News Day Round Up [May 28, 2017] - P.O.W. Report

Saturday, May 27, 2017

News Day Round Up [May 28, 2017]

Selfie queens beware - you'll get WRINKLES: Regularly exposing the skin to mobile phone radiation 'speeds up ageing'

Dermatologists believe that regularly exposing the face to the light and electromagnetic radiation from smartphones can damage the skin - accelerating the ageing process.

Some doctors even claim they can tell which hand a person holds their phone in just by looking at which side of the face is most damaged.
Speaking at the Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition - or FACE - in London yesterday, experts said even the blue light emitted from smartphone screens can promote wrinkles.

Dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi, of the Obagi Skin health Institute in Beverley Hills, added: ‘Your cell phone will damage your skin.
‘It’s not documented, but in my clinical observation, I can tell whether someone uses their right hand or left hand to hold their phone.
'You start to see dull dirty looking texture that you cannot identify on one side of the face.

‘I think we need to create a defence mechanism, light has some sort of magnetic think that is happening to the skin.
‘This magnetic field is altering the minerals in the skin. A sunscreen will not protect you. But if you saturate your skin with anti-oxidants it can help prevent DNA damage from electronic devices.’ Some think that electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones ages skin by damaging the DNA. [Story]

Is nothing sacred anymore!! The poor millennials what will they do if they can't take selfies of themselves!?

MI5 reveal 'up to 23,000 jihadis living in Britain' ahead of Bank Holiday security boost

The warning comes as extra police officers and soldiers are deployed to thousands of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend amid heightened terror fears.

Sick terror group Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack that killed 22, has called for “all-out war” against the west as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.

Film premieres in London have also been scrapped in the wake of the horror bombing.

The UK premiere of The Mummy at Leicester Square was scheduled to take place on Thursday but Universal Pictures said the screening has been cancelled out of respect to the victims.

NHS England has also warned 27 of its major trauma centres to prepare for a potential attack.

An NHS England spokesman said: “Since the MI5's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has announced the threat level has changed from severe to critical, this triggers longstanding tried and tested NHS protocols reflected in this letter which reminds NHS organisations of the precautionary measures they need to take to ensure care is in place should it be needed.” [Source]

I was talking to a friend of mine about these Muslim terrorist attacks and my friend responded:

"Yes, but most Muslims are moderate..."

I replied with,

"Then what would you say about Moderate Neo-Nazis? Is that ok?"

Could pigs be involved in Congo's new Ebola outbreak?

It might all just be a big coincidence. But scientists and public health officials are investigating whether pigs are somehow involved in the Ebola outbreak now underway in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). If so, it would add a new—but not totally unexpected—chapter to the virus's turbulent history.

Scientists' interest stems from two data points. An epidemiological investigation has indicated that the first person to fall sick was a hunter who had come into contact with a wild boar carcass. And 84 pigs have recently died in eight villages in Nambwa, the epicenter of the current outbreak, according to a report issued yesterday by the DRC's Ministry of Health. Researchers have taken samples from those animals, according to the report, which says a "protocol for investigation of unusual deaths reported in pigs is under development.”

In 2011, a team by virologist Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg reported that Ebola Zaire—the strain implicated in the current outbreak as well as the massive West African epidemic—could sicken pigs in the lab as well, and that the virus transmitted easily between pigs housed in the same cubicle. "This observation raises the possibility that pigs are capable of shedding relatively high viral loads into the environment," the researchers wrote. A year later, the group reported that pigs could also pass on Ebola Zaire to monkeys through aerosol. That suggested they might be able to transmit it to humans as well—but nobody knows if that has ever happened. Most Ebola outbreaks are believed to start when a human comes into contact with a bat or a primate infected with the virus.

The outbreak is in Bas-Uélé province in the northeast of the country; investigating it has been very difficult because the area is so remote. Only two of several dozen human samples so far have tested positive for the virus, and no healthcare workers have fallen ill—which is odd in Ebola outbreaks. There are currently three "probable" and 37 "suspected" cases in seven villages, and four apparently related deaths. Nearly 300 contacts of cases are being monitored. [Read the full story]

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