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  • Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis)

    08/06/2017 10:42:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Eaton Rapids Joe ^ | 8/6/17 | Joe Mama
    Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) may be the perfect biological weapon. The common raccoon is the primary host for this parasite.  Not only have urban areas been a windfall for raccoon populations, but the closer proximity facilitates the raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of this worm. Typical rural habitat might contain 10 raccoons per square mile.  Prime, bottomland habitat might support 20 raccoons per square mile.  Urban habitats have been documented as holding 130-to-390 raccoons per square mile.  And, of course, urban habitats increase the exposure of humans to raccoon poop. Baylisascaris procyonis  The adult worm on the left is...
  • The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

    07/22/2017 12:04:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 07/21/2017 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes. Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country. U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries...
  • Ticks on the rise across New England (Lyme disease & Powasson )

    06/21/2017 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    AP & Fox5 ^ | 6/21/17 update | MICHAEL CASEY and LISA RATHKE
    MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, whose numbers drop as the humidity falls below 85 percent. But the drought is largely gone from the region and ticks are taking advantage. Residents in Maine are complaining they are finding as many as 30 ticks at a time on their clothes, and public health officials in Vermont are reporting an above-average rate...
  • 2 cases of Legionnaire's disease reported at Vegas Hotel (Rio)

    06/15/2017 4:28:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/17 | Andrew Craft
    The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease recently discovered at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Two guests were found to have had the bacteria while staying at the hotel in the months of March and April. In a statement posted on their website June 9, the Southern Nevada Health District says, “The hotel is assisting in the investigation and taking steps to provide information to past and current guests of the property.” Once the guests’ illnesses were confirmed, the Rio then inspected its water system. Results came back positive for the bacteria, Legionella, according...
  • Harvard Researchers: Trump Election May Cause Higher Risk Of Disease

    06/08/2017 2:10:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health claim in a new article that the 2016 election of Donald Trump could cause an increased risk of disease, premature childbirth and premature death, particularly among "marginalized groups" like Muslims, immigrants and racial minorities. [Snip] Following the election of Donald Trump, health professionals said that some individuals who opposed Trump experienced "Post Election Stress Disorder." "It's been crippling," Clinton voter Wally Pfingsten told CNN. "I feel angry, really, really angry, far more angry than I expected to be." An online therapist location service in New York City reported a spike in...
  • VANITY - Candida Auris

    06/02/2017 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    06/02/2017 | self
    There has been an interesting situation going on lately, and its a little bit alarming. Hospitals have been experiencing cases of "Candida Auris", which is a fungal infection. If the fungus gets into the blood it is potentially fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, ear infections, etc. My wife and I both had hospital visits last Fall, and we have both had these symptoms for the past 7 months or so. My wife saw an ENT in November who declared that she had throat cancer so she went to a family friend in Los Angeles who is a top oncologist....
  • The Damage Wolves Are Inflicting On America: Part 4b – Big Wolf Lies

    05/26/2017 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    Bowhunting.net ^ | May 15, 2017 | Toby Bridges
    If you live within the reddish or pinkish shaded areas of the corridor shown on the accompanying map … you just might be among the first to feel the bite of the United Nations’ pipedream known as Agenda 21. What this map shows is one Agenda 21 installment of The Wildlands Network, known as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. This is a collaborative effort of more than a hundred environmental groups, organizations and related agencies. One of those “radical” agencies just happens to be MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks which is listed as a collaborating partner of this plan...
  • POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme

    05/08/2017 6:34:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 85 replies
    WND ^ | 5/08/17 | CDC or WND???
    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the emergence of a far deadlier tick-related virus than Lyme Disease – one that kills 10 percent of those infected and permanently disables the other 50 percent. It’s called POW for short, or Powassan, and it, like Lyme, is carried by deer. Recent cases have been noted in the Northeast U.S. and the Great Lakes states. The virus can cause inflammation of the brain, leading to death in 10 percent of cases and permanent disability in 50 percent of cases. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting,...
  • Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

    05/06/2017 5:36:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Seeker ^ | 3/31/17 | Dave Roos
    Even if a new drug proves to prolong human life, it won't receive regulatory approval for that purpose unless the FDA accepts that aging is a treatable medical condition.David Sinclair has been reverse-engineering the aging process for two decades. As the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, Sinclair and his colleagues have identified several key enzymes and interactions inside cells that cause them to “lose their identity” over time, making our bodies more susceptible to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia. But what if aging itself is the real...
  • ACTIVE TB INCREASES IN MINNESOTA; 90 PERCENT FOREIGN-BORN, 11 REFUGEES DIAGNOSED OVERSEAS BEFORE ARR

    05/04/2017 8:18:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    BREITBART ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born. Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in...
  • This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

    04/24/2017 8:27:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ana Quintana
    Venezuela is no stranger to protests, but the recent uprisings have rocked the country and stirred questions about the nation’s future.This past week, the “mother of all protests” has seen upward of 2 million Venezuelans take to the streets demanding an end to the notoriously corrupt Maduro regime.Beginning on what would be the 207th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain, frustrated Venezuelans have taken to the streets demanding change. So far, three Venezuelans have been killed in the marches, hundreds have been injured, and 500 have been arrested.In the span of just over 20 years, President Nicolás Maduro, his...
  • 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...