Study: Birth Control Flushed Down Drains Creating ‘Transgender’ Fish

Study: Birth Control Flushed Down Drains Creating ‘Transgender’ Fish

Turn male fish into females through chemicals from birth control pills and make-up that are discharged through the drains, according to a new study.

The study of freshwater fish in Britain revealed that one-fifth of men now have female traits – including egg production, decreased sperm count and less aggressive behavior – because of chemical species species bending Present in the pill, cleaning agents, plastics and cosmetics, the Telegraph reports.

“We showed that some of these chemicals can affect health much higher in fish than we expected,” said Professor Charles Tyler of the University of Exeter.

“The use of specially created transgenic fish that allow us to see the responses to these chemicals in the body of fish in real time, for example, we have shown that estrogen is found in some plastics affect the valves in the heart.”

And contraceptives are not the only human pills that disrupt marine life – previous studies have shown that water antidepressants also put pears in their range, he added.

“Other research has shown that many other chemicals that are discharged by water treatment works may affect fish, including antidepressants that reduce the natural timidity of some fish species, including how they react to predators” “Said Tyler.

In World First, MDMA Will Be Used To Treat Alcohol Addiction In Clinical Trial

In World First, MDMA Will Be Used To Treat Alcohol Addiction In Clinical Trial

Scientists in the UK are preparing to carry out the world’s first clinical trial on potential therapeutic effects such as MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, could have on those who take advantage of alcohol dependence.

Researchers at Imperial College London announced they had obtained ethical approval for a small trial of MDMA people with alcohol in the city of Bristol, The Guardian said last week. In the study, 20 patients – who are heavy drinkers whose prior treatment for non-alcoholism – will undergo psychotherapy sessions under the influence of 99.99% pure MDMA.

MDMA is an empathogenic or drug known to produce feelings of love, empathy and social connection. Researchers presume that this effect could help people with alcohol dependence to make greater use of psychotherapy sessions.

“It is the use of medications to enhance the relationship between the therapist and the patient, and this allows us to dig into the heart of the problems that lead to mental illness in the long run,” said Ben Sessa, clinical psychiatrist involved in the trial, Told The Guardian.

Previous clinical studies have shown that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may be effective in treating trauma and anxiety. In a small study conducted in 2010, more than 80 percent of patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have stopped having symptoms of the disease after two treatment sessions after the use of supervised MDMA.

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy may be effective in helping people with autism who suffer from social anxiety, preliminary results suggest in a recent study. Compared with placebo, participants who took MDMA before going to therapy saw a “marked decrease in anxiety” after two sessions, according to Discover magazine.

In a 2015 interview with HuffPost, Rick Doblin, executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and supporting research on psychedelic drugs for medical use, explained that MDMA can help traumatized patients .

There is a misconception that these drugs are dangerous because they are losing control of people, he said.

“But, in fact, we see that to keep things in control is often what prevents these disorders from healing,” said M. Doblin. “When someone is able to let go in their normal direction to control their emotions and not to feel things or take things, as an amazing healing can take place.”

With a Tick Boom, It’s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear

With a Tick Boom, It’s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear

Everyone knows Lyme disease. But experts say the United States can be at a bad tic train station this summer, raising concerns about Lyme and other diseases transmitted by horrible ticks, including the Powassan virus, which causes encephalitis and can leave the People with permanent neurological damage.

“This spring certainly looks worse than others I remember,” said Catherine Wiley, chief of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center general pediatrics. “People come to the field with a lot of ticks on them.”

When we think of ticks, we tend to think of deer, but Richard S. Ostfeld, a senior scientist at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, said it really was mouse.

He studied the ecology of the white-footed mice population for 25 years. Every four or five years, he said, there is an overwhelming rubber culture, so more mice survive the next winter, breed and reach what he calls the “pest levels of mice” in summer.

These mice will be the main source of infection for tick larvae larvae in August and can join many mammals and birds, who try to prepare them. Mice “are merely tedious hairdressers,” said Dr. Ostfeld, so his ticks tend to survive. These tick larvae then become pupae and remain dormant for the following winter.

Then in late spring until early summer, the nymphs start feeding. These nymphs, larvae infected by mice, transmit the infection to humans.
“We are likely to see more marks, and many of us have already begun to see more ticks for transmission infections,” said Dr. Nicholas Bennett, head of the Division of Infectious Pediatric Immunology at the Children’s Medical Center Connecticut.

“By far the most common infection I see is Lyme,” said Dr. Bennett. The bacteria is present in many ticks – more than half of them in parts – but only about 3 percent of tick bites lead to infection.

Once the rod is attached and begins to feed, bacteria must undergo maturation within the tick before transmission is possible, so it will take at least 36 hours from the time in an infected tick bites until Lyme disease can be transmitted, so worry about Lyme if you find and remove a patch shortly after a child has been out. (On the other hand, if you find this check, you are reminded that it is in an endemic area and there may have been other bites.)

The classic symptoms of Lyme disease is the rash called migratory erythema. However, the diagnosis is not always obvious. “Half of the people who have clear Lyme do not remember they have never been bitten and have a rash,” said Dr. Bennett.

If a child does not improve with the usual antibiotic treatment, doctors may suspect a second infection, such as babesiosis and anaplasmosis, since some ticks carry more than one disease and, like the first-line antibiotics we use in children in Lyme , Treat other tick-borne infections.

Anaplasmosis and babesiosis are less common, according to Dr. Bennett, although regional infection rates may vary. And Powassan, although it is the rarest, is alarming, since it can happen so quickly, and because, being a viral infection, there is no antibiotic treatment.

Detailed information on all diseases transmitted by ticks is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Nevada’s rollicking marijuana rollout still going strong

Nevada’s rollicking marijuana rollout still going strong

LAS VEGAS – Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of store owners in the Las Vegas area who have experienced long queues outside their clinics since Saturday when Nevada became the fifth state to sell pots for the public.

This movement started a market expected to be driven by tens of millions of visitors each year the city of sin.

Monday compulsory pot Customers have been lined up before the dispensaries are opened. Some tried to make their first purchase from Saturday, and others went shopping for a few seconds. Tourists and locals took advantage of the change in state law.

“I’m very happy about how sales have gone and continue to go, especially given the fact that the word has not really gotten ahead of time,” said Andrew Jolley, President of the Nevada Association Dispensary store owner. “The public had only a few weeks in advance, while Colorado had a year to prepare.”

The demand for recreational marijuana was such that clinics had to turn to clients over the weekend, and at least one extended their hours of operation. The clinics reported 45-minute times waiting for an hour on Saturday afternoon and Sunday for up to 20 minutes.

The Euphoria wellness clinic was 50 people waiting to shop in downtown Monday. Their Marketing Coordinator Jim Ferrence said the Budiseurs helped at least 1,000 customers during the first two days of sales of legal recreational wines.

On average, customers buy marijuana flowers once a quarter and a sample of various groceries and concentrates, Ferrence said. “Everyone was calm, cold and serene, not unruly crowd at all,” he said.

People 21 and older with valid identification can purchase up to one ounce of marijuana. As of Friday, the state had 44 licensed dispensaries for the sale of recreational marijuana. Thirty-nine of these stores are located in the Las Vegas area.

More than 42 million tourists flock to Las Vegas businesses and delights every year. They along with visitors from the rest of Nevada should be near two of three recreational boat purchases in the state.

But people can use the drug in a private home, as it is still illegal to consume in public, including the Strip hotels and casinos. Violators face a misdemeanor summons and a $ 600 fine.

Fifteen tourists were transported on Monday in a bus for a three-hour trip at clinics in the Las Vegas area. The “Cannabus” led visitors to two stores with which they have agreed to allow runners to skip the lines.

Recreational marijuana sales did not cause a headache to Las Vegas for the weekend. The department did not deploy additional agents and did not track the crime rates, announced agent Larry Hadfield.

“It was a business as usual,” he said. “Everything went well as far as possible.”

The state can earn millions due to the sale of recreational marijuana, but tax collection data will not be available for several weeks.

Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska to allow adults to purchase however, banned by the federal drug government. The market in the silver state should be higher than all others in the US, at least until the California begins sales.

“With all due respect to our responsibility in Denver, Seattle and Portland, Las Vegas is already the party capital of the world, and this is just an extension of that,” said M. Ferrence. “There is no doubt that demand will never be broken.”

 

Rains Lead to Mosquito Uptick

Rains Lead to Mosquito Uptick

Portland, Maine – A more humid normal spring spring in the northeast produced a large crop of mosquitoes, causing concerns of a corresponding peak in mosquito-borne diseases this summer.

The heavy rain that wiped out last summer’s drought put public health officials on alert when summer begins to unfold.

“Anecdote, everyone said they were devoured by mosquitoes,” said Sara Robinson, a Maine Center epidemiologist for Disease Control.

However, he was quick to add, it is too early to say whether there will be an increase in West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.

However, rain has created ideal conditions for mosquitoes. It was the fourth wet spring recorded in the Northeast and the wettest April, record in Buffalo, N.Y., said Samantha Borisov, Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

It was more rainy than usual in many other parts of the country, both in areas registering some of the same concerns.

Rains have saturated the soil in Maine, creating stagnant water required for mosquitoes, said Chuck Lubelczyk, Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Mosquitoes were especially bad on the Maine coast, he said.

There are other factors that must be brought together to create a scenario in which mosquito-borne diseases have become a major problem.

There has to be a concentration of good mosquito species with the virus, said Janet McAllister, fighting federal disease and preventing the division of the center transmitted by disease vectors.

All states in the United States have about 50 or 60 species of mosquitoes, and only a dozen are considered the main vectors of diseases that threaten humans.

West Nile can cause fever, headache and body, skin rashes and swollen lymph nodes, although sometimes people do not have symptoms. The EEA is less frequent but more dangerous, which can cause brain damage or death.

Zika, who is associated with birth defects, is another cause for concern, but has never been transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States outside of Florida.

New England is in a waiting period. Human cases of EEE and West Nile tend to appear in mid-late summer, if at all.

But viruses are everywhere this summer. West Nile cases were reported in humans in 11 states, and EEE has been detected in mosquitoes in Texas, Mississippi and Florida, McAllister said.

There were 143 Zika cases, all associated with travel outside the United States, he said.

Health Officials Wary as Wet Spring Leads to Mosquitoes

Health Officials Wary as Wet Spring Leads to Mosquitoes

A spring of more humid than in the normal spring in the northeast produces a lot of mosquitoes, causing concern in mosquito-borne advanced disease this summer, while Americans burn and play outdoors.

The heavy rain that wiped out last summer’s drought put public health officials on alert when summer begins to unfold.

“Anecdotally, everyone said they were devoured by mosquitoes,” said Sara Robinson, a Maine Center for Disease Control Epidemiologist.

However, he was quick to add, it is too early to say whether there will be an increase in West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis.

However, rain has created ideal conditions for pesky mosquitoes. It was the fourth wet spring recorded in the Northeast and the wettest ever recorded in Buffalo, New York, said Samantha Borisov, Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University.

T was more humid than usual in many other parts of the country, both areas have some of the same concerns.

Rains have saturated the soil in Maine, creating stagnant water required for mosquitoes, said Chuck Lubelczyk, Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Mosquitoes were especially bad on the Maine coast, he said.

While rain is a concern, several other factors must be combined to create a scenario in which mosquito-borne diseases have become a major problem.

There has to be a concentration of good mosquito species with the virus, and most species of mosquitoes are not a threat to humans, said Janet McAllister, the Center for Disease Control and Disease Prevention Transmitted by vectors.

All states in the United States have about 50 or 60 species of mosquitoes, and only a dozen are considered the main vectors of diseases that threaten humans.

West Nile can cause fever, headache and body, skin rashes and swollen lymph nodes, although sometimes people do not have symptoms.

The EEA is less frequent but more dangerous, which can cause brain damage or death.
Zika, who is associated with birth defects, is another cause for concern, but has never been transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States outside of Florida.

New England is in a waiting period. Human cases of EEE and West Nile tend to appear in mid-late summer, if at all.

But viruses are everywhere this summer.

West Nile cases were reported in humans in 11 states, and EEE has been detected in mosquitoes in Texas, Mississippi and Florida, McAllister said.

There were 143 Zika cases, all associated with travel outside the United States, he said.

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

A British hospital has not done enough to protect patients’ privacy, while exchanging data with Google, said the UK Information Commission (ICO).

The ICO has censored the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust in data transmitted during the test a new way to detect kidney damage.

Among other weaknesses, ICO said the hospital had not adequately informed patients about how their data was used.

Confidence said to address the “gaps” in their data management.

Details of about 1.6 million patients have been provided to Google’s Deepmind division in the early stages of medical testing last year.

The information is used to develop and refine an alert, diagnostic and detection system that can detect when patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (ARI).

The test result was an application called Currents designed to help physicians identify patients at risk for ARI

In a statement, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, such attempts to creatively use the data had to be carefully managed.

“The price of innovation does not have to be the erosion of fundamental rights to privacy,” he said.

Trust has not been imposed as a result of the investigation, but is committed to making changes in the way it handles the data.

The hospital said it accepted the findings of the OIC and made changes to the way it processes the data

He added that he was “satisfied” that the ICO has ceased to continue using the application flows to assist patients.

“We accept the conclusions of the ICO and we have already made great progress in dealing with the areas in which they have concerns,” he said.

“We believe passionately in the power of technology to improve patient care and this has always been the driving force of our current application.”

In a statement, Google said it welcomed the “thoughtful resolution” of the case and added that it would consider its participation in hospitals.

“We have underestimated the complexity of the NHS and the rules for patient data and possible fears of a leading company known in the health field,” wrote Dominic King, Deepmind Clinic Responsibly Health, and Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder of Deepmind.

According to the statement, the AI ​​division had focused on creating tools for physicians rather than how the project should be determined by the needs of patients and the public.

“We had a problem, and we have to do better,” they wrote, and then outlined the steps the division would take to ensure that future trials took more details on privacy issues.

The agreement between Royal Free and Deepmind was made public in February 2016 and sparked controversy over the amount of information about patients shared without public consultation.

In March of this year, an academic report on the path of patient data had been processed found “deficiencies” in the way the information was transmitted.

The authors said it was “inexcusable” that patients were not informed of what had happened to their data.

At that time, Google DeepMind said report had “big mistakes” that distorted the way he and Royal Free had used data.

Health vlogger eats poisonous plant on livestream, and you’ll totally believe what happens next

Health vlogger eats poisonous plant on livestream, and you’ll totally believe what happens next

In the fascinating world of YouTube Health second level vlogging, chemicals are bad and plants are good. It just does not work as well when the plant in question is Agave americana, a toxic plant inhabited by Mexico that can easily kill a human being.

A Chinese vlogueur known as “Zhang” thought that eating a giant aloe vera leaf on the camera would be his key to success.

They set off on an outdoor excursion with two large leaves, the two have been close to Aloe Vera, known for its medicinal properties (although vegetable food is not a good idea).

Unfortunately, Zhang had two sheets of American Agave, which looks similar, but much more deadly.

She takes a bite and immediately realized how big it is and horrible. She retired almost immediately and went to the hospital.

Later, she said that her mouth was “insensitive” and that her throat was “on fire.”

Doctors treated her for severe rashes and blisters and pumped the stomach to remove any plant.

There are some things we can take: vividness is bad, feeding on strange plants that you have found on the Internet is a terrible idea, and when you lose alternative drugs, at least the hospital will always be there to save you.

Moto Z2 Force For AT&T Shows Off Dual Rear Cameras

Moto Z2 Force For AT&T Shows Off Dual Rear Cameras

A filtered image of the Z2 Moto Force for AT & T shows the two rear chambers of the phone and its slim design.

This is the latest image on the surface of the next phone that is part of the second-generation Moto Z family of devices from Motorola and Lenovo, which also includes the Z2 Moto Game, which was recently launched at Verizon Wireless in the US . .

Most of the Moto2 Z2 and Z2 Force MotoGP design is identical except for the configuration of the rear camera, the company brand and the metal design on the back of the phone.

For the Z2 Motorcycle Game, the metal on the back has a matte-looking type, while Lenovo uses a polished metal design for the rear of the device on the Z2 Force motorcycle.

That said, the Z2 Moto Force also has the same polished metal appearance in all published versions, although the device appears in different colors, so a filtered image of a white and gold model appeared in mid-May.

The filtered image of the AT & T model shows the device in a black color and appears to be a press mashup showing the phone from all angles, including the top and bottom, where you can see below the same options Design that leave aside the audio port of 3.5 mm as the latest generation of devices and Moto Z as the Game of Moto Z2.

Trump Warns China He Is Willing to Pressure North Korea on His Own

Trump Warns China He Is Willing to Pressure North Korea on His Own

WASHINGTON – Trump’s president, frustrated by China’s reluctance to pressure North Korea, said the Chinese leader that the United Is ready to act only by exerting pressure on the Pyongyang nuclear government, according to senior administration officials.

Mr. Trump’s warning, pronounced in a cordial but brutal call Sunday night to Xi Jinping, came after a wave of US actions – the sale of arms to Taiwan, threatening trade sanctions and the Chinese brand Human trafficking – and little Chinese left doubts that the honeymoon between the two leaders had ended.

After returning from weekend in Bedminster, NJ, Monday night, M. Trump pointed out on Twitter that North Korea had launched another ballistic missile that landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan. He suggested that it was time for China to act.

“Perhaps China, who will make a great gesture of North Korea and put an end to this nonsense once and for all!” Said M. Trump.

US officials, who would not be appointed to discuss ongoing dialogue with the Chinese, said they hoped that the tough US measures would increase Mr.

Xi to reconsider their reluctance to push the North. But Mr. Trump said that he now has fewer illusions that China will radically shift its focus to its exclusive neighbor, which is explained more by fears of chaotic turmoil over concerns over its nuclear and missile program.

This leaves the president in a familiar bond in North Korea as he prepares to leave for a group of 20 in Germany this week where he will meet with Xi and the leaders of Japan and South Korea,

Trump also tried to navigate his northern approach.

Without the full weight of China, it is unlikely that the pressure measures forced the head of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, to change course. However, the diplomatic engagement – Mr.

Xi continues to grow, according to the authorities – this is not a step that M. Trump is willing to consider, following the death last month of an American student, Otto F. Warmbier, held in Pyongyang for 17 months, and then released In coma.

A simple approach Trump antagoniserait plus China, as it would be necessary to blacklist several Chinese banks and companies doing business with the North.

The United States began taking on a modest scale last week naming four Chinese entities and individuals.

The precarious state of relations between the United States and the United States. And China was considered by the way both parties have characterized the call.

The White House said only that M. Trump raised the “growing threat” of North Korea’s weapons programs with Xi. The Chinese, in a more detailed statement, said the relationship was “affected by some negative factors.”

The last of them – and perhaps greater for the Chinese – was a naval maneuver in which an American guided missile destroyer sailed near the disputed territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea.

The action taken by the warship, Stethem, outside the island of Triton in the Paracel archipelago, provoked a furious reaction from the Chinese government, which it described as “serious political and military provocation.”

However, neither of the two leaders seemed willing to give the report that M. Trump and Mr. Xi had established in April at a summit meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. M. Trump has prevented Mr.

Xi; The Chinese government said that tensions were expected in this complex relationship. But each leader has learned many other lessons, officials and external analysts.

Xi, said they misjudged what China must do to meet Mr. Trump, thinking of buying some very visible measures, such as a ban on coal purchases from the north. Mr.

Trump has overestimated the personal touch by betting that some solid handshakes with Xi would overcome China’s deep resistance to North Korea’s pressure.

“The Chinese have tried to understand what the absolute minimum they needed,” said Bonnie S. Glaser, director of China’s energy project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“The administration has repeatedly reported that banks and front companies