Saturday, November 12, 2016

Here's How You Open A Can Of Food Using Only A Spoon

If you've ever found yourself overcome with frustration because your can opener broke and you're really jonesing for some SpaghettiOs, this video is for you.

YouTube user Dave Hax posted this instructional clip on how to open a can of food with a spoon on Friday, and it was trending by the next day.

It's unclear whether this strong public interest in opening canned food - you know, the kind of food you'd use to stock your end-of-the-world bunker - has anything to do with the election of Donald Trump.

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Over half of Liverpool schools could have asbestos in them

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TV star Ben Miller set to cycle 100km alone this Movember to raise awareness of prostate cancer

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Scientists develop tissue-engineered model of human lung and trachea

Scientists have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract.

Of Plate, State And The Calculus Of Hope

In my customary purview- nutrition, public health, disease prevention- I have had cause to lament periodically the apparent hegemony of Newton's third law. For every silly action we've taken over recent decades to address the effects of badly constituted diet on weight and health, we have appended an opposing, but comparably misguided reaction. Believe it or not, this pertains to the high drama of our current political situation, too.

Let's start with our plates; the state of the State can wait.

In principle, and famously, we had advice some decades ago to reduce our intake of dietary fat. For purposes here, we need not belabor the relevant provisos: the advice originated with studies showing the advantages of the high-fat Mediterranean diet. So, really, it was advice to reduce our intake of saturated fat from the usual sources. The message got mangled as it was passed along, just like in a game of 'telephone.' The idea that all dietary fat should be cut, while genuinely favored by some, was actually a distortion of the original mainstream message, but took on a life of its own.

Be that as it may, nobody with any actual expertise- not proponents of eating low fat, and not opponents of eating low fat- ever advocated for low-fat junk food. The original idea was to reduce dietary fat intake by swapping out the salient sources in the prevailing diet- fatty meats, processed meats, processed dairy, fried and fast foods, snack foods- for foods naturally low in fat: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and lentils, for instance. And, where that was actually done - rates of heart disease and premature death were slashed, and life expectancy extended dramatically. It just hasn't played out that way in America.

No one worth listening to ever said: just eat Snackwells, and all will be well. But, of course, that- or something much like it- is just what the makers of Snackwells, along with every other version of low-fat junk food, implied. And since they implied it with all of the resources of “Big Food” at their disposal, they implied it to great effect.

How great? Well, intake of all the best, natively low-fat foods changed almost not at all in the U.S. over the past 40 years. For that matter, total dietary fat intake never even went down. Rather, fat only ever went down as a PERCENTAGE of total calories, because total calorie intake has gone up, driven mostly by- you guessed it- low-fat junk, laden with added sugar and refined carbohydrate. Total fat intake, actually has trended up over recent decades, it's just that total calorie intake has gone up even more. That is the legacy of the “low fat” era in America. As they say in the old country: oy, vay.

Then, to make matters worse, Newton's third law kicked in. Apparently, human nature shares an affinity for it with all the rest of nature. Perhaps it's because it is so much easier to say, “I was wrong,” than to admit, “I DID wrong.” What's the difference? 

If the low fat message simply “was wrong,” then we got bad advice, and can scarcely blame ourselves for following it. If we had actually cut fat, and gotten fatter and sicker- we may have been given bad advice, but what we did, we did well. That's the kind of admission we seem inclined to make: I was wrong, but I was misled.

Far harder, it seems, is this: the advice was fine, but I bungled its implementation horribly! This confession, unlike the other, leaves us little space to avoid a self-indictment of gullibility, nincompoopery, and/or fundamental incompetence. That's a very bitter pill to swallow, so apparently, most of us spit it out. 

Instead, we claim: It's not that we implemented advice to cut fat (and, really, saturated fat) moronically; rather- the advice must have been wrong! Much easier to lay the blame there.

But it's just not true. In the U.S., we did, indeed, apply advice about dietary fat as moronically as possible: we conflated saturated fat with total fat; we never reduced our intake of fat anyway, nor even our intake of saturated fat more than trivially; and we added low-fat junk food. If anyone can legitimately claim surprise that THIS formula didn't vanquish obesity and chronic disease, I will give up my day job and become a hula dancer.

So we took the easy way out. We blamed the advice, rather than our monumentally stupid response to it- and then surrendered ourselves to Newton's third law. It was, obviously, time for some equally silly, but opposing reaction, like: cutting carbs. And so we did, bungling it every bit as badly as the “cut fat” message that preceded it. 

Whatever the merits or demerits of Atkins' platform, it's only fair to note that he never advocated for low-carb junk food, any more than Keys ever advocated for Snackwells. But at the Atkins' Diet heyday, low-carb junk food is just what we got- and it has stuck with us ever since. 

Nor were those sequential boondoggles enough to cure us of our Newtonian proclivities. We have since welcomed the advent of non-GMO junk; gluten-free junk food; “no longer made with high-fructose corn syrup” junk food; and probably other varieties I'm overlooking. 

And that brings us, however tangentially, from the state of our plates, to the state of our Union. For, as opposed to Nate Silver, it may be that Isaac Newton correctly predicted the outcome of this election. 

It is rather ironic that a population of allegedly thinking Homo sapiens behaves so much like the native inertia of celestial flotsam. Ironic, but apparently true.

The past eight years represented a remarkably progressive action in American politics. Those personally disappointed, for whatever valid reason, by their trajectory during that span, were presumably invited to express that disappointment with an equal, opposing, and by the reasoning of many of us- regressive- reaction. So here we are.

As with our plates, it is convenient and expedient to blame any personal disappointments on the bluntness of the action, rather than all the subtleties of context and implementation. The Affordable Care Act – like a car with no wheels- was designed to “fail,” by those wanting it to do so. The administration of the past eight years faced relentless obstructionism, and if we are honest- racism, too. And, of course, the Obama era began in the gaping hole of the Great Recession. There is a limit to how “good” getting back to ground level can ever feel, relative to reaching actual heights- no matter how monumental the climb out of the depths actually is.

Whether the topic is the content of plates, or the status of our State, physics itself seems to stipulate that an uninterrupted sequence of forward steps is little less than unnatural. But equal and opposite need not mean equivalent and self-canceling. When you run, you push against the ground, and the ground pushes back; but the ground stays put, while you move. Progress is possible. 

In spite of it all, the objectively measured quality of the typical American diet has improved over recent years, albeit it little, and slowly. But it's progress just the same, and maybe the only kind the third law allows. And perhaps what's true of dinner is true of our democracy.

As for Newton, he bequeathed us other gifts too, like calculus. Conjoining that to the third law, I wind up with the calculus of hope. Progress is possible, even likely, but not likely ever to be linear. In accord with the rest of nature, human nature too is disposed to a meandering path of actions and reactions.

Here's to progress, in all areas, accordingly.


David L. Katz

Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center; Griffin Hospital

Immediate Past-President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Senior Medical Advisor,

Founder, The True Health Initiative

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5 Fall-Inspired Muffins To Bake This Weekend

Cool mornings call for warm muffins -- so light the oven and whip up a batch! From pumpkin to maple, these breakfast treats are all teeming with fall flavors.

1. Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Muffins


These tender pumpkin muffins with a crispy pecan streusel are a cherished family favorite. The recipe is based on a magazine clipping from over 50 years ago. GET THE RECIPE

2. Apple Spice Muffins


Made with whole wheat flour, these muffins have a wholesome flavor and texture. They're also chockfull of apples, scented with warm autumn spices, and finished with an irresistible crunchy brown sugar topping. GET THE RECIPE

3. Dried Cherry Muffins with Almond Streusel


Studded with tart dried cherries and topped with a crisp almond streusel, these are -- quite simply -- the loveliest little muffins you ever met. GET THE RECIPE

4. Oat Muffins with Pecan Streusel


With their wholesome "oatey" flavor and oat streusel topping, these are hearty, fill-you-up muffins. They dome beautifully in the oven and will make you proud. GET THE RECIPE

5. Maple Muffins


Adapted from Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours by Sarabeth Levine, these muffins are sweetened entirely with maple syrup -- there's absolutely no sugar in them. As they bake in the oven, they fill your kitchen with the most intoxicating buttery maple scent. GET THE RECIPE

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Your web searches could help doctors detect lung cancer earlier

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Aduro Biotech Highlights Positive Clinical Results from Second Cohort of Phase 1b Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Lung cancer screening: 5 minutes can make years of difference

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Carla DiMaggio who lost son in 9/11 describes getting breast cancer treatment

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Cancer Care Centers of Brevard's Dr. Ravi Shankar: Know the Facts About Colorectal Cancer

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The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016: The Industry Faces Seismic Change

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016: The Industry Faces Seismic Change

A Promising Study Reveals New Hope For An HIV Cure

A new experimental HIV vaccine, when combined with a compound that stimulates a person's immune system, demonstrated potential for a path to curing HIV.

The small study, involving rhesus monkeys who had the monkey equivalent of HIV, revealed that this novel combination was effective at suppressing the virus to undetectable levels in a few of the subjects, without the need for antiretroviral treatments. 

If the combination of the HIV vaccine and immune system compound is shown to be effective in people, it could mean one step toward a cure for HIV, said lead investigator Dan Barouch, director for the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. 

These days, people with HIV can thrive thanks to antiretroviral therapy, a treatment that keeps the levels of virus low so that people can live healthy lives and decrease their risk of passing it on to others. 

The only problem with ART? It's a treatment, not a cure. It has to be taken every day in order to work, and if you stop taking the medication, the virus can bounce back to dangerous levels. This is because, while ART can suppress HIV to undetectable levels, the virus can actually hide in reservoirs throughout the body, waiting for an opportunity to return in force. One way to cure HIV, the thinking goes, would be to suppress HIV levels without the need for ART ― what Barouch called a “functional” cure.

To see whether an experimental HIV vaccine, an immune system stimulant or a combination of the two would best achieve viral suppression without ART, Barouch first infected 36 monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus and then started treating them with ART to suppress levels of the virus. After six months of ART, Barouch divided the monkeys into four groups: The first received the vaccine alone, the second received the immune system compound, the third group was given a combination of the two and the fourth group received a placebo. 

Then they stopped the monkeys' ART. 


If all the animals went undetectable in the absence of [antiretroviral therapy], that would have been a home run. I would say that what we achieved was a solid base hit, and it's something that we can work from.

Dan Barouch, director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research


Scientists observed that in most monkeys the virus rebounded. However, among the monkeys who received a combination of both the vaccine and the immune system booster, the return of the virus took 2.5 times longer than the other groups' viral rebounds. The combination-therapy monkeys also had a 50-fold lower amount of virus in the bloodstream compared with the other groups. Finally, the most promising result: three out of nine of these combination monkeys had undetectable levels of the virus in their bodies, as if they were still on ART. 

“If all the animals went undetectable in the absence of [ART], that would have been a home run,” said Barouch. “I would say that what we achieved was a solid base hit, and it's something that we can work from.”

Barouch hopes to test this combination approach in human beings who already have HIV but isn't sure how long it'll take to get a trial going. However, both of the components are already being tested separately in human trials by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture them. Johnson & Johnson makes the experimental HIV vaccine, while Gilead Sciences Inc. makes the immune system stimulant.

“We do see this as an advance in terms of increasing our understanding of the ability of vaccines or innate immune stimulators to provide antiviral effects,” Barouch concluded. “We hope the results in humans will allow us to continue to improve this strategy.” 

While Barouch and other HIV scientists continue to work on a functional cure for HIV, it's important to note that not everybody is taking advantage of lifesaving ART medicine. According to a 2011 report, only 37 percent of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have been prescribed ART, a rate that is lower than the most recent global figures. Worldwide, an estimated 46 percent of people with HIV gained access to ART by the end of 2015, as more countries have adopted World Health Organization recommendations to start treating people with the virus immediately. WHO hopes that getting ART in the hands of 90 percent of people with HIV, as well as combating HIV-related stigma and discrimination, will one day end the global AIDS epidemic. 

Barouch's study was published in the journal Nature

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How lightning strikes can improve storm forecasts

Real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events, say scientists. Apart from ground stations, weather forecasts are heavily dependent on weather satellites for information to start or "initialize" the numerical weather prediction models that are the foundation of modern weather prediction. What's missing is accurate, real-time information about air moisture content, temperature and wind speed in places where there are no ground stations.

19 Wedding Favors That Won't End Up In The Trash

Hey brides and grooms: Your guests don't need (or want) bubbles or coasters emblazoned with your names and wedding date.

So instead of spending a dime on favors that will most likely be thrown away or left on the reception tables, consider one of the much better (and for the most part edible!) options below:

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Lung Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs Give Hope and the Chance for Patients to Appreciate the "Little Things" Their Lungs Do for Them

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Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival

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World's Most Expensive Chips Will Set You Back $11 Apiece


(Photo: St. Eriks)

By Clint Rainey

Flame Grilled Steak Pringles these are not: Swedish craft brewery St. Eriks has created what it claims are the "most exclusive potato chips in the world," as that's the only food ostensibly worth pairing with its "first-class" India pale ale. The website created for the stunt explains these aren't "just any potato chips," but rather "potato chips made with some of the most exclusive ingredients available in the Nordics ... prepared by the talented chefs of the Swedish National Culinary Team."

Related: World's Spiciest Chip Comes One Per Package

The six ingredients include matsutake mushrooms picked by a person wearing cotton gloves, crown dill from Sweden's Bjäre peninsula, potatoes plucked from a "south-facing" hillside in Ammarnäs too steep to be accessed by machines, freeze-dried wort from the brewery's IPA, a very specific variety of Swedish onion "always planted on the eighteenth of May," and a seaweed that tastes like truffles and is only found in cold tidal waters off the Faroe Islands. Also, these uniformly sized chips were all handmade, the snack's creator, chef Pi Le, tells Adweek. That may or may not justify their $55 price tag for a five-pack, which comes in a fancy gold-lettered black box, but that's what you'll be paying regardless.

If this sounds like a way to one-up friends who snagged the world's hottest chip before it sold out instantly last month, the "very limited edition" of 100 boxes that St. Eriks just released has already sold out as well. On the other hand, you may now have the winning recipe for next year's Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest.

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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

What is snapping scapula syndrome?

Snapping scapula syndrome is a condition causing painful grinding, clicking or snapping of the shoulder blade (Figure 1).


The shoulder joint itself is called the glenohumeral joint. The acromioclavicular joint is associated with shoulder separation. Snapping scapula occurs at the scapulothoracic joint and is different from other shoulder related problems (Figure 2). Over 1/3 of the shoulder movement occurs between the scapula and the thoracic cage.


The shoulder blade serves as an anchor for the subscapularis and serratus anterior muscles (Figure 3). These muscles as well as the bursa provide for smooth movement of the shoulder. With muscle weakness or inactivity, the scapula may rub on the rib bones during movement.


Snapping scapula can be caused by repetitive motions that lead to inflammation of the bursa or atrophy of the muscles under the scapula (Figure 4). When the scapula cannot easily glide along the chest wall, the bones rub together and produce the characteristic noise sensation, painful clicking and grinding. It can be a secondary symptom to shoulder instability, such as dislocation or nerve disorders, which may lead to atrophy and weakened muscles. The patient may develop scarring and fibrosis of the bursa, as well as painful scapular crepitus when moving the shoulder blade.


Common Causes

Snapping scapular syndrome may be caused be weakness, wasting or atrophy of the scapular stabilizing muscles, bursitis, osteochondroma, and rib or scapular fractures.

Differential Diagnosis

The "snapping" noise may originate from other areas of the shoulder such as biceps tendon subluxation, labral tear. Biceps tendon subluxation is a condition where the biceps tendon subluxes out of its groove in the humeral head and slips forward causing a "snapping" sensation (Figure 5a). A labral tear is a condition causing pain, often deep in the shoulder, that can be associated with a clicking sound during movement of the shoulder (Figure 5b).



Treatment for a snapping scapula includes physiotherapy to improve the stability and coordination of the scapular muscles. An injection of the bursa will also be used. The arm usually is held in a position of extension, internal rotation and adduction with the patient lying prone. The needle should be placed under the scapula and avoid puncturing the pleura (Figure 6). A chest x-ray may be needed after the injection.


A needle inserted into the scapulothoracic joint under fluoroscopy with the aid of scapular "Y" view x-ray. The contour of the scapular projects as the letter Y on the x-ray (Figure 7).


Surgery is rare, and is done for debridement of the bursa or for removal of the bony lump. The debridement is done either open or arthroscopically.

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New weapon, Keytruda, beats chemo, for some patients, in fight against lung cancer

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Tecentriq Raises Hope of New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

The FDA recently approved immunotherapy drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for certain bladder and non-small cell lung cancers, raising hopes for a mesothelioma-specific clinical trial in 2017.

Tecentriq, a product of Genentech Oncology, is following the path of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) as drugs that target a specific protein blocking a body's immune system from attacking cancer cells.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sanctioned Keytruda and Opdivo earlier for non-small cell lung cancer, and those drugs are working their way through the clinical trial process for the treatment of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma patients already are using both drugs sporadically and successfully through the FDA's Patient Access or Compassionate Use programs.

Most medical specialists agree these immunotherapy drugs have the potential to change the current standard-of-care regimen used for mesothelioma and many other cancers today.

“Immunotherapy is a game changer,” said Dr. Drew Pardoll, director of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in Baltimore. “We don't think there is a single cancer out there that the patient's own immune system can't beat.”

Unleashing the Immune System with Tecentriq

All three of these drugs target the PD-L1 or PD-1 proteins that prevent the immune system from destroying the cancers. These proteins are expressed typically in about half of mesothelioma patients diagnosed. The rates vary within different cancers.

The FDA in May approved Tecentriq to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer. Tecentriq became the first PD-L1 inhibitor approved for this type of cancer.

In October, the FDA gave Tecentriq the green light for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose disease stopped responding to chemotherapy. Two international clinical trials are credited for that approval.

Researchers have tested Tecentriq on a limited basis, but with good success, for mesothelioma as part of an ongoing international trial of solid tumors that included a small subset of patients with prostate and pleural mesothelioma cancers.

The study involved centers in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Nashville. According to one of the trial investigators, the response to mesothelioma was “complete and dramatic.”

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare cancer. Doctors diagnose about 3,000 cases annually - making research studies difficult to fund and complete. By comparison, lung cancer is diagnosed in 220,000 people annually in the U.S.

The asbestos-related cancer is incurable and the typical life expectancy is less than 18 months. The standard of care includes a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, although less than one-third of patients are serious surgical candidates. Too often, the disease has metastasized before it is diagnosed, leaving patients with few options.

Immunotherapy drugs, if they are FDA approved, could change that significantly.

Lung Cancer Survival Time Increases with Immunotherapy

Mesothelioma specialists often piggyback on lung cancer research, which is happening with Keytruda, Opdivo and now Tecentriq.

“Tecentriq provides these patients with a new therapy targeting the PD-L1 pathway,” Dr. Richard Pazdur, director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said earlier this year. “Products that block PD-1/PD-L1 interactions are part of an evolving story about the relationship between the body's immune system and its interaction with cancer cells.”

The two lung cancer trials that led to the FDA's approval of Tecentriq compared its use to chemotherapy. Tecentriq resulted in improvements of 4.2 and 2.9 months in overall survival, respectively. A total of 1,137 patients participated in the trials.

Participants were given a 60-minute IV dose of Tecentriq every three weeks. Fatigue, decreased appetite and nausea were the most common adverse reactions to the drug. They were considerably less serious than those side effects from typical chemotherapy.

In both trials involving bladder cancer and lung cancer, patients with higher levels of PD-L1 expression were more likely to respond positively to the drug.

The results added to the belief that a subset of mesothelioma patients could be helped considerably by Tecentriq.

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Artificial-intelligence system surfs web to improve its performance

Of the vast wealth of information unlocked by the Internet, most is plain text. The data necessary to answer myriad questions -- about, say, the correlations between the industrial use of certain chemicals and incidents of disease, or between patterns of news coverage and voter-poll results -- may all be online. But extracting it from plain text and organizing it for quantitative analysis may be prohibitively time consuming.

(VIDEO) AdTech Execs Support Scheppach's Run Against Childhood Leukemia

CHICAGO - In this fast-moving industry, it can be easy to keep your head down, obsess over the latest media metrics, and not really look up to see the bigger picture in life.

But life forced Tracey Scheppach to do just that, when her son Ryan, then aged just seven, was diagnosed with leukemia.

The next three years were rough, as Ryan endured more than 1,722 admissions of 14 different types of chemotherapy, culminating - thankfully - in him being declared free of the disease.

During that time, Tracey - a friend of Beet.TV's who spearheaded Starcom MediaVest Group's advanced TV advertising operations until beginning her own consultancy last month - decided to fight, too.

Inspired by Ryan's own determination, she formed a team to tackle the Chicago triathalon, raising money to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fund research to find kinder forms of treatment.

By now, Team Brightside - named after Ryan's up-beat disposition through those dark times - has raised a total of $600,000, mom Tracey says, after she tapped up her SMG colleagues and a growing network of contacts in the advertising industry to run alongside her.

Scheppach, now heading up her own company Matter More Media, will be a keynote speaker at the Beet Retreat in Miami, November 16 to 18. And, on Friday, those around town can join for a 5k walk/run in support of Team Brightside.

More importantly, anyone can also make donations - right now - via Tracey's Team In Training page.

We are grateful for Tracey coming to share her insights again, and hope that you can support her cause.

We interviewed Tracey and Ryan in their hometown Chicago last month.

You can find this post on Beet.TV.

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Big Ag Had A Very Bad Election Night

On a tense election night, when most eyes were fixed on the volatile presidential race, an unlikely coalition of environmentalists, animal welfare advocates and a spectrum of other organizations won a quiet, hard-fought victory in Oklahoma.

In a major setback for industrialized agriculture in the Great Plains, Oklahoma voters resoundingly rejected a “right-to-farm” question that opponents say would have made it difficult to approve any new regulations of the state's farmers going forward.

Sixty percent of voters opposed the question, a margin of victory of nearly 300,000 votes. 

The right-to-farm question would have amended the Oklahoma state constitution to protect farmers and ranchers from any new local or state regulations that would limit their use of agricultural technology or livestock or ranching practices unless the regulations were deemed to be “justified by a compelling state interest.”

Both chambers of the statehouse overwhelmingly approved putting the measure on the ballot last year.  

Johnson Bridgwater, director of the Oklahoma Sierra Club, one of the organizations that fought the amendment, told The Huffington Post that it would have had a devastating effect on communities throughout the state.

“It would basically put farming and ranching above the law,” Bridgwater explained. “It is that serious.”

The amendment goes beyond a right-to-farm law already on the books for several decades in Oklahoma, as well as in all the other 50 states.

These laws were originally meant to protect small farmers from nuisance lawsuits, but critics have said they have increasingly been used as a legal shield by large, internationally owned agribusinesses looking to avoid regulation. 

Similar right-to-farm amendments were approved by voters in North Dakota in 2012 and Missouri in 2014, but opponents say the Oklahoma measure went a step further with its inclusion of the “compelling state interest” clause. It would have required any lawmaker in Oklahoma considering legislation involving ranching or farming - on issues such as animal cruelty, water quality or GMOs - to pursue it in court first, a potentially burdensome process.

The ballot question attracted a wide range of opponents, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes and even some farmers and conservative groups, such as the nonprofit Citizens in Charge. 

Joe Maxwell, political director of the HSUS Legislative Fund, said that the coalition was key to defeating the measure by a surprisingly large margin.

“All of that together sent a strong message to the public to pay attention to this,” Maxwell said by phone. “They did, and they voted accordingly.”

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau, which led the amendment effort, expressed its disappointment in statements Tuesday. Bureau President Tom Buchanan vowed, “We will not waver in our commitment to ensuring our family farmers and ranchers can continue to operate without fear from outside interest groups and provide consumers with choice when they go to the grocery store.”

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau did not respond to HuffPost's request for further comment on the measure.

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Meanwhile, more states appear primed to seek right-to-farm protections in their own constitutions. Indiana and West Virginia have already introduced proposals, and other states are expected to follow suit soon.

All those state efforts might face a tougher road now that the measure has failed in what is an agriculture-friendly, reliably red state (Oklahoma hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1968). The amendment's opponents say their coalition has created a model for pushing back against environmentally harmful legislation elsewhere.

“I do think they'll be thinking twice before placing these types of initiatives back on the ballot,” Maxwell added.

The loss in Oklahoma wasn't the only defeat for agribusiness on election night. In Massachusetts, voters backed a landmark law intended to protect farm animals from intensive confinement in apparatuses such as veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages.

HSUS Oklahoma state director Cynthia Armstrong sees the two election-night results in two very different states - Massachusetts is a Democratic stronghold ― as sending a strong, unified message to the nation's so-called Big Ag interests.

“Corporate agriculture needs to recognize that people want their food produced in a different way,” Armstrong told HuffPost. “They want food that is humanely, sustainably produced and healthy to eat. The industrial model is an experiment that has failed miserably and needs to be reformed.”

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Soda News: Election Results, Diabetes And The Art Of Misinformation


Election results

Soda taxes were on the ballot in 4 cities on November 8th. The fact that these measures were even there is meaningful: Every time soda is discussed as a public health issue, people are reminded that the evidence tying them to obesity, diabetes and heart disease is piling up. Fifty million dollars were spent on persuasion efforts according to the New York Times, with Big Soda -- opposing the tax -- heavily outspending the tax supporters.

Yet the citizens voted for the tax in all 4 cities; San Francisco, Oakland, Albany CA, and Boulder CO will join Philadelphia and Berkeley, who passed such measures recently.

The anti-soda movement is gathering momentum.

Sugary drinks linked to autoimmune diabetes, too

Sweetened beverages are linked with type 2 diabetes - where typically, the body becomes resistant to insulin.

A new study now finds that drinking soda is also associated with autoimmune diabetes - in which the immune system destroys the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin, and therefore causes a state in which the body doesn't produce the critical hormone. The Swedish study, found that 2 drinks of sweetened beverages doubled the risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) - which is an adult onset autoimmune mediated diabetes, with features similar to type 1 diabetes -- and this was regardless of whether the drinks had caloric or non-caloric sweeteners. And in this study, there was a dose-response relationship: the more sugary drinks, the greater the risk of diabetes.

Industry sponsored confusion

In the face of growing evidence warning us about the harms of sugary drinks the beverage industry fights back by spreading confusion.

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that of 60 studies looking at the relationship between soft drinks and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, the majority, and all those that were led by independent researchers found a link. When the study didn't find a link that study was always conducted by researchers with financial ties to the soft drink industry.

The researchers, from University of California San Francisco, led by Dean Schillinger, warn:

"This industry seems to be manipulating contemporary scientific processes to create controversy and advance their business interests at the expense of the public's health."

Industry-sponsored studies create the feeling that soda's harmful effects are controversial, when in fact, pretty much all experts in the field and independent researchers claim otherwise.

Nevertheless, soft drinks are in continuous decline, that, despite ever increasing spending on marketing and soda tax opposition.

Dr. Ayala

Full disclosure: I co-founded Herbal Water, which makes organic herb-infused waters that have zero calories and no sugar or artificial ingredients. I'm also a pediatrician and have been promoting good nutrition and healthy lifestyle for many years.

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The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention Now Available On Amazon

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This Cupcake Is A Terrifying Look At What Trump's America Could Be

If this is the new normal, it's not OK.

Ava's Cupcakes in New Jersey has baked up a special cupcake to celebrate the recent election, and it's a scary look at the potential future ahead of us.

The cupcake features a classic vanilla cake ― of course ― adorned with an infamous “wall” made of milk chocolate. Yep, you read that right, a wall. It is stuffed with a cherry center, a dark reminder of an infamous comment Trump made during his campaign. The cupcake is topped with an edible image of Trump wearing his famous “Make America Great Again” red cap. Oh, and the whole thing is completely covered in edible gold.

Michelle Spell, the baker behind these cupcakes, created them as a nod to the election and hopes the cupcakes will add “a fun, sweet element to any election party.” She acknowledges that she wanted to add an element to the cupcake that was synonymous with the Trump campaign, which is why she added a wall made of chocolate. Of course.

Each cupcake is $3.75 each. They are available for custom orders (minimum of six cupcakes). 

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Record hot year may be the new normal by 2025

The hottest year on record globally in 2015 could be just another average year by 2025 if carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, according to new research.

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New Zealand Asbestos Guide Aims to Reduce Deaths

New Zealand has a new guide for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace.

The “Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos,” or ACOP, was designed to complement the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

Described as the first for the country, the new guide hopes to cut asbestos-related deaths in half by 2024. The new code took effect Nov. 3.

Approximately 170 people in New Zealand die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos is the single greatest cause of death from work-related diseases, according to WorkSafe New Zealand, the government agency that released the guide.

“[ACOP] is meant to be a comprehensive resource for PCBUs [persons conducting a business or undertaking] that have, or are likely to have, asbestos in their workplace, as well as PCBUs who remove asbestos or conduct asbestos-related work,” Julia Paterson-Fourie, a senior communications advisor for WorkSafe, told

On Oct. 1, it became illegal to import asbestos-containing products into New Zealand, which joined 57 other countries that already banned the toxic mineral.

Deaths related to asbestos exposure are expected to continue for decades in the Southwest Pacific country because of the long latency period associated with asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.

“New Zealand's efforts to reduce asbestos-related deaths by 50 percent by 2040 will primarily be achieved through a substantial reduction in workplace exposures to respirable asbestos fibers,” Paterson-Fourie said.

Asbestos Guide Complements Occupational Health Guidelines

Despite the latest ban, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are still prevalent in New Zealand's infrastructure. Buildings built, altered or refurbished from 1940 until the mid-1980s likely contain asbestos, according to WorkSafe.

Currently, most asbestos use in the country involves specialty products such as gaskets, seals and brake linings.

WorkSafe consulted with trade unions, employer organizations and experts within the asbestos industry to develop the code.

The collaboration allowed for more comprehensive guidelines compared to previous guidance, which focused only on asbestos removal. It also is written for a broad range of readership and designed for the web for improved mobile access.

“Overall, feedback on the consultation draft was very positive,” Paterson-Fourie said. “WorkSafe used the public consultation exercise to help shape material on issues where there wasn't clear direction.”

Asbestos Standards in New Zealand

Generally, working with asbestos in New Zealand is prohibited, including the manufacture, supply, storage, install, sale or transport of products containing asbestos.

The guide sets the airborne contamination standard, or the average concentration over any eight-hour period, at 0.1 fibers per milliliter of air. This level cannot be exceeded at any workplace, unless it is inside an asbestos removal enclosure using negative pressure.

Anyone who is at risk of airborne asbestos exposure above the trace level is required to wear suitable personal protective equipment.

Specified types of work permitted under the new regulations include:

  • Sampling, removal and disposing procedures

  • Maintenance, service and rectifying work

  • Research and analysis, including preparing asbestos artifacts for display

  • Firefighting and other emergency work

  • Mining operations that may disturb asbestos while extracting other minerals

  • Working with asbestos-contaminated soil only if possible airborne contamination doesn't exceed trace level

The guide details five steps for managing asbestos exposure. The initial and most important step is identifying asbestos and ACMs and determining whether they are friable (able to be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when it is dry). Non-friable materials are considered safer but can still pose problems if disturbed.

Paterson-Fourie said the context of the hazards is the most progressive part of the guide.

“As part of WorkSafe's goal to make our guidance reachable and readable to the audience, the drafters created a section that puts asbestos into a world and New Zealand perspective, including some case studies that help put a human face to the harmful effects of asbestos,” she said.

New Zealand's History with Asbestos

Asbestos awareness in New Zealand began in the late 1930s, when the “Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Silicosis” linked the fibrous mineral with deadly lung conditions, including asbestosis.

But heavy importation and use of the mineral in manufacturing would continue for decades.

Asbestos exposure is most common in the industrial sector. New Zealand dock workers who unloaded the mineral from ships beginning in the late 1930s were at high risk. Other high-risk occupations included workers in the railway, construction and asbestos cement industries.

Products comprised of asbestos mixed with cement were manufactured in New Zealand until the mid-1980s.

Asbestos regulations in New Zealand did not come until 1978. It became illegal to import blue and brown asbestos in its raw form in 1984, but asbestos-containing products continued to be used until supplies ran out.

Everything from insulating board to fuse boxes contained the carcinogenic mineral.

Robin McKenzie, an electrical engineer with the New Zealand Electricity Department (NZED), was the first person to take legal action against the New Zealand government in relation to asbestos exposure.

McKenzie, diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in 1990, sued the government for $2 million, settling out of court.

The media and public attention from the case led to the establishment of a national database to track asbestos-induced health problems in people who worked in asbestos environments.

Global Stand on Asbestos Bans & Restrictions

Today, the Accident Compensation Act 2001 provides compensation for mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos, but workers can no longer file individual claims for asbestos-related diseases.

This differs from the U.S. where there are multiple ways to file an asbestos claim, including lawsuits, asbestos trust funds and VA claims.

However, while regulated, asbestos is still legal in the U.S., including the import of asbestos-containing products and materials.

New Zealand's recent ban puts the U.S. further in the minority of industrialized nations that haven't fully banned the toxic mineral in all of its forms.

Colombia, Malaysia and the Philippines are moving toward more asbestos restrictions, while South Korea achieved a total ban in 2015.

Even Canada, once one of the world's largest asbestos producers, recently committed to a national ban of the mineral.

The U.S. has reduced its use of asbestos significantly in recent decades, but the country still imported 423 tons of the asbestos products in 2014, according to the United States Geological Survey.

An estimated 10,000 people in the U.S. continue to pass away each year from asbestos-related illnesses.

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Crisis Help Lines Have Been Inundated Following The Election

Many people felt a deep need to reach out for mental health help following Tuesday night's election results. 

Crisis Text Line, a mental health service that allows people to chat with a counselor via messaging, experienced twice the average volume in the last 24 hours, according to the organization. 

In an analysis of the messages Crisis Text Line received, data researchers at the organization found the words “election” and “scared” were the top two phrases being mentioned by texters. The most common association with the word “scared” in texts was the phrase “LGBTQ.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour hotline for people who are at risk for self harm, also saw a rise following the results. The number of calls between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Eastern Time increased by 140 percent, according to John Draper, the project director for the Lifeline.

While we may not know if this particular election that caused psychological distress (it's possible call volumes increase after any election), it's also no secret that this divisive and negative race has taken a toll on citizens' mental health. A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association last month found that the majority of Americans felt significant stress over the election.

“Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory,” Lynn Bufka, APA's associate executive director for practice research and policy, said in a statement following the survey.

That, according to Draper, is what the Lifeline saw firsthand. While the calls into the hotline peaked in the few hours following the results, the stress started to take hold long before. The Lifeline saw a 30 percent rise in calls starting this pas Monday, the day before the election, compared with their average Monday traffic.

“We know during times of great change and uncertainty there are fears, anxieties and, for some, even a large sense of loss,” Draper said. “That's why the Lifeline is there.”

Exercising self-care can work

The Crisis Text Line analysis found that 88 percent of people who used the service felt connecting with the counselors was useful, which was an increase from their normal rate. Bottom line: These resources do help.

Immediately, it's important to exercise self care during contentious periods where your mental well-being may be threatened. Experts stress that finding techniques that work for you is crucial.

“Think of three things that make you feel strong: A person, an activity and an online resource,” Nancy Lublin, chief executive officer and founder of Crisis Text Line told HuffPost. “Prioritize these things.” 

And, most importantly, both Lubin and Draper hope anyone struggling with a mental health issue ― no matter if it's election-related or not ― knows that they're not alone in their experience. Below are a few other ways you can take care of your mental health following the election:

Spend time with loved ones.
There's power in human connection and social support. Research shows hanging out with close friends can beat stress.

Keep up a routine.
”Going about your day can help during difficult times,” Draper said. That may include going to work, heading to the gym or even just making your weekly grocery store trip. “It's nice to do things that are familiar because it reminds yourself that you're not out of control,” he stressed.

Write down your emotions.
Put pen to paper to sort out what's going on with your psychological wellness. Then it might be worth chucking it: Studies have found that writing down negative feelings and physically throwing them away can help clear your mind.

Allow yourself to feel sad...
We experience a spectrum of emotions, including negative ones. “Once you fully accept that you are affected by this loss then you can begin to move forward and eventually heal,” grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith wrote in HuffPost.

...But seek help if it becomes overwhelming.
There's nothing wrong with talking to someone. Reach out to crisis hotlines or a mental health professional if your sadness ― for any reason ― is interfering with your every day life.

If you're in crisis, you can text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nonna Chicken Schnitzel , The Best Fried Chicken Recipe You Can Find Online

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel Nonna's way! Meet my Nonna in her first ever video recipe as she teaches you the simple, original way to coat and cook up chicken cutlets. No one knows the little secrets like Nonna! Watch now to find them out and recreate this old age delight.

Watch the Chicken Schnitzel video recipe:

Chicken Cutlets Recipe | Chicken Schnitzel | Vincenzo's Plate


Chicken Fillet



1 Lemon

Fresh bread crumbs

SunFlower Oil






1. Break 3 eggs into a bowl and beat them well. Then add a pinch of salt.

2. Squeeze a small amlunt of lemon into the eggs. This is Nonna's secret for keeping the meat from smelling like eggs. Mix I well.

3. Add a small amount of salt to both sides of the chicken fillet.

4. Immerge the chicken into the bowl with eggs and turn it over using a fork.

5. Pour breadcrumbs on a flat tray which has baking paper over the top.

6. Place each fillet on top of the bread crumbs and batter the bread crumbs on well. Turn over and repeat.

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7. Heat up some sunflower oil in the pan (on a medium heat) and once it's nice and hot place the chicken cutlets inside to cook. Cook the chicken cutlets a side at the time.


1. Make a simple lettuce salad adding salt, white vinegar and evoo. Mix well and then place it on the side of a plate

2. Dice the tomato and cut the artichoke in half and place them on top of the salad

How to serve:

Place the chicken cutlets next to the salad and buon appetito.

Chicken Cutlets Recipe | Chicken Schnitzel | Vincenzo's Plate

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E ora si mangia, Vincenzo's Plate...Enjoy!

chicken schnitzel

Make a beautiful delicious meal and serve these Chicken Schnitzels with:

- Sicilian Arancini

- Lemon Tart

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Our cancer dialogue is crap. Let's get it right

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At Least Snoop Dogg Can Rest Easy Tonight Now That California Legalized Weed

While the rest of the nation looked on in shock as Donald Trump racked up more and more electoral votes, Snoop Dogg decided to take some time to celebrate California for legalizing weed. 

California voted to legalize marijuana Tuesday night with the success of Proposition 64, which outlines a 15 percent excise tax on all retail marijuana sales. 

Snoop is happy. 

After tonight's nail-biter of an election, well:

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Walgreens Is Suing Disgraced Blood-Testing Startup Theranos

Walgreens filed a lawsuit against disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos on Tuesday.

The retail pharmacy giant once helped float Theranos to a $9 billion valuation, vaulting its founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, to tech industry stardom. But in October 2015, The Wall Street Journal exposed major problems with the company's marquee product, which claimed to be able to run 240 different tests on a single drop of blood.

Theranos vehemently denied the report, but new revelations kept coming. Nine months later, Walgreens abandoned the scandal-struck company, vowing to no longer use its laboratories to test blood from patients at its walk-in clinics. Theranos' valuation plummeted, wiping out much of Holmes' $4.5 billion net worth ― held largely in company stock ― seemingly overnight.

Walgreens is now accusing Theranos of violating some nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements that were part of its original partnership with the startup, according to court filings.

Walgreens spokesman Jim Cohn confirmed to The Huffington Post that the suit had been filed Tuesday in Delaware. He declined to comment further.

But John Carreyrou, the star Wall Street Journal reporter who led the investigation against Theranos, said on Twitter that Walgreens is suing for $140 million. 

A major hedge fund investor said last month that Theranos had used a “series of lies” to convince it to invest $100 million, and sued the startup for fraud. That same week, Theranos announced plans to lay off 40 percent of its staff and get out of the blood-testing business.

Theranos did not respond to a request for comment.

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