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  • S Tx families sue state agency over denial of birth certificates

    08/01/2015 12:29:36 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 43 replies
    KSAT tv website ^ | 31 July 2015 | Pilar Arias
    ''SAN ANTONIO - A group of South Texas parents say they are being denied their children's birth certificates. The allegation from 17 families has resulted in a lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services filed by the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide and the South Texas Civil Rights Project. TRLA is representing 19 adults from Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr counties while the TCRP is representing the 23 children, according to court documents. "It is absolutely illegal. The federal government Constitution says anyone born within the U.S is entitled to privileges and immunities of U.S citizenship," TCRP senior attorney...
  • Abortion Procedures: Unveiling the Choice

    08/01/2015 12:20:52 AM PDT · by Morgana
    Oregon Right To Life/Youtube ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Oregon Right To Life
    Abortion Procedures: Unveiling the Choice In this video, we demonstrate some of the most common abortion procedures being used today. America needs to know what "choice" actually means. If you would not to choose to die by one of these methods, what makes it acceptable for another human being?
  • Ebola vaccine shows 100% effectiveness

    07/31/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by djf · 20 replies
    djf
    Nightly news has just had a blurb about an experimental ebola vaccine being tested in Guinea. About 4000 participants received the vaccine, and after ten days, it was 100% effective against catching the disease. Just thought I'd post it!
  • Where can I find a list of the contents in vaccines?

    07/31/2015 11:12:35 AM PDT · by Politicalkiddo · 28 replies
    I am going off to college soon and it has been recommended by my school that I get meningitis vaccinations. I am seriously considering doing so, but I am wondering what exactly is going into these vaccines. Does anyone know where I can get an accurate description of the vaccines' contents? Thanks. :)
  • Hold the phone, Central! Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study

    07/31/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4:38 PM | BY Meredith Engel
    The scientists were right — your cell phone can give you cancer. There have long been whispers of a cancer connection from your cell — and a new study backs up the claims. "These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health," study author Igor Yakymenko said. Yakymenko’s meta-study — basically a study of hundreds of other studies — reveals many findings of previous researchers into how radiofrequency from your phone can damage DNA. That damage can add up over time and cause a variety of health problems, like cancer, headaches,...
  • Suntory Plans Space-Aged Whisky

    07/31/2015 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | By Jun Hongo
    Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space. The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging. According to a spokesman at the company, the samples, which will be carried in glass flasks, will include both a 21-year-old single malt and a beverage that...
  • Heart and Spirit of 8-Year-Old Double Hand Transplant Recipient Grabbing the Attention of Many

    07/31/2015 9:05:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A team of doctors at Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has successfully performed the world’s first double hand transplant on a child. The surgery itself is miraculous, but it’s the heart and spirit of the little recipient grabbing the attention of so many. A lack of hands didn’t hold 8-year-old Zion Harvey back from much. He loves playing guitar, foosball and even peek-a-boo with his little sister. Doctors were forced to amputate both his hands and feet at age 2 to save his life from a severe infection. He also endured a kidney transplant, with the organ donated...
  • Snail as Big as a Tennis Shoe Running Amok in Florida

    07/31/2015 8:43:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    news.discovery.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 09:30 AM ET | by Kerry Sheridan
    The giant African land snail is causing problems for Floridians. Wikimedia Commons/Sonel.SA ========================================================================================================================= Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe. Play Video 8 Animals That Can Regrow Their Body Parts While humans are working on robotic arms and new limb technology, some animals can regrow their limbs on their own. How do they do this? DCI In the four years since Giant African Snails were discovered in Miami, they have slowly but surely spread to new territory,...
  • Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief: No, It Will Not Suck Your Brain Out

    07/31/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.techtimes.com ^ | July 20, 7:51 AM | By Ted Ranosa
    A new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University and the Veterans Affairs Portland Medical Center suggests that a transcranial magnetic stimulation system typically used for depression treatment could also help alleviate the debilitating effects of a condition known as tinnitus. ===================================================================================================================== Tinnitus is a debilitating condition wherein an individual often hears a ringing or clicking sound even though there are no external sources of the sound present. It currently affects an estimated 45 million people, mostly veteran soldiers, living in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), and a proven cure for...
  • NEW Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Interview. Reveals Gruesome Details...

    07/31/2015 7:38:51 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 8 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Following the release of multiple undercover Planned Parenthood videos, I sat down with Abby Johnson, a former director of the organization. Now this isn’t just some cable news soundbite, this is a long-form interview where, if you listen to her, you can actually really learn something. In it she covers – The “up-sell”. Where PP employees were encouraged to try and tack on additional services to an already in-process abortion. Like used car salesman. – The actual percentage of annual PP funding that comes from abortions vs “women’s health care”. HINT: it’s mostly abortions. – The ultrasound that converted her...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • Oklahoma Woman Receives Nearly $200,000 Hospital Bill After Being Bitten by Snake

    07/30/2015 9:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 139 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 30, 2015 | Chellie Mills
    A metro woman was shocked when she received a $200,000 hospital bill after being bitten by a snake. Diane Nelson says she was wearing rubber gloves and working in her yard when she came across a Copperhead with a short temper. Diane had been pulling grass from around her bushes when she felt a sting. “When I pulled my glove off, I had two marks on my finger,” she said. It was a bite from a Copperhead snake. Within hours, Nelson’s entire arm was swollen and she was rushed to the ICU in need of anti-venom. “I was in ICU...
  • Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel

    07/30/2015 6:09:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Sensus Fidelium/Youtube ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | Sensus Fidelium
    Dr Bernard Nathanson ~ Inside the Abortion Cartel Former atheist and abortionist now Catholic pro life advocate, Dr Nathanson, on where we are in the war for human life. The Dr speaks of fetal tissue research (that is still going on today), amniocentesis, RU-485, and ways we can, & should, fight against this. This is taken from 2 talks of his found here http://www.keepthefaith.org/SearchRes... which has 3 total talks of his. Solid talks too. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Viewers react in horror to third undercover Planned Parenthood video

    07/30/2015 4:16:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Christina Martin
    As the undercover videos from the Center of Medical Progress have come out, I’ve heard some disheartening remarks about them online. One of the statements I’ve heard is the idea that these videos will only serve to galvanize the pro-life crowd and strengthen our beliefs. Some people, both pro-life and pro-choice, believe the videos won’t move people who already support abortion. This is completely false. As I shared in a previous article, people on all sides of this issue are being impacted by these videos. Here are some comments left under the third video from horrified viewers: Dane Trumbore 1...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood is “going to take actual guts.” Its latest scandal has plenty of those.

    07/30/2015 2:33:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Adam Peters
    Conservative commentator Dustin Siggins recently said that for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, “it’s going to take actual guts.” Well, the abortion chain’s latest scandal has plenty of those. It also features hearts, lungs, kidneys, and “as many intact livers as possible.” That came to light a few weeks ago when the Center for Medical Progress released a video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola is Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, and she’s shown having lunch with individuals she believed were from a fetal tissue procurement company. Over the course of the meeting, Nucatola says that Planned Parenthood affiliates...
  • Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

    07/30/2015 2:25:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Dylan Baddour,
    No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River-Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." ... She said this type of contamination can occur from backflow into pipes or...
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, “On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employer’s ability to assist employees with health insurance costs.” The ruling would fine the...
  • Call him Emmett

    07/30/2015 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    studentsforlife.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | students for life
    “..and another boy!” ~ Planned Parenthood medical assistant The little boy in the most recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos from the Center for Medical Progress has been referred to as “Eleven Six”, meaning that he was aborted at 11 weeks 6 days gestation. His tiny body parts are easily identifiable in the horrific videos as they are sorted in order to be sold. This baby deserves a name, deserves dignity that is rightly afforded him as a member of the human race – dignity that was ripped from him as he died at the hands Planned Parenthood. Dignity as they...
  • Thieves fry Kenya's power grid for fast food Vandals smash electrical transformers (Kenya)

    07/30/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    Thieves fry Kenya's power grid for fast food Vandals smash electrical transformers to steal viscous fluid that's later sold as cooking oil for roadside stalls. Nairobi, Kenya - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the pole where it had been fixed seven metres off the ground. The culprit is an unusual one: A vandal who is selling the toxic oil, drawn from the transformer, to chefs who use it for frying food...
  • ‘Another boy!’ Planned Parenthood staff sifts through aborted ‘baby parts’ in new tape

    07/30/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Newsroom
    CONTENT WARNING: This article contains screenshots below of Planned Parenthood staff pulling out body parts such as kidney and spinal structure from an 11-week human fetus. Planned Parenthood once again finds itself at the center of scandal as new undercover footage was released today by The Center for Medical Progress. The tapes, which are dated April 7, 2015, show staff from Planned Parenthood’s Rocky Mountains affiliate, located in Colorado, engaging in negotiations over human fetal body parts. The video opens with a negotiation between Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Dr. Savita Ginde and...
  • StemExpress Cells in the Development of Humanized Mice

    07/30/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 15 replies
    StemExpress ^ | 10 June 2015 | StemExpress
    The human body is a complex biological system. In order to fully understand this complex system, in vivo (live) analysis is often required. However, the study of human biology in vivo is severely limited due to ethical and technical constraints. In place of human models, humanized mice have been created to fill this role. These humanized mice have become important tools for the in vivo studies of human cells, tissues, and organs, without putting individuals at risk. Such humanized mouse models may be used to model the human immune system in scenarios of health and pathology. A successful means of...
  • Poll Commissioned by Planned Parenthood Says Planned Parenthood Is Popular

    07/29/2015 6:15:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. Here's the question that voters were asked: Some Republicans in Congress say that because of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, there should be an immediate vote to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, including for services Planned Parenthood provides, such as cancer screenings and family planning. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with the Republicans...
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies Did Abortion on Raped Teen, Returned Her to Rapist

    07/29/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 29, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. This is the same Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught on an undercover video earlier this week dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Wednesday with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on behalf of Colorado Family Action against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. According to...
  • Nursing Home Placement for Mother with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease to take place within 7 - 10 days

    07/29/2015 3:04:22 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 19 replies
    July 29, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, I was informed by the nursing home that it is in the process of moving 2 current residents from Alzheimer's Unit to the general floor, and there will be an opening within the next 7 - 10 days. Started the process for nursing home placement for my mother with now advanced Alzheimer's Disease in December 2014. Anticipated August 7, 2015 admission date.
  • 11 Komen for the Cure Affiliates Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations

    07/29/2015 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    As the scandal over Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of unborn babies escalates, pro-life advocates are increasingly turning their focus onto companies and organizations that fund the abortion giant. Years ago, the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure, after several years of protests and opposition from pro-life groups, finally announced that it would no longer fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood, in turn, used its supporters in Hollywood and the mainstream media to so thoroughly castigate and trash Komen that it was bullied into resuming funding. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Now,...
  • OB-GYN on Planned Parenthood Videos: As They Violate Medical Ethics, We Can Overcome Evil with Good

    07/29/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Brent Boles
    Recent weeks have seen the revelation of deeply disturbing practices at Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest corporate abortion provider. As a practicing OB-GYN in Tennessee, these videos horrify me too — especially the latest one released yesterday. Yet I am not shocked. Women have shared with me how Planned Parenthood violated them, and the pain of losing their babies. For years now, I have volunteered to advance the pro-life cause – because anything else would contradict my Christian faith and the medical ethics I swear to uphold. Groups such as Live Action, Americans United for Life and Bound4LIFE have documented...
  • Recommendation for Travel health Insurance for 3 weeks in Canada

    07/29/2015 10:55:19 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 18 replies
    7-29-2015 | TNoldman
    My Wife and I will be Traveling via RV to Montreal and Quebec for about 3 weeks. We both have Medicare/Gap coverage in the USA and live in Indiana. We are looking for recommendations for short term medical coverage. We have looked at SafeVisit for Canadian Visitor Insurance at a cost of $250.to cover both of us for $10000. (each) for 23 days. Comments and recommendations are welcome.
  • JFK had a good idea

    07/29/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by knarf · 14 replies
    I remember this and maybe it should be resurrected
  • Former Bodybuilder Who Blamed Quest to Bulk up for Liver Cancer Dies

    07/29/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Dean Wharmby, of Rochdale, England, was a former bodybuilder and personal trainer who worked hard to gain the ideal physique. In November, he was told he had just weeks to live after a liver cancer diagnosis in 2010. He blamed his fitness fanaticism for the diagnosis, and died on Sunday. According to news.com.au, Wharmby, 39, consumed 10,000 calories and seven to eight energy drinks per day. He also admitted to taking steroids at the beginning of his career, and ate high-calorie junk food in his body-building days. After a large tumor was found on his liver in 2010, he changed...
  • Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies

    07/29/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Geary
    If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further. The first alarming question is whether Planned Parenthood illegally sells aborted fetuses’ organs and tissue. This is what Planned Parenthood and its defenders have repeatedly focused on, insisting that they are compliant with all laws. But it is what precedes that “fetal tissue donation” that needs attention. Specifically, does Planned Parenthood regularly flout the federal ban on partial-birth abortion using loopholes? How do they get...
  • Health chief defends Planned Parenthood amid calls to defund

    07/28/2015 10:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama’s top healthcare official defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood at a hearing on Tuesday as Republicans zeroed in on cutting off its money. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell focused her comments on how the federal funding for Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and other services for women. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings,” Burwell told the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “We do not fund abortion,” she added, though Burwell noted there are some...
  • Planned Parenthood Asks Supporters to Thank Staff for Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    There are four Planned Parenthood doctors who have been caught on camera facilitating the sale of body parts from aborted babies and future videos are expected to show additional top abortion business officials doing the same thing. One might expect the abortion giant would consider firing these top Planned Parenthood officials, reprimand them in some way or take some other administrative action against them. Instead Planned Parenthood is launching a Thank You campaign. That’s right, the abortion company is asking its supporters to send its staff thank you cards telling them how much they appreciate everything they do. There’s no...
  • Toxin in Lake Erie puts Toledo drinking water on 'watch'

    07/28/2015 2:04:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The city of Toledo has put its water quality on "watch" status because of the toxins that shut down Toledo's public drinking-water system for three days a year ago. The water is safe to drink, city officials said. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson said the water was put on watch because microcystin had been detected in the intake crib about three miles out in Lake Erie. The toxin was not detected in tap water, she said. "Our water treatment process is effectively removing the microcystin," according to the city's online water-quality dashboard. "We have an advanced warning system...
  • Planned Parenthood lies to women about fetal development while harvesting fetal body parts

    07/28/2015 12:54:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Cassy Fiano
    The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress delves further into Planned Parenthood’s grisly business of selling the body parts of aborted babies. This video was actually shot inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, which will of course make it even harder for Cecile Richards and the abortion lobby to spin this as being fake or “deceptively edited.” The Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Savita Ginde, can be seen dissecting a baby aborted in the first trimester while discussing receiving payment for each organ. Aside from the obvious exploitation of innocent lives...
  • Black Lives Don’t Matter: Planned Parenthood’s Dirty Little Secret

    07/28/2015 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 27, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Two reports in the past five years show that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are placed at inordinately high levels in black and Latino neighborhoods, leading African-American pro-life campaigners to conclude that the abortion giant is deliberately targeting dark-skinned babies. Given Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s general promotion of eugenics, along with the “The Negro Project” that she created to target African-Americans, and her appearance before at least one meeting of the KKK, pro-lifers also conclude an element of racism resides in the DNA of the abortion giant. In 2012 Protecting Black Life, connected to the Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute, looked...
  • Proposed state laws could reduce Planned Parenthood funding by $7.5 million

    07/28/2015 12:24:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 27, 2015 | life dynamics
    A lawmaker in Wisconsin has introduced two bills that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in the state. Rep. Andre Jacque is co-sponsoring legislation that will require family planning clinics, most notably Planned Parenthood, to bill Medicaid at the actual acquisition cost when they acquire drugs at the heavily discounted rates available through the Medicaid 340B program. Jacque contends that providers like Planned Parenthood, which gets over half a billion in taxpayer monies annually, are inflating rates, sometimes “eight times” the actual cost. The bill would limit providers to a “reasonable” dispensing fee, which Jacque...
  • French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth (Update)

    07/28/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" Tuesday. "A large adult tooth—we can't say if it was from a male or female—was found during excavations of soil we know to be between 550,000 and 580,000 years old, because we used different dating methods," paleoanthropologist Amelie Viallet told AFP. "This is a major discovery because we have very few human fossils from this period in Europe," she said. The tooth was found in the Arago cave near the village of Tautavel, one...
  • Safari tourist suspected in killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

    07/28/2015 11:31:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 july 15 | Don Melvin, Khushbu Shah and Elaine Ly
    Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.
  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

    07/28/2015 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    livescience.com ^ | July 27, 2015 07:07am ET | Owen Jarus
    The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed together in the house...before it burnt down. Anthropologists who studied the remains say a "prehistoric disaster," possibly an epidemic of some sort, killed these people. The site, whose modern-day name is "Hamin Mangha," dates back to a time before writing was used in the area, when people lived in relatively small settlements, growing crops and hunting for food. The village contains the remains of pottery, grinding instruments, arrows and spearheads, providing information on their way of life ... An anthropological team at Jilin University in China is studying the...
  • How Hiking Leads to Happiness

    07/27/2015 8:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | 7/28 | Jillian Rose Lim
    Whether it's hiking in the woods or camping under the stars, we've all experienced how time in the outdoors can clear your mind like no medication or even gym workout ever could. Recent research is now adding scientific weight to what nature writers like John Muir have known for centuries: According to a new study from Stanford University, walking in a natural environment for just 90 minutes can ward off negative thought cycles and reduce your risk for developing mental illness. The study builds on a solid body of research in psychology that suggests natural environments have a restorative, relaxing...
  • Family of Doctor Who Treated Lincoln Assassin Visit Prison

    07/27/2015 8:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    About 80 descendants of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd marked Friday's 150th anniversary of Mudd's July 24, 1865, arrival at an isolated Gulf of Mexico fort where he was imprisoned after splinting the broken leg of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Wearing "Free Dr. Mudd'' T-shirts, the group toured Fort Jefferson, a former Union military prison on an island 68 miles west of Key West in remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Most visited the cell where Mudd spent four years after being convicted as a co-conspirator in Lincoln's assassination. Great-grandson Tom Mudd, who spearheaded the pilgrimage, believes the doctor was unaware of...
  • Man Attempts Selfie with Rattlesnake

    07/27/2015 1:53:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | Chris Matyszczyk |
    Recently, though, a San Diego man thought it might be an idea to take a selfie with a rattlesnake. Some might think this has all the sense of taking a boa constrictor clubbing. However, as KGTV in San Diego reported, Todd Fassler picked a rattlesnake out of the brush and thought he might memorialize the event. The snake had other ideas and bit him.....His medical expenses could be described as expensive. KGTV’s Dan Haggerty tweeted Fassler’s bill — for $153,161.25. Of this, more than $83,000 was for “pharmacy.” His case reportedly depleted the antivenom supplies at two local hospitals.
  • State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

    07/27/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 26, 2015 7:56 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. It has spent about $139 million and enrolled 8,200 customers for individual coverage in 2015. Unable to sustain itself, the state marketplace is turning over sign-ups to the federal HealthCare.gov for 2016. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets. Experts estimate...
  • Pot pastor refuses to tear down Church of the Holy Smoke tents in White Rock, B.C.

    07/27/2015 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBC ^ | Jul 27, 201
    Robin Douglas says up to 10 people attend his cannabis-centred servicesThe self-proclaimed pastor of the Church of the Holy Smoke in White Rock, B.C., is refusing to tear down the tents where he conducts cannabis-centred services. The City of White Rock ordered the tents, erected in the backyard of a beachfront property in the city, to be removed citing bylaw contraventions, but Robin Douglas says that's just a smokescreen. "The only thing that the city is getting mad about is that we're a religious organization that uses cannabis as a sacrament and they want us gone," he told CBC News....
  • Bike rider with branch impaled in neck drives himself to the hospital

    07/26/2015 12:29:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was riding his bike on rough trails when he took a fall. As he got up and evaluated his condition, he quickly realized something was very wrong. Sticking out of the let side of his neck was a small tree limb. Still thinking clearly, the rider left the wood in his neck, went back to his car, and drove himself 20 miles to the nearest hospital. ... Deriy praised the rider for his calm actions. "If you have something like that happen, it’s a good idea not to touch,” he explained. The doctor stressed it...
  • Looking Away From Abortion

    07/26/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber baby dolls, until the realization comes that the street is littered with the tiny, naked, all-too-human bodies of aborted fetuses. Later, the local hospital director speaks to Selzer, trying to impose order on the grisly scene. It was an accident, of course: The tiny corpses...
  • Reclassification a possible cause of rise in Autism

    07/26/2015 7:05:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    thestandarddaily.com ^ | Jul 26, 2015 | Sean Waters
    Researchers at the Penn State University analyzed the data of enrollment of children in special education of 11 years and found out that the number has tripled which were 93,624 in 2000 to 419,647 in 2010. The researchers obtained the information data from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. An average of 6.2 million children was enrolled in special education classes between 2000 and 2010, with a 331 percent increase in the prevalence of autism during the decade. The study was published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study revealed that such high increase may be...
  • New Saliva Test May Catch Alzheimer’s Disease Early

    07/24/2015 10:37:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 24, 2015
    A test detecting Alzheimer’s disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows. The saliva test was presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington this week. Though research is still in its infancy, the saliva test represents the exciting future of diagnostic tools in development for the detection of the neurodegenerative disease. While doctors are currently able to see the difference between a healthy brain and one affected by Alzheimer’s, the study emphasizes the importance of detecting Alzheimer’s-like changes early. “As the field has continue
  • Planned Parenthood Makes as Much as $23 Million Annually From Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/24/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Matthew Clark
    In addition to murdering thousands of babies, we now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts. Two videos have been released of senior Planned Parenthood abortion executives explaining in lurid detail, while chomping on salad and wine, how Planned Parenthood abortionists “crush” babies, using a “less crunchy” method of abortion, to harvest their organs. Then they sell them. It’s despicable. Yet, in response to the natural backlash of the American people, Planned Parenthood – the largest abortion business in America – has happily admitted it conducts this gruesome, inhuman practice. It claims it’s following “the...