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  • New Chinese Virus 'Will Have Infected Hundreds'

    01/17/2020 10:26:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | January 17, 2020 | James Gallagher
    The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. Two people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in Wuhan city in December. "I am substantially more concerned than I was a week ago," disease outbreak scientist, Prof Neil Ferguson, said. The work was conducted by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, which advises bodies...
  • BOMBSHELL: Researchers paid poor women in Mexico to be inseminated, then abort

    01/17/2020 7:42:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 16, 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    A study published in a peer-reviewed medical journal is coming under fire for what appear to be major ethical issues. The study, published in this week’s issue of Human Reproduction, involved researchers paying generally impoverished women in Mexico to be artificially inseminated and become pregnant; their embryos were then flushed out, researched, and then either frozen for future use or destroyed. Women who remained pregnant underwent chemical or surgical abortions. NPR reported on the research, explaining that the goal was to find an easier and less expensive way for infertile couples to get pregnant — an alternative to IVF. “We...
  • Almond Milk Is Even More Evil Than You Thought

    01/17/2020 2:13:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 132 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | JAN. 8, 2020 | Madeleine Aggeler
    In the past five years, almond milk consumption in the United States has exploded over 250 percent. The lower-calorie, vegan milk alternative is a staple in grocery stores and coffee shops across the country now, but its booming popularity comes at a heavy environmental cost. According to a new report from the Guardian this week, the titanic and growing demands of the California almond industry are placing a huge strain on the hives of bees used to pollinate their orchards, wiping out billions of honeybees in a matter of months. “My yard is currently filled with stacks of empty bee...
  • Armenian Man Escapes Serious Harm with Leap of a Lifetime

    01/17/2020 1:21:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Staff
    An out of control vehicle almost smashed directly into a man in Armenia. Amazing video at link...................
  • The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: Is It The Antidote For The Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting?

    01/17/2020 12:57:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    CE ^ | February 22, 2018 | Alanna Keller
    Published 2 years ago on February 22, 2018 By Alanna Ketler CE Staff Writer The invention of the chair was really a total game changer in regards to how our bodies function and which parts of the body we are using on a regular basis. The chair took all of that pressure off of our rears and backs, and relieved some of our weight for us. Of course, we always had the option to sit on the ground or perhaps in a tree, but the chair became such a fundamental piece of furniture in our lives that it absolutely changed...
  • Primordial 'Asgard' Lifeform Has Been Successfully Grown in The Lab

    01/17/2020 10:53:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 17 JAN 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    When scientists ran DNA analysis on a sediment core taken from the floor of the Arctic ocean back in 2010, they found something surprising. A previously unknown organism belonging to the strange domain of microbes called Archaea appeared to have genomic characteristics associated with a totally different domain - Eukaryota. They named their discovery Lokiarchaeota, after the Loki's Castle hydrothermal vent near Greenland where it was found; but doubt shadowed the finding. Could the sample have been contaminated by something else in the core? Now, thanks to the work of Japanese scientists, those doubts can be put to rest. For...

    01/17/2020 4:42:55 AM PST · by DTAD · 4 replies
    A startup focused on “invisible computing” Thursday unveiled a smart contact lens which delivers an augmented reality display in a user’s field of vision. The Mojo Vision contact lens offers a display with information and notifications, and allows the user to interact by focusing on certain points.
  • Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

    01/16/2020 9:32:40 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 11 replies
    University of Arizona/MedicalXPress ^ | January 16, 2020 | William D. "Scott" Killgore
    Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona. "Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep. This is likely true for everybody, but we recently demonstrated it in people recovering from mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI. That improvement in sleep was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair," said William D. "Scott" Killgore, psychiatry professor in the College of...
  • Marathon Record Shattered at Charleston Marathon by Man in Exoskeleton

    01/16/2020 8:41:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    Adam Gorlitsky hit the wall hard during his second marathon attempt around the mile 20-mark this past Saturday at the Charleston Marathon in South Carolina. The only other time he had ever run this far was during his first marathon attempt last March at the Los Angeles Marathon. While battling against pain in his wrists and legs and pushing the limits on the motors on his ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton, Gorlitsky fought on, not only hoping to capture his first marathon finish, but also better the world record for fastest marathon in a robotic walking machine. He did just that after...
  • Feminists Want to Create “Sanctuary Cities” for Abortion, Where Babies Can Always be Killed

    01/16/2020 6:13:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | January 16, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion activists are putting pressure on local governments to promote dangerous self-induced abortions through “sanctuary city” ordinances. The sanctuary city idea originally began with municipal governments seeking to defy national immigration laws, but, last year, pro-life communities in Texas adopted the idea as a way to protect unborn babies from abortion. So far, 10 Texas towns have passed ordinances declaring their communities to be sanctuaries for the unborn. Now, abortion activists are pushing back with plans to lobby local governments to do the opposite – become “sanctuaries” for abortion, the pro-abortion news outlet Vice reports. Abigail Burman, a third-year University...
  • 'Kids are a handful and sometimes people don't want to be pregnant': Jaw-dropping tweet based on article about justifying abortion to your kids

    01/16/2020 5:59:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Blaze ^ | January 16, 2020 | Dave Urbanski
    A rather eye-popping, pro-abortion tweet has been making rounds and gaining some steam — courtesy of Renee Bracey Sherman, who calls herself the "Beyoncé of Abortion Storytelling" and a "reproductive justice activist committed to the visibility and representation of people who have had abortions in media and pop culture." Here's what she tweeted Wednesday: ***tweet image on link** "I've talked to my 5-year-old niece about my work and abortion in an age-appropriate way. She understands that kids are a handful and sometimes people don't want to be pregnant. She gets it because it's quite simple. …" As you might expect,...
  • These are the Texas schools where the most Sugar Babies attend

    01/16/2020 4:55:55 PM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    nbc ^ | Jan. 14, 2020 | Brianna Edwards
    If parents aren’t paying for their child’s college tuition, another daddy and mommy will in exchange for a relationship with the student. Sugar Baby University, an extension of the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating site SeekingArrangement, released its annual report revealing the number of students registered on its website and what universities they attend. Online stats show there are more than 8.7 million female and 3.2 million male Sugar Babies, 2.1 million Sugar Daddies and 370,000 Sugar Mommas registered on SeekingArrangement. University of Texas, Austin - 1,118 enrolled sugar babies Texas A&M University - 997 Texas State University - 945...
  • Video: Phoenix Police Mock, Violently Arrest Mentally Ill Woman

    01/16/2020 4:47:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | JANUARY 16, 2020 | MEG O'CONNOR
    Officer David Hynes had just helped hog-tie a badly bleeding woman and force her into the back of his patrol car when he turned his bodycam off. After depositing the woman in his vehicle, he walked over to a handful of other Phoenix police officers, one of whom noted they were being recorded across the street. The last thing he said before he shut the camera off for five minutes was, “I hit her ...” What he meant by that is unclear, and the Phoenix Police Department declined to explain it. The worrisome half-sentence and inexplicable bodycam shutoff are among...
  • Time for Guidelines to Recommend ARBs Over ACE Inhibitors? (Blood Pressure Meds)

    01/16/2020 3:39:28 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 17 replies
    A long-running dispute as to the supremacy of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in the treatment of cardiovascular disease should be put to bed once and for all, say the authors of a new review. “Given the equal outcome efficacy but fewer adverse events with ARBs, risk-to-benefit analysis in aggregate indicates that at present there is little, if any, reason to use ACE inhibitors for the treatment of hypertension or its compelling indications,” write Franz Messerli, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY), and colleagues in the April 3, 2018, issue of the Journal of...
  • Man tried to cure constipation by swallowing live eels, wound up in emergency surgery, report says

    01/16/2020 3:27:11 PM PST · by DFG · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2020 | Alexandria Hein
    Stick with prune juice, kids. One man in China found himself on the operating table after he swallowed live eels. He believed that it would help relieve his constipation, only for the sea creatures to tear through his intestines, causing a serious infection. The man, who was not identified, was admitted to Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Jan. 9, just one day after he tried the do-it-yourself approach, AsiaWire reported. He was complaining of intense abdominal pain, and the staff recognized that his body was going into shock, according to the report.
  • Most people reach peak for being miserable around age 47, study suggests

    01/16/2020 3:00:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2020 | By Jack Durschlag | Fox News
    The dreaded midlife crisis may come about because it coincides with life’s peak time for misery, a study released this week says, according to a report.That peak time would be around age 47, Dartmouth College professor and former Bank of England policy maker David Blanchflower claims in a study, after examining trends in 132 countries to compare the relationship between well-being and age.  A typical individual’s well-being reaches its minimum point – on both sides of the Atlantic and for both males and females – in midlife, Blanchflower wrote in his report for the National Bureau of Economic Research.In order to better understand age’s relationship...
  • Pro-Abortion Feminists Want People to Use More Inclusive Language, Just Don’t Include Unborn Babies

    01/16/2020 2:28:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | January 15, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Feminists are applauding abortion groups for changing their names to be more “inclusive.” At least two pro-abortion groups, the Lady Parts Justice League and the Gateway Women’s Access Fund, recently took the female references out of their names to be more inclusive to transgender people, according to the feminist blog The Mary Sue. The Lady Parts Justice League, a pro-abortion comedy group started by “The Daily Show” writer Lizz Winstead, is now called Abortion Access Front, or Abortion AF – a play on the crude slang “as f—.” “But regardless of … our best intentions, the name was narrow, alienating,...
  • Famous TikTok ‘Nurse Holly’ Gets Bullied For Saying Abstinence ‘Best’ Prevents STDs

    01/15/2020 11:18:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 14, 2020 | Paul Bois
    A famous TikTok star with 1.7 million followers and who goes by the name Nurse Holly has been getting inundated with scorn for the past few days on social media for daring to state the most obvious and commonsensical of medical truths: abstinence “best” prevents STDs. In the recent TikTok video, Nurse Holly employs some flashy captions to relay a rather simple message. “The best way to prevent STDs is waiting for sex until marriage. Just the truth,” she says in the video. Though the video has since been deleted, people on social media have still been sharing it on...
  • Men who exercise less more likely to wake up to urinate

    01/15/2020 8:39:02 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 50 replies
    Men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher. Nocturia is the most common and bothersome lower urinary tract symptom in men. It can be due to an enlarged prostate known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -- as the prostate enlarges, it can squeeze down on the urethra. Other causes include overproduction of urine, low bladder capacity and sleep disturbances. Nocturia increases with age, and is estimated to occur in more than 50 percent of men 45...
  • Apnea may be cause for awakening and voiding for those with enlarged prostates

    01/15/2020 8:31:39 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 20 replies
    American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/Science Daily ^ | March 15, 2011 | H. Tandeter, S. Gendler, J. Dreiher, A. Tarasiuk.
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have shown that a significant number of patients with benign prostate enlargement (BPE) may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which may be the reason for their night awakenings and urination. This study compared men between the ages of 55 and 75 years-old, who were randomly sampled from primary care clinics, diagnosed with BPE and reported nocturia at least once nightly. The comparison control group had no BPE and one or no nocturia episodes per night. According to the new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, the BGU...