Im Documenting Myself Slowly Dying From A Rare Disease To Show Why Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

My partner and I have been documenting daily life with a disability through Instagram without the filters and mushy inspo-porn. I’m brutally honest and open with my photos, revealing aspects of disabled life that you don’t often hear about. I’m Holly Warland, a 27-year-old woman from Australia and I have a rare condition called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. My LGMD involves the gradual deterioration of all my muscles from the chin down leaving me predominantly bed bound and reliant on …

Feeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top unicorns to sell you

When Equidate, a venture-backed secondaries marketplace based in San Francisco, closed its most recent round of funding with $50 million four months ago, it was hardly a surprising bet on the part of its backers. As startups linger ever longer as private companies, more people are looking to lock up shares wherever they can find them. Investors have plenty of platforms from which to choose. In addition to Equidate, other companies that match investors with “pre-IPO” company shares include EquityZen, …

What the FDAs restriction of e-cig flavors means for Juul

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has revealed his plans to combat underage use of e-cigs and nicotine, which has grown 78 percent among high school students from 2017 to 2018. The commissioner today announced a plan that would remove all flavored electronic nicotine delivery system products — with the exception of tobacco, mint, menthol or non-flavored products — from any store where children under the age of 18 can see them. So what does this mean for Juul, a company that …

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

DeepMind’s recent foray into providing software as a service to U.K. hospitals has reached the end of its run. The Google -owned AI division has just announced it will be stepping back from providing a clinical alerts and task management healthcare app to focus on research — It’s been a phenomenal journey to see Streams go from initial idea to live deployment, and to hear how it’s helped change the lives of patients and the nurses and doctors who treat …

The 2018 Goop Gift Guide Is As Ridiculous As Ever! – Perez Hilton

Gwyneth Paltrow is clearly tired of that whole “stars — they’re just like us” nonsense. Her 2018 Goop Gift Guide has dropped, and it’s full of gifts for all the people in your life: the cook, the traveler, the lover… So many gifts for the lover… Photos: Oprah’s Favorite Things And as usual, the items are luxurious, ludicrous, and very, very, VERY expensive! Fill the stockings of various stuffees with these (below)! For The One And Only OMGs for the …

Teen Sings Her Way Through Brain Surgery So Doctors Can Preserve Her Talent

Musician Kira Iaconetti, 19, has been performing musical theater since she was a child and has ambitions of making it a career. “Inside Edition.” Dr. Jason Hauptmanan awake craniotomy, in which she was put  under anesthesia but kept awake during the surgery so she could sing to ignite the parts of the brain that focus on musical abilities. “Our focus was not only on taking care of the tumor but making her life better. We wanted to preserve the things …

FDA warns against honey pacifiers after Texas infants hospitalized with rare illness

The government agency issued the warning Friday after receiving “reports from the state of Texas that four infants have been hospitalized with botulism,” which is a “rare but serious” condition that can cause death in some cases. The honey pacifiers the infants used were purchased in Mexico though similar products can be found through online retailers in the U.S, the federal agency said. Botulism is “caused by a toxin that attacks the body’s nerves and causes difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis, and even …

Juul Labs reveals its plan to combat underage vape use

Juul will be removing non-tobacco flavored pods from all stores, including convenience stores and vape shops, according to a new plan the company released today. This comes exactly 60 days after the FDA demanded a more comprehensive plan from big e-cig makers to deal with the growing problem of underage use of these products. Juul’s plan is slightly more aggressive than the plan reportedly outlined by the FDA, which demands that all non-tobacco flavored products be removed from convenience stores …

Biggest Israel-Gaza firefight since 2014 ends in ceasefire

Sderot, Israel (CNN)A renewed ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza has brought an end to the most severe round of fighting between the two sides since the 2014 war. In the largest and longest exchange of hostilities since the 2014 war, Gaza militants fired some 400 rockets into Israel on Monday and into Tuesday, while the Israeli military struck more than 100 targets inside the coastal enclave. Hamas, the militant group that runs Gaza, said the escalation was …

28-year-old woman has beaten cancer 4 times

“When I woke up, my mom looked like she had just seen a ghost. The doctor who performed the tests was crying. She said she had never seen a case as bad as mine, and that I needed to get to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center immediately,” Marler recalls. There she met with Miguel Rodriguez-Bigas, MD, FACS, FASCRS, who removed Marler’s entire colon and almost all of her rectum—leaving only enough to allow her to retain normal digestive function …

Indigenous women in Canada are undergoing forced sterilizations. What the hell century is this?

It’s a story you might expect to see a century ago. But this is recent history—as in just last year. More than 60 Indigenous women are suing physicians, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the province of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Canada, saying they were sterilized against their will after giving birth. The sterilizations took place over the past 20 to 25 years, with the most recent incident happening in 2017. Alisa Lombard, an associate at Maurice Law, the law firm …

For Trump, defeat at home and battles abroad

(CNN)Four years ago, the world greeted the centennial of the start of World War I with idle curiosity a bygone catastrophe from a time of dukes and empires, dangerous grudges and doomed alliances. As for the bromance between Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, that’s over, wrote Samantha Vinograd. Trump trash-tweeted Macron upon arrival Friday and is skipping his Peace Forum. Macron, his popularity slipping, had a tricky task, Vinograd said. “If Macron openly attacks nationalism, he knows that …

Tammy Duckworth: Trump has ‘failed miserably’ in supporting US troops

Washington (CNN)Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that President Donald Trump has “failed miserably” in his attempts to support US troops. The President faced backlash after he skipped a planned visit to an American cemetery and memorial while in France because it was raining. The next day the President visited a different American cemetery, much closer to Paris, to observe Armistice Day. “We still have 80,000 veterans who have not yet gotten their payments for their housing allotments while they’re …

How practicing kindness could make your life so much better.

The first time most of us learned about the importance of being kind was back in preschool, so let’s travel back there (in our minds). Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash. Perhaps it was while you were sitting on your nap mat watching an episode of “Mr. Rogers”? Or maybe it was after you decided to share the Lego set you were working on with a friend? The particular setting doesn’t matter; what does matter is that you were developing …

A woman who’s tackling revenge porn, and 9 other women changing the world for the better.

Despite facing numerous social and political obstacles throughout history, women have always been powerful agents of change. Every era has its heroines — women who inspire, empower, and offer the world an extra dose of awesome. Some of these women are household names, while others fly under the radar, improving their communities and impacting people around them with little fanfare or fame. Those unsung female heroes are who L’Oréal Paris had in mind when they created the philanthropic program, Women …