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  • A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Climate Change

    04/08/2017 9:02:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Apr. 8, 2017 | Rhett Jones
    Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden spread across the United States on climate change and globalization.
  • Tumor necrosis factor found to directly regulate blood pressure

    04/06/2017 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Provided by: University of Toronto
    Investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research have discovered a surprising new role for tumor necrosis factor (TNF): namely, that it is a major regulator of small blood vessel function, the key determinant of blood pressure. The study is published online today in Nature Communications. TNF has long been tied to inflammation, giving rise to the use of anti-TNF medications for chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and IBS. Now, after years of studying TNF's cell signaling functions in the vascular system, researchers found that TNF directly impacts how the smallest arteries constrict - and thus...
  • Feds and UN Dumping “Unvetted, Diseased Refugee Men” on Taxpayer

    04/03/2017 5:39:15 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 April 2017 | Alex Newman
    A Missouri woman who has attended official meetings on resettling migrants is blowing the whistle on United Nations and federal schemes that she says are quietly flying in huge numbers of unvetted, diseased “refugees” from across Africa and the Middle East — many of whom do not even have a known name — and immediately handing them passports, Social Security numbers, and a vast array of tax-funded benefits. Noting that the overwhelming majority of the migrants she observed were men, she suggested the schemes were an “intentional device” to “invade the United States of America.” Adding insult to injury, said...
  • More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in

    03/30/2017 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 28, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS and the “how do people survive the climate change when they move from New York to Miami?” department, comes this warning that has all these deaths attached to the press release. As I said about a similar press release wailing about potential excess deaths earlier today, show me death certificates that puts climate change as the cause.ACP decries devastating impact of climate change orderWashington (March 28, 2017) President Trump’s executive order on climate change will have a devastating impact on public health, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today. President Trump signed an executive...
  • Jane Fonda to Headline Planned Parenthood “Love-A-Thon” To Protest Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 10:12:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 18, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and environmentalist group Earthjustice have partnered to put on Facebook Live’s first-ever tel-a-thon as counter-programming to Friday’s presidential inauguration. Dubbed the “Love-a-thon,” the event will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET until 3:30 p.m. ET and will feature a variety of celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda, and Judd Apatow. A press release for the Love-a-thon said that the fundraising efforts are necessary as the next four years will bring “significant challenges” to these organizations. “Each of these organizations helps our most marginalized communities and protects our democratic norms and civil liberties every day through their...
  • Rare Rat Virus Infects 2 People In Wisconsin

    01/19/2017 5:00:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/19/17 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials are investigating how a rare rat virus called the Seoul virus infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says all eight people had direct contact with rats at Illinois and Wisconsin ratteries, which are rat-breeding facilities.
  • Have a Threshold for Disgusting Things?

    01/13/2017 9:56:53 AM PST · by flyover · 30 replies
    Big Think ^ | 22 Sept 2016 | Kathleen McAuliffe Science Journalist and Author
    Have a Threshold for Disgusting Things? Find Out – Because It Reveals a Lot About You Who do you think has a stronger stomach: a liberal or a conservative? Who is the tougher party?
  • Breathalyser can detect 17 diseases

    12/22/2016 8:45:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    uktelegraph ^ | 12/21/2016 | Henry Bodkin [?]
    A s far back as 400 BC, Hippocrates advised his students to smell their patients’ breaths to detect if they were ill. Now, researchers in America have invented a system which does just that, only rather more scientifically. A new analyser uses nano-rays to determine the precise chemical composition of a person’s breath. From that it is able to detect the “signature” of any of 17 serious diseases, from kidney cancer to Parkinson’s disease. Exhaled breath contains nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen, as well as small amounts of more than 100 other chemicals, but the relative amount of each substance...
  • US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

    12/07/2016 9:51:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. But last year it slipped, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an...
  • Breakthrough for DNA-editing: US team discovers 'holy grail' to fix genes to cure incurable diseases

    11/18/2016 7:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2016 | Mia De Graaf
    * Salk Institute scientists have used new technique to cure rats' blindness * It is the first time anyone has edited DNA in eyes, heart, brain or liver * These organs' cells rarely divide, making them very difficult to penetrate * So far the most advanced method is called CRISPR, which can edit skin and gut genes - it was tested yesterday by Chinese scientists * But Salk's study has been hailed as biggest leap in DNA research to date Scientists have discovered how to edit DNA to repair 'broken genes' to cure incurable diseases - and potentially extend human...
  • CDC reports first US cases of deadly fungal disease

    11/05/2016 9:04:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    WFLA ^ | 11/05/2016
    CDC said Friday that 13 people have become ill from Candida Auris, a sometimes fatal infection with a high likelihood of causing outbreaks in healthcare facilities. ... Seven U.S. cases occurred between May 2013 and Aug. 2016 in Illinois, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. Four of the 7 infected patients died, but it is not yet clear if their deaths were due to C. Auris... Lab evidence suggests these cases are related to those in South America and South Asia with transmission occurring in healthcare settings.
  • Executive Order Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure(trnc)

    11/04/2016 11:25:46 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    the White House ^ | 11/04/2016 | Barack Hussein Obama
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 04, 2016 Executive Order -- Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ADVANCING THE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA TO ACHIEVE A WORLD SAFE AND SECURE FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASE THREATS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. As articulated in the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats and...
  • 6-year-old boy dies of rare mystery disease spreading in Wash. state

    11/01/2016 7:45:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    KOMO ^ | October 31 | Suzanne Phan, Lee Stoll & KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - A mysterious illness that hospitalized several local children has now turned deadly. A 6-year-old boy who has been treated for the disease for more than two weeks passed away Sunday night.
  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 5:26:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain may have become an accidental folk hero to fans of crushing bureaucracy everywhere on Wednesday, when a U.S. senator asked high-ranking Obama administration officials to describe his work. The vague answers sounded like something plucked out of a Dilbert cartoon. 'Even though the President has named a so-called Ebola “czar” to coordinate our response,' Senate Appropriations Committee ranking Republican Richard Shelby complained, 'all reports indicate that he has no actual authority to direct government agencies here.' He asked two cabinet secretaries and two other experts what Klain has 'brought to the table' in...
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Hit New High in U.S.

    10/20/2016 6:21:39 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | OCT 19 2016 | MAGGIE FOX
    More cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year than ever before, federal officials said Wednesday — just as state and local health departments that could help fight them lose funding. More than 1.5 million people were reported with chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
  • Diseases Once Eradicated Are Making a Comeback

    10/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/10/16 | Karen Lees
    The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system and a rise in the subsidized migration...
  • “Migrants” Bring In Rare Diseases, Excessive Demands

    10/02/2016 8:12:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Incoming migrants are bringing long-eradicated diseases “Put the pick in there…and turn it round real neat. ...You are so beautiful, my Baron. Your skin…Your diseases — lovingly cared for, for all eternity!” —Baron Harkonnen’s doctor treating the diseased pustules in the Baron’s skin, DUNE, 1984. “Incoming migrants are bringing long-eradicated diseases to Germany and are putting the medical system under extreme stress. As well as bringing a rising tide of crime and attitudes towards women that many consider incompatible with modern European values, the over one and a half million migrants who flowed into Germany last year have also brought...
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to rid the world of all disease

    09/21/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/21/2016 | Marion Dakers
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to rid the world of all disease Marion Dakers AP 21 September 2016 • 8:22pm The Facebook founder and his wife, who  pledged to give away 99pc of their wealth to good causes following the birth of their daughter last year, said the money would be used to assist scientific work and build new research tools. The goal, which they are unlikely to live to see accomplished, is to "cure, prevent or manage all disease" in the next 80 or so years. "So if you even just assume that we'll be able to continue...
  • Clinton team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment

    09/12/2016 3:10:30 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Yoav Gonen, Shawn Cohen, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding
    Clinton team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment By Yoav Gonen, Shawn Cohen, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding September 12, 2016 | 4:42pm Credit: Zdenek Gazda Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her sudden collapse during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but ditched her NYPD escort and detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned. Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee be taken to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis...