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  • 'Historic decision': Sweden to offer payouts to sterilized transsexuals

    03/22/2018 6:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 22 March 2018 15:24 CET+01:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden has become the first country in the world to offer compensation to transgender people who were forced to undergo sterilization in order to be allowed to change their sex. While often hailed as a forward-thinking society promoting equality for all, up until 2013 Swedes had to accept sterilization before getting official recognition for sex changes. But hundreds of people who were sterilized between 1972 and 2013 will now be entitled to seek damages after the Swedish parliament approved the government’s proposal on Wednesday. Equality campaigners at RFSL, Sweden’s largest organization for gay and transgender rights, welcomed the “historic decision”...
  • Denmark to build 70km border fence to keep out swine virus

    03/22/2018 5:47:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 22 March 2018 11:52 CET+01:00
    Denmark’s conservative parties have backed a motion to erect a 70-kilometer-long fence along the country’s border with Germany in a measure to protect pork exports. The government and parliamentary ally the Danish People’s Party agreed on Thursday on a number of proposals aimed at preventing the African swine fever virus from spreading amongst the country’s large pig population. Those measures include a fence to run along a large stretch of the border with Germany. “I do not want to take any risk. We have an export industry worth 11 billion kroner (€1.5 billion) annually, which could be put at risk,”...
  • Planned Parenthood abortionist: Babies can’t scream because I cut their cords first

    03/22/2018 8:48:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | march 19, 2018 | Susan Michelle-Hanson
    Planned Parenthood abortionist Leah Torres’ now infamous tweet this week further reveals the callousness of the abortion corporation. Torres, who is a Planned Parenthood abortionist at its Metro Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, wrote that “fetuses can’t scream” because she reportedly cuts the cord of the child first “so there’s really no opportunity,” even if the baby’s larynx is developed. Torres is also listed as an abortionist for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Health Center. She has also been a vocal critic of pro-lifers, whether in her ongoing blog or in various media outlets where she is quick to...
  • Planned Parenthood Hides Abortionist’s Name after Bungled Abortion Causes Woman to Deliver Dead ...

    03/22/2018 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    operation rescue ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Hides Abortionist’s Name after Bungled Abortion Causes Woman to Deliver Dead Baby in Home Bathroom Worcester, MA – A lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 5, 2018, against Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts by a woman who experienced a bungled late-term abortion that resulted in the birth of her presumably dead baby in her bathroom. While the lawsuit names Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc. and the nurse practitioner, Rebecca Kreiger, there is no mention of the abortionist who started the two-day abortion. That’s because Planned Parenthood redacted his or...
  • Small daily doses of Viagra could 'significantly reduce' colorectal cancer risk 

    03/21/2018 1:08:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    The results have only been found in mice so far but the next step for the research team is to get the trial approved for human tests with people who are considered high risk for colorectal cancer, like those with a family history. The disease is the third most common cancer in the world, according to the study, and is diagnosed more than one million times each year with about 50,000 of them ending in death. But the research team is hoping to reduce these numbers. They saw in their trial that the mice were helped by a reduction of...
  • This creepy ‘cannibal’ chef slices flesh from people’s bodies, fries it and FEEDS it to them

    03/21/2018 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 21st March 2018, 12:12 pm Updated: 21st March 2018, 3:35 pm | By Jacob Dirnhuber
    THIS is the horrifying moment a crazed performance artist sliced flesh from the bodies of two assistants before frying it in a pan and FEEDING it to them on a bizarre live Facebook stream. Cops in Latvia are now probing barmy Arturs Bērziņš's show after a flurry of complaints from disgusted viewers. The 33-year-old artist staged the performance - named 'Eschatology' - on March 6th at a posh museum in capital Riga. Stomach-churning footage shows Bērziņš pulling on a white forensic suit before approaching two assistants with a scalpel. He then cuts a chunk of meat from each of their...
  • 16-Year-Old Kansas Girl Still Walks, Eats Tacos While on Life Support

    03/21/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Her body weakened, and her lungs started to fail. No one knew why. In November, the otherwise healthy teen was placed on life support in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Now, more than 130 days later, Zei’s determination and independence have helped her achieve something only a few patients before her could: She has walked while on life support. Despite being tethered to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, machine that is helping her breathe and keeping her alive, Zei has been determined to take every step possible to regain her lung function and...
  • Woman dies after undergoing ‘bee acupuncture’ treatment

    03/21/2018 5:40:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    jbhnews ^ | March 21, 2018 | Dr. Michael Oliver -
    According to the report, this is reportedly the first death that occurred due to bee venom apitherapy following anaphylaxis. As per the report of the year 2015, a 65-year-old lady lost her life after getting bee venom therapy from an unlicensed apitherapist in South Korea. Had the ambulance arrived more quickly and had the apitherapist administered adrenaline immediately after her symptoms got noticed then things for the woman could have been different. The doctors stated that the live bee venom treatments are not advisable as they are unsafe.
  • Metabolic Effects of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

    03/20/2018 5:16:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies ^ | 2014 | Kravitz, L.
    High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are enormously popular 2014 exercise programs in the fitness industry. These training sessions typically include short bursts (from 6 seconds to 4 minutes) of intense exercise (greater than or equal to 90% maximal aerobic capacity) alternated with relief breaks of varying lengths (Kessler et al., 2012, Boutcher 2011). The workouts include a limitless variety of exercises including body weight movements, power lifting, plyometrics, sprints, playground physical activities (e.g., sled pushes and pulls), multiple mode training (e.g. cycle ergometer, treadmill, elliptical training, etc.), heavy rope drills and more. Characteristically, HIIT is depicted as an approach...
  • This Teen Built A Prosthetic Arm Using Lego

    03/19/2018 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 17 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | March 16, 2018 | Mick Joest
    If you're looking for some motivation today to get you through a task you're struggling with, take some time to learn about David Aguilar. David, who was born with an under-developed arm, successfully created himself a prosthetic arm made entirely out of Lego. Not only that, it only took him five days to complete the first model. Since then David has perfected his design and created another arm with a motor that gives him more functionality than ever.
  • People Who Enjoy Cleaning The House Are Happier, More Relaxed, Survey Finds

    03/19/2018 3:03:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies ^ | 19Mar | Daniel Steingold
    Clorox, the household name in the cleaning industry, recently released findings... The study’s first component consisted of an online survey of 2,000 American adults which found that those who enjoyed the act of cleaning were 25% happier that those who did not. People who keep a clean home are not only happier, but more relaxed and focused than those who are messy, a new survey finds. What’s more: children in cleaner home study more and show greater empathy. Furthermore, those who frequently spruced up the house didn’t seem to experience diminishing returns: for each extra hour of cleaning a week,...
  • How much does the 'average' Canadian pay in a year for public health care?

    03/19/2018 1:02:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | Richard Warnica
    Health care is perhaps Canada’s defining obsession. As a nation, we crow about it and complain about it. We deify Tommy Douglas, rage about wait times, fret over private clinics and fight campaigns on minute points of privatization. But for all the endless studies, Royal Commissions and political bloviating, it can be hard to know how much Canadians actually pay for health care, not as a nation, but as individuals. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) believes Canada spent approximately $228 billion on health care in 2016. That’s 11.1 per cent of Canada’s entire GDP and $6,299 for every...
  • 'The solution is assisted life': Offered death, terminally ill Ont[ario] man files lawsuit [ed]

    03/19/2018 9:10:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CTV News ^ | March 15, 2018 | Staff
    A landmark lawsuit has been filed by an Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease. He alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. "My condition is grievous and irremediable,” 42-year-old Roger Foley said from his bed at the London Health Science Centre’s Victoria Hospital in a video that was recently posted online. “But the solution is assisted life with self-directed funding.”
  • Scientists uncover 20 genes linked to being transgender (tr)

    03/19/2018 7:45:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Colin Fernandez
    Scientists have uncovered 20 genes linked to being transgender – supporting claims that the condition has a physical basis. Researchers believe the gene variations may contribute to people identifying with the opposite sex. Critics of transgender identity say the condition is ‘all in the mind’, and transgender people have a psychological problem rather than a medical one. But by highlighting genetic mutations that affect brain development, the latest findings point towards transgender identity having a physical basis.
  • False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccine: ...and autism --

    03/17/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 15, 2018 | Yotam Ophir
    The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, found that people's erroneous beliefs about an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism were a predictor of people's lessened intention to get a Zika vaccine. The study also found that people's perceptions of the severity of the Zika virus as well as their general belief in the power of science to solve problems increased their intention to get the vaccine. "When a new disease arises, people who lack understanding of the new threat may extrapolate from their knowledge of other diseases," said Yotam Ophir. "We found...
  • The truth about astronaut Scott Kelly’s viral ‘space genes’

    03/16/2018 10:20:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16 at 11:27 AM | Sarah Kaplan
    [A]rticles claiming that the mission activated Kelly's “space genes,” that 7 percent of his genes didn't return to normal post-spaceflight, and that he and Mark are no longer identical twins..... these stories are biologically impossible. If 7 percent of Kelly's genome was altered, he would be about as different from a human as a rhesus monkey. ... Your genome dwells inside the nuclei of your cells. Think of it as an instruction manual: It is the complete set of DNA that describes the form and function of every aspect of your being, with each gene pertaining to a particular task life requires. But this manual...
  • Are you sipping plastic particles in your bottled water?

    03/15/2018 9:33:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 3/15/2018 | Karen D'Souza
    You’ve been told to drink more water more times than you can count. Heck, more than half of Americans drink bottled water and one-third of us suck it down on a regular basis, as the Chicago Tribune noted. Chugging water has become the staple of the trying-to-be-healthy lifestyle. But you might want to rethink the plastic bottle you’ve been lugging around wherever you go. As the BBC reports, an alarming new study has shown that many bottles of water, which the $4 billion industry has marketed to us as clean and pure, may actually be chock full of microplastics. So...
  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • Would you eat HUMAN MEAT? Fears raised over lab-grown flesh

    03/14/2018 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | 14th March 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    PEOPLE have been asked whether they would consider chowing down on human meat after science boffins starting growing flesh in a lab. Celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins recently tweeted asking his followers’ thoughts on starting a cannibal diet. Linking to an article about lab-grown flesh, the evolutionary biologist wrote: "I've long been looking forward to this," he wrote. "What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism?” He went to say the scientific breakthrough will be an “interesting test case for the consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism.” The question of whether people would eat artificially created...
  • 'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

    03/14/2018 7:26:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: March 14, 2018 | By WILSON RING
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn't just for student veterans. Discussion groups...