Does 5G pose health risks?

These waves travel shorter distances through urban spaces, so 5G networks require more transmitter masts than previous technologies, positioned closer to ground level. Radio waves are non-ionising The radio wave band – used for mobile phone networks – is non-ionising, “which means it lacks sufficient energy to break apart DNA and cause cellular damage,” says David Robert Grimes, physicist and cancer researcher. Higher up the electromagnetic spectrum, well beyond those frequencies used by mobile phones, there are clear health risks from extended exposure. The sun’s ultra-violet rays fall within this harmful category, and can lead to skin cancers. There are strict advisory limits for exposure to even higher energy radiation levels such as medical x-rays and gamma rays, which can …

I’ve Never Been More Unhappy Than When I Was Thin

As told to Céline Gobert, HuffPost Québec. My name is Sonia Tremblay and I fight every day for the inclusion of marginalized bodies in society. A marginalized body is one that does not meet society’s typical standards of beauty. For example, black women, the physically disabled and fat people are considered marginalized bodies. It feels to me like the biggest taboo is against fat people. I’m a size 16-18, or XXL if you will. Even today, clothing chains don’t have (or have very little) space for sizes 16 and above. And when they do, the clothes are displayed out of the way — on the top floor, in the basement, at the back of the store. It’s like these stores are …

Scientists Believe Snail-Slug Hybrid Is Spreading Potentially Fatal Brain Parasite In Hawaii

A half-snail, half-slug creature is likely responsible for the spread of a brain-invading parasite in Hawaii, according to a study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This “semi-slug” is capable of carrying a high concentration of rat lungworm parasites, a small roundworm that affects the brain and spinal cord to produce meningitis-like symptoms. Already this year, five cases of the infection have been reported in both visitors and residents of the state, half that of 2018’s cases. But to understand how people come into contact with the parasite, we first need to understand its lifecycle. The adult form of the parasitic nematode can only be found in rodents, but snails and slugs that eat rodent feces can …

40 Of The Funniest Sleeping Memes Ever

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Politics, policy and procedure of Muellers upcoming Congressional testimony

Lawmakers wrestle constantly about policy. This is the right approach for defense. No, this is the right policy for defense. No, you’re both wrong. Pols may be at odds over how to handle issues at the border, immigration, health care or even the debt ceiling. Their disposition may be right or flawed. But it doesn’t matter. Lawmakers don’t have to be right on the policies they support or reject. Original Article : HERE ;

Hospital Informs People About The Difference Between Urgent And Emergency Care In Delightful Ads (4 Pics)

Urgent care – or emergency care? Both of them sound super serious if you ask me, so it’s definitely going to be in your interest to get to the right place for help, as soon as possible. A Florida-based healthcare service knows this and has provided convenient and amusing roadside billboards for people’s information, and so their emergency rooms don’t get clogged up with people seeking treatment for bee stings. Image credits: BayCare describes itself as a “leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions.” Like any medical service, they recommend that you visit your primary …

Hunt: I expect Brexit by Christmas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Andrew Neil interviews Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has refused to guarantee that the UK will leave the EU before Christmas, but said he “expects” it to happen by then. He would not say when Brexit would take place if he became PM, telling the BBC: “I’m being honest with people”. Rival Boris Johnson said the UK would leave by 31 October “come what may”. He also defended his remarks on the UK ambassador in Washington, who quit this week over leaked criticisms of Donald Trump. Mr Johnson added he did not accept that his failure to support Sir Kim Darroch during a debate on …

The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoinand Lost

In 1952, The Saturday Evening Post christened Rockdale, Texas, “The Town Where It Rains Money.” An estimated 100 million tons of lignite coal lay buried a few miles south of the city limits, and Alcoa had just swooped in to build a $100 million smelter that would use the cheap energy source to produce aluminum for fighter planes, skyscrapers, auto­mobiles, and more. “At the mere mention of somebody blowing into town with $100,000,000 to spend, many citi­zens were seized by attacks of vertigo,” wrote local author George Sessions-Perry. “Others merely went off and lay down in an effort to regain their composure. Then things began to happen.” Seemingly overnight, Rockdale’s population doubled to 5,000. A photo accompanying the Post story …

Mum ‘left in dark’ over son’s hospital treatment

He has been receiving his treatment at the hospital’s current home in the Sciennes area of Edinburgh until now. The Sick Children’s Hospital had been due to move to its new £150m building in Little France, on the outskirts of the city, on Tuesday. But last week Health Secretary Jeane Freeman told NHS Lothian not to go ahead with the opening after inspectors found problems with the ventilation system. The announcement was made on Thursday. The following day, Danielle, from Balerno, received a letter which said that Teddy was to have blood tests in the new building at the beginning of August. Related Topics NHS Edinburgh Original Article : HERE ;

Why We See the Colors of Faces Differently Than Other Things

As setups go for studying how people see colors, this one isn’t even the weirdest: a room full of assorted objects, like Lego bricks, strawberries, and ping-pong balls. Bring people into the room and give them a computer. Tell them to use a mouse to adjust the color of a big spot on the screen, like a color-picker tool in reverse. Then a researcher would point at one of the objects and say, basically, make that spot on the computer be the same color. Easy, right? The yellow Lego, the red strawberry, the white ping-pong ball. That’s what color vision is for after all. It uses the photoreceptors at the back of your eyeballs and a lot of computational neurocircuitry …

Justice Dept. probing whether J&J lied to public about talcum powders cancer risk: report

Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York. (Reuters) But in recent years nearly a dozen juries have concluded that J&J knew some of its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products contained asbestos and did not make the information available to consumers, the report said. Such cases have cost J&J more than $5 billion in payouts to plaintiffs, the report said. J&J has since sold the Shower-to-Shower brand to another company that has an agreement with J&J protecting it from any asbestos lawsuits linked to the brand, according to Bloomberg. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In March, a jury in California awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed J&J products caused …

Delaware activist could become first ever transgender state senator

Washington (CNN)Transgender activist Sarah McBride announced Tuesday that she’s running for a Senate seat in her home state of Delaware. McBride said the experience of caring for her late husband through a battle with cancer shaped her focus on health care, particularly her charge to increase access to paid family medical leave. “I don’t want anyone to go through that experience, but I also know that thousands of people are going through it every day,” McBride said. The incumbent for the 1st District, Democratic state Sen. Harris McDowell, announced on July 1 that he will retire at the end of his term in 2020. “I’ve long looked to the Delaware state legislature as a place where real change is possible,” …

UK ‘not acting fast enough’ on climate change

She also aspired to the UK hosting a hugely important global climate summit next year. But the CCC said that the UK was already stumbling over measures needed to achieve the previous target of an 80% emissions cut. Its report says new policies must be found to help people lead good lives without fuelling global warming. Policies are needed to ensure that people living in care homes, hospitals and flats can stay cool in increasingly hot summers. And ministers must show how funds will be found to protect critical infrastructure – like ports – from rising sea levels. The committee said unless it delivered on these issues, the government would not have the credibility to host a global climate change …

Train killer ‘would panic on rail journeys’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell lived with Pencille at her flat in Farnham When she was questioned in court about why, on the day of the killing, it apparently took her more than nine hours to work out what her boyfriend had done, Mitchell said: “I’m a bit slow.” “If someone tells a joke, I don’t pick up on it until five minutes later,” she explained. In the hours after the killing, as Mr Pomeroy’s teenage son and other traumatised passengers were supported by the police, on-the-run Pencille had called Mitchell to collect him and take him to their Farnham home, about 15 miles from the scene of the stabbing. He discarded clothing and took a shower. By …

Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Have Signed Up For A Not-So-Secret Invasion Of Area 51

More than 280,000 people have already declared that they will be attending a Facebook event later this year called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” What happens if this joke event actually goes ahead is anyone’s guess. Maybe they’ll find the Roswell alien hanging out with Elvis and Tupac, maybe they’ll discover the film set where the Moon landings were staged, or maybe they’ll all get stopped. If I were a betting man, I’d probably put my money on the latter. After all, Area 51 is fiercely guarded by an army of so-called “camo-dudes” whose sole purpose in life seems to be to keep trespassers out of the top-secret military base. Ironically, it’s located just 129 kilometers …

Child suicide bomber kills at least 9, wounds more than a dozen at Afghanistan wedding

Afghan security forces gather at the site of Monday’s suicide attack near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) The bombing comes on the heels of a string of targeted explosions striking fear in feeble communities and claiming lives across the ravished nation. On Sunday, the Taliban executed a devastating suicide car bombing in the central Afghanistan province of Ghazni, claiming the lives of 12 people and wounding more than 150 others. VENEZUELA’S WAR ON …