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  • Ovarian cancer cells switched off by 'unusual' mechanism

    06/19/2018 12:39:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Kate Wighton, Imperial College London
    Cancer cells (blue) are deactivated. Credit: Imperial College London ______________________________________________________________________ Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College London have discovered a mechanism that deactivates ovarian cancer cells. The findings, published in EMBO Reports, could lead to better treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The research has found a new mechanism for a protein named OPCML. This protein is known as a tumour suppressor, as it prevents cells turning cancerous. However OPCML is usually lost in cancer patients. Scientists have now found that when OPCML is put back into cancer cells, it cleverly deactivates a type...
  • 'Kiss of death' cancer: How computational geeks may have uncovered a therapy for a deadly disease

    06/19/2018 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | June 19, 2018 | Monash University
    L-R: Dr Sungyoung Shim and Dr Lan Nguyen. Credit: Monash University __________________________________________________________________________ It's called the 'kiss of death'. Triple negative breast cancer has no targeted drug therapy and, as such, the only hope for these patients is chemotherapy. Triple negative breast cancer is aggressive and deadly. Patients are currently treated by chemotherapy but there is no guarantee of success—and unfortunately, for those that chemotherapy does not work, the survival rate remains only 12 months. Doctors are turning to combination therapies—cocktails of drugs—in an effort to kill the cancer. However there is no reliable way to predict which combinations, amongst...
  • Shelters and Humane Groups Often 'Encode' and 'Conceal' Aggression in Adoption Advertisements

    06/19/2018 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies ^ | May 11, 2018 | Staff
    What They Tell the Public vs. What They Tell New Holding Facilities web advertisements of aggressive shelter dogs Described as "loving, gentle," but has dog, stranger and handler aggression. False Advertisement - In September 2016, we published an expose about what lies behind the web advertisements of aggressive shelter dogs available for adoption today. We determined that many shelters candy-coat dogs with aggressive behaviors in their zeal to increase "live release rate." Animal behaviorist Alexandra Semyonova provided a detailed analysis of the 34 case files we obtained from a county shelter, along with a special report about behavior testing...
  • Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia

    06/18/2018 10:39:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Giant hogweed is part of the carrot family, and for a toxic plant, it is surprisingly pretty. It can grow up to 14 feet tall, with thick leaves stretching two to five feet across and large clusters of white flowers gracing the top of the plant in an umbrella pattern. The spray of white flowers looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace, but the experts at Massey Herbarium note that giant hogweed is much larger, with chunkier leaves. The Virginia Tech group posted photos of the plant on Facebook, urging anyone who comes across a giant hogweed plant to report it...
  • Police: 2 arrested after having sex by busy Oklahoma City intersection

    06/18/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    okcfox ^ | June 18, 2018 | Austin Prickett
    Two people were taken into custody after police say they were having sex on the ground near a busy Oklahoma City intersection. Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that police were contacted at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 15 by a woman who was at a tire shop near NW 10 and Virginia when she observed two people under a tree. The woman stated she saw a man with his pants "halfway down" on top of a woman... Police then arrested both subjects: 48-year-old Tony Willis and 42-year-old Verna LeClair... LeClair has previously been arrested after reportedly being caught having sex...
  • How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES <tr>

    06/18/2018 10:25:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies ^ | 6/18/18 | IMOGEN BLAKE
    How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES (and sour cream is the worst for spreading bacteria) Microbiologists reveal double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly Even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply Bacteria in runny dips like sour cream will multiply by up to 100 times But it won't grow very quickly in thicker dips such as houmous, it's said It's not a party unless there are some chips and dip on the table, but these tasty nibbles could be hiding some very dangerous bacteria, an investigation reveals. Norovirus,...
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ Is Huge Hit But Now Comes With A Warning

    06/18/2018 5:23:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    People who are light-sensitive or epileptic began warning other film-goers on social media. There is a strobe-light sequence in the picture that apparently caused some people to become nauseous. Disney/Pixar believe the problem was serious enough to ask theaters to start posting signs warning about the sequence People tweeted that the strobe effects the villain uses left them nauseous or worse — gave them a seizure “So as a result, I walked out of the theater with a migraine,” said blogger Veronica Lewis. That’s why Lewis took to twitter in a thread that’s now gone viral asking Disney & Pixar...
  • Memphis doctor accused of using whips and riding crops on patients

    06/17/2018 11:14:28 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    Investigators added that Augustus also made contact with other mental health patients with a riding crop, whip or other object and 'compared her patients to mules.' The board has suspended her medical license for no less than 60 days.
  • Smiles for Seniors

    06/17/2018 2:57:35 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    email from a friend | 6/17/2018 | unknown
    Senior wedding Steve, age 92, and Sally age 89, living in Estero, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Steve suggests they go in. Steve addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?" The pharmacist answers, "Yes." Steve: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?" Pharmacist: "Of course we do." Steve: "How about medicine for circulation?" Pharmacist: "All kinds." Steve: "Medicine for rheumatism?" Pharmacist: "Definitely." Steve: "How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?" Pharmacist: "You bet!"...
  • In our health system, ObamaCare is the dangerous pre-existing condition

    06/16/2018 3:15:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jun, 2018 | Nan Hayworth
    As a physician whose career in medicine was dedicated to preserving and improving my patients’ health, I know firsthand how important it is for everyone to have access to care. This is a fundamental precept, morally and pragmatically sound, that should be honored by all who seek to transform for the better America’s flawed system of health care delivery. Regrettably, since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had the net general effect of raising the cost of health insurance while reducing the quality and variety of the services that insurance covers. This is the opposite of...
  • S**t! Horrendous moment freak gust of wind sends portable toilet 100ft into the air as it sprays

    06/15/2018 1:22:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | Updated: 07:06 EDT, 15 June 2018 | By Rod Ardehali
    Full Title: S**t! Horrendous moment freak gust of wind sends portable toilet 100ft into the air as it sprays 'liquid' on screaming crowd below ____________________________________________________________________________ This is the moment a freak gust of wind sent two Porta Potties flying into the air People were forced to dive for cover after the gust in Commerce City, Colorado Liquid from the two Porta Potties spilled out of the cabin showering those below The freak wind comes months after a wind storm killed a man in the same area
  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Sickens 73, Including 5 in California

    06/15/2018 11:19:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | , June 15, 2018
    Just before the agency announced the outbreak, the Kellogg Co. announced a recall of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, according to a statement. Twenty-four of the sick patients have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. New York has reported the highest number of cases — seven — while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. The other states involved in the outbreak have reported between one and four related illnesses. Health officials have identified Kellogg’s Honey...
  • ‘DISEASE X’ FEARS Terrifying new strain of bird flu that kills over a THIRD of those who contract...

    06/15/2018 11:13:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    In China, the deadly pathogen has killed 623 of the 1,625 people which have been infected. The symptoms of H7N9 include a high fever, cough and shortness of breath which can then develop into pneumonia. Once the disease has developed, those infected develop acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and organ failure. Older people, pregnant women and those with existing health problems are most at risk, according to the World Health Organization. Bird flu can spread to people when they have direct contact with the infection
  • Tinnitus 911/Vanity

    06/15/2018 11:00:35 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 79 replies
    I was on TheLibertyDaly website and clicked an ad about tinnitus. The site was,,, not amazing,,, but exhausting. Dozens of pages of,,,,,, OK, garbage. Then I did a search on Tinnitus 911 and was,,, this time, amazed. Amazed how THOROUGHLY the creators of this s--m had saturated the web with many, many, many sites saying how great it was. After searching thru pages of items generated by the search I found ONE response that called the product for what it was, a s--m. The cost per bottle is a joke. I hope this entry hope didn't step on any Tinitus...
  • Fairfield Woman Severely Mauled By Own Dog In Backyard Attack

    06/14/2018 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 51 replies
    CBSSanFranciscoBayArea ^ | June 14, 2018 | Staff
    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 29-year-old Fairfield woman was severely mauled in her backyard by her own dog early Thursday before police shot it dead, authorities said. Fairfield police said the attack took place in the woman’s backyard in the 1600 block of Kentucky St. A next-door neighbor called 911 to report they had heard the woman screaming and looked over the fence and saw a large dog attacking her. Arriving officers could see the woman lying face down and bleeding profusely from both arms with a large dog standing over her. The woman’s house has an unusually large yard,...
  • How NOT to Clean up a Homeless Camp

    06/14/2018 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Crime Voice ^ | 6/14/18 | by Jim Emerson
    Somehow someone dubbed him “Jogger Joe.” He shows us how NOT to clean up a homeless camp. Some robberies seem to count more than others. A man faces a second-degree robbery charge—but not for first stealing a homeless person’s belongings. Nobody doubts he did that. His alleged crime is stealing a bystander’s phone. The bystander recorded him stealing (taking and discarding) the homeless person’s belongings. The suspect confessed to the phone robbery, according to the Oakland police. However, he wasn’t charged for robbing a homeless person. This is because a homeless person’s possessions are considered debris, rather than stolen property....
  • NHS 'picking up the pieces' of mental illness epidemic caused by social media

    06/14/2018 6:52:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | 06/13/2018 | Laura Donnelly, Charles Hymas
    Mr Stevens said Britain’s children were hit by a “double epidemic” of mental illness and obesity. But he said the health service could not tackle its ills alone – turning on social media giants to do more to protect children. "We have to ask some pretty searching questions around the role of technology companies, social media and the impact that is having on childhood,” he said. "This cannot be a conversation that is simply left to the NHS to pick up the pieces for an epidemic of mental health challenge for our young people, induced by many other actors across...
  • Melania’s Recent Behavior Is Right Out of Hitchcock - The lady vanishes (barf alert)

    06/13/2018 12:20:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    The Cut ^ | 6/11/2018 | Rhonda Garelick
    On Sunday night, Melania Trump spoke at the Ford Theatre’s annual gala, where she served as honorary chairperson. It was her first major public appearance after her lengthy, and still unexplained, disappearance from the public eye this past month. The strangeness of this saga reminds us just how much the workings of this administration resemble classic Hollywood thrillers such as Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes and Rebecca or George Cukor’s Gaslight—all mystery stories surrounding a dead or missing woman, and the desperate anxiety, even near-madness, experienced by another woman trying to solve the mystery, as she grapples with physical danger as...
  • Preborn babies can now create music in mother’s womb thanks to new invention

    06/13/2018 11:37:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/12/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    CALGARY, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pair of music researchers have invented a musical instrument designed to be played by a preborn child in the womb. Aura Pon, a mother who holds a music technology PhD from the University of Calgary, has teamed up with Johnty Wang to invent the “world’s first prenatal musical instrument,” CTV News reports. The device, dubbed the Womba, is strapped to a pregnant woman’s belly and creates music in response to the kicks and other movements of the baby growing inside her. Users can choose a variety of different sounds, and speakers enable both...
  • Measles outbreak across England mainly due to European travel

    06/12/2018 4:38:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:57 pm
    Between 1 January 2018 and 31 May 2018 there have been 587 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England. The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks. Young people and adults aged 15 and over who missed out on MMR vaccine when they were younger and some under-vaccinated communities have been particularly affected. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications and can be fatal in very rare cases. Anyone who has not received 2 doses of MMR vaccine is at risk,...