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  • Better Business Bureau Issues Corrections On Trump University Stories

    03/09/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    The Better Business Bureau responded to a slew of what it deemed misinformation Tuesday, clarifying that Trump University only received an A+ rating from the group after complaints dropped as the business drew down operations. The BBB said in a statement that it did not provide any documents or comment to Fox News moderators for Thursday night’s debate. In the debate Megyn Kelly challenged Donald Trump on his previous claims that Trump University, a program which offered courses on real estate and investing, had an A rating with the BBB. Kelly said records showed Trump University had a D- ranking...
  • D is for Democrat

    08/13/2015 5:29:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawai'i ^ | Oct. 27 , 2010 | Sword and Sheild
    It occurred to me that the letter > D < stands for many things , other than Democrat I decided to make a list ! What else does ‘ D’ stand for ?
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    05/24/2011 11:10:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Michael W. Chapman
    In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences. Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118.
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    05/24/2011 10:43:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences. Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118. Gore, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Low vitamin D in kids may play a role in anemia

    05/01/2011 6:08:29 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | May 1, 2011 | Unknown
    News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo.Pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere have discovered a link between low levels of vitamin D and anemia in children. The findings, presented on May 1 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver, Colo., show that vitamin D deficiency may play an important role in anemia. Anemia, which occurs when the body has too few oxygen-carrying red blood cells, is diagnosed and tracked by measuring hemoglobin levels. Symptoms of mild anemia include fatigue, lightheadedness and low energy. Severe...
  • D.C. Republicans targeted by apparent shooter

    03/16/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/16/11 | Mike DeBonis
    District Republicans often feel like they’re metaphorically under fire in a city that’s 70 percent Democratic. But what happened last night appears to be unprecedented. Paul Craney, executive director of the D.C. Republican Committee, says that a shooter took out the windows at the GOP’s storefront office, near 13th and K streets NW, with a small-caliber projectile, possibly from an air gun. Craney said he got a call from an alarm company early Wednesday morning but didn’t pick up the call. And when he showed up to work this morning the alarm was on. But he didn’t notice the fenestration...
  • Study shows vitamin D deficiencies may impact onset of autoimmune lung disease

    01/04/2011 6:27:35 AM PST · by decimon · 75 replies
    CINCINNATI—A new study shows that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to the development and severity of certain autoimmune lung diseases. These findings are being reported in the Jan. 4 edition of the journal Chest. Brent Kinder, MD, UC Health pulmonologist, director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Center at the University of Cincinnati and lead investigator on the study, says vitamin D deficiencies have been found to affect the development of other autoimmune diseases, like lupus and type 1 diabetes. "We wanted to see if lack of sufficient vitamin D would also be seen in patients who are diagnosed with...
  • Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan [ “Change That Matters.” ........]

    09/15/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies
    Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan By: James Hohmann September 15, 2010 03:27 PM EDT Eager to bridge a daunting enthusiasm gap, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine recited a list of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments Wednesday to an auditorium packed with George Washington University College Democrats. It came as he unveiled a new web site, a new logo and a new slogan for his party: “Change That Matters.” As he went down a longer list, Kaine spoke passionately of how Democrats delivered an economic stimulus (he would only call it “the Recovery Act”) and “the Affordable Care Act”...
  • Vitamin D crucial to activating immune defenses

    03/07/2010 11:08:49 AM PST · by decimon · 33 replies · 217+ views
    University of Copenhagen ^ | Mar 7, 2010 | Unknown
    Vitamin D Crucial To Activating Immune DefensesScientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells - will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body. For T cells to detect and kill foreign pathogens such as clumps of bacteria or viruses, the cells must first be 'triggered' into action and 'transform' from inactive and harmless immune cells into killer cells that are primed to seek out and...
  • High levels of vitamin D in older people can reduce heart disease and diabetes

    02/16/2010 7:58:11 AM PST · by decimon · 24 replies · 888+ views
    University of Warwick ^ | Feb 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Middle aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43%, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. A team of researchers at Warwick Medical School carried out a systematic literature review of studies examining vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders. Cardiometabolic disorders include cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods and is also produced when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Fish such as salmon, tuna...
  • Mayo Clinic and collaborators find vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients

    12/05/2009 2:16:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 941+ views
    Mayo Clinic ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Unknown
    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D (http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2008-mchi/4904.html) in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (http://www.mayoclinic.org/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/)was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (http://www.hematology.org/) in New Orleans. "These are some of the strongest findings yet between vitamin D and cancer outcome," says the study's lead investigator, Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D., (http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/13726218.html) an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "While these findings are very provocative, they are preliminary and need to be validated in other studies....
  • Medicare Part D 'Reforms' Will Harm Seniors

    12/03/2009 7:14:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 612+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/3/09 | TOM SCULLY
    An ObamaCare change will cost taxpayers a bundle and lead to poorer drug coverage. There is a little-noticed provision buried deep in both the House and Senate health-care reform bills that is intended to save billions of dollars—but instead will hurt millions of seniors, impose new costs on taxpayers, and charge employers millions in new taxes. As part of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, Congress created a new drug benefit—called Medicare Part D—for retirees at a cost of about $1,900 per recipient per year. Many private employers already provided drug coverage for their retirees, and the administration and Congress...
  • Vitamin D Tied to Hypertension, Hyperglycemia (Low Vitamin D causes high blood pressue & diabetes)

    04/30/2009 11:10:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 3,313+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 15 April 2009 | MITCHEL L. ZOLER
    Vitamin D Tied to Hypertension, Hyperglycemia: Teens with the lowest vitamin D levels had low HDL, metabolic syndrome, and high triglicerides. Low serum levels of vitamin D were linked to increased blood pressure, hyperglycemia, and obesity in an analysis of more than 3,500 American teenagers, a link previously seen in adults. “Vitamin D plays a useful role in general human health. We are just now beginning to understand the role that vitamin D may play in cardiovascular health,” said Dr. Jared P. Reis, who presented a poster on the associations of vitamin D levels and cardiovascular risk factors at a...
  • Sun, Vitamin D, cancer, and the vindication of commonsense

    03/25/2009 8:22:14 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 21 replies · 1,496+ views
    The Cinch Review ^ | 03/24/2009 | Sean Curnyn
    It used to be that mothers would tell their children, "Go out and play in the sunshine, it's good for you." In more recent years, saying something like that too loudly might have gotten a poor mom arrested and her children taken away from her. "The sun, good for you? Are you crazy? Are you trying to kill your kids with skin cancer?" At least, make sure the urchins are slathered all over in 45 SPF sunscreen, and preferably wearing hats and long sleeves. You might call this the Gospel of St. John the Dermatologist, and it has now been...
  • Vitamin D Pills May Prevent Fractures in Older Adults

    04/01/2009 8:32:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,006+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 27, 2009 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Vitamin D supplements may help prevent fractures in people over 65, provided they take enough of the right kind. A new review of clinical trials appears to show a strong dose-dependent effect for vitamin D in lowering the risk for nonvertebral fractures in the elderly. --snip-- The type of vitamin D made a difference. The effect of vitamin D3 was significant, with a 23 percent risk reduction, but there was no significant reduction with vitamin D2. The authors suggest that D3 is more effective in maintaining blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the active form that the supplement takes in the...
  • 'Trained By Extremists': Brits Back In The UK

    03/23/2009 8:38:01 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 332+ views
    sky ^ | 3/24/09 | alex craward
    Pakistan has monitored more than 20 Britons believed to have spent time with radical militant groups and then returned to the UK, Sky News has learned.
  • Half of Black Teens May Be Vitamin D Deficient

    03/11/2009 12:30:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,119+ views
    medicinenet.com via ScoutNews ^ | March 4, 2009 | Steven Reinberg
    WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens today, especially black teens, aren't getting enough of vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin that is essential for cells to function, say researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, immune system problems and inflammatory diseases. "There is evidence that the levels of vitamin D we have been using in the past may have been too low," said lead researcher Dr. Sandy Saintonge, a fellow in general preventive medicine at Weill Cornell. Vitamin D is measured...
  • Vitamin D Can Help People Live Longer Says Study

    06/23/2008 8:23:53 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 817+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-24-2008 | Graham Tibbetts
    Vitamin D can help people live longer says study By Graham Tibbetts Last Updated: 1:34AM BST 24/06/2008 People with normal levels of vitamin D in their body are more likely to live longer than those with a deficiency, researchers have discovered. People with normal levels of vitamin D in their body are more likely to live longer than those with a deficiency, researchers have discovered. The vitamin, produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, helps the body absorb calcium and is considered important for bone health. A team in Austria has found that it can also have an impact...
  • The vitamin D miracle: Is it for real?

    03/09/2008 6:15:58 AM PDT · by decimon · 63 replies · 1,828+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | March 8, 2008 | MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
    The claims have been sensational. Martin Mittelstaedt checks up on the research behind the hypeIn the summer of 1974, brothers Frank and Cedric Garland had a heretical brainwave. The young epidemiologists were watching a presentation on death rates from cancer county by county across the United States. As they sat in a lecture hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore looking at the colour-coded cancer maps, they noticed a striking pattern, with the map for colon cancer the most pronounced. Counties with high death rates were red; those with low rates were blue. Oddly, the nation was almost neatly divided...
  • A Ray Of Sunshine In The Fight Against Cancer: Vitamin D May Help

    02/12/2008 2:54:06 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 191+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-13-2008 | Dalhousie University
    A Ray Of Sunshine In The Fight Against Cancer: Vitamin D May HelpDalhousie's Dr. Lousie Parker holds a vitamin D pill. (Credit: Danny Abriel.) ScienceDaily (Feb. 13, 2008) — It sounds too good to be true … a little inexpensive pill that could block the development of some cancers, strengthen bones, prevent multiple sclerosis and alleviate winter depression. But it’s not science fiction. The “new aspirin” could be Vitamin D. Just as we discovered that aspirin can guard against heart disease, Vitamin D could become a useful weapon in the fight against MS, osteoporosis, mild depression and one of the...