Amazon appears to take action on books promoting autism cures

Amazon has taken another stand on health misinformation.Image: Getty Images Amazon has reportedly pulled books relating to autism cures and anti-vaccination misinformation. As reported by NBC News, the titles Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism and Fight Autism and Win are no longer available on its marketplace. SEE ALSO: Amazon pulls anti-vaccination documentaries from Prime Video Accessing either of those titles turns a “page not found” on Amazon’s website, but it’s unclear if it’s part of a crackdown on books which promote health misinformation. Last week, Amazon pulled anti-vaccination documentaries from Prime Video. The removal of these books followed a Wired report which highlighted how the site is rife with books promoting scientifically unproven and potentially dangerous treatments for autism.  …

Women with Allergan breast implants may sue over cancer link

UK women claim they were not told enough about potential risk of rare breast cancer A group of more than 200 women are considering legal action over controversial breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer. The women claim they were not sufficiently informed about the risks of textured Allergan implants, Women who have the implants and capsules removed can make a full recovery, but if left untreated the disease can spread throughout the body and become life-threatening. Last year, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) advised its members to stop using Allergan implants as a precaution, but said the scientific data did not suggest the need to remove or exchange any current implants. …

Fires of Jharia spell death and disease for villagers

The inhabitants of a remote village at the heart of Indias coal industry brave deadly sinkholes and toxic gases simply to survive In the village of Liloripathra, in a remote corner of Indias eastern Jharkhand state, mother-of-three Sushila Devi grips the hands of two women sitting on either side of her. India, believes safety measures at the mines are in line with international standards. There are accidents and people have died also. But such types of incidents are reducing with each passing year. Our safety parameters can be compared with any other country, he says. Women scavenge for coal on one of Jharias many state-owned mines Back in Liloripathra, crowds have gathered around the vehicles that have pulled up outside …

Trump admin considers using social media to deny you benefits

Sorry, not sorry.Image: Anadolu Agency / getty As if you needed another reason to stop posting on Facebook.  The Trump administration is reportedly working in collaboration with the Social Security Administration to develop a plan for combing through social media posts for evidence — whatever that means — that those receiving certain types of government benefits should have those benefits denied. That’s right, your ‘gram-worthy vacation pics could soon cause you to lose your disability insurance benefits.  So reports the New York Times, which cites “administration officials” as confirming that the White House is “actively” working on making this authoritarian fever dream a reality. The idea is not a new one, the Times notes, having been suggested in an earlier …

Trump’s budget proves GOP deficit hawks are a dying breed

Washington (CNN)In the introduction to his new budget proposal President Donald Trump warns that the federal government “must protect future generations from Washington’s habitual deficit spending.” He then lays out a budget that makes clear he won’t be the one to curb that habit. When budget hawks ran the GOP During the Obama era, Paul Ryan spent years presenting lean, entitlement-reforming budgets in the House, knowing they would go nowhere with Democrats in control of the Senate and the White House. Still, it was a political move to lay out priorities that Republicans would presumably enact should they ever get full control of Washington. Among those most prominent Tea Party conservatives pounding the table for significant spending cuts was Mick …

The truth about late-term abortions in the US: they’re very rare

Republicans are pushing to ban abortions as early as 15 weeks while Democrats focus on loosening restrictions. Mona Chalabi illustrates the facts The debate about abortion in the US seems to be taking place on shifting ground. Republicans have recently made efforts to ban abortions as early as 15 weeks in Missouri and late-term abortions. Late-term abortions are particularly controversial. Especially when the inflammatory language deployed by the Donald Trump in his State of the Union address claims that Democrats want to make legislative changes would allow a baby to be ripped from the mothers womb moments from birth. But late-term abortions are also very rare. In 2015, more than found this is particularly true for poorer women. Looking through …

Miss Teen Universe Lotte Van Der Zee Dead At 19 From Heart Attack – Perez Hilton

Miss Teen Universe Lotte van der Zee, who won the title back in 2017, has passed away at 19 from a heart attack. On Thursday, via her Instagram account, parents Bert van der Zee and Eugeniek van het Hul revealed the unfortunate news. They posted the (above) pic with the caption: “Our pearl, our everything passed away on Wednesday evening March 6th at 22:47. It is incredibly surreal that our dearly beloved Lotte is not around us anymore. Our hearts are truly broken… We would like to thank you all again for all the support and heartwarming messages.” In February on social media, Bert and Eugeniek revealed that during their family ski trip to Westendorf, Austria, Lotte began feeling unwell, and was in sudden cardiac arrest. She was …

Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species

Now they have. Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP) “This is the most different looking killer whale I’ve ever seen,” said Robert Pitman, a NOAA marine ecologist in San Diego. He was part of the team that spotted the orcas off Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They likely mostly eat fish, not marine mammals like seals, as other killer whales do, Pitman said. Fishermen have complained about how good …

Taylor Swift Takes Shots At ‘Petty’ Kim Kardashian In Lengthy Cover Story For ‘Elle’! – Perez Hilton

Taylor Swift is reflecting ahead of a huge milestone in her life. Although the songstress doesn’t turn 30 until December, she got a head start on counting her blessings and the lessons learned over the last three decades in her latest feature for Elle magazine. For her cover story, Tay penned a 30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30 list that highlights many of the highs and lows of her 20s and offers solid words of wisdom for her fans in the almost 30 club. The End Game singer reveals everything from her very relatable love for Command tape to shockingly calling out “bullies” like Kim Kardashian West. Here’s everything we learned from Taylor’s list: Contents 2 She Takes A Shot …

Virginia EMT who made racist remarks on a white supremacist podcast loses his job

(CNN)Emergency medical technician Alex McNabb has been let go by Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad months after racist comments surfaced on a podcast in which he compared black patients to gorillas and claimed to take “immense satisfaction” as he “terrorized” an African-American boy with a needle. He has not responded to CNN’s request for comment. Last month McNabb was cleared of wrongdoing by the Virginia Department of Health in an investigation focused solely on whether “any alleged violations of Virginia’s EMS regulations have occurred,” the agency said. Those regulations stipulate that “EMS personnel may not discriminate … based on race, gender, religion, age, national origin, medical condition or any other reason.” After a two-month investigation in which fellow employees were interviewed …

Khloe Kardashian Will Likely Not ‘Date Again’ For ‘ALong Time’ Following Tristan Thompson Scandal! – Perez Hilton

Khloe Kardashian will likely stay single for a while. According to a People source on Monday, the Revenge Body host is “doing okay” following reports that she broke up with Tristan Thompson after he allegedly had an affair with Jordyn Woods. Additionally, the KUWTK star will probably not jump into a new relationship anytime soon. The insider explained: “It will take her a long time to date again… A significant amount of time.” The source added: “She just needs time… It’s going to take so long for her to rebuild trust with anyone.” The insider explained, “this is the second time this has happened,” referencing allegations that the basketball player got cozy with multiple women while the now-34-year-old was pregnant with …

Devastating Marine Heatwaves Set To Worsen As Planet Warms

Heatwaves might be associated with wildfires, heat stroke, and damaged crops on land, but what happens when they occur in the marine world? Fish flee poleward to cooler waters, toxic algae proliferate, and once vibrant coral becomes stripped of color and life. And things are only set to get worse. A new study published in Nature Climate Change is the first to systematically measure and compare the impacts of marine heatwaves – when extreme temperatures are maintained for five days or more – across the globe. Analyzing data from over 1,000 studies, the researchers found that marine heatwaves have increased by more than 50 percent since the mid-20th century, and are becoming more severe, prolonged, and frequent, a pattern that …

Ilhan Omar’s words were twisted and Democrats were part of the problem | Arwa Mahdawi

The congresswoman faced bad-faith claims of antisemitism at a time when Trump is making America more dangerous for Jews Sign up for the tweeted a photo of Rolling Stone magazine, on which she is pictured posing next to three of the new young congresswomen. A picture is worth 1,000 words but [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Jahana Hayes] and Nancy on the cover of @RollingStone is worth millions of dreams to women and girls across America, Pelosi said. To them we say: know your power. Know your worth. Have a plan. And be ready. While those are very inspirational words, Pelosi could have done with taking them a little more to heart herself. Instead she, and other Democratic leaders, have spent …

Violent crime and police numbers ‘linked’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMetropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick: “There must be some link” There is “some link” between falling police numbers and a rise in violent crime, Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick has said. The commissioner was speaking a day after Prime Minister Theresa May said there was “no direct correlation”. It comes after two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbings in London and Greater Manchester at the weekend. Ms Dick told LBC Radio the deaths show “how big of a challenge this is” and that it is not a London-only issue. Jodie Chesney was killed in an east-London park as she played music with friends, while Yousef Ghaleb Makkie was stabbed to death in …