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  • Americans Addicted to Processed Foods That Could Cause Cancer: New Studies

    01/31/2023 5:58:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31 | Brooke Kato
    New research from the Imperial College’s School of Public Health shows that “ultra-processed foods” are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer. The London researchers classified ultra-processed foods as products like carbonated drinks, cereals, mass-produced and packaged bread and pre-packaged meals. The study authors noted that such foods are typically not ingredients used in household cooking but instead are made up of “derived ingredients,” such as high fructose corn syrup or modified starch. They discovered that those who consumed convenience food items were potentially at a higher risk of developing life-threatening cancers after studying 200,000 middle-aged participants over the...
  • Heartache as 'fit and healthy' young man dies after sudden chest pains at home

    01/29/2023 12:59:11 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    The Express ^ | 1/28/23 | Fatima Aziz, Ashley Summerfield
    "The second he stood up was the second he passed away." Heartache as 'fit and healthy' young man dies after sudden chest pains at home "The second he stood up was the second he passed away." By Fatima Aziz, Ashley Summerfield 18:01, Sat, Jan 28, 2023 0 Niqash Saeed Niqash Saeed died after experiencing chest pains Tributes have been paid to an "open-hearted" young man following his sudden death. Niqash Saeed had a "God-given ability to bring a smile to anyone's face" and was hailed as "the glue in his community" After going to rest upstairs at his family home,...
  • Alcohol Flush Warns of Deadly Vascular Disease: Stanford Study

    01/26/2023 5:56:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Brooke Kato
    If you’ve knocked back a few and feel a warm flush creep up your face and ears, you’re not alone. While often thought of as annoying rather than dangerous, alcohol flush may be a sign of something more serious brewing beneath the surface, a new study suggests. Roughly 8% of the global population experiences the drunken sensation, mostly in East and Southeast Asian demographics, which has been previously dubbed “Asian glow.” But it’s more than just a nuisance on a night out — the flush is caused by an inherited, genetic hiccup. Those with the gene variant ALDH2*2 are deficient...
  • Whats the truth about Covid vaccines and tremors? Viral videos of people violently shaking are shot down by experts who say they could be staged - or the result of 'emotional distress'

    01/24/2023 10:36:43 AM PST · by hillarys cankles · 31 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 January 2023 | Luke Andrews
    Experts today cast doubts over the authenticity of a series of videos that claim to show patients violently shaking after a reaction to the Covid vaccine. In one of the more shocking clips, an elderly female patient struggles to walk from the bathroom to her hospital bed while experiencing tremors. The video was shared more than 26,000 times and viewed by 11million people on Twitter. Other videos show patients convulsing and struggling to move. But experts told even though they cannot prove all the videos are fake, the shaking was 'not characteristic' of the seizures patients claimed to be...
  • Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work in US

    01/24/2023 4:51:50 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | January 24, 2023 | Associated Press
    Washington -- Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died. All of the officers, known as missileers, were assigned as many as 25 years ago to Malmstrom Air Force Base, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos. The nine officers were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a January briefing by U.S. Space...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 21-27, 2023 [Seed Shortages: Opinions & Articles As To Why]

    01/21/2023 8:00:22 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 135 replies
    Various Publications | January 21, 2023 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • US is investigating first two cases of super strength gonorrhea strain that is resistant to EVERY antibiotic - as experts warn it poses ‘serious public health concern’

    01/20/2023 4:49:11 PM PST · by BusterDog · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/23
    America is investigating its first two cases of a 'concerning' strain of super-gonorrhea that shows signs of resistance to a range of antibiotics. Officials say that both patients — who have not been named — are from Massachusetts and likely caught the disease in the state. There is no connection between the pair, which suggests the sexually transmitted infection (STI) is spreading.
  • Gallup: Costs deter more Americans than ever from seeking healthcare

    01/17/2023 12:35:08 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | January 17, 2023 | Paul Godfrey
    Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A record number of Americans postponed getting medical treatment in 2022 due to prohibitive costs, with lower-income, younger adults and women the worst affected, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. Overall, 38% of those surveyed reported that they or a family member had put off seeking medical care because of the high bills they would incur. That's the highest such response in the 22 years Gallup has been tracking the trend. The 12-point increase from 2021 marked the steepest year-over-year increase so far, Gallup said in a news release. Those putting off treatment for "very"...
  • Nurse Who Lost Job After Severe COVID-19 Vaccine Reaction Welcome to Reapply for Work When 'Better': SGH

    01/16/2023 1:24:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Jan 2023 | Davina Tham
    The nurse with Singapore General Hospital became wheelchair-bound and jobless following a COVID-19 vaccine injury.Singapore General Hospital (SGH) said on Monday (Jan 16) that a former nurse who lost her job after suffering a severe reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is welcome to reapply to join the hospital "when she is better". Responding to CNA's queries, SGH's chief human resource officer Tan Yang Noi said the hospital will continue to stay in touch with the woman and give her support. CNA reported on Friday that the former nurse won an appeal against a court order to pay child maintenance, after...
  • Titans fan recovering after suffering cardiac arrest following Jaguars game

    01/12/2023 2:35:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    News4Jax ^ | January 11, 2023 | Nick Jones
    Jaguars & Titans — both players and fans alike — are wishing her a speedy recoveryTheir story has gotten the attention of both teams — and players from the Jaguars and Titans are praying for a speedy recovery. A Tennessee Titans fan went into cardiac arrest hours after the Saturday game versus the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field, and her husband said she was rushed into intensive care. Alexis Prue’s husband, Andrew, said he and his wife had just left the game, and they returned to their hotel, which happened to be just minutes away from an Ascension St. Vincent’s...
  • Artificial Pancreas Developed That Can Help Maintain Healthy Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

    01/11/2023 12:44:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | JANUARY 11, 2023 | By UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
    Artificial Pancreas Successfully Trialed for Use by Type 2 Diabetes Patients Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully trialed an artificial pancreas for use by patients living with type 2 diabetes. The device – powered by an algorithm developed at the University of Cambridge – doubled the amount of time patients were in the target range for glucose compared to standard treatment and halved the time spent experiencing high glucose levels. Around 415 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with type 2 diabetes, which costs around $760 billion in annual global health expenditure. According to Diabetes UK,...
  • Experts Say They Don't Know What Thing Is Causing Everyone To Suddenly Collapse, But It's Definitely Not That One Thing

    01/10/2023 12:32:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 9, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S. — Medical experts are absolutely stumped as to what could be causing the recent uptick in healthy, young people everywhere that are suddenly collapsing with heart failure. Despite their uncertainty, experts do feel confident that we can rule out that one thing as the culprit. "It's too early to say what could be causing this, but it's never too early to say what isn't causing this," said local expert, Dr. Scott Rufflinger. "This could be caused by anything. But the one thing we know for certain is that it's definitely not what we're all thinking that's behind this —...
  • Don't leave fat people out of your DEI goals: With talks of weight loss challenges popular at the start of the year, creating a space for plus-size workers to feel welcome has just as much to do with inclusion as any other group.

    01/09/2023 6:53:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3, 2023 | Kate Bernyk
    As a fat person, I hate the first few weeks of January with a fiery passion. Following every holiday season, there’s seemingly no escape from the weight loss industrial complex. Social media is inundated with weight loss ads, people are constantly posting fitness goals, and gyms are in your face talking about “beach bods.” The entire world embraces the disordered eating I worked so hard to escape while gleefully saying, “Your body shouldn’t exist.” To be honest, the world does a good job of that year-round but really cranks it up a notch this time of year.
  • Prayer Request for my spouse

    01/08/2023 6:36:02 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 121 replies
    This is a prayer request for my spouse. She suffers from chronic pancreatitis for 12 years now. She has had surgery due to pseudocysts and was in a coma for 18 days due to acute pancreatitis in 2011. She has Barrett’s esophagus and IBS. She’s been experiencing several concerning complications and symptoms and tomorrow goes in for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Please pray for a good outcome as she is at a heightened risk for pancreatic cancer, colon cancer and esophageal cancer. She is scared and has asked for and will be ever grateful for your prayers. We pray for...
  • Claims baselessly link COVID vaccines to athlete deaths

    01/07/2023 7:29:42 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 71 replies
    AP ^ | January 5th, 2023 | Angelo Fichera
    CLAIM: Two researchers found that more than 1,500 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest since COVID-19 vaccinations began, compared to a previous average of 29 athletes per year, suggesting the vaccines are causing a dramatic rise in such cardiac issues. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The researchers cited a number from a blog that lists news stories about recent deaths and medical emergencies among people of all ages, from all over the world — some of which were attributed to other causes, such as cancer. The previous figure, meanwhile, is from a 2006 study that specifically reviewed literature for reports of sudden cardiac...
  • These Doctors Pushed Masking, Covid Lockdowns on Twitter. Turns Out, They Don’t Exist

    01/06/2023 6:53:43 AM PST · by Salman · 60 replies
    The San Francisco Standard ^ | Dec. 13, 2022 | Matthew Kupfer
    Last month, Dr. Robert Honeyman lost their sister to Covid. They wrote about it on Twitter and received dozens of condolences, over 4,000 retweets and 43,000 likes. Exactly one month later, on Dec. 12, Honeyman wrote that another tragedy had befallen their family. “Sad to announce that my husband has entered a coma after being in hospital with Covid. The doctor is unsure if he will come out,” they tweeted. “This year has been the toughest of my life losing my sister to this virus. This is the first time in my life I don’t see light at the end...
  • Tammy Slaton’s health struggles are documented in the new teaser trailer for Season 4 of ‘1,000-lb Sisters’, including a concerning trip to the hospital.

    01/05/2023 7:41:56 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/4/23 | Sara Whitman
    Tammy Slaton‘s health took a turn for the worse during a teaser for the upcoming fourth season of the hit TLC series, 1000-lb. Sisters, obtained by PEOPLE. The trailer started off with Tammy, 36, announcing that she plans to go to rehab. The next clip showed an ambulance sitting outside a hospital with the lights on and sirens blaring. “Tammy quit breathing”, the voice of a worried family member said before her sister, Amy Slaton, added, “Her body shut down.” Next, the trailer showed Tammy in a chipper mood after receiving a tracheotomy to help her with her breathing. “I’m...
  • Commentary: It’s Okay to Aim Lower With Your New Year’s Exercise Resolutions

    01/02/2023 11:07:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 03 Jan 2023 | Ken Nosaka
    Is five minutes of exercise a day enough? If a big commitment is daunting, there’s good news for those who prefer to start small, says this professor.One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to exercise more. Many of us set ambitious goals requiring a big, regular commitment, but then abandon them because they’re too much to fit in. Plans to exercise more in the new year are often broken within a month. So how can we exercise more regularly in the new year? If the aim is to build long-term fitness and health, the exercise must be sustainable....
  • HHS Proposes New Federal Rule Limiting Health Workers’ Religious, Conscience Rights

    12/30/2022 4:45:16 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 30, 2022 | Mark Tapscott
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials are proposing new federal regulations they claim will better protect the religion and conscience rights of individuals seeking or providing health care services. The proposed regulation—the Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes—was posted in the Federal Register on Dec. 29 for a 60-day comment period, after which officials in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will post a final version before implementation. The proposal is intended to follow up litigation that bogged down a May 2019 final rule issued by HHS during the Trump administration that sought...
  • Weight loss 'magic bullet' Wegovy approved by FDA for children as young as 12

    12/28/2022 6:48:20 PM PST · by algore · 51 replies
    The popular weight loss drug Wegovy is now available to children as young as 12. Danish manufacturer Novo Nordisk announced that the Food and Drug Administration had extended the drug's approval to include children. It had previously received regulatory approval for use in adults last year. In clinical trials, teens aged 12 to 17 who took the weekly injection lost 14 percent of their body weight over 64 weeks. This nearly matches the trials for adults, where recipients lost 15 percent of their weight after 68 weeks. Wegovy, and its sister drug Ozempic, have rocketed to popularity in 2022 because...