All the nutrients you need to survive…
Well, you guys might wanna think twice about nose-grinding them rails, as my man Gates would say. Sometimes it is better to just fire up the lung rockets. I mean… FLESH EATING COCAINE? Yikes! My Ninjas, PLEASE!
It’s no secret that cocaine can be dangerous, but drug dealers might be making it more harmful than ever. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently reported that 82 percent of the cocaine it seizes has been cut with a veterinary drug that can rot away the skin on users’ noses, cheeks, and ears. "It’s probably quite a big problem," says dermatologist Dr. Noah Craft with the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Insitute. "We just don’t know how big." Here, a brief guide:
How does levamisole end up in cocaine?
Drug dealers typically add fillers to cocaine to boost their profits. Cheaper cocaine may be upwards of 90 percent filler. Sometimes, the added powder is just baking soda or some other innocuous substance. But drug cartels in South America increasingly prefer to use levamisole, a veterinary antibiotic normally used to deworm cattle, sheep, and pigs. It’s not clear why dealers don’t just use baking soda all the time, although studies in rats suggest that levamisole might tingle brain receptors in the same way cocaine does. If that’s the case, adding it to the supply might be a way to enhance the effects of cocaine on the cheap. (continue reading @ The Week…)
This guy, on the other hand, will eat the flesh off of cocaine, so cocaine better watch out for HIM. But this article does explain a lot about that thing down there. Uh.. yeah.
Cell phones have so much potential to expand access to health care for people who, for any number of reasons (e.g., lack of health insurance, distance to a health facility, unsure when it is appropriate to go see a doctor), might have limited access.
Started Monday 4 April 2011, ends Wednesday 3 April 2013- reducing hospital admissions is the challenge…
More than 71 million individuals in the United States are admitted to hospitals each year, according to the latest survey from the American Hospital Association. (Source)
After the the e-coli scare, people decided to self-regulate food metrics, what follows is an interesting journey of the tomato…what is sustainable food?
I read this article this morning, and it kinda bugged me out:
Scientists have found they can create chimeric animals that have organs belonging to another species by injecting stem cells into the embryo of another species.
The researchers say the technique could allow pigs to grow human organs from patient’s stem cells for use as transplants.
By using a patient’s own stem cells it could help to reduce the risk of the transplanted organ being rejected while also providing a plentiful supply of donor organs.
Current organ shortages mean that patients must endure long waiting lists for transplants. (Click here to read the full article on this research)
Now, this is all well and good for people on transplant waiting lists, but I wonder about whether or not I’d want this pig grown organ. Besides ethical issues, it just sounds kinda nasty. All in all, this could be a major breakthrough, years in the making. Now, just wait til the church gets a hold of this.