In Lancaster, OH a man pushing a stroller with his 5-month old daughter has been cited for being intoxicated. Lancaster Police were called to the 200 block of Wyandotte Street around 4 p.m. on Wednesday where they found the man. In a police report, officers say Alex Cohen, 26, was slurring his speech and swaying while they talked with him. The report says that Cohen admitted to having "a couple at lunch." Officers also found two open Mason jars under the stroller with what Cohen said was beer. A witness told officers that Cohen nearly tipped the stroller over and was walking in the street and not on the sidewalk. Cohen was cited for public intoxication and open container. Other possible charges were forwarded to the prosecutor. Children's Services was called, but the girl's mother came to the scene to get her. [MyDriveFM.com]
It’s time to come out of denial and acknowledge that the holiday shopping season is indeed upon us. And if you’re aiming for the traditional December 25 for Christmas, you have just over two weeks left to decide on what to procure for your friends, family, and coworkers. Even if you’re the type who avoids gift exchanges like the plague (*raises hand*), it seems there’s no way to avoid buying at least a couple things for those close to you. And if you’re like most of us, you probably have a budget in mind, along with some kind of organization system. It should come as no surprise that gift planning and organization has made its way from paper into mobile app form, and some apps have even been around for a while. This year, it seems the market is becoming even more saturated with apps aimed at helping you do your holiday shopping, so we decided to take a look at some apps that could do this. [ARS Technica]
Healthcare today is often really the “practice of medicine” rather than the “science of medicine.” Take fever as an example. For 150 years, doctors have routinely prescribed antipyretics like ibuprofen to help reduce fever. But in 2005, researchers at the University of Miami, Florida, ran a study of 82 intensive care patients. The patients were randomly assigned to receive antipyretics either if their temperature rose beyond 101.3°F (“standard treatment”) or only if their temperature reached 104°F. As the trial progressed, seven people getting the standard treatment died, while there was only one death in the group of patients allowed to have a higher fever. At this point, the trial was stopped because the team felt it would be unethical to allow any more patients to get the standard treatment. [CNN]
Alabama public school separates boys and girls for all classes "because boys are better than girls because their bodies receive testosterone, while girls have similar skills only a few days per month". The ACLU has a problem with this.