Couple In Mongolia Die Of Plague After Eating Raw Rodent Innards For “Health Benefits”

Misinformation can kill you, literally. Sadly that is what has happened to a Kazakh couple in Mongolia who died from the plague after eating raw rodent meat, which they believed to have “health benefits”. The town of Tsagaannuur, near the border between Mongolia and Russia, was quarantined for six days last week after the man and woman were diagnosed posthumously with plague, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told the Washington Post. After eating the uncooked innards of an infected marmot (a type of large squirrel), including the kidney, gall bladder, and stomach, they both succumbed to multiple organ failure within a week.   According to Ariuntuya Ochirpurev of the WHO, the man came down with a fever first, after …

What’s behind the absurd gamble on women’s rights and health

(CNN)Last week, Georgia joined the ranks of states in a sudden rush to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks after conception — before a woman may even know that she is pregnant. Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio passed similar laws this year. Alabama is taking its fight against choice even further, with a bill that not only bans abortions but makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion. The Supreme Court, first in Roe v. Wade in 1973, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, and yet again in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, has made it clear that placing an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose …

How Coca-Cola Controls The Health Research It Funds In Public Universities

Next time you read a scientific study, you might want to check who funded the research. It’s an open secret that many multinational companies dabble in the dark art of commercially funded research – especially health and nutrition research – and that has some worrying implications when it comes to transparency. A new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Policy, has shined a spotlight on soda moguls Coca-Cola and the provisions they use to control the scientific research they fund in public universities across North America. A team of policy and public health experts led by the University of Cambridge in the UK detail how Coca-Cola funds numerous piece of health research at public universities in the US and Canada, but maintains a clause in the …

Teen Shows The Difference Mental Health Glow Up Made To Her Appearance, Inspires Others To Post Their Pics

Twitter, talking about her depression, anxiety, and a recent eating disorder that she has overcome. A few days ago, Quenlin tweeted a few pictures, taken before and after she started dealing with her mental health problems. Image credits: Inspired by her honesty, many of Quenlin’s 1.08M followers started responding with their own photos cateosaurus ashleighfare BengtsonEbba Image credits: Image credits: One of the most common mental disorders among young adults in the US is depression. According to A major depressive episode is a period of at least two weeks of low mood that is present in most situations. Symptoms include low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, as well as problems with sleep, energy, and concentration. Alythuh imbribtw KnoxDowning …

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey to collaborate on new mental health series

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son.Image: Well, the wait is finally over.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put us out of our misery and revealed their newborn baby to the world. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry is ‘over the moon’ after Meghan Markle gives birth to a baby boy The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. on June 6, 2019. The new royal bundle of joy weighed 7lbs 3oz at the time of his birth.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their new son held a photocall at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England, two days after the birth.  The new royal …

Anti-vaxxers ‘have blood on their hands,’ says UK health secretary

London (CNN)The UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock said anti-vaccination campaigners were “morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible” and had “blood on their hands,” in an interview with The Times published Saturday. “If you don’t vaccinate your child, it’s not only your child that is at risk. It’s also other children, including other children who, for medical reasons, can’t be vaccinated,” he continued. “Vaccination is good for you, good for your child, and good for your neighbor and your community.” Hancock said that anti-vaccination activists were “campaigning against science,” adding, “the science is settled.” More than 500,000 children in the UK did not receive the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, according to the UNICEF report. Only two other …

Will Instagram Removing Like Counts Do Enough For Our Mental Health? Betches

studystudyare addictiveGiven that May is Mental Health Awareness month, this is a smart PR move on Instagram’s part, if nothing else. Instagram has known their platform is bad for mental health for , when Facebook and Instagram announced a feature that would tell users how much time they spent on the apps in an effort to improve people’s mental well-being. The “You’re All Caught Up” message was also intended to help with mental health, I guess so users can get a gentle reminder to get the f*ck off Instagram and go do something else (or at least, that’s how I perceive that notification). So on the surface, it seems positive that the company and platform that created these problems is …

Health coaching app Noom will expand its product team after raising $58M led by Sequoia

Health coaching app developer Noom announced today that it has raised $58 million led by Sequoia Capital. Other participants include Aglaé Ventures, the tech investment arm of French holding company Groupe Arnault, WhatsApp co-founder and former CEO Jan Koum, DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu, Oscar Health co-founder Josh Kushner, SB Project co-founder Scooter Braun and returning investor Samsung Ventures. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Seoul and Tokyo, Noom is best known for its direct-to-consumer weight loss app, but it also develops enterprise products, including an app focused on diabetes and hypertension. Noom’s consumer app competes for users with Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal and Weight Watchers, but its closest rival is probably nutrition and weight loss app Rise …

Sophie Turner On How Pressures To Lose Weight For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Affected Her Mental Health – Perez Hilton

She explained: This weight gain, according to the newlywed, caused HBO execs to request that Turner lose weight — making “I love myself now, or more than I used to. I’m now with someone that makes me realize, you know, that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose, and when someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you realize why that is, and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more.” Sadly, not everyone struggling with mental health has easy access to a therapist or Jonas Brother. Hopefully, that will change as society realizes how important mental wellness is. [Image via

Trump administration rules health staff can refuse care for religious reasons

New rule reinforces laws protecting conscience rights but ACLU says religious liberty being used to harm communities Doctors, nurses and other health workers can opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilizations which violate their personal or religious beliefs, under a rule issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. The rule, proposed more than a year ago, reinforces a set of 25 laws passed by Congress that protect conscience rights in healthcare, HHS said. Those laws allow health providers and entities to opt out of providing, participating in, paying for or referring for healthcare services that they have personal or religious objections to, HHS said. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce …