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  • One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO

    09/22/2018 1:06:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide. The report, which comes out every four years, reveals the continued impact of alcohol on public health around the world, and highlights that the young bear the brunt: 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are...
  • Brett Kavanaugh should withdraw his nomination for the good of the Supreme Court and the country

    09/17/2018 5:47:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    NBC News Think ^ | 9-17-20148 | Evan Siegfried
    I'm a Republican and support Trump's judicial strategy but the perceived legitimacy of the court is more important than one man. When President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, I was thrilled. The judge has a resume that makes him unquestionably qualified to sit on the highest court in the land. Further, I have found the attacks on him made by Democrats until now to be unfounded or pure spectacle made by politicians engaging in theatrics simply because they knew there were cameras on. The sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford...
  • Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization

    08/20/2018 2:29:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | August 20, 2018
    Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on a drop in the number of people being vaccinated. In England, there have been 807 cases so far this year. The WHO is calling on European countries to take action. Public Health England say the outbreaks in England are largely due to people who have travelled to...
  • Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says [Ebola]

    08/11/2018 4:08:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 6:18 PM EDT | Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Carley Petesch
    Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel groups pose a threat and a heavily traveled border with Uganda is nearby. Tedros and Congo’s health minister on Saturday planned to visit the village where the latest outbreak, Congo’s tenth, was declared on Aug. 1. The ministry says 48 cases have been reported, 21 of them...
  • NIKOLAS' AGONY: Nikolas Cruz shouted ‘kill me’ in interrogation room after school shooting

    08/06/2018 3:29:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A newly released transcript shows Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz spat out “kill me” and then cursed as he sat alone in a sheriff’s interrogation room just hours after the massacre that left 17 dead. Broward sheriff’s Detective John Curcio had just left Cruz alone to get him some water when the 19-year-old suspect made that exclamation.
  • The Who - Abbie Hoffman incident - Woodstock 1969 (pummeling of a hippie

    07/20/2018 7:30:52 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 91 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2008 | easyrider1991
    In the seconds immediately after The Who concluded "Pinball Wizard", from Tommy, Hoffman, who had ingested LSD after working the past few hours at the medical tent, abruptly walked onto the stage and began addressing the crowd from Pete Townshend's microphone. He shouted, "I think this is a pile of sh**! ... While John Sinclair rots in prison ..." Alerted to the disturbance, Townshend (who apparently had been too distracted to notice Hoffman ambling onto the platform), snarled at Hoffman, "F*** off! F*** off my f***ing stage!" He then struck Hoffman with his guitar (which you can hear in the...
  • TORONTO RAPPER SMOKE DAWG SHOT & KILLED IN TORONTO

    07/01/2018 3:04:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    hiphop-n-more ^ | 1 July 2018 | Navjosh
    Smoke Dawg’s affiliates confirmed he was the deceased person. He was working on his debut album. Rest in peace.
  • World Health Organization Officially Says Being Transgender Is Not A Mental Illness

    06/21/2018 10:07:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    flscience ^ | 6/20/18 | Madison Dapcevich
    As people around the world don rainbow swag in celebration of International Pride, the World Health Organization (WHO) has come out with an announcement of its own. For the first time since 1992, the organization issued a major revision to its international manual of diagnoses and, among other things, a major shift in the way transgender people are treated. The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) reframes “gender identity disorder” as “gender incongruence”, moving it from a mental health disorder to an issue of sexual health. Codes issued by the ICD are used by countries to determine...
  • World Health Organization wants to ban food with high trans fat worldwide

    05/30/2018 2:01:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox 4 KC ^ | 5/28/18
    NEW YORK — The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply and has a step-by-step strategy on how to do so by 2023. The organization launched a new initiative in hopes of helping countries kick the trans fat habit. The artificial fatty acids are made when vegetable oil hardens in a process called hydrogenation and are used in everything from fried foods to snack foods and baked goods.
  • New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

    05/09/2018 4:32:09 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/8/18 | AFB
    Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with international impact." "Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths" have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC's ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deady viral disease was first identified in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led team.
  • Dubai missing princess: Call for clarity on status of Sheikha Latifa

    05/05/2018 7:36:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Sheikha Latifa - the daughter of the Emirate's ruler - is said to have tried to flee in March in order to live a freer life abroad. But witnesses say the luxury yacht she was travelling on was intercepted off India, and she was returned to Dubai. She has not been seen since. Dubai's authorities say they cannot comment for legal reasons. Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was snatched while trying to escape the country, according to reports. A BBC Newsnight investigation, which was broadcast on Friday, claimed she had received the help of...
  • Mets To Designate Matt Harvey

    05/04/2018 9:41:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | May 4, 2018 | Jeff Todd |
    The Mets will designate Matt Harvey tomorrow, GM Sandy Alderson tells reporters including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (via Twitter). The decision was made after Harvey declined to accept a minor-league assignment — as he has the ability to do given his MLB service time. It’s stunning, on the one hand, to see the end of Harvey’s tenure in New York take place in this manner. As recently as 2015, after all, he was considered one of the game’s very best starters. But ongoing injury problems combined with performance lapses — along with some off-field issues and not-infrequent tension with the organization...
  • Bestselling author says he will challenge Trump in 2020

    04/28/2018 9:25:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    MSN ^ | Apr. 28, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Brad Thor, a bestselling author, said last week that he plans to challenge President Trump in 2020, "if no conservative steps up." Thor, a conservative who has voiced criticism of Trump, made the announcement in a series of Tweets. According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, however, Thor has not filed to run for president.
  • Swedish-Born Electronic Music DJ Avicii Dies at 28

    04/20/2018 1:59:26 PM PDT · by ethom · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | 11:25 April 20, 2018 | Wire report
    Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed. He was 28. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," a statement read. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." Avicii was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, working with artists including Madonna. He had a crossover pop hit in 2013 with "Wake Me...
  • Reagan's appointed ambassador to Mexico dies

    04/15/2018 4:12:56 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 15 replies
    John Gavin, the movie star who graced the big screen in “Psycho,” “Imitation of Life" and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has died at age 86, Fox News confirmed Friday. The tall, strikingly handsome entertainer had led a decades-long career in Hollywood. He won a Golden Globe for 1958’s “A Time to Love and a Time to Die,” appeared alongside blonde bombshell Lana Turner in 1959’s “Imitation of Life” and starred as Julius Caesar in 1960’s “Spartacus” with Kirk Douglas, among others. He famously played Janet Leigh's divorced lover Sam Loomis in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Psycho.” The Hollywood Reporter claimed...
  • Secretary Mattis: U.S. Government Not Sure Who Carried Out Chemical Attack in Syria

    04/11/2018 5:31:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 04/11/18 | Chris Reeves
    On Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed to reporters that the United States and its allies are “still assessing the intelligence” about the alleged chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians this weekend. In response to a question about whether U.S. military forces are “ready right now to conduct a retaliatory strike if ordered,” Mattis added: "We stand ready to provide military options if they are appropriate as the President determines.” Mattis’s comments followed President Trump’s tweet this morning promising that missiles “will be coming” to Syria soon: In spite of Trump’s above certainty about Assad’s culpability in the chemical attack,...
  • Margaret Atwood says 9/11 terrorists 'got the idea from Star Wars'

    04/10/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 10, 2018 | DAVID CANFIELD
    If there’s something The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood knows about, it’s life imitating art. And now, in a wide-ranging interview with Variety, which recognized the celebrated author as one of its Power of Women honorees, Atwood has made a surprising claim about the way she thinks pop culture influenced another event: She said the 9/11 terrorists attacks were borne out of a plot point from Star Wars. Atwood was recounting how a 2000 opera of her acclaimed novel (and now Emmy-winning Hulu series) began with “a film reel going across the top of the stage and showing various things...
  • TJ Miller is arrested at LaGuardia Airport for 'calling in a fake bomb threat'

    04/10/2018 10:06:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2018 | Valerie Edwards
    Former Silicon Valley star TJ Miller has been arrested at an airport in New York City after he allegedly provided false information to federal agents regarding a bomb threat made last month. The comedian was escorted out of LaGuardia Airport by Port Authority officers and FBI agents Monday night around 10pm. Miller has been charged with 'intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut', according to the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. His arrest stemmed from a criminal complaint that claimed Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey...
  • Israel Warns UN: Gaza Plan to Burn Tires ‘Ecologic Catastrophe’

    04/05/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/5/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, wrote a letter to Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health, warning that Hamas’ plan to burn a massive amounts of tires on the border with Israel on Friday would be an “ecologic catastrophe.” “The Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, has issued an order to burn about 10,000 tires this Friday along the border with Israel,” Mordechai wrote. “The burning of tires in such a huge quantity will...
  • The Head of WHO: At Any Time a Pandemic May Begin That Will Kill Millions

    02/15/2018 4:14:17 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 61 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 15 2018 - 12:58pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreysus, warned the medical community that humanity is not ready, and is, therefore, vulnerable to a pandemic. The next outbreak, he said, will have terrible consequences for both the population and the economies of many countries. At the same time, he did not specify what disease or infection should be expected. The latest fears of a pandemic emerged after the violent outbreaks of influenza in recent years. But most of all, the medical community was shocked at...