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  • Do Democrats Have a Health Care Plan?

    12/11/2018 4:42:58 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/26/18 | John C. Goodman
    Nancy Pelosi says there are three reasons the Democrats took back the House: “Health care, health care and health care.” She may be right. Half the Democratic TV ads were on health care. By one estimate, Democratic candidates spent a reported $90 million on health care ads alone. If nothing else, they have really promised to do something about health care. So what’s their plan? To find out I went to a site called A Better Deal, which is maintained by Senate Democrats. This site tells you what you would expect to happen if the Democrats had captured the Senate...
  • 10 Wonderful Benefits of Sardines

    12/09/2018 10:55:31 AM PST · by amorphous · 125 replies
    Organic Facts - Unbiased information on health ^ | last updated - November 03, 2018 | by Kiran Patil
    The health benefits of sardines include the prevention of heart diseases, certain types of cancers, and age-related macular degeneration. They also help strengthen bones, boost the immune system, improve insulin resistance, and rejuvenate the skin.
  • AARP: High-Intensity Interval Training: Why It Just May Be a ‘Miracle’ Workout (for seniors)

    12/06/2018 1:38:26 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    AARP Bulletin ^ | Roy Furchgott
    Exercising just 10 minutes every other day may reverse the effects of aging Fitness marketers often use extreme language (“Breakthrough!” “Miraculous!”) to describe the latest hot workout or gear. But scientists and doctors are now using superlatives to discuss what many consider to be one of the most important new fitness approaches in decades: high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, an approach to exercise that people can do in relatively little time, but with oversize benefits. If you ever did wind sprints in high school, then you know what HIIT is — brief bursts of very intense exercise followed by periods...
  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Year’s Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last year’s Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that he’d breeze through it, considering he’d run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runner’s World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, he’d been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although he’d never had any...
  • George H.W. Bush and Vascular Parkinsonism

    12/06/2018 11:26:01 AM PST · by Western Phil · 13 replies
    Dr. Mirkin's free FITNESS & HEALTH NEWSLETTER ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | Dr. Gabe Mirkin
    On November 30, 2018, George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, died of vascular Parkinsonism, a disease with many of the same risk factors as those for strokes and a heart attack. However, he did not have the two major risk factors for heart attacks: He was not overweight and he exercised regularly (and vigorously, at least in his younger days). -snip- details -snip_ He Did Everything Right Readers of my biographical articles on the deaths of notable people often comment on how frequently I criticize my subjects for their self-destructive lifestyle choices -- lack of exercise, a...
  • Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market

    12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 5th December 2018, 2:52 pm Updated: 5th December 2018, 2:54 pm | By Jon Lockett
    AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook. The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market. Mutant ...one of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia ______________________________________________________________ Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis. They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds. Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters'...
  • Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out

    11/29/2018 12:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters thereÂ’s always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way into the stomach of a youngster. A half-dozen pediatricians decided to see what effect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them. Their findings were reported in the Journal of...
  • U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I

    11/29/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2018 | Lenny Bernstein
    Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating drug and suicide crises. The data continued the longest sustained decline in expected life span at birth in a century, an appalling performance not seen in the United States since 1915 through 1918. That four-year period included World War I and a flu pandemic that killed 675,000 people in the United States and perhaps 50 million worldwide. Public health and demographic experts reacted with alarm to the release of the...
  • Father on Life Support After Getting Flu Shot, Family Blames Vaccine

    11/28/2018 8:13:33 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-28 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    A Las Vegas father has been hospitalized in a critical condition after receiving his flu shot, which his wife blames for her husband's life-threatening condition.
  • It’s nobody’s business when the Notorious RBG retires

    11/23/2018 2:14:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 23, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    When it comes to the oldest justice currently serving on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the message has long since set in for liberals. Donald Trump is going to be in office for two or possibly six more years and for at least the next two, the GOP controls the Senate. How much longer will she remain on the bench? After her recent health scare (a fall resulting in some broken ribs), some alarmed Democrats are growing resentful that Ginsburg didn’t retire when Barack Obama was in office and she had the chance to give up her seat to...
  • Size 28 lingerie model who was urged to KILL HERSELF by cruel trolls insists 'most men want [tr]

    11/09/2018 6:16:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Amber Ascroft
    A size 28 lingerie model from New York is embracing her fuller figure after receiving nasty jibes from internet trolls. Leah Stanley, 29, started her Instagram account, that now has over 92,000 followers, in a bid to encourage other women to enjoy their curves after she grew up without a strong plus-sized influence. 'I've received countless comments and messages regarding my health, lifestyle and life overall. I've been told I should kill myself, that I should learn to stop eating or that I'm unhealthy and only promoting an unhealthy lifestyle,' says Leah.
  • VIDEO: NANCY PELOSI FLUBS VICTORY SPEECH - ‘LET’S HEAR IT MORE FOR PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS!’

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • 'Rat lungworm' explained: What to know about the parasitic roundworm

    11/05/2018 7:07:48 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Aug 1, 2018 - Update Nov 5, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary | Fox News
    If you're considering eating raw or undercooked snails, slugs or centipedes — you may want to think again. Some of these delicacies may carry "rat lungworm," a parasite that can infect critters through rodent feces. Here's what you should know about the parasitic roundworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, and how it can be avoided. Where is the parasite found? Rodents have the adult form, with sickened rats passing the parasite's larvae in feces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says online. How are snails, slugs and humans infected?Infections occur in snails and slugs when they consume the parasite's larvae, the agency says, adding that humans...
  • MAN who ate garden slug eight years ago dies from rat lungworm

    11/05/2018 5:26:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    Newaweek ^ | 11/5/18 | Hannah Osborne
    A man in Australia has died from rat lungworm caused by a garden slug he ate for a dare eight years earlier. Sam Ballard, who was a promising rugby player, died at the age of 27 after developing a series of complications from the disease. Ballard was 19 in 2010 when he and some friends were drinking wine with his friends in a garden. “We were sitting over here having a bit of a red wine appreciation night, trying to act as grown up and a slug came crawling across here,” his friend Jimmy Galvin told news.com.au. “The conversation came...
  • Rat lungworm disease is popping up in the mainland United States

    08/11/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    ScienceNews.org ^ | 8/3/18 | Leah Rosenbaum
    Health officials have confirmed 12 cases of rat lungworm disease in the continental United States since January 2011 — including six patients who had not traveled abroad but still contracted the illness caused by a parasite endemic to tropical regions in Asia and Hawaii. [...snip...] The disease is also known as angiostrongyliasis, after the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis whose larvae hatch in the lungs of rats and then are expelled in the rodents’ excrement. At that point, the larvae can be picked up by snails and slugs, and then passed along to humans if the snails and slugs are eaten...
  • Deadly Parasite Discovered in Chinese Family Shows You Should Never Eat Raw Centipedes

    08/01/2018 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 31 JUL 2018 | PETER DOCKRILL
    Centipedes mean business. They can slay animals 15 times their size, even devour whole snakes if they want. But the true horror of the centipede may be something else, hiding unseen inside their many-legged forms: a dangerous parasite, which scientists say has never been observed in these segmented critters – until now. The stowaway in question is the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis – aka 'rat lungworm' – a food-borne parasite typically found in snails and other mollusks, which has now for the first time been detected in centipedes too. As for the strange reason we know this? It starts with...
  • 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...
  • Infectious Disease Rates Higher Among MSM Blood Donors Compared with Overall Blood Donor Population

    10/25/2018 8:42:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    AABB ^ | October 15, 2018 | AABB Communications Kerri Wachter
    Boston, Mass. – The rate of infectious disease (ID) markers, such as those for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV), in donated blood is higher for men who have sex with men (MSM) relative to blood donors overall, according to an analysis of data from more than 8.4 million blood donations collected from January 2017 through September 2018 by the American Red Cross. However, the ID marker rates for reinstated (1.44%) and newly eligible (2.0%) MSM donors were similar to those of first-time male donors (1.52%). The findings were presented at the 2018 AABB Annual Meeting,...
  • Biomedical bleeding affects horseshoe crab behavior

    10/24/2018 1:53:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 11 replies
    New research from Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire indicates that collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs' population decline in parts of the east coast. Each year, the U.S. biomedical industry harvests the blue blood from almost half a million living horseshoe crabs for use in pharmaceuticals—most notably, a product called Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), used to ensure vaccines and medical equipment are free of bacterial contamination. This lifesaving product can only be made from horseshoe crab blood, says researcher Win Watson,...
  • Report: Quarter of millennial students exhibited PTSD symptoms after Trump's election

    10/22/2018 8:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    A newly released psychological study shows that some students are exhibiting symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder following the 2016 election. The study revealed that of 769 students at Arizona State University studying psychology in January and February 2017, 25 percent of them reported experiencing “clinically significant” levels of stress after completing a psychological assessment known as the the Impact of Event Scale. The assessment, which had been adjusted to take into account the 2016 election, indicated that students’ average stress score was similar to those of witnesses of a mass shooting seven months after the incident. “What we were...