Mom’s viral rant about her baby son’s exposure to measles calls out the selfishness of anti-vaxxers.

via Shutterstock The growth of anti-vaxx communities is nothing short of a public health crisis. At the time of writing this, lawmakers in Washington state are considering passing legislation forcing parents to vaccinate their children due to a recent measles outbreak. Sadly, these fresh outbreaks have been going on for a couple of years, and they not only endanger the children of the anti-vaxxers, but small children in contact with these families. She then laid out the reasons she blames anti-vaxxers for the position her son was put in, and how not vaccinating your child is a public health threat. I won’t get angry at or blame the person in the waiting room. I would have likely done the same …

This Is How Superheroes Would Look If They Had Average American Bodies (12 Pics)

What do we expect from our favorite superheroes? Well, they should be brave, smart, skillful and strong, as well as having great morals and a desire to fight evil wherever it exists. Of course, they are usually blessed with good looks and perfect bodies too; these cosmetic enhancements are presumably just another characteristic of their ‘superness,’ something else that sets them apart from the average person. But are these physical exaggerations really necessary? Would you have as much respect for Superman’s ability to triumph over evil if he had the body of, say, Homer Simpson? Bulimia.com “When it comes to accurate depictions of the human body, comic book heroes are hardly realistic,” they wrote. “Whether they’re sprouting blades from their hands …

Massive lawsuit says Sackler family broke laws to profit from opioids

Group of more than 500 cities, counties and tribes accuses family of helping to create worst drug crisis in US history A group made up of more than 500 cities, counties and Native American tribes across the United States has filed a massive lawsuit accusing members of the drug crisis in American history. The lawsuit represents communities in 26 states and eight tribes and accuses Sackler family members of knowingly breaking laws in order to enrich themselves to the tune of billions of dollars, while hundreds of thousands of Americans died. Eight people in a single family made the choices that caused much of the opioid epidemic, the lawsuit, filed earlier this week in federal court in the southern district …

Robert F Kennedy Jr Gets Slammed By Scientists After Creating Dangerous New Conspiracy Theory

On March 14, CBS posted an article about a study that concluded there had been an increase in depression, anxiety, and suicide in teens and young adults.  We covered the study ourselves. The authors speculated that the causes could be anything from increases in psychological stress due to greater use of social media, to younger generations having more of a willingness to admit to mental health issues than older generations. What they did not suggest, or even begin to speculate on, was what Robert F Kennedy decided to pin it on recently. After spinning a wheel of blame in his head (it’s just a wheel that says “vaccines” on it) he decided to blame this problem on – you guessed it – vaccines. …

Vanderpump Rules Recap Season 7 Episode 16 Betches

All that is to say, sometimes you need to cancel something in order to see if you’re wanted back. The initial opening of TomTom is kind of a touching moment. The motorcycle has a great effect, although it remains to be seen why Sandoval couldn’t have just the damn thing, as opposed to dropping $18 grand on something he will likely only use once. Speaking of people who will never be back in this group, listening to Kristen attempt to compliment Lisa Vanderpump on TomTom, while she barely pretends to be listening, is sparking so much joy in me that I think I need to call Marie Kondo. Kristen might be half Lisa’s age, but dammit, she’ll assert dominance over …

Justin Bieber Takes A Break To Handle ‘Deep-Rooted Issues’

Justin Bieber responded to fans clamoring for a new album by announcing on social media that he was going to take a break from music to repair “deep rooted issues.”  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Mar 25, 2019 at 12:18pm PDT super disconnected and weird” — and asked fans to pray for him. The Cut reported last week that Bieber was grappling with “ Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kirsten Gillibrand Formally Announces Presidential Run Outside Trump Hotel

NEW YORK ― Addressing hundreds of supporters in the shadow of the Trump International Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Sen. (D-N.Y.) formally announced her campaign for president of the United States. In Gillibrand’s speech, which elaborated on themes she introduced in a two-minute video advertisementDonald Trump and overcome his divisive legacy. Drawing on the “Star-Spangled Banner” line, “in the land of the free and the home of the brave,” the speech and video that preceded it framed Gillibrand’s career and candidacy as an extension of intergenerational struggles for racial, gender and economic equality that have succeeded thanks to individual acts of courage. Gillibrand cited her work in Congress fighting sexual assault in the military, advocating an end to the exclusion of …

A homeless man left a note on a bus stop. The teenager who found it changed his life.

via Pedro Ribeiro Simões / Flickr Of all the horrors that people experiencing homelessness endure, being shunned by humanity is one of the most difficult to bear. Gregory P. Smith, a man who had no home for 25 years before turning his life around and receiving his PhD, has great advice for how we should treat people experiencing homelessness. “Maybe you cannot make a difference to that person’s circumstances, but you can make a difference to how you see them,” he said. “Many are hurting with the shame and stigma of being homeless. Don’t pretend they don’t exist: they are people too.” Charlotte Howard, a 16-year-old in England, didn’t look the other way when she saw a homeless person reaching …

ASA rules fake autism ‘cure’ ads must stop

Therapists claim they can cure autism by removing these ‘harmful’ substances with homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements. But there is no scientific evidence for any link between vaccines and autism, and experts say Cease therapy is potentially harmful. ‘Really harmful’ Prof Nicola Martin, from London South Bank University, advised the Westminster Commission on autism and said Cease therapy was “based on no scientific foundation whatsoever”. “It talks about curing autism; autism is not a disease and not something which needs to be cured. “Psychologically it’s really harmful to give parents the idea that the way to love and nurture their autistic child is to try and cure their autism.” Cease therapists recommend giving autistic children four to five times more …

Women raise concerns about breast implant safety

(CNN)Panel members in a two-day public hearing held by the US Food and Drug Administration this week agreed that efforts should be made to better inform patients about the risks and benefits of breast implants. A link between breast implants and systemic disease, including autoimmune disease, has been reported since the 1960s, according to a paper published this month in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Many plastic surgeons in the meeting reported patient satisfaction with breast implants but agreed that patients should have all up-to-date information in order to make a choice when considering them. One surgeon asked the FDA to limit the sale of breast implants to only board-certified plastic surgeons. Some patients in the hearing called for …

Big Sean Gets Candid About His Depression Battle After Reconnecting With Ex Ariana Grande! – Perez Hilton

Big Sean The rapper, who turns 31 on Monday (HBD!), opened up about battling depression and anxiety in three new videos he posted on his Instagram Sunday night. “[It] was good for me but it was wild for me too, because I felt like something wasn’t all the way connecting with my energy. I’m big on energy. And I wasn’t feeling like myself, I couldn’t figure out why.” But last year, his usual meditation was unsuccessful. So, the Detroit rapper — took a step back to face the demons within him. “The relationships around me, the people I was growing up with, I had a lot of toxic relationships around me. Even the relationship with my mom was getting to …

This Endometriosis App Can Change The Way We View Women’s Health

The first time I remember knowing something was kind of different than my friends, was when I went to the ER when I was 14. I thought maybe I had appendicitis. I was doubled over, I could barely walk. Lizzie O’Leary She’s not alone. According to the , at least 200 million women worldwide have endometriosis, an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease that affects women starting at reproductive age. Tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, causing painful lesions. According to Dr. Tamer Seckin, a prominent gynecological surgeon who operated on Lena Dunham’s endometriosis, the symptoms can vary widely, but among the most common are severe pelvic pain, loss of quality of life, and sub-fertility. On average, women …

Trump expands global gag rule that blocks US aid for abortion groups

Policy bans aid going to foreign groups that support abortion rights as secretary of state Mike Pompeo says: This is decent. This is right The Trump administration has expanded expanded the reach of the funding ban which dates back to the Reagan administration, to apply to all US healthcare assistance, totalling about $6bn. The extension of the policy announced by Pompeo would not only cut funding to foreign non-governmental organisations directly involved in abortions or abortion rights advocacy, but also those who fund or support other groups which provide or discuss abortion. What is the ‘global gag rule’? The rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy, requires NGOs to certify that they will not perform or promote abortions anywhere …

This billboard for a sex toy is actually a brilliant message about women’s empowerment.

People tend to think of Canada as a progressive oasis and for good reason: quality health care, beautiful environmental landscapes and a general attitude of inclusion and tolerance are all very Canadian things. Of course, nobody is perfect and it turns out that Canada has some fairly regressive attitudes when it comes to women talking about sex in public. But one company has countered that narrative and is making a huge splash with their new billboard that contains an unmistakable message of female empowerment. Fun billboard copy out of Canada: “Scream your own name.” For sex toy company Wow Tech Group from agency @TheGardenVoice pic.twitter.com/xtHOU9Mu1d — David Griner (@griner) March 19, 2019 “You can use sex to sell anything, except …

This group is bringing clean clothes to anyone who needs them, one laundromat at a time.

It all started with a man named T-Bone and a simple desire. 25 cents is one way it starts…. www.laundrylove.org Posted by Laundry Love on Thursday, December 18, 2014 His name was Eric, but he was T-Bone to the people he knew and liked. Greg Russinger met him in 2003, when he and his friends were working with under-resourced individuals and families in Ventura, California. Russinger remembers asking T-Bone one question: “What would it look like for us to come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you specifically?” “He just said ‘If I had clean clothes, I think people would treat me as a human being,’” Russinger recalls. This lack of clean clothes is sadly all too …