Trump warns N. Korea it would 'regret' threatening U.S.

Hours after saying U.S. military options regarding North Korea were “locked and loaded,” President Trump on Friday warned that country’s leader would “regret it fast” if he made any threats against the United States.

“If he utters one threat, in the form of an overt threat — which, by the way he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years — or if he does anything with respect to Guam or anyplace else that’s an American territory, or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast,” Trump said at his New Jersey golf resort.

And Trump distanced himself from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comment earlier in the day that she did not “see a military solution to this conflict.”

“Let her speak for Germany,” Trump said. “Perhaps she is referring to Germany. She’s certainly not referring to the United States, that I can tell you.”

Trump’s reference to possible U.S. action in the event of a threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un marked a shift from his remarks just a few hours earlier, when he said American would respond should Pyongyang “act unwisely.” All week long, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have said U.S. actions would come in response to North Korean actions — not the incendiary threats that the repressive regime has made on a routine basis for decades.

The president also dismissed criticisms that his fiery rhetoric has escalated the first serious international confrontation of his barely 200-day-old administration.

“My critics are only saying that because it’s me,” he said. “If somebody else uttered the exact same words that I uttered, they’d say, ‘What a great statement, what a wonderful statement.’”

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Earlier in the day, Trump warned on Twitter that “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

It was not clear exactly what sort of “military solutions” Trump was referring to or what precisely would constitute unwise action by the North Korean leader.

Asked at his afternoon event to elaborate on the tweet, Trump declined to offer specifics. “I think it’s pretty obvious. We are looking at that very carefully and I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean,” he said.

North Korea had said on Thursday it was putting together a plan to fire four missiles in the direction of the U.S. territory of Guam, a Pacific island that is home to large American military installations.

Trump’s warning came a day after Mattis told reporters in Silicon Valley that the U.S. effort to “get this under control” was “diplomatically led,” “gaining traction,” and “gaining diplomatic results.”

Mattis emphasized that he wanted to “stay right there right now” and warned that the cost of conflict could be “catastrophic,” but also that when it comes to the U.S. military, “We are ready.”

Tensions have steadily escalated since July, when North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles — tests that showed its rockets could reach U.S. soil, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The United States responded by rallying an unusual 15-0 United Nations Security Council vote in favor of a package of tough new economic sanctions on the regime. This week, news outlets have reported that American intelligence confirmed a finding by Japan’s defense ministry that North Korea has likely developed warheads small enough to fit on its missiles.

Trump, speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, bluntly declared: “This man will not get away with what he’s doing, believe me.”

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WHO Ranks Antibiotics to Fight Life-Threatening Antibiotic Resistance

In June the World Health Organization (WHO) published a new classification of antibiotics aimed at fighting drug resistance, with penicillin-type drugs recommended as the first line of defense, and others only when absolutely necessary. [1]

(What’s more, although the issues outlined in the video above hold true, it is also true that creating new antibiotics isn’t so profitable for drug companies. This creates little incentive to spend money on further research, instead of just churning out what is already available in the market.)

It is the largest revision of the antibiotics section in the WHO Essential Medicines List in its 40-year history.

Scientists have warned that drug resistance is a health crisis in the making, and could kill more people than cancer. To put that in perspective, the WHO said in 2014 that it expected cancer cases to surge 57% worldwide over the next 2 decades.

Thirty-nine antibiotics for 21 common syndromes are included in the “Essential Medicines List.” They are broken down into 3 groups:

  • “Access” – Bacteria are less likely to develop resistance to drugs on the “Access” list, including widely-used amoxicillin, cefalexin, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, and doxycycline.
  • “Watch” – The “Watch” group includes antibiotics with a higher potential for resistance, and so are recommended as first or second choice treatments for a few, select illnesses. The WHO says these medications – including quinolones, fluoroquinolones, and carbapenems – should be “prioritized as key targets of stewardship programs and monitoring.”
  • “Reserve” – Finally, the “Reserve” group includes “last resort” antibiotics which the WHO says “should be accessible, but whose use should be tailored to highly specific patients and settings, when all alternatives have failed.” In other words, serious, life-threatening infections due to multi-drug resistant bacteria. [1] [2]

Fluoroquinolones are fluoride-based antibiotics with links to severe neurological side effects, including severe pain, neuropathy, and paralysis, as well as other complications. The FDA slapped a “black box” warning, the agency’s most serious warning, on the drug class due to its potential to cause major health issues – bigger issues than fluoroquinolones are often prescribed to treat.

Source: Business Insider

Read: A Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Takes Life of Elderly Woman

Colistin, a polymyxin, has been in the news quite a bit in recent years because its overuse in livestock has caused bacteria to grow increasingly resistant to it. It’s placement on the “Reserve” list raises questions about how producers of such antibiotics could make money, according to Suzanne Hill, WHO’s Director of Essential Medicines and Health Products. [1]

She said:

“What we need to do is stop paying for antibiotics based on how many times they are prescribed, to discourage use. We don’t want colistin used very frequently. In fact, we don’t want it used at all.

What we need to do as a global community is work out how we pay the company not to market colistin and not to promote it and to keep it in reserve.”

Hill acknowledged the economic incentive system in drug development revolves around sales and it is likely there will be “a very large economic impact” for drug companies that make antibiotics in the “Reserve” category. [3]

The list takes into account antibiotic use in farm animals, and was developed together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health.

Source: Nature


The WHO writes that the changes are intended “to ensure that antibiotics are available when needed, and that the right antibiotics are prescribed for the right infections.” [2]

The international health body adds:

“It should enhance treatment outcomes, reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria, and preserve the effectiveness of ‘last resort” antibiotics that are needed when all others fail. These changes support WHO’s Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, which aims to fight the development of drug resistance by ensuring the best use of antibiotics.” [4]

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director-general for health systems and innovation at the WHO, said the WHO doesn’t see the list changes as “a quick-fix solution,” but scientific evidence backs the notion that it could cut the number of dangerous infections. [3]


[1] Reuters

[2] World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines

[3] The Washington Post

[4] World Health Organization

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CNN: ‘Dangerous’ ‘Fascist’ Trump Threatening Our Lives With His WWE Tweet

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11:00:47 AM Eastern

BRIAN STELTER: But on Twitter he’s wrestling with — us. Look at this video from his Twitter account this morning. This is a WWE wrestle mania video from years ago when Trump used to show up at WWF/WWE events. You can see that the CNN logo has been superimposed onto the other fighter’s face. Now, this showed up on a Reddit message board days ago. Now it’s showing up on the president of the United States’ own Twitter feed.

The early reactions in the last 90 minutes have ranged from this is juvenile, ridiculous, idiotic, or wait no it’s just funny. He’s just having fun. Wait, no it’s actually scary, dangerous. We’ve heard a wide range of reactions to this. And we have a panel standing by. But first CNN’s response.

The strongest statement I’ve seen from CNN or any news outlet this year in response to the President’s attacks. Quote: “It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Cleary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing North Korea, and working on the health care bill he is involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.” The statement from CNN ends by saying: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”


STELTER: The President’s strategy, let’s think about this, he’s trying to build up news outlets that promote him while trying to tear down outlets that dare to challenge him. He is promoting his friends in the media, talking with friendly interviewers who won’t ask him tough questions while he’s demeaning voices who criticize him.


STELTER: Is this President trying to impersonate Hugo Chavez? Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Vladimir Putin? Because, this is exactly the kind of language that leaders use when they’re trying to undermine the press. Of course, the American press is much more free than reporters in places like Russia and Turkey and Venezuela.


CARL BERNSTEIN: First it’s not just anti-CNN. It’s anti-freedom of the press. It’s anti-freedom of speech. It is a definitive statement by the President of the United States. I think it also goes to the question that many military leaders in this questions raised by military leaders in this country now. By the intelligence community. By people in congress, about the stability of the President of the United States. This is an index of his state of mind, visually.

It’s very disturbing. There’s nothing like light hearted about it whatsoever. It is an incitement. It is definitive, as I say, in the way this president views a free press and its exercise under the first amendment to the constitution. And let me add one thing here about Hillary Clinton and our coverage of Hillary Clinton and her server, that Donald Trump and his people thought at the time was an example of great news by the same news institutions that he is now calling fake news. When it suits him, it’s great news. When it doesn’t, it’s fake news. And the nexus of fake news in America is the Trump White House.

STELTER: I’m glad we have an hour because we’re going to unpack everything you just said.


STELTER: So, Ben I’m curious from your perspective do you have a message for the President about sharing a video like this?

BEN FERGUSON: Look, I think we got to put it in perspective. This has been going around on Twitter. I think when I saw it, I eventually laughed at it because I thought it was actually one of the more humorous moments of the real fighting back and forth that the President has had with the media. I don’t think it incites violence. I think you people are stretching when they imply that. Wrestling is fake. Everybody knows that wrestling is fake. This was something that you just need to have just an ounce of humor, and just kind of look at this and say, “This may actually be a little bit of a funny moment for this. You could look at it and say it’s clever –

STELTER [Interrupting Ferguson]: Okay, you can look at it and say it’s clever. You can say wrestling is fake. Security threats are real. And Ben you suffer from this just like the rest of us do. You get hate mail that sometimes threatens your life. And that’s what’s happening to folks at CNN right now. I’ve seen some of the trash that’s coming to people’s inboxes. How can we look at this video and not think that it’s actually going to cause even more of those threats more of that hate to fester out there?

FERGUSON: Look, I think you obviously have reached a intense moment between the President, and the media, where he feels like there are people out there in the media that they’re entire day is surrounded by trying to go after the President, and turning stories into bigger news than maybe it really is. And that’s one of the things that we saw this last week that he’s trying to capitalize on. He’s trying to make it abundantly clear that there are people in the media who have made it their personal mission and their job to destroy this President. And when you look at something like that he just tweeted out, and we try to turn this in to a bigger story, as if he’s inciting violence, which is just not the reality –

STELTER [Interrupting Ferguson again]: Who’s turning it into a bigger story, Ben? This is what the President of the United States decided to post today. He could have posted about health care. He could have responded to citizen’s concerns—

FERGUSON: You’re playing into the exact point that I’m making here and the point that I’m making is, you’re over– I think everyone’s trying to over make this into too big of a deal, over aggregate this. It took me three seconds to retweet that tweet earlier saying we’re going to talk about this this morning. I’m sure the President saw it and thought it was pretty funny and said I’m going to retweet this. It took him seven seconds. It didn’t take him 72 hours or 24 hours.


STELTER: What he does for seven seconds can hurt people.


DAVID ZURAWIK: Well, look, first I want to say I couldn’t disagree more with Ben. And I think the dangerous thing is to say: “Oh, have a sense of humor, let’s just laugh at it.” You can kill somebody in seven seconds. That’s part of the problem with social media. Is people don’t think about what they say. And they put out hateful, nasty stuff like this.


ZURAWIK: And it is a disturbing look at the man running the country. Look, you take somebody and slam them physically to the ground, you put a logo on identifying them. That’s what fascists did in the 30’s to people. This is not something, Ben, that you laugh about say: “Oh ho ho ho. It’s only 7 seconds what a funny thing. Get a sense of humor, Yuk it up.””


STELTER: We’re talking about the media very broadly. It included reporters and it also includes commentators. And I think there’s a lot of commentators who are very disturbed by the President, some of whom may go overboard sometimes.


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Cannabis oil (CBD) CURES 12-year-old girl of life-threatening seizures

Image: Cannabis oil (CBD) CURES 12-year-old girl of life-threatening seizures

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Cannabis oil (CBD) has saved a 12-year-old girl from having life-threatening seizures caused by a rare form of epilepsy. Earlier this year, Annalise Lujan was competing in a Tucson gymnastics competition when she started vomiting and lost all feeling in her legs.

“By her fourth event, she just couldn’t move. She couldn’t walk. She just was exhausted, tired, not feeling well,” Maryann Estrada-Lujan, Annalise’s mother told KVOA.

When her parents took her to the Banner University Medical Center (UMC) in Tucson, Annalise was diagnosed with a stomach bug and sent home. The next night, however, she had her first seizure. Concerned about the health of their daughter, Annalise’s parents took her back to the UMC. Again, she was sent home without further treatment. The next morning her condition deteriorated quickly, with the girl being plagued by more seizures.

As her parents rushed her to the hospital, the 12-year-old fell into a crippling seizure. According to her mom, she was put on life support and was put into an induced coma to save her brain from damage. Two and a half weeks later she was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where doctors diagnosed her with an extremely rare epilepsy syndrome called Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES).

As noted by Annalise’s dad, only one in a million children will get this syndrome. Experts believe that this little-understood condition occurs after an ordinary cold or stomach virus spreads to the brain or autoimmune system.

It usually starts two weeks after a child has had a mild fever. FIRES then quickly gets worse until patients have seizures continuously, with some children having up to 100 seizures a day. Since these constant seizures can lead to brain injury and death, doctors had to put her into an induced coma.

Annalise came out of the coma after less than 48-hours of CBD treatment

To bring her back to the living, doctors had to find a way to control the seizures. Unfortunately, regular anti-epilepsy drugs don’t work on this extremely rare condition. This prompted Annelise’s mother to research other, alternative ways to save her daughter’s life.

During her search, she stumbled on a cannabis-derived drug, called cannabidiol or CBD oil. Unlike Rick Simpson’s hemp oil, which is known for its cancer-fighting properties, CBD oil has very low levels of THC, which is the substance that creates the cannabis high.

With the substance not being approved at that time and no other route to take, Annalise’s doctors had to rush CBD’s approval through the FDA and DEA. Currently, cannabis for both medical and recreational use is legal in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Nevada, California, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Less than 48 hours after her first CBD oil treatment, the 12-year-old was cured of the constant seizures and opened her eyes.

“She opened her eyes, and she was scared. She was afraid. She cried. And, I whispered to her that she was very strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s strong, and she needed to keep breathing, and she did,” Maryann said.

Although Annalise remains in the hospital for further recovery and to regain the cognitive functions she had before, cannabidiol oil has saved this little girl’s life.

The Daily Mail Online reported on a groundbreaking study where scientists at New York University and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital discovered that CBD could reduce convulsive seizures by nearly 50 percent in children under 18 with the Dravet syndrome. Another rare and severe form of epilepsy.

While experts don’t want to call it a cure, because patients must keep taking it daily to prevent seizures, CBD oil offers hope for nearly three million Americans who suffer from epilepsy. For a third of these people, standard epilepsy drugs do not work to control their symptoms. They may even do more harm than good.

Though there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the medical use of marijuana, more people are discovering its amazing healing effects.  Annalise’s family has started a GoFundMe page to raise awareness about the rare condition and the use of CBD oil.

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