queerism1969 · 2 months
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Seventy-one percent of cancer deaths are caused by cancers not commonly screened. When cancers are diagnosed early before they have had a chance to spread, the overall five-year survival rate is four times higher than when diagnosed in later stages. A single blood test that can screen for more than 50 cancers seems to work fairly well in the real world, a preliminary study reveals. The Galleri test detects a cancer signal shared by more than 50 types of cancer through a simple blood draw. The test has a 0.5% false positive rate, which means it is highly accurate. If you look at the 12 cancers that account for two-thirds of all cancer deaths in the U.S., this test finds 67% of them. The NHS system in England is doing a large-scale study to save billions by finding cancers and treating them in the early stages. Experts called the findings an "important first step" in seeing how the so-called multi-cancer early detection test could fit into real-world care. Source: The Guardian (link in bio) #science #progress #prevention https://www.instagram.com/p/CkivNXuujWd/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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kiindr · 2 months
if you're having a bad day:
you're still loved
you tried your best
you have what it takes to get past this
you have support available should you need it
it is okay to feel overwhelmed
please cry if you have to
if it affects you, it is important
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bbybunni3 · 4 days
Grieving, what truly is it? Some people mention the 5 stages of grief but in reality its never really those five you truly feel. You dont always feel guilty, angry, or sad. Sometimes you dont even accept theyre gone, you will never truly forgive yourself if you were the one who survived. You wont ever forgive yourself or accept that they're dead especially if its suicide, you dont always circle the 5 stages of grief. Some people dont make it past anger, some people are so angry for surviving longer than the person they love to the fact that they kill so they feel better about themself. Some people arent monsters for doing what they do to cope, some people just need a reminder from right and wrong. Some people maybe just need a hug. Some people survive anothers suicide and realize how truly lucky they are and they dont grieve they only accept, that isnt selfish at all. Grieving and not grieving is okay. Taking your own life because you feel upset that you survived someone else's murder you are not alone. No one will truly ever be alone, no one will truly be hated either, there is more love in this world than hate yet people focus on the hate because its more impacting this world rather than love. It will be okay if you are grieving a loved one that passed, just know that there will always be someone to grieve with, you're not alone.
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idkhowifeel · 1 year
In honor of suicide prevention month I’ll be killing myself
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cricketcat9 · 2 months
Dudettes and also dudes: 
please, I beg you, 🙏🏼 develop strong bones! And balance! A friend fell for no good reason and shattered her leg in a million pieces. For a second time, the second leg, just when the first one started to heal from the previous fall. She has a few pounds of hardware in that leg. She’s bedridden AGAIN, which will weaken her muscles and make her more prone to falling. It’s fucking heartbreaking, and it happens all the time among my age group. 😫
No, drinking milk is NOT preventing osteoporosis.
Start exercising in whichever way you can, and lifting, whatever you can, and it will NOT “make you look masculine.” Get to it please 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 advanced osteoporosis is horrible
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xeptum · 2 years
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hope this helps🙏
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justkleinerthoughts · 11 months
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ifelllikeastar · 5 months
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queerism1969 · 1 year
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thehappybroadcast · 1 month
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Scientists have harnessed the power of a woman’s hyper-sensitive sense of smell to develop a test to determine whether people have Parkinson’s disease. The test has been years in the making after academics realised that Joy Milne could smell the condition. The 72-year-old from Perth, Scotland, has a rare condition that gives her a heightened sense of smell. She noticed that her late husband, Les, developed a different odour when he was 33 – 12 years before he was diagnosed with the disease, which leads to parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. Milne, nicknamed “the woman who can smell Parkinson’s”, described a musky aroma, different from his normal scent. Years later, academics at the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough by developing a test that can identify people with Parkinson’s disease using a simple cotton bud run along the back of the neck. Source: The Guardian (link in bio) #science #progress #prevention https://www.instagram.com/p/Cks7dXSrWbK/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
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Yes, bugs could be hiding!
Use neem oil as prevention for your babies! 💚 I often use a milder solution.
I get the neem oil concentrate and make the solution myself. It gives me the flexibility to prepare my own strength and at the same time it is cheaper.
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informationsorter · 9 months
Let’s talk about doxxing.
What is doxxing?
Basically, doxxing is when someone finds out your personal information (real life address, place of work, phone number, legal name, etc) and shares that information online, usually with the goal of adding weight to their threats.
People who are doxxed often receive threats of violence, death, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Especially when the doxxed info is shared publicly, such as in a hate group where the members all agree to threaten, harass, or attack the same target.
Sometimes a person who has been doxxed will be shown their own information, as proof that the attacker has it, and may then be threatened, coerced, or extorted.
The fact that these threats come from people who have the necessary information to follow through on them, turns them from online bullying into real actionable threats. It is a serious matter, although many online trolls treat it as just another form of online harassment. The difference is that doxxing takes it from "just online" to being a genuine threat - because now, anyone can find you in person.
“Doxing or doxxing is the act of publicly revealing previously private personal information about an individual or organization, usually via the internet.” - Wikipedia
"To search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the internet, typically with malicious intent.   "hackers and online vigilantes routinely dox both public and private figures" “ - Oxford Language Dictionary “Today, doxing means publishing someone’s information online without their permission. It can also apply specifically to uncovering the real person behind an anonymous username, and exposing that person’s real identity online.” - avast.com (Note: This is a site selling computer security/protection)
Results of doxxing can range from relatively benign, to outright dangerous.
- Signing a person up for unwanted mail - Ordering deliveries to a person's house, that the delivery service will be expecting payment for - Sending packages intended to threaten or scare the person (eg paying to ship a box of live insects/arachnids to their front door) - Turning up at a persons house or place of work to intimidate them - Stalking - Identity theft - Calling the police on a person, using a fake tip off - Selling your information to others - Trespassing on your property - Assault - General in-person harassment
What counts as doxxing?
Uncovering and sharing (or threatening to share) a person's: - Real name/identity (rather than their chosen username) - Address - Place of work - Work address - Phone Number
How does it happen?
Attackers can purchase your personal information from someone who has used "detective work", scamming/phishing, and/or malware to obtain it.
Attackers can collect "crumbs" of information about a person, and put them together to reveal personal information.
Attackers can also be people who know you in real life, and have decided to share your information publicly online for various reasons. This includes instances such as politicians doxxing their critics, a member of police doxxing abortion providers, or rich/famous people doxxing their victims in order to keep them quiet.
"Crumbs" that can be used to identify you: - Using your legal name online (even just the first name), - Mentioning what country/state you live in, - Being open about where you went to school, - Sharing your age, or date of birth, - Sharing your nationality (particularly when you are a minority in the area you live in), - Sharing photographs of yourself or your family (especially with landmarks or identifying information visible), - Sharing your physical address, email address, and/or phone number, - Sharing your location (such as through posting reviews, asking for recommendations, or through any social media which requests your location), - Sharing information about your family, particularly your children's names, schools, and ages, - Photographs of your car which may have your license plate, disability information, and/or registration visible, - The answers to common identification questions, such as the name of your first dog, your mother's maiden name, the name of the street you grew up on, etc - Sharing photographs of bank cards, IDs, drivers licences, bank cheques, pay cheques/payslips, car registration or ownership papers, birth certificates, passports, etc. Even if you think you've removed all identifying information, or that only your friends are going to see the pic, it is still a potential source of personal information.
In addition, your IP address is linked to your physical location. This is how police track people down. A clever scammer may be able to use this in order to obtain all of your personal information at once.
"Doxers have a range of methods they use to collect information about their targets. They can exploit your IP address, comb through your social media profiles, buy data from data brokers, use phishing campaigns, and even intercept internet traffic." - avast.com  (Note: This is a site selling computer security/protection)
What are the effects of being doxxed?
Many people who have been doxxed feel forced to change their address, install additional security, and often feel that they must leave social media either permanently or until they are safe again.
Even recieving a dox threat can be enough to affect a person's mental health in an extreme way.
A person who has been doxxed may also require significant therapy.
Can you prevent it?
You do not need to live in fear. It is unlikely that you will ever be targeted.
The people most commonly doxxed are targeted due to controveries and political differences. Ie: celebrities, politicians, journalists, "controversial" healthcare workers (such as staff at abortion clinics).
There are cases of people being doxxed because they are wrongly suspected of committing crimes (eg after the Boston Marathon bombing).
That being said, there are definitely assholes out there who will attempt to, or threaten to, dox anyone they disagree with - as has recently been seen here on tumblr.
In general, to limit the personal information "crumbs" out there, you should: - Use different usernames and passwords for each social media account. - Make your social media accounts private (so that only people on your friends list can view them). - Do not use your legal name, or share personal information such as where you live. - Do not tell people the answers to your identification questions (i.e.: "What was the name of your first pet", etc). And yes this includes those "fun" facebook games where you tell everyone about yourself, or where you use personal information to "see what your stripper name is". - If viewing a "dodgy" site which you suspect might sell your information, use false information. The added benefit is that when a telemarketer calls up and asks for "Mrs Betty Baguette", you will know immediately that it is not a legitimate call. (Yes, they will say the name that you wrote down, even if it is obviously fake.) - Learn how to recognize phishing scams, and always check the email address, website URL, etc before opening, clicking, or responding in any way. - Consider a VPN or proxy (which will hide your IP address). - Avoid logging into websites using a third party (eg logging into Pinterest with your Facebook account). This connects the accounts, and makes it easier for attackers to find all of your accounts and gather information from them.
What should you do if someone threatens to dox you?
- Don't delete it. - Document the evidence. Take screenshots of everything, even if you aren't sure if the person is serious. - Report the threat to the people in charge of the site (eg on Tumblr, you would click the three dots in the top righthand corner, and select "report"). - If you are under age, tell your parents, legal guardians, or a trusted adult. Tell them everything, and show them the evidence. - Find out if doxxing, or threatening to dox, is a crime in your area. Sometimes it counts as a threat if there are accompanying threats of violence or death. If it is a crime in your area, report it to your local authorities. Even if they don't act on it, having evidence that you've reported it can help make them take it more seriously if the behaviour escalates. - Create completely new passwords for all of your accounts, and put multi-factor authentication in place where possible (preferably using the text system, if you suspect your email address may be compromised). - Do not click any suspicious links or open any suspicious emails, as in doing so you may be opening your computer up to malware. - If the threat feels serious, you may want to consider increasing your home security measures, and changing your phone number, usernames, and any other identifying information.
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idkhowifeel · 1 year
My parents:
pay for private lessons so I can get good grades at school ✅
pay an expert to help me and prevent me from committing suicide tomorrow ❌🤬
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ucsdhealthsciences · 5 months
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Canadian Study, with UC San Diego Support, Provides Seniors with Tools to Fight Dementia
The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) at UC San Diego School of Medicine has partnered with Canada’s largest dementia research initiative, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), to launch an innovative online program that offers older adults the opportunity to increase their knowledge of dementia, improve lifestyle risk factors and engage with researchers.
The program, Brain Health PRO (BHPro), offers interactive digital educational modules to empower older adults to improve their physical and mental health, and modify their risk factors for dementia.
BHPro was created through the Canadian Therapeutic Platform Trial for Multidomain Interventions to Prevent Dementia (CAN-THUMBS UP) program, which is part of the CCNA and involves collaboration with the ADCS. The online program focuses on seven different modifiable dementia risk domains: exercise, nutrition, sleep, psychological and social health, cognitive engagement, heart health, and vision and hearing.
For each, the program includes 10-minute educational videos, as well as interactive activities for users to complete. One of the unique aspects of this program will be some of the information gained through wearable devices in its participants. They will be sent smart devices that will record brain activity during sleep, and track their physical activity. These measures will allow researchers to evaluate the impact of the program on participants’ everyday activities and risk factors for dementia. The study of BHPro will support 350 older adults across Canada who have at least one risk factor for dementia, with the goal of seeing participants’ dementia risk reduced throughout the yearlong study.
ADCS has provided leadership and partnership to this project from its inception. Its unique infrastructure has been fundamental to the successful support and launch of the CAN-THUMBS UP program. Howard Feldman, MD, co-director of the ADCS, serves as a member of the co-principal investigator team of CAN-THUMBS UP, and is joined by several UC San Diego faculty and staff members who serve as part of the CTU Steering Committee and Study Operations Team.
“It’s timely to be working with CCNA on this project,” Feldman said. “BHPro’s innovative approach aligns with our own commitment to dementia education, better understanding of lifestyle factors affecting dementia outcomes, and modification of risk factors through new approaches.”
A complementary ADCS study called HALT-AD is being launched in San Diego at UC San Diego. HALT-AD, a pilot study for the Healthy Actions and Lifestyles to Avoid Dementia or Hispanos y el ALTo a la Demencia, is a bilingual, bicultural co-created program. This program is designed and will be available for adults in the community who wish to join an education program and discussion groups enabling them to learn more about dementia, and practice preventive actions.
In addition to these educational initiatives directed at dementia prevention, the ADCS was the recent recipient of a $50 million gift from the Epstein Family Foundation to UC San Diego to support two programs: one for gene therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and the other, a “powder for pennies” (P4P) program, designed to expedite the testing of existing or repurposed drugs and natural products for its treatment.
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and its current clinical trials, visit www.adcs.org.
(BHPro is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the ASC, and was created through the Canadian Therapeutic Platform Trial for Multidomain Interventions to Prevent Dementia {CAN-THUMBS UP} program, which is part of the CCNA. To learn more, please visit www.canthumbsup.ca.)
— Daniel Bennett
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