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  • COVID-19 reduces fertility in men, study suggests

    04/13/2021 9:35:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Healio ^ | Jan 2021 | Janell Miller
    COVID-19 may negatively affect sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, and the magnitude of that effect may depend on the severity of disease, researchers reported. “Little is known about the virus-host interaction of COVID-19 in sperm cells,” Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, a doctoral student and research assistant in the department of psychology and sports science at Justus Liebig University in Germany, and Bakhtyar Tartibian, PhD, of the physical education and sports science department at Urmia University in Iran, wrote in in the journal Reproduction. “We are the first to address the connection between changes in multiple seminal biomarkers and reproductive...
  • The Immaculate Conception Novena - Sunday November 29th to Monday December 7th - Feast Day December 8th (Catholic Caucus/Devotional)

    11/28/2020 8:08:20 PM PST · by common-sense-man-1776 · 2 replies
    "O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain, so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession, to come unto You. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen."
  • Unplanned (2019) Film

    01/22/2020 8:27:01 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 19 replies
    MSMB ^ | January 22, 2020 | Rob W. Case
    Unplanned is one of those films that have many distinct attributes to it. For one, its composition is so well done, that it makes you look at the substance of a very controversial issue in a very unique way. Second, apart from being one of the most definitive films of 2019, it is a film that will play an important part of a movement…. For many years to come. Thirdly, this film stirs up contention among extremely political special interest groups, which in turn raises awareness to the substance to the cause, and debate as well. But once you see...
  • The Affordable, Effective Alternative to IVF No One Talks About

    12/15/2019 12:34:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | December 15, 2019 | Cassie Moriarty
    With increasing rates of infertility and higher average rates of maternal age, people are turning to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) more than ever. More than 8 million babies have been born since the first IVF pregnancy in 1978. Recognizing the emotional agony of dealing with trouble conceiving, it makes sense why IVF is becoming so widely used. IVF provides a glimmer of hope for couples who have faced numerous cycles of negative pregnancy tests. But recently, some light has been shed on less positive aspects of the ART industry, revealing inflated success rates, maternal and...
  • The Dark Side of the IVF Industry, From a Survivor

    10/13/2019 7:56:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 11, 2019 | Anonymous
    When couples struggling to conceive approach an infertility clinic for help, they’re not just patients seeing a doctor: they’re also healthcare consumers navigating a billion-dollar industry. All too often, they’re also sucked onto a moving sidewalk designed to effortlessly take them from one intervention to another, without stopping to heal their spirits, discern their options, or possibly close their wallets. That’s what happened to me. I should be clear: I feel that most of the doctors we talked to were sincerely trying to help. This was especially the case with the reproductive endocrinologists who worked with nonprofit hospitals. They are...
  • Report on Boat Fire Concludes Crew Was Asleep When Fire Began: Questions remain after blaze

    09/12/2019 1:13:09 PM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2019 | Ben Kesling
    Federal investigators on Thursday released a preliminary report on the Conception boat that killed nearly three-dozen people earlier this month off the coast of California, and said the entire crew was asleep when the blaze began. National Transportation Safety Board officials have said the full investigation could take more than a year, and preliminary findings highlight remaining questions as much as they provide answers as to how the tragedy happened. “A crew member sleeping in the wheelhouse berths was awakened by a noise and got up to investigate,” the report said. “As crew members awoke, the captain radioed a distress...
  • NTSB: Conception Dive Boat Did Not Have Crewmember on Overnight Watch as Required

    09/12/2019 12:48:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Boats like the Conception, which caught fire around 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and sank, are required to have a crewmember keep watch at night. The National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating the tragedy and released a two-page preliminary report that said five crew members were sleeping in their quarters behind the wheelhouse on the second deck and another below deck when the fire broke out. The report comes as investigators seek to determine the cause and try to recover the wreckage of the Conception from the bottom of the sea amid an ongoing criminal probe conducted by the...
  • Horrifying new details emerge from dive boat crewmen...

    09/06/2019 10:26:54 AM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 153 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/05/2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Surviving crew were driven back by the fire off the coast of Southern CaliforniaThey are said to have told investigators in 'very lengthy, detailed, comprehensive interviews' the harrowing story of the moments after the fire erupted MondayJumping from the ship's bridge to its main deck, they tried to get into the galleyWith the galley's doors on fire, they tried to get through windows but could not'At that point, due to heat, flames and smoke, the crew had to jump', officials sayTwo retrieved a skiff to see if they could rescue any survivors. None were foundThe only crew member to...
  • What Caused Fire on M/V Conception?

    09/05/2019 3:36:44 PM PDT · by atc23 · 96 replies
    Military News ^ | 5 September 2019 | Hannah Fry and
    LOS ANGELES — One of the crew members aboard the dive boat Conception hadn’t been asleep long when a noise jolted him awake. He swung open the door of the wheelhouse — the top level of the 75-foot boat, located just above the galley — and was greeted by flames. As the fire raged in the predawn hours of Labor Day, the vessel’s captain made a frantic mayday call to the Coast Guard. Then he and four crew members jumped from the wheelhouse and climbed into a dinghy to get help from the Grape Escape, a fishing boat anchored nearby...
  • Burning boat takes clues of fatal fire down to watery grave

    09/04/2019 6:11:03 AM PDT · by sheana · 93 replies
    KGET ^ | Sep 3, 2019 / 10:43 PM PDT | BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials vowed to find what sparked the inferno aboard the dive boat Conception that killed 34 people in waters off Southern California but vital evidence may have gone down with the ship or drifted out to sea.</p>
  • Coast Guard: 25 bodies found after California boat fire

    09/03/2019 8:08:34 AM PDT · by sheana · 82 replies
    Associated Press KGET ^ | Sep 2, 2019 / 10:46 PM PDT | : STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said Monday night that 25 people had died. Five of six crew members on the Conception escaped by jumping into an inflatable boat they steered to a nearby vessel. Rescuers initially recovered four bodies about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles just off Santa Cruz Island, and 16 others were pulled from the water later in the...
  • Once the fire started, it was too late for many on board the Conception

    09/03/2019 6:56:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    LA Times, via MSN ^ | Sept. 3, 2019 | Kim Christensen & others
    LOS ANGELES - The 75-foot dive boat Conception was considered one of the best of its kind in the region, and both it and its operator, Truth Aquatics Inc., were in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. That all changed Monday in the flash of a predawn fire near Santa Cruz Island, when the Conception sank in flames, taking with it more than 30 people who were below deck in bunk beds, apparently unable to get out.
  • Welcome to life! (Video on Conception and Child Development)

    06/20/2018 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06.03.18 | Hashem AL-ghaili
    Welcome to life!
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of the Immaculate Conception (Gueranger)

    12/14/2017 10:06:05 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double THIS, THE EIGHTH DAY from that on which we kept the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is the Octave properly so called; whereas the other days were simply called days within the Octave. The custom of keeping up the principal Feasts for a whole week is one of those which the Christian Church adopted from the Synagogue. God had thus spoken in the Book of Leviticus: "The first day shall be called most solemn and most holy: you shall do no servile work therein … The eighth day also shall be most solemn and most holy,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Seventh Day Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception (Gueranger)

    12/13/2017 9:06:50 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Semidouble LET US CONSIDER how our Blessed Lady, having arrived at the house of her holy cousin Elizabeth, rendered her every possible service with the greatest love, favored her with the sweet and holy conversations, assisted at the glorious Birth of St. John the Baptist, and at length returned home to her humble dwelling at Nazareth. But that we may the better enter into these divine mysteries, let us again listen to the Seraphic St. Bonaventure: “When, therefore, her time was expired, Elizabeth gave birth to a son, whom our Lady took up, and with all diligence did...
  • Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 12:13:51 PM PST · by CMRosary · 13 replies
    White Semidouble LET US CONTEMPLATE the sentiments of profound respect and maternal tenderness, which fill the soul of our Blessed Lady, now that she has conceived Jesus in her chaste womb: he is her God, and yet he is her Son. Let us think upon this wonderful dignity bestowed upon a creature; and let us honor the Mother of our God. It was by this mystery that was fulfilled the prophecy of Isaias: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son; and that of Jeremias: The Lord hath created a new thing upon the earth; a Woman shall...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    12/08/2017 4:06:14 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) AT LENGTH, on the distant horizon, rises, with a soft and radiant light, the aurora of the Sun which has been so long desired. The happy Mother of the Messias was to be born before the Messias himself; and this is the day of the Conception of Mary. The earth already possesses a first pledge of the divine mercy; the Son of Man is near at hand. Two true Israelites, Joachim and Anne, noble branches of the family of David, find their union, after a long barrenness, made fruitful by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Begin Novena in Honor of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception

    11/28/2017 9:12:55 PM PST · by CMRosary · 6 replies
    Read/print the novena here.
  • Trump administration: 'Life begins at conception'

    10/12/2017 5:15:23 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/12/2017 | Art Moore
    The Department of Health and Human Services has published a draft of a new strategic plan that states in its introduction that life begins at conception. The personhood of the unborn child is central to the abortion debate — as even the justice who wrote the landmark Roe v. Wade opinion has acknowledged — because, if established in law, it would nullify a “right” to abortion. The largely overlooked HHS strategic plan for 2018-22 states the agency “accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life,...
  • Abortion Must Cease In America

    06/29/2017 3:08:42 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    June 29, 2017 | Patriot777
    The Word of God tells us within the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not kill". If this Nation, which professes in the Constitution and in the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation Under God", continues its genocide of the unborn (which at conception is a human life per Holy Scripture), I believe The Almighty will unleash upon the United States disaster enough to wipe out every infant slaughterhouse and every city in which they are located. President Trump has the ability to use an Executive Order banning all abortion, and build centers across the nation to take care of women from conception...