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  • Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer .....

    11/15/2018 7:52:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/15/18 | Annabel Murphy
    Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer (and double-checks to see if the coast is clear) ......
  • Grandfather, 57, is left fighting for his life after 'developing sepsis from biting his NAILS'

    11/14/2018 12:51:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 10:18 EST, 23 October 2018 | By Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline
    Ricky Kennedy, from Dumbarton in Scotland, believes he is lucky to be alive He was given slim odds of surviving the terrifying ordeal with the 'silent killer' Sepsis strikes when an infection sparks a violent immune response in the body It is the leading cause of avoidable death in the UK, killing at least 44,000 a year A grandfather was left fighting for his life after developing sepsis from biting his nails. Ricky Kennedy says he is lucky to be alive after contracting the silent killer from nibbling his thumbnail down. The 57-year-old was given slim odds of surviving the...
  • Doctors rescue baby as pregnant woman killed with crossbow

    11/13/2018 2:02:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/2018 | Rob Picheta,
    London's Metropolitan Police confirmed that 50-year-old Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo has been charged with the murder of Sana Muhammad, 35, following the violent attack in Ilford on Monday morning. CNN has learned that Unmathallegadoo is the ex-husband of the victim. Sana Muhammad -- previously named by police as Devi Unmathallegadoo -- was eight months pregnant with her baby, who was narrowly missed by the crossbow and was delivered safely in hospital. The victim's husband, Imtiaz Muhammad, told the Evening Standard newspaper that the alleged killer had been hiding in the family's garden shed, before attacking her in front of her five other...
  • Abortionist accused of raping patients and drinking on the job

    11/13/2018 9:00:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | November 9, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser |
    A Kenyan abortionist whom African media calls a “quack” and a “fake doctor” is officially a wanted man, for allegations of running an illegal abortion facility and even committing sexual assault against his patients while they were sedated. James Mugo Ndichu, also known as Mugo Wa Wairimu, was accused three years ago of raping his patients, so he abandoned his former facility and moved to another one, where authorities believe the abortionist has continued with his criminal ways. “We are looking for Mr Wairimu and we ask him to present himself to the police for questioning,” said Musa Yego, boss...
  • Finland’s first sex doll brothel opens in Helsinki offering 100 euro robot romps ...

    11/13/2018 7:28:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    theworldnews.net ^ | 17:04 / 12.11.2018 SUN | Staff
    FINLAND will be opening its first sex doll BROTHEL later this week as demand for silicone companions blows up all over the world. Russian-owned Unique Dolls will open its doors in Helsinki on Thursday - charging frisky Finns €100 an hour with its demimonde dolls. The silicone brothel is located in a discrete location behind a shopping centre in the Finnish capital. And they say they'll only ever be allowing a maximum of four clients in the building at any one time to keep noise levels at a respectable level. Each of the four models has its own room at...
  • Men are now afraid to give women CPR in case they’re accused of sexual assault

    11/13/2018 7:14:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 6, 2018 | Rob Waugh
    Women who fall over with a heart attack may be left unaided – as men are too afraid to give CPR in case they are accused of sexual assault. Researchers from the University of Colorado surveyed people on their attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Interviewees said (among other things) that they feared being accused of inappropriate touching or sexual assault, the researchers found. Men were twice as likely to cite this fear as a reason for not administering CPR, the researchers found.
  • Indonesian Muslim clerics reject measles, rubella vaccine as ‘unclean’

    11/13/2018 3:32:16 AM PST · by JosephW · 21 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 11/12/2018
    news.com.au Lifestyle Health Indonesian Muslim clerics reject measles, rubella vaccine as ‘unclean’ NOVEMBER 12, 2018 3:47PM Battling 'Superbugs' Jamie Seidelnews.com.au Indonesia’s immunisation campaign is in crisis. In August, its Muslim leadership officially forbade the use of the measles and rubella vaccine. Its followers have taken the ruling to heart — with a dramatic drop in vaccinations. The religious proclamation — a fatwa — is not legally recognised or enforceable. But the Indonesian Ulama Council’s followers are obeying. It was an unexpected outcome — and it has an enormous impact on holidaymakers from all over the world, including Australia. RELATED: World...
  • Public Notice regarding West Virginia Constitutional Amendment 1 is now available.

    11/12/2018 12:42:47 PM PST · by Morgana
    DHHR.WV.GOV ^ | 11/9/2018 | staff
    ​PUBLIC NOTICE WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAID PROGRAM REGARDING: WEST VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1 NOVEMBER 9, 2018 On November 6, 2018 West Virginia voters ratified West Virginia Constitutional Amendment 1, which states: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires funding of abortion.” This amendment in turn abrogated the holding by the West Virginia Supreme Court in Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, Inc. v.Panepinto (1993) that West Virginia Code §9-2-11, which limits Medicaid funds paying for pregnancy terminations to several limited circumstances, is unconstitutional. As a result of the ratification of this Constitutional Amendment as described...
  • Congo's Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine [seen as 'satanic']

    11/11/2018 4:26:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 20:43, UK, Saturday 10 November 2018 | John Sparks
    The idea is pretty simple: track down everyone who has been in contact with an Ebola victim and provide them with a newly available vaccine developed in Canada. It has not been approved by major health authorities but it has shown itself to be effective in early trials. There is problem with the plan however. First, many city residents do not want to be tracked down and secondly, they do not want the vaccine. "Lots of people reject the vaccine and they talk a lot about it. They say if you take it you will become infertile, it will kill...
  • Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

    11/10/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press release. The man was stable after the operation, which was performed last month, and he will now be monitored for two years, the university added. The researchers injected 2.4 million iPS...
  • Why the ACLU supported Trump scrapping rule on limiting guns for mentally ill

    11/10/2018 11:21:34 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 2018 | Mark Gollom
    In February 2017, Trump repealed an Obama-era rule to strengthen the federal gun background check system after the 2012 shooting of 20 young students and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There are laws in the United States regarding the sale of weapons to some mentally ill individuals. It is unlawful to sell a firearm to a person who "has been adjudicated as a mental defective" or "has been committed to any mental institution." Obama's regulation would also have required the Social Security Administration to send the names of some people unable to manage their disability...
  • Utah man dies from rabies, the first case in over 70 years

    11/09/2018 4:34:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    foxnews13 ^ | AManda Gerry
    She said it wasn't until he died on November 4 that they realized he had been infected with rabies. "Usually within a couple of weeks the person will have swelling of the brain, swelling of the spine, and will be placed in a coma, and will pass away," said Dallin Peterson, epidemiologist at the Utah Health Department. The state health department said they believe Giles contracted rabies from a likely source: a bat. "He would just catch them, put them outside," Sedgwick said. "I know that my mom has always thought that bats were really cute, so he would sit...
  • People with Down syndrome apply to be first humans on endangered list

    11/08/2018 5:13:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | November 8, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser |
    A newly released video from The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) has just released a video pointing out how worldwide, people with Down syndrome are in danger of becoming extinct. Their lives are endangered because of abortion. So people with the condition are speaking out, demanding better treatment and an end to the eugenics that has left their numbers dwindling. The CDSS notes on its campaign website that “[b]y the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s own criteria, the Down syndrome community qualifies as endangered in many parts of the world.” The CDSS has applied “for the inclusion of...
  • Embracing the Void: Engineers Use Air Voids to Create Cooling Paint

    11/08/2018 12:59:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.engineering.com ^ | October 08, 2018 | Emily Pollock
    A board coated in the new polymer paint stays significantly cooler than its surroundings, even in direct sunlight, as seen under ultraviolet lights. (Image courtesy of Columbia University.) ___________________________________________________________________ A team of engineers from Columbia University has created a polymer coating that uses nano-to-microscale air voids to reflect sunlight and cool down buildings. Passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC) is a phenomenon where a surface spontaneously cools by reflecting sunlight and radiating heat to a cooler atmosphere. PDRC works best if a surface has high solar reflectance—meaning that most of the sun’s radiation is reflected away—and a high thermal emittance—meaning that...
  • Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine

    11/08/2018 9:21:33 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Frankie Schembri
    Although the mere thought of a swarm of microrobots burrowing into an eyeball is enough to make some people squirm, scientists believe tiny, controllable delivery vehicles could be the future of eye medicine. Now, researchers have developed a tiny, rotini-shaped spiral that could one day be deployed in the thousands for targeted drug delivery. Current treatments for eye diseases such as glaucoma or diabetic macular edema are delivered through direct injection or eyedrops. Those methods are effective but imprecise, often blanketing the entire eye in medication. So scientists used nanoscale 3D printing to create spiral-shaped robots small enough to pass...
  • CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable

    11/07/2018 12:35:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/05/2018 | Lena H. Sun
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched. If that happened, it would be the first time since the deadly viral disease was first identified in 1976 that an Ebola outbreak led to the persistent presence of the disease. In all previous outbreaks, most of which took place in remote areas, the disease was contained before it spread widely. The current outbreak is entering...
  • 30 now ill, including 10 deaths, in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

    11/06/2018 3:28:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/06/2018 | Michael Nedelman
    The confirmed cases became ill between September 26 and November 5, according to the health department. The number has risen from 18 cases, including six deaths, announced last month by the health department. A staff member was also affected by the outbreak but has recovered. The outbreak in the Wanaque facility was caused by adenovirus type 7. This type is "most commonly associated with acute respiratory disease," according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other types of adenovirus infections can cause flu-like symptoms, pinkeye and diarrhea. The health department also announced Monday that a new case of...
  • Frequent inbreeding may have caused skeletal abnormalities in early humans

    11/06/2018 12:24:18 PM PST · by ETL · 64 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Michael Price
    Early humans faced countless challenges as they fanned out of Africa: icy conditions, saber-tooth cats, and, according to a new study of ancient skeletons, an unusually high number of birth defects, both debilitating and relatively inconsequential. It’s unclear why such abnormalities seem to be so common, but scientists say one strong possibility is rampant inbreeding among small hunter-gatherer groups. “This paper represents a valuable compilation,” says Vincenzo Formicola, an anthropologist at the University of Pisa in Italy who wasn’t involved in the new work. “Many cases reported in the list were unknown to me and, I assume, to many people...
  • Miracle of the mind: How one man's brain disorder unlocked a hidden talent

    11/06/2018 10:13:31 AM PST · by AFreeBird · 16 replies
    WTHR 13 Indianapolis ^ | 11/05/2018 | Scott Swan
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The human brain is the largest and most complex organ in the body — a command center. It is constantly processing thoughts, emotions and actions. The mind is miraculous and mysterious even when it malfunctions. Rick Johnston, 49, was a hardworking supervisor for Carrier in 2015. He was on his 72nd straight day of work when he suffered a health scare similar to a stroke. "He had a neurological disorder. His brain is telling his body that he's had a stroke, but he has not had one," said his wife Cammie Johnston. "It took me almost a...
  • Rugby player who swallowed garden slug as dare has died, 8 years after health nightmare began

    11/05/2018 9:30:32 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Rohan Smith | news.com.au
    Sam Ballard never did anything wrong, if you ask family and friends. The teenager from Sydney’s upper north shore was having a laugh and some red wine with mates in the backyard, “trying to act like grown-ups”. It was 2010 and it was a night that would change his life, and the lives of everybody around him, forever.A slug crawled across the concrete patio and, teens being teens, a dare emerged for Sam to eat it.One of his best friends, Jimmy Galvin, later described the moment. “We were sitting over here having a bit of a red wine appreciation night, trying...