You Will Not Believe What People Have Done To US National Parks Since The Government Shutdown Began

The US national parks are just wild at the moment. If you want to see what a Hobbesian Leviathan-style dystopia would look like, one where rule of law is supplanted by total anarchy, Yosemite National Park 2019 offers a little taster. Warning: it involves trash, vandalism, and lots of human poop. In response to the government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees – including national park staff – have been forced to take a temporary leave of absence, and they will not be able to return to work until Congress and the White House are able to come to some kind of agreement on the subject of Trump’s controversial border wall.  According to the Washington Post, Park Service estimates as many as 16,000 of …

Rogue CRISPR Scientist Might Now Be In Life-Threatening Trouble

In November last year, genetics was reluctantly thrown into a new era. Dr He Jiankui announced via YouTube that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies under a veil of secrecy, much to the disbelief and disapproval of the world. The overwhelming majority of scientists were quick to condemn the ethically dubious experiment and Dr He was promptly shunned by his colleagues and authorities in China. While much of the immediate backlash has since died down, the embers are still burning hot. Speaking at an event in London this week, a leading geneticist has discussed the controversy and explained the new dangers faced by the Chinese scientist in question, reports The Independent.  Robin Lovell-Badge of the Francis Crick Institute has spoken candidly …

Seattle Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Officers Who Fatally Shot Pregnant Woman

Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four who was killed by Seattle police. according to The Seattle Times. When a case is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled but may be appealed to a higher court. still stands. In the wake of the shooting, questions were raised about why the officers did not use nonlethal force on Lyles, who had mental health issues. transcripts of interviews with the officers, when Lyles moved toward them with the knife, McNew asked Anderson to use a Taser on her. Anderson said he did not have his Taser — he had left it in his locker — and they both shot her. transcript of McNew’s interview, “one of the little babies” crawled into …

Recurrent Miscarriages May Be Caused By A Hugely Overlooked Factor, Says New Study

The cause of over 50 percent of recurrent miscarriages remains unidentified, often leaving couples in limbo about what may have caused it. However, new research from Imperial College London claims to have identified a hidden factor that may have been downplayed in decades of research. The study, recently published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, argues that a male’s sperm quality might play a role in recurrent miscarriages, challenging the old assumption that the issue fundamentally lies in the female’s health.  Recurrent miscarriages affect up to 1 in 50 couples in the UK and are defined as over three consecutive pregnancy losses before 20-week’s gestation. Typically, male partners are not screened since it was largely assumed to be caused by the …

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler As Permanent EPA Administrator

Three weeks after the start of a partial shutdown of the federal government shuttered many of the EPA’s services, Trump sent Wheeler’s formal nomination to the Senate for confirmation. “I am honored and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,” Wheeler said in a statement. “For me, there is no greater responsibility than protecting human health and the environment, and I look forward to carrying out this essential task on behalf of the American public.” Last year, the Senate confirmed Alex Azar, a former executive at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. On Jan. 1, former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan took over as acting secretary at …

A Bro’s Breakdown Of Colton’s ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Betches

I’m Jared Freid. I’m a 33 year old comedian who loves The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I love it so much, I live tweet every episode @jtrain56. As you can imagine, my father is v proud. V. For years, I’ve broken down the contestants before the new season. When I first started doing these, Snapchat was just an app to see boobs, and Instagram wasn’t a career. Also, ABC would only give me a picture, a name, an age, where they were from, and a profession. I’d make massive assumptions based on that small amount of information and that was my preview. Then ABC was like, “Let’s interview these monsters,” and suddenly my job got easier. Maybe too easy. The contestants …

Motor Neurone Disease Drug Shows Success In Clinical Trials

A drug to treat Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease – appears to have dramatically slowed the diseases’ progress in Phase I clinical trials. The scientists responsible are keen to stress the trials’ limitations and say they “don’t want to add to the hype”, but the work certainly marks one of the most encouraging developments in the fight against the disease that killed Stephen Hawking we have seen. For people with MND, respiratory failure is the most common cause of death. So the announcement at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND that 32 patients given the drug CuATSM showed significantly less decline in lung capacity than beforehand is very important. The trial’s participants …

3D-Printed ‘Sponge’ Could Reduce Chemo’s Side Effects By Soaking Up Excess Drugs

While scientists are working tirelessly to find new and effective solutions to cancer, many patients currently undergo chemotherapy, a treatment that comes with a whole host of deeply unpleasant side effects, such as vomiting, hair loss, and a weakened immune system. The issue is that chemotherapy drugs are toxic, and while they kill cancer cells, they also spread to untargeted parts of the body via the blood. One way to tackle this is directly delivering the drugs to the tumor site via catheters, but more than 50 percent still escapes from the target organ. Now, scientists have created a tiny device that sits inside a vein and acts like a sponge, mopping up the excess chemo drug after it’s left the …

California highway officer helps delivers baby along roadside

The pregnant woman was seated in the right front passenger seat of the SUV when Lloyd approach the vehicle, the report said. She told him that she was in labor and about to give birth, after which Lloyd gathered medical equipment to assist in the delivery, according to the report. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Meghan made patron of National Theatre

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Duchess helped pick out jewellery for women at Smart Works Meghan Markle made her name as an actress, campaigner and blogger before marrying Prince Harry in May 2018 and was best known for playing lawyer Rachel Zane in US TV drama Suits. She started campaigning for gender equality at an early age, writing to the then US first lady, Hillary Clinton, at the age of 11, lamenting a washing-up liquid’s TV ad strapline: “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” Within a month, manufacturers Procter and Gamble had changed the word “women” to “people”. Kensington Palace said in a statement: “The Duchess is delighted to become patron of both national …

Cheap common drugs may help mental illness

The team focused on: anti-cholesterol drugs called statins – which may calm inflammation linked to mental health problems or help the body absorb anti-psychotic medications blood pressure drugs – which may alter the calcium signalling in the brain that has been linked to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia type 2 diabetes drug metformin – which may alter mood But rather than test them in trials, the scientists went looking for evidence in the real world. They analysed life-long medical records of 142,691 people in Sweden who had schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other severe mental illnesses. They then compared the number of times each was admitted to a psychiatric hospital clinic when they were taking those medications and when they were not. …

‘Zero Sugar Cookbook’ by David Zinczenko

Inside you’ll discover: Belly-Filling Breakfasts Enjoy quick and delicious morning meals to supercharge your day. Skinny Soups and Salads Slim down one taste at a time. Indulgent Pizza and Pasta Craft hearty Italian classics made healthier at home. All-American Classics Make your favorite go-to comfort foods—and watch the pounds melt away. 10-Minute Meals Whip up the quickest, easiest, tastiest meals for when you want something satisfying—fast. And Delicious Desserts! Cap your amazing meals with insanely decadent post-dinner delights. “I’ve lost 15 pounds thanks to Zero Sugar, and my friends and family have all lost weight. Easy and delicious, these recipes really work!”—Barbara Skarf, Southfield, Michigan   “I lost 10 pounds and have a flatter tummy! And the best part is, I don’t need sugar and I don’t …

Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has environmentalists worried for the Amazon

(CNN)The Amazon rainforest is an ecological wonder. Its waterways and canopy provide a rich ecosystem for a 10th of all the world’s species and help regulate the temperature of the entire planet. But the election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s new president has many worried about the forest’s future. Existing threats The forest is being cut down to make way for activities like cattle ranching, soy bean farming, mining, hydropower dams and new highways. Deforestation fell dramatically between 2004 and 2012, but in recent years it has been increasing, and the powerful agricultural lobby in the Brazilian congress is pushing for more development of the forest. It endorsed Bolsonaro during his election campaign. Indigenous lands Brazil’s Ministry of …

Unethical experiments’ painful contributions to today’s medicine

(CNN)Chinese scientist He Jiankui sent shockwaves around the world last year with his claim that he had modified twin babies’ DNA before their birth. The modification was made with gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, he said, and made the babies resistant to HIV. Scientists from China and around the world spoke out about the experiment, which many say was unethical and not needed to prevent the virus. The scientist had also been warned by peers not to go down this path. When He made his claim of genetically altering humans, the response from the global medical community was swift and condemning. “It is out of the question that the experiment is unethical,” said Jing Bao Nie, professor of bioethics at the …