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Woman Becomes Pregnant While Already With Child

Posted in Fitness & Health, News, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

GrovenburgultrasoundArkansas couple Todd and Julie Grovenburg were shocked when they visited the doctor for a routine ultrasound only to find out she was pregnant again. But these aren’t twins. In this rare case, doctors believe Julie conceived a second child, a son whom they’ll call Hudson, two and a half weeks after she was already pregnant with their daughter whom they’ll name Jilian.

Dr. Karen Boyle, who spoke with ABC News, stated the babies will possibly have seperate due dates.

“The interesting thing in this case is if these children were actually born on their due dates, the older child would be born at the end of 2009, and the younger child would be born in the beginning of 2010.” Link via Yahoo


Pro-Marijuana Show Hits The Airwaves With Positive Reception

Posted in Entertainment, Fitness & Health, Food & Drink, Movies, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

medicalmarijuanaThe NY Times has an article about a new local show in the L.A. area called Cannabis Planet where viewers can learn about history, cultivation, legal issues, and even cooking with marijuana.

Despite being taken off the air by one television station, the shows executive producer Brad Lane has received only positive attention and more revenue from advertisers since Cannabis Planet found a new home with another station.

“ ‘We’re trying to show the legitimacy of this plant,’ Lane stated.

“Marijuana use has been depicted in the media for decades, though its presence has waxed and waned over the decades, from Cheech & Chong’s comedy albums and films in the late 1970s and early ’80s through more recent pot-centric efforts like Dave Chappelle’s ‘Half-Baked’ and Seth Rogan’s ‘Pineapple Express.’ On television, though, it has rarely risen above the level of a plot device or punch line — until recently.”

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Another Child Found To Cry Tears Of Blood

Posted in Fitness & Health, International, News, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

georgebuchanantwinkleI posted earlier about U.S. teenager Calvino Inman and the mystery involving random tears of blood flowing from his eyes. Doctors and his mother are baffled. But, halfway across the world, a little girl in India is experiencing the same situation.

National Geographic filmed a young girl by the name of Twinkle, who bleeds from her eyes, head, palms, and other random spots, as she was tested by an American doctor to find the cause of so-called stigmata.

The news special doesn’t air until September 13th, but according to the National Geographic website Dr. George Buchanan has already made his conclusion after visiting Twinkle.

“The pattern and nature of her bleeding really fits with no known bleeding disorder.  Although I am always willing to give patients and their families the benefit of the doubt (and maybe indeed Twinkle’s has something totally unique, previously undiscovered and inconsistent with known medical science), I think that her bleeding is brought on in some way purposefully (motive unknown) by Twinkle and/or her mother.  To confirm with this, we need to observe a bleeding event right from the start.  The best way to do this would likely be prolonged direct observation 24 hours daily in a controlled medical setting.”


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Medical Mystery! Teenager Spontaneously Cries Tears Of Blood

Posted in Fitness & Health, News, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

CalvinoInmanFifteen year old Calvino Inman, of Tennessee, has the stresses of a typical teenager – maintaining good grades, a social life, awkwardness but he also has something much more serious occurring. Doctors are baffled to his condition because Inman cries real tears of blood. His mother, and the medical community are at a loss as to what could be causing this. He says it happens about three times a day; lasting from 15 minutes to an hour.

Calvino’s mother, Tammy Mynatt, told CNN’s reporter: “More than anything I just truly want somebody to say ‘I’ve seen this. I can help this family'”.


Gyms Reducing Fees In These Harsh Economic Times

Posted in Fitness & Health with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
Image courtesy of Neil Gould

Image courtesy of Neil Gould

January is a month where gym memberships usually soar as people make it a goal to get healthy and get in shape. But with many out-of-work, gyms such as Bally’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Club One, and Gold’s Gym are not seeing the surge in new members as in the past. CLICK HERE for deals offered by some gyms and tips on negotiating for more perks like free passes for friends.


Five Small Steps To Losing Weight

Posted in Fitness & Health, Food & Drink with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

It’s a new year and at the top of many people’s resolution list is to lose weight. But the problem with that is, many make this goal yet lose momentum if immediate results aren’t seen.

Instead of trying to lose weight in one fell swoop it’s better to make small changes in your lifestyle. Once you incorporate some of the tips through the link below, they’ll become second nature as brushing your teeth and you’ll start to see noticeable changes in your appearance. With the addition of moderate exercise the results will be even better!

Remember to start off with little goals, say losing 2 lbs or giving up potato chips, and give yourself a time frame to make it happen. These small changes will have a huge impact overall. So good luck and stay positive! Link! (via CNN)


Korean Government Plans To Help Obese Children

Posted in Fitness & Health, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

Now that obesity has hit children in South Korea, the government plans on paying for their health club memberships and other activities that will get them out of the house. Health ministry official Chun Myung-sook feels that the program, which will allot about 40,000 won ($33.58) a month per child, is very cost effective in the long term as childhood obesity has already had a negative 2 trillion won impact on their government and economy. The money will be on a debit like card which will prevent children from spending it on non-health related things. “Kids won’t be able to waste the money on eating sweets. We will give them electronic vouchers that can only be used in designated places,” Chun said. Link!