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Health/Medicine (General/Chat)

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  • Mark Obexit Day with a favor to yourself!

    01/20/2017 3:16:44 AM PST · by gasport · 15 replies
    Get a colonoscopy. Colo-rectal cancer is almost totally preventable.
  • Scientists Needn't Get A Patient's Consent To Study Blood Or DNA

    01/19/2017 6:48:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 | ROB STEIN
    The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research. The proposal was eliminated from the final revision of the Common Rule, which was published in the Federal Register Wednesday. The rule is a complex set of regulations designed to make sure federally funded research on human subjects is conducted ethically. The revision to the regulations, set to go into effect in 2018, marks the first time the rule has been updated in 26 years. The initial proposal that...
  • Rare Rat Virus Infects 2 People In Wisconsin

    01/19/2017 5:00:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 1/19/17 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials are investigating how a rare rat virus called the Seoul virus infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says all eight people had direct contact with rats at Illinois and Wisconsin ratteries, which are rat-breeding facilities.
  • Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

    01/19/2017 12:01:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Computerworld ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Michael Kan
    Credit: Michael Kan The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, can also run on Linux A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac. The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, is designed to take screen captures, access the Mac’s webcam, and simulate mouse clicks and key presses, allowing for remote control by a hacker, Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday. The security firm said that neither it...
  • Police ID man charged with DWI after driving $385,000 Ferrari off Westlake bridge

    01/18/2017 11:47:57 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 29 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Tuesday, January 17, 2017 News1/18/17 | Katie Hall
    Wednesday update: Austin police have identified a man who is accused of drunken driving after he drove a $385,000 Ferrari off a bridge in Westlake last week. According to police, 28-year-old James Allen is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. A witness had been stopped at a boat ramp near Redbud Trail when he saw a vehicle drive by travelling faster than 100 mph, according to police.
  • Expensive Medicare

    01/18/2017 2:12:52 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 82 replies
    1/18/17 | Originalbuckeye
    Sorry for the vanity. I have been on Medicare for a few months. I am paying extra for Part B and Part D, and on top of that, my husband is still working, so we are penalized for the 'one person working' situation.
  • 4-year-old who was deemed 'lazy' finds hope in new drug that treats rare disease

    01/18/2017 7:10:23 AM PST · by workerbee · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-18-17
    A new drug is offering hope for the family of a little girl whose genetic defect causes mobility issues similar to that of polio and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Four-year-old Lexi Pacini, of Colorado Springs, was diagnosed with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) as a toddler. The rare disease is marked by the absence of a gene that codes protein signals from motor neurons to muscles, and it leads muscles to weaken to the point of atrophy. **SNIP** “She dances the way she knows how, in her walker,” Tammy told Children’s Hospital Colorado in the release. “She just doesn’t...
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions [Iowa]

    01/18/2017 5:56:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2017 6:39 PM EST | Barbara Rodriguez
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges. …
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • US woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics

    01/16/2017 3:21:22 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 67 replies
    Agence France Presse via Yahoo ^ | January 13, 20171/13/17 | Agence France Presse (AFP)
    <p>The specific strain of CRE, known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, was isolated from one of her wounds in August.</p> <p>Tests were negative for the mcr-1 gene—a great concern to health experts because it makes bacteria resistant to the antibiotic of last resort, colistin.</p>
  • Ebola's long-term effects revealed

    01/16/2017 1:52:57 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 14 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea which highlighted the need for patient followup. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a year, on average, after they were discharged from hospital, researchers reported Saturday. Eighteen percent experienced eye problems, including eight individuals who went blind, a team wrote in The Lancet Infectious> Two percent—19 people—were deaf. This is the largest and longest-running assessment of Ebola survivors to date. Nearly one in four participants, the study said, suffered...
  • Incurable Obamacare

    01/16/2017 8:26:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/2017 | Fred Barnes
    Democrats are addicted to Obamacare. It has performed poorly, alienated far more people than it has aided, and been a political disaster. Yet Democrats can’t shake it. In 2010, it was the issue that delivered the House to Republicans. In 2014, it gave them the Senate. In 2016, it was one of the keys to Donald Trump's capture of the White House. After all this, a rational party would want to scrap Obamacare or modify it significantly. President Obama has tinkered but nothing more. Democrats act as if it is as essential to national wellbeing as Medicare and Social Security....
  • Trump vows to provide ‘insurance for everybody’ in Republican health care replacement plan

    01/16/2017 6:29:08 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 130 replies
    Blaze ^ | 1/16/2017 | Blaze
    Speaking with the Washington Post over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump promised that every American will have health insurance under his Obamacare replacement plan, which is set to be introduced in the openings months of his presidency. Though he didn’t provide the Post with many details about his plan, Trump said the plan will provide “less expensive and much better” coverage to Americans that Obamacare has “in a much simplified form.” “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it....
  • Profile: Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]

    01/16/2017 5:03:17 AM PST · by ETL · 3 replies
    links to sources included | several authors
    I just learned rather recently, three years or so ago, that MLK and Obama had a mutual friend and mentor... Obama's single-payer guru, Quentin Young (he died in 2015) Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]--source: Democracy Now FROM "THE OBAMA FILE"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNG The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago.  Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.  From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of President Trump's Inauguration)

    01/16/2017 3:16:18 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies ^ | 1-16-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Deadly Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Protocol Is Becoming Known Internationally

    01/13/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/13/17 | Jondi Gumz
    Three hours after Dr. Todd Mitchell’s Dec. 3 flight from Beijing landed in San Francisco, a call demanded his immediate attention. Mitchell, 59, had spent two-and-a-half weeks in China, which has the most mushroom poisoning deaths in the world, sharing the treatment method he developed at Dominican Hospital. The call concerned a Santa Rosa hospital patient believed to have eaten deadly mushrooms. Principal investigator of an amatoxin mushroom poisoning clinical trial that has treated nearly 100 patients across North America in the past 10 years, Mitchell arranged for the patient’s overnight transfer to Dominican Hospital. This patient was the first...
  • Powder falling inside SJ-bound plane triggers haz-mat response

    01/13/2017 5:04:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | Updated 10:59 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Michael Bodley
    Two flight attendants on Flight 322, which departed Seattle just before 5 p.m., reported feeling ill after the powder intermittently sprinkled down from an air vent in the galley at the front of the plane, said the spokeswoman, Ann Zaninovich. One was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, she said, adding that no passengers reported any symptoms and the plane’s pilots were not affected. A preliminary investigation into the plane, which landed just before 7 p.m., revealed that the substance was probably residue from the aircraft’s de-icing system, which isn’t toxic, she said. Emergency crews — including the San...
  • Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

    01/13/2017 8:28:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said...
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • St. Louis Park High School Reports Tuberculosis Case (MN)

    01/12/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 1/12/17 | Nate Leding
    The superintendent of St. Louis Park High School reported a case of tuberculosis. The school district says it was notified by the Hennepin County Department of Health that one individual at the high school had been diagnosed with active TB in late November. The individual was receiving medical care by the time the school district was notified. But the school district says the person was contagious in September, October and November before the diagnosis was determined. The superintendent says the Hennepin County Department of Health asked the district to wait to communicate the information until they could determine who else...

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...
  • Nutella Pushes Back Against Cancer-Scare Study

    01/12/2017 5:41:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 12, 2017 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The makers of Nutella aren’t sweet on a recent study that claims a key ingredient of their chocolatey hazelnut spread could cause cancer. Ferrero, the Italian confectionery company that makes Nutella, slammed the European Food Safety Authority’s claims that palm oil — the second ingredient of the decadent spread — is more carcinogenic than other vegetable oils when it’s heated above 392 degrees Fahrenheit. The agency’s report, released in May, caused ripples in the European food community and even led some to boycott the ingredient.
  • How trans activists are unethically influencing autistic children to change genders

    01/12/2017 12:03:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    National Post ^ | January 12, 2017 | Susan Bradley
    Has the transgender movement gone too far? It began, commendably, as activism for the rights of that very small number of people who experience persisting discomfort with their biological gender. But it has evolved into an ideological movement to normalize the practice of changing genders — and in the process is crossing ethical lines with a particularly vulnerable subset of young people struggling with issues of gender identity. A recent article by Elise Ehrhard in Crisis Magazine, a Catholic periodical, addresses the aggressive approach by adult trans activists in recruiting adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome or other types of Autism Spectrum...
  • This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

    01/12/2017 8:56:10 AM PST · by LucyT · 14 replies
    CNN Health ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard
    Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday.
  • No Sign of Japan-Related Radiation Found in Alaska Waters

    01/11/2017 6:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 11, 2017
    State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than 16,000 people were killed in 2011 after Japan's 9.1-magnitude earthquake, which led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since then, U.S. and international agencies have been conducting tests to determine the health of marine life along the U.S. and Canada, KTVA-TV reported ( Testing regions in Alaska include the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea, Bristol Bay, the Gulf of...
  • The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2017 (Bottom line: Be in Healthcare)

    01/11/2017 8:29:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Rachel Gillett and Emmie Martin
    When choosing a career, it's important to seek out jobs that are meaningful and challenging. But a high salary doesn't hurt, either. US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more about the methodology here. The publication then ranked these coveted positions by pay, finding that, unsurprisingly, many of America's top jobs come with six-figure salaries. Positions in the healthcare sector dominated the list, with anesthesiologists claiming the top spot, followed...
  • How NYC’s Pasta King Lost 137 Pounds

    01/10/2017 11:04:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Dana Schuster
    Michael White, the Michelin-starred chef behind acclaimed Italian restaurants such as Marea and Ai Fiori, has dropped 137 pounds over the past five years — but he’s still enjoying the pasta that made him famous. In 2010, the 6-foot-4-inch chef noticed his body was aching. He was uncomfortable, his feet hurt and he lacked energy. He stepped on the scale and was shocked by the number he saw: 374 — 100 pounds more than he weighed as a football player at Rock Valley College in Illinois.
  • Well-Preserved Bacteria Found in Byzantine-Era Skeleton

    01/10/2017 10:25:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Henrike Kiesewetter of Tüebingen University found two calcified nodules below the ribs of a woman who died some 800 years ago at about 30 years of age. Kiesewetter sent the nodules to microbiologist Caitlin Pepperell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who ruled out tuberculosis, and urinary or kidney stones, as possible diagnoses. She found well-preserved bacteria microfossils in the nodules, however, and sent them on to Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University for genetic analysis. Poinar identified Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Gardnerella vaginalis, which may have caused a fatal infection of the placenta, amniotic fluid, and membranes around the woman’s fetus. Pepperell...
  • Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified in St. Jude Medical's Implantable Cardiac Devices...

    01/10/2017 4:42:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Date Issued: January 9, 2017 Audience: Patients with a radio frequency (RF)-enabled St. Jude Medical implantable cardiac device and corresponding Merlin@home Transmitter Caregivers of patients with an RF-enabled St. Jude Medical implantable cardiac device and corresponding Merlin@home Transmitter Cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and primary care physicians treating patients with heart failure or heart rhythm problems using an RF-enabled St. Jude Medical implantable cardiac device and corresponding Merlin@home Transmitter Medical Specialties: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Failure Device: St. Jude Medical implantable cardiac devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, and resynchronization devices) provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and electrical shock or pacing...
  • Diet soda contains chemicals found in rust remover

    01/10/2017 3:25:49 PM PST · by Signalman · 130 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/10/2017 | Christina Earle
    Rust remover, anyone? Or maybe a dash of cement with your meal? Swapping your “full-fat” Coke for a diet alternative might seem like the sensible, healthy thing to do. But think again. Last week, experts at Imperial College, London claimed sugar-free drinks won’t help you lose weight or avoid Type-2 diabetes. In fact, they could stimulate your appetite and make you gain weight. And worse, some sugar-free soda has ingredients you wouldn’t usually dream of consuming — chemicals found in rust remover, steel cleaner, and cement, albeit in tiny quantities. They also have ingredients that in high doses have been...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (1-9-17)

    01/09/2017 3:27:20 AM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 1-9-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Cayenne Pepper: King Of The Herbs

    01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST · by Sontagged · 99 replies
    Your Cayenne Pepper Guide ^ | 2010 | Glenn Reschke
    If cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is not the king of medicinal herbs, it is certainly a prince among them due to the incredible health benefits it gives. It may have been presumptuous for me to have first coined it "king of herbs" but I feel it is just that -- for there is no other medicinal herb or spice that can do what it can. If you have heard about Capsicum or are interested in its benefits, you've come to the right place. Bold to say yes, but I stand by it. For I am the one who conducted the...
  • My Proposal for Federal Law, State Level Medical Malpractice Systems:

    01/07/2017 11:01:19 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 38 replies
    Brian Griffin | 1/7/2017 | Brian Griffin
    ENROLLMENT Any state licensed medical practitioner/medical facility who/which: 1. is participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid and/or 2. has EMTALA responsibilities and/or 3. has professionally impacted interstate commerce since enactment and paid a quarterly income tax amount (described below) into the system for a state may enroll in the system for their state and shall have the due process rights of the system for any and all practice/business done in the state after enrollment. FUNDING 1. To process claims and pay economic damages: a. a 10% federal tax on gross participating practitioner obstetric care income and b. a 2% federal tax...
  • Medicaid recovered property

    01/06/2017 4:10:59 PM PST · by oldasrocks · 11 replies
    Does anyone know how Medicaid handles the disposal of property they have retained against medical bills by a deceased person? I have been trying to buy some property from a gentleman who ended up in a nursing home with Medicaid coverage. His widow said she had to sign papers and was not allowed to sell or even rent the property.
  • NARAL President: Repealing Obamacare ‘Is About Disempowering Women’

    01/06/2017 6:02:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 6:06 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    A Republican initiative aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act “is about denying women healthcare” and “disempowering women,” NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said on Capitol Hill Thursday. Speaking at a press conference held by House Democratic leaders to protest GOP plans to repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, Hogue said President-elect Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP-controlled Senate have “no mandate to take away our healthcare.” “More Americans voted for Democratic leadership in the White House and the Senate than voted for the Republicans,” she said. Hogue also cited “reports” saying “that Trump voters are...
  • New Recommendations Advise Feeding Toddlers Peanut Butter to Avoid Future Allergies

    01/05/2017 3:58:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    <p>Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.</p> <p>Feeding infants peanut butter when they are as young as four to six months old might prevent them from developing peanut allergies, according to research released from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.</p>
  • Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, according to university research

    01/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 132 replies ^ | 01/05/2017 | Helena Horton
    Using their hypothesis — that a zombie has a 90 per cent chance of turning a human into a zombie once it has found said human, and that a zombie could find at least one human a day — they predicted how long the population could hold out using the SIR model, an epidemiological model that describes the spread of a disease throughout a population. Using the model, they split the population into three categories; the susceptible population (S), zombie (Z) and dead (D). The lifespan of a zombie, they worked out, goes thus: S,Z,D. Natural birth and death rates...
  • Woo! Watch Ric Flair, 67, deadlift 400 pounds

    01/05/2017 9:13:03 AM PST · by mountn man · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 05, 2017 6:49 AM | Sporting News
    Ric Flair has a New Year's message to the world: deadlift this. The WWElegend is 67 but on Wednesday posted a video to Twitter that shows him deadlifting 400 pounds with the accompanying words: "I.Will.Never.Retire." After finishing the impressive feat of strength, Flair gives more of a "whoa!" than a solid"woo!", his trademark. Still, the video drew a range of responses from fellow wrestlers, past and present, as well thousands of others. Of course, the "Nature Boy" is never one to miss an opportunity. Hours after the video went viral, Flair was pitching merch from his online store.
  • The 80's Solution to Repeal and Replace

    01/05/2017 8:53:34 AM PST · by Be Careful · 5 replies
    Through the 80's, most people had medical insurance. Why? Small Business Associations and Professional Associations were allowed to request competing bids from insurance companies for member coverage on the same basis that large corporations are still able (sort of) to do today. At some point, that "Association Purchasing Power Co-Op" option went away. Perhaps it is time to re-introduce that concept into the conversation.
  • Massive Recall Of Cat Food Underway

    01/05/2017 6:53:32 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    IBT via Yahoo ^ | 1/14/17 | Bruce Wright
    Multiple cat food companies have voluntarily recalled dozens of their products over concerns the pets could get sick from eating them. Certain cans of cat fold from 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty did not have the proper amount of thiamine, which is also known as Vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which announced the recall Tuesday. The products affected were all distributed for retail between Dec. 20 and Tuesday. A full list of the canned cat food recalled follows below:
  • France Bans Spanking

    01/04/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 81 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 4, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    France has joined the ranks of the fifty plus other countries which have banned corporal punishment or the spanking of children. As a longtime advocate of peaceful parenting, Stefan Molyneux responds to this news and the reaction it has received online. 52 Countries Now Ban Spanking Why Spanking Does Not Work with Elizabeth Gershoff Peaceful Parenting Series Playlist Parent Effectiveness Training
  • Trump: Dems 'Own the Failed ObamaCare Disaster...Don't Let the Schumer Clowns Out of This Web'

    01/04/2017 8:18:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2017 | 9:37 AM EST | Susan Jones
    President-elect Donald Trump is reminding Republicans that Democrats “own the failed ObamaCare disaster” and should not “let the Schumer clowns out of this web.” In three tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump said: “Republicans must be careful in that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster, with its poor coverage and massive premium increases…like the 116% hike in Arizona. Also, deductibles are so high that it is practically useless. Don’t let the Schumer clowns out of this web…massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess. It will fall of its own weight...
  • For Me, Obamacare Means Paying All Your Own Bills And Never Getting The Doctor You Need

    01/04/2017 4:44:35 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4 Jan, 2017 | M.G. Oprea
    It’s that time of year. No, not New Years. It’s Obamacare enrollment time—that is, if you’re unfortunate enough to not have employer-sponsored health insurance. There’s been a lot of media coverage lately about rising premiums. But the headache isn’t just financial, although that’s certainly part of it. With more insurance providers fleeing the individual market and coverage becoming worse and worse, getting the care you need can feel almost impossible. To illustrate, I’d like to share my own experience buying insurance on the Obamacare exchange and trying to get treated for a chronic health problem. My Health Insurance Couldn’t Be...
  • Advice on in network out of network dispute(health Insurance)

    01/04/2017 7:49:06 AM PST · by italianquaker · 27 replies
    I have a question for anyone who might have been through this and what their experiences were? My wife had to go for a thyroid scan. On the insurers website they stated and still do that the company was an in network provider. They also stated that you have to call the company to confirm. I called the company and was told that they were in network( I did not note the name) The bill comes and they are out of network but the insurance company still has them as in network(website). I called the billing office to see if...
  • What Is My Duty to Warn? (Psychiatrists)

    01/04/2017 5:26:24 AM PST · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    Psychiatric News ^ | January 2016 | Kristen Lambert, J.D., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., Moira Wertheimer, J.D., R.N., C.P.H.R.M.
    Although psychiatrists are legally required to protect the confidentiality of mental health information disclosed by their patients, most states have laws either mandating or permitting psychiatrists to reveal confidential information when patients pose harm to a third party. Most of these laws, commonly referred to as “duty to warn” laws, were passed following the seminal court case of Tarasoff v. The Regents of the University of California. This case established a duty among mental health professionals to warn potential victims of a risk of violence. The laws afford mental health professionals immunity from civil and criminal liability for the disclosure...
  • Gun Violence and Mental Illness(Psychiatric Perspective)

    01/04/2017 5:26:23 AM PST · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    American Psychiatric Association Publishing ^ | 2016 | Edited by Liza H. Gold, M.D., and Robert I. Simon, M.D.
    Perhaps never before has an objective, evidence-based review of the intersection between gun violence and mental illness been more sorely needed or more timely. Gun Violence and Mental Illness, written by a multidisciplinary roster of authors who are leaders in the fields of mental health, public health, and public policy, is a practical guide to the issues surrounding the relation between firearms deaths and mental illness. Tragic mass shootings that capture headlines reinforce the mistaken beliefs that people with mental illness are violent and responsible for much of the gun violence in the United States. This misconception stigmatizes individuals with...
  • New human organ discovered, purpose of ‘mesentery’ unknown

    01/03/2017 5:21:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    The mesentery’s purpose isn’t fully understood, but its presence could hold the key to treating digestive diseases. It was previously thought that the organ was an unimportant group of structures, but it has now been classified as one single organ, which connects the abdomen to the intestine. The discovery that the mesentery was a single structure was first made by Irish researcher J Calvin Coffey at University Hospital Limerick in Ireland in 2012. Since then, he and his team studied the mesentery to prove it should be classified as an organ. "When we approach it like every other organ,” Coffey...
  • Doctors remove surgical scissors 18 years after being left inside patient’s stomach

    01/03/2017 9:48:03 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Global News ^ | 3 Jan 2017
    “After that [1998 surgery], I went home but there was a mild but long-lasting pain, so I went to a clinic where they said I had an ulcer, so I only took pain relief medicine for it,” told Vietnam’s state VTV a day before the surgery to remove the surgical instrument, adding that he had been taking pain medication ever since.
  • Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

    01/03/2017 7:16:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated12:24, 3 JAN 2017 | ByAntonia Paget
    Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct. Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die. Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound. However, capsaicin isn't effective if it's eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells. Scientists from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, treated human samples of breast cancer cells with the hot...
  • Metro Atlanta among nation’s worst in HIV/opioid deaths

    01/02/2017 11:02:18 PM PST · by RC one · 22 replies
    albany herald ^ | 12/4/16 | Andy Miller
    New stats show alarming rise in drug abuse, HIV/AIDS infections ATLANTA — Fulton County’s rate of opioid overdose deaths was more than double the national average in 2014, newly released figures show. And the county — which contains most of the city of Atlanta as well as some of Georgia’s most affluent suburbs — had a higher rate of HIV diagnoses than all but one of 28 large cities studied, according to statistics released last week by the Big Cities Health Coalition project. Fulton’s data were used because the county, not the city, collects the area’s health information, which is...