Many women continue to have hot flashes for years after menopause, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at 255 older women and found that 80 percent of them had moderate-to-severe hot flashes during menopause, 17 percent had mild hot flashes and 3 percent had no hot flashes. Continue reading “Hot Flashes Often Last 10 Years After Menopause: Study”
There are studies that dispute the “salt equals hypertension” theory. Fifty-seven trials reviewed over a 25-year period (1966-2001) showed that in individuals with normal blood pressure, a low-sodium diet resulted in an average decline of systolic blood pressure of just 1.27 mmHG and a decline of diastolic pressure of only 0.54 mmHg.
The Journal of the American Medical Association published the results of a study of 3,681 subjects for a median of 7.9 years that found death rates actually increased as the subjects ate less salt. Continue reading “Salt Restriction Increases Mortality Risk”
The Sellafield nuclear plant has been evacuated after “elevated levels of radioactivity” were detected.
More than 10,000 non-essential staff have been told to stay at home following problems at the site in Cumbria, which is the biggest nuclear site in the UK. Continue reading “Sellafield nuclear plant staff told to stay home after ‘elevated levels of radioactivity’ detected”
“See – this is what happens when you don’t cooperate with the police!” snarled Neil Uhrig as he pinned Melissa Miller to the floor of her home. It’s not clear whether Officer Uhrig was expressing satisfaction at the expense of the traumatized woman, or trying to tutor her screaming nine-year-old daughter, Julliet, who had watched in horror as Uhrig assaulted her mother, threw her against a couch, and then handcuffed her while thrusting a knee into the middle of her back. Continue reading ““Cooperate” With the Police — Or Be Assaulted in Front of Your Children”
Apparently, the President had ingested some kind of weird drug, because when he stepped to the podium he didn’t look at the teleprompter. He just started talking.
“…like every other recent President, when I take to this platform I’m expected to tell a certain number of lies dressed up as the truth. And believe me, folks, I had a few whoppers ready to go. Continue reading “Obama and the State of the Onion Address”
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — On Wednesday, Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) introduced House Bill 1659, which would allow adults to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana and set up a taxed and regulated marijuana commerce.
If passed, adults 21 or older would be allowed to grow up to eight plants and possess up to sixteen ounces of marijuana per household. The bill would also establish a process for allowing medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation for those under 21, and allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. Continue reading “Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Missouri”
If you’re on Medicare and you’re in the hospital for a few days, you may think you’re an inpatient. The hospital may have other ideas. Increasingly, hospitals are placing older patients on “observation status.” They may be there for days, but technically they’re still outpatients.
This is a big deal for someone on Medicare because follow-up treatment in a nursing home isn’t covered unless someone has been an inpatient for at least three days. That’s leaving some seniors on the hook for thousands of dollars in nursing home bills. Continue reading “For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly”
On January 17, 2014, we explained “The Hows and Whys of Gold Price Manipulation.” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/17/hows-whys-gold-price-manipulation/
In former times, the rise in the gold price was held down by central banks selling gold or leasing gold to bullion dealers who sold the gold. The supply added in this way to the market absorbed some of the demand, thus holding down the rise in the gold price. Continue reading “Why is the Fed tapering?”
Police in Fort Collins, Colo., are asking Super Bowl partiers to let them know how many people you’re expecting for the big game, what time the festivities will get under way and — most importantly — two phone numbers where you can be reached if things get out of hand.
“If you live in the city limits of Fort Collins and you are hosting a Super Bowl Party, you can register your party with the City,” states a notice on the website for the city’s Neighborhood Services Department. Continue reading “Cops get all Big Brother on one town’s Broncos fans”
Reported moments ago by the New Jersey Journal, a white substance found in envelopes mailed to hotels near Met Life stadium.
Update: It was first reported that three hotels were targeted, now the hotel count is up to six. I have included a second video report discussing this below. Continue reading “Super Bowl Alert, Letters Containing White Powder Delivered To Hotels Hosting The Super Bowl”
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A man accused of killing one Utah deputy and wounding another was a fugitive who previously served 4 1/2 years in prison for attempted homicide, authorities said Friday.
Jose Angel Garcia Juaregui, 27, is in extremely critical condition after being shot by law enforcement officials Thursday afternoon in Juab County, and his prognosis isn’t good, Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy said at a news conference. Continue reading “Suspect in Utah deputy’s killing was fugitive, 27”
Always good to know how to make your own 🙂
An explosive is a substance or a device that produces a volume of rapidly expanding gas that exerts sudden pressure on its surroundings.
There are three common types of explosives: chemical, mechanical, and nuclear. Mechanical explosions are physical reactions, for example the effects of compressed air. Continue reading “The History of Explosives”
Methane gas is spewing near Louisiana’s coast as workers battle to kill an out-of-control well. Air-lifted evacuations of all non-essential personnel have been conducted and Coast Guard HU-25 crews are responding. The oil rig and platform are in the Gulf Of Mexico area connected to the New Madrid Falt Complex.
The operator, EnVen, reported it was drilling from its jack-up rig called the Rowan Louisiana when the well began flowing gas, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. (BSEE) Continue reading “Louisiana Methane Leak in New Madrid Complex, Emergency Evacs”
U.S. Army convoys will soon be able to roll into even the roughest of unfriendly foreign urban areas and combat zones without the worry of loss of life, thanks to new technology that will make large vehicles fully autonomous.
In demonstrations earlier this month at Fort Hood, Texas, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin demonstrated the ability of the Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS), which gives full autonomy to convoys to operate in urban environments. In tests, driverless tactical vehicles were able to navigate hazards and obstacles including pedestrians, oncoming traffic, road intersections, traffic circles and stalled and passing vehicles. Continue reading “Driverless Trucks Will Keep Army Safe From IEDs”