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Shifra on February 11, 2019
Memo to anti-Trump ex-Obama staffers: Although you seem to be in a state of perpetual rage, you might want to take a minute before you make fools of yourselves, yet again. You’re welcome 🙂 HT Twitchy. From Obama’s Ebola Czar: No doctor can predict someone’s future health. This is a disgrace to an office with a great tradition of professionalism. Just another institution turned into a joke by a President determined to make anyone willing to submit an instrument of his lies https://t.co/X91box4Gm6 — Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 9, 2019 From former head of the WH Ethics Office: This reads like a DPRK press release. — Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 9, 2019 But…Surprise: Look at language used for Obama in...
Shifra on October 28, 2016
Broccoli and cucumbers? Ok, but wouldn’t be better if the scientists had found the “elixir of youth” in Starbucks and Krispy Kreme donuts? Just wishing… Via Independent. Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in mice” – and could also work on humans. The researchers, who have started clinical trials involving a small group of people, said older mice given the compound, called NMN, in their water saw an array of beneficial effects. Their level of physical activity increased, bone density and muscles improved, the immune system and liver performed better, their eyesight improved and they even lost weight. The researchers began investigating the properties...
Tammy on September 24, 2016
If you’re reading this blog it means you care about the country and know being involved in politics is necessary if we are to save our country. But we are engaged like this because so many awful things are happening: terrorism, contrived political riots, low wages, a stagnant economy, no law and order, open borders, and even the end of our ability to afford healthcare, to say nothing of losing access to our doctors and hospitals. All these things affect our lives and our childrens lives and in order to fight for what matters we have to stay healthy. This is where Ronnie and his company https://getthetea.com/ comes in. He’s a sponsor of this blog and my radio show for...
Tammy on April 11, 2016
How is it we knew that it was “scarier” than the Fed was telling us in the first place? Because our initial instinct is to be honest and not try to mislead people. Via Fox News. Top Obama administration health officials sounded a dire warning Monday about the spread of the Zika virus as the spring and summer months approach, saying the number of states where one Zika-spreading mosquito is known to live has more than doubled — a warning that comes amid a funding battle on Capitol Hill. “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and...
Shifra on April 10, 2016
As Tammy says: *This* is who we are.
Tammy on April 3, 2016
Um, thanks? Amazing what you think would be common sense yet is heralded as a great suggestion by a federal agency which even when dealing with arsenic, stopped short of advising parents to avoid infant rice cereal altogether.” Ugh. Via NY Times. The Food and Drug Administration proposed on Friday a limit for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, saying that this common starter food is a leading source of exposure to the toxin. Infants are particularly vulnerable to arsenic in rice because, relative to body weight, they eat about three times more rice than adults. A growing body of research suggests that arsenic exposure is related not only to diminished intellectual function early in life, but also to adverse...
Shifra on March 31, 2016
When they invent ‘the electric ice cream spoon,’ please let me know. Via Telegraph: Sprinkling too much salt on food has long been flagged up as a dietary sin linked to a raft of health problems, from strokes to heart disease. So health-conscious salt lovers are likely to celebrate the fact that Japanese scientists have created a guilt-free way of enjoying it – by inventing an electric fork. The prototype fork creates a salty taste in the mouth at the press of a button, due to the release of an electrical current which stimulates the tongue. The device… is based on the fact that a human tongues feels salty or sour when electricity is applied to it, according to the...
pamelarice on March 23, 2016
**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By pamelarice** My first reaction when I saw this headline was “these guys are brave.” It is frightening that in our supposedly free country that a person or group of people should be afraid to speak the truth backed up by facts (or for that matter, an opinion) without being viciously attacked/condemned by some fascist faction; cue up the LGBT(Q?), Environmental Global Warmers, etc. How long will it be before this brave group of pediatricians are shamed/threatened to change or deny their position; and will they hold strong in the face of that pressure. Via PJ Media: The American College of Pediatricians reaffirmed the biological differences between men and women and condemned the idea...
Tammy on March 20, 2016
Elizabethkingia anophelis growing on a blood agar plate. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Bacteriology Reference Lab “Unprecedented.” And antibiotic resistant. Via UPI. An unprecedented outbreak of a rare blood infection caused by the Elizabethkingia bacteria, which began in Wisconsin, has crossed into Michigan, officials said. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the case this week after a blood culture from a recently deceased patient tested positive for the bacteria, which is commonly found in the environment. The patient in question was an older adult located in West Michigan with pre-existing health conditions, MDHHS said. In Wisconsin, the infection is suspected to have caused 17 deaths out of 54 known cases… Symptoms...
Shifra on March 14, 2016
Increase in cluster headaches, suicides, greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, more car accidents and workplace accidents: Welcome to Daylight Savings Time! But don’t blame it on the farmers: They lobbied against it, from the start. Via Washington Post: Five myths about daylight savings time 1. Daylight saving time was meant to help farmers. Many of us heard, at some point in elementary school, that DST was developed because of farming. The idea that more daylight means more time in the field for farmers continues to get airtime…. Even Michael Downing, who wrote a book about DST, has said that before researching the subject, “I always thought we did it for the farmers.” In fact, the inverse is true....
Shifra on March 9, 2016
Kudos to Jedi, a true hero! Via CBS News: It was the middle of the night. No alarms were going off, Dorrie Nuttall wasn’t checking her 7-year-old diabetic son’s blood sugar and her family was fast asleep; it was at that moment things got “scary very fast.” Thankfully, the little boy’s black Labrador “Jedi” was nearby. Jedi sensed Luke’s blood sugar was alarmingly low, jumped onto Nuttall’s bed and laid on top of her until she woke up. When Nuttall pricked her son’s finger, she discovered his glucose level was 57 mg/dl — a low level. “Luke was laying right next to me, just inches from me, and without Jedi I would have had no idea that he was dropping...
Tammy on March 3, 2016
Wow. Interesting study that could shed light on the scourge from which many suffer. And considering the election season, we may have more than we’d like :/ Via UPI. Adults who suffered emotional abuse as children may have an increased risk of migraines, but such a link wasn’t seen with physical or sexual abuse, researchers are reporting. “Emotional abuse showed the strongest link to increased risk of migraine,” study author Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, from the University of Toledo in Ohio, said in an American Academy of Neurology news release. “Childhood abuse can have long-lasting effects on health and well-being.” But while the study showed an association between childhood emotional abuse and migraine, it did not prove cause and effect, Tietjen...
Shifra on February 25, 2016
When Barack Hussein is finally out of the WH, I think our stress levels will all dramatically improve… Via Times of Israel: Adult life can be stressful, and many of us are not sure what to do about it. Well-meaning advice from friends and acquaintances like “just relax!” doesn’t necessarily help because the more we try to relax, the more stressed we get when we don’t succeed. Taking a seaside vacation is not always an option. Yet the stakes are high: Chronic stress raises our risk of infection, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and pain. A recent study by researchers at Tel Aviv University has confirmed that for many of us, stress is not something we can simply snap out...
Shifra on January 21, 2016
Fat Studies courses are now being offered on college campuses, and appear to be a huge (oops) hit with millennial Social Justice Warriors. And the new enemy? Diet books! Please, no one tell FLOTUS: The Queen will not be pleased. Via Daily Caller: Described as an “emerging academic field” that focuses on combating “weightism,” “fat stigma,” and the “weight based oppression” of fat people, “fat studies” courses are popping up on college campuses across the country. Typically found in women and gender studies departments, fat studies courses don’t study obesity as a leading cause of death in America but rather approach fatness as a “social justice” issue, and usually focus on “fat liberation” movements and activism as ways to combat...
Shifra on March 25, 2015
pic via ijreview.com Minimum alcohol drinking age: 21 And now: Minimum fruit juice drinking age: 2 Remember Mayor Bloomberg and his efforts to ban supersized sodas in NYC? Well, Mayor de Blasio, channeling Bloomberg, has now taken on the under-five year old crowd. I guess he figures they’re too young to protest. Via NY Daily News: NYC Board of Health’s new, stricter rules for day cares limit how much juice kids can drink, cut ‘sedentary’ time The city wants to make sure day care kids get in shape — and that means more exercise and less juice. In a pint-sized version of ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban super-sized sugary drinks, the city’s Board of Health on Monday announced dramatically...