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Movie Review: It

If you love horror movies then It is definitely for you. You can’t go anywhere without seeing trailers, posters, or just hearing about It. It was originally a book by Stephen King, written in 1986 and was his 22nd book, 18th novel, under his own name. He got the inspiration for the movie after his car broke down. He was stranded and in the middle of nowhere so he walked the way he came to try and find the main road again. On his way to the main rode King passed a bridge and thought about what if a troll jumped out from under like the old fairy tales. But he didn’t pay this thought much attention and got a tow truck to pick up his car. Over the next two years that bridge off and on came to King’s mind. Eventually he began to think of the city he lived and the canal under a bridge in the city. He remember the tunnels that connected to the canal and thought “What a good place for a troll!” He ended up changing the monster to an It so that It can be whatever your brain thinks it is. Continue reading Movie Review: It

Cancer Rates Declining In The Past Two Decades

 

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As of right now in 2017, a lot is happening in the world we live in and it’s unfortunate that not a lot of it seems to be very good. It is important to take the good with the bad and look on the bright side of things. In the brighter news circulating right now, Cancer rates are the lowest they’ve been in decades. There are a few reasons why this could be, and in general is a huge deal and great news.

     Altogether death rates from Cancer in the United States have declined 25% from 1991 to 2014. Steadily dropping about 1.5% annually for both men and women. It’s self explanatory that this is a pretty big advancement and a great one. As Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and has been for a very long time, still anticipating a little over 600,000 Cancer related deaths in total for 2017. The common types of Cancer in the United States are lung, colon, prostate and breast Cancer. Believing that in 2017 42% of men will be diagnosed along with 30% of women. Continue reading Cancer Rates Declining In The Past Two Decades

‘Death Wish Coffee’ Recalled Due To Risk of Deadly Toxin

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Order of Death Wish Coffee ready to be shipped. Photo captured by Michael P. Farrel / Times Union

          Ironically, the aptly named Death Wish Coffee Company has come into the spotlight recently due to a recall of cold brew cans. The reason? Their nitro drinks may potentially contain deadly toxins. Continue reading ‘Death Wish Coffee’ Recalled Due To Risk of Deadly Toxin

Blood farming in India

Imagine being strapped up to a bed against your will, captive in sheds on farmland nearby the India-Nepal border with your blood being drained from your body. You’re too weak to protest or put up a fight and all of this is for the purpose of cash.

Blood farming is a growing health and human rights issue that is very common in India. This practice is highly illegal and revolves around human beings being treated like dairy cattle on an industrial farm. These individuals though however, instead of milk, are drained of their blood cruelly. It is then sold on the black market and is used for a wide range of medical purposes. Blood farming is just one of the variables of the international black market that sells fluids and tissues from the human body. According to a study in 2013, organ trafficking is a big profitable business making between $600 million and $1.2 billion in total annually.

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