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  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-30-17)

    05/30/2017 3:30:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 1 replies ^ | 5-30-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Warriors' Kerr: 'I'm Not Well Enough to Coach a Game'

    05/29/2017 7:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/29 | Monte Poole
    Though he insists he has made no final decision about returning to coach the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Steve Kerr conceded Monday that he likely would remain in the background throughout the series that begins Thursday. "As of right now, I would not coach," he said after practice. "I'm all right; I'm not well enough to coach a game. And I know that from ... I coached all 82 games, and I felt OK. I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain, but I did fine. I could make it through. The first two games of the Portland...
  • The Workout You Won't Stop Hearing About in 2017 (Indoor rowing)

    05/29/2017 1:55:05 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies ^ | Christina Stiehl
    With their sleek aesthetics, club-inspired music, and cult-like followings, cycling studios have been on top of the trendy boutique fitness totem pole for the better part of the last decade, led by grapefruit-smelling, feel-good-mantra-spouting SoulCycle (which people seem to either love or hate). Competitors such as Flywheel and Peloton have tried to knock Soul off its throne, but there's a whole new game-changer beginning to take over the world of sweaty, sexy group workouts: indoor rowing. That's right, the machine that everyone ignores at the gym, the same old one collecting dust in your grandpa's basement, is poised to be...
  • The Right to Health

    05/29/2017 11:49:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | Theodore Dalrymple
    Standing at a bus stop in Paris recently, I noticed an advertisement for Médecins du Monde, Doctors of the World, a charity similar to the more famous Médecins Sans Frontières. “Liberty, equality, health,” it proclaimed: in other words, health replaced fraternity in the trio of French republican virtues (or aspirations). At the bottom of the ad were two additional slogans: HEALTH FOR ALL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE But what could health for all possibly mean? Health even for the dying? Or immortality, perhaps?........ What goes for money, however, also goes for health. The healthy man and the paralyzed have equally the...
  • Hamptons bachelors are getting vasectomies so golddiggers can’t trap them

    05/28/2017 4:03:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 27, 2017
    The latest Hamptons summer accessory? A vasectomy. When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamptons high season this weekend at his Sag Harbor waterfront house, the unattached hunk won’t have any reservations about hooking up with women he hardly knows. “I had a vasectomy a few months ago. Having a house in the Hamptons and being fairly well-off, I’ve encountered some problems — women try to get pregnant,” said Scott, a regular on the society scene who earns a cool half-million a year. He recalled sex partners who have lied to him about...
  • WHO says 3 Zika cases detected in India for 1st time

    05/28/2017 9:57:40 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 5/28/17 | NIRMALA GEORGE
    NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has reported three cases of the Zika virus for the first time, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. "There is no need to panic," Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, a top health ministry official, told reporters. The World Health Organization said in a statement released Friday that the three cases that India reported to the WHO on May 15 were detected through routine blood surveillance in a hospital in Ahmadabad, Gujarat's capital. Two cases were detected in February and November...
  • Dog of a dilemma: the rise of the predatory journal

    05/27/2017 2:28:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    MJA Insight ^ | May, 2017 | HUGO WILCKEN
    OLLIE is in many ways a typical dog. She likes going for walks and chasing birds, and is especially fond of having her tummy rubbed. But in one respect, the Staffordshire Terrier differs radically from her canine peers: she has a burgeoning academic career, and sits on the editorial boards of seven medical journals. As you may have guessed, the journals on whose boards Ollie sits are of the predatory variety. These are shadowy, online publications that mimic legitimate journals, but are prepared to publish anything in exchange for a fee that can run into thousands of dollars. Predatory journals...
  • Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

    05/26/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | University of California - San Diego
    In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism. This is a colorized transmission electron micrograph of cellular mitochondria, which produce a small molecule called ATP. Inside cells, ATP serves as an energy source but released outside the cell, it acts as a danger signal. Suramin inhibits the signaling function of ATP, eliminating the cell...
  • H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017

    05/25/2017 11:12:04 AM PDT · by leprechaun9 · 4 replies
    CBO ^ | May 24, 2017 | CBO
    Uncertainty Surrounding the Estimates The ways in which federal agencies, states, insurers, employers, individuals, doctors, hospitals, and other affected parties would respond to the changes made by the legislation are all difficult to predict, so the estimates discussed in this document are uncertain.
  • Police: Woman Caused $350K in Damage at Ex-Husband's Home

    05/25/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home. Troopers say Ana Rockman, of Elmont, on Long Island, was charged Monday after surrendering herself to state police in Kingston. Police say in August 2015 they started investigating a burglary and the destruction of items in a home just outside the village of Woodstock
  • Ever Notice No Abortion Clinic Uses the Word, "Abortion" in its Name? We Too.

    05/24/2017 3:53:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Pregnancy Help News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Jay Hobbs
    Out of 1,800 abortion clinics in the U.S., including 730 stand-alone mills, how many would you expect to include the word “abortion” in their name? Try one: the Abortion Surgery Center in Norman, Okla. On one hand, it’s entirely understandable that abortion businesses avoid the word “abortion” like the plague it is. On the other hand, the fact that virtually no clinics identify themselves by what they actually do reveals an awful lot about a truly awful industry. It also cuts the legs out from under one of the abortion lobby’s favorite charades: to fake outrage about the names pregnancy...
  • The ADHD Exercise Solution

    05/24/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies ^ | John Ratey, MD
    A renowned ADHD expert explains how physical activity changes your brain for the better and how exercise can act as a supplemental treatment for patients managing their symptoms with medication, therapy, and/or diet. If you were to run into Jackson, my former patient, you would meet a compact 21-year-old in jeans and an untucked shirt, who speaks articulately about his plans for the future — a typical American college kid, if not a little smarter. What stands out about him isn’t so much where he is today, but how far he has come to get here and how he did...

    A Scotland Yard police officer in London is now the first gender-fluid officer in the United Kingdom, switching between a male and female identity, depending on which particular one the officer feels like that day.
  • Teen inspires new law Buena High School graduate, local fire chief help pass SB 1201

    05/24/2017 7:24:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    PALOMINAS — A Sierra Vista teen is the face of a new law that will help ease the scare of helping others. Jennifer Fonseca’s journey began in 2015 while hiking at Ramsey Canyon with two family members. During the trek, they encountered an injured person who was not breathing. Each person in Fonseca’s group performed CPR on the individual until first responders — including the Palominas Fire District — arrived. Unfortunately though, the injured hiker succumbed to his injuries. “For a 16-year-old, that is a lot to take in,” Fonseca, 18, said. “We tried to help him, regardless of how...
  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart
  • Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

    05/23/2017 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | May 23 2017, 7:13am | Joe Cox
    Biometric locks for phones are just getting more and more elaborate. Not content with fingerprints, some devices now offer facial recognition tech for accessing a device, and in the Samsung Galaxy S8's case, an iris scanner too. Despite Samsung stating that a user's irises are pretty much impossible to copy, a team of hackers has done just that. Using a bare-bones selection of equipment, researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) show in a video how they managed to bypass the scanner's protections and unlock the device. "We've had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out," Linus...
  • Obesity Cuts a Decade Off Your Life

    05/22/2017 10:01:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    10News ^ | 23 May 2017
    A leading doctor says obesity can cut 10 years off your life, as startling figures reveal the extent of the obesity crisis’ grip on residents in Sydney’s west. While the rate of obese and overweight Australians is slowly declining in parts of NSW, in Western Sydney rates are well up. The Daily Telegraph reports that Wentworth Healthcare assessed residents in the Nepean Blue Mountains Region. It found that a high body mass index (BMI) contributed to 5.8 percent of deaths in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBLHD) in 2014. A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight,...
  • Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming have doubled since 2014

    05/22/2017 1:33:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to CDC, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014. At least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”) linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according to preliminary data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The parasite can spread when people swallow something that has come into contact with the feces (poop) of a sick person, such as pool water contaminated with...
  • Tax Advice - Medical Mileage Deduction

    05/22/2017 12:14:14 PM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies
    Self | 05/22/17 | FWDude
    I'm a little embarrassed to ask since I'm an accountant of sorts, but I've never been able to find a definitive answer to this. Perhaps it is more "working knowledge" that someone in the personal tax field is comfortable with. On deductible medical (or any) miles, what is considered the start and end point on the trip for mileage calculation purposes? I'm asking because it is almost never a cut-and-dry situation. Many people begin their trip to the doctor from an employer, from an errand destination, or just while "out," not neatly from home, to doctor, to home. If a...
  • Obama Speaks on Global Warming, Then Spews CO2 With Private Jet, 13-Car Motorcade

    05/22/2017 8:03:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 5/22/17 | Zanotti
    Current President Donald Trump may be living it up in Saudi Arabia, but former President Barack Obama certainly isn’t slacking off on the sweet life. Obama and his wife Michelle are in Italy this week on vacation, after the former President spoke to the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan on the importance of addressing climate change, to preserve the world’s food supply and protect its underprivileged. Apparently, he’s decided to demonstrate humanity’s contribution to global warming by making his own carbon footprint as big as possible. On Friday, the Obama’s jetted into Tuscany on a private – not...