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  • Gallup: Euthanasia Now Accepted by 69% of Americans

    06/25/2016 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 24, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.” The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990. […] While 69 percent of Americans agreed that doctors should be allowed to end patients’ lives by painless means, only 51 percent...
  • Don't make him angry... you won't like him when he's angry! The incredible Iranian 'Hulk'

    06/24/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Callahan · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/23/16 | Sarah Dean
    A huge weightlifter has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk after astounding social media with his sheer physical size. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh almost 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
  • Cousin Marriages Major Cause of High Infertility in GCC: Report

    06/24/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Tackling infertility among Gulf is different due to social and cultural issues, alerts IVI Fertility Middle EastConsanguineous couples – those marrying first or second-degree relatives – are a major cause of a high infertility in the Gulf, said a study published by Professor Dr Human Mousavi Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Fertility Middle East. The study further highlights that there are differences in treating GCC patients, compared to western patients, due to cultural and social issues. This medical study is of great significance not only in the Gulf but also globally, since over 20 per cent of children have consanguineous parents....
  • Ethical dilemma on four wheels: How to decide when your self-driving car should kill you

    06/24/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/2016 | Karen Kaplan
    Self-driving cars have a lot of learning to do... And, if the situation arises, they’ll need to know whether it’s better to mow down a group of pedestrians or spare their lives by steering off the road, killing all passengers onboard. ... Once self-driving cars are logging serious miles, they’re sure to find themselves in situations where an accident is unavoidable. At that point, they’ll have to know how to pick the lesser of two evils. The answer could determine whether self-driving cars become a novelty item for the adventurous few or gain widespread acceptance among the general public. ......
  • New Rule Requires Doctors To Treat Trans Patients As Their Pretend Sex

    06/23/2016 1:32:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Maria Servold
    Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies may soon face lawsuits for treating male and female patients according to their biological sex, thanks to a health care rule finalized in May as part of the Affordable Care Act. On the same day President Barack Obama announced his controversial transgender school bathroom policy last month, a somewhat more sinister mandate was finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with consequences for health care providers, insurance companies, and American taxpayers. The rule contains an explicit definition of gender identity that states a person can claim to be male, female, neither, both,...
  • [vanity] Prayer Request [vanity]

    06/23/2016 10:33:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 58 replies
    self | 23 June 2016 | self
    forgive the lack of capitalization. i am back in front of a computer for the first time since friday, june 17th, and only typing with one hand. i was coming home from work on friday when i hit a single bar lane barrier that should not have been down. it knocked me off my bike at about 50mph and i rolled some distance on the pavement. my request is for my wife--she must take care of me and is ill-prepared for it. pray she gets the strength to do so.
  • Saudis Are 3rd Laziest in World: Expert

    06/22/2016 11:21:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    Arab women do not move enough Saudis are the third laziest people in the world because of their idle lifestyle that has made millions suffer from diabetes, according to a Saudi medical expert. Dr Anwar Al Hashim, a health education specialist at King Saud Hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh, said Saudi Arabia has one of the highest diabetes rates in the world, with nearly 3.5 million of its 30 million people suffering from the disease. “Saudi Arabia ranks third in the world in terms of idleness. This is because of the idle lifestyle and lack of exercises in the...
  • Colorado 8-year-old dies after pharmacy allegedly gives him 1,000 times his usual...dosage...

    06/22/2016 4:32:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    An 8-year-old boy in Colorado died this month after a local pharmacy made a massive error in his medication dosage. Jake Steinbrecher overdosed on his usual medication of Clonidine used to treat his sensory processing disorder — a drug his parents didn't want him to take to begin with. ... "Drugging our child definitely wasn't something we wanted to do," his mother Caroline Steinbrecher told the Daily News. "The Clonidine was a compromise I could live with, because it was a non-addictive drug," she added. Steinbrecher said that the drug is usually considered safe for children under the age of...
  • Plane lands at South Pole in rare, risky effort to rescue sick worker

    06/21/2016 8:05:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    nola.com ^ | 21 June 2016 | Sarah Kaplan
    Twin Otters are certified to fly at temperatures as low as minus-103 degrees... during the mission to evacuate Shemenski in 2001... But as they started up the engines, the crew realized they couldn't take off. The Twin Otter's skis had stuck to the ice beneath them, and the grease on the wing flaps had frozen them in the fully extended position. While the station workers hacked at the ice on the skis, the plane's mechanic jury-rigged the controls to allow it to take off. It was one of the longest, slowest take-offs any of them had ever attempted, but eventually,...
  • No signs of Zika or West Nile in Cochise County so far

    06/20/2016 3:40:00 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Andrew Paxton
    SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County has not seen a case of either the Zika or West Nile virus this season, but conditions will soon be changing which will bring more chances for mosquitos to flourish, and health officials are responding. County health officials have been trapping mosquitoes and sending them to state labs for testing, which have so far yielded no positive cases, said county Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Elizabeth Lueck. “The main point here is that right now, we don’t have Zika or West Nile in Cochise County,” she
  • Experts only beginning to grasp the damage from Zika virus

    06/20/2016 1:51:47 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 3:49 PM EDT | MICHAEL ASTOR
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Even though the explosive spread of the Zika virus has been met with a new level of international response, thanks to lessons learned from the Ebola crisis, experts warn they are only beginning to grasp the damage the mosquito-borne virus can do. Doctors speaking at a U.N. meeting on Global Health Crises said Monday that the Zika virus has already affected 60 countries on four continents, and a major outbreak on the Atlantic Ocean island nation of Cape Verde suggests the disease is now poised to enter continental Africa. Zika has already become epidemic in Latin...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 6-21-16)

    06/19/2016 3:23:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-21-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Is One Of The World's Most Deadly Diseases, And There's No Way To Treat It

    06/18/2016 3:59:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Jun 15, 2016 | Ali Venosa
    After dozens of tests and scans, you’re sitting across from your doctor, and he sighs. Brain cancer, he tells you, and your heart drops. Depending on the type of tumor, your chances of survival could be quite reasonable or nearly hopeless. But the percentage he gives you — even if it’s as depressing as 20, 15, or 10 percent — represents a fighting chance. There are surgeries to remove tumors, and if yours is inoperable, there’s still chemotherapy. You could take corticosteroids. Unless a cancer is in its final stages, doctors have multiple strategies they may employ, and that means...
  • I Can’t Stop Bashing My Husband to Other Moms, and I’m Sorry

    06/18/2016 11:57:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 179 replies
    We four women are well into our second drink at the bar when the war on men begins. “ … So he walks in ten minutes before the guests are supposed to arrive, still in his gym clothes, and asks if there’s anything he can do,” says my friend, a Long Island stay-at-home mother of three. “The table’s already set, the kids are already in bed, so I just tell him to get ready. And where do I find him five minutes later? Munching on the apps!” “Oh my God, at least he asked to help,” sniffs another mom. “My...
  • 6-year-old develops bacterial skin infection after swimming at Huntington Beach [Virginia]

    06/18/2016 7:23:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    wtkr ^ | June 16, 2016 | Kelly Rule
    A Newport News mom says her child has a severe case of impetigo after swimming at Huntington Beach on Saturday. Nicole Sullivan says her daughter, six-year-old Bella, had a scratch on her face when she went swimming. Sullivan says she progressively started to develop some redness and swelling. By Tuesday, it turned into a painful, itchy infection. ... When she took her to the doctor, Sullivan says Bella was diagnosed with impetigo due to the bacteria from the water getting inside of her cut. ... Environmental Health Manager for the Peninsula District, Gary Hagy, says the water levels tested below...
  • Wife just got laid off, retirement, age 59 1/2 relevant?

    06/18/2016 7:08:00 AM PDT · by George from New England · 71 replies
    Wife worked full-time at an organized church office for 9 1/2 years now. Worked 35 hours a week and received insurance and health care benefits, etc. Fiscal year cycles at June 30. She was the elimination of her position this past week and given the option to continue at 19 hours a week, part time. She has said no, she needs a job with benefits. They surprised her yesterday, Friday, with her last day worked. Their letter says she is paid until end of June and 4 weeks into July for sick days and left over vacation time. Now her...
  • Did a supernova two million years ago brighten the night sky and give our ancestors cancer?

    06/17/2016 4:22:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent radiation and debris raining down to Earth. The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet. At just hundreds of light-years away, two major stellar explosions may have spurred changes to the environment, and even increased the rates of cancer and mutation.
  • Zika Is Spreading Fast In Puerto Rico, Could Reach 25% Of Population

    06/17/2016 1:50:18 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 47 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jun. 17, 2016 | Dan Vergano
    About 1.1% of blood donors in Puerto Rico are testing positive for the Zika virus. The blood screening suggests that about 25% of the island’s population will catch Zika this year. The Zika virus is spreading “rapidly” in Puerto Rico and now likely afflicts 2% of the island’s population with active infections, public health officials reported on Friday, based on tests of blood donors. At current infection rates, one-quarter of the island’s 3.5 million people will eventually acquire the mosquito-borne illness, U.S. CDC officials said. Current estimates are that 1% to 13% of babies born to women infected with Zika...
  • Vanity/Any Medicare,Mediscare supplemental gurus here?

    06/17/2016 8:23:10 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 7 replies
    today | me
    Have a few questions medicare dances around and BSBC isn't sure or wont commit on. Any one in the buisness or up to speed on this stuff let me know and I will PM you
  • ‘A Swimming Pool in the ICU?’

    06/17/2016 8:07:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 17 June 2016 | E. WESLEY ELY
    My patient, nearing death, made a moving request: baptism. He’d get the full dunk. Five days earlier, we had admitted Bennie, a Vietnam veteran, to the intensive care unit of our VA hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Frail and wrinkled, he had a look of utter confusion and a furrowed brow that would pluck the heartstrings of even the most calloused physician. Decades spent in Southern tobacco fields left him looking old enough to remember Hoover’s presidency. Double pneumonia and too much sedation made him delirious.
  • Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada

    06/17/2016 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2016 6:43 AM EDT
    Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days — in Moose Jaw on Saturday and in Calgary on Tuesday — citing ill health. A video of the performance at Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium showed the singer dropping his microphone and falling to the floor amid a performance of his classic “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” Musicians went to his side to help, and the music eventually stopped. …
  • Sonogram Shows Couple Is Having a… Baby Car?

    06/16/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/16
    A pregnant woman from St. Charles, Missouri, recently had a sonogram that shows she having a… car? Even though the ultrasound tech didn’t immediately see it, there’s little doubt to others that the sonogram image resembles a vehicle, and social media users began weighing in on what type of car it is. If you’re the type of person who sees faces in clouds or the Virgin Mary in grilled cheese, then you’ll see the car. But what kind is it? The ultrasound tech didn’t see it. “I said, ‘That looks like a sports car.’ She’s like ‘what?” said Mike Roberts,...
  • Double-digit ObamaCare premium hikes projected in 2017

    06/15/2016 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2016 | (Joseph Weber/AP)
    Americans in markets across the country could be looking at double-digit premium hikes under ObamaCare next year, according to a new study that’s already fueling election-year finger-pointing. The Kaiser Family Foundation report found premiums for popular low-cost plans under the health care law are projected to increase an average 11 percent in 2017. Among the sharpest projected increases are: 26 percent in Portland, Ore.; 21 percent in the District of Columbia; and 16 percent in New York City. The study focused on the two least-expensive — and very popular — “silver” policies. It specifically examined the impact of rising premiums...
  • Ramadan Question: When to Brush Teeth?

    06/15/2016 11:11:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | Mohammad El Sadafy
    Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael, Grand Mufti at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), answers your questions Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael Brushing one’s teeth while fasting? Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael: It is permissible for fasting person to brush one’s teeth before fajr (dawn) but not after. This is so because, due to change of taste in the mouth, if saliva is swallowed, then the fasting will be invalid. Therefore, be cautious. What is the Shariah ruling as regards eye drops and injections during the day? Dr. Ali Ahmed Mashael: Eye drops, according to Shafai'i and Hanafi, do...
  • FDA Approves Weight Loss Stomach Pump AspireAssist to Combat Obesity

    06/15/2016 4:43:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Maggie Fox
    The Food and Drug Administration approved a new and unusual weight loss device Tuesday: an external pump that dumps part of the stomach contents into the toilet. Some critics have called it "assisted bulimia" but the device, approved for use in very obese patients, helps them lose on average more than 12 percent of body weight — far more than pills or most diets. The device is considered minimally invasive and includes a tube that goes from the inside of the stomach to a port on the outside of the abdomen. The pump can be attached to the outside port...
  • UC RIVERSIDE: Here's how common brain parasite affects humans

    06/14/2016 12:22:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 11 June 2016 6:18am | Mark Muckenfuss
    The organism Toxoplasma gondii can harm people with weak immune systems, UCR research finds. There’s a good chance you have a parasite living in your brain. A UC Riverside scientist has just made a significant discovery on how it operates, when it becomes a problem and how the damage it causes might be controlled. Emma Wilson is a professor of biomedical science with UCR’s School of Medicine. She has been studying Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite found in all mammals, for 15 years and just published a research paper in the online journal PLOS Pathogens, connecting the single-celled organism to brain...
  • Oklahoma Dog Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Swallowing Gorilla Glue

    06/13/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    One Oklahoma dog underwent emergency surgery after she swallowed Gorilla Glue. Krystal Wilson is thankful her 6-month-old Weimaraner, Lake, is safe after a very close call. Wilson said a family member brought over some Gorilla Glue for a house project last Thursday and left it out, in the dog's reach. Gorilla glue Gorilla glue The curious puppy found the glue and ate some of it. Wilson said she noticed something was obviously wrong with her dog. "Just a small amount had just swollen up to the size of a turkey leg. It was huge, pretty much took the size of...
  • Are You More Likely to Put Yourself at Risk to Help a Woman Than Help a Man?

    06/13/2016 7:51:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New Statesman ^ | 13 JUNE 2016 | Zayani Batt
    Researchers have conducted experiments to test whether there is a gender bias in costly altruism.Costly altruism – helping others at the cost of yourself – is perhaps a noble cause, but in the fight for gender equality, does a gender bias towards women affect who we choose to save or not? A study conducted by Cambridge University’s Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in collaboration with Columbia University suggests that most people think women’s welfare should be preserved over men’s. Appearing in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal, the study details three psychology experiments conducted by the...
  • Moral Absolutes and Homosexual Agenda Ping Lists Renewed

    06/13/2016 8:48:39 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 13, 2016 | little jeremiah
    The Moral Absolutes and Homosexual Agenda Ping lists have not been happening for at least a couple of months. Wagglebee has not been here and I hope he is okay but no one has heard from him. I cannot find the old ping lists. So, if anyone would like to be on the New Moral Absolutes and/or Homosexual Agenda ping lists, freepmail me. I will re-start the lists from scratch. I was gone for a while and am now re-surfacing and will do the ping lists if no one stops me. I may not be pinging as often as I...
  • How This 20-Year-Old Died From Kissing Her Boyfriend

    06/11/2016 6:25:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    Myriam Ducre-Lemay, 20, died in 2012 after kissing her boyfriend — he'd eaten a peanut butter sandwich and wasn't aware of her peanut allergy (or the severity of it) and she was not carrying her EpiPen with her at the time, CTV News reports. Her mother is just now publicizing the story to help others avoid the same situation. According to CJAD, Ducre-Lemay and her boyfriend had been out at a party earlier that night, which is why she didn't have her medication or her Medic Alert bracelet on her. After the kiss, she had trouble breathing, tried using her...
  • Exclusive: Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

    06/10/2016 7:57:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 06/10/2016 | Brad Brooks
    Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5. The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals. ... A study published in late 2014 had shown the presence of the super bacteria - classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an...
  • DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS ORDERED TO STEER CLEAR OF SOCIALIZED MEDICINE HEALTH CARE DEBATE

    06/10/2016 6:40:38 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Compass Colorado ^ | 9 Jun, 2016
    DENVER — A Colorado state representative and candidate for the state Senate recently revealed to The Denver Post that she and her colleagues are under strict orders not to take a public stance on the increasingly contentious debate on Amendment 69, the socialized medicine ballot measure that would double the state’s budget and drastically increase taxes. Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, a candidate for Senate District 31, recently participated in The Denver Post’s Voter Guide, a biannual question-and-answer platform that the newspaper offers to all candidates running for state and federal offices in Colorado. In her answers, Court revealed a stunning...
  • Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Editing in Second Documentary

    06/08/2016 1:18:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    Katie Couric’s 2014 documentary Fed Up includes instances of deceptive editing similar to 2016’s Under the Gun, according to several people familiar with the making of the film. Fed Up, which focuses on obesity and the food industry, was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Couric. The film includes two interviews with figures who hold viewpoints counter to the narrative of the film, and sources say both interviews include at least one misleading or deceptive edit intended to embarrass the interviewee. Dr. David Allison, an interview subject in the film and the director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center,...
  • United States of Paranoia: They See Gangs of Stalkers

    06/10/2016 6:21:12 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    Nobody believed him. His family told him to get help. But Timothy Trespas, an out-of-work recording engineer in his early 40s, was sure he was being stalked, and not by just one person, but dozens of them. He would see the operatives, he said, disguised as ordinary people, lurking around his Midtown Manhattan neighborhood. Sometimes they bumped into him and whispered nonsense into his ear, he said. “Now you see how it works,” they would say. At first, Mr. Trespas wondered if it was all in his head. Then he encountered a large community of like-minded people on the internet...
  • These Men are From Mars

    06/09/2016 8:43:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8 June 2016 | DAVID J. MORRIS
    Then Mr. Junger came home and set to work describing the surprisingly deadly environment that returning veterans face. In “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging,” he argues that contemporary culture has divorced man from his roots as a tribal creature. A lack of intimacy and low levels of trust, he writes, have created “a sprawling and anonymous” society in which “people can get away with incredible levels of dishonesty” and misbehavior. This causes big problems, ranging from citizens being alienated from their neighbors to high rates of suicide, mental illness, homelessness, gun violence and financial fraud. Post-traumatic stress disorder, as Mr....
  • VA considers gender-confirming surgery for veterans

    06/09/2016 6:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | Joe Davidson
    As debate swirls around who can use what restroom, the Department of Veterans Affairs is placing itself on the side of what makes sense. It is moving to change regulations so VA hospitals can provide gender confirming, or gender reassignment, surgery. This procedure alters a transgender person’s sexual characteristics in order to match the individual’s sexual identity. “This rulemaking proposes to remove a restriction… that prohibits VA from providing medical services that are considered gender alteration,” according to a document posted last week on a government regulations website. …
  • Rise in Starving Children Puts Strain on Venezuela’s Hospitals

    06/08/2016 5:57:45 PM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 8 June 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Doctors Now Have to Steal Food From Hospitals to Feed Their Own Families The increasing shortage of food and other basic products in Venezuela, on top of inflation, is now takingits toll on the health of the nation — most notably, on its malnourished children. Children frequently arrive to the San Felipe Central Hospital after having fainted from malnourishment, officials told the PanAm Post, and are given medicine to take three times a day, Mothers tell physicians they don’t have enough food in their homes, even after rationing. “Children under five months of age come in here with diarrhea and...
  • Is being transgender a mental illness? WHO classification system suggests it is

    06/08/2016 9:33:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    STAT ^ | 3 Jun, 2016 | HELEN BRANSWELL
    t is, perhaps, a peculiar fact involving an obscure medical text, but it is one that is now taking on outsized importance: The World Health Organization, in a compendium of conditions and diseases, lists being transgender under the umbrella of mental illness. The WHO publishes a standardized coding system used around the globe to classify medical conditions, for research purposes and health-care billing. In the document, being transgender is currently included in a section with kleptomania (the overwhelming impulse to steal), trichotillomania (the compulsion to pull out one’s own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).
  • Panera's Getting Sued Over A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    A fresh food lawsuit has emerged in Massachusetts following an incident at Panera. Boston Magazine reports that back in January, a New England family placed an online order for a meal from the chain's location in Natick. They ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for their six-year-old daughter, noting that it was for a child with a peanut allergy. The parents claim that after taking a bite, the young girl suffered a reaction that sent her to the hospital, and they discovered a dollop of peanut butter inside the sandwich. Luckily an epi pen saved the girl's life, but the family...
  • Copper is key in burning fat

    06/08/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    universityofcalifornia.edu ^ | Monday, June 6, 2016 | Sarah Yang, Berkeley Lab
    A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and at UC Berkeley has found that copper plays a key role in metabolizing fat. Long prized as a malleable, conductive metal used in cookware, electronics, jewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been known that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue and support the...
  • General Mills has huge hopes for Tiny Toast

    06/06/2016 5:23:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jonathan Berr
    Tiny Toast is designed to appeal to younger, health-conscious consumers because it's one of the few breakfast cereal on the market flavored with real fruit and has no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors. It will join the Minnesota-based company's already formidable lineup of cereals that have been part of American breakfasts for decades such as Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of 6-6-16)

    06/06/2016 2:27:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-6-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Father of 35 Kids Aims for 100 Children

    06/06/2016 12:55:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 04, 2016
    Searches for 4th wifeAn Asian father of 35 is now searching for a fourth wife as he romps towards his goal of 100 children. Sardar Jan Mohammad Khilji, 46, says he believes it is his religious duty to have as many children as possible. Insisting it is "very rare" that he mixes up his children's names, the medical technician said he juggles their affections by taking turns to attend family events with them and their mothers, such as weddings. His three current wives support his procreational and matrimonial goals, he said, adding that they all live in harmony together...
  • Can Your Genes Make You Kill?

    06/06/2016 10:33:31 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 33 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April 28, 2016 | Lois Parshley
    Killer gene The killer read his Bible. He drank. Heavily. It was a fall night in 2006, when Bradley Waldroup walked out of his rural trailer in southeastern Tennessee, carrying his .22 caliber hunting rifle. His estranged wife and her friend, Leslie Bradshaw, had just pulled up to drop off the Waldroups’ four children. Waldroup began arguing with his wife and Bradshaw, who was unloading the car. Drawing his gun, Waldroup shot Bradshaw eight times, killing her. He used a knife to cut her head open. He then chased his wife with the knife and a machete, managing to slice...
  • Obama opposes privatization of VA health care

    06/05/2016 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 5, 2016 5:29 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is opposing suggestions the government privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve health care veterans receive. In an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette, the president said his administration has made progress modernizing the VA and providing veterans with more timely health care following criticism over wait times. Privatizing the agency would delay that progress, he said. The administration came under fire when it was disclosed that secret wait lists were uncovered at a VA health care system in Arizona amid reports that several veterans had died waiting for health care. Government investigations found significant system...
  • Miss USA 2016: Meet the Beautiful Contestants From All 50 States

    06/05/2016 1:02:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Hollywoodlife ^ | June 5, 2016
    It’s time for the glitz and glamour of the Miss USA pageant! There are 52 gorgeous ladies will compete tonight, June 5, for the title of Miss USA. Find out the beauty who’s representing your state now!
  • Maryland Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Caught Operating an Illegal Surgical Abortion...

    06/05/2016 10:57:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 3, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Maryland Abortionist Involved in Patient Death Caught Operating an Illegal Surgical Abortion Facility Annapolis, MD — Operation Rescue has uncovered another surgical abortion facility in Maryland currently operating illegitimately without a required facility license. This is the third unlicensed abortion facility uncovered by Operation Rescue in that state this year. This discovery comes just weeks after the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene chose to ignore evidence submitted by Operation Rescue that Harold O. Alexander continues to unlawfully conduct late-term surgical abortions without a surgical abortion facility license at Integrated Ob/Gyn of Forestville, Maryland. This week, a...
  • Workers at 2 Minnesota Hospitals Diagnosed with Active TB, 141 Patients ‘May Have Been Exposed’

    06/05/2016 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two workers at Mercy Hospital and Abbot Northwestern Hospital, both located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and owned by Allina Health, have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). “I can confirm that one hospital worker at Mercy Hospital and one hospital worker at Abbott Northwestern Hospital were diagnosed with active TB,” Allina Health Vice President of Marketing and Communications David Kanihan tells Breitbart News.
  • More than one-third of refugees in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis

    06/04/2016 8:46:56 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 43 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Bruce Parker
    Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis. Since 2013, about 900 refugees admitted to the Green Mountain State have been tested for tuberculosis, a potentially fatal infectious disease affecting the lungs. Of that number, 318 refugees, or 35.4 percent, tested positive. Watchdog.org obtained the health data on Wednesday following reporting by Stateline that the disease may be making a comeback in the United States.