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  • Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

    12/23/2019 8:51:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 22, 2019 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday. The poisoning occurred in Laguna and Quezon, two provinces south of Manila, and all had consumed lambanog, a drink popular in provinces and consumed widely during holidays and celebrations. Many were admitted to hospitals on the urging of mayor Vener Munoz in Rizal, Laguna, where the deaths occurred between Thursday and Sunday.
  • FDA Citizen’s Petition on Birth Control: Shocking Stories of How Women Are Getting Hurt

    09/22/2019 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | September 20, 2019 | Madeleine Coyne
    Earlier this summer, a Citizen’s Petition was filed to the FDA requesting greater transparency concerning the many evidence-based health risks and side effects of different forms of hormonal contraceptives. We at Natural Womanhood published a breakdown of the FDA petition into a more digestible format in order to explain the forms of contraception discussed in the petition, the research behind it, and the overall goals and potential changes if this petition is successfully received. Ultimately, the goal of the Citizen’s Petition is to compel the Food and Drug Administration to better inform all prescribers and consumers of hormonal birth control...
  • Prayers for my Mom

    09/01/2019 5:52:06 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 39 replies
    Myself | 9/1/2019 | Myself
    My mom suffers from resistant hypertension. It got really serious the other day and she called 911. Her systolic was at 200. They stabilized her and we're taking her in to her doctor today. We hope she can get the right medication and treatment since her current medication isn't working very well. Thanks for all of your prayers in advance.
  • Scientific American Addresses the Problem of Birth Control Suppressing Periods

    07/07/2019 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | July 7, 2019 | Madeleine Coyne
    There is no more unifying experience among women around the globe than menstruation. All women understand what it feels like to have their period—even if they don’t exactly understand what it is. And yet, the topic of menstruation continues to hold significant stigmas, and embarrassment or hesitation to discuss this vital function of the female body has created gaps in our knowledge of how the menstrual cycle affects a women’s overall health. Therefore, it was a welcome shock to discover that the May 2019 issue of Scientific American magazine is primarily dedicated to the science of women’s reproductive health—or rather,...
  • Wrestling Belt of 5-Year-Old Boy Stolen--Then Returned By Thieves

    07/01/2019 8:36:35 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 5 replies
    WBOC ^ | Jun 27, 2019 4:59 PM EDT | Faith Woodard
    BLADES, DE-A family in Blades, Delaware was devastated after porch pirates stole a package they sent off to Washington State that was near and dear to their hearts.
  • 'We have been throwing up for 8 hours': Texas couple who died in Fiji texted relatives

    06/06/2019 4:06:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    abc ^ | 06/06/2019
    The Health Ministry in Fiji said an investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. "Influenza has been ruled out, and at this stage, we do not believe there is a risk to the public," the Fiji Ministry of Health said in a statement released on Tuesday. "It would be premature to speculate further on the cause of death until the investigation is complete." Five people, including medical staff who came in close contact with the couple at the clinic where they were treated and both died, have been quarantined and are being monitored at a hospital in Nadi, Fiji,...
  • Gun violence research at standstill due to lack of federal funding

    04/15/2019 3:25:13 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 4-15-19 | Back Archive Move Delete Spam standstill Yahoo / Inbox Schmidt, Robert <rschmidt@dch.g
    A year has passed since Congress clarified that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was allowed to conduct gun violence research, but the agency has yet to receive a significant increase in funding to support that effort. The past 12 months simply reflect a dearth of funding over two decades that experts feel has left the country no closer to answering some of the most important questions about the nature of gun violence, limiting progress in reducing the number of deaths and injuries that occur each year due to firearms. That puts hospitals, a major stakeholder in the epidemic...
  • I had surgery on March 7, 2019, but it would not have happened except by miracle

    03/25/2019 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 19 replies
    March 25, 2019, 7:30 PM | Patriot777
    The Bible tells us that nothing happens outside the work of Almighty God, for He created everything that we see and do not see, and all things are held together by Him. On a side note, there is an Israeli spacecraft named "Beresheet", which in Hebrew means "beginning", aiming to land on the Moon on April 11, 2019. China has already landed a lunar probe on the dark side of this great light that "rules (gives light to) the Earth" at night according to the first chapter of Genesis. And we all have come to understand that the Moon does...
  • Miss Universe 2018: All Eyes on Spain's Transgender Contestant Ahead of Announcement

    12/16/2018 9:48:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    News 18 ^ | 12/16/2018
    Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. The willowy beauty is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women. Explaining her broad appeal the plain-speaking 27-year-old says "who hasn't suffered from prejudice? Who hasn't had to deal with bullying?" Outside the walls of Miss...
  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...
  • Kitten with Hazy Eyes Who Was Left On the Steps, Finds Someone She's Been Waiting for

    09/10/2018 4:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 8sep18 | Amy Bojo
    A tiny tortie kitten was left in a cardboard box on the steps of a shelter in New Jersey. She was in need of foster care, so the Union County animal hospital took her in until they could find her a forever home.She was named after Storm from X-Men because of her eyes. TracyTracy and Derek found little Storm on the animal hospital's Facebook page. "We instantly fell in love. We knew she would need special care because she appeared to be blind," Tracy told Love Meow. "We didn't care. We had to make her part of our family."...
  • CDC Investigating...Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights...Philadelphia

    09/06/2018 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Full Headline: CDC Investigating After Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights Coming Into Philadelphia International Airport Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
  • Kraft recalls Taco Bell cheese dip due to bacteria risk

    07/25/2018 3:23:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WKFN-TV ^ | July 25, 2018
    Kraft Heinz has recalled around 7,000 cases of cheese dip that could potentially lead to botulism. Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip has shown signs that it could allow for the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. The potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble speaking or swallowing. The recall affects 15 oz. jars with “best when used by” dates ranging from October 31, 2018 to January 23, 2019. Consumers who purchased the product should return them to the store for an exchange or refund. No illnesses have been reported.
  • Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

    06/18/2018 5:33:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jon Herskovitz
    After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Lawyers for Danny Bible, a 66-year-old inmate set to be executed on June 27, said in a federal court filing in June that his health and vein access were worse than inmates in Alabama and Ohio whose executions were called off after IV placements failed. The cases have capital punishment critics questioning whether justice is served by executing a person convicted of horrific crimes but...
  • A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

    06/06/2018 6:43:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JANE PERLEZ
    GUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — widened on Wednesday. The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said. Many other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in, officials said. It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but officials expect more American personnel...
  • Heaven's Newest Angel

    06/06/2018 5:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    There are those who believe he should never have been allowed to be born. He came into this world prematurely with severe spina bifida, Chiari II malformation, hydrocephalus, autonomic dysreflexia, central sleep apnea, dysphagia, hypotonia and paralyzed vocal cords. He would develop chronic lung disease, anemia, kyphosis, knee contractures, osteopenia and so much more. In layman's terms, he was paralyzed, except for partial movement of his arms. He couldn't speak because his vocal cords were paralyzed, nor could he eat or even breathe on his own. His own family can't remember how many times the ambulance raced him to the...
  • My MRI results

    04/07/2018 9:46:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 98 replies
    04-07-2018 | Me
    Hi all, just a follow-up on a post I made here about 3 weeks regarding a MRI I had attempted and bailed/panic buttoned on. Well, without issue, I ended up doing the MRI in the open type machine this past Easter morning to try to find out why I've been experiencing bad headaches for the last 2-3 weeks. I get into work the next morning(Monday) and my Dr calls me with the results and tells me to go to the emergency room. "I say, when?" He says, "now!" Turns out I have a partial tear in my right neck artery...better...
  • Child in crisis- depression - need aadvice

    03/03/2018 4:48:19 AM PST · by newnhdad · 204 replies
    need advice. I have an adolescent with sever behavioral issues. Suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, bursts of emotion, anger and very drastic mood swings. Like you see in the movies about crazy people, but from a 12 year old. we have tried all sorts of therapy but nothing seems to move the needle. The last evaluation mentioned posbile hospitalization and medications. Does anyone have experience with this?
  • She did not take medications because it was "too expensive" and died of "flu" less than a week later

    02/12/2018 5:44:03 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 103 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 12 2018 | Armen Hareyan
    Texas teacher named Heather Holland, aged 38, died of complications from the flu after she decided to give up medical treatment because she considered the 116 dollar Tamiflu "too expensive." The complications from flu-like disease led a 38-year-old teacher to the hospital where she died after a septic shock. The cost of the medicine that was prescribed is $116. Heather Holland, of Weatherford, Texas, reportedly fell ill last Monday and two days later was diagnosed with the flu. According to Fox News, doctors prescribed Tamiflu, an antiviral drug that costs approximately $116. However, according to a statement by Holland's husband...
  • Cannabis stocks tank on report DoJ to rescind state protections

    01/04/2018 8:28:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 56 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/04/18 | Ciara Linnane
    A strong rally in cannabis-related stocks this week to mark the start of sales of recreational marijuana in California came to a screeching halt Thursday, on a report that the Justice Department is about to throw a spanner in the works for the nascent weed industry. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime marijuana opponent, is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that gave protections to states that have legalized marijuana as long as they abide by a series of guidelines, the Associated Press reported, citing unnamed sources. An announcement that will scrap what is known as the Cole Memo...