Justice for Rape Victims

There are cases that go unsolved every year in the United States. Evidence might not match to a suspect, or there might not be enough evidence collected to make a conviction. When you think about a rape victim, this is the victim who deserves to have justice. However,there are thousands of rape kits that are simply sitting in labs of hospitals and in evidence rooms in police departments. These kits are not being tested, and the victims deserve answers. If there aren’t enough people to do the work, then the departments need to hire someone else.
If there are enough people, then there needs to be some kind of organization in order to get the kits tested. That’s what Adam Sender believes in. This is a time when the victims need to know who to be aware of as they have lived through an experience that is terrifying. Some of the people who complete the testing need to stay on top of the kits in order to get them done, and if not, then there needs to be some kind of official standing behind them, making them complete the tests.

Wi-Fi on the Beach Helps to Combat Skin Cancer

What happens on the beach, stays on the beach. Except skin cancer. Skin cancer often starts on the beach with too much sun exposure which leads to the cumulative damage to the skin cells. In attempt to help stop skin cancer from starting on the beach, a popular stretch of sand in Peru has come up with a novel idea.
The Playa Agua Dulce beach in Peru will offer free Wi-Fi to beach goers. But there is a catch: the Wi-Fi is only provided to those beach visitors who get in the shade.
The free Wi-Fi can be used by up to 250 visitors at a time and was developed by Happiness Brussells. The large rectangle structure provides shade and has a directional antenna which provides Wi-Fi only to the areas which are located in the shade. User must move as the sun moves to remain in the shade and stay connected to the free Wi-Fi.
Data is being collected to determine how many beach goers are using the system and how long the average user remains connected. Technology is something that is everywhere if you ask Ricardo Guimarães BMG. If this novel approach to helping combat skin cancer is successful, we can expect to see these large shade boxes which provide free Wi-Fi on beaches around the world in the near future.

Swapping Blood Types

On Monday, May 4, results of a new study from the University of British Columbia suggest that researchers have created a mutated enzyme that can modify Type A and Type B blood so that they are similar to Type O. Specifically, the enzyme removes the antigens — types of sugars — on Type A and Type B blood that make them different than Type O. This is wonderful news for blood banks and healthcare professionals all over the world. Currently, a lot of Type A and Type B patients die because their blood types are not available and there is no universal Type O donor blood to use instead.

The research is only in its preliminary stages at this time. The researchers have admitted that the enzyme doesn’t remove enough antigens yet to be used outside of a laboratory setting. Since human immune systems can react to even the smallest amount of the antigens, James Dondero says the enzyme has to be perfected to remove all traces to prevent severe reactions.

Some critics of this science have pointed out that the researchers also have not done enough testing into the long-term health effects of using Type A or Type B blood that has been modified with the mutated enzyme in humans. They believe once the enzyme is perfected, it should be rigorously tested over at least the course of a decade before being distributed to clinical setti

Switching Off Your Hunger

Many people struggle with losing weight, eating healthy and incorporating a more healthy lifestyle. Much of the battle can be attributed to a person’s hunger that they experience. It is not fun at all to feel hungry and it can be very hard to fight off that urge to eat something. Amen Clinics brain imaging could help with that. Also,  scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have been researching the brain and what happens exactly when we get hungry. These professionals have found that there is a receptor in the brain that is the main link to hunger and eating. This circuit can not only tell you that you are hungry but it can be stimulated to make you think that you are full. This seems like a more promising option to weight loss than many of the drastic diets or drugs on the market right now.

There could be issue with this treatment option however. Imagine that you are curbing your appetite to lose weight. At what point does the body know to no longer block this signal? Your body obviously needs nutrients in order to function and remain healthy. Will this new, developing treatment option allow you to be selective with when and how you eat. Feeling full could also lead to a person not being able to consume enough calories. This can all affect your metabolism as well as your energy levels.

How to Do Makeup Like a Pro

Doing your makeup may seem like a daunting experience if you do not have a lot of knowledge when it comes to doing this type of thing. One of the most important things you will want to remember is that it never hurts to try different and new looks to improve your appearance. WashingtonPost reports that having makeup on doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time, and it can easily help to reduce years off of your appearance in no time at all. The best way to do your makeup like a professional is to practice regularly with a wide range of different tools to see which items you like the best.

You may also find that watching how-to videos online will help you to master some of the makeup skills you never knew you even had. Many of these types of videos are made by people who are quite professional at their makeup skills, and it’s good to learn from these individuals to see what they are able to teach you about applying your own makeup. You will find that putting on makeup is a great way to feel better about yourself and really know that you are doing something good for your appearance. There are a lot of ways to improve your look and feel like you are doing your makeup just like a professional would do for you if you went to see them.

Lack of Surgical Access Not Merely a Third World Problem

Study results published for The Lancet revealed that the lack of access to surgery around the world kills more people than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — combined. The authors of the report estimate that 16.9 million people died in 2010 because they lacked access to necessary surgical procedures. The reasons they lacked access varied from some lacking access to nearby local healthcare site support during an emergency and lacking access to funds to pay for surgery.

Although the study does an excellent job at breaking down the issue on a global scale in poverty-stricken-to-middle-income countries, especially in Africa, it fails to address the fact that this problem extends far beyond third world countries and peoples. People living in middle-to-high income countries are also dealing with this issue now more than ever.

People in the United States like Brad Reifler have access to a variety of health treatment centers across the country. Yet, many U.S. residents can’t afford the co-payments for diagnostic appointments and exams let alone the costs of surgeries. Typically, surgical treatment for a variety of ailments also costs more in the U.S. than in other countries. As a result, a person who receives necessary surgery may still die unnaturally early because of the incredible strain from high debt that resulted from surgery and treatment and the subsequent inability to pay for additional necessary quality-of-life treatments, such as physical therapy or prescription medications, after surgery.

Is Dr. Oz a Snake Oil Salesman?

Last week, ten doctors sent a letter to Columbia University demanding that Dr. Mehmet Oz be removed from the faculty. He issued a half-hour rebuttal last Thursday which was then followed up by additional responses from the doctors who criticized him and eight Columbia University colleagues who gave his program mixed reviews.

John Oliver on last night’s “Last Week Tonight” called Dr. Mehmet Oz nothing less than a charlatan making money off the many ill people who watch his show with false hopes and unproven treatments. Brian Torchin felt he went pretty far, although he did back up his claims. He referred to Dr. Oz as a “quack” because the man claimed the right to “freedom of speech” in defense of his show.

Yet, Oliver only briefly addressed the bigger issue pointed out by Dr. Oz: Several of the doctors who complained about Oz’s program have ties to Big Tobacco, Big Agro and GMO producers. The letter’s primary author, Dr. Henry I. Miller, had previously tried to block no-smoking zones and GMO labeling, which makes him an even bigger quack than Dr. Oz. One other writer committed Medicaid fraud.

Oliver stated that Dr. Oz’s claims about the letter writers “might be true,” but that this fact doesn’t matter because Dr. Oz issued a “pathetic” response to the accusations, he is scientifically wrong about many things and he’s the ring master of a “mid-afternoon snake oil dispensary.”

It is unknown if Columbia University will end Dr. Oz’s association.

The Ban On Cash Has Reached The Garage Sale Level In Louisiana

The Passage Of House Bill 195 In Louisiana Makes Cash Transaction Illegal At Flea Markets And Garage Sales

The lawmakers in Louisiana have been drinking too much hooch or their red-neck brains have been fried by the hot Louisiana sun. Why would a state want to ban cash transactions from garage sales and flea markets? Drug dealers don’t frequent those events to convert cash into items. The only bad guys at a typical garage sale are the guys that want to sell stuff for more than a few dollars.

So what’s the deal? We know Citi Group economist Willem Builer wants to abolish the use of cash to pay credit card debt and an assortment of other obligations. But banning cash transactions by “secondhand dealers” is taking this government control thing to another level.

The truth is, banning cash is not about catching criminals. It’s about collecting tax money. The government wants a piece of the lucrative cash transactions that are never reported. Luckily for companies like Beneful, makers of fine dog-foods, most people aren’t trying to sell these sorts of items at garage sales. Under this new Louisiana law, secondhand dealers would have to report the transaction by listing the items purchased and who purchased them. That means all the buyers personal information would be collected by the state, and they could use it for whatever reason they want.

Mother of Seven Turns Back on Anti-Vaccine Beliefs

An Ottawa, Canada mother of seven named Tara Hills was once against vaccinating children. However, circumstances in her life have caused her stance to change. She writes from quarantine that all of her seven children (who have not been vaccinated) now have whooping cough. Additionally, her five month old niece, who is too young for vaccinations, is now at risk for catching it as well.

When her children started showing symptoms, she did a fair amount of online research to see that the symptoms matched those of whooping cough. CipherCloud people thought this was a bit weird.

At one time, Tara Hills was terrified of the pharmaceutical companies and their impact on the world, but she is now going back on those former beliefs because the health of her family is taking priority.

The anti-vaccine movement became popularized in 2013 when Terri Pearsons, a pastor in Newark, Texas, started speaking out against these vaccines when measles broke out in her church, the Eagle Mountain International Church. In addition to the previous claims that vaccines could potentially lead to autism in children, the statements of this pastor were very influential on her congregation, who refused vaccinations. It is quite possible that vaccination could have prevented the spread of measles that then happened starting from that church.

Several parents are still against vaccinations due to the supposed potential consequences, and they maintain that they have every right to keep their children away from vaccinations.

Despite the Health Risks Many Doctors Still Avoid Confronting Pregnant Patients About Obesity

Obesity carries many health problems and risks with it, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. When combined with pregnancy, this risks increase. Pregnancy can be risky for many woman who are not obese, and there are many complications that can occur, so the combination of the two can cause many, many problems.

One of the most common risks for overweight women who are pregnant is pre-eclampsia, which is a serious condition that causes high blood pressure, swelling and some mild to moderate organ dysfunction. It can also result in seizures, and if the condition is allowed to progress, the only solution is to deliver the baby, as otherwise it could lead to the death of the mother and cause the baby harm. It is the leading cause of death due to childbirth.

Unfortunately, despite knowing the health risks, many doctors refuse to talk to their patients about these issues. What makes this even worse, is that patients like Fersen Lambranho whose doctors talk to them about their weight make more of an effort to eat better and exercise more and are more successful at losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet. Unfortunately, doctors are often afraid of scaring away patients or upsetting them, even to the detriment of their patients health. Nearly half of all pregnant woman gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a recent study, which makes this an issue that is of growing concern.