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  • Crest to remove potentially harmful microbeads from toothpaste

    09/19/2014 5:56:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    Those little blue microbeads in your Crest toothpaste may be getting stuck in your teeth and gums, prompting dentists to ask toothpaste manufacturers for a change. The tiny scrubbers contain the ingredient polyethylene, a form of plastic that does not degrade and can stay embedded in your mouth. “Your body will see them as a foreign body, bacteria will clamp to them and it has the potential to cause gum disease, some form of gingivitis or harm to it,” Dr. Wade Pilling of Meridien, Indiana told KTVB.
  • Ebola patients buying survivors' blood from black market, WHO warns

    09/19/2014 3:00:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Faith Karimi,
    As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned. The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed at least 2,400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the countries most affected by the virus. Blood from survivors, referred to as convalescent serum, is said to have antibodies that can fight the deadly virus. Though the treatment is unproven, it has provided some promise for those fighting a disease that's killing more than half of those...
  • I can't hear the dialogue (VANITY)

    09/19/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies
    self ^ | September 19, 2014 | knarf
    The music drowns out the dialogue ...
  • Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

    09/18/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | PAM BELLUCK
    The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday... The 507-page report, “Dying in America,” said its recommendations...would produce significant savings that would help make health care more affordable.
  • Chocolate Milk Isn't Just For Kids: How The Drink Helps Your Workout, Brain, And The Environment

    09/18/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | September 6, 2014 | Stephanie Castillo
    Chances are chocolate milk was a staple for you growing up. Kids chug the stuff no matter what the occasion, whether it’s with breakfast, lunch, or as an after-school snack. Chocolate powder, chocolate syrup — it’s all good. That is, until you get older. Chocolate milk is for kids, right? So as an adult, it’s either regular milk (almond milk if you’re about that non-dairy life) or bust. But a scoop or drizzle of chocolate isn’t only totally OK to have as an adult, it boasts some serious benefits.
  • Justice Ginsburg: “no urgency” yet on same-sex marriage

    09/17/2014 10:26:41 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dale Carpenter
    Tonight in a public question-and-answer session at the University of Minnesota Law School, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the Court did not need to rush into the question of same-sex marriage because the lower courts had not yet disagreed on the issue. Asked whether she thought the Court might take the issue up this Term, Justice Ginsburg noted that all three appellate courts to address the issue so far (the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth) have struck down state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. She added that we are still awaiting a decision from the Sixth Circuit, which has been...
  • Sarah Palin Shares Her Sweaty Pictures For Free (Not what you think)

    09/17/2014 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 17 SEPTEMBER 2014 | Rosalyn Oshmyansky
    Sarah Palin is not ashamed of her sweat. Former Governor of Alaska and reality star Sarah Palin is certainly no stranger to the paparazzi, but it can be a little rough running into when you’re leaving the gym. But she knows how to brush it off. After the 50-year-old encountered photogs following a hot yoga session when she was "drowning in sweat," she decided to share the pictures herself.
  • A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

    09/17/2014 5:27:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/17/2014
    A husband's happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife is with the marriage, the more content her husband will be with life in general. "I think it comes down to the fact that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage she tends to do a lot more for her husband, which has a positive effect on his life," noted Deborah Carr, a professor in the Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Science at RU. "Men tend...
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Ebola: Does It Matter?

    09/17/2014 3:51:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 97 replies
    Doom and Bloom ^ | 9/16/14 | Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones
    Despite the best efforts of the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders, Ebola is expected to rage on in West Africa for another 12-18 months, with 20,000 cases predicted. Without coordination of relief efforts, the ability to contain the disease is limited and has been labeled a “failure” to date. Countries are sending supplies and equipment in piecemeal fashion. The U.S., for example, is setting up a 25 bed hospital for its part. Unfortunately, it’s far too little to make a dent in the epidemic. It’s difficult for a person in a developed country to believe that medical systems,...
  • 46 percent of doctors give Obamacare a 'D' or 'F'

    09/17/2014 3:33:44 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2014 | Philip Klein
    Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B." The findings come from a survey that was emailed to "virtually every physician in the United States with an email address on record with the American Medical Association" this March through June as the law's major provisions were taking effect, and received more than 20,000 responses from doctors. In their comments that were included (but kept anonymous) in the report, a...
  • Joan Rivers’ doctor took a selfie while she was under anesthesia, report claims

    09/17/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | (New York Post)
    Joan Rivers’ personal doctor snapped a selfie while the comedian was under ­anesthesia and the physician was about to perform an unauthorized biopsy that led to her fatal cardiac arrest, a report said Tuesday. The doctor took the photo in the procedure room at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy before performing the procedure on Rivers’ vocal cords, according to CNN. A staffer at the clinic told investigators about the doctor’s behavior, the cable-TV network said. …
  • New blood test could be first to detect clinical depression

    09/17/2014 11:26:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM | Jessica Firger
    Now a new study suggests that a simple blood test could soon allow doctors to diagnose clinical depression as easily as they check cholesterol. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression. The results of their study were published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The test looks at levels of nine RNA blood markers, which appear to be different among patients with diagnosed clinical depression versus those who do not have depression. RNA are the molecules that help to process DNA genetic code and carry...
  • Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    09/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control. The study from researchers in Israel was released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The work suggests the sweeteners...
  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    09/17/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 4:03 AM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on the fears of marijuana, including the famous “This is your brain on drugs” fried-egg ad from the 1980s. […] “So far, every campaign designed to educate the public about marijuana has relied on fear-mongering and insulting marijuana users,” said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s...
  • Obama's Health Care Vietnam

    09/16/2014 2:39:03 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2014 | Douglas A. Perednia, M.D.
    Talk to the average physician about trying to care for patients in the United States today, and you’ll hear exactly the same sorts of sentiments as those expressed by American soldiers faced with the task of “winning the war” in Vietnam some fifty years ago. For those on the front line of fighting illness, it is apparent that the Democrats' war on American medicine is not a path to cheap quality care, but a quagmire of rules and complexity that can make even the most basic care difficult to deliver. Now that ObamaCare has directly or indirectly wormed its way...
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Anybody else Vape???

    09/16/2014 2:07:38 AM PDT · by djf · 53 replies
    djf
    After having been a smoker for just about 40 years, I made the plunge. I was very surprised - it pretty much totally eliminated the urge to smoke! Well, except for the hand thingy... but it took away the urge! It's been ten days so far. I have a nearby pack of smokes sittin around if need be. Curious about others situations and experiences.
  • Schizophrenia Is Actually Eight Distinct Genetic Disorders

    09/15/2014 7:37:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    io9.com ^ | 9/15/14 | George Dvorsky
    When it comes to schizophrenia and other complex conditions, individual genes have only a weak and inconsistent association (which is why it's often silly to look for single-gene factors). But groups of interacting gene clusters create an extremely high and consistent risk of illness — in this case, on the order of 70% to 100%. It's nearly impossible for people with these precise genetic variations to avoid the condition. In all, the researchers found no less than 42 clusters of genetic variations that significantly increase the risk of schizophrenia. "In the past, scientists had been looking for associations between individual...
  • Medic becomes fourth doctor to die of Ebola in Sierra Leone after failed bid to move her ...

    09/14/2014 9:53:28 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 14, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    A fourth doctor has died of Ebola in Sierra Leone after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment. Dr Olivet Buck died last night hours after the World Health Organisation said it could not help medically evacuate her to Germany. Sierra Leone had requested funds from the organisation to transfer her for treatment saying it could not afford to lose another doctor.
  • Respiratory Virus Enterovirus D68 Spreads to the Northeast

    09/14/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    abc ^ | Sep 14, 2014, 12:43 PM ET | GEETIKA RUDRA
    Besser warned parents to watch out for symptoms of coughs and wheezing among their children, especially if their children are asthmatic. "The best approach for prevention is what we talk about all the time for respiratory infections, colds, and flus and that's really good hand washing," Besser said. ... Children who contract enterovirus D68 first suffer from what appears to be a common cold, with symptoms including a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, according to Besser. The symptoms then escalate to difficulty breathing. Besser said parents should look out for their children exhibiting signs of wheezing, difficulty eating or speaking,...
  • Liberia president sacks 10 officials told to return to fight Ebola

    09/14/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    in.reuters.com ^ | Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:17pm IST | James Harding Giahyue
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked 10 senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1,100 Liberians. The officials, who include six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners, were dismissed with immediate effect for being "out of the country without an excuse," according to a statement from the president's office. They were initially told in August to return to Liberia. "These government officials showed insensitivity to our national tragedy and disregard for authority," said the statement released...
  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    09/14/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2014 7:37 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don’t expect a repeat of last year’s website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system. Getting those who signed up this year enrolled again for 2015 won’t be as easy as it might seem. And the law’s interaction between insurance and taxes looks like a sure-fire formula for confusion. …
  • Israeli Hospital Battles to Save Injured Syrian Child’s Sight

    09/14/2014 5:37:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 9/14/2014, 1:06 PM | (Reuters)
    Israeli medics were checking last week a 12-year-old Syrian boy who was brought to Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat (Safed), northern Israel. The hospital said that the boy was severely wounded, losing the sight in both eyes and suffering injuries to his arm and leg, when a shell exploded near his home in the outskirts of Damascus. After undergoing basic medical treatment in Lebanon, his brother took him by donkey across the border to an Israeli military post, where soldiers took him to hospital in Safed. The spokesperson said the boy was one of ten Syrians currently being treated at...
  • Colorado man sues jail after losing toes

    09/13/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | September 13, 2014 | Fred Lambert
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A man is suing the Arapahoe County jail and its contracted health care company after most of his right foot was amputated due to infected blisters.
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me [official movie trailer - due out in Oct.)

    09/12/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-13-14 | Glen Campbell
    link to youtube video here
  • Vet accused of treating people pleads guilty

    09/12/2014 2:27:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A Greeley, Colorado, veterinarian accused of treating people has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
  • Is It a Crime to Raise a Killer?

    09/12/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/12/14 | Lisa Belkin
    Anthony Pasquale stops to visit his daughter at the Cedar Green Cemetery every morning, then returns once or twice more during the day. He sits on the small white bench and faces the polished granite headstone, etched with a hologram of Autumn on one side and the things she loved on the other — bicycles, soccer balls, cheerleading, skateboards. From where he sits he can see the middle school, where his 12-year-old girl was a student, and next to that the high school, where the 15-year-old boy who killed her was one, too. When school is in session, Pasquale has...
  • 'Real risk' Ebola virus will mutate to become an AIRBORNE disease, expert warns

    09/12/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11:12 EST, 12 September 2014 | Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
    As the Ebola outbreak rampages through Africa scientists are privately concerned the virus could mutate to become airborne, one expert has warned. So far 2,300 people have lost their lives to the disease with more than 4,300 cases recorded in West Africa in the last six months - the worst outbreak since the disease was discovered in 1976. The World Health Organisation has warned there may be thousands of new cases each week in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria by early October. Fifteen countries could be hit by the outbreak - putting the lives of 22 million people at risk,...
  • Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

    09/12/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 09-11-2014 | Staff
    DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did...
  • How to Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to "Cure" Death [-220°F?]

    09/11/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:00 AM PST 09/10/2014 | by Seth Abramovitch
    It's not just about anti-aging. "Longevity" is the new buzzword as Hollywood embraces all sorts of technology, from an altitude machine favored by tennis star Novak Djokovic to L.A.'s hot new treatment: the very deep freeze. This story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "I have no intention of dying," Sumner Redstone told THR in January. Redstone, now 91, has made no secret of his longevity regime. It begins with a breakfast of goji berries, "Green Machine" smoothies and tomato juice — followed by a fish dinner and a shot of vodka for its...
  • Blood group 'link to memory loss'

    09/10/2014 9:47:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    bbc ^ | Helen Briggs
    People with AB blood, found in 4% of the population, appear more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those with other blood groups. The study, published in Neurology, builds on previous research showing blood type may influence heart risk. A charity said the best way to keep the brain healthy was a balanced diet, regular exercise and not smoking. A US team led by Dr Mary Cushman, of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, analysed data from about 30,000 US citizens aged 45 and above ... "Blood type is also related to other vascular conditions like...
  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    09/10/2014 3:49:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Don Kaplan
    EXCLUSIVE: The late comedian went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine endoscopy on Aug. 28, but a doctor — who arrived with Rivers' entourage — offered to perform a biopsy after another doctor noticed 'something' on the entertainer's vocal chords, a medical source told the Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be...
  • Women tell horror stories of abortions they had at Dr. Tiller’s clinic

    09/09/2014 10:27:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    The recent documentary “After Tiller” portrayed late-term abortionists in a sympathetic light. Its directors assumed that Dr. Tiller was a champion of women who provided quality healthcare in his Wichita abortion clinic. However, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has compiled some disturbing stories from some of his patients. A coerced abortion A young woman identified as “Patient T” was 17 when her parents brought her to Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She did not want an abortion, but her parents gave her no alternative. From the time she arrived at the clinic, Patient T was looking for an escape route. She saw...
  • GoFundMe Explains Why it Shut Down Woman’s Fundraiser for Her Abortion

    09/09/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. Now, more information has surfaced as to why the web site put the kibosh on the fundraiser. People around the world use the GoFundMe web site and it’s normally a place for heartwarming campaigns to help people who have adverse medical conditions, who have been in accidents or who are raising money for other people in need or good causes. But one woman is using it to raise funds for her abortion.bailey Bailey’s Abortion Fund had already...
  • Here are the latest numbers on porn: you’d better sit down

    09/09/2014 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | John Stonestreet
    In the spring of 2000, Zogby International asked more than a thousand U.S. adults whether they had ever visited a sexually-oriented web site. Only one in five had done so. Among born-again Christians, 18 percent had gone to such sites, just three percentage points less than the general public. Well, fast forward to today. A group called Proven Men Ministries commissioned the Barna Group to examine current pornography use. You might want to sit down for this—Barna found that 64 percent of American men and 20 percent of women view pornography at least monthly. And for Christian men, that number...
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk

    09/09/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/02/14 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut...
  • Journal of Public Health publishes study linking autism to vaccines made with aborted fetal cells

    09/09/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I’ve written previously (here and here) about the possible connection between autism and vaccines made with aborted fetal cells. Now, the September issue of the prestigious Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology has published a study conducted by scientists at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute that shows an spike in autism in country after country where vaccines using fetal cells from aborted babies have been introduced. The implicated vaccines are MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), and Hepatitis A. Using data from the U.S. government, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Western Australia, researchers found a spike in autism around the world after vaccines using...
  • “It Only Takes One Infected Individual Making It Through An Airport Checkpoint” (shortened)

    09/09/2014 4:29:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/9/14 | Mac Slavo
    According to CDC director Tom Frieden, the ‘window of opportunity’ for stopping the spread of Ebola is closing rapidly. In July, as the virus surged across west African borders, Frieden downplayed its potential to reach U.S. shores. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” claimed Frieden in a preemptive effort to prevent panic. “That is not in the cards.” The cards, apparently, have been reshuffled, as Frieden now joins a growing chorus of concerned officials around the world. “This is not just a problem for West Africa, it’s not just a problem for Africa,” Frieden...
  • What you need to know about the new Apple Watch

    09/09/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.vox.com ^ | September 9, 2014, 2:23 p.m. ET | Updated by Danielle Kurtzleben
    Apple unveiled its first smartwatch on Tuesday. The move was hotly anticipated, as Apple enters a competitive and rapidly expanding market. The new watches will be available starting in early 2015, starting at $349. Here's everything else you need to know about the new Apple Watch. 1) It's sleek There's a reason Apple invited fashion bloggers to the event today. The Apple Watch is clearly more than just a wrist computer that does nifty high-tech things; it's meant to be pretty. CEO Tim Cook told the audience Tuesday that Apple thought hard about the watch's look, not just its capabilities....
  • Hundreds tested for TB in Lynn

    09/09/2014 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 60 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 9, 2014 | AP via Boston Herald
    LYNN, Mass. — More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.
  • Obamacare’s Part-Time Nation

    09/09/2014 9:13:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 9, 2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    As summer slides into autumn, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t seem to be weighing as heavily on our elected leaders as it was this time last year, before the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges and the battles over Medicaid expansion in state legislatures. Even Congressional Republicans appear to be losing interest. Lawmakers in Washington last summer churned out nearly four times as many press releases that referenced Obamacare than they did this summer, and GOP candidates on the campaign trail have begun shying away from direct calls for repeal. As Aaron Blake noted last week in The Washington...
  • No One is Born Gay

    09/09/2014 2:27:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-9-2014 | Michael Brown
    If there was reputable scientific evidence that some people were born homosexual, I would have no problem accepting this. After all, my theology tells me that as human beings, we are all created in God’s image and yet we are a fallen race, and so all of us carry aspects of that fallen nature to the core of our being, and that could theoretically include homosexuality. But the fact is that there is simply no reputable scientific evidence that anyone is born gay. As stated by gay activist and history professor John D’Emilio, “‘Born gay’ is an idea with a...
  • 1,400 English Girls Raped by Multiculturalism

    09/09/2014 2:24:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, it was revealed that between 1997 and 2013, at least 1,400 girls -- in just one relatively small English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) had been raped by gangs of men over the past decade. As summarized in a British government inquiry: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made...
  • Top U.S. health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

    09/08/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 8, 2014 4:50pm EDT | David Morgan
    President Barack Obama’s top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing the law. “The Affordable Care Act is clearly working,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told a university audience in remarks that unveiled a new administration message about the successes of the healthcare reform law just as the midterm election campaign debate about its future intensifies. “What I’ve been hearing over and over … (is) enough already with the back...
  • Most Vitamins Are From China. It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Realize

    09/08/2014 6:59:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 6, 2014 | Michelle Yu
    If you are taking vitamins, there is a good chance that they were imported from China. An aging population and growing focus on health in the United States has fueled the growth of a $28 billion vitamin and nutritional supplement market, and it is expected to continue to grow at about 3 percent a year. Over half of American adults are popping vitamins and supplements. They may not be aware they are eating products made in China, or made using raw materials from China. China has captured over 90 percent of the Vitamin C market in the United States, according...
  • Ebola spreads exponentially in Liberia, many more cases soon: WHO

    09/08/2014 6:38:41 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    GENEVA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Liberia, the country worst hit by West Africa's Ebola epidemic, should see thousands of new cases in coming weeks as the virus spreads exponentially, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The WHO believes it will take six to nine months to contain and may infect up to 20,000 people.
  • Local scouts get a new look. Scouts of Troop 444 go through a group head shaving

    09/08/2014 10:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — It was standing room only at Regis hair salon Wednesday evening, with a line that stretched out the door. More than 20 Troop 444 Boy Scouts, along with scout masters, friends and family members, crowded the salon located in the Mall at Sierra Vista for a group head shaving. They were doing it in a show of support for Assistant Scoutmaster Janet Thompson who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. And they were doing it for cancer awareness. All smiles, 12-year-old Dakota Pierce was one of the first in the group to climb onto the stylist’s chair...
  • The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy

    09/08/2014 8:50:36 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 87 replies
    http://www.psmag.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stanton Peele
    The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed above recommended limits.