I don’t know about you, but I like my philanthropy to include some unrestrained joy to go along with the … Continue reading Two fun (and important!) benefits to add to your calendar (now with 100% more goats!)
That funding was part of the larger Gates Foundation fight against malaria and dengue fever; they’ve disbursed more than $2 billion so far, for research and development on “more effective treatments, diagnostics, mosquito-control measures, and a safe and effective malaria vaccine.” Continue reading A New Patch to Keep Mosquitoes from Sniffing You Out
“Higher glucose levels may be a risk factor for dementia,” report the thirteen authors of a National Institutes of Health-funded study, “even among persons without diabetes.” Continue reading Dementia Fed by High Blood Sugar Levels? A Definite Maybe.
Last June, the American Medical Association turned up the heat by voting to oppose the lifetime ban, saying gay men could be treated like other high-risk groups. That development was followed by a nationwide protest last week, as gay men volunteered to visit blood donation centers and go through the humiliating process of being publicly told they couldn’t donate. Continue reading Gay Activists Fight the Squick Factor in Blood-Donation Ban
Yesterday afternoon, the Everett Herald’s Jerry Cornfield reported that the delay in approving a Washington State budget was truly fishy: “Boeing’s opposition to fish study a sticking point in budget,” went the headline. With a government shutdown to come in fewer than five days, it might seem strange that negotiations are getting hung up on a mundane study of how often people eat fish. Continue reading Why That Fish You Ordered is Holding Up the State Budget
“One year, a company gave me one square foot of its booth table at one of the adult conventions, and that’s when I started trying to explain to people what the hell you do with a vibrating duck.” Continue reading Sex Educator Gets Ducked by “I Rub My Duckie” Sex-Toy Maker
Nordstrom and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) are your hosts for the 31st annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge race-slash-fundraiser at Husky Stadium this Sunday, May 19. But first, the traffic. Expect Montlake Boulevard NE between NE 44th Street and NE Pacific Street to be closed by 7:30 a.m. for staging. Continue reading “Beat the Bridge” Diabetes Fun Run-Walk-Roll Hits Montlake Sunday