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  • 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...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • Number of Legionnaires' Cases Rises to 86 Amid Deadly Outbreak: Officials ( New York )

    08/04/2015 1:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Aug. 4, 2015
    Five more cases of Legionnaires' disease have been added to the Bronx outbreak that has claimed seven lives and sickened more than six dozen people in the last three weeks, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. The number of those killed stands at seven. The mayor's briefing comes a day after the city announced an increase in the death toll and the number of cases at a packed town hall meeting at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where hundreds of residents gathered to hear what state, city and local officials had to say about the deadly outbreak. Eighty-six cases of...
  • Four dead in Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York

    08/03/2015 6:56:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN/AP ^ | August 2, 2015 | David Shortell,
    New York (CNN)—The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak is up to four. Seventy-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, up from 31 on Thursday, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Sunday.
  • Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S. (Mothers to be released, too)

    07/26/2015 8:09:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/15 | JULIA PRESTON
    A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children. -snip-...
  • Stay Classy: Trump Used To Test His Dates For AIDS

    07/24/2015 8:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 25, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    In the early ‘90s, the Donald said he would ask his ladies to swing by the doctor for an AIDS test before he’d wine and dine them.Future American President Donald J. Trump appears to be a tad germophobic. “One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get,” the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner wrote in his book The Art of the Comeback, published in 1997. “I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly...
  • OBAMA’S ILLEGAL ALIENS: IMPORTING DEADLY THIRD WORLD DISEASES

    07/23/2015 8:02:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/23/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Even as exotic new diseases and nearly-eradicated old ones keep popping up across the nation, the Obama administration is unconcerned, or some would say, recklessly indifferent, to the public health threat that Third World illegal aliens pose to the American public. This isn't an observation from would-be GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or some wild-eyed rube -- it's a devastating criticism that comes from two public health experts at the government's own Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It comes as deadly diseases surface or make a comeback in the U.S. Among those ailments are tuberculosis, pneumonia, paralysis-causing acute flaccid myelitis,...
  • Experts warn Floridians to steer clear of armadillos to avoid leprosy exposure

    07/21/2015 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.actionnewsjax.com ^ | 07-21-2015 | By Amanda Warford
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Leprosy cases in Florida are higher than normal and experts are blaming armadillos. Nine cases have been reported across Florida so far this year. On average, the state only sees 10 cases for the entire year. Action News spoke to a trapper who said he takes extra precautions because of this danger. Armadillos are very common all over Florida, and most of them live in the woods. But others could live near your home, and we learned that puts you and your family at risk. “We catch more armadillos than we do any other species,” said wildlife...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border'

    07/07/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying, "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican...
  • 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 Control’s (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 diseases—many 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...
  • Florida Health Department to Tourists: Don't Worry About That Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    06/15/2015 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | June 15, 3015 | Tim Elfrink
    Last week, TV stations and wire reports began spreading an urgent warning from the Florida Department of Health: A flesh-eating bacteria was spreading in Florida's oceans, health officials warned. More than 30 swimmers have been infected in the past year, including seven in 2015. Two people have already died this year from the bacteria, which — again — literally eats human flesh. Now, the Florida DOH has released an equally vital update. "Visitors encouraged to visit Florida's beautiful beaches," reads the glowing, slightly repetitive headline. Oh, and about that whole flesh eating bacteria thing? Don't worry about it!
  • Liberty’s ‘huddled masses’ are not illegals

    06/14/2015 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | David. L. Hunter
    The choice is simple: equality and order under law or the rule of the mob The Statue of Liberty, that grande dame of Democracy who endless holds aloft freedom’s torch, must feel today more and more the burdens of Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held the whole world on his shoulders. This towering symbol of all things beautiful and uniquely American communicates these words of compassion: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This humanitarian ideal and these inspiring words on the statue’s pedestal—immortalized in the 1883 poem “The New Colossus” by Emma...
  • California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

    06/11/2015 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The rash of tough pro-vaccine bills that infected state legislatures after the Disneyland measles outbreak has largely faded, and based on the uproar in California, it’s not hard to see why. The state capitol has been flooded off and on for months with parental-choice advocates drawing thousands for protests against Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate personal belief or religious exemptions and require all children without a medical exemption to be vaccinated before entering public school. And the outcry has only grown louder as the bill nears passage, spreading beyond the issue of vaccination safety and morphing into a full-blown...
  • Patient With Extreme Form of TB Sent to NIH

    06/08/2015 8:54:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Maggie Fox
    A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington D.C., and federal and state officials are now tracking down hundreds of people who may have been in contact with her. The woman traveled to at least three states before she sought treatment from a U.S. doctor. While TB is not easily caught by casual contact, extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB is so dangerous that health officials will have to make a concerted effort to warn anyone who may be at risk.
  • Insect Parts and Mouse Poop: Gross Things in Your Food

    06/08/2015 2:45:42 PM PDT · by LucyT · 19 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 08, 2015 | Cari Nierenberg, Contributing Writer
    Nobody wants to find insect parts, rat hairs, mouse poop or maggots in their food. But the Food and Drug Administration does allows low levels of these nasty things along with a bunch of other icky stuff to be present in food, or the ingredients that go into it. In fact, the FDA considers such things to be "natural or unavoidable defects," and the agency maintains a "Defect Levels Handbook" to describe the acceptable levels. [snip] The FDA's handbook, which was released in 1995 and last updated in 2005, is a fun read. A person can find out acceptable levels...
  • DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

    04/03/2015 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-2-2015 | University of Edinburgh
    Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Researchers found that naturally occurring changes to these proteins, which affect how they control genes, can be sustained from one generation to the next and so influence which traits are passed on. The finding demonstrates for the first time...
  • Study: Cat Parasite Tied To Schizophrenia, Mental Illnesses

    06/05/2015 8:12:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | June 5, 2015 9:14 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Coming into close contact with cats can spread a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) – also dubbed the “cat poop parasite” – which are linked to schizophrenia and other mental disorders that affect humans. The cat-carried parasite is the most common in developed countries and can infect any warm-blooded species, according to the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Although most humans don’t suffer any symptoms from the widespread parasite, it can cause the illness T. gondii, which is linked to weeks of flu-like symptoms, blindness and even death, CBS News reports. Two new studies have now linked the...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Test unravels history of infection

    06/04/2015 5:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jonathan Ball
    US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.The technique decodes the infection history imprinted in our immune response. The scientists hope that the test will eventually provide important insight into how viruses contribute to development of a range of diseases. The work was published in the journal Science. During a virus infection, your immune system generates antibodies designed to fight the virus. Each antibody recognises a tiny fragment of the virus and their interaction is very specific - they fit like...
  • 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...
  • Measles Case Confirmed In New Jersey

    05/28/2015 10:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | May 28, 2015 | Kara Seymour
    A person infected with measles was at a New Jersey funeral home two times earlier this month, the state Department of Health announced Thursday. The department confirmed the measles case Thursday, saying the individual may have exposed people at a funeral home in the Fords section of Woodbridge in Middlesex County on May 11 and 14. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can cause serious medical complications. As a result, the department recommends that anyone who visited Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, on Monday, May 11, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and on...
  • Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

    05/20/2015 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/20/15
    University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed, according to new research. Scientists say players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain called the caudate nucleus, which leads to loss of grey matter in the hippocampus. Previous studies have shown reduced volume in the hippocampus, which controls memory, learning and emotion, is associated with neurological and...
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

    04/16/2015 10:41:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF
    It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder. Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease. THE SALT Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now Eventually, he couldn't walk or speak. He was hospitalized. And about 18 months after symptoms began,...
  • Liberian boy, 10, has diagnosis of malaria

    04/14/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    The Blade ^ | April 14 2015 | Staff
    Toledo health officials said a 10-year-old Liberian boy suspected Sunday of having Ebola has tested positive for malaria. The boy, who arrived in Toledo with his family about a week ago, will remain in ProMedica Toledo Hospital a few more days, but he can be taken out of isolation, said Dr. David Grossman, Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner. snip Fever is a symptom of malaria, as well as Ebola, so when the child developed a fever Sunday morning local health officials had him transferred to Toledo Hospital for testing. Hospital workers sent the blood test to the Ohio Department of Health...
  • ISIS militants reportedly being pounded by critical skin disease

    04/06/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 113 replies
    israelsmessenger.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | israelsmessenger.com
    Islamic State fighters are being pounded by a debilitating skin illness called leishmaniasis. The disease, that is widespread by sandflies, is fast swelling interjection to wickedness and bad hygiene conditions and there have been some-more than 100,000 cases reported, British media outlets reported progressing this week. The jihadi fighters are refusing medical diagnosis that has led to some-more outbreaks, according to a reports. Medical centers have sealed given medical staff have fled a assault creation a widespread of a illness some-more acute, according to a reports. Dubbed “Rose of Jericho,” a illness is caused by protozoan parasites that go to...
  • Michelle Obama, the conservative? How to keep big government out of your lunch

    02/10/2015 7:58:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 10, 2015 | Husna Haq
    Michelle Obama says that 'if you don't like government ... messing with your life,' you should make better eating choices. Is Michelle Obama starting to sound more like a conservative than a liberal? How's this for a counterintuitive source on conservatism: Michelle Obama is now offering novel advice on how to keep the government from meddling in peoples' lives. “If you don’t like the doctor, if you don’t like government, if you don’t like folks messing with your life, the best thing to do is make sure you’re healthy," Mrs. Obama told Cooking Light in a piece entitled, "The First...
  • Ben Carson: Vaccines are good medicine, not political issue

    02/09/2015 4:21:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Retired neurosurgeon and presidential hopeful Ben Carson attempted Sunday to diffuse the vaccination debate that has gripped the political scene, saying there’s no reason to turn vaccines for measles and other diseases into a partisan issue. Mr. Carson, a star in conservative circles, said scientists have debunked skeptics who warn of debilitating side effects from vaccines, and parents who forgo vaccinations are eroding the herd immunity that has lulled them into complacency. “We’ve had such an effective vaccination program that you’re not seeing the diseases,” Mr. Carson told “Fox News Sunday.” A measles outbreak traced to Disneyland in California has...
  • Doctors Warn Against Revival of ‘Measles Parties’

    02/09/2015 4:28:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | February 8, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    Doctors are warning parents against reviving “measles parties” intended to expose children to the disease at a gathering with at least one infected person. The parties ostensibly help children build immunity against the disease and are used instead of vaccinating or leaving exposure up to chance. Such practices have been discouraged despite similar events such as “pox parties” which expose children to chickenpox for the purpose of building immunity. “CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the outbreak,”...
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 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...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Obama: 'Get Your Kids Vaccinated'

    02/02/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 120 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/2/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    "I understand that there are families that in some cases are concerned about the effect of vaccinations. The science is, you know, pretty indisputable. We've looked at this again and again. There is every reason to get vaccinated, but there aren't reasons to not," said Obama. "You should get your kids vaccinated. It's good for them, but we should be able to get back to the point where measles effectively is not existing in this country."
  • 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...
  • DAILY MAIL: A 5-Year-Old Girl Just Died of the Very Strain of Flu

    01/27/2015 5:08:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Daily Mail article; Fox News Photo; copied by Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/27/2015 | Daily Mail article copied by Melissa Melton
    Cue the pro-vaccine crowd's b.s. arguments as to why this is doesn't matter and we should all keep taking the risk shooting up our children in the hopes this won't happen to us. Via Daily Mail: A five-year-old girl has died in hospital three days after developing a strain of the flu that she was vaccinated against – as a deadly outbreak of the virus continues to sweep across the country. Keira Driscoll was prescribed steroids and a nebulizer at a Quick Care clinic after she started feeling unwell with a cough and a fever at her home in Clark...
  • Giant African Land Snails Return To South Florida

    09/15/2011 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    http://miami.cbslocal.com ^ | 09-15-2011 | Staff
    CORAL GABLES (CBS4) – They’re back. Giant African land snails which once took a decade to eradicate from South Florida have returned. Giant African land snails, considered to be one of the most damaging snails in the world, have been found in the Coral Gables area of Miami-Dade County, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Giant African land snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world because they consume at least 500 different types of plants, can cause structural damage to plaster and stucco on houses, and can carry a parasitic worm...
  • Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

    01/20/2015 12:46:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the...
  • For most 'healthy' obese, health declines over time

    01/06/2015 3:21:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    "Healthy obese adults show a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease than healthy normal-weight adults, although this risk is not as great as for the unhealthy obese. Healthy obesity is only a state of relative health - it's just less unhealthy than the worst-case scenario. And as we now see, healthy obese adults tend to become unhealthy obese over time, providing further evidence against the idea that obesity can be healthy," said Bell. ... "Healthy obesity is only valid if it is stable over time, and our results indicate that it is often just a phase. All types of obesity...
  • Obama's 'propaganda' pushed people to 'hate the police,' Giuliani says

    12/22/2014 7:02:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) charged a day after two city police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car by a man who posted anti-police messages to his social media account.
  • Another 'eradicated disease' invading U.S

    11/12/2014 1:10:59 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Dengue hemorrhagic fever has been added to the list of diseases brought by the surge of “unaccompanied minors” who have illegally entered the U.S. this year. “The big picture here is that we are getting all these diseases brought into the United States by the ‘imported disease people’ from Latin America,” Dr. Lee Hieb, past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, explained to WND in an interview. Other diseases tied to illegal aliens include Chagas disease, Enterovirus D-68, drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria.
  • Kissing bug disease infects OVER 300,000 people in the US

    11/09/2014 9:42:12 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 39 replies
    The Dail Mail ^ | November 9, 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Over 300,000 Americans have already been infected with the potentially fatal 'kissing bug disease' called Chagas but U.S. healthcare workers lack of knowledge about the illness is letting many cases of the parasite unnoticed. Some doctors are calling it the 'new AIDS' because of the way it develops.
  • Pandemic Implications

    11/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge - Goldman Sachs ^ | 11-6-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 11/06/2014 The recent spread of Ebola has led to a tragic loss of human lives and stands to devastate West African economies. As the situation has evolved, and despite the equity market's apparent belief that it's all over, Goldman has examined the global economic and market implications of the outbreak. It would appear Ebola is a thing of the past... But implications remain as Goldman Sachs explains, We survey our economists and equity analysts to provide a sector-by-sector breakdown of the disease’s impacts to date and, drawing on past episodes of pandemic threats, its potential effects. We find...
  • AIDS – French scientists find mechanism for spontaneous HIV cure

    11/04/2014 6:45:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.biznews.com ^ | 11-04-2014 | Staff
    t’s the holy grail of HIV and AIDS research: the search for a cure for the virus that attacks the immune system, allowing life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Significant strides have been made with pharmaceutical drugs – antiretrovirals – that help those diagnosed as HIV positive to manage their condition, and live longer, healthier lives. But so far, a cure has proved elusive. Now French scientists believe they have uncovered the genetic path by which two men were spontaneously cured of the HI virus. They believe it’s an exciting discovery which could offer a new strategy in the...
  • As Ebola Declines In Liberia, Health Officials Reassess Response Plans

    11/04/2014 5:52:58 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-4-2014 | Lenny Bernstein
    Lenny Bernstein November 3, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell the epidemic. The turnaround has occurred without the provision of a single treatment bed by the U.S. military, which has promised to build 17 Ebola facilities containing 100 beds each across Liberia. Those treatment units will be constructed, said Bill Berger, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Disaster Assistance Response Team here....
  • Pestilences Produce Plenty of Painful Problems

    11/03/2014 5:05:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    History of the British Isles in all its subsequent developments of race, customs, architecture, and so forth, was in large part determined by an epidemic disease Pestilences have a horrific record in mankind’s history having produced massive problems of civil disorder, disruption of labor, economic disaster, insurrection, and demise of whole populations. Maybe we can learn from the plague of Saint Cyprian and not make the same mistakes people of that day made. In A.D. 250, the Roman Empire was in turbulence. The Goths had just won a major victory and the barbarians were at the gates of Rome. Barbarians...
  • Obama's Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows

    11/01/2014 1:35:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-31-14 | Neil Munro
    The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack ObamaÂ’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations. The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are...
  • Ebola nurse defies orders to stay at home and goes for a cycle as police follow in car

    10/30/2014 10:15:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:59 EST, 30 October 2014 | Martin Gould In Fort Kent, Maine and Louise Boyle
    Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory Ebola quarantine on Thursday and headed out for a bike ride with her boyfriend. The 33-year-old nurse left her home in Fort Kent, Maine with partner Ted Wilbur this morning, wearing gloves, a safety helmet and couple of layers of fleece to combat the bitter cold. Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser. 'It's just good to be out,' Miss Hickox told MailOnline as she left....
  • Ebola Emergencies and Questionable Quarantines

    10/29/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    In a 1993 decision upholding the involuntary hospitalization of a Newark man with tuberculosis, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald Goldman noted that "the claim of 'disease' in a domestic setting has the same kind of power as the claim of 'national security' in matters relating to foreign policy." Goldman's point is worth keeping in mind as states such as New York and New Jersey implement quarantine policies that most experts view as a panicky overreaction to the potential threat posed by medical workers returning from Africa after treating Ebola patients. Abuse of the authority to restrict liberty in the...
  • Democrats find themselves represented by dimwits in their fight against shutting down Ebola flights

    10/29/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrats are impervious to embarrassment. They will dive to the deepest depths to attack anyone or anything that threatens Barack Obama their king. With the Ebola crisis growing by the day, common sense dictates that serious steps starting with closing down flights from Ebola hot spots, have to be taken to protect Americans. Predictably, of the forty one Congressional representatives demanding this be done only three are Democrats. Nevertheless, knowing that closing the borders to air travel will almost certainly lead to closing all of our borders, a group of power hungry, Obama worshiping Democrats are mocking the idea. They...
  • ER nurse: Duncan lied about exposure to Ebola

    10/27/2014 3:03:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2014 | Kyle Balluck
    An emergency room nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. was not honest about his exposure to the deadly virus. Sidia Rose told “60 Minutes” that Duncan said during his second trip to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas that he had not been in contact with anyone who had been sick. “I explained to him, ‘We are under the impression that you may have been exposed to Ebola.’ And I said, ‘Where are you from?’ And he told me Liberia,” she said. “And...