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  • Coronavirus: Review to be launched into why ethnic minorities worst-hit by COVID-19

    04/16/2020 5:31:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 16, 2020 | by Inzamam Rashid
    A formal review is to be launched into why people from a black and minority ethnic background appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The move follows calls for the government to investigate the number of deaths of people from the BAME community and those working for the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic. Sky News analysis found out of the 54 frontline health and social care workers in England and Wales that have died because of COVID-19, 70% of them were black or from an ethnic minority. Our analysis also found that four of the five health trusts in England...
  • NYU scientists: Largest U.S. study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest factor in New York’s hospitalizations

    04/12/2020 2:09:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 69 replies
    ZDNet, CBS Interactive ^ | April 12, 2020 | Tiernan Ray
    For months, scientists have been poring over data about cases and deaths to understand why it is that COVID-19 manifests itself in different ways around the world, with certain factors such as the age of the population repeatedly popping up as among the most significant determinants. Now, one of the largest studies conducted of COVID-19 infection in the United States has found that obesity of patients was the single biggest factor in whether those with COVID-19 had to be admitted to a hospital. "The chronic condition with the strongest association with critical illness was obesity, with a substantially higher odds...
  • OUTRAGEOUS! Hidden from the American Public -- 74-78% Of COVID-19 Patients have At Least One Underlying Health Problem

    04/01/2020 6:25:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    GP ^ | 04/01/20 | Jim Hoft
    As we reported earlier — There were 83,780 flu-pneumonia deaths in America this season.The CDC estimated 24,000 to 62,000 flu deaths this year. We also have Washington DC experts continually changing their “scientific models.”Dr. Anthony Fauci changed his estimates from 1.7 million deaths to 200,000 possible deaths in a span of 14 days!This is the same doctor who proposed shutting down the US economy.The experts continue to promote “models” and “theories” at their press briefings.Why not facts? According to FOX News — 78% of COVID-19 Patients have At Least One Underlying Health Problem!From this current CDC weekly report 74% had at least one underlying condition present (255/965 total)....
  • Woman Filmed Driving Without Seat Belt Says They Are ‘Racist to Fat People’

    03/15/2020 4:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 | Jen Mills
    A woman filmed driving without a seat belt says it wasn’t her fault because the belts are ‘racist to fat people’. The anonymous woman from New Zealand said she finds it difficult to strap herself in because she is overweight. If they’re going to give me a fine for not fitting my seatbelt, that’s just being racist, to the fat people.’ ‘They’re just being racist, like what do they think the whole world is skinny or something? What about the big people?’ One of the passengers points out seat belt sizing is not racist as ‘fat people’ are not a...
  • ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue to Feature 56-Year-Old, Plus Sized, and Bald Finalists

    02/14/2020 6:53:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Sports Illustrated has introduced its next slate of finalist models for its upcoming swimsuit issue, and a plus-sized model, a 56-year-old model, and a bald fitness trainer will be among them. The magazine introduced the six finalists that the magazine touted as its most diverse ever. The finalists were winnowed down from seventeen hopefuls unveiled last October, the Daily Mail reported. Before this year’s winner is announced, the magazine is set to send the finalists to a photo-shoot conducted in the Turks & Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas. The finalists include Philadelphia native Christie Valdiserri,...
  • I Am Grateful for the House Rule Prohibiting Headgear...

    02/05/2020 4:08:58 PM PST · by MIchaelTArchangel · 17 replies
    SOTU Address Video | February 5, 2019 | Self
    except, of course, for Ilhan Omar. If the female US Representatives wearing white last night at the SOTU address were wearing hats, they would have looked like the women's auxiliary of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

    01/26/2020 12:02:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17/1/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    He put the fat in fatwa. A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car. The 560-pound mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed Thursday by an elite SWAT team of the Nineveh regiment in the city of Mosul, according to Stars and Stripes. The jumbo jihadist was known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” and is considered one of the top leaders of “ISIS gangs,” Iraqi security officials said in a...
  • Trump's defense looks shaky on first day of impeachment trial

    01/21/2020 7:37:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 21, 2020 3:31 PM | Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's defense failed him at the opening of his Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had one job. He just had to collect 51 votes for the trial rules he had written, in close consultation with White House officials, to deliver Trump an acquittal quickly, quietly and with as few surprises as possible. He couldn't do it. Fellow Republicans balked at his plan so late in the game — moments before the start of the trial — that he had to order up handwritten changes sought by Democrats just to secure...
  • Did Joe Biden call an Iowa voter ‘fat’ during heated exchange? Twitter sure thinks so

    12/05/2019 6:14:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/05/19 | Brian Flood
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden lashed out at a man on Thursday during an Iowa town hall, challenging him to an IQ test and calling him a liar. But many observers think the former vice president may have also mocked the man’s weight. At one point during the heated confrontation that occurred when a voter asked about Hunter Biden's payments from a Ukrainian gas company, Joe Biden appeared to begin calling the man “fat” before catching himself. “Look, fat, look, here’s the deal,” Biden appears to have said near the end of the exchange, prompting the voter to tell Biden...
  • Obesity Can Cause Brain Damage, Says Study

    11/27/2019 9:32:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/26/2019 | Staff
    While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, a new study suggests it triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain. Developments in MRI, like diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a technique that tracks the diffusion of water along the brain's signal-carrying white matter tracts, have enabled researchers to study this damage directly. "Brain changes were found in obese adolescents related to regions responsible for control of appetite, emotions and cognitive functions," said study co-author Pamela Bertolazzi from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The World Health Organisation (WTO) data indicates the number of...
  • How to get rid of visceral fat: Following this eating pattern could reduce the belly fat

    11/07/2019 3:46:14 PM PST · by BobL · 173 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | Nov 1, 2019 | Katrina Turrill
    HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: This type of body fat is deemed harmful because of where it’s stored in the body - the abdominal cavity - so what can you do to reduce it? Making changes to diet has been shown to help, and following a particular eating pattern has proven effective. Visceral fat’s location within the abdominal cavity means it surrounds vital organs such as the liver, stomach and intestines. If visceral fat is left to build up here, a person’s risk of developing serious health problems, like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is increased. Related...
  • Fat black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity

    10/20/2019 6:52:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Oct, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    No, this is not from the Babylon Bee. It actually comes from the Oprah Winfrey Network, and a segment featuring Professor Britney Cooper, who sports a PhD from Emory University and who currently is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. With that sort of background, perhaps it isn’t surprising to eternalize blame for obesity on racism and seem to indict President Trump for it. In fairness, she only mentions Trump before launching her indictment of racism as the cause of black female obesity. Here are few screen grabs of her subtitled rant,...
  • How the Government Made You Fat

    09/23/2019 11:40:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 115 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/23/2019 | Bret Scher
    How is it that ever since the government began telling us what to eat, we have gotten fatter and sicker? In 1977, when the government first set dietary guidelines, the average American male weighed 170 pounds. He now weighs 197. It’s not any better for women —145 to 170. And you don’t need an academic study to know the same thing is happening to kids. Just look around. The weight gain has real-life consequences: the percentage of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes—a condition that can lead to severe medical issues—has risen from 2% in 1977 to over 9% in...
  • Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity (UK, 2016)

    09/01/2019 6:10:50 AM PDT · by BobL · 222 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 23, 2016 | The Guardian
    Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned. In a damning report that accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration call for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines. They say the focus on low-fat diets is failing to address Britain’s obesity crisis, while snacking between meals is making people fat. Instead, they call for a return to “whole foods” such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as high-fat, healthy foods including avocados,...
  • Obese patients to be implanted with brain chips in a bid to prevent overeating

    08/14/2019 1:27:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 14 August 2019 | Natasha Bernal
    Tiny brain chips are set to be implanted in overweight patients in a bid could curb the rise of obesity. A team of scientists from Stanford University are hoping to trial the brain stimulating chip on six humans for the first time this year after successful trials in mice. The chips work by delivering a minor jolt to the part of the brain that sends signals when someone is about to gorge on food, and scientists hope could it could help people snap out of harmful eating habits. Last year, researchers proved that obese mice who had the implants ate...
  • Size 20 woman who's campaigning to end 'swimsuit shaming' is criticised by [tr]

    08/01/2019 7:19:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2019 | Deepika Rajani
    A body positivity campaigner appeared on This Morning in her bikini to talk about her initiative to end 'swimsuit shaming', but was criticised for being 'unhealthy'. Sophie Brady, from Everton, who is content with her size 18 to 20 figure, joined Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the This Morning sofa, to explain how she used to cover up on the beach, until her husband convinced her that she looks beautiful. 'Where health is concerned, I've been dancing since I was three and I'm very active,' she added.
  • Surveillance VIDEO Shows Attack, Defensive Shooting, in Walmart

    07/28/2019 3:58:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, 5 July 2019, two young women attacked a third woman, Rojanai Alston, in a Walmart store in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.  It was about 9:30 p.m.  A an unknown man accompanying Alston intervened and tried to separate the two women attacking the victim from her. Rojanai had a concealed carry permit, and a handgun, in her purse. As she is resisting the attackers, she manages to pull the pistol from the purse. The young man dives for cover, and the two attackers flee as she fires five shots. It is all shown in the video below. Then Rojanai,...
  • What made humans 'the fat primate'?

    06/27/2019 10:54:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies ^ | 06/26/2019 | Robin A. Smith, Duke University
    While other primates have less than 9% body fat, a healthy range for humans is anywhere from 14% to 31%. Using a technique called ATAC-seq, they scanned each species' genome for differences in how their fat cell DNA is packaged. Normally most of the DNA within a cell is condensed into coils and loops and tightly wound around proteins, such that only certain DNA regions are loosely packed enough to be accessible to the cellular machinery that turns genes on and off. The researchers identified roughly 780 DNA regions that were accessible in chimps and macaques, but had become more...
  • Libs Endlessly Promote Stacey Abrams

    06/14/2019 7:21:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies ^ | 6/13/2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is Steve in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Great to have you. Hi. CALLER: In the history of the U.S., there’s been a handful of great men — and, Rush, you are in that handful. RUSH: Whew! CALLER: With Hillary losing, I believe that they’re gonna put a woman on the Democratic ticket, and I think that’s why some of them are still hanging in there. You know, you talked yesterday of a lot of them only having a zero likability, and I just believe that they’re gonna put a woman on the ticket. I just wondered what your thoughts were...
  • Woman arrested for twerking in the street (video, photo - barf alert)

    06/13/2019 4:58:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Toldeo Blade ^ | 6/12/2019 | Allison Dunn
    A central-city woman was caught on video performing a popular dance move in front of a Toledo police officer as she was being arrested. Asia C. Hughes, 27, of the 700 block of Yates Street is charged with disorderly conduct; hindering/preventing movement of others, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. An officer on Monday saw Ms. Hughes — who was wearing a thong with her buttocks exposed — dancing on a utility pole in a provocative manner at Sylvania Avenue and Jackman Road, according to an incident report. She also entered the roadway and began twerking, which is dancing...