What's killing us this week?

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Nope. Just looked it up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot#Death


According to forensic pathologist Keith Simpson, who conducted her autopsy, her death was due to "heart failure due to fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity".


In order to believe that, we also have to believe ...'

A drug screen that was part of the forensic autopsy revealed there were no drugs in her system.


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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:10 am

Pyrrho wrote:Nope. Just looked it up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot#Death


Not impossible but hard to believe at her age. Must have had a bad ticker.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Nope. Just looked it up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot#Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j3adcbEwSM
The description given of the days before her death fits that of heart failure.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:16 am

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:21 pm

https://nypost.com/2018/03/30/sex-touri ... gonorrhea/

Prostitutes in Southeast Asia could fuel the rise of “super gonorrhea,” experts have warned.

It comes as a British man became the first person in the world to catch the strain of the sexually transmitted infection that is resistant to almost all treatments.

The two antibiotics typically used to treat the bug have been powerless to stop the super-strain, health officials warned.

The unidentified man, who had a partner in the UK, discovered he had the STI after getting tested a month after he returned from Asia, where he had “sexual contact” with a woman.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 pm

“Super gonorrhea” (or something like that) in SE Asia?

I seem to have heard about that sometime around 1970. :oldman:
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:36 pm

Salad Panic
The CDC finally gets people interested in lettuce.


https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ce/558623/

The national imagination was running wild on Twitter. This would have never happened with a story telling people that salad remains a good and healthy food option. Fear, though, brings attention. Moments that capture the collective consciousness like these can sometimes be good opportunities to take stock of how we’re allocating our own attention and fear. As potentially significant as this outbreak could be—and I don’t mean to minimize it—it pales in relation to known, ongoing, preventable dangers.

At the moment the utility of this story may be to jolt us out of complacency about the kinds of risks we come to accept as background noise. In just the last few months, influenza has killed 156 kids in the U.S. Around 10,000 Americans have been killed already this year in automobile crashes. We’re all more likely to be harmed or killed in our cars on the way to the store to buy lettuce than by the lettuce itself. We are all more likely to be harmed by the air pollution caused by driving cars to get the lettuce. Driving cars is a tremendous and serious health risk which most of us could do a lot more to avoid. Push alert.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Bruce » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
Salad Panic
The CDC finally gets people interested in lettuce.


https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ce/558623/

The national imagination was running wild on Twitter. This would have never happened with a story telling people that salad remains a good and healthy food option. Fear, though, brings attention. Moments that capture the collective consciousness like these can sometimes be good opportunities to take stock of how we’re allocating our own attention and fear. As potentially significant as this outbreak could be—and I don’t mean to minimize it—it pales in relation to known, ongoing, preventable dangers.

At the moment the utility of this story may be to jolt us out of complacency about the kinds of risks we come to accept as background noise. In just the last few months, influenza has killed 156 kids in the U.S. Around 10,000 Americans have been killed already this year in automobile crashes. We’re all more likely to be harmed or killed in our cars on the way to the store to buy lettuce than by the lettuce itself. We are all more likely to be harmed by the air pollution caused by driving cars to get the lettuce. Driving cars is a tremendous and serious health risk which most of us could do a lot more to avoid. Push alert.


Over the course of the past month, at least 70 cases have been reported to CDC. None have yet proven deadly, but the potential is there. The contaminant is a notorious strain of E. coli known as O157:H7. This is the only strain of E. coli most doctors can name, and they take it seriously.


e.coli didn't become a problem until the Hippies insisted on "organic" farming, which required the replacement of synthic fertilizers with shit. The shit must be sterilized, but sterilization of shit tends to be very expensive, and the yields from shit-fertilized crops tends to be way lower than the scientifically vetted and developed synthetic fertilizers, so organic farmers tend to forgo the sterilization process. As a result, e.coli outbreaks became a thing.

Yet another case of Hippies shooting themselves in the foot, even without the guns that they so abhor. :roll:
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby sparks » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:25 pm

It's perfectly simple: Wash the goddamned greens!
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Bruce » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:36 pm

sparks wrote:It's perfectly simple: Wash the goddamned greens!


You expect Hippies to wash their food? They don't even wash themselves.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby sparks » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:38 pm

"They bought their tickets. I say: Let 'em die!"
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:56 pm

Well do you want to die from the glutens or good old natural E. coli?
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Bruce » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:13 pm

I love ordering food when I'm out with my coworkers. After they each order gluten-free this and gluten-free that, I ask for extra gluten. :twisted:

In fact, just give me all the gluten and carbohydrates that these weaklings can't handle. For dessert, I'll have the deep-fried wad of sugar, salt, fat, and preservatives with extra cholesterol.

I watched grandparents die slowly from old age. That's not how I want to go.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Witness » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:06 am

Bruce wrote:As a result, e.coli outbreaks became a thing.
And you can get all the intestinal parasites you want.

Ethnographic note: Russians in Algeria washed their salads with bleach added. :)

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby sparks » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:20 am

Pyrrho wrote:Well do you want to die from the glutens or good old natural E. coli?


Yes.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:45 am

Intestinal parasites are the natural way to lose weight. :mrgreen:


I mean other than riding down an escalator moving due east. Or is it west? :notsure:
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby sparks » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:12 pm

Crash program: Tape worms.



Eeeeewwwwwwwww.
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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby ed » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:51 pm

I asked my Dr. about introducing tapeworms into my system to loose weight. He looked at me funny.

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Witness » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 am

ed wrote:introducing tapeworms into my system to loose weight
Eat sushi. :twisted:

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Re: What's killing us this week?

Postby Pyrrho » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 pm

https://twitter.com/YoniAshar/status/987899238540394496

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