Category Archives: Health

Media Acknowledges Trump Derangement Syndrome, Calls it “Trump Anxiety Disorder”


CNN before love-making is not his idea of a turn-on.

But she can hardly turn it off—engrossed as she is in the latest unnerving gyrations of Washington.

Who else to blame but Donald Trump? A president who excites hot feelings in many quarters has cooled them considerably in the bedroom of a Philadelphia couple, who sought counseling in part because the agitated state of American politics was causing strain in their marriage.

The couple’s story was relayed to POLITICO by their therapist on condition of the couple’s anonymity. But their travails, according to national surveys and interviews with mental health professionals, are not as anomalous as one might suppose. Even when symptoms are not sexual in nature, there is abundant evidence that Trump and his daily uproars are galloping into the inner life of millions of Americans.



Fluoride During Pregnancy Associated With ADHD in Children


Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children, according to University of Toronto and York University researchers.

“Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure,” said Dr. Morteza Bashash, the study’s lead author and researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

The study, “Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Children at 6-12 Years of Age in Mexico City,” published today in Environment International, analyzed data from 213 mother-child pairs in Mexico City that were part of the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project, which recruited pregnant women from 1994 to 2005 and has continued to follow the women and their children ever since.

Science Daily

FDA Cracks Down on Chinese Company Over Erectile Dysfunction E-Cigs


Americans are vaping Viagra – and regulators are swooping in to kill the mood.

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to China-based HelloCig Electronic Tech Company on Thursday for selling two e-liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs.

No prescription drug is approved to be inhaled partly because no studies have been conducted on the risks, officials say, making this operation illegal.

Daily Mail

British Man Bitten by Sea Snake Dies


A man has died after he was bitten by a sea snake while working on a fishing trawler off the Northern Territory coast.

The 23-year-old British man was working on a fishing trawler off the coast at Groote Eylandt when he was bitten about midday on Thursday.

He was pulling up a fishing net when he was bitten, NT Police confirmed to Yahoo7 News.

Yahoo AU

NHS Stockpiles Human Body Parts Waste


An NHS contractor has been forced to stockpile hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and waste, sparking a major national incident.

Amputated limbs and waste material from cancer treatments sent to Healthcare Environment Services Ltd (HES) have built up to unsustainable levels due to a lack of incineration capacity, according to leaked documents seen by the Health Services Journal.

Around 50 NHS trusts are served by HES and an emergency COBRA meeting last month earmarked £1 million to provide specialist trailers to store the waste.

HES is attempting to send 750 tonnes of waste to be disposed of in Holland.

At one site in Normanton, West Yorkshire, excess waste levels reached 350 tonnes in September, the HSJ reported.

Yahoo UK

Military Families Ignored by Management Left in Unsafe Housing After Hurricane Florence Damages


CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Reuters) – Two weeks after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of the U.S. Southeast with raging waters and dangerous winds, some military families at the region’s largest Marine Corps base say they are still residing in unlivable conditions and awaiting help from the base’s private housing manager.

Some, like Jennifer Maher, said they feel unsafe in their Camp Lejeune homes but were told they will not be moved because assessment crews determined their houses are habitable.

That did not work for Maher, pregnant in her third trimester and living with her husband and 2-year-old son. When she returned home last Friday, she opened the door to the stench of mold, she said while showing the wreckage to a visiting reporter. Then she saw the ceiling had collapsed in their bedroom and garage.


Children’s Hospital Colorado Removes Gender From Patient Wristbands


A children’s hospital in Colorado announced it has eliminated gender designations on patient wristbands.

Children’s Hospital Colorado noted the change in a tweet last week.

“It’s not easy growing up with an expansive gender identity or expression,” the hospital’s website states, adding, “we’re here to support you on your journey, whatever that may be.”

The hospital’s endocrinology department features a “Gender Diversity” network which describes itself as a “safe space,” and contains several care programs for “gender-diverse children,” including hormone therapy, puberty blocking medicines and programs to assist with “plans for future treatments or procedures.”

“We are the only comprehensive care center in the Rocky Mountain region specifically set up for gender-diverse children, adolescents and young adults,” reads a passage on the TRUE Center for Gender Diversity site. “We embrace you for who you are, so you can become who you’ve been all along: your true self.”


Colorado Hospital Refuses to List Genders of Newborns, Cites “Diversity” (Video)

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Murder After 1 is Killed Sailing Off Mass. Coast


An illegal immigrant from Mexico was charged with murder after one person was killed and two others were injured in a Sunday attack aboard a fishing vessel sailing off Massachusetts, officials said Monday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged Monday in federal court in Boston with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States for the incident.

Prosecutors said in a charging document the fishing vessel, the Captain Billy Haver, was sailing approximately 55 miles off the island of Nantucket with seven crew members aboard when Vazquez assaulted one crew member with a hammer in one hand and a knife in the other.


Beto Denies Fleeing DWI Crash Scene Despite Police Report


Texas Democrat senatorial candidate “Beto” O’Rourke on Friday denied he fled the scene of an accident following a drunken crash, contradicting information in a police report about the incident.

O’Rourke addressed the Sept. 1998 crash on Friday during a debate with Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.

Asked about the accident, which led to a DWI arrest after O’Rourke failed breathalyzer test with 0.136 and 0.134 blood alcohol content (.08 is the legal limit), O’Rourke denied he committed a hit-and-run.