There’s now a historical landmark in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where two men claimed to be abducted by aliens near a river in southern Mississippi in 1973. The two men were said to have been on the shores of the Pascagoula River when aliens suddenly pulled them on board their UFO, examined them for about half an hour and then brought them back to Earth. Both men reported the event to the sheriff’s department and were checked out at a hospital after the alleged event took place on Oct. 11, 1973. Even if this is a hoax, you’ve got to admire that their story became a spooky local legend in the process. A 26-year-old man, who has been called “the serial toilet clogger,” was sentenced to a 150-day jail term and three years of probation after being convicted of five counts of criminal damage to property. The man repeatedly clogged toilets with plastic bottles in the women’s restroom at his workplace, causing them to overflow. Police started to investigate … [Read more...] about Bizarro Briefs: UFO abduction memorialized
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close Video Are Apple AirPods putting you at risk for cancer? Question: Which is a worse problem for adolescent health – the obsession with social media and its impact on the psyche, or the direct effects of bathing the brain with radiofrequency waves for hours on end via AirPods or a Bluetooth headset? Answer: Both are bad. According to one wise teen, a patient of mine, the problem is a “combined culture of being addicted to one’s phone and competing with your friends’ idealized lives on Snapchat, while at the same time tuning out the world with your AirPods.” IS BIG TECH DOING ENOUGH TO CURB HATE ONLINE? A growing number of teens are struggling with mental health problems. In fact, a new study from San Diego State University of 200,000 teens and 400,000 young adults found an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts than previous generations. The study’s authors believe the increasing psychological … [Read more...] about Dr. Marc Siegel: Are wireless headsets and social media a dangerous mix for our teenagers’ health?
The maker of store brands of liquid infant ibuprofen is recalling the medication sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar.Tris Pharma said there is a "remote possibility" the increased amount of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney injury in infants. According to a release about the recall, Tris Pharma, Inc. has notified that customer and is arranging for the recalled product to be returned.More information can be found by reading Tris Pharma's news release. Other possible adverse effects include tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches and stomach bleeding.Family Dollar on 13th Ave in Fargo pulled the medicine off their shelves. Illinois surveys damage after rare December tornadoesInfant ibuprofen sold at several national retailers has been recalled over concerns that it might contain a higher concentration of the pain reliever. And at Family Dollar, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expires 08/19).CVS Pharmacy: The expiration date includes 08/19.Consumers with questions can contact … [Read more...] about Infants’ Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns
Senior Art History and Archaeology major Casey lives with hearing loss and tinnitus caused by a traumatic event earlier in her life. During her sophomore year, she decided to book an appointment with the University’s Counseling Center to seek help in coping with her disability. Casey spent her initial appointment at the Center explaining the event which led to her hearing loss and tinnitus, a process she characterized as emotionally taxing. However, she said her follow-up counseling meeting was “disappointing in ways I really can’t even begin to describe.” Her therapist made recommendations which went against the advice of Casey’s other doctors and demonstrated a lack of basic understanding of the details from her initial appointment. “She recommended me to my own audiologist, for the program that I had described in detail the meeting before,” Casey said. Her counselor also referred her to group therapy, a medium which her doctors … [Read more...] about “I want to believe they’re trying their best”: students reflect on their experiences at the Counseling Center
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 28, 2018 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: October 28, 2018 at 7:40 am Warning: The story below contains spoilers for the film “A Star Is Born.” The new movie, “A Star Is Born,” opens with famous rock star Jackson Maine furiously playing some thundering-loud music to thousands of screaming fans in a sold-out arena. But when the concert is over, Jackson, played by Bradley Cooper, hurries off stage and ducks into a waiting limo, looking almost traumatized. A high-pitched ringing tone fills the scene; we’re supposed to understand that this is the sound that’s filling Jackson’s head. He reaches into a seat pocket, pulls out a bottle of gin and downs it, then asks his driver to take him somewhere else where he can get more to drink. Over the course of “A Star is Born,” as Jackson meets and falls in love with struggling singer-songwriter Ally Campano (Lady Gaga), … [Read more...] about Bradley Cooper’s real affliction in ‘A Star is Born’ is a common rock ‘n’ roll hazard