New Bedford police said they received a call around 6:30 p.m. from a resident who discovered the remains of the infant outside a three-story home at 1065 County St.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and when they discovered the dead infant they contacted the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts States Police.
District Attorney Samuel Sutter said the investigation into the unattended death is in its early stages and a member of the state’s Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to take custody of the baby and will perform an autopsy over the weekend.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the mother of the infant or any other information about the incident is asked to call the New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6300. An anonymous tip can also be made by calling 508-961-4584.
Crew members wash the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in an attempt to remove radiation deposits on March 23, 2011. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tohoku, had taken part in a rescue mission transporting supplies to evacuees and survivors following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. | AP
Miriam Carey killed after car chase in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.
Attorney Eric Sanders said on his law firm’s website that the autopsy found Miriam Carey was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Carey was shot to death after a car chase that went from the White House to near the U.S. Capitol in October of last year. The report from Sanders said the “Carey family is understandably upset.”
Calls to Sanders’ office and to U.S. Capitol Police were not immediately returned late Monday.
Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist, tried to ram her car through a White House barrier on Oct. 3 before leading police on a chase that ended with her being killed. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car but escaped serious injury.
Carey’s relatives have challenged law enforcement accounts that she was delusional and raised questions over whether police used an appropriate level of force. Sanders has said he believes officers who shot Carey mishandled the encounter and should be prosecuted.
Carey, who had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis, told officers who responded to her Stamford, Conn., apartment prior to the Washington incident that President Barack Obama communicated with her and had set up cameras to record her life for national news outlets, police said.
In an interview Monday with the National Journal, Sanders portrayed the autopsy findings as bolstering his theory that Carey’s shooting was not justified.
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BOSTON — Massachusetts officials are urging local residents to consider signing up as organ donors.
Last year, more than 640 lives were saved in New England because of the decision of other individuals to become donors.
State health officials said thousands more had their quality of life improved through tissue donations.
State Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz is planning to join with other state officials, transplant surgeons and individuals personally touched by donations – including the families of donors – during a Statehouse event on Monday
Polanowicz will announce April as Donate Life Month in Massachusetts.
Despite the successes, there is far greater demand. There are more than 120,000 patients currently on the U.S. transplant wait list.
The event will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at the House Members Lounge at the Statehouse.
AP - In this 1953 photo, Navajo miners work at the Kerr-McGee uranium mine on the Navajo reservation in Cove, Ariz. Kerr-McGee abandoned uranium mine sites, leaving contaminated waste rock piles, in the Lukachukai mountains of Arizona and in the Ambrosia Lake area of New Mexico
BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Police and Rockport police are asking for the public’s help in finding John Crocker, 83, of Rockport.
Crocker was last seen in Rockport on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Police said he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and walks with a cane.
Crocker is blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other eye. He also has hearing loss but he does not always wear his hearing aids, police said.
Crocker was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown sweater and a yellowish jacket. He has a thick gray and white beard and is believed to have left on foot. He likes to visit the Beech Grove Cemetery and Kelly’s Pit in Rockport.
Anyone who sees, might have seen, or has information on Crocker’s whereabouts is urged to contact Rockport police at 978-546-1212 or 911.
Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol.However, recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running.
A number of studies have suggested that a “moderate” running regimen — a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert — appears best for longevity, refuting the typical “more is better” mantra for physical activity.
“Our study didn’t find any differences that could explain these longevity differences,” said Dr. Martin Matsumura, co-director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa.
Matsumura presented the findings Sunday at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Studies presented at medical meetings are typically viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Matsumura and his colleagues evaluated data from more than 3,800 men and women runners, average age 46. They were involved in the Masters Running Study, a web-based study of training and health information on runners aged 35 and above. Nearly 70 percent reported running more than 20 miles a week.
The runners supplied information on their use of common painkillers called NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve), which have been linked with heart problems, as well as aspirin, known to be heart-protective. The runners also reported on known heart risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history of heart disease and smoking history.
None of these factors explained the shorter lives of high-mileage runners, the researchers said. Use of NSAIDs was actually more common in runners who ran less than 20 miles weekly, Matsumura’s team noted. “The study negates the theory that excessive use of NSAIDs may be causing this loss of longevity among high-mileage runners,” Matsumura said.
So what’s the advice to fitness-oriented Americans?
“I certainly don’t tell patients ‘Don’t run,’ ” Matsumura said. But, he does tell high-mileage runners to stay informed about new research into the mileage-lifespan link as more becomes known.
“What we still don’t understand is defining the optimal dose of running for health and longevity,” he said.
Even though the heart disease risk factors couldn’t explain the shorter longevity of high-mileage runners, there do seem to be potentially life-shortening ill effects from that amount of running, said Dr. James O’Keefe, director of preventive cardiology at the Mid-American Heart Institute in Kansas City.
O’Keefe, who reviewed the findings, believes there may simply be “too much wear and tear” on the bodies of high-mileage runners. He has researched the issue and is an advocate of moderate running for the best health benefits. Chronic extreme exercise, O’Keefe said, may induce a “remodeling” of the heart, and that could undermine some of the benefits that moderate activity provides.
In O’Keefe’s view, the “sweet spot” for jogging for health benefits is a slow to moderate pace, about two or three times per week, for a total of one to 2.5 hours.
“If you want to run a marathon,” he said, “run one and cross it off your bucket list.” But as a general rule, O’Keefe advises runners to avoid strenuous exercise for more than an hour at a time.