Pinterest Is Filled With Dangerous DIY Sunscreen Recipes, Scientists Warn

If you’re heading down to the beach this summer and want to avoid sunburn, don’t forget your avocado oil, beeswax, and carrot seed essential oil. That’s according to various Pinterest users who have been sharing their own recipes for DIY sunscreens online. However, scientists are warning us not to listen.  According to Pinterest user Pronounce Skincare, who sells “healthy deodorant” among other things, “the overwhelming majority of sunscreens on the market are, well… horrific” and “cancer causing”. Ironically, the sunscreens we use actually defend us from cancer and do a pretty good job. “The internet is a great place for families to go to for recipe inspiration and arts and crafts projects, but not necessarily for making their own safety-related things,” Dr …

Girl Hospitalized After Slipping And Impaling Her Neck On A Sharpened Pencil

A girl was hospitalized and given urgent surgery after she tripped and landed on a sharpened pencil, which penetrated her left common carotid artery. This artery supplies blood to the brain, neck, and face.  The 11-year-old was playing during recess when she slipped and fell onto the pencil, which was left poking out of the left side of her neck. She was initially taken to a regional health center before being urgently transferred by ambulance to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, with the pencil still in place, her doctors write in BMJ Case Reports. BMJ Case Reports 2019 There was no bleeding coming from the wound, and her vital signs were normal. Worryingly, the pencil was pulsating with her pulse.  The doctors ordered …

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds

Sexual health organisations warn women will die if they are forced to seek DIY abortions The Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organisation or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it. The Mexico City policy, dubbed the global gag by its critics, denies US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services overseas or counselling women about them. It was instituted by the then US president Ronald Reagan and has been revoked by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican president since. But, under Trump, the net has been thrown wider and pulled tighter than ever. Sexual health organisations have said women …

Women Open Up About Their Abortion Stories With The Hashtag #YouKnowMe As Response To Alabama Abortion Law

Philipps has been openly pro-choice and decided to first share the story of her abortion on her show after Georgia signed their “fetal heartbeat” bill into law. “The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people,” she said to her audience, “and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well, you know me I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country.” #2 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial abortion bill passed by The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6, that …

Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is confusing

(CNN)Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. Two more people — both former students — joined the lawsuit in May as Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to nine. The two new Jane Does asked a judge to let them remain anonymous, citing concerns for their mental health, reputations and careers. According to their motion to use pseudonyms, Jane Doe 2 endured sexual assault and harassment by the professors and Jane Doe 3 was the victim of sexual misconduct and harassment. Revealing their names would amplify the emotional distress they …

States Are Preemptively Protecting Women From A World Without Roe v. Wade

Alabama passed the country’s strictest But just as Alabama and other states crack down on reproductive rights, some states are working to do the opposite. These states have passed or are currently weighing legislation to expand and protect abortion access: Illinois lawmakers are attempting to pass what they believe to be the most liberal reproductive health care legislation in the country. Reproductive Health Act, the bill would codify into state law that Illinoisans have fundamental rights to make decisions about their reproductive health, including decisions about abortion. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has indicated he will sign the bill, but the legislative process around it has “What we saw in Alabama yesterday must mobilize us,” state Sen. Melinda Bush (D) …

Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact

“To ensure compliance with consumer law, Apple has formally agreed to improve the information it provides to people about the battery health of their phones and the impact performance management software may have on their phones,” the CMA says on its website. Apple believes that changes to the way it allows users to monitor their battery’s performance among other improvements it has made mean that it is already in accordance with the CMA’s wishes. A spokesman declined to provide further comment.

The White Supremacist Professor Teaching At A Public University

Ricardo Duchesne is a professor at the University of New Brunswick, a publicly funded institution and Canada’s oldest English-language university. He teaches undergraduate sociology classes, holds tenure and has been quoted in The New York Times on immigration. He is also a racist conspiracy theories, and he is a frequent contributor to white nationalist propaganda sites that feature articles defending slavery and eugenics. He has appeared on white nationalist podcasts where he claimed there was a “systematic rape of white women” by immigrants, and his talks are celebrated by neo-Nazis. Duchesne’s most recent book was released by an obscure publishing house whose small group of authors includes several other fringe racists, as well as Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the …

Michael Caputo: It’s time to stopChinas fentanyl

For the president, addiction is a family story. He often speaks of his brother, Fred whose drinking problem led to his death. I told the president the opioid issue was deeply important to our family, too. I was deadly serious. Out here in “flyover country,” all our families know someone who lost a loved one to opioid abuse. Often, it’s because the drugs they ingest were unknowingly laced with fentanyl, up to 50 times as powerful as heroin. Just a single grain can kill. The deadly synthetic opioid is increasingly used to spike the amperage of frequently abused narcotics.

New Trial Provides Yet Another Very Good Reason To Ditch Processed Food

It’ll come as no surprise that chowing down on a microwavable pizza, caked in oily sausages and dipped in ranch sauce, isn’t going to do your health any favors. But new research has further confirmed the idea that ultra-processed foods are certainly not something to consume too often.  Reporting in the journal Cell Metabolism, US National Institutes of Health researchers found that ultra-processed foods make you eat more, eat faster, and – unsurprisingly – put on more weight. The study is the first randomized, controlled trial to directly compare differences in calorie consumption and weight gain between a diet rich in ultra-processed foods and an unprocessed diet. The team found that the same person will eat more food and gain more weight if they consume lots of …

Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dies aged 89

Labor PM, who served from 1983 to 1991, modernised Australias economy and introduced significant social reforms Australias 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died. Hawke died peacefully at home, aged 89 years, according to a statement by his widow Blanche DAlpuget released on Thursday evening. The former Labor prime minister had been unwell for months, too frail to attend Labors campaign launch, but was political to the last: his final public statement was an open letter predicted he would not live to see, an election Bill Shorten promised to win for Bob. Hawke is survived by his second wife, DAlpuget, who was also his biographer, and three adult children, whom he had with his first wife, …

From Astrology And Angels To Witchcraft: Medical Practice In Elizabethan England Was Just As Mad As It Sounds

The popularity of celebrity doctors like Dr Phil or Dr Christian of Embarrassing Bodies fame is nothing new. Simon Forman and Richard Napier were the 17th-century equivalents, prescribing ointments and other “cures” to the folk of Elizabethan England. A decade-long project at the University of Cambridge is seeing some of their patient records digitalized – and the result is a fantastical insight into the medical world of the pre-industrial era. A time prior to Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin in 1928, or Edward Jenner and the invention of the first successful vaccine (for smallpox) in 1798. Before the use of antibiotics and vaccines became widespread, astrology, magic, and religion were the cornerstones of medicine. As the records show, Forman …

We don’t have a gun problem. Americans are just super extra evil, crazy, and stupid.

A gun is an inanimate object. It can’t do anything on its own. Like any other tool, the person using a gun determines its use, right? Therefore—obviously—our astronomical number of guns and comparatively loose gun laws aren’t to blame for America’s 33,000 firearm deaths per year. Guns aren’t the reason that Americans are ten times more likely to be killed by guns than citizens of other developed nations. Guns aren’t why our gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher and our gun suicide rate is eight times higher than 22 other high-income nations. [1] I mean, a gun can’t shoot itself, therefore guns have nothing to do with gun death statistics. The fact that the U.S. accounts for 90 percent …

My Mom’s Cancer Journey And Other Major Health Problems | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Momma Perez has been through A LOT recently. Cancer. Two surgeries. Other health issues. It’s been tough. SHE’s been tough! She also wanted to keep things private – until now. This is her story. Thanks for watching! CLICK HERE to view more Momma Perez videos! Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey to collaborate on new mental health series

You'll never be this royal, but we can all pretend through photosImage: Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images It’s the one year anniversary of the royal event that finally brought America and the UK together. Our metaphorical King and Queen, Harry and Meghan are taking the occasion to remind you that they’re goddamn adorable and their wedding was perfect. A video on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account compiled a number of beautiful behind-the-scenes black and white photos of the day. One includes his Royal Highness Duke of Sussex apparently hailing a taxi in full military garb like a commoner. Aren’t they relatable?! In fact, they are not. They are literal royalty. But also, that’s why we love their best …