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  • Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Cells

    08/28/2015 10:15:36 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 7 replies
    Neuroscience News ^ | August 26, 2015
    [If this pans out, it would not only be one of the great advances in medical history but also would show what genetic research can actually do!]Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology, represents “an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer,” says the study’s senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department...
  • Daniel Craig’s One Weird Trick to Cure Hangovers

    08/27/2015 11:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dayna Evans
    When you're Daniel Craig, life is tough. You're too handsome! And too beloved! And your wife is gorgeous, talented, and smart. In a new interview with DuJour magazine, the Bond boy declares that he is not bothered by who plays 007 next, and that going to bars is harder for him now because people are always sneaking photos of him: But if I’m being photographed all night long in a bar, that pisses me off. If you ask, I may say yes, but come up to me and say, “Would you like to take a photograph with me?” If you’re...
  • US reports unusual spike in human plague cases

    08/27/2015 6:28:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 17 replies
    Yahoo! news ^ | August 25, 2015 | AFP
    An unusually high number of cases of human plague have been recorded by US health authorities since April -- 11 in all, with three of them fatal, officials said Tuesday. "It is unclear why the number of cases in 2015 is higher than usual," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said that having 11 cases in just the past four months is unusual...
  • MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

    08/27/2015 12:47:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    indianexpress ^ | August 27, 2015
    Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry’s website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said. A surge in infections forced health authorities to shut the emergency ward at a main hospital in Riyadh last week, after at least 46 people, including medical...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. […] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79. …
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • Explosion destroys food truck, rocks Miami neighborhood

    08/27/2015 6:49:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2015
    Lunch will not be served by a food truck in Southwest Miami-Dade after it was destroyed in a propane tank explosion. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials, the explosion was so powerful, some nearby homes suffered minor damage.
  • Omega-3 fish oil ‘does not boost elderly brains’

    08/26/2015 9:00:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/25/2015 | The Telegraph
    Millions of older people are wasting their time and money taking fish oils supplements to boost brain power after a study showed they do not slow mental decline. Scientists who monitored the progress of 4,000 people over five years found no evidence that omega-3 capsules kept them any sharper witted as they aged. Other studies have associated regular fish consumption with lower rates of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), heart disease, and dementia, as well as larger brain volumes. So it has been widely assumed that the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish are behind the health boost....
  • European Chestnut Leaf Extract Disarms Staphylococcus aureus [and MRSA]

    08/25/2015 7:41:16 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | 2015 August 23 | Sci-News.com
    Leaves of the European chestnut (Castanea sativa) contain ingredients with the power to block the virulence and pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus without detectable resistance, a new study has found. Rather than killing Staphylococcus aureus, the chestnut leaf extract — rich in oleanene and ursene derivatives (pentacyclic triterpenes) — works by taking away bacteria's weapons, essentially shutting off the ability of the bacteria to create toxins that cause tissue damage. "We have demonstrated in the lab that our extract disarms even the hyper-virulent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) strains capable of causing serious infections in healthy athletes," said Dr Cassandra Quave of...
  • FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD (Freeper Must-See - Now Free)

    08/24/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Hostage · 54 replies
    Give yourself a break from politics and crashing markets. This is one of the most outstanding, most entertaining and most educational films of the century (no exaggeration). Many of you are likely to have seen Joe Cross' film (he's also now produced Part 2) but now that it's FREE I wanted to pass it on to everyone especially Freepers. Your life will be changed by it guaranteed. And it is so easy to watch because it is so entertaining and informative. Bring the whole family especially your kids. He's won numerous awards around the world for this film and it...
  • Harvest time for the “Tree of Life”

    08/24/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Some people love them, some people could live without them. There are differing views on their benefit, but almost everyone is fond of the taste. From the honey and the smoke of the wood, to the highly nutritional flour made from the ground pods, they are a signature flavor here in the desert. The early start to monsoon this year affected the first mesquite harvest, with many finding unacceptable mold, which renders them inedible. However, the second harvest is looking better, and is in progress in parts of the county, although some altitudes have already peaked. “I heard rumor about...
  • Why women sleep worse than men

    08/24/2015 7:20:48 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | Shelley White
    Like millions of Canadian mothers, Dawn Trudeau’s sleep troubles began when her daughter was born. “You’re getting up at all hours for feedings and whatnot, and I had a hard time getting her to sleep through the night,” says the Ottawa-based, 46-year-old social media marketer and blogger at TheModernMomBlog.com. “My husband is great, and he would help in a minute but he just did not hear the baby crying,” she says. Even after her daughter started sleeping through the night consistently at age 4, Ms. Trudeau says her sleeping problems persisted to the point of insomnia. “I kind of got...
  • Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

    08/23/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2015 1:48 AM EDT | Marilynn Marchione
    Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. The trend is partly a success story: More people are surviving cancer and living long enough to get it again. …
  • A newfound link between brain injuries and ADHD

    08/23/2015 10:03:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 20, 2015 | Cathy Gulli
    Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have just released a study showing a “significant association” between two increasingly common — and perplexing — medical conditions: traumatic brain injury such as concussions, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the study found that 12.5 per cent of adults with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) were also diagnosed with ADHD or screened positive for the disorder during a self-report test developed by the World Health Organization. Previous research has revealed similar results in children. “The odds of...
  • Why gratitude could be good for your health

    08/23/2015 9:51:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 14, 2015 | Cathy Gulli
    On New Year’s Eve a couple of years ago, Janice Kaplan gathered in Times Square with her husband and a million strangers. A woman turned to Kaplan, a journalist based in New York City, and mused, “Why pretend anything is going to be different just because a ball dropped?” The woman’s flip remark reverberated with Kaplan, albeit in a surprising way. “I knew that how I felt about the 12 months ahead would probably have less to do with what happened than with the mood, spirit and attitude I brought to each day,” Kaplan reflected. She’d recently left a high-profile...
  • Not Guilty Pleas Entered in Slender Man Stabbing Case

    08/21/2015 5:17:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | RHONDA ROBERTS
    A Waukesha County judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of two teenagers charged in the Slender Man stabbing case. Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan Geyser, 13, appeared in court Friday morning for an arraignment hearing. Weier and Geyser are charged as adults in the 2014 stabbing attack on a classmate at a sleepover party. The girls said they were trying to please a fictional horror character called
  • 'Super-Predator' Humans Force Evolution in Animals

    01/14/2009 1:56:00 PM PST · by em2vn · 33 replies · 615+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 01-14-09 | Robert Britt
    Acting as super-predators, humans are forcing changes to body size and reproductive abilities in some species 300 percent faster than would occur naturally, a new study finds. Hunting and fishing by individual sportsmen as well as large-scale commercial fishing are also outpacing other human influences, such as pollution, in effects on the animal kingdom.
  • Fake but Accurate: Leading science publisher retracts dozens of papers for fake peer reviews

    08/20/2015 7:52:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Springer Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) books and journals, issued an announcement this week that 64 different professional articles, primarily in the medical field, had been retracted. It turns out that the vaunted peer review process, designed to ensure that multiple sets of experts evaluate the quality of the work before it hits the presses, had fallen apart. The peer reviews in some cases were found to be “highly suspicious” with bogus email addresses and questionable credentials. Springer confirms that 64 articles are being retracted from 10 Springer subscription journals, after...
  • Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

    08/19/2015 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2015 10:46 PM EDT | Marilynn Marchione
    Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related to obesity, but they didn’t know how, and could not tie it to appetite or other known factors. Now experiments reveal that a faulty version of the gene causes energy from food to be stored as fat rather than burned. Genetic tinkering in mice and on human...
  • ‘I Look Forward to Dying:’ U.S. Veteran Fights Gulf War Syndrome

    08/19/2015 8:11:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Glenn Stewart, a U.S. veteran of the first Gulf War a quarter of a century ago, has a deadly dilemma. Stewart, who served as a communication specialist in the U.S. forces tasked with taking back Kuwait from the clutches of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1991, wants to see his grandchildren grow. But at the same time, he also waits daily to hear the “good news” of his impending death. The 54-year-old suffers from what is commonly known as Gulf War syndrome (GWS) or Gulf War Illness (GWI), a cocktail of ailments. Its multiple symptoms are both physical and psychological...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter was found with alleged heroin dealer she met on Tinder

    08/19/2015 7:33:24 PM PDT · by rikkir · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/19/2015 | Emily Smith
    Rosie O’Donnell is “very frightened and concerned” about her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea after she was found with an alleged heroin dealer she met on Tinder. Chelsea, who suffers from mental illness and had not been taking her medication, was missing for a week before she was found in New Jersey on Tuesday at the home of Steve Sheerer, who was arrested in 2012 for possessing heroin with intent to distribute and child endangerment. A source told Page Six that Chelsea was found at the Barnegat Township, New Jersey, home of Sheerer after meeting him on Tinder, “She is 17 and...
  • Freep a poll!(SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DE-FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD?)

    08/19/2015 7:02:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 8-19-15 | Headline of the Day
    Headline of the Day Poll Should the federal government de-fund Planned Parenthood? No, women need access to abortions. I don't know. No, we shouldn't pay to murder babies.
  • ‘Heart was still beating’: 7th Planned Parenthood video released shows harvesting of baby’s brain...

    08/19/2015 3:11:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Twitch staff
    FULL TITLE: ‘Heart was still beating’: 7th Planned Parenthood video released shows harvesting of baby’s brain ‘who is still alive’ A 7th Planned Parenthood video from the Center For Medical Progress was released this morning and it’s awful: *****TWITTER IMAGES ON LINK*****
  • Carol Everett Jan 2012 (Pro Life Speaker)

    08/19/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life Dynamics Inc/youtube ^ | Uploaded on Jan 18, 2012 | Life Dynamics Inc
    Carol had an abortion in 1973 shortly after the landmark decision for Roe v. Wade. Lured by the substantial income and driven by the subconscious desire to justify her own abortion decision, Carol spent 6 years selling abortions to other women in four abortion clinics in Dallas/Fort Worth. After 35,000 abortions, the death of one woman and surgery on 19 other patients, God brought Carol to a crossroads. Carol's life changed when she came to know the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ in 1983. Carol realized that her work was hurting women, not helping them. Answering God's call,...
  • Note to Former Pres. Jimmy Carter: Please Boycott Israeli Products & Technology

    08/19/2015 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Dear Editor, I am Jewish, and therefore forbidden by my faith to rejoice in someone’s misfortune, even for individuals like Jimmy Carter, the worse (sic) president in the history of our beloved country. This peanut-grower sold his rotten soul to the enemies of the United States and Israel, Carter is an avowed anti-Semite who has no love for me or my people. By my own admission, I’m a fair man who hates no one (although I may dislike some people) but I will take this opportunity to remind the cancer-stricken Carter to follow through with the boycott of Israeli products....
  • Woman Desperate to Have Baby Used IVF to Conceive, Then After a Natural Pregnancy She Aborted

    08/19/2015 8:04:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 18, 2015
    In Minnesota, a woman who used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to expand her family chose to have an abortion after getting pregnant naturally. The Daily Mail reports that Hannah Stein was a mother of four when she became pregnant with her fifth child. Hannah and her husband of 17-years, Patrick, had undergone several rounds of IVF to conceive three of their children but felt like their family was complete, which is why Hannah says having an abortion wasn’t a difficult decision. She also explained that she had an abortion when she was 22, about one year before she married Patrick....
  • A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement [Hebrews 9]

    08/19/2015 5:56:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Outer Places ^ | 8/14/2015 | Janey Tracey
    Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to achieve immortality and/or a higher state of evolution, is strongly associated with atheism. Not only is there a strong emphasis on science, which is often considered to be at odds with religion to a certain extent, but this particular brand of science seems particularly opposed to the notion that God should have control over life and death. But according to transhumanist Micah Redding, there's a growing contingent of Christians in the transhumanist movement who are seeking a slightly different type of eternal...
  • StemExpress asked to disclose info about its ‘business relationship’ with Planned Parenthood

    08/18/2015 8:01:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    The citizen journalist behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos is asking StemExpress, a fetal tissue procurement agency that worked with the corporation, to reveal details about its “business relationship.” StemExpress recently informed both Congress and Planned Parenthood that it will no longer be doing business with the abortion provider. In a statement, David Daleiden of Center for Medical Progress, noted: Earlier this week, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California said they were “proud of” their baby parts program with StemExpress. Now, StemExpress claims it is terminating its “business relationship” with Planned Parenthood. Yet StemExpress leadership confirmed to CMP investigators...
  • New Study: Just One Abortion Causes Problems for Women in Future Pregnancies

    08/18/2015 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 18, 2015
    Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that women who have just one abortion are more likely to have complications in other pregnancies. The Daily Mail reports that even though most scientists agree that women who have numerous abortions are at greater risk for experiencing pregnancy complications, the new study shows that just one abortion can lead to problems in the future. In fact, the study found that women who have one abortion during the first trimester are 30% more likely to have complications such as pre-term birth, vaginal bleeding, low birth weight and placenta complications with future pregnancies. Additionally, the...
  • E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco: UK study

    08/18/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/18/2015 | Angus Berwick
    Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain's Department of Health said on Wednesday. E-cigarettes, tobacco-free devices people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapor, have surged in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic but health organizations have so far been wary of advocating them as a safer alternative to tobacco and governments from California to India have tried to introduce bills to regulate their use more strictly. "E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows...
  • CHELSEA O’DONNELL MISSING (Rosie's Daughter)

    08/18/2015 10:30:37 AM PDT · by windcliff · 92 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's Blog ^ | Aug 18th 2015
    Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell was reported missing. Nyack, New York police authorities have been looking for her in the Rockland County area since Sunday, August 16. She was last seen Tuesday, August 11. She was wearing a black sweatshirt hoodie, dark ripped blue jeans, women’s grey converse sneakers and a black backpack. Chelsea has a large tattoo on her right side of a dream catcher with the word ‘Breathe.’ She left home with her 6 month old therapy dog named Bear. The dog is a 9 lbs brown and black terrier. Chelsea stopped taking her medicine...
  • How to preserve fleeting digital information with DNA for future generations

    08/17/2015 4:40:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    One team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they're now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate. ... "A little after the discovery of the double helix architecture of DNA, people figured out that the coding language of nature is very similar to the binary language we use in computers," says Grass, who is with ETH Zurich. "On a hard drive, we use 0s and 1s to represent data, and in DNA, we have four nucleotides A, C, T and G." But DNA has two major advantages...
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • Suicide... thinking about it. pros/cons?

    08/14/2015 7:48:39 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 226 replies
    August 14, 2015 | self
    Hi, I feel like I have relied on FR so much recently. Everything is breaking down around here. My husband checked himself into a hospital a couple of days ago; he needs heart bypass surgery. My son and daughter are in the Gaspe peninsula visiting their grandmother. They will come back in a week, except my son will be stopping in Montreal to go to college. Our house is falling apart; we have no exterior back wall and the insurance won't pay for it, that will cost $15K Canadian. I am a lawyer in Colorado, but don't really know the...
  • Woman Loses Arms, Legs After Tick Bite — ‘It Was Crawling Up Her Limbs’

    08/14/2015 9:38:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | Tribune Media Wire, KOCO
    According to KOCO, four days after visiting Grand Lake, Jo Rogers thought she had the flu. The mother of two was tested for both West Nile Virus and meningitis, but the test results came back negative. Doctors said her organs were starting to shut down. Rogers’ cousin, Lisa Morgan, told KOCO, “…her arms and feet were turning dark blue and black. It was crawling up her limbs.” It turned out that a tick bite that went unnoticed caused Rocky Mountain spotted fever to attack the 40-year-old woman’s body. Doctors had no choice but to amputate her limbs. “(They had) to...
  • Genetically engineered pigs: Advance looks promising [For Transplants]

    08/14/2015 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | by Nancy Owano
    A domestic pig on an organic farm in Solothurn, Switzerland. Image: Wikimedia Commons --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stories of people waiting for organ transplants that could save their lives are well known. The numbers, though, are not encouraging. The US Department of Health and Human Services has some data: 122,407 people need a lifesaving organ transplant (total waiting list of candidates). The agency said that the gap between supply and demand continues to widen. The total number of donors from January through May this year was 5,975. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant. Here is another statistic:...
  • Bill Gate's Poop Water Machine Gets Test Run

    08/13/2015 11:53:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Earlier this year, Bill Gates posted a video of himself drinking water that was made from human feces. (It went viral, unsurprisingly.) The water was processed by a machine that collects human waste and converts it into safe, reusable byproducts -- water, electricity and ash. This week, Gates said in a blog post that the "Omni Processor" machine is getting its first test run in Dakar, Senegal, with the aim of reducing disease and saving lives in the city. ... The Omni Processor makes much of the current waste management process obsolete, potentially making sanitation much cheaper for Dakar. And...
  • Sister Gives Birth to Baby for Identical Twin Who Survived Cancer

    08/13/2015 11:42:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    “We sat in my oncologist’s office, and he said to me … ‘You will never be able to carry another child,'” Ardolino Dinkelackerwrote in a Facebook post. “Well before [the doctor] even finished his sentence, Dawn jumped in and said, ‘It doesn’t matter because I am going to carry their child,'” Ardolino Policastro served as a surrogate and gave birth to Hudson William Dinkelacke on Aug. 5. The sisters took photos together with Allison Rose Photography to commemorate the moments before Hudson was born.
  • Parents sue hospital for failed abortion and cost of bringing up daughter, now 14

    08/13/2015 11:04:49 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Hannah Roberts
    Elisa Bellandi is a 'smart and beautiful' teenager according to her doting father. Like many 14-year-olds around the world her favourite band is One Direction and she loves singing. Elisa dreams of one day being a lawyer or psychologist. And it is not hard to understand why. Because in many ways she is very different from many teenagers. She has had to come to terms with the knowledge that not only was she a 'mistake' baby, conceived when her mother had already passed 40, but that she survived both a miscarriage and a failed abortion.
  • Women need to know the horrific track records of abortionists

    08/13/2015 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Kristi Burton Brown
    In the latest undercover video on Planned Parenthood, whistleblower Holly O’Donnell discussed Planned Parenthood abortionist Ron Berman. She revealed that he angrily paces the halls, waiting for another woman to viciously insert instruments into so he can speedily tear apart or suction out her baby. Berman works for both Planned Parenthood and StemExpress – the company that purchases the baby parts Planned Parenthood sells. Berman’s sadistic actions and lack of care for women should serve to remind women of the horrific track record of many abortionists. These abortionists do not care for the often vulnerable women who enter their clinics....
  • Abortion Is The New Slavery

    08/13/2015 7:07:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | By Jayme Metzgar
    When I first saw the bombshell video of a Planned Parenthood doctor blithely describing over lunch how to crush unborn babies and harvest their organs, my response was visceral: I cried. When the second and third videos were released—the latest one containing footage of technicians picking through limbs and organs—my horror grew. Like most Americans opposed to abortion, I felt a revulsion in the story that seemed to require no explanation. But it’s become clear that an explanation is, in fact, required. While some on the left have been deflecting the ethical issue by focusing on legal technicalities, a significant...
  • Scientists uncover a difference between the sexes

    08/12/2015 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Provided by: Northwestern University
    The hippocampus is a region of the brain largely responsible for memory formation. Credit: Salk Institute ============================================================================================================================================== Male and female brains operate differently at a molecular level, a Northwestern University research team reports in a new study of a brain region involved in learning and memory, responses to stress and epilepsy. Many brain disorders vary between the sexes, but how biology and culture contribute to these differences has been unclear. Now Northwestern neuroscientists have found an intrinsic biological difference between males and females in the molecular regulation of synapses in the hippocampus. This provides a scientific reason to believe that...
  • Omega-3 may block psychosis years later, study finds

    08/12/2015 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | 08/11/15
    Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed, according to a study released Tuesday. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at "ultra-high" risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating condition than a control group given a placebo, reported the study. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including hearing voices and seeing things that do not really exist. It typically emerges during adolescence or early adulthood, either abruptly or gradually. There is no cure. Current treatment focuses...
  • 'No link' between eating fatty food and early death

    08/12/2015 4:22:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2015 | Ben Spencer
    People who eat lots of butter or cream are no more likely to have an early death than anyone else, a study suggests. Researchers trawled through the health records of hundreds of thousands of patients and found no statistical link between eating saturated fat and falling ill with heart disease, strokes or type 2 diabetes. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, raise further doubts about 32-year-old guidelines that warn people to avoid butter, full-fat milk and other meat and dairy products with high levels of saturated fats. Britons were advised in 1983 to cut their fat intake to...
  • List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum from the late 1800s

    08/11/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 146 replies
    Dangerous Minds ^ | 10/22/2013
    After viewing this list of what could have gotten you admitted to West Virginia’s Hospital for the Insane (Weston) aka Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum back in the late-1800s, I’ve swiftly concluded that the criteria was rather all-encompassing. Who among us is a stranger to what’s on this list?In this century, it looks more like a “wish list” for Dr. Phil’s guest bookers!Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is still open, but only for tours.
  • New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality

    08/10/2015 1:53:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 10, 2015 | by David L. Chandler & Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor. Thanks to powerful new magnet technology, the much smaller, less-expensive ARC reactor would deliver the same power output as a much larger reactor. Credit: the MIT ARC team ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away—and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor—and it's one that might be realized...
  • The agony of learning you've been raised the wrong sex

    08/10/2015 6:10:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/10/15 | Holliday
    Joe Holliday was born in 1988 with the rare condition cloacal exstrophy His genitals were never formed, leaving doctors stumped at his birth In 1998 he legally became Joella after living as a girl since the age of one Now, aged 27, he tells of his transition to become male once again Mum remembers it vividly — the look of horror on the midwives’ faces as I was swiftly lifted up and away from her after my birth. ‘So what is it? she asked. ‘A boy or a girl?’ ‘All in good time,’ one of them responded as she rushed...
  • The Super Common Oil That Science Now Shows Is Worse Than Sugar

    08/10/2015 3:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 106 replies
    eat CLEAN ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marygrace Taylor
    If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you're wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One. Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a series of diets each containing 40% fat. The fat in the first diet was primarily saturated and came from coconut oil, while the fat in the second diet was primarily unsaturated and came mostly from soybean oil. The researchers also fed mice two altered versions of the high-fat diets that also...
  • Woman reports she felt ‘coerced’ into abortions at Planned Parenthood

    08/09/2015 7:22:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 8, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    Silent No More has collected the testimonies of women who had abortions at Planned Parenthood but now want Planned Parenthood to be defunded. One woman, Noel, tells her story: My first abortion experience was when I was fifteen I went to Planned Parenthood and had: 1) Lack of counseling, 2) I was not told correct information about the development of my baby. 3) I felt coerced by the staff members. My second abortion experience was when I was seventeen, and again with Planned Parenthood I had the same experience. By then I was spiritually, mentally and emotionally damaged further. They...
  • RESEARCHERS FOUND WAY TO ERASE MEMORIES OF METH IN MICE-MAJOR STEPPING STONE FOR TREATING ADDICTION

    08/09/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 7, 2015 | Claire Maldarelli
    The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs--methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA--relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of the drug’s effect is too strong for that person to resist. But researchers are the University of Florida have come up with a way to in essence, “erase” the memory of the drug’s effect from the brain and thus help...