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Ex-NIH Boss Follows Fauci’s Flip-Flop on COVID Lab-Leak Theory

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Former National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins was interviewed Friday by House lawmakers, and he reportedly admitted that the COVID-19 lab-leak hypothesis is plausible—a drastic reversal for a scientist who was involved in attempts to suppress information that COVID may have leaked from a lab. As NIH director in 2020, Collins worked with Anthony Fauci in the drafting, publication, and public promotion of Proximal Origin—a highly influential paper written...

Walk like a penguin: Keeping your winter balance

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – When winter storms hit, good balance can prevent falls and injuries — ranging from broken arms, legs or hips to back injuries and concussions. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control says slips and falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury across all age groups, except the 10–24 group. One in every 5 falls results in a serious injury, such as head trauma or broken bones. That’s more...

Rand Paul says Fauci should ‘go to prison’ over COVID-19 ‘dishonesty’

THE HILL – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that the former U.S. chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, should “go to prison” over his “dishonesty” in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and lying to Congress. “For his dishonesty, frankly, he should go to prison,” Paul said during a Sunday interview on WABC 770 AM. “If you lie to Congress, and you’re dishonest, and you won’t accept responsibility. For his mistake in judgment, he should just be pilloried....

Judge rules Alabama can move forward, become first state to perform nitrogen gas execution

USA TODAY – Alabama is on track to become the first state to execute an inmate with nitrogen gas later this month after a federal judge denied a request Wednesday to stop the procedure, which a top international human rights group called "alarming" and "inhuman." U.S. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker granted the state permission to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith with the new method. The state plans to put a respirator-type face mask over his...

Massachusetts Officials Pleading with Private Homeowners to Take in Illegal Aliens

Demand for shelter has increased as Massachusetts struggles to find newly arriving migrants places to stay after hitting a state-imposed limit of 7,500 families in its emergency homeless shelter system in Nov. 2023.

Trump to his voters: go out and caucus even if you’re “sick as a dog”

Des Moines, Iowa, CNN — The storied history of the Iowa caucuses has never seen anything like this. A fateful election year likely to put the country’s institutions to an extreme test opens Monday as the first-in-the-nation state shivers under a blast of perishing polar weather. But it’s not stopping Donald Trump from telling his voters to go out and caucus even if they’re “sick as a dog,” while urging them to punish enemies he branded...

911 call reveals ‘bad odor’ led to discovery of ‘Caddyshack’ actress Cindy Morgan’s body

PAGE SIX – The late Cindy Morgan’s body was discovered after her “worried” roommate called 911 about an unpleasant smell coming from the “Caddyshack” actress’ bedroom. “I just came out my room, and I smell a bad odor coming from the room,” the unidentified woman told a dispatcher in audio obtained by Page Six. The roommate explained that she lives in a “shared apartment” and that one of her tenants was “MIA.” “I’m not sure if...

New antibiotic kills deadly, drug-resistant bacteria in ‘scientific breakthrough’

In animal studies, zosurabalpin was shown effective against a harmful bacteria that primarily affects hospital patients

Bud Harrelson, Shortstop for ‘Miracle Mets’ of 1969, Dies at 79

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Bud Harrelson, the slick-fielding shortstop who helped take the Mets to their astonishing 1969 World Series championship and the 1973 National League pennant, and who remained in a Mets uniform as a coach in the 1980s and their manager in the early ’90s, died on Thursday in East Northport, N.Y., on Long Island. He was 79. His death, at a hospice, was announced by Jay Horwitz, the Mets’ vice president...

Canada vows to defend its drug supply against Florida importation plan

ARS TECHNICA – Canada issued a warning Monday that it stands ready to defend its prescription drug supply from US importation plans—and also said the plans wouldn't work for the US, anyway. "Bulk importation will not provide an effective solution to the problem of high drug prices in the US," Health Canada said in a statement. The defensive stance comes just days after the US Food and Drug Administration granted Florida authorization to directly import cheaper...

Howie Carr: Masking COVID truth (Biden needs the Panic)

BOSTON HERALD – Have you ever noticed that the lower Joe Biden sinks in the polls, the more the hysteria about COVID is ramped up in state-run media? After all, the Panic worked so well for the Democrats in 2020. The Wuhan flu was, as Jane Fonda candidly put it, “God’s gift to the left.” So now it’s election year again, which means that in three… two… one…. The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Like Freddy...

Amalija Knavs, Mother of Former First Lady Melania Trump, Dies at 78

A patternmaker from Slovenia, she and her husband became naturalized U.S. citizens with the help of their daughter and then a focal point in the debate around Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Animal shelters are overwhelmed by abandoned dogs. Here’s why.

Man's best friend is increasingly being abandoned on the street, often by people facing financial hardships who can no longer afford to feed or house them.

Scientists destroy 99% of cancer cells in lab using new technique with ‘vibrating molecules’

Researchers have found the "molecular jackhammer" method to be effective in the laboratory and on mice, the "challenge is to translate this" into human treatment options
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