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Florida woman dies after receiving butt enhancing injections

Miami police are searching for a Venezuelan doctor who performed butt surgery on a 28-year-old woman – which allegedly led to her death. Suyima Torres was going into surgery for her second round of treatment for gluteus augmentation on April 11 at the Cuerpos Health and Aesthetic Clinic, located on the second floor of a shopping center, the Miami Herald reported.  A friend had recommend the clinic to her. According to the Florida Department of Health, the clinic is only authorized to operate as a massage salon, but the center’s Facebook page claims they employ certified plastic surgeons. Torres received her first treatment at the clinic on April 1, paying the doctor $1,500 in cash. According to her parents, the doctor initially told her she would have to wait a month for the next treatment, but that day he said her inflammation was gone – and Torres could return the next week. Paying $800 in cash for the second treatment, Torres returned alone to the clinic on April 11 at 9 a.m. After the treatment was over, she complained that she felt dizzy, according to Ruth Planas, the clinic’s owner.  Planas called an ambulance, which transported Torres to Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. Torres was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. of a lung embolism, the Miami Herald said. Authorities said they are investigating the death as a homicide in relation to Torres’ surgery.  The identity of the alleged doctor has not been revealed. Click for more from the Miami Herald.source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/14/florida-woman-dies-after-receiving-butt-enhancing-injections/

Head impact detectors tested at New York high school

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – & Students at a New York high school are helping to test new technology that could someday alert football coaches that an athlete might have suffered a concussion. The Times Herald-Record, of Middletown, reports that students at Middletown High School wore impact-sensing mouth guards during three days of intramural practices over the past week. The devices are being developed by a Connecticut company, i1 Biometrics. They contain a gyroscope and feed wireless data about jarring head movements to a laptop. The idea is to give coaches a way of detecting dangerous hits while a game is still in progress. The company hopes to use data collected in the Middletown sessions to refine its software. More testing is planned next fall at Purdue University and the University of South Carolina.source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/08/head-impact-detectors-tested-at-new-york-high-school/