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  • Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

    05/16/2018 6:07:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 15, 2018
    22-year-old was living in West Hollywood, hoping to launch his acting career. Los Angeles had a thriving a gay scene where King, for the first time, could embrace his sexuality freely. He frequented bathhouses and also met men in dance clubs and along the bustling sidewalks. There was lots of sex to be had. Like a few years earlier, the doctor gave him a handful of antibiotics to take for a few days that would clear up the infection. It wasn't a big deal. In fact, as King describes it, it was "simply an errand to run." ... When King...
  • Reported STD cases reach new high in California

    05/15/2018 9:12:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 14, 2018 | Staff
    A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2017, according to a new report released Monday by the California Department of Public Health. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, which equates to a 45 percent increase compared to 2012, the CDPH reported.
  • Measles Exposure Warning Issued For Four NEW YORK Counties

    05/06/2018 10:39:42 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 15 replies
    wzzm13.com ^ | 5/6/18 | Bill Wolcott
    A traveler from Europe may have exposed people to measles in Chemung, Genesee, Livingston and Niagara counties, the New York state Department of Health warned Saturday. The traveler, who has a confirmed case of measles, visited multiple sites in upstate New York on April 30, and May 1-2.
  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • Scarlet fever outbreak is worst for nearly 40 years

    04/08/2018 7:53:10 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2018 | Telegraph Reporters
    Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in their children, with more cases of the illness reported this year than since 1982, health officials said. The highly contagious infection mainly affects young children and is not usually serious if treated.
  • NYC sees largest increase in tuberculosis cases in 26 years

    03/26/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year — the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department. TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.
  • Joe Biden in Annapolis: John McCain is an American hero, facing an ugly disease

    03/24/2018 2:39:58 AM PDT · by granada · 53 replies
    The Capital Gazette ^ | March 23, 2018 | Rachael Pacella
    Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted an award for his friend Sen. John McCain, USNA Class of 1958.
  • ‘We’re Losing the Fight’: Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis

    03/20/2018 5:21:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 20, 2018 | Kirk Semple
    His family thought he just had a bad cold, nothing serious. But Victor Martínez kept getting worse. By mid-January, he lay in a hospital ward, wasting away from tuberculosis. A month later, at his wake, stunned relatives tried to reckon with the resurgence of a disease that many Venezuelans thought had been mostly confined to the history books. “I really don’t know what to think,” said Nileydys Yesenia Aurelia Martínez, his niece. “Even the last thing you’d imagine is happening.” Tuberculosis, a disease that until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback, overwhelming a...
  • How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

    03/12/2018 7:09:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Carl Zimmer
    Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos. A genetic mutation had altered the child’s hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that ferries oxygen through the body. It was not harmful; there are two copies of every gene, and the child’s other hemoglobin gene was normal. The child survived, had a family and passed down the mutation to future generations. As the greenery turned to desert,...
  • DISEASE X Global pandemic of mystery disease could wipe out humanity, top scientists warn

    03/10/2018 9:12:57 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 91 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jamie Seidel
    THE World Health Organisation keeps a list of dangerous diseases which pose a serious threat of outbreak. During a high-level meeting of the best medical scientists in the world, they added another to the high-risk list: The ominously named "Disease X".
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 160 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • Diseased Streets (San Fran - Needles, Garbage, Feces... Like Worst Slums in World)

    02/20/2018 12:35:19 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/18/2018
    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces. How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by...
  • Monkey angels watching over us?

    02/19/2018 6:12:41 PM PST · by Norski · 7 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | February 19, 2048 | Merritt Clfton
    Monkey sentinels form our first line of defense against yellow fever & other diseases that have killed millions RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil; SINGHUDURG, India––Panic-driven monkey massacres are contributing to human illness and death, and perhaps could help to spark global epidemics, warn Brazilian health officials. A related “monkey fever” meanwhile raging in parts of India has recently jumped into new and very different habitat, also showing potential to spread far and wide. At issue is simian susceptibility to Flaviviridae viruses, carried by mosquitoes and ticks. Killing upward of 5,000 people per year, worldwide, flaviviruses are as deadly to South American...
  • CDC Should Put America First

    02/07/2018 6:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. Thomas Frieden, who headed the CDC then, is joining a chorus of globalists bashing President Trump's decision to end funding for the CDC's overseas projects in dozens of countries. Frieden charges the cuts will "endanger lives in our country." Sounds scary, but the facts prove otherwise. Trump will spend the money here instead, where it's urgently needed. As Trump searches for a new CDC director, it's time to put America first...
  • Sanjay Gupta: Let’s face it, Trump has heart disease

    01/17/2018 10:46:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Normally we defer to the diagnosis of the doctor who’s actually examined the patient, do we not? Asked directly by Gupta at the briefing if Trump does have heart disease, [Dr. Ronny] Jackson replied, “No, he does not have heart disease.” Gupta’s not buying it. Here he is this morning on CNN via the Free Beacon:Sanjay Gupta declares Trump has heart diseaseDoes he have a leg to stand on? Well, when you Google “coronary calcium score,” one of the first results that pops up is this page from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Trump’s score, per Jackson, was 133....
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • ‘Eye-bleeding fever’ outbreak CONFIRMED: Fears of PANDEMIC as disease hits SECOND country [Africa]

    01/16/2018 1:42:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 01/15/2018 | By Henry Holloway
    HEALTH bosses have confirmed they are facing an outbreak of the “eye-bleeding fever” after four people died of the suspected disease in weeks. Uganda’s health ministry has today finally admitted it is facing the risk of a large-scale explosion of the viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). VHF causes victims to suffer a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths. It comes after a girl, nine, was reportedly killed by the infection Uganda, and three people died in neighbouring South Sudan of similar symptoms. Uganda health minster Sarah Opendi confirmed emergency response teams are now...
  • A New Clue to the Mystery Disease That Once Killed Most of Mexico

    01/16/2018 6:08:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 15, 2018 | Sarah Zang
    In the decades after Hernán Cortés invaded Mexico, one of the worst epidemics in human history swept through the new Spanish colony. A mysterious disease called “cocolitzli” appeared first in 1545 and then again in 1576, each time killing millions of the native population. “From morning to sunset,” wrote a Franciscan friar who witness the epidemic, “the priests did nothing else but carry the dead bodies and throw them into the ditches.” In less than a century, the number of people living in Mexico fell from an estimated 20 million to 2 million. “It’s a massive population loss. Really, it’s...
  • Port-Au-Prince: A City of Millions Without a Sewer System

    01/13/2018 9:20:53 AM PST · by PBRCat · 70 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 13, 2012 | Richard Knox
    Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn't have a sewer system. It's one of the largest cities in the world without one. That's a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera... the disease is endemic — more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died. The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines,...
  • Can Muesli help against arthritis?

    01/12/2018 1:52:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers have now discovered that a fiber-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones. The key to the effect our diet has on our health are intestinal bacteria: healthy intestinal flora consists of a multitude of different species of bacteria. Every adult carries approximately two kilogrammes of benign bacteria in their intestines. They help our digestion by breaking fibre down into its individual components, which can then be absorbed by the body. A by-product of this process are short-chained...