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    The boyfriend of a woman, to whom the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) recognized a total incapacity for work due to depressive disorder derived from gender abuse, has now been sentenced to sentences totaling seven years and four months in prison by a criminal court in San Sebastián. The judgment of the case recalls that the INSS recognized the victim in 2019 as having “total permanent disability for his usual profession due to a mixed anxiety-depressive disorder” reactive to sexist abuse, since he suffered “organic and functional limitations, experiential and traumatic psychological impairment”, in addition to “generalized anxiety and dysphoric mood”, among other pathologies. The judicial resolution now considers “evident” that this “psychological affectation” derives from abuse to which she was subjected and which led her to remain on sick leave for almost two years. A situation in which the woman, who has been represented in this case by...
    The next time you’re getting ready for a night out on the town, take a look at the ingredients list on each of the cosmetic products you plan to use, and compare them to the list below.  You may be surprised at how few of them you want to apply to your face all of a sudden. It can be quite astonishing to find out how many animal by-products are squeezed into cosmetics these days and given misleading names for the sake of sales. This is especially surprising when you consider how many vegan and cruelty-free brands there are out there that you could be using instead. As Green Monsters, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our personal impact on the creatures we share this planet with, and being mindful of the ingredients in our cosmetics is a great way to start. After all, beauty should never hurt –...
    An experimental cancer drug derived from a poisonous plant could stop Covid-19 in its tracks, researchers believe.  Nottingham University academics claim thapsigargin should be effective against the coronavirus behind the pandemic and others that cause common colds. The drug, derived from the 'deadly carrot' thapsia plant — which is deadly to cattle and sheep and found in the western Mediterranean, is being trialled against prostate cancer.  But researchers testing the treatment on animals have found it may be able to stop infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid.  Experimental cancer drug thapsigargin derived from derived from the 'deadly carrot' thapsia plant (pictured) could stop Covid-19 in its tracks, researchers believe RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Next pandemic is a matter of 'WHEN not if': Scientist warns... Patients in battle with deadly asbestos lung cancer are... Johnson & Johnson's long-awaited one-shot vaccine...
    The General Directorate of Taxes has responded negatively to the query of an autonomous who requested the deduction of supply expenses (Internet or electricity, among others) from his home address when he has to carry out a job in his home that he generally carries out in his premises, to which he no longer goes daily due to the confinement derived from the pandemic, as indicated by ATA in a statement . According to the response of the Directorate General of Taxes collected by ATA, extra expenses cannot be deducted in supplies caused by working from home as it is an occasional and exceptional circumstance. However, the self-employed organization ensures that, according to the Personal Income Tax Law and the partial modification of the laws on Corporation, Non-Resident Income and Wealth taxes, self-employed workers 30% of housing expenses can be deducted when it is used as a workspace. Furthermore, ATA...
    After a small study suggested stem cells from umbilical cords offered coronavirus patients a safe treatment, boosting survival rates and fast-tracking recovery, outside experts are echoing calls for large, multicenter clinical trials to conclude efficacy. The anti-inflammatory effects from so-called mesenchymal stem cells have sparked interest among some scientists in the search for additional treatments against the novel virus, especially as the country continues to set record-highs in daily deaths and more contagious variant strains pose a threat to already burdened health systems. Researchers from the University of Miami published early findings in the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal last week. In a double-blind randomized trial, half of 24 coronavirus patients suffering from lung damage received two stem cell infusions, with 100 million cells each, several days apart, while the other 12 patients had two infusions of placebo. There weren’t any serious side effects related to infusion and researchers said the treatment was safe. Notably, the treatment was linked to “significantly...
    After a small study suggested stem cells from umbilical cords offered coronavirus patients a safe treatment, boosting survival rates and fast-tracking recovery, outside experts are echoing calls for large, multicenter clinical trials to conclude efficacy. The anti-inflammatory effects from so-called mesenchymal stem cells have sparked interest among some scientists in the search for additional treatments against the novel virus, especially as the country continues to set record-highs in daily deaths, and more contagious variant strains pose a threat to already burdened health systems. Researchers from the University of Miami published early findings in the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal last week. In a double-blind randomized trial, half of 24 coronavirus patients suffering from lung damage received two stem cell infusions, with 100 million cells each, several days apart, while the other 12 patients had two infusions of placebo. CORONAVIRUS SURVIVORS' LUNGS WORSE THAN THOSE OF A SMOKER, SURGEON SAYS Doctors call...
    Catholic bishops said Monday that under the current “sufficiently serious” conditions of the pandemic, Catholics may take the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna but should avoid the “more morally compromised” AstraZeneca vaccine due to it’s use of aborted baby cells.  The bishops noted that “while neither vaccine is completely free from any connection to morally compromised cell lines, in this case the connection is very remote from the initial evil of the abortion.”  The potential that the highly anticipated coronavirus vaccines would use cells from aborted babies posed weighty moral problems for many Americans who object to abortion. Catholic bishops said Monday that under the current “sufficiently serious” conditions of the pandemic, Catholics may take the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna but should avoid the “morally compromised” AstraZeneca vaccine due to its use of aborted baby cells. “In view of the gravity of...
            by Mary Margaret Olohan  The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute has released information on which coronavirus vaccines have been made using cells obtained from aborted babies. The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) released a new chart Thursday examining whether eight leading COVID vaccines were either produced or tested using cells obtained through abortions. The institute’s analysis found that most of the vaccine candidates did not use cell lines derived from abortions in their production, though several used abortion-derived cell lines in laboratory testing. The potential that the much anticipated vaccines would use cells from aborted babies poses weighty moral problems for many Americans who object to abortion. Religious leaders such as Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas said earlier this year that he would refuse the vaccine if “we use body parts of aborted children,” saying, “I will not kill children to live.” We cannot accept a Covid-19 vaccine that was...
    The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute has released information on which coronavirus vaccines are made using cells obtained from aborted babies. The institute’s analysis found that most of the vaccine candidates did not use cell lines derived from abortions in their production, though several used abortion-derived cell lines in laboratory testing. CLI Vice President Dr. David Prentice explained that when abortion-derived cell lines are used in the production of a vaccine, that means the cells are “directly involved in making the final product,” while laboratory testing using abortion-derived cell lines is “anther step removed.” The pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute has released information on which coronavirus vaccines have been made using cells obtained from aborted babies. The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) released a new chart Thursday examining whether eight leading COVID vaccines were either produced or tested using cells obtained through abortions. The institute’s analysis found that most of the...
    We have somehow figured out the most obscure and complicated ways to make certain products. Animal-derived parts and ingredients can be found in places you would never think to look. Companies that make these products know that if given the information, people will typically choose to use a product that doesn’t involve a weird body part of an animal. So, these corporations have learned to provide a list of ingredients that, to an untrained eye, seem harmless. As animal lovers and conscious consumers, we try to avoid using products that cause any harm to other living beings at all costs – but there are many items that you would never even think twice about whether they contain animal ingredients or not! Here is a list of ten products that contain bizarre and hidden animal ingredients and how to replace them. 1. Plastic Bags The “slip agent,” or surface lubricant, used...
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of “big data” collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday. Companies that sell algorithmic profiling systems to public entities and private companies, often used in screening job applicants, must be regulated to prevent misuse of personal data that perpetuates prejudices, they said. “It’s a rapidly developing technological means used by law enforcement to determine, using big data, who is likely to do what. And that’s the danger of it,” Verene Shepherd, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, told Reuters. “We’ve heard about companies using these algorithmic methods to discriminate on the basis of skin colour,” she added, speaking from Jamaica. Shepherd, a historian, led the 18 independent experts in drafting a “general recommendation” to...
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of "big data" collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday. Companies that sell algorithmic profiling systems to public entities and private companies, often used in screening job applicants, must be regulated to prevent misuse of personal data that perpetuates prejudices, they said. "It's a rapidly developing technological means used by law enforcement to determine, using big data, who is likely to do what. And that's the danger of it," Verene Shepherd, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, told Reuters. "We've heard about companies using these algorithmic methods to discriminate on the basis of skin colour," she added, speaking from Jamaica. Shepherd, a historian, led the 18 independent experts in drafting a "general recommendation" to the 182...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What could be a breakthrough in a treatment for COVID-19 was announced in Pittsburgh on Thursday. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, it’s a kind of super-powerful antibody drug that could be given nasally — and it comes from llamas. Antibodies in plasma from recovered coronavirus patients or made in the lab may be effective treatments for COVID-19, but they do have drawbacks. They’re hard to make, expensive, they have to given intravenously, and are not that stable. That’s where Wally the llama comes in. MORE: Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Pfizer To Begin Testing In Children 12 And Up, Eli Lilly Pauses Trial Of Antibody Treatment It turns out llamas make human-like antibodies to coronavirus. But they also make tiny fragments of the full-size antibodies dubbed “nano-antibodies.” Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh isolated those tiny pieces, and at a news conference Thursday announced the huge advantages the...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have proposed quality control standards and a licensing program for hemp-derived CBD products that have gained widespread popularity in products such as tinctures, salves and lotions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The state Department of Health proposed the regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a Cannabinoid Hemp Program. There are federal regulations for growing hemp but not for processing cannabinoid products. New York's proposed regulations require laboratory testing and labeling to ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, without harmful contaminants. “These regulations are the next step toward regulating the growing hemp industry in New York in a way that protects consumers and helps ensure the industry’s long-term viability,” Cuomo said in a statement announcing the proposal. The regulations have been anxiously awaited by industrial hemp farmers and processors across the state, as well as hundreds of businesses...
    The antibody cocktail that President Trump received for his COVID-19 infection and touted on Wednesday evening as a "cure" for the deadly virus was developed using cells derived from aborted fetal tissue, a practice the White House and anti-abortion rights groups oppose. Last week, Mr. Trump received Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' cocktail of monoclonal antibodies, an experimental therapeutic for coronavirus that is still undergoing testing and is not FDA approved. In a nearly five-minute video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, the president lauded its effects, calling it "the key." "I think this was a blessing from God that I caught [the virus], I think it was a blessing in disguise," Mr. Trump said in the video. "I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said, 'Let me take it' … and it was incredible the way it worked." But the way in which the antibody cocktail was developed is at odds...
    Roger Sollenberger October 8, 2020 11:17PM (UTC) President Donald Trump has not been shy in his praise for the experimental COVID-19 treatments he received after testing positive last week. In videos posted to Twitter, the president has falsely hailed the therapeutics as "cures" and "miracles coming down from God." One of the treatments made available to Trump would have been defeated by his own efforts to thwart the scientific research that made it possible: fetal cell tissue from abortions. : According to Trump's personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley, the president received a high-dose infusion of monoclonal antibodies last Friday as part of his treatment for COVID-19 infection. Trump was one of the first 10 patients who received the treatment under "compassionate use" emergency access, Salon earlier reported. Several hours after the injection, the president was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center. The fully-human antibody molecules, made by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, come from two sources: antibodies identified from humans...
    The experimental treatment for the coronavirus that President Trump took last week and which he has been touting as a miracle “cure” was developed using cells originally derived from fetal tissue, according to new reports. The president was administered Regeneron’s cocktail of monoclonal antibodies — essentially man-made proteins that act like those naturally produced by the human immune system to fight viruses. In order to test the potency of its antibodies, Regeneron made use of HEK 293T, a human cell line once derived from the tissue of an aborted fetus, according to the MIT Technology Review and The New York Times. “293Ts were used in testing the antibodies’ ability to neutralize the virus,” Alexandra Bowie, a spokeswoman for Regeneron, confirmed to the Times. “They weren’t used in any other way, and fetal tissue was not used in the research.” The Trump administration has previously condemned the practice, and, in June...
    Donald Trump's antibody treatment was developed with cells which are ultimately derived from an aborted fetus, it has emerged.  The Regeneron 'antibody cocktail' administered to the president was tested using a supply of HEK 293T human cells, which have been cloned and modified in science labs for decades but originate from the kidney of an aborted baby in the 1970s.   According to the MIT Technology Review, labs including Regeneron use the 293T cells to manufacture small particles which mimic the coronavirus.   The company did not deny the link to abortion, but said the modified cells available today are 'not considered fetal tissue'.  'It's how you want to parse it,' said spokeswoman Alexandra Bowie, adding that 'we did not otherwise use fetal tissue'.  Trump, who has sought to restrict abortion rights throughout his presidency, has hailed the success of Regeneron and promised to make it free to the public after his apparent recovery...
    It is important to be in touch with one’s inner self as well as nature to create music, says Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman who believes an artiste should draw inspiration from “higher ideals”. The 53-year-old music director said he tries to stay away from chaos while working on his music as it is a spiritual process for him. “In art, you get inspired by higher ideals, higher inspirations and higher things in life. If you derive something from nature, from a universal feeling or a consciousness, then there’s greatness in your work. ‘Atkan Chatkan’: Amitabh Bachchan Sings in Musical Film Presented by AR Rahman And often, we are forced to derive from smaller things, but I feel my work is mostly derived from the infinite, whether it’s a feeling or a musical bit or whether it’s a soundscape. “I try to position myself to stay away from the...
    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of the wild polio virus. In a statement this week, WHO said two children in Sudan — one from South Darfur state and the other from Gedarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea — were paralyzed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. WHO said initial outbreak investigations show the cases are linked to an ongoing vaccine-derived outbreak in Chad that was first detected last year and is now spreading in Chad and Cameroon. “There is local circulation in Sudan and continued sharing of transmission with Chad,” the U.N. agency said, adding that genetic sequencing confirmed numerous introductions of the virus into Sudan from Chad. WHO said...
    Africa has been declared free from wild polio, a historic milestone that was announced Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Today we come together to rejoice over a historic public health success, the certification of wild poliovirus eradication in the African region,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said during a livestreamed event according to CNN. Polio was once a common virus, and 25 years ago, it paralyzed thousands of children in Africa. Initial symptoms include fever, fatigue, vomiting and stiffness of the neck. Among the people paralyzed by the disease, 5 to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized, the BBC reported. Nigeria is the last country to be declared free from wild polio, after once accounting for more than half of all global cases less than a decade ago. (RELATED:US Health Secretary Alex Azar To Make Highest-Level Visit To Taiwan In Decades, A...
    By Alexis Akwagyiram and Angela Ukomadu LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe's right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking. "Polio is not a death sentence," she told Reuters, smiling. Thousands of people across Africa still live with the effects of the disease, but on Tuesday the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to declare the region free of endemic wild polio, four years after the last case was recorded in Nigeria. Health officials are set to announce that all 47 countries in the WHO's Africa region have eradicated the crippling viral disease that attacks the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis within hours. Children under five are the most vulnerable, but people can be fully protected with preventative vaccines. To keep the virus at bay,...
    Everyone has the same question on their lips right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic: When will a vaccine finally be ready? The importance of an effective vaccine in ending this terrible pandemic cannot be overstated, as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tried to explain in an interview in recent days. Gates, whose foundation has poured millions of dollars into the fight against the coronavirus around the world, believes that even if only a minority of the US population gets a coronavirus vaccination once one is available — or anywhere from 30% to 60% of the population — that will be enough to end the pandemic in the US. Speaking of the US, the news is at least starting to get a little better overall regarding the coronavirus. Over the past week, the number of new infections in the US fell by almost 8%, for example, which was the fourth consecutive...
    An antidepressant nasal spray derived from the illegal 'party' drug ketamine has been approved by US health chiefs to treat suicidal people (stock picture)  An antidepressant nasal spray derived from the party drug ketamine has been approved by US health chiefs to treat suicidal people.   Spravato — made by American pharmaceutical and consumer giant Johnson and Johnson — was last night given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The decision means doctors across America will now be able to dish out the treatment to patients with suicidal thoughts who have failed to find relief with other antidepressants. The spray could be a lifesaver for the estimated 2million people in the US who suffer suicidal thoughts, because traditional antidepressants can take weeks to kick in.    Clinical studies have shown Spravato - which exceeds $1,000 for the average course - can dramatically reduce major depression in just four...
    (CNN)You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But few people would suspect that dietary choices are reflected, inch by inch, in the hair growing on your head.Your mop can potentially shed light on whether you prefer veggie burgers or cheeseburgers, a new study has suggested. Researchers from the University of Utah collected discarded hair from barbers and hair salons from 65 cities across the United States. From the chemical traces in the cuttings the scientists found that American diets are dominated by animal-derived protein like meat and dairy. Link between stress and hair turning prematurely gray revealed in animal studyThis type of hair analysis could be a useful tool to assess a community's dietary patterns and health risks, the researchers said."The takeaway here is that we can potentially identify regional, national, and temporal patterns of dietary habits with this approach," James Ehleringer, lead author of the study...
    By Rocky Swift TOKYO (Reuters) - A group led by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co have completed test supplies of a blood plasma treatment for COVID-19, but pending regulator approval will likely prevent clinical trials from meeting a July start date. The CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance is ready to start shipping vials to study sites once the trial is approved by regulators in the United States, said Julie Kim, president of the plasma-derived therapies unit of Takeda. The group had originally aimed to begin clinical trials in July. The National Institutes of Health in the U.S. is the trial sponsor, and is looking at study sites around the world, according to Kim, who also serves as co-leader of the alliance. The alliance, which also includes Biotest AG, CSL Behring, and Octapharma Plasma, is working on a hyperimmune globulin therapy derived from convalescent plasma. It offers a standardized dose of antibodies and doesn't need...
    San Francisco (CNN Business)The CBD craze has mellowed out, but economics are working in consumers' favor. CBD products have gotten cheaper, and it looks like they'll stay that way. Price wars, a supply glut, and a pandemic have driven down costs of the once-premium products that contain hemp-derived cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted as a health and wellness aide. The increasing affordability of CBD was one of the key trends highlighted by the Brightfield Group, which conducts market research of the emerging CBD sector, in its latest US CBD market report slated to be published Tuesday. "There's persistent price compression," said Bethany Gomez of the Brightfield Group. "At this juncture, we're not expecting that to change."Brightfield analysts expect CBD product sales to hit $4.75 billion this year, up 14%. The industry's rate of growth has significantly cooled off from its blistering pace last year when sales rocketed to $4.15...
    People walk along Broadway as the coronavirus keeps financial markets and businesses mostly closed on May 08, 2020 in New York City. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday that the US economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April. This is the largest decline in jobs since the government began tracking the data in 1939. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Spencer Platt The latest projections from economists for the shape of the recovery have quickly turned into an alphabet soup (V, U, W?), and the rising uncertainty about a coronavirus resurgence is making the task even harder.  One research group with some unusual methods it used to predict the current recession is out with a new outlook.  New research from State Street Associates and Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that U.S. economic recovery is most likely to be "U-shaped." The researchers had warned in January that the economy was vulnerable to...
    Be it any festival or special event, the veteran actor of Hindi Cinema Amitabh Bachchan ensures to post something beautiful on it. He also shares key details of the occasion and one really wouldn’t want to miss it. Big B took to social media to share a post on Jagannath Rath Yatra, which is also known as the Ratha Yatra or Chariot festival. The Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of India’s biggest religious festivals and Big B has not only shared a picture on the onset of this festival, but he has also shared how the word ‘Juggernaut’ derived from it. Jagannath Rath Yatra 2020 Live Streaming on OTV and DD Odia: Watch Online Telecast of Puri’s Chariot Festival From Home During Lockdown. While sharing the post on Jagannath Rath Yatra, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “June 23 Jagannath Rath Yatra .. because of the vastness of the Festival the English...
    A South Dakota company is preparing to start human trials of a pioneering coronavirus treatment derived from the plasma of cows, according to a report. Scientists at SAB Biotherapeutics injected genetically modified cows with a non-infectious part of the virus that causes COVID-19, causing them to produce natural antibodies against the contagion. COLORADO WOMAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS FOR SECOND TIME The cows were genetically modified to have partly human immune systems and tests suggest they are now producing antibodies that are four times more potent than those from recovered humans. “These animals are producing neutralizing antibodies that kill [the novel coronavirus] in the laboratory,” SAB’s CEO, Eddie Sullivan, told CNN. The cows were genetically modified to have partly human immune systems and tests suggest they are now producing antibodies that are four times more potent than those from recovered humans. (iStock) The resulting drug, called SAB-185, is expected to begin human trials next month....
    (CNN)A South Dakota company expects to start human trials next month for a Covid-19 antibody treatment derived from the plasma of cows. But these aren't just any cows. Scientists genetically engineered the animals to give them an immune system that's part human. That way, the animals produce disease-fighting human antibodies to Covid-19, which are then turned into a drug to attack the virus. "These animals are producing neutralizing antibodies that kill [the novel coronavirus] in the laboratory," Eddie Sullivan, CEO of SAB Biotherapeutics said in a statement to CNN. "We are eager to advance to the clinic as we move forward in the regulatory process with the hopes of bringing this potential COVID-19 therapeutic to patients in need of a solution." The company did not say how many people would be studied in the clinical trials or how long they would take. Read MoreJUST WATCHEDHow llamas could hold the key to...
    Researchers have pinpointed genomic characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease, from other coronaviruses that cause less severe diseases, according to a statement Thursday by the National Institutes of Health. By comparing the genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus to other coronaviruses, the researchers identified protein features that are unique to SARS-CoV-2 and two other coronaviruses strains with high fatality rates, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). “This research could be a crucial step in helping scientists develop approaches to predict, by genome analysis alone, the severity of future coronavirus disease outbreaks and detect animal coronaviruses that have the potential to infect humans,” says an NIH press release. TOP STORIES Mass. college deeply sorry for letting police officers use restroom: It will not happen again Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history ...
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