*What could be so bad for a child aged 5-11 years, that he or she would commit suicide?
Your guess is as good as the researchers who study this.
But its something we would never imagine. Before we get to what the “experts” have to say, indulge me for a minute please. Just let me throw this out there.
This is what made me go, “Oh, I can see how that would happen.”
You know all of the stress a single parent can be under. Children feel energy. Sometimes they hear mommy and daddy fussing. A lot of times mommy is not happy. Daddy is mad. Sometimes we are short with our children. We snap at them when they ask the simplest question, because we’re having a bad day. The kid starts to think, ‘Maybe mommy and daddy would be happy if I were not here.’
Does that make it any clearer for you?
Yes, I ‘went there’ as I began to read up on this topic, and it is very disconcerting, to say the least.
Now, here’s what the experts have to say.
The same ones who have concluded that suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled since the 1990’s. Continue reading →
*Abby Wake was already having irregular periods. And she blamed her bloating on the fact that she was lactose intolerant. So when the doctor rather nonchalantly told her she was eight months along in her pregnancy, she probably thought it was him that needed to see a doctor.
The doctor “was just like, ’32 weeks,'” Wake told CBS in Los Angeles. “He was just doing the measurements. And we were like, ‘I’m sorry?'”
According to what Wake told the station, she didn’t have any “symptoms.” Though it seems every once in a while she felt a flutter of some sort.
“There weren’t like kicks and huge movements. It was just like gurgles,” she told CBS.
But when she and her boyfriend Jarryd Gorman was at a concert, and he reached over to touch her belly, he got suspicious.Continue reading →
*Marijuana has come a l-o-n-g way since the baby-boomer age. It used to be cool just putting it in brownies or cookies. Then years later it morphed into candy and gum. Now it has gone and made itself into ice cream.
Hot damn. We didn’t see that coming!
But its here. And where else would such a craze happen but in the awesome Bay Area.
The Richmond via Sausalito-based Cannabis Creamery might be the first ice cream factory of its kind. And it seems the perfect pothead has been tapped to give us a tour and a taste test. His name is Abdullah Saeed and he’s with the Vice Munchies show, Bong Appetit. Continue reading →
*This is mind-boggling to say the least. When we go to the doctor and then into surgery and we are “put under,” suffice it to say we entrust the nature of our medical repair to the surgeon. We expect that medical professional to be exactly that…professional. So it comes as no surprise that the unusual and unethical procedures used by a British surgeon while he operated on a patient under anesthesia has landed him in hot water with the medical board.
Professor Ninian Peckitt (pictured above), 63, a leading facial surgeon, has been “erased” from a registry that recognizes licensed doctors in the UK after they learned he had one accompanying doctor hold the head of a patient while he punched the patient in the face multiple times under the auspices of fixing his fractured cheekbone.
Peckitt, who is said to have balled up his fist and struck the patient in the face 10 times, has now been found unfit to practice by the General Medical Council, who has actually brought a case against him. Continue reading →
*You hate to be judgmental, but some people make it a real challenge for you to feel sorry for them when they do downright stupid sh*t.
Take this jackass, an 18-year-old showoff named Austin Hatfield who may not have taken the Kylie Jennerlip challenge, but did something just as stupid, when he tried to play ‘Gimme some sugar’ with a venomous snake.
Now he’s laying in a Florida hospital bed, where even his own relatives wouldn’t recognize him from the humongous lips given to him courtesy of a cottonmouth snake he caught.
I know that’s what many fans of the man Oprah Winfrey presented to the world more than a decade ago is thinking.
Recognized as an exceptional heart surgeon, Mehmet Oz and the queen of talk became fast friends after she invited him to become a regular on “The Oprah Winfrey” show and later decided to create and produce the still successful “Dr. Oz Show” in 2009.
But someone has apparently put some hater-aide in the water.
Oz has always had a strained relationship with the medical community – who not surprisingly, frown at his type of medical presentation (read: television program popularity); and its easy to assume they are haters due to this massive celebrity.
But now, there’s been a note penned by several prominent doctors calling him a fraud and requesting his immediate dismissal from the medical faculty at the prestigious Columbia University, where he serves as vice chair and strong opinions are being thrown around as a result. Continue reading →
*You think maybe there’s something in the water? What else could explain a 65-year-old woman living in Berlin – who already has 13 children, mind you – being pregnant with quadruplets? This is what is being reported by the German media.
But as it turns out, it not the water.School teacher Annegret Raunigk has actually messed around with artificial insemination over the last year and a half and I guess it finally kicked in.
Her main motivation for having another child was to give her youngest daughter – who is nine – a sibling, according to the RTL media website.
On Monday evening, the TV channel plans to broadcast an interview with Raunigk, who is also the grandmother of seven.Continue reading →