Oxford medical student dies in Nepal landslide

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Lottie Fullerton was trekking in Nepal when she died

Tributes have been paid to a medical student who died following a landslide in Nepal.

Lottie Fullerton was trekking on 10 August when she was hit by falling rocks and suffered a fatal head injury.

The 22-year-old, who was about to enter her fourth year at Jesus College, Oxford, has been described as “the best of people” by a friend.

About 500 people have died in floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

Miss Fullerton was reportedly descending towards Tatopani in Nepal’s Mustang region when the accident happened.

Her family said her brother travelled with her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

‘A friend to everyone’

Miss Fullerton went to Canford School in Canford Magna, Dorset. A service will be organised at Jesus College chapel in her memory.

In a statement the college said: “Lottie was a very popular member of the college and will be much missed by all at Jesus.

“A fellow student described her as ‘a friend to everyone at college’. Her tutors say she was an outstanding student, an excellent contributor, and a pleasure to teach.

“As well as being a hardworking and enthusiastic student, she played real tennis, went on the college ski trips and took part in the charity town and gown run.

“Our condolences are with her family, friends and all who knew her.”

Her friend Polly Lamming wrote an obituary to be published by the Cherwell student newspaper and said there was “no one in Jesus who does not love and respect her”.

She added: “Charlotte Fullerton was the best of people, and will always, always, be remembered as such.”

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How a 13-year-old girl may have inspired Pennsylvania to legalize medical pot

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Pastor Shawn Berkebile says he remembers when two parishioners told him they were going to break the law.

“They came to me as a confession,” said Berkebile, a pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abbotstown, Pa. 

In 2013, Matt and Angie Sharrer told him they were using medical marijuana as a treatment for their daughter, Annie, then 9, who suffered from epileptic seizures.

“They were gonna do it to save their daughter, and they wanted me to know as pastor,” Berkebile told Fox News.

At the time, medical marijuana use was illegal in Pennsylvania. Berkebile said the Sharrers were getting their doses of medical cannabis from out of state where its use was legal. The parents did what they could to be discrete about bringing it back home, he added.

“There was nothing that was going to help [Annie] pharmaceutical-wise,” Berkebile said, noting that her condition had worsened over the years. 

Berkebile saw no need to notify authorities because the Sharrers, he said, were doing what they could to help their daughter.

“If this was my child, I would do it the same way,” Berkebile said. “I would jump in and I would go through every hoop imaginable. I would break the law.”

Now Pennsylvania is one of 29 states and that allows medical marijuana use. Before that though, Berkebile asked the Sharrers if they would go public to the congregation with their story. They shared their story, Berkebile said, even though they knew they risked arrest. 

Berkebile said he too took a stand. 

“To say it has no medical value is sinful,” Berkebile said. “It’s just abusive. It’s—as one of my colleagues said in the Pennsylvania legislature—it’s legislative child abuse. And I agreed.”

Permits were issued in June for medical marijuana facilities to open in Pennsylvania. Berkebile says it’ll still be a long time before companies who have received permits to be fully operational. But he believes Annie’s story played a role in passing medical marijuana legislation in the state.

“She was barely a child,” he remembers of Annie. “She was doped out. She was not able to go to school.”

Today, Berkebile says Annie, now 13, has controlled seizures, an improvement from what she used to experience.

The use of medical marijuana remains controversial, but Berkebile hopes Annie’s story can shine a light on a potential benefit of its use.

“I see medical cannabis as a way of giving hope to families that lost hope a while ago,” he said.

Berkebile hopes the rest of the country will one day get on board with the use of medical marijuana just as his congregation did when the Sharrers told their story.

Michelle Chavez is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Pittsburgh.

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Rapper Drag-On’s Medical Emergency, Sometimes Weed and Concerts Don’t Mix

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Rapper Drag-On

Medical Emergency

Sometimes Weed and Concerts Don’t Mix

8/13/2017 12:40 AM PDT

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Drag-On — one of the original members of the Ruff Ryders label — had a rough time at an outdoor concert … ending up in the ER.

The rapper was performing in Atlantic City late last week, went into the crowd — which is where the video starts — and complained he was short of breath because he had been smokin’ weed. He composed himself and attempted to rap … but it was a struggle.

Drag-On tried making it back on the stage but fell to the ground … medics had to come to his aid and he left in an emergency vehicle and went to the ER.

We reached out to Drag-On, who tells us he was just dehydrated after a long night working in the studio and got light-headed during the show. He says doctors gave him fluids … now he’s fine.

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Bodybuilder Rich Piana Had 20 Bottles of Steroids During Medical Emergency

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Bodybuilder Rich Piana

Had 20 Bottles of Steroids

During Medical Emergency

8/12/2017 1:00 AM PDT

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Bodybuilding superstar Rich Piana had 20 bottles of steroids in his home at the time of his medical emergency … this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.

Cops were called to Piana’s Florida home at 1:30 PM on Monday after the 46-year-old social media sensation suddenly collapsed in his bathroom while getting a haircut from his girlfriend, Chanel

Piana’s girlfriend says she tried to catch the former Mr. California bodybuilding champ when he collapsed but couldn’t due to his massive size and weight. Chanel told officials Piana struck his head during the fall. 

The 911 operator instructed Chanel to perform CPR but she was unable to revive him. 

When emergency personnel arrived, paramedics found crushed up white powder on a table along with a credit card and straw and decided to give Rich 2 doses of Narcan (often used to treat opiate overdoses) to try and revive him.

Chanel told responders Rich had battled opiate addiction in the past but she believed he was clean. 

Rich never regained consciousness and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma.

The report notes that police found bottles and bottles of testosterone in the home, 20 in total. Chanel said Rich is an admitted steroid user who’s been juicing for more than 20 years. 

Chanel also noted Rich had suffered from a slightly enlarged heart at one point in his life — but didn’t know if that contributed to the medical emergency. 

Chanel says Rich is still alive and fighting — but has asked for prayers. 

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Bodybuilder Rich Piana Alive & Fighting After Medical Emergency, Girlfriend Says

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Bodybuilder Rich Piana

Alive and Fighting

… Girlfriend Says

8/11/2017 10:30 AM PDT

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Bodybuilding superstar Rich Piana is alive and fighting for his life after a medical emergency in Florida this week … so says his girlfriend. 

TMZ Sports has learned … Piana’s fitness model girlfriend, Chanel Jansen, was with Piana when he collapsed and hit his head on Monday afternoon. 

Sources tell us … Chanel administered CPR on the massive 46-year-old until help arrived. 

He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was put in a medically induced coma. 

There were rumors that Piana died from his injuries — but Chanel says that’s just not true. 

” I just want to be clear [Piana] is STILL ALIVE,” Chanel says … “All myself and his family are asking for is POSITIVE thoughts, prayers, and love.”

Piana is a former Mr. California who went on to become a huge Instagram sensation — racking up more than 1 million followers with pumped up photos and videos.

He’s a staple on the bodybuilding circuit and has worked out with some of the biggest stars in the sport — including the guy who plays The Mountain on “Game of Thrones.”

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Jim Carrey can use ex-girlfriend’s medical records in wrongful death trial, court rules

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Jim Carrey was given permission by a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to use his ex-girlfriend’s medical records during the wrongful death trial regarding her suicide.

Carrey’s former girlfriend, Cathriona White, 30, died in Sept. 2015 from an overdose of prescription drugs, according to The Telegraph. White’s family accused the “Mask” actor of utilizing his “wealth, influence and celebrity status” to supply her with the drugs.

Carrey’s defense argued that White, an Irish make-up artist, was prescribed pain killers after undergoing breast augmentation.

“One of the issues is her prescription medication,” Raymond Boucher, Carrey’s lawyer said. “We know she had breast surgery that month, we know she had oxycodone prescribed to her that month.”

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White’s family tried to block the medical records from being used citing privacy but Judge Deirdre Hill ruled they may be utilized.  

The medical records may also prove if White had any sexually transmitted diseases. In 2013, White’s family claimed the “Bruce Almighty” actor gave their daughter herpes type 1 and 2. White reportedly tested positive for the disease but took the test under a false name, Jose Lopez.

Carrey has denied that he gave White a sexually transmitted disease.

“We want to be able to establish that Mr. Carrey absolutely did not transmit any herpes and he did not give her his pain medication and she could access her own,” Boucher said.

The couple split in March 2013 after an argument. Carrey sent White a text message stating: “You have become too much drama.”

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White wrote a letter that was used in the hearing that said Carrey “disrespected” and “degraded” her and called her a “whore” and “opportunist.”

The letter was not dated and it is not known when it was written.

After the trial, both sides announced a victory.

“We are pleased because now the same standard will apply to Mr. Carrey. He should be very nervous,” Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the White family, said.

Carrey will undergo a 20-day jury trial in April 2018. Carrey served as a pallbearer at White’s funeral in Tipperary, Ireland.

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Jim Carrey can use ex-girlfriend’s medical records in wrongful death trial, court rules

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Jim Carrey was given permission by a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to use his ex-girlfriend’s medical records during the wrongful death trial regarding her suicide.

Carrey’s former girlfriend, Cathriona White, 30, died in Sept. 2015 from an overdose of prescription drugs, according to The Telegraph. White’s family accused the “Mask” actor of utilizing his “wealth, influence and celebrity status” to supply her with the drugs.

Carrey’s defense argued that White, an Irish make-up artist, was prescribed pain killers after undergoing breast augmentation.

“One of the issues is her prescription medication,” Raymond Boucher, Carrey’s lawyer said. “We know she had breast surgery that month, we know she had oxycodone prescribed to her that month.”

TAYLOR SWIFT TRIAL: EX-DJ TESTIFYING IN GROPING CASE

White’s family tried to block the medical records from being used citing privacy but Judge Deirdre Hill ruled they may be utilized.  

The medical records may also prove if White had any sexually transmitted diseases. In 2013, White’s family claimed the “Bruce Almighty” actor gave their daughter herpes type 1 and 2. White reportedly tested positive for the disease but took the test under a false name, Jose Lopez.

Carrey has denied that he gave White a sexually transmitted disease.

“We want to be able to establish that Mr. Carrey absolutely did not transmit any herpes and he did not give her his pain medication and she could access her own,” Boucher said.

The couple split in March 2013 after an argument. Carrey sent White a text message stating: “You have become too much drama.”

LAUREN DAIGLE, WAYNE HAUN TOP DOVE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

White wrote a letter that was used in the hearing that said Carrey “disrespected” and “degraded” her and called her a “whore” and “opportunist.”

The letter was not dated and it is not known when it was written.

After the trial, both sides announced a victory.

“We are pleased because now the same standard will apply to Mr. Carrey. He should be very nervous,” Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the White family, said.

Carrey will undergo a 20-day jury trial in April 2018. Carrey served as a pallbearer at White’s funeral in Tipperary, Ireland.

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