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  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 86 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.
  • More ticks with Lyme disease found in urban areas

    04/17/2014 5:05:14 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 24 replies
    WBNG ^ | April 18, 2014 12:01 GMT | Matt Porter
    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Standing just feet from a cement trail leading to Binghamton University's East Gym, biologist Ralph Garruto demonstrated how he has found ticks hiding in plain sight. "If you have a picnic table out over there, under a tree like that or just off to the edge, ticks are in this kind of leaf litter," Garruto said. Garruto has been studying tick behavior since the pests arrived in Broome County en masse six years ago. Through his research, he's found more ticks living around building and in man-made environments than in the deep woods. Recently, after testing...
  • New report shows the “vegan” lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the “vegan” lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    04/03/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    No one would accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 53-year-old Czech scientist has the contemplative air of someone habitually lost in thought, and his still-youthful, square-jawed face is framed by frizzy red hair that encircles his head like a ring of fire. Certainly Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. Starting in the early 1990s, he began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the...
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Canada has possible Ebola case: health officials

    03/24/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-24-2014 | AFP
    A man returning to Canada from Liberia is seriously ill in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, health officials have said. The man has been placed in solitary confinement pending the expected results on Tuesday of tests on his condition. His family are in quarantine in Saskatchewan province, the local health ministry said in a statement. "A diagnosis has not yet been confirmed. Measures have been taken to isolate the patient to ensure the illness is not transmitted," the ministry said. Public health officials earlier sought to contain people's concerns, saying...
  • Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

    03/17/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13, 2014 | Russell Saunders
    Of all the things to be nostalgic for, infectious diseases probably don’t make it onto many lists. However, if you happen to pine for the good old days when measles was an active public health threat, I have good news for you. The anti-vaccine crowd is bringing it back. There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City. Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country. It’s only three months into 2014, and not only is the nation’s largest city seeing cases in several boroughs, but other...
  • Mystery poliolike illness affects as many as 25 children in California

    02/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Doctors in California say as many as 25 children are suffering from a mysterious, poliolike virus that is leaving them with paralyzed limbs... The cause of most of these cases is not known, health officials say. The average age of the children is 12.
  • Small Number Of Children In California Get Strange, New Polio-Like Illness

    02/24/2014 7:57:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    AP) ^ | February 23, 2014 9:22 PM
    Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital who has worked with Glaser’s team, will present the cases of five of the children at the American Academy of Neurology’s upcoming annual meeting. He said all five patients had paralysis in one or more arms or legs that reached its full severity within two days. None had recovered limb function after six months. “We know definitively that it isn’t polio,” Van Haren added, noting that all had been vaccinated against that disease. Glaser wouldn’t provide the number of illnesses. Van Haren said he was aware...
  • Disease and trauma within collapsing Indus Civilisation

    12/27/2013 3:02:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 12-25-2013
    During the third millennium BCE, the Indus Civilisation flourished in what is now northwest India and Pakistan. Between 2200-1900 BCE the culture was characterised by long-distance exchange networks, carefully planned urban settlements such as Harappa and Mohenjo Daro that had sophisticated sanitation facilities, standardised weights and measures, and a sphere of influence that extended over a million square kilometres of territory. The culture was seemingly at its height when the end came (collapse attributed to climatic change) but recent research published in both the open access journal PLoS ONE and an earlier 2012 article in the International Journal of Palaeopathology...
  • The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality (Classic for Your Files)

    12/26/2013 5:28:16 AM PST · by xzins · 69 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | Timothy J. Dailey, Ph. D.
    The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality By Timothy J. Dailey, Ph. D. Senior Fellow, Center for Marriage and Family Studies Homosexual activists attempt to portray their lifestyle as normal and healthy, and insist that homosexual relationships are the equivalent in every way to their heterosexual counterparts. Hollywood and the media relentlessly propagate the image of the fit, healthy, and well-adjusted homosexual. The reality is quite opposite to this caricature which was recently conceded by the homosexual newspaper New York Blade News: Reports at a national conference about sexually transmitted diseases indicate that gay men are in the highest risk group...
  • 'It was like being in Paradise. I felt only love': Terribly disfigured man who was held by Pope

    11/18/2013 7:20:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2013 | Hannah Roberts
    The shockingly disfigured man, whose full-body tumours were lovingly kissed by the Pope, has been revealed as a 53-year-old Italian suffering from a rare genetic disease. Vinicio Riva’s entire body has been ravaged by the growths, a symptom of neorofibramatosis, which is not contagious. Earlier this month his picture shot round the world, when he was emotionally embraced by Pope Francis, at one of the pontiff’s weekly audiences in Rome. The severely disabled man, who is shunned in the street, and has induced horror even in his doctors, has for the first time described the encounter, saying that being caressed...
  • Interview with Dr. Shigeru Mita (Tokyo disease vs. Fukushima radiation)

    11/12/2013 11:58:47 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 6 replies
    World Network for Saving Children from Radiation ^ | 11/11/2013 | save-children-from-radiation.org
    I'm pasting the whole interview here: The Mita clinic in Kodaira city, Tokyo, has carried out blood examination and thyroid ultrasound examination on 1,500 patients, including children. Mamarevo Magazine here interviews Dr. Mita, the head of the clinic, about what he has seen through the blood exam.   Kanto usually consists of metropolitan Tokyo, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tochigi and Kanagawa prefectures.   The original article in Japanese is in Mama-revo magazine website What is a ‘differential white blood cell count’? What can we learn from checking it? Q: Please tell us about the examinations that are conducted by the Mita clinic.   ...
  • The great gluten-free scam

    11/07/2013 12:14:35 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07 Nov 2013 | Julia Llewellyn Smith
    Once, pasta and bread were store cupboard staples. Now, many of us are replacing them with ‘healthier’ gluten-free foods. But are they really better for us? ... The new ubiquity of gluten-free products certainly makes life much easier for sufferers of coeliac disease, an auto-immune response to wheat where the body believes wrongly that gluten is attacking it... But coeliacs make up only one in 100 of the population ... Nutritionist Ian Marber agrees that yeast, not gluten, may be the real culprit... Marber acknowledges that gluten intolerance does exist, but probably in fewer cases than is generally believed. ......
  • Brooke Greenberg: 20-Year-Old "Toddler's" Legacy of Hope and Love

    10/30/2013 4:58:59 AM PDT · by kimtom · 6 replies
    http://shine.yahoo.com ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Sarah B. Weir
    The baffling case of Brooke Greenberg, a 20-year-old who never developed beyond the toddler stage, may provide clues to help scientists unlock the secrets of longevity and fight age-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and heart disease. Brooke, who passed away last Thursday, had the body and cognitive function of a 1-year-old. She didn't grow after the age of 5 — and basically, she stopped aging entirely. "Brooke Greenberg, even after her sad passing, may help to reveal answers to one of the major mysteries in human biology: Why do we age and is there any way to slow or...
  • Raw Milk Comes Under Attack in South Dakota – Smaller Farms Get Hurt

    10/12/2013 7:18:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 12, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    Proposed South Dakota raw milk regulations will make it difficult for smaller operations to continue selling the substance in the state.  Department of Agriculture officials finished a third public hearing on the issue on Wednesday, saying the rules are necessary to ensure safety.  A legislative committee last August had rejected the rules until it had more information on their financial impact for farmers. The State of South Dakota currently allows the sale of raw milk, though not from retail stores.  Farms are allowed to sell the popular substance directly to consumers. Raw milk must also be clearly labeled as raw, but no...
  • Deadly brain amoeba infects US tap water for the first time

    09/20/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News Health ^ | September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fox
    A deadly brain amoeba that’s killed two boys this year has been found in a U.S. drinking water supply system for the first time, officials said Monday -- in a New Orleans-area system. The Naegleria fowleri parasite killed a 4-year-old Mississippi boy who likely got it playing on a back yard Slip 'N Slide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say. Tests show it’s present throughout the water supply system in St. Bernard Parish, directly southeast of New Orleans. “We have never seen Naegleria colonizing a treated water supply before,” said Dr. Michael Beach, head of water safety for...
  • Epidemic of whooping cough disease rising to new high levels in US?

    09/19/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT · by usalady · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 14, 2013 | Martha
    Are you aware that America is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of whooping cough in the last 50 years?
  • U.S. Travelers Warned After Cuba Cholera Outbreak

    08/22/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 8/21/13
    A health advisory has been issued for all U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Cuba after an outbreak of cholera in eastern Cuba. The advisory was issued by the U.S. Interests Section in Havana after the The Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert noting the presence of cholera in Cuba....
  • 82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

    08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox
    More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood. The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy. Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter. They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
  • Lasers Could Help Identify Malaria and Other Diseases Early

    07/04/2013 3:44:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 2 July 2013 | Jennifer Wong
    Enlarge Image Seconds count. When a laser beam, pulsing at an average of once every 760 nanoseconds (left), is absorbed by red blood cells, the cells release sound waves that far exceed 100MhZ (right). Credit: Strohm et al., Biophysical Journal (2013) Combining lasers with a principle discovered by Alexander Graham Bell over 100 years ago, researchers have developed a new way to collect high-resolution information about the shape of red blood cells. Because diseases like malaria can alter the shape of the body's cells, the device may provide a way to accurately diagnose various blood disorders. The study relies...
  • Obesity Is Not a Disease: But calling it one is a symptom of our bloated federal government

    07/03/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/03/2013 | Michael Tanner
    Recently the American Medical Association declared that it will consider obesity a disease. At first glance, it’s a minor story, hardly worth mentioning, but in reality the AMA’s move is a symptom of a disease that is seriously troubling our society: the abdication of personal responsibility and an invitation to government meddling. No one denies that this country faces a massive (no pun intended) obesity problem. The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, with more than a third of all Americans believed to be obese and another third considered overweight. Obesity leads to a...
  • Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk, says 11-year study

    06/27/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | ANI
    Adults with diabetes can begin to realize many of these health benefits with even modest reductions in body weight and modest increases in physical activity. People undergoing weight management and increased physical activity have no difference in heart attacks and strokes, a new study has suggested. The landmark study investigating the long-term effects of weight loss on the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and at clinical facilities throughout the United States, the multicenter clinical trial investigated the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program, intended to achieve...
  • A little radiation is good for mice

    06/03/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 18 replies
    Science News ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    X-rays may not heal broken bones, but low doses of ionizing radiation may spark other health benefits, a new study of mice suggests. Radiation in high doses has well-known harmful effects. Scientists had thought low doses would do less extensive damage but could add up to big problems later. But radiation acts differently at low doses, producing health benefits for mice with an unusual genetic makeup, Randy Jirtle of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and colleagues report online November 1 in the FASEB Journal. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamins C and E, erased those health gains. “What goes on at high...
  • 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...
  • Glyphosate ("Roundup") Responsible for Modern Human Diseases

    04/26/2013 11:32:02 PM PDT · by Renfield · 66 replies
    Entropy ^ | 4-18-2013 | Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff
    Abstract: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in the main foods of the Western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and...
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"“Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • Warning About Bacterial Meningitis Sounded by West Hollywood, Health Officials

    04/12/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    nbc ^ | Friday, Apr 12, 2013 | Updated 6:05 PM PDT | Melissa Pamer
    Officials in West Hollywood are warning members of the public to protect themselves against meningococcal infection, an illness caused by a bacteria or virus that can be fatal. City Councilman John Duran held a news conference Friday afternoon alongside Chris Brown, director of health and mental health for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, to sound an alarm. Duran told NBC4 one of his long-time supporters -- a 33-year-old gay man -- had been diagnosed with meningitis two days ago, was hospitalized and is now in a coma. The man died Friday afternoon, Duran said. The man had attended an...
  • Low Magnesium Linked To Heart Disease [magnesium overlooked as the MAIN FACTOR in heart disease]

    04/06/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 66 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Kelly Fitzgerald
    Low magnesium levels have been found to be the best predictor of heart disease, contrary to the traditional belief that cholesterol or saturated fat play the biggest roles....
  • CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S. [title shortened to fit]

    03/27/2013 6:16:55 PM PDT · by thecodont · 45 replies
    CNS News via The Drudge Report / drudgereport.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - 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. The 19.7 million new STIs in 2008 vastly outpaced the new jobs and college graduates created in the United States that year or any other year on record, according to government data. The competition was not close. The STI study referenced by the CDC estimated that 50 percent of the new infections in...
  • Texas Biolab Loses Deadly Guanarito Virus

    03/25/2013 8:57:36 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 54 replies
    abcnews ^ | 3.25.2013 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN
    The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country. Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for "bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is clearly an incident that is very discomforting and embarrassing to the University of Texas Medical Center and...
  • Distinctive virus behind mystery horse disease

    03/18/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 March 2013 | Ed Yong
    Origin of Theiler hepatitis was a century-old puzzle. For almost 100 years, veterinarians have puzzled over the cause of Theiler disease, a mysterious type of equine hepatitis that is linked to blood products and causes liver failure in up to 90% of afflicted animals. A team of US scientists has now discovered that the disease is caused by a virus that shares just 35% of its amino acid sequences with its closest-known relative. The team named it Theiler disease-associated virus (TDAV), and published the discovery in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. Led by Amy Kistler at the...
  • CDC: 'Nightmare bacteria' spreading

    03/06/2013 5:55:51 PM PST · by oxcart · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/06/13 | William Hudson,
    Hospitals need to take action against the spread of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria kill up to half of patients who are infected. The bacteria, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, have increased over the past decade and grown resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, according to the CDC. In the first half of 2012, 200 health care facilities treated patients infected with CRE. "CRE are nightmare bacteria," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a statement. "Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable...
  • Doctor gives stroke survivors new shot at mobility, independence

    03/06/2013 2:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 6, 2013 | Nicole Brochu
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A single injection, then a five-minute wait. That's all it took for hundreds of stroke and traumatic brain injury patients nationwide to reverse years of debilitation. Now they're walking more steadily, reading more easily, concentrating better, speaking more clearly and regaining use of once-rigid limbs — long after giving up hope that their bodies would ever respond. The 25-milligram shot at renewed independence is the brainchild of Boca Raton, Fla., physician Dr. Edward Tobinick. His patented method for delivering the anti-inflammatory medicine, etanercept, to the brain is getting praise around the world as a "radical breakthrough"...
  • CDC: Pet Hedgehogs May Endanger Your Health

    03/06/2013 1:50:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 5, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Beware the little hedgehog, he’s likely to be prickly. So touch him at your peril: He just might make you sickly. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in the past year—from December 2011 to December 2012—at least 20 people have been sickened with human salmonella typhimurium infections linked to hedgehogs purchased from multiple breeders in different states. Four people required hospital treatment, and one person died. Almost half of the victims are children age 10 or younger. …
  • Clive Davis and male bisexuality: Is the black community ready to accept it? [Forcing sodomy]

    03/05/2013 8:05:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    thegrio.com ^ | 2/26/13 | Feminista Jones
    Clive Davis, the music industry legend known for discovering Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, recently announced (at 80) that he is bisexual, sparking conversations in many circles about the legitimacy of bisexuality among men. Even as we see an increase in the acceptance of people who identify themselves in terms that don’t include “heterosexual” in entertainment and politics, this tolerance isn’t afforded to everyone. There’s still a huge negative stigma about bisexual men, particularly within the African-American community after the “down low” hysteria of the late 1990s. From HIV transmission fears to religious ostracizing to outright social rejection, Black bisexual...
  • Carman announces he has cancer, has 3 to 4 years to live [Christian Singer]

    03/01/2013 11:00:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Carman.org/Facebook ^ | 2/13/13 | Carman Licciardello
    I have delayed writing this but those of you I call friends and supporters, who have prayed for me and this ministry need to know about this new battle that lies ahead. One week ago I was diagnosed with Myeloma Cancer. It is incurable and I've been given a 3-4 year window of time. Tomorrow I go in for my first bone biopsy and the process will start. I used to go to movies in the afternoon, now I go see doctors. I write these things for a few reasons. First, I want to put an end to all the...
  • Tuberculosis outbreak in downtown L.A. sparks federal effort

    02/24/2013 5:32:22 PM PST · by shineon · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 21, 2013
    Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.
  • Vietnam HFMD outbreak surges past 100,000, CDC issues travel notice

    11/08/2012 12:22:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11-8-2012 | Robert Herriman
    The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting a large-scale outbreak, rivaling last year’s numbers. This has prompted federal health officials in the United States to issue recommendations for travelers to the Southeast Asian country, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notice Nov. 7. According to the MoH, there were approximately 116,418 people in 63 provinces confirmed with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) from January1 to October 7 2012; 42 people in 15 provinces have died.
  • Sewage, Bacteria, Gasoline Found in NYC Floodwater

    11/01/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2012 | ABC News
    Water is everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – in basements, on the streets and in transit systems – but the one place that flood water is most dangerous is in your body. ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser collected floodwater and drinking water in some of the areas hit hardest by Sandy and had them tested at The Ambient Group lab. The floodwater collected in Lower Manhattan tested positive for gasoline and two types of bacteria found in sewage: E. coli and coliform. “Very dangerous,” Besser said. “Make sure you wear protective gear if...
  • Diary From The HMNZ Tahiti During The 1918 Pandemic

    10/08/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Avian Flu Diary ^ | OCTOBER 08, 2012 | Michael Coston
    For years historians, epidemiologists, and virologists have been attempting to peel back the cobwebs of time in order to analyze the deadliest pandemic in human history; the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. John Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Greatest Plague in History, has probably done more to reawaken memories of that awful time than any other source, but many gaps in our knowledge remain. Jeffrey K. Taubenberger and David Morens - both researchers at NIAID – have added considerably to our understanding of the H1N1 virus and the events surrounding its emergence. Taubenberger was the first to...
  • A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping Trip

    09/09/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | Allison Jackson
    A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping TripAllison Jackson, GlobalPostSep. 8, 2012, 3:03 PMA seven-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after contracting the bubonic plague during a family camping trip in southwest Colorado. Sierra Jane Downing became sick a few days after the outing in Pagosa Springs. Her parents Darcy and Sean thought she had the flu until she started having seizures, the Associated Press reported. They rushed her to hospital where doctors eventually diagnosed the bubonic plague—the first confirmed case of the deadly disease in Colorado since 2006. "I didn't know what was going on. I...
  • New 'Heartland' Virus Discovered In Sick Missouri Farmers (Ticks)

    08/29/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    My Health News Daily ^ | 8-29-2012 | Rachael Rettner
    New 'Heartland' Virus Discovered In Sick Missouri Farmers Aug 29, 2012 5:00 PM ET Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff WriterTwo men in Missouri who became severely ill after sustaining tick bites were found to be infected with a new type of virus, according to a study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both men were admitted to hospitals after experiencing high fevers, fatigue, diarrhea and loss of appetite. They were originally thought to be suffering from a bacterial infection, but doubts arose when they didn't improve after being treated with antibiotics. Further tests revealed their blood contained a...
  • Occupy Admits Its Real Goal: Communism

    08/21/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: An Occupy organizer admitted over the weekend that the goal of his protest group was to "overthrow the capitalist system and build communism." So the cat's out of the bag again on this bunch. Where is the outrage? The true agenda of the Occupy movement has been revealed — it's a totalitarian one. Billing itself as a spontaneous people's revolution and embraced by the media and Democrat political establishment, Occupy is really a destructive band of thugs whose goal is the violent demise of democracy. Speaking at a "People's Assembly" in Washington, former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689...
  • VISUALIZATION: Do You Live Near an Infectious Human-Animal Disease Hotspot?

    07/05/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | JUL 5, 2012 6:51 AM | Gizmodo
    Most emerging human diseases come from animals. This map, created by the International Livestock Research Institute, shows the geographical locations of events where a disease has crossed over from animals to humans. Do you live near a hotspot? The entire study, which is published by the ILRI and its partners, found that just 13 zoonoses—the name given to diseases which are capable of being transferred between species—are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year. While they used to be concentrated in Europe and the US, the majority of new events tend to be...
  • WHAT KILLS US: The Leading Causes Of Death From 1900-2010

    06/24/2012 6:33:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2012 | Henry Blodget
    The New England Journal Of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the leading causes of death in the U.S. from 1900 to 2010. The change is interesting, as is our ever-increasing longevity--something that scientists think may now reverse as a result of the global obesity epidemic. We've laid the findings out for you in a series of charts (and you can head over to the NEJM's excellent interactive graphic if you want to fiddle).
  • How Your Cat is Making You Crazy (Toxoplasmosis)

    06/22/2012 2:56:31 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 89 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012 | KATHLEEN MCAULIFFE
    Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia? → more...
  • Former NC Democratic staffer may sue (RAT sexual harassment scandal)

    06/03/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 5/31/12
    Former NC Democratic staffer may sueThursday, May 31, 2012 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- There may soon be more fallout from a sexual harassment scandal the state Democratic party recently faced. A former staffer is considering filing a lawsuit against the party and its chairman, David Parker. Raleigh attorney Kieran Shanahan sent a letter to Parker asking him to preserve all records related to Adriadn Ortega's employment and sexual harassment complaints.