THE HILL – A Navy sailor who died of coronavirus-related complications earlier this month has been identified.
Master-at-Arms Senior Chief Michael Haberstumpf, 42, of Whispering Pines, N.C., died Oct. 10 at UNC Medical Center in Chapel HilL, due to COVID-19–related complications.
A husband and father to two sons, he tested positive for the coronavirus on Sept. 2 and was hospitalized Sept. 9.
Haberstumpf had been assigned to Joint Special Operations Intelligence Brigade in Fort Bragg, N.C.
INSIDE HOOK – In a season three episode of Sex and the City, Charlotte attempts to get to the bottom of her husband’s impotence by placing a ring of postage stamps around his penis while he sleeps.
The idea is that if the ring is broken in the morning, it means he is getting hard in his sleep, suggesting the root of his erectile dysfunction is mental or emotional, not physical.
As it turns...
(National Review) A top NIH official admitted in a Wednesday letter that U.S. taxpayers funded gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.
The letter went on to reveal that EcoHealth Alliance, the U.S. non-profit that funneled NIH money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was not transparent about the work it was doing.
In the letter to Representative James Comer (R., Ky.), Lawrence A. Tabak of the NIH cites a “limited experiment” that was conducted to test if “spike...
NJ.com – New Jersey authorities have shut down the license of a doctor on accusations he was improperly performing penile and breast enhancement procedures, officials said.
Dr. Muhammad A. Mirza consented to having his license temporarily suspended pending a hearing before an administrative law judge and state medical authorities. Mirza is board-certified internist from Cedar Grove.
State authorities say he traveled to dozens of rented locations throughout New Jersey and neighboring states performing “invasive aesthetic procedures...
AP – Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.
Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal,...
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalized in Southern California for six days to treat an infection unrelated to COVID-19.
The 75-year-old Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York.
He said in the Wednesday video that he was glad to be back home and that he was "so touched by the outpouring of support" he received while hospitalized last...
DAILY DOT – Hooters is reportedly making a new part of its uniform optional after some employees critiqued it on TikTok.
Over the last week or so, several Hooters servers showed off the new shorts they are required to wear, though they were compared more to “underwear” and “panties.”
A few employees compared the old shorts with the new ones, showing that they are visibly shorter and ride higher on the hip, much like underwear.
The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as "race-norming," which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more.
With just 31% of pregnant women nationwide vaccinated, the CDC issued an urgent advisory on Sept. 29 recommending that they get the shots. The agency cautioned that COVID-19 in pregnancy can cause preterm birth and other adverse outcomes, and that stillbirths have been reported.
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