It wasn't the kind of assault police officers are generally accustomed to. When officers responded to a domestic dispute at a wedding, an Ohio woman not only resisted arrest, she sprayed them with her breast milk.
After reportedly striking her husband several times, 30-year-old Stephanie Robinette then locked herself in their car.
According to Sheriff Walter Davis, when officers tried to coax Robinette out of the car, she warned that she was a breastfeeding mother, then proceeded to pop out her right breast from her dress and opened "fire" at deputies.
Needless to say, once police recovered from the shock, Robinette was placed in custody and charged with domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
They might have considered a further charge: concealment of weapons. For real.
Does the side you sleep on seem like a trivial detail? Well, think again. According to researchers in New Zealand, the life of your unborn child could depend on it. Pregnant women are advised that sleeping on their left side reduces the risk of having a stillborn infant by half.
Though the hypothesis has lead researcher Tomasina Stacey, a graduate student in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Auckland, excited, she's clear that further research is needed before all pregnant women are advised to sleep in this position.
So why the left? Experts claim it has to do with improved blood flow to the fetus. Having interviewed 155 women who had a stillborn infant after at least 28 weeks of gestation, researchers then compared these women with 310 pregnant women with routine ongoing pregnancies.
U.S. News reported that the pregnant women were asked about "their sleep position during the last month of their pregnancy, the last week of their pregnancy and on the night they believed the stillbirth occurred".
They were also asked about snoring, daytime sleepiness, if they regularly slept during the day during the last month of pregnancy, how much sleep they got at night and how many times a night they got up to use the bathroom.
The only factor that appeared to be connected to the stillbirths was the sleeping position: with stillbirths occurring in approximately two out of every 1,000 pregnancies among women who slept on their left side. A link, sure, but a tenuous one at that.
For many women, sleep is hard enough to come by with a huge bump in the way. Would you modify your sleep position to reduce the chance of stillbirth, or simply take sleep in whatever position you can get it?"
After performing over 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has come to a startling conclusion: processed meats cause cancer and are "too dangerous for human consumption". Bluntly stated, consumers are urged to quit buying and eating processed meat products, period.
That means bacon, hot dogs, sausage, sandwich meat, and virtually all packaged red meats in prepared meals which contain the cancer-causing agent: sodium nitrite. Used as a "color fixer" to make meats look bright red so they look fresh, sodium nitrite also creates nitrosamines in the body which leads to an increased cancer risk for those who eat them.
Since 2005, various studies have shown a 67 per cent increase in pancreatic cancer from the consumption of processed meats, and a 50 per cent in colorectal cancer. These are alarming figures but needn't be alarmist if you steer clear of non-processed or pre-packed red meats.
The scariest part: virtually all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks contain this dangerous additive. It begs the question: if sodium nitrite is so toxic, why are regulating bodies still allowing manufacturers to use this cancer-causing chemical in their foods? Well, in the late 1970’s, the USDA tried to ban the chemical. But it met with fierce opposition from meat industry who claimed the USDA was "trying to ban bacon".
Sadly, consumers on both sides of the border are offered "no real protection" against chemicals and additives added to foods, medicines and personal care products. Your best defence: read labels for red alert ingredients such as sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive.
While you may not be able to control what's sold in the marketplace, you can control what you store in your fridge and what you feed your family. It's up to you to take the bull, so to speak, by the horns."