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  • ‘Health care will keep us from going back...’ says Texas couple who retired to Spain on $2k a month

    10/17/2019 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | Published: Oct 17, 2019 1:18 p.m. ET | By Catey Hill
    Though they ‘love America,’ this couple has chosen to put their roots down in the coastal town of Denia in Spain. Call ‘em Texpats. Kevin and Susan Bryant, 55 and 48, spent most of their lives in Texas, recently in retiree hot spot Austin. But “when Austin became a mini Silicon Valley, we were priced out,” Kevin, a now-retired history teacher and principal, tells MarketWatch. History buff Kevin says he’d always wanted to live in Europe — “in a castle, specifically, but I let that part go,” he jokes — and began hunting for where the couple might retire on...
  • Abortion textbook reveals why women get late abortions… and it’s not for health

    10/17/2019 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 14, 2019 | Sarah Terzo
    The book Abortion Care was written to educate future abortion workers. It gives training and advice to those who want to work in abortion facilities. One subject it covers is late term abortion. The book mentions several studies on the reasons why women get late abortions, and pulls examples from various studies. The examples are from women’s abortions that took place between 15 and 23 weeks. Here are some of the reasons, in women’s own words. One woman said she didn’t feel pregnant or miss a period, so she learned of her pregnancy late: I thought I wouldn’t have my...
  • Excessive brain activity linked to a shorter life

    10/17/2019 8:25:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | 17 Oct 2019 | Carolyn Y. Johnson
    "The completely shocking and puzzling thing about this new paper is . . . [brain activity] is what you think of as keeping you cognitively normal. There's the idea that you want to keep your brain active in later life," said Michael McConnell, a neuroscientist at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, who was not involved in the study. "The thing that is super unexpected is . . . limiting neural activity is a good thing in healthy aging. It's very counterintuitive." One model, called "CRUNCH," tries to explain changes in patterns of brain activation with age. It says that...
  • The Unhealthiest Country in the World is...

    10/17/2019 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Valk Rider · 58 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Dr. Berg
    Highest death rate, 100 million Americans have pre-diabetes and diabetes. One of the highest rates of heart disease.
  • Common Joint Pain Treatment Dubbed ‘Unsafe’ By Experts [Cortisone ]

    10/17/2019 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2019 04:11 AM | By Johnny Vatican
    It's been a full 90 years since Dr. Philip S. Hench and his colleagues from the Mayo Clinic discovered cortisone can be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Cortisone was first prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis in 1949, or 70 years ago, after it was first produced commercially by Merck & Co. in 1948. In the seven decades since, hundreds of millions of people around the world have had cortisone shots for short-term pain relief and to reduce the swelling from both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Worldwide, corticosteroid injections into the hips and knees remain a common treatment for patients...
  • Free Flu Shots (Satire)

    10/16/2019 8:27:43 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 6 replies
    10/16/19 | RetiredTexasVet
    Due to a settlement with the CDC, FDA and the Surgeon General, you will be able to buy one flu shot for the regular $35 price and get four more shots in future years for free. The agencies argued in court that the flu shots were never more than 20% effective, therefore the consumer should get 80% more value for their money. The flu vaccine companies agreed to provide the additional value in the form of four more free future flu shots. After purchasing and receiving the first flu shot, consumers will be provided with a voucher for the four...
  • Late-Term Abortionist Woos Patients with Post-Abortion Service of ‘Holding’ Dead Baby

    10/16/2019 12:48:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    BREITBART ^ | October 9, 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The advertising brochure of notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart promises women who abort their babies in their third trimester of pregnancy he will allow them to “hold” their dead babies after they are aborted. Carhart’s Maryland and Nebraska abortion practices specialize in second- and third-trimester abortions. He says in his brochure and on his website,, his clinics are focused on “kindness, courtesy, justice, love & respect.” In the brochure, Carhart states he provides “remembrances and special requests” for women who choose to abort their babies. “Many patients request a remembrance of their baby to take home with them,” the...
  • Planned Parenthood in Baltimore Delays Ambulance with Sneaky New Tactic to Conceal Medical Emergency

    10/16/2019 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 16, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Baltimore, MD – When a medical emergency arose at a Baltimore Planned Parenthood abortion facility recently, one Planned Parenthood employee did something unusual. Instead of picking up the telephone and dialing 911 — the quickest way to get help — she used a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to call the Intrado Emergency Call Relay Center, which, in turn, placed the call to the 911 exchange. However, when the woman from the call relay center provided an incomplete address given by the Planned Parenthood employee, identified as Raishonda Jefferson-Lampton, the call center was forced to put Ms. Jefferson-Lampton on the...
  • Research shines camera on little-known, much abused pangolins

    10/16/2019 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | October 16, 2019 / 3:00 AM | By Paul Brinkmann
    White-bellied tree pangolins are being hunted illegally in large numbers in West Africa. Photo courtesy of Justin Miller/Pangolin Conservation ========================================================== ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers from Florida and Illinois are leading a global effort to understand and protect the world's most trafficked mammal -- the little-known pangolin. Also called a scaly anteater, the cat-size pangolin is hunted and killed for its scales and meat in Africa and Southeast Asia. New research includes the so-called "Pango-Cam" attached to their backs to provide crucial information about the pangolin diet and territory. Without quick efforts to understand how to breed the...
  • Answering the most common questions: Who gets abortions, how many, and why?

    10/16/2019 7:39:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 15, 2019 | Carole Novielli
    Live Action and Live Action News frequently receive questions about the abortion issue. One of the most common is about how the United States track statistics on abortion — who’s getting them, how many they’re getting, and why they’re getting them. Below is information to help answer some of those questions. How abortion data is collected: There are two national groups that collect data on abortion, and there are a number of differences in the two reporting agencies. * The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) collects information the states provide, but due to a wide variety of state requirements on...
  • Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link

    10/15/2019 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 56 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Darwin Malicdem
    PCRM has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based cheese could contribute to development of the disease. […]document highlights a study that found high-fat cheese products could increase breast cancer risk by 53 percent in women. PCRM aims to promote plant-based nutrition and lower consumption of animal products for better health. Up to 12,000 members agreed with the findings that cheese made from cow’s milk could be harmful. These potentially harmful hormones include IGF-1, which has been directly...
  • Grey No Matter What

    10/14/2019 3:44:07 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 2 replies
    Post & Courier ^ | 4/20/2019 | Mary Wildeman
    South Carolina hospitals are using a loophole in state law to scoop millions of dollars a year from the pockets of the poorest of patients. It mostly takes place outside the courts and the public eye. A law originally written to help state and local governments collect debts is being used to seize tax refunds from people with past-due medical bills. The S.C. Department of Revenue does the legwork, and the cash flows straight into the coffers of some of the region’s largest health care companies. The payoff is huge. Together, health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more...
  • Abortionists' lawyer flubs, asks witness about crimes in industry

    10/14/2019 12:44:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | October 10, 2019 | Staff
    Lawyers for a defendant in a civil action in California over the 2015 undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood and the American abortion industry's profiting from baby body parts say lawyers for abortionists have flubbed. The civil lawsuit by abortion interests targets David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and the Center for Medical Progress, including board member Troy Newman. They released a series of videos that show, among other things, one abortionist seeking higher pay for baby body parts because "I want a Lamborghini." The civil case, in which abortionists are seeking monetary damages for the videos, are a prelude to the...
  • Court Update: Planned Parenthood abortionist testifies, “We provide livers, kidneys and intestines.”

    10/14/2019 12:27:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 11, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    San Francisco, CA – The RICO case filed by Planned Parenthood against Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, and other pro-life activists, including Sandra Merritt, David Daleiden, and Albin Rhomberg, who were involved in investigating the trafficking of aborted baby body parts for profit, continued yesterday with a development of note. An observer inside the courtroom told Operation Rescue that one abortionist took the stand who said he had a brief discussion with undercover journalists from the Center for Medical Progress. When asked why he wanted to talk to the journalists, who posed as representatives of an organ procurement company,...
  • Woman with Perforated Uterus Rushed from Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility that Possibly...

    10/14/2019 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 10, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Woman with Perforated Uterus Rushed from Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility that Possibly Supplies Aborted Baby Tissue Providence, RI – An ambulance was called on June 11, 2019, for a 21-year old African-American woman who suffered a perforated uterus during an abortion at the Providence Health Center Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island. A perforated uterus means that a hole was torn through the uterine wall and into the abdominal cavity. It is a potentially life-threatening abortion complication that can cause severe pain, hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, infection, and death. Perforations have been known to also damage other organs inside the...
  • There's a good chance you hallucinated this week without ever knowing it

    10/14/2019 10:45:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Inverse ^ | October 11, 2019 | By Jack Barton on
    In the 1950s, researchers stumbled upon a new class of drugs that provided relief for those suffering from schizophrenia. These drugs were known as antipsychotics and, as the name suggests, they reduced symptoms like hallucinations and delusions — primarily by reducing the levels of dopamine in the brain. This led clinicians and scientists to argue that dopamine was linked to the experiences of psychotic symptoms, and a concerted research effort ensued, seeking to solve the puzzle of why excess dopamine might produce hallucinations. Although it was later shown that increasing dopamine could produce hallucinations, establishing a consistent link between them,...
  • Jeannie Rice Smashes Her Own Marathon World Record

    10/13/2019 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Sarah Lorge Butler
    Jeannie Rice is faster at 71 than she was at 70. In October 2018, she stunned the running community when she broke 3:30 for a marathon, running 3:27:50 in Chicago. On September 29, almost one year later, she broke her own 70–74 world record in Berlin, running 3:24:48. She averaged 7:49 per mile. Rice, who splits her time between Mentor, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, ran even splits most of the race. All her 5Ks were in the 23-minute range, until the 35-kilometer mark (about 21.7 miles). Then she slowed to a 26:34. “I faded the last 5K, but I knew...
  • California to require abortion medication at public colleges

    10/12/2019 6:00:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kathleen Ronayne and Adam Beam
    California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law takes effect in 2023 and only applies to the 34 campuses in the University of California and California State University systems. But the law will only be implemented if a state commission can raise more than $10 million in private donations to pay for it. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar bill last year, arguing it was not necessary because abortion services were readily available off campus. But Newsom, who took office in...
  • Walking slowly is a sign of aging fast: Study reveals a plodding pace at 45 may be a marker ..

    10/11/2019 12:03:04 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    Walking speed can predict a person's risk of killer diseases including dementia - decades before symptoms develop, new research suggests. The brains and bodies of slow walkers were found to have aged more by the time they were 45 to their speedier counterparts. Their lungs, teeth and immune systems also tended to be in worse shape than faster moving peers. What's more, dawdlers can be identified from the age of three using mental agility tests. The findings could lead to a childhood screening program for Alzheimer's disease and other life threatening conditions.
  • Stolen excavator joyride along I-5 in Redding ends in damage to gas station, arrest

    10/10/2019 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 2, 2019 | Michael McGough
    Police arrested a man last week after he allegedly drove a stolen construction excavator into a light pole and caused extensive damage while driving through two gas stations just off Interstate 5 in Redding. Remore Allen Smith, 37, of North Carolina faces charges of vehicle theft, resisting arrest and hit-and-run after authorities say he stole the heavy machinery from an I-5 on-ramp at about 3:15 a.m. Friday. Smith allegedly drove the excavator several hundred feet on Churn Creek Road, striking a light pole and traveling through a Chevron gas station and then an Arco AM/PM station, the Redding Police Department...