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Half of meat in America contains harmful bacteria | Mail Online

Almost half of the meat and poultry sold at stores across America contains a type of bacteria that is a common cause of infection in people. Researchers bought 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef at 26 grocery stores or supermarkets in five cities and found that 47 per cent contained Staphylococcus aureus, known as S. aureus or staph. Nearly half of the contaminated samples contained strains of that bacteria that are resistant to at least three antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline. Some strains were resistant to a half dozen or more. Scroll down for video Loaded with bacteria: New research shows that nearly half of meat sold across the States contains the antibiotic-resistant S. aureus   AMERICANS ARE BUYING MORE MEAT THAN EVER Despite the soaring cost of food, Americans are buying more meat than ever, new research has shown. [...] Full article at I'm thinkin' it'd be a good idea

Moms killing kids not nearly as rare as we think - Yahoo! News

NEW YORK – "How could she?" It's the headline du jour whenever a horrific case emerges of a mother killing her kids, as Lashanda Armstrong did when she piled her children into her minivan and drove straight into the frigid Hudson River. Our shock at such stories is, of course, understandable: They seem to go against everything we intuitively feel about the mother-child bond. But mothers kill their children in this country much more often than most people would realize by simply reading the headlines; by conservative estimates it happens every few days, at least 100 times a year. Experts say more mothers than fathers kill their children under 5 years of age. And some say our reluctance as a society to believe mothers would be capable of killing their offspring is hindering our ability to recognize warning signs, intervene and prevent more tragedies. And so the problem remains. [...] Full article at I agree, communities ought to be mo

MOA Tonight

"We listen to music and talk to people." Watch live on Cable One  Channel 11  in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon or  on-line  (there's an approximately thirty-second delay) and give us a call at 1-208-343-1100 between 10 and 11PM MT. Tonight, MOA goes retro. :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

From V8Ferrari

'Him''s been one of Dude's best friends for many years, and he was our cameraman back in the day. He's built several replicas over the last twenty-five years or so, and this one is the sweetest so far. (Check out his channel for a look at some others, and a couple of drag races, too.) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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Race to Robie Creek: What better way to celebrate a birthday? | Sports | Idaho Statesman

Paula Prescott can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 45th birthday than to run the Race to Robie Creek. “It’s the biggest party in Boise for runners,” said Prescott, who has worked as a product technician at Micron for 21 years. Apparently she’s not alone. Of the 2,508 participants registered for Saturday’s annual half-marathon, there are 10 who are celebrating a birthday. Here are some of their reasons for wanting to tackle the race on their special day: MEAGHAN LEHOSIT, 27 [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Satan the Adversary

So I used the term 'adversarial' yesterday which made me think of the fact that the word 'satan' means 'adversary' which made me wonder, do Satanists worship their enemies? Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

New chili pepper crowned world’s hottest | The Upshot Yahoo! News

Fighting fire with more fire -- and a WWF-worthy name -- there's a new champ holding the title of  world's hottest chili pepper. As you may recall, in December The Lookout  reported on the Naga Viper and its initiation as the chili pepper with the most heat. But now there's a hotter ticket in town:  the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T . [...] Full article, including video, at Any heat-eaters out there gonna give these a try? :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

The Key to a Long Life: Conscientious Habits - Yahoo! News

Long before the age of gene therapy and miracle medical treatments, the secrets of long life were being gathered and revealed in a unique study of 1,500 children born about 1910. By studying these people throughout their lives, successive generations of researchers collected nearly 10 million pieces of observable data and have been able to produce solid insights into human longevity. "Most people who live to an old age do so not because they have beaten cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease; rather, the long-lived have mostly avoided serious ailments altogether," according to Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin, in their recent book, " The Longevity Project ." "The best childhood personality predictor of longevity was conscientiousness--the qualities of a prudent, persistent, well organized person," according to the two professors (he at the University of California--Riverside, and she at La Sierra University). "

Are Mega Earthquakes on the Rise? | Japan Earthquake & Tsunami | Natural Disasters | Indonesian Tsunami | LiveScience

These images show the effects of the tsunami on Japan's coastline. The image on the left was taken on Sept. 5, 2010; the image on the right was taken on March 12, 2011, one day after an earthquake and resulting tsunami struck the island nation. CREDIT: German Aerospace Center (DLR)/Rapid Eye View full size image (ISNS) — The devastating 2004 Indonesian tsunami, with its death toll of as many as 250,000 people, was caused by the first magnitude-9.0 earthquake since 1967. A succession of smaller but still destructive tremors in Haiti, Chile, and New Zealand — surpassed by this year's magnitude-9.0 quake in Japan — has some researchers wondering whether the number of large earthquakes is on the rise. An earthquake represents the abrupt release of seismic strain that has built up over the years as plates of the Earth's crust slowly grind and catch against each other. Giant earthquakes live up to their fearsome name. The biggest ever recorded w

Leader teased for pocketing pen - Yahoo! News

PRAGUE (Reuters Life!) – Czech media chided President Vaclav Klaus on Tuesday after a viral Internet video showed him discreetly pocketing a ceremonial pen during a visit to Chile in what viewers are calling a theft. The video "The Czech Republic's president steals a pen" shows Klaus admiring the pen during a news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, then holding it under the table where he appears to put it in his pocket. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Reporting by Robert Mueller) Full article at We're so quick to jump to negative conclusions sometimes. :D   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Jury convicts Mass. mom who withheld cancer meds - Yahoo! News

LAWRENCE, Mass. – A Massachusetts woman who withheld at-home chemotherapy medications from her autistic, cancer-stricken son was convicted of attempted murder Tuesday by jurors who dismissed her claim that she thought the side effects of the treatment could kill him. Kristen LaBrie also was found guilty of child endangerment and assault and battery for failing to give her son, Jeremy Fraser, at least five months of cancer medications after the boy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2006. He died in 2009 at age 9. LaBrie, 38, told the jury she stopped giving him the medications because she couldn't bear to see how sick the side effects made him. Prosecutors portrayed her as a single mother seething with resentment because she had to care for Jeremy alone. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Associated Press writer Jay Lindsay in Boston contributed to this report. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Docs choose riskier care for selves than patients - Yahoo! News

CHICAGO – Physicians may choose riskier treatment for themselves than they'd recommend for their patients, according to a study that highlights a need for candid discussions about patients' preferences. The findings are important because patients faced with difficult medical decisions often ask their doctors, "What would you do?" The answer reflects the doctors' values — not necessarily those of the patient. Doctors should know what their patients value most before giving advice, and patients should ask doctors the reasons behind their answers, said study author Dr. Peter Ubel, an internist and behavioral scientist at Duke University. For example, not all cancer patients would want life-prolonging treatment if it means suffering through horrible complications — and their doctors should know that, Ubel said. The study asked more than 700 primary-care doctors to choose between two treatment options for cancer and the flu — one with a higher risk of death

Colored Poop Could Give Futuristic Health Warnings in Toilets | E.Chromi Genetically Engineered Bacteria & Synthetic Biology | LiveScience

View full size image Parents have long divined their child's health by reading the contents of toilets. But future humans who spot brightly colored poo could take it as a warning from genetically-engineered bacteria in their gut that they should go see a doctor. Such a colorful scenario comes from the scientists and designers of E.Chromi, according to Co.Design . They transformed ordinary E. coli bacteria into biosensors that could change color in the presence of certain chemicals – perhaps water pollutants or chemical signals related to certain diseases. That opens up all sorts of future possibilities. E.Chromi envisions humans gulping down special probiotic yogurt containing their bacteria in 2039. The bacteria could then colonize the gut and serve as frontline sentinels for human health and future medicine. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This article was provided by InnovationNewsDaily , a sister site of LiveScience. Full article at  live

Caffeine Craving Linked to Genetics - Yahoo! News

Whether or not you're a caffeine junkie is in part determined by your genes, a new study says. The study identified two genes associated with the amount of caffeine  people consume. Both of the genes are known to be involved in the breakdown of caffeine in the liver. The findings suggest one of the main reasons why some people drink more caffeine than others is that the heavy drinkers are better able to tolerate it, the researchers say. The study did not find a strong link between caffeine consumption and genes involved in the brain's response  to caffeine. While both the liver and the brain influence caffeine consumption, "It turns out that your liver, more than your brain, determines daily caffeine intake," said study researcher Neil Caporaso, of the National Cancer Institute. [...] Full article at My liver is a caffeine-metabolizin' machine, I tell ya. :D Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Bugs emerge to bug us, and a few pose health risks - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – It's that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us. Some can pose real threats — Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. But most bug bites in this country are an itchy nuisance. How itchy or big the welt depends in part on your own skin, how much of the chemical histamine it harbors. Yes, some people really are mosquito magnets. And no, most of the bites people blame on spiders aren't from them at all. In fact, chances are you won't be able to tell the culprit unless you catch it in the act. Yet doctors and entomologists alike field calls asking, "What bit me?" "People call up really bummed out," says spider expert Jonathan Coddington of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, who points to just two worrisome types in the U.S., the black widow and brown recluse family. Spider phobia, he says, is "out of all propor

Iceland's Phallological Museum finally gets human specimen - Yahoo! News

LONDON – In life, Pall Arason sought attention. In death, he is getting it: The 95-year-old Icelander's pickled penis will be the main attraction in one of his country's most bizarre museums. Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, said Arason's organ will help round out the unusual institution's extensive collection of phalluses from whales, seals, bears and other mammals. Several people had pledged their penises over the years — including an American, a Briton, and a German — but Arason's was the first to be successfully donated, Hjartarson said. "I have just been waiting for this guy for 15 years," he told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview. Hjartarson's museum started in Reykjavik but has since moved to Husavik, a small community better known for its whale watching. The Phallological Museum is an important part of the region's tourist industry, brin

Are farmers raking in the dough? Newsletter

From: Farm Aid Date: Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and headlines across the country declare boom times for America's farmers as a result of high prices for corn, soy, wheat and cotton. And yet, the Farm Aid hotline continues to ring with farmers seeking financial advice and credit counseling. Why? Because the truth is, high crop prices don't mean that all farmers are raking in the dough. Read the whole story of in this month's Ask Farm Aid . And have you ever wondered how much farmers get from every dollar you spend at the grocery store? Click here to find out. Meet Corky Jones , a "lifetime farmer" from Nebraska, who's been helping us understand the issues facing family farmers since he met with Willie Nelson, Neil Young and other organizers before the first Farm Aid concert in 1985. Learn more about Corky >> We've been reading a lot about high farm prices lately. Seems like farmers are do

“I’ll Forgive You, You Miserable Bastard.” Forgiveness That Hurts or Works. | elephant journal

Forgiveness as a new view Imagine you are stuck in traffic. You find yourself in a rage at the driver of the car stopped up ahead. He’s causing this whole mess! And then you are lifted up, as if in a helicopter. You see an accident a mile ahead. You have a new view. You now look at the driver ahead, who, a moment ago you hated. You shake your head and smile. This is how true, liberating, forgiveness works. It happens quickly and completely. Your new view of the situation is based on truth, not on a mistake. Most of us have no idea how to forgive. We keep doing it over and over the wrong way. And we get the same temporary sick satisfaction, but no lasting happiness or liberating sense of freedom. [...] Full article at , to which Darcy turned me on; thanks! :)   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Best Way to Avoid Virus Infection? Update Your Software | LiveScience

Take those software update alerts seriously. CREDIT: Wikipedia/Public domain You’ve installed antivirus software on your computer. You have a good firewall on your PC or home Internet gateway, and you leave it turned on. And you never open attachments from unknown sources or click on email links that look suspicious. Yet your computer still has managed to get infected by viruses, Trojans and other forms of malware . How could that happen? [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This story was provided by SecurityNewsDaily , a sister site to LiveScience. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

From Euro Lud

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From Dialtone Band

 > PLAY SONGS    Share Retailers    iTunes    Amazon Mp3    Rhapsody    CD Baby     SPECIAL SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DIALTONE   Who:  Dialtone When:  Sat Apr 16 2011 @ 08:00 PM Where:  The Park Bar and Grill, Burbank, CA Details:  Come join us for a rocking Saturday at The Park!!! Show starts at 8PM but we go on at 11PM!!! Dial in and Show up!!! Hey kids,   We're back on our home turf this Saturday, 4/16 at our favorite Burbank hang, The Park. We're bringing the rock with our pals The Lonely Wolves and Triple Dog Dare along with some other cool acts!! The show starts around 8PM and we hit the stage like a freight train driven by Charlie Sheen and Gary Busey at 11PM. $5 cover, 21 and up. Dial in and SHOW UP!!!     Cheers,   Paul, Mike, and George     The Park Bar 2007 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506       "...[Dialtone] is what happens when you take the