Three NYPD officers have died by suicide in less than 10 days

(CNN)Three members of the New York Police Department have died by suicide in less than 10 days, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said Friday. Commissioner’s open letter The commissioner echoed his words in an open letter he sent to police department members last week, urging them to seek help. “Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength. Trained members will listen and connect you with even more help, around the clock. I implore you to seek out — or to help others find — the assistance that is so readily available to us all,” the letter said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also responded to the news, saying Friday the city …

The healthcare facility where a severely disabled woman gave birth may close after maggots were found on another resident

(CNN)The healthcare facility where a severely disabled Arizona woman delivered a baby after being raped by a staff member may have its licensed revoked by the health department after maggots were found on another resident. Hacienda HealthCare spokesman David Leibowitz told AZ Central that staff discovered a “small number of maggots” under a patient’s bandage for a surgical incision. Leibowitz would not confirm those comments to CNN and the ADHS would not specify the nature of the “extremely disturbing incident” referenced in their notice. The notice does not mean that Hacienda will immediately close and does not impact any other Hacienda facilities, according to a statement from ADHS. Instead, the notice will allow the health department to have increased oversight …

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Take Another Step Away From William

Meghan Markle and Prince William and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are parting ways with the Royal Foundation, Kensington Palace announced on Thursday. The charitable organization is an umbrella for Fab Four’s joint interests, which include the mental health charity Heads Together and Harry’s Invictus Games.  “Later this year The Royal Foundation will become the principal charitable and philanthropic vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” Kensington Palace said in a statement, adding that Harry and Meghan will start their own foundation.  Stephen Pond via Getty Images The Fab Four are parting ways from the charity they formed to support their joint interests, Kensington Palace announced Thursday. In March, it was officially announced that the royals of Sussex …

Cardi B Vows To Never Get Plastic Surgery Again After Suffering Complications! – Perez Hilton

No more plastic surgery for Cardi B! After being completely open with fans about the effects she’s suffered since going under the knife, the rapper took to Twitter this week to say she’s done for good. On Wednesday, Kulture‘s momma wrote: “I been working out for the past 2 weeks cause bitch I ain’t getting surgery again😂😂😂but let me tell you I haven’t got a headache ever since.” As we reported, the 26-year-old was forced to cancel multiple concerts due to complications she was dealing with after undergoing liposuction and breast augmentation procedures, sparking some criticism from those who wanted to see her perform. A couple weeks later, Cardi was back on stage, making her comeback at Hot 97’s Summer Jam at Metlife Stadium …

Slug Slime Inspires A Reversible Superglue That Can Stick A Human To The Ceiling

With a little bit of help from our slimy, shelled friends, the humble snail, scientists have developed a wickedly sticky superglue that’s strong enough to hold a human from a ceiling with just a stamp-sized patch. Best of all, just like a gecko creeping across a wall, it’s reversible and can be switched on or off as needed. Reporting in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania set out to develop a superstrong but reversible adhesive. For inspiration, they looked no further than the natural world. Mollusks, most notably snails and slugs, are capable of sticking to surfaces thanks to a gloopy mucus they produce. In its wet form, this allows for just the …

Farrah Abraham Goes Full Anti-Vaxx: ‘You Know, Some Kids Have Died From Vaccinations’ – Perez Hilton

We truly live in the dumbest timeline. Days after Jessica Biel seemingly  Speaking about the vaccination issue in an interview with TooFab on Monday, Abraham laid out her thoughts on whether families should get shots for their children, saying (below): “I think it’s all good with the anti-vaccinations. With Sophia, it’s like, ‘Do I want to do vaccinations? Do I not?’ It’s like, ‘Is she going to get sick?’ You know, some kids have died from vaccinations. So I understand that some parents feel that there should not … it’s a parent’s choice, just like with pregnancy, it’s the woman’s choice. So however you feel it’s going to benefit your family or you, then make the right choice. So I think Jessica …

States That Expanded Medicaid Have Less Child Abuse And Neglect

America has made progress against child neglect with a program that barely mentioned that as one of its goals – the expansion of Medicaid. Most of us want governments to do more to stop child abuse and neglect, but targeted efforts have seldom met expectations. However, since some states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) medical researchers have found a range of effects, some unexpected, by comparing trends in the states that did and did not expand the program. Dr Emily Brown of the Seattle Children’s Research Institute decided to see if there had been any impact on child neglect and non-sexual child abuse. A key part of the ACA’s efforts to make medical cover available to all …

2,500-Year-Old Chinese Tombs Provide Earliest Clear Evidence Of Cannabis Being Used To Get High

The earliest clear evidence of people smoking cannabis for its psychoactive properties has been discovered in what is now Western China. They were using the drug to get high at least 2,500 years ago, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances. While cannabis has been cultivated in East Asia for thousands of years as a fiber and oil-seed crop, the authors describe the discovery of 10 incense burners in ancient tombs that contain the earliest known evidence of smoking cannabis for consciousness alteration anywhere in the world. The wooden braziers were found in the Jirzankal Cemetery, 3,000 meters (9,850 feet) up in the Pamir mountains, which is believed to date back to the middle of the first …

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Reveals Her Own Abortion Story In Emotional Op-Ed

op-ed for The New York Times on Thursday, Rep. It is the first time the progressive Democrat has publicly discussed having an abortion.  “I decided I could not responsibly have the baby,” she said. “It was a heartbreaking decision, but it was the only one I was capable of making.” The representative’s essay comes as states including Alabama and Jayapal, a mother and stepmother, didn’t mention specific legislation or states in her op-ed, but she did describe what it was like to live in a state that allows people, including those who aren’t wealthy, to make their own decisions when it comes to pregnancy and abortion. While Jayapal said she doesn’t pass judgment on her colleagues in Congress who don’t personally believe …

Model Iskra Lawrence Slams Fatphobic Critics of NIKE’s New Plus Size Mannequins – Perez Hilton

Body-positive model Iskra Lawrence is speaking out in support of Nike. ICYMI, the athletic brand recently came under fire after unveiling its new, plus-sized mannequin (see above, insert) at their flagship store location in London, UK. The inclusive store display, which also includes “She is immense, gargantuan, vast. She heaves with fat. She is, in every measure, obese, and she is not readying herself for a run in her shiny Nike gear. She cannot run. She is, more likely, pre-diabetic and on her way to a hip replacement.” Oh my. Someone actually wrote that statement, read it back to themselves, and still thought this was okay to say. Sigh… As expected, the controversial review was immediately trashed on Twitter for being …

Body of a 6-year-old girl from India is found in the Arizona desert

(CNN)The body of a 6-year-old girl believed to be from India was found in a remote desert area in Arizona this week, officials said. Border Patrol agents got the information on her movements from two women from India who told officials they’d been separated from a woman and two children traveling in their group hours earlier. “Agents took the two women into custody and began searching the area north of the international border in remote terrain seven miles west of Quitobaquito Springs,” the agency said in a statement. “Within hours, they discovered the little girl’s remains.” Agents used helicopters to search for the people she’d been traveling with, and found footprints indicating they returned to Mexico. “Our sympathies are with …

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandate for schoolchildren

State lawmakers vote to repeal exemption amid countrys worst measles outbreak in decades New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the countrys worst Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A New Discovery Could Help Pave The Way For A “Stress Vaccine” To Treat PTSD

Vaccines are designed to protect the patient from disease-causing pathogens by imitating an infection and triggering the production of antibodies, thereby building up the body’s natural defense system so that it can fight off similar pathogens in the future if so needed. Naturally, this type of preventative treatment is geared towards physical ailments. Think: measles, chickenpox, and the flu. But could they ever be used to treat a mental illness – like PTSD? The answer might just be yes. Scientists are now another step closer to creating a theoretical “stress vaccine” after identifying a fatty acid (or lipid) in the bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae that appears to dial down the fight-or-flight response in mice. The discovery has been published in the journal Psychopharmacology. “We …

How The F*ck Do You Find A Therapist? Betches

Seeking out a therapist to help with any number of mental health issues is something every functioning adult should know how to do. But, unfortunately, a lot of us don’t even know where to start when it comes to checking in with a feelings doctor, where to find one, or how and when to make an appointment. And it makes sense. Once you get over the stigma (that shouldn’t exist) of seeing a mental health professional, finding one isn’t exactly easy. And if you’re already feeling intimidated about going to a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, etc., the daunting process of finding the right one for you could turn you off completely. So that’s why I wanted to break the process of …

Bariatric divorce: why extreme weight loss leads to break ups

For people struggling with their weight, surgery can be a source of help and hope. But it often has an unexpected effect on romantic relationships Before Steven Jason Williams had his gastric bypass in August 2017, he attended group sessions to prepare himself. It was at one of these classes that Williams, now 44, was first told that many married patients will divorce within years of the surgery. He turned to look at his wife, Desiree, who had trundled him into the meeting using the portable wheelchair they kept in the boot of their car. Williams couldnt walk more than a few feet at his heaviest, he weighed 587lbs (266kg) and he spent nearly all his time at home, being …

Jon Stewart Chokes Back Tears While Shaming Congress Over 911 First Responders Healthcare – Perez Hilton

For a decade and a half, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave hot takes on the failings of our politicians, with a healthy dose of comedy to take the edge off. On Tuesday he wasn’t laughing. The comedian was giving testimony at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which was set up to pay for the health care of those close enough to Ground Zero to be exposed to toxins (and sadly in many cases compensation for the families of the fallen). A great many of these victims are the first responders, the members of the NYPD and FDNY who risked or gave their lives to rescue others after the country’s deadliest terror attack. And yet their …