Toxic caterpillars spark health scare across Germany

People suffer rashes and breathing difficulties as warm weather brings infestation Marauding caterpillars with toxic hairs have brought parts of Germany to a standstill, leading to closures of swimming pools, restaurants, public parks and sections of the motorway. Oak processionary moth caterpillars, named after the nose-to-tail processions they form to travel between the oak trees they devour, have fine, long hairs with an irritating toxin that can cause blistering rashes, feverish dizzy spells and asthma attacks. For years, the caterpillar used to be a relatively rare sight in Germany, found only in isolated areas of woodland. But following a this years mild spring and warm, dry summer, the oak processionarys nests have been found in large numbers all over the …

Graphic Images Of “Flesh Rotting” Cocaine Cut With Cow De-Wormer Will Put You Off Drugs For Life

Warning: This article contains graphic medical imagery. If the idea of heart problems, sweat-dripping anxiety, and environmental vandalism wasn’t enough to put you off cocaine, then take a look at this medical case report.  Published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases back in 2016, doctors in the Colombian city of Medellín detailed 11 cases of people whose skin turned a deathly deep purple and began to die as a result of abusing cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer.  All of the patients’ ears had necrosis, where the tissue turns black and dies due to irreversible damage to cells. One of the patients even had necrosis occur on his penis. Another common symptom was retiform purpura across their body and face, where the skin …

Wellness Startup’s Generic Viagra Ads Flout Facebook Rules

On television and radio, the ads are fairly innocuous: “Hey guy,” a female narrator says playfully in one TV spot for Hims, a men’s wellness brand that sells prescription drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, oral herpes, social anxiety, hair loss, and other conditions. “Hi there. Welcome to Hims.” The ad invites viewers to “get ED treatment started for only $5,” next to a close-up of a young man pressing a white pill seductively to his lips. What appear to be customer reviews are superimposed over the image: “Should have done it years ago and I feel like the young stud that I always imagined I was," says one. "Outstanding product, works above and beyond our expectations," reads another. Much like …

2020 Democrats Face Deep Divide On Obama’s Legacy

Kamala Harris’ attack on former Vice President But another moment revealed a different source of tension inside the Democratic Party, one that may play a significant role as the top contenders for its 2020 nomination seek to distinguish themselves from Biden: the legacy of the president he served as a loyal lieutenant, NBC News moderator José Diaz-Balart prefaced a question about whether Biden would deport immigrants whose only offense was arriving in the U.S. without papers by noting that the “Obama-Biden administration deported more than 3 million Americans.” Donald Trump] is doing is absolutely … immoral.” Biden went on to say that undocumented immigrants who have not committed a crime would not be “the focus of deportation.” “On this issue, …

Staff ‘threatened’ at Belfast leisure centre

The fires mark William of Orange’s victory over the Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and supporters say they are an important part of loyalist culture. Image copyright Gary McKeown Image caption Avoniel Leisure Centre closed early on Sunday due to the “potential threat to staff” In its note to councillors, the council said the matter would be reviewed on Monday morning and it would remain in contact with police. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it would make inquiries. The Alliance Party leader Naomi Long said the situation was “absolutely disgraceful”. “The community should not be deprived of facilities because of thuggery,” added the MEP, who is based in east Belfast. …

Pompeo unveils human rights commission, critics suggest it may rollback protections

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new commission to examine the role of human rights in US foreign policy and which rights should be “honored,” raising fears that the Trump administration may be trying to roll back protections for women, LGBTQ groups and minorities. Pompeo argued that the definition of human rights has grown fuzzy, that the concept is now sometimes used to defend “gross violations” and that the US has to be “vigilant that human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes.” Critics worry commission will ‘weaken human rights’ But many see the commission as “a new body designed to weaken human rights,” as New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, …

Please Do Not Attempt The Breatharian Diet, You Need Food To Live

An Instagram “influencer” has been slammed by doctors after promoting “breatharianism” to her 13,000 followers. Breatharianism, in the traditional meaning, is a belief that it’s possible for humans to survive without eating food. Breatharians claim that food, and sometimes even water, is not necessary for humans to live, and instead people can keep themselves alive with breathing and sunlight. It’s a safe bet to say that the only people who have tried it for a sustained period of time are either lying or dead. There have been a number of cases where people have died in an attempt to follow the diet, including one Scottish woman who wrote in her diary during her last few days that she believed refusing to …

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

The heat wave that scorched Europe last week felt like a red alert of climate change. Death Valley was cooler than southern France, where temperatures reached a record-breaking 114.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But as the heat broke and returned to the relatively temperate 80s, another forewarning emerged. Civilizations need to adapt and protect themselves from extreme heat. More than anyone, the French are aware of just how deadly extreme heat can be. In 2003, a heat wave lasting two weeks killed an estimated 15,000 people in France—and 70,000 throughout Europe. By comparison, this June heat wave lasted just four days. It will take time for authorities to determine the “excess mortality” it caused, but the precautions, including cooling centers and misting …

Nancy Pelosi Slams Young House Progressives As Tiny Squad With No Support

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has issued a surprisingly scathing attack on the cadre of progressive freshmen women who have established high profiles among the chamber’s Democrats, dismissing them as having a “public whatever” but lacking significant political backing. greatest threat to mankind is the Along with Ocasio-Cortez, frequent Pelosi critics among progressive Democrats elected in 2018 include Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and  Pelosi dismissed the women’s political clout in an What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?”) that she too often caves to the Republicans on legislative matters. increased funding to deal with conditions at the U.S border with Mexico but lacked humanitarian guarantees for detained immigrants, particularly children. Pelosi insisted that the bill — which the squad of four “All these …

Summer dilemma: Can you wear flip-flops to work?

“What we wear is very much a part of our identity,” Ms Mair says. “It’s a way of saying: ‘We expect you to behave in a certain way.’” But dress codes can be seen as a form of social control, she says. “The idea is to create uniform behaviour, as well as a uniform look.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employers must be careful about sexual discrimination when they dictate dress codes What employers need to be particularly careful about is relaxing dress codes for women in warm weather and not for men, she adds. “If [male] employees in customer-facing roles have to wear a suit, a tie, and a long-sleeved shirt”, while women can “wear summer dresses and …

Health trust apologises for ‘serious failings’

‘Limited chances’ She said the patient’s limited chances of survival from her illness, liver disease, were dependent on her receiving timely and appropriate care. In a statement to BBC News NI, the NHSCT said the patient’s treatment had fallen short of the accepted standard. “We have apologised unreservedly to the family of the patient that the treatment and care she received fell short of the standard that we strive to achieve,” it said. “We have identified and taken on board the learning from this case and this will continue to be reflected in practice going forward.” Related Topics Coleraine NHS Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Customer Secretly Films A Hooters Kitchen And People Are Disgusted

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment – very few of us choose to go to Hooters for the quality of the food. Sure, the wings, fries and onion rings are tasty enough but as far as memorable culinary experiences go… well, that’s not really the point is it? Image credits: Image credits: ViralHog. “My intentions were to have a few adult beverages and possibly some of their wings. To my surprise, I noticed multiple health and safety violations. Ranging from raw chicken on the floor, dirty drinks left on the counter. Even cleaning out the bottom of the fryer with the same utensils used for food service.” ViralHog “I witnessed three managers on duty two in the front …

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 …

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 …

People Are Posting Photos Of Working Cats (25 Pics)

There have been numerous cats who held real jobs as well. For example, when Empirical Brewery in Chicago noticed that their grain is being eaten by rodents and insects, they started thinking about the best way to solve this problem and decided to get four cats who now stroll around the 8,000 square foot brewery and look for anything they can catch. #3 You Come At The King, You Best Not Miss Experts say that this method of pest control is much more cost effective and humane. The use of cat eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and poisons, which is better for the environment. As for the humanity of it, the introduction of cats to a vermin-ridden area alone …

In Defense of Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is the internet’s favorite condiment villain. The egg, oil, and vinegar emulsion is a symbol not only for blandness, but for whiteness and all its attendant cultural appropriation and entitlement. It symbolizes the whitewashing of culture. It looks like something extruded from a teenage pimple or a long festering wound. Plus, haters love to point out, it’s terrible for you. It’s all fat! And salt! And because of the eggs, it's dangerous! If you leave a potato salad made with it out too long at your BBQ, everyone could get salmonella and then you're literally a murderer. Do you really love mayonnaise enough to murder a Fourth of July party for it? Yes, I do. And it's worse than …