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  • Author suggests childless women deserve 'meternity' leave

    04/29/2016 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 107 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | SARA SCHLAGEL
    An author is receiving backlash after voicing that childless women also deserve a maternity leave. The concept is deemed a "meternity" leave, and Meghann Foye makes her statement in an article in the New York Post. Foye, 38, thought up the idea when she was a magazine editor and became "envious" of her co-workers who would leave to care for their children after their eight hour days. She said that she felt as if all of the childless workers had to then pick up the slack and work for ten or more hours a day.
  • Mom Did CrossFit Until the Day Before She Delivered Her Baby

    04/29/2016 2:30:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 29, 2016
    Pregnancy can make you sick, slow you down or even leave you bedridden. But some women aren't letting a baby on the way get in the way of their daily CrossFit routine - lifting for two all the way up until the day they deliver. It's 9 a.m, and the day is just beginning for the crew at Vitruvius CrossFit in Provo, Utah. Six days a week, never missing a beat. Barbells, deadlifts, and squats. It's a high intensity workout, not for the weak. Chrisi Hammer has caught the CrossFit craze, and not much can stop her from missing a...
  • Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA

    04/29/2016 7:58:06 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    WLWT.com/CNN ^ | Apr. 29, 2016 | Meera Senthilingam
    Zika test gets emergency approval by FDAAgency recommends testing for anyone with Zika infection symptoms(CNN) —The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the test's developers, Quest Diagnostics, the newly approved diagnostic tool will become available to physicians in the United States and Puerto Rico as early as next week. Puerto Rico is considered to be among the most affected areas, compared to the rest of the United States, with potential for hundreds more infections. Currently, people who suspect they are infected with the virus can...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Smell Dating: Sniffing Out Potential Lovers (And Their Sweaty T-Shirts)

    04/27/2016 9:22:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The first ‘mail odor dating service’ matches people based on a three-day old T-shirt sample. If both your nostrils agree the other smells great, it’s a matchMy date, Hannes, had just been swimming in the East River and I could smell him over the cafe table. This made sense, as it had been his scent that first attracted me several weeks earlier. I’d chosen him as one of my Smell Dating matches, an online matchmaking project that combines the internet’s ability to judge multiple people at once with a physical object (a smelly T-shirt) packed full of pheromones. Billed as...
  • Italian-Americans Live Longer Thanks to This Diet

    04/27/2016 10:48:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Kaplan
    It’s 3 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, and Filomena Magavero settles in for a late lunch inside the venerable Mario’s, a favorite Italian restaurant on this strip of Old World butcher shops, fish stores and bakeries. She sips a gin martini (“Is there any other kind?” Magavero gamely asks), and orders filet of flounder oreganata. “Fish is my mainstay,” says the diminutive and neatly coiffed Magavero, eyes sparkling. “Plus, I grew up eating legumes, and I still like my lentils and chickpeas.” As for the martini? “I have one whenever I eat out — which is about five...
  • Joblessness is Killing People

    04/26/2016 11:37:09 PM PDT · by Tyrconnell · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    Soaring Suicides Emerge As a National Crisis Laid to Economic Stall Middle aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. ... People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life- and- death issue.
  • Obama green lighted the heroin epidemic

    04/26/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Pravda ^ | 20.04.2016 | William Edstrom
    The Brookings Institution reported that Barack Obama ended opium eradication efforts in Afghanistan in 2009, effectively green lighting Afghan opium production and the Afghan heroin trade. By 2010, all US efforts to eradicate Afghan opium ceased. It has been US policy to allow Afghan opium growing and the heroin trade since. US heroin deaths tripled from 3,036 in 2010 to 10,574 in 2014 as a result of the Afghan narcotics trade being green lighted by Obama during his first year in office. Vanda Felbab-Brown at the Brookings Institution. a liberal think tank that often writes reports supporting the Obama Administration,...
  • Clinton unable to motivate females in either party, Gallup Poll reveals

    04/26/2016 7:06:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    nationalrighttolifenews.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dave Andrusko
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner perfectly summarized the amazing results of a new Gallup Poll in his opening two paragraphs: Women are increasingly turning their noses up at the 2016 election, including Democratic women despite the likelihood that their party’s nominee will be one of them, according to a new Gallup survey of the gender gap in those closely following the election. Women have never paid as much attention to the current race as men, but Gallup found that the attention gap has expanded in recent months. Before jumping into the substance of the Gallup Poll, let’s just reflect...
  • Why Vegans Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and Meat Eaters Won’t)

    04/25/2016 6:49:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 24, 2016 | Natalia Lima
    There’s been a virus outbreak. The population at large has been infected and a large part of it now roams aimlessly searching for its next meal — of human brains. You know the drill, you’ve watched enough episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ so you should be fine, right? Wrong. According to the experts at Psychology Today, it won’t be the toughest or bravest who will survive a zombie apocalypse. The ones who will thrive are vegans. Here’s why vegans will survive a zombie apocalypse and meat eaters won’t: 1. The hunting problem In a world full of zombies, there are...
  • Man accused in random shootings sent for evaluation

    04/25/2016 4:02:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | WCVB.COM
    DUXBURY, Mass. —A Maine man was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he allegedly shot two people on a series of random attacks in Duxbury this weekend. Watch the report Lucas McPherson, 25, of Maine, was arraigned on attempted murder charges Monday in Plymouth District Court. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and ordered him to undergo a 20-day mental evaluation. At 1:15 a.m., a 33-year-old Marshfield man, later identified as James Gifford, was driving along Tremont Street near the Town Hall when he was shot by a passing vehicle.
  • Man Seeks ‘Tooth for Tooth’ Damages for Wife

    04/25/2016 10:54:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016
    Dentist extracted wrong tooth of his wife A Saudi man wants health authorities to order the extraction of a tooth of a female dentist after accusing her of removing the wrong tooth from his wife. The husband told the Saudi daily Alriyadh that his wife went to the dentist in the Eastern Ihsa province complaining of tooth ache. “Although my wife had her teeth scanned, the doctor extracted the good tooth and left the bad one, inflicting nerve damages to my wife,” he said. “I call on health authorities to order the removal of a tooth from that doctor’s...
  • Common over-the-counter drugs can hurt your brain

    04/25/2016 4:32:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Ben Tinker CNN
    A new study, published Monday, offers the most definite proof yet of what scientists have known for at least a decade: that anticholinergic drugs (PDF) are linked with cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia. Though you may have never heard of this class of drug, you've certainly heard of the medications themselves, including Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp, Dramamine, Unisom and VESIcare. They are sold over the counter and by prescription as sleep aids and for chronic diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The new study is the first to examine the physical changes that...
  • Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

    04/24/2016 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Katherine Derla
    Scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Glasgow University injected mice with a protein called IL-33 on a daily basis, which resulted in a full reversal in cognitive decline and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in a matter of days. Though the tests have so far been limited to rodents, the team believes it possible that the same technique could be used to treat human patients. The mice had been bred to exhibit the same kinds of symptoms as those of Alzheimer’s, though within a week were brought back to their prior cognitive capacities with the protein injections....
  • Marijuana grow operations found at three crime scenes in Ohio family slayings

    04/24/2016 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies
    ABC 6 COLUMBUS ^ | 24 APRIL 2016 | CSABA SUKOSD
    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The mass murder that left eight members of the same family dead, unveiled marijuana grow operations at three crime scenes, according to the Ohio Attorney General. Those were Mike DeWine's final words at a press conference for an update on the investigation of the "execution-style" deaths within the Rhoden family in Pike County, about 70 miles south of Columbus, on Friday.
  • Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

    04/23/2016 10:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sara G. Miller
    Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer. The researchers found a reduction in this risk for both men and women, according to the findings, presented here today (April 18) at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting. Eating a serving of nuts three or more times a week appeared to have a big effect on risk, said Dr. Aesun Shin, an associate professor of...
  • ObamaCare Suffers Three Major Blows In One Week

    04/23/2016 4:23:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 22 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Health Reform: ObamaCare rates will skyrocket next year, according to its former chief. Enrollment is tumbling this year. And a big insurer is quitting most exchanges. That’s what we learned in just the past few days. Marilyn Tavenner, CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, revealed that she expects ObamaCare premium hikes “to be higher than we saw previous years,” including last year, which saw double-digit rate increases across the country. Tavenner, for those who don’t know, was head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until early 2015, which means she helped bring ObamaCare to life. In November 2014,...
  • Normal Anorexia (vanity)

    04/23/2016 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 28 replies
    I just don't think as fast as usual. Was drinking coffee with friends in the mall after walking the 2 miles. Joan said, look at that lady, she has anorexia. And the mind finally clicked. I realized she didn't have anorexia or if she did have anorexia the definition of anorexia really means the reasonable need of the mind to lose enough weight so that one can look like a scarecrow. Hey,,,,,,, everyone that has anorexia is as normal as you and me no problem!!!!!!!
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Here’s How Much Planned Parenthood Has Donated to the Democrats on the Panel Investigating It

    04/22/2016 12:28:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    Democratic lawmakers appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood received more than $81,000 in campaign contributions from the organization since 1990, according to a study by the Media Research Center. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the Democratic appointments to the panel earlier this week. “I am proud to name six strong champions of women, families and facts to stand up against the latest Republican assault on women’s health,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Select Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health. As Republicans try to...
  • Nurse Saw Baby Move Who Was Born Alive After Botched Abortion and Struggled to Breathe

    04/22/2016 11:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A nurse at a Phoenix, Arizona abortion clinic said she watched a baby who was born alive after an abortion move around and struggle to breathe before it died, according to an investigation of the case. In February, Pro-life Arizona reported learning that a city fire department transported a baby from the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic on North 7th Street to the Banner University Medical Center. “The baby was reported to be 21 weeks along (gestation) to the termination clinic, but when they removed the baby from the mother’s womb, the ‘fetus’ was breathing. A 9-1-1 call was made...
  • Get Ready for Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes in 2017

    04/21/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Pianin
    Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said in an interview with Morning Consult that the culmination of market shifts and rising health care costs will force stark increases in health insurance rates in the coming year.
  • Pioneering Neuroscientist Wilder Penfield: Why Don't We Have Intellectual Seizures?

    04/21/2016 12:30:08 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 70 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Egnor
    Pioneering Neuroscientist Wilder Penfield: Why Don't We Have Intellectual Seizures? Michael Egnor April 21, 2016 12:00 PM | Permalink Wilder Penfield was a pivotal figure in modern neurosurgery. He was an American-born neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neurological Institute who pioneered surgery for epilepsy. He was an accomplished scientist as well as a clinical surgeon, and made seminal contributions to our knowledge of cortical physiology, brain mapping, and intraoperative study of seizures and brain function under local anesthesia with patients awake who could report experiences during brain stimulation. His surgical specialty was the mapping of seizure foci in the brain of...
  • Is Trump America's Jean-Marie Le Pen?

    04/14/2016 3:37:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    It is quite tempting to draw parallels between the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders movements in America and the populist movements that have been rocking European politics for many years. There seems indeed to be, on both sides of the Atlantic, a growing discontent about traditional politics and a feeling among ordinary citizens of being betrayed by a complacent and pathetically incompetent Establishment. As a result, we are seeing a swing to both right-wing and left-wing demagogues. The parallel between Trump and the French Far Right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the French National Front and passed it to...
  • The Pricing of Fetal Tissue

    04/20/2016 4:18:23 PM PDT · by Morgana
    youtube ^ | April 20, 2016 | energyandcommerce
    The Pricing of Fetal Tissue Streamed live 10 hours ago
  • Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

    04/20/2016 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 20, 2016 | Provided by: University of California, Irvine
    UCI chemist Reginald Penner (shown) and doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai have developed a nanowire-based technology that allows lithium-ion batteries to be recharged hundreds of thousands of times. Credit: Daniel A. Anderson / UCI ========================================================================================================== University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, cars and spacecraft. Scientists have long sought to use nanowires in batteries. Thousands of times thinner than a human...
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • Free Government Services Analogy... As Related To A Beautiful Bird Feeder

    04/19/2016 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 17 replies
    Email from Ed | Apr 19, 2016 | Ed Sherdlu
    I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the bird poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table ... everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They...
  • Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

    04/19/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For dinner, we had big chunks of fatty meat every night. That was in the 1950s. Nobody was fat, except for one lone girl at school who everybody picked on. Most kids ate like horses and were skinny as rakes. Then the experts came...
  • Baby girl denied chance at new heart because of developmental disability

    04/19/2016 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nancy Flanders
    Stephanie Parra was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors handed her devastating news. Her baby girl had a heart defect that was so severe they didn’t think she would live more than a few hours after birth. They told Parra that she should consider abortion. “I reminded the doctor that I was 32 weeks,” she explained. “But the doctor said that my baby was considered defective and that you can terminate up to 38 or maybe 39 weeks. I told her, no, termination wasn’t an option. We were going to continue the pregnancy.” Parra was determined to help her daughter anyway...
  • Religious group sues San Francisco over open-air urinal

    04/18/2016 10:40:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2016 12:34 AM EDT
    A religious organization is suing the city San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco filed a civil complaint last week demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic Dolores Park. The group says the urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, “emanates offensive odors,” “has no hand-washing facilities” and “it’s offensive to manners and morals.” …
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • PepsiCo CEO: We're reducing our reliance on colas for sales

    04/18/2016 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:40 AM EDT
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales. The maker of Frito-Lay snacks, Mountain Dew, Naked juices and Quaker Oats now gets less than 25 percent of its global sales from soda, Nooyi said. And she said just 12 percent of global sales comes from its namesake soda. Representatives for PepsiCo were unable to provide how those figures have changed in recent the years.The remarks underscore PepsiCo’s recent shift in tone as the world’s biggest...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 4-18-16)

    04/18/2016 3:19:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 4-18-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Grappa – Italy’s Favorite Digestif

    04/17/2016 8:24:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The most famous, and most popular, after dinner drink in Northeastern Italy is grappa. We introduce it in many ways to our guests on our walking tours and private cycling adventures – served as a digestivo, to aid in the digestion of a wonderful meal, or added to espresso as a caffe corretto, an ammazzacaffe, where a few ounces of grappa are served after you finish your espresso, or a resentin (little rinser), where you rinse out your espresso cup with a few drops of grappa. However you choose to enjoy it, you will find a vast variety of grappa...
  • "Trying Not to Die" Erick Ericksontwitter account

    04/17/2016 5:59:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Erick EricksonVerified account ^ | April 17, 2016 | By Erick Erickson
    Trying Not to Die
  • Yellow fever – Angola

    04/17/2016 2:53:10 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 31 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | April 13, 2016 | WHO
    On 21 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever (YF). The first case with onset date on 5 December 2015 was identified in Viana municipality, Luanda province. As of 7 April 2016, a total of 1,708 suspected cases, including 238 deaths (CFR: 13.9%), had been reported from 16 of the country’s 18 provinces. >snip< A total of 581 cases have been laboratory confirmed in 59 districts of 12 provinces. >snip< The risk of spread to other provinces and to neighbouring countries remains very high. Transmission of the disease is no...
  • Sharon Stone wonders how many times Bernie Sanders has tripped on LSD: ‘There’s a...

    04/16/2016 11:10:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    nydailynews ^ | April 15, 2016 | NANCY DILLON
    Full Title: Sharon Stone wonders how many times Bernie Sanders has tripped on LSD: ‘There’s a certain edge to his personality’Her basic instincts tell her Bernie Sanders probably took LSD. Outspoken actress Sharon Stone recently told The Hollywood Reporter she worries the presidential candidate, 74, dabbled in psychedelic drugs during his younger years. "He didn't really work until he was 40, so I wonder, like, how much acid has this guy taken?" the "Basic Instinct" star told the magazine.
  • 17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

    04/16/2016 3:12:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 113 replies
    globalhealingcenter.com ^ | Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria. 1. Anti-Irritant Properties Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs,...
  • New Family Structures Research and the “No Differences” Claim

    04/15/2016 7:26:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    The widely circulated claim that same-sex families are “no different” from intact, heterosexual families is not settled science. New studies suggest that children do best when they are raised by their biological parents in a stable, intact marriage.
  • 'No differences' between children of same-sex and opposite-sex parents (emesis alert)

    04/15/2016 6:51:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:45 PM ET, Fri April 15, 2016 | Nadia Kounang
    A new study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics finds that the kids really are all right. Despite the ongoing cultural debate around same-sex parenting, the new study finds the children of same-sex parents are just as healthy emotionally and physically as the children of different-sex parents. […] The study found that there were no differences in the children when it came to their general health, their emotional difficulties, their coping behaviors and their learning behaviors. What the study found to be more indicative predictors of these behaviors were the relationships between the parents, the parents and child,...
  • Owe the IRS money? Good news

    04/15/2016 7:52:38 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    The Obamacare penalty only applies to those who get a tax refund Starting this year, the Obamacare law imposes a penalty on individuals who fail to have so-called minimum essential health insurance coverage for any month. This coverage requirement is commonly called the individual mandate, and the penalty is the cost for failure to comply. As you will see, however, the penalty lacks teeth, so many folks will probably choose to blow off the individual mandate. In any case, here’s what you need to know about the penalty. Penalty basics You will owe the penalty if you don't have minimum...
  • Match.com Pulls Ads After Freckle Furore

    04/14/2016 8:25:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 14, 2016
    Dating site Match.com is pulling an ad campaign after receiving a barrage of complaints for suggesting red hair and freckles are “imperfections.” The posters, which sprung up in London tube and train stations Monday, featured a freckly red-haired girl with the caption: “If you don’t like your imperfections, someone else will.” Match.com, part of the Match Group that also owns Tinder, issued a public apology but only after members of the public took to twitter to voice their outrage. Londoner Carrie Hill said: “Perhaps, I’m a secret leopard. Or, maybe they’re coordinates. But, my freckles are certainly not ‘imperfections.'” Chloe...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘Being a Woman is No Longer a Pre-Existing Medical Condition’

    04/14/2016 8:05:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today listed a number of things she believes mark the progress that has been made since President Barack Obama took office, including how being a woman is treated by health insurance plans. […] “20 million people now have health insurance who didn’t,” she continued, “and those many who had health insurance have it in a better way—no pre-existing conditions, no life-time limits. And being a woman is no longer a pre-existing medical condition. The list goes on and on.” …
  • Is your team in 'psychological danger'?

    04/14/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 12 Apr, 2016 | Lauren Joseph
    In a business context, values such as diversity, trust and respect can often have people rolling their eyes and delivering sarcastic renditions of Kumbaya; and with all the jargon and pontificating who can blame them? But let’s hold the sarcasm for a moment and consider this: Google is one of the most successful businesses in modern history. It attracts some of the most brilliant minds in the world and is pioneering some of the most important innovations of our time. And the number one thing underpinning the most successful teams at Google, as identified by Google itself, is something many...
  • How Obamacare Is Fueling America’s Opioid Epidemic

    04/14/2016 4:05:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Time ^ | 13 Apr, 2016 | Sean Gregory
    Some doctors say a quirk in the program is a dangerous incentive to prescribe potentially dangerous painkillers Not long ago Dr. Bill Sullivan, an emergency-room physician in rural Spring Valley, Ill., refused to prescribe a potentially habit-­forming painkiller to a patient that had requested it by name. That might seem like a good thing since opioid addiction has become a national epidemic. But in fact, as a result of reforms put in place under the Affordable Care Act, he may have put his hospital at financial risk. As part of an Obama­care initiative meant to reward quality care, the Centers...
  • CDC Official: Syphilis Rates Among Gay Men Highest Since Before Start Of HIV Epidemic

    04/14/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The rate of syphilis infection among homosexual men has increased to a level not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “We’re concerned about our high levels of syphilis among men who have sex with men — really we’re back to the level of disease — burden of disease — in gay men that we were seeing before HIV in this country,” said Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. She was speaking at an event held...
  • Diver hospitalized after shark bite during spearfishing trip -- West Palm Beach

    04/14/2016 8:00:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    wsvn ^ | Updated: Apr 14, 2016 7:53 AM EST
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A spearfishing trip left a diver injured and hospitalized after he was bitten by a shark. According to rescue crews, the victim, who is in his 20s, was spearfishing about two miles out from shore when he was bitten by a shark multiple times in his arm. Paramedics arrived on the scene of the Sailfish Marina after a boat carrying divers brought the shark bite victim to shore. Officials rushed the victim to the hospital shortly after. "He probably got bit pretty hard," said witness Marc Linsky. "The guy was laying on the floor...