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April 30, 2006

Keith Richards Falls Out of Palm Tree, Hospitalized

While vacationing in Fiji, 62-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree and suffered a mild concussion.

... media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards hurt his head after falling out of a palm tree at an exclusive Fiji resort and remained hospitalized in Auckland. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 05:52 PM

Face Transplant Patient Has Complete Feeling

Isabelle Dinoire, the French woman who underwent the world's first face transplant after she was attacked by a dog, says she now has complete feeling in her face.

Isabelle Dinoire, 38, also told the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that the hardest part of her recovery appears to be getting to know herself again. When asked if she has accepted her new face, she responded: "It's too difficult to explain." (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 05:40 PM

April 17, 2006

Fosamax Causes Bone Disease

According to LIJ, “ONJ is a condition in which the bone tissue in the jaw fails to heal after minor trauma such as a tooth extraction, causing the bone to be exposed.” The exposure, the doctors said, can eventually lead to infection and fracture and may require long-term antibiotic therapy or surgery to remove the dying bone tissue. (opednews.com)

Posted by news editor at 07:53 AM

April 13, 2006

Lawsuits Filed Over Fosamax

Seeger Weiss LLP announces that it is investigating claims against Merck & Co. for Fosamax-related injuries, including reports of osteonecrosis of the jaw. (chron.com)

Posted by news editor at 07:38 PM