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01
Aug
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1-year-old Infected with Herpes Virus

Herpes

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Most parents are bit apprehensive about too many people touching and kissing on their newborns and toddlers.  And there is a good reason why.  One woman has reported her 1-year-old has tested positive for the herpes virus and she is free from the virus and does not know who infected her child. 

Children under the age of five usually contracts the virus through close contact with someone shedding HSV-1 in the saliva or has an active outbreak.

She noticed the baby began to develop red blisters around his mouth, around the third week in July, doctors suspected the flu or Hand Foot and Mouth Disease as the sores spread.   As the symptoms spread to his neck stomach and hands he tested positive for herpes simplex type 1(HSV).  The virus in infants can result in death.

Mon
31
Jul
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Too much protein linked to health problems

Meat and Cancer

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

As Americans we love Protein.  We believe athletes need more of it and if we want to lose weight we need more of it.  I was said that you could never get enough protein. 

Fact is athletes need only slightly more than the average person and yes you can lose weight but with consequences.  Here are the facts.   Americans generally take in more than twice the amount of protein need on a daily.   Taking that much more than needed is problematic as disease risks increase as well. 

Thu
27
Jul
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New Haven Rabbi Arrest on Sexual Assault

Rabbi Greer

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Rabbi Daniel Greer has been accused on sexually assaulting Eliyahu Mirlis 13-years-ago. He was arrested on Wednesday after being ordered to pay his victim twenty million dollars after a civil trial that says he is responsible.

The 77-year-old was released on a $100,000 bond, after being charged with second degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. The incident(s) happened when Mirlis was a student in his yeshiva at the time of occurrence. His attorney is seeking to initiate the collections process on the $20 million May verdict and has obtained liens on the Yeshiva's Elm Street building, property it owns in Bethany and Greer’s personal residence in the Edgewood neighborhood.

Wed
26
Jul
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Snakes in a Can

Snakes

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

 

Its a challenge anytime a snake seeks to find empathy. But in case of the deadly king cobra I will attempt to get you to feels sorry for this snake who was forced to travel transcontinentally in a potato chip can.

Special agents with the Fish and Wildlife Service tracked shipments of exotic wildlife to and from Rodrigo Franco’s Monterey Park home and patched together the rest of the story after arresting him and confiscating his cell phone.

The 34-year-old, ordered three king cobra’s from a man in Hong Kong, all three snakes approximately 2 ft long coiled into a small chip can. In Franco’s home agents found a live baby Morelet’s Crocodile, snapping turtles, and alligator and five diamond back terrapins.

Mon
24
Jul
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South Africa: Cure for HIV

HIV

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Most people have to take a bevy of drugs to prevent the HIV virus from destroying the immune system and creating what is considered full blown AIDs. 

A 9-year-old child is defying the odds.   The child whose identity has been withheld for privacy reasons was given a mixture of drugs shortly after birth and for eight-and-a-half years have not shown any signs or symptoms of the active virus. 

The child caught the infection from their mother around the time of birth in 2007 according to reports.  Both the mother and the child had very high levels of HIV in the blood.    The solution called antiretroviral therapy was at the time not standard practice was given as part of a clinical trial.  Levels dropped and the virus became undetectable – treatment was stopped after forty weeks.

Thu
20
Jul
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The amazing adaptive Brain

The Adaptive Brain

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass
Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

Mon
10
Jul
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Gonorrhea no longer Treatable, Super Strain pushes back

Gonorrhea

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Gonorrhea, or sometimes referred to as The Clap is making an aggressive comeback.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO) says that around 78 million new gonorrhea infections occur each year.  New data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much harder and sometimes impossible, to treat. 

The new strain can be hard to distinguish from typical symptoms of other types of throat infections like Strep throat or a typical sore throat. 

The antibiotic strain can be shared through traditional sex as well oral sex and more designer life choices.  The new super gonorrhea is eliminating treatment options.   The standard treatment for gonorrhea is an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin, the super g is making that a thing of the past.  

Wed
28
Jun
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If you were Killed would Anyone be Prosecuted?

Tupac/Biggie

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkeirng.com

 

Is possible to get killed in America and no one ever prosecuted for it?  For the past 21 years’ music fanatics have pondered what happened to Tupac Shakur.  The young talented rapper was killed in September 1996 after boxing match in Las Vegas.   He was the passenger of his seven series BMW and knight was driving the car.   Many people have pointed to knight himself as the man who wanted him dead especially in the light of the fact that he had the most to gain from the death of Shakur. 

Wed
21
Jun
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EVOO staves off effects of Alzheimer's disease

EVOO

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Extra-virgin olive oil is now believed to protect against memory loss, and maintaining the ability to learn and reduces the conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Research at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rates who didn’t eat the oil.   Researchers say neuron connections in the brain were better preserved in those on an olive oil diet. 

Previous research suggests the Mediterranean oil reduces brain inflammation and activates the autophagy process where intracellular debris and toxins are removed.   Debris and toxins are cited as firm markers of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Olive Oil is a bastion of the Mediterranean diet and is acclaimed for its various health benefits.  

Tue
20
Jun
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Man Awarded $1.15 million Doctor removed Wrong Testicle

Urology Surgeon

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Pennsylvania man has been awarded $1.15 million after his urologist removed the wrong testicle. 

Steven Haines suffered chronic pain in his right testicle for nearly two decades before he went to a doctor to get relief from the problem.  The urologist Dr. Spencer Long advised him removal would be best and he would still have one to work with.  The surgery was performed at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, PA.

The 54-year-old man was rightfully upset when he recovered from the surgery still having pain in the right testicle after Dr. Long removed the wrong one. 

Haines sued and a jury awarded him $1.15 million along with $815,000 for pain and suffering and $330,000 for punitive damages.  The jury found the doctor to be “reckless” for removing the man’s healthy organ. 

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