she was trying...

She Went in for Surgery, and Her Body Ignited

An awful story out of Romania involving a 66-year-old cancer patient

(Newser) - If you're having surgery in the near future, you may want to skip this one: A woman died in Romania one week after her body was accidentally set on fire during an operation. The BBC reports the pancreatic cancer patient was being treated at the Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest...

Keys Melted to His Burned Body, He Thought Only of Her

Don Osteen credited with saving granddaughter in house explosion

(Newser) - Don Osteen's granddaughter was the apple of his eye. It's no surprise, then, that family members say the Oklahoma veteran's last act was meant to save her. The 69-year-old Purple Heart recipient was having lunch with 3-year-old Paetyn when an explosion leveled his Seminole County home on...

The 'Rainbow Experiment' Went Wrong. Now, a $60M Payout

Ex-high school student Alonzo Yanes suffered 3rd-degree burns over 30% of his body

(Newser) - Anna Poole was simply trying to show her high school chemistry class the "Rainbow Experiment," which illustrates how mineral salts change color when an accelerant, usually methanol, is poured on. But the 2014 experiment went wrong, one of her students was severely burned by the resulting fireball, and...

Doctors: Please Avoid the 'Boiling Water Challenge'

Just the words 'boiling water' should be enough, right?

(Newser) - Turns out that—we know, it's a shocker—boiling-hot water tossed in the air can come back down and burn you, CNN reports. This after eight people who took the so-called "boiling water challenge" were treated at a Chicago burn center, and a few others sought burn treatment...

Parsnip's Poisonous Cousin Burns Woman

Invasive plant blamed for injuries comparable to second-degree burns in Vermont

(Newser) - A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont, reports the AP . Charlotte Murphy says she developed painful blisters overnight after brushing against "poison parsnip," which Live Science explains is a wild version of the common...

Teen Ends Up in Burn Unit After Cutting Down 'Weed'

Virginia's Alex Childress suffers severe burns after coming across giant hogweed

(Newser) - The "giant horror plant" that recently popped up in Virginia sent a teen working his summer job to the VCU Medical Center burn unit in Richmond, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . Alex Childress, who plans on attending Virginia Tech in the fall, was weed-whacking around Fredericksburg on Tuesday when he...

Veteran Sets Self on Fire Outside Georgia Capitol

He suffered burns to at least 85% of his body

(Newser) - A man claiming to be an Air Force veteran upset with the Department of Veterans Affairs set himself on fire in front of the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday, suffering burns to at least 85% of his body. Authorities say 58-year-old John Michael Watts parked a vehicle and started walking toward...

'Horror Plant' Discovered in Another US State

Giant hogweed, which can cause severe burns and blindness, has spread to Virginia

(Newser) - What ScienceAlert calls a "giant horror plant" has made its way to yet another US state, and people who come in contact with it could feel the pain. Virginia Tech's Massey Herbarium tweeted last week it had IDed a giant hogweed (aka Heracleum mantegazzianum) plant in Clarke County,...

Massachusetts Woman Dies After Falling in Fire Pit

Investigators say she was unable to climb out

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman died from severe burns after falling into a fire pit outside her home, authorities say. Jacqueline Cardinal, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday night accident in Worcester, MassLive.com reports. Michelle Gay, one of her two daughters, says her mother was outside the...

Florida Teen Nearly Dies While Making S'mores

Layne Chesney suffered third-degree burns to 95% of her body

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl suffered third-degree burns to 95% of her body while roasting marshmallows for s'mores on New Year's Eve, and her family is thankful it wasn't worse. The mother of Florida teen Layne Chesney says her daughter was severely injured when a gas can exploded near...

Woman Says Rare Condition Is 'Most Painful Thing in World'

Kayla Hansen has blisters and sores up and down her arms

(Newser) - In late December of 2015, Kayla Hansen was at her job as a restaurant manager when her hand became stuck in a slammed door. She describes the sensation that shot out from it as "electric shock pain" and the swelling was just as bad two months later, reports the...

Texas Governor Badly Burned in Accident

Greg Abbott kept injuries quiet for days after Dallas shootings

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was hiding a painful secret when he spoke to the media after last week's shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The governor suffered severe burns on both of his legs in an accident while vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., several hours before the...

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