Category Archives: Science

Compensation for COVID Vaccine injuries?

In a release today Children’s Health Defense calls the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) compensation effort a “tragedy” and a “pathetic, government-run program.” As of April 1, only three out of 8,133 individuals who filed claims after suffering “injuries/death from COVID-19 vaccines” are compensated by the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).

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Marijuana Edibles and Kids

Oklahoma voters rejected legalization of recreational marijuana (State Question 820) early this month for countless reasons. The data showed a dramatic shift from the approved 2018 medical marijuana question.

Maybe voters were overwhelmed at dispensaries on every city block or mass murder at illegal grow sites, or reports of babies eating drug infused edibles. They should be. Edible products often resemble regular treats, including gummies, chocolates, lollipops, and brownies. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, the number of small children who accidentally ate marijuana edibles increased 1,375% between 2017 and 2021. It is a serious problem both rural and urban.

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Joy and wisdom in Dad Jokes

Marc Hye-Knudsen for the British Psychological Society March 14 delves deep into the pedagogical value of a much-maligned art form asserting, “Dad jokes? That’s the way eye roll…

“It might seem tempting to simply dismiss dad jokes as bad jokes, at the same time accusing dads of just having a bad sense of humor, but that would be a mistake. When considered properly, dad jokes are an intricately multi-layered and fascinating phenomenon that reveals a lot not just about how humor and joke-telling work but also about fathers’ psychology and their relationships with their children. Dad jokes work on at least three levels: as puns, as anti-humor, and as a kind of weaponized anti-humor when dads use them to teasingly annoy and/or embarrass their children. It is in this last context that the link between dads and dad jokes is to be found…”

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Damar Hamlin matters to you

Millions of people saw Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapse on the football field January 2. He was tackled, fell down, and at first stood up. Even to aficionados of the game, this looked no different from what usually happens throughout the game.

But then his heart stopped, and he collapsed. At this moment, he has returned home and continues his road to recovery after vigorous CPR on the field. In all likelihood, his promising career is over.

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OK to prevent minor gender transition

Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland has filed legislation to prohibit health care professionals from providing gender transition services to people under the age of 21 in Oklahoma.

House Bill 1011 prohibits health care professionals from providing, attempting to provide or providing a referral for puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and gender reassignment surgeries for healthy people under the age of 21.

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