How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

(CNN)Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. Algae occurs naturally in water, but the blue-green variety are considered Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are “primitive,” photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or even kill people, pets and wildlife, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Blue-green algae and other HABs can produce different types of poisons, some that affect the liver, others the brain. Schmale said …

Massachusetts has confirmed its first human case of EEE since 2013. What is the mosquito-borne disease?

(CNN)A man in Massachusetts has been infected with a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), health officials confirmed Saturday. It’s the first human case reported in the state since 2013. Any virus transmitted from an insect bite is a big deal, but what is EEE, and what risk does it pose? EEE is rare but often fatal The virus isn’t common, but it is serious. Seven cases are reported every year on average, but about 30% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EEE causes inflammation of the brain, which is often preceded by a high fever, chills and vomiting. As the illness progresses, patients might experience seizures or a coma that …

Why Are You Still Doing Bikram Yoga?

This fall, dozens more will pay the same amount for a teacher training in Acapulco, Mexico. Choudhury and his students ― the majority of whom are women ― will spend nine weeks at a Sheraton resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast, equipped with an 18-hole golf course, pools, bars, restaurants and “an outstanding wellness area,” according to the program description. It’s bizarre to me that people still go to these trainings. Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor “Teacher Training was intense and demanding,” the lawsuit says. “Unbeknownst to [Lawler], Bikram Choudhury referred to them as ‘one big brainwashing session.’” “It’s bizarre to me that people still go to these trainings. I find it very hard to understand how someone could look [at the …

HRT shortage ‘adds to the stress of menopause’

But in July, Janet was forced to call around several pharmacists before she was able to find another two-month prescription, due to the emerging shortages. “The pharmacist told me all stocks of HRT are now low because everyone is having to switch brands. I emailed the supplier of my brand and received an email stating the Indivina should be back in stock by the end of August”, she says. “I need the tablets in order to go about normal life. Before, my hormones were all over the place, and I struggled to talk to anyone about anything personal without crying. “The menopause has been a nightmare for me and the shortage just adds to the stress.” Image copyright Karen Matthews …

Twitter locks out McConnell’s campaign for posting video of calls for violence at his home

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder. “Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart,” Helm said, after a fellow demonstrator referenced a McConnell voodoo doll. Helm told the Lousville Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets. ACTRESS UNDER FIRE FOR ‘SICK’ TWEET DIRECTED AT MCCONNELL “McConnell doesn’t care about people who actually do break their necks, who need insulin, who need …

Worker threatened to blow up Atlanta Braves stadium, shoot everyone there, arrest warrant says

Jamar Antonio Golfin was arrested Saturday for allegedly making threats against his employer, according to records. (Cobb County jail) Golfin, who was assigned to clean a seating area of the stadium Friday morning, reportedly upset his boss after walking off during a break. Golfin’s boss then asked him to leave SunTrust Park. As he was leaving, Golfin verbally abused his boss and a Braves security guard, the paper said. WALMART EMPLOYEE’S SON, 31, CALLED IN THREAT TO ‘SHOOT UP’ STORE, PROMPTING EVACUATION, AUTHORITIES SAY Golfin allegedly threatened to “kill them all” and said he “would come back and shoot everyone there,” according to his arrest warrant. He also allegedly said he would “blow up the place.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS …

New missile defense tech destroys incoming nukes faster

If a Space-Based Infrared satellite detected a launch, it would quickly send sensitive data signals to an Air Force command center where the information would be evaluated by computers. Then, the command center would send a wide-sweeping “alert through the ballistic missile defense system,” a senior Pentagon official told Warrior. “When a satellite recognizes something that looks like a launch, it has a mathematical formula in a computer that tracks the heat source,” the official said. “Then we start turning on radar”… he added. Response decisions, which could involve the immediate deployment of a well-armed and ready U.S. nuclear triad…. hinge almost entirely upon .. time. In effect, the faster tracking, targeting and countermeasure analysis can take place, the greater …

Belgian woman survives after spending 6 days trapped in crashed car

Corine Bastide, 45, disappeared near Liège, Belgium on July 23 after her vehicle swerved into a ditch in an isolated location; she injured her spine and was rendered her helpless. The crashed happened just two days before temperatures hit 107 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP) Every time Bastide moved her arms to try to escape, she would lose consciousness. Eventually, after mustering enough strength, she managed to use her foot to open the car door. “The most difficult thing was lying on pieces of glass,” she said. “I tried to hoist myself up but I had the impression that my back was being torn.” Without food or drink in the vehicle, Bastide survived by drinking rainwater in an empty chewing gum box. She …

NATO wants to avoid ‘new arms race’ with Russia, promises ‘measured’ response after treaty scrapped

This undated file photo provided Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, by Russian Defense Ministry official web site shows a Russian Iskander-K missile launched during a military exercise at a training ground at the Luzhsky Range, near St. Petersburg, Russia.  (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP/File) The end of the treaty sparks fears of a new global arms race between the two countries, which possess the world’s largest nuclear arsenals. The Trump administration stressed it was Russia’s fault the treaty came to an end, pointing out that Moscow has been developing and fielding weapons that violate the treaty and threaten the U.S. and its allies, particularly in Europe. “Russia alone is to blame for this situation,” the senior official said. “We …

Ariana Grande Beams Over Meeting Idol Jim Carrey After They Bonded Online

Ariana Grande is giving a big “Thank U Next” to the idea that your idols will always let you down. Jim Carrey, a personal hero of hers whom she said she’s adored since before she “could speak.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 31, 2019 at 10:37am PDT political lampoonist. The duo captured the internet’s hearts in April when they had The “7 Rings” singer showed her love for the “Dumb and Dumber” star in her Instagram stories by sharing some of Carrey’s comments about depression. The next day, Carrey tweeted a sweet message to Grande ― and gave some credit where it was due. He also included a fuller quote from …

Most Democrats Want Border-Crossings Decriminalized, Poll Says

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats favor leaving civil immigration authorities in charge of immigration violations by decriminalizing border-crossing violations, according to a new poll conducted by Democratic pollster YouGov Blue.  The poll offers the first sign of liberal support for a sweeping immigration proposal that has gained traction among Democratic presidential hopefuls over the last few months. But the results of the survey of 1,014 voters, carried out on behalf of left-wing think tank Data For Progress, conflict with two similar polls released in the last month, indicating that voters’ perception of the issue hinges on the context in which pollsters pose the question.  Some 64% of respondents who identified as Democrats voiced support for the proposal, compared to 31% of …

Scorseses The Irishman Trailer Is Here With A De-Aged Robert De Niro

trailer for Robert De Niro in their ninth collaboration.  Al Pacino), is based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses” and has been a passion project for the director since 2008.  confessed to killing Hoffa, which he says he carried out on the orders of the Bufalino crime boss, played by Joe Pesci in the film.  The Hollywood Reporter. bought the film for a hefty price, “The Irishman,” is set for a premiere on the opening night of the New York Film Festival in September before landing in theaters and on the streaming service sometime in late 2019.  “The Irishman” also stars Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Sebastian Maniscalco and Harvey Keitel.  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. …