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  • Ticked Off About a Growing Allergy to Meat

    11/19/2012 4:49:18 AM PST · by Renfield · 5 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11-16-2012 | Gretchen Cuda Kroen
    Tick bites have long been synonymous with bad news, responsible for transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but this must be a carnivore or BBQ lover's worst nightmare. A growing body of research suggests that bites from a particular tick are causing an unusual allergic reaction to meat. At an allergy meeting last week, for example, a diagnostics lab presented evidence that the highest prevalence of the allergy is in the southeastern United States, where the tick primarily thrives. Yet American BBQ lovers and carnivores elsewhere may not rest easy; the allergy mysteriously afflicts...
  • Scientists: New GMO wheat may 'silence' vital human genes

    11/03/2012 6:26:28 AM PDT · by Renfield · 70 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 10-09-2012 | Elliott Freeman
    Australian scientists are expressing grave concerns over a new type of genetically engineered wheat that may cause major health problems for people that consume it. University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann announced the results of his genetic research into the wheat, a type developed by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), at a press conference last month. "What we found is that the molecules created in this wheat, intended to silence wheat genes, can match human genes, and through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes," Heinemann stated. "The findings are absolutely assured....
  • Why was the 1918 Flu Dug up and Revived?

    08/28/2009 7:11:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,955+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January, 29, 2006 | Jamie Shreeve
    I believe that this was research that should not have been performed," says Richard Ebright, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Rutgers University. "If this virus was to be accidentally or intentionally released, it is virtually certain that there would be greater lethality than from seasonal influenza, and quite possible that the threat of pandemic that is in the news daily would become a reality."
  • Web extra: Congressman Herger calls Obama plan 'threat to democracy'

    08/23/2009 2:57:14 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 3 replies · 407+ views
    MtShastaNews ^ | August 21, 2009 | Paul Boerger
    Redding, Calif. - Republican Congressman Wally Herger held a health care town hall meeting Aug. 18 at Simpson University in Redding, where a partisan crowd of over 2,000 people loudly cheered Herger’s position that a public option was “unacceptable.” Although Herger called several times for the audience to “respect each other’s opinions,” those opposed to president Obama’s health care were greeted with cheers while the few in favor were interrupted with catcalls. Herger did not hold back on his opinion of the health care plan and the administration’s appointment of “czars” to head various departments and task forces. “Our democracy...
  • Dems take trip on corporate dime; Junket follows attacks on biz excesses

    07/27/2002 8:02:25 AM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 403+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, July 14, 2002 | By Andrew Miga / Boston Herald
    Dems take trip on corporate dime; Junket follows attacks on biz excesses By Andrew Miga / Boston Herald Sunday, July 14, 2002 WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats, after railing last week against the rising tide of corporate abuses, Friday hopped aboard a fleet of company jets for a secret Nantucket weekend retreat with top party donors. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a leading Senate health-care reformer who this week will launch a major fight on prescription drug coverage, flew aboard health insurance giant AFLAC's company jet, an aide confirmed. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Bay State colleague Sen. John F. Kerry are among the...