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  • Vanity:Kamikaze Co-pilot "Tomato Andy"Urban Dictionary makes things clear

    03/28/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 39 replies
    Could understand the Tomato Andy thing assumed it was because a Tomato is actually a fruit and most don't know that. Just went to the urban Dictionary and found this. Looks like he was pissed at the world and a female locked in a guys body.....here comes the bullying narrative and it was everyone else fault not his http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tomato
  • Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

    03/28/2015 6:47:58 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 61 replies
    AppleInsider (via Rush Limbaugh) ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015, 06:49 am PT (09:49 am ET) | By Neil Hughes
    Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits. The details were revealed in a newly published Apple patent application, discovered on Thursday by AppleInsider. Entitled "Notifications with Input-Based Completion," the filing describes prompts on an iPhone that would actively block access to using the device until certain data is entered. The most prominent examples given by Apple in the filing are health-related. For example, screenshots show the user being prompted to check their weight...
  • The Fitness Guru of the Trucking Industry

    03/28/2015 12:52:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | MACKENZIE LOBBY HAVEY
    With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U.S. One man is trying to change that.In the winter, Siphiwe Baleka gets some strange looks as he bikes to work over the icy, snow-laden streets of Springfield, Missouri. He fishtails around corners and does his best to avoid cars—twice he’s been hit, and both times he’s walked away. At the headquarters of Prime Inc., a long-haul trucking operation with thousands of big rigs across the country, Baleka is an oddity rolling into work on his human-powered machine. “People...
  • Woman Killed by Family Wakes up in Grave

    03/27/2015 11:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015
    She told police her brother and uncle strangled her but later she dropped the caseAn Egyptian woman who was believed to have been killed by her brother and uncle woke up in the grave and went straight to the police. Once her brother and uncle were arrested, she went to the prosecutor and dropped the case, saying she tried to commit a suicide. Police arrested the two men after witnesses said they saw them taking the 30-year-old woman to the nearby cemetery in Minya town, nearly 250 km south of the capital Cairo. “At first she said they strangled her...
  • Bizarre Sleeping Disease Plagues Small Village in Kazakhstan

    03/27/2015 2:58:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    News Everyday ^ | 25 Mar '15 | Ashwin Subramania
    Over 120 residents in Kazakhstan's Kalachi village have been diagnosed with a strange sleeping sickness where people suddenly fall into a coma-like sleep without warning. The residents then don't wake up for days and when they do, experience severe medical symptoms, the likes of which include memory loss, dizziness, blinding headaches and nausea. The sleep inducing malady has so far affected over one fourth of the village population with many residents experiencing repeated attacks. The government of Kazakhstan combined with the help of scientists have been scrambling to find the reason behind the illness. While they are pursuing some strong...
  • CNN: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz declared unfit to work, officials say

    03/27/2015 12:14:59 PM PDT · by wtd · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/27/2015 19001 GMT | Michael Pearson, Laura Smith-Spark and Faith Karimi, CNN
    CNN: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz declared unfit to work, officials say "Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was hiding an illness from his employers and had been declared unfit to work by a doctor, according to German authorities investigating what could have prompted the seemingly competent and stable pilot to steer his jetliner into a French mountain. Investigators found a letter saying that Lubitz, 27, wasn't fit to do his job in the waste bin of his Dusseldorf, Germany, apartment, city prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said Friday. The note, Kumpa said, had been "slashed."
  • Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal

    03/27/2015 7:12:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | By Fred Barbash
    A major publisher of scholarly medical and science articles has retracted 43 papers because of “fabricated” peer reviews amid signs of a broader fake peer review racket affecting many more publications. The publisher is BioMed Central, based in the United Kingdom, which puts out 277 peer-reviewed journals. A partial list of the retracted articles suggests most of them were written by scholars at universities in China, including China Medical University, Sichuan University, Shandong University and Jiaotong University Medical School. But Jigisha Patel, associate editorial director for research integrity at BioMed Central, said it’s not “a China problem. We get a...
  • US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH

    03/26/2015 2:04:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/2015
    US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH Washington (AFP) - An American healthcare worker in treatment after becoming infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has improved and is now in serious condition, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.Yahoo News · 3 minutes ago
  • IN Governor Mike Pence declares HIV state of emergency in Scott County

    03/26/2015 10:49:42 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
    Canajun Yahoo ^ | 03.26.2015 | Steve Bittenbender
    Since December, Scott County has had 72 confirmed HIV cases and seven preliminary ones. Officials fear potentially up to 100 cases could be identified. In past years, Scott County reported less than five new HIV cases each year and had just 21 residents with HIV in 2014, according to state statistics.
  • Who determines Presidential 'incapacitation'.

    03/26/2015 9:38:00 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 48 replies
    3/26/2015 | Self
    Who determines a presidents competency or otherwise ‘incapacity’. Could congress instigate a special form of impeachment not meant to remove from office, but force him for a psychiatric evaluation and drug testing? Then a real impeachment is an option for removal? Wouldn’t that stick to his underwear and make him feel uncomfortable.
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:47:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2015 - 12:40 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protesters while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships’ failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renée Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen
    http://player.vimeo.com/video/117588730?color=cc0025 This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Is Obama a psychopath?

    03/25/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 4/16/2014 | Gina Loudon
    It is safe to say that most politicians these days could be diagnosed with a range of mental conditions, and many would likely be labeled sociopaths or psychopaths. The terms psychopath and sociopath are often used interchangeably, even by mental health professionals. The symptoms are somewhat consistent between the two: lack of conscience, no moral compass, manipulative, low range of emotions, interpersonally insensitive. The psychopath is deadly. He is well spoken, charismatic, fearless, controlling, socially potent, a habitual liar, calm to a disturbing degree in the face of chaos and cold hearted. He is a master at blaming others. David...
  • RPT: Michelle Obama’s Mandate Will Require Daycares to Weigh Children

    03/24/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23, 2015 2:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    A new report says that the federal government plans to keep track of how healthy children are by weighing and measuring them in daycare. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and check the height of roughly 3,000 children as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. According to a report by Free Beacon, the USDA published “a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform.” …
  • The Myth of High-Protein Diets

    03/24/2015 5:33:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 23, 2015 | Dean Ornish
    MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels. The predictable headlines followed: “Back to Eggs and Bacon?” But, alas, bacon and egg yolks are not health foods. Although people have been told for decades to eat less meat and fat, Americans actually consumed 67 percent more added fat, 39 percent...
  • Are Low-Salt Diets Necessary (or Healthy) for Most People?

    03/24/2015 4:45:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03.22.15
    As Americans have become more aware over the years of nutrition-related health issues, salt has emerged as a major villain in many people’s minds. So much so that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes reducing the U.S. population’s consumption of sodium as “a national priority.” The CDC warns that too much salt can raise people’s blood pressure, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke, among other evils. But some skeptics believe the threat posed by salt is overblown. Indeed, some say too broad a drive against salt poses its own health risks. Arguing in favor...
  • Could saccharin be used to treat aggressive cancers?

    03/24/2015 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Artificial sweeteners are typically used by people who want to enjoy the sweetness of sugar without the calories that come with it. However, new research suggests that a popular sugar substitute could be used to fight cancer as well as expanding waistlines.
  • San Jose Student Shows Off Potentially Life-Saving Invention At White House Science Fair

    03/23/2015 11:55:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 23, 2015
    President Barack Obama hosted a science fair at the White House on Monday. The president saw 35 projects from student teams from across the country who won various competitions, and one of those students is from the Bay Area. Ruchi Pandya is a senior at Lynbrook High in San Jose. Using tiny carbon nanofibers, Ruchi created a thumbnail-sized sensor that may one day save a lot of lives. “I can actually, with one drop of blood, tell you what a certain protein concentration in your bloodstream is. That’s an indicator for cardiac arrest,” Ruchi told KPIX 5 via Skype. Which...
  • "She who always smiles" (Happy Ending Photo Essay of Kitty)

    03/23/2015 11:26:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    IMGUR ^ | March 23, 2015 | Imactuallyabear0520
  • Photos Go Viral After Kentucky Police Officer Helps Woman Finish 10K Race

    03/23/2015 12:21:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KTLA ^ | MARCH 22, 2015
    A series of photographs have gone viral after the inspiring end of a 10K race Saturday in Kentucky. The photos do not depict the winner of the event, or even a medal ceremony. They show Asia Ford, determined not to give up, crossing the finish line — hand-in-hand with the two people who inspired her to continue: her son and an officer from the Louisville Metro Police Department. “When you see the photo, just know that you’re worth it and you can do anything that you can do anything that you put your mind to,” said Ford, who is now...
  • Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

    03/22/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by gundog · 75 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 17, 2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want hemp in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties. Compared to Oregon's marijuana legalization movement, the effort to launch an industrial hemp industry in Oregon has been an understated one propelled by a small but passionate group of advocates. When one of them, Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point,...
  • Horse Therapy Helps Local Kids With Special Needs

    03/22/2015 12:46:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WGEM ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Valeree Dunn
    The local chapter of Horses with Wings is helping area kids with special needs develop their skills while having some fun. The program is kicking off its third year here in the Tri-States, and local organizers received training with the Spirit Horse International Therapeutic Riding Center in Texas. Horses with Wings President Terri Houser says they learned that riding horses helps build neuropathways, helping kids with physical or mental disabilities do things they can't ordinarily do. She says kids who aren't able to walk have seen improvement through the horse therapy program and one boy was even able to overcome...
  • (Atlanta) Half of newly diagnosed HIV patients have AIDS, Grady testing finds

    03/21/2015 5:24:34 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 23 replies
    Wabe.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    Atlanta is ranked number one among US cities when it comes to the rate of new diagnoses of HIV. Experts say that's because routine HIV testing is not offered in the places where most people get their health care. By the time patients are diagnosed in Atlanta, almost one third have advanced to clinical AIDS. Since starting a routine testing program in 2013, Grady Hospital has diagnosed an average of two or three patients with HIV every single day.
  • To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul

    03/20/2015 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | MELISSA HEALY
    To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul New evidence of our unconscious prejudice against obese individuals comes in a study from UCLA psychologists. ( By MELISSA HEALY Below our level of awareness lies prejudice, and it doesn't smell good Obese people have been shown to prompt more disgust than such stigmatized groups as the homeless Has the "war on obesity" claimed casualties among the obese? Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new...
  • Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot (General Social Survey stuff)

    03/20/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 8:48 PM EDT | Emily Swanson
    Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They’re likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana. Those are among findings from the 2014 General Social Survey, which has been measuring trends in American opinion and behavior since 1972. …
  • 93.8% in San Francisco Metro Say They’re Not LGBT; Silicon Valley 4th from Last for LGBTs

    03/20/2015 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM
    93.8 percent of the adults polled in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area do not “personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” according to a Gallup survey that interviewed 374,325 adults nationwide from June through December of last year. […] The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan area—commonly known as Silicon Valley—ranked fourth from the bottom among the 50 largest metropolitan areas for its percentage of LGBTs. 96.8 percent in that metro area do not personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to the Gallup survey, and 3.2 percent do. …
  • Police, Doctors Warn Against New Synthetic Drug "Flakka"

    03/20/2015 1:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Law enforcement officials and medical personnel are warning people about the risks of a dangerous new synthetic drug that is growing in popularity in the streets of South Florida. Just last month, a man was caught on surveillance camera attempting to kick in the hurricane glass doors of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department headquarters. It was later determined that that man, 50-year-old James West, was high off of Flakka, a synthetic street drug mix with a base of bath salts that can result in paranoia, anxiety, psychosis and hallucinations. According to police, West was hallucinating and believed that 25 cars...
  • Popular weed killer deemed “probable carcinogen” by UN (glyphosate, e.g. “Roundup”)

    03/20/2015 11:40:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 2:25 PM EDT | Maria Cheng
    One of the world’s most popular weed killers—and the most widely used kind in the U.S.—has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming. […] The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk. Glyphosate is in the same category of risk as things like anabolic steroids and...
  • Researchers develop revolutionary 3D printing technology

    03/20/2015 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    PHYS.Org ^ | 03-17-2015 | Provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc., enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 years, representing a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. The technology, to appear as the cover article in the March 20 print issue of Science, allows ready-to-use products to be made 25 to 100 times faster than other methods and creates previously unachievable geometries that open opportunities for innovation not only in health care and medicine, but also in other major industries such as automotive...
  • Low vitamin D levels, depression linked in young women, new study shows

    03/19/2015 7:41:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies
    Oregon State University / Science Daily ^ | March 18, 2015 | David Kerr
    A new study from Oregon State University suggests there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. OSU researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over the course of a five-week study, lead author David Kerr said. The results were consistent even when researchers took into account other possible explanations, such as time of year, exercise and time spent outside. "Depression has multiple, powerful causes and if vitamin D is part of the picture, it is just a small...
  • Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice

    03/19/2015 7:27:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    In recent years, a deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are the most common cause of illness and death in Western countries. Both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation, which leads to insulin resistance and the buildup of artery-clogging plaque. Now, new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests vitamin D plays a major role in preventing the inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Further, the way key immune cells behave without adequate vitamin D may...
  • Denver company's tests on wine triggers lawsuit (Arsenic in CA wines)

    03/19/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff, DBJ
    A lawsuit is expected to be filed in California today over the amount of arsenic in some of the best-selling wines in the country. CBS News reports laboratory testing by Denver's BeverageGrades found some wines have as much as time times the maximum level of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows for drinking water. The EPA doesn't regulate wine as it does water, and there are no federal labeling requirements to disclose what's in wine.
  • Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people

    03/19/2015 7:50:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Times of India ^ | 03/19/2015
    Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people FREETOWN: Sierra Leone said on Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. The worst-ever outbreak of the virus has claimed almost …Times of India · 7 minutes ago *****
  • Dr. Pepper The Doctor Of Choice For A 104-Year-Old Woman [TX]

    03/19/2015 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    CBS - Dallas Ft. Worth ^ | March 18, 2015 5:49 PM | Kaley O'Kelley
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - A Fort Worth woman is celebrating her 104th year of life. “Well at 103 I didn’t think I’d make it, but I’m still perking along.” At 104 years old, Elizabeth Sullivan says she doesn’t need the advice of real doctors. So she keeps another doctor close by. “People try to give me coffee for breakfast. Well, I’d rather have a Dr. Pepper.” Sullivan fell in love with the soft drink’s trademark “23 flavors” when she was in her 60’s. “I started drinking them about 40 years ago. Three a day. Every doctor that sees me says...
  • Study: Fast-food curb did not cut obesity rate in South LA

    03/19/2015 12:30:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 2:08 AM EDT | Alicia Chang
    A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found. City lawmakers passed the zoning ordinance in 2008 that limited the opening or expansion of fast-food outlets in a 32-square-mile area south of Interstate 10 that struggles with high obesity rates and other health problems. The law, believed to be the first effort of its kind by a major city to improve public health, did not ban new eateries in strip malls. The research by the Rand Corp....
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Dog germs may be good for you

    03/18/2015 10:16:28 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies
    U-T SanDiego.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Bradley J. Fikes
    When Fido drags his saliva-drenched tongue across your face, man's best friend may be doing you a microbial favor as well as showing affection. People are being recruited for a study of whether living with a canine improves the human microbiome. The study is led by University of Arizona researchers along with other universities, including UC San Diego. "We essentially want to find out, is a dog acting like yogurt in having a probiotic effect?" said Kim Kelly, one of the study leaders, in a press release. Kelly is also a principal research specialist at the University of Arizona in...
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for Ebola

    03/18/2015 2:59:36 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Lethbridge Herald ^ | 03/18/2015
    Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for EbolaTORONTO – A person who recently travelled in West Africa is being assessed in a Toronto hospital to see if she has Ebola. But an infectious diseases expert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says the likelihood the person will test positive for the ...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 28 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • Facing Mortality

    03/18/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 29 replies
    None ^ | 3/18/2015 | Taxcontrol
    Last month my brother-in-law passed unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. He appeared to be in good shape, he worked out and even had is annual physical a week prior to his passing. He had just purchased a house that he was going to remodel and had a really good job. He was 46 years old. Far too young to be leaving us by our standards. He was loved. The good news is that I know he was a Christian. Perhaps not the ideal but he was a baptized believer in Christ. I know in my heart that he is...
  • Walmart Meth Lab Suspect Arrested at Taco Bell

    03/18/2015 10:56:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The man suspected of leaving a backpack meth lab inside a Muncie Walmart last week was arrested Monday night. Tyler Armstrong, 25, was arrested at a Taco Bell in Muncie around 8:30 p.m. by members of the Pendleton District Meth Suppression Squad. Investigators had narrowed their search down to that neighborhood, and saw Armstrong as he walked into the restaurant. Police say Armstrong tried to resist arrest when they identified themselves, but they were able to subdue him and take him into custody. Armstrong is charged with aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, dumping controlled substance waste and criminal recklessness...
  • Why Won't Congress and Obama Tackle Healthcare Tort Reform?

    03/18/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by asinclair · 26 replies
    With the Supreme Court potentially dealing a blow to Obamacare, why isn't the Congress considering a Plan B to make health care more affordable, and health insurance less expensive?
  • Devon Still's Daughter Gets Encouraging News

    03/18/2015 4:03:14 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    espn ^ | 3-18-15 | Coley Harvey
    Leah Still received some encouraging news in her battle with a rare pediatric cancer Tuesday. Cincinnati Bengals unrestricted free agent Devon Still, 4-year-old Leah's father, posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that doctors informed his family that they didn't "see any active disease in her body," meaning the little girl's bout with pediatric cancer could soon be coming to the positive resolution so many have been hoping for. "We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week," Still also wrote in the caption of a picture showing him and Leah flexing their muscles. Leah...
  • The longer babies breastfeed, the more they achieve in life – major study

    03/18/2015 2:46:15 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 28 replies
    gardian ^ | Tuesday 17 March 2015 20.01 EDT | Sarah Boseley Health editor
    Breastfed babies are more likely to turn into well-educated and higher-earning adults, according to a major long-term study. ... It is already known that breastfeeding can increase a child’s IQ by a small amount. The question that Dr Bernardo Lessa Horta from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil wanted to answer was whether this translated into greater intelligence and better prospects as an adult. “Our study provides the first evidence that prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence until at least the age of 30 years but also has an impact both at an individual and societal level by improving...
  • Fat Country (Western Food Not Solely Responsible for China’s Expanding Waistline)

    03/17/2015 8:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-3-17 | Li Lin
    Not healthier than Western foodBian Huawei, head nutritionist at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, said that it was a common misconception that Chinese food was healthier than Western food. In a November 2013 tencent.com report, Bian noted that although traditional Chinese food uses fewer animal fats compared to most Western dishes, many Chinese restaurants nowadays use excessive quantities of oil and salt to make dishes more flavorful. "Most cooking methods used in Chinese cuisine, such as deep-frying and roasting, use an excessive amount of oil," said Bian. "Even for the dishes that are cooked in a healthier...
  • Bryson update

    03/17/2015 8:14:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 42 replies
    The Holy Spirit ^ | March 17, 2015 | knarf, proud pappy
    Off the meds, off the ventolater, eating formula and ..
  • The Science of Near-Death Experiences

    03/17/2015 7:41:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/17/2015 | Gideon Lichfield
    Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie "Heaven Is for Real", about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United States. The book it was based on, published in 2010, has sold some 10 million copies and spent 206 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Two recent books by doctors—Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, who writes about a near-death experience he had while in a week-long coma brought on by meningitis, and To Heaven and...
  • Diet Soda Linked to Increased Belly Fat in Older Adults

    03/17/2015 4:10:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/17/15 | Agata Blaszczak Boxe - Livescience.com
    Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size over a decade than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study. Researchers found that the average increase in waist circumference among the people in the study who drank diet soda daily was more than triple that of the people who did not drink diet soda. Among the people who drank diet soda only occasionally, the increase was more than double that of those who did not drink diet soda. "The more people drank diet sodas, the more their waistlines expanded," said...
  • Report: Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

    03/17/2015 2:41:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17/03/2015 - 18:40 | (AFP)
    About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) revealed Tuesday (17 March). The report, co-authored with the World Health Organization (WHO), said the continent would not be free of the disease until the next century at the current low rate of eradication, particularly due to prevalence in countries to the east of the region. “Multi-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is still ravaging the European region, making it the most affected area of the entire world,” Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO...