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  • Is Crossfit A Public Nuisance? Hermosa Beach To Hold Public Hearing

    05/26/2018 6:19:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    CBS LOCAL ^ | 25 May 2018
    Starting in Feb. 2018, neighbors have logged complaints ranging from “loud music”, “massive shakes”, and “weights dropping” as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as nearly 8 p.m., emails released by the city show... “I respectfully ask the residence [sp] who live on Loma Dr. to further elaborate how the running on Cypress Ave. and in a parking lot can be a nuisance
  • Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

    05/25/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests "a lot of people" are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle's waters and discovered high enough oxycodone levels for the shellfish to test positive. Mussels do not metabolise opioids, but some fish can become addicted. Mussels are filter-feeders, which means they filter water for nutrients to nourish themselves. In the process, they end up storing pollutants in their tissues, which makes them...
  • Hybrid human chicken embryos: HALF HUMAN – HALF CHICKEN abomination created in US lab

    05/25/2018 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.express.co.uk/ ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:09, Thu, May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:32, Fri, May 25, 2018 | By Sebastian Kettley
    A TEAM of stem cell researchers have done the seemingly impossible and successfully combined artificial human cells with the embryo of a chicken in a shock new experiment aimed at trying to better understand developing life. ================================================================================== Until now, scientists have been unable to answer how certain cells in a developing embryo decide to become muscles or limbs, while others become bones and nerves. But now researchers led by Dr Ali Brivanlou, from Rockefeller University in New York, have achieved the unimaginable in a shock experiment. By grafting petri dish-grown human cells onto the embryo of a chicken the scientists...
  • Karen Carpenter's tragic story

    05/25/2018 9:42:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    guardian ^ | October 23, 2010 | Randy Schmidt
    The Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling American musical acts of all time. Between 1970 and 1984 brother and sister Richard and Karen Carpenter had 17 top 20 hits, including "Goodbye to Love", "Yesterday Once More", "Close to You" and "Rainy Days and Mondays". They notched up 10 gold singles, nine gold albums, one multi-platinum album and three Grammy awards. Karen's velvety voice and Richard's airy melodies and meticulously crafted arrangements stood in direct contrast to the louder, wilder rock dominating the rest of the charts at the time, yet they became immensely popular, selling more than 100m records. Richard...
  • Local 6 yr old boy killed by dog

    05/25/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by Norski · 39 replies
    WTAJ ^ | May 25, 2018 | John Clay
    Lakemont, Blair County, Pa. - The Blair County Coroner tells WTAJ at 6:18 Thursday night, a 6 year old boy in Lakemont, Blair County was killed by the family Pit Bull. Logan Township Police are investigating. The boy was killed by blunt force trauma at the home along Gesser Avenue. The boy went to Baker Elementary School. Counselors there have been called in to help students and staff Friday. WTAJ is currently withholding the name of the child out of respect for the family's wishes. Coroner Patty Ross wanted to thank the staff at UPMC for their compassion during this...
  • Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who...

    05/25/2018 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 25, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who claim 'it's a luxury' as her weight drops to 58lbs A 25-year-old woman with a debilitating eating disorder is preparing for the possibility of an early death as her insurance company treats a medical program she requires to live on as a luxury. Katrina Howard, who succumbed to anorexia nervosa in her early teen years, has been sent from hospital to hospital for treatment - but doctors fear they are running out of effective options for the young woman - who has whittled...
  • Use of 'Chemsex' Ups Risk of HIV Dx Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    05/24/2018 1:12:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | May 23, 2018 | Molly Walker
    A drug-fueled sex fad called "chemsex" was linked to increased risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM), researchers found. Gay, bisexual or other MSM who disclosed use of chemsex were more likely to be newly diagnosed with HIV infection, acute bacterial and rectal STIs, and hepatitis C, reported Mark Pakianathan, MBChB, of Wandsworth Integrated Sexual Health at The Courtyard Clinic in London, and colleagues.
  • Mom Shares Urgent Warning About Viral 'Fainting Challenge' After Finding Her Boy Dead

    05/24/2018 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    cafemom ^ | May 16, 2018 | Jordyn Smith
    Whether they're referred to as Internet games or challenges, there's no denying that kids have been seriously drawn to them recently. Sometimes it's for Internet fame while other times children are just curious or want the chance to feel included. Either way, kids in all age groups have been putting themselves in serious danger trying to successfully take part in them and it needs to stop. After one mom found her 12-year-old son dead while playing the "fainting challenge," she's warning other parents about the deadly game that has already taken multiple kids' lives. On Friday, 12-year-old Tua Muai was...
  • Two families are fighting to keep their sons on life support at Philadelphia children's hospital...

    05/24/2018 12:05:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 18, 2018 | Anneta Konstantinides and Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Two families are fighting to keep their sons on life support at Philadelphia children's hospital despite doctors insisting both are brain dead Two families have now gone to court to keep their sons on life support at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Anna and Jonathan Auyeung filed for a temporary restraining order in Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to keep their 10-year-old son Jayden alive. It comes less than a month after Rumpa Banerjee was granted the same order to keep her 14-year-old son Areen Chakrabarti on life support. Jayden, who suffers from a genetic motor neuron disease,...
  • Shocking Video: Newborn Infants Die While Mother Pleads for Help, Hospital Staff Refuse to Assist

    05/23/2018 11:54:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 21, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    In a heart-wrenching new video, a mother can be heard begging Ohio hospital staff to save the lives of her premature twin boys before they died. The video, released by the pro-life group Created Equal, alleges staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio refused to help the micro-preemies on June 24, 2017 after their mother, Amanda, gave birth at 22 weeks and five days of pregnancy. “You’re going to save him, right? Promise me you’re going to save him,” Amanda’s heartbroken plea can be heard on the video as she holds her son Emery right after giving birth. “Look...
  • Ebola patients ESCAPE quarantine in city of 350,000 people

    05/23/2018 3:38:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Published 23rd May 2018 | Henry Holloway /
    Three patients escaped from quarantine in the city of Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo. Two of the three have been found dead, while a third patient has been found alive. Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) mission in the city confirmed the incident as they work to treat cases of Ebola. The death toll of the outbreak has reached 27 as health chiefs crackdown on the virus. World Health Organisation bosses have previously warned spread in the city could mean a repeat of the 2014 outbreak – which killed over 11,000. … WHO have shipped more than 8,600 vaccines...
  • Plastic surgeon (...) filmed videos of herself dancing and singing during surgeries (edited to fit)

    05/22/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Moltke · 51 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/21/2018 | DM Reporter
    An Atlanta plastic surgeon is facing a slew of lawsuits after it was revealed she had filmed herself singing and dancing over her exposed patients during surgeries. Dozens of videos have been found that show Dr Windell Boutte cavorting in the operating room, even while making incisions on her patients. In one video Boutte sings the to the rap lyric 'I'm 'bout to cut it', from an OT Genasis rap song, before slicing into one of her patients.
  • ‘We Just Want Our Community Back:’ Long Islanders Upset [TR]

    05/21/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | CBS NEW YORK
    GORDON HEIGHTS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Just how much can one community take? There are multiple neighborhoods in New York where the state has clustered paroled ex-cons, and innocent families are paying the price. A 26-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her baby earlier this month created anguish in her Suffolk County community. Her lawyer claims she was mentally ill and a victim of human trafficking, while others say she was an interloper moving from house to house on a notorious street in a hamlet that borders Coram — Gordon Heights.
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • How bad is astigmatism ?

    05/20/2018 7:07:10 PM PDT · by George from New England · 42 replies
    self
    I have pending cataract surgery in a days time. Being told to pay an extra $1000 for a toric lense to correct 1.19 astigmatism. No insurance or benefit will cover as this can be accomplished with normal glasses. I don't think I will tell the difference, because when we use $1 readers and I have done so for 20 years, there is no astigmatism correction present. My eye exams going back years show me at a 1.00 astig. level for years and years. So why bother at this level 1.19 of concern ? Any freepers please comment. Really want to...
  • Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

    05/20/2018 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:22 PM | Ian Deitch
    President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said. The 83-year-old Abbas has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety over who will succeed him. A senior Abbas aide, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol, said the Palestinian leader was diagnosed with a fever on Sunday. Abbas had an ear operation last week, and returned to the hospital late Saturday for a follow-up. Saed Sarahneh, of Istishari Arab hospital, said late Sunday that “all tests are normal and his condition is reassuring.” He...
  • The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

    05/20/2018 8:25:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 09:27 AM EDT | By Reid Wilson -
    In all eight of the previous known Ebola outbreaks in Congo, the virus has been contained within remote jungle villages or relatively small towns, where isolated populations are less likely to spread the disease. But the Congo River is effectively the region’s highway system. Barges and boats travel from Kisangani in the east through major cities including Bumba, Mbandaka — and eventually Kinshasa, the capital of Congo and home to more than 11 million people, as well as Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. “The Congo River connects three national capitals and multiple other large cities,” said Jeremy...
  • RE: If you eat THIS, you're growing deadly tumors!

    05/19/2018 6:49:30 AM PDT · by JimRed · 131 replies
    email inbox ^ | today | unknown
    Are you literally FEEDING cancer cells by putting this one food on your dinner plate? This is important. You must stop eating this food today or you could be growing cancer cells. Now here's where it gets really interesting... As soon as you STOP eating it, the opposite happens: Cancer cells STARVE to death -- and die out by the thousands. Skeptical? See the proof here.
  • San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users [Suboxone]

    05/18/2018 10:04:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2018 7:13 PM
    San Francisco’s mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $6 million for 10 new public health clinicians to provide the opioid treatment medicine buprenorphine, known as Suboxone, directly to users. Buprenorphine is a daily pill or dissolvable strip that reduces cravings and alleviates withdrawal symptoms. It also reduces risk of overdose. Video and photos of people shooting up drugs in public have gone viral in recent weeks and...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017

    05/18/2018 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 107 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | January 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Overall, pit bulls accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017, 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by...