Future Of Obamacare Uncertain As Appeals Court Grills Democratic Defenders

The judges focused on whether the 2010 Affordable Care Act lost its justification after Republican President Donald Trump in 2017 signed a law that eliminated a tax penalty used to enforce the ACA’s mandate that all Americans buy health insurance. “If you no longer have a tax, why isn’t it unconstitutional?” Judge Jennifer Elrod, who was appointed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals by Republican President GeorgeW. Bush, asked attorneys for the Democratic officials defending the law during a hearing in New Orleans. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, is not expected to decide on Tuesday whether to overturn or uphold the ruling by a federal judge in Texas last year …

‘Why I gave my kidney to a stranger’

Image copyright Bev Bradbury Jones Image caption Bev only knows the person who received her kidney was very ill Bev, 48, from Cwmbran, became an altruistic kidney donor in April “I signed up to become a bone marrow donor last year and was sent a flyer about becoming a kidney donor – I read it and thought why not? “I am an impulsive person and I will admit I didn’t tell my family straight away. “My husband Paul and daughter Cassie were apprehensive but they knew there was no stopping me. “The process took a year and the doctors tested everything they could, so I had a full MOT. “I had the operation in April and I was in hospital …

Florida Mom Arrested After Video Of Daughter Licking Tongue Depressor Goes Viral

Florida woman was jailed on felony charges thanks to a licking a tongue depressor at a tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury, according to location station Ward was arrested after she posted a Snapchat video of her 10-year-old daughter licking the tonaccording to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report. Someone pointed out the video to the clinic, which asked police to investigate. “Don’t tell me how to live my life.” The clinic said it immediately removed medical items in the exam room and sanitized the area, according to Ward told “I mean honestly I wasn’t thinking,” she said. “I know what it’s like to, you know, have to worry about your kids’ health and stuff. …

Common Cold Virus Targets And Kills Bladder Cancer

After millennia of causing mild misery, the common cold virus is giving something back to humanity. A pioneering study has shown that a strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells.  Reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, scientists at the University of Surrey in the UK have treated 15 people with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer using a live strain of coxsackievirus, or CVA21, which typically causes mild flu-like symptoms. They were given an infusion of the bug through a catheter before undergoing surgery to remove and examine the tumors.  During surgery, one week after infusion, there was evidence that the virus had targeted and killed cancer cells in the bladder while leaving all other cells …

Australian seagulls could carry drug-resistant superbugs, study finds

(CNN)Some Australian seagulls are infected with superbugs resistant to antibiotics, according to new research, which raises concerns that the bacteria could spread from the birds to livestock or humans. The issue has become so acute that the WHO listed antimicrobial resistance as one of the 10 biggest threats to global health in 2019. “Antimicrobial resistance — the ability of bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi to resist these medicines — threatens to send us back to a time when we were unable to easily treat infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis. The inability to prevent infections could seriously compromise surgery and procedures such as chemotherapy,” the WHO said. Seagull’s eating habits could explain how the birds were infected with …

Jim Breslo: Free health care will attract more illegal immigrants to California hitting taxpayers with bill

the governor said. “Health care shouldn’t be one more worry.” Reading between the lines, Newsom may have mentioned rent and student debt to signal that he will work to get new government assistance for those expenses in the future. That would preserve his far-left credentials. But here’s a big problem: The policy of expanded health insurance obviously incentivizes more illegal immigration into the U.S. It also incentivizes illegal immigrants in other states to come to California. Under the expanded Medi-Cal program for illegal immigrants, it doesn’t matter when the young migrants arrived in the U.S., how they arrived, or what they have done since arriving. A young person brought to the U.S. as a baby 20 years ago by his …

Georgia Landlord Evicted Tenant For Having Black Guests Over: ACLU Lawsuit

The landlords of a north Georgia home are accused of evicting a white tenant for having her black co-worker and his 5-year-old son over to her home, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the “Maybe you like black dogs, but I don’t. So just get your stuff and get out,” Patricia McCoy allegedly said in a conversation Sutton claims she recorded. The lawsuit also details multiple alleged uses of the N-word by both McCoys, and a physical threat from Patricia McCoy to “stomp the shit out” of Sutton. The McCoys “If the allegations of this lawsuit prove true, then it provides a window into the types of pernicious racial discrimination that continues to this day,” Sean Young, legal director …

The Strange Saga of the Butt Plug Turned Research Device

Take it from sex researcher Nicole Prause: Cobbling together an orgasm detector that works on both men and women ain’t easy. You at least know that it has to go in the anus to detect the muscle contractions that the sexes share, so you begin with a butt plug. Many butt plugs, actually. “We ordered like 20 of these butt plugs off Amazon, and it messed up my recommendation engine for all time,” Prause says. To the butt plugs Prause added piezoelectric discs, which detect deformation. In the anus the device goes, and voilà: You’ve got a way to uniformly measure the physiology of orgasms. Alas, a complication: “The device was made for sexual stimulation, so it was sloped both …

For Black Women With Means, Money Isn’t The Only Barrier To Abortion Access

It is mostly women of color who will feel the impact of such bans, should these efforts take hold. Recent studies show women of color account for more than half of the country’s annual abortion procedures on average, and Black women specifically Linda Goler Blount, chief executive of the Black Women’s Health Imperative based in Atlanta, Georgia, is focused on ensuring that reproductive health access remains a right. Activist Byllyle Avery founded the BWHI in 1983. That same year, the group held its first conference on Black women’s health at the campus of Spelman College. Your organization is focused on Black women’s reproductive health. Will you explain why there’s a need for this focus? [Since our founding], we’ve been the only …

Some People’s Teeth Reveal Their Denisovan Roots

Unless you’re forced to have some unpleasant dental work done, it’s likely you will never know if you have a three-rooted lower second molar. If you do, however, it probably reveals your connection to the Denisovans – that mysterious species of human known only from a few fragments of bone and teeth. Most of the people of the world have two roots anchoring their second molars to the jawbone, even though the first molar usually has three. Some people get by with a single root to their second molar. In China, however, up to 40 percent of the population have three-rooted lower second molars, and something similar is true of people whose ancestry is primarily indigenous to the Americas. In other parts …

Reddits Manosphere and the Challenge of Quantifying Hate

Away from the main thoroughfares of r/Showerthoughts and r/mildlyinteresting, far from the light of r/aww, there is Reddit’s “manosphere.” It’s a confederacy of men’s rights subreddits, so named because it’s a place where women are unwelcome. Manosphere members might think of themselves as “involuntarily celibate,” like the man who drove a van into Toronto pedestrians last year, or something more empowered and oblique, like “men going their own way.” In either mode, they are united by their belief that modern men aren’t getting their due, and the usurpers, in their eyes, are women. Though the communities themselves tend to be relatively small—even big ones have only about 100,000 members—their impact is felt across the web. They incubate predator trolls, they …

I Suffer From DPDR Disorder 24/7 And I Want People To Know How It Feels (New Pics)

My name is Lulu and I am a 26-year-old living in Switzerland. I create comics that describe how it’s like to live with DPDR. I’ve previously shared my experience on Focus Outside Keep it

More than 40 Swiss military staff hit with vomiting bug

Four critical after members of academy in central Switzerland suddenly suffer acute gastrointestinal problems More than 40 military staff and recruits at an academy in central Switzerland were sent to hospital on Thursday after they suddenly fell violently ill, the government said. The Swiss defence department said that on Thursday afternoon, 43 recruits and members of the Jassbach academy in Linden, in Bern canton, suddenly suffered from acute gastrointestinal problems, with diarrhoea and vomiting. As a result, all 43 service members were sent by ambulance and helicopter to hospitals and military medical facilities, the department said. An army spokesman told the ATS news agency that four of those affected were in a critical condition. The authorities were still trying to …

Stevie Wonder announces he’ll be having kidney surgery in September

(CNN)Stevie Wonder will be taking a break from music. Wonder learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961. Since then, he has won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times. Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A Deadly Tick Virus, Extreme Seasonal Weirdness, and More News

A deadly tick can make you allergic to bacon and carries a mystery virus, cities are turning to Waze for help with car accidents, and you might be paying too much for your PlayStation 4. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines This meat-allergy tick also carries a mysterious killer virus. The Lone Star tick, famous for making people suddenly allergic to red meat, has a new weapon: the Bourbon virus. Scientists know little about how the Bourbon virus behaves, but they do know it can kill you, and they worry that it could be silently spreading through human …