CBD Has Anti-Bacterial Properties And Can Even Kill Superbugs

Could a compound from the cannabis plant become a weapon in the war against drug-resistant superbugs? While there’s still a lot of research to do, that question is not quite as hippy-dippy ridiculous as it might have once sounded.  Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been touted for a wide variety of health benefits, most notably as a treatment for people with certain forms of epilepsy. Now, new research is showing that CBD is surprisingly effective at killing bacteria in a petri dish, including those responsible for many serious infections, such as staph and its drug-resistant sibling, MRSA. In fact, CBD even appears to be just as effective as widely used antibiotics at killing bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Presenting their findings at the …

Pence punts to Congress for action on border facility conditions for children

(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged “a heartbreaking scene” for children held at US detention facilities on the southern border, but punted to Congress to “provide additional support” when pressed on the Trump administration’s inaction on the issue. “So why aren’t we?” Tapper asked. “My point is it is all a part of the appropriations,” Pence said. “Congress needs to provide additional support to deal with the crisis at the southern border but we have to get to the root causes and close the loopholes that human traffickers as we speak are using to entice vulnerable families to take the long and dangerous journey north.” Pence broke with lawyers from the Trump administration in stating “of course” toothbrushes, blankets …

“Magic Cards” Sold In Thailand Are Not Just Quack Medicine, They Emit Dangerous Levels Of Radioactivity

“Cure-alls” rarely cure anything, let alone everything, and the so-called “magic cards” being sold in Thailand are no different. Even more problematic than being at best a placebo is the fact that these cards are highly radioactive – making them demonstrably harmful, Thai officials have warned. According to reports in the Bangkok Post, the products are being sold in Khon Kaen, a city in northeast Thailand, where a single card can cost around 1,500 baht ($49). Unbeknownst to the customer, some of these cards also have radioactive emissions 350 times above what is safe for humans to absorb in a single year, says the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP). “We are currently trying to analyze the degree of radioactive contamination …

Evelyn Lozada ‘Would Go On A Date’ With ‘Big Sausage’ Rob Kardashian! – Perez Hilton

Evelyn Lozada opens up about her NSFW Twitter exchange with Rob Kardashian! On Father’s Day, after the Basketball Wives star tweeted, “@robkardashian – Has a big sausage,” the KUWTK brother responded, “And you a squirter.” On Thursday, the 43-year-old — who was previously married to football player Chad Johnson — appeared on Power 105.1 FM’s Breakfast Club where she was asked about their playful conversation. The VH1 starlet remarked: “I knew that was gonna come up today… I have never seen his sausage… It just really started off as a bet. Like, I was dared and I take dares seriously. I’m like, ‘Don’t dare me ’cause I’ll tweet something crazy.’” She ultimately explained Rob was the one who dared her to write the …

London mayor Sadiq Khan announces car-free day to tackle pollution crisis

London (CNN)London is to get a much-needed breath of fresh air on its most extensive car-free day to date, with 12.4 miles (20km) of road to be closed in the centre of the British capital. Vehicles are responsible for around half of harmful nitrogen oxide air emissions in the British capital, the mayor’s office said in April. They contribute to a toxic air health crisis that increases the risk of asthma, cancer and dementia as well as causing thousands of premature deaths every year, it added. On September 22 — a Sunday — hundreds of activities will take place on the car-free streets, while 18 of London’s 32 boroughs have also confirmed events, including the creation of “Play Streets” where …

There Could Be 11 Billion People On Earth By The End Of The Century, Says UN Report

There are currently 7.7 billion people on Earth. In the next 30 years, that number will likely rise to 9.7 billion. By the end of the century, it could be as high as 11 billion. That’s according to the latest World Population Prospects report released this week by the United Nations (UN). According to the report, the country projected to see the greatest population increase in the coming decades is India. The nation is estimated to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by around 2027. India, along with eight other countries, will be responsible for about half of all population growth between now and 2050. These eight countries are Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, …

‘I’ve seen terrible, terrible violence’: cocaine and meth fuel crime and chaos in Fiji

The Pacific island nation best known as a holiday destination is grappling with a growing drug problem In the early hours of a Saturday morning in the city of Nadi, on the west coast of Fijis main island, Isaiah* is sitting in a Burger King drinking Fanta through a straw and explaining how he became a drug dealer. He started five years ago, aged 13, selling cigarettes and marijuana. Now he sells cocaine and methamphetamines. My family were selling drugs in Suva, he says. They said there would be a time when me and my cousins would take over. We start training, training, training. Isaiah inhabits Fijis underbelly, far removed from the tourist trail of white sand beaches dotted with …

William Happer: Trump aide pushing climate denial inside the White House

The physicist, 79, has a seat on the National Security Council and thinks the science that proves global heating is wrong By the early 1990s, the man now dubbed the chief climate change skeptic in Donald Trumps White House had already decided he was uneasy with the science that showed humans were heating the planet. William Happer, the former Princeton physicist now on Trumps National Security Council, was then in charge of energy research under George HW Bush. He asked experts at the Department of Energy to discuss their work with him and was displeased with the attitude he sensed from a climate researcher, according to a story recalled by two of his colleagues. They were not just defensive; they …

Rob Kardashian Is ‘Ready To Take Control Of His Life’ – Perez Hilton

Rob Kardashian is getting back to the grind! Dream Kardashian‘s daddy isn’t messing around when it comes to his fitness anymore, a source has revealed to E! Online. The insider explained big sister Khloé Kardashian has been a huge source of inspiration for her bro as he’s returned to the gym: “Rob also was also influenced to get back in the gym from Khloé. She has been telling him that he will feel better and have more positivity in his life if he focused more on his health. Rob feels like he is finally ready to take control of his life.” She’s not the only sister who has got his back! Kourtney Kardashian is also “rallying” behind the 32-year-old and …

Cardi B Performs In A Bathrobe At Bonnaroo After Ripping Her Sexy Jumpsuit! – Perez Hilton

Cardi B wasn’t going to let a wardrobe malfunction hold her back from performing! The I Like It singer headlined Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee on Sunday night, and in true Cardi fashion didn’t let a mishap keep her offstage. Per The Tennessean, a few songs into her set, the 26-year-old let attendees know: “I just wanna let y’all know that my outfit rip.” After continuing to perform for a few minutes in her torn, tight jumpsuit, she left the stage. The audience engaged in a sing-a-long of Old Town Road to kill the time before Kulture‘s momma returned in a white bathrobe (see the photos

‘My bulimia was hidden by my normal weight’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLee Donald says fitness has changed her life Lee Donald didn’t think she would see her 21st birthday. She had struggled with an eating disorder from the age of 13 and at her lowest point made herself sick more than 10 times a day. But she successfully hid her problem throughout her teenage years because her weight was considered normal. She explains: “I maintained a normal weight for years and that’s very common with bulimics in particular, to be able to maintain a normal weight.” Now 37, Lee believes many eating disorders go unnoticed because they are so commonly associated with being a low weight. Image copyright Lee Donald Image caption Lee …

Our Love Of Almonds Is Seriously Jeopardizing Honeybees

Jack Brumley, a California beekeeper, said he’d heard of people losing 80% of their bees. Denise Qualls, a bee broker who connects keepers with growers, said she was seeing “a lot more panic occurring earlier.” By May, it was clear that California’s almond growers — who supply 80% of the world’s almonds — had successfully negotiated the threat of a bee shortage and were expected to produce a record crop of 2.5 billion pounds, up 10% from last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bee Informed Partnership survey, a collaboration by leading research labs the disaster Pettis warned of hasn’t struck yet, its likelihood grows each year. two pounds per person We’ve had to bend the natural behavior …

Smartphones Might Be Having A Bizarre Effect On Your Skull

Take your hand and feel the back of your head, just where your spine joins the bottom of your skull. If you can feel a thin growth, a bit like a small boney tail, it could be a sign your body is responding to 21st-century living and smartphones.  A study published in the journal Scientific Reports in 2018 argued that heavy use of smartphones and handheld devices might explain why an increasing number of young people have an unusual boney spur on the back of their skulls. Scientists from the University of The Sunshine Coast in Australia noted that a growing number of young people have a boney growth sticking out of the back of their skull. Typically, the growths were 2.6 centimeters long …

Mother Creates Seat Belt Covers That Would Warn Emergency Workers About Childrens Health Issues

Sometimes, a simple worrying thought can unleash a viral success. That happened to an Australian mom, Natalie Bell, when she thought about her daughter, Shae, getting in an accident. It prompted the woman to create a seat belt cover for the child that would warn whoever was helping her about the girl’s condition. Overnight, the idea went viral and Bell received thousands of requests for a similar seat belt cover. Bell, who is from Victoria, Australia, owns a business called Personalised By Nat where she creates personalized items, with most of the products being for parents and children. She decided to create a simple velcro seat belt cover with clear bold letters standing out on a white background to make …

FM pledges to allay fears over schools built on tip

Teachers on strike at health fear campus Review ordered into ‘blue water’ school concerns Pressure grows over Coatbridge school health fears Teachers vote to strike over Coatbridge schools ‘blue water’ fears At First Minister’s Questions, pressed by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Ms Sturgeon said: “I fully understand the concerns of parents, staff and pupils at the school. “I am determined – as the government is determined – to do everything necessary to allay those concerns, address any issues and establish confidence.” Ms Sturgeon said the review, ordered by the government last week, would have the ability to look into “any relevant matter”. She added: “It will be for the review team to consider what further tests on pupils, staff …

Busy Philipps on abortion: Women have held on to a lot of this shame

The actor and author who recently testified before Congress on why she got an abortion discusses the power in being vocal about uncomfortable experiences Busy Philipps big dreams for the stage never included ending their pregnancies in 1969 to the 343 French influencers led by Simone de Beauvoir who signed a 1971 manifesto wrote in the New York Times. But as women stopped talking about it publicly, the anti-abortion movement gathered steam. Busy Philipps testifies about the threat to abortion rights before a House judiciary subcommittee. Photograph: c-span By 2014, one in four women will have an abortion by the age of 45. And now, thanks to the addition of two ultra-conservative supreme court justices picked by Donald Trump, anti-abortion …