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  • U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC's Vaccine Safety Studies of SEC to Bernie Madoff Scandal

    04/17/2014 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 4/16/2014
    WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an April 8 interview on AutismOne's A Conversation of Hope radio show, Congressman Bill Posey's strong resolve and demands for transparency were evident as he discussed the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s handling of vaccine safety studies which affect "our most precious resource in our nation – our children." The 30-minute interview, conducted by vaccine industry watchdog, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker, delves into what Posey called "the incestuous relationship between the public health community and the vaccine makers and public officials." The Florida legislator, known as "Mr. Accountabililty," did not mince words...
  • CDC finds women shunning babies for little lapdogs

    04/12/2014 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Young women just aren’t that crazy about babies any more, shunning the diaper changes and midnight feedings for dubbed-in family members that don’t demand as much care: dogs. And not just any type dog — specifically, those that weigh less than 25 pounds. “I’d rather have a dog over a kid,” said Sara Foster, 30, the proud owner of a French bulldog named Maddie, the New York Post reported. “It’s just less work and, honestly, I have more time to go out. You … don’t have to get a baby sitter.” Her view is being repeated across the nation by...
  • Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports

    03/27/2014 12:44:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 184 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/27/2014 | Maggie Fox
    e latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the survey, says the numbers almost certainly reflect more awareness and diagnosis of kids who would have been missed in years past. The new estimate for 2010 was a jump from one in 88 children in 2008, the last year for which numbers had been available. “The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise,” the agency’s Dr. Coleen Boyle...
  • Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.”
  • CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

    03/12/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 21 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | January 2014 | GM
    The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors. Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, the same type of mosquitoes that transmit the Dengue Fever Virus. Chikungunya Fever is endemic to Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. A large outbreak was reported in 2006-2007 in India, and several other countries in southeast Asia....
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • Flu hitting younger adults hard, vaccination helps: CDC - deaths up for people 18 to 64.

    02/20/2014 3:03:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/20/14 | Randy Dotinga
    People aged 18 to 64 represent 61 percent of all flu hospitalizations this flu season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This age group accounted for only about 35 percent of flu-related hospitalizations the last three seasons, officials said at a CDC news conference. "We think one of the reasons flu is hitting younger adults hard is that such a low proportion get a flu shot, even those with underlying conditions like asthma, COPD, and diabetes," said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden at the news conference. "The bottom line is, influenza can make anyone very sick,...
  • Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon
    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […] Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free,...
  • CDC Launching Another Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

    02/01/2014 7:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | January 31, 2014 | HealthDay
    For the third year in a row, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is poised to deliver a bold, no-holds-barred, anti-tobacco message to the American public. Starting Monday, the agency will launch the 2014 phase of "Tips From Former Smokers" (Tips), an ambitious annual TV, radio and print campaign. As was the case during its first two incarnations, the upcoming Tips campaign, which will last nine weeks, will feature real people speaking in frank and often frightening terms about the high price paid for a lifetime of exposure to cigarettes. "Over 20 million Americans have died because of...
  • Govt loses bid to conceal documents showing AIDS-Depo Provera link

    01/10/2014 2:39:57 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 9, 2014 | LISA CORRENTI
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 9, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Lawyers for U.S. government agencies have failed in an initial attempt to force a watchdog group to remove leaked documents from the group’s website. The documents describe studies showing complications of a long-lasting contraceptive heavily backed by the agencies and the Gates Foundation for use by African women. The U.S. agencies are accused of attempting to conceal their knowledge of studies showing women using the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera are at higher risk of getting HIV/AIDS. Allowing The Rebecca Project to publish the information means “this issue of Depo Provera’s harm now has...
  • Most problem drinkers not alcoholics, CDC reports

    01/07/2014 7:02:10 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jonathan Serrie
    At least 38 million U.S. adults drink too much, and most of them are not alcoholics, according to a new “Vital Signs” report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “For every one person who is alcoholic there are about six who are problem drinkers, drinking enough to adversely affect their lives, their health, their work situation or family situation,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said. Three-quarters of Americans who drink too much are considered “binge drinkers.” This includes men who consume more than four alcoholic drinks in one setting and women who consume more than three. But...
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • Black mob violence blamed on collective 'mental illness' (...traumatic syndrome of slavery')

    12/17/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Wilmington, Del., has a big problem: Large groups of black people are going crazy. And this collective “mental illness” is causing record levels of crime and gun violence in this mostly black town of 70,000. That is the official diagnosis of the city council, which, by unanimous agreement earlier this month, asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a wave of psychological mayhem that has turned this historic and once-charming city into an unrecognizable husk of its former self. Chief diagnostician of this crisis in public health is city council member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: “There is a well known...
  • Obama's unlocking of federal funding ban on gun research yields little upshot in first year

    12/13/2013 11:57:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Bill Briggs,
    Obama — propelled by the Newtown school shootings — urged Congress in January to provide $10 million to finance fresh academic investigations into the impacts of firearms on the collective health of Americans. "NIH has been supporting research on violence and its implications for health for many years. The violence resulting from firearms was included" in past studies, The CDC this year asked the Institute of Medicine to convene a committee to identify the most pressing research questions on gun violence.
  • Nearly two-thirds of gay men who know they have AIDS have sex without condoms: CDC report

    12/04/2013 8:03:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows approximately 62 percent of gay men who know they have HIV/AIDS continue to engage in sexual relations without using a prophylactic, a behavior that can spread AIDS. The report, which was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving, analyzed data gathered in 2011. According to the report, the percentage of men with HIV/AIDS having sex with other men without a condom had increased from 55 percent in 2005, to 57 percent in 2008, to 62 percent today. CDC spokesperson Nikky Mayes told LifeSiteNews.com...
  • 'We've reached the end of antibiotics': Top CDC expert declares

    10/26/2013 10:13:54 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 133 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    A high-ranking official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared in an interview with PBS that the age of antibiotics has come to an end. 'For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about "The end of antibiotics, question mark?"' said Dr Arjun Srinivasan. 'Well, now I would say you can change the title to "The end of antibiotics, period.”' The associate director of the CDC sat down with Frontline over the summer for a lengthy interview about the growing problem of antibacterial resistance. Srinivasan, who is also featured in...
  • HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (CDC.gov fact sheet about "MSM")

    10/21/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 98 replies
    Fast Facts Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (referred to here as MSM) are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. Among all MSM, black/African American MSM bear the greatest disproportionate burden of HIV. From 2008 to 2010, HIV infections among young black/African American MSM increased 20%. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM))a represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among...
  • Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’

    10/15/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/13 | By News.com.au
    Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’ By News.com.auOctober 15, 2013 | 1:34pm Scientists have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the “deadliest substance known to man” and have withheld the DNA sequence because an antidote is not known. It is the first time the scientific community has made such a move to withhold such information but security concerns have dictated that they do so. New Scientist reports that just 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult.
  • Health Officials To Watch For Muslim Pilgrims With SARS-Like Symptoms

    10/10/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 10, 2013 12:04 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California doctors and health officials will be on the lookout for Muslim pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia with flu-like symptoms in the wake of a reported outbreak of a SARS-like virus in the Middle East, according to a report. L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding told the Los Angeles Times severe coughs or other similar symptoms could signal the arrival of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, to the Southland. While MERS-CoV has so far only been reported in the Mideast and Europe, doctors and emergency departments will be...
  • Senator Harkin says government shutdown leaves Americans unprotected from disease outbreaks

    10/03/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Matt Kelley
    The federal government shutdown could be hazardous to the health of all Americans, according to Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. The Centers for Disease Control, which Harkin calls the world’s premiere public health agency, is closed. Less than two weeks ago, Harkin says the CDC identified frozen berries from the nation of Turkey as the cause of hundreds of people in several states being sickened by hepatitis-A. “The CDC detective epidemiological team went out, they recalled all this food and they stopped it before it spread any further,” Harkin says. “That team is at home now. They’re not working. What if...
  • CDC Gun Research Backfires on Obama

    09/20/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 26 replies
    http://www.gunsandammo.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | Kyle Wintersteen
    In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Obama issued a list of Executive Orders. Notably among them, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was given $10 million to research gun violence. Here are some key findings from the CDC report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” released in June: 1. Armed citizens are less likely to be injured by an attacker: 2. Defensive uses of guns are common: 3. Mass shootings and accidental firearm deaths account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths, and both are declining 4. “Interventions” (i.e, gun control) such as...
  • CDC: 2% of Population Are Men Who Have Sex With Men

    09/20/2013 8:06:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2013 - 4:39 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that only about 2 percent of the U.S. population are men who have sex with men. The CDC made the assertion in a new report indicating that 80 percent of all new HIV infections in 2010 were of men and that 78 percent of those were among men who have sex with men (MSM). “MSM represent approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population,” said the MMWR. …
  • ‘Nightmare’ scenario as gonorrhea at epidemic levels, resistant to antibiotics, CDC warns

    09/18/2013 1:07:37 PM PDT · by topher · 73 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:43 EST | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, GA, September 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that not only are new gonorrhea infections at epidemic levels in the US, but the sexually transmitted disease is becoming untreatable because "Neisseria gonorrhoeae," the bacteria that causes the disease, has become resistant to the antibiotics used for treatment. In their report the CDC has, for the first time, prioritized bacteria in their report into one of three categories: urgent, serious, and concerning. Along with gonorrhea, two other antibiotic resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which includes...
  • Iconic anti-smoking advocate Terrie Hall dies

    09/17/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 17, 2013 | Jonathan Serrie
    <p>Terrie Hall, a cancer patient who made a bold appearance in a hard-hitting national anti-smoking ad campaign, has died at the age of 53.</p> <p>In a graphic public service announcement last year, Hall demonstrated her morning routine of putting on false teeth, a wig and a hands-free valve for her stoma, an opening in her throat. The spot was part the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) first-ever national tobacco education ad campaign, and was intended to show the disabling and disfiguring effects of smoking-related illness.</p>
  • CDC: Environmental Justice Is ‘Access to Healthy Homes, Healthy Food, Transportation´

    08/20/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/13 | Penny Starr
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities. “The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video. She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. “I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said. The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the...
  • 16-year-old girl became infertile from Gardasil vaccine: British Medical Journal

    08/08/2013 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported that a healthy 16-year-old Australian girl lost all ovarian function and went into menopause after being injected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil. Dr. Deirdre Little, the Australian physician who treated the girl, provides solid evidence that Gardasil caused the destruction of the girl's fertility. She also pointed out that Merck Pharmaceutical, the manufacturer of Gardasil, has no supporting information on the effects of the vaccine on ovaries, suggesting that Merck had either done no safety testing on Gardasil in relation to its effects on women's...
  • Obama Executive Order Utilizes the CDC to Attempt Gun Confiscation

    07/29/2013 12:58:24 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Staff
    his past January – thanks to the ever-present Executive Order – Obama made a move that continued what Bill Clinton started. You’ve probably noticed it occurring in society without even really understanding why it’s happening. It’s an (interesting situation).“On January 26th, Obama issued Exec Order #14, a ‘Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to research the causes and prevention of gun violence‘.” (emphasis added) Though this specific EO is new, the truth is that since the 1980s the CDC has been trying to use “scientific” studies to show that guns were a risk to public health. Sadly,...
  • “Why Are White People Terrified Of Minorities?”

    07/26/2013 4:15:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 23 July, 2013 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “why are white people terrified of minorities?” Good question – If I thought “white people” were actually terrified of minorities, and if I just had a socially acceptable answer to support that belief. So let me scratch my head and walk around that one, while I search for an answer – and a suggested solution should the premise prove viable. Of course, if the surmise is correct, the problem is called xenophobia, “stranger fear” in ancient Greek. Having seen many competent minorities of all varieties gladly accepted both socially and professionally by whites, I cannot...
  • Obama assigns job of gun confiscation to the Centers for Disease Control

    07/26/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/13 | Doug Book
    “Ideally, handguns, which account for more than half of all homicides in the United States, should be banned completely, but we recognize that this is not currently politically feasible,” wrote Dr. Karl P. Adler in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (1) For years the confiscationist left have fought a losing battle in their attempt to repeal the rights of 100 million American gun owners. Even with the benefit of what dedicated gun grabbers undoubtedly considered a God-send–the brutal murder of 20 children in Newtown, Mass–the right to keep and bear arms has been so jealously guarded and...
  • Luxury cruise line 'hid food in staff cabins' to avoid inspection

    07/25/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 35 replies
    Travel Mole ^ | Thursday 25th July 2013
    Staff on one of the world's most luxurious cruise lines hid more than 15 trolleys of food in cabins to try to avoid it being seen by health protection officers, according to a report into a sudden inspection carried out on board Silversea's Silver Shadow in June. The damning report claimed staff had tried to hide cooked and raw food, including raw meat, cheeses and vegetables as well as kitchen equipment in over 10 cabins shared by two or three galley crew members. Health inspection officers working for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who'd boarded the ship...
  • CDC: Armed Victims Less Likely to be Harmed by Attackers

    07/21/2013 7:26:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Jul 20, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Newsmax CDC: Armed Victims Less Likely to be Harmed by Attackers Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:24 PM By: Greg Richter A $10 million government report on gun violence ordered by President Barack Obama has concluded that people who are armed are less likely to be harmed by their attackers. President Barack Obama issued an executive order in January calling for the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo..; Oak Creek, Wisc. and Tucson, Ariz., have sharpened the American public's interest in protecting our children and communities from...
  • CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

    07/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 201 replies
    Realfarmcy ^ | 17 JULY 2013 | Dave Mihalovic
    The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
  • 'National Gay Blood Drive' Protests FDA Ban on Gay Donors

    07/15/2013 2:41:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 42 replies
    After Marshall Duer-Balkind, 30, exited a blood donation center on Friday morning, he held up a long green form as evidence that he had been rejected as a blood donor. On the form Duer-Balkind pointed out that section that disqualified him from being a blood donor because of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy that bans men who have sex with men from giving blood. After Duer-Balkind showed the form to two volunteers from the National Gay Blood Drive demonstration, the volunteers pulled out a red ink pad and stamped “Rejected” on his forearm. The stamp was proof that...
  • CDC: Turns Out There's No Benefit to Reducing Salt At All

    07/11/2013 12:41:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 7-11-2013 | Ace
    The only people I can think of who have a wider gap between Asserted Expertise and Actual Expertise than the media are nutritionists. I don't think this applies to people specifically diagnosed with hypertension or other salt-sensitive conditions, but for most of us: A recent report commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the health benefits of reducing salt intake and the take-home message is that salt, in the quantities consumed by most Americans, is no longer considered a substantial health hazard. What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a...
  • ‘Epidemic’: HIV rates, already sky-high, continuing to climb among gay men, warns CDC

    07/08/2013 2:34:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A fact sheet released at the end of June by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have sex with men (MSM). "Gay and bisexual men remain at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic," says Jonathan Mermin, the director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention. The CDC notes that while homosexual men make up only a very small percentage of the male population (4%), MSM account for over three-quarters of all new HIV infections, and nearly...
  • Obama administration pushes new public health research agenda on gun control

    06/27/2013 12:50:06 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    fox ^ | June 26, 2013 | George Russell
    In the near future, Americans who own or want guns likely will be subject to rafts of new questions from social scientists, medical researchers and law enforcement officials intent to discover just what guns they own, why they own them and what they intend to use them for — not to mention where and how they keep them. They will also likely have more researchers poring over such issues as whether childhood education programs against gun violence actually work; whether there actually is any relationship between violence in the media and in real life; and whether the safety plans that...
  • Incomplete Nature gun article correction puts agenda over truth

    06/27/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    “The News Feature ‘The gun fighter’ wrongly implied that blogger David Codrea had ‘outed’ gun researcher Garen Wintemute,” a correction issued in the June issue of the science journal Nature admitted. “Wintemute had in fact publicized his own work before Codrea’s 2007 blog post.” Following in the agenda-driven footsteps of political media, Nature, ostensibly a fact-driven and unbiased scientific journal, has jumped on the “gun control” bandwagon, at least that part of it bemoaning a lack of federally-funded “gun violence” studies, with a profile on anti-gun researcher Dr. Garen Wintemute by correspondent Meredith Wadman in its April issue. That article,...
  • CDC: 'Nearly 50% of U.S. Adults Will Develop at Least One Mental Illness'

    06/15/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2013 | Taylor Knoph
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says that at any given moment about a quarter of American adults are mentally ill and that over the course of their lifetimes about half of all Americans will develop at least one mental illness. In addition, says the agency, "mental illness is associated with increased occurrence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, epilepsy, and cancer."
  • Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

    06/12/2013 11:38:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    New York times ^ | May 2, 2013 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm. More people now die of suicide than in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the findings in Friday’s issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides. Suicide has typically been viewed as a problem of teenagers and the elderly, and...
  • Majority of pools are contaminated by poop, CDC says

    05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/13 | Karen Rowan
    There's poop in public pools, according to a new report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found genetic material from E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of public pools they tested during the summer of 2012. This shows that "swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools," which could spread germs to other people, the researchers wrote in their report. E. coli bacteria are normally found in the human gut and feces. They also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whichcan cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools. The fecal material...
  • When is Gun Control Not Political?

    05/14/2013 5:03:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 7 May, 2013 | Sebastian
    When it’s “public health,” lead by meddling doctors: To pediatricians, gun control is a public health issue, not a political one. But they’re treading a fine line, and they know it.The American Academy of Pediatrics has begun a renewed push to try to get Congress to pass gun control measures, sending more than 100 pediatricians to Capitol Hill earlier this month. Gun control is always political. Doctors should focus on healing patience, not butting their noses in where they don’t belong. Miller’s done research on gun deaths using what CDC data he could get — dating from before Congress cut its funding.He divided...
  • Report: Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings still involve firearms

    05/07/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2013 | Jerry Markon
    Gun violence has dropped dramatically nationwide over the past two decades, but nearly three-quarters of all homicides are still committed with a firearm, the Justice Department said... The report, by the department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, painted an encouraging picture of long-term trends at a time of divisive political debate over guns and legislation to regulate them. Firearms-related homicides declined 39 percent between 1993 and 2011, the report said, while nonfatal firearms crimes fell 69 percent during that period. The biggest setback for the White House was the defeat of a compromise measure to expand background checks for firearms purchases....
  • More People Now Die by Suicide Than Car Accidents

    05/06/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Psych Central ^ | 05/06/2013 | By JOHN M. GROHOL, PSY.D.
    Suicide. It remains a topic few health professionals want to discuss openly with their patients. It remains a topic avoided even by many mental health professionals. Policy makers see it as a black hole without an obvious solution. And now grim new statistics confirm a disturbing trend — more people are taking their own lives than ever before in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics yesterday showing that 33,687 people died in motor vehicle accidents, while nearly 5,000 more — 38,364 — died by suicide. Middle-aged Americans are making up the biggest leap in...
  • Americans to the Obamas on exercising more: 'You take the hike!' [USA Ignores Michelle]

    05/06/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/6/13 | Andrew Malcolm
    For a long time conservatives have warned that the heavy propaganda and regulatory hands of the Obama administration were not going to change the exercise or eating habits of 315 million Americans... Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas' plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.
  • Portable detector shines light on fake drugs

    04/30/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 25 April 2013 | Phillip Broadwith
    A handheld, battery-powered detector will help officials identify counterfeit antimalarial drugs in a trial in Ghana. The trial will test how effective the device is at identifying suspect medicines. The CD-3 detector compares the look of medicines and packaging under different wavelengths of light to spot fakes © US FDAThe CD-3 counterfeit detection device(PDF) uses a variety of different wavelengths of light to visually compare tablets, capsules and their packaging with genuine reference samples. The different colourings and compounds in counterfeit formulations, and different inks and materials in their packaging, reflect or fluoresce differently to the real thing. Comparing them...
  • Reviving the CDC’s Gun-Factoid Factory - With the president’s okay, the agency resumes business...

    04/29/2013 11:54:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 29, 2013 | Timothy Wheeler, M.D.
    With the president’s okay, the agency resumes business as usual. In 1863 President Lincoln signed a congressional charter creating the National Academy of Sciences. Now, 150 years later, President Obama is enlisting NAS to implement an item in his January 16 plan to change the lives of America’s 100 million gun owners. He has directed the Centers for Disease Control to resume research on gun injuries and deaths, and the NAS’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a public workshop last week specifically tasked with shaping the direction of the CDC’s firearm research. Government-funded gun research was openly biased in the...
  • ADHD diagnoses in U.S. children rise 53% in the past decade, CDC data show

    04/01/2013 11:51:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/01/2013 | Tracy Miller
    One in five high school boys and 11% of schoolkids overall have received an ADHD diagnosis, according to new data from the CDC. The data also shows two-thirds of children diagnosed with ADHD are prescribed stimulants like Adderall (above) and Ritalin. About 6.4 million children have received an ADHD diagnosis at some point — an increase of 16% since 2007 and 53% in the past decade. One in five high school boys and 11% of all schoolkids in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Americans with Venereal Diseases Could Surpass Those with Jobs...

    03/28/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 3/27/2013 | Kyle Becker
    Over a third of Americans have a venereal disease, according to the CDC. At the present rate, those who have problems with their personal equipment will surpass those with jobs by the end of Obama’s second term. The CDC finding that 110,197,000 Americans have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) was reported by CNS News. In 2008, the last year reported, 19.8 million Americans contracted STIs. “CDC’s new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone,” said a CDC fact...
  • CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S.; Nation Creating New STIs Faster

    03/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000.
  • Harvard Study Shows No Effect Of Firearm Laws On Gun Deaths

    03/14/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    TheGunMag ^ | 13 March, 2013 | Timothy Wheeler, MD
    Harvard medical researchers just published a scholarly paper in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, claiming that more firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of gun homicides and suicides. However, examination of their data and research methods shows the opposite. McMaster University researcher Caillin Langmann, MD, PhD noted that the Harvard authors’ own best analysis: * Does not show that states with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths * Demonstrates that “assault weapon” bans have no effect on homicide * Demonstrates that laws prohibiting guns in public places have no effect on homicide Even more...