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  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, 63, is confirmed dead after 'no sign of life' was found at helicopter crash site

    05/20/2024 1:20:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/24 | David Averre, Andy Dolan, Stephen M. Lepore
    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed after a helicopter carrying him and other officials crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran on Sunday. Raisi, 63, was confirmed dead by Iranian media today along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province Malek Rahmati and Tabriz's Friday prayer Imam Mohammad Ali Alehashem. Two pilots and three other Iranian officials and security guards also perished in the crash. Grainy drone footage from Iranian and Turkish news agencies showed how the helicopter had smashed apart on landing, and an Iranian official said the search teams who located the wreckage...
  • ‘I just want my baby back’: Reddit poster shares traumatic abortion pill experience

    05/20/2024 12:27:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 11, 2024 | Bettina di Fiore
    WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE ON LINK A Reddit poster recently shared the story of her abortion pill experience, including two photos of her 10-week-old deceased baby, which she named “Bean.” Her comments illuminate the trauma and anguish that many women experience after taking the abortion pill. “20 minutes ago I had an MA [medication abortion] at home and it was the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through. I’m so sorry little bean,” the poster, known by the handle brazen177, wrote. “Bean was moving its legs and heart was still beating when they came out in one push.” In another comment,...
  • New Zealand MP’s Son and Rising Rugby Star Dies Suddenly at 22

    05/19/2024 7:20:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May. 19, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    Brody Cameron, a rising star in New Zealand rugby and son of ACT Member of Parliament Mark Cameron, has died suddenly at the age of 22. The young athlete’s passing was announced by his father on Wednesday, five days after his untimely death. Mark Cameron expressed his profound grief on social media, stating, “Good speed my Son, my boy. I love you always, Dad. RIP.” ... The cause of Brody’s sudden death remains undisclosed, leaving many speculating and concerned about the circumstances that led to such a tragedy involving a young athlete in prime health. Brody Cameron was a celebrated...
  • Ex-CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield Says It's High Time To Admit 'Significant Side Effects' Of COVID-19 Vaccines

    05/19/2024 6:11:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/19/2024 | Tom Ozimek
    Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Thursday that many officials who tried to warn the public about potential problems with COVID-19 vaccines were pressured into silence and that it’s high time to admit that there were “significant” side effects that made people sick.Dr. Redfield made the remarks in a May 16 interview with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation, during which he lamented the loss of public confidence in public health agencies because of a lack of transparency around the vaccines, which he said “saved a lot of lives” but also made some...
  • Astra Zeneca: Recalls their Covid-19 Injectable Product You might have heard that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 injectable product has been withdrawn from market use.

    05/19/2024 2:48:58 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 13 replies ^ | May 19, 2024 | JESSICA ROSE
  • British Pediatric Expert Warns ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Groups in U.S. Are ‘Misleading the Public’

    05/19/2024 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 14 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May19, 2024 | S. A. McCarthy
    The publication of the U.K.’s groundbreaking Cass Review last month, addressing the flaws in the gender transition industry, resulted in a seismic shift across the pond: both England and Scotland halted the prescription of puberty blockers and hormone drugs to children, top clinical psychologists publicly apologized for their role in endorsing “gender-affirming care,” and the British National Health Service (NHS) formally defined sex as a “biological” reality, regardless of an individual’s “gender identity.”
  • Lessons from COVID Totalitarianism

    05/19/2024 5:18:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 May, 2024 | J.B. Shurk
    There was plenty of calculated strategy behind Western governments’ COVID madness. The COVID police state revealed Western governments’ zeal for totalitarianism. Forced masking, forced experimental injections, forced school and business closures, forced isolation, and forced compliance provided Western citizens an opportunity to see the tyrannical inclinations hiding just beneath the surface of their supposedly beneficent “democracies.” None of it was pretty. Mass propaganda disguised as medical expertise (remember when Joe Biden and his CDC army of Goebbels clones demanded that we wear three or more masks outside?) and mass censorship of social media conversations (because, we were frequently told, disinformation...
  • The Truth about the Abortion Pill: You won’t find it in Planned Parenthood’s annual report. But it is worth knowing

    05/18/2024 8:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2024 | Susan Cianco
    Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report covering its “services” for the 2022–2023 fiscal year should be eye-opening for many.The largest abortion chain in the U.S. received nearly 700 million of our tax dollars.It committed 392,715 abortions.And it claimed that “863,000 users accessed — an authoritative source for abortion information from Planned Parenthood and independent clinics — from Planned Parenthood’s websites between July 2022–June 2023.” This means that Planned Parenthood helped nearly one million women find abortion services when it could not provide them.Seventy percent of the report is focused on abortion: killing a preborn baby as “healthcare” or a “right,”...
  • Most cancer treatments are useless for patients with advanced tumors near end of life

    05/18/2024 5:40:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | MAY 17, 2024 | Dennis Thompson,
    Cutting-edge cancer treatments are essentially useless for patients barely clinging to life, a new study shows. Chemotherapies, immunotherapies, targeted therapies and hormone therapies do not improve survival rates in patients with very advanced tumors near the end of life, according to findings published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology. "Since we don't see an improved survival benefit, oncologists should revisit their goals of care conversations with patients, and this information in the study should be explained to patients," said lead researcher Maureen Canavan, an associate research scientist with Yale Cancer Center. For the study, researchers analyzed records on more than...
  • Famed GOP advisor and political commentator Alice Stewart is suddenly found dead outside at 58

    05/18/2024 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | James Gordon
    Political commentator Alice Stewart who more recently appeared as an analyst on CNN after working for several Republican presidential campaigns, has died suddenly at the age of 58. Stewart's body was found outside in a neighborhood in northern Virginia after suffering a 'medical emergency'. Police say no foul play was suspected. 'Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,' Mark Thompson, the network's CEO, said in an email to staff on Saturday. 'A political veteran and an Emmy Award winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN's coverage, known across our bureaus not...
  • An Urgent Matter

    05/18/2024 5:18:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies ^ | 17 May, 2024 | James Howard Kunstler
    “If the government can suspend your rights anytime it deems something is a crisis, you don’t have rights. You have permissions.” — “Pismo” on “X”. While our country sleepwalks through the deadly aftermath of the evil Covid-19 operation, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts the final touches on a nice bit of f[---]ery called its Pandemic Treaty on International Health Regulations (IHR) or “One Health” initiative, a Globalist power grab disguised in the saintly white robes of public health medicine. The agreement, to be finalized at the end of this month, will cede what’s left of your liberty to this...
  • A long-term ketogenic diet accumulates aged cells in normal tissues, new study shows

    05/17/2024 10:03:40 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 52 replies
    MedicalXpress ^ | 5/17/2024
    A strict "keto-friendly" diet popular for weight loss and diabetes, depending on both the diet and individual, might not be all that friendly. A new study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) found that a continuous long-term ketogenic diet may induce senescence, or aged, cells in normal tissues, with effects on heart and kidney function in particular. However, an intermittent ketogenic diet, with a planned keto vacation or break, did not exhibit any pro-inflammatory effects due to aged cells, according to the research. The findings have significant clinical...
  • Suicide Risks 1200% Higher After 'Gender Affirming' Surgery

    05/17/2024 9:11:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2024 | David Strom
    Gee, this isn't what we have been told. At least not what the MSM, the medical establishment, the President of the United States, every civil rights organization, or anybody in the Establishment has told us. You here at HotAir already knew that something like this was true, but that is because we don't shape our reporting to fit the prevailing narrative. We actually tell you the truth as best we can. Latest NIH study: kids have a 12x HIGHER rate of suicide after surgical transition.This is a scandal. We were lied to. Children died as a result. People need to...
  • Will Bird Flu Be the Trigger to “Normalize” Cricket Protein in America?

    05/17/2024 10:55:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | May 17, 2024 | Staff
    In mid-2022, we set up a news alert for terms like “cricket protein” and “cricket burgers.” Since then, there have been occasional peaks with a whole lot of valleys in interest as Americans generally aren’t excited about the prospects of getting their necessary protein from bugs. There was a spike that started shortly after news broke that bird flu was being transmitted to cattle. On the surface this makes sense, but it was conspicuously odd that there was no spike when bird flu was limited to poultry. Surely Americans would be concerned about their sources of protein whether it was...
  • NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY - Third Friday in May

    05/17/2024 9:59:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | May 17, 2024 | Staff
    NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY | THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY Each year on the third Friday in May, millions of pizza lovers across the nation join in extolling the qualities of pizza on National Pizza Party Day. #NationalPizzaPartyDay Since pizza is one of America's favorite foods, it comes as no surprise we would celebrate a day that features a pizza party. Pizza parties bring friends together. They're also an excellent way to reward a team or group for a job well done. Birthdays and some minor achievements are also celebrated with pizza parties, too. Although, just about any excuse can be...
  • Common Medications for ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Glaucoma

    05/17/2024 6:27:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 16, 2024 | Marina Zhang
    Common drugs prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with an increased risk of glaucoma, a recent Canadian study found. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma is a subtype that contraindicates with popular ADHD drugs. Dr. Rami Darwich, an ophthalmology resident and the study’s lead author, told The Epoch Times that the study “does not establish causation but rather highlights an elevated risk of glaucoma.” Common ADHD Drugs Many popular ADHD drugs are sympathomimetic drugs, meaning they activate the sympathetic nervous system to help people focus. However, their downstream effects can inadvertently contribute...
  • 'Disgust factor' must be overcome if planet-friendly insect food to become mainstream

    05/17/2024 5:34:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Yahoo! - Sky News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Staff
    The "disgust factor" must be overcome if insect-based foods are to become mainstream, according to a study. Insects can be high in protein and making them more acceptable could help cut the high greenhouse gas emissions that come from farming cattle. There are also potential benefits for cutting obesity and researchers say the idea of farming insects is gaining more attention. Hundreds of millions of people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are estimated to already eat insects to some degree. There are hopes Western attitudes could shift over time, perhaps in a similar way that food such as sushi...
  • Coffee Linked To Reduced Parkinson's Risk

    05/16/2024 9:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2024 | George Citroner
    Your morning cup of joe may be doing more than just giving you an energy boost to tackle the day. New evidence suggests that the caffeine in your brew could pack an extra punch by reducing your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.(Shutterstock)Findings Suggest Caffeine May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk by 40 PercentWhile previous research highlighted caffeine’s benefits like increased energy and enhanced cognitive performance, a recent study in Neurology adds to the evidence that caffeine may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, a progressive movement disorder.The new study examined coffee intake and future Parkinson’s risk in 184,024 participants across six European countries.Unlike prior...
  • Commonly used antibiotic brings more complications, death in the sickest patients (Zosyn responsible for 5% more deaths than cefepime)

    05/16/2024 8:41:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    In emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country, clinicians make split-second decisions about which antibiotics to give a patient. A new study reveals that these decisions may have unintended consequences for patient outcomes. Beginning in 2015, a 15-month national shortage of a commonly prescribed antibiotic, piperacillin/tazobactam--known by the brand name Zosyn--provided a unique opportunity to compare rates of death in hospitalized patients with sepsis who were administered two different types of antibiotics—one that spares the gut microbiome and one that profoundly alters it. Piperacillin/tazobactam is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is commonly administered for sepsis, a life-threatening complication from...
  • Has anyone had LASIK eye surgery?

    05/16/2024 8:12:10 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 72 replies
    Has anyone here had LASIK eye surgery, and have you been happy with the results? I'd especially like to hear from those who have had it on one eye. I have one eye that is very good, and one with astigmatism that seems to get worse as I age. I'm thinking of having Lasik on the bad eye. Thanks very much to anyone who has the time to reply.