Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:59 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.Full Story >
The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.Full Story >
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -
A 12-year-old in need of life-saving gastric bypass will undergo surgery Friday morning at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Alexis Shapiro suffers from hypothalamic obesity, a rare disorder that has caused her to gain almost 2 pounds a week despite every attempt to slow down her weight gain. Alexis now weights almost 200 pounds.
"Currently Alexis has a condition that drives an enormous hunger for her. She also has a condition that does not allow her to feel the kind of fullness after a meal that people normally feel," said Dr. Thomas Inge.
He will perform the surgery on Friday.
Alexis's condition happened after she had surgery to remove a brain tumor. While successful, that surgery crushed her hypothalamus and resulted in her large weight gain.
At first -- Tricare -- her health insurance provider, denied the gastric bypass surgery on the grounds that she was too young. It has since approved it. Now, doctors hope to save her life with the procedure and they say it is appropriate despite her young age.
"I can tell you that I'm not seeing or sensing that 12-year-olds have any greater risk of the surgery in terms of the safety," said Inge.
"She is excited about the surgery, but nervous. So are her dad and I," wrote Alexis's mom in a Cincinnati Children's blog post. Click here to read the post.
Staffers at Children's will also live tweet the surgery because gastric bypass is so rare for children. Children's Hospital has also started an online registry for patients who suffer from hypothalamic obesity.
Children's says you can follow Alexis' journey using the hashtag #HyObesity. Cincinnati Children's Twitter handle is @CincyChildrens.
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:13 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.Full Story >