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  • Higher Dairy Consumption Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    09/25/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    The PURE study included data from 136,384 participants (35-70 years old) in 21 countries. They were grouped into four categories: no dairy (28,674 individuals), less than one serving per day (55,651), one-two servings per day (24,423), and over two servings per day (27,636).One standard serving of dairy was equivalent to a glass of milk at 244 g, a cup of yoghurt at 244 g, one slice of cheese at 15 g, or a teaspoon of butter at 5 g.Dairy consumption was highest in North America and Europe (368 g/day or above four servings of total dairy per day) and lowest...
  • Men & Abortion

    09/25/2018 10:53:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    A burgeoning “lost fatherhood” movement has become involved in pro-life activism, with post-abortive men carrying signs at the annual March for Life proclaiming “I Regret Lost Fatherhood.” “Men don’t like to admit they have a problem, but there are a lot of guys out there who are really hurting,” explained Bruce Mulligan, a hospital administrator from Minnesota who struggles with the emotional impact of the abortion of an unplanned pregnancy he and his wife decided to undergo 37 years ago. Dr. Vincent Rue, a psychologist who has long experience with abortion’s effects on men, spoke at a “Reclaiming Fatherhood” conference....
  • Will an Aspirin a day really keep the doctor away? That depends.

    09/25/2018 5:27:31 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Sept. 24, 2018 | Andre Picard
    A tenet of modern medicine tells us that Aspirin prevents heart attack and stroke. An Aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, the saying goes – a belief so deeply ingrained that about half of older adults take low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) daily. But a flurry of new research is throwing cold water on Aspirin’s reputation as a panacea. Like all challenging of established dogma, however, the shift in scientific thinking requires some explanation, provisos and cautions. People who have had a heart attack (a clot that stops blood flow to the heart) or an ischemic stroke (a clot that...
  • "White People Food" Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

    08/30/2018 3:59:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Kristen Aiken
    Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food - McDonald’s, Taco Bell, you name it. When her doctor diagnosed her last year with pre-diabetes and prescribed her a CPAP machine to help her sleep through the night, she began working with a nutritionist to clean up her diet. But the lifestyle change she...
  • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Addresses Trump, Brexit, and #MeToo

    09/24/2018 8:43:43 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 9 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-24 21:00 | NATASHA BACH
    British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her views on everything from President Donald Trump and Brexit to the #MeToo movement in a wide-ranging interview with CBS News ahead of the start of the UN General Assembly.
  • Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians

    09/23/2018 10:40:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    VOA ^ | 09/23/2018
    GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area. The latest outbreak of the deadly disease has been focused in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which have been a tinder box of armed rebellion and ethnic killing since two civil wars in the late 1990s. Militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan Islamist group active in...
  • Best in Show: The Year’s Best Beers Honored at 2018 Great American Beer Festival

    09/23/2018 3:55:31 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies
    brewersassociation.org ^ | September 22, 2018 | Brewers Association
    DENVER • September 22, 2018 — The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country and earning a symbol of brewing excellence... full list of winners: https://bit.ly/2ONjc26
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Disease Spreads Beyond Infection Zone, Pandemic Warning

    09/23/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-23 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Ebola has spread beyond the designated infection zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu, with new cases springing up in Ituri province, just 31 miles from the Ugandan border.
  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

    09/22/2018 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 September 2018 , 8:34am | Mark Molloy
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to...
  • Pregnant Chilean women broadcast their babies’ heartbeats to the world

    09/22/2018 3:08:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On September 8, 2018, Chilean women stood outside in a peaceful protest, letting the world listen in as they broadcasted the heartbeats of their preborn children. When Colectivo Por Las Dos Vidas: Ola Celeste Chile posted the women’s video, it was paired with these words: “The voice of the heart does not need explanation. Children for birth speak for themselves, we must only hear them. Chile is #porlas2vidas (for two lives) .” The square where these women met was quickly filled up with excited people, waving and wearing blue scarves. Each one was proclaiming that it is absolutely possible —...
  • New York City’s Subways Are Slow, Crowded and Smelly—Officials Say Part of the Problem Is You

    09/21/2018 6:38:52 PM PDT · by firebrand · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Paul Berger
    More than five million riders crowd into New York City’s subway on an average workday, and officials say some of them are making everybody late. At the 34th Street-Penn Station stop, Frank Gallagher thrust his foot between the closing doors of an uptown 2 train on a recent morning and wedged his way inside. “I made up my mind I was going to catch that train,” said the 57-year-old entertainment industry union rep. “I’m five minutes late as it is.” But nothing enrages commuters more than train delays. Except, maybe, blaming commuters for train delays.
  • Scientists Discover How to 'Upload Knowledge to Your Brain'

    09/21/2018 5:00:21 PM PDT · by Boomer · 40 replies
    Sci-TechUniverse ^ | 9/20/2018
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to...
  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...
  • This Blogger Quit Being Vegan, Before/After Photos Show Drastic Difference

    09/20/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    MSN / Girmandize ^ | September 14, 2018
    Going Off The Vegan Diet Kristel, also known under her YouTube alias as KasumiKriss, had been a vegan for four years when she suddenly decided to start eating meat again. Just three weeks after she began eating high-quality meats, she claims that her appearance has improved dramatically, she is able to lift heavier weights when working out and she no longer feels "lifeless."
  • Fight continues against Rockwool in Jefferson County (WV)

    09/18/2018 6:03:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 18, 2018 | Mike McCullough
    RANSON, W.Va. — Concerned Residents against Rockwool organized a protest Tuesday at the Jefferson County Development Authority. This comes just days after another group, known as Jefferson County Vision, filed a lawsuit against the authority for allowing the insulation plant to locate in Ranson. A Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Development Authority meeting would have included the final reading of a water bond for Rockwool. As opposition grew outside of their windows, the authority decided to table the motion. 35 people were on the list to speak with a few dozen more waiting outside. Those who oppose the facility cite a...
  • Planned Parenthood Prez Treated Woman Who Died From Botched Legal Abortion, But Says Abortion’s...

    09/18/2018 9:19:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 17, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Prez Treated Woman Who Died From Botched Legal Abortion, But Says Abortion’s Great Planned Parenthood’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen, has been sharing the heart-wrenching story of watching a woman die from a botched abortion to claim women need better access to abortion. A former emergency room doctor and Baltimore health commissioner, Wen now runs the largest abortion provider in America. Planned Parenthood aborts nearly 330,000 unborn babies each year, and boasts a record income of $1.46 billion. The story she has been sharing is a tragic reminder that women still die from abortions, even though...
  • Researchers and Practitioners Disagree on Repressed Memory

    09/17/2018 8:45:17 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 23 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Faith Brynie Ph.D.
    "As the body of research evidence has grown over the last twenty years, psychologists in general have become increasingly skeptical that repressed memories even exist, but a new study, published this week in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that researchers and practitioners hold different beliefs about whether such memories occur and whether they can be accurately recalled."
  • Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case

    09/17/2018 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    livescience.com ^ | September 15, 2018 09:28am ET | Rachael Rettner,
    It's well known that organ transplants can pass infectious diseases from donors to recipients in rare cases. But even more rarely, transplants can transmit cancer, as a new case shows. In what's being described as an "extraordinary case," four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a new report. Three of the patients died from the cancer, which underscores the "often-fatal consequences of donor-derived breast cancer," the authors wrote in their report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Transplantation Passing cancer through an organ transplant is "a...
  • Unseen Letters from JFK’s Sister Rosemary, Who Underwent a Lobotomy, Reveal Depth of Her 'Loss

    09/15/2018 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 103 replies
    People ^ | 09/13/2018 | LIZ MCNEIL
    This Thursday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and his wife, Rose. For many years, the story of JFK’s sister, who had an undiagnosed mental disability and was lobotomized at age 23, was shrouded in mystery. A vivacious young woman with a sweet disposition, Rosemary’s life was dramatically altered when her father decided to have her undergo a pre-frontal lobotomy in November 1941, a procedure that left her with the mental capacities of a toddler and requiring round-the-clock care