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  • Police: Woman From Philadelphia Dies After Cosmetic Butt Injection

    12/18/2018 5:36:29 PM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    A woman from Philadelphia died after receiving a cosmetic butt injection in New York City. According to police, the incident has been deemed a homicide. On June 17, police responded to a call of an aided female inside 2219 Seward Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed 48-year-old Lesbia Ayala in cardiac arrest. She was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was ruled systematic silicon syndrome due to cosmetic butt injections. There are no arrests in the ongoing investigation. It is unclear when the procedure took place.
  • "Conservative" Opposition to Ending Obamacare Makes Me Sick

    12/18/2018 4:09:00 PM PST · by rebuildus · 9 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 12/18/18 | Patrick Rooney
    “CONSERVATIVE” OPPOSITION TO ENDING OBAMACARE MAKES ME SICK A Howard Kurtz article on Fox News this morning, Why Some Conservatives Don’t Like the Ruling Against Obamacare,” is mis-titled. There should have been quote marks around the word “conservative.” No self-respecting conservative would ever oppose a ruling striking down Obamacare, as has just happened when a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional. Think about it—how is it possible for a law MANDATING that you buy a product be Constitutional? Medicine is a product. The practice of medicine is a commercial service. That’s free enterprise. If you force a doctor...
  • These 10 Clean Eats Will Unclog and Protect Your Arteries

    12/18/2018 11:02:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018 | By Tiffany La Forge, Healthline
    Avocados are a delicious, rich fruit and a great way to treat your heart—and your taste buds. (Lisa Fotios/Pexels) ========================================================= Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. An estimated 44 million U.S. women are affected by cardiovascular disease, causing 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. One of the most common forms of heart disease is coronary artery disease which occurs when a buildup of plaque narrows artery walls and restricts proper blood flow to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease can be treated or prevented through...
  • “Spy” Virus Eavesdrops on Bacteria, Then Obliterates Them

    12/17/2018 3:31:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12/14/18 | Angus Chen
    Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections In the early experiments it looked like the virus called VP882 was doing something that should be impossible for a thing that is not a bacterium, and not technically even alive: intercepting molecular messages exchanged by its host bacteria, and reading them to determine the best time to annihilate the whole bacterial colony. “As scientists, this is just unimaginable to us,” says Bonnie Bassler, a molecular biologist at Princeton University. “We were delighted and skeptical at the same time. It was almost...
  • New study finds that surgeons under stress make more mistakes in the operating room

    12/17/2018 1:28:54 PM PST · by ETL · 34 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Dec 17, 2018 | Data Science Institute at Columbia
    A new study reveals that during stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients. Using a technology that captured the electrical activity of a surgeon's heart, researchers found that during intervals of short-term stress, which can be triggered by a negative thought or a loud noise in the operating room, surgeons are much more prone to make mistakes that can cause bleeding, torn tissue, or burns. The results of the study, published in the open branch of the British Journal of Surgery, could lead to the development of protocol aiming to reduce...
  • Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

    12/16/2018 5:25:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Outraged Democrats vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that could undo the US health care law known as Obamacare, saying on Saturday that they will use their new power in Congress to hold Republicans responsible and “expose their lies.” US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled late Friday that the health insurance reform, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional. The White House said it expects the ruling to be appealed to the Supreme Court. For now, it said in a statement, “the law remains in place.” But Democrats, who have seen the law survive scores of...
  • 80% of cancer, heart patients in Japan continued working while in hospital: survey

    12/16/2018 2:23:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 12/16/2018
    Nearly 82 percent of 1,030 cancer or heart patients surveyed by the ministry said they worked from the hospital, including making job-related reports and preparations to return to their offices, according to the data. While the government promotes the need to balance work and treatment such as through telework, some experts have urged that a better environment be created. "Patients may think they've caused trouble to their workplaces and think they must work even in the hospital, but they shouldn't forget that they should prioritize treatment," Sakurai said. The ministry's survey, covering people aged between 20 and 64 who were...
  • Babies and toddlers at greater risk from second-hand smoke than previously thought, study finds

    12/16/2018 11:55:06 AM PST · by ETL · 64 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 16, 2018 | Rita Giordano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Infants and toddlers in low-income communities may be even more at risk from second- and third-hand smoke exposure than has been believed, according to new federally supported research. In testing that included more than 1,200 children, researchers found that up to 15 percent of them had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body's breakdown of nicotine, comparable with what would be found in an adult smoker.Overall, about 63 percent of the babies and young children in the study had discernible levels of cotinine, evidence of significant exposure to second- and third-hand smoke, according to the study, published last week...
  • Metal shavings found in toddler’s intestines after eating Zarbee’s multivitamins, mother says

    12/16/2018 11:27:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox19 ^ | 12/15/2018
    The child’s pediatrician recommended the family go to the emergency room to get an X-ray, and though the report says they didn't find large amounts of metal in her body the family said it did show metal in her intestines. Andersen said she’s since researched how metal could end up in food products, but isn’t satisfied as to why. "Food is mass produced these days and metal machines will break apart and I guess pieces will fall into the production line, but there's supposed to be people or tools to catch those things," she said. "The FDA is aware and...
  • Did my children die because I married my cousin?

    12/14/2018 5:23:00 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/14/18
    Ruba and Saqib both carry a gene for an incurable condition, which means their children have a one-in-four chance of dying in early childhood. They've already lost three. Ruba now wants IVF, to select a healthy embryo. Saqib is putting his trust in Allah. And some relatives want them to separate and remarry. Ruba Bibi had not wanted to marry so young. She had planned to do A-levels and go to university, but before she had finished her GCSEs her parents arranged for her to marry Saqib Mehmood, her cousin, in Pakistan. Born and brought up in Bradford, Ruba had...
  • My Proposal for a Rational Formula for Calculating the PPACA Tax Credit Amounts

    12/14/2018 11:46:42 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 8 replies
    Brian Griifin | 12/14/2018 | Brian Griffin
    Section 1401(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall be replaced with: ‘‘(b) PREMIUM ASSISTANCE CREDIT AMOUNT.—For purposes of this section— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘premium assistance credit amount’ means, with respect to any taxable year, the sum of the premium assistance amounts determined under paragraph (2) with respect to all coverage months of the taxpayer occurring during the taxable year. ‘‘(2) PREMIUM ASSISTANCE AMOUNT.—The premium assistance amount determined under this subsection with respect to any coverage month is the amount equal to the lesser of— ‘‘(A) the monthly premiums for such month for 1 or more qualified...
  • NLV man home after weeks in hospital with rare flu shot complication [NV]

    12/14/2018 10:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.fox5vegas.com ^ | Updated Dec 10, 2018 | Posted on Dec 10, 2018 | Tiana Bohner
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A North Las Vegas man went home Monday after spending more than three weeks in the hospital with a rare complication of the flu shot. Shane Morgan said he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, otherwise known as GBS. Morgan said GBS paralyzed him, blinded him and almost cost him his life. Doctors confirmed Morgan had the illness. The CDC has linked the neurological disease to the flu shot but said it varies based on the strain. According to the CDC, "there are one to two additional GBS cases per million doses of flu vaccine administered." The...
  • Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination goes awry

    12/14/2018 9:46:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | December 14, 2018 | 10:08am | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Lou Ferrigno is under the weather following a botched vaccine. The former 67-year-old action star, who shot to fame as the Incredible Hulk in the ’70s, wound up at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after receiving a pneumonia vaccination. “Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep,” he captioned a photo of him lying in a hospital bed. “I’ll be ok but it’s important that you keep an eye on who’s giving the shot and make sure they not only swab the spot correctly but that you watch the needle...
  • ED meds

    12/14/2018 7:35:55 AM PST · by knarf · 83 replies
    self ^ | December 14, 2018 | knarf
    No one wants to talk about it.
  • SONDRA LOCKE LIVED 74 YEARS

    12/14/2018 4:32:03 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 92 replies
    She aged beautifully. Made me want to be in Clint's company even if I'm just another one of them. In my mid 60's now-hope to outlive her. It might be that true happiness is engaging in good sex early and often with someone special no matter how much hurt comes along. Keeping in touch afterwards would be painful but good. Hate to see her go but taking time out to cry over lost loves would make us more human.
  • The woman who volunteered to have her body frozen and 'milled' into 27,000 hair-thin slices

    12/13/2018 7:17:58 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | MIA DE GRAAF
    She wanted to be embalmed, sliced up and digitized for the purpose of teaching But she ended up living 15 years and in that time recorded herself so students understand the woman behind the medical records She regularly visited the lab to see how her body would be sawed up and photographed, the fridge where she'd be kept, and to meet the students And she wanted to direct some of the process, asking the team to saw her body to the sound of classical music, surrounded by roses (they played Mozart's Requiem and painted some roses on the door).
  • An Israeli startup ... made the world's first lab-grown steak — a holy grail for the industry

    12/13/2018 10:17:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | erin-brodwin
    The Israeli company Aleph Farms aims to make cuts of environmentally friendly meat that resemble the real thing using animal cells, also called "lab-grown" or "clean" meat. Aleph has now created a prototype steak, the first produced publicly in the world, the company said on Wednesday. While several companies have made prototypes of lab-grown meats, none are available in restaurants or grocery stores. Aleph got its start with help from an Israeli research institute and an incubator that is part of the food giant that owns Sabra — the most popular hummus in America. For the first time in its...
  • SKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction

    12/13/2018 7:42:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 13th December 2018, 12:08 pm Updated: 13th December 2018, 1:47 pm | By Tariq Tahir
    The 49-year-old was on the night shift at a porcelain factory in China when the accident happened A CHINESE factory worker has survived being skewered with TEN metal spikes when a machine malfunctioned. The 49-year-old, named as Mr Zhou, was working on the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan province when he was struck by a falling mechanical arm. The accident resulted in him being impaled with foot long, half-inch thick metal rods, the People’s Daily reported. He was first taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University due...
  • Factory robot impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes after horror malfunction

    12/13/2018 5:38:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    The 49-year-old, named as Mr Zhou, was working on the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan province when he was struck by a falling mechanical arm. Six steel rods fixed on a steel plate pierced his right shoulder and chest, and four penetrated elsewhere in his body. The accident resulted in him being impaled with foot long, half-inch thick metal rods, the People’s Daily reported. He was first taken to a local hospital before he was transferred to the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University due to the severity of his injurie
  • Space doesn’t harm this important part of the human body

    12/12/2018 9:30:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2018 | Lauren Tousignant | New York Post
    Research has shown that time in space can increase the risk of cancer and trigger gene mutations. But a new study has found that one crucial part of the human body remains unaffected by zero-gravity. in space didn’t alter an astronaut’s levels of B-cell immunity — the white blood cells that create antibodies to fight off infections. B-cell levels need to be maintained in order to help astronauts fight off disease-causing viruses and bacteria. For the study, scientists took blood samples from 23 crew members stationed at the International Space Station for six months, before, during and after their stays....