Keeping the Daughter Alive Through Her Eggs
Posted on : 06-18-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
When a family loses a child, they might not have any other option of a grandchild except for using the eggs of that child.Much to Bruce Levenson's shock, this is the case in London as a woman wants to use her dead daughter's eggs so that a child can be born. There are some questions surrounding how the child would be born, but if the woman intended for her eggs to be used anyway, then it really shouldn't matter. This is a way for the family to have an extension…
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Former Gang Member Fired from Job after Turning Life Around
Posted on : 06-18-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
Quante Wright was recently featured in his local newspaper, the Syracuse Post Standard, in an inspirational story about how anyone can turn their life around and into something better. Quante used to be a gang member in the Brighton Brigade. The gang is notorious for violence and crime. Quante had been convicted of attempted murder and drug dealing under the Federal RICO act. For his crimes, Quante spent a total of six years in prison. When he got out, he moved to a halfway house and began looking for employment.…
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Hold the Trans Fats
Posted on : 06-17-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
The use of trans fats are popular in the American diet. Foods like microwaved popcorn, cake frosting, and pie crusts are all foods that contain artery clogging trans fats. This past week the Obama administration declared that trans fats are no longer allowed in processed foods. The Food and Drug Administration is on its way to phasing out the artificial trans fats as they are undoubtedly a threat to public health. Dr. Jennifer Walden posted on a medical blog about trans fat say that they are fats that exist when…
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New Study Shows Reformed Smokers Eventually Regain Health
Posted on : 06-17-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
A new study shows that smokers who have not smoked in at least 15 years have the same risk of heart disease than people who have never smoked. However, this is only true for reformed smokers who smoked less than 32 consecutive years. Personally, I think that this is great news. Many people make the bad decision to start smoking when they are young and then quit when they grow older. This study shows that such people can eventually recover from some of the damage smoking did to them. In…
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Record-setting 7 Year Jail Stay Without Trial
Posted on : 06-16-2015 By : Samantha Pointer
Until we heard about Kalief Browder, the young man who killed himself after being unfairly incarcerated for three years at Rikers jail, without ever been tried, we wouldn't have known about the injustice. If you thought that was cruel and unjust, Carlos Montero's story will leave you scratching your head. Carlos Montero has been incarcerated for seven years at Rikers, awaiting trial. Montero was locked up in 2008, at 17 years old and he sits waiting for a trial. Montero, along with two friends, are charged with Murder, and because…
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