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  • Michigan teen mauled by raccoon is recovering from latest surgery

    07/18/2018 11:09:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tanda Gmiter
    A West Michigan teen who has undergone more than a dozen reconstructive surgeries since her face was mauled by a pet raccoon as an infant is now recovering at home after her latest procedure. Charlotte Ponce, 14, returned to her Spring Lake area home on Sunday. Doctors at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak last week repaired areas including her cheek, ear, lip and nose, according to her family's update on the "Friends of Charlotte Rose" Facebook page. "She is doing very well ... Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my beautiful daughter Charlotte Rose!" In 2002, Charlotte was...
  • Making sexual dysfunction appear normal; We live in a strange and bizarre era

    07/18/2018 7:40:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/18/2018 | Bob Weir
    We're living through a strange era, one in which logic and reason has been turned on its head, forcing us to view the world through the lens of the seriously deranged. These insidious distortions of reality come in many forms, but, in this instance, I'd like to address the issue of biological sex. A mere few decades ago, who would have imagined that one day we'd be told that there are more than two sexes? With a plethora of scientific and commonsense evidence describing a male and female as the necessary ingredients for the continuation of the human species (and...
  • Florida mom blames teen's death on packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    ABC 7 New York ^ | July 17, 2018
    WESTON, Florida -- A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies. In a July 12 Facebook post, Kellie Travers-Stafford wrote that her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label. She says Alexi felt tingling in her mouth on June 25 and they administered two Epipens but Alexi quickly went into anaphylactic shock, stopped breathing and died within an hour and a half of...
  • Vagisil adds abortion-causing emergency contraceptive to product line

    07/17/2018 11:51:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | July 16, 2018 | Susan Michelle-Hanson
    When you think of Vagisil, the first thing that probably comes to mind is “itch relief,” or something along those lines — not “emergency contraceptive.” And yet, that is exactly what Vagisil has added to its product line. Vagisil’s new “products” tab on its website is a subtle deception. The vaginal care company recently introduced a new contraceptive — while conveniently leaving out the fact that it can act as an abortifacient, meaning it can expel an already-fertilized new human being. Preventeza actually contains the same ingredient as Plan B, also known as the morning after pill. The main ingredient...
  • Same-sex marriage doesnt improve LGBT health: Study

    07/17/2018 7:55:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 07/17/2018 | James Risdon
    Same-sex marriage in the United States is not improving the health of gays and lesbians, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, an American think-tank. In their paper, Effects of Access to Legal Same-Sex Marriage on Marriage and Health: Evidence from BRFSS, the researchers say that the legalization of same-sex marriage has improved access to healthcare for gays and lesbians. Even with that improved healthcare access, though, those in same-sex marriages did not see any sort of bump up in their health, they concluded. Health indicators for lesbians in these legally-recognized marriages did not suggest they...
  • Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 Years after dog mauling

    07/16/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    ABC7NewYork ^ | July 16, 2018 | Tim Fleischer
    sharetweetshareemail PETS & ANIMALS Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 years after dog mauling Ad Duration00:00 Current time01:44 Seek % buffered 00:14 Duration02:15 Volume EMBED More Videos AJ Ross reports on the fourth death from the Union City fire. By Tim Fleischer Updated 1 hr 48 mins ago ARLINGTON, Dutchess County (WABC) -- Nine years after he was viciously mauled by a dog, Frankie Flora is going in for more surgery but still with an amazingly positive attitude. "It's laser surgery," he said. "So it will take this and like some of the red spots like that and just...
  • Bring out your dead: San Francisco's Impending Cholera Epidemic

    07/16/2018 8:59:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/2018 | J.R. Dunn
    Years ago, Tom Wolfe published a funny piece dealing with the reappearance during the Summer of Love of diseases never seen in the modern epoch. Wolfe's overall term for these disorders was, if I recall correctly, "The Crud." Doctors were unfamiliar with these conditions and in some cases uncertain as to how to treat them. Some of those children of nature ended up with chronic disorders. This served as a life lesson for the counterculture, most of whom resumed bathing. But now, fifty years later, we at least those of us in California are about to receive another...
  • SF Mayor says her city is drowning in poop: there's more feces than I've ever seen

    07/15/2018 7:11:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2018 | Andrew Kerr
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday. Breed, a Democrat who was inaugurated as the San Franciscos mayor Wednesday, urged homeless advocacy groups that receive money from the city to teach homeless people to clean up after themselves. There is more feces on the sidewalks than Ive ever seen growing up here, Breed told KNTV. That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs were talking about from humans.
  • Do Low-Carb Diets Help Diabetes?

    07/15/2018 2:20:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 104 replies
    WebMD ^ | March 15, 2006 | Salynn Boyles
    Should people with type 2 diabetes follow very low carbohydrate diets? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says "no", but a small study from Sweden suggests such a diet may be one of the best ways to manage the disease and reduce the need for medication. Many people are essentially cured of their [type 2] diabetes by low-carbohydrate diets, but that message is not getting out," says low-carb proponent and biochemistry professor Richard Feinman, PhD, of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. While agreeing that carbohydrate restriction helps people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar, ADA spokesman...
  • Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer

    07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 121 replies
    MSN/Pop Sugar ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Stiehl
    The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there's another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the most from the keto diet, and how to successfully use the diet to treat type 2 diabetes. He stressed that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the keto diet should be done under close medical supervision, especially if the patient takes medication that lowers...
  • Woman who became ill after zipline tour shares story

    07/15/2018 7:58:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 14 July 2018
    News4 talked to one of the more than 500 people who got sick while ziplining in Gatlinburg, TN. Health officials confirm 15 people on the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour tested positive for Norovirus. I was vomiting and had the other stuff that goes along with it Its going to take more than that to keep me away from a zipline,
  • Alexandra Semyonova: Heritability of Behavior in the Abnormally Aggressive Dog

    07/14/2018 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 5, 2009 | Alexandra Semyonova
    View Academic Paper DogsBite.org was recently introduced to a variety of works by internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist Alexandra Semyonova -- born in the U.S. and educated at John Hopkins University and University College London. Semyonova writes with breathtaking honesty about issues that matter the most: the reality of selecting for aggression and the repeated denial by humane organizations and dog breeders that such selection bears no hereditary significance. Semyonova's 8-page academic paper explains, in easily understandable terms, the roots and results of selective breeding. Semyonova states in the opening sentence, "Probably everyone understands that all dog breeds we have created...
  • Yes, open office plans are the worst

    07/14/2018 4:58:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Sarah Wells
    While the concept behind open office spaces is to drive informal interaction and collaboration among employees, the study found that for both groups of employees monitored (52 for one company and 100 for the other company) face-to-face interactions dropped, the number of emails sent increased between 20 and 50 percent and company executives reported a qualitative drop in productivity. [Organizations] transform their office architectures into open spaces with the intention of creating more [face-to-face] interaction and thus a more vibrant work environment, the studys authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, wrote. [But] what they often getas captured by a steady...
  • 'One more shot, he's still breathing': Brutal pit bull attack leaves bloody scene

    07/14/2018 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox19 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stefano DiPietrantonio
    TAYLOR MILL, KY (FOX19) - A brutal pit bull attack in Taylor Mill recently sent two people to the hospital and left their home looking like the scene of a massacre. It all happened Thursday just before 11:59 p.m. on St. Matthews Circle. A call came in about a dog bite and police responded. "Where you at?" an officer can be heard asking on body camera as he followed the sound of a man struggling with an animal in the backyard. Taylor Mill Police rolled-up on the yard to find the family's pit bull actively attacking the man. In the...
  • Speech problems mar Pelosi appearance: Says tax cut will add 2 children dollars more to deficit

    07/14/2018 7:59:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 104 replies
    American Mirror ^ | July 13, 2018
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? The House Minority Leader and presumptive Speaker of the House if Democrats retake the majority this November displayed more bizarre behavior for reporters on Thursday as she held her weekly press conference. Pelosi suffered brain freezes, speech problems and confused Russia and China at least twice. While attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Pelosi had trouble saying effectively. His kowtowing to the president, esffect, esffectively saying she said. Moments later, while attacking the Trump tax cut, she said, the GOP tax scam for the rich that added 2 children dollars more...
  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 42 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    07/13/2018 8:10:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2018 7:08 PM EDT | Linda A. Johnson
    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since then havent been vaccinated, and small samples of the smallpox virus were saved for research purposes, leaving the possibility it could be used as a biological weapon. Maker SIGA Technologies of New York has already delivered 2 million treatments that will be stockpiled by the government, which partially paid for...
  • Researchers Solve Mystery of 1,800-Year-Old Basel Papyrus

    07/13/2018 4:18:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Sci-news ^ | 7/13/18 | Enrico de Lazaro
    A team of scientists at the University of Basel, Switzerland, has discovered that a 1,800-year-old papyrus from the Basel Papyrus Collection is an ancient medical text from late antiquity and that it was likely written by the famous Roman physician Galen. The University Library in Basel possesses a collection of 65 papyri, mostly in Greek and several in Coptic, Hieratic and Latin. Less than half of this collection was published by Ernst Rabel in 1917 in Papyrusurkunden der ffentlichen Bibliothek der Universitt zu Basel. With mirror writing on both sides, one of the Basel papyri dubbed P.Basel 1A ...
  • Man Who Euthanized His Disabled 12-Year-Old Daughter Wants Pardon or New Trial

    07/13/2018 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Amy Hasbrouck
    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Robert Latimer has submitted a letter to the Minister of Justice seeking a pardon or a new trial following his conviction for the murder of his daughter Tracy in 1993. Latimer has been free on parole since 2010. Contrary to some media reports, Latimer has been able to travel outside Canada since 2015, according to the Globe and Mail. Disability rights activists are concerned that the pardon request is a symptom and effect of the continuing devaluation of disabled people as shown by the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in 2016, according to...
  • Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery

    07/13/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | July 12, 2018 | [Reuters] By Lisa Rapaport
    Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. What people eat and drink during intense exercise and afterward can impact how well their muscles recover and how rapidly their body replaces fluids and electrolytes lost during the workout, previous research has found. Most studies assessing whether drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes, or with protein, might aid recovery have been too small to draw firm conclusions about which beverages are the best option, the authors of the new review write in European...