House of Representatives orders Pentagon to investigate whether ticks were once used as biological weapons

(CNN)The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons. The most common disease spread by ticks is Lyme disease, which can cause multiple symptoms including fever, muscle aches, joint pain, rash and facial paralysis. If left untreated, it could lead to arthritis, nervous system problems and heart problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the CDC, which also says that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2017, a total of 42,743 confirmed and probablecases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CDC, 17% more than …

Lizzo is a joyous inspiration but body positivity has come too late for the likes of me | Grace Dent

There was no such thing when I was a teen in the 80s; there was the heavenly Maria Whittaker on Page 3 and Sabrina in the Boys Boys Boys video As Page 3 and gorgeous strumpet Sabrina in the Boys Boys Boys video. I cannot speak for the pains of being too thin as it has never happened to me, nor can I speak for men, although Im sure Hasselhoff on Baywatch or Arnie pumping iron didnt help masculine self-worth. We lived our formative years through a time where the F word was perfectly acceptable: hes a fat git, shes run to fat, theyre as fat as butter. I recall no positive labels for bigger. And back then, on the …

Should we stop eating fish and chips?

Image copyright The Fish and The Chip Image caption Owner Aatkin Anadkat (centre) said he started thinking about the environmental issues around fishing during a break from work Mr Anadkat said during a recent break, he started researching fishing methods and became concerned. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An assessment by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea found cod stocks have fallen to critical levels Sustainable fishing is catching or farming fish and seafood in a way that considers the long-term future of a species. That means leaving enough fish in the ocean for the population to replenish, respecting their habitats with fishing practices and protecting the livelihoods of fishing-dependent communities. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) …

Dan Rather Rips Trump’s Environment Spin With ‘Crime Scene’ Analogy

Dan Rather has likened President Donald Trump’s recent attempt to spin the narrative on his environmental record to a “crime scene.” a speech at the White House on Monday to play down his administration’s attacks on environmental protections. “And indeed it was a crime, against facts, science and the health of our planet,” he added. Rather had earlier tweeted that Trump “claiming to be a steward of the environment would be a joke if it wasn’t such a deadly serious lie.” RELATED… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Trump Twitter Block Ruling Turned Against Her Trump Will Totally Hate The Latest Edition Of New York Magazine Rosie O'Donnell Suggests 2020 Job For Joe Biden, But It's Not President REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. …

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 …

Police leaders urge next PM: reverse cuts to tackle violent crime

Letter calls on winner of Tory leadership contest to provide funding to tackle violent crime Police leaders have written to the two Conservative leadership candidates to say whichever of them becomes prime minister should make providing more money to police and youth services their first priority. The letter from 10 Labour police and crime commissioners overseeing the four biggest forces, and others across England and Wales, was sent to Boris Johnson, who has said he wants to hire an cuts have gone too far. Since 2010, police funding and 19% drop in struggling to maintain an effective service. The number of police officers and civilian staff has fallen from 244,497 in 2010 to 199,752, though the government says police are …

Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

That included fruit juice (even with no added sugar), soft drinks, sweetened milkshakes, energy drinks and tea or coffee with sugar stirred in. The team also looked at diet drinks using zero-calorie artificial sweeteners instead of sugar but found no link with cancer. Ultra-processed food linked to early death How big is the cancer risk? The study concluded that drinking an extra 100ml of sugary drinks a day – about two cans a week – would increase the risk of developing cancer by 18%. For every 1,000 people in the study, there were 22 cancers. So, if they all drank an extra 100ml a day, it would result in four more cancers – taking the total to 26 per 1,000 …

Preterm Birth Affects Personality And The Quest To Find Love As Adults

If someone says coming too early can hinder your love life, they’re probably not thinking of being born before the due date. Yet an enormous meta-study has found preterm babies are less likely to form romantic partnerships as adults and also have fewer children of their own. These effects aren’t inevitable, but currently almost nothing is being done to improve social outcomes for those born early. The health consequences of very early birth are well known, but effects on personality get less attention. People born before 37 weeks are more likely to be shy and withdrawn, which led Dr Marina Mendonça of the University of Warwick to explore how this influences their romantic lives. In JAMA Network Open, Mendonça reports that those born more than …

I Show My Poor Relationship With Junk Food And My Own Body Image (10 pics)

DiscomfortFood is about my body, my self-image, and my mental health through the lens of junk food. Specifically, the junk food that I personally abuse. For me, that is pizza, pasta, potatoes, popcorn, Pepsi, pie. Carbs and sugar, ice cream, burgers, and salted fries! More info: Instagram | When I conceived the DiscomfortFood series, this image was one of the most important ones in the whole series. Sour Cream Glazed doughnuts are my 2nd favorite type. Two beef patties Honey crullers are my absolute most favorite. Double chocolate dip Shot before I conceived of the DiscomfortFood series, this image laid the groundwork for the ones that would follow. Salt So salty. DiscomfortFood The cowl is actually a kitchen curtain. Glitter

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

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 …

On National French Fry Day, your questions about fries, answered

(CNN)From curly to crinkle-cut, shoestring to steak, poutine to disco, July 13 is about celebrating one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Well, the short answer to that they come from Belgium — but also, not really. Though the origins of fries can be traced to Belgium, the French, Belgians and Spanish can’t seem to agree where the idea sprouted and grapple for the claim to greasy fame. American soldiers in World War I first encountered the fried potato in Belgium. Crediting the dominant language of the region, they dubbed them french fries. But it’s worth noting that different versions of the fried potato are a worldwide love, whether in India or Kenya. Who brought french fries …

White Arizona Man Charged In Slaying Of Black Teen Over Rap Music

The Washington Post reported. According to the statement, Adams told investigators the teen was playing rap music before heading into the store, which made him feel “unsafe.” He claimed to have been attacked by “blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans” in the past who were listening to the music genre, calling it a “threat to him and the community.” Two days before the killing, Adams was released from prison. He had been behind bars since October on charges that included aggravated assault, according to online records from the Arizona Department of Corrections initial court appearance, his lawyer, Jacie Cotterell, argued that he has a history of mental illness and that the Arizona Department of Corrections offered neither medication nor a courtesy ride …

After drugs and booze, an ultramarathon taught me how to love the mile Im in

Breaking the cycle of my addictions was tough, but then I found inner strength by pushing myself to complete a 50-mile race Running has been a big part of my life for many years. It has been a fix, a punishment, a distraction and a focus. In darker times, I would run at a rapid pace through the streets of New York, where I used to live, feeling the burn in my chest from too many cigarettes the night before, the thumping of my heart from too much cocaine and the sweat on my brow from too much booze. I wanted it to hurt. I wanted to hate myself, to teach myself a lesson. At other times I would run …

Three Labour peers resign whip over ‘anti-Semitism’

Former Health Minister Lord Darzi said that as an Armenian descendant of a “survivor of the Armenian genocide”, he had “zero tolerance to anti-Semitism,” adding that his decision to resign the whip “has not been lightly taken”. Former president of the Royal College of Physicians Lord Turnberg told BBC Newsnight that his differences “lie with the party leadership and machine and not with my very supportive colleagues in the Lords who share my values”. “It is not just the policies on foreign affairs… and Brexit vacillation and bypassing parliamentary opinion but the overt anti-Semitism that permeates the party machine that is no longer possible for me to tolerate,” he said. ‘Deep prejudice’ Labour said it was taking “decisive action against …

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 ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific