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14
Nov
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Statins recommended for people over 40

Statins

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A new startling recommendation offed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggests everyone over 40 should consider taking statins even in the absence of heart disease.

According to a written statement, Dr. Douglas K. Owens said, ““People with no signs, symptoms, or history of cardiovascular disease can still be at risk for having a heart attack or stroke,” and continued, “Fortunately, for certain people at increased risk, statins can be very effective at preventing these events.”

Wed
09
Nov
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New York Man punches sidewalk abuser -- Man dies one day later

Matthew Smith

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Matthew Smith, 42, turned himself in to the police after being sought for punching a man in the head for pushing, cussing out and calling Smith a Nigg**.  The charge was originally a homicide charge but was reduced to a misdemeanor charge of assault in the third degree.

The victim Patrick Gorman was walking near Queens Boulevard and Main Street in Briarwood when he bumped Elena Makarova, 39, and said something to the couple.   Smith responded by punching the 64-year-old in the head area with a right hand.  He then reached for what appears to be a gym bag and sauntered off. 

Gorman was taken to a Jamaica Hospital where he died the next day.  The death was ruled a homicide, but is expected to change.

Smith was released on $10,000 bail and is expected back in court on 22 November. 

Mon
07
Nov
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Woman pushed in front of Train in Times Square Station

Times Square Station Woman Pushed

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Queens woman was pushed in front of a subway train on Monday at the Times Square Station according to the New York Police Department.   A 30-year old woman was apprehended immediately afterward after stander byers identified the woman after the incident.

The pusher was described as emotionally disturbed, was taken into custody and is suspected in a similar attack last month.  Neither the accused or the victim was identified by authorities. 

According to preliminary reports the incident was believed to be unprovoked.   The attack occurred in the early afternoon hours as the Number 1 train approached, immediately afterward emergency workers and police converged on the area as subway traffic was rerouted as the pinned body was removed from the third car of the commuter train. 

Tue
01
Nov
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Pagan's vs. Hells Angels in Long Island Melee

Hells Angels and Pagans

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thehinkeirng.com

 

Motorcycle melee jumped off on Sunday as two Long Island motorcycle gangs clashed at a classic car show leaving two people injured.  According to authorities the Pagans and Hells Angels have started fighting in the parking lot of the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, NY. 

Around noon, officers managed to break up the brawl and separate the groups.  Police admit no arrests were made and two people were taken to local hospitals, while news reports cite a large pool of blood at the scene. 

The two groups have a history of dissension, back in 2010 the two groups bumped heads and in that fight a number of Pagans were arrested.  In that connect Pagan groups from Long Island, NY and New Jersey met and discussed plans to kill members of the rival group, Hells Angels. 

Mon
31
Oct
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Biking lowers risk of Heart Disease

Biking

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

According to two new studies regular cycling may lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack.  According to a Danish study people aged 50 to 65 had a 25 percent lower risk of developing heart disease over 15 years than those who did not cycle. 

Many people find it difficult to find time to exercise, prompting scientist to incorporate exercise into daily activity like the commute.  Suggesting recreational and commuter biking is an easy way to make physical activity part of your routine in an informal fashion. 

In a separate study more than 20 000 swedes were followed in their 40.s,50’s and 60’s for 10 years.   This research suggests those who regularly biked to work were significantly less likely to be obese, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – all of which are major risk factors for heart disease.  

Thu
27
Oct
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HIV and AIDS born in NYC in 1970

HIV and AIDS

Scribe:  Samuel Otis’

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

For years Americans have spread the rumor HIV the virus that causes AIDs has been linked to monkeys in Africa that infected humans around the start of the 20th century and covered all of African before hitting the Caribbean 10 years later. 

Haiti is always the whipping dog of the western world after the Toussaint Overture lead the country to be the first country to gain its freedom from European savagery.   

According to new evidence the first instance of the virus was found in New York City in 1970, long before it was identified as a virus and even longer before it was link to the spread of AIDs.   HIV currently infects more than 36 million people worldwide.  More than 35 million have died from AIDS according the United Nations AIDS agency. 

Mon
24
Oct
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Lay off the Bacon: Nitric Oxide causes Migraines

Red Blood Nitric Oxide

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A new study suggests nitric oxide is the reason people suffer from migraines and that nitric oxide comes from bacteria in the mouth charged with breaking down food. 

One study points to mouth bacteria and a separate point to nitric oxide in a person’s bloodstream that has proved to be directly associated with migraines.  Researchers suggest more studies must be conducted linking the associations between mouth nitrates and nitric oxide in the blood. 

In the interim, stay away from these foods and it will decrease your nitrate intake, hot dogs, lunch meat and bacon and another type of processed meats.  Nitrates are added for color and to prolong shelf life. 

Fri
21
Oct
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STD's at an All-Time High in the U.S.

Syphilis Tongue

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

American’s infected with sexually transmitted diseases is at an all-time high.  Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is striking young adults and teens the hardest. 

State and local budget cuts to STD prevention programs are believed to be the catalyst for the surge in cases, more than 50 percent of those are among people under the age of 25.  According to a new report syphilis infections have been increasing at a troubling rate.  There were 23,872 cases reported in 2015, nearly a 20 percent increase over the previous year.  90 percent of all syphilis cases are men. 

80 percent of male syphilis cases were reported among gay and bisexual males, men who have sex with men face a greater risk of being infected with syphilis. 

Thu
20
Oct
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Insurance Rates Soaring Mental Health Problems Growing

Mental Illness Growing

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The Affordable Care Act has ushered in soaring health insurance rates and for basement services and is affecting Americans suffering from mental health disproportionately.  Obamacare is not the only obstacle preventing people who need help from getting it, not enough providers and soaring co-pays both play into the lack of care.

Mental Health American recently reported nearly one in five adults in the U.S. has mental illness.  The group reported in its yearly distributed State of Mental Health Report, which nosed through years of data concluding 44 million Americans are dealing with mental health complications undiagnosed.

Wed
19
Oct
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Make the Treaters Halloween Sweet and Keep a bit for your Health

Chocolate Candy

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Halloween is for the kids, but from time to time you end up with extra candies around the house after the unexpected low turnout.  So just in-case you could make a preemptive call and prepare to distribute fine chocolates.  I wrote this article to provide logical reasoning for eating the leftovers.  Here are my top five. 

 Cancer Fighter:  According to recent studies chocolate has been found to be one of the best cancer-fighting foods like blueberries, red wine and tea.  It works by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation.  Fight cancer, each Chocolate.

Prevents Tooth Decay:  In the chocolate there is a chemical called theobromine and it eliminates streptococcus mutans, which is a bacteria found in the oral cavity that contributes to tooth decay according to research.   Save a trip to the dentist. 

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