Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes long-term damage
Post Date: 2017-06-19 08:24:24 by cranky
A new study has concluded that not even the clock can always mend a broken heartSongwriters, poets and novelists have longed mused over whether time truly heals everything. Charles Dickens toyed over whether the bitter Miss Haversham would ever recover from being jilted at the altar, and for many historians, Queen Victoria's black dress came to symbolise her irreparable suffering over Prince Albert's death. But a new study has apparently put their agonising to bed and concluded that not even the clock can always mend a broken heart. A team of medical researchers from the University of Aberdeen have said that so-called "broken heart syndrome" can leave physical scars that ...
Cannabis Oil Stops Life-Threatening Seizures in Girl, 12, with Rare Form of Epilepsy
Post Date: 2017-06-03 15:37:43 by Operation 40
A 12-year-old girl with a rare form of epilepsy has stopped suffering from life-threatening seizures after doctors treated her with cannabis oil. Annalise Lujan, from Tucson in the US state of Arizona, was participating in a gymnastics competition on 2 April when she was suddenly unable to walk, according to her mother Maryann Lujan. The next morning, she was struck with seizures and rushed to intensive care where she was hooked onto a ventilator and put into a medical coma, KVOA reported. Doctors at Phoenix Chidrens Hospital have since diagnosed the young girl with a form of epilsepy known as Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (Fires). The disease affects only one in ...
Flesh-eating bacteria kills man after he went swimming with new tattoo
Post Date: 2017-06-03 07:41:35 by cranky
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 by the time he was admitted to the hospital. Two weeks after he was placed on life support, his ...
Trump's mental health poses 'existential threat' to the world
Post Date: 2017-05-20 09:41:02 by Willie Green
Trump's inability to feel guilt leaves us all 'vulnerable' Donald Trumps mental health poses an "existential threat" to the world because of his power to launch nuclear weapons at any time and for any reason, a leading psychiatrist has warned. John Zinner said the US President's inability to feel guilt makes us all vulnerable to his inner rage. He believes Mr Trump suffers from a fundamental self-esteem problem, which could lead to serious consequences. The American Psychiatric Association states it is unethical for members to speculate over the mental health of a public figure from a distance under ...
I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.
Post Date: 2017-05-20 01:47:51 by hondo68
Donald Trumps self-sabotage is rooted in his past. He has to find a way to resignU.S. President Donald Trump looks up during a meeting about healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/FilesWhy does Donald Trump behave in the dangerous and seemingly self-destructive ways he does?Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book, The Art of the Deal, and got to know him very well. I spent hundreds of hours listening to him, watching him in action and interviewing him about his life. For me, none of what he has said or done over the past four months as president comes as a surprise. The way he ...
Trump White House Says Diabetics Don’t Deserve Health Care
Post Date: 2017-05-14 08:51:31 by Willie Green
Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that people with Type 2 diabetes dont deserve to have health insurance because they gave themselves diabetes. While speaking at Stanford University, Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney classified diabetes as a bad lifestyle choice, That doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid? I dont think that it is. If you get Type II diabetes because you listened to Republicans and rebelled against former First Lady Michelle Obamas efforts to encourage healthy eating, youre on your own. According to the CDC, More ...
First-Ever Peer-Reviewed Study of Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Children Shows Vaccinated Kids Have a Higher Rate of Sickness, 470% Increase in Autism
Post Date: 2017-05-09 08:55:57 by Deckard
In a development that autism parents have long anticipated, the first-ever, peer-reviewed study comparing total health outcomes in vaccinated and unvaccinated children was released on line yesterday. According to sources close to the project, the study had been reviewed and accepted by two different journals, both of which pulled back on their approval once the political implications of the findings became clear. Thats largely because, as parents have long expected, the rate of autism is significantly higher in the vaccinated group, a finding that could shake vaccine safety claims just as the first president who has ever stated a belief in a link between vaccines and autism has taken ...
Hash browns recalled for possible contamination with golf balls
Post Date: 2017-04-24 00:57:17 by hondo68
Hash browns sold under the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands have been recalled for an unusual reason: possible golf ball contamination. The Food & Drug Administration's recall notice says that McCain Foods USA, Inc. has voluntarily recalled frozen hash browns sold under the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands because they may be "contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes." The FDA warns consumers that, "consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth." No injuries have been reported, according to ...
Research Claiming Sex-Change Benefits Is Based On Junk Science [Bruce emasculatated]
Post Date: 2017-04-16 21:21:03 by Tooconservative
Sex-change studies base their conclusions on as few as 10 percent of study subjects. The truth is, many people who follow Caitlyn Jenners path will deeply regret it. Caitlyn Jenner has perfected the art of cashing in on each step of gender transition. A few short weeks before the release of his new book, Jenner acknowledges the boys are now gone. Adios to his life-long companions in gender reassignment surgery (known as bottom surgery).Jenner is wealthy and can cash in on celebrity, but a large portion of the transgender population remains lost and unaccounted for. Did they die, detransition, or commit suicide? All we know is the attempted suicide rate for transgender people ...
Feds Arrest Detroit Doctor for Female Genital Mutilation of Girls Across American Midwest
Post Date: 2017-04-13 18:50:28 by cranky
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested by the FBI Thursday and charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on multiple six to eight-year-old girls at her Livonia, Michigan office. Dr. Nagarwalas case is the first FGM prosecution in America under a new law aimed at the practice, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The 11-page complaint issued accompanying her arrest makes guarded references to members of a particular religious and cultural community. FGM is common in the Islamic world, particularly in Africa. According to UNICEF, 98% of Somali girls, and 87% of Egyptians have endured the procedure. FGM involves removing varying amounts of ...
Will Pence, Paul deliver on ObamaCare repeal after a mulligan?
Post Date: 2017-04-04 10:19:18 by Tooconservative
It looked like Republican infighting drove ObamaCare out of bounds two weeks ago, but it might have gotten rescued by a few chip shots on Sunday. Sen. Rand Paul, a vociferous critic of the American Health Care Act and ally of the intransigent House Freedom Caucus, played a round of golf with President Donald Trump and OMB director Mick Mulvaney two days ago and suddenly declared himself very optimistic about a deal to pass the AHCA after all. Now, the Washington Examiner reports that the deal could be announced as early as today, even if it takes a week or two to get it passed: The White House is expected to release the text of a new deal on Tuesday that would ...
Pence presents new healthcare offer to Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2017-04-04 09:49:23 by Tooconservative
White House officials presented an offer to the conservative House Freedom Caucus on Monday night as they seek to revive the ObamaCare replacement bill. Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials presented an idea to the Freedom Caucus meeting to allow states to choose to apply for waivers to repeal two ObamaCare regulations that conservatives argue are driving up premiums. Those two regulations detail ObamaCare's essential health benefits, which mandate which health services insurers must cover, and "community rating," which prevents insurers from charging sick people higher premiums. Conservatives had previously called for the bill to repeal those ...
Why Should Someone Die Waiting for a Kidney? (Who Owns Your Body?)
Post Date: 2017-04-04 09:36:57 by Deckard
The war on drugs is insidious. A kidney patient in Maine has been taken off a transplant wait list for using medical marijuana, even though both the medical and recreational use of marijuana is legal in Maine. Garry Godfrey has Alport Syndrome, a hereditary disease which causes renal failure at a young age. He suffers from debilitating pain, nausea, and anxiety, which he treats with medical marijuana. Ive tried so many pharmaceuticals and none of them worked, but the medical cannabis does, he said. It helps me function. It helps me take care of my kids. You should not be discriminated against for the type of medicine you choose, he added. Godfrey ...
Trump not a healthy, normal, well-functioning man - Morning Joe Psychiatric Evaluation
Post Date: 2017-04-03 22:34:13 by hondo68
Morning Joe Goes Crazy Over Trumps Mental HealthI just dont think hes a well guy, period . . . Somethings deeply wrong with this man. Kibitzing about Donald Trumps mental health is a favorite MSM parlor game. But Morning Joe took it to a new level today, devoting its long, opening segment to the matter. Donny Deutsch and Joe Scarborough were the ringleaders, playing Drs. Freud and Jung, respectively. Excerpts: I know in the post-Goldwater era theres an unwritten rule in the psychiatric community that nobody diagnoses from afar. I just dont think hes a well guy, period.We talked about this before, how well the guy is off right now ...
Texas Tea Party groups send a clear message to President Trump: 'the Freedom Caucus is not the problem'
Post Date: 2017-04-03 12:43:56 by Tooconservative
The Texas Tea Party will not be silent. Last week, Republicans scrambled to form a circular firing squad in the wake of the American Health Care Acts failure to launch. Conservatives opposition to the legislation drew the ire of President Trump and members of the Republican Establishment, who (unfairly) attacked the Freedom Caucus for killing the bill. But in a letter made available to Conservative Review, Lone Star state Tea Party organizations make clear that the Republican Party base in the highly consequential state of Texas stands with the Freedom Caucus in opposition to RINOcare. The letter was signed by over 90 conservative grassroots leaders and state GOP officials, ...
‘Let It Implode’: Tom DeLay Tears Into Republican Leadership On Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-04-03 12:10:41 by Tooconservative
Some in the Republican Party are preventing Obamacare repeal, claiming it is impossible to accomplish repeal and replace unless done with one bill. But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay reminds readers that the 1994 Republican Congress implemented the Contract with America with nine separate bills. DeLay, known by friend and foe as The Hammer, is destroying excuses by current Republican leadership after failing to repeal Obamacare. Republicans, tea partiers and others, demanded Obamacare be repealed; they didnt demand it be replaced, DeLay said critically. In ...
Louie Gohmert: Trump Listening to ‘Establishment to the Core’ Reince Priebus
Post Date: 2017-04-02 17:39:30 by Tooconservative
Conservative congressman and House Freedom Caucus member Louie Gohmert said on Sunday that the reason a deal wasnt made on repealing Obamacare and the reason President Trump has launched a war against conservatives and Tea Party representatives in Congress is because hes listening to RINOs Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, who he described as establishment to the core. Gohmert said that if the GOP establishment got their way in passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a faux Obamacare repeal bill that doesnt fully repeal Obamacare but instead only amends it around the edges, keeping its infrastructure in place and many of the free-market crushing ...
Trump takes Rand Paul on a golf outing to discuss healthcare
Post Date: 2017-04-02 13:51:03 by Tooconservative
President Trump brought Republican Sen. Rand Paul to Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday to play golf with him, a little more than a week after the party's healthcare bill failed. "They're discussing a variety of topics, including healthcare," White House deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. Budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former leading House conservative, also joined the two. Paul had predicted in early March that the House bill would not pass the Senate. Instead, he proposed his own healthcare bill, though it was not taken up by Congress. After Paul's comments, Trump took to Twitter to put pressure on the senator to support the healthcare ...
'Tweets...Don't Change Facts': GOP Congressman Hits Trump for Blaming Freedom Caucus on AHCA Failure
Post Date: 2017-04-02 13:40:33 by Tooconservative
In the wake of President Donald Trump taking aim at key members of the House Freedom Caucus over the failure of the American Health Care Act, one of those congressmen showed up on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the president's targeting of members of his own party over the unsuccessful legislation. Highlighting the tweets Trump sent last week, host Jake Tapper wanted to know if Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) felt the president's actions were reasonable. The president seems to be placing the blame squarely on your shoulders, Tapper noted, as seen in the CNN clip above. Is that fair? Jake, tweets and statements and blame don't change ...
NOT backing down: Freedom Caucus stands strong amid attacks from the president
Post Date: 2017-03-31 15:43:00 by Tooconservative
Though the Freedom Caucus is under assault from all sides, some of its members who have spoken to the media or made public statements are standing strong insisting that they are willing to work with President Trump to keep the GOPs promise to repeal Obamacare. The media has used the failure of the American Health Care Act Republican leaderships phony repeal bill as an excuse to attack conservatives in Congress. The Tea Party members of the Freedom Caucus, who opposed the legislation on grounds that it would not improve the American health insurance market, have been labeled hardliners who are unwilling to compromise or get ...
To Overcome The Obamacare Repeal’s Failure, Let’s Understand Its Causes
Post Date: 2017-03-29 23:42:45 by Tooconservative
Like the British evacuation of Dunkirk more than seven decades ago, Fridays abrupt decision to halt proceedings on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) prior to a House vote represented victory only in that it averted an even costlier defeatan embarrassing floor vote seemingly destined to fail, or passage of a bill unloved by wide swathes of the public and lawmakers alike.Whether that decision is ultimately viewed as a deliveranceas Winston Churchill dubbed the 1940 Dunkirk evacuationwill depend in no small part on whether lawmakers can, both individually and collectively, learn the right lessons from an entirely predictable defeat.What went ...
Levin tears into ‘complete frauds’ and ‘liars’ in Congress
Post Date: 2017-03-29 17:14:00 by Tooconservative
Poster Comment:If you like him best when he's screaming like a banshee a few days back:
The Healthcare Bill Debacle: Trump Edition
Post Date: 2017-03-28 20:08:55 by Tooconservative
Tomorrow, I may well write about House Speaker Paul Ryans arguably greater role in the current demise of the House GOPs healthcare bill (AHCA), or at least what it ultimately means for him. Today, however, is to assess Pres. Trumps role in Fridays trainwreck, particularly because he seems determined to draw the wrong lessons from it. A number of post-mortems have already been written about Trumps role, particularly his seeming inability to sell the bill to reluctant members of the GOP caucus (or, conversely, their supposed intransigence). I would argue that Trumps failures stem from the fact that he and his lieutenants learned the wrong ...
Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:41:02 by Tooconservative
Something has apparently changed over the weekend. Just last Friday House Speaker Paul Ryan gave a press conference at which he seemed to signal the GOP was giving up on Obamacare repeal and would be moving on to other issues including tax reform. Today, Ryan told a group of Republican donors on a conference call that the fight would go on. From the Washington Post: We are going to keep getting at this thing, Ryan said three days after intra-party opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass. On an afternoon call with donors to his Team Ryan political organization, he continued: Were ...
GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:15:34 by Tooconservative
When I say GOP moderates, that includes the moderate-in-chief. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017 Its not just moderates. Ted Poe, a member of the Freedom Caucus, resigned yesterday, saying, Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead. Poe was a yes on the bill and thinks its time for the FC to shift from its obstructionist ...
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