Experience: I didnt hit puberty until I was 19

It was assumed I was just a late bloomer, but the longer it went on, the more my confidence suffered As a kid, I was always small and never as strong as my peers, but what set me apart was that I had no sense of smell. At school, if somebody farted in class, I would be the only person who remained oblivious. Consequently, I always got the blame. Knowing something wasnt right, I told my mother, but she was working her guts out single-handedly to support three children. Because of my size, I was bullied almost daily. I went to a weight-training class and I could barely lift more than the bar. I enjoyed baseball and football, but lacked …

How You CAN Create Phenomenal Videos For Full Market Domination

Every other day, there is a new video software on the market. You hear the buzz and hype and you’re spending money buying yet another software. Do you really need another one? What if I told you, you DON’T? What if I told you, you already have the tools to make exceptionally great videos right now? I bet you have the tool on your computer catching dust. And that’s why I’m super excited to tell you about this! Social Video Suite is brand new (just released) that allows YOU to create professional, high quality videos better than the pros in minutes without buying yet another video software. That’s right. It leverages Microsoft technology and I bet you already have it? …

Many Adults In The US Need A Revaccination To Be Protected From Measles

With measles cases flaring up in many parts of the world, including the US, more people are becoming sharply aware of the importance of vaccinations. However, it’s important to note that some vaccinated adults in the US – namely those who received a measles shot in the ’60s – might still be at risk of illness and may require revaccination. Here’s everything you need to know. The measles vaccine was introduced to the US in 1963. One early incarnation of the shot, called KMV, introduced a dead inactivated measles virus into the body. Just like other vaccines, it was designed to spark up the immune system to produce antibodies against measles, thereby protecting them from the disease. However, the KMV dead virus …

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Brain Fix Damaged DNA

It seems strange that animals, us included, spend so much time vulnerably curled up with their eyes shut, totally unaware of our surroundings. While we might aim to get a solid eight hours in, giant armadillos sleep for 18 hours a day, while koalas snooze for an impressive 22 hours. So why did this bizarre behavior – which turns an alert animal into easy prey – evolve? Sleep has all sorts of benefits, from reducing stress and improving your memory to reducing your risk of heart disease. Now, scientists at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered yet another crucial benefit of getting some Zs – it helps your body repair damaged DNA. To conduct their study, the team turned to …

In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting ‘bottom line’ over patients’ health

(CNN)In a scathing decision, a federal judge blasted a subsidiary of the nation’s largest insurance company for focusing on the “bottom line as much or more” than patients’ health, saying the insurer illegally denied treatment to thousands of people. The judge also slammed the company’s medical directors for being “deceptive” under oath. Patrick Kennedy, the former US representative from Rhode Island who has long championed mental health issues, called the ruling “breathtaking” in its scope. For the mental health community, he equated it to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that found racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. “This ruling is the Brown v. Board of Education for the mental health movement,” Kennedy said. “The insurance industry is hellbent on …

Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species

Now they have. Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP) “This is the most different looking killer whale I’ve ever seen,” said Robert Pitman, a NOAA marine ecologist in San Diego. He was part of the team that spotted the orcas off Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They likely mostly eat fish, not marine mammals like seals, as other killer whales do, Pitman said. Fishermen have complained about how good …

Why Chinese Companies Plug a US Test for Facial Recognition

Last year, Chinese police arrested a man at a pop concert after he was flagged as a criminal suspect by a facial recognition system installed at the venue. The software that called the cops was developed by Shanghai startup Yitu Tech. It was marketed with a stamp of approval from the US government. Yitu is a top performer on a testing program run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology that’s vital to the fast-growing facial recognition industry. More than 60 companies took part in the most recent rounds of testing. The rankings are dominated by entrants from Russia and China, where governments are bullish about facial recognition and relatively unconcerned about privacy. “It’s considered the industry standard and …

How to Launch Your Own eLearning Academy Like Udemy , No Manual Work, No Complicated Or Recurring Softwares Required

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Space power plant and a mission to Mars: China’s new plans to conquer the final frontier

Beijing (CNN)China says it is working to develop a solar energy plant in space that could one day beam enough power back to Earth to light up an entire city. But with Beijing pledging to invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($367 billion) in renewable power generation — solar, wind, hydro and nuclear — by 2020, China might just have the financial firepower. The state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation hopes to be operating a commercially viable solar space station by 2050, according to a recent report in the country’s official newspaper Science and Technology Daily. Energy could be beamed to Earth via microwaves or lasers. But Pang Zhihao, a researcher at the China Academy of Space Technology, warned that the …

Detained physician puts Trump-Saudi relations back in spotlight

(CNN)The Trump White House’s mysterious and controversial relationship with Saudi Arabia is under fresh scrutiny over the case of a US-Saudi citizen who has reportedly been jailed, beaten and tortured in the kingdom. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was in Saudi Arabia last week to push his Middle East peace initiative and is close to the Crown Prince. But there has been no public indication that Kushner advocated on behalf of Fitaihi or inquired about the terms of his detention. There is already bipartisan anger in Washington over the administration’s response to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year. CNN has reported that US intelligence agencies have concluded that the …

New Drug Shown To Protect Mice From Lethal Influenza

Researchers have discovered a new molecule that could be key in protecting us against influenza. The team has developed a substance that mimics the behavior of antibodies and inhibits the virus from attaching itself to cells. The discovery is reported in the journal Science. The molecules are based on the attack strategy of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against influenza. These bnAbs attack the hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of the virus that influenza uses to bind itself to cells. In the study, the scientists report that their small compound can do the same. This molecule, known as JNJ4796, neutralized influenza A group 1 virus in the lab as well in a three-dimensional culture of human lung cells. It also showed that oral …

This vending machine can help save the environment — and save you money

In the battle against plastic pollution, Henry Pino has devised a weapon. He calls it the Ecopod, or as he likes to describe it: A vending machine with an environmental conscience. Creating a ‘circular economy’ EcoPod is built upon the circular economy model, which aims to reduce waste by prolonging the use of items like plastic containers by finding ways to refill or reuse them. “I’ve always been in love with the beautiful marine environment that surrounds my home city of Miami,” said Pino, 55. “With the circular economy [model], our goal is to help facilitate a more sustainable retail model that protects the health of our planet.” Susan Collins, president of California-based nonprofit Container Recycling Institute, thinks Ecopod has …

The Latest: Fundraising for FL hurricane victims falls short

Residents of a Florida Panhandle county devastated by a monster storm are feeling forgotten. Private fundraising on behalf of Hurricane Michael survivors is well short of fundraising for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Florence. Bay County, Florida, officials say they are thankful for the help they’ve already received, but they need more. The global attention the Category 4 storm first received quickly faded as national and international news media moved on to cover the midterm election and disastrous fires in California. There were no celebrity-studded telethons for Hurricane Michael victims as there were for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, or more than a dozen years ago for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. ___ Life is still a struggle …

New Treatment Delays (And Can Even Prevent) Autoimmune Disease Progression In Mice

Autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes are thought to affect as many as 50 million Americans. They can be chronic and, at times, even life-threatening, but because they are frequently “invisible” and understudied in comparison to conditions like, say, cancer, they are very often underdiagnosed.  While there are more than 100 different diseases that fall into this category, they all involve the same underlying mechanism. That of the body’s own immune cells attacking healthy tissues, believing it is under threat. Researchers are starting to understand the genetic and environmental underpinnings of autoimmune disorders. However, current treatment plans tend to have one major problem – yes, they destroy the misfunctioning immune cells but they also inadvertently destroy healthy immune cells, leaving patients with a weakened immune …

More addictive than cocaine, more fattening than bacon and its in everything you eat

Remember the big trans-fat scare of a few years back? You know, how McDonald’s was actively trying to poison us all with their anti-life French fries? “There’s trans-fat in those delicious fries! My God! Won’t somebody think of the children!” And yet nobody knew what the hell a trans-fat was. As if Mickey Dee’s would intentionally try and kill off its customers, right? Yes, but fast food is not healthy and kids and adults are getting fat because they eat it 12 times a week! Well, duh! The last time I checked, Ronald McDonald doesn’t come around to your house with a gun and force you to gnaw on fries and milk shakes. Pretty sure we have to go to …

In rural Kenya, women’s healthcare can be hard to access. This program is changing that.

Susan, a 25-year-old who lives in rural West Pokot, Kenya, has a daily routine. All photos via Pfizer. She wakes up at 6am every day to get water from the river. She prepares breakfast for her family. She gets her five children ready for school. Then she sets off for work, caring for her animals and plowing the earth on her farm. On her one day off a week, she takes her family to church. She loves spending time with her family and community. Susan, and women like her, have always played an important role in the local culture. However, they’ve often had challenges accessing information and resources about their health, including the importance of healthy timing and spacing of …