Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 9:34 PM EDT HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.Christopher Young, 34, never denied the slaying, which was recorded on a store surveillance camera, but insisted he was drunk and didn't intend to kill 53-year-old Hasmukh "Hash" Patel during an attempted robbery after drinking nearly two dozen beers and then doing cocaine that Sunday morning, Nov. 21, 2004.Young and Patel knew each other, and Patel's family members had been vocal about not wanting Young put to death.In his final statement from the death chamber, Young said he loved his victim's family "like they love me.""Make sure the kids in the world know I'm being executed and those kids I've been mentoring keep this fight going," he said.As the lethal dose of the sedative … [Read more...] about “I taste it in my throat”: Last words of man executed in Texas for 2004 slaying of store owner
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Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. I thought I’d done everything right: breastfeeding my children, a careful diet, plenty of exercise. I wasn’t overweight and didn’t have a family history. I bought BPA-free bottles for my filtered water. But on a visit to the radiology department last spring, a pair of red brackets highlighted something worrisome on the ultrasound monitor. Invasive lobular carcinoma—a malignant breast tumor. This spidery little beast measuring nearly three centimeters meant I had stage 2 cancer. At 47, I was a decade and a half younger than the median age for breast cancer diagnosis in the United States. Was this just bad luck? Maybe, but the journalist in me was still curious to know: Why me? So I dug into the literature on risk factors to see where I might have fit in. It’s an impossible question to answer definitively for an individual, like trying to prove that a single weather event was caused by … [Read more...] about Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?
Source: Pacific Prime Insurancewhatdoctorsknow.comHigh blood pressure and stress are the proverbial chicken and egg. It works like this: if a person eats lots of sugars and grains, insulin receptors get wonky and shut down, meaning blood cells can no longer absorb magnesium, one of the brain's most important sources of stress relief.Stressful situations can cause your blood pressure to spike, if only temporarily, and long-term stress can lead to long-term hypertension problems.If you find yourself stuck in the hamster wheel of stress and hypertension, there's plenty you can do to ease the pressure, literally. And it needn't take long. Our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal themselves. Good health is a lifelong investment, but a little loving care can improve blood pressure almost instantaneously.TIPS1. Take a shot of cayenne pepper. Cayenne opens up blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This decreases blood pressure naturally, by increasing the rate that blood flows … [Read more...] about What Doctors Know: Lower your blood pressure naturally overnight
Supernatural “The Real Ghostbusters” November 12, 2009 The CW Look, I know we talked about it, but I changed my mind. When we go in for the photo op, I want to get my picture taken with Misha alone. THEN: Fandom – The state or attitude of being a fan (1903, Merriam-Webster) NOW Metallicar races down an American byway at break neck speed, urged on by the relentless violins of DANGER! Dean takes the turn up the drive of the Pineview Hotel on two wheels. What evil is afoot?! The car has barely come to a stop before the boys leap out. As Dean comes around the back of the car, he stops short at the sight of three other black 1967 Chevy Impalas parked together in a row. Whuzzuh? Sam snaps him back to attention. There are more pressing matters to attend to. They run up on the Prophet Chuck pacing nervously – but not endangeredly – in front of the hotel. He’s surprised to see them. Their itchy adrenaline … [Read more...] about Supernatural: Cats and dogs living together! Mass hysteria!
GETTING a cough is almost unavoidable during the winter months. But when does your constant spluttering become something to worry about? A cough is a reflex to clear mucus or other irritations from our throat. In most cases it will be nothing to worry about, and will disappear in a couple of weeks. But if your cough has lasts more than two to three weeks, or is causing chest pain and shortness of breath, it could be a sign of something more serious and you should speak to your GP, experts warn. A cough that has lasted several weeks and isn't showing signs of improving can be a sign of something more serious, like lung cancer. Here's what your cough could mean for your health... 1. Wet cough A wet cough is caused by a build-up of mucus in the back of your throat, Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient.info, told The Sun Online. It can either be a persistent chesty, hacking, nagging cough or a cough that comes and goes. And the build-up of phlegm in your throat can mean a … [Read more...] about Coughing up green gunk or have blood in your mucus? Here’s what it could mean