Seattle Children’s Hospital operating rooms shut down after a patient dies of mold infection

(CNN)A patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital has died from a mold infection. Gaps in air filtration is believed to have been key in the presence of mold, Bernal said. While the hospital works with outside industrial hygienists to clear the rooms of Aspergillus contamination, all 14 of the hospital’s main operating rooms remain closed, Bernal said. “We are systematically implementing improvements and corrective actions, and then retesting the air to validate our efforts have been effective. It is difficult to predict when we will be able to safely resume operations but our patients’ safety is our priority and we will reopen our operating rooms when we are confident they are safe for patient care,” Bernal said. Aspergillus is a common …

Meet the Murderinos, the massive fandom for the grisly ‘My Favorite Murder’ podcast

The true crime explosion ignited by podcasts like Serial and NetflixsMaking a Murderer has spawned a massive ecosystem of murdery content. One of the biggest and most passionate fandoms on the internet today centers around two funny women and their obsession with real murder headlinesboth new and historical. Their podcast, My Favorite Murder, has 19 million monthly downloads by conservative estimates. And the enormous community that gathers around it (whose members refer to themselves as Murderinos) has a storied past full of infighting, fractured Facebook groups, merch gone wrong, and subreddit drama. This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet content on stage) talk with u/TinaBelcher4Prez, the moderator of r/MyFavoriteMurder, the unofficial (but …

30 Suicide Survivors Share How Happy They Finally Are

Attempting suicide once puts someone at higher risk for doing it again, but on this Bored Panda list, you will see photos from people who found happiness after surviving their attempt. One important way that an attempt survivor can reduce future suicidality is to attempt to change their perspective, and through their hopeful messages, you will see these people are on the right path. Scroll down below to see some inspiring survivors and upvote your favs. #1 9 years ago I was suicidal and ready to die, now I’m my week old son’s favourite place to fall asleep. #3 Two years ago I attempted suicide and was in the hospital for 5 months. The doctors told me I would stay …

3 Ways Weed Has Improved My Sex Life Betches

Here’s a very millennial humble-brag you probably haven’t heard before. While the idea of having sex without alcohol was once unthinkable, I now don’t like drunk sex much at all—but think high sex is completely incredible. In college (and I know I’m not alone in this), sober sex just never really happened. Being drunk nearly constantly didn’t help, but sex seemed like something you could only unlock after getting drunk and brave enough to meet up with someone. It was a way to pull back from the experience and be less aware of what was going on. I know this all sounds a little tragic, but hey—not all of us had fairytale romance in college. I had fun, I’m fine, and …

30 Classic Paintings From Various Art Periods Digitally Recreated With Modern Celebrities

Artists from the old site called Worth1000 (now Design Crowd) gathered in a photoshop battle of Modern Renaissance. The idea is to capture the moment and recreate famous paintings of Renaissance but with a modern twist. That is, to digitally manipulate these paintings to have faces of 21st-century celebrities in them. From Rembrandt’s self-portraits to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, these Photoshop wizards tamper digitally with the best artworks in art history. And while some works are undoubtedly better than others, the result is very entertaining, nonetheless. More info: #2 Hugh Laurie This is a 1783 painting called Portrait of Alphonse Leroy painted by Jacques-Louis David. The main subject of this art piece is a doctor and man-midwife named Alphonse …

4 Steps To Maintaining Your Mental Wellness

Sabriya Dobbins Updated July 3, 2019 By Natalie Allen Mental health can be such a dynamic subject because at any given moment, we are all on a spectrum. Some days we are at the top of our game while other days, we do not know how things could get so low. In a world where poor mental health is becoming the leading cause of death, addiction, and tragedy, we need to take it seriously more than ever. We must never forget that there is always hope. There are a few things that we can do to keep ourselves abreast of our mental wellness: 1. Do the unproductive things. Yes, it sounds ridiculous but being unproductive can be so therapeutic. As …

Plastic surgery ‘addict’ who had ribs removed says family fears procedures will kill her

Kristen Snider, 28, first went under the knife in 2010, and has had over 20 procedures since including getting several ribs removed to achieve her “dream look.” (MDW Features) But photos allegedly taken after Snider’s procedure do purportedly show that the 10th ribs were removed. “In the typical person you’re not losing protections of your organs,” Dr. Barry Eppley, who has performed rib removal procedures, previously said. “I wouldn’t recommend it for an athlete though.” Snider also told the news outlet that she had several procedures done on her face to drastically change her appearance. “I had jaw contouring, chin contouring, a lip rift, rhinoplasty, cheek implants, forehead reshaping and a brow life,” she said, according to mirror.co.uk. “My first …

Pig ear dog treats linked to ‘multidrug-resistant’ salmonella outbreak in 13 states, CDC says

The CDC said 12 people have been hospitalized as a result of the salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats. (CDC) Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials later collected pig ears from retail stores where those in the state who were sickened reported buying them. The pig ears were later analyzed and tested positive for salmonella — though the specific outbreak strain was not identified, according to the CDC. “Investigators are checking to see if any human illnesses are linked to those strains. Retail locations where sampling occurred have removed pig ears from shelves,” the CDC noted, adding a common supplier has not yet been pinpointed. Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps. Illnesses are …

Bernie Sanders manages to torpedo Democrat healthcare ideas, including his own

After his lackluster debate performance, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to regain some momentum in the Democrat presidential sweepstakes. Appearing on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos, Sanders couldn’t explain how his Medicare for All scheme is actually going to work. Bernie on government-run health care plan: “You don’t have the taxes unless you have the program”https://t.co/kQa0NPqHFv pic.twitter.com/ciSRga4dQd — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 30, 2019 Feeling cornered by other Dems, he is now saying the “public option,” which is the healthcare Holy Grail for leftists, will be unaffordable. “You talk about a public option, many people will not be able to afford a public option.” This is after he admitted during Thursday night’s debate that he would, in fact, be raising taxes …

Scores of protesters wounded and seven dead on Sudan’s streets

Security forces block roads and fire teargas in Khartoum in first protests since army crackdown Seven people have died and nearly 200 have been wounded during huge demonstrations in Sudan, the first large-scale protests since a crackdown on a camp early in June left at least 128 people dead. Tens of thousands took part in protests across the country on Sunday. In Khartoum, the capital, protesters demanded that the ruling transitional military council (TMC) hand over power to civilians, as security forces fired teargas at them. Kabashi, you are a liar the revolution has just started, the protesters chanted, referring to the TMC spokesman Gen Shams Eddin Kabashi, and: Blood for blood, we wont accept compensation. Soliman Abdel-Gabar, acting undersecretary …

Electric cars ‘will not solve transport problem’

CREDS is an academic consortium of more than 80 academics across the UK. “Car use is a massive blind spot on government policy,” Prof Jillian Anable, one of the authors of the report, said. She added: “For many years ministers have adopted the principle of trying to meet demand by increasing road space. “They need to reduce demand instead.” What’s your diet’s carbon footprint? What is a climate emergency? How can I help? But what about people who depend on their cars? The authors say there will always be people who depend on cars, especially in the countryside or suburbs. But, they point out that many young people in cities are choosing not to buy cars. Instead they are using …

This Is What You Need to Understand About Relationship PTSD (Because Yes, Its Real)

Tony Massey Updated June 30, 2019 By Gabriel Bastelli You’re free. The toxic relationship you’ve felt trapped in for so long is finally over. You’ve methodically scrubbed your life to remove all traces and memories of your ex. You’ve vowed to focus on healing and moving forward. As time passes, you’ve successfully renovated the chaotic spaces he created in your heart and mind into sanctuaries of peace and tranquility. Then you began to notice a shift. Your calmness and joy are frequently interrupted by strange sensations of fear and grief. Without explanation or warning, at times you find yourself overwhelmed with anxiety. Certain songs, movies, thoughts, or locations trigger what feels like a rebellious revolt by your emotions. Your brain …

Freeman ‘overruled’ opening of sick kids hospital

Image caption The new hospital had been due to open in autumn 2017 The health secretary said she was informed on Tuesday that the “final validation check” of the ventilation system in Critical Care at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People was not meeting national standards. She said: “Because this was picked up so late I want to be sure that all other safety checks in the rest of the hospital are also conducted again. “The decision I took was that it was too great a risk.” Image caption Staff were ready to leave the old Sick Kids hospital Ms Freeman said she should have the results of the additional safety checks “very soon”. If everything was …

Kourtney Kardashian Reveals Exactly What She Eats – Are You Surprised?! – Perez Hilton

Kourtney Kardashian has revealed exactly what she eats — and her diet may surprise you!! The 40-year-old reality TV star has taken up the keto diet for the second time, according to a post she just published on her lifestyle website Poosh. The reality TV star has arguably never looked this good, which is quite the achievement considering she’s got three children and just recently turned the big 4-0! But according to her blog post on Poosh, the credit for all of this goes to her strict and repetitive keto diet, where she allows herself to get enough nutrients without pushing her body too hard and caring for her general health all the while. In the blog post, she wrote about …

A New Approach to Treat Mental Illness: Electrical Engineering

Brain disorders impact more than 25 percent of Americans, and such disorders are projected to cost more than one trillion dollars annually by 2050. In response, the federal government launched the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative in 2013 to uncover how the human brain works as an electrical machine. This group of researchers has been tasked with answering the following question: What if mental illness could be treated with electrical engineering? While the human brain contains nearly 100 billion cells that create and process electricity, human brain augmentation has largely been limited to drugs that target brain chemicals. By discovering how the brain computes, we hope scientists will be able to develop new treatments and bend the projected …

21 Truths About Pregnancy Your Doctor Might Not Have Told You

Some of these illustrations highlight the more well-known struggles of being pregnant, such as the wild mood swings that make you cry at the silliest things – but are you prepared for the crazy costs of maternity clothes? Not to mention being prepared for how other people will treat you seeing your growing belly – yes they will ask to touch it. Scroll down below to check out these hilarious pregnancy comics and don’t forget to upvote your favs! #1 Dr. Jolene Brighten, a naturopathic doctor and author of the book Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth, explained that women’s hormones shift during pregnancy. The result, she said, “Sometimes we can see lower dopamine levels, which will cause you to …