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  • The US Could Be Heading For One Of Its Worst Flu Seasons In Years

    09/25/2015 3:24:27 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2015 | Bob Bryan
    Bob BryanSeptember 25,2015As summer turns to fall, the medical community is ramping up for their annual fight against the flu. One Wall Street firm thinks this flu season could be a bad one. William Quirk and Alexander Nowak at Piper Jaffray use the number of flu cases from Australia and New Zealand to forecast the US season, and they say the numbers from the southern hemisphere point to a massive increase in sicknesses this year. 'The Southern hemisphere just went through one of the worst flu seasons on record (despite the vaccine targeting the correct strains)," wrote Quirk and Nowak...
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, Nobody Knows but Jesus: A Meditation on a Grief Observed

    05/22/2015 7:18:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-21-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, Nobody Knows but Jesus: A Meditation on a Grief Observed By: Msgr. Charles PopeAs a follow-up to the recent post on comforting the sorrowful, I was led to consider the grief of my parents and the difficulties they faced in raising a daughter with serious mental illness.My father died eight years ago, and except for essential papers related to his estate, I simply boxed up most of his papers and stored them in the attic of my rectory for future attention. At long last I am sorting through those boxes. Among his effects were also many...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • The Flu Is Everywhere — But It's Not Too Late To Protect Yourself

    01/05/2015 4:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2015 | Erin Brodwin
    Erin Brodwin Januaty 5, 2015This CDC map shows the percentage of visits to outpatient providers that are for flu-like symptoms. States with "high" activity (up to 6%) are shown in red; states with "low" activity (2% or less) are shown in green. Everyone around you seems to be coughing and sneezing, and all you can think is, I should have gotten a flu shot. Good news is, it's not too late. Simply getting vaccinated — albeit late in the game and with an imperfect vaccine — will still dramatically reduce your chances of getting sick or infecting someone around you....
  • In Flight Nightmare - US Airways Plane Grounded by Sick Passengers and Crew

    12/06/2014 3:08:08 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | December 6, 2014 | Joe Piazza
    In Flight Nightmare - US Airways Plane Grounded by Sick Passengers and Crew by Joe Piazza What would you do if the passenger next to you began vomiting? It was the movie “Airplane!” come to life. Sixteen people, fourteen passengers and two crew members simultaneously began vomiting on a U.S. Airways plane from Israel to Philadelphia on Friday, forcing the pilot to make an emergency stop in Rome. Various news reports identified a foul odor in the cabin which caused the domino effect of illness.
  • The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean

    09/18/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Scott McCartney
    The Middle Seat The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean With the Ebola Crisis in the Background, Standards for Disinfecting Planes Vary Based on Time, Class Just how clean are airplanes? Do they really get scrubbed down after each flight? WSJ's Scott McCartney joins Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break with the answers. By Scott McCartney Updated Sept. 17, 2014 The Ebola crisis and heightened concerns about the risk of spreading disease during air travel have focused concern on what airlines do to keep planes clean. It's a murky area without clear regulatory standards. The Federal Aviation Administration says it doesn't...
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Transgendered ‘girl’ crowned homecoming princess

    09/16/2014 5:33:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies ^ | 9/15/14
    Students at Sand Creek High School and their parents have mix reactions to their homecoming court after a transgender female was crowned the 2014 homecoming princess. Scarlett Lenh, who was born Andy Lenh and began identifying himself as a....
  • 'Unprecedented' Outbreak Strikes Hundreds of Kids

    09/07/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 52 replies
    Newser ^ | Sep 7, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    Hundreds of children have been hospitalized across several states with a respiratory illness that seems like a cold but can grow far worse, CNN reports. Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma have already called the CDC for help in tackling an enterovirus that appears to be EV-D68. The current hospitalizations may be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," says a CDC director. "We're in the middle of looking into this. We don't have all the answers yet." The virus itself resembles a bad cold (nasty summer colds are often...
  • The Deadly Virus MERS Has Arrived In The US — Here's What You Need To Know

    05/18/2014 9:55:36 AM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    BI ^ | 5-18-2014 | Lauren F Friedman
    Lauren F FriedmanMay 16, 2014, 1:01 PM Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an often deadly respiratory illness that's related to the infamous SARS, first emerged in humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. (Scientists believe it jumped from camels.) But since March 2014, there's been a sharp rise in the number of cases, including two recently diagnosed MERS patients in the United States. "With more deaths in a single month than in the previous two years combined, no one is certain how people become infected," notes Marjorie P. Pollack, of ProMED-mail, and the virus has no vaccine or cure. Here's what...
  • Praying in Sickness and Old Age

    08/28/2010 3:36:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/27/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Some of the elderly to whom I bring Communion as well as the sick express regret that their age or illness makes it difficult for them to pray.  In years gone by they were busy at work and raising kids and prayer was difficult then. But now that they have the time they regret they cannot concentrate enough to pray. Others struggle to be able to read any longer. Still others find that their memory has faded and prayers, once well known, are now gone and requests for prayer cannot be remembered.Indeed as the mind grows weaker prayer becomes difficult...
  • Why I Cannot Blame Russia and India for Taking on the Gays

    12/22/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-22-13 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Russia and India: Defenders of Decency, Bogeymen of the Gay Lobby Russia remains stalwart in its laws that aim to curb the influence of the West's gay-friendly culture on Russian youth. Meanwhile, last week, in a stunning turn of events, India's high court reinstituted a nineteenth-century law against sodomy. On cue, the ligbitist kibitzers are going crazy in such homophile haunts as the New Yorker and the Guardian, expressing total outrage that there should exist, anywhere on the globe, nations that do not think it's normal or appropriate to subsidize and celebrate men sodomizing boys. I cannot blame Russia, India,...
  • 'Wind Turbine Syndrome' Blamed for Mysterious Symptoms in Cape Cod Town

    10/21/2013 10:13:52 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 64 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | October 21, 2013 | Susan Donaldson James
    Sue Hobart, a bridal florist from Massachusetts, couldn't understand why she suddenly developed headaches, ringing in her ears, insomnia and dizziness to the point of falling "flat on my face" in the driveway. "I thought I was just getting older and tired," said the 57-year-old ... Months earlier, in the summer of 2010, three wind turbines had been erected in her town, one of which runs around the clock, 1,600 feet from her home. "I didn't put anything to the turbines -- we heard it and didn't like the thump, thump, thump and didn't like seeing them, but we didn't...
  • A Child's Change [Confused Boy Abused, Allowed to Live as Little Girl]

    09/13/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 9/12/13
    ... Patricia and Eduardo have three sons. Patricia: "Very healthy, happy, normal situation." But they started to notice something was different with their youngest, Manuel, before he was a year old.... With nowhere else to turn, they sought out a psychologist. They were told they had a transgender child... Rachel Sottile, YES Institute: "That's really at the source of everything, is fear. 'Does that mean my child is going to be gay? Does that mean my child's a freak?'" Rachel Sottile is with the YES Institute, a non-profit organization aimed at educating people on gender and orientation. She says kids...
  • Children's Gender Clinic [Perversion Applauded on NBC's Today Show this morning]

    09/03/2013 6:16:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WTTW-TV ^ | 8/29/13 | Alexandra Silets
    Recently two high-profile people announced they are transgender. U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is now Chelsea. And closer to home: Lieutenant Colonel James Pritzker is now Jennifer. But what is it like for adolescent children questioning their gender identity? Families in the Midwest now can turn to Lurie Children's Hospital for help. The Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention provides safe and supportive services for kids and their families. It is one of only four youth gender clinics in the country. We take another look at two families who are clients. Sabrina is Ryan’s mom. She describes when she...
  • Refusal to Allow Smart Meter cause for Arrest

    01/24/2013 7:57:31 PM PST · by Pleistarchos · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/13 | Pleistarchos
    This is one brave woman, People like this put many of us to shame for our failure to act. Appropriately her last name means 'steel' in German. "Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was arrested while refusing to let the utility workers install the controversial device.... Stahl was at a friend’s house when she received the call from her husband that the utility workers had arrived. She was home within 15 minutes and saw they were...
  • Prayer Vigil for Lawrence Auster

    01/12/2013 8:18:38 PM PST · by River Hawk · 5 replies
    The Orthosphere ^ | January 8th, 2012 | Kristor Lawson
    Lawrence Auster, archon of the Traditionalist Christian Right, is very ill. We are sponsoring a global prayer vigil in intercession for him, on the evening of Sunday, January 13. More information on the event may be found here .
  • Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands and leaving 18 children dead

    01/05/2013 4:31:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2013
    The U.S. has been hit with a particularly aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of the illness across the country, hospitalizing 2,257 people and leaving 18 children dead before the end of 2012. And health officials say the numbers haven't even peaked yet. 'I think we're still accelerating,' Tom Skinner, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman, told reporters.
  • All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal

    12/04/2012 6:10:52 PM PST · by blam · 114 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-4-2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    All Signs Indicate That This Flu Season Is Going To Be Brutal Jennifer WelshDec. 4, 2012, 6:53 PMThe flu season could be especially bad this year, and is one of the earliest-starting flu seasons in a decade, said Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control. "This is the earliest regular flu season we've had in nearly a decade, since the 2003-2004 flu season. That was an early and severe flu year," CDC director Thomas Frieden said in a teleconference yesterday Dec. 3. That season was very severe, especially for children, they said. This is much different than we...
  • Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager

    02/24/2012 8:12:31 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-24-2012 | Jim Edwards
    Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager Jim Edwards Febuary 24, 2012Bridges TV anchor Samatha Azzar Verizon will drop the Muslim cable channel Bridges TV on March 14, almost a year to the day after the channel's owner was sentenced to life in prison for beheading his wife, who was also the station's general manager. The murder occurred at Bridges TV's studio in 2009, six days after Aasiya Hassan told her abusive husband Muzzammil she was divorcing him. Muzzammil Hassan, the channel's founder, then lured his wife to the studio where he stabbed her 40 times...
  • (Part 2) Dörte Siedentopf: "They Haven't Learned Anything from Chernobyl"

    01/08/2012 10:54:39 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 5 replies ^ | 7th of January 2012 | English translation by Florian Matthias Zschage, corrected by Dr. Björn Voss
    The irradiation of vital organs is caused by incorporated radionuclides. If a cell is damaged, there are four possibilities for the cell. 1.: The cell dies instantaneously. 2.: The functionality of the cell is destroyed. 3. The cell degenerates and cancer occurs. 4.: The cell repairs itself. But this is only possible for adult cells. Cells in embryos have no such repair functions, children cells can't do that either. For them it's all about growing and dividing and only with time, the ability to repair themselves becomes existent. That's one of the crucial factors why children are especially in danger....
  • Best Courses To Take To Get a Degree In Virology and Tutoring

    03/02/2011 11:01:36 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 5 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | March 2 2011 | Niuhuru
    I would like to get information on the best possible courses to take. I also wanted to know if I indeed needed to take Medical Terminology to get a degree in Virology. If there are any virologists who would like to tutor me, that would be good too
  • More than 1,000 exposed to dengue in Florida: CDC

    07/13/2010 7:00:45 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/13/2010 | Staff
    (Reuters) - Five percent of the population of Key West, Florida -- more than 1,000 people -- have been infected at some point with the dengue virus, government researchers reported on Tuesday. Most probably did not even know it, but the findings show the sometimes deadly infection is making its way north into the United States, the researchers said.
  • Please Pray for my Dog. Surgery in 2 hours (VANITY)

    06/07/2010 6:27:11 AM PDT · by MarineMom613 · 54 replies · 76+ views
    06/07/10 | MarineMom613
    Please, if you can find the time, Say a prayer for Sandy. Sandy is my 10-1/2" year old chow/rott mix. They found a tumor in her eye and are removing it today. The are also going to xray her abdomen, due to her liver counts being on the high side. Doc thinks the liver is not serious due to symptoms displayed, but will do xray while she is under. I cried all the way home after leaving her at the vet last night and it's going to be a long day. Waiting and worrying and trying to work. Prayers are...
  • Spiritually Rooted Diseases [H Wright et al via Life Application Ministries]

    01/19/2010 12:24:35 PM PST · by Quix · 61 replies · 1,169+ views
    PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH, THOMASTON GEORGIA ^ | unclear Jan 18 2010? | unknown; Henry Wright a source;
    "If you are sick & tired of being sick & tired, I believe that Life Application Ministries (LAM) may be your missing link. This is a ministry based on the Word of God. It is the Word of Truth that sets people free, ALL people!" "Life Application Ministries, LAM, ministry, Word of God, word of god, Linda Lange, linda lange, six basic principles, spiritually rooted diseases, diseases and their root cause, the meeting place, healing and health in body, soul and spirit, introduction & foundation, relationship with god, spiritual roots preventing healing, blocks preventing healing, five r's to freedom, family...
  • NASA Uses Fish to Fight Space Sickness

    03/06/2010 1:39:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 508+ views ^ | 3/5/10 | Jeremy Hsu
    Astronauts love doing zero-G stunts on the International Space Station, but only after the urge to vomit from space sickness has faded. Now fish, snails and other animals could help understand whether living in space can create long-term or even permanent damage in the inner ear. Scientists found that the inner ears of toadfish have high sensitivity to even the slightest movements, and that the toadfish brain can both boost and reduce signals from the sensitive inner ear. Because humans have very similar ear structures to these and other animals, toadfish could provide clues about how astronauts' inner ears adapt...
  • Dangerous Cold Medicines

    02/27/2010 1:35:14 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 41 replies · 1,073+ views
    Many people, victims of the public education system, still believe that anything they buy or the doctor gives to them is safe, or that the Government is out there keeping them safe. Here's one of many examples of the FDA acting only after people are sickened or die. Perhaps people should learn how they get sick to begin with, and how to naturally prevent it, then they wouldn't need gallons of drugs a year. From Green Barbarians by Ellen Sandbeck: Some members of the American College of Chest Physicians reviewed decades' worth of studies and concluded that there is no...

    11/20/2009 5:46:16 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 665+ views ^ | 11/20/2009 | Mark Roberts
    You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have fibromyalgia according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Commentary: The Sunflower Boy's Smile

    10/04/2009 4:36:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies · 729+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/04/2009 | Bob Greene
    On the morning of last year's annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte, Indiana, a family, appearing a little lost, walked up and down a crowded street, looking in vain for the table to sign up their entry. They carried a large sunflower with them. If no one noticed the exhausted, grieving look in the family's eyes, that was understandable. The Sunflower Fair is a place of happy noise: rides and music and food booths. It is La Porte's fall festival, and people from across northwest Indiana come to spend a Saturday in the midst of the milling, chattering crowds....
  • A Hospital Visit

    09/18/2009 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 4 replies · 337+ views
    "Postcards from Israel - Postcards from America" ^ | september 18, 2009 | ari Bussel
    A Hospital Visit (Corrected Version) By Ari Bussel The greatest deed one can do for another is attend his funeral. The reason, one explains, is that the departed cannot repay for this deed on this earth. Funerals seem never planned in advance, sneaking up on us by surprise. Indeed, one will put aside any urgent matters requiring immediate attention, dress up and go to pay his respects. I, however, prefer to be in touch with the living. Often I think of my mother calling on a sick person to inquire. She would regularly call upon even those who may not...
  • A Hospital Visit

    09/18/2009 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies · 179+ views
    "Postcards from Israel - Postcards from America" ^ | September 18, 2009 | Ari Bussel
    A Hospital Visit By Ari Bussel The greatest deed one can do for another is attend his funeral. The reason, one explains, is that the departed cannot repay for this deed on this earth. Funerals seem never planned in advance, sneaking up on us by surprise. Indeed, one will put aside any urgent matters requiring immediate attention, dress up and go to pay his respects. I, however, prefer to be in touch with the living. Often I think of my mother calling on a sick person to inquire. She would regularly call upon even those who may not have been...
  • Official: Obama's half-brother falls ill in Kenya (with cholera?)

    03/26/2009 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies · 2,152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2009
    A Kenyan health official says President Barack Obama's older half-brother has been hospitalized with stomach pains and is being tested for cholera. Local disease surveillance officer James Sande says that Malik Obama, a 51-year-old businessman, was taken to Siaya District Hospital in western Kenya on Tuesday evening. Sande says Obama's condition is improving enough for him to be discharged Thursday or Friday. Results of his cholera test have not come back.
  • On Fr. Neuhaus (Received Last Rites)

    01/07/2009 1:16:01 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 66 replies · 1,673+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 1/7/2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    His friends and family are keeping vigil and he was administered last rites shortly after midnight. Fr. George Rutler, who gave him the Catholic Sacrament, says that “he is not expected to live long” and suggests “that it is appropriate that prayers be offered for a holy death.” Fr. Neuhaus has come close to this moment before and been back. If it’s his time: Go in peace. He's a man who has loved and served His Lord. When he leaves this world, his vast intellectual and spiritual body of work will have a long life here....
  • N. Korea: 'Fake photo' revives Kim rumours (BBC debunks latest photos of Chia Head)

    11/09/2008 4:21:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 359+ views
    'Fake photo' revives Kim rumours There is fresh speculation about the health of North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il, amid suggestions that an image of Mr Kim may have been doctored. The image, released on Wednesday, appeared to show Mr Kim in good health while inspecting two military units. But an analysis by the UK's Times newspaper highlighted incongruities around the leader's legs, and the BBC found what look like mismatched pixels. It has given new life to suggestions Mr Kim may be seriously unwell. "They go into ostrich mode so readily - because they have given no clue about...
  • SURPRISE: Joe Biden May Drop Out of Race Oct 3rd Citing Health Reasons, Hillary to be named VP

    09/23/2008 6:28:45 PM PDT · by melt · 24 replies · 776+ views ^ | 9/23/08 |
    A high level source in the Democratic party is saying that Joe Biden may drop out of the race on October 3rd citing health reasons. The source says they are intentionally choosing the day after the first VP debate to draw attention from a potential win for Palin. Several sources say Bill Clinton is looking for any situation to name Hillary as the VP. If Biden loses the debate, Bill and others will use that as justification to provide a more viable Palin contender. The high level source says the idea of replacing Biden is catching on with other Democratic...
  • What's Behind ‘Cloverfield' Illness?

    01/24/2008 5:59:09 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 99 replies · 158+ views
    Medicine Net ^ | 1-24-2008 | Michael W. Smith
    What's Behind ‘Cloverfield' Illness? Wave of Nausea Hits Moviegoers By Michael W. Smith WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Latest MedicineNet News Jan. 22, 2008 -- Scan the news and blogs and not only do you see that Cloverfield had a record-breaking opening weekend, but there was an unforeseen side effect: nausea. And it didn't come from the popcorn, or the writing -- but the camerawork. In Cloverfield, a giant monster attacks Manhattan. The problem -- at least for those prone to motion sickness -- is that it's all filmed through a very jerky handheld camera. "I saw...
  • Genes behind serious illnesses discovered

    06/06/2007 5:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 968+ views
    The London Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 6, 2007 | Roger Highfield and Stephen Adams
    A dramatic genetic breakthrough has paved the way for potential new treatments of seven common diseases that could help more than 20 million people. The largest ever study of its kind has found 10 new genes linked to seven of the most common ailments: heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, bipolar disorder and Crohn’s disease. Some 200 British scientists from 50 research groups collaborated to discover the genes after screening DNA from 17,000 people. Dr Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest medical research charity, was optimistic about the study’s...
  • Blame That Morning Sickness On Your Ancient Ancestors

    05/14/2007 4:53:30 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 1,626+ views
    Blame that Morning Sickness on Your Ancient Ancestors Author: Karen Barrow Medically Reviewed On: September 01, 2006 Despite its name, morning sickness—nausea and vomiting that is often one of the first symptoms of pregnancy—can happen at any time of the day. Up to 90 percent of pregnant women experience this less-than-pleasant side effect, yet scientists are only beginning to understand why running to the bathroom and saltines are a rite-of-passage for moms-to-be. Now, new research has shed some light onto morning sickness, and its roots lie in evolution. Researchers from the University of Liverpool suggest that morning sickness may have...
  • Does Sickness Glorify God?

    07/06/2006 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Rhadaghast · 24 replies · 349+ views
    Evangelize America Ministries ^ | 2004 | Troy J. Edwards
     Does Sickness Glorify God?By Troy J. EdwardsTherefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. -John 11:3, 4 Taken out of it's contextual setting, this Scripture would appear to teach that God gets glory out of the sickness of others. So many have used this passage irresponsibly. However, a careful study of this passage proves that it is not so much the sickness that brought Jesus the...
  • Hot sex treats common cold [the cure for the common cold?]

    01/12/2006 8:35:08 PM PST · by varyouga · 32 replies · 937+ views ^ | 12/10/2005 |
    (Translated by: Anna Ossipova) Majority of people consider even minor throat irritation or mild fever as a good-enough excuse to isolate themselves from their loved ones. That is understandable, of course. Up until recently, this was regarded as a logical move. Not so long ago, however, scientists were able to prove just the opposite: it is better to be sick together. This obviously does not mean that one should purposely sneeze at his/her partner. In this case, the effect will be minimal. It is important to battle the disease. And as for microbes, hot passionate kisses and good sex is...
  • Principal rejects anti-war assignment (Teachers wanted 3rd graders to write anti-war letters)

    11/23/2005 6:11:37 AM PST · by UB355 · 58 replies · 1,448+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/22/05 | BOB PURVIS
    Principal rejects anti-war assignment Madison students' planned letters set off dispute By BOB PURVIS Posted: Nov. 22, 2005 The principal at a Madison elementary school where teachers assigned third-graders to write a dozen letters urging an end to the war in Iraq sent a letter of apology to parents and ordered teachers to rescind the assignment Tuesday. A letter sent home Friday with third-graders at Frank Allis Elementary School explaining the assignment to parents said students would be assigned 12 letters to write to third-graders at other Wisconsin and out-of-state schools, federal lawmakers, the media and President Bush. If...
  • Sick - A Florida paraplegic needs relief.

    10/25/2005 2:51:56 AM PDT · by JTN · 40 replies · 1,431+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 24, 2005, 8:37 a.m. | Radley Balko
    Today, Richard Paey sits in a wheelchair behind high walls and razor wire in a high-security prison near Daytona Beach. Paey is a 46-year-old father of three, and a paraplegic. His condition is the result of a car accident, a botched back surgery, and a case of multiple sclerosis — three setbacks that have left him in a chronic, debilitating state of pain. After moving to Florida from New Jersey, Paey found it increasingly difficult to get prescriptions for the pain medication he needed to function normally — to support his family, and to be a parent to his children....
  • Has your Health Insurance been cancelled? If yes, why...(Vanity)

    10/19/2005 8:27:28 PM PDT · by crushelits · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Crushelits | Oct, 19 2005 | Crushelits
    Has your Health Insurance been cancelled? If yes, why?
  • Dog Flu Spreads Worry Nationwide

    10/10/2005 12:31:21 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 33 replies · 693+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/05
    A newly discovered virus has killed dogs in at least seven states, and veterinarians, kennel operators and pet owners are concerned because researchers say there is no vaccine and dogs do not have immunity to the new flu. Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunologist at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, said in an audio interview posted on the university Web site that the disease is only deadly in rare cases — about 10 percent in puppies and old dogs — but is of concern because it is spreading rapidly.
  • It's time to eliminate causes of terror (Kinda Joke?)

    07/16/2005 11:14:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 624+ views ^ | Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
    The bloody attack on July 7 in London was a warning to the world to wake up against the evil of terrorism in all its forms. We have been hearing the cries of innocent victims of terrorism in so many countries, New York City, Karachi, Madrid, Beirut, Bosnia, Jakarta, Israel, Palestine and now London. Iraq is suffering from the sickness of suicide bombings every day. In 150 major terrorist attacks in the last 3 months, 2,400 Iraqis died and thousands more were wounded or handicapped. Mainstream Muslims helplessly find themselves as the main victims of terrorism. We still grieve the...
  • Pedophile used daughters as bait

    01/07/2005 1:40:32 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 34 replies · 1,807+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 8, 2005 | From correspondents in London
    A BRITISH man who simulated the murders of nine schoolgirls after drugging them while they visited his daughters was jailed for 18 years by a Hull court today. Former school governor Glyn Martin, 53, pleaded guilty to a total of 57 counts of indecent assault, child abduction, indecency with a child, administering noxious substances and taking indecent photos. The court heard Martin used his two daughters as bait to lure their schoolfriends into his house where he gave them tablets, which he claimed were vitamins, shortly before they went to bed. As they slept in a "stupefied" state he took...
  • Where Faith Flourishes

    06/17/2004 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Frapster · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Jeff Floyd Ministries ^ | Jun 17, 2004 | Jeff Floyd
    Where Faith Flourishes While one should walk by faith in all of life, they are obvious times when it is activated more than others. Each person has his inner issues and outer issues in life. His inner issues involve such things as doubts, secret sins, feelings of rejection, worry, etc. Whereas, his outer issues tend to be much more visible and definitive, i.e., finances, health, family issues. I have long observed in my experience that the more tangible a circumstance is, the more taxing it is on my faith. It is much easier for me to dismiss the intangible issues...
  • Janet Jackson Bares it Again On National TV (Sick Parody of Condi Rice Testimony)

    04/11/2004 11:40:19 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 87 replies · 430+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 11, 2004 | wire staff
    She did.Many fans of 'Saturday Night Live were wondering if singer Janet Jackson would duplicate her Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction last night-and she did.But the nature of the skit in which she bared her bosom was a surprise.Jackson was spoofing National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice testifying before the 9/11 commission. When the questioning got tough, Jackson-portraying Rice-opened her blouse and pretended to reveal her right breast-the same one seen by millions during her Super Bowl halftime appearance.This time her chest wes obscured by a gray blob superimposed by the network. As part of the skit, comedian Darrell Hammond-portraying Vice...
  • Filipino Islanders Blame GM Crop For Mystery Sickness

    03/02/2004 7:10:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 167+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-3-2004 | John Aglionby
    Filipino islanders blame GM crop for mystery sickness Monsanto denies scientist's claim that maize may have caused 100 villagers to fall ill John Aglionby in Kalyong, southern Philippines Wednesday March 3, 2004 The Guardian (UK) The recently planted rows of pineapple plants in the four-acre field on one side of the Malayon family home look neat and well-tended, but are otherwise not really worth a second glance. But what occurred last year on and around this plot in Kalyong village, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, is threatening to turn this unremarkable field into a battleground in the war...
  • The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

    02/20/2004 11:28:38 AM PST · by rightcoast · 74 replies · 64,761+ views
    The Tech (M.I.T.) - Cambridge, Mass. | Tuesday, February 17, 2004 | Adam Kolasinksi
    THE SECULAR CASE AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE Adam Kolasinksi Homosexual relationships do nothing to serve the state interest of propagating society, so there is no reason to grant them the costly benefits of marriage. The Tech, Volume 124, Number 5 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 The debate over whether the state ought to recognize gay marriages has thus far focused on the issue as one of civil rights. Such a treatment is erroneous because state recognition of marriage is not a universal right. States regulate marriage in many ways besides denying men the right to marry men, and women the right...