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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Abortionist: I Cut Unborn Babies’ Cords So They Can’t Scream

    03/16/2018 5:15:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 3/15/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Every now and then, abortionists will admit publicly to the horrifying reality of what they do to unborn babies. On Sunday, Leah Torres, a Utah abortionist who is active on Twitter, responded with gruesome detail to someone criticizing her work. When someone asked Torres if she hears the screams of the babies who she aborts, she replied: “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx. I won’t apologize for performing medicine. I’m also a ‘uterus ripper outer,’ if that’s how you’d like...
  • US Government's Crackdown On PrimaryCare Physicians

    03/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Robert Steven Ingebo
    Federal government has overreached in cracking down on the opioid overdose epidemic. In order to cut off the supply of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands, new regulations have crippled the ability of our doctors To understand how the government has stepped over the line with their current crackdown on primary healthcare physicians, we must look at how the politicians responded to the opioid crisis when it first reared its ugly head. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and encouraged healthcare providers to prescribe them...
  • It’s Not Hillary’s Sprained Hand That’s The Problem, It’s Her Incurable Brain Sprain

    03/14/2018 9:54:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Judi McLeod
    In spite of her claims to the contrary, Hillary isn’t the Last Feminist Standing but could be the one that keeps falling It’s not the sprained hand Hillary Clinton sustained during her visit to India that should be of most concern, but her Mainstream Media-ignored, ongoing ‘brain sprain’. Only someone who is seriously brain sprained would claim that almost 52% of white women voted for Donald Trump because they were afraid to stand up to their husbands, sons and bosses who wanted them to cast their votes for the protege of former President Barack Hussein Obama.
  • Transgenderism and the Social Construction of Diagnosis

    03/10/2018 6:45:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Quillette ^ | March 1, 2018 | Lisa Marchiano
    Last week saw another attempt to silence debate and research whose findings diverge from an accepted orthodoxy. In the Advocate, transgender activist Brynn Tannehill decried a 2017 abstract that appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Health, stating that the research into rapid onset gender dysphoria or ROGD was “biased junk science.” The research that Tannehill so strongly objected to was undertaken by Lisa Littman, MD, MPH. Littman surveyed parents about their teen and young adult children who became gender dysphoric and transgender-identified in the context of belonging to a peer group where one, multiple, or even all the friends in...
  • Question - If you use a Christian healthsharing ministry, can you contribute to an HSA?

    03/04/2018 11:28:42 AM PST · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    n/a | 3/4/2018 | Me
    If you are a member of a health sharing ministry like Medishare, are you allowed to contribute new money to an existing HSA? Assume there is no employer coverage / employer contributions.
  • I’m not dead yet (vanity)

    03/02/2018 12:32:37 PM PST · by Hulka · 155 replies
    Me (A Vanity Post) | 2 March | Gunrunner—me
    This vanity post describes my fascinating journey towards becoming a semi-cripple for the rest of my life. A week ago last Saturday I was replacing smoke detector batteries in my home and fell off a ladder I’ve been to war, flew fighters and was a Texas police officer and I make it through relatively uninjured, but falling off a ladder does me in. Yup. That simple and that silly. And all my fault. There is a long recovery ahead, with full recovery not really possible. I may need a walker, may need a cane for the rest of my life.
  • What was the name of the woman who sang the National Anthem at the beginning of CPAC?

    02/24/2018 2:55:20 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 10 replies
    I'm having a hard time finding this on the Internet. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms or mix of Boolean algebra. This bothers me because before singing the national anthem, she did a radio interview with Alex Marlow on Breitbart and she came across as a wonderful conservative woman who I would like to follow on the Twitter. She said her name and so did Alex but I was in the car and didn't write it down. Now I'm trying to find it on the Internets and failing badly!
  • Venezuelans Lead World in Weight Loss [semi-satire]

    02/24/2018 2:22:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Last year the inhabitants of Venezuela led the world in weight loss with an average decline in weight of 24 lbs. per person. President Nicolas Maduro lamented that "the outcome would've been even better if more of the largest losers had been able to survive. Still, we are showing the gringos how to fight climate change." Former US President Barack Obama hailed the country's mass starvation method of weight loss as "a remarkable shrinkage of Venezuela's carbon footprint. The sacrifices made by their people to reduce global warming have been truly heroic. One of my biggest regrets is that I...
  • How George Washington died — horribly

    02/22/2018 5:54:31 PM PST · by bitt · 143 replies
    Churchmouse Campanologist ^ | 2/19/2018 | Churchmouse Campanologist
    ...."Last year, my reader sunnydaysall, from BrainHavenNet, posted Dr Christopher’s Herbal Legacy Newsletter from July 7, 2017, ‘The Untimely Death of America’. It is well worth reading, especially for those interested in natural remedies. One would have thought that George Washington would have had the finest medical care available. It seems he did in principle, but, judging from his final days, not in practice. A summary and excerpts follow, emphases mine."...
  • Strange symptoms - quack is perplexed

    02/22/2018 5:22:23 PM PST · by wally_bert · 113 replies
    2/22/2018 | Self
    Three times this year I've been hit with a sudden and strong bout of some kind sickness. It's gone like this: Severe chills, extreme drowsiness, weakness to the point being unable to move for about a half a day. Then the chills turn into a higher temp but not feverish, slight nausea, but still so drowsy and weak. Usually by 2 or 3 am I finally throw up and start feeling better. The first time I toughed it out and didn't go to the quack. In a couple of days I was fine. The second time a couple weeks ago...
  • Gun Control Across The World Only Leads To Acid, Knifings, And Bombings

    02/21/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Jason Jellison
    I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs. I have been living in Bangkok for nearly half a decade now, but I was raised in America, and I too am watching the extensive back and forth between gun rights supporters and those pushing for strict gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In my extensive world travels, I have made a number of observations in countries that have gun control that might add something of...
  • The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?

    02/21/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    SingularityHub ^ | 2/15/18 | Raya Bidshahri
    Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ourselves through seemingly mundane activities such as exercising, meditating, or consuming performance-enhancing drugs, such as caffeine or adderall. However, the tools with which we upgrade our biology are improving at an accelerating rate and becoming increasingly invasive. In recent decades, we have developed a wide array of powerful methods, such as genetic engineering and brain-machine interfaces, that are redefining our humanity. In the short run, such enhancement technologies have medical applications and may be used to treat...
  • Yale Doctor Makes $5 Million Annually Through YouTube and Gives 5 Tips

    02/19/2018 8:01:40 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 37 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    For more than a decade, YouTube has been one of the most popular social networks. However, besides being used for entertainment, there are people who create YouTube videos to make a living. Many Youtubers now call YouTube their main career and can make money off of it, just as one would at a regular job. Dr. Dustyn Williams of OnlineMedED is an example of someone who now makes millions off of making YouTube videos, and has an inspiring story to go along with it. Dr. Williams received his undergraduate degree at Yale University and then went to medical school at...
  • 4 Reasons Why People Drink Alcohol and Their Motivations

    02/19/2018 6:28:29 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 80 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    Scientists examined some of the reasons as to why people drink alcohol. Of course, some of these reasons can be personal - a special occasion, habit, outing with a loved one, or Friday evening. However, these are all specific occasions. It is important to consider what a person’s motivation is when they drink during these times. What is it that they want to achieve? This study is not simply about those who are alcoholics. Scientists in this study were interested in the behavior of all drinkers without exception, even if a person drinks only once a year and solely for...
  • Why Single Fathers Die Early or Have Higher Risk of Death

    02/19/2018 1:31:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 50 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Lena Kirakosyan
    <p>The risk of dying prematurely is more than doubled for single fathers compared to single mothers or fathers who are in a relationship. This is the result of a study done in Canada and published on February 15 by The Lancet Public Health.</p>
  • Finally, There May Be a Blood Test for Autism

    02/19/2018 10:16:08 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 49 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 10:36am | Dr. Timothy Boyer Ph.D.
    Are you concerned that your child might be autistic and want to know right away? Here is the latest in autism research that could be helpful in answering your questions including a possible blood test for Autism. Health experts are in agreement that the sooner you and your pediatrician know whether your child is autistic, the better are their chances of receiving the help they need to aid their social and mental development. Unfortunately, however, diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult, and is primarily done by observing a child's behavior and development to make a diagnosis. A diagnosis...
  • Why the Media, not Guns, are Responsible for Mass Shootings

    02/19/2018 7:15:10 AM PST · by pcottraux · 25 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux I had another blog planned for this week; but with the terrible tragedy that happened in Florida, I feel the need to try to inject common sense into the inevitable controversy surrounding gun ownership and its role in the recent rash of mass shootings. I was a high school freshman when the Columbine massacre happened, and experienced firsthand the devastating effects it had on schools nationwide. But the spiritual sickness infecting the US was never addressed, and what was rare then has now become a sad epidemic. We are now living in a world where mass killings...
  • This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

    02/18/2018 7:19:44 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 21 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 14 2018 - 8:33pm | Lena
    <p>Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.</p>
  • Before three years, it is best not to expose children to the TV

    02/17/2018 7:29:23 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 12 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 10:25pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Even in France, known for its liberal approach to many things related to children and upbringing a new campaign calls to restrict children's screen time. Smartphone, TV, computer: a new campaign calls for more restricted use to preserve health The total time we spend online is more than 5 hours per day. Whether it's our smartphones, our computers, our televisions, we are surrounded by screens. This is not without presenting a danger to our health. Too much time spent in front of screens can cause an increase in sedentary lifestyle, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, or endanger vision. Before three...
  • Make Peace With Your Children Before Bedtime and Don't Sacrifice Yourself

    02/17/2018 6:53:47 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:45pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    1. Do not let your child go to sleep in tears. Always, no matter what the child has done, no matter how upset we are - before we go to bed, resentment is forgotten, everyone forgives each other, and we all embrace. I think it's not necessary to talk about the importance of a calm, full-fledged sleep for both adults and children. If you feel the need to discuss whatever happened yesterday, allow your child to have a proper night’s sleep, and then calmly discuss it in the morning. As they say, the morning is...