Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 26, 2012
September 26, 2012
Drugs and drug companies:
Scientists believe they may have discovered a potentially new treatment for acne.
Researchers from UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh used those sticky pore strips to gather a sample of exactly what lives on the face of a person with zits. What they found was the P. acnes phages virus, which they found is able to naturally seek out and kill the bacteria that cause acne. Writings in the online edition of the American Society for Microbiology's mBio suggest that makes them the perfect candidate for possible viral-based acne treatments.
Millions of people are affected by acne, but there are still few treatments available that are both safe and effective. Lead researcher Dr. ROBERT MODLIN says, "Capturing a virus that naturally preys on the bacteria that causes pimples could offer a promising new tool against the physical and emotional scars of severe acne." (Page)
In the survey of 41-hundred workers nationwide, coffee on da job was most popular among food service workers, followed by scientists, sales reps and public relations people.
The survey --conducted by Dunkin Donuts-- also found that a higher percentage of women than men said their job performance suffers without coffee, by a 47-40 percent margin. Even more young workers said the same thing, with 62 percent of those between ages 18 and 24 saying they need coffee to work, and 58 percent of workers between 25 and 34 saying the same. Other details:
--43 percent said they don't get as much done if they don't have at least one cup of coffee
--63 percent say they have at least two cups on the days they work
--More than a quarter (28 percent) said they drink at least three cups
The Dunkin Donuts survey, which is conducted annually, is timed to coincide with National Coffee Day (this Saturday).
Rankings by professions:
10. IT Managers/Network Administrators
9. Engineering Technicians/Support
8. Business Executives
6. Editors/Writers/Media Workers
4. Marketing/Public Relations Professionals
3. Sales Rep
1. Food Preparation/Service Workers
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Nice "get" for the producers of The CW's medical drama, "Hart of Dixie," who just signed Olympic gymnast McKAYLA MARONEY as a guest star on the series. The Hollywood Reporter says McKayla will be filming her guest shot today in LA, but will *not* be playing herself, but a friend of Rose's who comes to her defense during a heated moment.
It's not the first time a member of the Olympic gymnastic team has been on TV --the "Fierce Five" have appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards and CBS-TV's "Big Brother," and teammate GABBY DOUGLAS recently filmed a guest spot in Atlanta on the "Vampire Diaries," which she says is her favorite show.
At the local Cop Shop:
Girl fight at a Waffle House parking lot in Macon, GA. Bonus: They're both police officers.
Now one of them is facing charges.
Macon police say Officer ANITA HARRELL and Officer COURTNEY COLEMAN got into it at around 3:45 am Saturday, punching and kicking one another.
No word on what started the brawl but Harrell has been charged with violation of her oath of office and is on administrative leave. Coleman was not charged.
Editor's note: Love triangle involving the desk sergeant. C'mon, you just know that's it.
--This entire scene would've played out a lot better if it had been done in a big kiddie pool full of Jello.
--Georgia may want compare notes with Arizona on building a fence to secure their southern border as Florida craziness appears to be overflowing to the north. Then again, there are some parts of Georgia where civilization has yet to arrive. (Maiman)
Like you really care:
ALANA "Honey Boo Boo" THOMPSON is just a baby herself, but already an aunt to little KAITLYN after her sister, ANNA "Chickadee" SHANNON, welcomed a newborn daughter this summer. The addition is absolutely adorable --she has an extra thumb on one of her hands and it may be there forever! Grandma JUNE SHANNON tells RadarOnline.com the doctor doesn't want to do anything about it right now and the family won't make any rash decisions. (Lee)
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