To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
I like when someone becomes apart of your daily routine. It’s nice to talk to someone who wants to talk to you just as much without anything feeling forced.
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
What a fucking nightmare, just kill me.
I know a girl who was hit by a drunk driver and in that state for a year. When she woke up the first thing she did was tell off the doctor who tried to convince her mom to pull the plug. She heard *everything* while being called brain dead.
OH MY FUCK
this was just thrown together for a friend who wasn’t 100% when i mentioned i was ace. this is mostly based on how i personally feel so i hope i didn’t offend any of you =)
THIS IS AMAZING THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG I CAN USE THIS IN THE FUTURE!!!
And that’s a great size for mobile pics!
i’m so glad
I hate it when men make unsolicited comments about a woman’s body. Like “she’s got a nice shape but she needs to tighten up her stomach”
How about you tighten up your lips and never speak again you ignorant shit.
Wow maybe you need to accept constructive criticism jesus christ.
Men telling me (or any other woman) what I need to do for them to find me sexually attractive is not constructive criticism.
"oh just wait until you found yourself a nice boy, you will want kids then."
if this isnt the face of “are you fucking kidding me?” idk what is
he doesn’t even have to look at gavin to know hes doing something stupid
Do you ever ‘wtf white people’ even though you are a white people.
I am into this au way more than I intended, god dammit
also just-about-highschool!au cause I mean long haired gav and shwoopy haired ryan what else do you need in life
bird seller, i need your strongest bird
THIS WAS A MISTAKE
my birds are too strong for you, traveler
Goddamn. Smart woman for thinking of the “ordering a pizza” thing, and smart dispatcher for picking up on it.
Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has brought free and low-cost birth control to teens since 2009. The program has saved the state millions on teen-birth-related healthcare, but it’s not a state-funded plan. The entire $23-million budget was provided by a confidential, private donor. Source