Category: Health and safety

health and safety

Suicide tips hidden in YouTube and YouTube Kids videos, paediatrician warns

YouTube has struggled with how to keep the platform free from material that is damaging to children A US pediatrician has warned parents about videos showing children how to kill themselves found YouTube and YouTube Kids. Free Hess learned about the chilling videos over the summer when another mum spotted one on YouTube Kids. She said that minutes into the clip from a children’s video game, a man appeared on the screen – giving instructions on how to commit suicide….more: INDEPENDENT UK

Assad can Still be Brought to Justice – and Europe’s Role is Crucial

The hope must be that criminal justice will one day close in on Syria’s murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad, his henchmen and his enablers. And on that front, there’s been some good news recently: the arrests in Germany and France of three Syrian intelligence officials suspected of torture were groundbreaking. This came on top of the issuance of warrants and the filing of dozens of criminal complaints in a number of European countries, including Sweden and Austria…MORE: THE GUARDIAN

Geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners, study finds

Image result for geckosTokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study on geckos imported from Indonesia. The research focused on how the geckos respond to antibiotics; the study found that the bacteria from the geckos’ intestines–known as enteric bacteria–were resistant to the antibiotics…MORE: SCIENCE DAILY

“every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

REL-LIBS540George Washington and his Letter to the Jews of Newport     The original of Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregations of Newport, Rhode Island is small in size, but its impact on American life is immense. In 340 well-chosen words, the Letter reassures those who had fled religious tyranny that life in their new nation would be different, that religious “toleration” would give way to religious liberty,…more:  tourosynagogue.org