FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory …

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Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret voting for Trump despite LGBT ‘mistakes’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.” …

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WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

… “There’s no interest in a shutdown,” an official says, adding they will “do what it takes” to avoid one. A flurry of executive orders are coming this week. There will be at least four, and possibly as many as six, as the West Wing tries to show action, officials told CNN. Orders are expected on veterans’ issues, energy, agriculture and trade. This is the top way the administration “hopes to show action” this week given the absence of legislation, …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… “look up” and staged a dining hall flash mob. The “Look Up” flash mob encourages students to unplug. Image: courtesy of sylvia frejd She has students referred to her who are on academic probation because of a social media or video game addiction. She said many can’t turn off streaming videos. She talks them through their addictions which she says usually stem from anxiety. Research shows one of the biggest mental health issues at college campuses is anxiety, …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… information technology? Consider a city with no sewers. Be thankful for antibiotics and polio vaccines. These technologies derive from our science. To suppress scientific discoveries such as evolution, the benefit of vaccines, or global warming apparently based on nothing but intuition will soon prove costly and fruitless — and in some heretofore-productive agricultural regions, very costly and literally fruitless. These examples and countless others are connected to policy issues, which …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 22, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Ms Gadhia said, speaking publicly about how she was affected for the first time. “How on earth was I going to manage that? “It was the first time that I’d ever, ever experienced what people described as depression. “I had always thought, despite the fact that my mum had suffered over the years with her own issues, that depression is something that was a bit weak-minded or something. “And when it hit me, I realised nothing could be further from the truth. “And …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would have sought medical intervention because of mental health issues brought on by poor housing or worries about eviction or affording rent or mortgage payments over the past five years. Additionally, one in six said housing worries had also affected their physical health, causing symptoms like hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, dizzy spells and headaches, while damp or mouldy homes can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma, says the charity. Telephone interviews with 20 inner-city GPs …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 17, 2017

… sick patients w/o insurance will die https://t.co/MZCttEjKB4 Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 5, 2017 Was charged $2.99 for coffee listed at $2.59. That’s why I have trust issues. Oh, and the fact that @seanspicer at #WhiteHouse makes shit up Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 23, 2017 And then there’s this tweet. Through his Twitter account, the Congressman has catapulted to a cultish delightfully nerdy social media stardom. Post election, Lieu has made multiple appearance on cable …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 15, 2017

The survey found: 98% of teachers said they had come into contact with pupils who were experiencing mental health issues. They were most likely to be teenagers, with more than half of teachers saying they had seen issues in 14 to 16-year-olds. But nearly a fifth (18%) of those surveyed by the union said they had been in contact with four to seven-year-olds showing mental health issues while more than a third (35%) had seen problems in youngsters aged seven to 11. Nine in 10 said they …

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Will Scott Pruitt Use Smoke-And-Mirrors To Deal With Smog?

April 14, 2017

… October 2015, would lower the allowable amount of smog particles in our air from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb. This is also important to remember as we try to understand where Pruitt may be taking us next. During his confirmation hearings, Pruitt sounded very concerned about this air pollution problem. He cited it as one of the areas that the EPA should be focused on, rather than being distracted by issues like carbon pollution. But it turns out that Pruitts solution to the fact that …

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Childline receives 4,000 calls from ‘lonely’ children – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The service already collects data on issues such as mental health and abuse but said increasing numbers of youngsters said they felt lonely. Previously, loneliness would be recorded as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness”. Childline said that, overall, girls were four times more likely to contact the charity with a problem than boys. ‘I felt empty inside’ One teen caller, who asked to be called Rebecca, used Childline’s online web chat after saying …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

… hindsight it is clear they could have displayed more professional curiosity about issues and incidents which emerged. “However, as the coroner acknowledged, it remains the case that they could not have predicted the tragic outcome for Shanay. “We have made recommendations to address issues around identifying and reacting to potential self-harm and non-accidental injuries among children, responding appropriately to other health issues and ensuring that the role of schools in …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… doctors about their health as they aren’t comfortable talking about it, not seeking help when the victims of abuse, and issues like consent and contraception,” says Schechter. Schechter is hosting events in an effort to raise funds as part of the initial stage of the museum’s development. The museum’s first event the Vagina Museum’s feminist comedy night will take place on 19 May and will feature comedy about vaginas, “the people who have them [and] “the …

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Roslin Institute awarded 29m for infectious diseases work – BBC News

April 11, 2017

He added: “The Roslin Institute is a great example of Scotland’s world-class bioscience sector and exactly the sort of project our industrial strategy will support.” Prof Sir Timothy O’Shea, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: “The institute plays a pivotal role in the university’s mission to tackle the many pressing issues in animal health and welfare, including those which have implications for human health and sustainability of …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… actor. He was found in his room and had died hours earlier from a fatal overdose. Another friend, Greg, died just a few short weeks after. I will never forget getting those messages, or how I realized, days later, that my friends were only four out of hundreds of people who die every day from addiction-related issues. It seemed that, everywhere I turned, someone had lost a son, a daughter, a friend, or a mother or father. Addiction, I realized, was lethal. And staying silent was our death …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… it’s not which sketch elicited the biggest laughs. Political comedy needs to be measured by what is both funny and makes insightful points. And it’s often not the funniest sketch of the show because it’s raising issues, such as in this example sexual harassment, which make many people uncomfortable. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook But regardless of who is actually worse in their treatment of women, it was daring of …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… talk about parents and pensioners as if they are conversation-starters about social issues. But the way someone dies isn’t a summary of their whole life. Who was Henry Summers? A year after his body was found, I wanted to find out who Henry Summers had been during his 80-something years of life. My detective work was for a BBC Radio Scotland documentary and it began with the reports of the incident in the local papers. Journalist John Connell had interviewed neighbours at the time the …

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Hospital parking ‘unreasonably stressful’, says RAC – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… “expected to carry pocketfuls of change in order to park legally”. Mr Williams said: “Things should be made as stress-free as possible and that includes taking the pain out of paying to park.” Commenting on the report, Dr Mike Smith, of the Patients Association, said the report showed the ongoing issues of using outdated payment machines and forcing customers to overpay for parking had yet to be sufficiently addressed. He added: “Our helpline has received calls …

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Sheryl Sandberg launches #20PercentCounts campaign for equal pay

April 5, 2017

… from rides taken in more than 240 cities to organizations that serve women and families. “We know that equal pay is just one of a number of barriers that women face in the workplace, and today we strive to do our part to grow awareness and support for bridging the pay gap,” Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a statement. Sandberg’s well-versed in issues around gender equality. Though she became Facebook’s highest paid employee in 2011, she’s been outspoken about the issue …

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Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris faces fury at home-state town hall

April 1, 2017

Wye Mills, Maryland (CNN)Maryland GOP Rep. Andy Harris was pilloried at a town-hall-style meeting in his district on Friday, facing an onslaught from a crowd eager to express their disapproval and frustration. Harris, a three-term congressman and a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, faced taunts and jeers from members of the crowd at Chesapeake College over a wide range of issues including the Affordable Care Act, border security and funding for Planned Parenthood — all …

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Funny Cats Compilation 2017-18 Best Funny Cat Videos Ever – Funny Vines

March 28, 2017

… help promote their Vines and their social networks. CONTACT US: mediamonkey7119@gmail.com I do not own this video or any footage of this video. If you're the owner of it and want it removed simply message this channel and we will remove it, no problems needed Copyright issues? Message me! All rights to their respectful owners Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, …

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Funny Cats Compilation 2017-18 Best Funny Cat Videos Ever – Funny Vines

March 27, 2017

… help promote their Vines and their social networks. CONTACT US: mediamonkey7119@gmail.com I do not own this video or any footage of this video. If you're the owner of it and want it removed simply message this channel and we will remove it, no problems needed Copyright issues? Message me! All rights to their respectful owners Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, …

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Funny Cats Compilation 2017-18 Best Funny Cat Videos Ever – Funny Vines

March 27, 2017

… help promote their Vines and their social networks. CONTACT US: mediamonkey7119@gmail.com I do not own this video or any footage of this video. If you're the owner of it and want it removed simply message this channel and we will remove it, no problems needed Copyright issues? Message me! All rights to their respectful owners Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, …

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