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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Jenny McCarthy: I Am Not Anti-Vaccine

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October 24, 2014
The Playboy Playmate-turned-MTV host-turned-The View panelist and controversial autism activist has shared blush-worthy details about her personal life with millions of strangers. After all that and then some, do any private parts remain to be revealed? McCarthy talks to Lloyd Grove about her son's autism, being "very spiritual," and life after The View.
The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four New York police officers Thursday has no known connections to foreign terrorist groups, but exhibited "extremist leanings" online, according to police sources and a terrorist-monitoring group. Jacob Siegel on why ISIS and al Qaeda rely on loners and losers to carry out their terrorist agenda in the West.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett tried to calm the city by claiming that Dr. Craig Spencer was not contagious while riding the subway, and declared, "We consider it extremely unlikely, the probability being close to nil, that there will be any problem related to his taking the subway system." However, the bowling alley he visited in Williamsburg has been closed. In addition, Spencer's fiancée and two friends have been quarantined, although none show symptoms as of now.


A team of Australian surgeons at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney say they have successfully performed the first ever "dead heart" transplant. This means the doctors used a donor heart that had stopped beating, in this case for 20 minutes. Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who can be brain dead, but have a heart that is still beating. Until this operation, the heart was the only organ that was not used after cardiac arrest. The woman who received the heart, Michelle Gribilas, 57, said she felt a decade younger and is now a "different person." The heart was revived in a machine called a "heart-in-a-box," and scientists believe the success of this device could allow the saving of up to 30 percent more lives.

The death of Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña highlights how alcoholism and abuse is on the rise among women. Gabrielle Glaser on why they drink, and why the traditional treatment methods like A.A. don't work for them.

Amazon Lost $170M on Phones
Sold only 35,000 units.
Dallas Nurse 'Virus Free'
Treated at NIH.
Honey Boo Boo Mom Denies Sex-Offender BF
TLC reportedly cancels show.
WHO: 200K Ebola Vaccines by Mid-2015
Trials to start in December.

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