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  • "White People Food" Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

    08/30/2018 3:59:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Kristen Aiken
    Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food - McDonald’s, Taco Bell, you name it. When her doctor diagnosed her last year with pre-diabetes and prescribed her a CPAP machine to help her sleep through the night, she began working with a nutritionist to clean up her diet. But the lifestyle change she...
  • Slow Jogging: science-based natural running for weigh-loss, health & performance benefits

    09/14/2018 5:54:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    Video LinkI've been doing this lately as part of my regular rowing, bike-trainer biking, and crossfit (sort of) regime.Easy on the feet and legs but the heart gets a good workout (I wear a heart rate monitor and keep it above 140 bpm).I am impressed with this style of running for cardio.
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Disease Spreads Beyond Infection Zone, Pandemic Warning

    09/23/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-23 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Ebola has spread beyond the designated infection zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu, with new cases springing up in Ituri province, just 31 miles from the Ugandan border.
  • Barely Coherent: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes an Appearance…

    09/14/2018 4:15:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 154 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Sundance
    A few weeks ago American media began heavily promoting a generally odd video of Supreme Court Justice doing a workout. It seemed weird. Today, the motive of putting out that video becomes transparent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Watch:
  • Study Finds 1 in 4 College Students Diagnosed With a Mental Condition

    09/09/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 53 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 9/8/2018 | Study Find
    BOSTON — For some, it’s the best four years of their lives. For others, it’s a period of constant struggle, whether academically, socially, or both. College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.
  • Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on

    09/09/2018 9:42:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-09-2018 | Mark Honigsbaum
    One hundred years ago this month, just as the first world war was drawing to a fitful close, an influenza virus unlike any before or since swept across the British Isles, felling soldiers and civilians alike... ...On 11 September 1918, Lloyd George, riding high on news of recent Allied successes, arrived in Manchester to be presented with the keys to the city. Female munitions workers and soldiers home on furlough cheered his passage from Piccadilly train station to Albert Square. But later that evening, he developed a sore throat and fever and collapsed. He spent the next 10 days confined...
  • Patient develops 'black hairy tongue' from medication

    09/07/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Alexandria Hein
    A 55-year-old patient complaining of nausea and a bad taste in her mouth was actually suffering from a rare condition known as “black hairy tongue.” A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine said the patient, who was not identified by name, saw her tongue turn black after being prescribed medication for a bacterial infection. The patient had been admitted to the hospital after a severe motorcycle injury that injured both her legs. According to the report, the patient had developed a bacterial infection and was treated with intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline. She reported her nausea...
  • Liberal Law Professor: Milk is a 'Racist Tool' of 'White Supremacy'

    09/06/2018 7:57:24 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 81 replies
    NN ^ | 09/06/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A professor at George Washington University Law School has released a report claiming that milk is a "racist tool" that is used by "White supremacists." Legal Writing Professor Iselin Gambert writes in a new research paper, warning of the consequences of drinking milk can have on American society, saying: “Sociologist Professor E. Melanie Dupuis has studied the historical links between milk-drinking and manifestations of White supremacy in society.”
  • Amputation and Diabetes: How to Protect Your Feet

    08/30/2018 8:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 29, 2018 | Self Magazine
    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care. More than 80 percent of amputations begin with foot ulcers. A nonhealing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone...
  • Immigrants and Disease

    08/29/2018 5:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has technical instructions for medical examination of prospective immigrants in their home countries before they are permitted to enter the U.S. They are screened for communicable and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps and HIV. They are also tested for syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC also has medical screening guidelines for refugees. These screenings are usually performed 30 to 90...
  • Congo rolls out trial Ebola treatment as death toll rises and virus continues to spread

    08/26/2018 6:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    DW ^ | 08/25/2018
    The Health Ministry has said two people who received an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas. The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in eastern Congo has risen to 67 people, health officials said Saturday, with response efforts complicated by the virus spreading further into conflict areas. Since August 1, there have been 105 reported cases of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests, according to the Health Ministry. Eleven people have recovered from the virus,...
  • As CDOT Breaks Ground On I-70 Rebuild, Opposition Vows To Continue Fight

    08/25/2018 10:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Colordao Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Nathaniel Minor
    After nearly 15 years of planning, hundreds of public comments, and a handful of lawsuits, a page turned Friday morning for a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in north Denver.A slate of prominent transportation officials and politicians, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, formally broke ground on the $1.2 billion "Central 70" Project that will remake that section of freeway that officials call the lifeblood of the quickly growing Denver metro area."Without infrastructure, you can't grow. That's just a fact of life," Hickenlooper said after the event. "It's really building the foundation for the next 50 years of economic development for Colorado."Critics...
  • Brown researcher first to describe rapid-onset gender dysphoria

    08/23/2018 1:39:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    Brown University ^ | August 22, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- For individuals with gender dysphoria, the conflict between experienced gender identity and sex observed at birth produces significant emotional distress. Until recently, it was unusual for a teen to report initial feelings of gender dysphoria during or after puberty without childhood symptoms. Clinicians have reported that this kind of gender dysphoria is on the rise, particularly for patients whose sex was observed to be female at birth. Additionally, the numbers of adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria has increased dramatically. It is unknown why these changes are occurring. This month, a Brown University researcher published...
  • Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine

    08/22/2018 7:52:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Science Nordic ^ | August 14, 2018 | Lise Brix, tr by Catherine Jex
    The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. A large part of the collection has not yet been translated, leaving researchers in the dark about what they might contain. "A large part of the texts are still unpublished. Texts about medicine, botany, astronomy, astrology, and other sciences practiced in Ancient Egypt," says Egyptologist Kim Ryholt, Head of the Carlsberg Papyrus Collection at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark... "It's totally unique for me to be able to work with unpublished material. It doesn't happen in many places around the world," says PhD...
  • Amazon hires Mass Gen cardiologist in latest healthcare move

    08/21/2018 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Health Exec ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Baxter
    Online retail giant Amazon has made another splash into the healthcare pond by hiring cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD, . Majmudar, who announced he will be moving to “an exciting and challenging role” at Amazon via Twitter, is associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at MIT. The new hire comes at a time when healthcare executives are beginning to see Amazon as a potential competitor and disruptor in the field, according to a recent survey. Majmudar did not specify the exact nature of the work he will be doing at Amazon, adding to...
  • Huge collection of women's mags (1890-1930s)- The Gender and Women's Studies Collection

    08/18/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Sorry, there is no main body associated with this thread, just links that don't work when I post them here. But... the original U. of Wisc. source url above ( http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/GenderStudies/GenderStudies-idx?scope=GenderStudies.DovieHorvitz&type=browse ) does have links that seem to work. Besides, they have a rather ominous copyright warning at the end that I wouldn't want FR or me to run afoul [of]!
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says

    08/08/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 69 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 8/8/18 | Anonymous
    Looking for a more natural digestive system cleanse? You may be able to find the ingredients right in your own backyard. A new study finds that adding crickets to your daily diet regimen may be good for your gut and offers several health benefits. Valerie Stull, lead author of the study and recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies, started eating insects herself at age 12 during a family vacation to Central America. She recalls being “grossed out” when she found herself having to eat a plate of fried ants, but took a surprising liking...
  • New Trump administration rule will require hospitals post prices online

    08/07/2018 2:21:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/18 | Jessie Hellman
    Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration. While hospitals are already required to make this information public on request, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said the new rule would require the info be posted online to "encourage price transparency" and improve "public accessibility." Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to update the information annually. The CMS said it is also considering how to "allow consumers to more easily access relevant healthcare data and compare providers." Increasing price transparency has been a...
  • 'Medicare for all' could save businesses trillions of dollars [Fake News Goes Full Retard]

    08/06/2018 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    finance yahoo ^ | 8/6/18 | Rick "John McCain wrote the foreward for my first book" Newman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan has gained traction among some mainstream Democrats, including possible presidential contenders... New analysis...found that single-payer health care for all Americans would cost at least $32.6 trillion during the first decade...but it’s worth keeping in mind that a Sanders-style single-payer system would transfer all health care spending to the federal government. “I’m scoring the federal cost here, and it’s enormous,” Blahous told Yahoo Finance. “The other side of the coin is businesses, individuals, states and others are not going to be paying these costs. They’re going to be given to the federal government.” ...total...