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  • ‘We’re Losing the Fight’: Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/08/2018 1:02:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jibran Khan
    Every few months, there’s a new trend that promises life-changing health benefits — a spice, or a juice, or another mundane consumable, often with an Indian or East Asian name thrown in to make it seem ancient and exotic. We see these things, laugh, and move on with our lives. We live and let live. “Raw water” is the newest such trend. Customers are paying for the privilege of drinking water that is unfiltered, untreated, and unsterilized — and apparently they want it so badly that it is often out of stock. Numerous brands have emerged to cater to this...
  • Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

    01/02/2018 7:48:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Nellie Bowles
    At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water, $36.99 each and $14.99 per refill, bottled and marketed by a small company called Live Water.
  • New findings point to potential therapy for Parkinson's Disease

    12/19/2017 8:53:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | December 19, 2017 | by Anna Williams, Northwestern University
    Partial inhibition of the interaction between calcineurin and FKBP12, with low doses of the FDA-approved compound Tacrolimus, protect neurons against the toxic effects of a-synuclein, a protein critically implicated in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Northwestern University =================================================================================================================== A new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on a mechanism underlying Parkinson's disease and suggests that Tacrolimus—an existing drug that targets the toxic protein interaction explored in the study—could be used as a novel treatment. Gabriela Caraveo Piso, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology in the Division of Movement Disorders, was the first and corresponding author of...
  • Outbreak Alert: Hepatitis A Continues To Worsen In Michigan

    12/18/2017 10:57:44 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-18-2017
    More than 600 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Southeast Michigan as the outbreak continues to ravage the communities. Public health officials are continuing to see these numbers elevate, and warn that it will continue to worsen as we approach the holidays. According to Voice News, more than 80 percent of those who have contracted the highly contagious liver disease have required hospitalization. Another 20 people have died after becoming infected with the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the health of the person who contracts the...
  • Life expectancy has dropped because of antibiotic resistance, says ONS

    12/04/2017 5:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 1, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Antibiotic resistance has caused a fall in life expectancy for the first time, the Office for National Statistics has said. Life expectancy in future years has been revised down after the statistics authority said that "less optimistic views" about the future had to be taken into account.
  • Army chief on gender reassignment surgery: We took an oath to defend Constitution

    11/15/2017 5:23:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    The top military leader of the Army on Wednesday stood by the service of transgender soldiers after one received a waiver for gender reassignment surgery, amid the Trump administration’s ongoing debate over whether such troops should be allowed to serve. “We all, everyone in uniform, we took an oath; we took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters at the Defense Writers Group in response to a question from The Hill. “And embedded within that Constitution is an idea, and it’s an idea that says you and I, no matter whether...
  • Woman kicked off flight after emotional support PIG became rowdy

    11/15/2017 8:32:30 AM PST · by mairdie · 91 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15th November 2017 | Danny Collins
    A PLANE passenger was booted off a flight because her rowdy emotional support PIG caused mayhem on board. The woman was given her marching orders after the havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles. Even attempts to strap the farmyard animal to an arm rest failed. One shocked onlooker said the brown swine looked around five stone as it was tossed over the unidentified woman's shoulder and marched off.