NEEDLES

  • UK: Woman finds bloodcovered needle inside bread February 6, 2013

    London: A woman in Britain opened a loaf of bread to make a sandwich for her 10yearold child, but discovered inside it a bloodcovered needle used by a herointaking man. The woman bought the bread in Pendleton, Greater Manchester. When she noticed the syringe, she handed it in to police, the...
  • Punjab gangrape: An act of revenge by women accused? January 21, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a shocking twist to the gangrape of a 26yearold nurse in Punjab on Sunday, the police has now claimed that the gangrape victim had been booked in 2012 on charges of injecting an HIVinfected needle into a woman with whose husband she was allegedly having an affair with. The...
  • Needle found in sandwich on Air Canada flight August 1, 2012

    Toronto: A passenger on a domestic Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich, prompting authorities to investigate the bizarre incident. The needle was found in a sandwich served to a passenger on Monday on a flight from Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto. Air Canada said that it...
  • Delta passenger thought needle was a toothpick July 18, 2012

    Minneapolis: Jim Tonjes was high above North America when he bit into a hot turkey sandwich aboard a Delta Airlines flight and felt a sudden jab in his mouth. Glancing down, he noticed what looked like a sewing needle in the food. Another passenger on the plane reported the same...
  • FBI investigates needles in airplane sandwiches July 18, 2012

    Atlanta: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating after needles were found in turkey sandwiches on Delta Airlines flights from Amsterdam to the United States. Delta says what appear to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on Sunday. One passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured. The...
  • Needles found in sandwiches on USbound flights July 17, 2012

    New York: Delta Air Lines Inc said it was working with federal authorities after what appeared to be sewing needles were found in food on four USbound flights that left on Sunday from Amsterdam, injuring one passenger. The needles were found in sandwiches made by the airline's Amsterdam caterer, Gate Gourmet,...
  • Fancy a tattoo? Beware of hepatitis virus July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A pair of wings on the back, a butterfly on the ankle or simply a pair of initials on the hand beautifully designed tattoos are a craze these days. But getting yourself inked can expose you to the dangerous hepatitis B or C virus and even HIV,...
  • Man operated upon to extricate needle from heart October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Doctors in New Delhi carried out a rather intricate surgery that required them to pull out a needle that had embedded itself into the heart of the patient. A sewing needle had penetrated 24yearold Prashant's heart while he was sleeping. The pateint's brother, Ashwini Kumar said, "It was the most...
  • Impact: TN hospital under scrutiny February 13, 2007

    Chennai: Authorities seem to have woken up to the issue of Tamil Nadu government hospitals reusing injection needles and syringes without sterilizing them. The state government promised action after CNNIBN special investigation team showed how thousands of patients are being subjected to reused needles in the government hospitals in the...
  • A needle that won't hurt so much August 19, 2006

    Albuquerque: Researchers at the University of New Mexico's (UNM) Health Sciences Center believe they have found a way to make patients less fearful of needles decorate them with butterflies, flowers and smiley faces. Fear of needles, or needle phobia, can impact the care a patient receives, the researchers said. Some children...