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02
Jan
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All of Us Initiative Expected to Gather medical data from 1 Million Americans

All of Us

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

In an old Minnesota warehouse turned laboratory research that will be drawn from more than 1 million Americans recruited to gather medical information and to follow them for a decade will be analyzed.

Experts say this big data approach to medicine will revolutionize the industry. Federal taxpayers are dumping hundreds of millions into a project that will glean blood and urine samples as well as fitness data in the initiative called All of Us.

Scarily its akin t the human genome project that represents the original sequencing of the human genome more than a decade ago. Supporters say its an effort to make medicine more personal and precise. The information is being gathered with a hazy endgame, with scientist saying they don't yet have a concrete plan.

The abstract program is expected to provide a way to link disease to better control their spreading.

Sat
30
Dec
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NYC Fire claims the lives of 12 More critically Injured

Bronx Fire 2017

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

New York City suffered the worst fire in 27 years on Thursday.

A three year old child playing with a stove in the Bronx kicked off an inferno that left 12 people dead.

According to reports the boys mother heard him scream from the kitchen where he was playing with the stove, as he does from time to time. She grabbed up the boy and her two year old and fled the apartment leaving the door ajar. The flames drafted out of the open door up the stairwell, which acted as a chimney flute as the fire sought oxygen to live. When people upstairs saw the fire in the stariwell they opened the windows and fed the fire fresh oxygen further aggravating the situation. It was the perfect fire storm.

The diverse residents included people from Jamaica, Guinea, Ghana, Dominican Republic and Trinidad.

Thu
28
Dec
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Centenarian proves Intensity in Workouts Matter

Robert Marchand

Scribe: Lucy osbourne

Email:l lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Robert Marchand hit the covers of every newspaper and magazine in the world at the top of 2017. What we have learned since is the centenarian cyclist extended his life with cycling, and this year offered even more insight to a healthy lifestyle.

In 2017, researchers focused on high intensity exercise working with the 106-year-old-man, Frenchman.

Marchand took up competitive cycling as a retiree and began setting age-group records straight away. At 103 years old he set a new world record for the most miles pedaled in an hour by a centenarian.

Wed
27
Dec
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Gaming a Mental disorder

Gaming Disorder

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

In the United States and most western countries gaming has become a serious past time and for some a bit more. We have all thought about whether or not someone is spending too much time in front of a TV screen attached to a gaming console.

The World Health organization is sending out a health warning about a new mental illness. WHO is classifying the new mental disorder as “gaming disorder.”

If deemed severe, it can result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of life. The disorder is not characterized by gaming now and then, but, by lack of ability to control when one games, and giving priority to gaming to the detriment of other life interest and daily activities. Another tell tale sign would be continuing to game despite negative consequences.

Tue
26
Dec
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JetBlue Flight 50 Skids off Logan runway - Christmas Day

MassPort

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A JetBlue airliner slid off the runway on approach on Monday night after allegedly hitting a patch of ice. Flight 50 from Savannah, Georgia landed at Logan Airport around 7:15pm and needed to be towed back onto the roadway after sliding off.

Emergency workers responded to the Air Bus A320 skidding off the runway and spinning completely around facing the opposite direction and came to rest between two runways. The FAA are investigating the incident. At the time the airport was fully operational, earlier in the day some flights had been stopped because of inclement weather.

Only 86 accidents per year are reported related to airplanes. Of every 2.4 million flights one accident occurs. Last year more than 36.4 million flights were taken and 81 accidents were reported – more than 3 billion people flew safely through 2016.

Thu
21
Dec
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N. Tru Bass: Why do Poor Whites vote Republican?

Poor Whites
Scribe: N. Tru Bass
In conversations with the Lady in the Bag, she expressed to me that people are generally dumb. I responded, No, I dont think so, I believe that people are generally smart and most make good decisions.
What she said continued to waft through my mind over and over and different scenairos began to playout in my mind like Mississippi and Alabama. Misissippi in particular. 2,984,100 people populate the state. The median household income in 2016 is $40,528, the per capita income in the past 12 months is $21,651 with a 21% poverty rate. Now, here is the rub, this population votes Republican without fail.
Wed
20
Dec
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Veteran officer commits Suicide as sexual Abuse allegations close

Antonia Cacatian

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A 9 year veteran police officer killed himself in a mall parking. The San Francisco officer is believed to have killed himself after pressure of a 2014 child molestation case began to catch up with him.

The incident happened happened in Las Vegas where a girl under the age of 14 who was a friend of the family was molested.

The 49 year old officer shot himself as police attempted to apprehended him. Officers then used bean bags to break a window when they discovered a body inside.

Antonio Cacatian was being charged with child sexual abuse. Las Vegas authorities contacted the san Francisco police department last week to to inform them of the incident, a warrant had not yet been sworn out.

Mon
18
Dec
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Optical Tweezers pluck Cancer cells from Blood Stream

Optical Tweezers

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

New Optical tweezers offer early diagnoses for cancer patients. The new technology allows small devices to enter the blood stream and actually able to grab objects as small as a cell.

Individual cancer cells can be gripped and manipulated with the tiny optical tweezers. The technique uses a bean of light to create and attract cells using a force field that holds, or traps small objects without physical contact.

Mon
20
Nov
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Lady in the Bag: Wuz Up!

Lady in the Bag

Scribe:  Lady in the Bag

Email:  lady@thethinkering.com

 

WUZ UP!!!  Well, a whole lot. Let's talk about taxes.  We love our country and Democratic values.  We live in the greatest nation in the WORLD. Don't listen to the downers, who want to increase your taxes, take back your health insurance benefits and give all the rich folks tax breaks, so they can get richer AND, in turn, you get poorer. The working class gets hammered, while our President employs foreign workers on his own properties and his daughter's designer line is produced in China (or so the media has divulged).

 

Mon
13
Nov
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Lady in the Bag: R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Lady in the Bag
Scribe:  Lady in the Bag
 
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!!!   That’s what we’re talkin’ ‘bout.  We love our country (USA) and it is the GREATEST nation in the world. We don’t need to make it great again;  its greatness was never in question and never lost or diminished. The USA has always been great and shall remain great. Can we make it greater (rhetorical query)?  How do we achieve this goal?

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