Alabama’s abortion law addresses an urgent human rights issue

(CNN)The Alabama pro-life law signed into law Wednesday addresses a human-rights issue: the right to life. The argument that only a woman’s body is at stake doesn’t work: from conception, a pregnancy involves at least distinct bodies that of the fertilized egg which contains a distinct and new blend of DNA (from mother and father), all that is needed to become a baby, and that of the mother. It is dangerous when a society ignores the rights of the young and innocent. There are various statistics about the prevalence of abortion. The Guttmacher Institute claims that nearly “one in four women in the United States … will have an abortion by age 45.” There were more than 3.78 million babies …

Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health care company, has already lost its No. 2 executive

New York (CNN Business)The No. 2 executive at Haven, the health care company backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway, has left nine months after joining the fledgling firm. “Jack played an important role in the early stages of Haven, but we understand his decision to leave the company for family reasons,” a spokesperson told CNN Business. “We want to thank him for all of his contributions.”

Pakistan doctor arrested after 400 children diagnosed with HIV

Authorities investigating if Muzaffar Ghangharo, who has Aids, knowingly spread virus A few months ago, Fatima Emaan came down with a persistent fever. So her father, Syed Shah, took the infant to a few doctors, including a local child specialist in Ratodero, a small city in Pakistans south. But the visits seemed only to worsen the 16-month-old girls condition. In February, a doctor told Shah his daughter was presenting the symptoms of HIV. On 1 March, her results came back. They double- and triple-checked it and told us that Fatima is suffering from HIV, Shah said. Shah says his daughter was the first child to be diagnosed in what has become an HIV epidemic in the district, with doctors in …

Pain and Glory review life meets art in Almodvar’s wistful extravaganza

The director delivers another sensuous and deeply personal gem as Antonio Banderass ageing film-maker faces up to death Pedro Almodvar has found a more intensely personal register than ever for his tender new movie about an ageing film director in retreat from his profession, facing ill health, depression and the decline of his powers. Its Almodvars 21st feature: maybe it could be called Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Someone Put The Baby Face Filter Over The Characters From The Office And The Result Is Hilarious

Someone on Reddit posted the characters from the comedy with Snapchat’s baby face filter, which scrunches your head and gives your chubby cheeks and giant eyes, effectively transforming any face into an adorable child. Check out all your favorites from the show as kids so cute that Angela would want to put them on a poster. Michael Scott Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Dwight Schrute Rodrigo Gianesi Dwight Schrute played by actor Rainn Wilson was inspired by his own family. “I brought to the writers a bunch of pictures of my family, a very eclectic and trailer park-y bunch,” Wilson said. “That gave them the idea that Dwight’s background might be more rural or white trash. It was introduced in …

1 in 7 babies is born underweight, with dire consequences for their health, global study says

(CNN)Over 20 million babies around the world — about 1 out of every 7 — were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study. In the United States, 8% of babies born in 2015 had low birth weight, compared with 7.5% in 2000. High-income countries as a whole showed some of the slowest progress, with a combined low birth weight rate of 7% that persisted between 2000 and 2015, according to the study. “Weight is the single most important factor about you at your birth that predicts your future health,” said Professor Joy Lawn, director of the London School of Hygiene …

The Trump economy is hurting most Americans. Statistics won’t fool voters | Robert Reich

If Democrats speak to the practical economic needs of Americans, theyll have a chance to win against Trump in 2020 The award for this years Biggest Backhanded Compliment to Trump goes toWhite House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who recently predicted a Trump victory in 2020 because people will vote for somebody they dont like if they think its good for them. Trump is the least popular president to run for re-election in the history of polling but Mulvaney thinks Americans will vote for him anyway because unemployment has hit a 50-year low, wages are rising and economic growth exceeds 3%. A CNN survey by The Washington Post and ABC News published on 7 May, more than 80% of …

Virginia VA hospital evacuated for ‘unknown chemical odor’ that turns out to be urine sample

The Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, Va., was evacuated on Wednesday after an “unknown chemical odor” was smelled in the facility. The facility’s air quality was being tested, and two members of hospital staff who “came into contact with the substance” were placed under medical observation, according to a Facebook post from the facility. It turns out the “unknown chemical odor” was urine. A spokesperson for the hospital told WTKR that the “pungent, overwhelming” stench was from a sample. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “We are looking into this matter, and we are concerned for our employees’ and veterans’ safety,” spokesperson John Rogers said. The building was given an all-clear around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and the …

A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

The therapy dogs that helped the Parkland survivors got their own yearbook page, and yes, we’re crying.

After the devastating Marjorie Stoneman High School shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, a number students and faculty experienced debilitating symptoms that often accompany a traumatic event. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can take many forms, affecting both the body and mind years after the inciting incident. There are several forms of therapy that have been proven helpful for those living with it, but one that brought a great deal of comfort to the Parkland students involved 14 adorable, four-legged friends. These therapy dogs have been a staple at Marjorie Stoneman High School ever since the shooting, acting as non-intrusive, comforting, mobile support systems that students can turn to whenever they need. The students have dealt with …

The 2020 Democrats as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

(CNN)(THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS — proceed with caution) Even with the slew of recent deaths on the show — RIP, Jorah Mormont — there are still a massive cast of characters to wrestle with as we move toward the end game. What else, you ask, has lots of characters and drama with an uncertain ending? (Amazing segue, right???) Why, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, of course! With 21 official candidates all seeking the Iron Thro — er, Democratic nomination — it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. (Sidebar: 60% of the time my wife and I are watching “GOT” is filled with me saying, “Wait, who is that again?”) Maybe this will help …

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world — is today announcing that it has picked up $484 million, a Series E round of funding that will catapult its valuation above the $1 billion mark. The funding is a milestone for a couple of reasons. GetYourGuide says it is the highest-ever round of funding for a company in the area of “travel experiences” (tours and other activities) — a market estimated to be worth $150 billion this year …

Maisie Williams says her ‘Game of Thrones’ fame affected her mental health

(CNN)Maisie Williams says fame has had a negative affect on her mental health and self-esteem. While she has tried to move past what people have said online, Williams, 22, said she still thinks about comments that hurt her. “I still lie in bed at, like, 11 o’clock at night telling myself all the things I hate about myself,” Williams said. “It’s just really terrifying that you’re ever going to slip back into it. That’s still something that I’m really working on, because I think that’s really hard. It’s really hard to feel sad and not feel completely defeated by it.” Last month, her co-star and friend Sophie Turner, who plays her show sister Sansa Stark, said she dealt with depression …

Campaigners Say Koalas Are Already Functionally Extinct. Here’s What That Means

Koalas are adorable, chlamydia-riddled fluffballs – and functionally extinct, say campaigners.  The sad news comes courtesy of the Australian Koala Foundation, who say that there are now fewer than 80,000 koalas in the wild. The figure is significantly lower than previous estimates and is resulting in excessive inbreeding that experts say will harm the viability of any future generations. The warning comes just weeks after a UN report revealed close to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction within the coming decades unless we see “transformative change”. Functional extinction stands in stark contrast to numerical extinction. The latter being when a species has declined to just a handful of individuals so that there is no chance of future breeding. Just think of Lonesome …

Human trafficking victims recount tales of being forced into modern-day slavery: ‘It was a living hell’

“C” who asked that her identity be withheld, recalled in a recent interview how she was forced into sex work when she was just a young teenager from a broken home. The dark trade of human trafficking – in which people are traded or sold for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation– has been a persistent problem across major cities and idyllic rural communities in the United States for decades. Recent years have shown awareness building around the issue, but many are still unaware of the true victims of trafficking. While many perceive most trafficking victims as foreign nationals smuggled into the country, an overwhelming majority of victims are born in the U.S. “[The] average person seems to …