This Thread On The Things Sex Education Failed To Teach You Has Gone Mega-Viral

Sex education in the US is somewhat lacking. Since the mid-1990s, over $2 billion has been spent on abstinence-only sex education programs in the US. Trump has indicated that he would like to increase spending in this area, at the expense of sex education that informs teens about contraception and protective sex. Safe sex isn’t the only thing you’re not being taught in school, it appears, as a mega-viral thread has shown. In a thread that’s been shared well over 100,000 times, sexual health advisor Kelly Grove explains a few things about sex people don’t appear to know yet, using some interesting props you’d probably never see in school. “I went to a private school and all they taught [was] abstinence,” one user wrote on …

Kuwait Academic Has Made Some Bizarre Claims About Homosexuality

An academic in Kuwait has made some bizarre claims regarding homosexuality in a video interview on Kuwait City broadcaster Scope TV. Dr Mariam Al-Sohel, who is not a medical doctor, claimed that gay men have a worm in their anus that feeds on semen. Luckily, like all snake-oil sellers, she has found a cure for it. The cure apparently works for lesbians as well. “The sexual urge develops when a person is sexually attacked. And afterward, it persists because there is an anal worm that feeds on semen. It feeds on sperm. So, what I did was to produce suppositories, which are to be used by certain people at a certain time. It cures those urges by exterminating the worm that …

Flint water scandal’s special prosecutor out after 3 years

“It recently became clear that discovery was not fully and properly pursued from the onset of this investigation,” Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud said in a written statement. “The decision to terminate Mr. Flood’s contract reflects our ongoing commitment to execute the highest standards in the prosecution of the Flint water crisis. Our standards demand a full accounting of all evidence that may inform the People’s investigation.” Flood, who was hired in 2016 by then-Attorney General Bill Schuette, didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment. Fifteen people have been charged in how Flint’s water became contaminated with lead as well as a related outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15. No one has been convicted of a felony. Seven people, including key …

How a missed tax bill of 167 can cost 2,065

‘It became very stressful’ The calculations by Citizens Advice were based on a resident missing the very first bill of the financial year, which typically cost £167 in England. As a result, the full bill of £1,671 could be levied. This outstanding bill would be lower if a payment was missed later in the year. Mark, who is unemployed and has mental health problems, is one of those who has faced such a situation. “Last year was not a good year in terms of my health or finances. I had so many debts that it became very stressful and hard to find a way to make my money stretch to cover them all,” the 53-year-old told Citizens Advice. “In August, …

Government Must ID Thousands More Separated Children Within 6 Months: Judge

The U.S. government must identify how many immigration policy last April, to an three monthsinternal watchdog report found that the Trump administration could have separated thousands more children from their parents even before its highly publicized separation policy took effect. In February, the Office of Refugee Resettlement said it was too much of a “o find the members of these families. Earlier this month, ORR officials  it could methodically keep track ongoing lawsuitCmdr. Jonathan White, the Department of Health and Human Services’ operational lead for the identification process, said in a report Thursday that the department could likely identify family members within a six-month window and explained that its previous issued an injunction The court order is exactly what we …

How quiet headphones and visual guides help autistic patients get better health care

Philadelphia (CNN)For most people, a visit to the doctor is fairly routine. But for individuals with autism, it can be a harrowing experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. As a developmental pediatrician, Ross realized how challenging life can be for children on the spectrum and their families. For nearly 10 years, she’s made it her mission to help them participate in everyday activities — like going to a museum, sporting event or traveling by airplane. Ross was honored as a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2014 for her work. Now, she’s turned her attention to health care. Working with Jefferson Health, she’s begun to train …

Los Angeles working to find missing seniors with help of ankle bracelets

SENIORS’ WEAKNESS FOR SCAMS MAY BE WARNING SIGN OF DEMENTIA One of those people included a 53-year-old woman with dementia who got lost around Christmas and wandered away from her family, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn told AP. The program started after Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman will Alzheimer’s died after wandering away from her husband during a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in late 2016. Her husband, Kirk Moody, 60, tried everything to find her, but AP reported he grew annoyed with law enforement and other agencies due to their lack of communication. “I called every county office there is,” Moody told AP on Wednesday. “And I found myself explaining things over and over because …

Bovine tuberculosis confirmed in Michigan cow herd, health officials say

FILE – Bovine TB primarily affects the animal’s respiratory tract, but can also spread to other parts of the body, according to MDARD’s website. (Associated Press) While the M. bovis bacteria can be transmitted to humans, decades of disease control in cattle and routine pasteurization of cow’s milk have significantly reduced the chances, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP To prevent the illness from spreading, the diseased animal must be culled from the herd, according to the MDARD’s website. It was working to identify and test cattle that had an association with the infected herd, the agency said in the news release. The Alpena County beef herd marks the 74th cattle …

30 Dumbest Ways People Managed To Get Injured

Getting injured is, universally, a crappy experience, however, it’s an unavoidable part of our lives as we all sometimes simply get into harm’s way. However, as most of the time we just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, there are also occassions when we ourselves put our health and wellbeing in danger by being… well, not the sharpest tools in the shed. And if you know that there’s something on the internet that you can always find, it’s people’s personal stories where there’s no filter for shame or shyness. Here are some of the funniest and silliest stories of how people injured themselves in ridiculous ways. Upside to all this? You might not feel so …

‘End pensioner benefits to help young’

It also says the triple lock guarantee for the state pension – which ensures the weekly allowance rises by a minimum of 2.5% every year – should be reconsidered. According to its report, many pensioner households are now, on average, better off than their working age counterparts, both in terms of income after housing costs and overall household wealth. Free TV licence recipients ‘richer’ Tax over-40s for old age care, say MPs “We are calling for some of the outdated benefits based purely on age to be removed,” said Lord True, the Conservative peer who chairs the committee. He said the universal benefits were “justified when pensioner households were at the bottom of the income scale, but that is no …

‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director John Singleton Is In A Coma Following Stroke – Perez Hilton

Eight days after suffering a stroke in the hospital, John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital, according to court papers. In light of his current condition, his mother Shelia Ward is requesting she be appointed his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions on his behalf while he is incapacitated. In the legal documents, it is noted that he did not have any medical directives in case of an emergency, but was engaged in several business deals and negotiations at the time of his stroke, with one lucrative settlement agreement set to be signed on or around April 30, which she would like to execute on his behalf. AP reports that his estate is valued at an estimated is $1.4 …

Medicaid expansion tied to positive gains for black babies

(CNN)A major part of the Affordable Care Act — the expansion of the Medicaid program — may play a role in shrinking the gap in premature birth and low birth weight between black and white infants born in the United States, according to a new study. Black infants are about twice as likely to be born at low birth weight and 1.5 times as likely to be born prematurely than white infants. Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. “Finally, we believe that important causes of all outcomes — and also causes of racial disparities in outcomes — arise from differences in women’s health before they ever …

Beyond Meat preps for IPO as rivals take bite out of food industry

Startup is the latest unicorn, with a valuation of about $1.2bn, to go public as its competitor launches the Impossible Whopper Wall Street is going vegan. At some point in the next four weeks, Beyond Meat, a pioneering plant-based meat alternative startup, will debut on Wall Street at a valuation of about $1.2bn. And in the meantime its rivals are cutting deals with some of the biggest names in food. Beyond Meat is the latest in a series of unicorns private companies valued at over $1bn to go public. And this one is edible. The company, based in El Segundo, California, was founded 10 years ago by tech entrepreneur Ethan Brown. It found early backing from legendary Silicon Valley financiers …

Indias Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service

Mfine, an India-based startup aiming to broaden access to doctors and healthcare by using the internet, has pulled in a $17.2 million Series B funding round for growth. The company is led by four co-founders from Myntra, the fashion commerce startup acquired by Flipkart in 2014. They include CEO Prasad Kompalli and Ashutosh Lawania who started the business in 2017 and were later joined by Ajit Narayanan and Arjun Choudhary, Myntra’s former CTO and head of growth, respectively. The round is led by Japan’s SBI Investment with participation from sibling fund SBI Ven Capital and another Japanese investor, Beenext. Existing Mfine backers Stellaris Venture Partners and Prime Venture Partners also returned to follow-on. Mfine has now raised nearly $23 million …

Jamie Lynn Spears Tells Britney’s Haters To GTFO Amid Pop Star’s Mental Health Issues! – Perez Hilton

While Brit stayed quiet, Jamie Lynn couldn’t leave without letting the woman have it. She snapped: Ha! “Tell em, gurl! Watch the vintage moment (below): View this post on Instagram Jamie’s Insta-guarding comes as Britney reaches the end of her 30-day stay at a Los Angeles-area mental health facility, which she reportedly checked herself into last month. Based on the latest we’re hearing from TMZ, Jamie would have been unable to force Britney into a mental health facility due to the type of conservatorship she has. The outlet reports that the songstress’s conservatorship does not allow a conservator — who would be Jamie, in this case — to force someone into a mental health facility. The outlet’s insiders insist that …