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  • America Is Charlie Sheen: The CDC Says There Are 20,000,000 New STD Cases In America Each Year

    11/20/2015 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole. You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior. According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year. The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and...
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Survey Research

    11/05/2015 5:52:11 AM PST · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment ^ | Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
    We conduct confidential health studies, and we are not telemarketers. Our questions cover topics such as general health status, health behaviors and preventive health practices. We call both landline and cell phone numbers obtained through random-digit dialing. The results provide information necessary for evaluating health programs, monitoring public health trends and planning future activities to improve the health of current and former Colorado residents. Our studies provide much of the data available on the Colorado Health Indicators website.
  • CDC: Washington, D.C., Leads Nation in Per Capita Cost of Excessive Drinking

    10/28/2015 4:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2015 | 11:50 AM EDT | Sam Dorman
    Washington, D.C. leads the nation with the highest per capita cost of excessive drinking, according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers measured 26 cost components to estimate the total cost imposed by excessive alcohol consumption in 2010 for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They found that the total cost of of excessive drinking hit $1,526 per capita in D.C.higher than any of the 50 states. The per capita cost to government of excessive drinking in Washington, D.C., was $619, or 87 cents for every drink poured...
  • Painkiller crackdown sparks industry blowback

    10/19/2015 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    Healthcare industry groups are launching a preemptive strike against soon-to-drop federal guidelines meant to tamp down on the prescription of powerful painkillers. The forthcoming guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are meant to combat the abuse of drugs like Hyrdocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet, which many medical experts believe are dangerously overprescribed. Prescriptions for the drugs, known as opioids, increased by 300 percent from 1999 to 2013, according to the CDC, which cites statistics showing 16,000 people died from overdoses during that time. As currently drafted, the guidelines recommend physicians use opioids as a last resort after non-pharmacologic...
  • More Teens Using E-Cig Devices to Vaporize Pot, Researchers Say

    09/09/2015 3:19:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 7, 2015, 2:13 PM ET | Gillian Mohney
    Teens are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes not to get their tobacco fix, but instead to inhale pot. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that teens have devised ways to turn e-cigarettes into devices for hashish oil, marijuana, wax and other cannabis products. Researchers surveyed 3,847 Connecticut high school students about their drug and e-cigarette use and found that students using e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis was 27 times higher than the adult rate. According to the study, 5.5 percent of the students surveyed had used an e-cigarette to vaporize cannabis. In total, nearly 30 percent of...
  • Health officials: Elderly Utah resident dies from plague

    08/27/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 11:55 AM EDT
    Health officials say an elderly Utah resident has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. [] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 11 other plague cases have been reported in six states since April 1. Three people in those cases have died. They were aged 16, 52 and 79.
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • The Ebola Gamble How Public Health Authorities Put Reassurance Before Protection

    08/07/2015 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 9 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Spring 2015 | Ari N. Schulman
    There was a peculiar moment during a news segment last fall, at the height of the Ebola scare in the United States, between the nations two most recognizable medical figures. Sanjay Gupta, CNNs household-name medical correspondent, was standing next to Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in front of CDC headquarters in Atlanta on October 1. Frieden assures Gupta that if one of them had Ebola, the other would be at no risk of infection: Its not like the flu, not like the common cold. It requires direct physical contact. A CNN anchor interjects:...
  • CDC advise on AIDS prevention: Talk about it and have sex

    07/18/2015 6:09:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Over the last 30 years, HIV/AIDS has killed hundreds of thousands of people in America. Despite tremendous advances in medicine that allow victims of HIV/AIDS to live long, healthy lives, it is still a devastating disease that was diagnosed in nearly 14,000 people who died in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And most of those men were what the CDC calls “men who have sex with men,” or MSM (a specific CDC label).In fact, MSM “accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among males and 63% of all new infections” in 2010, despite making up,...
  • CDC issues new warning: dont snuggle or kiss your familys pet chickens

    07/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Robert Laurie
    Performing an important public service. I have to admit. Ive been caught off guard by this. I had no idea that people were keeping chickens as pets. I get raising chickens for eggs. I understand grilling their tasty meat. I was not, however, aware that people think owning a chicken is a lot like owning a cat. Apparently, Ive been asleep at the switch. Its a brave new world and chicken-pets are a part of it. But, if youre thinking it would be tons of fun to see a rooster curled up in a ball at the foot of your...
  • CDC official called Obama Marxist, amateur over 2014 border surge

    07/07/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/6/2015
    A federal health official dealing with the surge of illegal immigrants last year at the southern U.S. border ripped President Obama for the months-long crisis, calling him a "Marxist" and the worst pres we have ever had, according to newly released internal emails. The emails, obtained and published by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show a June 9, 2014, exchange between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logistics specialist George Roark and agency public health adviser William Adams. Roark begins by writing: Unreal, no country in the world would allow this. Adams responds: Well, in ten years or less,...
  • CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors

    07/02/2015 10:50:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 2, 2015
    Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as the worst pres we have ever had, an amateur and Marxist, according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch. JW got the records as part of an investigation into the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) activation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to deal with the barrage of illegal alien minors last summer. Tens of thousands of Central Americans came into the United States through the Mexican border and contagious diseasesmany considered to be eradicated...
  • Importing a Potential Epidemic

    06/24/2015 4:08:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 24, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Importing a Potential EpidemicPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 24, 2015 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [1]By now most Americans are familiar with the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to force-feed amnesty for illegals to a largely recalcitrant American public. The most egregious part of this effort occurred during last year’s border “surge” when the administration not only embraced the admittance of tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) into our nation, but the purposeful and secret dispersal [2] of them into all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. What Americans...
  • Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior

    06/21/2015 9:52:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 78 replies ^ | 06/22/2015 | n/a
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospitals aggressive promotion of gay pride activities. Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has also spoken...
  • Sen. Markey Pushes For $60M for CDC to Study Epidemic of Gun Violence

    06/09/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to authorize $60 million in taxpayer money to go to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for research on gun violence prevention. The measure, introduced last week, would give $10 million a year for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2021 for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention under the Public Health Service Act. The epidemic of gun violence in America is not preordained, it is preventable, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) says in a press release. In the 21st century, we should use research and advances in...
  • Patient with Ebola-like symptoms taken to Johns Hopkins hospital

    05/31/2015 5:43:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2015 | Ashley Halsey III
    Emergency workers in hazmat gear visited a Baltimore neighborhood Sunday to transport a person showing Ebola-like symptoms to Johns Hopkins Hospital for testing, city officials said. The testing is being done out of an abundance of caution, Baltimore health commissioner Leana Wen said in a statement. All protocols have been followed for safe transport of the patient and the system is working as intended. There is no danger to the public at large. The person was collected by emergency personnel wearing hazmat gear near the intersection of West North Avenue and Maryland Avenue around midday Sunday, according to a police...
  • Defense Department: More labs affected by anthrax than previously reported

    05/29/2015 7:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/29/15 | Tara Copp
    The Department of Defense has ordered a review of all labs following revelations that the number of labs that received live anthrax samples is larger than first reported."As of now, 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect samples. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who is leading the ongoing investigation pursuit to its statutory authorities. The Department will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public," Defense Department said in a statement.The Defense Department had previously reported labs in nine states...
  • Cynthia McKinney: The Government is Using Vaccines to Give Black Kids Autism

    05/24/2015 10:28:34 AM PDT · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/24/15 | Aurelius
    In an interview... former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney contended that vaccines give children autism. Not only that, but she believes that it is knowingly being given to black children by the government despite the fact, she says, that they are more susceptible to getting it. "Its reminiscent of eugenics," she explained. ...Citing a "whistleblower," Ms. McKinney explained, "The omitted data suggested," she said, "that African American males who received the MMR (thats mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Now, the risk was like 300 percent, I mean it was like, as he...
  • What the News Isnt Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    04/25/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 117 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, once again, disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didnt learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group. That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare The Lewin Group operates with...
  • Peering through the haze

    04/22/2015 6:41:06 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Pioneer Press/NYT ^ | 4-21-15 | Joe Nocera
    They sure know how to "bury the lead" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Thursday, the CDC issued its annual National Youth Tobacco Survey; the headline in the accompanying news release read: "E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year." This was, indeed, true. In 2014, according to the survey results, 13.4 percent of high school students had used an electronic cigarette at least once during the month the survey was taken. That was up from 4.5 percent in 2013. In a conference call with reporters, Tom Frieden, the director of the...
  • Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

    04/15/2015 6:54:18 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Radio Pet Lady ^ | 4/15/2015
    Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a mammalian adaptation and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia since 2007. Now it is here in the epicenter of the U.S. Will it sweep across the country and endanger dogs everywhere? Will this deadly flu become like the bird flu in Asia and the swine flu in England, both of which did transform into...
  • Its AprilBe Aware of Autism

    04/07/2015 8:33:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day was inaugurated by a UN Resolution (62/139), adopted by the General Assembly on December 18, 2007. This soon transformed into Autism Awareness Month, which spawned Autism Acceptance Month in 2011 (more on that later). No doubt, a condition affecting approximately 1 in 68 children in the US (according to the CDC) is worthy of a months recognition. Compare that figure to the 1 in 150 rate, reported in 2000. In keeping with the proclamation, let us become aware, and try not to get smothered by the semantics The term autism was first used...
  • Mutant, drug-resistant stomach bug is spreading in the U.S., CDC warns

    04/04/2015 9:51:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/03/15 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Recent outbreaks of an unpleasant intestinal illness in Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania are due to a drug-resistant version of a bacteria that causes travelers' diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned this week. Since May 2014, Shigella sonnei bacteria that have shown resistance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin have sickened 243 people across 32 states and Puerto Rico, the federal agency said. "Research by the CDC found that the drug-resistant illness was being repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned and was then infecting other people in a series of outbreaks around the country," the CDC explained. Shigellosis is often...
  • And Now, The Truth (Measles Outbreak)

    02/14/2015 1:04:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 2/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    Among the 110 California patients, 49 (45%) were unvaccinated; five (5%) had 1 dose of measles-containing vaccine, seven (6%) had 2 doses, one (1%) had 3 doses, 47 (43%) had unknown or undocumented vaccination status, and one (1%) had immunoglobulin G seropositivity documented, which indicates prior vaccination or measles infection at an undetermined time. Twelve of the unvaccinated patients were infants too young to be vaccinated. Among the 37 remaining vaccine-eligible patients, 28 (67%) were intentionally unvaccinated because of personal beliefs, and one was on an alternative plan for vaccination.
  • Vaccines and Autism: What you need to know

    02/11/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · by azkathy · 125 replies
    NewsMax Health ^ | 02/10/2015 | Sylvia Booth Hubbard
    The increase in numbers of American children diagnosed with autism is frightening. Autism cases have skyrocketed between 20 and 30 fold since the early 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, the CDC released a report stating that one child in 68 had autism, a 30 percent increase from only two years earlier. For boys, the risk was even worse one in 42. The condition, which causes difficulty communicating and limited social skills, was so rare in past generations that the term autism wasn't even used in the modern sense until 1938. Autism wasn't classified as...
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...
  • CDC warns of 'large outbreak' of measles

    02/01/2015 2:16:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/15 | Kristina Wong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a "large outbreak" of measles. "We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result," Frieden said on CBS's "Face the Nation." There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is "likely to see more cases." Frieden said there is "aggressive public health action" to identify those with measles, isolate...
  • Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC....

    01/25/2015 11:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC and other statistics Clarke D Forsythe, in his excellent book Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (buy the book on Amazon here) explains at length why legal abortion deaths and injuries do not make it into the published statistics. Abortion injuries and deaths are washed out of the US public health system through a series of filters. The first filter is the clinics. Clinics do not take responsibility for injuries if they can avoid it. Standard procedure for...
  • WaPo: Guns May Serve Defensive Purpose, but CDC Must Confirm

    01/22/2015 7:42:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 16, The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that guns may serve a defensive purposethat defensive gun uses may be slightly higher than 3 million each yearbut we will not know until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) begin their research into guns as a public health issue. WaPo quoted a New American Magazine article which said, Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.
  • Flu Vaccine is Only 12% Effective For Many of Us

    01/16/2015 12:58:03 PM PST · by Nancy29 · 43 replies ^ | January 16, 2015 | Nancy Smith
    The CDC released early estimates of the influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) today. Many of us saw the report circulating that the VE was 23% overall. But if you happen to be 18-49 years old, its only 12%.
  • Flu shot just 23 percent effective: US

    01/16/2015 5:59:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 36 replies
    AFP ^ | January 15, 2015
    Miami (AFP) - This US winter season's flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities' early estimates out Thursday....The flu vaccine is generally most effective in young, healthy people under 65.This season, vaccine effectiveness has been highest -- 26 percent -- in those aged six months through 17 years.Vaccine effectiveness wa s just 12 percent for ages 18 to 49 years and 14 percent for people age 50 years and older, the CDC said.
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 2 siblings among victims of Disneyland measles outbreak

    01/08/2015 9:52:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 35 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | January 7, 2015 10:19pm | JENNA CHANDLER AND BRIAN ROKOS
    At least nine people including two unvaccinated Riverside County siblings contracted measles after visiting Disneyland Resort in mid-December, state health officials said Wednesday. Public health officials are also investigating three additional cases of suspected measles, which is highly contagious, and a spokesman with the department said it would not be surprising to see more cases. All 12 reported visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. {snip} Of the nine confirmed cases linked to Disneyland, only one was vaccinated, according to the state Department of Public Health.
  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Cumulative Reported Cases Graphs

    01/08/2015 6:10:06 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Cumulative Reported Cases Graphs "Graph 1: Cumulative reported cases of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, March 25, 2014 January 7, 2015, by date of WHO Situation Report, n=20712 "Graph 1 shows the cumulative reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone provided in WHO situation reports beginning on March 25, 2014 through the most recent situation report on January 7, 2015. Cumulative reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone[CSV - 1 page] Graph 2: Cumulative reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, March 25,...
  • CDC Morbidity and Mortality Report

    01/06/2015 3:38:02 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    1.06.15 | chickensoup
    The CDC used to have a report called the Morbidity and Mortality Report which reported the previous week's deaths and reasons. I used to have it mailed to me years ago. I remember a while back on HUSSIAN's watch during a flu season, the CDC stopped reporting where deaths were occurring. I have not been able to find the report recently. Has that information been taken from us totally? I went to the CDC
  • New York City Requiring Flu Shots for Preschoolers

    01/04/2015 7:06:35 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | SHARONOTTERMAN
    New York City preschoolers will be heading back to class next week with memories of new holiday toys, vacation adventures, and, health officials hope, aflu shot.In fact, because of a new city requirement, young children can, for the first time in the citys history, be excluded from class if they have not received afluvaccination.The new rule, which applies to some 150,000 children in city-licensed day care centers and preschools, was quietly adopted by the citys Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the waning days of Mayor Michael R. Bloombergs administration.
  • Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps

    01/01/2015 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 1, 2015 | Julie Steenhuysen
    he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a laboratory last week. Creating a new high-level safety position was a key recommendation of a months-long internal investigation into the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu in CDC labs this past summer, according to an internal CDC memo obtained by Reuters. Those incidents called into question safety practices at more than 1,000 laboratory and support facilities across the CDC's sprawling network of scientists.
  • CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab

    12/24/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 24 2014 | Lena H. Sun
    As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday. The potential exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting research on the virus at a high-security lab mistakenly put a sample containing the potentially infectious virus in a place where it was transferred for processing to another CDC lab, also in Atlanta on the CDC campus.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex (calls it too restrictive)

    12/24/2014 3:43:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Trevor Eischen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDAs proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a step forward it is still discriminatory. The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must have courage to set policies based on science in order to commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings. The policy, introduced Tuesday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, would replace a 30-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men with a new rule permitting donations from men...
  • Attkisson: CDC Not Telling Public About Possible Ebola Cases (1,400 possible cases in the US)

    12/22/2014 10:20:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 31 replies ^ | 21 Dec 2014 | By Greg Richter
    The government is not telling the public about all the possible cases of Ebola it is monitoring in the United States, says investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. There is an effort to control the message, Attkisson said Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Media Buzz." "A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since they appointed the 'Ebola czar,'" Attkisson said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was all over the airwaves after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September and when two nurses who treated Ebola victims...
  • Attkisson: CDC Hiding Numbers of Possible Ebola Cases in US

    12/21/2014 10:58:57 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies ^ | 21 December 2014 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channels Media Buzz, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson said the CDC is not putting out the current information on how many potential cases of Ebola they are currently tracking in the Untied States. Attkisson said, I called CDC not long ago and I said how many cases are being monitored in the United States and they said 1,400. I said, Where are these updates on your website? They said theyre not putting it on the web.
  • New York Daily News Blasts Obama: 'For God's Sake, Get a Grip'

    10/16/2014 8:25:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 16, 2014 | John Nolte
    The leftwing New York Daily News blasted President Obama on its cover Thursday morning. Referring to the federal government's appallingly incompetent response to the American Ebola outbreak, the front page headline next to the president's photo read, "For God's Sake, Get a Grip." After three weeks of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) happy talking its Ebola preparedness and wrist-flicking the potential threat, 3 people in America have been infected with Ebola, two nurses and the man they cared for -- who died last week.
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea whats causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Gay DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Americans push back against CDC recommendation on circumcision

    12/10/2014 12:08:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    In the first week of public comments on a federal proposal to encourage male circumcision in the U.S., most people are telling Uncle Sam to leave the foreskins alone. His body, his choice and Foreskin is not a birth defect are among the hundreds of negative comments in the Federal Register against a proposed policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise that males of all ages be circumcised for health reasons. The strongest objections were for infant circumcision, since it is a human rights violation for a male to permanently lose a piece of his body...
  • The outbreak persists, but Obamas Ebola Czar is moving on

    12/07/2014 3:17:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Europe, and the United States also coincided with a period in which the Obama administration came under the heaviest scrutiny over its response to that health crisis. Amid criticism, President Barack Obama rejected calls from lawmakers to impose some travel restrictions on the areas affected by Ebola, but he did say his administration was open to appointing one figure to oversee his governments response to the crisis. Days later, Obama appointed Ron Klain, a long-time Democratic political operative and veteran of both Bill Clinton and Al Gores presidential campaigns, to serve as...
  • CDC throws cold water on talk of airborne Ebola transmission

    12/02/2014 8:52:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Hoping to tamp down fears about Ebola, the Obama administration said Monday the virus wreaking havoc in West Africa is unlikely to mutate and spread by air. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a fact sheet that says samples from the current outbreak, which has killed about 5,000 abroad and elicited fear in the U.S., are nearly identical 97 percent the same as the strains studied when Ebola was discovered in 1976. Scientists monitoring the virus have not seen any evidence that Ebola may be mutating in a way that would make it spread more easily,...
  • The Pro-Life Movement is Winning, Abortions at a Record Low Since Roe vs. Wade

    12/02/2014 2:25:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/2/14 | Randy O'Bannon, Ph.D.
    The government’s latest report confirms the good news reported by Guttmacher earlier this year. That not only the number of abortions in the U.S. have dropped to lows not seen since the earliest days of legal abortion in America, so, too, have abortion rates and abortion ratios. The 730,322 abortions reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2011 do not include any from California, Maryland, or New Hampshire, which did not make them available. Guttmacher reported 1,058,470 for the same year. (As we explain fully below, Guttmacher’s numbers will always be higher because it directly surveys abortion...
  • Officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

    12/02/2014 12:35:52 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington D.C.
  • NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

    12/01/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CNS news ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( In New York City, 77.56% of the abortions in 2011 were performed on Black and Hispanic babies, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011, show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year. For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554 other abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as...
  • Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/29/2014 7:53:09 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2014 | Brady Dennis
    The federal government is on the brink of lifting restrictions put in place more than three decades ago when regulators, alarmed by the spread of the virus that causes AIDS, barred men who had sex with other men from donating blood. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will begin a two-day meeting on the issue Tuesday, amid growing calls from medical groups, gay rights activists and lawmakers to jettison the ban as outdated and discriminatory.