Category Archives: Health

‘Legally insane’ judge fights to return to bench

Judge Cynthia Brim fights to return to the bench after being found "legally insane" for a manic episode in which she shoved a deputy sheriff. (Image: gavelgrab.org)

Judge Cynthia Brim fights to return to the bench after being found “legally insane” for a manic episode in which she shoved a deputy sheriff. (Image: gavelgrab.org)

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal Judge Cynthia Brim, 55, was found “not guilty” for shoving a sheriff’s deputy in 2012. She was also not only declared “legally insane,” because she was experiencing a manic episode, but was also suspended, with pay, from a $182,000-a-year position . . .

Click here to read more about Judge Cynthia Brim’s fight to return to the bench.

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Autism rate increases by 30 percent, CDC reports

Child holds up board as a reminder of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2014).

Child holds up board as a reminder of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2014).

 

 

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that autism rates have increased by 30 percent, and 1 in 68 children had an autism spectrum disorder in 2010. The numbers have surged since the 2012 report, which released statistics for 2008 at 1 in 88 children.

Click here to read about the rise in US autism rates.

Twenty-eight cases of mumps linked to Ohio State University

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Toddler with physician-diagnosed rash reaction to MMR vaccine. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

 

 

 

Twenty-eight people closely associated with Ohio State University now have the mumps. The victims include 23 students, one staff member and four others who have ties to the university.

The illnesses were documented from Feb. 11 to March 12 and sufferers range from age 18 to age 48. It is unclear whether they were unvaccinated as vaccination is not an admissions requirement . . .

Click here to read about mumps outbreak at Ohio State University.

Survival 101: What the poor can teach the former middle class

Baked beans, a cheap, and to some, a tasty food. (Image: BBC Food Blog)

Baked beans, a cheap, and to some, a tasty food. (Image: BBC Food Blog)

 

 

 

People who have always had don’t know how to survive, and this is not only true of the rich but also the so-called middle class.

When the middle class suddenly found itself broke, many didn’t know what to do and began attacking the poor. Their anger would be better directed into finding ways to survive until they genuinely thrive and become “middle class” once again . . .

Click here to read how the poor can teach the former middle class.

Loyola University students simulate poverty at health sciences workshop

Loyola Univeristy Chicago students, staff and faculty participate in poverty simulation workshop in Maywood, Ill., Feb. 6. (Image: Courtesy of Norda Dudley)

Loyola Univeristy Chicago students, staff and faculty participate in poverty simulation workshop in Maywood, Ill., Feb. 6. (Image: Courtesy of Norda Dudley)

 

 

 

 

Loyola University Chicago health sciences students, faculty and staff participated in a poverty simulation workshop Thursday at St. Eulalia Church, in Maywood, Ill. Activities included standing in an unemployment line, role-playing as poor patients and serving an inexpensive healthy lunch . . .

Click to read about the Loyola University student “poverty simulation.”

60-year-old Chinese woman bears twin girls after losing only child

 Sheng Hailin, receives a kiss from her two daughters, conceived via IVF treatments. (Credit: GB Times/Internet Photo)

Sheng Hailin, receives a kiss from her two daughters, conceived via IVF treatments. (Credit: GB Times/Internet Photo)

Sheng Hailin, 63, gave birth to twin girls who are now three years old after IVF treatments, making her the oldest Chinese woman to give birth. In 2009, she and husband, Wing Jinzhou, lost a daughter, who was then in her 20s due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Hailin deeply mourned the loss of her first daughter and stated, “To survive and free myself of the loneliness, I decided to have another child in my old age.” Family and friends encouraged her…

Click here to read about a 60-year-old Chinese woman who had twins via IVF after her only child died.

New Center for Disease Control study: Rate of autism increases

18-month-old autistic child engaged in restrictive interest of stacking cans. (Wikimedia Commons, Photo credit: Nancy J. Wright)

18-month-old autistic child engaged in restrictive interest of stacking cans. (Wikimedia Commons/NancyJ.Wright)

US school children are being diagnosed with some form of autism at the rate of 1 in 50, according to a new Center for Disease Control study. Authors of the government study say this is due to better detection–not environmental factors . . .

Read about the CDC’s new study on autism.

Celebrity philanthropist in the news: Terrence Howard promotes colon cancer awareness

Terrence Howard at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Terrence Howard at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: gdcgraphics)

This is the second article in an occasional series on celebrity philanthropists. Celebrity gossip abounds, but celebrities are human, and like the rest of us, they volunteer time and make charitable donations. “Celebrity Philanthropist in the News” will focus on the positive deeds of the rich and famous.

Terrence Howard, Oscar-nominated actor and singer, has joined the Colon Cancer Alliance “Sons and Mothers.” The Alliance launched the campaign in March with print ads in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States . . .

Read about how Terrence Howard is promoting colon cancer awareness and honoring his late mother.