CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Woman Diagnosed With Spinal Meningitis After Being Bitten By Tick

She says six other people in the Hugenot Beach neighborhood have also been diagnosed with tick borne diseases this summer, and something has to be done.

Source: CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Woman Diagnosed With Spinal Meningitis After Being Bitten By Tick

Advertisements

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the PD-1 (programmed cell death protein) pathway in tumors through a simple blood test, according to a paper in the scientific journal Nature…

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)

Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple

Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.

Source: Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple

The Enduring Romance of Beauty and the Beast

Lady Smut

by Kiersten Hallie Krum

I remember the first time I saw Beauty and the Beast in 1991. It was in the Berkeley Heights movie theater. Thursday nights were buy one, get one, but I went with my friends for a matinée. Funny, I can’t remember who I was with, but I distinctly remember that first moment when the curtain drew back (yes, it had a curtain across the screen) and the first image of the movie filled the frame.

I gasped. For real. I spent the first 90 seconds wavering back and forth between thinking it was real and believing it was a cartoon. The colors were so bright, the images so crisp, it was breathtaking, as in it literally took my breath away. Minutes later, the opening number “Belle” began and I was officially enraptured. The complexity of the song, the brilliance of the lyrics, the timing of the…

View original post 1,662 more words

Univision Warns of Possible Charter Communications Blackout in New York, LA — Variety

Univision stations in New York, Los Angeles and other big markets could go dark for Charter Communications subscribers at the end of the month as the Spanish-language giant tussles over carriage terms with the nation’s second-largest cable operator. The two sides are already in litigation over what Univision says is Charter’s breach of contract agreements……

via Univision Warns of Possible Charter Communications Blackout in New York, LA — Variety

Sexy Saturday Round Up — Lady Smut

Ready to settle down to a quietly satisfying weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The world outside may be going to hell in a handbag, but you can cozy up here to our fire and enjoy yourself with some fascinating blog posts around the world about the funny, bad, weird world of sex, […]

via Sexy Saturday Round Up — Lady Smut