• Alcohol Is Terrible For Your Health – Me:
  • Trumps Budget Cut for HIV/AIDS Would Kill 300,000 People Per Year, Report Says
  • Apple employees are reportedly walking into walls at the companys fancy new glass office
  • Cheers To Your Health: Moderate Drinking Appears To Boost The Brain’s Self-Care Mechanism
  • UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security

Trumps Budget Cut for HIV/AIDS Would Kill 300,000 People Per Year, Report Says

Three-hundred thousand deaths per year. Thats the human cost of President Donald Trumps proposal to cut $1 billion cut from global HIV funding in 2019, a 20% reduction from current levels, according to a PEPFAR is working. Based on epidemiological research, PEPFAR alone is credited with saving 11 million lives over the past 15 years. PEPFAR was also a catalyst for other countries, and private actors, to invest more and…

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Apple employees are reportedly walking into walls at the companys fancy new glass office

People in glass offices should probably watch where they’re going. Collisions have been one very clear downside of Apple’s $427 million spaceship office in Cupertino, according to a story out of Bloomberg. The “people familiar with the incidents” won’t say how widespread a phenomenon all of this is, but there’s a definite potential downside to glass walls in a setting where occupants are regularly staring down at their phones. In…

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Cheers To Your Health: Moderate Drinking Appears To Boost The Brain’s Self-Care Mechanism

A study performed in mice hints that moderate amounts of alcohol may support brain health by reducing inflammation and flushing away metabolic byproducts, including the protein plaques associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. “Prolonged intake of excessive amounts of ethanol is known to have adverse effects on the central nervous system,” said lead author Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester…

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UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security

As companies gear up to make themselves complaint with upcoming data protection regulations in Europe around GDPR, those doing business in Member States will also be facing another wave of requirements around cyber security, as part of the NIS Directive covering network and information security that must be put into place across Member States by May 9, 2018. In the UK, the government has announced that organizations working in critical…

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A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day — until his co-workers found out

(CNN)Trenton Lewis’ legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months. They asked Lewis to come to a brief union meeting. When he showed up, his stoic face gave way to disbelief and then a grateful smile as his coworkers handed him keys to a new car. “I was emotionally moved….

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Facebooks plan to build community with hiring and $10M in grants

Facebook will award up to $1 million to five community leaders and $50,000 to 100 more to fund their ideas for how to strengthen people’s online and offline connections. Facebook will also hire double the number of engineers currently working on safety-related causes in its London office. These were a few of the big announcements made at today’s Facebook Communities Summit Europe. The moves show Facebook isn’t scared to throw…

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YouTube channel under immense heat after posting Tide Pod Challenge video

A YouTube family with a small subscription base has racked up more than 100,000 views on a controversial Tide Pod Challenge video that apparently doesn’t violate YouTube’s community guidelines. But the Oribellyohhs YouTube channel is facing plenty of heat as the family, including two young children, pretend to eat Tide Pods. In the video posted Sunday, the family of four sits at their kitchen table and explains why they’re going…

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Kat Von D Gets Backlash Over New Eyeliner Name And Hits Back With A Rant Of Her Own!

Last month, An Instagram user calling herself Holly Quinn laid out a case against Kat as making light of mental health issues and specifically exploiting the images of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, punk idols who infamously suffered from mental illness — and died violently in their early twenties. The punk fan’s message was clearly enough to raise Kat’s hackles, as she commented on the post (below): *Rant* Okay this…

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Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebookand the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message pertained to some walls at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters where staffers are encouraged to scribble notes and signatures. On at least a couple of occasions, someone had crossed out the words “Black Lives Matter” and replaced them with “All Lives Matter.” Zuckerberg…

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Pain Pill Giant Purdue to Stop Promotion of Opioids to Doctors

Pain-pill giant Purdue Pharma LP will stop promoting its opioid drugs to doctors, a retreat after years of criticism that the company’s aggressive sales efforts helped lay the foundation of the U.S. addiction crisis. The company told employees this week that it would cut its sales force by more than half, to 200 workers. It plans to send a letter Monday to doctors saying that its salespeople will no longer…

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Wait, what about the homeless mother in Trump’s State of the Union address?

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night marked the official end to the president’s turbulent first year in office. While conservatives loved his speech, progressives were alarmed by his story of Hope Holets, the baby who was surrendered to a New Mexico police officer by her homeless, heroin-addicted mother. In a story filled with righteous praise for the cop, they wanted to know just what happened to Hope’s biological mother….

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Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

President infrastructure proposal the administration plans to unveil alongside the fiscal year 2019 budget, as well as new regulatory cuts. “This will be a big week for Infrastructure,” Trump said in a Twitter message Monday. “After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!” Monday’s document will outline proposed spending reforms the administration says would, if enacted, cut deficits…

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Jimmy Kimmel Delivers Emotional Plea to Trump on Guns: Children Are Being Murdered

As the only network host airing new shows this week, it was left to Jimmy Kimmel to give the official late-night response to the broke down in tears discussing the massacre that deliberately chose not to mention guns. The host wholeheartedly agreed with Trumps assertions that no child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school and that no parent should ever have to fear for their…

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Couple finds worms in their feet after a beach vacation

(CNN)Dozens of parasitic worms were found burrowing in the feet of a young Canadian couple after a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Zytner, 25, and his girlfriend, Katie Stephens, 22, of Windsor, Ontario, returned home January 18 with itchy feet. Four days later, that itch turned into painful swelling and blisters, he said. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Zytner…

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