Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Bizarre tale of the Boardwalk babies: How thousands of premature infants were saved from certain death by being part of a Coney Island entertainment sideshow
Post Date: 2016-05-24 08:57:25 by cranky
Physician Martin Couney held a sideshow that featured the tiny babiesThe Coney Island facility ran from 1903 to 1943Punters would pay 25 cents to look at the babies - funding their careCouney was shunned by the medical world for being a tasteless showman But he claimed to have saved a total of 6,500 premature babies The baby incubators feature as an attraction in HBO's Boardwalk Empire Known as 'America's Playground', Brooklyn's Coney Island was home to the weird and the wonderful throughout the 20th century.A midget city, a wild animal show and a bearded lady were all attractions at New York's most insalubrious entertainment park.But few will be aware of one ...
Obamacare brings record low for US health uninsured rate
Post Date: 2016-05-17 13:19:42 by Willie Green
How low can Obamacare go? Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans lacked health insurance in 2015, the first time ever in the nation's history that the uninsured rate has fallen so low, and a clear sign of Obamacare's impact. The U.S. uninsurance rate fell to 9.1 percent last year, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the first time the percentage of people without some form of health coverage has gone into single digits, and a 2.4 percentage point drop from 2014. The number of people uninsured in 2015 was 28.6 million, which was 7.4 million fewer than 2014, according to the CDC. Since 2011, when the uninsured rate ...
Singer Sinead O'Connor reported missing in Chicago, believed to be suicidal
Post Date: 2016-05-16 15:10:07 by Willie Green
Singer Sinead OConnor has been reported missing and police believe she is suicidal. OConnor went out on a bicycle ride on Sunday morning in Chicago and never returned leading someone to call authorities to report her missing. The police department released a statement saying they are attempting to check the well-being of the singer. The Nothing Compares 2 U singer went on the ride in the suburb of Wilmette. Her outfit was described as a black parka, black leather pants and a sweatshirt with Ireland on the backside. She was last seen on a Raleigh motorized bike with a pink basket, TMZ reported. Disturbing note posted on Sinead OConnors ...
Majority of Americans support universal healthcare [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-05-16 12:13:13 by Willie Green
A majority of Americans are in favor of a federally funded healthcare system that provides insurance to all Americans, according to a new Gallup poll. Some 58 percent of respondents support replacing ObamaCare with a universal healthcare system, while 37 percent oppose that plan. A majority 51 percent also supports simply repealing the Affordable Care Act, while 45 percent oppose the idea. Americans were divided over the idea of leaving ObamaCare as is: 49 percent oppose the idea, and 48 percent support it.The three scenarios were meant to correspond to the proposals of the three presidential candidates. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in support of a ...
Princeton Prof: Transgenderism Not Scientific, ‘Superstitious Belief’
Post Date: 2016-05-16 09:06:58 by cranky
A noted Princeton University professor has attacked the very notion of transgenderism, saying that the belief that a woman can be trapped inside a mans body is ludicrous and superstitious, with no basis in medical fact. Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, sent out a tweet late Sunday evening questioning the science behind the transgender movement, in reaction to the Obama administrations threatening letter to educators mandating accommodation of gender-confused teenagers. There are few superstitious beliefs as absurd as the idea that a woman can be trapped in a mans body & vv. But in the Age of Feeling . . . ...
Man with support bird ejected from store in WA [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-05-15 19:48:26 by hondo68
Mitchell Slaugh's parrot, Kai, is a registered support animal, but Slaugh was told to leave a WA store because he had the parrot with him. (Source: KEPR/CNN) KENNEWICK, WA (KEPR/CNN) - The parrot, named Kai, is not just a pet. Shes Mitchell Slaughs emotional service animal.Shes my baby. Shes my companion, Slaugh said. I need her and she needs me.Slaugh is registered to have Kai o his shoulder as his support system. As Slaugh said, Were tied together.So it was like any other day for the Slaugh family when they walked into a Winco store to get groceries on Saturday.That was until the store told him his parrot had to ...
2,000 Doctors Say Bernie Sanders Is Right About Universal Healthcare
Post Date: 2016-05-07 16:46:02 by Willie Green
Meltdown of American health care system
Post Date: 2016-05-07 15:09:18 by U don't know me
Dr. Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS Meltdown of American health care system HEALTH CARE CREATED BY DR. FRANKENSTEIN The cost of health care in America is obscene. Only the super rich and indigent are covered by adequate health insurance. For the 47 million Americans with no health insurance, health catastrophes have become a primary reason for bankruptcy and divorce. If you are on Welfare, Social Security, or other government doles, then you have some security against health problems. Border states from California to Florida spend many billions annually treating illegal aliens and providing full neonatal care for their newborns, who then become anchor babies, allowing the ...
Mother reveals how her four-year-old had to have her leg broken THREE TIMES a day for four months to avoid amputation after being born with one limb longer than the other
Post Date: 2016-04-28 17:30:37 by cranky
Elsie Moravek, four, was born with rare proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) which meant her left leg was deformed and shorter than her rightHer parents Jackie, 28, and Matt, 31, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, were faced with three options - amputate, prosthesis or lengthen her leg by breaking itElsie had her leg broken 300 times in four months - three times a day - to lengthen her left leg by more than four inchesThe grueling process has worked but she will need to undergo the agonizing procedure again when she reaches full height A mother has told how she chose to break her daughter's leg three times a day using a grueling procedure to avoid amputation.Elsie Moravek, four, from ...
Plus Size Retirement Payouts Continue at American Cancer Society
Post Date: 2016-04-28 16:50:49 by U don't know me
Plus Size Retirement Payouts Continue at American Cancer Society Published 03/02/2015 Executives at the American Cancer Society (ACS) certainly have not been strangers to CharityWatchs list of Top 25 Compensation Packages and have come under fire before for eye-popping pay. So its not surprising to CharityWatch that four of the six ACS executives that retired in 2013 received total compensation packages high enough to qualify on our Top 25 list as of February 2015. At number four on the list is the retiring Donald Gudaitis, former Executive VP of the New England Division, who was the highest paid ACS executive in 2013 with approximately $1.9 million in total compensation. The ...
Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs
Post Date: 2016-04-22 10:29:43 by U don't know me
Good link to article: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000145
Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs
Post Date: 2016-04-22 10:21:40 by U don't know me
Link to article: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=00014
3rd Study in Just 5 Months, Proves Once Again, Cannabis Annihilates Epilepsy in Children
Post Date: 2016-04-16 23:38:04 by Deckard
The story of 13-year-old Cyndimae Meehan is a powerful study in the moral imperative of ending the drug war. Cyndimae suffered from Dravet syndrome since she was 10 months old, which caused daily and repeated seizures.After trying 23 different FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which did nothing but put Cyndimae in a wheelchair, her parents were forced to become criminals and seek out medical cannabis. They found a source in prohibitionist Connecticut, and the results were miraculous.Cannabidiol (CBD) oila non-psychoactive extract of cannabisstopped Cyndimaes seizures in its tracks, as seen in a video from March. The girl enjoyed a tremendously better quality of life because of ...
Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits
Post Date: 2016-04-10 15:59:24 by U don't know me
Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits by Elizabeth Renter Posted on April 26, 2013 Its one thing to read all the studies, to keep informed through breaking news and research about natural health, but its another to hear it from the people who put it into practice. When you can combine the practical applications of natural health with the scientific background, the evidence can be awfully convincing. This is where Johns Hopkins medical oncologist Dr. Saraswati Sukumar comes in, explaining how you can get the most out of the amazing spice turmeric. The Power of Cooking with Turmeric Dr. Sukumar is a cancer doctor, but she is also a ...
Which Has More Sugar – Tropicana’s Farmstand Juice or Coke?
Post Date: 2016-04-10 15:11:24 by U don't know me
Which Has More Sugar Tropicanas Farmstand Juice or Coke? Tropicanas new line of drinks, Farmstand, is designed to conjure thoughts of health in a consumers mind. The name evokes the mental image of a farmer bringing in her fresh vegetables and fruits to market. Each bottle includes pictures of beautiful produce that almost screams that it contains vitamins and minerals. But just how healthy are these drinks? We decided to take a look at one of the products: Tropicana Farmstand Pomegranate Blueberry. What you need to know: The drink comes in a 12-ounce bottle. Readers may recall that that the FDA has defined a serving size for juice (or cola, or seltzer, for that ...
Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good
Post Date: 2016-04-10 07:57:25 by Tooconservative
Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good Few pros, but cons include upped risk of infection, microbiome changes, drug resistance. Whether youre coming home from an airport fluttering with international germs, a daycare full of sticky-fingered toddlers, or just a grimy office building, scrubbing your hands with bacteria-busting soap seems like a great idea. But the data that have washed up on the cleansers in recent years suggest that they actually do more harm than goodfor you, those around you, and the environment. Scientists report that common antibacterial compounds found in those soaps, namely triclosan and triclocarban, may increase the risk of ...
Watch Marijuana Miraculously Destroy Cancer Cells
Post Date: 2016-04-07 11:17:12 by Deckard
Did you know that studies showed the effectiveness of cannabis at killing cancer cells as long ago as 1974? In 1974, a study from The Washington Post said that THC effectively slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36%. The information was suppressed and people were incarcerated for up to decades for using or selling the harmless, absolutely miraculous medicine from 1974 to 1998 (and further on, as you know). In 1998, another study came out from Madrids Complutense University that indicated THC can cause cancer cells to die, and unlike ...
VAXXED [Uncensored] The Fight To Release A Controversial Documentary
Post Date: 2016-04-04 10:30:29 by Deckard
No Tribeca, no problem for the new documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, recently withdrawn from this years New York film festival at the behest of co-founder Robert De Niro. It is safe to say that the buzz generated by the censoring of this film has overshadowed Tribecas 2016 film festival. Adding more fuel to the soaring public interest was producer Del Bigtrees release of his uncut interview with ABC news regarding the film. In typical fashion, the mainstream media sliced and diced Bigtrees vital ten minute interview into a few soundbites to frame an anti-vaccine narrative.Fortunately for the millions wishing to see this film and make their own ...
Utah Abortion Bill Requires Anesthesia for Babies Being Aborted
Post Date: 2016-04-03 12:53:29 by hondo68
In an unprecedented move, Utah takes the fight for unborn life a step further. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was busy vetoing a bill to defund the nations leading abortion provider, Governor Gary Herbert of Utah was signing a bill requiring anesthesia to be given to unborn babies being aborted at 20 weeks or more. S.B. 234 was signed into law on March 28 and has given the pro-abortion advocates yet another hurdle to overcome as they race frantically, and often clumsily, toward their goal of justifying abortion at any cost. The question of fetal pain has become a controversial topic. Some organizations, such as The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the ...
How Well Do You Know Cancer
Post Date: 2016-03-31 13:14:55 by U don't know me
Take the cancer quiz: https://cancerquiz.org/iq/?gl=582822955&a_aid=1591129&a_bid=ab88be11
The Pharmaceutical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know Antidepressants Cause Suicides
Post Date: 2016-03-29 13:11:25 by Deckard
The largest-ever review of the effects of antidepressants on teens uncovered some incredibly disturbing findings, including that the drugs raise the risk of suicide in kids under 18. Now, this link is nothing new. We just reported in September that the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug Paxil was found to make teens suicidal. In 2005, it was revealed that a Harvard psychiatrist and the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. hid a secret 1988 internal memo showing that Lillys own controlled clinical trials of the blockbuster antidepressant drug Prozac had a significantly higher rate of suicide attempts, hostility, violence, and psychosis than four other commonly ...
Study Proves Legal Marijuana Is Literally Saving Lives
Post Date: 2016-03-24 12:52:19 by Deckard
A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association has indicated that legalized marijuana in certain areas coincided with a drastic reduction in painkiller deaths. According to the study, between 1999 and 2010, within the 13 states that legalized marijuana, there was a 25% reduction in opiate painkiller overdose deaths.Study co-author Colleen Barry said that this same trend occurred in every state to legalize the plant since. A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in ...
The Cuban Health System at the Dawn of Détente
Post Date: 2016-03-24 11:15:03 by A Pole
President Obamas visit to Cuba this week once again focused the eyes of the world on the island nation. After the initial rapprochement in 2014, several major U.S. outlets highlighted the countrys health care system, unique to the Third World, and one which, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, has solved some problems that ours has not yet managed to address. Sound heretical? Not to those who have studied it. Cubas health performance Cuba, a country of 11 million people, has achieved health outcomes that are the envy of the Third World. It has one of the lowest infant and young child (under age 5) mortality rates and longest life ...
Video of woman tossing coffee at man in Tim Hortons parking lot goes viral
Post Date: 2016-03-23 11:41:46 by misterwhite
A YouTube video of a woman angered by a man who confronted her for parking in a disabled parking spot outside a Tim Hortons in Toronto has sparked howls of Internet outrage. The video, posted by the man named Ryan Favro has garnered more than one million views since it was posted on Monday. It begins with Favro politely asking the woman about her parking as she returns to her Jeep with her Timmys coffee and ice coffee. So why do you park in a handicapped parking spot? Are you handicapped? he is heard asking. No, she says, and walks away. Well, what makes you so special that you can park in a handicapped spot? he asks. Record ...
Vote For Cruz, Screw Your Parents
Post Date: 2016-03-22 21:52:27 by Stoner
The CEO of Platinum Health Care a nursing-home chain that recently settled a lawsuit alleging it stole patients Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Administration payments is closely linked to five mysterious companies that donated $250,000 to Stand For Truth, a super PAC supporting Ted Cruz. The five limited liability companies, which own or operate assisted living facilities for seniors, each donated $50,000 to Stand for Truth on Dec. 21, 2015. Thats the same day that Platinum Health Care which shares the same Skokie, Illinois, address as the five LLCs settled over allegations that CEO Ben Klein and his firms kept seniors ...
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