An Indian havildar, or junior officer, who was part of a Sappers and Miners unit stationed in Egypt during the height of World War II, wrote back home in June 1943: From my personal experience I can tell you that the food we get here is much better than that we soldiers get in India. But whenever I sit for my meals, a dreadful picture of the appalling Indian food problem passes through my mind, leaving a cloudy sediment on the walls of my heart which makes me nauseous and often I leave my meals untouched."The soldier identified with this imagined community of sufferers in his homeland through his own body, as the pain of distant hunger reached out, resulting in him being heartsick and unable to eat. Another havildar clerk, writing to relatives, related his feelings of helplessness to the extraordinary conditions of the Indian wartime marketplace: I am terribly sorry to learn about the food situation in India and it seems as if there is no salvation for me. What is the use of money when we are unable to obtain the necessities of life in exchange for it? The situation would drive even the most level headed of us to madness and when we think of conditions in India we become crazy as lunatics."
A man who admits he has sexual desires for young children has claimed he is a "good paedophile " as he will never act on his urges.The unnamed man from Melbourne, Australia, says he first discovered his attraction to boys as young as seven while going through puberty.
In the video, which was leaked to the media on Monday, a group of young men in Bhadravathi can be seen tying a whip cracker to the tail of a stray dog on Saturday night (October 26) and igniting the fuse. The 12 second video shows the animal howling and running into the night.The incident has prompted outrage among animal welfare and activists circles on Tuesday as the video circulated on social media and on WhatsApp groups. This is sick, said activist Priya Chetty Rajagopal who runs the CJ Memorial Trust, which deals with animal and environmental issues.
Hyperemesis gravidarum occurs in less than five per cent of pregnancies. Affected women experience intense nausea and are unable to keep down food and fluids. This could lead to dangerous dehydration and inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.
Warning: Upsetting imagesA sick thug has been jailed after he admitted buying cats online to use as bait while he trained his dogs to fight.
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All over the world, tick borne illness is a public danger. In the US, tick borne infections have more than doubled over the period 2004 2016 to the current number of over 48,000. Their severity may range from subclinical to fatal, and they mostly affect the very young and the old. Some are transmitted by the bite of a tick, but others also through blood transfusion. This latter category can seriously harm those who are already sick.In the current study, scientists collected ticks at multiple sites in Suffolk county, Long Island, a location for seven tick borne diseases. They looked at over 1,600 ticks using molecular biology techniques. They detected the presence of the Lyme disease agent (Borrelia burgdorferi) in well over half of the adult Ixodes scapularis, or deer ticks, but the most abundant pathogen species was R. buchneri, a non pathogenic strain which probably contributes immensely to the tick 's metabolism.
A pensioner accused of mercy killing her terminally ill husband said he begged her to help end his life.Mavis Eccleston, 80, denies the murder and manslaughter of her husband of almost 60 years, Dennis Eccleston, who died in hospital on February 20, last year.
In the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the combat continues to try and contain the deadly Ebola virus. Healthcare workers fighting to prevent contamination and save the afflicted have the new vaccine on their side, as well as an obvious, if overlooked way to help: food. Thirty million people in DRC are food insecure, they don t have enough food to survive, which means that when people are sick, and their immune system is already very weak, and so it will be very hard for them to recover, said Deborah Nguyen, the southern Africa region spokesperson for the World Food Program, who was in the eastern DRC, monitoring the Ebola linked programs.
Los Angeles can be treacherous for mountain lions. Poisons, wildfires and endless streams of traffic all make navigating the urban landscape to seek out what remains of the wild a difficult task. And dealing with both may have gotten P 61 killed. The mountain lion, collared and enrolled in the longtime National Park Service study of the pumas, may have encountered an uncollared mountain lion, believed to be roaming in the hills east of the 405. Pumas are brutally territorial. P 61 may have retreated from the eastern hills to save his own life only to die in traffic trying to get to safe territory.It s a sad reminder that, if we value the presence of these wild animals in our midst, we have to work harder to make it easier for them to survive. The California Legislature just squandered a great opportunity to protect mountain lions by stalling a bill that would have banned second generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Mountain lions that eat animals killed by the rat poison end up sick or dead themselves. It s ridiculous that legislators caved to the pesticide industry on this.
TwitterEmailRide hail drivers agitating for increased pay and benefits have caught the ear of California lawmakers.Justin Sullivan Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterEmailRide hail companies desperate to stop a proposed California law that would force them to treat workers as employees are suddenly offering to boost driver pay and benefits. And they ve pledged $60 million to fund a state ballot measure aimed at keeping drivers from being classified as employees.Uber and Lyft said on Wednesday that they re willing to pay California drivers a minimum of approximately $21 per hour, including some expenses, though that pay rate would only apply while the drivers are on a trip. (More on that later.) They say they would provide drivers access to robust new benefits, like paid time off, sick leave, and a form of workers compensation. The companies also said they would empower drivers to have a collective voice and to influence decisions about their work. The proposal did not, notably, include the word union .
;Somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative; among Republicans, Walsh told ABC;s ;This Week,; adding that ;the country is sick of this guy;s tantrum. He;s a child. ... He lies every time he opens his mouth.;Already in the race is former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.
Doctors have long been concerned that these congested settings are breeding grounds for serious illnesses. "They create facilities that encourage the spread of infectious agents, " said Dr. William Schaffner, an adviser to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine issues.
For moderators of social platforms such as Facebook, trying to quell the sickening churn of online hate culture is like playing a twisted game of whack a mole. As soon as one online hate group is squashed, another pops up in its place often on another platform. And leaving the radical viewpoints of such groups unchecked, experts say, can have deadly consequences.
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor s Office, the incident took place on August 16 on Euclid Avenue in the City of Euclid.Nhiwatiwa approached the victim when she was waiting for her school bus. He asked her if she needed a ride to school. When the girl refused, Nhiwatiwa drove away, only to return about a minute later. He parked his vehicle, walked up to the girl and exposed his genitals. He then began to urinate on the victim s head, upper body and legs while filming it. When he returned to his car and drove off, that s when the girl called her mother at work to inform about the incident.
She then reached over and opened the dryer door. When she did, the small dog can be seen flopping over backwards and sideways. The dog hopped out of the dryer on its own, and looked wobbly as it ran away, cowering from the girl and keeping its distance. The dog otherwise did not appear to be injured.This Twitter user captured the video and ran it in his feed, calling the girl a "sicko," and told the internet to "do your thing."
TwitterLinkedinA Walmart employee has been shut out of the company s networks after organizing a protest against the retailer s stance on gun sales.Thomas Marshall, a 23 year old category manager in Walmart s San Bruno, Calif. based e commerce business, asked employees to call in sick Tuesday, leave work early on Wednesday, and sign a Change.org petition that urges the company to stop selling firearms and ammunition in the wake of two shootings at the company s stores in recent weeks.
The Walmart corporate employee, identified as Thomas Marshall, sent the mass email to thousands of people within the company s entire e commerce team located in multiple offices across the U.S., Business Insider reported.The email obtained by the news outlet reads, In light of recent events, and in response to corporate s inaction, we are organising a sick out general strike to protest Walmart s profit from the sale of guns.