Dollar General loses diabetes discrimination suit

Dollar General is facing a $250,000 bill over two bottles of juice

  • Dollar General facing $250K bill over 2 bottles of juice
  • Dollar General had argued that Atkins already had special accommodations available that she chose not to use.
  • (CNN) Two bottles of orange juice each worth just $1.69 could wind up costing retail giant Dollar General more than $250,000.
  • Atkins is diabetic and took the juice to stave off diabetic shock, a federal jury heard.
  • Dollar General fired Linda Adkins for “grazing,” or consuming store products before paying

Federal court has awarded more than $277,000 to a diabetic former Dollar General employee after she was fired her for drinking orange juice without first paying.
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For People With Type 1 Diabetes, An ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Is Almost Here : Shots

  • The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system is the closest thing to an artificial pancreas for people with Type 1 diabetes.
  • FDA Approves The First Automated Insulin System For Type 1 Diabetes
  • With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas makes little or no insulin so people have to replace it with either multiple daily injections or a pump.
  • For people with Type 1 diabetes, that’s massively important,” he said, adding that the overall 24/7 burden reduction means better quality of life. “
  • Some people simply don’t want to be strapped to devices, even if it means better diabetes control.

The new system joins a continuous glucose monitor with an insulin pump, which work together to keep blood sugar from going too high or too low. That will make it safer to sleep through the night.
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Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams: BDO darts legend has prostate cancer

BDO darts player Martin Adams has revealed he is being treated for prostate cancer

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  • Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams: BDO darts legend has prostate cancer
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  • “I’m waiting for an appointment in November and hopefully that’ll be the point the consultant says ‘You’re doing very well Mr Adams, we’ll see you in three months’ time’,” said Adams.
  • Martin Adams has been playing in the BDO since 1988, winning the World Championships and World Masters three times
  • Following his diagnosis, Adams has missed some tournaments during the summer throughout his radiotherapy course but has been playing in exhibition tournaments and is still ranked as number five in the BDO.

Three-time BDO darts world champion Martin Adams reveals he is being treated for prostate cancer.
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A Virtual Visit to a Relative in Jail

Looking to visit a relative in jail? A virtual visit may be all you get:  h/t @MayaSchenwar

  • But at least we can allow people in jail to see their loved ones face to face.
  • The practical benefits of face-to-face visits for people in jail are well established: They help them maintain a connection to the outside world and prepare them for life after release, reducing recidivism.
  • Jails are embracing the practice, in part because video visitation is less time-consuming and requires fewer staff members than in-person visits.
  • The second time I tried a video visit, I succeeded in connecting.
  • All “visits” were to be conducted via video, through Securus’s system.

I wasn’t allowed to see my sister in person. We could “meet” only via video.
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This Guy Paid $26,000 For Cosmetic Surgery To Look Like David Beckham And It Was Clearly Money Well Spent

This guy paid $26,000 to look like David Beckham...

  • The Guy Paid $26,000 For Cosmetic Surgery To Look Like David Beckham And It Was Clearly Money Well Spent
  • Now meet Jack Johnson (not that Jack Johnson ), a 19-year-old from the UK who has spent £20,000 so far (approximately $26,000 USD) to look like David Beckham, and he plans to spend another £30,000 before he reaches his goal.
  • Just kidding, the guy looks like hell.
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  • We’ve already met the 33-year-old man who spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber , the 30-year-old wife and mother who spent $25,000 to look like Jennifer Lawrence, and this other lady who dropped $30 grand to look like Kim Kardashian .

A 19-year-old British man went on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ to talk about his quest to look like David Beckham, but people weren’t buying it.
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Young women at ‘highest mental health risk’

  • Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.
  • New figures suggest that in England, one in four 16 to 24-year-olds reported symptoms of mental health problems, an increase from one in five people in 2009.
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Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.
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Less meat, more talk. How the Mediterranean diet is not just about food:  #R4in4

  • Eat a Mediterranean diet to improve your health
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Italian chef Georgio Locatelli on the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.
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‘Artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes wins FDA approval

'Artificial pancreas' for type 1 diabetes wins FDA approval:

  • ‘Artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes wins FDA approval
  • Bolus insulin refers to the extra doses of insulin a normally functioning pancreas makes in response to eating food.
  • In those with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food.
  • The system measures a patient’s glucose levels every five minutes and either administers or withholds insulin as needed, helping patients maintain glucose levels within the normal range the majority of the time.
  • The first-of-its-kind device, the size of a cell phone, monitors and treats patients with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.

The FDA approved a so-called artificial pancreas this week: a cell-phone-size medical device to monitor and treat patients with type 1 diabetes.
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A bad diet is worse than drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined

A bad diet is worse than drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined @l_haddad @cnni  #FutureDiets

  • Changing diets – “Bad diets are a big problem affecting all countries.
  • An estimated 45.4% of deaths among children under five can be linked to poor diet.
  • Changing diets – In Africa, urbanization has fueled an increase in processed food purchases, street foods and food from cheap restaurants — which may contain high levels of saturated fats, salt and sugar.
  • Huge implications – The report warns of huge health implications globally if people don’t change their diets.
  • But we can and do also buy unhealthy things — processed meats, sugary drinks, highly processed food,” Haddad says.

Whether it’s too much junk food or a lack of nutritious food, malnutrition caused by bad eating habits is rapidly increasing.
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Special delivery for cancer-stricken father

Special delivery for cancer-stricken father:

  • (CNN) There is never a good time to find out you have cancer.
  • Cagney Wenk was recovering from brain surgery as his fiancee went into labor
  • Cagney Wenk holds his newborn son, Levon.
  • But the bad news couldn’t have come at a worst moment for expectant father Cagney Wenk.
  • There was no talk about cancer in that delivery room, only hope for a bright future — for everyone.

There is never a good time to find out you have cancer. But the bad news couldn’t have come at a worst moment for expectant father Cagney Wenk.
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