April 18, 2012

America's Oldest Teenager

1 Dick Clark Dies at 82

Dick Clark, eternally youthful television personality, producer and entertainment mogul has died. He was 82. Often called America’s Oldest Teenager because of his preternaturally youthful appearance, Clark is perhaps best known for his 30-year stint as host of American Bandstand, a dance show that introduced some of the world’s most famous rock and roll bands and performers to generations of American teens. Each December 31st, millions of people rang in the New Year with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Clark is also remembered as the host of popular television shows including Pyramid and TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes. Clark, whose health was compromised when he had a stroke in 2004, died after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Kari, and three children.

More at Www.latimes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

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Tags: Heart Attack, Dick Clark, America's Oldest Teenager, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Dick Clark Obituary

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Facebook Survey Gets to Truth

2 Pot Use Is Higher among Young Tobacco Smokers

More young adult tobacco smokers are smoking marijuana than previously reported. University of San Francisco researchers conducted a Facebook-based survey that revealed that half of tobacco smokers ages 18 to 25 have also smoked marijuana in the last 30 days. Previous research found that only around 35 percent of young adult tobacco smokers also smoked marijuana in the last 30 days. Lead author Danielle Ramo says that smoking cessation programs targeted toward young adults should take into account the effect of marijuana use. Among the 3,500 people who completed the survey, marijuana and tobacco co-use was highest among Caucasians, people living in rural areas, people from the Northeast and non-students. The research will be reported in Addiction Science and Clinical Practice.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Marijuana Suppresses Immune System

Tags: Marijuana Use among Smokers, Weed Use Higher Than Thought Young Smokers, MJ Use Smokers, Young Adult Tobacco Smokers, Addiction Science and Clinical Practice

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Sick Cats Die in Less Than Week

3 Protect Your Cats from Bobcat Fever

Lone Star ticks, carriers of cytauxzoonosis (bobcat fever), are endangering cats. The ticks have recently spread across the country, making pets more vulnerable to the deadly disease. University of Missouri veterinarian Leah Cohn warns that bobcat fever can kill a cat in less than a week after symptoms appear. Dogs don't have to worry about bobcat fever, but the disease affects all cats, including bobcats, mountain lions and tigers. Outdoor cats are at greatest risk, but indoor cats may be exposed if ticks hitch a ride on the family dog. According to Cohn, cats showing early symptoms, such as refusal to eat and sluggishness, should see a vet as soon as possible. The best prevention is keeping cats indoors as much as possible, but tick preventatives for cats may also help prevent sickness.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Flying Cat Survives 19 Story Fall

Tags: Tick-Borne Disease, Bobcat Fever, Deadly Cat Diseases, How Bobcat Fever Spread, University of Missouri Veterinarian Leah Cohn, Lone Star Ticks, Vaccine Against Bobcat Fever, Cytauxzoonosis

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Sex Workers Project Working It

4 Condoms Used As Evidence Against Prostitutes

The Sex Workers Project wants condoms taken from sex workers to be inadmissible as evidence. BBC reports that surveys suggest that New York City police frequently confiscate condoms to be used as evidence in cases against prostitutes. The Sex Workers Project says that the practice has led to some prostitutes carrying fewer or no condoms, leading to unsafe sex. Democratic state senator Velmanette Montgomery is sponsoring a bill that would keep police from taking condoms from prostitutes. Montogomery says that the measure doesn't endorse prostitution, but is related to the high HIV and AIDS rates in New York City.

More at BBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Condoms Now Required for LA Porn Actors

Tags: Sex Workers Project, Condoms Inadmissible As Evidence, NYC Takes Condoms Away Sex Workers, Condoms Used Evidence Against Sex Workers

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