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  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • A dying mother's plea for her life.

    05/14/2018 2:48:26 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13th 2018 | Wayne Drash
    All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school. She's never been able to be the mother she longs to be. At 38, Erika is dying. Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loïe, was born four years ago, when Erika was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer that had spread to her liver. The cancer was removed from her colon and, her doctors say, she responded well to treatment. But a microwave ablation surgery last year to remove two tumors...
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield faces backlash from Texas doctors

    05/10/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    Spectrum News Austim ^ | May 8, 2018 | Max Gordon
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Doctors are criticizing Texas' largest health insurance provider for a controversial new billing process. Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that starting June 4, Texans who go to an out-of-network ER might have to pay all of the costs themselves if the visit isn't not deemed to be necessary. "This will create deaths. This will kill people. People will die because of this. This for sure will cause people to think twice and not go to the emergency room,” said Dr. Lonnie Schwirtlich, an ER doctor and member of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers. The Texas...
  • Cellphones may be to Blame for surge in Deadly Brain tumors.

    05/04/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 3, 2018
    .Mobile phones may be behind a surge in a deadly brain tumor, scientists say. Cases of glioblastoma in England soared from 983 to 2,531 between 1995 and 2015, figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal. The rise was across all age groups and came as cases of lower-grade tumors fell.
  • Breast cancer screening failure 'shortened' up to 270 lives [single-payer]

    05/02/2018 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Sanya Burgess
    Up to 270 women may have had their "lives shortened" after the NHS failed to invite them to breast screenings, the Health Secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt made the announcement as he said the government will order an independent review into NHS breast cancer screening after hundreds of thousands of women were not invited for screening. Some of the women have since developed cancer. Making a statement to the Commons, Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said there could be 135 and 270 women who "had their lives shortened as a result", adding it was "unlikely to be more than this range...
  • Former first lady Barbara Bush will no longer seek medical treatment in face of failing health

    04/15/2018 11:29:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/15/2018 | Katelyn Carrel
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, decided Sunday to focus on comfort care in the face of her failing health, rather than additional medical treatment. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, and instead will focus on comfort care,” read a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. Bush has been in an out of the hospital the past year battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. The former first lady has been married to former...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii http://www.dmzhawaii.org/dmz-legacy-site-two/?p=7485  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/99399389.html...
  • NHS England suffers worst A&E waiting times on record

    04/12/2018 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Bethan Staton,
    A&E performance fell to the lowest level on record in March as the NHS continues to face unprecedented pressure. Just 84.6% of accident and emergency patients in England were seen within four hours last month, dropping from 85% in February and compared to 90% in March 2017. And the number of people suffering waits of more than 12 hours more than tripled, compared to the same month the year before. Medics said the backlog created by the situation would leave some hospitals struggling to catch up. President of the Society for Acute Medicine Nick Scriven called the figures the "clearest...
  • This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

    04/04/2018 2:09:04 PM PDT · by polymuser · 77 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jake Rossen
    “The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans.” That’s how Look magazine summarized the physical education program of La Sierra High School in January 1962 [PDF]. If you’re wondering how a gym class got a major spread in a national publication—as well as an endorsement from President John F. Kennedy—take a look at this.
  • Can this biochemical 'switch off' inflammation?

    04/04/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 17 replies
    MedicalNewsToday ^ | Tuesday 3 April 2018 | Catharine Paddock PhD
    Macrophages are cells that play a key role in inflammation. And now, new research — led by Trinity College Dublin in Ireland — has found a previously unknown process that can switch off the production of inflammatory factors in macrophages. green macrophage Scientists find an 'off-switch' for inflammation in macrophages (depicted here). The researchers suggest that the new discovery improves our understanding of inflammation and infection. They hope that it will lead to new treatments for inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

    04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years. However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising. Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones. Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering. But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer. The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than...
  • Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

    03/29/2018 4:11:38 AM PDT · by Makana · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | March 19, 2018 | MARISSA ORTEGA-WELCH
    So far, Springer and his colleagues have published research demonstrating that just this one minute of exposure to secondhand smoke makes it harder for the rats' arteries to expand and allow a healthy flow of blood." With tobacco products, this effect lasts about 30 minutes, and then the arteries recover their normal function. But if it happens over and over — as when a person is smoking cigarette after cigarette, for example — the arterial walls can become permanently damaged, and that damage can cause blood clots, heart attack or stroke. Springer demonstrated that, at least in rats, the same...
  • Dr. Ted Noel: Hillary Clinton Falls Again ... and Again ... (Parkinson's disease confirmed)

    03/18/2018 3:46:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 114 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 13, 2018 | Dr. Ted Noel
    Dr. Noel is the physician who discussed Hillary's health issues during the campaign and formed a medical opinion that she was most likely suffering from Parkinson's disease. In his new video, he analyzes her latest "event" in India on a frame by frame basis and concludes that it is more evidence that his original call was correct. In case you are interested, the original videos where Dr. Noel discussed Hillary's problems are: Hillary Clinton's Illness Revealed (4.9 million views BREAKING: Dr. Ted Noel Reveals Hillary's Major New Parkinson's Health Warnings That Could End Her Hillary Falls Again
  • Gun Crimes Are Not a “Public Health” Issue – Keep the CDC Out

    03/14/2018 10:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2018 | Bob Barr
    What’s in a name? In Washington, not much. Here, Republicans who run campaigns on fiscal discipline regularly jack up the national debt. And, Democrats who constantly preach “tolerance” push the narrative that “free speech is violence” and disagreement is itself cause for punishment. So, to the inhabitants of this strange place, it actually makes sense that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should be involved in researching, funding, and advocating for regulations about non-disease related issues, such as gun violence. After all, to Beltway insiders, a federal agency established in the 1940s to combat malaria (which at the...
  • DISEASE X Global pandemic of mystery disease could wipe out humanity, top scientists warn

    03/10/2018 9:12:57 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 91 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jamie Seidel
    THE World Health Organisation keeps a list of dangerous diseases which pose a serious threat of outbreak. During a high-level meeting of the best medical scientists in the world, they added another to the high-risk list: The ominously named "Disease X".
  • Metformin Diabetes Drug Could Extend Lifespan

    02/17/2017 4:45:58 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 8-8-2014 | Hannah Nichols
    Metformin is approved in the US as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. A new study by Cardiff University, UK, involving over 180,000 people, reveals that the drug could also increase the lifespan of those individuals who are non-diabetics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 29.1 million people in the US with diabetes, equating to 9.3% of the population. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases and is usually associated with older age, obesity and physical inactivity, family history of type 2 diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes. Senior...
  • Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to Resign April 1

    03/05/2018 6:34:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 5, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) resigned from office on Monday, effective April 1. He has been in failing health for several months. “Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will resign April 1 because of health problems,” the wire service reported from Jackson, Mississippi late Monday afternoon: Cochran, who turned 80 in December, stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections, returning to Washington in October to give Republicans the majority they needed to pass a budget plan. “I regret my health has become...
  • GMA Lemons for Leukemia

    03/01/2018 3:34:46 PM PST · by HollyB · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 1, 2018 | Good Morning America
    About a year ago, the ice bucket challenge for ALS awareness was making the rounds on online videos. Now, we have Lemons for Leukemia. It’s sponsored by Be The Match, a bone marrow donation registry. Today, GMA was challenged. The anchors have challenged ‘The Rock’, Will Smith, and others. So, you soon be hearing or seeing more lemon eating videos. As a Leukemia survivor and Stem Cell Transplant recipient, I’m all for awareness regarding BMT/SCT’s. If you have ever thought about donating, they no longer draw through the bone. They use a method similar to donating platelets, only the stem...
  • New Medicare Cards on the Way. Watch out for Scams

    02/26/2018 11:16:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    WHNT news for verification ^ | 2/24/2018 | Ekzabeth Garcia and Julia Cherry
    This spring: Look for your new Medicare card in the mail Beginning April 2018 and through April 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be sending you a replacement Medicare card. The new cards do not include a Social Security number and will help to prevent fraud, reduce identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. What does this mean for you? • You will receive a new Medicare card with a new Medicare number that is NOT based on your Social Security number. Begin using your new card immediately upon receiving it and destroy your old Medicare card.
  • How George Washington died — horribly

    02/22/2018 5:54:31 PM PST · by bitt · 143 replies
    Churchmouse Campanologist ^ | 2/19/2018 | Churchmouse Campanologist
    ...."Last year, my reader sunnydaysall, from BrainHavenNet, posted Dr Christopher’s Herbal Legacy Newsletter from July 7, 2017, ‘The Untimely Death of America’. It is well worth reading, especially for those interested in natural remedies. One would have thought that George Washington would have had the finest medical care available. It seems he did in principle, but, judging from his final days, not in practice. A summary and excerpts follow, emphases mine."...