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If you’re a germaphobe, make sure you’re sitting down.

Back in 1999, a woman in California cleaned up rodent droppings in her home. Two weeks later, her liver started failing. Then she started to bleed internally — a hemorrhagic fever that would kill her. Eventually doctors found a new virus in her body, which very likely came from a rat.

Over in the Midwest, the problem has been new tick-borne diseases, some deadly. And in New England, doctors are dealing with a disease that causes Lyme-like symptoms but is caused by a different bacteria.

The pattern continues across the country and across the world. A spike in new infectious diseases is the new normal.

MAP: Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard

Source: NPR analysis of EcoHealth Alliance data
Credit: Michaeleen Doucleff, Brittany Mayes and Katie Park/NPR

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Diet Drinks Linked to Increased Stroke and Dementia Risk:

Adults who have at least one diet drink a day are three times more at risk from a stroke or dementia, research shows. Scientists say they should no longer be regarded as the healthier alternative and urge the public to stick to water or milk. Their study of almost 4,400 adults also suggests diet drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than those full of sugar. There was no link between sugary beverages and either of the illnesses - although the researchers aren’t encouraging us to drink them either. The team of scientists from Boston University believe the artificial sweeteners including aspartame and saccharine maybe affecting the blood vessels, eventually triggering strokes and dementia.

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‘Hot ice’ is created using sodium acetate, which is a salt created from the reaction between sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, and acetic acid, or vinegar. When this reaction occurs, sodium acetate appears to freeze like ‘ice’ as the cold solution turns from liquid to solid. This process is exothermic, meaning that the solid structure is warm to the touch. Solutions of sodium acetate are used in certain types of hand-warmers. When a metal button is pressed inside the plastic pouch containing the solution, it releases chemicals that starts the reaction. Don’t worry his hand is fine.

Random Sentence Meme Part 4
  • “That tickles!”
  • “Is that what I think it is?”
  • “That’s not very good.”
  • “I thought Walmart had everything, but apparently not this.”
  • “I can’t believe they put an ice cream parlor here.”
  • “What is your favorite anime?”
  • “The 70’s had some great television shows.”
  • “Pink furry handcuffs? Sounds a bit kinky.”
  • “Who’s bright idea was this?”
  • “Could we go out for a bit?”
  • “I really hate allergy season.”
  • “I really need a soda.”
  • “Science rules!”
  • “Who knew arcades were still this popular?”
  • “I bet I can”
  • “We might need a bigger backpack.”
  • “I think I need a new tablet.”
  • “Which one is your favorite?”
  • “The weather is really nice today.”
  • “Could you please be quiet for a second?”
  • “Hey look, a comic book shop!”
  • “Do you happen to know who stars in that movie?”
  • “Can you please just let me have a moment alone?”
  • “I can’t stand this.”
  • “Could you read me a story?”
  • “I need to get a new dresser. This one is falling apart.”
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Baking powder vs. baking soda: an important distinction!

anonymous asked:

Can you do a hc where mc + the RFA+V+Unknown that they go on a vacation (overseas or local) to celebrate their relationship and the successful parties?

Yoosung:

-  You two would go out to a gaming convention where the game developers of LOLOL would be. 

-  Your cosplays would totes be your mains, and in your favorite skins. 

- However…once people learned he was Superman Yoosung, people would swarm around him! He’d actually jump behind you for protection! 

- “ Sorry fellas, but Superman Yoosung is already called for~” And on cue you’d both kiss infront of everyone. Once the crowd dispersed. Would stare at you in a new light. 

- Cuz what you just did was hot. 

Zen:

- You’d go to a mountain resort for a vacation away from pestering paparazzi and fans.

- It was the best way to get away from the light pollution, so when the sun set you two could see the stars while sipping on hot cocoa together. 

- Totes cuddled up together with a blanket wrapped around your shoulders. 

- He’d totes recent some of his lines to make you swoon. 

- He’d take selfies with you and send them to the RFA to annoy them. 

Jaehee: 

-Vacation? Vacation?! VACATION!!!!

- SPAS, BEACH, THEATER! 

- You two would travel around to beaches in the morning, movie theaters in the afternoon, and spas in the evening.

- Just you two and relaxation~

Jumin: 

- Luxury~

- He’d probably take you two to Italy and experience the wine and vineyards there. Wine+nature+ you= Happy Jumin~

- Since one of his talents is foreign languages, he’d probably be familiar with italian languages, and read things for you if you didn’t understand it. 

- He’d be happy and smile seeing you so eager to learn the language and culture. 

707: 

-  PhD Pepper Museum. Hands down. 

- What better thing for you two to do? You’d go and see the history, get a drink, and ransack the gift shop. 

-  The Liquid Lab and Happy Hour were the best times of your life. SCIENCE AND SODA FOUNTAINS HELL YE!

V:

- He’d take you where he used to live and show you all the places loved when he was little. 

- He’d show you everything about his childhood. Things that were undocumented. He wanted you as his s/o to know thing about him as Jihyun, not V. 

- He’d take you to his favorite get away place that he would take pictures of nature and Jumin. He’d reminisce about happier times with you. 

Saeran:

- He wouldn’t know where to go with you. 

- Big World= Scary af, nope, fuck this shit i’m out 

- You’d take him out to somewhere local, and familiar. With his stress-related gastritis, you want to make him feel as relaxed as possible and happy! 

- Maybe stay at hotel near the beach,making quiet even strolls on the wet sand a routine. But you chose this particular due to the fact that there’s an ice cream factory where there’s an around the world ice cream section. 

Sugary drinks may cause menstruation to start earlier, study suggests

Sugary drinks may be causing girls to start menstruating earlier, research suggests. A study of girls aged nine to 14 found that those averaging more than 1.5 sugar-sweetened beverages a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those consuming two a week or fewer.

The difference of a few months is not great, but the researchers say it may be significant because earlier onset menstrual periods are among the factors contributing to an increased risk of breast cancer later in life. However, one expert said the small change may not be hugely biologically relevant.

Sugary drinks are widely thought to be contributing to childhood obesity, which is already known to be a factor in earlier onset of menstruation.

The lead researcher in the US study, Dr Karin Michels, of Harvard Medical School, said: “Our study adds to increasing concern about the widespread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks among children and adolescents in the US and elsewhere. The main concern is about childhood obesity, but our study suggests that age of first menstruation (menarche) occurred earlier, independently of body mass index, among girls with the highest consumption of drinks sweetened with added sugar.