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moodygirl86 posted a topic in Wide World of Snarkhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/sick-seven-year-old-boy-9573280 In case the link doesn't work, this little lad was seriously ill with what turned out to be pancreatitis and sepsis and didn't get him any medical treatment for religious reasons. He must have been in agony when he died. There's no excuse for doing that to a kid. Ever.
47of74 posted a topic in Quiverfull of Health & WellnessScience! mentalfloss.com/article/82743/robotic-rectum-can-train-doctors-better-probe-butts
For anyone not familiar with this case, it involves the alleged medical kidnap of a teenaged girl who supposedly has mitochondrial disease. The complete story is just too complicated to sum up in one post, but here is a good, un-biased (as well as can be pieced together without hearing the hospital's side) article. Link to new article about the lawsuit here. I am not surprised. Anyone could see this coming from miles away. It will be interesting to see what (if any) medical details surface, and if any of them favor Children's.
I've always like ex-president Jimmy Carter, and was so sad to hear he was diagnosed with melanoma that had metastasized to his brain and liver, a very similar scenario to my mom's diagnosis. She died relatively quickly from her illness; there was no effective treatment at the time. So it is rather amazing that Pres. Carter is now cancer free, at age 90. What is so amazing about this article in Huffington Post are the beautiful comments about Jimmy Carter -- consistently positive about his integrity, kindness, ethics and the way he has manifested a true Christianity in his public and private life. This is something so rare in any comment section on the internet that it seems worth noting and really quite inspirational. Enjoy: huffingtonpost.com/entry/jimmy-carter-cancer_us_56dca72be4b0ffe6f8e9c940
roddma posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkStudy reveals unplanned pregnancy reaches a 35 yr low thanks to IUD and Obama Care Hey Fundies see what educaiton does http://www.medicaldaily.com/pregnancies-contraceptives-family-planning-benefits-376347
So the CDC apparently came out and advised that any woman of childbearing age not currently on birth control shouldn't drink. ever. not because you are pregnant but because becoming pregnant is not outside the realm of possibility. I saw this and immediately thought this sounded like something our fundie friends would say. bc not only is a pregnant woman's body merely a vessel for the child she's carrying, but all women's bodies are potential vessels and are thus rightly at all times subject to the scrutiny and control of others. what??? http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/02/cdc-urges-young-women-avoid-all-alcohol-unless-theyre-using-contraception/79701890/
Cleopatra7 posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkI know I shouldn't be surprised, since Charlie Sheen does not seem to have the best judgement in general, but I can't see this ending well for him or his loved ones: http://www.people.com/article/charlie-sheen-off-hiv-meds
I've been on the waiting list at the library for over a month for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I got it today. This is the true story of cancer cells taken from her body without her knowledge or consent, and they continue to grow today. They led to the development of the polio vaccine, uncovered secrets about cancer, viruses, and the A-Bomb's effects. They led to the advances in IVF, cloning, and gene mapping. It's a story about her and what was done with her cells. The cell lines have brought in billions of dollars to the medical industry, and her family, poor blacks, never received a cent. They didn't even know about it. It's a story with all kinds of ethical questions to be asked. Nell