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  • Photographer Who Lived 'Crazy Beautiful Life' Dies Suddenly

    01/26/2023 2:33:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    Liverpool Echo ^ | 25 JAN 2023 | Abigail Nicholson
    Ant Clausen was on holiday in New Zealand when he died in the waterA much-loved photographer who lived a "crazy beautiful life" has died suddenly. Anthony Paul Clausen, 47, known to friends as Ant, died while on holiday in New Zealand on January 21. Ant was a professional freelance photographer who was born in New Zealand but lived in Liverpool with his wife, Natalia, and two daughters Scarlett and Liberty. His family published a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram page where they said he lost his "crazy beautiful life" in the water. The post, which was written by his wife,...
  • BREAKING: Young Female Footballer in Spain Dies Suddenly as Real Madrid Lead Tributes

    01/26/2023 2:27:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 26 January 2023 | Matthew Roscoe
    SPANISH football giants Real Madrid have led tributes to a young female footballer who has died suddenly in Spain. Spanish side Sporting Club de Huelva announced that Estrella Martín, who was also a regular member of Spain’s U-15 women’s national team, had died suddenly. No further information has been released. “Sporting Club de Huelva deeply regrets to announce the death this morning of our player Estrella Martín Rasco in her native Ayamonte,” the club wrote. “A member of our youth ranks, the player, a cadet player and a regular member of the U-15 women’s national team, left us today in...
  • ‘Sopranos’ Actor John Ventimiglia’s Daughter Odele Dead at 25

    01/26/2023 2:23:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Francesca Bacardi
    “The Sopranos” actor John Ventimiglia’s daughter Odele died on Jan 12. She was 25. Odele’s mother, Belinda Cape, shared the news in a recent Facebook post, writing that she and her family are “heartbroken” over the unexpected loss. “Heartbroken to have to post our darling Odele’s funeral notice. Her sister Lucinda and I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and love we have received, and your remembrances of how cherished Odele was to so many,” Cape wrote.
  • Hawaii #1 State in U.S. for Life Expectancy

    01/26/2023 1:04:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KITV ^ | Jan 17, 2023 | Kathryn Doorey Kathrynd Kathryn Doorey Digital Content Producer Author email
    A recent study listed Hawaii as the top state in America for the longest average life expectancy. Those living in Hawaii can expect to live to an average of 80.7 years. The Aloha state was the only state to crack the 80-year milestone. The national average life expectancy for men in the U.S. is 73.5 years old, while the average for women is 79.3 years age. Washington State (#2), Minnesota (#3) California (#4-tie), and Massachusetts (#4-tie) rounded out the list, with averages around 79 years old. Life expectancies declined nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the study.
  • DR. NICOLE SAPHIER: 'Miracle' Weight Loss and ADHD Medications Are Being Handed Out Like Candy by America's Medical Industry... to People Looking for Short Cuts… Creating a Shortage of Drugs for Those REALLY in Need. How Sick Can You Get?

    01/26/2023 12:40:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 January 2023 | DR. Nicole Saphier
    Nicole Saphier, MD is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and bestselling author of, 'Panic Attack.' Her opinions are her own and not reflective of her employers.Not every problem can be fixed with a pill. Not every problem should be fixed with a pill. But in an increasingly dangerous trend, America's medical industry is presenting drugs as a quick and easy solution for nearly everything that ails us – be it major, minor, or even non-existent. Now, America is running out of the prescription medications that sick people need, because...
  • These Ants Were Trained to Sniff Out Cancer

    01/26/2023 12:31:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 25, 2023 | Will Sullivan
    In just ten minutes, an ant could learn to identify urine from mice with cancerous tumors, a new study findsScientists want to train insects to test humans for cancer. In a new study, published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, ants could differentiate between the smell of urine from healthy mice and from mice with cancerous tumors. The research serves as a proof of concept demonstrating that ants could someday be used as a fast, inexpensive and noninvasive tool for detecting cancer, the authors write. “This is an exciting direction,” Debajit Saha, a biomedical engineer at Michigan State...
  • British ‘single-payer’ health care program is cratering. That should be a wake-up call for US liberals

    01/26/2023 12:19:36 PM PST · by absalom01 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2023 | Robert Moffit
    Rishi Sunak, the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, refuses to answer a simple question. He was asked three times whether he received private medical care or relied upon the National Health Service, the British version of “single-payer” government-run national health insurance.Sunak dismissed the question as “not really relevant.” But it is.The prime minister is the head of the British government and is ultimately responsible for the National Health Service, the government agency that’s supposed to provide “free” universal coverage and care for all of Britain’s citizens.It does no such thing.According to the BBC, there are 7.2 million British citizens awaiting...
  • 'Birthing makeup' divides women on TikTok as moms go 'full glam' for labor and delivery

    01/26/2023 11:17:42 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/23 | Cortney Moore
    Women have been sharing TikTok videos of themselves doing their makeup from their labor-delivery room hospital beds Some mothers appear to be getting their makeup done before the birth of their children, and the decision has stirred lots of discussion on social media. On TikTok, entering the term "birthing makeup," "labor makeup" and "delivery makeup" yields dozens of viral videos that show women applying full faces of makeup from their hospital beds while they wait for their children to enter the world. Reality TV star and media personality Heidi Montag, 36, went a step above and hired a professional makeup...
  • Detroit Lions' Jessie Lemonier Former Linebacker Dead At 25! Details Still Unknown?

    01/26/2023 10:59:15 AM PST · by wannabegeek · 33 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | January 26, 2023 | Breaking News
    DETROIT LIONS' JESSIE LEMONIER, FORMER LINEBACKER DEAD AT 25!Jessie Lemonier -- a former outside linebacker for the Detroit Lions -- has passed away, the team announced Thursday morning. He was only 25 years old.Details surrounding Lemonier's death are not yet known.The Lions broke the sad news with a statement, saying they're "shocked and saddened" by Lemonier's death."Jessie was a model teammate and wonderful young man who is gone far too soon," the team said on social media."Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."Many paid their respects to the late Lions player in the...
  • South Africa now questioning the Vaccine…

    01/26/2023 9:46:23 AM PST · by wannabegeek · 10 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | January 26, 2023 | Kane
    South Africa now questioning the Vaccine…BREAKING:Calls to suspend covid 19 vaccines in South Africa because of safety concerns hits mainstream news‘Let’s stop jabbing the people’‘We know the pharmaceutical industry has a long history of criminal behaviour. We are here to protect the public’Share far & wide 🔥— Dr Aseem Malhotra (@DrAseemMalhotra) January 25, 2023New program has started called Stop the Shot.
  • They knew: why didn't the unvaccinated do more to warn us?

    01/26/2023 9:31:13 AM PST · by wannabegeek · 54 replies
    IQfy ^ | January 24, 2023 | Health & Wellness
    They knew: why didn't the unvaccinated do more to warn us? The unvaccinated knew what we didn't. Some of them said too little. Most said nothing at all. A lot of blood is now on their hands.As the world struggles to come to terms with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question that continues to surface is why the unvaccinated didn't do more to warn us about the potential dangers of being injected.While well intending citizens lined up, did the right thing, and received their COVID19 vaccinations -- now seeming to do more harm than good -- their...

    01/26/2023 5:47:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | January 26, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 23, 2023) NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY National Peanut Brittle Day on January 26th recognizes a hard, flat candy confection enjoyed worldwide. The candy’s buttery, nutty texture makes for a delicious treat and can be made at home. #PeanutBrittleDay Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then poured onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand-stretched into a thin, easily cracked candy...
  • Study shows updated bivalent boosters are more effective at preventing hospitalization and death from Omicron

    01/26/2023 5:29:16 AM PST · by blueplum · 38 replies
    Medical Express ^ | 26 Jan 2023 | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    In a peer-reviewed study on the real-world effectiveness of updated bivalent mRNA vaccines, researchers at the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health found that bivalent boosters are more effective than original monovalent boosters at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and death. The study was published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.... ...Researchers at the Gillings School compared the incidence of severe Omicron infection resulting in hospitalization or death for individuals 12 years of age or older who received a monovalent or bivalent booster dose to those who did not. The study analyzed vaccination and infection data...
  • CDC: Bivalent COVID Vaccines Stop Illness From XBB.1.5 — And Pfizer lab data show better neutralization against latest variants with bivalent shot

    01/26/2023 5:16:09 AM PST · by blueplum · 34 replies
    MedPageToday ^ | 25 Jan 2023 | Ingrid Hein, Staff Writer,
    Currently authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters demonstrated similar protection against symptomatic illness from the XBB/XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariants as from BA.5-related subvariants, according to a CDC study. From December 2022 to January 2023, the bivalent boosters' vaccine effectiveness (VE) against symptomatic infection was a similar 48% versus XBB/XBB.1.5-related strains and 52% versus BA.5-related sublineages, reported Ruth Link-Gelles, PhD, of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportopens in a new tab or window (MMWR). Meanwhile, Pfizer's updated booster demonstrated superior neutralizing antibody activity compared with the company's original product against all the latest...
  • More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida say they are considering leaving the state

    01/26/2023 2:43:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/23 | Brooke Migdon
    More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida are considering moving their families to another state over concerns that a new Florida education law – known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law – stigmatizes LGBTQ identities and creates a hostile learning environment for LGBTQ children or students with LGBTQ family members. In a report issued Tuesday by the Williams Institute, a public policy research institute based at the UCLA of Law, and Clark University in Massachusetts, 56 percent of LGBTQ parents surveyed said they were considering leaving Florida over concerns about how the new law may impact...
  • California judge issues preliminary injunction blocking COVID ‘misinformation’ law: reports

    01/26/2023 12:08:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2023 9:47pm EST | Greg Wehner
    A California judge issued a preliminary injunction against a state law that empowers the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians who support opinions about COVID-19 that are not in line with the “consensus,” according to reports. The law, known as Assembly Bill 2098, was set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Under the law, the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California could discipline physicians who “disseminate” information about COVID that is not in line with the “contemporary scientific consensus.” But in November, a group of five California physicians filed a lawsuit against California...
  • Using a seaweed sugar to trigger immune responses that suppress melanomas (L-fucose, part of fucoidan)

    Immunotherapies have improved outcomes of many patients with cancer, including melanoma. But these therapies work for only a subset of patients. Numerous studies are looking at improving responses, including research focusing on enhancing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). TILs are immune cells in tumors that can recognize and attack the cancer cells but often there aren't enough of them or they're unable to harness a strong enough response to durably suppress tumor growth and spread. Researchers, led by Eric Lau, Ph.D., have identified a relatively natural way to increase the numbers and antitumor activities of TILs. Lau's team demonstrates how L-fucose, a...
  • Multiple artery blockage patients fare better and live longer with coronary artery bypass surgery than with stenting

    01/25/2023 8:38:00 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 11 replies
    A study of more than 100,000 patients has revealed that, for patients with blockages in multiple arteries, those who opt for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are less likely to die from their condition, less likely to need additional surgery, and less likely to have a heart attack than patients who choose to undergo a stent procedure. "The findings of our study were very convincing," said J. Hunter Mehaffey MD, MSc. "The singular message to the public is that the optimal treatment for multivessel coronary artery disease—to improve not only long-term survival but also lower your risk of complications—is coronary...
  • New research detects potential hidden cause of dementia (Fully reversible dementia)

    01/25/2023 8:28:15 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 20 replies
    A study suggests that some patients diagnosed with behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD)—an incurable condition that robs patients of the ability to control their behavior—may instead have a cerebrospinal fluid leak, which is often treatable. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulates in and around the brain and spinal cord to help cushion them from injury. When this fluid leaks into the body, the brain can sag, causing dementia symptoms. Schievink said many patients with brain sagging—which can be detected through MRI—go undiagnosed, and he advises clinicians to take a second look at patients with telltale symptoms. Clinicians can also ask about a history...
  • Florida woman targeted Holocaust survivor in $2.8M romance scam, feds say

    01/25/2023 6:47:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies ^ | January 25, 2023 | Christie Zizo
    ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of a romance scam that drained an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor of his life savings, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors and the FBI say Peaches Stergo, 36, of Championsgate met the victim on a dating website six or seven years ago, and in 2017 asked to borrow money to pay a lawyer who was refusing to release funds from an injury settlement. According to the federal indictment, over the next few years, Stergo repeatedly demanded the victim deposit money into her bank accounts, saying if he didn’t they would...