Whiplash Pain Alleviated With The Help Of A North Royalton Chiropractor}

Submitted by: Rhegie Taylor

You have been jarred and jostled in a car accident. The result: a sore, painful neck, shoulder and back. A common side effect of being hit from behind, whiplash results in injuries to the neck, which can create a variety of aches and pains. The after effects of a whiplash-inducing accident can last a few hours, days, or in more severe cases weeks. The key to treating whiplash is to recognize it and treat its underlying cause as quickly as possible. Patients who undergo immediate treatment for whiplash injuries, followed by regular stretching exercises more commonly report a smoother recovery.

How Whiplash Occurs

Any time your neck and head is thrust forward quickly, damage can occur to the neck and spine. But how does whiplash actually happen?

Researchers have found that when one car hits another object, the force of that strike is transferred to its occupants. The spine reacts to protect itself, often taking on an altered shape. If it moves beyond its normal range of motion, the ligaments and discs can become damaged. It is this damage that causes the pain in the neck, shoulder and back that most people refer to as whiplash.

What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

Whiplash can result in a dull ache in the neck and shoulders or severe pain throughout the upper body. Depending on the severity of the condition and how much damage was done, pain can very mild to extremely severe.

In the most severe cases, the jolt can actually push the discs in the spine out of place, resulting in a painful herniation. This can cause sharp, debilitating pains running through the back and legs.

How Can Chiropractics Help Whiplash?

One of the most effective treatments for whiplash is chiropractic care. Offering a variety of treatment methods that both fix the underlying problem, and ease the pain due to a misaligned spine, pulled ligaments, tense muscles and nerve stimulation, chiropractics can help relieve symptoms and get you moving again after a whiplash event.

So what will the chiropractor due to help ease your discomfort? There are several methods for treating whiplash that may be used:

Manipulation. The main way chiropractors treat whiplash is through gentle manipulation which helps to move the joint back to where it belongs. Depending on the severity of the issue, a single visit to the chiropractor may get your spine back in order. In most cases, however, shorter manipulations sessions are best since it allows the spine to be readjusted slowly and more naturally.

Muscle Relaxation & Stimulation. If muscle tightness and straining is causing an increase in whiplash symptoms, the chiropractor may opt to use some muscle stretching exercises in addition to spinal manipulation to help relieve the patients discomfort.

Ergonomic Exercises. Most people mistreat their spines on a daily basis. After a whiplash incident it is vital to learn how to do every day activities without further stressing the injured area. The chiropractor may send you home with a short exercise routine designed to help strengthen your spine and neck to keep symptoms from returning.

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Canadian woman faces 234 counts of double-doctoring

Canadian woman faces 234 counts of double-doctoring

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Brampton, Ontario woman Wendy Grant, 41, is facing 234 charges of double-doctoring after obtaining prescriptions for 6000 pills. The Ontario Provincial Police also charged her with fraud charge after allegedly obtaining false prescriptions for a narcotic, that were fraudulently billed to the Ontario Drug Benefits Plan.

From February to May, Grant obtained pills from 28 doctors and 22 pharmacies in Peel and Halton regions.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia defines “double doctoring” “as a situation where a [person] seeks or obtains a prescription for a controlled drug or narcotic from more than one doctor to treat the same condition for the same period of time.”

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Gabonese president Omar Bongo dies at age 73

Gabonese president Omar Bongo dies at age 73
September 16th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

Monday, June 8, 2009

Omar Bongo, the president of the western African country of Gabon, has died at a clinic in Barcelona, Spain, according to the Gabonese prime minister.

Jean Eyeghe Ndong said that Bongo, the longest-serving leader of an African country, had died at the Quiron clinic on Monday, at the age of 73.

“At 2:30 pm, the medical team informed me, as well as the officials and members of the family present, that the president of the republic, head of state Omar Bongo Ondimba had just passed away following a heart attack,” Ndong said, adding that the president had been admitted to the clinic early in May.

“I noted at that time that the head of state whom I visited in the intensive care unit was alive and well.But we knew that the health of the president had become a source of concern in recent days,” he said.

According to Gabon’s constitution, the president of the senate is to become the interim ruler should the president die while in office. The senate’s president is Rose Francine Rogombe from the Gabonese Democratic Party. The constitution says new elections should take place within 45 days.

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Media reports exaggerate cell phone risks again

Media reports exaggerate cell phone risks again
September 16th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

Monday, September 22, 2008

Several mainstream news outlets have misstated and overstated a possible link between cellular phone use and decreased fertility in men. A single experiment, which has not yet been published in any peer reviewed journal or replicated by other scientists, observed an average decrease in sperm motility and an increase in free radicals among laboratory sperm samples that were exposed to radiation similar to the radiation produced by cellular phone use.

Dr. Ashok Agarwal of the Cleveland Clinic estimates the overall health impact of cellular phones as “very safe” and reassured a Cable News Network reporter that the research was too premature to advise lifestyle changes for the public. “Our study has not provided proof that you should stop putting cell phones in your pocket. There are many things that need to be proven before we get to that stage.” He noted that his own cell phone was in his trouser pocket while he was giving the interview. Dr. Agarwal is the lead researcher for the study and Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Cell phone industry spokesman Joe Farren agreed with Dr. Agarwal’s assessment about the devices’ overall safety: “The weight of the published scientific evidence, in addition to the opinion of global health organizations, shows that there is no link between wireless usage and adverse health effects.”

The controlled experiment used sperm samples from thirty-two donors: twenty-three healthy men and nine men who had fertility problems. Sperm were then exposed to radiation for one hour at 850 megahertz, the most common frequency for cell phones in the United States. Dr. Agarwal’s study raises a possible concern that cell phones kept on belts or trouser pockets and used in conjunction with wireless bluetooth earpieces “could cause harmful effects due to the proximity of the phones and the exposure that they are causing to the gonads.” He also noted that follow-up research is needed to determine whether the body’s skin and other tissue affords protection from the potential damage.

Several news sources ran misleading reports that overstated the risk.

The Los Angeles Times asserted a fallacious causal relationship that Dr. Agarwhal had not drawn and ignored his opinions that cellular phones are safe and no change in phone use is necessary. Instead, the piece opened by ordering men to stop keeping cell phones in their pockets:

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“Attention male cellphone users of reproductive age: Take that phone out of your pocket. Information published today suggests that the radio-frequency energy released by cellphones decreases sperm quality in men.”

Ciol News ran a similar account:

“Beware men! Do you have the habit of keeping your mobile phone in the pockets of your trousers while talking on hand-free? Or do clip the mobile to your belt while talking? If so you are doing that at the cost of your fertility, warns a recent study.”

Mobile Magazine went a step further, also alluding to previous media exaggerations about cellular phone dangers:

“Oh no! It seems that mobile phones are getting even more problematic than ever. After getting linked to everything from migraines to cancer, it seems that the radiation from cell phones is now being connected to stupid sperm. Yes, I’m talking about the little swimmers that lead into a conversation about the birds and the bees.”

Mobile Magazine also ended in a misleading manner with “I wonder if it’s healthier to put your phone in your shirt pocket instead,” failing to mention that Dr. Agarwal had addressed that concern and had called it an unnecessary precaution.

Not all news sources overplayed the findings. CNN and United Press International ran balanced reports that did not suggest dangers or precautions beyond the lead researcher’s conclusions.

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Dekotora Works Of Trucking Art

September 14th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

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Submitted by: Lyall Cresswell

Dekotora is an emerging fashion for customising trucks that originated in Japan. It s a craze that s making motorways more interesting and truck stops brighter places to visit, as lorry drivers increasingly put aside their dull delivery work liveries and opt for artistic haulage vehicles.

In Britain, we are used to seeing lorries with ladies names on the roads, perhaps the occasional delivery worker who has added a neon name badge or fairy lights to his dashboard. In Japan, they go much further.

Dekotora trucks are fully customised by their drivers. This can include changing everything from the wing mirrors to the wheel caps. Dekotora drivers will spend serious amounts of money and time making their ride both astonishing and unique. There are gatherings similar to car rallies or Morris Minor fan club meetings where people can exhibit their customisation work, and browse and admire the imaginative work of others.

Delivery Works of Art

The art displayed on the sidings of the trailers is wide ranging. You can see images from classical, modern and mythological Japanese culture, such as Anime cartoons, elegant dragons, gods on hazy mountain-tops, and soft-edged geishas. But not all the trucks have a benevolent air; there are many more decorations with an edge to them: snarling demons, stylish gangsters from Asian movies, and rock n’ roll idols.

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Changing Shape and Colour

But the personalisation of these trucks goes way beyond paint. Many vehicles feature additional wings and elaborate edgings, where mirrors and chrome are added to metal awnings, baffles, pipes, boxes and bumpers. On the front of the cab, grills are enhanced and flat-nose trucks (COE) are extended forward with a cosmetic skirting similar to a snow plough or cow catcher , except they are decorative rather than practical.

Some additions of chrome frames and wings are so enormous that you wonder how a working delivery driver can see well enough to negotiate traffic. These additions make the lorries seem muscular; some appear more like tanks than trucks, very much like Transformer robot toys before they change into android form.

The most striking elements of the decorations are the extra lights. The trucks wear multi-coloured, rippling and flashing sequences of lights and lit panels, so they resemble a slot machine or a fair ground ride. With lights along the length of the rails and neon components all over, this makes a Dekotora truck an amazing thing to encounter at night.

Interior Designs

But it’s not just the outside of the trucks that get a make-over. Dekotora drivers are house proud and truck proud, and will work on the interiors, too. One idiosyncratic trucker has reconstructed a Victorian style drawing room in his trailer so when he takes a break from his delivery work he can relax in style on a plush sofa surrounded by red velvet, polished wood furnishings and panelled walls, all under a chandelier. It’s an unusual thing to see associated with a haulage vehicle.

It s a Strange Game

Making such changes is not a cheap affair, and it s telling that increasingly drivers of Dekotora trucks are fans of trucking and use their vehicles for leisure alone, rather than for delivery work.

Although this sounds like a cult sensation, the Dekotora culture and eccentricity is spreading. There is even a video game in development in which you drive a decorated truck around a virtual city at breakneck speeds, aiming to complete your deliveries before working on the customisation your gaming vehicle.

The Dekotora fad is believed to originate from a series of Truck Guys (Torakku Yaro) films in Japan, but it now has a growing international appeal. So keep an eye out on the roads: you will certainly know when you see one!

About the Author: Lyall Cresswell is the Managing Director of Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry across the UK and Europe. It can be used in the domestic and international markets to buy and sell road transport services such as

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US Congressional panel claims Turkey committed genocide

September 13th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

Friday, March 5, 2010

A United States Congressional panel has passed a resolution describing Turkey’s killing of Armenians in World War I as genocide, over objections from the White House.

…characterise the systematic and deliberate annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide

The panel, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed the resolution, which calls on President Barack Obama to “characterize the systematic and deliberate annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide,” by a vote of 23 to 22. The passage came even after the White House warned the panel that the vote would harm talks between Turkey and Armenia, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked the panel not to proceed with the vote. Additionally, a Turkish parliamentary delegation aimed at convincing panel members to defeat the resolution also had gone to Washington to plead their case.

Just minutes after the US resolution passed, Turkey issued a statement condemning “this resolution which accuses the Turkish nation of a crime it has not committed.” Additionally, Turkey said that their ambassador to the United States had been immediately recalled for consultation. Armenians, both in America and overseas, welcomed the vote, however, with the Armenian government calling the passage of the resolution “an important step towards the prevention of crimes against humanity.”

…accuses the Turkish nation of a crime it has not committed

The fallout from the vote threatened to disrupt talks between Turkey and Armenia intended to return the two countries to normal diplomatic status. These talks which were acknowledged by President Obama earlier this week in a telephone call to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an thanking him for his efforts in the negotiations. Additionally, the resolution significantly dampens relations between America and Turkey, which is America’s staunchest Muslim ally. The US government is dependent on Turkey for its access to northern Iraq, as well as its efforts to regionally isolate Iran, and the government will undoubtedly be working to limit the diplomatic fallout from the resolution.

…an important step towards the prevention of crimes against humanity

The events that prompted the resolution were the deportation of Armenians from the Ottoman Empire, the precursor to the current Turkish state, in 1915. Either disease, starvation or deliberate killings by Turkish troops killed around a million and a half Armenians during the deportations and other events during World War I. Since then, more than 20 countries worldwide have officially condemned the actions as genocide. Turkey, however, has rejected the term, and maintains that there was no deliberate attempt to annihilate the Armenian people.

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14,000-acre Southern California ‘Crown Fire’ at 82% containment, evacuation orders lifted

September 13th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Antelope Valley, California — The Crown Fire that has burned through 13,980 acres in the High Desert of Southern California since 2:32 pm (2232 UTC) Thursday was at 82% containment Saturday evening, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

On Friday high winds caused the fire to jump the California Aqueduct and spread into the city of Palmdale. Over 2,000 residents of Leona Valley, Ana Verde, and Rancho Vista were given mandatory evacuation orders. The sky was blanketed with thick orange pyrocumulus clouds and falling ash, making the air hard to breathe.

State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in Palmdale on Friday to survey the burned areas. “We were very fortunate to not have fires for quite some time because the air temperature was cool and we didn’t have the experiencing of dry weather and all the winds and so on, but all of a sudden the fire season kicked in as if, ‘Here we are,'” Schwarzenegger said during a press conference. “But we are ready and we have luckily distributed resources all over the state of California, so we are ready at any given time.”

The fire has so far destroyed one house and three mobile homes, damaging the roof of another and burning car garages, horse stables, and other outbuildings. Most of the more seriously threatened homes were constructed recently from fire-proof materials, with walls coated in stucco, and fire-resistant plants in the yards. Although some roads are still closed to all traffic, all existing evacuation orders were lifted late Friday night and 500 residents of Rancho Vista were told to “shelter in place” until further notice. Despite the absence of mandatory evacuation orders, over 2,000 houses, 60 commercial buildings, and 100 outbuildings are still under threat.

Throughout the night, fire crews have been battling the wildfire, assisted by cooler temperatures and lighter-than-expected winds which have enabled them to establish containment lines. “Crews went out [Friday] night and did some great work trying to complete more lines and also trying to take care of what we call ‘cat eyes’ which are embers within the perimeter of the fire, so there will be much more work being done there today,” said LACFD Captain Roland Sprewell. “But of course we’re not going to rest on our laurels today…we’re going to be vigilantly watching the winds, especially in the ridge and down in the valleys.”

At the height of the fire, 1,700 firefighters from all over California were battling the flames, although as of 12:00 pm Saturday afternoon, it has been reduced to around 1,350 personnel. 16 fire camp crew have also assisted. 250 fire engines and four bulldozers have been used. In the air, 4 Boeing 747 supertankers, 1 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 tanker, and 6 modified Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters known as “Firehawks” have been dropping water and red Phos-Chek slurry. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department also increased its presence in the Antelope Valley by bringing in response teams from stations outside the AV. This afternoon, the deployment has been scaled back to three teams as the fire stabilizes and further evacuation orders become unlikely.

Three firefighters have been injured battling the fire, although all injuries are minor. One sheriff deputy was also hospitalized for smoke inhalation but has since been released.

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Wikinews Shorts: October 26, 2009

September 13th, 2017 | Uncategorized |

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, October 26, 2009.


  • 1 Walpole, Massachusetts car crash kills one, injures one
  • 2 Ireland pledges €1.3 million in emergency aid relief to Ethiopia
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A fatal car crash has killed a 79-year-old man Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, and seriously injured a woman. The woman is currently being held at Norwood, Massachusetts Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries. It was a single vehicle crash that happened on Route 1 on Saturday afternoon in Walpole, Massachusetts.

The car was heading south when it lost control and struck a utility pole just after 4 P.M. local time on Saturday. The man died at the scene.


Ireland has pledged €1.35 million in emergency aid to Ethiopia, in order to help quell the ongoing food crisis in the country.

According to figures by the Ethiopian government released on Friday, the number of people needing food aid in the country is 6.2 million.

Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power said that he was “deeply concerned” about the figures.

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What Is Pmc 3 (Precious Metal Clay 3)

September 3rd, 2017 | Uncategorized |

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By Adam Hunter

Precious metal clay consists of small precious metal particles such as silver, and is combined with an organic, non toxic binder and water to turn it into clay like material. PMC 3 is now available in Fine Silver & 22ct Gold.

Precious metal clay can be modeled and sculpted like normal clay, allowing it to be hand shaped, cut, pressed, molded and stamped. Alternatively, it can be left to dry and then later carved into. Precious metal clay is always best used straight out of the pack, and it is recommended that the pack is equal to the size of your project. Until its fired precious metal clay can be re-constituted, no matter how dry it has become, by simply adding a few drops of water and leaving it to stand for a few hours.

Once fired in a kiln the non toxic binder burns away and the water evaporates. It can also be fired by a butane hand torch. Firing in a kiln gives greater control, as it allows multiple pieces to be fired in a controlled environment. If a butane torch is used it is less costly and more suited to smaller items. Once heated the particles fuse together and form a solid dense metal, and PMC3 only shrinks around 6% of its original size. Once fired silver PMC becomes fine i.e. 99.9% pure – and can be hallmarked as fine silver.

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Firing leaves the finished piece in its original state, giving the jeweler a choice of type of finish. This means that the metal does not have to have a high shine usually associated with precious metals, but can be finished to give a matt or semi-matt appearance simply by barreling or using a stainless steel brush. The same process & effects can be achieved with both the silver or 22ct gold PMC.

If care is taken whilst working to lay down plastic or paper over the working area, this will catch any left overs, then these scraps of precious metal clay can then be reused. It is important to try to use rubber tools, like shapers because whatever precious metal dries on the tip will fall off when the rubber is flexed.

Typically PMC is used by jewelery makers to create pieces with fine detail – pendants, earrings, brooches and rings. It also increasingly used to add decorative touches onto other precious metal pieces. With the advent of 22ct PMC designers are now combining clays of different metals like gold and silver, to produce stunning two tone effects.

Cookson provides precious metal clay (PMC) in sealed foil packets to keep it moist and workable, or alternatively in syringe or as paste forms. Other tools mentioned above at the Cookson website include, work mats and sheets, balm to stop clay sticking, shape cutters for cutting clay into set shapes as well as all types of brushes.

As experience grows, jewelery makers will be able to discover how simple, yet how adaptable precious metal clay is, and learn to love the creativity and flexibility of this unique product.

About the Author: Adam Hunter – E-commerce Marketing Manager of Cookson Precious Metals offer a choice of supplies from over 10,000 products including

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Princes William and Harry host the Concert for Diana

September 3rd, 2017 | Uncategorized |

Monday, July 2, 2007

Performances by Sir Elton John and the English National Ballet featured in the Concert for Diana, held in Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday to commemorate the late Diana, Princess of Wales life on what would have been her 46th birthday.

As a result of the terror attacks in the United Kingdom on the days prior to the event, heightened security precautions were in force, with a high police presence around the venue, and bag searches taking place. Despite the security fears, over 63,000 attended the concert. It was televised to 120 countries around the world, with a potential audience of 500 million.

The concert, broadcast by the BBC, featured acts from many groups and individuals including Sir Elton John, and the English National Ballet. It was hosted by Princes William and Harry and opened and closed by Sir Elton John, who is remembered for having played a unique rendition of Candle in the Wind at the Princess’ funeral.

Performances were interspersed with tributes from various public figures including Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa. Films showing parts of Diana’s life, with testimony from those who worked with her, were also aired, publicising the Princess’ work around the world, which was to be supported by profits from the concert.

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