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  • We Tried It: The $650 '(baby foreskin) Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By

    05/19/2018 9:54:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 89 replies
    What It Is: The “Hollywood EGF Facial”, otherwise known as the “Penis Facial” thanks to stars like Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, who both swear by it for radiant, glowy skin Who Tried It: Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor Why We Tried It: Let me ask you this: Would you pass up the chance to have skin that looks as smooth as Blanchett or Bullock’s? (We didn’t think so.) Level of Difficulty: 2, if you factor in very mild pain and upkeep It all started back in March, when Blanchett opened up about her skincare secret: a special facial at...
  • Boy regains consciousness after doctors declare him ‘brain dead,’ prepare to remove his organs

    05/10/2018 8:53:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alabama child who suffered multiple skull fractures in an auto accident and was declared “brain dead” by doctors, regained consciousness only one day before the physicians planned to remove his organs, according to a report by Fox News in Mobile, Alabama.  The boy, 13-year-old Trenton McKinley, was being pulled in a small utility trailer by a child’s dune buggy driven by his friend, who applied the brakes suddenly and caused the trailer to flip over and to land on top of McKinley’s head, fracturing his skull. McKinley “died” several times while doctors treated him,...
  • Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides Elected Metropolitan of Chicago

    02/11/2018 9:03:37 PM PST · by lightman · 4 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ^ | 7 February A.D. 2018 | Stavros Papagermanos/
    NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago. Immediately following the election, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America stated: “I express my wholehearted congratulations on the election of Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago, wishing the abundant blessing of God on the sacred ministry the Church has entrusted him with. The newly-elected Metropolitan has served as Deacon, Priest and Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations for a number of years, and I am certain that he...
  • The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

    02/10/2018 6:39:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | February 5, 2018 | Gary Potter
    Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have some things to say, God willing, about the encyclical’s content. What I’m talking about here is some of the aftermath of the document’s promulgation.Only some. I’m going for a broad picture and in as few words as possible. I shall not deal, for instance, with the epic fight of Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle to preserve doctrinal orthodoxy at the Catholic University...
  • New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors

    02/03/2018 8:45:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Guillame Souvant
    A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France...trending on Twitter. Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg. He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was...
  • French warned about pitfalls of seeking to end their lives in Belgium

    01/20/2018 9:50:18 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | Sep 2017 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Belgian doctors fear the number of French people heading over the border to seek help to end their lives could shoot up and are warning that the road to the end is paved with problems. With the number of French people considering euthanasia as a viable way to end their daily suffering on the rise, the burden is largely falling on neighbouring Belgium. While active euthanasia, by which a person deliberately causes the patient's death, remains illegal in France, the procedure became legal in Belgium 15 years ago. What's the law in France? During Francois Hollande's leadership in March 2015,...
  • Macron Warns and Woos Faith Leaders On Bioethics Reforms

    01/20/2018 9:38:56 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Tom Heneghan
    “This French secularism, which sometimes surprises our neighbours, is a powerful cement in a country torn by so many wars of religion." - Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron has hinted at controversial changes in France’s bioethics law this year at the same time as he invited the country’s religious leaders to participate fully in the public debate about reforms the Catholic Church opposes. Addressing senior clergy at a New Year’s reception, the president said his role was to ensure both that France debated the bioethics reforms seriously and that it adapted its laws responsibly to changes in technology and society....
  • Spotlight on procreation rights as France begins sweeping bioethics debate

    01/20/2018 9:30:05 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Solange Mougin
    France on Wednesday kicked off a marathon round of talks designed to inform the country’s legislation on bioethics, with the government hoping to avoid a repeat of the poisonous debate that hijacked the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The six-month consultation, involving scientists, medical practitioners and legal experts from across France, will lead to a revised bioethics law, slated for later this year. It will touch on a broad range of subjects, from legalizing euthanasia to the development of artificial intelligence. Some of the topics up for discussion represent a political minefield in France, and President Emmanuel Macron will be keen...
  • Scientists are implanting tiny HUMAN brains into rats

    11/08/2017 8:00:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 8th November 2017, 3:26 pm | By Margi Murphy
    Stanford University bioethicist says as the lab rats become more human-like they may one day be 'entitled to some kind of respect' TINY human brains injected into rats have sparked a major ethical debate among scientists worried it may give the rodents some type of human consciousness. Esteemed science ethicists claim the experiments might reach a point where the test lab rats will be "entitled to some kind of respect". Advances in science have allowed experts to connect tiny human brains with that of a rat. To do this, they created clumps of cells that behave similarly to human brains...
  • Patricia Heaton blasts CBS over report about Iceland's Down syndrome abortion rates

    08/15/2017 11:41:58 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2017 | staff
    Patricia Heaton is outraged by a recent CBS report about Iceland. CBS reported Sunday that the majority of expecting mothers in the country or “close to 100 percent” who received a positive test for Down syndrome “terminated their pregnancy.” *snip* "Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference," she [Heaton] wrote.
  • Patricia Heaton blasts CBS over report about Iceland's Down syndrome abortion rates

    08/15/2017 10:28:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/15/17 | foxnews
    CBS reported Sunday that the majority of expecting mothers in the country or “close to 100 percent” who received a positive test for Down syndrome “terminated their pregnancy.” The network tweeted on Sunday, "Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion. #CBSNOA learns more, tonight at 10pm ET/PT." The 59-year-old actress took to Twitter with a heated reply, taking aim at the wording of the CBS tweet and Iceland in the process. "Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference," she wrote.
  • Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing [TR]

    08/15/2017 7:34:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2017 | JULIAN QUINONES, ARIJETA LAJKA
    With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women -- close to 100 percent -- who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy. While the tests are optional, the government states that all expectant mothers must be informed about availability of screening tests, which reveal the likelihood of a child being...
  • 'Dying together was their deepest wish': Couple Dies...double euthanasia

    08/14/2017 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 49 replies
    Telegraph GB ^ | 08.14.17 | Mark Molloy
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/14/dying-together-deepest-wish-couple-91-die-rare-double-euthanasia/ An elderly couple died holding hands surrounded by loved ones in a rare double euthanasia....“ ...“The geriatrician determined that our mother was still mentally competent. However, if our father were to die, she could become completely disoriented, ending up in a nursing home.
  • Evolutionary Biologist Now Wants Doctors to Kill Suicidal Depressed People

    08/09/2017 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 55 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 9, 2017 | Michael Egnor
    Evolutionary Biologist Now Wants Doctors to Kill Suicidal Depressed People Michael Egnor August 9, 2017, 10:48 AM Darwinist Jerry Coyne, who has recently advocated the medical killing of handicapped babies so they won’t “suffer,” has added another class of people to his kill list: people who are depressed. In response to a doctor’s suggestion in an article that a patient who was not physically suffering but who was depressed should be offered euthanasia, Coyne writes: My answer, as was that of another expert discussed in the piece, is “yes”, but I’d offer them antidepressants first… Goodness gracious. Coyne is now...
  • First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. (The most dangerous machine on Earth)

    07/27/2017 4:25:30 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    MIT Tech Review ^ | 7-26-2017 | Steve Connor
    The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results. Until now, American scientists have watched with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos...
  • Charlie Gard's Parents Give Up – and You're Next

    07/26/2017 9:18:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26,2017 | By Daren Jonescu
    the hospital and the British Parliament will make suitably grave remarks about how tragic it is to lose "this beautiful baby" (whom they killed), and how much their hearts go out to "his loving parents" (whom they stripped of their rights, their dignity, and their baby). But the public outcry will die down; Charlie's death will, given the time-distorting elasticity of memory, begin to look like a vindication (rather than condemnation) of the government's decision; and the real issues at the heart of this case – progressivism's crushing of the private family and socialized medicine's absolute rejection of the natural...
  • DC allows doctors to prescribe life-ending medications

    07/18/2017 7:51:40 AM PDT · by plain talk · 16 replies
    Wtop.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Mike Murillo
    Doctors and pharmacies in the nation’s capital are now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients. The Death with Dignity Act of 2016 became law with the signature of Mayor Muriel Bowser in December of 2016. Now the Bowser administration has announced the implementation of the law in the District. The city said the law allows terminally ill D.C. residents over the age of 18 to legally obtain a physician’s prescription for medications to end their lives in a humane and peaceful manner.
  • Oregon Senate Votes To Allow Dementia Patients To Be Starved To Death

    06/17/2017 12:18:06 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 151 replies
    Technocracy.News ^ | June 16, 2017 | CLAIRE CHRETIEN
    A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8. SB494 would remove safeguards in Oregon law that protect the right of patients to receive food and water as part of basic treatment. It would give healthcare representatives power to potentially coerce doctors into starving patients against their will.
  • Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

    09/28/2016 7:26:00 AM PDT · by plain talk · 42 replies
    New Science ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Jessica Hamzelou
    It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.” The controversial technique, which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, has only been legally approved in the UK. But the birth of the child, whose Jordanian parents were treated by a US-based team in Mexico, should fast-forward progress around the world, say embryologists.
  • Abort, Euthanize, or Get Out of Medicine

    09/26/2016 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    Abort, Euthanize, or Get Out of Medicine Bioethics discourse aims to change the practice of medicine and the thrust of public policy — usually not for the better. As I have been noting, the field is increasingly targeting the right of doctors to refuse to perform an abortion, euthanize patients, and perform other procedures or issue prescriptions that violate their religious beliefs.A bit ago, I discussed a “consensus statement” on this issue in Practical Ethics, published by Oxford. Now, two internationally influential bioethicists — Jualian Savulescu and Udo Schuklenk — join forces to advocate that society legally coerce doctors to kill. First, they deconstruct medical...