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Sunscreen Chemicals Seep Into Bloodstream, New FDA Study Confirms

Sunscreen companies have long claimed the chemicals in their products aren’t absorbed into the body. Turns out they are. Sunscreens contains more chemicals at higher concentrations than they did 50 years ago. It’s also applied much more frequently. These two facts have prompted the FDA to re-evaluate the safety of sunscreen. First the agency conducted a study to determine whether the chemicals used as active ingredients in the products are absorbed into the bloodstream, which…

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Sunscreen chemicals absorb into your bloodstream, FDA study finds

The chemicals in sunscreen seep into your bloodstream after just one day, FDA says N’dea Yancey-Bragg USA TODAY Published 9:49 PM EDT May 6, 2019 The chemicals in sunscreen don’t just sit on top of the skin, they absorb in the bloodstream, according to new research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A study published Monday in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA found that several active ingredients in different sunscreens enter the bloodstream at…

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Man in Custody in Synagogue Shooting in California, Officials Say – The New York Times

A man has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting at a synagogue in California on Saturday afternoon that resulted in injuries, the authorities said. The Poway Station of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. local time at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., about 25 miles north of San Diego. It said that there were injuries but that no additional…

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Top Executives of Opioid Company Found Guilty of Racketeering – The New York Times

“The decisions, the money, the strategy came from the top,” K. Nathaniel Yeager, a federal prosecutor, said during closing arguments. Details of Insys’s strategy from 2012 to 2015 to target doctors and allegedly bribe them have been revealed in lawsuits and news reports for about five years. The trial of Mr. Kapoor and his four co-defendants has brought to light the extent to which the schemes permeated the entire company and its national sales team.…

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Ric Flair Hospitalized After ‘Very Serious’ Medical Emergency | TMZ.com

Ric Flair was rushed to a hospital Thursday morning after suffering a medical emergency, TMZ Sports has learned.  We’re told Flair was in the Atlanta area when something went wrong. The 70-year-old WWE legend was initially taken to the emergency room to be treated.  The specifics are unclear at this point — but we’re told the situation is “very serious.” We reached out to Ric’s camp for comment — so far, no word back.  Flair…

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Several injured after ‘gun man opens fire’ in a San Diego Synagogue | Daily Mail Online

Police in California have detained a man in relation to a shooting at a San Diego synagogue that left one dead and several others injured. John T. Earnest, 19, was identified as the suspect by law enforcement sources. An unconfirmed manifesto posted online shortly before the attack and purporting to be from Earnest cites hatred of Jewish people as the motive for the attack, and takes credit for a separate arson attack on an Escondido…

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The cruelest disease you’ve never heard of: Frontotemporal Dementia – 60 Minutes – CBS News

The cruelest disease you’ve never heard of: Frontotemporal Dementia 60 Minutes reports on a disease that a leading researcher says “robs us of our very essence; of our humanity.” Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT 2019 May 02 Facebook Twitter Reddit Flipboard What is Frontotemporal Dementia? Victims are usually in middle age, but some have been in their 30s when they were afflicted with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, a devastating form of dementia. People with FTD…

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Yale scientists restore brain function to 32 clinically dead pigs

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine successfully restored some functions to pig brains that had been dead for hours. They hope the technology will advance our understanding of the brain, potentially developing new treatments for debilitating diseases and disorders. The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death. None The image of an undead brain coming back to live again is the stuff of science fiction. Not…

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Trump-Pence Admin Allows Medical Providers to Deny Lifesaving Care to LGBTQ People

HRC responded to the Trump-Pence administration’s latest attempt to undermine the rights and welfare of LGBTQ people and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final version of a regulation that would allow medical providers to cite their personal beliefs in refusing to provide a broad spectrum of services — including lifesaving care for LGBTQ patients. “The Trump-Pence administration’s latest attack threatens LGBTQ people by permitting medical providers to deny…

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Ocasio-Cortez Reveals She’s Cutting Back On Social Media For Her Health, Says It’s A ‘Public Health Risk’ | Daily Wire

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Sunday that she is no longer using Facebook and is cutting back on all social media for health reasons associated with being too engaged with social media. “I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of 3 with screen time. But I think it has a lot of effects on…

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