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Greta McClain

Digital Journalist based in Nashville, TN, United States. Joined on Aug 1, 2012
Expertise in Government, Politics, Sports, Science & space, LGBT community & lifestyle,   see all» Internet, Women's health, Holistic health, Social media, Pets

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Tequila plant shown to lower blood sugar, aid in weight loss

A sweetener made from the plant used to produce tequila has been shown to possibly help lower blood glucose levels and help the obese lose weight.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Westboro Baptist Church founder, Fred Phelps, near death

Topeka - The controversial Fred Phelps Sr, founder of Westboro Baptist Church and "God Hates Fags", is reportedly near death in a hospice facility in Topeka, Kansas.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Venom from deadly sea snail may be cure for chronic nerve pain

A recent study lead by Australian researcher has shown that proteins discovered in Cone Snail venom could potentially prove to be a stronger pain killer than morphine, and have fewer side effects and lower risk of abuse.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Murdered Pakistani activist hailed as martyr for the poor

Karachi - A renowned Pakistani social activist is being called a martyr by many after she was gunned down Wednesday while driving through Orangi Town, a suburb in the northwestern part of Karachi.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Italy's Mount Etna erupts in spectacular show (video)

Sicili - Italy's tallest active volcano put on a late night show Tuesday, filling the sky with brightly colored lava and plumes of ash.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Stray dog saves 2 British soldiers from bomb, up for Crufts award

Hailsham - A nearly starved stray dog has a new home and is a finalist for an award at the prestigious Crufts Dog Show after saving two British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan from hidden bombs.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Tennessee legislator introduces welfare drug testing bill

Washington - A Tennessee member of the US House of Representatives is reintroducing legislation that would require some welfare recipients to undergo drug testing.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Melanoma 'shuts down' body's premier immune defence

London - A new study by UK researchers shows a deadly form of skin cancer is capable of basically shutting down the body's strongest immune response.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Israeli government launches 'Palestinian only' bus lines

Tel Aviv - Officials in the Israeli government have announced plans to launch a "Palestinians only" bus line in the occupied West Bank, a move some have called Palestinians' "Rosa Parks" moment.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Op-Ed: A fact-based look at campus rape and the Landen Gambill case Special

The case of Landen Gambill has sparked outrage by sexual assault victims and advocates alike. It has also led to some questioning the validity of Gambill's claims.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 19 comments

California Republican Assembly leader says 'rape pregnancy rare'

Sacramento - As if channeling controversial former Missouri U.S. Senate candidate, Todd Akin, the leader of the California Republican Assembly is claiming women rarely become pregnant due to rape because the "body is traumatized".
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Two children kidnapped from in front of their school found dead

Delhi - The bodies of two young children kidnapped Tuesday from in front of their school have been located near a set of railroad tracks.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

'Canterbury Cannibal' arrested, ties to 'Cannibal Cop' revealed

Canterbury - Law enforcement officials in Canterbury, England have searched the garden of a British nurse who allegedly inspired and encouraged NYPD's "Cannibal Cop".
In the Media by Greta McClain

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Florida legislators introduce bills to legalize medicinal pot

Parrish - Legislators in the Florida state House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow residents of the state to use marijuana for certain medical conditions
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Clint Eastwood signs legal brief in support of gay marriage

Washington - Hollywood superstar Clint Eastwood has once again come out in support of gay marriage, adding his signature to a legal brief urging the United States Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Sinkhole opens up under home, trapping one man now presumed dead

Seffner - Rescuers in Florida are attempting to reach a man trapped in a sinkhole after the hole opened up late Thursday evening, swallowing the man as he slept.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Art student's semen exhibit modified following bio-hazard concern

New York - A student at New York's School of Visual Art had his thesis project confiscated by university officials after they learned the project included a refrigerator containing 68 vials of semen.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Mississippi town’s first openly gay mayoral candidate murdered

Clarksdale - Mississippi law enforcement officials have a man in custody, charged in connection with the murder of one of the state's first openly gay mayoral candidate.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 8 comments
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