Tag: Health

WHO: 500K People Die Prematurely from Trans Fat Annually ☞ VOA

“GENEVA — The World Health Organization is calling for the total elimination of trans fat — an artificial toxic chemical commonly found in packaged foods, baked goods, cooking oils, and spreads which is responsible for half a million premature deaths each year.”

Excess deaths in 2022 among worst in 50 years ☞ BBC News

“We are still seeing more deaths overall than would be expected based on recent history. The difference in 2022 – compared with 2020 and 2021 – is that Covid deaths were one of several factors, rather than the main explanation for this excess.”

Ukraine war: Russian troops can freeze their sperm for free ☞ CNN

“The families of those called up for military service as part of the partial mobilization will receive free access to fertility treatment and the storage of biomaterial in a cryobank,” said Igor Trunov, president of the Russian Union of Lawyers, which represents several couples where the husband has been mobilized and the family has asked for assistance, according to Tass.

Houston under boil water notice ☞ The Texas Tribune

“The city’s 2.2 million water customers were told to boil water for at least two minutes before preparing food, drinking, bathing or brushing teeth. Customers were also told to avoid using water from refrigerators or ice makers. Those who cannot boil water are advised to use bottled water. The boil water notice is expected to be lifted by 3 a.m. Tuesday after state regulators review the city’s water samples, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.”

World Toilet Day 2022 ☞ WorldToiletDay.info

“This World Toilet Day, let’s make the the invisible visible. World Toilet Day is held every year on 19 November. It has been an annual United Nations Observance since 2013.”

Nearly 1 in 7 US kids has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says ☞ CNN

“The number of children with a mental health condition varied widely from state to state. In Hawaii, for example, 7.6% of children had one of the conditions, compared with 27.2% in Maine. The number of children with a diagnosed mental health condition who weren’t treated by a provider also ranged widely, from 29.5% in the District of Columbia to 72.2% in North Carolina.”

Facebook Is Hoarding Sensitive Medical Information: Report ☞ Newsbusters

“Clicking the ‘Schedule Online Now’ button for a doctor on the website of Froedtert Hospital, in Wisconsin, prompted the Meta Pixel to send Facebook the text of the button, the doctor’s name, and the condition we selected from a dropdown menu: ‘Alzheimer’s,’” The Markup reported.

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Nearly 40 GOP Lawmakers Pen Letter to Biden Expressing ‘Concern’ for His ‘Current Cognitive State’ ☞ RedState

“…As a former physician to three Presidents of the United States, I know what it takes mentally and physically to execute the duties of Commander-in-Chief and Head of State. Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right. The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President’s cognitive ability…”

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"Police got a tip that he was at the Dallas World Aquarium on Thursday near animal exhibits. Officers spotted him getting onto a DART train and caught up to him on Pacific Avenue. He was taken to police headquarters for questioning."
Feb 3, 2023
"A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters that the U.S. has 'very high confidence' it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon and it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. One of the places the balloon was spotted was Montana, which is home to one of the nation’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base."
Feb 2, 2023
“'The restoration of the services of Wikipedia will be reconsidered subject to blocking / removal of the reported unlawful contents. PTA is committed to ensuring a safe online experience for all Pakistani citizens according to local laws,' the regulator said. The regulator did not elaborate on what content it had asked Wikipedia to remove."
Feb 2, 2023
"The national drink of Scotland's by-products can be used in skincare products to boost the skin's appearance. This includes reducing inflammation and puffiness, calming redness and fighting free radical damage from the environment."
Feb 2, 2023
The Austrian Foreign Ministry has announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats for what it said were actions incompatible with their diplomatic status, adding that they must leave the country."
Feb 2, 2023
"But officials said Wednesday that an investigation found some of the animals in the zoo's collection had allegedly been sold off, traded or eaten under Nava's orders."
Feb 2, 2023
"Kids and adults cheerfully waited for Fred to appear at an annual event in Val-d’Espoir, Quebec, on Thursday, before event organizer Roberto Blondin announced the stubby burrower’s demise. Fred, 9, was found dead overnight and Blondin said he might have passed away late last year during hibernation."
Feb 2, 2023
"James Gordon Meek, a former Emmy-winning producer at ABC News, made headlines last year when he disappeared following an FBI raid on his home...Speculation at the time was that the raid was connected to his reporting on the 2017 Pentagon coverup of the deaths of four US special forces soldiers following an ambush by ISIS militants in Nigeria;"
Feb 1, 2023
“There is no difference in having stolen the data — I mean, a computer shop owner who Hunter Biden gave a laptop to fix, who stole his data, which to me has been incredible from the very beginning that has not been the bigger story. This is the equivalent of hacking into somebody. And to celebrate this and say there’s no problem, I’ve never understood it, and I think it’s a really dangerous path for the GOP to go down.”
Feb 1, 2023
"Since President Nayib Bukele asked the country's congress to approve a state of exception in March, the police and army have arrested more than 62,000 suspected gang members and their collaborators."
Feb 1, 2023
"The vacant house had been the subject of a previous investigation involving exotic animals being kept at the location, police said. Animal feces and a room containing pigeons were found at the house, police said. The monkeys were inside a closet in another bedroom. A water jug containing dead fish and several domestic cats were also found inside the residence."
Feb 1, 2023
"At no time did anyone from An’s group enter an alley to pay off an officer, Atchayon said, citing the video footage. However, following that news conference, several Thai media outlets published stories saying that the officers in question had admitted to an unnamed source that they did ask An’s group for money on the night in question."
Feb 1, 2023
"It emerged that the baby did not have a ticket, and the couple headed off to board the flight -- leaving their child behind on the airline check-in counter."
Feb 1, 2023
The capsule – which could fit onto a 10 cent piece – came loose during transportation from north of the Pilbara mining town of Newman to the Perth suburb of Malaga earlier in January. Despite its size, the capsule – containing the radioactive material Caesium-137 – is capable of emitting the same radiation as one would receive sitting through 10 X-rays in an hour."
Feb 1, 2023
"The dodo is the third animal along with the mammoth and Tasmanian tiger, that Colossal Biosciences hopes to bring back from the dead."
Feb 1, 2023
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