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  • Life expectancy has dropped because of antibiotic resistance, says ONS

    12/04/2017 5:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 1, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Antibiotic resistance has caused a fall in life expectancy for the first time, the Office for National Statistics has said. Life expectancy in future years has been revised down after the statistics authority said that "less optimistic views" about the future had to be taken into account.
  • Army chief on gender reassignment surgery: We took an oath to defend Constitution

    11/15/2017 5:23:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    The top military leader of the Army on Wednesday stood by the service of transgender soldiers after one received a waiver for gender reassignment surgery, amid the Trump administration’s ongoing debate over whether such troops should be allowed to serve. “We all, everyone in uniform, we took an oath; we took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters at the Defense Writers Group in response to a question from The Hill. “And embedded within that Constitution is an idea, and it’s an idea that says you and I, no matter whether...
  • Woman kicked off flight after emotional support PIG became rowdy

    11/15/2017 8:32:30 AM PST · by mairdie · 91 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15th November 2017 | Danny Collins
    A PLANE passenger was booted off a flight because her rowdy emotional support PIG caused mayhem on board. The woman was given her marching orders after the havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles. Even attempts to strap the farmyard animal to an arm rest failed. One shocked onlooker said the brown swine looked around five stone as it was tossed over the unidentified woman's shoulder and marched off.
  • Boy with rare deadly disease gets whole new skin

    11/08/2017 1:40:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    mercurynews.com/AP ^ | Maria Cheng
    The boy had a rare, incurable skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, caused by genetic mutations. People with the disease lack critical proteins that attach the outer layer of the skin to the inner layer, resulting in fragile skin with almost constant blisters and open sores. To fix that, the doctors took a small piece of the boy’s skin from an area that was OK. In the lab, they added a normal version of his bad gene to his skin cells. They grew sheets of the boy’s skin, in much the same way skin grafts are grown for burn victims....
  • Vannity! Funny story from my daughter!

    10/26/2017 4:40:33 PM PDT · by grayboots · 31 replies
    Myself | 10/23/2017 | Myself
    I have funny story that my high school senior daughter (who I have brought up the "right" way") told me today. She was in her AP biology class and the teacher had an assignment for her students. They were to pick a disease to write a paper on. And one kid(not her) shouted out "Extreme liberalism" My daughter said the whole class burst out laughing. But one kid was visibly upset and shouted "conservatism". the class was dead silent. Maybe there is hope in this world afterall!!
  • Just another Bam scandal [No bid contract for Dem fundraiser and SEIU union official]

    12/10/2011 8:05:41 AM PST · by Brilliant · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2011 | NY Post
    <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has officially called on the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general to investigate a suspicious $433 million no-bid contract for a dubious smallpox vaccine.</p> <p>Frankly, just about everything connected with this one smells.</p> <p>The contract was awarded to Siga Technologies, a New York-based company whose principal investor is megabillionaire — and key Democratic moneyman — Ron Perelman.</p>
  • Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

    10/19/2017 2:04:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    statenews.com ^ | 10/19/2017
    “For one salmonella case we know of in an outbreak, there are up to 30 others that we don’t know about,” CDC veterinarian Megin Nichols said. A “large contributing factor” to the surge, Nichols said, comes from natural food fanciers who have taken up the backyard chicken hobby but don’t understand the potential dangers. Some treat their birds like pets, kissing or snuggling them and letting them walk around the house. Poultry can carry salmonella bacteria in their intestines that can be shed in their feces. The bacteria can attach to feathers and dust and brush off on shoes or...
  • 2017 10 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Expect the Unprecedented"

    10/15/2017 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 10/15/17 | John Haller
    Fires, Disease, Loss of Common Sense, Inability to Reason, Prophetic Blindness, Gender Confusion and total depravity. These are the things that should cause us reason to pause, ponder and understand that we should "Expect the Unprecedented" as we continue to hurtle toward the end. John explains in this week's update.
  • German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Koreans"

    05/07/2003 5:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 326+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 2003/05/06 | Kim Jong-An
    /start my translation German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Korean Figures" Norbert Vollertsen(age 45: a doctor), a German human right activist, who has been actively helping N. Korean escapees confirmed on 6th (of May, 2003) that 20 high ranking N. Korean figures, including a N. Korean nuclear physicist Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, did defect and that some of them are now staying in Washington D.C., U.S.A.. However, he refused to confirm whether Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, known as the father of N. Korean nuclear development, himself is staying in Washington D.C.. Mr. Vollertsen is...
  • Experts: Deadly California hepatitis A outbreak may linger for year or more

    10/06/2017 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 6, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness has infected at least 568 people since November, mainly in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties. People without symptoms can carry the illness, and health officials suspect that transients in San Diego County spread it through other homeless populations around the state. More than 480 cases of the illness, including all 17 deaths, have occurred in San Diego County, which declared a public...
  • REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting ...

    10/03/2017 10:50:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Complete Headline: REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting drug-resistant strain of e-coli Hugh Hefner's death certificate revealed he died of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure It also shows he was suffering from septicemia and e-coli when he died It is not known how the 91-year-old contracted the deadly bacteria Hefner died on September 27 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills Hugh Hefner died from heart failure after contracting an aggressive strain of e-coli which was resistant to drugs, it has been revealed. The 91-year-old's death certificate was obtained by The Blast on Tuesday,...
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Use of Powerful Large-Animal Tranquilizer Rises Among Opioid Addicts

    09/28/2017 12:39:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2017 | Karl Herchenroeder
    As U.S. law enforcement struggles to develop effective screening methods for fentanyl, a federal narcotics official last week warned against the rise of carfentanil, a large-animal tranquilizer that is considered about 50 times stronger. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is regarded as anywhere from 10 to 100 times stronger than the most commonly used opiate, morphine. Carfentanil, also a synthetic opioid, is used to sedate elephants and is considered about 50 times stronger than fentanyl.
  • Yemen cholera cases exceed half a million in four months

    08/15/2017 9:44:35 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    m.france.24.com ^ | 8/14/17 | WHO
    More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the waterborne disease, which causes acute diarrhoea and dehydration, in the country where the health system has collapsed after more than two years of war, it said. "The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2,000 people have died since the outbreak began to...
  • Officials: Fleas in Two Arizona Counties Tested Positive for the Plague

    08/17/2017 6:51:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fleas in two Arizona counties tested positive for the Bubonic plague — the same disease that killed millions of people in the 14th century throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, public health officials say. Navajo County public health officials announced Friday that fleas collected near the town of Taylor tested positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the Bubonic plague, the Associated Press reports. The announcement came one week after Coconino County officials first discovered fleas in the area found to be carrying the plague. KNXV reports that Coconino County officials first discovered the plague-infested fleas in the Red Lake...
  • Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis

    08/24/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Jan Hoffman
    For months, health officials in this socially conservative state capital have been staggered by a fast-spreading outbreak of a disease that, for nearly two decades, was considered all but extinguished. Syphilis, the deadly sexually transmitted infection that can lead to blindness, paralysis and dementia, is returning here and around the country, another consequence of the heroin and methamphetamine epidemics, as users trade sex for drugs.
  • Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis)

    08/06/2017 10:42:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Eaton Rapids Joe ^ | 8/6/17 | Joe Mama
    Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) may be the perfect biological weapon. The common raccoon is the primary host for this parasite.  Not only have urban areas been a windfall for raccoon populations, but the closer proximity facilitates the raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of this worm. Typical rural habitat might contain 10 raccoons per square mile.  Prime, bottomland habitat might support 20 raccoons per square mile.  Urban habitats have been documented as holding 130-to-390 raccoons per square mile.  And, of course, urban habitats increase the exposure of humans to raccoon poop. Baylisascaris procyonis  The adult worm on the left is...
  • The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

    07/22/2017 12:04:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 07/21/2017 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes. Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country. U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries...
  • Ticks on the rise across New England (Lyme disease & Powasson )

    06/21/2017 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    AP & Fox5 ^ | 6/21/17 update | MICHAEL CASEY and LISA RATHKE
    MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, whose numbers drop as the humidity falls below 85 percent. But the drought is largely gone from the region and ticks are taking advantage. Residents in Maine are complaining they are finding as many as 30 ticks at a time on their clothes, and public health officials in Vermont are reporting an above-average rate...
  • 2 cases of Legionnaire's disease reported at Vegas Hotel (Rio)

    06/15/2017 4:28:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/17 | Andrew Craft
    The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease recently discovered at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Two guests were found to have had the bacteria while staying at the hotel in the months of March and April. In a statement posted on their website June 9, the Southern Nevada Health District says, “The hotel is assisting in the investigation and taking steps to provide information to past and current guests of the property.” Once the guests’ illnesses were confirmed, the Rio then inspected its water system. Results came back positive for the bacteria, Legionella, according...