Health


Sweden Installs Microphones in Migrant Areas to Pick Up Women’s Screams

17th Nov 2017

Police in Sweden are installing microphones in migrant ghetto areas to pick up the sound of women screaming as the country’s rape crisis continues to escalate after the mass importation of Muslim “refugees”.

The Stockholm County Administrative Board will use both surveillance cameras and sound detectors to pick up “tell-tale” sounds such as explosions, gunfire, the clatter of broken glass and the shrieks of women being attacked.

“I know that police in New York have long been using microphones with success. From what I know, however, this is the first time a police authority has received permission to do this sort of thing in Sweden,” Joakim Söderström told the Svenska Dagbladet daily.

The first rollout of the technology will be in Järva, where a gay pride parade organized by right-wingers to highlight the intolerance of Muslims was cancelled last year after death threats towards conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.

The new program follows the rollout of surveillance cameras that were recently installed in the notorious migrant areas of Rinkeby, Tensta and Husby.

The microphones will partly act as a stand in for actual police officers given that Järva’s only police station is set to close despite crime figures continuing to rise in no-go migrant suburbs, where cops, firefighters and ambulance workers are routinely attacked.

The number of gang-related shootings has surged 43% over the last three years in Sweden, while rapes have increased by 14% since last year. A recent poll also found that half of young women in the country felt insecure walking the streets.

The figures back up veteran Swedish police officer Peter Springare’s assertion that crimes he processed, which include rape, assault, violence against police, drug trafficking and murder, were almost exclusively committed by someone named “Mohammed” or a variation of that name and the culprits were invariably from Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Somalia, or Syria.

Sexual assaults on women at music festivals in Sweden have also risen by 1000%, with feminists and organizers responding by proposing that all men be banned from such events.

Low level urban terrorism and grenade attacks are also now commonplace in Sweden’s migrant areas, with a whopping 16 explosions in the last 28 days alone.

 

source/read more: https://www.infowars.com/sweden-installs-microphones-in-migrant-areas-to-pick-up-womens-screams/

FDA approves first-ever pill that can be tracked by patients and doctors when swallowed

15th Nov 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a pill Monday that has a digital ingestion tracking system which can tell if medication was ingested by a patient.

The Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s Abilify MyCite tablets are the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the U.S., according to a statement from the FDA.

The tablets, which have a sensor embedded in the pill, are meant to allow easier treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some depression, according to the statement. The pill’s sensor sends a message to a wearable patch, which then relays information on digestion to a mobile application that allows patients to track their medication on their smart phones.

With permission, caregivers and physicians can also track the patient’s medication through a web-based portal.

“Being able to track ingestion of medications prescribed for mental illness may be useful for some patients,” Mitchell Mathis, M.D., director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement.

The tablets are not approved for use with elderly patients, and the drugmakers warn that those who have dementia-related psychosis and are treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death.

The statement also cautions that the drug cannot be used to track ingestion of a  medication in real-time and that there may be delays in tracking the drug’s inge.

Abilify was first approved by the FDA to treat schizophrenia in 2002, and the sensor on Abilify MyCite was approved for marketing in 2012.

 

 

source:https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/11/14/fda-approves-first-ever-pill-can-tracked-patients-and-doctors-when-swallowed/861288001/

Email iPad generation’s fingers not ready to write, teachers say

15th Nov 2017

Kindergarten and early primary teachers have aired their concerns that the rise of touchscreen devices means more children are starting school not ready to learn handwriting.

A Saturday morning discussion about the benefits of technology for children prompted Carolyn to send an SMS to ABC Radio Melbourne.

A primary school teacher, Carolyn said she and her colleagues had noticed “a big decline in fine motor skills” among children arriving at prep and kindergarten.

Carolyn and her colleagues blamed their young students’ declining dexterity on their use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones.

“Children are holding crayons and scissors less and making fewer things with their hands,” she said.

“We’ve noticed that sometimes, even if you pass a pencil or a paintbrush to a child, they’re not quite sure how to receive it and how to hold it.”

Ms Clark said that in general children spend less time than they used to involved in “messy play” such as modelling with playdough or being crafty with scissors and glue.

“Children in families are in households where there’s a lot of electronic devices, from iPhones to iPads and computers, so we know that that’s another option for children,” she said.

She said children who spent too much time on touchscreens did not develop the fine motor skills they needed when it came time to learn to write.

 

 

source/read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-14/ipad-generations-fingers-not-ready-to-write/9143880

Dr Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. – Natural Immunity and Vaccination

 

Dr Tetyana Obukhanych is the author of Vaccine Illusion: How Vaccination Compromises Our Natural Immunity and What We Can Do to Regain Our Health. In her book, she presents a view on vaccination that is radically different from mainstream theories Dr Tetyana Obukhanych, has studied immunology in some of the world’s most prestigious medical institutions. She earned her PhD in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. and Stanford University in California.

Algorithm can identify suicidal people using brain scans

1st Nov 2017

Scientists have trained a computer program to identify people with suicidal thoughts based on their brain scans. The study is small, but the method could one day be used for diagnosing mental health conditions, researchers say.

Nearly a million people worldwide die by suicide every year, and predicting suicide remains difficult, especially because many people feel uncomfortable talking about the issue. In a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed the brain activity of two groups of adults — one who had suicidal thoughts and one who didn’t — while they thought about words such as “evil” or “praise.” They fed this data to an algorithm that learned to predict who had suicidal thoughts with 91 percent accuracy. It also predicted whether someone had attempted suicide before with 94 percent accuracy.

The algorithm isn’t perfect — and a medical test would have to be. It may also not become widely used since brain scans are expensive. But “it’d be nice to have this additional method,” says study author Marcel Just, a psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University.

Thirty-four volunteers participated in the study: 17 with suicidal thoughts and 17 without. The volunteers read 30 words that were either positive (“bliss”), negative (“cruelty”), or related to death (“suicide”) and thought about the meanings while undergoing a type of brain scan called fMRI.

Whenever we think about a given subject, our neurons fire in a specific way, says Just. Your neurons might fire in one pattern for the word “hammer,” for example, and in another pattern for “dog.” Measuring patterns like this is more accurate than other brain studies that only look at the general brain region that is activated.

Researchers found that the responses to six words — “death,” “trouble,” “carefree,” “good,” “praise,” and “cruelty” — showed the biggest differences between the two groups of participants. So, they gave a machine-learning algorithm these results for every person except one. For any given word, they told the program which neural activation patterns came from which group. Then, they gave them the missing person’s results and asked the algorithm to predict which group the person belonged to. The machine got it right 91 percent of the time. In a second experiment, scientists used the same methods to teach an algorithm to distinguish people who had attempted suicide from those who hadn’t, this time with 94 percent accuracy.

Blake Richards, a neuroscientist at the University of Toronto, says the results are interesting, but may not be strong enough to make the test useful for diagnosis. And the activity patterns are still correlation, not causation. “There is undoubtedly a biological basis for whether someone is going to commit suicide,” he says. “There’s a biological basis for every aspect of our mental lives, but the question is whether the biological basis for these things are sufficiently accessible by fMRI to really develop a reliable test that you could use in a clinical setting.” The accuracy of the results may be high, but in order for the program to be useful in a clinical setting, and to justify any type of medical intervention, it would need to be basically perfect, he says.

 

 

 

 

source/read more: https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/30/16570148/neuroscience-suicide-mental-health-brain-imagining-fmri-machine-learning-algorithm

Hollywood’s Accused Harassers, Molesters, Rapists

 

26th Oct 2017

Although some male victims have come forward, the alleged victims here are mostly vulnerable young women and children. Worse, so far, all of the alleged abusers are the very men whose primary responsibility in any civilized society is to protect women and children.

As a means to understand just how, yes, institutional these allegations are, here is a list (in no particular order) of the accused and their alleged misdeeds, which will be updated as needed.

Unless otherwise indicated, these stand only as allegations.

So far, 43 and counting…

Is there any doubt the entertainment industry, that Harveywood is enabling an unspeakable war on women … and children?

  1. Terry Richardson – Celebrity Photographer

Accusations of sexual harassment.

  1. Roman Polanski – Oscar-Winning Director

Admitted child rapist. Four other women claim Polanski assaulted them as minors.

  1. David O. Russell – Oscar-nominated Director

Accused of groping,on-set verbal and physical abuse.

  1. Oliver Stone – Oscar-Winning Director

Accused of groping a woman at a party.

  1. Ben Affleck – Actor, Oscar-Winning Director and Screenwriter

Multiple allegations of groping, one he apologized for.

  1. Harvey Weinstein – Oscar-Winning Producer

Removed from the board of the company he co-founded due to dozens of accusations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, groping and rape.

  1. James Toback – Director, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter

Over 200 sexual harassment allegations.

  1. Bob Weinstein – Oscar-Winning Producer

Accused of sexual harassing a former employee.

  1. Harry Knowles – Founder of Ain’t It Cool News

Stepped down due to allegations of sexual harassment and groping.

  1. Devin Faraci – Movie Writer at Birth.Death.Movies

Accused of sexual assault and harassment.

  1. Roy Price – Head of Amazon Studios

Resigned due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

  1. Twiggy Ramiriez – Bass Player for Marilyn Manson

Accused of raping a former girlfriend.

  1. Tyler Grasham – Talent Agent

Resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from his male, underage clients. .

  1. Netflix – One of the Most Powerful Companies In Entertainment

Settled $1.5 million sexual harassment claim filed by a heterosexual male executive who says he was harassed by male and female superiors.

  1. Lockhart Steele – Media Director at Vox

Fired over allegations of sexual harassment.

  1. Andy Signore – Creator of Honest Trailers

Fired due to numerous allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

  1. David Blaine – Superstar Magician

Accused of drugging and raping a 21 year-old model.

  1. Gilbert Rozon – Judge on France’s Got Talent

Suspended over sexual harassment claims.

  1. Rupert Myers – British GQ Writer

Fired over allegations of sexual assault.

  1. John Besh – Celebrity Chef

Accused of sexual assault and harassment.

  1. Shadie Elnashai – Cinefamily Executive

Fired over allegations of rape and harassment.

  1. Hadrian Belove – Cinefamily Executive

Resigned over allegations of sexual harassment.

  1. Woody Allen – Oscar-Winning Screenwriter and Director

Accusations of child molestations. No charges were filed after an investigation.

  1. Steven Seagal – Actor

Allegations of sexual harassment.

  1. Chris Savino – Creator of Nickelodeon’s Loud House

Fired over allegations of sexual harassment.

  1. Bill Cosby – Iconic Comedian, Actor

 

 

 

 

source/read more :http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/25/hollywood-accused-harassers-molesters-rapists-rap-sheet-far/

Over 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due to Contaminated Cells

18th Oct 2017

Researchers warn that large parts of biomedical science could be invalid due to a cascading history of flawed data in a systemic failure going back decades.

A new investigation reveals more than 30,000 published scientific studies could be compromised by their use of misidentified cell lines, owing to so-called immortal cells contaminating other research cultures in the lab.

The problem is as serious as it is simple: researchers studying lung cancer publish a new paper, only it turns out the tissue they were actually using in the lab were liver cells. Or what they thought were human cells were mice cells, or vice versa, or something else entirely.

If you think that sounds bad, you’re right, as it means the findings of each piece of affected research may be flawed, and could even be completely unreliable.

“Most scientists don’t intentionally publish findings on the wrong cells,” explains one of the researchers, Serge Horbach from Radboud University in the Netherlands.

“It’s an honest mistake. The more concerning problem is that the research data is potentially invalid and impossible to reproduce.”

Horback and fellow researcher Willem Halffman wanted to know how extensive the phenomenon of misidentified cell lines really was, so they searched for evidence of what they call “contaminated” scientific literature.

Using the research database Web of Science, they looked for scientific articles based on any of the known misidentified cell lines as listed by the International Cell Line Authentication Committee’s (ICLAC) Register of Misidentified Cell Lines.

There are currently 451 cell lines on this list, and they’re not what you think they are – having been contaminated by other kinds of cells at some point in scientific history. Worse still, they’ve been unwittingly used in published laboratory research going as far back as the 1950s.

“After an extensive literary study, we believe this involves some 33,000 publications,” Halffman explains.

“That means there are more than 30,000 scientific articles online that are reporting on the wrong cells.”

9325 cells 2Radboud University

Of the 451 cell lines known to be compromised, the most famous contaminating source is what’s known as HeLa cells, named after their source, Henrietta Lacks.

In 1951, this 31-year-old mother of five from Virginia died from cervical cancer. But during treatment before her death, cells were taken from Lacks’ cervix in a biopsy without her consent.

Later, cell biologist George Otto Gey discovered these cells could be kept alive and grow indefinitely in a lab – as such, HeLa cells became the first immortalised cell line, meaning they didn’t eventually die due to cellular senescence.

That everlasting quality made them a valuable research specimen that was distributed across the world, ultimately contributing to the development of cell cloning, the polio vaccine and many other firsts.

It’s estimated as many as 20 tonnes of HeLa cells were ultimately grown, with the discovery featuring in a stunning 11,000 patents, but the cells’ undying nature came with a hidden cost.

Not only do the cells proliferate, they can also contaminate other exposed cell cultures in laboratory setting, and due to decades of use and misuse in the lab, HeLa cells and other contaminating and immortal cells have been estimated to have tainted up to 36 percent of cell lines scientists use in research.

“It’s astonishingly easy for cell lines to become contaminated,” ICLAC chair Amanda Capes-Davis explained in 2015 at Retraction Watch.

“When cells are first placed into culture, they usually pass through a period of time when there is little or no growth, before a cell line emerges. A single cell introduced from elsewhere during that time can outgrow the original culture without anyone being aware of the change in identity.”

Over decades, these cases of mistaken identity have in turn contaminated some 33,000 scientific papers by Horback and Halffman’s count, and it’s something that not enough in the research community know about.

 

 

source/read more: http://www.sciencealert.com/more-than-30-000-scientific-studies-could-be-wrong-due-to-contaminated-undying-cells

Eight of Iran’s women’s football team ‘are men’ FLASHBACK

18th Oct 2017

Eight of Iran’s women’s football team are actually men awaiting sex change operations, it has been claimed.

The country’s football association was accused of being “unethical” for knowingly fielding eight men in its women’s team.

Mojtabi Sharifi, an official close to the Iranian league, told an Iranian news website: “[Eight players] have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations.”

On Wednesday, authorities reportedly ordered gender testing of the entire national squad and leading league players. The names of the players thought to be male were not revealed.

The Iranian women’s team play in hijab headscarfs, long-sleeved tops and tracksuit bottoms.

In 2014, the country’s football governing body introduced random checks after it was revealed that four national team players were either men who had not completed sex change operations, or were suffering from sexual development disorders.

In 2010, doubts were raised about the gender of the team’s goalkeeper.

Gender change operations are legal in Iran according to a fatwa – or religious ruling – pronounced by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The law contrasts with the strict rules governing sexual morality under the country’s Sharia legal code, which forbids homosexuality and pre-marital sex.

Sex changes are commonly carried out in phases in Iran, with the full procedure taking up to two years and including hormone therapy before the full gender transformation is completed.

Football is highly popular among many Iranian women, despite religious rules that bar them from entering stadiums to watch matches between male teams.

Earlier this month the women’s national team captain was unable to fly with the squad to Malaysia because her husband refused her permission to fly.

 

 

 

source/read more; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/11903290/Eight-of-Irans-womens-football-team-are-men.html

Stress Can Be Dangerous to the Digestive System

18th Oct 2017

A diet full of junk food isn’t the only thing that can have a negative impact on the digestive system.

Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) found that stress could be just as harmful to the human body as a nutritionally poor diet.

The scientists discovered that when female mice were exposed to stress, their gut microbiota—the microorganisms vital to digestive and metabolic health—morphed to look like the mice had been eating a high-fat diet.

“Stress can be harmful in a lot of ways but this research is novel in that it ties stress to female-specific changes in the gut microbiota,” BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology Laura Bridgewater said in a statement. “We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon but it causes distinct physical changes.”

The team performed an experiment on a large group of eight-week old mice and exposed half of the males and half of the females to a high-fat diet. After 16 weeks, all of the mice were exposed to mild stress over the course of 18 days.

Microbial DNA from the mice’s fecal pellets were extracted before and after the stress to test how the gut microbiota was impacted. They also measured mouse anxiety based on how much and where the mice traveled in an open field arena.

After analyzing the results, the researchers learned males on a high-fat diet exhibited more anxiety than females on the high-fat diet. Males on the high-fat diet also showed decreased activity in response to stress.

However, stress only caused the gut microbiota composition to shift in female mice as if they were on a high-fat diet.

“In society, women tend to have higher rates of depression and anxiety, which are linked to stress,” Bridgewater said. “This study suggests that a possible source of the gender discrepancy may be the different ways gut microbiota responds to stress in males vs. females.”

 

 

source/read more: https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/10/stress-can-be-dangerous-digestive-system

Did Trump Roll Back Birth Control Coverage For ‘62.4 MILLION Women’? FACT check

8th Oct 2017

Pro-choice activist group NARAL claimed that the Trump Administration “just issued a rule rolling back birth control coverage for 62.4 MILLION women” in a Friday tweet.

“Now your employer can refuse to cover it [birth control] for any reason they see fit,” an image attached to the tweet also claimed.

Verdict: False

NARAL’s claim that 62.4 million women will lose birth control coverage is unfounded.

Fact Check:

The White House under President Donald Trump announced Friday that it would permit employers with moral or religious objections to birth control to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA or Obamacare) mandate that certain-sized employers provide birth control coverage.

Under the original Obamacare framework, employers above a certain size were mandated to provide health insurance to full-time employees and were also mandated to include birth control at no cost for women as part of that health care coverage. (Places of worship were exempted from the mandate.)

The National Women’s Law Center estimates 62.4 million women are covered for birth control without out-of-pocket costs– the same figure NARAL cited in its tweet.

Although employers are no longer bound by Obamacare’s birth control mandate, it is not clear if every (soon previously-mandated) employer in the U.S. will drop birth control coverage. NARAL’s 62.4-million-figure assumes the most extensive case scenario possible for women who gained birth control coverage through Obamacare.

Putting aside headline-making lawsuits involving organizations like crafts store Hobby Lobby and Catholic group Little Sisters Of The Poor that were against the mandate – citing religious and moral convictions – relatively few other organizations or companies have signaled public opposition to covering birth control. Only 52 for-profit or non-profit companies had even applied for an exemption to the birth control mandate as of March 2016, Politico reported.

Past trends do not indicate that NARAL’s 62.4 million number will come to fruition.

 

source/read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/06/fact-check-did-trump-roll-back-birth-control-coverage-for-62-4-million-women/