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  • Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after swimming with new tattoo

    06/02/2017 1:27:03 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/2017
    A 31-year-old man died after he reportedly ignored warnings about swimming after getting a new tattoo and contracted a flesh-eating bacteria infection in the Gulf of Mexico. The unidentified man, whose case was detailed in the British Medical Journal, had gotten a tattoo on his right calf five days prior to swimming, Metro reported. The man had chosen a crucifix and pair of praying hands for his latest ink, and began suffering from fever, chills and a rash close to the tattoo after swimming, the news outlet reported. He reportedly developed sepsis in his right calf, which had turned purple...

    04/26/2015 12:33:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/25/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    The surgeon general of the United States recently showed up on Sesame Street to try to convince kids to get vaccinated, and his spiel was pitched “at the appropriate intellectual level,” according to one prominent medical doctor. “It just puts the argument down on a juvenile plane and insults people’s intelligence,” said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “Because these little kids are not the people you need to be talking to. The people you need to be talking to are the parents who are making the decisions.” In the video released late...
  • Obama to Let in More Security Risks from Syria

    12/12/2014 6:32:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/12/2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Now that Republicans have made it clear they will do nothing to stop his amnesty for existing illegal immigrants, Obama is moving on to step two of his plan. He is planning to bring in more people who will constitute or public charge, or worse, represent a security risk. The LA Times is reporting that the administration will increase the number of refugees that are admitted from Syria: The U.S. government intends to dramatically accelerate efforts to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war and is preparing for a "surge" of thousands in each of the next few years, State...
  • Afghan risks US fury over 'Taliban' prisoner releases

    01/09/2014 8:48:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/9/14 | BBC
    Afghanistan will release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be a security threat because there is insufficient evidence against them, President Hamid Karzai's office says. A statement said there was not enough evidence against 72 out of 88 prisoners previously held by the US. Correspondents say that the move will further strain relations with the US. The two countries are at loggerheads over President Karzai's refusal to sign a security deal with Washington. The US is strongly opposed to the releases because it says the prisoners have been involved in the wounding or killing of US and Nato...
  • For Obama, risks and rewards in knowing too much

    10/30/2013 10:30:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | 10/30/13 | Josh Lederman - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance — suggesting he could not be at fault about things he did not know.</p> <p>It's an argument with clear benefits but also inherent risks for the White House. Used too often, the tactic emboldens critics who claim the president is incompetent, detached and not fully in control.</p>
  • Panetta: Obama's cuts create 'Risks' in military's capability to respond

    01/27/2012 6:43:06 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 10 replies ^ | January 27, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    ( - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that the cuts in defense proposed by President Barack Obaama will create "risks" in America's "capability to respond" to threats. “The risks come with the fact that, you know, we will have a smaller force," Panetta said a t a Pentagon briefing. "As we said, it’s larger than we had prior to 9/11, but obviously it will be a smaller force, and when you have [a] smaller force there are risks associated with that in terms of our capability to respond.” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed Panetta’s assessment, while pointing out that when the...
  • Who’s afraid of vitamin D?

    11/02/2011 5:35:49 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 16 replies ^ | June 19, 2008 | Jacqueline Hennessy
    The Winnipeg streets are silent and black when Joanne Bromilow gropes a weary hand to a glass of water and two turquoise pills on her bedside table. Before her feet hit the floor later that morning, she’ll have taken another kaleidoscopic handful with hues almost as intense and varied as her symptoms:....Bromilow is one of the 75,000 Canadians in the grips of multiple sclerosis. ........ Half a world away in Sydney, Australia, Lynne Berson wakes up in the half-light of early dawn, pads her way to the kitchen to make her kids’ lunches while musing how spoiled she is to...
  • Half Dome survivors wish they had taken heed

    10/08/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Associated Press via ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2011 | By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press
    (10-08) 09:50 PDT Fresno, Calif. (AP) -- Armando Castillo knew he should not attempt the last treacherous stretch up Half Dome with storm clouds looming. But he felt he had come too far not to accomplish his goal. Read more:
  • Fed officials play down oil price risks

    02/25/2011 3:30:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | Mark Felsenthal and Kristina Cook - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve would react to higher oil prices only if the increases spilled over into broader areas, officials of the U.S. central bank said on Friday, with one policy maker calling the risks "manageable." In a similar vein, an official of the European Central Bank said policy makers should be wary of responding too soon to the recent jump in oil prices as it may be fleeting. Oil prices have risen as political tensions in the Middle East and North Africa have raised fears that the unrest could spread to other major oil-producing countries, stoking...
  • Rep. Waxman: Induced Abortions Do Elevate Premature Birth Risk

    01/09/2010 10:54:18 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 240+ views ^ | Jan. 9, 2010 | Brent Rooney
    Brent Rooney is a Canadian researcher and frequent contributor to For the first time ever there were SYSTEMATIC Reviews of the premature birth risk of prior induced abortions in 2009. 100% of three (3) (aka 'hat trick') SYSTEMATIC APB (Abortion Preterm Birth) studies reported that prior surgical abortions (including 'suction' abortion) elevate future risk of premature delivery. Honorable Rep. Henry Waxman (Democrat, California) has been challenged to find (on or before 1 Feb. 2010) a SYSTEMATIC APB Review that does NOT find that induced abortions boost preemie risk. Here is that OPEN Letter to Hon. Rep. Henry Waxman: 4...
  • Farmers' pesticides may not raise heart risks

    10/21/2009 10:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 473+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Good news for men who farm U.S. fields. Regular exposure to pesticides used commonly on the farm does not appear to increase the risk of heart attack. As part of the Agricultural Health Study, between 1993 and 1997, researchers asked more than 54,000 male farmers what pesticides they used regularly, how much time they spent using tractors and other farm equipment, and whether they raised poultry or other livestock. Dr. Jane A. Hoppin, of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and colleagues surveyed roughly 32,000 of these men...
  • Sebastian Faulks risks Muslim anger after calling Koran the 'rantings of a schizophrenic'

    08/23/2009 5:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 811+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8/23/09 | Lucy Cockcroft
    alling Koran the 'rantings of a schizophrenic' Sebastian Faulks, the best-selling author, has risked angering Muslims after claiming the Koran has "no ethical dimension" and dismissing the words of Muhammad as the "rantings of a schizophrenic". He said the Islamic holy scripture was a "one-dimensional book" that has little literary value, and added that when compared with the Bible its message seemed "barren". Faulks, who is known for his meticulous research, has recently read a translation of the Koran to help him write his latest novel, A Week in December, to be published in September.
  • CA: State risks its economy on global warming fight

    06/27/2008 9:19:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 110+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/27/08 | Dan Walters
    Given California's infinite diversity and its maddeningly diffused governmental apparatus, it's rare for the state's politicians to undertake a comprehensive and expansive change of public policy. The decades-long stalemate on water, the state's perpetual budget crisis and the failure of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's health care plan are merely three examples of the political system's chronic inability to act decisively and effectively. And even on those rare occasions when major new policies are adopted, they tend to fall well short of their purported benefits, a sterling example being the unanimous approval of electric energy "deregulation" in 1996 that became a colossal...
  • Three Walks A Week 'Cuts Heart Risk'

    08/14/2007 7:33:51 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 844+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Three walks a week 'cuts heart risk' By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 1:26am BST 15/08/2007 Walking for just 30 minutes three times a week can lower blood pressure and heart disease risk, scientists say. Guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer suggest adults do moderately intense exercise five times a week. However, researchers found that those who take three brisk walks a week had reduced waist and hip circumference and lower blood pressure. The authors of the study, published yesterday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, said their findings could help those with sedentary lifestyles take up...
  • Despite Risks, Air Still Safest Travel in Iraq, General Says

    02/12/2007 4:25:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 – Air travel is still the safest way to transport troops and supplies in Iraq, despite the recent rash of downed helicopter incidents, a top official there said yesterday. Six helicopters have either been shot down or crashed since Jan. 20, Army Maj. Gen. James E. Simmons, deputy commanding general for support for Multinational Corps Iraq, said. In the past three weeks, two Army UH-60 Black Hawks and two AH-64 Apaches have been shot down, killing 16 soldiers, he said. A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight went down outside Baghdad on Feb. 7, killing all seven...
  • Risks Increasing as Full Range of Operations Confronts U.S. Troops

    02/07/2007 6:06:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 265+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – Military personnel going to Iraq or Afghanistan are trained, equipped and ready to do their jobs, but there is more to defending the United States and its interests than counterinsurgency operations, the nation’s top military officer said today. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace listens to comments made by the members of the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 7. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services...
  • Mom, Dad Risk Arrest If Child Misbehaves

    01/15/2007 2:24:19 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 1,050+ views
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 1-15-2007 | Rena Havner
    Mom, dad risk arrest if child misbehaves Monday, January 15, 2007 By RENA HAVNER Staff Reporter Bayou La Batre parents can now be arrested and fined $100 if their children misbehave in school or have excessive unexcused absences, according to a recently passed city ordinance. State education officials say Bayou La Batre is the only municipality in Alabama to have such a policy. To that, Bayou La Batre Mayor Stan Wright said: "Shame on all the other cities."In Bayou La Batre, if a student "comes to school and continues to beat the other children up, curses the teacher, mistreats his...
  • Abe (Japan) Risks China Fury Over War Comments

    10/06/2006 7:07:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 682+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Abe risks China fury over war comments By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/10/2006) The new prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, risked outrage yesterday when he stated that Japanese war criminals were not guilty under domestic law and should have been pardoned when Tokyo regained self-government. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: revisionist Mr Abe's comments were a direct reference to 28 Japanese "Class A" Second World War criminals at the trial staged by the Americans in Tokyo from 1946 to 1948. They were deemed to bear the most responsibility for starting the war in the Pacific and for atrocities....
  • Italy Weighs the Risks of Leading UN Mission

    08/24/2006 8:17:32 PM PDT · by epow · 7 replies · 386+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/24/06 | Tony Barber
    Italy Weighs the Risks of Leading UN Mission Tony Barber in Rome Updated: 10:41 p.m. ET Aug. 24, 2006 With 8,600 soldiers deployed in 28 security and peacekeeping operations around the world, Italy will have a wealth of experience to call upon, should it be asked to lead a United Nations mission in Lebanon.But the closer that Italy's centre-left government gets to committing itself in Lebanon, the more opposition politicians – and some army generals, too – are warning that it may be a step fraught with dangerous consequences. The concerns centre on whether Italian troops will find themselves caught...
  • CA: Biotech execs back stem cell institute - But still cautious about risks (CIRM and Prop 71)

    07/25/2006 9:45:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/25/06 | Steve Johnson
    Biotech company executives in the Bay Area met Tuesday to begin working with California's sputtering stem-cell research institute, which was jump-started last week by the $150 million boost it got from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ``I feel we are at a very important point in history here,'' said Michael West, chairman and chief scientific officer of Advanced Cell Technology of Alameda. He added that it was essential ``do do everything we possibly can to see that money is well spent.'' Still, the executives who met in San Francisco with officials at the stem-cell institute, created in 2004 when California voters passed...