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  • Good Fats, Bad Fats

    02/16/2018 9:38:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 29, 2018 | Jane E. Brody
    The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs and advice. Among the most popular on the health front are reports that saturated fats do not cause heart disease and that the vegetable oils we’ve been encouraged to use instead may actually promote it. But the best-established facts on dietary fats say otherwise. How well polyunsaturated vegetable oils hold up health-wise when matched against saturated fats like butter, beef fat, lard and even coconut oil depends on the quality, size and length of the studies and what foods are eaten when fewer saturated fats are consumed. So...
  • Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says(Hurl alert)

    02/15/2018 2:26:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th February 2018 | Alex Therrien
    A transgender woman has been able to breastfeed a baby in the first recorded case of its kind, researchers say. The 30-year-old wanted to breastfeed after her pregnant partner said she did not want to do it herself, according to the Transgender Health journal. She was able to breastfeed after taking a course of drugs and breast pumping, the US case report said. A UK expert said the "exciting" research could lead to more cases of transgender women breastfeeding. The woman had been on hormone replacement therapy for six years, but had not gender reassignment surgery, when she approached doctors...
  • California Moves To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills

    02/09/2018 4:31:12 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-9-18 | Kristin Hawkins
    The state legislature is moving on an aggressive attempt to reconfigure student health centers from places of healing to abortion franchises. A move is underway to transform California public universities from institutions dedicated to educating and empowering the nation’s next generation of leaders into abortion vendors. The California state assembly is now considering SB 320, a measure that would mandate that all California state-funded universities administer RU-486, a drug designed to induce abortion, on their campuses. The idea is to have schools partner with mega-abortion providers so that students at risk from a lonely and potentially dangerous abortion can access...
  • CDC Should Put America First

    02/07/2018 6:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. Thomas Frieden, who headed the CDC then, is joining a chorus of globalists bashing President Trump's decision to end funding for the CDC's overseas projects in dozens of countries. Frieden charges the cuts will "endanger lives in our country." Sounds scary, but the facts prove otherwise. Trump will spend the money here instead, where it's urgently needed. As Trump searches for a new CDC director, it's time to put America first...
  • Fetal Alcohol Disorder as Prevalent as Autism, JAMA Study Shows

    02/07/2018 6:20:51 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies
    Sciencedaily.com ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Philip A. May
    The warnings have been ubiquitous for decades: drinking alcohol while pregnant could have severe impacts on the unborn child. Now, a new study of thousands of first graders in four different regions of the United States contends the rates are much higher than previously believed – perhaps five times the most recent estimates. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, has already indicated that the effects of alcohol on fetuses are statistically comparable to other development disabilities. “Our results suggest that the rate of FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) in children in the Untied States is as...
  • Farmer Dean Update

    01/25/2018 4:42:46 AM PST · by oldvirginian · 34 replies
    dp0622 | 7/25/2018 | oldvirginian
    After some inquiries about Farmer Dean, who last posted seven months ago, I PMed dp0622 who has been in touch with Farmer Dean and his wife. Below is the latest msg. FARMER DEAN, WHO HAD COLON CANCER SURGERY 8 MONTHS AGO AND WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUT IN THREE DAYS SUFFERED SEPTIC SHOCK AND IT WAS TOUCH AND GO FOR A LOOONG WHILE. NOW HE’S GOOD! THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT GOING HOME!! LAST TUBE IN HIM IS FEEDING TUBE. AT ONE POINT, KIDNEYS AND LUNGS WEREN’T WORKING ON THEIR OWN AND A LOT OF OTHER THINGS WERE WRONG. THIS IS A...
  • Having a Runny Nose? Avoid Antibiotics, or We Could Pay a Deadly Price

    01/19/2018 10:00:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Kan Lau, Derrick A Paulo
    With the rise of superbugs, the impact of drug resistance is becoming more serious. One woman tells Talking Point how it left her blind and "like a child". Read more atIt started with a fever. To fight off the infection, Madam Siti Hajar had to rely on antibiotics, as her immune system was weak owing to her diabetes. But even when she returned to work, she did not feel any better. In fact, her vision began to be affected. So the next day, she went to Changi General Hospital’s accident and emergency department. “I only remember going to hospital and...
  • WaPo Columnist: Is Trump's Doctor Okay?

    01/19/2018 3:49:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, weÂ’re back to this again. Like many in the liberal news media, The Washington Post had their doubters about President Donald TrumpÂ’s medical report. The president is in excellent health: good heart rate, blood pressure, and cognitive function. There was a sigh among the press corps, who so desperately seemed to want to hear that the president was a cheeseburger away from a heart attack, had memory issues, or something else was wrong with him to paint a narrative that he was an unstable mess. Were they hoping for AIDS, Hepatitis C, necrotizing fasciitis, or anything to further denigrate...
  • 2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

    01/18/2018 2:11:19 PM PST · by JP1201 · 24 replies
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products.</p> <p>Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill's filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls.</p>
  • The Media Seemed Disappointed That Trump Didn’t Have AIDS, Hepatitis C, Ebola, Or Anything Awful

    01/17/2018 6:50:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Hopping off what Katie wrote yesterday, the president is healthy. In fact, he’s in excellent health. Forget the idiotic speculation about drinking too many Diet Cokes and eating Big Macs, the president’s blood pressure was good and his cognitive function was fine. The 25th Amendment, the liberals’ go-to plan, the one that was going to get Trump out of the White House was dashed by science and genetics. At yesterday’s press briefing, the president’s doctor, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, broke down the numbers. His heart rate is fine, his blood pressure is fine, and he weighs 239 pounds. Jackson added...
  • CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President

    01/17/2018 11:20:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/18 | Judi McLeod
    Let’s see how many CNN stars drop with a heart attack or are led off to mental health institutions in the next “3-5 years”. It’s not a CNN ‘prediction’ that President Donald Trump will have a heart attack in “3-5 years”, it’s their wicked, undying wish. It was predictable that CNN would rush to air their bitter disappointment when White House Dr. Danny Jackson gave the president a clean bill of health.
  • Sanjay Gupta: Let’s face it, Trump has heart disease

    01/17/2018 10:46:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Normally we defer to the diagnosis of the doctor who’s actually examined the patient, do we not? Asked directly by Gupta at the briefing if Trump does have heart disease, [Dr. Ronny] Jackson replied, “No, he does not have heart disease.” Gupta’s not buying it. Here he is this morning on CNN via the Free Beacon:Sanjay Gupta declares Trump has heart diseaseDoes he have a leg to stand on? Well, when you Google “coronary calcium score,” one of the first results that pops up is this page from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Trump’s score, per Jackson, was 133....
  • Marathon runner dies two days after flu diagnosis

    01/17/2018 8:36:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16, 2018 | Fox News
    A 40-year-old mother in San Jose, Calif., died two days after catching the flu, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media. Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, who was considered healthy and liked to run marathons, died on Jan. 4, the report said. She is the 42nd Californian under the age of 65 to die from the flu, the paper reported. “I can tell you that she seemed absolutely fine on New Year’s Eve and called a friend Tuesday morning saying that she had a sore throat, and by Wednesday she was in the ICU,” her sister told the Mercury News....
  • Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing Cholesterol

    01/17/2018 5:17:33 AM PST · by euram · 70 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 16 2018 | Kate Sheridan
    The White House released details about President Donald Trump’s health on Friday after his annual medical exam—and numbers don’t lie. A statement from the White House on Friday said Trump is "extremely healthy." But the results of some basic screening tests look more concerning than those of his predecessor. Specifically, his weight and cholesterol could be putting him at risk for heart disease.
  • Back to Sleep Campaign [Box for Babies]

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/babies-sids-sleep-deaths-could-be-prevented-cdc-report/ Many parents still regularly risk their babies' lives as they put them to bed, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For instance:
  • How much apple cider vinegar do you really need to drink for weight loss?

    01/05/2018 1:20:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Jan 5, 2018 | EMILY HODGKIN
    WEIGHT LOSS can be aided by having an apple cider vinegar drink every day, scientists have found. Just how much do you have to drink to lose weight, and how do you take the drink?Apple cider vinegar benefits include weight loss - but just how much do you need to drink in order to lose weight? One scientific study carried out in Japan showed that drinking more of the vinegar can help you lose more weight. The nutrition experts at the Central Research Institute in Aichi asked two groups to drink different amounts of apple cider vinegar once a day,...
  • What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder

    01/03/2018 6:21:18 PM PST · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 01/02/2018 | Aaron Kandola
    Conduct disorders describe a group of mental and behavioral disorders characterized by persistent patterns of behavior considered to be irritable, argumentative, aggressive, or disobedient. To be classified as having a conduct disorder, a pers on must display these behaviors to a much greater extent than their peers. Examples of behaviors that can result from a conduct disorder include: frequent lying aggressive and violent behavior vandalism persistent theft alcohol or drug use
  • Report: Scientists Find Alzheimer’s Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes

    01/02/2018 1:27:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 2, 2018
    Although their goal was to cure diabetes, scientists may have stumbled onto a new medication to help treat the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. According to a press release from researchers at Lancaster University, a new drug being tested for diabetes patients was found to have “significantly reversed memory loss” in test subjects and is now being examined as possible treatment for neurodegenerative disorders. The medication, known as a triple receptor drug — or “triple agonist” — reportedly works in multiple ways to protect the brain against degeneration and promote growth. Researchers say that a study of mice being given...
  • Eating Fish Weekly Raises IQ By Almost 5 Points In Children, Study Finds

    12/24/2017 2:27:39 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-1017
    A study by a research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that eating fish at least once a week can raise children’s IQ by nearly 5 points in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. The children answered questionnaires about how often they had eaten fish in the past four weeks and the options ranged from “never” to “at least once a week.” The findings showed that those who eat fish once a week scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ test than those who...
  • Theranos avoids bankruptcy thanks to a last-minute loan

    12/23/2017 9:53:56 PM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Engadget ^ | December 23, 2017 | Jon Fingas
    Theranos has come a long way from the days when it was a darling in the biotech industry. The Wall Street Journal's sources have claimed that the blood-testing firm has avoided bankruptcy by securing a $100 million loan from Fortress Investment Group. The move should keep Theranos afloat "through 2018," founder Elizabeth Holmes reportedly said in an email. Naturally, though, there are strings attached -- Fortress wants to see a return on its investment. Holmes reportedly said that Theranos has up its patent library as collateral, and that Fortress gets 4 percent equity. The loan is also subject to "certain...