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  • 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 Clintons 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...
  • Florida Now Spraying Neurotoxic Pesticide Banned in Other Countries to Combat Zika

    08/07/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08/07/16 | Claire Bernish
    Areas of Miami, Florida, are now being sprayed with the insecticide naled in an attempt to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito — carrier of the zika virus. Naled, a potent neurotoxin that kills mosquitoes on contact, is perfectly safe, or so the Environmental Protection Agency insists, despite Puerto Rico’s rejection of its use to combat the spread of zika there — due to concerns about its safety.To keep naled airborne where it would be most effective, the agent is sprayed in very fine aerosol droplets — about two tablespoons can be dispersed to cover an area the equivalent of...
  • Shocking pictures reveal the full horror of Rio's filthy conditions as athletes are warned [tr]

    08/01/2016 1:02:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2016 | Gareth Davies
    Shocking new pictures of the filthy waters in Rio have revealed yet more concerns for Olympic athletes in Brazil who have been told not to put their heads under water. Ganabara Bay will host the triathlon, sailing and some swimming events at the Games and last week a floating corpse and a severed arm were found floating in the water. A study has shown viral levels in the bay is up to 1.7 million times what would be considered worrisome in the United States or Europe.
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Progress in The Development of New Drugs in Alzheimers Disease

    07/15/2016 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Alannnnnn · 13 replies
    BOC Sciences Blog ^ | 27th, June, 2016 | BOC Sciences
    Alzheimers disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a progressive loss of memory associated with other cognitive sphere deficits interfering with social and occupational functioning. The global prevalence of AD was estimated at 26.55 million in 2006. During several years preceding the diagnosis of dementia, there is a gradual cognitive decline with a continuum from the predementia stage to the other stages of the disease. Current treatment strategies address impairments of cholinergic and glutamatergic systems. The cholinergic hypothesis was initially presented over 25 years ago and suggests that a dysfunction of acetylcholine containing neurons in the...
  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    me | 7/12/16 | me
    OK, finally I will give an update on my breast cancer. Any advice/guidance appreciated regarding my specific history! Anyone who matches me would love to hear from. I'm 47 now, BTW. *I have a history of a pulm. embolism a month after major surgery on the gut the other year, while still on birth control (they yanked me off after that).
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The following piece was written by staff writer Suzanne Eovaldi and posted on the Coach is Right website on July 4th, 2014. Though hardly a story which celebrates the birth of our nation, it does reveal the contempt in which the United States and its citizens have been held by the most corrupt administration in our countrys history. In five months, voters will have their opportunity to reverse the politically motivated destruction of our nation by treasonous agents of the radical, America-hating left. We dare not fail to remove from power the vermin who are working to advance the agenda...
  • Six Diseases Return To US as Migration Advocates Celebrate World Refugee Day

    06/20/2016 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/19/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Six diseases that were recently near eradication are making a comeback in the United States, as the taxpayer fundedrefugee resettlement industry launches a propaganda blitz about the so-calledWorld Refugee Day this Monday. The returning diseases are; 1. Tuberculosis 2. Measles 3. Whooping Cough 4. Mumps 5. Scarlet Fever 6. Bubonic Plague The near eradication of these diseases in the United States during the twentieth century was a remarkable accomplishment of American civilization.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 into...
  • 'Eye-watering' Scale Of Black Death's Impact On England Revealed

    06/19/2016 5:11:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Last modified on Thursday 26 May 2016 | Maev Kennedy
    Scraps of broken pottery from test pits dug by thousands of members of the public have revealed the devastating impact of the Black Death in England, not just in the years 1346 to 1351 when the epidemic ripped Europe apart, but for decades or even centuries afterwards. The quantity of sherds of everyday domestic pottery -- the most common of archaeological finds -- is a good indicator of the human population because of its widespread daily use, and the ease with which it can be broken and thrown away. By digging standard-sized test pits, then counting and comparing the broken...
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Is One Of The World's Most Deadly Diseases, And There's No Way To Treat It

    06/18/2016 3:59:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Jun 15, 2016 | Ali Venosa
    After dozens of tests and scans, youre sitting across from your doctor, and he sighs. Brain cancer, he tells you, and your heart drops. Depending on the type of tumor, your chances of survival could be quite reasonable or nearly hopeless. But the percentage he gives you even if its as depressing as 20, 15, or 10 percent represents a fighting chance. There are surgeries to remove tumors, and if yours is inoperable, theres still chemotherapy. You could take corticosteroids. Unless a cancer is in its final stages, doctors have multiple strategies they may employ, and that means...
  • Vanity: Democrats and the media push for lifting the blood donation ban on gay men

    06/14/2016 7:37:23 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 69 replies
    various | 6/14/16 | Faith Presses On
    Democratic [propaganda is all over the media right now, advocating for the total lifting of the ban on blood donations from "men who have sex with men." It is being treated as a "human rights" and "equality" issue by Democratic politicians, activists and sympathizers. A gay Democratic congressman, Jared Polis of Colorado, is calling for the ban to be lifted. And this: "On Tuesday, six members of the U.S. Congress (led by Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois, who is the vice chairman of the House LGBT Equality Caucus), sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf requesting the agency...
  • Terrible Disease Traced Back To Syrian Refugees

    06/03/2016 5:02:38 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    your nation news ^ | 6-3-2016 | Ben Turner
    There was a time when people weren't against Syrians seeking refuge in the United States. There is now a disease that has been linked back to the refugees, and it's making some of those supporters question their decision. Even the people who are still in Syria are spreading the diseases that have been thought to be dismissed in the western world. Polio, measles and a flesh-eating disease have plagued Syrians, and wherever they go, the diseases seem to follow. In 2013, the World Health Organization noted that there were 139 cases of measles and polio in Syria when only a...
  • Zika May Be Transmitted by Oral Sex, Scientists Find

    06/03/2016 6:28:55 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 2, 2016 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Scientists raised the possibility that the Zika virus can be transmitted by oral sex perhaps even by kissing on Friday in a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine describing one such case in France. A single incident may seem trivial. But until early this year, there was only one known instance of sexual transmission of the Zika virus a 2008 case in which a mosquito researcher just back from Africa infected his wife in Colorado. Now scientists believe that sexual transmission is an important driver of the Zika epidemic in the Americas. Cases have been...
  • Diseases Cross Open Borders

    05/31/2016 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The spread of the Zika virus has become so alarming that more than 150 health experts from over a dozen countries published an open letter urging the postponement or relocation of the Summer Olympics scheduled for August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Never before in world history have the Olympics been cancelled due to a public health crisis. The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before, the scientists warned. They added that an unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain,...
  • Graphic Pics: Migrants Fleeing Islamic State Risk Bringing Deadly Flesh Eating Disease To Europe

    05/30/2016 5:09:03 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 30 May , 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A flesh-eating tropical disease is ravaging the war-torn Middle East, after Islamic State destruction created the ideal breeding conditions. The parasitic disease called Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by bites from tiny infected sand flies which thriving in the squalid conditions left in the wake of Islamic State terror and conflict. Thousands of cases have now been reported. Previous, it was contained in Syria but has spread to Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan after more than four million Syrians fled there ,With the same migrants now heading on to Europe in their millions, it could be just a matter of times before...
  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:11:07 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 31 replies
    .abc15.com/news ^ | 5/30/16 | Vivian Padilla, Max Walker
    Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following locations and times as stated in the article.
  • The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

    05/26/2016 12:58:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Lena H. Sun and Brady Dennis
    For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The authors wrote that the discovery "heralds the...
  • Four Refugees With Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015

    05/23/2016 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called latent TB is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB. In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The states TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but is now increasing as more migrants settle in the state. Tuberculosis is one...
  • Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means

    05/12/2016 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Harvard Public Health Review ^ | May 2016 | Amir Attaran
    "Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or notfor it is impossible that Games will slow Zika downthe answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."
  • Mosquito Control Experts Say EPA Regs Hamper Efforts to Fight Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

    05/11/2016 5:00:25 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 17 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    Members of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) gathered on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to request the help of Congress in combatting the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, particularly urging Congress to ease the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) regulation of insecticides and products being developed to kill the mosquitoes. Karl Malamud-Roam, Public Health Pesticides Program Manager at Rutgers University, said at the Mosquito Control to Minimize Zika Virus Risk event that the tools in place to confront the Aedes breed of Zika-carrying mosquitoes were okay, we will do a good job with the tools we have, theyre good...
  • Epidemic Alert As Doctors Diagnose Outbreak of Highly Contagious, Deadly Disease Among Migrants

    04/14/2016 6:45:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Oliver Lane
    The outbreak of louse-born relapsing fever is just the latest re-emergence of diseases long thought exterminated in Europe, carried back to the continent by a great migratory movement of millions of people from Africa and Asia. Particularly associated with Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, the extremely contagious bacteria causes severe illness and can be fatal in 30 to 70 per cent of cases, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years

    03/24/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2016 | Lena H. Sun
    The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia each had more cases in 2015 than 2014, raising questions -- but no definitive answers -- about a possible resurgence of one of the world's deadliest diseases.
  • Many European doctors still think homosexuality is a disease

    03/21/2016 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | From euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel White
    A large number of doctors in certain EU member states still view homosexuality as a disease, a report has revealed. Euroefe reports. The research also shows that there are still quite a number of healthcare professionals in several EU member states who believe LGBT people suffer from pathological diseases, said Michael OFlaherty, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). A recent FRA report found that Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia are the EU countries where this misconception is most widely held. This negative view of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people held by groups of professionals...
  • Officials Still Stumped as Deadly Blood Disease Spreads to Michigan

    03/20/2016 7:53:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    modernreaders.com ^ | 03/20/2016 | ed jones
    As health official continue to search for the origins of the ongoing Elizabethkingiam outbreak, the rare blood infection has now made its way to a second state. Having already sickened over 50 people since first being detected in Wisconsin in November, the Michigan Department of Health said Thursday that one of its own residents has tested positive for the infection. After being diagnosed with Elizabethkingiam, the elderly patient with several existing health conditions later died. The Wisconsin Department of Health has so far confirmed 54 cases of Elizabethkingiam The majority of patients acquiring this infection are over the age of...
  • Undocumented immigrant charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old in Wildwood

    03/15/2016 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 15, 2016
    WILDWOOD - A city man was charged this week with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Juan Nieves-Barrios, 26, a restaurant dishwasher was charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Nieves-Barrios is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Nieves-Barrio was lodged Tuesday at the Cape May County jail on $175,000 bail set by state Superior Court Judge John C. Porto.
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • HHS: Immigrants with HIV, STDs welcome

    02/23/2016 8:53:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the borders to those with the STDs, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States.
  • HEALTH MINISTER: BRAZIL IS 'LOSING BATTLE' AGAINST MOSQUITO

    01/26/2016 6:23:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | January 26, 2016 | Staff
    Brazilian newspapers say the country's health minister has acknowledged the country is "badly losing the battle" against the mosquito that transmits Zika, a virus linked to a rare birth defect.
  • Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, And Malaria: European Hospitals Prepare for Influx of Migrant Diseases

    01/20/2016 9:10:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | ry 20, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Hospitals in Europe have been warned that newly-arrived migrants may bring with them diseases that have been eradicated in the country for several decades. The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) has warned hospitals to be on the lookout for signs of diphtheria, an illness that has not been seen in Denmark for 20 years, after two Libyan migrants tested position for the disease. “The infection can be very dangerous if one isn’t vaccinated against it. The dangerous type is very rare and we last saw it in Denmark in 1998,” spokesman Kurt Fuursted said.
  • Two cases of the Zika virus found in Miami-Dade [No cure, Immigrant Carriers...]

    01/20/2016 2:23:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/19/16 | Carli Teproff
    The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that three people — two of whom are in Miami-Dade County —contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus while visiting South America. The virus, which may cause a fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis and could be dangerous for pregnant women or women of childbearing age, is quickly spreading through South America, Central America and the Caribbean....
  • Progress in Jimmy Carter’s Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease

    01/12/2016 9:38:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2015, the Carter Center announced last week, a significant drop from the 126 cases reported in 2014. The cases were spread across 20 villages in four countries, two of which — Mali and South Sudan — are split by tribal fighting that hampers eradication efforts.
  • Right to Try: The FDA Has the Blood of Millions of Americans on its Hands

    01/11/2016 11:00:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Darcy Olsen, CEO and president of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Life-Saving Treatments They Need.It is common knowledge there is a problem with the FDA delaying the approval of drugs. But until now, most Americans did not realize just how bad the situation is  — hundreds of thousands of people, including children, needlessly lose their lives every year because new, breakthrough drugs that have worked in clinical trials and are legal in other countries are not approved here....
  • Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System

    07/04/2007 10:00:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia, the Pacific island nation partly managed by the United States. The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases and outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Now Zika has made its first appearance in Micronesia, on the island of Yap, where health officials say there have been at least 42 confirmed cases and 65 probable ones....
  • Alarm Spreads in Brazil Over a Virus and a Surge in Malformed Infants

    12/30/2015 5:14:51 PM PST · by heartwood · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Ded. 30, 2015 | Simon Romero
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A little-known virus spread by mosquitoes is causing one of the most alarming health crises to hit Brazil in decades, officials here warn: thousands of cases of brain damage, in which babies are born with unusually small heads. ...The alarm stems from a huge surge in babies with microcephaly, a rare, incurable condition in which their heads are abnormally small. Brazilian officials have registered at least 2,782 cases this year, compared with just 147 in 2014 and 167 the year before. ...No one knows precisely when the Zika virus made the leap to Brazil from its...
  • Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

    12/28/2015 6:16:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | December 27, 2015 | James Gallagher
    Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual health doctors said gonorrhoea was "rapidly" developing resistance. A highly drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea was detected in the north of England in March.
  • Why Are Many Diseases Back, Decades After Being Wiped Out in the U.S.?

    12/25/2015 11:54:32 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2015 | Tom Tancredo
    An E. coli epidemic in Seattle and Kansas City and 19 other states? TB in New York and Manassas, Virginia? Leprosy in New Hampshire? Dengue Fever in Laredo? What's going on here? If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. If we survey the anecdotal and sporadic official data of the past fifteen years, there is no doubt we are being invaded daily by dangerous diseases.
  • Victorian-Era diseases on the rise in Britain

    12/23/2015 10:01:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    wwlp.com ^ | 12/23/2015 | Max Foster, CNN
    Scurvy, tuberculosis, scarlet fever may conjure up images of a Charles Dickens tale. However, diseases of the Victorian Era are re-emerging in modern day Britain. ... TB is one disease often synonymous with poverty, affecting the most vulnerable. However, health officials warn strains of the disease lie undetected in all parts of modern society and could break out in the future. ... In fact, over the last five years in England, cases of scarlet fever have risen 136%, scurvy by 38% and cholera by 300%, though for scurvy and cholera the numbers are very small. So why the resurgence? "Reduced...
  • The Gay Agenda and the Real World: Homosexual practice tends to promote the spread of disease.

    12/19/2015 7:47:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2015 | David Deming
    In 1975, I took a college course in psychology. The professor invited a gay man to speak to the class. He explained to us, "I'm just like you, only I prefer to have sex with men instead of women." No one objected or protested. What did we know? The thesis seemed plausible then, and today most people regard it as axiomatic. The gay agenda is to convince the heterosexual majority that there are no appreciable differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals. We are to believe that sexual preference is merely a personal choice with no broader ramifications for society. The choice...
  • A flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and ISIS is partly to blame

    12/13/2015 6:54:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | 12/4/2015 | Rebecca Harrington
    A disfiguring, flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and the US State Department says ISIS is to blame. The disease is Leishmaniasis, and it's spread by a parasite that's transmitted through the bite of an infected sandfly. It can cause painful open sores that sometimes take months or even years to heal, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Syria has always been a hotspot for Leishmaniasis, but the civil war is likely accelerating the spread. Poor sanitary conditions can increase the number of places for sandflies to breed, according to the World Health Organization. So ISIS'...
  • The Return of Syphilis

    12/04/2015 6:49:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2015 | Naomi Sharp
    “In the yere of Chryst 1493 or there aboute this most foule and most grievous disease beganne to sprede amonge the people,” a German scholar named Ulrich von Hutten wrote soon after the first known outbreak of syphilis swept across Europe. In his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, the historian Jared Diamond elaborated: “Its pustules often covered the body from the head to the knees, caused flesh to fall off people’s faces, and led to death within a few months.” Today, syphilis can seem like a historical relic, more likely to appear in period movies than in one’s next-door neighbor....
  • ISIS in danger of being wiped out - by deadly flesh-eating disease ?

    12/02/2015 8:36:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 18:57, 2 APR 2015 | BY MHAIRI MACFARLANE
    An outbreak of Leishmaniasis is spreading fast due to to pollution and poor hygiene conditions Islamic State fighters are falling ill in their droves to a deadly flesh-eating virus. Known as Leishmaniasis, the disease is spreading at a fast thanks to pollution and poor hygiene conditions and there have been more than 100,000 cases reported, the Sun has reported. It causes large open wounds which eat away at flesh, is fatal if not treated with a simple course of medicine.
  • Dangerous Chagas Disease – Imported from Latin America – Widespread in Southern US

    12/02/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks to Obama’s open border policies there are now hundreds of thousands of cases of Chagas Disease in the United States today. Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by contact with feces of triatomine bugs, known as ‘kissing bugs.’ Chagas disease is spread by the Kissing Bug in Latin American countries. Chagas often leads to a fatal condition known as Chagasic cardiomyopathy. The National School for Tropical...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • Jihadis sneaked into Europe as fake Syrian refugees:

    11/14/2015 9:21:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 November 2015 | By Ian Gallagher and Martin Beckford for The Mail on Sunday and Darren Boyle
    Two of the suicide bombers who caused carnage in the Paris massacre are thought to have sneaked into France by posing as refugees from Syria. The disclosure, which came amid claims of French intelligence failures, inevitably raised new security concerns about Europe’s borders. Police said the two men, who arrived in Greece last month, were among seven attackers, one as young as 15. One of the attackers was last night named by French media as Mostefai Ismaël Omar, 29, from Courcouronnes, in Essonne. Serbian media last night reported that one of the terrorists was named as Ahmed Almuhamed. The newspaper,...
  • Ben Carson responds to Trump's tirade against him last night in Iowa:

    11/13/2015 11:07:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is the smartest possible response from a man who's admired by voters for his piety and service as a healer. He turned the other cheek: "It's so sad watching and listening to him," Armstrong Williams said on CNN's "New Day." "I mean, a man who is so accomplished, who has been so blessed, but yet cannot fathom why Dr. Carson or anyone else would be doing better than he in the presidential race right now.""He just cannot accept leading from behind," Mr. Williams said. "He cannot accept being challenged. He cannot reconcile how this is happening. Obviously, he only...
  • leishmaniasis: This Disfiguring Disease Has Crossed the US Border

    10/31/2015 6:05:12 AM PDT · by disclaimer · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 21, 2015 7:21 AM CDT | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
    A sometimes lethal parasitic disease that can leave its victims with crater-like ulcers and grayish skin tones has never much bothered those within the confines of the US-until now. Between 2000 and 2007, 13 autochthonous cases-meaning victims contracted it here, as opposed to while traveling elsewhere-of leishmaniasis cropped up in Texas and Oklahoma, compared to just 29 cases spanning almost the entire 20th century,... In South Sudan, visceral leishmaniasis killed 10 times as many people as died in the Ebola outbreak of 2014-15
  • Researchers compare 'natural' mosquito repellents to DEET

    10/28/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10/28/2015 | by Josh Lancette &Provided by: Entomological Society of America
    Every summer while preparing for long weekends at our family cabin in the north woods of Minnesota, we'd face the same dilemmas. What food should we bring? Is SPF 50 sunscreen enough protection? And, most importantly, which mosquito repellent should we buy? If we picked the wrong kind, we'd be opening ourselves up to evenings of constant swatting by the campfire and nights of uncontrollable itching. Protection from the unofficial state bird, the mosquito, was not something to take lightly. However, while itchy limbs might be annoying, Minnesotans don't have much to worry about from mosquitoes, except for the occasional...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...