Kate Middleton Planning Hypno-Birth at St Mary’s Hospital in London
Kate Middleton is planning to use hypnotherapy to ease the agony of labour when she gives birth in July.
The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly been looking into hypno-birthing techniques, which are based around the principle that fear and anxiety make labour longer and more painful.
It has been suggested that Kate is planning a natural birth, where she will be submerged in [...]
by Ethan A. Huff, Natural News:
Having to wait two months after birth to administer the first round of vaccines to an infant (with the exception of the fraudulent Hepatitis B vaccine) is apparently too long for the money-hungry vaccine industry, which is hard at work on a new vaccine technology that will allow vaccines to be administered immediately after a child is born. According to a new study published in the [...]
AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia.
The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment.
Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane’s Mater Children’s Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus [...]
U.S. experiencing what is shaping up to be the worst flu outbreak in a decade with 20 children dead
Boston has had a ten-fold increase in the number of cases compared to last year
At one stage 12 Chicago hospitals were so swamped that they were turning patients away
Elsewhere hospitals are taking extra precautions including limiting visitors or setting-up tents in their parking lots
Hospitals across the country are battling what is shaping up to [...]
A man was fatally shot in the head in broad daylight on West 58th Street and Broadway this afternoon in a shocking act of violence, authorities said.
The incident occurred about a block from Carnegie Hall, in front of the St. Thomas Choir School located at 202 W. 58th St. around 1:50 p.m., the FDNY said.
The victim, a 31-year-old black male, was approached from behind by his killer and shot once [...]
Prince William visits wife in King Edward VII Hospital for second time
Royal couple ‘reassured condition not dangerous for mother or baby’
Clarence House: ‘Catherine needs rest and will stay in for several days’
Pippa Middleton lives near hospital and is also set to comfort sister Kate
Mother Carole and father Michael are ‘elated’ with news despite illness
Couple are forced to reveal pregnancy weeks early because of ill-health
Doctors put 30-year-old Kate on a drip to restore [...]
Visits to the dentist are never pleasant. Not only do we have our pearly whites scraped, prodded and drilled, we then have to endure a telling-off for not having flossed.
Dentists insist it will keep our teeth sparkling and free from decay, as well as keeping our gums healthy. Regular flossing has even been said to protect us from heart disease.
Yet, for most of us who try wrestling with the tape, [...]
A new study from Zheijian Provincial People’s Hospital in Zheijiang, China indicates that a compound in turmeric known as curcumin, which gives the spice its characteristic saffron-like color, is capable of inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) within triple negative breast cancer cells.
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), so named because the cells do not have the characteristic receptors for estrogen, progesterone and Her2/neu, is considered the most treatment resistant, primarily because [...]
Coffee increases the risk of eye condition glaucoma
Those with a family history most at risk
No association found with tea, coffee or cola
Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.
Even moderate amounts of the drink make developing the devastating eye condition glaucoma more likely.
The study, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, suggests coffee lovers [...]
Without getting concerned about an Omega-Man scenario this is seriously breathtakingly cool.
The so-called Berlin patient is famously the only person in the world who has been cured of HIV. But he may soon have company.
Two people in Boston also seem to be free of HIV after undergoing bone marrow transplants for cancer, just as the Berlin patient did five years ago. The crucial difference is that the Boston patients have [...]
Eleven people who underwent brain surgery at a South Carolina hospital earlier this year are being warned that they may have been exposed to a deadly neurodegenerative disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, according to news reports.
Reuters reported that a brain surgery patient in February at Greenville Hospital System was later found to have the extremely fatal brain disease. However, before this discovery was made, the same surgical tools were used on 11 other brain [...]
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – Update: Wednesday, July 4th at 9:58 p.m.:
The highway patrol now suspects an electrical grounding problem on the dock as the source for the electricity.
Update: Wednesday, July 4th at 6:58 p.m.:
While troopers are still investigating the cause, a spokesman with the Highway Patrol told KRCG 13 he knows of one possibility.
“Well, I know they’ve got several docks there with slides they go down and pumps that [...]
Extreme exercise such as marathons may permanently damage the heart and trigger rhythm abnormalities, warn researchers.
They say the safe ‘upper limit’ for heart health is a maximum of an hour a day – after which there is little benefit to the individual.
A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts.
Damage: Excessive endurance exercise can do long-term [...]
Eighteen-month-old girl is more than double the standard weight for her age
Parents claim there is something wrong with her and insist no one else in their family is obese
Parents of a seriously overweight baby in China have pleaded with doctors to help their obese daughter, who is so big she is unable to walk.
Cheng Lichao and his wife Feng Xiaochun took their 18-month-old daughter Dan Dan to the Hunan Provincial [...]
With a team of 35 doctors on standby, the birth of her sextuplets was anything but normal.
But with the way Lauren and David Perkins, from Houston, Texas, are calmly talking about the ‘smooth’ birth of their six children after just 30 weeks you would think it was just your average delivery.
Describing the pregnancy as ‘easy’, Lauren spoke to MSNBC about their arrival of their three boys and three girls in just four [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – A 5-year-old girl jumping on a bed was injured by a bullet early Saturday when a gun beneath the mattress went off, police said.
The incident occurred at about 12:22 a.m. Saturday at a Marquette Park residence in the 6400 block of South Artesian, police news affairs told CBS 2. The child was jumping on a bed when a weapon discharged, apparently from underneath the mattress.
The girl sustained a [...]
Sorority sisters have been suspended at Boston University after reportedly forcing new pledges to drink alcohol as part of a hazing incident.
Police on campus were said to have stopped three men carrying young women from the Sigma Delta Tau sorority down the street on March 3.
An ambulance was called for two of the women, believed to be underage drinking, and one was taken to St Elizabeth’s Hospital for intoxication.
The dean [...]
A 4-year-old girl was injured by a falling TV at this home in Aurora over the weekend. (Credit: CBS)
AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — In a headline that has become all too common lately, a 2-year-old girl was hurt when a TV fell on her in her home in Aurora over the weekend.
Aurora police said a boxlike TV fell from a bookshelf onto the girl in the 100 block of South Union Street.
CHICAGO (AP) – A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.
It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones.
An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical [...]
WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) – President Barack Obama is going on a West Coast fundraising spree, beginning with a stay in Los Angeles.
The president is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday at about 4 p.m. From there, he is expected to arrive via helicopter at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Los Angeles. He will then drive to Holmby Hills for a fundraiser.
Traffic is expected to be congested in [...]
Ron Paul supporter Eddie Dillard is sandwiched between supporters of Newt Gingrich and security staff outside a …
A Ron Paul supporter who left his polling precinct near Orlando with a broken foot Tuesday after an altercation with Newt Gingrich’s private security officers has filed a lawsuit against the campaign and Patriot Group International, Gingrich’s security firm.
The complaint, filed on Feb. 3 in a U.S. district court , seeks damages of more than $75,000, and [...]
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Newt Gingrich has cancelled a campaign appearance in South Carolina because of poor attendance.
The Republican presidential candidate was scheduled to speak to the Southern Republican Leadership on Friday. But a campaign spokesman told reporters that he would no longer be appearing due to poor attendance.
There were just a few dozen people in the audience at the College of Charleston’s arena, where the event was taking place. The conference has [...]
Fresh water shortages are one of the least talked about yet most consequential issues facing our lives (the “3 Es”) today. I’ve researched this topic extensively and posted about it once or twice on other forums. Here are some thoughts I shared there:
In the developed world where freshwater is either subsidized or abundant, “peak water” talk is generally dismissed with the waive of a hand. Meanwhile, the facts are painting [...]
Poughkeepsie High School was under lockdown briefly after one teacher allegedly stabbed another.
English teacher Cynthia Glozier, 54, of Rhinebeck, remained hospitalized Friday. Her condition was upgraded from stable to good on Friday, according to Saint Francis Hospital. She was stabbed 16 times in the face. Both women are well known and longtime educators at the high school. Before becoming a teacher, Glozier worked as a supervising producer at Court TV. [...]
By Walt Hunter and Crystal Cranmore
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia police have charged a 13-year-old girl for distributing a sleeping aid to classmates after several students reported feeling ill, according to authorities.
Police say just after 9 a.m., seven seventh grade students from the H. A. Brown Elementary School in Kensington were transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children after feeling sick. Two of the students have been admitted and will stay overnight.
Police are searching for two men who they say swiped a collection jar for a girl suffering from leukemia.
The incident happened at “Pepper’s Pizza & Subs” in North Scranton last Sunday, according to the Times Tribune.
The Tribune reports that Kaidence O’Donnell, 2, of Clarks Summit, Pa., was diagnosed with leukemia last December. Family friends placed the jar at the pizza shop to raise [...]
Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
If you work in a children’s hospital, daycare center or preschool, Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day may make sense. For everyone else, not. According to author Susan E. Schwartz, the holiday celebrates the “stress relief and joy teddy bears bring into the lives of people of all ages and stages.”
Teddy Bear History from The Teddy Bear Museum:
* 1834: Robert [...]
For the first time since Charla Nash was brutally attacked by a chimp in Stamford in 2009, she revealed her new face on the Today Show on Thursday morning.
When Travis, Charla’s friend’s pet chimp, mauled her in February 2009, she lost her mouth, nose and hand. She was left permanently blind and doctors said it was a miracle she survived.
Doctors at Brigham & Women’s Hospital [...]