Flesh-eating bacteria making headlines, but cases are ‘rare’

Touted prominently this summer is news and educational information about current Eastern coastal algae blooms and flesh-eating bacteria. Many beaches have been closed due to high risk of infection or death. Ecowatch.com in June shared: “Vibrio vulnificus is an ‘opportunistic pathogen’ … The bacteria thrive in warm salty and brackish waters and enter humans either through breaks in the skin or after being consumed with raw seafood. Up to one-third of people with vibrio vulnificus will die from the infection, which can cause a flesh-eating and commonly fatal bacteria known…

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Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.

Brain research has shown how relevant sleep is to health, so it’s more important than ever to get a good night’s sleep. In the bedroom, that means not just decorating in calming colors but also minimizing stressors and optimizing conditions for a restful night. We asked some experts for advice and products to achieve that. Minimize noise A key obstacle to uninterrupted sleep is noise. To reduce it, Brooklyn-based architect and designer Adam Meshberg, founder of Meshberg Group, recommends soundproofing the walls — building an additional thin wall in front…

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Rebranding Death: What is the “death positive” movement?

FUNerals, coffin clubs, and death cafes are just a few ways people are embracing their mortality.   Video of Rebranding Death: What is the "death positive" movement? The finality of death is overwhelming for a lot of people. In fact, more than half of Americans are “afraid” or “very afraid” of facing death, according to a Chapman University Study . But the birth of the “Death Positive” or “Death Wellness” movement is hoping to change the cultural mindset about dying. Henry Fersko-Weiss, a New York social worker, helped birth the…

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6 safety tips for summertime joggers

The key is to run sensibly A disagreeable notion, perhaps, to take a jog during summer months when temperatures soar? The key is to run sensibly. Road Runners Club of America offers this sound advice: 1. Stay hydrated: Pre-hydration with a few glasses of water before running is advised, then carry a bottle or wear a hydration pack and sip at least every 20 minutes. Rrca.org recommends weighing yourself before and after running and, to determine proper hydration, “you should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you’re…

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When ICE Hit Mississippi, Its Citizens Showed Up for Immigrant Families

The Mississippi immigration raid detained hundreds and left children stranded on the first day of school. It also evoked a massive humanitarian response in a state not traditionally friendly to immigrants. When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid at multiple chicken processing plants in Mississippi, a scrappy network of immigrant activists knew their work was about to get much harder. Mississippi has never been a hotbed for immigration advocacy, despite a growing immigrant population working in its food processing and hospitality industries. The small band of migrant…

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Philadelphia suspect in custody after standoff with police

Six officers wounded in standoff that began after gunman shot police officers seeking to serve felony narcotics warrant. A gunman who opened fire on police as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, is in police custody, authorities said. The standoff in the United States‘ Pennsylvania state, which began early on Thursday after the attacker opened fire on police officers seeking to serve a felony narcotics warrant, follows a string of mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio,…

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Google staff warns against working with US border agencies

A letter signed by almost 400 people urges Google not to be involved in ‘human rights abuses’. More than 350 Google employees have written an open letter to the company, demanding Google does not work with the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) because of its treatment of migrants at the country’s southern border. The letter, written by 365 Google employees and 35 supporters on Wednesday, also demands the company not work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), accusing all three agencies of…

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Hundreds of sexual assault claims filed in New York

Flurry of legal action comes on the day a new law that extends the statute of limitations for victims goes into effect. Hundreds of people who say they were victims of sexual assault have filed lawsuits against prominent institutions in the US state of New York – including the Roman Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America – as a new law that extends the statute of limitations on those cases went into effect. The state’s landmark Child Victims Act, which legislators passed earlier this year, lifts the statute of…

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Skiplagging: Airlines taking a stance on controversial travel trick

Also known as hidden-city ticketing, point-beyond booking and throwaway ticketing, skiplagging is a simple travel trick The BBC in February called it “The travel trick that airlines hate,” while Travel+Leisure magazine in February claimed skiplagging is “too good to be true.” Also known as hidden-city ticketing, point-beyond booking and throwaway ticketing, skiplagging is a simple travel trick, according to smartertravel.com in April: “Sometimes the nonstop airfare to a particular destination is much higher than a fare to a separate city that includes a stopover in your final destination. In that…

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Facebook admits it listened to user’s audio messages

The company have since said it has stopped doing this as privacy organizations raised concerns over the practice. Facebook has admitted it uses an external company to listen to audio messages sent between users in an attempt to improve its voice recognition systems. According to a report by Bloomberg, Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio messages sent between users. Those contractors did not know who the audio was from and how Facebook obtained it. In response to the report, Facebook said users who had their audio transcribed confirmed this option…

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More Americans are falling way behind on student loan payments

Mounting student debt and credit card delinquencies could sap consumer spending and undermine economic growth. More people in the United States appear to be struggling to keep up with their credit card and student loan debt payments. That could weigh on consumer spending and threaten one of the strongest drivers of economic growth. US credit card balances grew to $868bn in the second quarter, from $848bn in the previous three months, and the proportion of those balances seriously past due is on the rise, according to Federal Reserve Bank of…

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