November 25, 2010

Panniculus May Conceal Bomb

1 Fat Flyers Get Flab Roll Searches from TSA

Transportation Security Agency staff are subjecting obese air passengers to hand searches inside their "flab rolls," looking for concealed weapons and explosives. A flab roll search involves inserting a gloved hand between the layered fat tissue of an obese passenger, or pushing the hand under the overhanging panniculus or belly pannus of the passenger. Although this is a necessary part of a TSA staff member's job, they are not happy about it. "It is not comfortable ... to try and feel inside the flab rolls of obese passengers, and we seem to get a lot of obese passengers," said a TSA staff member. In all fairness, from media photographs we've seen, most TSA employees could stand to lose a few pounds themselves, and most really obese travelers have already learned to avoid air flight.

More at The Daily Mail | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Previously: TSA Asks Breast Cancer Survivor to Show Prosthesis, TSA Makes Bladder Cancer Survivor Wet Self, Is TSA Prepared to Handle Medical Conditions?, National Opt-Out Day November 24

Tags: Full Body Scans, Full-Body Scanners, TSA, Transportation Security Agency, Air Travel

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (43%) / No! (57%)

MRSA, Bedbugs, Lice, Herpes

2 Air Passengers Fear Disease from TSA Gloves

Internet forum participants and Twitter members are expressing worries that latex gloves used by TSA staff while performing agressive pat-down searches may spread diseases like MRSA, herpes, ringworm, colds or infestations of bedbugs and lice. According to some air travelers, agents do not seem to be changing into new gloves or applying any sort of sanitizer between pat-downs. "Gloves are for [the TSA's] protection, not yours," complained a forum participant. Twitter member Paul Freeman commented, "Why aren't TSA screeners required to change gloves after each patdown? I'd love to know what's on there after an hour or so. Beyond gross." Another member urged travelers to insist that fresh gloves are used, calling on his fellow tweeters to "retweet" the plea to the CDC's Twitter channel.

More at WorldNetDaily | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Previously: Fat Air Passengers Get Flab Roll Searches from TSA, Eight HPV Strains Cause over 90 Percent of Cancers, Bedbugs Are Taking over New York City

Tags: Bedbugs, CDC, MRSA, Transportation Security Agency, TSA, Herpes, Ringworm, Lice, Latex Gloves, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (46%) / No! (54%)

TSA Agents Get to Second Base

3 Buxom Air Passengers Dread TSA Searches

Some large breasted women are writing about the special problems that they encounter when clearing security at airports. Larger sized underwire bras can trigger metal detectors, leading to, as a commenter at BFDBlog.com described it, the TSA agent's "getting to second base." Another commenter described how the TSA agent's "check of [her bra] and my chest/ribcage was the most thorough of any part of my body. If you are wearing a bra that creates cleavage (or always have cleavage due to your dimensions), I have no idea how they manage the between-boob check other than sticking their hand down in there." And if all this weren't enough, traveler Eliana Sutherland has charged TSA agents at Orlando International Airport with singling her out for enhanced screening simply because of her breasts.

More at Big Fat Deal | Hat tip to WKMG Click Orlando | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Previously: Fat Air Passengers Get Flab Roll Searches from TSA

Tags: Air Travel, Large Breasts, Transportation Security Agency, TSA, Eliana Sutherland

Read the Comments (6) | Was this Interesting? Yes! (47%) / No! (53%)

For Humanitarian Use

4 Experts Urge US to Stockpile Cholera Vaccine

Cholera outbreaks are devastating refugee camps after the earthquake that ravaged Haiti and now experts from Harvard Med. School, the George Washington U. and the Int’l. Vaccine Inst. (IVI) urge the US to stockpile cholera vaccines for humanitarian use saying that the cost of doing so would be low. “But the humanitarian benefits of rapid deployment of cholera vaccines to areas at high risk ... could be enormous.” Cholera affects 3 to 5 million people annually worldwide and results in about 100,000 deaths. At present, three oral vaccines with fewer than 500,000 doses are available for use. Experts say it’s incumbent upon the US to stockpile the vaccine for deployment to high risk areas in a humanitarian effort and to promote international stability through vaccine diplomacy.

More at ScienceDaily.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Cholera Outbreak After Haiti Earthquake

Tags: Cholera, Haiti, Harvard Medical School, Vaccine, Cholera Vaccine, The George Washington University, GWU, International Vaccine Institute, Vaccine Diplomacy

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (49%) / No! (51%)

Killed by Someone Else's Habit

5 600,000 Killed by Secondhand Smoke

More than 600,000 people worldwide are killed each year by secondhand smoke, calculate researchers. The study, published in the British medical journal Lancet, reveals that 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-smoking adults regularly inhale secondhand smoke. Scientists also estimated the number of deaths caused by passive smoking each year. Research findings show that secondhand smoke causes around 379,000 heart disease deaths, 165,000 lower respiratory disease deaths, 36,900 asthma deaths and 21,400 lung cancer deaths each year. CBS News reports that deaths caused by passive smoking account for 1 percent of the world's deaths.

More at CBS News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Smoking Indoors at One in Four Airports in U.S.

Tags: Heart Disease Risk Factors, Passive Smoking, Secondhand Smoke Dangers, Secondhand Smoke Deaths, Number of Deaths from Secondhand Smoke, Lower Respiratory Disease

Read the Comments (2) | Was this Interesting? Yes! (41%) / No! (59%)

Stuff Yourself to Spend Less

6 Big Thanksgiving Dinner Curbs Holiday Spending

Eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal may be good for your pocketbook, claim researchers from the University of Utah. There may not be enough tryptophan in turkey to make you sleepy, but the amino acid is used by the body to produce serotonin, which may inhibit impulsive behavior, reports MSNBC. Research findings from a study involving 170 volunteers reveal that people who ate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner were less likely to splurge on discount items on Black Friday. The serotonin effect would last only 12 hours after eating, so careful shoppers need to load up on leftovers before going out! The study is published in the Journal of Marketing.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Thanksgiving Turkey Does More Than Fill You Up

Tags: Thanksgiving, Turkey, University of Utah, Side Effects of Turkey, Turkey Sleepy, Why You Should Eat Turkey, Why We Eat Turkey, Advantages of Eating Turkey, Thanksgiving Trivia, Traditional Thanksgiving Meal, Serotonin Effects, Tryptophan in Turkey, Discount Items on Black Friday, Journal of Marketing

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (46%) / No! (54%)

2015

October 28 21 14 8 2

September 26 18 12 6

August 30 24 17 11 5

July 29 23 16 9 3

June 28 23 16 10 5

May 31 25 20 13 8 3

April 28 21 16 8 1

March 27 21 13 6 3

February 27 20 13 6

January 31 27 25 17 12 8 7 5

2014

December 31 25 18 9 8 7 4 3 2

November 30 29 28 26 25 23 22 21 18 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 7 5 4 3 2

October 31 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1

July 31 30 29 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 1

June 30 29 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 18 17 16 15 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 3 2 1

May 31 30 28 26 25 24 22 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 6 5 2

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1

February 28 27 26 25 24 22 21 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2013

December 30 29 28 25 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 14 13 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 5 4 3 2

August 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 20 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 27 26 25 23 22 20 18 16 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1

February 28 27 26 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 29 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

2012

December 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 1

November 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

February 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2011

December 30 29 28 27 26 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

February 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2010

December 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 8 7 6 5 2 1

March 31 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

February 28 27 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 7 6

2009

December 27 26 24 22 21 19 16

Most Recent 100 Items