KFC demoted an employee for wanting to pump at work. She just won a $1.5 million lawsuit against them.

Women have been re-entering the workforce after giving birth for decades now. You would think that employers would know how to treat new moms back on the job, but apparently some people still have a lot of learning to do. When Autumn Lampkins was hired to be an assistant manager at a Delaware Kentucky Fried Chicken just months after giving birth, she was told her new job wouldn’t interfere with her need to pump breastmilk. Instead, it did nothing but interfere. Lampkins claimed the KFC outlet gave her a hard time for wanting (and let’s face it, needing) to pump breast milk during her working hours. Lampkins filed a lawsuit against her former employer, stating she was demoted over it. …

Girlfriend Asks If Shes Wrong To Leave Boyfriend After Learning That He Was Raped, Gets Destroyed With Responses

iStock / Sjale) iStock / Marjan_Apostolovic (not the actual photo) Baffled, people tried their best to explain why this whole situation was so, so terrible “Rape DESTROYS people. It stays with them, it makes them feel subhuman. How dare you leave a man that honestly deserves so much better than an inhuman psycho like you on his own after he just broke down! He probably feels betrayed and ashamed. Good luck getting him to open up again; you’ve CRUSHED him. You took his heart that he gave to you and crushed it right in front of his goddamn face. Then you just left because boo hoo, he’s somehow “less manly” to your judgmental ass.” “That’s what your boyfriend feels. That’s …

The Surprising New Connection Between Schizophrenia And Our Guts

An international team of researchers have discovered an interesting link between human gut bacteria and schizophrenia, a severe long-term mental health condition, whose underlying molecular mechanism still continues to elude scientists, adding to evidence that the two may be connected. Schizophrenia is a name that loosely encompasses a range of psychological symptoms and behaviors, including psychosis, delusions, and hallucinations, all of which occur in the brain. However, a study published in Science Advances suggests that the gut microbiome may actually lead to some aspects of schizophrenia. “We understand schizophrenia as a brain disease,” co-author Professor Ma-Ling Wong, from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, said in a press briefing as reported by Discovery Magazine. “But maybe we need to …

‘Austerity continues unless Hammond spends’

And that could mean cuts in other areas it added. “The provisional totals set out in the Autumn Budget imply that day-to-day public service spending will increase by 6.1% – £18.2bn – between 2018-19 and 2023-24,” the IFS report said. “This would outstrip population growth, putting per capita spending on an upward trend. “But this would not be enough to meet the cost of the government’s existing spending commitments on the NHS, defence and overseas aid while avoiding cuts elsewhere.” ‘Health priority’ But a Treasury spokesman said public investment would hit peaks not seen since 1979. “The chancellor has said that the Spending Review will take place in 2019, and that is the right moment for government to make long …

One Half Of NASA’s Twin Astronaut Study Is Running For The Senate

Mark Kelly, astronaut, naval aviator, and husband to former member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords, has announced he is running to be US Senator for Arizona, putting science at the center of his campaign. Kelly’s biography has so many features media outlets don’t know which to highlight, but to IFLScience he is most notable for being half of a major study with his brother Scott, also an astronaut. Scott and Mark are identical twins. Through some combination of their identical DNA and a shared childhood environment, both became astronauts and the only twins to both reach space. NASA saw the potential of the situation, and used Mark – whose four voyages beyond the atmosphere totaled 54 days – as a comparison for the …

Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Doug Sweeny, from US primary care provider One Medical, says giving doctors the flexibility to work remotely greatly improves their quality of life. “The virtual team, they may have kids at home, they may be in places like Hawaii,” he says. “It works brilliantly, it actually helps if you need a flexible schedule or are in an area [where] we don’t have bricks and mortar.” Quality of life is one thing, but telemedicine is also about hard-headed economics. Image copyright Celina Schocken Image caption Celina Schocken is a fan of online consultations with her doctor Celina Schocken has gone to the doctor virtually for a year. “You go to the app and request a consult, and then it assigns you …

Many black pupils’ education ‘dumbed down’

Prof Steve Strand analysed data on six million children in England’s schools between 2005 and 2016. Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) are a type of special educational needs that covers support with mental health problems and challenging behaviour. Motor maintenance Challenging behaviour is a big factor in pupil exclusions and shifts to alternative provision. Prof Strand said: “Black Caribbean children may be suffering an inappropriate and narrowed curriculum, from unwarranted over-identification, particularly [in] secondary schools. “This might mean they get less academically challenging, more vocationally orientated work perhaps,” he said, “like being shifted from maths to motor maintenance, or experience a lowered expectation of what they can do. “From the factors that we have measured – socio-economic background, …

The World’s Insects Are On The Verge Of A “Catastrophic Collapse”

The world’s insects are heading towards a “catastrophic collapse” – and if the insects go, it’s bad news for the rest of us. The worldwide decline of insects has been detailed in a major new meta-analysis published in the journal Biological Conservation that has reviewed 73 historical long-term reports of insect declines from across the globe, most of which happened to be carried out on populations in Europe and the US. They concluded that up to 40 percent of the world’s insect species could face extinction within the coming decades. This is especially jarring when you consider their essential role in the wider ecosystem as pollinators, let alone the fact they make up around two-thirds of all land-dwelling species on the planet. “If insect species losses …

Ozzy Osbourne out of ICU, recovering from flu complications

“He’s doing great. He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own,” Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced on “The Talk” on Tuesday. Ozzy, 70, has been plagued with medical issues recently. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Last month, the Black Sabbath frontman postponed several tour dates in the US and Europe after developing a severe upper respiratory infection. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trojan Horse Treatment Shows Promise Against Six Different Types Of Cancer

Researchers have concluded the Phase I/II global clinical trial of a new type of cancer drug that can penetrate tumor cells and attack them from within. This “Trojan Horse” approach was employed in advanced, drug-resistant cancers and showed promising results in a small percentage of them. The findings, reported in The Lancet Oncology, saw the tumors either shrink or stop growing in 27 percent of patients with bladder cancer, 26.5 percent of patients with cervical cancer, 14 percent of ovarian cancer sufferers, 13 percent of those with esophageal cancer, 13 percent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, and 7 percent of those with endometrial cancer. Unfortunately, no changes were reported in men with prostate cancer. The new drug is called Tisotumab …

Democrats Have A Real Shot Of Getting Somewhere On Paid Family Leave

The U.S. is inching closer to a paid family leave policy this year, catching up to essentially every other country in the world. On Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plan to reintroduce the who need to care for sick family members or are experiencing serious health issues. “There is very serious momentum,” DeLauro told HuffPost, explaining why this year is different. “We’ve got a new Congress, we’ve got the largest majority of women and young people.” Finally, family leave is at the “center of the debate, rather than the fringes,” she added. DeLauro and Gillibrand first introduced the bill in 2013. But this year they have a Democratic majority in the House, where it’s expected …

John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress In History, Dies At 92

John Dingell Jr., the Michigan Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress, diedThursday at age 92. Dingell was reportedly in “He is my love and we have been a team for nearly 40 years,” she tweeted Wednesday. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Dingell will “forever be remembered as ‘The Dean’ of Congress,” noting his roles in passing the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. An old-school Democrat, Dingell represented southeastern Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives for 59 years before retiring in 2015.  Upon hearing of his retirement plans, President Barack Obama called Dingell “one of the most influential legislators of all time,” a sentiment he echoed when awarding the longtime congressman the …

Thomas Markle Shares Private Letter Allegedly Written By Meghan Markle

Thomas Markle may have just sabotaged any remaining possibility of a relationship with his estranged daughter,  The former Hollywood lighting director recently shared excerpts of a five-page handwritten letter he said the Duchess of Sussex sent him in August, months after he skipped her royal wedding on May 19 to Prince Harry. Daily Mail, which published the excerpts on Saturday.  HuffPost reached out to Kensington Palace, which had no comment.  Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas, who lives in Mexico.  The duchess also criticized her father for the lies of his “other daughter” ― Samantha Grant, who is the duchesses’ half-sister.  Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Drapers Hall, London.  “If …

Bill Gross Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO. Father: Sewell “Dutch” Gross, a steel company sales executive Mother: Shirley Gross Marriages: Sue (Frank) Gross (1985-2017, divorced); Pamela Roberts Gross (divorced) Children: with Sue Frank: Nick; with Pamela Roberts: Jeff and Jennifer Education: Duke University, B.A. in Psychology, 1966; University of California at Los Angeles, M.B.A, 1971 Military: US Navy, 1966-1969 Other Facts:Billionaire, bond investor, philanthropist and avid stamp collector. Founder, former co-chief investment officer and managing director of PIMCO, one of the world’s largest mutual funds. Under Gross, PIMCO became the world’s largest bond fund manager. Timeline:1966 – While recuperating from injuries suffered in a serious car accident, Gross teaches himself to count cards in blackjack. …

The battle is on between Trump and his Democratic foes

(CNN)A clarifying week in Washington showed how ugly the war of oversight between President Donald Trump and House Democrats will become and dug new battle lines in the most intense exchanges yet of the 2020 campaign. “The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. Trump also pivoted toward 2020 in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, laying out his clearest thematic blueprint yet for his re-election bid. The President proclaimed that an economic “miracle” was …