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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 22 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 · 26 replies ^ | 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 · 42 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • 911 Carnage: Woman Hemorrhages, Possibly Dies from Botched Abortion

    07/24/2015 6:35:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    San Bernardino, CA – A 911 recording obtained by Operation Rescue confirms that an abortion-related medical emergency took place on July 15, 2015, FPA Women’s Health abortion clinic in San Bernardino, California. Records show that a woman of unknown age was hemorrhaging vaginally. The 911 call was placed at 9:45 a.m. A Fire Department dispatcher is heard requesting an ambulance running Code 3 from American Medical Services (AMS), a private ambulance company. Code 3 indicates that lights and sirens are needed. A Computer Aided Dispatch transcript indicated that an ambulance and fire unit were dispatched under Priority E, which is...
  • TNR: They’re Not Baby Parts, They’re ‘Products Of Conception’

    07/24/2015 8:33:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    After the release of two undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over selling organs from aborted babies, OB/GYN Jen Gunter is complaining about the term “baby parts.” Writing for The New Republic, she says it’s better to use the term “products of conception.” While she thinks that’s just an accurate medical term, it’s really just dehumanizing babies to prop up the abortion industry. “These are not ‘baby parts,’” Gunter says. “Whether a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, the tissue specimen is called ‘products of conception.’ In utero, i.e. during pregnancy, we...
  • Anthem to acquire CIGNA, leaving only 3 big health insurance companies

    07/24/2015 7:50:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 07/24/2015 | Aaron Smith
    In another merger of health insurance giants, Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54 billion deal. Anthem (ANTM), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurer, said it would buy all of Cigna's (CI)shares in a cash and stock transaction. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016, if it passes state regulatory approvals and other requirements. The merged insurer would cover 53 million members. The merger would leave only three major players in the insurance industry. Earlier this month, Aetna (AET) struck a deal to buy Humana (HUM) for $37 billion, which would cover...
  • Five March of Dimes Chapters Give Planned Parenthood Money for “Prenatal Education”

    07/23/2015 10:28:06 PM PDT · by Morgana ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    In the wake of the scandal revolving around the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, pro-life Americans are questioning every company and politician who have ties to Planned Parenthood. The March of Dimes is one such group that has long been in question about the ties it has to the nation’s number one abortion company. As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply...
  • Bad News from HIV discoverer: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'

    07/23/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/23/2015 | Meera Senthilingam
    She's the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN at this week's International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver, about activism, the future of HIV and why there's still no cure -- as well as answering questions submitted by our readers on Twitter. Q: At the beginning, the epidemic was in San Francisco in the gay community. How have you seen this change over time? A: The epidemic changed in the gay population, for example, because they were...
  • Planned Parenthood’s ultrasound problem: Good for harvesting organs, bad for business

    07/23/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Kelli
    Dr. Mary Gatter, President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council, was seen in a second video released yesterday by the Center for Medical Progress, haggling over fetal organ procurement compensation. While the haggling was by far the most damning part of the conversation, Dr. Gatter also mentioned off-hand her involvement with political action and research on various issues in the abortion industry – one of them being, in her words, an ultrasound study yielding “nuanced” results. Despite the fact that multiple studies prior to this one have found that close to 80 percent of women change their minds and choose...
  • What the Sting Video Will and Won't Achieve

    07/23/2015 8:46:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Zachary Gappa
    Much has been written since Tuesday’s breaking story on Planned Parenthood's selling of fetal tissue from abortions. Not surprisingly, mainstream media outlets were slow to pick up the story, and many of them largely parroted the Planned Parenthood defense when writing their stories. The video caused quite the stir on social media, amassing countless shares and 2.4 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday. Interestingly, nearly all responses from the left and some from the right seem to miss the real reason for this impact. It is not so much that Planned Parenthood is doing something illegal or secretive (though...
  • Upcoming Abortion Videos: Handling Butchered Baby Parts Leads to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    07/23/2015 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | Austin Ruse
    On Washington DC radio, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life gave tantalizing details of upcoming videos to be released by the Center for Medical Progress from their undercover sting operation against Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts business. Talking to Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL “Mornings on the Mall”, Pavone said upcoming videos will include interviews with Planned Parenthood personnel who have had to handle internal organs taken for sale from aborted babies. He said handling baby hearts, lungs, livers and brains can be debilitating and has given some of them post traumatic stress disorder. The process in...
  • Former Soviet Nation Is the Country With Least Number of Smokers (Turkmenistan)

    <p>This was made known by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan during a visit to the former Soviet nation.</p> <p>Turkmenistan has emerged as the country with the world’s lowest proportion of smokers.</p> <p>This was made known by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan during a visit to the former Soviet nation.</p>
  • The Whores of Moloch Preside Over the American Press Corps

    07/22/2015 1:33:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies ^ | July 22nd, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I often call the DC-NYC press that covers politics the circle of jerks. The euphemism implied in it aptly describes the typical coverage we have come to expect out of the press corps covering politics. But I think it is worth noting that, at root, they are whores of Moloch. Moloch was the Middle Eastern idol to whom many pagans sacrificed children. The sacrifices were often propitiatory, that is they were designed to avoid divine retribution for things like population control, global warming, white privilege, etc. We see this in the press’s lack of coverage of Planned Parenthood. Many of...
  • Is Stroger Hospital in Chicago Selling Aborted Babies’ Body Parts? Pro-Life Group Seeks Info

    07/22/2015 1:16:52 PM PDT · by Morgana ^ | July 22,2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Since 1992, the publicly-funded Stroger Hospital has been doing abortions and now their name has appeared in the video with Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, explaining how the abortion giant sells body parts of aborted babies. Last week, the Illinois Review reported that the transcripts reveal that Dr. Nucatola suggested to the actors posing as buyers to check in with the hospital’s family planning director to see if they can connect and collect fetal body parts after abortions. Then the buyers ask the abortionist how far into pregnancy the hospital does abortions. She responds by saying that their...
  • Have You Gone Gluten-Free?

    07/22/2015 12:48:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY 2015 | Matthew Cole Scott
    I’m hardcore, I don’t do any gluten, processed oils or processed sugars. I survived 10 metastasized bone cancers, and realized that it all starts with the sugar, gluten and complex carbohydrates. Tim Blake, Santa Cruz, Emerald Cup Producer I’m not gluten-free because I’m not celiac. I think it’s just kind of a fad diet. Kelsey Kraus, Santa Cruz, Grad Student I am not gluten-free. However, I focus on a vegan raw diet so that really limits my intake. Bill Gibson, Santa Cruz, Sales No. Because I love carbs. Ali Kearney, Santa Cruz, Fisheries Observer I do my best to be...
  • Planned Parenthood: We Did 327,653 Abortions in One Year

    07/22/2015 11:36:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, performed 327,653 abortions in one year, according to the latest data published in its 2013-2014 report. From Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions. Over the course of those 365 days (or 8,760 hours), that averages out to 898 abortions per day and 37 abortions per hour. Planned Parenthood has come under increased scrutiny recently after a video surfaced showing its senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussing the harvesting of baby body parts. Planned Parenthood spokesman Eric Ferrero defended the practice, saying “we...
  • McDonald's' 'Secret Menu' Not So Secret Anymore

    07/22/2015 12:42:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 21, 2015
    The mythical “secret menu” at McDonald’s may not be a myth at all. According to a McDonald’s manager who conducted a recent Reddit AMA, customers can in fact order secret menu items, but the items really aren’t that secret. Reddit user OrchidHibiscus, who claims to be a manager at a McDonald’s in Glasgow, Scotland, said McDonald’s didn’t specifically develop a secret menu, but menu items can be customized into “grill orders.” Customers can add or take out ingredients from current menu items to make them into what they want—including something off a so-called “secret menu.” "Order one and the workers...
  • Chipotle Lover Eats at Restaurant for 153 Days in a Row

    07/21/2015 9:37:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2015 | Germaine Benson
    What started off as a joke with his brother now turned out to be viral experiment for Andrew Hawryluk. The 23-year old has been eating Chipotle for 153 days in a row and is still dining at the restaurant daily. The Los Angeles native told his brother that he would commit to eating at the Mexican eatery during the 40 days of Lent. He told Business Insider, "Once the 40 days ended it was so anticlimactic. I decided to see how much longer I could do it." Hawryluk documented his experiment through his blog, Chipotlife and shared that he spent...
  • French tTeen’s HIV in Remission Years After Medication Discontinued

    07/21/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Tue Jul 21 2015 | Lenny Bernstein
    Cases of long-term interruption are particularly rare in children. Researchers must now determine whether the teenager is one of a group of so-called “elite controllers.” This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. Doctors are reporting that an 18-year-old French woman born with the HIV virus has had an unprecedented remission This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell...
  • “I want a Lamborghini” – Planned Parenthood official caught haggling over fetal tissue price

    07/21/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Kelli
    Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director’s Council and current medical director of Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California, has been caught on tape haggling over price for the procurement of intact fetal body parts in a second video released today by The Center for Medical Progress. In the video, Gatter makes it very clear that compensation for tissue is always done. She hesitates to throw out a “lowball” figure to the buyers posing as representatives of a fetal tissue procurement organization, but begins at $75 per specimen, only to agree to up to...
  • Woman Defends Planned Parenthood Selling Her “Aborted” Baby’s Body Parts: “It Was a Gift”

    07/20/2015 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    You know at this point Planned Parenthood should stop trying to justify their medical directors’ comments because it is really making everything much worse. As LifeNews preciously reported, Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, came out in a video apologizing for their doctors “tone” and lack of compassion while discussing negotiations with a business called Stem Express that purchases aborted babies’ body parts for experimentation. Richards said, “In the video, one of our staff members speaks in a way that does not reflect that compassion. This is unacceptable and I personally apologize for the staff member’s tone and statements. As always,...
  • California's high health enrollment surpasses projections

    07/20/2015 6:22:59 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 19, 2015 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has enrolled 2.3 million people under an optional expansion of the state's Medicaid program - nearly three times more than the state had anticipated, according to the state Department of Finance. Beyond that, a record number of people who already qualified for the low-income health program signed up, pushing overall enrollment in the state's Medicaid program known as Medi-Cal past 12 million to roughly 1 in 3 Californians. Medi-Cal's rapid growth is now putting financial pressure on a state that was quick to embrace President Barack Obama's health care initiative. Five years ago, the program...
  • Company Buying Aborted Baby Body Parts From Planned Parenthood: “We’re Proud” Of Doing It

    07/20/2015 6:21:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Earlier this week, the Center for Medical Progress has released a video of Planned Parenthood’s top doctor, Deborah Nucatola, discussing their negotiations with a business called Stem Express that purchases aborted babies’ body parts for experimentation. As LifeNews reported, Dr. Nucatola tells actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company, StemExpress, that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts and is aware of their own liability for doing so. She also explains that some body parts, such as livers and heads, are much more popular and go for a higher price than other specimen. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress...
  • 25% of Americans Okay With Selling Aborted Baby’s Body Parts, 53% Like Planned Parenthood Abortion..

    07/20/2015 5:49:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | Steven Ertelt | Jul 20, 2015
    FULL TITLE: 25% of Americans Okay With Selling Aborted Baby’s Body Parts, 53% Like Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz People across the United States and around the world are mortified after a shocking video exposed how the Planned Parenthood abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies for medical research after killing them in abortions. However, a sizable percentage of Americans have no moral qualms with using the body parts of aborted babies for medical research. In fact, a new Rasmussen poll reveals one in four Americans are perfectly fine with exploiting their tiny bodies even further. The polling firm...
  • Planned Parenthood Warns More Undercover Sting Videos Could Soon Emerge—Some Likely Racially Charged

    07/20/2015 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies ^ | Jason Howerton | Jul. 20, 2015
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Planned Parenthood told Congress Monday that a secretly recorded video released last week by an anti-abortion group is fraudulent and part of a years-long pattern of illegal harassment aimed at prohibiting abortion. The abortion provider also warned that more undercover sting videos could soon emerge, some of which may be racially charged. The Center for Medical Progress reportedly said it plans to release a video every week. In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Planned Parenthood said it fell victim to a fake company called Biomax Procurement Services that posed as a buyer of...
  • Planned Parenthood director told baby parts buyer to contact Cook County's Stroger Hospital

    07/20/2015 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | Dennis G. Lacomb
    CHICAGO - Concerns about certain medical procedures at Chicago's publicly-funded Stroger Hospital are being raised after a mention of the hospital was found in the published transcript of a conversation that is drawing national attention this week. In the conversation a year ago in California, a high-level Planned Parenthood official discussed harvesting and selling human body parts. While talking about possible contacts throughout the nation that may be sources for available human tissue following abortions, Planned Parenthood of America Federation's Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, suggested the "buyers" check with the family planning director at Cook County's...
  • Chinese Man Has Severed Hand Grafted To Ankle For Blood Supply Prior To Reattachment Surgery

    07/20/2015 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    Medical News ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Lizette Borreli
    A man in China was able to recover his severed hand after doctors grafted it to his ankle for a month. The patient, identified only as Zhou, lost his left hand during a work accident in Xiangtan, in China’s Hunan province. He was rushed to a local hospital and then transferred to Xiangya hospital in the provincial capital, where surgeons chose to graft the severed hand to his ankle to ensure that sufficient blood supply would save the limb. Tang Juyu, head of the hand microsurgery department at the hospital, told People ’s Daily Online: Instead of amputating Zhou’s hand,...
  • Doctors Warn Parents to Stop Buying Laundry Pods

    07/19/2015 1:14:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jessica Lauren
    Consumer Reports want parents with children under the age of six to stop buying laundry detergent pods. That announcement was released Thursday after growing concern over accidental poisoning cases were called in to various American Association of Poison Control Centers. In 2012 and 2013, researchers conducted a two-year nationwide study that reviewed more than 17,000 incidents, all involving a children exposed to the colorful capsules that resulted in harm. In 2015, a little over 6,000 cases were reported and the year isn’t over yet. In many of the reports, children thought they were unwrapping a piece of candy. Local pediatrician...
  • NIH Spends $597,759 to Study Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults

    07/18/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institute of Aging, an agency within the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $597,759 in taxpayer funding to the University of Washington to study LGBT aging and health. The study, titled “Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life over Time,” will examine “the determinants of health impacting LGB older adults to assess change in health and quality of life (QOL) over time.” According to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, project leader for the grant, “Currently there are more than 2.4 million LGBT older adults and we estimate that by 2030 this population will account for more than 5...
  • Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus...

    07/17/2015 12:47:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | 23-Jun-2015 | University of Connecticut
    FULL TITLE: Quiet that ringing in the brain: New drug promises relief from epilepsy and tinnitus with fewer side effects =================================================================================================== A new drug may treat epilepsy and prevent tinnitus by selectively affecting potassium channels in the brain, UConn neurophysiologist Anastasios Tzingounis and colleagues report in the 10 June Journal of Neuroscience. Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. But in some people this braking system doesn't work, and the nerves run amok, signaling so much that the brain gets...
  • Graedons' Pharmacy | Could biotin tame tinnitus?

    07/17/2015 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | By JOE and TERESA GRAEDON
    Q: I wanted to share my experience with tinnitus. It's not incapacitating, but it is annoying. I found something that helps by serendipity. My wife has hair loss. She takes levothyroxine (Synthroid) and liothyronine (Cytomel) because her thyroid was removed via radiation. She also takes biotin to lessen her hair loss. I'm bald on top, but I thought I'd see if biotin would help grow new hair. It didn't. What DID happen with the very first dose was total elimination of my tinnitus! A few hours after I take the biotin, the tinnitus returns, but at a much lower intensity....
  • Study shows relief for tinnitus, debilitating ringing in ears

    07/17/2015 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 07/16/2015 | By Lynne Terry
    Robert Folmer of the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center gave people with chronic tinnitus transcranial magnetic stimulation as part of a study. Participants found their symptoms decreased by about a third. (Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center ) ================================================================================================= Imagine dealing with stresses of every day, juggling the demands of family life and deadlines at work, with a constant ringing in your ears? That's just what millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus face. Hope could be on the way. New research by the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University found that a noninvasive technique involving...
  • Abortionist at center of Planned Parenthood sting is a UW-Mad Grad

    07/16/2015 1:57:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | life dynamics
    The Planned Parenthood abortionist who was caught on video describing the way they harvest organs from aborted babies is a graduate of a University which promotes fetal tissue research. Earlier this week, The Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video revealing that Planned Parenthood affiliates across the nation are in the business of extracting intact fetal body parts. Now, Pro-life Wisconsin has discovered that the abortionist in the shocking video, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is also a University of Wisconsin Madison graduate. The University has been the focus of the...
  • Thousands of MacBook owners have grouped together to vent their frustrations over screen damage

    07/16/2015 12:58:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    zdnet. ^ | July 15, 2015
    Thousands of MacBook owners have grouped together to vent their frustrations over screen damage affecting Apple's displays. MacBook users outraged over 'Staingate' display damage "We are a group of Apple customers that paid more than 2000 USD/EUR for a Macbook that is showing horrific stains in the screen," writes the group on its website, "The stains can start as early as 7 months after the purchase. There is no clear pattern as to how it starts: some experience it in small spots around the edge, on other screens it appears in the middle as large patches." Apple claims that...
  • South Africa’s Tutu being treated for “stubborn infection”

    07/16/2015 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 10:50 AM EDT | Lynsey Chutel
    It’s time for retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to begin saying no to public events in order to conserve his health, his daughter said Thursday, as the Nobel laureate remained hospitalized for a persistent infection. Tutu, 83, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday where he is receiving an “intensive course” of antibiotics to fight a “stubborn infection,” the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said earlier in a statement. […] Tutu’s illness is not related to prostate cancer, for which he has been treated for years, Mpho Tutu said. It is uncertain how long he will remain in...