Girlfriend Asks If Shes Wrong To Leave Boyfriend After Learning That He Was Raped, Gets Destroyed With Responses

iStock / Sjale) iStock / Marjan_Apostolovic (not the actual photo) Baffled, people tried their best to explain why this whole situation was so, so terrible “Rape DESTROYS people. It stays with them, it makes them feel subhuman. How dare you leave a man that honestly deserves so much better than an inhuman psycho like you on his own after he just broke down! He probably feels betrayed and ashamed. Good luck getting him to open up again; you’ve CRUSHED him. You took his heart that he gave to you and crushed it right in front of his goddamn face. Then you just left because boo hoo, he’s somehow “less manly” to your judgmental ass.” “That’s what your boyfriend feels. That’s …

Could squid protein be an eco-friendly answer to our plastic problem?

(CNN)More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, killing marine life and damaging ecosystems. But the same seas might also hold the key to reducing plastic pollution. Demirel says these natural materials are biodegradable — and could provide an “excellent” alternative to plastics. The SRT proteins can be produced in the laboratory using genetically engineered bacteria, which means they don’t need to use any squid. The process is based on fermentation, using sugar, water and oxygen. ‘Self-healing’ properties According to the researchers, SRT proteins have “remarkable properties” and materials made from them are elastic, flexible and strong. They also have thermal, self-healing and electrical conducting capabilities, which gives the potential for some new applications. …

Gannett touts digital growth as it battles takeover bid

New York (CNN)Under the cloud of an aggressive takeover bid, Gannett reported a dip in fourth quarter revenue Wednesday. But the company said it was encouraged by growth in digital advertising. But Robert Dickey, the president and CEO of Gannett who intends to step down later this year, said the company was “pleased” by growth in digital advertising, which he said was driven by “strong national advertising” across the company’s network of newspapers. Gannett said Wednesday that its total digital revenue for the fourth quarter was $272.3 million, comprising 36% of its overall sales. The number of digital-only subscribers jumped to 504,000, a 46.3% spike from a year earlier. That didn’t impress MNG Enterprises, the hedge fund-owned company that has …

Measles Outbreak Traced To Father Who Admits Not Vaccinating Kids Due To Autism “Concerns”

Vancouver, Canada (not to be mistaken for Vancouver, Washington, which is also currently suffering a measles outbreak) has had nine cases of measles confirmed just this month. The outbreak appears to be centered on schools in the city, with several cases being traced back to French-language schools in the area. One man, Emmanuel Bilodeau, believes his son may be the cause of the outbreak. He told CBC News that his son, who he chose not to have vaccinated, contracted measles during a holiday to Vietnam earlier in the year, before bringing it back to Canada. Here, it spread around two schools that share a bus company.  Bilodeau says that he hadn’t vaccinated any of his three children, due to concerns that vaccines cause autism (which they …

New sepsis test ‘could save thousands’

The body’s immune system starts to attack the body’s own organs and the condition can be fatal. The biggest killer you may not know Sepsis: What is it – and how to spot it? Sepsis: Ambulance call handlers ‘must spot condition’ It is hard to diagnose and can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. Early diagnosis is key because every hour that you delay antibiotic treatment, the likelihood of death increases. Diagnosis of sepsis is usually based on body temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, and often a blood test, which can take up to 72 hours. The new test uses a device to detect if one of the protein biomarkers of sepsis, interleukin-6 (IL-6), is present in …

Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?

(CNN)More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town with tiny children’s coffins emblazoned with the words: “Another victim of vaccination.” British parents in the 19th century didn’t take kindly to government-mandated smallpox vaccinations although the gruesome process — a series of deep cuts in the arms of the child — was a world away from today’s sterile practices. But the anti-vaxxers of the time were also joined by libertarians, who believed the compulsory vaccinations violated their personal freedoms. Today, that anti-government control sentiment “continues to be a thread in the anti-vaccine movement — particularly in this era of mistrust in government,” Professor Heidi Larson, director of the …

Trump’s call to end HIV is a worthy mission both at home and abroad

(CNN)In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump brought attention to a disease that has almost disappeared from the headlines: HIV/AIDS. At the time, more than 12 million people were living with HIV in Africa. It drained a community’s health, productivity and hope, leaving uncertainty and despair in their place. And it created unstable nations with broken family units and weakened economies that lacked able-bodied workforces. In 2001, President George W. Bush made the founding US contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and in 2003 as Senate majority leader, I shepherded the legislation creating the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through Congress. Since then, we’ve seen half as many AIDS-related deaths …

Heres everything announced at Samsungs Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event

Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we have five new phones — one of them a foldable — some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything you need to know.

Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform

French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (€25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing investors ISAI and Serena also participating. Overall, the company has raised $36.6 million since its creation (€32 million). Malt has created a marketplace for companies and engineers working as freelancers. There are currently 100,000 freelancers on the platform and 15,000 companies using Malt regularly. With today’s funding round, the company wants to grow its platform in other European countries. There are 10,000 freelancers on the platform in Spain, and the company plans to open new markets, starting with Germany and the Netherlands. The startup thinks that hiring freelancers can be a great alternative to big IT consulting companies. Every time …

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest

(CNN)The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving. Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block cancer growth by interfering with specific molecules that are involved in the growth, progression and spread of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Immunotherapy is a treatment approach that harnesses certain parts of the body’s own immune system to target and attack a disease, such as cancer. This approach can come in many forms — vaccines, antibody or cellular therapies, or drugs — and can be administrated through injections, pills or capsules, topical ointments or creams, or a catheter. An immunotherapy can also be combined with another therapy as a form of treatment, as seen in the two …

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

(CNN) Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. Currently, there is no evidence the disease can spread to humans, but the CDC warned hunters to be cautious around potentially infected animals. It advised people not to handle or eat meat from deer and elk that seem sick or have been found dead. It says latex or rubber gloves should be worn when handling the meat and contact kept to a minimum — especially when handling organs such as the brain or spinal cord. In deer and other cervids, the disease has an incubation period …

Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ blindness

The treatment was carried out under local anaesthetic last month at Oxford Eye Hospital by Robert MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He told BBC news: “A genetic treatment administered early on to preserve vision in patients who would otherwise lose their sight would be a tremendous breakthrough in ophthalmology and certainly something I hope to see in the near future.” Mrs Osborne, 80, is the first of 10 patients with AMD taking part in a trial of the gene therapy treatment, manufactured by Gyroscope Therapeutics, funded by Syncona, the Wellcome Trust founded investment firm. What is AMD? The macula is part of the retina and responsible for central vision and fine detail. In age-related macular degeneration, …

Visited This Museum Recently? You May Have Been Exposed To Radiation

For nearly two decades, visitors to the Grand Canyon Museum Collection may have been unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, according to a new report by the Arizona Republic.  A “rogue” email sent on February 4 by the park’s safety, health, and wellness manager Elston Stephenson alleges nothing was done to warn visitors or workers of previous exposure to unsafe levels of radiation after three 5-gallon buckets containing uranium ore were found (and subsequently removed) by federal officials from the collections museum. In the email, the manager alleges the cover-up was a “top management failure”, further warning of possible health consequences from the radiation exposure. “If you were in the Museum Collections Building (2C) between the year 2000 and June 18, …

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general’s headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems appropriate to report. The program passed the Legislature with near unanimity last year, mandating it encompass all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only 10 months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup tackling a very specific industry: the health insurance market in France — and soon across Europe. The company wants to create a well-designed insurance product with transparent pricing and policies to make healthcare more accessible. And it isn’t just a marketplace — the startup has obtained an official health insurance license and is the first new health insurance company in France in 30 years. Original Article : HERE ; This post …

Trump intends to sign border deal to avoid another shutdown

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources who have spoke directly with the President. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific