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Oct 23 07:47

Study: Having Fewer Sexual Partners Linked to Happier Marriages

It turns out the advice given to us by our Christian forebears developed over millennia might be better for us than the progressive dogma pushed by Hollywood and the media over the last few decades.

Oct 22 17:55

Curcumin targets aggressive and lethal forms of cancer while leaving noncancerous cells unharmed

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers used models to show how turmeric can inhibit the DYRK2 enzyme. With the help of x-ray crystallography, they obtained 3-D images that show curcumin binding to this enzyme atomically.

You might be wondering why we should be excited about this. It turns out that inhibiting the DYRK2 enzyme stops protein complexes known as proteasomes that are involved in cancer development. This action interferes with the proliferation of cancer cells, reducing tumors and slowing the cancer’s growth.

This is great news for sufferers of proteasome-addicted cancers, such as triple-negative breast cancer and multiple myeloma. These cancers depend on the proteasomes that curcumin inhibits for their survival. While pharmaceutical proteasome inhibitors do exist, they have the undesirable effect of also damaging noncancerous cells at the same time.

Oct 22 15:56

Antipsychotics prescribed to millions of delirious patients do NOTHING: Study reveals the pills work no better than a placebo - but have toxic side effects and increase risk of death

For 40 years, doctors have been prescribing antipsychotic drugs to patients that become delirious in the hospital, without any clear, proven notion of how, why or even if they worked.

Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have finally tested the two most commonly-prescribed drugs (haloperidol and ziprasidone) and found that they make no difference in patients' recoveries.

Oct 22 15:54

Pesticide-free organic food lowers your blood cancer risk by 86% - and slashes breast and skin cancer risk by more than a third, study finds

Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk by up to 86 percent, a new study claims.

The biggest impact was seen on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk, which plummeted among those who shunned chemical-sprayed food, according to the survey of nearly 70,000 French adults.

Overall, organic eaters were 25 percent less likely to develop any cancer, and their risks of skin and breast cancers dropped by a third.

Oct 22 15:53

FDA committee votes to approve opioid tablet 1,000 times stronger than morphine - but even the group's own chair warns 'it will cause death'

Sufentanil, the drug in question, is currently used in an injectable form to treat patients with severe injuries in hospitals.

But now the FDA is on the verge of approve a single-dose dissolvable tablet form that experts warn could easily fall into the hands of the black market to become the next OxyContin - fueling yet another wave of the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Opioid overdoses killed 72,000 people in 2017, shattering the previous year's record death toll.

Oct 22 12:52

OUTBREAK ALERT: Ebola Containment Stalled By Violence

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made it increasingly difficult for health officials who are attempting to contain an outbreak of Ebola. The DRC’s Ministry of Health reported that rebels in the Rwenzori neighborhood of Beni killed at least 15 people and kidnapped another dozen over the weekend.

The violence is all but halting efforts to contain the Ebola virus, making its spread much more likely, according to a report by Axios. So far, the DRC has reported at least 202 confirmed cases of Ebola since this outbreak started August 1 of this year. This is the 10th major incidence of violence near the outbreak epicenter in Beni, according to Peter Salama, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies chief, in a post made public on the social media platform Twitter.

Oct 22 11:38

The first tunnel for Boring Company's underground transport network across Los Angeles will open in just 11 WEEKS, Elon Musk reveals on Twitter

Elon Musk has announced that the Boring Company will open a stretch of tunnel under Los Angeles in just 11 weeks.

The Boring Company founder made the announcement via Twitter and earmarked December 10 for the grand unveiling.

Boring has been working on developing a series of rapid-transit tunnels that can transport people on 'skates' at up to 150 miles per hour (240 km/h).

The stretch of tunnel that will be opened to the public was previously dubbed a 'test tunnel' and sits beneath the suburb of Hawthorne, south of downtown LA.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.6 - 218km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

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The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.8 - 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

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The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:36

M 6.5 - 223km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

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The Cascadia Fault.

Oct 22 11:19

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu

After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before it even gets a chance to start work in earnest.

That's NASA's thinking with the agency's OSIRIS-REx mission, which is headed to explore an asteroid called Bennu and learn more about the earliest days of the solar system. So, while the spacecraft was still 620,000 miles (1 million kilometers) away from its target, it took a moment to check for any cosmic debris that could threaten a collision.

Oct 22 11:16

Hurricane Willa Strengthens Into a Category 5 in Eastern Pacific; Poses Danger to Mexico on Tuesday

Hurricane Willa has intensified into a Category 5 in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will threaten Mexico with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall as it makes landfall on Tuesday.

A hurricane warning is in effect from San Blas to Mazatlán, including Las Islas Marias. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Playa Perula to San Blas and from north of Mazatlán to Bahia Tempehuaya.

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AIM FOR THE HONDURANS! AIM FOR THE HONDURANS!

Oct 22 09:05

Mike Adams’s Lab Only One in America Set to See What’s Really in Vaccinations with Dr. Group

Oct 22 08:48

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government's medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

Alfie Dingley, seven, from Kenilworth, had his first seizure at just eight months old and went on to have thousands more, some as often as every 30 minutes.

Unsure how best to treat the youngster, his doctor pumped him with steroids that left him 'high as kite' and even caused him to suffer psychotic episodes where he would hit his four-year-old sister Annie.

After being told the medication itself could kill him or result in him being sectioned, the family moved to the Netherlands so Alfie could take part in a cannabis oil trial.

Just five weeks later, Alfie's seizures stopped, his mood improved and his cognitive abilities started to catch up.

Oct 22 08:33

Epileptic boy, seven, whose plight triggered the Government’s medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike thanks to taking the oil

An epileptic boy whose plight triggered the medicinal cannabis review now attends school every day and can even ride a bike due to the Cannabis oil.

Oct 22 05:56

Skyrocketing antidepressant use now affecting marine life, turning waterways into a ‘drug soup’

According to the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, and as reported by NBC News, an alarming one in six Americans over the age of 12 is on some type of antidepressant or other psychiatric medication. And many of those people are disposing of their unused drugs by flushing them down the toilet. In addition, these chemical medications also enter the water supply via the urine and feces of the people taking them.

The result? Researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, England, have warned in a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, that our waterways are severely polluted by these drugs, causing great harm to marine life.

Oct 21 09:53

More than half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, survey finds

Doctors say many parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine

Oct 21 09:35

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles north of Amarillo on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey says. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma and Texas in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.

Oct 21 09:33

Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband founded DNA testing company

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's ex-husband co-founded a DNA testing company and wrote one of the first computer codes for making genetic comparisons.

Jim Warren's career involved him in the kinds of genetic testing that Elizabeth Warren controversially invoked this month to prove that she had Native American ancestry.

One of the two other co-founders of his testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, has worked with Carlos Bustamante, the Stanford University geneticist who administered a DNA test at Elizabeth Warren's request.

Bustamante, a Stanford University geneticist, conducted the test, which Elizabeth Warren used to respond to President Trump's "Pocahontas" taunt and his mockery of her previous claim to be a Native American while a professor at Harvard Law School in the 1990s. Warren's roll-out of the test results was widely seen as a sign that she is running for president in 2020.

Oct 20 10:28

DARPA TO WEAPONIZE INSECTS TO SPREAD VIRUSES ACROSS THE POPULATION

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on an agricultural bio-weapon, and a team of scientists are speaking out about it.

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It is amazing just how fundamentally pure "mad evil genius"DARPA is willing to go; its implementation of this project will justify it being called "a breach of the Biological Weapons Convention", and the results may well be both catastrophic... and irreversible.

Oct 20 10:14

X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission

The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark .

This mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) — was rocketed into Earth orbit on Sept. 7, 2017, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The uncrewed space plane is carrying out secretive duties during the X-37B program's fifth flight.

Oct 20 10:12

10 percent of American F-22 fighter jets damaged by Hurricane Michael

Part of the reason the F-22’s were left in the path of the storm is that they were broken and too expensive to fix or fly.

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Hurricane Michael qualifies as an enemy ace!

Oct 20 09:24

For A Woman Who Accused A Lawyer Of Groping Her, There’s No #MeToo

Luisa Esposito sat quietly as her personal injury lawyer bragged about how lucky she was that that he’d taken her case. He’d dropped a “big case from Oregon, a big case about a matter that involved a big client, corporate client,” to work on hers, a common car crash suit, Allen Isaac told Esposito as they met in his office on the 20th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper.

Oct 20 09:18

EXCLUSIVE: HE’S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AS A SINGLE DAD, BUT HIS EX-WIFE SAYS HE TREATED HER ‘LIKE A PRISONER,’ BRUISED HER NECK (3 Pics)

Nevada Democrat Steve Sisolak has framed his gubernatorial campaign on an image of him raising his two daughters as a single father. But his ex-wife said that claim is “bull,” that he treated her like “a total prisoner,” and that an altercation with Sisolak in 2000 left her with a bruised neck.

Oct 20 08:41

The Insidious Wiles of Foreign Influence: Trump, Bin Salman, and Netanyahu

Even if the Saudi monarchy or Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular did not murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi, that regime is an especially evil one in both its domestic and international conduct. To see that, one need only consider the horrendous Saudi war against the people of Yemen, which has been backed by the U.S. government since Barack Obama was in office. That war, with its merciless killing of defenseless thousands, spread of disease, and inevitable benefits to al-Qaeda, is just the latest in a series Saudi atrocities.

Oct 20 08:35

Dr. Paul Offit Says Trump, DeNiro Ages Caused Autism In Their Sons

this morning, American pediatrician and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, Paul Offit, has unwittingly intertangled the two media icons. Offit is a staunch supporter of all things vaccines. Both Trump and DeNiro have much more frigid relationships with vaccines. Trump has notably and controversially supported the idea of vaccine injuries. Most of Trump’s rhetoric came prior to his Presidential election win. During a recent interview with Zubin Damani (ZDoggMD), Offit asserted that both Trump’s son Barron and DeNiro’s son Elliot are autistic because of paternal age factors. Meaning, Trump and DeNiro had both of the children over the age of 60, something Offit claims influences the onset of autism. The glowing problem with Offit’s statement is that the Trumps have never said Barron is autistic

Oct 19 14:51

Kratom & The Liver: Dangers and Solutions

There is no documented history of kratom being responsible for any damage to the liver or any other vital organs, for that matter. Current information suggests that there is no risk of liver toxicity to kratom.

Oct 19 12:04

A 150-Year-Old Drug Could Improve One of the Biggest Problems with Radiation Therapy

A muscle relaxant drug, discovered 150 years ago, may have a new role to play in modern medicine.New research suggests that the drug, called papaverine, could give a much-needed boost to radiation therapy, increasing its impact on cancerous cells in hard-to-reach areas.

Oct 19 09:19

The Hubble Deep Space Field photos are absolutely mind blowing (14 Pics)

The Hubble Deep Space Field photos are absolutely mind blowing (14 Pics)

Oct 19 09:03

Colorado parents are holding 'chickenpox parties' to deliberately infect their children with the virus

Most parents go out of their way to prevent their children from contracting chickenpox.

But a group in Boulder, Colorado, is doing the exact opposite - arranging 'chickenpox parties' to deliberately infect their children.

It is a technique that was used by families decades ago, before the varicella zoster vaccine was released in 1995, in an attempt to 'naturally' build up their kids' immunity to viruses.

Oct 19 08:50

Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Cancer?

For people without a personal history of cardiovascular disease, aspirin’s risks may outweigh its benefits, but aspirin may have additional benefits. “We have long recognized the preventative role of daily aspirin for patients with atherosclerotic [heart] disease; however, it now appears that we can, so to speak, kill 2 birds with 1 stone” (or as I like to say, hatch 2 birds from 1 egg :).

Oct 19 07:15

6-Year-Old With Diabetes Sells Pumpkins To Raise Money For Service Dog (3 Pics)

At 4-years-old Ian Christensen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a disease no stranger to the family, after Ian’s uncle Aaron was diagnosed with the disease in his teenage years. Aaron lost both his eyesight and a kidney in 1996, which is why the family has been fighting to give Ian the best treatment he can receive. Wanting him to have a normal childhood, his parents have been doing everything they can to cheer him up, which is why they were devastated when they learned he wasn’t allowed to ride the school bus like most children do.

Oct 18 18:28

Weaponizing the Frequencies: the Coming Tidal Wave

Psychotronic millimeter wave weaponry is coming to a street near you, with the potential to unleash disease on a mass scale. Welcome to the new fifth generation of wi-fi called 5G, where the speed to send full-length, high-definition movies to your ipad is ten times faster.

Oct 18 15:16

Ebola Alert: Congo’s Outbreak May Be Declared A ‘Public Health Emergency’

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s current Ebola outbreak is the nation’s 10th in 40 years. It was officially declared an outbreak on August 1, shortly after the end of a previous outbreak in the country that claimed 33 lives.

Oct 18 13:41

Drinking This Herb Infused Water Increased Memory By 15 Percent

New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has shown that drinking this type of herbal drink, can boost cognitive and memory performance by up to 15%.

Oct 18 12:52

Mystery Donor Gives $131,000 to 4-Year-Old with Cancer for Treatment in the US

A mystery donor has given $130,000 to a four-year-old boy with cancer to help him get treatment in the US that could save his life.

Oct 18 11:38

Deadly floods hit Yemen, widespread destruction after Luban makes landfall

At least 3 people have been killed and dozens were injured after Tropical Cyclone "Luban" made landfall between Mukalla and Al Ghaidahnear, Yemen's Al Mahrah province on October 14, 2018. This is the 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and the first to make landfall in Yemen. It is also the 5th named storm to make landfall in Yemen since 2015. The storm caused widespread destruction. The governor of the province declared the coastal districts a disaster area.

Luban was Very Severe Cyclonic Storm as it approached Yemen but was downgraded to a Tropical Depression several hours before landfall. However, the storm brought strong winds and caused widespread flooding and damage.

The worst of the rain hit coastal areas of Yemen and Oman, where up to 263 mm (10.35 inches) of rainfall fell in 24 hours of October 14. This is a desert... rain is welcome, but this much rain in just 24 hours is several years' worth and disastrous.

Oct 18 10:17

When Will We Find Planet Nine?

Planet Nine is probably just playing hard to get.

Evidence of a big, unseen world in the extreme outer solar system continues to mount. Take the recent discovery of the distant dwarf planet 2015 TG387, known as "The Goblin." This world's highly elliptical orbit appears to have been sculpted by the gravity of a sizable planet way out there in the dark depths — as have the orbits of more than a dozen other faraway objects, researchers say.

"Planet Nine really remains the only viable explanation for all of the stuff that we observe," said Konstantin Batygin, a theoretical astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena.

Oct 18 09:01

US birth rate hits record low: CDC reveals drops in EVERY region - falling 20% in cities and 15% in rural areas

Since 2007, fertility rates have plummeted 18 percent in large cities, 16 percent in mid-sized counties, and 12 percent in rural areas.

As expected, the average age that women have their first child continues to climb - now at 24.5 years old in rural counties and 27.5 in metropolitan areas.

The figures fall in line with the steady trend of declining birth rates in the US, which started to sharply downturn after the economic crash in 2008.

But according to Gretchen Livingston, a demographer at Pew Research who specializes in fertility, it’s not clear why that dip hasn’t started to level off now, 10 years later.

Oct 18 08:55

Your burger may be increasing antibiotic resistance: Almost every chain except for Shake Shack is slammed for failing to cut out medicated livestock

A new report has given a failing grade to 22 of the top 25 burger chains in the US due to the use of beef from cows that were fed antibiotics.

Only two chains, Shake Shack and Burger Fi, received As for serving burgers that were made of meat taken from cows that didn't have medication in their feed.

But 21 other chains, including McDonald's, Burger King, In-N-Out and Whataburger, received an F 'for lacking any announced policy to source beef raised without the routine use of antibiotics.' Wendy's scraped by with a D minus.

Oct 18 08:44

Autistic woman 'pimped out for sex with strangers' because carers wanted her to 'learn from her mistakes'

A vulnerable woman was allowed to have sex strangers because her carers believed the encounters would "help her learn from her mistakes".
The woman, 23, who has severe autism and an IQ of 53 was being looked after by private care staff at a facility in Manchester.

Random men were able to visit the woman at her care home between the hours of 10am and 4pm each day, with carers told not to intervene if she had sex with them.

Oct 18 08:43

'You cannot kiss someone if they're sleeping': Frozen star Kristen Bell claims Snow White is sending the wrong message about consent to children and insists the prince should have asked permission first (8 Pics)

Kristen Bell claims Snow White sends the wrong message about consent to children because she is asleep when the prince kisses her.
The Frozen star spoke to Parenting about her concerns after reading Snow White to her daughters Lincoln, five, and Delta, three.
'Every time we close Snow White, I look at my girls and ask, "Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?"' the 38-year-old shared.

Oct 18 08:36

'The biggest coffee crisis of our time': Outbreak of rust fungus threatens to wipe out Latin America's entire crop

A poorly-understood fungus is ravaging Latin America’s coffee crops, causing billions of dollars in damages and potentially putting the global coffee supply at risk.

The disease, known as coffee leaf rust, is an orange-powdery fungus that slashes the plant’s yield, in some cases destroying the entire crop for years.

This same fungus is responsible for the crash of Sri Lanka’s (then called Ceylon) coffee industry in the late 1800s, according to NPR.

Oct 18 02:00

Ganja now legal as Canada allows recreational use

Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada`s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Over 100 people braved the cold and wind in the province`s capital St. John`s, lining up outside a Tweed-branded store owned by Canopy Growth Corp., the world`s most recognised cannabis producer.

Oct 18 01:58

Everyday Foods Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Most of us know that bacon, red meat, French fries and processed foods are not good for us and may even be linked to cancer, but few of us know that there are other foods that significantly increase our cancer risk. According to a new study published in PLOS Medicine, eating foods with low nutritional value actually increases our risk of developing cancer.

Oct 17 11:49

China’s Moon Missions Could Threaten US Satellites: Pentagon

The Chinese government has said the mission is part of a four-stage plan to build a moon base. “We hope to start the construction of the [robot-manned] lunar base around 2025 and realize a manned landing on the moon around 2030,” Zhao Xiaojin of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Group told Xinhuanet in March.

But Gossel said putting a satellite at L2 could also enable Chinese attack spacecraft to zoom past the moon — about a quarter-million miles away — and then sneak up on critical U.S. intelligence and communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit, just 28,300 miles up — as occurred in the 2011 apocalypse-themed film “Melancholia.”

Oct 17 11:19

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ into SPACE to replace STREET LIGHTS

China is two years away from sending a lighting satellite to space, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of space contractor Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC).

The device has been designed to illuminate an area as large as 80km and works by complementing the light of the moon at night, Mr Wu explained during a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship activity held last week.

And the precise illumination range will be controlled within a few dozen metres, Mr Wu added.

The device's power of illuminating the Earth will be eight-time stronger than the one of the real moon, enough to replace the lights on the street.

Oct 17 11:14

Monsanto And Bayer Are Moving To Create A Monopoly On Marijuana

You’ve heard of Monopoly, right? The fun little board game with fake money, little plastic houses, and get out of jail free cards? It’s a great way to pass the time. That is, depending on who you’re playing with.

But when it comes to real-life properties, business, and products, however, a monopoly becomes a whole lot more dangerous.

Two major companies, Monsanto and Bayer, have recently joined together and seem to be plotting to take over the cannabis industry. In other words, create a monopoly on marijuana.

Oct 17 11:09

US doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year. In 2018, the federal health watchdog confirmed 62 instances of the disease - which causes limb weakness and can paralyse sufferers. The illness has been compared to the polio and West Nile viruses.

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