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  • Pamela Anderson, Carey Hart Slam ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Online Rants

    08/21/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | August 21, 2014 | Javy Rodriguez
    Cool it! While Hollywood has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in droves, uploading often-creative, LOL videos and nominating each other, Pamela Anderson and Carey Hart took to their social media pages to criticize the viral campaign, meant to raise funds for Lou Gehrig's disease research. On Wednesday Aug. 20, Anderson, a longtime supporter of animal rights, posted a Facebook message criticizing ALS researchers for their research practices... The next morning, on Thursday, Aug. 21, Hart similarly railed against those who have hopped on the ice bucket bandwagon...
  • Revealed: Northern Ireland is a nation of stay-at-home binge drinkers

    08/21/2014 1:35:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    belfasttelegraph ^ | 20 August 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    A new Government report into Northern Ireland drinking habits has provided a fascinating snapshot, which is challenging the traditional views of problem alcohol consumption. The results show that more than half of people in Northern Ireland say they exceed the recommended daily alcohol limit – with one in six men admitting they do so at least three times a week. It found 71% of men and 58% of women admitted they drink more than they should, according to official guidelines.
  • Abortion Doc Facing Mental Health Issues May Lose His Medical License

    08/21/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    The Medical Board of California filed a petition on August 12, 2014, to revoke the medical license of long-time abortionist Gary T. Prohaska, 78, based on his diagnosed mental impairment. prohaskaIt appears from the Board petition that someone noticed his unfit mental condition and reported to the Medical Board that Prohaska was suffering from symptoms consistent with early dementia. The petition states that Prohaska, who once worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in San Diego, California, has suffered “moderate severity cognitive impairment” according to a psychiatrist who conducted a psychiatric examination of Prohaska at the California Medical Board’s request....
  • Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Share Underlying Mechanism

    08/20/2014 8:42:35 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    BioscienceTechnology.com ^ | 08/20/14 | University of Manchester
    Work by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Auckland suggest that both major forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are the result of the same mechanism. The findings, published in the FASEB Journal, provide compelling evidence that juvenile-onset or type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are both caused by the formation of toxic clumps of a hormone called amylin. The results, based on 20 years’ work in New Zealand, suggest that type 1 and type 2 diabetes could both be slowed down and potentially reversed by medicines that stop amylin forming these toxic clumps.
  • Improve Women's Health Care with Physician Admitting Privilege Laws

    08/20/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anna Higgins
    Following the death of a young elementary school teacher, Jennifer Morbelli, I had the sad duty of speaking at a press conference in Germantown, MD, in February 2013. Mrs. Morbelli died from complications from a late term (33 week) abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart. She experienced complications in between office visits, but neither her family nor the ER to which she was eventually admitted was able to locate Carhart. Her cause of death was determined to be an amniotic fluid embolism; the same condition that killed Christin Gilbert, another of Carhart’s patients in 2005. Maryland, does not have a...
  • Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer ... Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

    08/20/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2014 | Steve Silva
    Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma -- which is cancer in the mouth -- in February. "This all came about from a dog bite," Schilling said. "I got bitten by a dog and I had some damage to my finger and I went to see a doctor, and the day that I went to see the doctor, I was driving and I...
  • A. Benton Chafin, Jr.(R) defeats D. M. "Mike" Hymes(D) in VA 38th Senate Special Election

    08/19/2014 10:16:29 PM PDT · by Steely eyed killer of the deep · 5 replies
    results.elections.virginia.gov ^ | 19 August 2014 | Virginia State Board of Elections
    Virginia GOP retains/gains majority until Terry McAuliffe is no longer relevant
  • Girl held in a hospital against her will...celebrates 16 birthday party (Justina Pelletier)

    08/19/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mail online ^ | By Josh Gardner for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Girl held in a hospital against her will for over a year celebrates homecoming with sweet 16 birthday party A Connecticut teen who was all but imprisoned in a Boston hospital for 16 months finally got the homecoming she deserved Sunday. At the same time, Justina Pelletier of West Hartford got the Sweet 16 party she couldn't have while forcibly separated from her friends and family. 'She's missed so many holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter and all the religious holidays,' Justina's father Lou Pelletier told FoxCT. Justina, who first checked in to Boston Children's Hospital in February 2013...
  • First study shows inhaled bacteria in your shower could trigger Crohn's disease

    08/19/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 4 replies
    EmaxHealth.com ^ | 2014-08-16 | Kathleen Blanchard
    ISIS has posted a video, claiming that they have beheaded American journalist James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire. They say that he was beheaded by the terror group in order to dissuade the United States from its involvement in Iraq. Foley has been missing since 2012. A Middle Eastern radio station’s reporter, Zaid Benjamin, has posted pictures to Twitter. Reportedly, the photos are from the video that ISIS posted. Zaid Benjamin, the Washington correspondent for Radio Sawa, said that the location of the beheading is unknown, but he did say that he thought the accent of the man in the...
  • The Culture of Blechh

    08/19/2014 3:12:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Nationak Catholic Register ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Simcha Fisher
    The other day, I announced my pregnancy on my Patheos blog. Having used up all my creativity in making the actual baby, I didn't order custom-printed baby announcement M&M's to sprinkle around the house and then video my kids' reaction when they discovered them. I just put a picture of my belly sticking out and wrote, "Hooray!" Because I am lucky, I got dozens of happy congratulations, some from people I know, some from people I've never met or heard of. Then, inevitably, a surprsingly slow 48 hours later, a commenter left the first poo in the punchbowl, saying: "Here's...
  • Northern Ireland considers allowing killing disabled unborn babies: pro-lifers condemn

    08/19/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group, Precious Life, has condemned this week's announcement by Justice Minister David Ford that a consultation on changing the abortion law will be "ready by autumn." The government is considering allowing the killing of pre-born babies suspected of being disabled and those conceived through rape or incest. “Abortion is a serious criminal offence in Northern Ireland,” said the director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth. “The law here protects unborn babies, and David Ford as Minister for Justice must ensure that all children are legally protected." Last December, Ford revealed he would be undertaking a consultation to...
  • The 3 Dumbest Things About Whole Foods Market

    08/19/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 18, 2014 | Steven Salzberg
    I have a love-hate relationship with Whole Foods Market. On the one hand, I love their fresh produce, their baked goods, and many other food choices there. On the other hand, they have embraced anti-science positions in the interest of keeping everything "natural."
  • WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola

    08/19/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    webmd.com/news ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 | Dennis Thompson
    African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday. The United Nations' health agency reiterated that the risk of passengers transmitting the Ebola virus during air travel is low. Still, anyone with an illness or symptoms typical of the highly virulent disease shouldn't be allowed to travel unless it's for appropriate medical care, the agency said in a statement. Symptoms of Ebola include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, poor...
  • Ebola tests on British-Nigerian woman found dead in her apartment (Austria)

    08/19/2014 4:34:41 AM PDT · by Wage Slave · 38 replies
    Mirror ^ | 18 August 2014 | Don Mackay
    A 48-year-old British Nigerian woman is feared to have died of the deadly ebola virus in Austria. The woman’s body was found at her apartment in Vomp, in the Tyrol, at the weekend after she returned from a trip to Nigeria.
  • Cancer Screening in Seniors Yields Few Benefits

    08/18/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Charles Bankhead
    Screening older patients for cancer provided minimal benefit at considerable cost and increased use of invasive procedures, reported investigators in two separate studies. "It is particularly important to question screening strategies for older persons," Gross continued. "Patients with a shorter life expectancy have less time to develop clinically significant cancers after a screening test and are more likely to die from noncancer health problems after a cancer diagnosis."
  • How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

    08/18/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do you power through? Science of Us talked to sleep researchers to figure out how to get through a day after you’ve had a sleepless night. Each of them wanted to be incredibly clear, up front, about this: You really, really need seven to eight hours of sleep to function like a proper human being (unless you’re one of those short sleepers — but look, you aren’t). Still, they acknowledged,...
  • Can Vitamin D Give You A Boost In The Bedroom?

    08/18/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | 8-18-2014 | Kristina Fiore
    Kristina Fiore, MedPage TodayAugust 18,2014 Just when it seems the benefits-of-vitamin-D literature has topped out, Italian researchers have found yet another area where the vitamin/hormone may help out: the bedroom. In a study of 143 men, Alessandra Barassi, MD, of University of Milan in Italy, and her colleagues found that those with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) had significantly lower vitamin D levels than those with mild ED, and that deficiency was worse in those with arteriogenic ED than in non-arteriogenic ED.(snip)
  • The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty

    08/18/2014 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 19 replies
    Pharoah, let my people go: How did ancient Egypt become a land of slaves building fantastic monuments to dictatorial leaders? The land of Egypt was rich and fertile, a seeming paradise for egalitarian living. Stephanie Pappas writes in Live Science about how despots “evolved” in ancient societies, but that’s a misleading use of the term; it actually was a series of bad choices by free people. She writes how Simon Powers at the University of Lausanne came up with a mathematical model to explain the shift from egalitarianism to despotism. Whether it actually explains them could be disputed, but he...
  • Low Income Preppers, Should they get a SNAP/EBT Card? ~ Vanity

    08/18/2014 11:34:16 AM PDT · by GraceG · 77 replies
    GraceG
    Okay, So I know of a few people who are shall we say very Lower middle class who used to be Mid-Middle class until recently due to the wonderful economy as of late. I know they are wanting to prep, but are unable to make ends meet and I have been rotating out my own personal prepping stock to just keep them fed day to day. (don't worry I am not giving them expired food, just food that is nearing expiration). The question recently arose about if they should get an EBT card and use it to buy their own...
  • 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” Warned Ready To Strike America

    08/18/2014 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 110 replies
    The Total Collapse ^ | August 16, 2014 | UNK
    A new report released in the Kremlin today by the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is stating that the reason(s) for President Obama’s “mysterious and unscheduled” return to the White House this weekend is due the United States facing an “apocalyptic attack” from an estimated 3,000 “Ebola Martyrs” who are already in America and warned are “ready to strike”. According to this report, SVR intelligence analysts became aware of the attack planned by these “Ebola Martyrs” against the US from their “monitoring” of a Islamic State (IS) [also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the...
  • Kick Washington Out of Your Life

    08/18/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 14 replies
    The Sovereign Investor ^ | June 21st, 2014 | JR Crooks
    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades our drinking water a D in their annual report card. Local systems leak an estimated 7 billion gallons of water daily. And more than 850 billion gallons of sewage escape into surface water annually.And I wouldn’t rely too heavily on our electric grid.ASCE gives that a D+ due to outages and disturbances that cost up to $180 billion in annual economic activity. The electric grid is at risk of cascading failures until energy production becomes decentralized.These risks are growing by the day. The government that is supposed to be protecting and serving...
  • Sleep Hack: Keep Your Feet Outside Your Covers

    08/17/2014 10:56:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Introducing a slightly odd but potentially very useful sleep hack: Keep one foot, or both feet, outside of your blanket. It could help you both sleep better and fall asleep faster, a sleep researcher explained to Science of Us. I started thinking about this recently when I was idly chatting with a buddy about how (relatively) nice and cool it had been recently in New York, and how much nicer it is to sleep when it’s cooler outside. He replied with what is apparently his formula for a perfect night’s sleep: “One foot out from under the blanket and a...
  • Ron Howard Bathes In Saltwater, Offers Weirdo Directing Tips (Video)

    08/17/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The director's offbeat tips help the Tribeca Film Festival announce next year's dates If you want to win an Oscar and have a 30+ year career in filmmaking, remember to take your daily saltwater bath. At the behest of the Tribeca Film Festival, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard offered up a number of offbeat tips for cinema success. The digital short was released today (Aug. 6) in conjunction with the festival's announcement of its April 15-26, 2015 dates. We won't spoil them, but we do suggest learning math, buying milk in bulk and putting stones in your shoes. Oh, and develop...
  • ‘Abundance of caution’ prompts isolation for UNMH patient with Ebola-like symptoms

    08/17/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/17/2014 9:50 PM | Caleb James,
    Health officials continue to monitor a Bernalillo County woman showing symptoms similar to the Ebola virus. The woman was traveling in the West African nation of Sierra Leone at the beginning of the month. She then returned to Albuquerque and soon after began to develop symptoms on Friday. She was admitted to UNM Hospital on Saturday. The patient is currently undergoing a series of tests and remains in isolation at the hospital -- blood samples will go to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Health officials say this is not a highly probable case of the virus, but because...
  • Pill that can cure baldness in five months

    08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 46 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland
    A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists. It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months. Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29. It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results...
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke For Pets

    08/17/2014 12:18:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies
    Though the dangers secondhand smoke poses to humans are well documented and understood, many smokers still subject their pets to these hazards on a daily basis. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that doing so puts our furry friends in harm's way as much as it does us. As recently as 2006, the Surgeon General's Annual Report stated that secondhand smoke puts pets at risk, and numerous professional organizations have issued statements encouraging pet owners to keep their homes smoke-free for the benefit of their animals. If you're considering quitting smoking but need a bit more motivation, think of the health benefits...
  • Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

    08/17/2014 8:05:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Jen Christensen
    A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pan's technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    08/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Melissa Healy
    When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the bacterium Clostridium novyi directly into the soft-tissue tumors of dogs and that of a single human subject, the results were not only abscesses, fever and pain at the site--all inflammatory responses that showed the immune system had been drawn to the area. In a matter of hours, the bacterial spores quickly found their way into these tumors' necrotic cores and began replicating madly, in several cases killing the malignant tissue. In three of 16 dogs treated with the C. novyi, tumors disappeared altogether and the animals were cured. In three...
  • Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

    08/16/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Dr. Mallika Marshall
    “Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the U.S. but worldwide,” says Dr. Allison Goldfine, a diabetes specialist at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is helping foreign graduate students Tobias Horstmann and Juliet Phillips with their research project. They’re trying to use bees to sniff out diabetes. In collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, they are using a device to house the bees and observe the bees’ reaction. If a patient breathes into the device and acetone is detected, the bees stick out their tongues in response.
  • Georgetown Study: Sex Education Should Start At Age 10

    08/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 16, 2014 1:42 PM
    How young is too young to start teaching children about sexual health? According to a Georgetown University study, kids between 10 and 14 should be getting sex education because children at that age are susceptible to experimentation. …
  • Couple Sues Child Care Website They Blame for Baby daughter’s Death

    08/16/2014 5:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | PAUL CHOATE | AUGUST 8, 2014
    A couple is suing the popular child care website Care.com for the death of their baby girl, according to HLN. Prosecutors say 3-month-old Rylan Koopmeiners died of blunt force trauma on July 27, 2012, while under the care of Sarah Gumm, a nanny the girl’s parents found on Care.com.
  • No See Um Vanity: How do I get rid of the itch?

    08/15/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 63 replies
    We left the beach early Tuesday morning, but my no see um bites are still very present and still very itchy. I accidentally sliced a couple of them off of my legs while shaving. I'm requesting from the best folks I know: How do I stop the itch?
  • The Untold Dangers of Ramen Noodles

    08/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    In those moments of late-night cravings, Ramen Noodles seem to be your lifeblood -- the key to survival, exactly what you need to keep going. "Consistent quality and the finest of ingredients." But according to a new study -- they're killing you. OK, not necessarily, or not outright, but the research shows instant noodle products like Ramen can increase the risk of metabolic syndrome for women. And metabolic syndrome can mean increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic. The study found women who ate instant noodle products more than twice a week were the...
  • Suicide -Vs- Abortion! Why Is One Considered Selfish While The Other Isn't?

    08/15/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor ^ | Tommy Sotomayor
    Suicide -Vs- Abortion! Why Is One Considered Selfish While The Other Isn't? Video only
  • What the Haters Got Wrong About Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Comments on GMOs

    08/15/2014 1:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Food and Farm Discussion Lab ^ | August 13, 2014 | Marc Brazeau
    Like anything relating to GMOs, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s recent off the cuff remarks on GMOs and his exhortation to ‘chill out’ was met with competing choruses of cheers and jeers. I watched the reaction unfurl on his Facebook page and on Chris Mooney’s posts in Mother Jones. These were interesting vantage points for related reasons. Chris Mooney writes about the politics of science and is particularly interested in how political loyalties tend to scramble our brains when it comes to picking and choosing which science we choose to accept (or even understand). Neil deGrasse Tyson is a great champion of...
  • There's a suicide crisis in America

    08/15/2014 1:18:30 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    MSN Healthy Living Esquire ^ | 8/15/2014 | Stephen Marche
    The group that has shown the highest increase in suicide rates is middle-aged men and women, for whom the number of suicides has risen by a horrifying 28.4 percent in a mere decade. The sharpest increase has been among men in their fifties, for whom the number has risen nearly 50 percent since 1999. Now nearly 30 per 100,000 American men in their fifties kill themselves. Suicides are increasing across the board, from college students to the elderly, but the increases for the middle-aged are shocking.
  • Mentally Ill Man Saved After Swallowing Orange

    08/15/2014 9:51:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014
    He was rushed to hospital with breathing difficultySaudi doctors saved a mentally retarded local man after he swallowed an unpeeled orange which settled inside his oesophagus. The man, in his 20s, was rushed to hospital having breathing difficulty after swallowing the orange at his home in the southern Saudi town of Baha. “Doctors managed to extract the orange out of his throat and saved his life without an operation,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.
  • Ebola Fears Cloud Jehovah's Witnesses Meeting in Zimbabwe

    08/14/2014 3:12:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    voanews.com ^ | August 14, 2014 3:15 PM | Sebastian Mhofu
    HARARE— Zimbabwe's government is in a quandary as the country prepares to host a three-day Jehovah's Witnesses conference with 50,000 people from around the world expected to attend. Some delegates will come from West Africa, where there has been an outbreak of Ebola. Given the state of the host’s health care system, however, some delegates might be barred from attending. Dr. Christopher Tapfumaneyi, the principal director in Zimbabwe’s health ministry, says the country has not had an Ebola case, but that the government is aware of problems that the conference might present. Tapfumaneyi says with the advice of the World...
  • Woman accepts plea in manslaughter of newborns (Could not afford abortion)

    08/14/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    SoMDNews ^ | Andrea Frazier
    "At a relatively well-attended hearing Friday during which some members of the gallery were visibly distraught, a Prince Frederick woman accepted a plea in a case related to the deaths of her two infant sons. Melissa Schrae Bowen, 34, of Prince Frederick accepted an offer from the state as part of an Alford plea, according to which the prosecution will seek 20 years imprisonment at the Division of Corrections for the involuntary manslaughter of “Baby Boy A” and “Baby Boy B."
  • ZMapp Ebola drug stock finished

    08/14/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4 replies
    News 24 ^ | 8-12-14 | SAPA
    Washington - The supply of the experimental drug ZMapp used to treat people with the Ebola virus has been exhausted, the US company that makes the medication said on Monday. "We have complied with every request for ZMapp...
  • Watching Ebola outbreak, Minnesotans scramble their travel plans

    08/14/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 4, 2014 | SAMANTHA SCHMIDT
    Minnesota Liberians are trying to help relatives; groups have canceled mission tripsAs alarm grows over the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, families in Minnesota’s large Liberian community are scrambling for plane tickets and visas to get relatives out of the stricken zone and at least two Twin Cities churches have canceled mission trips intended to deliver medical and other aid to Liberia. “We decided to err on the side of caution,” said Wynfred Russell, executive director of African Career, Education & Resource Inc. in Brooklyn Park and co-leader of a planned January trip of missionaries and public health volunteers....
  • Life Expectancy at Birth by Race and Sex, 1930-2010

    08/14/2014 2:17:14 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 26 replies
    Infoplease ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    All races White Black Year Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female 2010 78.7 76.2 81.1 79.0 76.5 81.3 75.1 71.8 78.0 2007 77.9 75.4 80.4 78.4 75.9 80.8 73.6 70.0 76.8 2006 77.7 75.1 80.2 78.2 75.7 80.6 73.2 69.7 76.5 2005 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.2 69.5 76.5 20041 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.1 69.8 76.3 2003 77.5 74.8 80.1 78.0 75.3 80.5 72.7 69.0 76.1 2002 77.3 74.5 79.9 77.7 75.1 80.3 72.3 68.8 75.6 2001 77.2 74.4 79.8 77.7 75.0 80.2 72.2 68.6 75.5 2000 77.0 74.3...
  • Low-Salt Diets Shown to Pose Health Risks

    08/13/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Ron Winslow
    The new study, which tracked more than 100,000 people from 17 countries over an average of more than three years, found that those who consumed fewer than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day had a 27% higher risk of death or a serious event such as a heart attack or stroke in that period than those whose intake was estimated at 3,000 to 6,000 milligrams. Risk of death or other major events increased with intake above 6,000 milligrams. Last year, a report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises Congress on health issues, didn't find evidence that cutting sodium intake...
  • New Bill Would Open Air Force to Deaf

    08/13/2014 4:32:38 PM PDT · by SZonian · 46 replies
    www.military.com/ ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | Bryant Jordan
    Deaf and severely hearing impaired individuals could soon serve in the Air Force if legislation introduced in July by a California lawmaker is passed. An Air Force captain convinced U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, to introduce a bill that would allow deaf and hearing impaired people to serve in the Air Force as part of a pilot or demonstration program. Current Defense Department hearing requirements bar the deaf from serving, as well as individuals who currently require or previously used a hearing aid, or have a cochlear ear implant.
  • Fox co-hosts fight over Michelle Obama's 'booty'

    08/13/2014 12:10:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 12, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The debate over first lady Michelle Obama’s war on fat and campaign for healthy kiddy diets has reached, well, a new low.“How well can she be eating? She needs to drop a few,” said Fox News contributor and psychiatrist Keith Ablow.As some members on the cable network’s show “Outnumbered” Tuesday gasped and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery offered, “I like her booty,” he suggested that the first lady is too fat to preach diet and that she’s not eating what children in schools are being offered under the first lady’s guidelines.Instead, Ablow suggested that the lean president should be the one talking...
  • ADF files complaint against Planned Parenthood for sex abuse reporting failure

    08/13/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nancy Flanders
    On August 7, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter of complaint to the Arizona Department of Health Services against Planned Parenthood AZ, Inc. The letter states that the Planned Parenthood at 1250 E. Apache Blvd in Tempe, AZ violated Arizona’s mandatory law to report sex abuse of a minor when a counselor failed to report the sexual assault of an underage girl. The girl and her mother went to Planned Parenthood on December 31, 2013 and again on January 4, 2014. They informed Planned Parenthood of the rape, however, the counselor intentionally miscoded it as consensual sex and told the...
  • Actor had 'serious money troubles' after $30million divorce bills

    08/12/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2014 | Sara Nathan for MailOnline
    As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was 'nice to have a job where the checks will clear.' After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a 'renowned and slightly unhinged' advertising genius/madman....
  • Call from victim of 1987 botched abortion prompts discovery of abortionist’s molestation reprimand

    08/12/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    When the phone rings at Operation Rescue, one never knows quite what to expect. The red light flashed on my office phone alerting me that a voicemail message awaited my attention. As I started my computer and settled in on Monday morning to begin a new week of work, I hit the voicemail button and fumbled for a post-it note. “Hi, Cheryl. My name is Danielle…” the voice began. Danielle had been having a series of reoccurring dreams about a doctor she had seen in 1987 or so when she was a young girl in the Baltimore foster care system....
  • Deaths of 3 in Md. car ruled accidental heatstroke

    08/12/2014 7:17:37 PM PDT · by windcliff · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-12-14 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A woman and her two young daughters found dead in her stifling car in a middle school parking lot died from accidental heatstroke, the Maryland medical examiner's office said Tuesday. The formal cause of death was hyperthermia and environmental heat exposure, spokesman Bruce Goldfarb said. Allison Keyonda Pluck, also known as Allison Lancaster, 32, was found dead in her silver Nissan sedan June 16 along with the bodies of Shania Gill, 18 months, and Shameka Gill, 6 months. The mother was reclined in the driver's seat and the girls were strapped in their child seats with...