Claire Galofaro and Lindsay Whitehurst Associated Press Published 1:36 PM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Salt Lake City – The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills inside, the markings of pharmaceutical-grade oxycodone stamped onto the surface. The young man took out two, crushed and snorted them. But the pills were poison, prosecutors said: counterfeits containing fatal grains of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid that has written a deadly new chapter in the American opioid epidemic. The envelope was postmarked from the suburbs of Salt Lake City. That’s where a clean-cut, 29-year-old college dropout and Eagle Scout named Aaron Shamo made himself a millionaire by building a fentanyl trafficking … [Read more...] about How a clean-cut Eagle Scout became a fentanyl drug lord
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Once it was called “hysterical” movement disorder, or simply “hysteria.” Later it was labeled “psychogenic.” Now it’s a “functional disorder.” By any name, it’s one of the most puzzling afflictions — and problematic diagnoses — in medicine. It often has the same symptoms, like uncontrollable shaking and difficulty walking, that characterize brain diseases like Parkinson’s. But the condition is caused by stress or trauma and often treated by psychotherapy. And, in a disparity that is drawing increased scrutiny, most of those deemed to suffer from it — as high as 80% in some studies — are women. MORE HEALTH: How to handle back-to-school dietary restrictions Whether someone has Parkinson’s or a functional disorder can be difficult to determine. But the two labels result not only in different treatments but in different perceptions of the patient. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s is … [Read more...] about In men, it’s Parkinson’s. In women, it’s hysteria.
You'd think you'd have your exit strategy planned 10 years in advance of a sale. Unfortunately, most founders don't. Terry Lammers Published 10:00 am CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images 3 Signs It's Time to Move on From Your Startup (and How to Get That Move Started) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Earlier this year, a lot of augmented reality enthusiasts were probably disappointed to hear that the heralded AR glasses startup Meta, one of the most promising startups to come out of Y Combinator’s summer 2013 cohort, was essentially finished. The … [Read more...] about 3 Signs It’s Time to Move on From Your Startup (and How to Get That Move Started)
The Airbus A380 superjumbo, the largest and most expensive commercial airliner in history, turned out to be a failure, and Airbus announced this month it will stop producing the plane. For my 14-hour flight to New York from Dubai, I decided to fly business class for $US5,400 on an A380 operated by Emirates Airlines, Airbus’s biggest A380 customer. The flight was my first time flying business class. From the chauffeur service and extravagant pre-flight lounge to the inflight cocktail bar and spacious pod seat, it was unforgettable. With business class far from full on my flight, it’s clear why the A380 was not a success. As Business Insider’s senior reporter Benjamin Zhang has written, the plane is “too big, expensive, and inefficient for most operators.” With tickets costing thousands of dollars, it’s never made sense for me to fly business class. Until last week, that is, when Airbus announced that in 2021 it will stop producing the A380, … [Read more...] about I flew 14 hours nonstop in business class on the world’s biggest passenger plane, the discontinued $446 million Airbus superjumbo jet, and it was even more luxurious than I could have imagined
Diet and lifestyle factors contribute to deficiencies that may cause headaches. Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the frequency and intensity of headaches. Choosing food high in certain vitamins and supplementing when needed can help decrease headaches. When you’re dealing with a pounding headache, finding relief is typically the first thing on your mind. Unfortunately, the methods we use to crush the pain are often temporary, leaving us waiting for the next headache to strike. One way to get ahead of the pain is to examine your diet and lifestyle and see if there are any obvious signs of deficiencies. INSIDER talked with several experts to uncover what may be contributing to the frequency and severity of your headaches. A vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increase in headache frequency Vitamin D is actually a hormone produced by the kidneys. Most of us get our intake of vitamin D through food, supplements, or being outdoors and soaking up the sun. But if any of … [Read more...] about 6 deficiencies that could be causing your headaches