Teen in coma wakes up with baby daughter

That womb was positioned towards her back so the pregnancy went unnoticed. The sports physiotherapy student awoke on 6 December having had a 7lbs 10oz baby girl. She had not developed a bump, experienced morning sickness and had not missed a period. ‘Absolute miracle’ The first time mum, who named her daughter Elodie, said the whole experience was “overwhelming to say the least”. “Meeting my baby was so surreal. It felt like an out-of-body experience,” she said. “I worried I wouldn’t bond with my daughter because I had no time to get my head around her arrival, but I think she’s amazing. “It’s an absolute miracle. I wouldn’t change Elodie for the world.” Doctors discovered Ms Stevenson’s seizures were caused …

Former NFL and college player T.J. Cunningham fatally shot over parking spot in Colorado, authorities say

(CNN)Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, a former Seattle Seahawks player and assistant principal at a Colorado high school, has died after being shot during a parking dispute, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, where deputies found Cunningham with gunshot wounds, according to a probable cause document. After the shooting, a sheriff’s officer said, Johnson called deputies to say that he had shot his neighbor. The handgun was in his car. Witnesses told investigators the two men had had an “ongoing parking dispute,” according to the officer. Cunningham’s brother told investigators he accompanied the former player to the parking lot, where the two neighbors were to “box it out,” referring …

Compound Found In Californian Plant Might One Day Be Used Against Alzheimers

A compound found in a Californian shrub could one day be used to tackle brain aging and maybe even Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. It’s still very early days but so far, the compound has been shown to have some intriguing anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects when tested on mouse cells in a dish.  The medicinal plant is known as yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum), which is Spanish for “sacred herb”. It has been used by Native Californian tribes to treat several ailments so the team looked into it, along with many other plants, when searching for promising compounds. Yerba santa contains sterubin, a flavonoid compound. Several flavonoids have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties so the team was interested to see what effect sterubin …

This Chinese model is getting publicly shamed for her freckles in a new untouched Zara ad.

It’s becoming more normal for fashion brands to come under fire for retouching their models, but Zara has received backlash for not retouching a women’s face in their recent campaign. A recent makeup ad for Zara features a fresh-faced and freckled Li Jing Wen, who is known professionally as Jing Wen. Now, Zara has been accused of “uglifying China” by presenting the model’s natural freckles. Image via Zara Social media site Weibo saw insults spread with the hashtag “Insult to China.” “After seeing this ad I have decided I will not buy any products from Zara, not because I think the model is ugly, but because you are discriminating Asians’ view of beauty,” wrote Weibo user Moshiwuchang. It’s rare for …

Terrifying “Exercise Mataika” Smallpox Simulation Did Not End Well For Humanity

Smallpox has been responsible for up to a billion deaths since it emerged around 10,000 BC, before it was finally eradicated by a worldwide vaccination program. Since 1977 we have been smallpox-free. The only samples of smallpox left are kept under guard at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Vector Institute in Russia, and World Health Organization (WHO) laboratories. Yay science. However, bad news, in 2017 Canadian researchers were able to make a smallpox-like vaccine in the laboratory, raising concerns that bioterrorists could themselves synthesize a virus and unleash it on an unprepared population. Goddamnit science. Several terrorist groups have declared intent to commit biological attacks of this kind, which is especially worrying as most people have not been vaccinated against the disease. Why …

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport

LONDON – Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted after a drone was spotted over the airfield. The airport says it suspended flights “for safety reasons” after a “confirmed sighting” on Thursday morning. Flights resumed a short time later. The airport said “the safety and security of customers is our key priority at all times.”

Trump Wins 2018 “Rubber Dodo Award” For Biggest Contribution To Trashing America’s Natural Heritage

The 2018 Rubber Dodo Award – awarded to the person or group who has most aggressively sought to destroy America’s natural heritage or drive species extinct – has been announced, and there are no prizes for guessing who won because who else could it be? Yes, that’s right, President Donald J Trump, the man in charge of protecting the United States, has done more in the last 12 months to destroy the natural heritage of the US than any other person, as voted by the people, announced award founders, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). “From wildlife to public lands to climate, Trump has wrecked, poisoned and polluted our environment on an unprecedented scale,” said CBD executive director Kierán Suckling. …

A pregnant waitress was reduced to tears by an anonymous police officer’s stunning bill.

Courtney English via CBS Philly You rarely hear about a police officer making the news for doing his or her job. In the news, “if it bleeds it leads,” so most of the time we hear about officers there has been a terrible tragedy. That’s why this story out of New Jersey is so important. Courtney English, 23, is nearly eight months pregnant and works on her feet as a waitress at the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon, New Jersey. Although she is unmarried, her father says her boyfriend is supportive, and will play a part in the child’s life. However, making ends meet is a challenge for English and she intends to take six to eight weeks off work …

Why A Lack Of Vitamin D Is So Bad For The Brain

If you want to convince your boss to send you somewhere warm in winter, we may have the answer if you promise to sunbathe. Lack of vitamin D, caused by insufficient exposure to sunlight, can affect the brain in many ways, none of them likely to improve your work performance. Even among relatively healthy older people, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to reduced memory and cognition. Meanwhile, evidence for an association with mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, keeps growing. Now, neuroscientists may have found a likely mechanism. When Dr Thomas Burne of the University of Queensland deprived healthy adult rats of vitamin D, their perineuronal nets were affected – declining by as much as half in the essential hippocampus region. …

Negotiators move VAWA debate out of spending bill despite Friday expiration

Washington (CNN)The latest funding bill passed by Congress on Thursday night does not include an extension to reauthorize the decades-old Violence Against Women Act, despite its expiration on Friday, as Democrats plan to push for an overhaul of the legislation in near future. On Wednesday, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy voiced the GOP’s desire to extend the legislation, saying at a news conference: “We do not want to have VAWA … expire. We want to extend it out, that will become a question down, hopefully Speaker Pelosi would not want to have VAWA expire, which would be on Friday. That’s why we would like to add that and make sure it’s in.” But Democrats ultimately got their wish — and now …

Short intense exercise ‘aids weight loss’

What does the study say? Researchers from the Federal University of Goias, Brazil, analysed data from 576 men and 522 women of varying levels of fitness. Interval training was defined as cardiovascular exercise which involved repeated brief bursts of intense effort, interspersed with recovery periods. Cycling, swimming, running and boxing were included. These workouts were compared with longer continuous moderate intensity workouts, most of which were between 30 and 45 minutes. All participants exercised for at least four weeks. Those doing interval training lost on average 1.58kg (3.48lb) compared with the 1.13kg (2.49lb) lost by those doing lower intensity workouts. ‘Fit in three minutes’ claim tested How to do Hiit at home Is there a shortcut to getting fit? Sprint …

People Are Explaining Why Female Only Parking Spaces Exist After This Guy Points Out Its Not Equal

AS 1979 User AspiringProducer19 describes himself as an “approx 22.5 year old man” who had recently received a great job as a corporate level administrator. Two months into his job, the employee stated he had no complaints until one day he came across a sign in the parking lot that read “female employee parking space only!” The user then prefaced his question by stating: “let me clarify I am not “Irate” or “fuming” about it, but I dont really buy into the whole chivalry, white knighting culture that the men of previous generations upheld fedora intensifies.” “So theres not too much to say, I guess I’m more curious in others opinions on this. I am an approx 22.5 year old …

Author Posts Funny Situations That A Modern Muggle-Born Would Experience At Hogwarts

You would have to live in a completely different universe to not be aware of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Even if you weren’t one of those diehard fans who anticipated every book release, saving up pennies or making your birthday wishes very apparent to your parents, you still have either witnessed the hype or at least watched the movies, right? But the recent years could be regarded as a great proof that the Harry Potter series wasn’t just a crazy fad that died out once the movies were done. With new Fantastic Beasts movies still rolling out and attracting crowds to the theaters, Potterheads big and small still remind the world that they exist. And as magical memes still land, …

Incredible Images Reveal Wreck Of Famous US Aircraft Carrier Discovered In The Pacific

The USS Hornet holds a near-legendary status in US Naval history. The colossal aircraft carrier stalked the Pacific in World War 2 and launched one of the first air raids of the Japanese homeland, including Tokyo. After laying on the murky seabed for over 75 years, the shipwreck of USS Hornet (CV-8) was discovered in January by the research vessel Petrel and an onboard robotic sub at a depth of 5,200 meters (17,000 feet) off the Solomon Islands. Its location was hunted down using sonar technology and naval archives that detailed deck logs and action report from the nine US warships. The project was funded by Vulcan Inc, a philanthropic firm started by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, which …