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Low carb, high fat diets may reduce seizures in tough-to-treat epilepsy

Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments

Low carb, high fat diets may reduce seizures in tough-to-treat epilepsy


Nov 10, 2014 - 0 comments


Just when you think you've heard it all. Here
comes another scam. This

scam is very clever. Be very careful out
there! One could easily fall for

this - beware of people bearing

There is a new and clever credit card scam. Please
circulate this.

Someone it happened to says it works like

Wednesday a week ago, I had a
phone call from someone who said that he was

from some outfit
called: "Express Couriers" asking if I was going to be

because there was a package for me, and the caller said that

delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. And sure

about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up
with a beautiful

basket of flowers and wine. I was very surprised
since it did not involve

any special occasion or holiday, and I
certainly didn't expect anything

like it. Intrigued about who
would send me such a gift, I inquired as to

who the sender is.
The delivery man's reply was, he was only delivering

the gift
package, but allegedly a card was being sent separately;

card has never arrived!). There was also a consignment note
with the gift.

He then went on to explain that because the gift
contained alcohol, there

was a $3.50 "delivery charge" as proof
that he had actually delivered the

package to an adult, and not
just left it on the doorstep where it could

be stolen or taken by

This sounded logical and I offered to pay him
cash. He then said that the

company required the payment to be by
credit or debit card only so that

everything is properly
accounted for.

My husband, who by this time was standing beside
me, pulled his wallet out

of his pocket with the credit/debit
card, and 'John', the "delivery man",

asked my husband to swipe
the card on the small mobile card machine which

had a small
screen and keypad where Frank was also asked to enter the

PIN and security number. A receipt was printed out and given to

To our horrible surprise,
between Thursday and the
following Monday,

$4,000 had been
charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various


It appeared that somehow the "mobile credit card
machine" which the

delivery man carried now had all the info
necessary to create a "dummy"

card with all our card details
after my husband swiped our card and

entered the requested PIN
and security number.

Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on
our card, we

immediately notified the bank which issued us the
card, and our

credit/debit account was

We also personally went to the Police, where it
was confirmed that it is

definitely a scam because several
households had been similarly hit.

WARNING: Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift
or package", which you

neither expected nor personally ordered,
especially if it involves any

kind of payment as a condition of
receiving the gift or package. Also,

never accept anything if you
do not personally know or there is no proper

identification of
who the sender is.

Above all, the only time you should give out any
personal credit/debit

card information is when you yourself
initiated the purchase or transaction!

If you pass this on, it may just prevent someone
else from being swindled!

Secondary Transmission live virus vaccine shedding

Nov 09, 2014 - 0 comments

After getting a live virus vaccine, you can shed and transmit vaccine strain virus to other people

Beware of supermarket olive oil

Nov 08, 2014 - 7 comments

Much if not most of the olive oils in your local supermarket and gourmet store are mislabeled, stale, or even rancid.
The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Extra Virgin Suicide.” It reports that much of the olive oil sold in your local supermarket is adulterated with cheap soybean and other inferior oils. That's very disturbing because most soy oil comes from genetically modified soybeans.
NBC News reports that “fake olive oil is rampant.”
CBS News adds: “Consumers who think they're buying one of the healthiest foods on the planet often get something very different.”
“American grocery stores are awash in cheap, fake ‘extra virgins,’” confirms The Wall Street Journal.
A feature story on ABC’s Good Morning America was headlined, “Olive Oil Fraud Rampant.”
Forbes magazine warns: "Here's the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam."
Big money is involved, triggering widespread counterfeiting, dilution, and product substitution by foreign producers.
It's almost impossible to police these shady foreign operators because they are beyond the reach of U.S. regulators.
Do your research!!