Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Downtown San Francisco filled with diseased streets, needles, and feces

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.  More…

Scientists now say that pollution is COOLING the environment

Pollution in the atmosphere is having an unexpected consequence, scientists say — it’s helping to cool the climate. That means efforts worldwide to clean up the air may cause an increase in warming, as well as other climate effects, as this pollution disappears.  More…

Teen trying to kill bed bug causes $300K fire

Officials in Ohio say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati.  More…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter

Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to what happens with heavy alcohol use.  More…

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. The agency’s inspector general said Pruitt has gotten more death threats than any of his predecessors.  More…

Indiana ‘Night Nurse’ whose tweet about white women sparked investigation ‘no longer’ with hospital

Taiyesha Baker, a nurse at Indiana University Health, allegedly posted a tweet Friday saying that white women are raising sons who are "rapists," "racists" and "killers." “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves b___,” the tweet read.  More…

Nurse forcibly arrested for doing her job gets $500K settlement

A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.  More…

‘Sopranos’ star Frank Vincent dead at 78

Mob movie actor Frank Vincent has died. The “Sopranos” tough guy suffered a heart attack last week and died during open heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to TMZ. He was 78 years old.  More…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse fired from medic job

A Utah police officer seen on video roughly arresting a nurse who refused to draw blood from a patient was fired Tuesday. Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne’s termination came after he said on the video that he’d bring transient patients to the hospital and take the “good patients” elsewhere to retaliate against nurse Alex Wubbels.  More…

New study shows only one out of 111 former NFL players didn’t have brain damage

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study.  More…

Spike in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

A study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology finds that U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding exposures to dietary supplements. Botanical ingredients were to blame in nearly a third of cases. Botanicals, which is often used as an aphrodisiac, can cause heart beat rhythm changes, kidney failure, seizures, heart attack, and death.  More…

How eating a big breakfast helps you lose weight

New research from a seven year study suggests making breakfast your biggest meal of the day, is the key to a healthier weight. The study found that not skipping breakfast, and having a larger meal at breakfast time, were associated with a decrease in Body Mass Index.  More…

Man arrested after stranding daughter in desert without shoes

An Arizona dad landed behind bars for allegedly stranding his 10-year-old daughter in the desert without shoes or water. Christopher Charles Watson, 28, of Kingman, was charged with felony domestic child abuse after the girl was found alone sobbing Saturday morning in 91-degree heat.  More…

Lance Armstrong ruined his life for nothing

Lance Armstrong ruined his career taking a banned drug that did nothing to boost his performance. The disgraced cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he finally admitted he had cheated throughout his career. But a ground-breaking new study has found the controversial substance has no effect on sporting performance, meaning Armstrong was wasting his time.  More…

Debra Messing is allergic to everything

“Will & Grace” diva Debra Messing issued a long list of banned items she is allergic to. Messing says she’s allergic to ALL WHITE FISH, chicken, mushrooms, gluten, dairy, butter and does not eat game, beans, yogurt, broccoli, or cauliflower. “Debra is also allergic to wool, cats, cashmere, down feathers, and all flowers – except orchids.”  More…