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And spray cheese.

Why do you forget spray cheese?

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Buzz killer! :)
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Rural Communities Are Getting Obese Faster Than City Dwellers

Around the world, obesity is on the rise. A global uptick in body mass index, or BMI — a measure of whether a person’s weight is healthy for how tall they are — has coincided with rapid urbanization, leading to the assumption that urbanization is the main reason behind the global obesity epidemic.

Now, a large new report reveals the rise of global BMI comes from people living in rural areas rather than people living in urban areas. The finding contrasts theories that urban lifestyles contribute to the rise in obesity and suggests public health policies that stress food quality are needed.

“More than 55 percent of the rise in BMI in the world in men and women has been due to a rise in rural populations, so this is entirely opposite to the current paradigm,” Majid Ezzati, a public health expert at the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, who led the new research, said in a press briefing.

Rural Rise

Ezzati and a network of more than a thousand health scientists from around the world known as the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration scrutinized over 2,000 studies that examined 112 million adults’ height and weight in rural and urban areas across the globe from 1985 to 2017.

The team’s analysis revealed that globally BMI has been going up faster in rural areas than in urban ones, except in sub-Saharan Africa, where the trend is reversed. Over half of the global rise in BMI came from rural populations, the researchers report today in the journal Nature. In contrast, only 30 percent of global BMI rise was in urban populations.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... NjprRZOnYU

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Well, if I lived in either WV or Ohio, I'd be thinking about it. Wouldn't you?
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sparks wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm Well, if I lived in either WV or Ohio, I'd be thinking about it. Wouldn't you?
More astronauts, presidents, and diplomats have come from Ohio than any other state. That's how badly people from Ohio want to get as far away as possible from Ohio.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Bruce wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:50 pm
sparks wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm Well, if I lived in either WV or Ohio, I'd be thinking about it. Wouldn't you?
More astronauts, presidents, and diplomats have come from Ohio than any other state. That's how badly people from Ohio want to get as far away as possible from Ohio.

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Men's fertility irreversibly damaged by age of 18 thanks to Western junk food diet, study finds

Male fertility is being irreversibly damaged by a diet of western junk food by the time men reach 18, a study has found.

A groundbreaking investigation has established that teenagers who favour high-fat and processed foods like pizzas, chips and snacks are killing off sperm-producing cells that can never be replaced.

It showed that a diet dominated by fish, chicken, vegetables and fruit is best is for protecting those cells and ensuring healthy levels of sperm.

Sperm counts have been declining in recent decades and various studies have pointed to poor diet as a significant cause.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... tern-junk/ (rest behind paywall)
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My cardiologist(tm) says that bacon is now OK. No, I'm not kidding. I have it in writing and will be happy to scan and post it here if asked. Can't fucking believe it myself, but I'm old and stupid.

They've done a 180 in that it's now just fucking dandy to eat lots of fat and some protein, but don't you dare touch any sugar or other carbs because THOSE WILL KILL YOU!!!

What they're trying to do for the National Health is shift metabolism from sugar burning to fat burning.

Maybe they're on to something, maybe they're just full of shit ... again.
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As if your body cares?

Everything in moderation. People looking for the "magic bullet" that allows them to be fit, healthy, immortal without having to pay for it.

Rather like . . . a Jets fan [Stop that.--Ed.]

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Too much streaming content is causing viewer ‘paralysis’: Nielsen

Stuck between The Rock and “A Quiet Place”? You’re not alone.

Nielsen’s new Total Audience Report found that the average TV viewer takes seven minutes just to pick what to watch.

Chalk it up to too much choice. The proliferation of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and video-on-demand (VOD) options is leading to “paralysis among consumers,” according to Deadline.
https://nypost.com/2019/07/01/too-much- ... s-nielsen/

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That happens to me a lot. There's so many shows or movies where I feel like, I'll probably get around to that one at some point, but I just haven't yet. The trouble is, with each passing month there's more of them in that category than there were the month before and I'm even starting to forget about some of them that I was planning to watch 6 months ago but never quite got around to it.
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There is that many tentacle hentai?




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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:15 pm That happens to me a lot. There's so many shows or movies where I feel like, I'll probably get around to that one at some point, but I just haven't yet. The trouble is, with each passing month there's more of them in that category than there were the month before and I'm even starting to forget about some of them that I was planning to watch 6 months ago but never quite got around to it.
That's why we invented machines to do the watching for us. :mrgreen:
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Savage tick-clone armies are sucking cows to death; experts fear for humans

Spreading invasive tick spawns without mating and can transmit deadly disease.

Ravenous swarms of cloned ticks have killed a fifth cow in North Carolina by exsanguination—that is, by draining it of blood—the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services warned this week.

Experts fear that the bloodthirsty throngs, which were first noticed in the United States in 2017, will continue their rampage, siphoning life out of animals and eventually transmitting diseases, potentially deadly ones, to humans.

Just last month, infectious disease researchers in New York reported the first case of the tick species biting a human in the US. The finding was “unsurprising” given the tick’s ferocious nature, according to Dr. Bobbi S. Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic. And it’s “extremely worrisome for several reasons,” she wrote in a commentary for the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

The tick—the Asian longhorned tick, or Haemaphysalis longicornis—was first found terrorizing a sheep in New Jersey in 2017 and has established local populations in at least 10 states since it sneaked in. Its invasive sweep is due in large part to the fact that a single well-fed female can spawn up to 2,000 tick clones parthenogenetically—that is, without mating—in a matter of weeks. And unlike other ticks that tend to feast on a victim for no more than seven days, mobs of H. longicorni can latch on for up to 19 days.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07 ... um=ios_app for all the gory details.
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One of the few good reasons to bring back DDT. Take off and nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Miserable little bastards.
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sparks wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:45 am One of the few good reasons to bring back DDT. Take off and nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Miserable little bastards.
Hey, some of the states on that list are blue states! We'll nuke the red states, and dust the blue states with DDT.
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America’s packaged food supply is ultra-processed

Americans are over-exposed to products that are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt [Incredible! :mrgreen: ]

Americans are over-exposed to products that are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food supply and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.

Since about 80% of Americans’ total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease including obesity and cardiovascular disease.
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As classified by the NOVA Food Classification System developed at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, “ultra-processed food and beverages” is the fourth and final group of foods that “are industrial formulations made entirely or mostly from substances extracted from foods (oils, fats, sugar, starch and proteins).” They are derived from hydrogenated fats and modified starch, and are synthesized in laboratories.

The scientists analyzed 230,156 products and, using the NOVA classification system, found 71% of products such as bread, salad dressings, snack foods, sweets, sugary drinks and more were ultra-processed. Among the top 25 manufacturers by sales volume, 86% of products were classified as ultra-processed.

“Bread and bakery products” was the only category consistently among the highest third across all four nutrient categories in terms of nutrient levels (calories, saturated fat, total sugars and sodium).
https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2 ... processed/

Interesting formulation: apparently consumers are passive slobs who are "exposed to" industrial food as if it were some kind of pollution, not choices they make.
Mother State should do something about it. :roll:
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I've had it! From now on I eat nothing but kale!
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shemp wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:30 am I've had it! From now on I eat nothing but kale!
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Philippines declares national epidemic after 622 dengue deaths

Health department says there were roughly 146,000 cases of mosquito-borne virus from January to July.

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The country's health department announced late on Tuesday that Francisco Duque III, the health secretary, made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a special Quick Response Fund.

It said the Philippines recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through July 20 this year, 98 percent more than the same period in 2018. That is roughly 5,036 cases every week.

Among the worst-hit areas are central Philippines as well as some regions in the northern island of Luzon and the southern island of Mindanao.

Duque said a campaign is being launched focusing on the destruction of mosquito breeding sites.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/ ... 59368.html
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Wasn't this the same guy that threatened to declare war on Canada for dumping trash on them?



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Police Are One of the Leading Causes of Death for Young Men in the US

Nearly three Americans are killed by police every day. This means that, of all the homicide victims in the United States, police kill an estimated six percent of those individuals. But the actual numbers are likely higher: Researchers say that government data is woefully inadequate, so the best available datasets have been created by journalist-driven public programs. New research on one of these resources shows that police violence is even deadlier for one group of Americans than previously suspected.

In a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of sociologists and criminal justice researchers used data compiled by the National Vital Statistic System’s mortality files, as well as Fatal Encounters (FE), a journalist-led database, to create one of the few comprehensive baseline estimates available for how often Americans are killed by police.

They determined that police violence is one of the leading causes of death of young men in the United States. Overall, it’s estimated that the mortality rate is about 1.8 per 100,000 for men between the ages of 25 and 29. This ranks police use-of-force as the sixth leading cause of death for young men, placing it behind other public health issues like suicide and “accidents” — a category that includes drug overdoses and car accident deaths.

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  • Black men face a 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police over their lifetime. That compares to about 1 in 2,000 for men in general and about 1 in 33,000 for women.
  • Black women are 1.4 times more likely to be killed by police than white women.
  • American Indian men are 1.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men, while American Indian women are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white women.
  • Latino men are 1.4 times more likely to be killed by police than white men. Latina women are 1.2 times less likely to be killed than white women.
https://www.inverse.com/article/58332-p ... ides-study
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Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids: Implications for Prion Transmission to Humans and Other Animal Species

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a prion-related transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cervids, including deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer, and moose. CWD has been confirmed in at least 26 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces, South Korea, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, with a notable increase in the past 5 years. The continued geographic spread of this disease increases the frequency of exposure to CWD prions among cervids, humans, and other animal species. Since CWD is now an established wildlife disease in North America, proactive steps, where possible, should be taken to limit transmission of CWD among animals and reduce the potential for human exposure.

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That's the so-called "mad cow disease", isn't it?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:15 am That's the so-called "mad cow disease", isn't it?
Something like that, yes. Now you can also get it with venison.



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Witness wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:59 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:15 am That's the so-called "mad cow disease", isn't it?
Something like that, yes. Now you can also get it with venison.



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Vaping.

California health officials tell everyone to stop vaping right now (Los Angeles Times)
California health officials issued a warning Tuesday that people stop vaping immediately, joining a growing chorus of health experts advising caution around e-cigarette use following recent reports of severe lung illnesses linked to the practice.

In recent months, hundreds of people have been hospitalized across the nation with serious lung conditions that are suspected to be linked to vaping, both of nicotine and THC. In California, there have been two deaths due to the illnesses as well as 90 people who have been hospitalized, officials say.

“We are seeing something that we have not seen before,” said Dr. Charity Dean, California’s acting public health officer, in a statement. “There are numerous unknown factors at this time, and due to the uncertainty of the exact cause, it is our recommendation that consumers refrain from vaping until the investigation has concluded.”

E-cigarettes are loaded with a liquid cartridge — typically containing THC or nicotine — that when heated turns into a vapor that the user then inhales. The recent outbreak, however, suggests that something in the liquid, such as oil or another substance mixed in, has been also entering people’s lungs and causing damage, experts say.
Something other than the nicotine or THC itself. :notsure:
“People are getting sick and some are dying as a result of vaping,” Gov. Newsom said in a statement Tuesday. “Californians are encouraged to stop vaping until health officials fully understand what’s causing this public health crisis.”

For the past several weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been investigating a collection of severe symptoms, including chest pain, shortness of breath and vomiting, associated with e-cigarettes. They say they are unsure of the exact cause of the problems, but have also urged people to stop vaping.

As of Friday, there have been 530 cases of lung injury nationwide as well as seven deaths, one of which was in Los Angeles County. Two-thirds of the cases were in people between the ages of 18 and 35.

So far, no specific devices or chemicals have been linked to the outbreak, officials say. Most people who became sick had vaped with THC, some with a mixture of THC and nicotine and a smaller number with only nicotine.
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Users are vapid.

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Something changed. We went for zero vaping related health cases over the last 10 years to over 500 in one year.
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I tried vaping years ago, and it was fucking godawful. It was absolute shit.

I don't know how all these kids got talked into it, but it is just horrible shit to breath in.

Seriously.

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Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Are Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says (New York Times)
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"Dank Vapes", OK. :roll:
Several marijuana products have been identified as possible culprits in the mysterious epidemic of serious lung illnesses that has sickened more than 800 people who use vaping devices and e-cigarettes to inhale THC or nicotine, or both.

Health officials said on Friday that the products include THC-filled vaping cartridges labeled “Dank Vapes,” as well as some other illicit brands that people bought from friends or family or on the street.

But officials said Dank Vapes appeared to be a label that THC sellers can slap on any product and is not a specific formulation or a single product. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

“Dank Vapes appears to be the most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands, with common packaging that is easily available online and that is used by distributors to market THC-containing cartridges with no obvious centralized production or distribution,” said a report published on Friday by state health officials from Illinois and Wisconsin, and from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is unknown who makes the THC products or where they come from, the researchers said.

The new information comes from researchers’ interviews with 86 people in Illinois and Wisconsin, from 15 years to 53 years old, who had become ill after vaping. Almost 60 percent had required treatment in intensive care units. About 87 percent of those interviewed had vaped THC from prefilled cartridges purchased from “informal sources” during the three months before they got sick, and 57 had used Dank Vapes.

Other THC brands named are Moon Rocks, Off White and TKO. The extensive use of prefilled cartridges suggests they “might play an important role” in the outbreak, the researchers said. Part of the appeal of vaping THC is that it lacks marijuana’s telltale odor, enabling users to hide what they are doing.
In Illinois and Wisconsin, among the patients who reported vaping nicotine, Juul was by far the dominant brand. Many who vaped THC also reported vaping nicotine products.

The C.D.C. held a briefing on Friday to discuss some of the findings in the health investigations of vaping illnesses that have now been reported in 46 states, involving 805 cases and 13 deaths. Oregon reported a second death on Thursday; state health officials said the person was hospitalized with respiratory symptoms after vaping cannabis products.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the C.D.C., called the lung illnesses “serious and life-threatening.” She described the marketplace for vaping products as dynamic, and said that there was a large array of products, ingredients, packaging and supply chains, and that consumers had no way of knowing just what is in the liquids they are vaping.

The 86 patients from Illinois and Wisconsin who were interviewed reported using 234 types of e-cigarettes or vaping products, labeled with 87 brand names. Of 75 who vaped THC, 49 used it at least once a day, and some more than five times a day.

Many of the patients throughout the United States had also reported using THC products, the agency said. Some patients have said they vaped only nicotine, but the Wisconsin researchers found that some patients who made that claim actually had used THC.
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3 sexually transmitted infections hit new highs again in U.S.

That includes 1.7 million cases of chlamydia, the most ever reported in one year.

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.

More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from 2017.

It’s the most ever reported in a year, though the trend is mainly attributed to increased testing.

About 580,000 gonorrhea cases were reported. That’s the highest number since 1991. The rate rose 5 percent. Scientists worry antibiotic resistance may be a factor.

And the syphilis rate rose 15 percent. About 35,000 cases of the most contagious forms of the disease were reported — also the most since 1991.
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Witness wrote: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:05 am
3 sexually transmitted infections hit new highs again in U.S.

That includes 1.7 million cases of chlamydia, the most ever reported in one year.

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.

More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from 2017.

It’s the most ever reported in a year, though the trend is mainly attributed to increased testing.

About 580,000 gonorrhea cases were reported. That’s the highest number since 1991. The rate rose 5 percent. Scientists worry antibiotic resistance may be a factor.

And the syphilis rate rose 15 percent. About 35,000 cases of the most contagious forms of the disease were reported — also the most since 1991.
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Quite a difference between the U.S. and Europe. I think we must be a bunch of dirty, dirty whores.
Here's a breakdown of STD by race
https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/minorities.htm

A few samples, therefrom.

Figure S. Chlamydia — Rates of Reported Cases by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Sex, United States, 2017
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Figure U. Gonorrhea — Rates of Reported Cases by Race, Hispanic Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2017
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Figure W. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases by Sex, Sexual Behavior, Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity, United States, 2017
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:28 pm Had to look it up

NHOPI Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders

No breakdown gay versus straight?

Hate to say it, but this has been a big issue in the gay community because young whippersnappers won't do safe sex.
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... it appears none of the ass pounders in San Fran use a condom.