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  • 29-year-old professor suddenly drops dead while playing basketball on campus

    03/20/2023 4:55:00 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 03/20/2023 | Johnathan Jones
    A young math instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology died suddenly on campus last month while he was playing basketball, the school has announced.According to MIT News, applied mathematics teacher Peter Baddoo was on a campus basketball court in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 15 when he collapsed.The university offered few details about the incident, other than to note the 29-year-old died “suddenly” and unexpectedly.“Peter Baddoo, an instructor in the Department of Mathematics, passed away suddenly on Feb. 15 while playing basketball on campus,” the report from MIT News stated.It is not clear if Baddoo had any underlying medical conditionsNo...
  • Amanda Bynes allegedly ‘off her meds’ before psychiatric episode, ex claims

    03/20/2023 3:44:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2023 | Francesca Bacardi and Bernie Zilio VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE FOLLOW ON TWITTER GET AUTHOR RSS FEED March 2
    Amanda Bynes had allegedly not been taking her medication prior to being placed on a psychiatric hold early Sunday. “She got off her meds, and she’s still off her meds,” the actress’ ex-fiancé, Paul Michael, exclusively claims to Page Six. “She’s wild." Michael adds that he and Bynes are “friends now.” They were spotted out together as recently as December 2022. An eyewitness told TMZ on Monday that the former child star — who has bipolar disorder and has struggled with substance abuse issues in the past — was roaming the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, naked, when she flagged...
  • Around 1,000 Tributes Online for Young Jack McKitterick Who Died Suddenly With Brain Aneurysm

    03/20/2023 2:52:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    News Letter ^ | 20th Mar 2023 | Gemma Murray
    The death of a 25-year-old man “has left the community in Antrim and beyond stunned and lost for words,” the Venerable Dr Stephen McBride from the Parish of All-Saints in Antrim has said.Jack McKitterick, 25, from Antrim died on March 16 in hospital after suffering a Brain aneurysm. Rev McBride from the Parish of All-Saints in Antrim said as the death happened “around mother’s day there is a heightened sense of grief”. "It is against the natural order for a mum and dad to be burying a child no matter what age that child is,” he added. "It is an...
  • Star Wars Actor Paul Grant Dies Age 56 After Sudden Collapse Outside Kings Cross Station

    03/20/2023 2:40:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Mirror ^ | 20 Mar 2023 | Sam Elliott-Gibbs
    Family members said Paul Grant's life support machine was switched off on Sunday, after he was found by police collapsed outside Kings’ Cross station on Thursday afternoon Star Wars actor Paul Grant has died age 56 after suddenly collapsing outside Kings Cross station. His life support machine was switched off on Sunday, his heartbroken family today confirmed. Paul, 56 - who was 4ft 4in tall - is understood to have appeared in various films over the course of his career, including playing an Ewok in Return of the Jedi (1983). He previously told the Mirror that he also appeared in...
  • TikTok Star, 30, Dies Suddenly After Months of Migraines and Bouts of Illnesses

    03/20/2023 2:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 19 Mar 2023 | Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas, Lucy Marshall
    Tributes have been paid by 'heartbroken' friends to a TikTok famous mum-of-two who died suddenly after experiencing several months of migraines and 'bouts of illness'Tributes have been paid to a TikTok star who died suddenly after suffering from migraines and "bouts of illness". Jehane Thomas, from Doncaster, died unexpectedly on Friday March 17 at the age of just 30, reports Yorkshire Live. She leaves behind her two sons Isaac, aged three, and her one-year-old Elijah. The mum was well known for sharing her life as a parent on TikTok, where she had over 56.6K followers and 1.2million views on...
  • AI develops cancer treatment in 30 days, predicts survival rate

    03/20/2023 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | By Brooke Steinberg March 20, 2023 9:32am
    Artificial intelligence has developed a treatment for cancer in just 30 days and can predict a patient’s survival rate. In a new study published in the journal Chemical Science, researchers at the University of Toronto along with Insilico Medicine developed a potential treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with an AI drug discovery platform called Pharma.AI. HCC is the most common type of liver cancer and occurs when a tumor grows on the liver, according to Cleveland Clinic. Researchers applied AlphaFold, an AI-powered protein structure database, to Pharma.AI to uncover a novel target — a previously unknown treatment pathway — for...
  • Cape Coral Man Arrested After Fleeing in Boat

    03/20/2023 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Cape Coral ^ | March 17, 2023 | capecoral.gov
    (March 17, 2023)- On March 16, 2023, at approximately 9:11 p.m., officers from the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call for service at 2100-Block of SW 45th Terrace, Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, in reference to a boating hit and run. The call notes stated that a male, later identified as Kurt James Snowden (W/M 8-25-1971, 2517 SW 52nd Street), was highly intoxicated and was operating a boat inside the canals, causing a scene. Mr. Snowden played music loudly, screamed, disturbed the peace, and struck several docks in the area with his boat. Contact was made with witnesses...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci gets OWNED by D.C. resident

    03/20/2023 11:17:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Townhall/Youtube ^ | March 20, 2023
    Dr. Anthony Fauci and Mayor Muriel Bowser went door-to-door to speak with D.C. residents. It did NOT go well for them!
  • NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY – March 20

    03/20/2023 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 20 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 17, 2023) NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY March 20th celebrates a fun-filled and versatile pasta. National Ravioli Day is a food holiday for pasta lovers! So pick your favorite filling and sauce and cook up a meal everyone will love! #NationalRavioliDay Ravioli are a traditional Italian-filled pasta. Pasta makers fill two layers of thin egg pasta dough with various ingredients. Imagine a small meatball tucked, snug inside two cozy layers of delicious dough. That’s what ravioli is. Some of the fillings include, cheese, meat, vegetables and seasonings. They also usually serve the ravioli in either a broth or...
  • ITALY: Trans-Identified Male Takes Home Eighth Women’s Running Title At Indoor Masters Championship

    03/20/2023 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    REDUXX ^ | March 18, 2023 | Staff
    A 50-year-old trans-identified male runner has seized his eighth championship title in a women’s category after smashing the competition at the Italian Indoor Masters Championship in Ancona. On March 12, Valentina Petrillo, born Fabrizio, competed in the 200m race for women aged 50 to 54. Marco Alciator, a statistician, was present at the championship to monitor Petrillo’s performance and provided a report to the Italian Feminist Post on what he witnessed. Alciator recorded that that a difference in “physicality [was] immediately noticeable,” and that the female competitors were unable to hold their own against Petrillo, who effortlessly dominated the competition....
  • Women with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to achieve remission if they take sex hormones, finds research

    03/19/2023 9:20:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 14 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of South Australia / Rheumatology ^ | March 16, 2023 | Dala N Daraghmeh et al
    A large study of women with rheumatoid arthritis has found that those taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had a greater chance of achieving remission. The study revealed the following: Pre-menopausal women (those still experiencing a regular menstrual cycle) reported fewer RA symptoms than peri-menopausal (irregular or infrequent periods) or post-menopausal women with RA. RA patients using HRT or oral contraceptives in combination with the drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis had a much greater likelihood of remission. Post-menopausal women, comprising 63% of the participants, of whom only 8% were using HRT, were less likely to achieve RA remission...
  • Vitamin A may reduce pancreatitis risk during ALL treatment (60% reduction)

    Consuming a diet rich in vitamin A or its analogs may help prevent children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) reduce their risk of developing painful pancreas inflammation during chemotherapy treatment. For people with ALL, treatment with the enzyme asparaginase helps starve cancer cells by reducing the amount of asparagine circulating in the blood, which the cancer cells need but cannot make themselves. The medication, often used in combination with other chemotherapies, is given via injection into a vein, muscle, or under the skin. However, an estimated 2% to 10% of asparaginase users develop inflammation of the pancreas...
  • A Man Woke Up Unable to Walk. It Turned Out Vitamin B12 Was Inactivated in His Body After He Took Laughing Gas.

    03/19/2023 9:04:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sat, March 18, 2023 | Catherine Schuster-Bruce
    When Vito Oliveri first tried nitrous oxide in his twenties he didn't expect a legal drug that gives a quick high to temporarily paralyze him and his fiancée years later, leaving them unable to walk their four dogs. As recently as early last year, Oliveri, 34, who lives in Portland, Oregon, near some of the best ski resorts in the US, would often ski or take trips to the lakes with his fiancée, Emily Shuford, 30. "I'd typically be on the mountain on a Monday like today, but we just can't. Emily uses a cane and I probably can't walk...
  • Biden admin moves to shut down another mine over eco concerns amid green energy push

    03/19/2023 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/18/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    The Biden administration moved closer to implementing a 20-year ban on mining in a South Dakota forest area due to its proximity to cultural and natural resources. In a joint announcement Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service said they would consider a 20-year withdrawal of 20,574 acres located in the Black Hills National Forest near the Pactola Reservoir and Rapid Creek Watershed. The proposed action prohibits new mining claims and the issuance of new federal mineral leases for two years while the agencies review the proposal. "Whether it’s northern Minnesota, southern Arizona, Alaska, or now South...
  • Biden HHS Official Rachel Levine Says Changing Kids’ Genders Will Soon be Normalized

    03/19/2023 6:18:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/17/2023 | Mike LaChance
    For some reason, Democrats have latched on to the issue of transgenderism, especially with children.They seem absolutely determined to make this common, no matter how much the public objects to it.It’s not even enough for them to just allow the issue to sort itself out among the people, they clearly want to use the power of government to force it on the public.FOX News reports:Dr. Rachel Levine says changing kids’ genders will soon be fully embraced: ‘Wheels will turn on this’Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rachel Levine promised that medically changing...
  • Heart-Stopping: Camera Catches Potential 'Jugging' as Nurse Runs for His Life

    03/18/2023 10:31:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Western Journal ^ | March 18, 2023 | Jack Davis
    The cops call the crime “jugging.” It involves stalking someone who took cash out of a bank until their next stop, when predator meets prey. It struck last month in Houston, when a man followed a woman 23 miles and then attacked her, stealing thousands of dollars and leaving her in a wheelchair. Now, from Richardson, Texas, comes the story of a nurse who managed to outrun a man in what police believe was an attempted jugging ... Video of the Monday incident was caught on a home security camera. Ricky would not share his last name with the station,...
  • Is Everyone Judging you at the Gym? ‘Gymtimidation’ Is Real

    03/18/2023 9:44:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Chanel News Asia ^ | 19 Mar 2023
    ou’ve wanted to join a gym for ages, but the thought of being the new kid on the strength blocks makes your palms sweat. You worry everyone will be sporting six packs, lifting heavy weights and sharing high fives – not to mention watching and judging you. Rest assured, you are in good company. A 2019 survey, conducted by the market research firm OnePoll on behalf of a company that makes protein drinks, polled 2,000 Americans and found that around half of them experienced some form of anxiety about joining a gym, or what some playfully call “gymtimidation.” Another survey...
  • Dr. David Agus Accused of Plagiarism, Prompting Book Recall [Co-Author Blamed]

    03/18/2023 9:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 17, 2023
    Dr. David Agus was accused of plagiarizing portions of "The Book of Animal Secrets," prompting him to ask publisher Simon & Schuster to recall the book a day before its scheduled release. A subsequent report found similar problems in Agus' three previously published books, and his co-author said she took responsibility. Agus, a prominent oncologist and biomedical researcher based in Los Angeles, is also a longtime CBS News medical contributor. The Los Angeles Times reported on March 6 it found "at least" 95 passages in "The Book of Animal Secrets" that were not credited but resembled text that first appeared...
  • LA meteorologist collapses on live TV in frightening moment

    03/18/2023 7:20:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2023 | Patrick Reilly
    A local Los Angeles meteorologist suddenly collapsed while on live TV in a terrifying moment on Saturday morning. CBS Los Angeles weather woman Alissa Carlson Schwartz’s co-anchors had just cut to her to deliver her 7 a.m. weather report when she appeared to turn white and leaned forward uneasily on her desk. Schwartz tried to steady herself but suddenly her eyes rolled to the back of her head. She slowly slumped forward until her head nearly hit the table. Her co-anchors, Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim, initially don’t seem to notice. After a couple of seconds, Kim let out an...
  • St. Patrick Glad He Brought Christianity To The Anglo-Saxons So Their Descendants Could Get Plastered And Punch Each Other

    03/18/2023 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 17, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    IRELAND — Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, expressed great pride that he was able to bring Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons so their descendants could commemorate it each year by gathering in mobs, get fall-down, hammered drunk, and commit various acts of aggravated assault on each other on March 17. "It really makes all of the hard work and sacrifice all worth it," Patrick said when reached posthumously for comment on the holiday named after him. "I really risked life and limb to preach the gospel to an entire nation populated by bloodthirsty, pagan barbarians. It's a real relief to...