Boy spent 47 agonizing days in ICU with tetanus. Parents still refuse vaccines

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Samson) The young son of anti-vaccine parents endured excruciating pain and spent 47 days in pediatric intensive care after contracting tetanus, a devastating bacterial infection easily prevented by vaccines. Despite the nightmarish ordeal, his parents still refused to have him vaccinated, according to health officials in Oregon who helped treat […]

Boca Juniors refuse to play Copa Libertadores final, demand River Plate disqualification

Boca Juniors are refusing to play the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final and are instead demanding to be crowned champions following last weekend’s bus attack by rival River Plate supporters. The South American football federation, CONMBEOL, announced in Paraguay on Tuesday that the postponed second leg of the final between the two Buenos […]

As food-poisoning outbreaks sweep America, here’s what an expert says pregnant women should refuse to eat

Getty Images With an uptick in news about food-poisoning outbreaks, pregnant women need to be aware of which foods carry certain risks. Foodborne illnesses such as listeria can be riskier for pregnant women and their unborn children than the average person.  Food-poisoning expert Bill Marler advises people to avoid foods including sprouts, raw eggs, and pre-cut […]

Voicing choice, novels whose heroes refuse to be stereotyped

***** Old Baggage by Lissa Evans (Doubleday, £14.99)  It is 1928 and former suffragette Mattie lives in Hampstead with her friend, Florrie Lee, known as The Flea. Mattie is 58, unmarried, writes a column for the Hampstead & Highgate Express and gives lectures on her days of political campaigning to halls of disengaged audiences. She interferes […]

US authorities refuse visa for Russian-born MMA fighter Taisumov, fight at UFC 223 off

US authorities have refused a visa to Russian-born MMA fighter Mairbek Taisumov, putting paid to a proposed fight on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on April 7. Taisumov was scheduled to fight American Evan Dunham at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City in a lightweight bout on the […]

Lavrov: US & allies refuse to amend UN draft to include guarantee militants honor Syria ceasefire

Washington and its allies refuse to amend a resolution drafted by the UN Security Council to include guarantees that militants will observe the ceasefire in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Read more Russia is ready to vote for the UNSC draft, but for the proposal to yield real results, it needs “a formula […]

Italy passes 'precursor to euthanasia' bill that would allow patients to refuse treatment

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 01:56 The Italian Senate has adopted a bill allowing severely ill patients to state whether they want to receive treatment that would keep them alive, including whether they wish to be fed or hydrated, in a move welcomed by right-to-die activists. Following an eight-month debate, the bill, opposed from right-wing […]

Pilots REFUSE to fly rejected asylum seekers back to Afghanistan – 200 flights grounded

German pilots have grounded over 200 flights after refusing to be part of the deportation of failed asylum-seekers.  The government stated 222 planned flights were stopped by pilots who reportedly wanted no part in the controversial return of refugees to Afghanistan.  Between January and September 222 flights were cancelled with 140 of those at Frankfurt […]

Christmas markets: Britons REFUSE to let terror fears put them off their visit

Christmas markets will continue to attract visitors this year, as Britons say they refuse to let terrorist fears put them off their visit. Despite the high terror threat level in the UK, which is currently “severe”, almost half of Britons say they won’t let it stop them visiting Christmas markets.  Terror attacks tend to happen […]