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  • Egypt: Fattest Woman in the World Hasn't Left Home for 25 Years

    10/24/2016 4:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016
    A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, believed to be the fattest female in the world, has reached 500 kgs weight, according to media reports. Imran Ahmad Abdulati, who is Alexandria in northern Egypt, has not left her home for 25 years - since she was 11-years-old - because of her weight problem. After years of desperate attempts to deal with the issue, her sister Chaymaa' Ahmad Abdulati has now gone public with the problem in the hope of getting help, the media report said.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 10-24-16)

    10/24/2016 1:57:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies ^ | 10-24-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Chicago Hopenchange: Major hospitals bail on ObamaCare for 2017

    10/24/2016 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: ObamaCare gives Americans health care! New hotness: ObamaCare gives Americans health care …. where they can’t get to it. Last week, in President Obama’s home town of Chicago, his supporters got a rude surprise. If they buy their health insurance on the ObamaCare exchange, they’d better look in some other city for hospitalization, because they won’t get covered in the Windy City: Some of Chicago’s largest hospitals said they will not be part of any Cook County Affordable Care Act marketplace plans in 2017. University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center both said they...
  • Vietnam searching for more than 200 escapees from drug rehab center

    10/24/2016 5:55:02 AM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Police in Vietnam's southeast Dong Nai province are searching for more than 200 presumed drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation center. About 560 inmates broke out Sunday, some using fire extinguishers and sticks to break walls and windows, but police recaptured about 330. The center holds 1,481 inmates, about twice the center's capacity. Residents in the province east of Ho Chi Minh City have been urged to stay indoors and lock their doors after inmates began moving through the area. Some officials believe the escaped inmates left the province aboard taxis.

    10/23/2016 11:50:22 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2016 | By Reporter
    When she grows up, Lynlee Boemer should demand to celebrate two birthdays a year. For she is the baby who was born twice. Her proper entry into the world came 12 weeks after she was temporarily taken out of her mother’s womb for a life-saving operation. Doctors discovered a tumour in the tailbone of Margaret Boemer’s unborn baby when the mother-to-be went for a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Her only hope was a medical procedure that required surgeons to open up the womb and take the 1 lb, 3 oz foetus out for 20 minutes for...
  • Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

    10/23/2016 7:03:10 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22, 2016 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) — Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. The goal is to return them to their home territory, but some end up in areas rife with rats.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Email Archive (fingers all over ACA)

    10/23/2016 3:33:49 AM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 1/29/16 (original: 5/09) | Tanden, Clinton
    President Barack Obama didn't embrace the individual mandate during the campaign, which means he would essentially start from scratch in terms of selling the idea to voters. The mandate was a central policy difference with Hillary Clinton, who argued that a mandate was the only way to achieve universal coverage. Let's hope we get the mandate since we know nothing will work w/out it. So how's it going? If I were to talk to one or two decision makers about a few matters, who would that be--Orszag? Rahm or Zeke? Nancy Ann? Or???In this email exchange from 2009 between HDR22...
  • Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

    10/22/2016 5:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 13, 2016 | Sayer Ji
    A diagnosis of AlzheimerÂ’s, sadly, has become almost like a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AlzheimerÂ’s is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function beyond what is expected from normal aging in previously unimpaired persons. A 2006 study estimated that 26 million people throughout the world suffer from this condition, and that by 2050, the prevalence will quadruple, by which time one in 85 people worldwide will be afflicted with the disease. Given the global extent of the problem, interest is growing in safe and effective preventive and...
  • Approved Obamacare Rate Hikes [vanity]

    10/22/2016 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
  • Man Sues Over Arrest After Cops Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Meth

    10/22/2016 4:46:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 21, 2016
    A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company. The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit's manufacturer. Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he'd eaten, but two roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance....
  • Pharmacy's error killed boy, lawsuit claims

    10/22/2016 8:32:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Michele Mandel
    On a Saturday night this past March, Melissa Sheldrick gave her eight-year-old son Andrew his usual liquid medication for his REM sleep disorder and then tucked him into bed. When she went to wake him in the morning, her little boy was dead. It’s a nightmare almost too painful to even imagine. It would take almost five months before she and her husband, Alan, learned what killed their only son: The coroner sat them down and told them their healthy child had died from a lethal dose of baclofen, a powerful muscle relaxant usually used to treat adults with MS....
  • Study: 2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Risk of Diabetes

    10/22/2016 12:30:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Statesman ^ | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 | Bob D'Angelo
    Drinking two servings of carbonated soda — even the diet kind — could double the risk of diabetes, according to a Swedish study. Research by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults found that those who consumed at least two 6½ ounce servings of soft drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from a form of type 2 diabetes. Many sodas are sold in 12-ounce cans, meaning that one and a half cans would be enough to double the risk. According to the study, people who drank a liter of soda saw their chances of suffering from diabetes increase...
  • A 27-Year-Old Who Weighed 456 Pounds Survived Without Any Food For 382 Days

    10/21/2016 11:24:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Kevin Loria,
    Most people can survive without food for at least a few weeks, maybe a bit longer. Eventually, however, starvation kills. Yet the limits on how long people can go without eating are complicated; without water people are unlikely to last a week, but the amount of time starvation takes can vary drastically. Take the story of Angus Barbieri. For 382 days, ending July 11, 1966, the then-27-year-old Scotsman ate nothing. There's limited documentation of Barbieri's fast: there are a few old newspaper stories recounting his ordeal and more convincingly, there's a case report describing the experience that his doctors published...
  • Ingham County, Michigan: One Refugee Diagnosed With Multi-Drug Resistant TB;(trunc)

    10/21/2016 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 25 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/21/16 | michea Patrick Leahy
    Full title : Ingham County, Michigan: One Refugee Diagnosed With Multi-Drug Resistant TB; 22 Percent Have Latent TB. One of the 3,554 refugees resettled in Ingham County, Michigan (Lansing) during the six years beginning October 1, 2010 and ending on September 30, 2016 (FY 2011 to FY 2016) has been diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB), the Ingham County Health Department tells Breitbart News. MDR TB is a very dangerous and expensive to treat type of TB that is a growing world wide problem and has recently become a public health issue in the United States as well. In...
  • (Vanity) Should Pro-Abortion folks watch one?

    10/20/2016 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Gman · 20 replies
    We have all had the opportunity to see various life-saving medical procedures and operations on TV or in a classroom setting. Maybe people that are in favor of Late Term Abortion should watch one too. What's the harm in that?

    10/19/2016 11:50:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    OCTOBER 17, 2016 | David Sax
    THE REAL SOYLENT SICKNESS (New Yorker is link only)
  • Shelf Life of an Allergy Auto-Injector May Increase to 2 Years

    10/19/2016 8:15:33 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Allergic Living ^ | 10/19/2016 | Claire Gagné
    Shelf Life of an Allergy Auto-Injector May Increase to 2 Years Mylan CEO Heather Bresch has faced a barrage of criticism from lawmakers and the allergy community over the price escalation of EpiPen sets. But a secondary point she raised during her September 21 testimony in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was largely overlooked among those who rely on epinephrine auto-injectors: they may soon last longer. “We hope that within the next 12 months we’ll have approved a new formulation that will extend the shelf life,” Bresch said, while trying to defend the company’s research...
  • Ghost pepper burns hole in man's esophagus

    10/19/2016 7:41:10 AM PDT · by dware · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10.19.2016 | Ben Guarino
    A ghost pepper's heat is described in terms normally reserved for carpet bombings. Its heat is measured at 1 million units on the Scoville scale, a per-mass measure of capsaicin - the chemical compound that imbues peppers with heat - that until recently was a world record. Peppers that pass the 1 million mark are called superhot; as a rule they are reddish and puckered, as though one of Satan's internal organs had prolapsed. To daredevil eaters of a certain stripe, the superhot peppers exist only to challenge. When consumed, ghost peppers and other superhots provoke extreme reactions. "Your body...
  • Obamacare Is the Ultimate Death Panel

    10/19/2016 7:33:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Oct, 2016 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Remember when Sarah Palin was excoriated for suggesting that ObamaCare contained death panels? Then we learned that the nonexistent death panels were actually deleted from the law and then, oops, economist Paul Krugman let slip that "...we're also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits. So the snarky version... which I shouldn't even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this [.]" Such is the usual seesaw when a law which should never have seen the...
  • Where Are The SCOTUS Leaks? [vanity]

    10/18/2016 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fight for the Truth ^ | 10/18/16 | Eddie01
    We have everything except the SCOTUS evidence. I want to see the hack of John Roberts email. I want to see the hack of all Justices' email. I want to know how they have been corrupted so thoroughly. I want to know how they set up their personal "firewall" to protect them from being found out
  • Could Bats Help Combat Zika in Miami Beach? One Commissioner Thinks So

    10/18/2016 8:23:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/18 | Teresa Joseph
    "I'm not saying that it's the answer to Zika by any means, but it's a gesture of goodwill to the many people who were so upset about neurotoxins being sprayed in Miami Beach," said Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez.With Halloween just days away, a swarm of bats could converge upon Miami Beach to help the city fight the spread of Zika. Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez has introduced a proposal that would use the winged mammals to eat the infected mosquitoes. The commission is set to vote on the plan Wednesday. Gonzalez says the move would be an environmentally friendly alternative to the controversial...
  • Police Called When 40 Kids Try Bhut Jolokia Peppers

    10/18/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    While I took up a few fun food challenges, both in school and in my fresh produce career, I can say that none of those foods ended in someone having to call 9-1-1. Not the case for a class full of Ohio junior high schoolers. Last Friday, Sept. 2nd, about 40 kids ranging from age 11 to 14 were treated by medics after ingesting “suspected ghost peppers” at school, according to a Dayton Daily News report, five of which had to go to the hospital. The culprit? A food challenge to ingest one of the hottest peppers in the world....
  • Ghostpepper Puts Hole in Man’s Esophagus

    10/17/2016 10:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2016
    The ghost pepper is one of the world’s hottest peppers, with a Scoville rating of more than a million. So it might follow that you shouldn’t ingest it in more than tiny quantities. And yet, the Journal of Emergency Medicine reports on the unusual case of a man who tore a hole in his esophagus after eating an incredibly hot ghost pepper. The 47-year-old American ate a burger topped with a “ghost pepper puree” as part of an eating contest. YouTube is rife with video of people eating these things, so you can probably guess how this one went: The...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Special Low Carb Edition

    10/17/2016 3:49:54 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 154 replies
    Last week, the Better Homes and Gardens email newsletter had some great pumpkin decorating ideas; I liked this one using mini-lights: You could also do this using 'Funkins', the carve-able artificial pumpkins, for a more permanent decoration: http://funkins.comIf you're somewhat artistically inclined, BHG also has a stencil for carving a pumpkin to represent your favorite Presidential candidate: do have to sign up, to get the stencil.) ________________________________________________ We've had a request to do a 'Low Carb' cooking thread, and I thought we'd start it early on this busy week. One of my favorite - and easiest - lunches to...
  • Clark County School District: Changing Physical Education (adopts Crossfit - Video)

    10/17/2016 5:24:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Video Link -- This school district is in metro Las Vegas. Crossfit has had a tremendous impact.
  • Houston woman files $40 million lawsuit against VA for husband's death

    10/14/2016 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 14 OCTOBER 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A Houston woman has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs which she blames for her husband’s death. "He was my best friend,” said Clara Ellis. "He was a wonderful husband and a great father." The couple shared 17 years as husband and wife. Clara worked as a waitress while her husband, Larry, was a former U.S. Marine who proudly served his country.
  • Pushing Forced Birth Control in Netherlands

    10/13/2016 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/8/2016 | Wesley J. Smith
    Pushing Forced Birth Control in Netherlands Progressive cultural ideas are like viruses. A noxious notion starts one place and soon it spreads like a, well, cultural plague. That is why the proposal from Rotterdam to subject some women to mandatory contraception is so wrong and concerning. From The Independent story: Rotterdam city council has called for mothers, judged to be incapable to raise children, to be given compulsory contraception by court order. The Dutch council has launched a voluntary contraception drive for 160 women believed to be at risk due to learning difficulties, psychological issues or addiction, reports. The alderman responsible...
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...

    10/13/2016 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies ^ | 10/13/16 | Joseph Prince/New Creation Church
    Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. In the Old Testament, there was a place where God met with His people. In Exodus 25:22, God said, “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony...” This place was above the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant, under the wings of the two cherubim. The psalmist calls it “the secret place of the...
  • Liberals Call For Decriminalization of All Illicit Drugs for Personal Use, Including ‘Non-Citizens’

    10/12/2016 11:06:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2016 | 8:08 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released a report on Wednesday in support of the effort to stop drug arrests and convictions for the personal use of all drugs, citing the harm it does to people, including non-citizens, who might face deportation. “The consequences of a conviction can mean that individuals and sometimes whole families are excluded from public benefits such as food stamps, housing, wages and job opportunities and even the voting booth next month,” Tess Borden, Aryeh Neier Fellow at both liberal organizations and author of the report, said at a press conference at the...
  • Promising News For Children With Peanut Allergies

    10/12/2016 9:03:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 10/12 | Bianca Castro
    New research shows children, some as young as nine-months-old, with peanut allergies can successfully become desensitized to nuts by eating small doses of peanut protein. To reduce the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been studying the use of oral immunotherapy to reduce sensitivity to peanut proteins. The published a new report that found the therapy to be 81 percent effective in preschool-aged children. Only a handful of oral immunotherapy programs exist in Texas. Medical City Dallas has been running its current program for eight years with high success, according...
  • Payson mom 'surprised' by baby born in Walmart

    10/12/2016 12:11:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    Herald Extra ^ | 10/12/2016 | Kurt Hanson
    At about 2 a.m. Sunday, Cecelia Rivas felt a pain deep in her stomach. She knew the baby was on its way. She woke her husband up, alerted him to the situation, but soon realized she didn’t have everything she needed for her baby boy’s birth. “I thought it was time to go to Walmart and get some things I needed,” said Rivas through a translator. Rivas told her husband she needed to go to the local Walmart in Payson, but he told her he would go and she could stay. But she disagreed, and told him she was going...
  • Heavy chocolate consumption may be linked to heart health, study suggests

    10/11/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 66 replies
    BMJ-British Medical Journal ^ | August 30, 2011 | BMJ-British Medical Journal
    High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, suggests a study published online in the British Medical Journal.... The findings confirm results of existing studies that generally agree on a potential beneficial link between chocolate consumption and heart health. However, the authors stress that further studies are needed to test whether chocolate actually causes this reduction or if it can be explained by some other unmeasured (confounding) factor.... They analysed the results of seven studies, involving over 100,000 participants with and without existing heart disease. For each study,...
  • Arkansas Investigates Mumps Outbreak With More Than 400 Possible Cases

    10/10/2016 1:34:39 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct. 10 , 2016 | Gillian Mohney
    he Arkansas Department of Health is investigating a mumps outbreak that may have infected hundreds of people. A total of 427 suspected cases of mumps are being investigated in the state, with the majority of them children, the department reported on Friday. More than 30 schools in the state have reported one or more student contracting the mumps virus. The health department is requiring any student with a MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine exemption to stay home for at least 26 days if they were exposed to the mumps virus. If students get the MMR vaccine, they will be...
  • Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

    10/10/2016 11:40:51 AM PDT · by tekrat · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | ANDREA PETERSEN
    Ohio State has seen a 43% jump in the past five years in the number of students being treated at the university’s counseling center. At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, the increase has been about 12% each year over the past decade. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, demand for counseling-center services has increased by 36% in the last seven years. ... It is unclear why the rates of mental-health problems seem to be increasing among college students. Therapists point to everything from the economy and rising cost of tuition to the impact of social media...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of Oct. 10th)

    10/09/2016 6:52:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 10-10-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Nursing home looks normal on outside – Inside is designed to be a familiar 1940s neighborhood

    10/08/2016 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 42 replies ^ | September 27th, 2016 | Patricia Lynn
    The Lantern of Chagrin Valley, located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is only one of three amazing facilities designed specifically for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Designed to look like small houses with porches leading out to a golf course, the living facility feels like a community in the 1940s. With incredible attention to detail, including paint schemes reminiscent of the time period, Lantern is an incredibly unique living facility. Using special fiber optics in the ceiling, the facility recreates a special daylight and starry sky atmosphere in the building.
  • A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife

    10/07/2016 6:25:59 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 3 replies
    New Yoek Times ^ | 10/06/16 | Peter DeMarco
    After his 34-year-old wife suffered a devastating asthma attack and later died, the Boston writer Peter DeMarco wrote the following letter to the intensive care unit staff of CHA Cambridge Hospital who cared for her and helped him cope.As I begin to tell my friends and family about the seven days you treated my wife, Laura Levis, in what turned out to be the last days of her young life, they stop me at about the 15th name that I recall. The list includes the doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists, social workers, even cleaning staff members who cared for her.
  • Take a Stab at Natto (and Its Curious-Tasting Health Benefits)

    10/07/2016 4:33:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Care2 ^ | October 6, 2016 | Becky Striepe
    Natto has a pretty bad reputation for its taste and texture, but there’s no denying the health benefits of this fermented soy food. 4 Health Benefits of Natto Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. It has many of the benefits you’d get from eating other fermented foods, like sauerkraut or miso. The good bacteria in these foods promote gut health and offer many other health benefits. Natto gets special attention when it comes to health benefits because of its particular mix of enzymes and vitamins. Below are four studies highlighting some of natto’s unique properties. 1....
  • Mysterious polio-like virus has sickened at least 11 in Texas in 2016

    10/07/2016 3:52:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | sabriya rice
    As of August, at least 50 people in 24 states were confirmed to have acute flaccid myelitis, a viral infection that attacks the body’s nervous system and has led to paralysis and death.... In July, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a warning to health providers after seven incidents were reported by the end of June. There have been a total of 11 confirmed and two suspected cases of AFM in Texas to date, and five have been in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, according to DSHS. The first case was reported in March, followed by two...
  • Vegan Mom Accused of Feeding Baby Only Nuts and Berries

    10/07/2016 11:20:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2016
    The family of a Pennsylvania woman who allegedly starved her 11-month-old son says she practices an extreme form of veganism and fed her baby only small amounts of nuts and berries, reports CBS Pittsburgh. Elizabeth Hawk, 33, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after investigators say she allegedly failed to give her 11-month-old son sufficient food. In an interview with CBS Pittsburgh, Hawk’s sister-in-law said she had been concerned about her nephew, who appeared to have developed physical limitations and other troubling health issues. “He had a severe rash,” said Brandy Hawk. “It was his motor skills;...
  • Woman Has Lived 25 Years With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

    10/07/2016 10:34:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 10/5 | MERYL LIN MCKEAN
    Advanced breast cancer, also known as stage 4 or metastatic breast cancer, used to always mean a short life expectancy. Not anymore. Many women are living years with breast cancer that's spread to other parts of the body. Dr. Timothy Pluard looks at his patient in the chemo chair at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute and sees a model.
  • Vegan mom fed her 11-month-old only fruit and nuts. Now she is charged with child endangerment

    10/07/2016 8:47:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 56 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    She was proud to be a vegan, and wanted her son to live like she did. But her family members said she took her food choices too far – her diet became a danger, in their eyes, something closer to an obsession than a healthy lifestyle. “She was going to live on water and sunlight,” her sister-in-law told CBS Pittsburgh. When the 33-year-old woman from western Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Hawk, began feeding her 11-month-old child sparse meals of only fruit and nuts, however, that was beyond the pale. The boy developed what the sister-in-law, Brandy Hawk, described as a severe rash....
  • VA hospital’s LSD experiments sped brother’s fall into schizophrenia, Lee’s Summit man fears

    10/07/2016 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05 October 2016 | Joe Robertson
    Back then it was hard not to laugh, talking about LSD.“It was like having my own TV set, all these little colored lights. ... I had this amazing experience looking down at myself … (and) at some point while I was up there I remembered what I heard about this chap who never made it back.” Among those listening and laughing on the 1965 audio recording was Karl Menninger, one of the giants of psychiatry and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic, as he presided over an academic colloquium on hallucinogenic drugs.The speaker on the tape, a medical student who had...
  • Would it be ethical to implant false memories in therapy?

    10/07/2016 7:19:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | Robert Nash
    The scenario sounds like a plot from a science fiction novel, but it’s not necessarily as implausible – at least in principle – as it might seem. For a start, memory researchers have known for decades that our recollections of the past are often inaccurate, and that sometimes we remember entire events that never happened at all. These false memories can occur spontaneously, but they are especially likely to occur when someone plants the seed of a false suggestion in our mind, a seed that grows into a more and more detailed recollection each time we think about it. ......
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • Canadian Taco Bell to Convert to Airbnb for One Night

    10/06/2016 8:37:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    A Taco Bell location in Canada is offering fast-food enthusiasts the chance to spend a night inside the restaurant. As part of the "Taco Bell Canada's SteakCation" contest one winner and their three friends will have the opportunity to stay in an Ontario Taco Bell location which will be converted into an Airbnb for the release of the new "Steak Doubledilla." "Our Taco Bell location in Chatham, Ontario will be outfitted with two sets of bunk beds, some comfy chairs, and a big screen TV," the Airbnb listing states. In addition to a feast of Steak Doubledillas the listing promises...
  • 8-Year-Old Refugee Dies After Flight To O’Hare

    10/06/2016 6:12:15 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 10/5 /16 | Suzanne Le Mignot
    An 8-year-old refugee from Congo died Tuesday after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. David Dieme, an 8-year-old boy landed Tuesday at approximately 4:30 p.m. with a refugee family at O’Hare International Airport. Dieme was traveling with his father and several other children, who arrived to Chicago on a flight from Dubai. After clearing paperwork, the family was being escorted to their next flight, when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed Dieme unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services was immediately notified and arrived at the terminal. Standard procedures are in place to address sick passengers, a spokesman for the Centers...
  • Palo Alto-Based Theranos to Shut Down Facilities, Lay Off 340 Employees

    10/06/2016 1:01:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Blood-testing startup Theranos says it is shutting down its facilities and laying off about 340 employees. In a statement to stakeholders, CEO Elizabeth Holmes says the company will focus on rebuilding after several investigations into its practices. The Palo Alto-based company developed what it claimed was the first blood test that could diagnose diseases from a single drop of blood.
  • Child support while Pregnant: women should vote Trump

    10/05/2016 5:51:16 AM PDT · by JudgemAll · 23 replies
    self | 10/5/16 | self
    (I posted this in Chat, let me know if incorectly done) It just dawned on me that pregnant women receive no child support, and that the democrat stance on abortion with Planned Parenthood is a language obstructing that. A Compassionate Conservative like Pence should make the case