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Conspiracy theorists claim bird flu is fake news: “It’s just COVID for chickens”

CBS NEWS – Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock. Barns once filled with chattering birds were suddenly silent. Employees were anguished by having to kill sickened animals. The family business, started in 1924, was at serious risk. His business recovered, but now the virus is back, again imperiling the nation's poultry farms. And this time, there's another pernicious force...

Covid Fears Compromise Federal Food Safety Protocols

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – It costs the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) more than $1 billion a year for close to 10,000 inspectors to provide their services at more than 6,200 locations where the private sector produces meat and egg products. For the past two years, a few executives in Washington D.C., especially the four who report their meetings with people outside the federal government, claim to be managing this mammoth structure only...

1.7M North Koreans Have COVID ; WHO “Deeply Concerned”

ARS TECHNICA – A mushrooming COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea has reached over 1.7 million cases, with nearly 233,000 new cases reported on Wednesday alone, according to state media reports. It's a startling rise given that North Korea claimed to have zero COVID-19 cases a week ago. But now the secretive, authoritarian country is acknowledging that the pandemic virus has been spreading "explosively" since late April. Many experts have interpreted the admission as a sign of a...

Natural Alternatives to Painkillers

SARASOTA MAGAZINE – For any type of pain, we typically turn to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen. The drugs are helpful and quick-acting—but when they’re taken in excess, they can contribute to a variety of negative side effects, such as stomach ulcers and liver damage. Luckily, there are hundreds of natural remedies that can also do the trick for relieving pain. Next time you need relief, consider one of the following. Curcuma for joints Curcuma, a...

Early telltale prostate cancer signs men should never ignore

DAILY RECORD – Around one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. The illness can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. For some, the cancer can grow too slowly to cause any problem or affect how people live. While for others, it can grow quickly, which is more likely to cause problems. Prostate Cancer UK estimates that one man every 45 minutes dies from the cancer -...

Breakthrough Infection Vs. Second Booster: Which Is Better?

An Omicron infection leaves you with protections that may be more effective than those offered by a second booster.

One-Week Break From Social Media Improves Health

Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety.

Zoom bombers shut down feminist lecture with porn, slurs

By University Times: The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles A feminist Zoom lecture was “Zoom bombed” by multiple people who began saying racist slurs, screen sharing explicit video content, yelling and causing general chaos. This happened during what was supposed to be a gathering aimed at discussing de-colonialism and a celebration of the tail end of Women’s History Month. Zoom bombing is a phenomenon that started as schools shifted online during COVID-19...

Butt Lifts Are Booming. Healing Is No Joke.

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE – When Randi Wright got a Brazilian butt lift in 2020 — a complex surgery in which fat is liposuctioned from the abdomen or lower back or other fleshy parts and used to enlarge and shape the buttocks — she knew she couldn’t afford the most expensive post-op care. She underwent the same procedure a year before, traveling from Atlanta, where she lived, to Miami, where the prices were lower...

Short-term use of ibuprofen may increase chance of chronic pain, study suggests

THE GUARDIAN – Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests. The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated. Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection – and new research suggests blocking inflammation with drugs could lead to harder-to-treat issues. It may be...

Failure to address a global surplus of COVID vaccines raises the risk of new variants emerging, health experts warn

FORTUNE – The world finds itself awash in COVID-19 vaccines, but governments can’t get them into arms fast enough, as hesitancy and logistical hurdles threaten to indefinitely extend the pandemic. Shots that were once rare are now piling up and even expiring, a problem on the agenda of a second global COVID-19 summit the U.S. is co-hosting on Thursday. President Joe Biden kicked off the first summit eight months ago by announcing the U.S. would donate...

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

FOX 13 Seattle - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Tuesday on Twitter. Gates wrote in a series of tweets: "I've tested positive for COVID. I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again. "The Gates Foundation is coming together today for the first time in two years, and I am lucky to be on Teams to see everyone and thank them for their hard...

South Carolina man dies of heart attack while burying girlfriend he killed, authorities say

A field near some homes in Trenton, South Carolina. A South Carolina man died of a heart attack Saturday while burying his girlfriend, whom he strangled to death, authorities said. (Google Maps)

Casey White’s Future: Solitary Confinement, Few Privileges

(CNN)The murder defendant who escaped from an Alabama detention center with a corrections official on April 29 had previous experience trying to escape prison and winning the trust of his captors. Casey White, 38, was seen on surveillance camera in an orange jumpsuit and shackles being led into a patrol car by Vicky White, 56, a corrections official. She had told her bosses and co-workers she was taking him to court for a mental health evaluation,...
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