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Going Gray And Proud Of It; Aging Beautifully Without Risky Hair Dyes

Are hair dyes safe? Health worries are increasing interest in the go-gray style trend. By Ronnie Cohen Jan. 26, 2020 When Keanu Reeves walked into a Los Angeles gala holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant, fans applauded the 55-year-old actor for choosing an “age appropriate” romantic partner. Most striking about Grant, 46, was her steel-gray hair. Why wasn’t she coloring it? In an Instagram post, she explained: In her 20s, she began graying, and she covered it with various...

China Virus Crisis Now ‘Grave’

Crisis worsens as China scrambles to contain virus BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to stop the spread of an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41. President Xi Jinping's remarks, reported by state broadcaster CCTV, came at a meeting of Communist Party leaders convened on the...

Migrants Abandon Their Own Children, Send Hundreds Across Border Alone

Jan 24, 2020 CNN – More than 300 migrant children who were previously waiting in Mexico with family as part of a Trump administration policy have crossed the US-Mexico border alone, marking a jump from the approximately 135 children who crossed last fall, the US Department of Health and Human Services told CNN. Health and Human Services said that 352 children who "indicated that their family is in Mexico" had been referred to the Office of...

Biocontainment Unit Isolates USA’s Second China Virus Carrier

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China Jan 24, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report feeling sick. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily...

Autism Is Genetic: Study

Largest autism genetics study identifies 102 genes associated with the condition The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine NEWS RELEASE 23-JAN-2020 In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards teasing apart the genes associated with ASD from those associated with intellectual disability and developmental delay, conditions which often overlap. The study results are...

Trump First POTUS To Attend March For Life

UPDATED ... “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump said, in the first appearance by a sitting president at the annual anti-abortion event. NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to attend the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, presenting himself as an unwavering advocate for limiting abortion access. “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump...

Joe Biden: Drunk-Driving Illegals Should Not Be Deported

Jan 22, 2020 Joe Biden said Monday he would instruct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to deport illegal immigrants caught drunk driving. Biden said if he won the presidency he would issue an executive order instructing ICE to only carry out deportations of illegal immigrants convicted of felony charges, “and I don’t consider drunk driving a felony.” ≠Biden said there is still a culture within ICE that causes the children of illegal immigrants to fear for...

Feds Finally Rethinking ‘Emotional Support Pigs’

US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planes AP – Airlines might soon be able to turn away cats, rabbits and all animals other than dogs that passengers try to bring with them in the cabin. The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday announced plans to tighten rules around service animals. The biggest change would be that only dogs could qualify. Airlines say the number of support animals has been growing dramatically in recent years, and...

Supreme Court Okay’s Flint Residents Suing City Officials

The Hill – The Supreme Court will allow a lawsuit to move forward against Flint, Mich., officials over their role in the city's public health crisis. After the city's 2014 decision to change water sources from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which had been widely considered to be contaminated, Flint residents reported widespread cases of hair loss, skin rashes, Legionnaire's disease and lead poisoning. Twelve people died from Legionnaire's disease in the aftermath. The case was...

John Anderson’s New Song: “It Might Be My Last”

"I know that the good Lord already came down and touched me. There’s not a doubt in my mind.” CMT News – John Anderson, 65, emerged from a serious health crisis to record his newest album, Years, due April 10 on Easy Eye Sound. The reflective title track dropped January 17. Anderson co-wrote all 10 songs for the project. “We went in the studio, and I remember saying, ‘I’m going to do this like it might be...

NYT Snubs Biden After Asking If He’s Too Old To Be President

Jan 20, 2020 The New York Times extensively questioned Joe Biden about his age, his health, and his fitness to be president before choosing to endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar yesterday. Here are excerpts from the interview, conducted on December 16.  Kathleen Kingsbury, NYT Editorial Board: Jimmy Carter has said that he wouldn’t be up for the job of the presidency at age 80. He’s obviously experienced the job, and lived the job. How do...

Government-Mandated Chemicals Are Dumbing Us Down

New research from New York University shows that pesticides and flame retardants may pose a growing threat to a child's IQ — perhaps more than lead or mercury. Jan 14, 2020 Business Insider – Exposure to flame retardants resulted in a loss of 162 million IQ points among children from 2001 to 2016. A public-health researcher called these toxins "hit-and-run" chemicals because the damage can be sudden and cannot be reserved. The chemicals we've long feared the most —...

Planned Parenthood Commits $45M To 2020 Elections

Jan 17, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Planned Parenthood announced it will spend $45 million to fund canvassing and grassroots operations for the 2020 election, along with digital and TV ads in nine key states. “Our country is at a crossroads, but now it’s time for us to reclaim our power," said Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes. Meanwhile, Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated super PAC will launch a $52 million effort to...

Ex-Pharma Exec Gets 33 Months In Federal Prison

Thousands of Americans who were victimized by the opioid epidemic are dead. One Big Pharma exec responsible for fraudulent promotion of fentanyl will be a free man in 33 months  BOSTON (AP) — A former executive for a drug company was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that Massachusetts prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Michael Gurry, a former vice president at Insys Therapeutics, was also sentenced...
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