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13
Mar
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Snow shoveling adds to Heart Attack potential

Snow Shoveling

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Winter storms and snow shoveling go hand in hand along with heart attacks.  According to studies as snowstorms strike, so do cardiac arrests.  The two factors responsible for these conditions include the lack of vitamin D causes unhealthy arties and veins allowing inflammation and improving their function. 

While cardio exercise, more specifically intense cardio exercise puts a strain on the heart, cold weather is an exacerbating factor that leads to an increase in heart related failures and fatalities during the winter season.   Cold weather causes the arteries to constrict, which then raises blood pressure and pulse rate.  And, consequently puts additional strain on the heart. 

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10
Mar
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Trump - Kick Back King?

American Health Care

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinketing.com

 

Is Donald Trump the kickback king?  First we have the new American Healthcare Bill that is so similar to Obamacare that republicans are calling it, RINO(Republican in Name Only) with the major difference being instead of the penalty being paid to the government its paid directly to the insurance company.  I’m sure if there was a seedy insurance company they would not have a problem providing some gratuity for the man that made that possible.   It’s obvious that something of that nature is in play, it only makes sense. 

Wed
08
Mar
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Trumps followers will lose Health Insurance Coverage under new Proposed bill

Health Care Bill

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The new healthcare program initiated by the GOP to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act or Obamacare looks a lot like a dog with fleas.   In an apparent attempt to undermine Barack Obama’s presidential legacy at best the new health care act resembles a warmed over version of Obamacare with built in tax cuts for those who earn more than $200,000 annually. 

The new bill coined, the American Health Care Act even bites off the previous acts plan’s name. Well there is no crime borrowing information for those less imaginative minds. 

One of the primary differences between Obamacare and the new proposed bill, is the penalty with Obamacare was being paid to the government and under the new plan, the penalty will be paid to the insurance companies.  Is that constitutional?  Sounds like a kick back opportunity to me. 

Tue
07
Mar
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Sex makes you happier at work

Sex improves work performance

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A new study suggests sex will get you ahead at work, but not the way you are probably thinking.   Swedish councilman Per-Erik Muskos, is taking advantage of the new information and is giving his employees an hour per week off – paid – to leave work and have sex. 

The study followed 159 married couples and suggested that sex is good for you.  When workers had sex at home they tended to be in a better mood the following day, which led to greater engagement at work leading to more job satisfaction.  The sex effect lasted up to 24 hours an occurred in both men and women regardless of overall marital satisfaction and amount of sleep. 

The study subjects were followed for two weeks.  The study was originally published in the Journal of Management. 

Mon
06
Mar
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Biden more forgiving with Family

Nasty Biden

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Former vice president Joe Biden has offered his full and complete support as his dead son’s (Beau) wife hooks up with his younger brother(Hunter).   The former vp in the Obama administration is known for his authorship of his hardline stance against drug possession in the 1980’s that targeted African Americans while his was a lawmaker during the Clinton administration.  The legislation introduced the three strikes you’re out law, meaning offenders who got three felonies despite the circumstances would spend the rest of their lives in jail.  Apparently, his hardness ended there as the woman Beau was married at the time of his death due to a brain tumor is screwing his little brother. 

Mon
13
Feb
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Jenny Santos fell to her death at the World Trade Center Oculus

Santos

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A New Jersey woman fell to her death on Saturday after she fell more than 30 feet at the World Trade Center Oculus, escalator.   The new multi-billion-dollar transportation hub in lower Manhattan has claimed its first victim – the Oculus represents a tribute for the destroyed Twin Towers there were imploded on 11 September 2001, in what is considered a white flag attack at the World Trade Center. 

29-year-old, Jenny Santos fell onto the lower level of the Italian marble floor at around 5:30 am Saturday morning.  The deceased woman is a graduate of William Paterson University an according to social media she was a Phys Ed, Health and Driver’s education instructor and was once employed by the Lyndhurst, N. J. school’s system. 

She was an avid outdoors-man and had traveled to, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy and France.   

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02
Feb
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Delaware Corrections officer Dead after Prison Stand-off

Delaware Prison Stand off

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Wilmington, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction is under the spotlight after a prison hostage situation that left one employee of the state dead.  The stand-off lasted for 20 hours as two state workers were held hostage on Wednesday into Thursday morning. 

A male employee was found unresponsive in the early morning hours Thursday as officers entered the Correctional Center, the worker was pronounced dead at 5:29a.m., according to a statement.  The prison near Smyrna, Delaware has been on lockdown since 10:38 Wednesday morning after an officer made a radio call for immediate assistance. 

Mon
16
Jan
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Japanese Tape Worm found in US Fish Supply

Tapeworm

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A Japanese tapeworm is slowing the consumption of Sushi and other raw or undercooked fish products as the Centers for Disease Control and prevention issued a warning.  Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, or the Japanese broad tapeworm has been found on in US waters in the Pacific Ocean. 

All previous findings for this parasite has been found in Asian waters only.  Limited to Korea and the Pacific coast of Russia.  This tapeworm can grow to be as long as 30 feet.  Symptoms are minimum but, can become very serious. 

According to a report that cited Dr. William Schaffner at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, “Actually, most of the people who are infected don’t have symptoms,” Schaffner said. Some feel a little bit of abdominal discomfort, some have nausea or loose stools, and some even lose a little weight.

Mon
21
Nov
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Hoboken Crash points to Sleep Apnea as Cause for Concern

Sleep Apnea

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Sleep Apnea is front and center after the New Jersey Transit Commuter train crash in September that killed.  The disorder often associated with fatigue is under investigation by the Federal Railroad Administration as a safety issue and is planning to issue an advisory this week stressing the importance of screening for the disease and treatment solutions. 

Sufferers of the condition are repeatedly awakened during the night as their breathing stops due to airway congestion, leading to daytime drowsiness. 

Connecticut bound Metro-North already tests it engineers for Sleep apnea and found that 1 in 9 suffers from the rest robbing disease. 

Thomas Gallagher,48, was the engineer who crashed after his Pascack Valley Line Train slammed in the Hoboken Terminal at 20 mpg killing one woman and injuring more than 100 others.

Tue
15
Nov
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Listeria is on the Ice Cream Aisle once again

Ice Cream Recall

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Ice Cream has become dangerous as another bout of listeria has sparked recalls across the industry.  Earlier this month Cedar Crest ice cream company announced a listeria contamination the company pointed to the cookie dough as the potential source of the problem.   Aspen Hills, Inc., provided the cookie dough and was also implicated earlier this year when Blue Bell recalled a massive number of products. 

Listeria symptoms can take up to 70 days to develop after exposure and they include, high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

Nancy’s, L.A. Creamery and Agave Dream are all Gourmet ice cream brands who have also joined the product recall. 

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