Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?

(CNN)Karen Kwai-Ching Li, known as KC, has lived in fear of her osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, for almost 28 years. To get through her treatment and the range of side effects of chemotherapy, KC turned to a seemingly contrasting practice: traditional Chinese medicine. Each time she had chemotherapy, her body seemed weak, she said. Friends and family recommended the plant root ginseng, whose benefits are believed to include boosting energy, with recent studies supporting that claim. When her family prepared ginseng for her to drink, she felt “more energized and regained a little more strength,” she explained, which led her to use it after each chemotherapy session. But she took it with Chan’s blessing — because Chan is …

Carli Lloyd’s Polite ‘Golf Clap’ Burns Celebration Critics At World Cup

Carli Lloyd clapped back at critics of the U.S. soccer team during the After the Americans were accused by some of Smiling, she gently tapped her hands together as if she were politely cheering a good putt at a country club. team’s 3-0 victory to clinch a spot in the knockout round. The Associated Press. “But it was fun. I think it made a statement on the sideline there. It was cool.” RELATED… Brandi Chastain's Iconic Sports Bra Finally Gets The Honor It Deserves Hope Solo Rips U.S. Coach Jill Ellis Before Team Opens Women's World Cup U.S. Beats Chile To Advance To Knockout Round Of World Cup REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the …

‘Brutal reality’ for alcohol-damaged kids

It is long overdue, according to Fife-based Ms Knox who told BBC Scotland that she did not want to name her son or identify him through recent pictures. Image caption Judith Knox said despite her son’s challenging behaviour caused by the FASD, he remains very charming and funny Her son was eventually diagnosed with FASD at the age of six, after doctors initially wrongly thought he had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But his behaviour continued to push his family to their limits. “It was difficult then and it is still difficult,” Ms Knox said. “Sometimes you go around covering up bruises, that is the brutal reality. “He has huge problems with social interaction, he is very intense and a lot …

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China’s Xinjiang region

Hong Kong (CNN)United Nations counter terrorism chief Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov has come under heavy criticism from the United States and human rights groups over his recent trip to China’s repressive Xinjiang region. Quoting a statement from China’s foreign ministry, state media reported that local officials and Voronkov had reached a “broad consensus” during his trip, suggesting the UN was supportive of its counter-terrorism efforts. Activists and former detainees have described mass camps in Xinjiang where inmates live in jail-like conditions and receive repetitive lessons in Chinese propaganda. The Chinese government says the “vocational” camps are intended to combat Islamic extremism, and state-run media reports there have been “no major terrorist attacks” in Xinjiang since the campaign began. In a statement …

Closing statements to begin in the trial of alleged Nxivm sex cult leader

(CNN)Closing statements are set to begin in the racketeering trial of Keith Raniere, the founder of the “Nxivm” group that prosecutors say was secretly a sex cult. He has been in federal custody in Brooklyn since he was arrested in Mexico last year. Prosecutors say dozens were lured into secret sex society Raniere initially recruited eight women within Nxivm’s ranks to join a secret sex society called DOS, or “The Vow,” prosecutors said. The women in DOS, like most Nxivm members, were originally drawn into the group because they wanted to learn how to be more successful. A former Nxivm member who was not part of DOS, Mark Vicente, said in court that people would pay for courses costing $7,500 …

Photo of sled dogs walking through water shows reality of Greenland’s melting ice sheet

(CNN)Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. Thomas Mote, a research scientist at the University of Georgia who studies Greenland’s climate, told CNN last week that while previous melt periods occurred in 2007, 2010 and 2012, “we didn’t see anything like this prior to the late 1990s.” This could have a major effect on sea level rise, one of the most dangerous effects of climate change that could drive millions of people living in coastal communities from their homes. “Greenland has been an increasing contributor to global sea level rise …

O.J. Simpson Posts Bizarre Video About Khloe Kardashian: ‘She’s Not Mine’

O.J. Simpson announced over Twitter that no, he is not “Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly,” says Simpson at the start of a two-minute video shared on Father’s Day, just days after the 25th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The former NFL star was tried for the deaths and found not guilty. “Bob Kardashian was like a brother to me, he was a great guy,” said Simpson, referring to his friend and defense lawyer in the 1995 murder trial. Robert Kardashian was married to Kris Jenner before they split in 1991. Together they had four children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob. The 71-year-old says that, “never ― and I want to stress never …

Samsung tells homes to virus-check TVs

Image Copyright @LeoKelion @LeoKelion Report Report Another expert predicted that very few people if any were likely to follow the advice. “Trying to place the burden on users like this won’t work,” said Scott Helme, of Security Headers. “At the very least, Samsung should provide an on-screen prompt if this were really necessary.” The tweet had prompted some users to suggest the alert was a good reason to avoid connecting a television to the internet in the first place. Image Copyright @oz1lqo @oz1lqo Image Copyright @s40box @s40box Report Report Image Copyright @kubev_com @kubev_com Related Topics Cyber-security Television Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Stars Stand Against Anti-Abortion Laws In New PSA

The Handmaid’s Tale” is speaking out against the passage of In a public service announcement filmed with “This is not Gilead,” the PSA released Wednesday says. “This is not ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ This is not a book. This is not a TV show. This is America. This is our reality.” Each of the bills has been signed into law, though a Kentucky judge In May, Alabama Gov. The actors condemned the restrictions as an “attack” on reproductive care. Six states have become virtual abortion “deserts” ― Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia ― each having only one clinic providing safe, legal abortions. In the world of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s futuristic novel of the …

Proposal for ‘faster’ trains to London

It would stop at Severn Tunnel Junction in Monmouthshire, a station which is not currently served by Great Western’s London service. The service would run from Cardiff Central, to Newport, Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, then to London Paddington. It will also stop at Cardiff Parkway when it opens. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new train service would not call at Swindon, Didcot and Reading Grand Union has previously launched open-access passenger services for Grand Central between London King’s Cross and Sunderland and King’s Cross and Bradford. Prof Stuart Cole, a former director of Wales Transport Research Centre at the University of Glamorgan, said Mr Yeowart had a “proven record” in this field. “He’s been in this …

How a case of mistaken identity allowed a man to be taken off life support

(CNN)Brenda Bennett-Johnson and Rosie Brooks said they thought they were looking at their badly beaten brother in a hospital bed. He was breathing only with the help of a ventilator. Except the man wasn’t their brother. How the man got to the hospital Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN that on April 29, police found the man badly beaten. WBBM reports he had no clothes and no identification. Guglielmi says witnesses told police the man’s name was Elijah Bennett. The man was taken to the hospital and put on life support for a week. Because no family members came to claim him, Guglielmi said, the hospital called police for help identifying him. “The name Elijah Bennett showed no match …

Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charge

Hunter, who worked as her husband’s campaign manager, appeared in U.S. court in San Diego and changed a previous not guilty plea.  In a statement read by her attorney after the hearing, she said she accepts full responsibility.   In her plea agreement, she said she would help the prosecution and testify on their behalf. She also agreed to provide documents. The California congressman’s attorney, Gregory Vega, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Margaret Hunter’s decision should have no impact on his client’s federal corruption case that alleges the couple spent more than $250,000 in campaign money on a lavish lifestyle, bankrolling Italian and Hawaiian vacations, tequila shots and theater tickets while their household budget was in the red. Forge prosecuted California …

Second home ownership soaring

However, when looking at the number of people who can afford an additional property, millennials match the property ownership rates of other generations. This suggests that only younger people who are rich can afford a second home – a sign, according to the foundation, that property wealth is not distributed fairly across the country. ‘Wealth gap’ The Resolution Foundation wants to see policymakers step in to reform the housing market, in particular buy-to-let, in order to rebalance the housing market back towards first-time buyers. “The sheer scale of additional property wealth is an important driver of rising wealth gaps across Britain,” says George Bangham, policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation. “While young people in particular are less likely to own …