Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,181
19%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 19% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Health/Medicine (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Untrained ‘Jane Seven’ Aborted Babies Illegally In Chicago For Years Before Roe, Members Say

    10/15/2018 4:02:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    A group of women in Chicago say they operated a covert abortion network for years in the 1960s and early 1970s, skirting the then-federal ban on abortion by discreetly sending messages to one another about abortion services. “Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane,” read a 1969 newspaper advertisement from the “Jane Collective,” The New York Times reported Sunday. Formerly known as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, the Jane Collective helped women have abortions before Roe V. Wade made it legal in 1973, according to TheNYT. Roe v. Wade gave women the permission to abort until the point...
  • Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies of Cancer at age 65

    10/15/2018 3:55:13 PM PDT · by RainMan · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/15/2018
    Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level." "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we...
  • This “Abortion Doula” Has “Helped” Women Kill Over 2,000 Unborn Babies

    10/15/2018 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    A Sunday feature from the BBC highlighted a woman with a macabre career: abortion doula. The BBC interviewed Vicki Bloom, a doula who has reassured women through abortions—more than 2,000 of them. Typically, doulas aid women as they undergo the childbirth process, but in Bloom’s case, she helps women as they abort their children. “I will stand up by their head and be looking into that person’s eyes, ready for whatever they need, while the doctor is doing the procedure,” Bloom said. Some of the things that abortion doulas do involve talking with the women about their lives, holding their...
  • Get Real

    10/15/2018 4:23:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 2 replies
    10/15/2018 | self
    Never say 'Get Real' to elderly parents. If you do - they will remove the wig, or toupee, the glasses, hearing aides, teeth, prosthetic bras, pace-makers and catheters. Then try to recognize them.
  • When does the ‘affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act kick in?

    10/14/2018 10:47:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/14/18 | MERRILL MATTHEWS
    It’s a good thing Democrats made health insurance “affordable” when they passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. I’d hate to see how much health insurance would cost if it were expensive. The Kaiser Family Foundation just released its annual survey of employer-sponsored coverage, finding that the average premium for family coverage increased 5 percent to $19,616. To put that in perspective, the real median household income in 2017 was $61,372. Thus family health coverage costs nearly a third of the median family’s income. But citing the average family premium of nearly $20,000, as high as that...
  • (VIDEO) Dunching: The No Fast Fast Way to Lose Weight

    10/14/2018 10:24:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 14, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO Dunching or Dunch (contraction of Dinner and Lunch) is the one a day low carb meal which will have the effect of fasting (namely LOSING weight) without actually fasting. A big reason for this is by eating Dunch in the middle of the afternoon, your stomach has sufficient time to digest most if not all the food before you go to sleep. As you can see in this video, Dunch will more than fill you up so by dinner time you will still not be hungry. Your stomach will have about an additional 3 hours in which to digest...
  • High Intensity Interval Training may reverse aging

    10/13/2018 4:00:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    It’s long been known that physical activity can reduce inflammation in your body and improve heart health. This study recently published in cell.com shows that High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is more effective than weight training or cardio for improving metabolic health, is superior for fighting age related decline, and may yield anti-aging benefits down to the cellular level. HIIT was found to be even more effective at improving mitochondria biogenesis in older individuals. “HIIT reversed many age-related differ- ences in the proteome, particularly of mitochondrial proteins in concert with increased mitochondrial pro- tein synthesis.” “HIIT increased maximal absolute mitochondrial respiration...
  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    10/12/2018 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 12, 2018 3:47 PM EDT
    Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo’s health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections since the beginning of this month. …
  • Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

    10/12/2018 5:41:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Gerry Holt & Kesewaa Browne
    For many brides what to wear on their big day is one of the most important decisions they'll make. Ivory or white? A-line or mermaid? Long or short? Fitted or puffy? But for Princess Eugenie there was an extra factor at play. The Queen's granddaughter had major surgery on her back to treat a curvature of the spine at the age of 12. Sixteen years on, and the princess chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis. "I had...
  • C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study

    10/12/2018 8:04:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    bbc ^ | Mal Siret
    Doctors' use of Caesarean section to deliver babies has nearly doubled in 15 years to reach "alarming" proportions in some countries, a study says. Rates surged from about 16 million births (12%) in 2000 to an estimated 29.7 million (21%) in 2015, the report in the medical journal The Lancet said. The nation with the highest rate for using the surgery to assist childbirth is the Dominican Republic with 58.1%. Doctors say in many cases the use of the medical procedure is unjustified A Caesarean section can be a life-saving procedure for both mother and infant if, for example, a...
  • Anybody have sudden hearing loss - Vanity

    10/11/2018 7:34:44 PM PDT · by hattend · 77 replies
    hattend ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | hattend
    On Monday, my wife woke up with a total loss of hearing in her left ear. Looking online, it said to treat this as an emergency so she went to the ER. They admitted her to the hospital and she got a CAT scan and MRI to rule out a stroke or tumors. Apparently, it was caused by virus. She finally got an appointment with an audiologist toady who, after tested, said she has zero response in her left ear. She was given a referral to an ENT doctor on Monday for possible steroid injections directly into the middle ear....
  • Neil Patrick Harris says Whoopi Goldberg promised him sex

    10/11/2018 4:18:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | October 11, 2018 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg had an awkward exchange on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.” The actor talked about working with Goldberg on “Clara’s Heart” in 1988 and recalled an exchange that caught him off-guard. “You know, I did my first movie ever with Whoopi Goldberg. A movie called ‘Clara’s Heart,’” Harris said. “She told me, I was 15, 16 years old, she told me on my last day of shooting that in 10 years’ time she was going to have sex with me,” he said. The audience erupted with a mixture of shock and laughter. Goldberg, 62, who...
  • Finding Joe Murphy: How Red Wings' No. 1 pick became homeless

    10/11/2018 9:11:54 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 23 Aug 2018 | Charlie Roumeliotis
    Does he have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head? Murphy’s biggest contract came in 1996 when he signed a three-year, $10-million deal to join the St. Louis Blues. “If I loved it, I would have kept it,” Murphy says of his money. “But I didn’t love it.” Murphy offers few specifics. “Well, how I lost it,” he says. “Forty percent went to taxes. Gone. After my taxes, I gotta pay my agent. Then, I got divorced. Then, I got payments. I made an investment — boom! It was like...
  • Flea-borne TYPHUS in LA County spreads to Long Beach as 91 people are struck down amid [tr]

    10/11/2018 6:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Sam Blanchard and Stephen Matthews
    A flea-borne typhus outbreak in the Los Angeles area has also rocked Long Beach – the third city to be struck down in the region. Officials have this year recorded 12 cases of the bug in the city, home to 470,000 people and around 20 miles (32km) south of downtown LA. A further 20 cases have been recorded in Pasadena since the start of 2018 - and 59 in the whole of LA County in total. Pasadena and Long Beach are both technically in LA County, however they have their own health departments which record their own figures.
  • What’s Really in Your Fish Oil? Labdoor Uses a Market-Based Approach [7+ minute video attached]

    10/11/2018 12:28:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 5, 2018 | Zach Weissmueller
    The $36 billion U.S. supplement industry isn't subject to FDA regulation, which both facilitates experimentation and allows products that don't live up to their health claims to flourish. Neil Thanedar has a free market solution: In 2012, he co-founded Labdoor to bring accountability to the supplements industry without quashing its dynamism. The company, which has received backing from venture capitalists Mark Cuban and Y Combinator, buys products right off the shelves, tests them, and then posts the results on its website. The company doesn't currently have the resources to verify whether a given supplement actually delivers its promised effects, testing...
  • QUESTIONS: What Does It Take To Earn A Ph.D. In Psychology ?

    10/10/2018 9:00:30 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 44 replies
    Oct 10, 2018 | Yosemitest
    Since there is so much attention on Christine Blasey Ford's accusation against (now) Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, I'd like to know just how much training and education on what specialties it takes to become a Doctor of Philosophy in educational psychology . What does it take to earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology ? What does it take to earn a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology ? What does it take to earn a Degree in Experimental Psychology ? Wouldn't a person be required to learn how to identify and counter a person's attempt to 'control and manipulate'...
  • Batavia girl, 2, treated for rare disease similar to polio — among nine recent cases in Illinois

    10/10/2018 7:13:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 10/10/2018 | Elvia Malagon
    Across the state, there have been nine recent cases of people younger than 18 years old who have been clinically diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. Since 2015, there had been four cases in Illinois, according to the health department. The Minnesota Department of Health put out an alert last week, stating that six cases have been reported in children across that state over the past several weeks. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking AFM in 2014, 362 cases have been reported across the country, there have been at least 38 cases so far this year in...
  • 800,000 people kill themselves every year. What can we do?

    10/10/2018 11:47:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 9 Oct 2018 | Lady Gaga and Tedros Adhanom
    By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world. Those six are a tiny fraction of the 800,000 people who will kill themselves this year – more than the population of Washington DC, Oslo or Cape Town. Sometimes they are famous names such as Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade that make headlines, but they are all sons or daughters, friends or colleagues, valued members of families and communities. Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address. Stigma,...
  • Xerox cancels benefits

    10/10/2018 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Deo et patriae · 72 replies
    I received letter from Xerox yesterday (10/09/2018) informing me they are canceling my retirement benefits (and not just me but many other retirees too) which are; Medical, Dental, Prescription Drugs, and my Life Insurance. I worked for Xerox 31 years with the goal in mind that I would have these benefits after I retired. I did, but now, when I need them the most they take them away from me. I was a Senior Engineering Technician in Corporate Research & Technology, in Webster, NY. Let this be a WARNING to people who are considering employment there.
  • ‘Hero’ Abortionist Sold Drugs, Reused Instruments, Gave Women STDs

    10/09/2018 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Western Journal ^ | October 9, 2018 | Cillian Zeal
    Kermit Gosnell should be infamous as one of the most vile criminals ever to be brought before the American justice system. He was convicted of murdering three babies who were born alive. He performed illegal abortions in hovel-like conditions. He pushed prescription drugs as a side gig — which is how, as The Atlantic reported, he was finally brought down. Yet, just a few years after he began serving a life sentence, almost nobody remembers his name. The makers behind “Gosnell: The Movie” aim to change all that. The film chronicles the investigation and trial of the man they call...