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Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey’s family demand law change

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey’s family demand law change

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The family of a teenager with a dairy allergy who died after he unwittingly ate buttermilk in a burger restaurant have called for a change in the law.Owen Carey ordered grilled chicken at Byron burger at the O2 Arena in London while celebrating his 18th birthday. He told staff about his allergy but was not told the meal included buttermilk.After a coroner ruled he was not told about allergens that led to his death, Mr Carey's family said the current policy left too much room for error.Speaking outside Southwark Coroner's Court, Mr Carey's sister Emma Kocher said her brother's death should not have happened. She said the family wanted someth...
Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll rises to 44, emergency teams arrive

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll rises to 44, emergency teams arrive

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Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas rose to 44 on Sunday, as government emergency medical teams arrived on the islands one week after the storm. Another death was added to the tally of those killed in the wake of the Category 5 storm's impact on the islands, but experts expect the number to grow exponentially as hundreds remain missing. Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands said that two emergency medical teams had begun providing aid in Abaco while three others would begin services in Grand Bahama later Sunday and Monday. "The Ministry of Health appreciates the support received by all Emergency Medical Teams and looks forward to the results their contributions will make on the populations most affected by Hurricane Dorian," Sands said. About 2,500 people ...
Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

Bahamas death toll rises to 43, expected to ‘grow significantly’

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Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed dead in the Bahamas rose to 43 but officials expect the number to grow "significantly" with thousands missing after Hurricane Dorian leveled several islands nearly one week ago. Around 70,000 people are in need of assistance, including food and water, on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, the United Nations said. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Bahamas, including 1,100 on a cruise ship sent with humanitarian personnel from Florida. On Friday night, Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands told media members the official death toll had climbed from 30 to 43. "I am sure that your reporters have seen uncollected bodies on the ground," Sands said. "I am sure there are many person who know individuals who have personally lost loved ones. So wh...
Third e-cigarette death prompts CDC warning

Third e-cigarette death prompts CDC warning

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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A third person has died after using an e-cigarette product, reports say. The death of an unidentified person with a history of vaping resulted from a severe lung injury, the Indiana State Health Department announced Thursday. This death comes amid a nationwide investigation into widespread illnesses in e-cigarette users and a lung condition that appears to be connected to their use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- along with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health officials -- began investigating illnesses that might be related to e-cigarette throughout the United States on Aug. 1. To date, 450 confirmed or suspected cases of illnesses connected to vaping products have been reported in 33 states, CDC officials told reporters during a te...