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A third federal judge has blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal contractors.

A Georgia judge blocked the vaccine mandate nationwide, according to Fortune.com.

The preliminary injunction was issued by U.S. District Judge Stan Baker, CBS46 reports.

It is the third roadblock to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Millions of federal workers were expected to be vaccinated by the deadline on Jan. 4.

An appeals court judge issued the first block against the federal mandate last month.

The White House defiantly told businesses with more than 100 employees to proceed with the vaccine mandates anyway.

"People should not wait. They should continue to move forward and make sure they're getting their workplace vaccinated," White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at the time.

Multiple states filed lawsuits, arguing that the administration's mandates violates the U.S. Constitution.

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A citizen's petition filed with the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday reported more than 30 different brands of spray antiperspirant and deodorants contain cancer-causing agents.

The deodorants contain a chemical the agency cites as "unacceptable toxicity" that shouldn't be used in deodorants.

Valisure, an independent lab that filed the petition with the FDA, said 59 antiperspirant and deodorant body spray products from 30 different brands were found to contain the harmful ingredient benzene.

Benzene is a colorless or light-yellow chemical that is a liquid at room temperature. It is typically used as a solvent and is a documented carcinogen in humans.

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"It is, unfortunately, apparent that benzene contamination is a widespread and concerning issue in the American consumer product supply chain and underscores the critical need for independent testing," states David Light. "The global supply chain is incredibly complex and has many vulnerabilities. We believe some of these contamination issues, like benzene in consumer products, might be traced all the way back to the raw materials supplied to manufacturers. Increased vigilance and quality assurance is needed more than ever."

After the lab filed its petition with the FDA, Proctor & Gamble voluntarily recalled 17 of their products from Old Spice and Secret.

The company recalled its products "in an abundance of caution" per a press release.

Products with unacceptable levels of benzene that are still on the market include Tag, Sure, Equate, Suave, Right Guard and Brut.

The current products that have been recalled include:

  • Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Stronger Swagger
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Pure Sport Plus
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Ultimate Captain
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Waterlily
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Lavender
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Light Essentials
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Rose
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Completely Clean
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Protecting Powder
  • Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

 
Check the label on your deodorant or antiperspirant to see if it contains the harmful ingredient benzene.

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The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and two other players for "misrepresenting vaccine status."

Brown and Buccaneers cornerback Mike Edwards were suspended without pay for the next three games for submitting fake vaccine cards. Free-agent cornerback John Franklin III was also suspended for the same violation.

The three players waived their right to appeal the suspensions. Brown and Edwards will begin serving their suspensions immediately, Yahoo Sports reports.

Franklin will serve his suspension if he's signed by an NFL team.

"The health and safety of players and personnel is our top priority," the NFL and NFLPA said in a joint statement on Thursday.

"There is no story," coach Bruce Arians told Rich Eisen on November 19. "Yeah, [Brown] says he's vaccinated and has a card, just like everybody else on our football team. There's a trust factor that goes along with it, and we did our due diligence on everybody. The league will look into the matter and do their due diligence, but it's really no story."

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LeBron James tested negative for Covid-19 and is cleared to play, the NBA said in a statement on Thursday.

The league said James entered the NBA's coronavirus health-and-safety protocol after testing positive for the Coof. But his subsequent tests were all negative, clearing him to play in Friday's game against the Clippers.

The news comes a day after the Lakers star tweeted a cryptic message to his 50 million followers.

"Something is REAL [fishy] going on," he tweeted on Dec. 1.

James was among the last NBA stars to get vaccinated because he was "skeptical" about the mRNA technology.

"I know that I was very skeptical about it all," he said in September. "But after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited, not only for me but for my family and my friends. And that's why I decided to do it."

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Some people take orgasms for granted, but researchers say experiencing the big O has more benefits than just enhancing your pleasure.

Women who experience daily orgasms know that the big O comes with health benefits such as sleep aid and pain relief.

"Some people orgasm multiple times, some once, and some none, and that's all totally normal," says Rosara Torrisi.

Torrisi, a certified sex therapist and founding director of the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy, tells Health.com that orgasms, particularly masturbating, can reveal what's normal and abnormal about your sexual health.

"It's one of the few times people, especially people with vulvas, give themselves permission to touch their genitals," Torrisi says.

The following are seven health benefits of orgasms.
 

1. Mood enhancer

Orgasms release a flood of feel-good hormones that help you calm down and relieve stress, Kate White, MD, MPH, tells Health.

According to Dr. White, these hormones include:

  • Oxytocin, aka the "love hormone," which also aids with baby bonding.
  • Dopamine, released by the reward and pleasure centers of the brain.
  • Endorphins, the "natural opiates" that induce a sense of euphoria and reduce stress.
  • Serotonin, which helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep.
  • Prolactin, that initiates milk production after pregnancy and plays a role in bonding.

 

2. Orgasm helps you connect with your body

Touching yourself helps to reveal body changes that you may not know about, such as yeast infections or lesions on your genitals. "It is really helpful to know what your body feels like, looks like, and even smells like," Logan Levkoff, PhD, tells Health, "because if you don't know what the norm is for your body, it's really difficult to identify when something is off."
 

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3. Self love teaches you what feels good for you

Most women can reach intense orgasms by themselves -- without the help of a partner. Some women are okay with that because they know what feels good for them.

"A lot of people want to have orgasms consistently from penetration, and the truth is that some people can come consistently from that, but most people can't," Dr. White tells Health.com.

Dr. Levkoff says self-pleasuring without a partner can be empowering. "Know that you don't have to rely on someone else to make you a sexual being or to make you feel a certain way."
 

4. Orgasm strengthens relationships

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Beyond having a relationship with yourself, orgasms can bond you tighter with your mate - who you don't have to depend on for pleasure.
 

5. Orgasm improves sleep

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Everyone knows orgasms improves sleep. This is achieved through sex hormones that are released in abundance before, during, and after the big O.

In edition to hormones, the muscles relaxing after the big O is similar to muscle relaxation techniques.

"Some people also build a habit of orgasming before bed, so it's a part of their sleep routine," Torrisi explains.
 

6. Orgasm maintains pelvic floor muscles

Frequent orgasms can be as beneficial as cardio exercises. An orgasm is a series of muscle contractions, that maintain or strengthen your pelvic floor, says Levkoff.
 

7. Orgasm relieves pain

Orgasm-induced hormones like oxytocin and endorphins act as natural painkillers, says Dr. White.

"Those pleasurable feelings tend to dull feelings of pain," Levkoff says, noting this may be why some people find that orgasms relieve menstrual cramps.

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The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is hunting down all passengers who flew into the United States from South Africa and southern African nations.

The Reuters news agency reported Wednesday morning that it has seen a copy of a letter from the CDC asking airlines to turn over the names of all passengers from that region.

The report comes amid heightened concerns over the new omicron variant, which was first detected in South Africa last week.

The CDC plans to turn over the list of names to local and state governments to begin the arduous process of testing the visitors for Covid-19. But they could be anywhere in the US by now.

So far, the UK has reported 22 cases of omicron infections.

South Africans are reportedly furious that the World Health Organization and the CDC have targeted their nation for the new variant.

The African continent has the lowest cases of Covid-19 on the planet, despite a 6% vaccination status.

A South African doctor who treated omicron patients has stated the new variant causes "mild" symptoms in the infected.

"It actually started with a male patient who's around the age of 33," Dr. Angelique Coetzee told the BBC on Sunday. "And he said to me that he's just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he's got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache.

Dr. Coetzee said the first patient had a "scratchy throat" and didn't develop a cough or lose his sense of taste or smell. His family tested positive for Covid-19.

She has since treated more omicron patients -- all with "mild" symptoms. None were hospitalized.

Media outlets claim cases of the omicron variant has surged 400% in Africa.

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CNBC host Jim Cramer has demanded the Biden administration call out the military to enforce vaccine mandates on all Americans.

Cramer, host of "Mad Money," said the President should impose his vaccine mandate on all Americans despite what federal judges have ruled.

Cramer's demands comes as Biden extended the deadline for federal workers and contractors to get the vaccines.

The deadline for federal employees to get vaccinated was set for December 8, however, Biden's mandate for federal workers and contractors is on hold for now.

Joe Biden made the announcement after federal judges in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee blocked his mandates for federal employees and health care workers.

Additionally, two federal judges in Louisiana and Missouri blocked Biden's mandates in dozens of states.

A lawsuit filed in Tennessee claims the mandate is "unlawful and unconstitutional," and argued Biden does not have the authority to make such requirements.

"This is not about vaccines, it's about the mandates," said Ohio's Republican Attorney General Dave Yost in a statement. "The judge's opinion clearly states that, and it has been our position all along that the president cannot impose these mandates on the people."

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The American Medical Association's new accreditation guidelines suggest genetic testing of Black patients is racist - and such testing must end.

The AMA and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are the same groups that recently released a new "Health Equity" guidance banning common terms such as "morbid obesity."
 
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The AMA and AAMC claim genetic testing of minority patients is racist and can "create harm" and "leads directly to racial health inequities."

However, some medical conditions disproportionately affect minorities, such as Blacks, Hispanics and Jews.

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Sickle cell anemia is more common in people of African descent (8 of 10 sickle cell patients are Black). The sickle cell trait can also affect Hispanics.

The AMA and AAMC also recommended that the licensing exam for new doctors change from numerical scoring to pass-fail.

A group of Black doctors and professors warn that the new accreditation guidelines puts minorities and the general public at risk of serious harm or death.

Five black professors told the New England Journal of Medicine in March, that denying genetic race testing is "a form of naive 'color blindness'" that would "perpetuate and potentially exacerbate disparities."

Jeff Singer, a general surgeon in Arizona, says "A lot of conditions," such as triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects Black women - "vary based on genetics. We're talking about matters of life and death here."

Singer argues that the AMA and AAMC's accreditation guidance will result in doctors who are under qualified and put lives at risk.

"They're trying to superimpose social science onto medical science," Singer said. "But as a consumer of health care, I'd just like to know that whoever is treating me is qualified. Because my life is on the line."

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LeBron James tested positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated and is expected to miss several games.

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Lakers star has entered the league's health and safety protocols for Covid-19 positive players.

The NBA Covid-19 protocol requires positive players to spend a minimum of 10 days in isolation away from the team.

After that, a player must undergo a cardiac screening and reconditioning before returning to the court. Players can also return after two negative PCR tests within a 24-hour period.

"Obviously it's a huge loss," Lakers coach Frank Vogel said on Tuesday. "It's disappointing. We just want the best for him right now. That's where our thoughts are. And we have a next-man-up mindset."

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James reportedly began experiencing flu-like symptoms and a rapid PCR test came back positive.

"Hopefully this is something that's short term. We'll see," Vogel said during pregame comments to reporters.

Vogel declined to answer a reporter's question about James' symptoms.

James was among the last Lakers players to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines. He delayed announcing his vaccine status because he was "skeptical" of the mRNA shots.

"I know that I was very skeptical about it all," he said. "But after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited, not only for me but for my family and my friends. And that's why I decided to do it."


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A new, highly infectious Covid-19 variant in South Africa has sparked worldwide airport restrictions.

The World Health Organization has designated the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 and named it Omicron on Friday.

Multiple countries halted airline travel to and from South Africa on Friday.


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Cases have also been reported in Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and Belgium.

The WHO calls Omicron a "variant of concern" because it has a large number of spike mutations and is 40% more infectious than previous variants.

The news sent Wall Street stocks plunging and the DOW dropped 900 points on Friday.

The new variant comes amid reports that health officials are "baffled" by the low incidences of Covid-19 in Africa where the vaccination rate is just 6 percent.

Pfizer announced on Friday it is testing "existing vaccines" on the new variant and results are expected within 2 weeks.


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Dr. Anthony Fauci told "CNN New Day" on Friday there is "no indication" this variant is currently in the US. But Fauci claims the new variant is highest among young people in South Africa.

However, blue check marks on Twitter are suspicious of the new variant coming on the heels of Big Pharma's push for vaccine booster shots among young people.