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9 Ways to Use Vaporú to Cure More than Your Stubborn Cold

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Vaporub, or Vaporú as we call it, is a gift from the GODS, honey. Don’t believe it?

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Seriously, a faint whiff of Vicks is enough to open the floodgates of childhood memories for any Latino.

Vaporú, is THE Latino healthcare hack…always has been.

This was our health insurance! #healthy #oldschool #Esprite #pollito #Vaporu #mexican #makeupbymonilou

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Everyone from your mom to abuelita and even your tías agree: it’s the shit, bro.

We all know that it will knock the cold out of you like f—ing magic.

Whether you put it on your chest or on your feet, it does the same thing and works suuuuper fast.

Ebola doesn’t stand a chance against this super cure in a blue jar.

vaporu cures everything #Mexicans #mexicanmoms #vaporu #vaporrub #mexicanproblems

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Why else do you think Latinos weren’t concerned during the Ebola outbreak? Because we got this!

READ: You’re NEVER Too Old to Try Abuelita’s Tried and True Cold Remedies

Did you break your leg? Ponte Vicks!

There’s just something about the tingling feel of Váporú that really motivates your bones to come together.

You can also use it on your broken heart. ?

#pontevicks #vicksvaporub

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Just a few handfuls of this stuff on your chest and you’ll be saying, “Javier who?”

It’s a Latinos go-to when feeling homesick.

The smell of the mentholated cream just screams CASA, am I right?

Sunburn? Ponte Vicks.

Vick’s was the closest think to aloe you would find in your house after a day at the beach.

READ: #GrowingUpHispanic Means VapoRub, Walter Mercado, Chanclas, and So Much Cleaning

Sore from blasting your muscles at the gym? Vick’s has you covered.

#mexicansbelike ??? google it, this is actually true #vaporub #lifting #google

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Because, who even uses Ben-Gay or Icy Hot anymore?

It’s even a weight-loss breakthrough for those last 5 pounds.

Especially after the holidays when you want to trim down before seeing your crush. But don’t forget to seal in saran wrap before bed to see real results.

And it wont’s be long before Latinos learn how to harness it’s power to help poor Mother Nature.

#extremesolutions #vicsvaporrub #vaporu

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#LatinosFightingForEarth

What are your favorite uses for Vick’s Váporú? Share this story with your friends and learn all the secrets contained within the magic blue jar.

Migrants Children Are Getting Sick In Detention Centers But The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want To Give Them Toothbrushes

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Migrants Children Are Getting Sick In Detention Centers But The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want To Give Them Toothbrushes

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It’s no secret that the U.S. government isn’t taking care of migrants at the border or detention camps. Undocumented people that are living under U.S. care are getting sick. They’re being exposed to the measles, chicken pox, common colds due to extreme air-conditioned facilities, abuse, and so much more. What makes this situation so much more infuriating is that the government could care less than people are getting sick.

This video of Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian went viral over the weekend because she was telling judges that undocumented people in detention camps don’t need soap, toothpaste or beds to sleep.

Fabian spoke with three Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal judges and said that they shouldn’t be required to give undocumented people hygiene products or beds to sleep in because those things are seen as privileges.

The case is based on a 1997 ruling known as the “Flores Agreement” that “requires, among other things, that the government hold minors in facilities that are “safe and sanitary” and that they are released from confinement without delay whenever possible.”

Here’s a portion of the transcript:

Judge Wallace Tashima: “If you don’t have a toothbrush, if you don’t have soap if you don’t have a blanket, it’s not safe and sanitary. Wouldn’t everybody agree with that? Do you agree with that?”

Sarah Fabian: “Well, I think it’ s—I think those are—there is fair reason to find that those things may be part of safe and sanitary.”

Judge Tashima: “Not ‘maybe.’ ‘Are’ a part. What do you say, ‘may be’? You mean there are circumstances when a person doesn’t need to have a toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap for days?”

Fabian: “Well, I think, in CBP custody, there’ s—it’s frequently intended to be much shorter-term, so it may be that for a shorter-term stay in CBP custody that some of those things may not be required.”

However, we know that the Trump administration is seeking to change that rule to allow for indefinite detention of children and migrants.

The judges were clearly frustrated with her and she could barely answer their questions properly.

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Vice President Mike Pence tried to get out of answering why undocumented migrants wouldn’t need hygiene products while being detained during a CNN interview and basically didn’t even know what the hearing was all about.

“Aren’t toothbrushes and blankets and medicine basic conditions for kids?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Pence, “Aren’t they a part of how the United States of America—the Trump administration—treats children?”

Pence replied by saying, “Well, of course, they are Jake,” and claimed he couldn’t “speak to what that lawyer was saying.”

Now a team of doctors and attorneys who have seen the migrants up close are releasing their findings and claim that virtually everyone they saw was sick.

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“The kids had colds and were sick and said they didn’t have access to soap to wash their hands. It was an alcohol-based cleanser,” Clara Long, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch said to CNN. “Some kids who were detained for 2-3 weeks had only one or two opportunities to shower. One said they hadn’t showered in three weeks. Hygiene and living conditions like this creates a risk of spreading infectious disease. It makes me very concerned about the public health emergency.”

Holly Cooper, co-director of the University of California, Davis’ Immigration Law Clinic and represents detained youth, put it this way, according to the Associated Press, “In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention, I have never heard of this level of inhumanity.”

READ: Historians And AOC Agree That Detention Centers Look Like Concentration Camps But Conservatives Don’t Want To Hear It

This New Drug Is Being Billed As Viagara For Women But People Are Skeptical About Why It Is Being Created

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This New Drug Is Being Billed As Viagara For Women But People Are Skeptical About Why It Is Being Created

How many times do we women say they’re not in the mood and blame it on a headache or that time of the month? It’s a common enough occurrence that sure has frustrated some men for centuries. Men don’t necessarily have that excuse, and that changed in 1996 when Viagra was officially patented and then approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) two years later.

Now 23 years later, women who are just not in the mood to get busy will be able to remedy that within 45 minutes.

The FDA just approved a new drug called Vyleesi that is the equivalent of Viagra but for women.

In 2015, researchers released a groundbreaking Viagra-type drug for women called Addyi. However, that drug had many issues. Women would have to take it every day and not consume any alcohol because a side effect could result in fainting. Vyleesi is different because women can take it 45 minutes before sexual intercourse, and experience minimal side effects.

According to The New York Times, 40 percent of the women that participated in the study for Vyleesi said they experienced nausea, and one percent of women said they had “darkening in their gums and parts of their skin, which did not go away in about half of the patients after they stopped treatment.”

They also suggest women who have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease should not take Vyleesi. About 18 percent of the women dropped out of the study because of nausea. The biggest drawback appears that Vyleesi doesn’t come in a pill, but rather an injection.

Some claim that this drug will only enforce the notion that women must have sex with their partners despite not wanting to, and it has nothing to do with not being in the mood.

Some medical professionals say that women “not being in the mood for sex” doesn’t necessarily have to do with having a low sex drive but rather dealing with another range of emotions from stress, depression, and a slew of other mental health issues. This new drug will just reinforce that women must comply with their duties as partners and give in to sex.

“[Women] oftentimes having mercy or duty sex because they want to maintain their relationship,” Dr. Julie Krop, of AMAG Pharmaceuticals said to The New York Times. “The problem is, they’re distressed about having that sex that they are having.”

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