Latest Articles: Health/Medical
NOPD boots homeless drummer from his usual spot. It was legal, but shouldn't be.
Running of the Sheeple: Videos of Black Friday Brawls and Stampedes in America
Good Samaritans Shutdown, Ticketed for Feeding Homeless During Thanksgiving Holiday
How Jeff Sessions Plans to End Medical Marijuana Before the Year Is Over
5 Myths About Marijuana You Can Ignore (or laff at)
New Data (Again) Shows Fewer Kids Are Using Marijuana — Despite Legalization
Black Lives Matter Plans To Block White-Owned Businesses On Black Friday
I am The Field Artillery!
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets
Mom Arrested, Charged with Felony for Putting Recorder in 9-year-old's Backpack to Catch Her Bully
Trump ‘frightened by black people’
Judge Protects Former House Speaker and Admitted Child Rapist, Telling His Victim He Can’t Sue
Joe Barton apologizes after nude photo circulates on social media
How CBS News Aided the JFK Cover-up
6 Card Games Every Man Should Know
When Good-Faith Medicine Raises ‘Red Flags’
FBI Admits: Trump Dossier Filled With Nothing But Rumors
Type of alcohol determines whether you become merry or maudlin
Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Popping Up In Emergency Rooms
Wes Goodman: Anti-LGBT Republican politician 'caught having sex with man in his office' facing 30 sexual misconduct accusations
A Man Is About To Launch Himself In His Homemade Rocket To Prove The Earth Is Flat
Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use
Family Calls 911 for Help, Cops Show Up, Beat Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Instead
Police are using DNA mugshots to arrest innocent people
Confederate Flag Over NC Fire Department: ‘We’re Not Going To Take Down The Flag’
Thanksgiving for JFK
Police: Adults gave baby with broken leg marijuana; failed to seek treatment
Meet 'Oumuamua! The 1st Interstellar Visitor Ever Seen Gets a Name
Steve Martin's 'King Tut' Sketch Is Racist, Liberal Arts Students Say
Fake News Is Only the Beginning. The FCC Votes to Let Monopolies Decide What Local News You See
No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really ARE watching your every move
JFK Files: The CIA Planned To Murder American Citizens In Miami And Blame It On Cuba During Operation Mongoose
Video So Gruesome, Cop Sentenced to 5 Years For Shooting Into Car of Teens, 16 Times
Study Debunks Feminism: Women Still Attracted to Â“Toxic MasculinityÂ”
Student radio hosts yanked from air, suspended after using the word ‘tranny’
Cowboys, Truckers and Us
PV Police Chief's Gun Missing (Realizes he left it in the Library Bathroom, 4 days later)
General says he'd deny 'illegal' order for nuke strike
Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
Vegas Massacre Cover-Up: PR Firm Hired by Mandalay Bay Exposed Pushing Disinformation on Conspiracy Theories
20,000 DWI Cases May Be Thrown Out After Cop Arrested for Tampering With Breathalyzers
Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85
Helter skelter: The history of Charles Manson and rock 'n' roll
Grant Cardone was at Mandalay Hotel and he doesn't believe the official story
How a government-sanctioned scam in Newburgh Heights has taken thousands of dollars from drivers
The Cops Were Chasing a Shoplifter. They Ended Up Destroying an Innocent Man's Home.
Amtrak train smashes car in New Hampshire after GPS directed driver onto tracks
Cooking Hamburgers With Thermite
Making Charcoal the Easy Way
Homemade Gunpowder, For Science!
Gulf Seafood Sales Get A Boost From The Military
Post Date: 2011-02-05 13:09:22 by Brian S
(02-05) 08:52 PST New Orleans (AP) -- Sales of Gulf of Mexico seafood are getting a boost from the military after being hammered by last year's BP oil spill, which left consumers fearing the water's bounty had been tainted. Ten products including fish, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, and packaged Cajun dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffee are being promoted at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, said Milt Ackerman, president of Military Solutions Inc., which is supplying seafood to the businesses. Gulf seafood sales fell sharply after BP PLC's Gulf well blew out in April, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the sea. Consumers have long feared that fish, ...
Insurance Company Drops Vet Over 2-Cent Shortage
Post Date: 2011-01-26 14:04:37 by Skip Intro
Cancer Patient's Life Now Hangs In Balance As He Awaits Stem Cell Replacement THORNTON, Colo. -- Two pennies. That's the difference between a potentially life-saving surgery and a dropped insurance plan. Those 2 cents could cost Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan everything. "Everybody we talk to is very surprised that 2 cents is enough to do this," said Flanagan. It was an innocent enough mistake, according to Ronald's wife, Frances Flanagan. "If I only had just hit the nine instead of the seven," Frances said. When she was paying their monthly health insurance premium online in November, Frances swapped a 7 for a 9, leaving their $328.69 payment 2 cents ...
Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Post Date: 2011-01-25 15:42:23 by Godwinson
Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times January 25, 2011, 9:57 a.m. Life expectancy has risen in the United States over the last 25 years, but it's not rising as fast as it once was. And, compared with other developed nations, U.S. life expectancy doesn't measure up. In a report released Tuesday by the National Research Council, experts describe U.S. life expectancy as a "poor performance" compared with many other countries given the fact that the U.S. spends far more on healthcare than any other nation. For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by 5.5 years from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it ...
Company to stop making drug commonly used in executions (Moving plant to socialized Italy from red state loving North Carolina) [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-01-22 21:07:13 by Godwinson
Company to stop making drug commonly used in executions By Rob Stein Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 22, 2011; 12:00 AM The U.S. company that makes a drug most states use in lethal injection announced Friday that it would no longer produce the powerful anesthetic, a decision that throws capital punishment in the United States into disarray. The decision by Hospira of Lake Forest., Ill., was prompted by demands from Italy, which does not have capital punishment, that no sodium thiopental - which the company had planned to make at its plant outside Milan - be used for executions, officials said. "We determined we could not prevent the drug from being diverted for use ...
Steve Jobs 'Had Secret Cancer Treatment in Switzerland' (Rich Americans go to Socialist Europe for health care)
Post Date: 2011-01-22 00:21:21 by Godwinson
Steve Jobs 'Had Secret Cancer Treatment in Switzerland' Apple CEO Steve Jobs secretly visited Switzerland to treat his cancer in 2009, it was revealed on Tuesday amid speculation surrounding Jobs' health after he took a third medical leave. Fortune magazine on Tuesday cited former Apple director Jerry York, who died in March last year, as saying Jobs received radiotherapy to treat neuroendocrine cancer at the University Hospital of Basel during his second medical leave in 2009. At the time, a special form of hormone-delivered radiotherapy developed by the hospital was not available in the U.S., Fortune said. Jobs also had a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital in ...
Wally World Joins Wookii Health Plan
Post Date: 2011-01-21 05:55:52 by Happy Quanzaa
Walmart joins FLOTUS health push In an unusual endorsement, Michelle Obama appeared with Walmart executives at a community center on Thursday as the discount giant announced long-term plans to encourage healthy eating, including cutting prices of fresh fruits and vegetables and working with suppliers to reduce the content of sugar, fat and sodium in the products on its shelves. The first lady whose signature cause is reducing childhood obesity and promoting nutrition and exercise, particularly among low-income families praised Wal-Mart as a retail giant with the potential to transform the marketplace and let Americans put healthier foods on their table. Their ...
Watch Tea Party Favorite GOP Prez Hopeful Herman Cain Battle Bill Clinton on Health Care
Post Date: 2011-01-19 17:05:49 by Happy Quanzaa
In my short profile of Herman Cain, the Tea Party favorite and GOP presidential hopeful, I mentioned his auspicious debut on the national political stage. It came in 1994, when Cain was CEO of Godfather's Pizza and challenged Bill Clinton at a nationally televised town hall meeting supposed to shore up support for Clinton's flagging health care plan. (It didn't.) As I say in the piece, this strikes me as an enormously valuable thing for someone seeking GOP support in 2011, since health care will be a central issue in the Republican primaries. Today, every Republican is critical of the Democratic health care plan. But Cain was fighting the Democratic health care plan 17 years ...
Up To Half In US Have Pre-Existing Conditions: Study
Post Date: 2011-01-18 11:25:15 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to a U.S. government study reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday. The Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to release the study on Tuesday, the Post said, the same day the House of Representatives is expected to begin considering a Republican bill to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare overall. The report is part of the Obama administration's effort to convince the public of the advantages of the law, which contains insurance protections for people with ...
Swine Flu Offers 'Extraordinary Super Immunity'
Post Date: 2011-01-11 11:44:02 by Brian S
People who recover from swine flu may be left with an extraordinary natural ability to fight off flu viruses, findings suggests. In beating a bout of H1N1 the body makes antibodies that can kill many other flu strains, a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows. Doctors hope to harness this power to make a universal flu vaccine that would protect against any type of influenza. Ultimately this could replace the "best guess" flu vaccines currently used. Such a vaccine is the "holy grail" for flu researchers. Many scientists are already testing different prototypes to put an end to the yearly race to predict coming flu strains and quickly mass produce a new ...
Boy Toy Cured Of Queerness & Fag Demons Purged By Castrating Sugar Daddy w/ Corkscrew
Post Date: 2011-01-10 09:53:33 by Happy Quanzaa
Male model Renato Seabra chargedwith murder after confession incastration slay of Carlos Castro A male model confessed Sunday to killing a gay journalist in a Times Square hotel - and gave cops a twisted explanation of why he sexually mutilated his victim, sources said. Renato Seabra, 20, told cops he used a corkscrew to sever 65-year-old Carlos Castro's genitals as a way to cure the older man of his homosexuality, the police sources said. Seabra was charged with second-degree murder, police said Monday. Seabra and Castro came to New York from their native Portugal and by all accounts were a couple - but Seabra appears unable to admit that, police sources said. "He said he ...
2nd Arizona Patient Dies After State Budget Cuts Deny Transplant
Post Date: 2011-01-06 20:46:53 by Skip Intro
PHOENIX A second person denied transplant coverage by Arizona under a state budget cut has died, with this death "most likely" resulting from the coverage reduction, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. University Medical Center spokeswoman Jo Marie Gellerman said the patient died Dec. 28 at another medical facility after earlier being removed from UMC's list for a liver transplant needed because of hepatitis C. Gellerman cited medical privacy requirements in declining to release any information about the patient. Arizona reduced Medicaid coverage for transplants on Oct. 1 under cuts included to help close a shortfall in the state budget enacted last spring. ...
Study Linking Vaccines To Autism Called An 'Elaborate Fraud'
Post Date: 2011-01-06 12:09:51 by Brian S
A 1998 study that linked childhood autism to a vaccine was branded an "elaborate fraud" by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Thursday, but its lead author said he was the victim of a smear campaign by drug manufacturers. In an interview late Wednesday with CNN, Andrew Wakefield denied inventing data and blasted a reporter who apparently uncovered the falsifications as a "hit man" doing the bidding of a powerful pharmaceutical industry. "It's a ruthless pragmatic attempt to crush any investigation into valid vaccine safety concerns," Wakefield said. He insisted the "truth" was in his book about the scandal: "The book is not a lie, the study is ...
Lawyer To Challenge US Claim Of Gulf Seafood's 'Safety'
Post Date: 2010-12-29 11:45:12 by Brian S
An environmental law firm in New Orleans said it was preparing to challenge the government's public declaration that following the nation's worst-ever oil disaster, seafood from the Gulf of Mexico remained safe to eat. Stuart H. Smith, Esq., of the law firm Smith Stag, LLC., was leading the charge, rallying additional litigants to his side through a website called Oil Spill Action. He's the attorney who secured a verdict awarding over $1 billion over the radium contamination of leased land due to oil drilling. "Mr. Smiths litigation experience includes a lawsuit against Ashland Oil for contaminating the Lee aquifer, once one of the largest sources of fresh water for ...
FDA Cracks Down On Dietary Supplements That Contain Potentially Dangerous Ingredients
Post Date: 2010-12-15 11:58:32 by Brian S
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on manufacturers of certain weight loss, body building and sexual enhancement supplements that contain potentially dangerous ingredients. The FDA said Wednesday that some manufacturers are deceptively labeling products to hide that they contain ingredients known to cause adverse health effects. Other supplements contain ingredients that should only be available by prescription. Dietary supplements can slip through the regulatory cracks because, unlike drugs, they do not have to be approved by the FDA before they are marketed. Manufacturers are responsible for making sure their products are safe. In a letter to the supplement industry, the ...
Report: A Bit More Vitamin D Is Good, Not Too Much
Post Date: 2010-11-30 18:05:50 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (AP) Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today's food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don't go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there's no proof that megadoses prevent cancer or other ailments sure to frustrate backers of the so-called sunshine vitamin. The decision by the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, could put some brakes on the nation's vitamin D craze, warning that super-high levels could be risky. "More is not necessarily better," cautioned Dr. Joann Manson of Harvard Medical School, who co-authored the Institute of ...
TSA Pat-Downs Could Spread Sexually-Transmitted Disease And Contribute To Pandemics (do not change their latex gloves between pat-downs!)
Post Date: 2010-11-24 11:54:38 by Brian S
(NaturalNews) There's a startling fact about the TSA pat-downs that most of us have not realized: TSA agents often do not change their latex gloves between pat-downs! With these pat-down reaching into your pants, feeling your genitals, and sweeping bare armpits and buttocks, those latex gloves being worn by the TSA agents are obviously teeming with germs.And yet TSA agents often don't change gloves between patting down passengers. They're often using the same gloves on you and your crotch as they were using on the previous passenger's exploratory crotch feel.This means, of course, that the TSA is now engaged in extremely risky behavior that could spread sexually-transmitted ...
US At Bottom Of Health Care Survey Of 11 Rich Countries
Post Date: 2010-11-18 11:13:37 by Brian S
WASHINGTON (AFP) Americans are the most likely to go without health care because of the cost and to have trouble paying medical bills even when insured, a survey of 11 wealthy countries found Thursday. "The US stands out for the most negative insurance-related experiences," the New York-based Commonwealth Fund, the private foundation that carried out the study, said in an accompanying statement. The study found that a third of US adults "went without recommended care, did not see a doctor when sick, or failed to fill prescriptions because of costs," it said. That compares to as few as five to six percent in the Netherlands and Britain, according to the study. ...
Exclusive: Multiple Independent Lab Tests Confirm Oil In Gulf Shrimp
Post Date: 2010-11-10 11:19:36 by Brian S
Experts operating states apart confirm toxic content in not just shrimp, but crab and fish too The federal government is going out of its way to assure the public that seafood pulled from recently reopened Gulf of Mexico waters is safe to consume, in spite of the largest accidental release of crude oil in America's history. However, testing methodologies used by the government to deem areas of water safe for commercial fishing are woefully inadequate and permit high levels of toxic compounds to slip into the human food chain, according to a series of scientific and medical professionals interviewed by Raw Story. In two separate cases, a toxicologist and a chemist independently confirmed ...
Study: Alcohol More Lethal Than Heroin, Cocaine
Post Date: 2010-11-01 11:54:55 by Brian S
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole. Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider ...
What we can learn from Singapore's health-care model [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-10-23 13:43:18 by lucysmom
We interrupt Washington's feud over the president's "way forward" for a brief word on a path not taken, courtesy of the only rich nation that boasts universal coverage with health outcomes better than ours while spending one-fifth as much per person on health care. Introducing (drum roll please): Singapore. Yes, it's an island city-state of just 5 million people. Yes, it's more or less a benevolent dictatorship. And, yes, until recently, bringing chewing gum into Singapore could land you in jail. But Singapore, a poor country a few decades ago, now boasts a higher per capita income (when adjusted for local purchasing power) than the United States. And here's ...
US Slips To 49th In Life Expectancy: Study
Post Date: 2010-10-18 15:00:17 by Brian S
The United States currently ranks 49th in the world in overall life expectancy, according to a study published in the academic journal Health Affairs, slipping dramatically during the last decade. "As of September 23, 2010, the United States ranked forty-ninth for both male and female life expectancy combined," concludes the study, conducted by Columbia University health policy professors Peter A. Muennig and Sherry A. Glied, which will appear in the November edition of the influential peer-reviewed journal. The noteworthy decline is highlighted by the fact that in 1999, the World Health Organization ranked the US as 24th in the world in the same category, life expectancy. The ...
Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease
Post Date: 2010-10-07 11:39:24 by mininggold
Coconut Oil and Alzheimers Disease How worried should drug companies be about supplements eating into their monopoly profits? A lotas this story will show. Please share it with anyone you know who is suffering from Alzheimers or is worried about it. Of course, just about everyone worries about Alzheimers. It currently afflicts 5.2 million people in the US and is the seventh leading cause of death. The cost of treating it is estimated at $148 billion. Mary Newport, MD, has been medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida since it opened in 2003. About the same time the unit opened, her husband Steve, then 53, ...
AP Poll: Those who want government out of health care are outnumbered 2-to-1
Post Date: 2010-09-25 12:55:22 by Skip Intro
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture's not that clear cut. A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1. "I was disappointed that it didn't provide universal coverage," said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass. More than 30 million people would gain coverage in 2019 when the law is fully phased in, but another 20 million or so would remain uninsured. Bleakley, who was uninsured ...
FDA Won’t Allow Food To Be Labeled Free Of Genetic Modification: report
Post Date: 2010-09-19 16:21:44 by Brian S
'Extra labeling only confuses the consumer,' biotech spokesman says That the Food and Drug Administration is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified is no surprise anymore, but a report in the Washington Post indicates the FDA won't even allow food producers to label their foods as being free of genetic modification. In reporting that the FDA will likely not require the labeling of genetically modified salmon if it approves the food product for consumption, the Post's Lyndsey Layton notes that the federal agency "won't let conventional food makers trumpet the fact that their products don't contain genetically modified ingredients." The ...
Republican Senator Holds Up Food Safety Bill …Is Reducing The Deficit More Important Than Preventing Contaminated Food From Being Sold?
Post Date: 2010-09-17 14:50:31 by Brian S
This interesting bit of news from the Washington Post: GOP Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma is holding up a food saftey bill because hes afraid it will add to the deficit. All the more reason to have home gardens and raise your own chickens
. GOP senator says he will hold up food safety bill WASHINGTON A Republican senator is threatening to hold up food safety legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent outbreaks, saying Democrats must find a way to pay for it. More
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