Study Finds Roughly 19 Million Exposed To Toxic Compounds In Drinking Water

water, a new study has revealed. study released Monday by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. According to the Heightened cholesterol levels are one of the most prevalent findings in people exposed to PFAS, the Aside from the prevalence of PFAS in everyday products, a major challenge of eradicating the substances is that they are not biodegradable, earning them the nickname “ A map of contaminated sites across the U.S. provided by the study and created using data from the EPA, the Defense Department and Northeastern University, shows that drinking water systems throughout Michigan were hit hardest. Most of those cases were not close to Flint, the city that is still recovering …

Chicago woman accused in Iowa sister’s stabbing death not guilty due to insanity, judge rules

A medical examiner also found seven stab wounds to the upper right back and two wounds to the upper right arm, determining “Lakeisha died from multiple sharp force trauma,” WOI-DT reported, citing court documents. FORMER IOWA SOFTBALL STANDOUT, 25, KILLED BY APPARENT STRAY BULLET; POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE ILLEGAL HUNTER Last week, Polk County Judge Jeffrey Farrell found McDuffy not guilty of first-degree murder by reason of insanity after mental health experts reported that she showed symptoms of severe schizophrenia disorder. Both sides in the case hired psychiatrists to evaluate the defendant. In 2018, District Judge Heather Lauber originally found McDuffy incompetent to stand trial and “a danger to public health and safety.” McDuffy was committed to the custody of the Iowa Department …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal Baby Sussex’s name

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.” WHERE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S ROYAL BABY FALLS IN THE LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE After Archie Harrison was born on Monday morning, a beaming Prince Harry, 34, told reporters, “The baby is a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it. That’s the next bit.” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son made his debut on May 8. The child’s name has yet to be revealed. (Getty) WHO WILL BE THE ROYAL BABY’S GODPARENTS? Duchess Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, first debuted their son …

You Should Really Cut Down On The Protein Shakes Here’s Why

Muscleheads and Instagram fitness influencers, you might want to take a second look at your protein shakes and bulking-up snack bars. Amino acids, the building blocks that make up proteins, are essential for life and they’re especially important if you’re looking to bulk up. However, a new study on mice has thrown light on the negative side effects of over-using super-high-protein supplements. The research, published in Nature Metabolism, suggests over-consuming branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) – a common component of protein shakes and other weight-gain supplements – could result in unwanted weight gain, negatively affect your mood, and even shorten your life. As with anything, especially nutrition, the golden rule is variation and moderation. The study’s authors argue that their work highlights the importance of mixing …

New Faith-Based Trump Rule Lets Doctors Refuse To Perform Abortions and Transitions

President abortions and gender transitions, for moral or religious reasons, threatening trans people and patients seeking reproductive health care. “Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based charities,” Trump told his audience of faith leaders at the White House on the National Day of Prayer. “They’ve been wanting to do that for a long time.” 440-page Health and Human Services rule that religious conservatives call “conscience protections” spells out specific services that health care workers and patients could refuse to provide or pay for based on their beliefs, such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide. The rule also endorses parents’ rights to refuse specific types of care for their children, including …

States Are Repealing Laws That Cap Financial Aid To Low-Income Families

Teresa Wiltz But in recent years, so-called family cap laws have fallen out of favor. Last month, Massachusetts became the latest state to Massachusetts joins New Jersey, which effectively repealed its cap last year as part of its budget — after two previous attempts were vetoed by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. California repealed its maximum family grant rule in 2016. Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia still have family caps in place, according to the Urban Institute. According to the The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law came to a similar conclusion in a 2016 In Massachusetts, the repeal means that a family will receive …

Facebook pivots to what it wishes it was

In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time having thoughtful discussions in “meaningful” Groups, planning offline meetups with Events or laughing together in a Facebook Watch party. In reality, Facebook is a cluttered mess of features that seem to constantly leak user data. People waste their time viewing inane News Feed posts from “friends” they never talk to, enviously stalking through photos of peers or chowing on click-bait articles and viral videos in isolation. Facebook will never shake this reputation if it just keeps polishing its old features. Functionally, FB5 means placing Groups near the center of a freshly tabbed interface for both Facebook’s website and app, and putting suggestions for new ones to join …

Scientists successfully 3D-print heart from human cells

Image: Dell  If you own a Dell laptop or desktop then there’s a very good chance your machine is vulnerable to attack simply by visiting a malicious website. The good news is, Dell has released a patch to close the security hole. As ZDNet reports, 17-year-old security researcher Bill Demirkapi discovered a vulnerability (CVE-2019-3719) in the Dell SupportAssist utility which allows an attacker to remote execute code. This is achieved by getting a user to visit a specific website containing JavaScript code capable of tricking the SupportAssist app into downloading and running malicious files (with full admin rights). Importantly, no user interaction is required once the website has been visited and the JavaScript can be hidden inside an ad on …

Etika reportedly detained after fighting police officer

For the second time this week, popular streamer Etika has been detained by police. This time, though, video appeared to show Etika trying to strike an officer on the streets of New York. Now, his friends are reporting that hes in the mental health ward of a hospital on a 72-hour stay. According to streamer Alice Pike, Etikawhose real name is Daniel Desmond Amofahwas not arrested after his confrontation with police. A doctor just called me, she tweeted on Wednesday. He has NOT been arrested, he’s not going to jail. He’s at the mental ward of a hospital again, not saying where. I gave her as much information as I could that would make sure he STAYS in there for …

Etika tweets anti-Semitic, homophobic messagesthen gets arrested

Two weeks after that sent much of Twitter into a panic, popular streamer Etika is trending nationally for an anti-Semitic tweet. During an online rant that featured dozens and dozens of tweets on Monday morning, Etikawho has nearly 300,000 followers on Twitterwrote, Fuck the Jews. He has since deleted that tweet, but it was captured by screenshot nonetheless. bruh pic.twitter.com/tFKSwLLESO — Rod Breslau (@Slasher) April 29, 2019 Among other tweets he produced Monday, Etika wrote a homophobic slur and intimated that hes immortal and a god. He also wrote messages like It’s too late to stop me. I can’t be deleted now. My roar now echoes in the hearts of man, and You tiny brained mortals always DID fear what …

Japan’s Naruhito makes first public appearance as emperor

Imperial family greet Tokyo crowds six times from palace balcony in Tokyo Tens of thousands of people queued for hours to catch a glimpse of Japans new emperor, Naruhito, as he greeted the public for the first time since his fathers abdication. A smiling Naruhito, 59, appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday alongside his wife, Empress Masako, and other members of the imperial family. The forecourt was transformed into a sea of red and white as many wellwishers waved Japanese flags while others snapped photos on their phones. In a short speech, Naruhito told the assembled crowds that he was delighted and deeply grateful. A sea of red and white: the crowd waves Japanese …

These States All Have Some Major (& Scary) Abortion Restrictions In The Works

Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images These 7 States Have Some Major Abortion Bills In The Works, So Here’s What To Know By Shelby Black 2 days ago The fight for reproductive rights is becoming one of the most heated debates among the public in the United States. While pro-choice advocates are fighting against new measures attempting to limit abortion rights, these seven states’ abortion bills could prove to be some huge obstacles. Want to know more? Here’s a rundown. According to a March 2019 report from reproductive health group Planned Parenthood, over 250 bills restricting abortion have been filed by state legislatures among 41 states from 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, and more are being introduced every day. …

Trump Administration Sues To Kill Obamacare

Congress rendered the Affordable Care Act completely unconstitutional in 2017 by eliminating an unpopular tax penalty for not having insurance, the administration and GOP states told the court. If the ruling is allowed to stand, more than 20 million Americans would be at risk of losing their health insurance, re-igniting a winning political issue for Democrats heading into the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump, who never produced a health insurance plan to replace “Obamacare,” is now promising one after the elections. Wednesday, the administration said it had reconsidered in light of O’Connor’s ruling. “The remaining provisions of the ACA should not be allowed to remain in effect — again, even if the government might support some individual positions as a …